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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 1983 [United States]

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Title:National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 1983 [United States]
Study Number:55
Catalog Date:05/06/1998
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kind of health services people receive. Household variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in household, and geographic region. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. The Health Insurance Supplement contains the same information as the Person file and additional questions about health insurance plans. The type of plan, including private, Medicare, Medicaid, military and other plans, and coverage or reasons for lack of coverage are provided. The Alcohol/Health Practices Supplement includes information on diet, smoking and drinking habits, and health problems. The Doctor Services Supplement supplies data on visits to doctors or other health professionals, reasons for visits, health conditions, and operations performed. The Bed days and Dental Care Supplement contains information on the number of bed days, the number of and reason for dental visits, treatment(s) received, type of dentist seen, and travel time for visit.
Universe:Non-institutionalized civilian population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU).

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