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National Survey of Personal Health Practices and Consequences [United States], 1979-1980

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Title:National Survey of Personal Health Practices and Consequences [United States], 1979-1980
Study Number:732
Catalog Date:05/13/1998
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This data collection is a telephone survey of a national probability sample. It was designed to provide data for examining the relationships between health practices and physical health status. The survey was conducted in two waves of interviews among a panel of noninstitutionalized civilian adults aged 20-64 years in the coterminous United States. Wave I was conducted in the spring of 1979 and comprises data for 3,025 respondents. Wave II was conducted one year later and contains data for 2,436 respondents . The file contains data from both waves. Included are questions on diet, exercise, sleeping, smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages, weight status, dental hygiene, use of seat belts, changes in preventive health behavior due to illness, perceived health status and energy level, use of preventive health services, use of medical and hospital care, behavior with respect to high blood pressure, work status, conditions of work with respect to hazards, stress, physical demands, and sick leave, participation in social groups and religious services, enjoyment of free time, number and closeness of friends and relatives, general psychological well-being, recent stressful life events, and socio-demographic information, such as age, sex, marital status, educational level, race and family income.
Universe:Non-institutionalized civilian population of adults aged 20-64 years in the coterminous United States.

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