National Health Interview Survey on Disability, 1994: Phase II, Adult Followback

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
adults; assisted living; children; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; health; health care; health care services; health policy; health problems; illness; long term care; supportive services; vocational rehabilitation
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. The National Health Interview Survey on Disability (NHIS-D), first administered in 1994, was designed to collect data that can be used to understand disability and develop public policy. Another goal of this survey was to find a balance among medical, administrative, and social issues involved in disability measurement. The 1994 NHIS-D was conducted in two phases. Phase I was administered at the same time as the 1994 NHIS core. The Phase I Disability questionnaire elicited information on disability and was used as a screening device for Phase II. Phase II has two parts, a Child file and an Adult file. The Adult Followback file includes questions on housing and long-term care services, transportation, social activity, work history/employment, vocational rehabilitation, assistive devices and technologies, health insurance, assistance with key activities, other services, self-direction, family structure, relationships, living arrangements, conditions and impairments, health opinions and behaviors, community services, and proxy status. This file can be linked to the 1994 NHIS core data (ICPSR 6724). In addition, it can be linked to NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY ON DISABILITY, 1994: PHASE I, PERSON AND CONDITION DATA (ICPSR 2562), NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994: ACCESS TO CARE SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 6874), and NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994: HEALTH INSURANCE SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 6873).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994
  • Collection date: 1994
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Persons 18 years or older were selected to participate in Phase II based on their responses to questions on disability in Phase I and their responses to other parts of the NHIS that dealt with activity limitation and receipt of disability benefits.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2568 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15