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National Health Interview Survey On Disability, 1995: Phase II, Child 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 1995 NHIS-D was conducted in two phases. Phase I was administered at the same time as the 1995 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 Child Followback file includes questions on services needed by the child, the impact of the child's disability on the family, child care, and emotional and psychological adjustment. This file can be linked to the 1995 NHIS core data (ICPSR 2533). In addition, it can be linked to NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY ON DISABILITY, 1995: PHASE I, PERSON AND CONDITION DATA (ICPSR 2562), NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1995: ACCESS TO CARE SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 2525), and NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1995: HEALTH INSURANCE SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 2530).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995
  • Collection date: 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Persons 17 years or younger were selected to participate in the NHIS-D Phase II based on their responses to questions on disability in Phase I and on 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.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2577 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02577.v1
  • Neely-Barnes, Susan, Marcenko, Maureen. Predicting impact of childhood disability on families: Results from the 1995 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement. Mental Retardation.42, (4), 284-293.2004.
    • ID: 10.1352/0047-6765(2004)42<284:PIOCDO>2.0.CO;2 (DOI)
  • Larson, Sheryl, Lakin, Charlie, Anderson, Lynda, Kwak, Nohoon. Demographic Characteristics of Persons with MR/DD Living in their Own Homes or with Family Members: NHIS-D Analysis. MR/DD Data Brief.2, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Witt, Whitney Perkins. Family Stressors, Psychosocial Functioning, and Mental Health Care Utilization Among Disabled Children: Results from the 1994-1995 National Health Interview Survey, Disability Supplement. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University. 2001.
  • Hogan, Dennis P., Lima, Julie C.. Medical and Rehabilitation Services for Children Ages 5-17 with Functional Limitations. American Sociological Association. 1999.
  • Benson, Veronica, Marano, Marie A.. Current estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1995. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10: Data from the National Health Survey.199, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1998.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics (1999): National Health Interview Survey On Disability, 1995: Phase II, Child Followback. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.