National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Family Resources Income and Assets Supplement

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
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; families; financial assets; health; health care; health care costs; health care services; health insurance; illness; income; insurance coverage; retirement income; Social Security; wages and salaries
  • 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. This supplement contains edited and imputed data for the Income and Assets portion (Part D) of the 1994 NHIS Family Resources questionnaire. Other components of the Family Resources questionnaire cover Access to Care (Part A), Health Care Coverage (Part B), and Private Plan and Coverage Detail (Part C). The Income and Assets supplement contains variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994 [ICPSR 2533]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Other items focus on employment, income from employment and businesses, other income sources including retirement and Social Security, and asset holdings such as cars, houses, businesses, and investment properties. Additional information on the receipt of income from public programs like Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and food stamps is also included.
  • 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.
One person 18 years or older was randomly sampled from each household in the 1994 National Health Interview Survey sample.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with National Center for Health Statistics (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
  • 2656 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02656.v1
  • Iezzoni, Lisa I., McCarthy, Ellen P., Davis, Roger B., Siebens, Hilary. Mobility impairments and use of screening and preventive services. American Journal of Public Health.90, (6), 955-961.2000.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.90.6.955 (DOI)
  • Adams, Patricia F., Marano, Marie A.. Current estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1994. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10: Data from the National Health Interview Survey.193, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1995.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15