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National Health Interview Survey, 1996: Immunization Supplement

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
child health; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; disease prevention; health; health behavior; health care; health care services; health problems; illness; immunization; vaccines
  • 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 includes variables from the NHIS core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1996 [ICPSR 2661]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables in the supplement include vaccines received by children under 6 years old for diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT), polio, measles or measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), hemophilus type B or Hib, and hepatitis B, number of shots the child received for each type of vaccine, and other types of shots received. Interviews were conducted with adult respondents, and vaccine information was gathered, when possible, from records maintained by the family.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996
  • Collection date: 1996
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Children under the age of 6 years from the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Information was provided on one child (under 6 years of age) randomly sampled from each household in the 1996 National Health Interview Survey sample. Information was also collected for all additional 19- to 35-month-old children.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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
  • 2659 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02659.v1
  • Botman, Steven L., Moore, Thomas F., Moriarity, Christopher L., Parsons, Van. L.. Design and estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1995-2004. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evolution and Methods Research.130, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2000.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1999): National Health Interview Survey, 1996: Immunization Supplement. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.