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National Health Interview Survey, 1979

Version
v5
Resource Type
Dataset : clinical data, survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 5 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; doctor visits; families; health; health care; health care services; health problems; home care; hospitalization; household composition; illness; public health
Description
  • Abstract

    The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kind of health services people receive. There are five core files within the 1979 survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household File (Part 1) include type of living quarters, size of family, region, condition list assigned, and type of PSU. The Person File (Part 2) includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition File (Part 3) contains information for each reported health condition, with specifics on injury and accident reports. The Hospital Episode File (Part 4) provides information on medical conditions, hospital episodes, type of service, type of hospital ownership, date of admission and discharge, number of nights in hospital, and operations performed. The Doctor Visit File (Part 5) documents doctor visits within the time period and identifies acute or chronic conditions. A sixth and a seventh data set have been added to the core files. The Home Care Supplement File (Part 6) documents basic demographic information, eating habits, in-home mobility, hospital visits, and the extent that basic living activities and needs are performed with or without aid. Also in the Person file are the Home Care Supplement variables which were used to define the need for personal (individual) home care as a result of a chronic health condition, as well as the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses and hearing aids. The Residential Mobility Supplement File (Part 7) includes basic demographic variables and length of hospital stay, amount of time one has lived at the same residence, and reasons for moving.
  • Methods

    These data contain multiple weight variables for each part. Users should refer to the User Guide for further information regarding the weights and their derivation. Additionally, users may need to weight the data prior to analysis.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Household
    • DS2: Person
    • DS3: Condition
    • DS4: Hospital Episode
    • DS5: Doctor Visit
    • DS6: Home Care Supplement
    • DS7: Resident Mobility Supplement
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1979
  • Collection date: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU).
Sampling
A multistage probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    These data files contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

    Per agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

    The Residential Mobility Supplement (Part 7) contains blanks.

Note
2011-02-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced. The Codebook and Frequency documentation has been removed from the sixth and eighth datasets and can now be found with all other corresponding and added documentation.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8049 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08049.v4
Publications
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Response to increases in cigarette prices by race/ethnicity, income, and age groups--United States, 1976-1993. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.280, (23), 1979-1980.1998.
  • Pierce, John P., Gilpin, Elizabeth A., Emery, Sherry L., White, Martha M., Rosbrook, Brad, Berry, Charles C.. Has the California Tobacco Control Program reduced smoking?. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.280, (10), 893-899.1998.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.280.10.893 (DOI)
  • Montgomery, Laura E., Kiely, John L., Pappas, Gregory. The effects of poverty, race, and family structure on US children's health: Data from the NHIS, 1978 through 1980 and 1989 through 1991. American Journal of Public Health.86, (10), 1401 -1996.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.86.10.1401 (DOI)
  • Pollay, Richard W., Siddarth, S., Siegel, Michael, Haddix, Anne, Merritt, R.K., Giovino, G.A., Eriksen, M.P.. The last straw? Cigarette advertising and realized market shares among youths and adults, 1979-1993. Journal of Marketing.60, (2), 1 -1996.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1251927 (URL)
  • Waidmann, Timothy, Bound, John, Schoenbaum, Michael. The illusion of failure: Trends in self-reported health in the U.S. elderly. Milbank Quarterly.73, (2), 253-287.1995.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3350259 (URL)
  • Giovino, Gary A., Schooley, Michael W., Zhu, Bao-Ping, Crimson, Jeffrey H., Tomar, Scott L., Peddicord, John P., Merritt, Robert K., Husten, Corinne G., Eriksen, Michael P.. Surveillance for Selected Tobacco-Use Behaviors--United States, 1900-1994. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.43, (SS-3), 1-43.1994.
  • Nelson, David E., Giovino, Gary A., Emont, Seth L., Brackbill, Robert, Cameron, Lorraine L., Peddicord, John, Mowery, Paul D.. Trends in cigarette smoking among US physicians and nurses. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.271, (16), 1273-1275.1994.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.271.16.1273 (DOI)
  • Yelin, Edward H., Katz, Patricia P.. Labor force trends of persons with and without disabilities. Monthly Labor Review.117, (10), 36-42.1994.
    • ID: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1994/10/art4full.pdf (URL)
  • Novotny, T.E., Fiore, M.C., Hatziandreu, E.J., Giovino, G.A., Mills, S.L., Pierce, J.P.. Trends in smoking by age and sex, United States, 1974-1987: the implications for disease impact. Preventive Medicine.19, (5), 552-561.1990.
    • ID: 10.1016/0091-7435(90)90053-M (DOI)
  • Anson, Ofra. Marital Status and Women's Health Revisited: The Importance of a Proximate Adult. Journal of Marriage and Family.51, (1), 185-194.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352379 (URL)
  • Crimmins, Eileen M., Saito, Yasuhiko, Ingegneri, Dominique. Changes in Life Expectancy and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the United States. Population and Development Review.15, (2), 235-267.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1973704 (URL)
  • Feinleib, Manning, Rosenberg, Harry M., Collins, John G., Delozier, James E., Pokras, Robert, Chevarley, Frances M.. Trends in COPD morbidity and mortality in the United States. American Review of Respiratory Disease.140, (3 Pt. 2), 1989.
  • Stern, Steven. Measuring The Effect Of Disability On Labor Force Participation. Journal of Human Resources.24, (3), 361-395.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/145819 (URL)
  • Wolinsky, Fredric, Aguirre, Benigno, Fann, Lih-Jiuan, Niederhauer, John C., Dietrich, Kathy. Ethnic difference in the demand for physician and hospital utilization among older adults in major American cities: Conspicuous evidence of considerable inequalities. Milbank Quarterly.67, (3-4), 412-449.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3350222 (URL)
  • Long, Larry, Tucker, C. Jack, Urton, William L.. Migration Distances: An International Comparison. Demography.25, (4), 633 -1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061327 (URL)
  • Wolinsky, Fredric D., Arnold, Connie Lea. A different prespective on health and health services utilization. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics.89, 71-101.1988.
  • Manton, Kenneth G., Patrick, Clifford H., Johnson, Katrina W.. Health differentials between blacks and whites: recent trends in mortality and morbidity. Milbank Quarterly.65, (Suppl 1), 129-199.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3349954 (URL)
  • Tucker, C. Jack, Urton, William L.. Frequency of Geographic Mobility: Findings From the National Health Interview Survey. Demography.24, (2), 265-270.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061633 (URL)
  • Ycas, Martynas A.. Recent trends in health near the age of retirement: new findings from the health interview survey. Social Security Bulletin.50, (2), 5-30.1987.
  • Doty, Pamela. Family care of the elderly: the role of public policy. Milbank Quarterly.64, (1), 34-75.1986.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3350005 (URL)
  • Liu, William T., Yu, Elena S. H.. Asian/Pacific American elderly: Mortality differentials, health status, and use of health services. Journal of Applied Gerontology.4, (1), 35-64.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/073346488500400105 (DOI)
  • Trevino, F.M., Moss, A.J.. Health Indicators for Hispanic, Black and White Americans. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10: Data from the National Health Interview Survey.148, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1984.
  • Herzog, A. Regula, Rodgers, Willard L., Kulka, Richard A.. Interviewing Older Adults: A Comparison of Telephone and Face-to-Face Modalities. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (3), 405-418.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268798 (DOI)

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 (1984): National Health Interview Survey, 1979. Version 5. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v5. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08049.v5