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Health Interview Survey, 1971

Version
v0
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
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1985-05-28
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; doctor visits; families; health; health care; health care services; health problems; hospitalization; household composition; illness
Description
  • Abstract

    The 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 kinds of health services people receive. There are five types of records in this core survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household File (Part 1) include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in the household, presence of a telephone, number of unrelated individuals, and region. The Person File (Part 2) includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, Hispanic origin, education, veteran status, family income, family size, major activities, health status, activity limits, employment status, and industry and occupation. These variables are found in the Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital Episode Files as well. The Person File also supplies data on height, weight, bed days, doctor visits, hospital stays, years at residence, and region variables. The variables in the Household File (Part 2) include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in the household, presence of a telephone, number of unrelated individuals, and region. 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 file has been added, along with the five core files. The Person Supplement File (Part 6) provides information on health conditions, hearing quality, doctor visits, and hospital stay information.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Household File
    • DS2: Person File
    • DS3: Condition File
    • DS4: Hospital Episode File
    • DS5: Doctor Visit File
    • DS6: Person Supplement File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1971
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.
Sampling
A multistage probability sample was used in selecting the housing units.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    These data files contain weights that 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.

Note
2010-09-30 Frequencies and variable labels that were previously incorrect have been corrected.2010-09-09 A technical error has been found and resolved in the processing procedure, in which defined file sets did not match subsequent data sets.2010-08-25 Old cover has been updated on the past codebook documentation in order to match new cover formats.2010-08-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and a sixth dataset has been added in place of the National Health Survey Procedure Documentation, which can now be found with all other corresponding documentation.2006-01-18 File CB8336.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8336 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08336.v1
Publications
  • Cutler, David M., Sheiner, Louise. Demographics and Medical Care Spending: Standard and Non-Standard Effects. NBER Working Paper Series.6866, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1998.
    • ID: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w6866 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Cromwell, Jerry, Mitchell, Janet B.. Physician-induced demand for surgery. Journal of Health Economics.5, (4), 293-313.1986.
    • ID: 10.1016/0167-6296(86)90006-8 (DOI)
  • Colvez, Alain, Blanchet, Madeleine. Disability trends in the United States population 1966-76: Analysis of reported causes. American Journal of Public Health.71, (5), 464-471.1981.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.71.5.464 (DOI)
  • Wolinsky, Fredric D.. Assessing the effects of predisposing, enabling, and illness-morbidity characteristics on health service utilization. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.19, (4), 384-396.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2136586 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics (1985): Health Interview Survey, 1971. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08336