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National Health Interview Survey, 1984

Version
v2
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 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
1987-05-19
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
adult care services; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; doctor visits; family relationships; health; health care; health care services; health policy; health problems; hospitalization; households; illness; nursing homes; older adults; retirement; supportive services
Description
  • Abstract

    The basic 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. 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, region, and type of sampling area. The Person File (Part 2) includes sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, and education. 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 Condition (Part 3), Doctor Visit (Part 4), and Hospital Episode (Part 5) Files contain information on each reported acute or chronic condition, doctor visit, or hospitalization, respectively. A sixth, seventh, and eighth file have been provided. The Health Insurance Supplement File (Part6) contains information on the type of health insurance held by each respondent from the Person file. Parts 7-8 comprise the Supplement on Aging (SOA) Files divided into Condition and Person Public Use Files respectively, and contain data on a subset of the NHIS population, those aged 55 and over. These files contain the same Condition and Person variables as Parts 2-3 but are supplemented by questions pertaining specifically to the subpopulation of older respondents. These additional variables cover family relationships and support, community and social support, occupation and retirement, nursing home stays, help with care, health opinions, and other health-related and social information about middle-aged and older people.
  • Methods

    Detailed information regarding the use of weights is located within the documentation.
  • 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: Doctor Visit
    • DS5: Hospital Episode
    • DS6: Health Insurance
    • DS7: Supplement on Aging -- Condition
    • DS8: Supplement on Aging -- Person
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
  • Collection date: 1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).
Sampling
A multistage probability sample is used for the HIS. Respondents to the Supplement on Aging are all the members of households included in the 1984 HIS who were 65 years of age or older at the time of the interview, and a one-half sample of those between the ages of 55 and 64.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

    The data contain dashes (-).

    Sample age distribution for Part 2, the Person file, is: 45-54 (10,561), 55-64 (9,852), 64-74 (7,344), and 75+ (4,550). For Part 6, the Supplement on Aging--Person file, sample age distribution is: 55-64 (4,651), 65-74 (7,093), and 75+ (4,404).

Note
2011-04-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated.2000-02-21 The codebook has been converted to a PDF file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8659 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08659.v1
Publications
  • Freedman, Vicki A., Crimmins, Eileen, Schoeni, Robert F., Spillman, Brenda C., Aykan, Hakan, Kramarow, Ellen, Land, Kenneth, Lubitz, James, Manton, Kenneth G., Martin, Linda G., Shinberg, Diane, Waidmann, Timothy. Resolving inconsistencies in trends in old-age disability: Report from a technical working group. Demography.41, (3), 417-441.2004.
    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2004.0022 (DOI)
  • (author unknown). Measuring Childhood Asthma Prevalence Before and After the 1997 Redesign of the National Health Interview Survey--United States. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.49, (40), 908-911.2000.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr//preview/mmwrhtml/mm4940a2.htm (URL)
  • Anonymous. Measuring childhood asthma prevalence before and after the 1997 redesign of the National Health Interview Survey--United States. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.284, (18), 2312 -2000.
  • Freedman, Vicki A., Martin, Linda G.. Contribution of chronic conditions to aggregate changes in old-age functioning. American Journal of Public Health.90, (11), 1755-1760.2000.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.90.11.1755 (DOI)
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  • Clark, Daniel O.. Physical activity and its correlates among urban primary care patients aged 55 years or older. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.54B, (1), S41-S48.1999.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/54B.1.S41 (DOI)
  • Crimmins, Eileen M., Reynolds, Sandra L., Saito, Yasuhiko. Trends in health and ability to work among the older working-age population. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.54B, (1), S31-S40.1999.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/54B.1.S31 (DOI)
  • Feinglass, Joe, Brown, Jacqueline L., Lo Sasso, Anthony, Sohn, Min-Woong, Manheim, L.M., Shah, S.J., Pearce, W.H.. Rates of lower-extremity amputation and arterial reconstruction in the United States, 1979 to 1996. American Journal of Public Health.89, (8), 1222-1227.1999.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.89.8.1222 (DOI)
  • Wolfe, Barbara L.. Poverty, Children's health, and health care utilization. Economic Policy Review - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.5, (3), 9-21.1999.
  • Wolinsky, Fredric D., Wyrwich, Kathleen W., Jung, Simon C., Gurney, James G.. The risk of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction among older adults. Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.54A, (5), M254-M261.1999.
    • ID: 10.1093/gerona/54.5.M254 (DOI)
  • Laditka, Sarah B., Wolf, Douglas A.. New methods for analyzing active life expectancy. Journal of Aging and Health.10, (2), 214-241.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/089826439801000206 (DOI)
  • Mannino, D.M., Homa, D.M., Pertowski, C.A., Ashizawa, A., Nixon, L.L., Johnson, C.A., Ball, L.B., Jack, E., Kang, D.S.. Surveillance for asthma--United States, 1960-1995. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.47, (1), 1-27.1998.
  • 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)
  • Reynolds, Sandra L., Crimmins, Eileen M., Saito, Yasuhiko. Cohort differences in disability and disease presence. Gerontologist.38, (5), 578-590.1998.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/38.5.578 (DOI)
  • Crimmins, Eileen M., Reynolds, Sandra L., Saito, Yasuhiko. Research grant summary. Social Security Bulletin.60, (3), 50-52.1997.
  • Crimmins, Eileen M., Saito, Yasuhiko, Reynolds, Sandra L.. Further Evidence on Recent Trends in the Prevalence and Incidence of Disability among Older Americans from Two Sources: The LSOA and the NHIS. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.52B, (2), S59-S71.1997.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/52B.2.S59 (DOI)
  • Currie, Janet, Gruber, Jonathan. Health Insurance Eligibility, Utilization of Medical Care, and Child Health. Quarterly Journal of Economics.111, (2), 431-466.1996.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2946684 (URL)
  • Johnson, Robert J., Wolinsky, Fredric D.. Use of community-based long-term care services by older adults. Journal of Aging and Health.8, (4), 512 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/089826439600800403 (DOI)
  • Kjerulff, Kristen H., Erickson, Beth A., Langenberg, Patricia W.. Chronic gynecological conditions reported by US women: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 1984 to 1992. American Journal of Public Health.86, (2), 195-199.1996.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.86.2.195 (DOI)
  • Rogers, Richard G.. The effects of family composition, health, and social support linkages on mortality. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.37, (4), 326-338.1996.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2137260 (URL)
  • Coward, R.T., Vogel, B., Duncan, R.P., Uttaro, R.. Should intrastate funding formulae for the Older Americans Act include a rural factor?. Gerontologist.35, (1), 24-34.1995.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/35.1.24 (DOI)
  • Currie, Janet, Gruber, Jonathan. Health Insurance Eligibility, Utilization of Medical Care, and Child Health. NBER Working Paper Series.5052, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1995.
    • ID: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w5052.pdf (URL)
  • Hibbard, Judith H.. Women's employment history and their post-retirement health and resources. Journal of Women and Aging.7, (3), 43-54.1995.
    • ID: 10.1300/J074v07n03_04 (DOI)
  • Mentnech, Renee, Ross, William, Park, Young, Benner, Suzanne. An analysis of utilization and access from the NHIS: 1984-92. Health Care Financing Review.17, (2), 51 -1995.
  • Miner, Sonia. Racial differences in family support and formal service utilization among older persons: A nonrecursive model. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.50, (Bn3), S143 -1995.
  • Rogers, Richard G.. Sociodemographic characteristics of long-lived and healthy individuals. Population and Development Review.21, (1), 33-58.1995.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2137412 (URL)
  • Verbrugge, Lois M., Patrick, Donald L.. Seven chronic conditions: Their impact on US adults' activity levels and use of medical services. American Journal of Public Health.85, (2), 173 -1995.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.85.2.173 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. The uninsured 'access gap' and the cost of universal coverage. Health Affairs.13, (2), 211 -1994.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.13.2.211 (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)
  • Ferraro, Kenneth F.. Are black older adults health-pessimistic?. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.34, (3), 201-213.1993.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2137202 (URL)
  • Freeman, Howard E., Corey, Christopher R.. Insurance status and access to health services among poor persons. Health Services Research.28, (5), 531 -1993.
  • Gornick, Marian. Physician payment reform under Medicare: Monitoring utilization and access. Health Care Financing Review.14, (3), 77 -1993.
  • Liu, Korbin, Perozek, Maria, Manton, Kenneth G.. Catastrophic Acute and Long-term Care Costs: Risks Faced by Disabled Elderly Persons. Gerontologist.33, (3), 299-307.1993.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/33.3.299 (DOI)
  • Mayer, Susan, Jencks, Christopher. Recent trends in economic inequality in the United States: Income versus expenditure versus material wellbeing. Poverty and Prosperity in the U.S.A. the late twentieth century.New York: St. Martin's. 1993.
  • Miner, Sonia, Logan, John R., Spitze, Glenna. Predicting the Frequency of Senior Center Attendance. Gerontologist.33, (5), 650-657.1993.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/33.5.650 (DOI)
  • Stoller, Eleanor Palo, Cutler, Stephen J.. Predictors of Use of Paid Help Among Older People Living in the Community. Gerontologist.33, (1), 311-403.1993.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/33.1.31 (DOI)
  • Fredman, Lisa, Droge, Janet A., Rabin, David L.. Functional Limitations among Health Care Users in the National Health Interview Survey's Supplement on Aging. Gerontologist.32, (5), 641-646.1992.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/32.5.641 (DOI)
  • Spitze, Glenna, Miner, Sonia. Gender Differences in Adult Child Contact Among Black Elderly Parents. Gerontologist.32, (2), 213-218.1992.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/32.2.213 (DOI)
  • Wetterhall, S.F., Olson, D.R., DeStefano, F., Stevenson, J.M., Ford, E.S., German, R.R., Will, J.C., Newman, J.M., Sepe, S.J., Vinicor, F.. Trends in diabetes and diabetic complications, 1980-1987. Diabetes Care.15, (8), 960-967.1992.
    • ID: 10.2337/diacare.15.8.960 (DOI)
  • LaPlante, Mitchell P.. Medical conditions associated with disability. Disability in the United States: A Portrait from National Data.New York: Springer. 1991.
  • Anonymous. Comorbidity of Chronic Conditions and Disability Among Older Persons--United States, 1984. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.263, (2), 209 -1990.
  • Corey, Christopher R., Freeman, Howard E.. Use of Telephone Interviewing in Health Care Research. Health Services Research.25, (1), 129 -1990.
  • Hing, Esther, Bloom, Barbara. Long-term care for the functionally dependent elderly. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data on Health Resources Utilization.104, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1990.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_104.pdf (URL)
  • Johanson, John F., Sonnenberg, Amnon. The prevalence of hemorrhoids and chronic consipation. An epidemiologic study. Gastroenterology.98, (2), 380-386.1990.
  • Krout, John A., Cutler, Stephen J., Coward, Raymond T.. Correlates of Senior Center Participation: A National Analysis. Gerontologist.30, (1), 72-79.1990.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/30.1.72 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Mor, Vincent, Hendershot, Gerry, Cryan, Cynthia. Awareness of Hospice Services: Results of a National Survey. Public Health Reports.104, (2), 178 -1989.
  • Sonnenberg, Amnon, Koch, Timothy R.. Epidemiology of constipation in the United States. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.32, (1), 1-8.1989.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02554713 (DOI)
  • Spitze, Glenna, Logan, John R.. Gender Differences in Family Support: Is There a Payoff?. Gerontologist.29, (1), 108-113.1989.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/29.1.108 (DOI)
  • 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.
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  • Logan, John R., Spitze, Glenna. Suburbanization and Public Services for the Aging. Gerontologist.28, (5), 644-647.1988.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/28.5.644 (DOI)
  • 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.
  • Christensen, Sandra, Long, Stephen H., Rodgers, Jack. Acute health care costs for the aged medicare population: Overview and policy options. Milbank Quarterly.65, (3), 397-425.1987.
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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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics (1987): National Health Interview Survey, 1984. Version 2. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08659.v2