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National Health Interview Survey, 1985

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
1987-10-12
Language
English
Free Keywords
alcohol consumption; child health; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; doctor visits; exercise; family size; health; health behavior; health care; health care services; health policy; health problems; hospitalization; household composition; households; illness; injuries; occupational safety and health; physical fitness; smoking; stress
Description
  • Abstract

    The basic purpose of the National 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 the 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 household, and geographic region. The variables in the Person File (Part 2) include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. 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 the Hospital Episode (Part 5) Files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve-month recall), respectively. A sixth, seventh, and eighth file have been added along with the five core files. The Health Promotions and Disease Prevention Supplement is separated into three categories as follows: Child Safety/Infant Feeding (Part 6), Sample Person (Part 7), and Smoking (Part 8). These data files include questions on health and fitness awareness, general health habits, injury control, child safety and health, high blood pressure, stress, exercise, smoking, alcohol use, dental care, and occupational safety and health.
  • 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 Promotion and Disease Prevention Child Safety/Infant Feeding Supplement
    • DS7: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Sample Person Supplement
    • DS8: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Smoking Supplement
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985
  • Collection date: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,900 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSU).
Sampling
Starting in 1985, the NHIS multi-stage probability sampling design incorporates several major changes which facilitate linkages with other National Center for Health Statistics surveys, improve precision of estimates, and reduce costs. Starting with an all-area frame, a reduced number of 198 Primary Sampling Units (PSU) were selected, including two from each non-self representing stratum. Black persons were oversampled. Four independent representative samples were drawn which may be used in any combination.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The data contain amp (&), dash (-), and blank codes. In conjunction with the changes made to the core of NHIS in 1982, all 5 types of files have revised tape layouts. In general, identification items are at the beginning of each record followed by household and person information in the same location on each tape. Limitation of activity, acute conditions, disability days, and doctor visits should not be compared to data gathered before 1982. For the Health Promotions and Disease Prevention Supplement, one person was selected from each family interviewed and this sample person was a self-respondent to the supplement's questions.

Note
2011-05-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added. Some corresponding documentation has been updated and pre-existing data files have been replaced. The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement has been broken into three separate data files.2006-01-18 File CB8668.ALL.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
  • 8668 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08668.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)
  • Fujiura, Glenn T., Yamaki, Kiyoshi. Trends in demography of childhood poverty and disability. Exceptional Children.66, (23), 187-199.2000.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Chen, Likwang. The effect of the presence of children on parental smoking. Dissertation, Cornell University. 1998.
  • 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)
  • Lewis, Kimball, Ellwood, Marilyn, Czajka, John L.. Counting the Uninsured: A Review of the Literature. Assessing the New Federalism, Occasional Paper no. 8.Washington, DC: Urban Institute. 1998.
  • 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)
  • Escobedo, Luis G., Giles, W.H., Anda, Robert F.. Socioeconomic status, race, and death from coronary heart disease. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.13, (2), 123-130.1997.
  • Schoenbaum, Michael. Do smokers understand the mortality effects of smoking? Evidence from the health and retirement survey. American Journal of Public Health.87, (5), 755-759.1997.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.87.5.755 (DOI)
  • Zwerling, Craig, Whitten, Paul S., Davis, Charles S., Sprince, Nancy L.. Occupational injuries among workers with disabilities: The National Health Interview Survey, 1985-1994. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.278, (24), 2163-2166.1997.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.278.24.2163 (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)
  • Kenkel, D.S.. New estimates of the optimal tax on alcohol. Economic Inquiry.34, (2), 296-319.1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1996.tb01379.x (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)
  • Zhu, Bao-Ping, Giovino, Gary A., Mowery, Paul D., Eriksen, Michael P.. The relationship between cigarette smoking and education revisited: Implications for categorizing persons' educational status. American Journal of Public Health.86, (11), 1582-1589.1996.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.86.11.1582 (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)
  • Grossman, M., Chaloupka, F.J., Saffer, H., Laixuthai, A.. Effects of alcohol price policy on youth: A summary of economic research. Alcohol Problems Among Adolescents: Current Directions in Prevention Research.Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 1995.
  • Malarcher, Ann M., Ford, Earl S., Nelson, David S., Chrismon, Jeffery H., Mowery, Paul, Merritt, Robert K., Herman, William H.. Trends in Cigarette Smoking and Physicians' Advice to Quit Smoking Among People with Diabetes in the U.S.. Diabetes Care.18, (5), 694-697.1995.
    • ID: 10.2337/diacare.18.5.694 (DOI)
  • Nelson, David E., Giovino, Gary A., Shopland, Donald R., Mowery, Paul D., Mills, Sherry L., Eriksen, Michael P.. Trends in cigarette smoking among US adolescents, 1974 through 1991. American Journal of Public Health.85, (1), 34-40.1995.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.85.1.34 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Crews, Karen M.. Blacks as high risk smokers. Health Values.18, (1), 41-43.1994.
  • Dufour, M.C.. Are there net health benefits from moderate alcohol consumption? Morbidity and other parameters of health. Contemporary Drug Problems.21, (1), 163-183.1994.
  • Dufour, Mary C., Williams, Gerald D., Campbell, Karen E., Aitken, Sherrie S.. Knowledge of FAS and the risks of heavy drinking during pregnancy, 1985 and 1990. Alcohol Health and Research World.18, (1), 86 -1994.
  • 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)
  • Horm, J., Anderson, K.. Who in America is trying to lose weight?. Annals of Internal Medicine.119, (7), 672-676.1993.
  • Kenkel, Donald S.. Drinking, driving and deterrence: The effectiveness and social costs of alternative policies. Journal of Law and Economics.36, (2), 877-913.1993.
    • ID: 10.1086/467301 (DOI)
  • Kenkel, Donald S.. Prohibition versus Taxation: Reconsidering the Legal Drinking Age. Contemporary Policy Issues.48-57.1993.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.1993.tb00389.x (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.
  • Smith, Kevin W., McGraw, Sarah A.. Smoking behavior of Puerto Rican women: Evidence from caretakers of adolescents in two urban areas. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.15, (1), 140 -1993.
    • ID: 10.1177/07399863930151009 (DOI)
  • Duelberg, Sonja I.. Preventive Health Behavior Among Black and White Women in Urban and Rural Areas. Social Science and Medicine.34, (2), 191 -1992.
  • Murray, Christopher J. L., Feachem, Richard G.A., Phillips, Margaret A., Willis, Carla. Adult Morbidity: Limited Data and Methodological Uncertainty. The Health of Adults in the Developing World.New York: Oxford University Press. 1992.
  • Praemer, Allan, Fumes, Sylvia, Rice, Dorothy P.. Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 1992.
  • 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)
  • Ford, Earl S., Jones, D.H.. Cardiovascular health knowledge in the United States: findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 1985. Preventive Medicine.20, (6), 725-736.1991.
    • ID: 10.1016/0091-7435(91)90067-E (DOI)
  • LaPlante, Mitchell P.. Medical conditions associated with disability. Disability in the United States: A Portrait from National Data.New York: Springer. 1991.
  • House, James S., Kessler, Ronald C., Herzog, A. Regula, Mero, Richard P., Kinney, Ann M., Breslow, Martha J.. Age, socioeconomic status, and health. Milbank Quarterly.68, (3), 383-411.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3350111 (URL)
  • Johanson, John F., Sonnenberg, Amnon. The prevalence of hemorrhoids and chronic consipation. An epidemiologic study. Gastroenterology.98, (2), 380-386.1990.
  • 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.
  • Pierce, John P., Fiore, Michael C., Novotny, Thomas E., Hatziandreu, Evridiki J., Davis, Ronald M.. Trends in Cigarette Smoking in the United States. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.261, (1), 61-65.1989.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.261.1.61 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • (author unknown). Smokers Have Other Bad Health Habits Federal Study Finds. Wall Street Journal.1 -1988.
  • Dawson, D.A.. Ethnic differences in female overweight: data from the 1985 National Health Interview Survey. American Journal of Public Health.78, (10), 1326-1329.1988.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.78.10.1326 (DOI)
  • Thornberry, O.T., Jr., Massey, J.T.. Trends in United States telephone coverage across time and subgroups. Telephone survey methodology.New York: John Wiley. 1988.
  • Woolhandler, S., Himmelstein, D.. Reverse targeting of preventive care due to lack of health insurance. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.259, (19), 2872-2874.1988.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.259.19.2872 (DOI)
  • Corbin, S.B., Maas, W.R., Kleinman, D.V., Backinger, C.L.. 1985 NHIS findings on public knowledge and attitudes about oral diseases and preventive measures. Public Health Reports.102, (1), 53-60.1987.
  • Silverman, M.M., Eichler, A., Williams, G.D.. Self-reported stress: findings from the 1985 National Health Interview Survey. Public Health Reports.102, (1), 47-53.1987.
  • Stephenson, M.G., Levy, A.S., Sass, N.L., McGarvey, N.E.. 1985 National Health Interview Survey findings: nutrition knowledge and baseline data for the weight-loss objectives. Public Health Reports.102, 61-67.1987.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | 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, 1985. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08668