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National Health Interview Survey, 1987: AIDS 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
AIDS; attitudes; beliefs; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; disease; disease prevention; health; health behavior; health care; health care services; health education; health problems; HIV; illness; information sources
  • Abstract

    The basic purpose of the Health Interview Survey (HIS) 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. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. This AIDS Supplement also features information on knowledge of and attitudes towards the disease. Variables include questions on the effects of the disease, how AIDS is spread, where to obtain information on AIDS, blood tests for AIDS, how to avoid getting the disease, and personal knowledge of anyone who had the test for AIDS or had the virus or AIDS disease.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and the District of Columbia from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).
Multistage probability sample with Hispanic oversample (total N of Hispanics equals 1,037).
Collection Mode
  • The supplements to the Health Interview Surveys may be used independently, since they incorporate the person file data for this subset. The National Center for Health Statistics now refers to these supplements as current health topics. The age and race distributions for this file are: N=10,029 ages 17-44, N=2,136 ages 45-54, N=2,089 ages 55-64, N=2,004 ages 65-74, N=1,438 ages 75+, N=14,746 white, N=2,484 black, and N=466 other. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9271 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09271.v1
  • LeBlanc, Allen J.. Examining HIV-related knowledge among adults in the U.S.. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.34, (1), 23-26.1993.
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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 (1989): National Health Interview Survey, 1987: AIDS Supplement. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.