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National Health Interview Survey, 1987: Poliomyelitis Supplement

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • 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
Free Keywords
chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; health; health care; health care services; health problems; illness; polio
  • 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. Person variables include sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, limits on activity, number and duration of hospital stays, and doctor visits. The Poliomyelitis Supplement features questions on whether respondents were ever told they had polio (N=821), whether they ever had paralysis caused by polio, and if they had any current impairment caused by polio.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Multistage probability sample from 1,924 geographically defined Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) with an Hispanic oversample.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. The age distributions for this file are: ages 17-44 (N=35,736), ages 45-54 (N=11,983), ages 55-64 (N=11,304), ages 65-74 (N=8,908), ages 75+ (N=5,643). The race distributions are white (N=61,601), black (N=10,006), and other races (N=1,967). There were 4,304 respondents of Hispanic origin. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes. The supplements to the National Health Interview Surveys may be used independently since they incorporate person file data. The National Center for Health Statistics also refers to these supplements as 'current health topics.'

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9376 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09376.v1

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 (1990): National Health Interview Survey, 1987: Poliomyelitis Supplement. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.