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National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Podiatry 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; insurance coverage
  • 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. The purpose of this supplement was to obtain current data concerning problems with the feet, access to foot care, and the amount, frequency, and type of foot care obtained. The file contains approximately 90 variables from the core file (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1990 [ICPSR 9839]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include toenail, infection, corn, and callus problems, flat feet or fallen arches, deformities, sprains, strains, or fractures, arthritis, length of time with and prevalence of the problem, health insurance that covered foot problems, the types of health professional seen for foot problems, and where the health professionals were seen.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1990
  • Collection date: 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The NHIS uses a multistage probability sampling design. Four independent representative samples, which may be used in any combination, were drawn. Black persons were oversampled.
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 distribution is under 6 years (N = 11,685), 6-16 years (N = 19,793), 17-24 years (N = 12,995), 25-34 years (N = 20,020), 35-44 years (N = 17,995), 45-54 years (N = 12,266), 55-64 years (N = 10,299), 65-74 years (N = 8,769), and 75+ years (N = 5,809). The racial/ethnic distribution is White (N = 94,935), Black (N = 17,967), Asian/Pacific Islander (N = 2,815), Native American (N = 959), multiple (N = 131), and other or unknown (N = 2,824).

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9913 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09913.v1
  • Adams, Patricia F., Benson, Veronica. Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1990. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10: Data from the National Health Survey.181, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1991.
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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 (1993): National Health Interview Survey, 1990: Podiatry Supplement. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.