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Title: National Health Interview Survey, 1979      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08049.v5
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR08049.v5
description:
The basic purpose of the 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 kind of health services people receive. There are five core files within the 1979 survey, each in a separate data file. The variables in the Household File (Part 1) include type of living quarters, size of family, region, condition list assigned, and type of PSU. The Person File (Part 2) includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition File (Part 3) contains information for each reported health condition, with specifics on injury and accident reports. The Hospital Episode File (Part 4) provides information on medical conditions, hospital episodes, type of service, type of hospital ownership, date of admission and discharge, number of nights in hospital, and operations performed. The Doctor Visit File (Part 5) documents doctor visits within the time period and identifies acute or chronic conditions. A sixth and a seventh data set have been added to the core files. The Home Care Supplement File (Part 6) documents basic demographic information, eating habits, in-home mobility, hospital visits, and the extent that basic living activities and needs are performed with or without aid. Also in the Person file are the Home Care Supplement variables which were used to define the need for personal (individual) home care as a result of a chronic health condition, as well as the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses and hearing aids. The Residential Mobility Supplement File (Part 7) includes basic demographic variables and length of hospital stay, amount of time one has lived at the same residence, and reasons for moving.
description:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics, 2015, "National Health Interview Survey, 1979", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08049.v5
name:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997