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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Notice

The Population Research Institute (PRI) is currently evaluating the SODAPOP service. The ability to extract a data set containing a subset of variables will not be supported after September 15, 2016.

The data collections in SODAPOP will still be available from the PRI. If you should have concerns about this change to the SODAPOP service or need to access some of the data, contact the PRI's Computational and Spatial Analysis (CSA) core at csa-info@psu.edu.

STIPULATIONS FOR USE: Open Access to SodaPop. In preparing the data file(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. Please do not attempt to combine the data set with individually identifiable records from any other NCHS or non-NCHS data set.

DESCRIPTION:  This survey provides current estimates of health and disability status, health-related behaviors and health care utilization. Household variables in this data collection include type of living quarters, size of family, number of families in household, and geographic region. Person variables include sex, age, race, martial status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. The Condition, Doctor Visit, and Hospital files contain information on each reported condition, two-week doctor visit, or hospitalization (twelve month recall), respectively.

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ORIGINATING AGENCY / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

RELATED WEB SITES: 
NCHS NHIS Web Site
The Joint Canada / United States Survey of Health (JCUSH)

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R Users -- Code for downloading and working with the NHIS in R is available on the Analyze Survey Data for Free website 
 
 

DATA DISSEMINATED BY: National Center for Health Statistics