National Health Interview Survey, 2002 [electronic resource] / United States Department of Health and HumanServices. National Center for Health Statistics.

Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005.
ICPSR (Series) ; 4176.
National Health Interview Survey Series (Series) ; 4176.
ICPSR 4176
National Health Interview Survey Series 4176
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The 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. Implementation of a redesigned NHIS, consisting of a basic module, a periodic module, and a topical module, began in 1997 (See NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1997 [ICPSR 2954]). The 2002 NHIS contains the Household, Family, Person, Sample Adult, Sample Child, Child Immunization, and Injury and Poison Episode data files from the basic module. Each record in the Household-Level File (Part 1) contains data on type of living quarters, number of families in the household responding and not responding, and the month and year of the interview for each sampling unit. The Family-Level File (Part 2) is made up of reconstructed variables from the person-level data of the basic module and includes information on sex, age, race, marital status, Hispanic origin, education, veteran status, family income, family size, major activities, health status, activity limits, and employment status, along with industry and occupation. As part of the basic module, the Person-Level File (Part 3) provides information on all family members with respect to health status, limitation of daily activities, cognitive impairment, and health conditions. Also included are data on years at current residence, region variables, height, weight, bed days, doctor visits, hospital stays, and health care access and utilization. A randomly-selected adult in each family was interviewed for the Sample Adult File (Part 4) regarding respiratory conditions, renal conditions, AIDS, joint symptoms, health status, limitation of daily activities, and behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Also included in this file are variables pertaining to the Healthy... Cf.:
Part 1: Household-Level File; Part 2: Family-Level File; Part 3: Person-Level File; Part 4: Sample Adult File; Part 5: Sample Child File; Part 6: Child Immunization File; Part 7: Injury and Poison Episode File; Part 8: Injury and Poison Verbatim File; Part 9: Alternative Health Supplement; Part 10: Alternative Health Verbatim File
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