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United States National Health Interview Survey 1976

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1976 - 12/1976
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

Since 1957, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has been a primary source of information on the health of the population of the United States. The NHIS is a cross-sectional household interview survey that is fielded continuously throughout the year. For the 1976 survey, the sample plan included about 113,000 persons from approximately 40,000 households.

A core questionnaire collected data on topics such as acute conditions, injuries, chronic conditions, days of disability, limitation of activity, hospitalization, and demographic information such as housing, family composition, income, etc. For 1976, the survey contained a section on health insurance, as well as a section on use habits of tobacco, coffee, aspirin, and sleeping pills.

Citation
Suggested citation 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Census Bureau. United States National Health Interview Survey 1976. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).