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United States National Health Interview Survey 1991

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1991 - 12/1991
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is 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 1991 survey, the sample plan included approximately 49,000 eligible households yielding a probability sample of about 127,000 persons.

A core questionnaire collected data on topics such as injuries, diseases, conditions, disability, limitation of activity, doctor visits, hospitalization, and demographic information such as housing, family composition, income, etc. The supplement questionnaire for the 1991 NHIS included sections on the following topics: HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes, child health, drug and alcohol use, environmental health, family resources, health promotion and disease prevention, hearing, pregnancy and smoking, and unintentional injuries.

Keywords 
Acne, Anemia, Antimalarials, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Child health care, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Epilepsy, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Income, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Iodine deficiency, Lead exposure, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Measles, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Migraine, Military service, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Nutrition, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Race, Radon exposure, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Rubella, Rubella vaccines, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Urolithiasis, Vision loss, Weight, Body mass index
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 1991. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).