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United States Disability Followback Survey 1994-1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1994 - 12/1997
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The 1994-1997 Disability Followback Survey (DFS) was a survey administered to individuals who were identified as disabled in the 1994 National Health Interview Survey. As a followback to the 1994 NHIS, the 1994-1997 DFS utilized four questionnaires: children with a disability, adults with a disability, persons 18 years of age and over who had poliomyelitis in the past, and adults 69 years of age and over without a disability. The DFS covered topics such as housing, transportation, health insurance, use of health care services, vocational rehabilitation, work history, health opinions and behaviors, and community services for seniors. Together, the 1994-1997 DFS and the 1995-1997 DFS constituted Phase 2 of the National Health Interview Survey on Disability.