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United States National Health Interview Survey 1972


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1972 - 12/1972
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

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 1972 survey, the sample plan included about 134,000 persons from approximately 44,000 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.