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United States National Health Interview Survey 1980


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1980 - 12/1980
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 1980 survey, the sample plan included approximately 39,000 households containing about 103,000 persons.

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 1980, the survey contained additional sections on health insurance, home care, individual home care, residential mobility, and smoking.

Acne, Agriculture, Anemia, Antenatal care, Appendicitis, Assets, Back and neck pain, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Catheters, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Corrective lenses, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Domestic migration, Eczema, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Family composition, Family size, Gastritis and duodenitis, Glaucoma, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis, Home care, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Immunization, Income, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Iodine deficiency, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Measles, Mental and behavioral disorders, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Multiple sclerosis, Mumps, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Occupations, Orthopedic devices, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Pneumoconiosis, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Prostheses and implants, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Race, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Sexual sterilization, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Urolithiasis, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, Whooping cough, X-rays, Body mass index