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United States National Health Interview Survey 1984


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1984 - 12/1984
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 1984 survey, the sample plan included approximately 41,000 eligible households yielding a probability sample of about 105,000 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 1984 NHIS also included a comprehensive supplement questionnaire on aging.

Acne, Aged adults, Agriculture, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Anemia, Assets, Back and neck pain, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Catheters, Children, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Corrective lenses, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Eczema, Education, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Gout, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis, Hospitals, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Income, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Iodine deficiency, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Measles, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Occupations, Osteoporosis, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Pneumoconiosis, Pregnancy, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Race, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Urolithiasis, Vision loss, Weight