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United States National Health Interview Survey 1989


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1989 - 12/1989
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

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.

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 1989 NHIS included eight topics: dental care, diabetes, digestive disorders, health insurance, immunization, mental health, orofacial pain, and HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes. The 1988-1989 Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey was conducted as a follow up to the 1989 NHIS.

Adolescents, Alcohol use disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Amputation, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Bipolar affective disorder, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cerebrovascular diseases, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Clinical breast exams, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Contraceptives, Counseling, Dental examinations, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Dietary sodium, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Drug use disorders, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, FFQ, Family composition, Family size, Fluoride, Glaucoma, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Mass media, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Nausea, Peptic ulcer disease, Periodontal diseases, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Public social assistance, Risk factors, Schizophrenia, Screening, Stroke, Symptoms, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Ultrasound, Unipolar depressive disorders, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Vomiting, Weight change, X-rays