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United States National Health Interview Survey 1991


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1991 - 12/1991
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. For the 1991 survey, the sample plan included approximately 49,000 eligible households yielding a probability sample of about 127,000 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 supplement questionnaire for the 1991 NHIS included sections on the following topics: HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes, child health, drug and alcohol use, environmental health, family resources, health promotion and disease prevention, hearing, pregnancy and smoking, and unintentional injuries.

Acne, Anemia, Antimalarials, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Child health care, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Epilepsy, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Iodine deficiency, Lead exposure, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Measles, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Nutrition, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Race, Radon exposure, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Rubella, Rubella vaccines, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Secondhand smoke, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Urolithiasis, Vision loss, Weight