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United States National Health Interview Survey 1993


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1993 - 12/1993
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 sections for the 1993 NHIS included the following topics: immunization, AIDS knowledge and attitudes, access to health care, health insurance, and the "Year 2000 Objectives" (i.e. environmental health, tobacco use, nutrition, occupation safety and health, oral health). The 1993 Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey was a follow-up study to the 1993 NHIS.

Acne, Agriculture, Anemia, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Clinical breast exams, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Environmental hazards, Epilepsy, Eye examinations, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, 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, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Measles, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Nutrition, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Race, Radon exposure, Rheumatic heart disease, Road and vehicle safety, Road traffic injuries, 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