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United States National Health Interview Survey 1996


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 12/1996
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 1996 survey, the sample plan included approximately 43,000 eligible households yielding a probability sample of about 111,000 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 two supplement questionnaires in the 1996 NHIS covered immunization and family resources (i.e. access to care, health care coverage, private plan and coverage detail, and income and assets).

Acne, Agriculture, Anemia, Assets, 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, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Digestive diseases, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Eczema, Education, Employment, Epilepsy, Eye examinations, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Gout, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, 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, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Measles, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Occupations, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Race, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Urolithiasis, Vision loss, Weight