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United States National Health Interview Survey 1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1997 - 12/1997
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. The 1997 sample consisted of 39,832 interviewed households, yielding 103,477 persons in 40,623 families.

The 1997 National Health Interview Survey introduced a redesigned core set of questionnaires, referred to as the basic module. The basic module featured a family core that collected information on all household members, while the sample adult and sample child questionnaires each collected information on randomly selected individuals. The new core of questionnaires covered a wide variety of topics, including household composition, injuries, health care access and utilization, health insurance, income and assets, conditions, health behaviors, physical activity, and immunizations.

Alcohol use, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Child health care, Chronic kidney diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Down's syndrome, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Firearms, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, International migration, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Pancreas cancer, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Preventive interventions, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Seat belts, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight