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United States National Health Interview Survey 1999


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1999 - 12/1999
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 interviewed sample for the 1999 NHIS consisted of 37,573 households, yielding 97,059 persons in 38,171 families.

The questionnaires included in the basic module of the 1999 NHIS cover a wide variety of topics, such as household composition, socio-demographic characteristics, injuries, health care access and utilization, health insurance, income and assets, conditions, health behaviors, physical activity, and immunizations.

Alcohol use, Anxiety disorders, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Cancers, Child health care, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental caries, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Dietary sodium, Digestive diseases, Disability, Down's syndrome, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Firearms, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, International migration, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Occupations, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Preventive interventions, Public social assistance, Race, Radon exposure, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Safety, Seat belts, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight