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United States National Health Interview Survey 2000


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2000
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 2000 NHIS consisted of 38,633 households, yielding 100,618 persons in 39,264 families.

The questionnaires included in the basic module of the 2000 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. The 2000 NHIS also included a cancer module that consisted of seven sections: Hispanic acculturation, diet and nutrition, physical activity, tobacco, cancer screening, genetic testing, and family history.

Alcohol use, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back and neck pain, Biopsy, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Child health care, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Diet, Dietary sodium, Digestive diseases, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Domestic migration, Down's syndrome, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Firearms, Fluoride, 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, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, International migration, Languages, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Live births, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Melanoma, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrients, 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, Proctoscopy, Public social assistance, Race, Radon exposure, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Safety, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Stroke, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight