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United States National Health Interview Survey 2002


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2002 - 12/2002
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 2002 NHIS consisted of 36,161 households, yielding 93,386 persons in 36,831 families.

The 2002 NHIS covered a wide variety of topics, such as family composition, socio-demographic characteristics, injuries, health care access and utilization, health insurance, income and assets, conditions, health behaviors, physical activity, and immunizations. The survey included supplement sections covering topics such as alternative medicine, hearing, vision, arthritis, asthma, mental health of children, assistive technologies and environmental barriers, and exposure to lead paint.

Alcohol use, Animal injuries, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child health care, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Disability, Down's syndrome, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Gout, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, International migration, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Limited mobility, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Multiple sclerosis, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Noncommunicable diseases, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Public social assistance, Race, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Safety, Seat belts, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight