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United States National Health Interview Survey 2003


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
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 2003 NHIS consisted of 35,921 households, yielding 92,148 persons in 36,537 families.

The 2003 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, health conditions, health behaviors, physical activity, and immunizations. The survey included supplement sections covering topics such as children's mental health, diabetes, asthma, cancer, and smoke/fire alarm use.

Alcohol use, Animal injuries, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child health care, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Disability, Domestic migration, Down's syndrome, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Gout, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Home care, 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, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Pap smears, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Proctoscopy, Public social assistance, Race, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, STDs, Safety, Screening mammography, Seizures, Stroke, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight