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United States National Health Interview Survey 2005


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2005
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 2005 NHIS consisted of 38,509 households, yielding 98,649 persons in 39,284 families.

The 2005 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. The survey included a Cancer Control Supplement that covered topics such as diet and nutrition, tobacco use, cancer screening, genetic testing, family history, and use of indoor tanning devices by children age 14-17 years.

Alcohol use, Analgesics, Animal injuries, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child health care, Clinical breast exams, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Counseling, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Disability, Domestic migration, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, International migration, Languages, Limited mobility, Live births, Marital status, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Micronutrients, Migraine, Military service, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity, Occult blood, Osteoporosis, Pap smears, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio, Pregnancy, Proctoscopy, Public social assistance, Race, Road traffic injuries, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Sleep, Stroke, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Therapies, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, Hemorrhagic stroke, Secondhand smoke