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United States National Health Interview Survey 2006


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 12/2006
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 2006 NHIS consisted of 29,204 households, yielding 75,716 persons in 29,868 families.

The 2006 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 supplement sections on arthritis, diabetes, and stroke.

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