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United States National Health Interview Survey 2009


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
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 2009 NHIS consisted of 33,856 households, yielding 88,446 persons in 34,640 families.

The 2009 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 stroke, arthritis, health information technology, carbon monoxide detection, child mental health, and immunization.

Alcohol use, Anemia, Anxiety, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child health care, Chronic respiratory diseases, Congenital anomalies, Dental examinations, Diabetes, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Disability, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Gout, HPV vaccines, Headache, 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, Home care, Homicide, Hospitals, Hypertension, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, International migration, Interventions, Limited mobility, Marital status, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Migraine, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupations, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Preventive interventions, Public social assistance, Race, Road and vehicle safety, Road traffic injuries, Seizures, Skin diseases, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telecommunications, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, Body mass index, Hemorrhagic stroke