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United States National Health Interview Survey 2011


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2011
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 2011 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, and physical activity. The survey included supplementary sections on cancer, occupational health, epilepsy, child mental health, and immunization.

Alcohol use, Anemia, Anxiety, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Chemotherapy, Child health care, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Corrective lenses, Counseling, Dental caries, Dental examinations, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diet, Digestive diseases, Disability, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, FFQ, Falls, Family composition, Fatigue, Gout, HPV, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Homicide, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Influenza, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, International migration, Interventions, Languages, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Live births, Marital status, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrients, Migraine, Mobility aids, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Occult blood, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pain, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Race, Radiation therapy, Road traffic injuries, Screening mammography, Seizures, Skin diseases, Sleep, Stroke, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Telecommunications, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Therapies, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Unintentional injuries, Varicella, Vision loss, Vitamin D supplements, Weight, X-rays