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United States National Health Interview Survey 2012


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 12/2012
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 2012 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 complementary and alternative medicine, disability, immunization, Internet and email usage, and mental health services.

Adverse effects of medical treatments, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Amputation, Analgesics, Anemia, Animal injuries, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back pain, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, Burns, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chronic kidney diseases, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Coping behavior, Corpus uteri cancer, Counseling, Dental care, Dental caries, Diabetes, Dietary supplements, Disability, Down's syndrome, Drug consumption, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fever, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Gout, Gynecological diseases, Gynecology, HPV vaccines, Headache, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Illicit drug use, Income, Influenza, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Internet, Interventions, Intestinal infectious diseases, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Lower respiratory infections, Lupus, Marital status, Mass media, Medicines, Melanoma, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Obesity, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Osteoporosis, Otitis media, Outpatient facilities, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Patient counts, Pediatrics, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Pervasive developmental disorders, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio, Pregnancy, Premenstrual syndrome, Prescriptions, Prices, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Rehabilitation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road traffic injuries, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, Urinary diseases, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight