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United States National Health Interview Survey 2013


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2013 - 12/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a cross-sectional household interview survey that is fielded continuously throughout the year, is a major source of information on the health of the population of the United States.

The 2013 NHIS includes seven questionnaires: Household, Family, Family Disability, Adult, Child, Cover, and Functioning and Disability. In addition to the core NHIS questions, the 2013 survey contains enhanced questions on health care access and utilization, food security, asthma, epilepsy, cancer screening, hepatitis B and C screening, heart disease and stroke prevention, immunization, mental health, disability, and other topics. Data were collected for 41,335 households with 104,520 persons in 42,321 families. Sample children totaled 12,860, and sample adults totaled 34,557.

Absenteeism, Alcohol use, Allergies, Amputation, Analgesics, Anemia, Animal injuries, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back and neck pain, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, Burns, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Child development, Child health care, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Down's syndrome, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Fatigue, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, General surgery, HPV vaccines, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immune system disorders, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Marital status, Medical tests, Medicines, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Occult blood, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Personal health expenditures, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Road traffic injuries, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Shingles vaccines, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Unemployment, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, Weight change