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United States National Health Interview Survey 2017


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 12/2017
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The 2017 United States National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a cross-sectional household interview survey that is fielded continuously throughout the year. The NHIS is a major source of information on the health of the population of the United States. The 2017 survey covered a wide variety of topics such as family composition, socio-demographic characteristics, injuries, health insurance, income and assets, health conditions, and health behaviors.

A total of 32,617 households and 33,157 families were interviewed.

Absenteeism, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Analgesics, Anemia, Anthropometry, Anxiety, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back pain, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood supply, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Congestion, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Disability, Down's syndrome, Drug consumption, Eczema, Edentulism, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Glaucoma, Gynecology, HPV vaccines, Headache, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health promotion, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Influenza vaccines, Injections, Injuries, Insulin, Internet, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Parkinson's disease, Pervasive developmental disorders, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Prostate cancer, Race, Rehabilitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Shingles vaccines, Sickle cell disorders, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Tourism, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vision loss, Weight, Working conditions