Demographic and health related variables from a U.S. national household survey
A data frame with 21,588 observations on the following 18 variables.
Sample design stratum
Primary sampling unit, numbered within each stratum (1,2)
Gender (1 = male; 2 = female)
Age group (1 = < 18 years; 2 = 18-24 years; 3 = 25-44 years; 4 = 45-64 years; 5 = 65+)
Hispanic ethnicity (1 = Hispanic; 2 = Non-Hispanic White; 3 = Non-Hispanic Black; 4 = Non-Hispanic All other race groups)
Parents present in the household (1 = mother, father, or both present; 2 = neither present)
Highest level of education attained (1 = High school graduate, graduate equivalence degree, or less; 2 = Some college; 3 = Bachelor's or associate's degree; 4 = Master's degree or higher; NA = missing)
Race (1 = White; 2 = Black; 3 = All other race groups)
Family income group (1 = < $20K; 2 = $20000-$24999; 3 = $25000-$34999; 4 = $35000-$44999; 5 = $45000-$54999; 6 = $55000-$64999; 7 = $65000-$74999; 8 = $75K+; NA = missing)
Delayed medical care in last 12 months because of cost (1 = Yes; 2 = No; NA = missing)
Had an overnight hospital stay in last 12 months (1 = Yes; 2 = No; NA = missing)
During 2 WEEKS before interview, did person see a doctor or other health care professional at a doctor's office, a clinic, an emergency room, or some other place? (excluding overnight hospital stay)? (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Covered by medicaid, a governmental subsidy program for the poor (1 = Yes; 2 = No; NA = missing)
Not covered by any type of health insurance (1 = Yes; 2 = No; NA = missing)
What was person doing last week? (1 = Working for pay at a job or business; 2 = With a job or business but not at work; 3 = Looking for work; 4 = Working, but not for pay, at a job or business; 5 = Not working and not looking for work; NA = missing)
Is the person limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental or emotional problems? (1 = Limited in some way; 2 = Not limited in any way; NA = missing)
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is used to monitor health conditions in the U.S. Data are collected through personal household interviews. Demographic variables and a few health related variables are included in this subset. The
nhis.large data set contains observations on 21,588 persons extracted from the 2003 U.S. NHIS survey. The file contains only persons 18 years and older.
National Health Interview Survey of 2003 conducted by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
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