Scientific Data DocumentationNational Health Interview Survey, 2003DSN: CC37.NHIS03.FAMILYXX ( Family File ) CC37.NHIS03.HOUSEHLD ( Household File ) CC37.NHIS03.IMMUNIZE ( Immunization File ) CC37.NHIS03.INJPOIEP ( Injury/Poison Episode File ) CC37.NHIS03.INJVERBT ( Injury/Poison Verbatim File ) CC37.NHIS03.PERSONSX ( Person File ) CC37.NHIS03.SAMADULT ( Sample Adult File ) CC37.NHIS03.SAMCHILD ( Sample Child File ) There are 8 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) public use files for the year 2003. There are 7 corresponding file layout documentation, variable summary and frequency reports to go along with the surveys. - Family File The Family-Level file contains variables that describe characteristics of the 37,466 families living in households that participated in the 2003 NHIS. Thus, each record in the file represents a unique family. - Household File Each record on the Household file represents a unique household included in the NHIS sample. The household file is considered as the base file from which all other files are built. - Immunization File The Child Immunization file involves questions on the vaccination status of children under 18 years of age and within two age groupings (under 7 years, and 7-17 years) for one randomly selected sample child per family in a household. - Injury/Poison Episode File An Injury episode refers to the traumatic event in which the person was injured one or more times from an external cause. A Poisoning episode refers to the traumatic event resulting from ingestion of or contact with harmful substances, as well as overdoses or wrong use of any durg or medication, while a poisoning condition is the acute condition or the physical harm casued by the traumatic event. - Injury/Poison Verbatim File The Verbatim Injury/Poisoning Episode file contains edited narrative text descriptions of the injury or poisoning provided by the respondent and includes the body part injured or poisoned, the kind of injury or poisoning, and a description of how the injury or poisoning happened. - Person File The Person File contains three variables describing family type and structure in both general and deatiled terms. - Sample Adult File The Sample Adult section of the 2003 NHIS covers many of the subject areas included in the Family Core. However, the questions in the Sample Adult section are more specific, and are intended to gather more detailed information. - Sample Child File The Sample Child section of the 2003 NHIS covers additonal subject area not included in the Family core. The questions in the Sample Child section are more specific and are intended to gather more detailed information thatn those in the Family core.
Source for this dataset and documentation is
Division of Health Interview Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo RD RM 2217
Hyattsville MD 20782
The CC36 dataset was created on the mainframe on August, 2006 and the documentation is current as of August, 2006.
Table of ContentsRecord Layouts
- Family File Layout
- Household File Layout
- Immunization File Layout
- Injury/Poison Episode File Layout
- Injury/Poison Verbatim File Layout
- Person File Layout
- Sample Adult File Layout
- Sample Child File Layout
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