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Scientific Data Documentation
Core Data, 1997
CC37.NHIS97.IMMUNIZE
CC37.NHIS97.FAMILY
CC37.NHIS97.INJEPSOD
CC37.NHIS97.POIEPSOD
CC37.NHIS97.SMPADULT
CC37.NHIS97.SMPCHILD
CC37.NHIS97.INJVERBT


The 1997 National Health Interview Survey includes new core data files.  The Household and Person file remain in the NHIS basic modules.   The new core files are listed below.

 

Household File 

Data Set Name:  CC37NHIS97.HOUSEHLD
 
                                  HHLD - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
RECTYPE                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL*
 
                           All households*
 
   1-2                     Record Type
 
                43,370     10  Household
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: record type
Notes: * The universe for most of the variables in this file includes
       responding households and households that were type 'A' non-response
       (HH = ALL).  Type 'B' or 'C' non-responding household are not included
       in this file.  Other variables in this file have a universe of
       responding households only (HH = RESPONDING) or non-responsing
       households only (HH = TYPE A).
______________________________________________________________________________
SRVY_YR                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
   3-6                     Survey Year
 
                43,370     1997   1997
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: survey year
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HHX                        Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
   7-12                    Household Serial Number
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: household number
Notes: Use this variable to identify individual households.
______________________________________________________________________________
INTV_QRT                   Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
  13                       Interview Quarter
 
                10,187     1  Quarter 1
                10,909     2  Quarter 2
                11,249     3  Quarter 3
                11,025     4  Quarter 4
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: interview quarter
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ASSIGNWK                   Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
  14-15                    Assignment Week
 
                 2,487     01  Week 1
                 3,428     02  Week 2
                 3,466     03  Week 3
                 3,436     04  Week 4
                 3,501     05  Week 5
                 3,345     06  Week 6
                 3,425     07  Week 7
                 3,312     08  Week 8
                 3,515     09  Week 9
                 3,342     10  Week 10
                 3,387     11  Week 11
                 3,346     12  Week 12
                 3,380     13  Week 13
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: assignment week; interview week
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                 HHLD - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
INT_M_P                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
  16-17                    Date of Interview - Month
 
                 2,968     01   January
                 3,355     02   February
                 3,630     03   March
                 3,875     04   April
                 3,563     05   May
                 3,634     06   June
                 3,804     07   July
                 3,560     08   August
                 3,965     09   September
                 2,219     10   October
                 4,290     11   November
                 4,487     12   December
                    20     98   Not ascertained
 
Sources: INT_DATE
Recodes: None
Keywords: interview month
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
INT_Y_P                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
  18-21                    Date of Interview - Year
 
                           See note below*.
 
Sources: INT_DATE
Recodes: None
Keywords: interview year
Notes: * 9998 = Not ascertained.  A few interviews were completed in January
       of the next year.
______________________________________________________________________________
LIVQRT                     Enter appropriate type of housing unit.
Front Sec.
                           HH = ALL
 
                           All households
 
  22-23                    Type of Living Quarters
 
                40,490     01  House, apartment, flat, condo
                    21     02  HU in nontransient hotel, motel
                     3     03  HU-permanent in transient hotel, motel
                    19     04  HU in rooming house
                 2,032     05  Mobile home/trailer w/no permanent rooms added
                   332     06  Mobile home/trailer w/1+ permanent rooms added
                    17     07  HU not specified above
                    49     08  Quarters not HU in room or board house
                     1     09  Unit not permanent-transient hotel, motel
                     0     10  Unoccupied site for mobile home/trailer/tent
                   172     11  Student quarters in college dormitory
                   154     12  Group quarter unit not specified above
                    80     98  Not ascertained
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: housing type
Notes: The interviewer answered this question, and it was asked at the
       household level.  Housing unit is abbreviated as HU.  Data for variable
       came from the Front Section of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
NON_INTV                   Recode
Recode
                           HH = TYPE A
 
                           Non-responding type A households
 
  24                       Category of type A non-response
 
                 2,482     1  Refused
                   570     2  No one home - repeated calls
                   245     3  Temporarily absent
                    28     4  Language problem
                   213     5  Other
                39,832     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: OUTCOME
Recodes: None
Keywords: non-response; type a; household non-response
Notes: Data for this recode came from the Back Section of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
TELENUM                    What is the telephone number here?
Recode
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  25                       Telephone number
 
                35,985     1  Gave a telephone number
                 1,788     2  No telephone service
                 1,877     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                   181     9  Don't know
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: TEL_NUM
Recodes: None
Keywords: telephone number; working telephone
Notes: This question was asked at the household level, and it resides in the
       Front Section of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
INSIDE                     Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home
                           that is currently working?
Front Sec.
                           HH = RESPONDING and TELENUM ne 2
 
                           Responding households and households who gave a
                           phone number,  refused, not ascertained, or don't
                           know phone number
 
  26                       Working phone inside home
 
                37,672     1  Yes
                   331     2  No
                    25     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                    15     9  Don't know
                 5,326     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: telephone number; working telephone
Notes: This question was asked at the household level, and it resides in the
       Front Section of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  HHLD - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
NOSERV                     During the past 12 months, has your household been
                           without telephone service for more than 1 week?
Front Sec.
                           HH = RESPONDING and TELENUM ne 2 and INSIDE ne 2
 
                           Responding households and households who gave a
                           phone number, refused, not ascertained, or don't
                           know phone number and households with working
                           phone, refused, not ascertained, or don't know if
                           working phone
 
  27                       Telephone service in past 12 months
 
                 1,081     1  Yes
                36,498     2  No
                    52     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                    81     9  Don't know
                 5,657     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: telephone service
Notes: This question was asked at the household level, and it resides in the
       Front Section of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HOWLNGWK                   For how long was your household without telephone
                           service in the past 12 months?
Recode
                           HH = RESPONDING and TELENUM = 2 or INSIDE = 2 or
                           NOSERV = 1
 
                           Responding households without telephone service
 
  28-29                    Number of weeks w/o telephone service
 
                   334     00     One week or less
                    71     01     More than one week, up to two weeks
                   197     02     More than two weeks, up to three weeks
                 2,474     03-51  See note below*.
                    22     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                   101     99     Don't know
                40,170     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: HOWLONG1; HOWLONG2
Recodes: None
Keywords: no telephone service; weeks without telephone
Notes: * Interpretation of each value for this variable follows the logic of
       the value labels provided for values '01 and '02'.  Thus, '03' is
       interpreted as more than three weeks, up to four weeks.   A value of
       '51' is interpreted as more than 51 weeks, up to 52 weeks.  This
       question was asked at the household level, and it resides in the Front
       Section of the instrument.  This recode was developed from the
       combination of HOWLONG1 and HOWLONG2.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
NOWAF_HH                   Is {Person} now on full-time active duty with the
                           armed forces?
HHC recode
                           HH = RESPONDING and AGE = >15 and < 65
 
                           Responding households and any household w/persons
                           16 to 64 years
 
  30                       Armed Forces member in HH
 
                   301     1  Armed Forces member in HH
                33,289     2  No Armed Forces member in HH*
                 9,780     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: active duty; armed forces
Notes: * This includes refusals, not ascertains, and don't knows.  Data is
       recoded from HHC.310; this variable indicates whether there is an
       active duty Armed Forces member present in the household.
______________________________________________________________________________
ACPT_FAM                   Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  31-32                    Number of families responding in HH
 
                39,832     01-30
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: number of families; responding families
Notes: This variable is a count of the number of families who responded in the
       household.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                 HHLD - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
REJ_FAM                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  33-34                    Number of families not responding in HH
 
                39,832     00-29
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: number of families; non-responding families
Notes: This variable is a count of the number of families who did not respond
       in the household.
______________________________________________________________________________
NO_FAM                     Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  35-36                    Person(s) not assigned to any family
 
                39,832     00-29
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: family unknown; unassigned persons
Notes: This variable is a count of the number of persons in the household who
       were not assigned to any family or their assignment to a particular
       family was unknown.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ACPT_PER                   Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  37-38                    Number of persons responding in HH
 
                39,832     01-30
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: number of persons; responding persons
Notes: This variable is a count of the number of persons who responded in the
       household.
______________________________________________________________________________
REJ_PER                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  39-40                    Number of persons not responding in HH
 
                39,832     00-29
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: number of persons; non-responding persons
Notes: This variable is a count of the number of persons who did not respond
       in the household.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ACPTCHLD                   Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  41-42                    Number of children that responded in HH*
 
                39,832     00-29
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: number of children; responding children
Notes: * Children did not respond for themselves, but data collected on
       children came from an adult proxy respondent.  This variable, then, is
       a count of the number of children in the household for which there was
       data.
______________________________________________________________________________
LNG_INTV                   In which language was the interview conducted?
Front Sec.
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  43                       Language of interview
 
                35,085     1  English
                 1,589     2  Spanish
                   813     3  English and Spanish
                   118     4  Other
                 2,227     8  Not ascertained
                 3,538     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: interview language
Notes: The interviewer answered this question, and it was asked at the
       household level.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 14
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
REGION
UCF
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  44                       Region
 
                 8,469     1  Northeast
                 9,657     2  Midwest
                15,551     3  South
                 9,693     4  West
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: united states; region
Notes: Data from Unit Control File.
______________________________________________________________________________
MSASIZEP                   Recode
UCF Recode
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  45                       Geographic Distribution - MSA size
 
                 5,333     1  5,000,000 or more
                 5,279     2  2,500,000 - 4,999,999
                10,999     3  1,000,000 - 2,499,999
                 5,042     4  500,000 - 999,999
                 5,013     5  250,000 - 499,999
                 3,718     6  Under 250,000
                 7,986     7  Non-MSA
 
Sources: MSA_SIZE
Recodes: None
Keywords: msa size
Notes: Data from Unit Control File.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 15
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WTIA_HH                    Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  46-51                    Weight - Interim Annual
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: interim weight
Notes: Format of data has an implied decimal (XXXXX.X).  In general, this
       weight reflects probability of selection for the household.  It does
       not include non-response or post-stratification adjustments.
______________________________________________________________________________
WTFA_HH                    Generated variable
Generated
                           HH = RESPONDING
 
                           Responding households
 
  52-57                    Weight - Final Annual
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: final weight; annual; household weight
Notes: In general, this weight includes probability of selection and
       adjustment for non-response.  This weight does not include
       post-stratification adjustments to Census control totals for number of
       civilian, non-institutionalized households.  Type 'A' non-response
       households have a zero weight for this variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   HHLD - 16
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                           HOUSEHOLD - PUBLIC USE      
                               43,370 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/15/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
STRATUM                    Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  58-60                    Stratum for variance estimation
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: variance estimation
Notes: Variable used in variance estimation; consult documentation on variance
       estimation using NHIS data for specific information.
______________________________________________________________________________
PSU                        Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  61                       PSU for variance estimation
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: variance estimation
Notes: Variable used in variance estimation; consult documentation on variance
       estimation using NHIS data for specific information.
 

Person File

Data Set Name:  CC37.NHIS97.PESONSX
 
                                 PERSON - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
RECTYPE                    Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
   1-2                     Record Type
 
               103,477     20  Person
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: record type
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
SRVY_YR                    Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
   3-6                     Survey Year
 
               103,477     1997   1997
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: survey year
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HHX                        Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
   7-12                    Household Serial Number
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: household number
Notes: Use this variable to identify individual households.
______________________________________________________________________________
FMX                        Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  13-14                    Family Serial Number
 
               103,477     01-30   Family number 1 thru 30
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: family number
Notes: Use this variable in combination with HHX to identify individual
       families.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PX                         Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  15-16                    Person Number
 
               103,477     01-30   Person number 1 thru 30
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: person number
Notes: Use this variable in combination with HHX and FMX to identify
       individual persons.
______________________________________________________________________________
INTV_QRT                   Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  17                       Interview Quarter
 
                24,231     1  Quarter 1
                26,696     2  Quarter 2
                26,581     3  Quarter 3
                25,969     4  Quarter 4
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: interview quarter
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
SEX                        (If not apparent) Is {Person} male or female?
HHC.040
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  18                       Sex
 
                49,561     1  Male
                53,916     2  Female
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Additional data on sex came from HHC.140 when the household contained
       more than one person.
______________________________________________________________________________
AGE_P                      Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  19-20                    Age
 
                 1,594     00     Under 1 year
               100,835     01-84  1-84 years
                 1,048     85     85+ years
 
Sources: AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: age
Notes: Data on age came from multiple questions (HHC.060, HHC.070, HHC.080)
       depending on skip patterns.  Additional data on age came from HHC.160,
       HHC.170, and HHC.180 when the household contained more than one person.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
R_AGE1                     Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  21                       Age Recode #1
 
                 8,193     1  Under 5 years
                21,599     2  5-17 years
                 8,862     3  18-24 years
                32,058     4  25-44 years
                20,874     5  45-64 years
                 3,652     6  65-69 years
                 3,204     7  70-74 years
                 5,035     8  75 years and over
 
Sources: AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: age recode
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                 PERSON - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
R_AGE2                     Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  22                       Age Recode #2
 
                10,016     1  Under 6 years
                18,207     2  6-16 years
                10,431     3  17-24 years
                15,379     4  25-34 years
                16,679     5  35-44 years
                12,802     6  45-54 years
                 8,072     7  55-64 years
                 6,856     8  65-74 years
                 5,035     9  75 years and over
 
Sources: AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: age recode
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
DOB_M                      What is {Person}'s date of birth? Month, day and
                           year, please.
HHC.050
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  23-24                    Month of Birth
 
                 8,270     01  January
                 7,364     02  February
                 8,088     03  March
                 7,680     04  April
                 7,903     05  May
                 7,938     06  June
                 8,599     07  July
                 8,506     08  August
                 8,480     09  September
                 8,258     10  October
                 7,750     11  November
                 8,231     12  December
                 4,107     97  Refused
                    86     98  Not ascertained
                 2,217     99  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: birth month
Notes: Additional data on month of birth came from HHC.150 when the household
       contained more than one person.
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                                 PERSON - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
DOB_Y_P                    Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  25-28                    Year of Birth
 
                 1,385     1913       1913 or before
                96,636     1914-1998  1914-1998
                 3,446     9997       Refused
                    85     9998       Not ascertained
                 1,925     9999       Don't know
 
Sources: DOB_Y
Recodes: None
Keywords: birth year
Notes: Data on birth year came from HHC.050 and HHC.150.
______________________________________________________________________________
ORIGIN                     Do any of these groups represent {Person}'s
                           national origin or ancestry?
HHC.330
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  29                       Hispanic Ethnicity
 
                21,874     1   Yes
                81,512     2   No
                    47     7   Refused
                     7     8   Not ascertained
                    37     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: HISPANIC
Keywords: ethnicity; national origin; ancestry
Notes: This variable contains edited data from NATOR (HHC.330).
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISPAN_P                   Please give me the number of the (national origin)
                           group.
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  30-31                    Hispanic subgroup detail
 
                   543     00   Multiple Hispanic
                 1,891     01   Puerto Rican
                 5,892     03   Mexican-Mexicano
                 6,465     04   Mexican-American (includes Chicano)
                 1,037     05   Cuban/Cuban-American
                 2,183     06   Other Latin American
                   358     07   Other Spanish
                 3,359     08   Hispanic/Spanish, non-specific type
                    33     09   Hispanic/Spanish, type refused
                    74     10   Hispanic/Spanish, type not ascertained
                    39     11   Hispanic/Spanish, type don't know
                81,603     12   Not Hispanic/Spanish origin
 
Sources: HISPANIC
Recodes: None
Keywords: ethnicity; national origin; ancestry
Notes: "Other-specify" responses were assigned to specific groups where
       possible.  Respondents who selected the generic "Hispanic/Spanish"
       response category were assigned "08", and in cases where the respondent
       refused to answer Hispanic origin or didn't know it, this variable was
       assigned "09" and "11", respectively.  When Hispanic origin was not
       ascertained, this variable was assigned "10".  In cases where
       "Other-specify" responses were determined to be non-Hispanic, this
       variable was assigned "12" for not Hispanic/Spanish origin, and ORIGIN
       was back coded to "2" or "No" (no group represented respondent's
       national origin).  Respondents coded as "12" answered 2,7,8, or 9 in
       ORIGIN.  Data came from HHC.330 & HHC.340.
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                                 PERSON - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MRACE_P                    Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  32-33                    Race coded to a single race group
 
                79,954     01   White
                15,045     02   Black/African American
                   875     03   Indian (American) (includes Eskimo, Aleut)
                   691     06   Chinese
                   740     07   Filipino
                   445     12   Asian Indian
                 1,578     15   Other API*
                 3,072     16   Other race
                   291     17   Multiple race
                   192     97   Refused
                    25     98   Not ascertained
                   569     99   Don't know
 
Sources: MAINRACE
Recodes: None
Keywords: race
Notes: * Asian Pacific Islander - this category includes the following:
       Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian, and other
       API.  Data came from HHC.360 and HHC.380.  Where there was only one
       race given, that answer was copied from RACE1 to here.  Those
       respondents with more than one race mentioned had their response copied
       from MULTRAC (HHC.380).  For those respondents who indicated more than
       one race, but did not select a main race (see MULTRAC), they were
       assigned "17" or "Multiple race".
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                 PERSON - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
RACEREC                    Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  34                       Race Recode
 
                80,805     1  White
                15,112     2  Black
                 7,560     3  Other
 
Sources: MAINRACE; MULTRAC; RACE1; RACE2; RACE3; RACE4; RACE5; HISPANIC
Recodes: None
Keywords: race recode
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
RACE                       Recode of full detail race groups
HHC Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  35                       OMB groups w/multiple race
 
                79,305     1  White
                14,750     2  Black
                   747     3  AIAN*
                 3,273     4  API*
                 3,040     5  Other
                 1,576     6  Multiple race
                   192     7  Refused
                    25     8  Not ascertained
                   569     9  Don't know
 
Sources: RACEFULL
Recodes: None
Keywords: race
Notes: * AIAN is American Indian/Alaskan Native; API is Asian Pacific
       Islander.  This recode contains detail for the 4 OMB race groups,
       "Other" race, and a single multiple race category; detailed subgroups
       have been collapsed into a single category.  This recode does not
       include the information provided in  MULTRAC (HHC.380) for multiple
       race mentions (the "main" race).  Subgroups included in the categories
       "AIAN" and "API" can be found by crossing this variable with MRACE_P.
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                                 PERSON - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
R_MARITL                   Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE = all
 
                           All persons
 
  36                       Marital status
 
                23,433     0  Under 14 years
                42,572     1  Married - spouse in household
                   791     2  Married - spouse not in household
                    12     3  Married - spouse in household unknown
                 5,084     4  Widowed
                 5,684     5  Divorced
                 1,945     6  Separated
                19,677     7  Never married
                 3,647     8  Living with partner
                   632     9  Unknown marital status
 
Sources: MARITL; SPOUS1; AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: marital status
Notes: Modified valid code check was used.  Users are advised that consistency
       checks between RRP and R_MARITL were not carried out.   In cases where
       the values disagree between these variables, users should consider the
       RRP value to be correct.  This variable is a recode of MARITL
       (HHC.460), SPOUS1 (HHC.470), and AGE.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
COHAB1                     {Has person} ever been married?
HHC.490
                           AGE ge 14 and R_MARITL = 8
 
                           All persons 14+ living with a partner
 
  37                       Cohabitor ever married?
 
                 1,512     1  Yes
                 2,077     2  No
                    36     7  Refused
                     8     8  Not ascertained
                    14     9  Don't know
                99,830     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: cohabitation; unmarried partner
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
COHAB2                     What is {person} current legal marital status?
HHC.500
                           AGE ge 14 and  R_MARITL = 8 and COHAB1 = 1
 
                           All ever-married persons 14+ currently living with
                           a partner
 
  38                       Legal marital status/cohab. respondent
 
                    55     1  Married
                   147     2  Widowed
                 1,107     3  Divorced
                   189     4  Separated
                     2     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                    12     9  Don't know
               101,965     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: cohabitation; unmarried partner; legal marital status
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                 PERSON - 14
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LG_MSTAT                   Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE ge 14
 
                           Persons 14 years or over
 
  39                       CDC standard for legal marital status
 
                 2,134     1  Separated
                 6,791     2  Divorced
                43,430     3  Married
                21,754     4  Single/never married
                 5,231     5  Widowed
                   704     9  Unknown marital status
                23,433     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: R_MARITL; COHAB1; COHAB2; AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: legal marital status
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
TMPMSTAT                   Recode
HHC Recode
                           AGE ge 14
 
                           Persons 14 years or over
 
  40                       Legal marital status
 
                42,572     1  Married, spouse in household
                   846     2  Married, spouse not in household
                    12     3  Married, spouse in household unknown
                 5,231     4  Widowed
                 6,791     5  Divorced
                 2,134     6  Separated
                21,754     7  Never Married
                   704     9  Unknown marital status
                23,433     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: R_MARITL; COHAB1; COHAB2; AGE
Recodes: None
Keywords: legal marital status
Notes: This is a recode of R_MARITL: individuals aged 14+ who are living with
       a partner (R_MARITL = 8) are assigned their legal marital status in
       TMPMSTAT.  For all other respondents, TMPMSTAT = R_MARITL.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 15
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
RRP                        What is {Person}'s relationship to {reference
                           person}?
HHC.200
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  41-42                    Relationship to reference person
 
                39,781     01  Reference person
                20,637     02  Spouse (husband/wife)
                 1,743     03  Unmarried Partner
                33,851     04  Child (biological/adoptive/in-law/step/foster)
                   565     05  Child of partner
                 2,132     06  Grandchild
                 1,168     07  Parent (bio./adoptive/in-law/step/foster)
                 1,207     08  Brother/sister (bio./adop./in-law/step/foster)
                    31     09  Grandparent (Grandmother/Grandfather)
                    63     10  Aunt/Uncle
                   532     11  Niece/Nephew
                   652     12  Other relative
                   657     13  Housemate/roommate
                   173     14  Roomer/Boarder
                   198     15  Other nonrelative
                    15     16  Legal guardian
                    23     17  Ward
                    22     97  Refused
                    27     99  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: relationship; reference person
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                 PERSON - 16
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HH_REF                     Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  43-44                    Person # of reference person
 
               103,396     01-30  Person number 1 thru 30
                    81     98     Not ascertained
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: This variable contains the household reference person's number (PX).
______________________________________________________________________________
HHSTAT                     Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  45                       Reference Person Flag
 
                39,781     P  Reference person
                    81     8  Not ascertained
                63,615     <Blank:  Not reference person>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: This variable indicates the household reference person.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 17
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
NOWAF                      Is {Person} now on full-time active duty with the
                           armed forces?
HHC.310
                           AGE = >15 and < 65
 
                           Persons 16 to 64 years
 
  46                       Armed Forces - active duty
 
                   311     1  Armed Forces
                64,603     2  Not Armed Forces
                    21     7  Refused
                    14     8  Not ascertained
                    14     9  Don't know
                38,514     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: active duty; armed forces
Notes: Respondents with an "1" are active duty Armed Force members and have
       been given a weight of "zero" in the file.  The NHIS sampling design
       can only infer to the civilian, non-institutionalized U.S. population
       and analysts are cautioned not to include members of the Armed Forces
       in their analysis.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 18
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ASTATFLG                   Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE ge 18
 
                           Persons 18 years or older
 
  47                       Sample Adult Flag
 
                 4,436     0  Sample Adult - no record
                36,116     1  Sample Adult - has record
                32,749     2  Not selected as Sample Adult
                    77     3  No one selected as Sample Adult
                   306     4  Armed Force member
                     1     5  Armed Force member - selected as Sample Adult
                29,792     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: sample adult; sample adult flag
Notes: This variable can be used to choose valid records for sample adult
       data.  Every adult in each family, except active duty Armed Force
       members, was eligible to be selected as the sample adult.  All adults
       within a family were assigned the value of "3" given these two
       situations: 1) If the Sample Adult was incorrectly assigned to someone
       in the Armed Forces, or 2) it could not be ascertained which adult in
       the family was chosen as Sample Adult.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 19
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
CSTATFLG                   Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE le 17
 
                           Persons 0 to 17 years
 
  48                       Sample Child Flag
 
                   954     0  Sample Child - no record
                14,290     1  Sample Child - has record
                14,329     2  Not selected as Sample Child
                   147     3  No one selected as Sample Child
                    68     4  Emancipated Minor
                     4     5  Military, not selected as Sample Child
                73,685     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: sample child; sample child flag
Notes: This variable can be used to choose valid records for sample child
       data.  Every child in each family, except an emancipated minor or
       active duty Armed Forces member, was eligible to be selected as the
       Sample Child.  All children within a family were assigned the value of
       "3" given these two situations: 1) If the Sample Child was incorrectly
       assigned to someone who was ineligible, or 2) it was unknown which
       child in the family was assigned as the Sample Child.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 20
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
IMMUNFLG                   Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE le 17
 
                           Persons 0 to 17 years
 
  49                       Child Immunization Flag
 
                 1,030     0  Immunization Child - no record
                15,402     1  Immunization Child - has record
                13,360     2  Not eligible for immunization questions
                73,685     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: immunization child; immunization child flag
Notes: This variable can be used to choose valid records for immunization
       data.
______________________________________________________________________________
FM_SIZE                    Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           All persons
 
  50-51                    Number of persons in family
 
               103,477     01-30   Number of persons
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: family size
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 21
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
REGION
UCF
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  52                       Region
 
                19,338     1  Northeast
                22,525     2  Midwest
                36,812     3  South
                24,802     4  West
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: united states; region
Notes: Data from Unit Control File.
______________________________________________________________________________
MSASIZEP                   Recode
UCF Recode
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  53                       Geographic Distribution - MSA size
 
                12,933     1  5,000,000 or more
                12,632     2  2,500,000 - 4,999,999
                26,020     3  1,000,000 - 2,499,999
                11,874     4  500,000 - 999,999
                12,292     5  250,000 - 499,999
                 8,524     6  Under 250,000
                19,202     7  Non-MSA
 
Sources: MSA_SIZE
Recodes: None
Keywords: msa size
Notes: Data from Unit Control File.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                 PERSON - 22
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WTIA                       Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  54-59                    Weight - Interim Annual
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: interim weight
Notes: Format of data has an implied decimal (XXXXX.X).  This weight does not
       include post-stratification adjustments (age, race/ethnicity, sex) to
       the civilian, non-institutionalized U.S. population using Census
       population controls.
______________________________________________________________________________
WTFA                       Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  60-65                    Weight - Final Annual
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: final weight; annual; person weight
Notes: This weight should be used for most analyses at the person level when
       using a full year of data.  This weight includes post-stratification
       adjustments (age, race/ethnicity, sex) using Census population
       controls.  The sum of these weights is equal to the 1997 civilian,
       non-institutionalized U.S. population.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                 PERSON - 23
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON SECTION - PUBLIC USE
                              103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 12/23/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
STRATUM                    Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  66-68                    Stratum for variance estimation
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: variance estimation
Notes: Variable used in variance estimation; consult documentation on variance
       estimation using NHIS data for specific information.
______________________________________________________________________________
PSU                        Generated variable
Generated
                           ALL
 
                           All records
 
  69                       PSU for variance estimation
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: variance estimation
Notes: Variable used in variance estimation; consult documentation on variance
       estimation using NHIS data for specific information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 1
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAPLYLM                   {Are/Is} (person <5 years old) limited in the kind
                           or amount of play activities {he/she/they} can do
                           because of a physical, mental, or emotional
                           problem?
FHS.010
                           AGE < 5
 
                           Persons < 5 years
 
  70                       Is - - limited in kind/amt play
 
                   163     1   Yes
                 8,008     2   No
                     5     7   Refused
                    14     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
                95,284     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limited in kind/amount play
Notes: Family/person variable conversion; refer to PLAPLYUN (FHS.020) for a
       Family Core variable and to IHMOB (CHS.300) for a Sample Child variable
       on related topics.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 2
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAPLYUN                   Is {person in PLAPLYLM} able to take part AT ALL
                           in the usual kinds of play activities done by most
                           children {person}'s age?
FHS.020
                           AGE < 5 and PLAPLYLM = 1
 
                           Persons < 5 years and limited in play
 
  71                       Is -- able to play AT ALL?
 
                   113     1  Yes
                    50     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,314     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; play activities
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 3
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSPEDEIS                   Do any of the children under 18 in this family
                           (person <18)  receive Special Educational or Early
                           Intervention Services?
FHS.060
                           AGE < 18
 
                           Persons < 18 years
 
  72                       Does - - receive Spec Ed or EIS
 
                 1,540     1  Yes
                28,139     2  No
                    17     7  Refused
                    66     8  Not ascertained
                    30     9  Don't know
                73,685     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; special education; early intervention services
Notes: Family/person variable conversion; refer to AMR1 and AODD1 (CHS.031),
       AMR2, ADD2, and AODD2 (CHS.032), CONDL1-CONDL10 (CHS.060), and LEARND
       (CHS.312) for Sample Child variables on related topics.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 4
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAADL                     Because of a physical, mental, or emotional
                           problem, {do/does} {person} need the help of other
                           persons with PERSONAL CARE NEEDS, such as eating,
                           bathing, dressing, or getting around inside this
                           home?
FHS.080
                           AGE >= 3
 
                           All persons 3+ years
 
  73                       Does -- need help w/ADL?
 
                 1,444     1   Yes
                97,193     2   No
                    26     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    23     9   Don't know
                 4,791     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; personal care needs; adl
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 5
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LABATH                     {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ... bathing or showering?
FHS.090
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  74                       Does -- need help w/ bathing?
 
                 1,118     1  Yes
                   326     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; bathing; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
LADRESS                    {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ....dressing?
FHS.100
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  75                       Does -- need help with dressing?
 
                   934     1  Yes
                   510     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; dressing; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 6
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAEAT                      {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ....eating?
FHS.110
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  76                       Does -- need help w/ eating?
 
                   370     1  Yes
                 1,073     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; eating; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
LABED                      {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ....getting in or out of bed or chairs?
FHS.120
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  77                       Does -- need help in/out of bed/chair?
 
                   624     1  Yes
                   819     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; in/out of bed/chair; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 7
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LATOILT                    {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ...using the toilet, including getting to the
                           toilet?
FHS.130
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  78                       Does -- need help with toilet?
 
                   526     1  Yes
                   917     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; toilet; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 8
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHOME                     {Do/Does} {person} need the help of other persons
                           with ... getting around inside the home?
FHS.140
                           AGE >= 3 and PLAADL = 1
 
                           Persons with a limitation
 
  79                       Does -- need help getting around home?
 
                   589     1  Yes
                   855     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               102,033     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help getting around home; adl
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAIADL                    Because of a physical, mental, or emotional
                           problem, {do/does} {person} need the help of other
                           persons in handling ROUTINE NEEDS, such as
                           everyday household chores, doing necessary
                           business, shopping, or getting around for other
                           purposes?
FHS.160
                           AGE >= 5
 
                           All persons 5+ years
 
  80                       Does - - need help w/chores, shop, etc.
 
                 2,957     1  Yes
                92,267     2  No
                    25     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                    35     9  Don't know
                 8,193     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; need help; chores, shop, etc; routine needs;
          iadl
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 9
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAWKNOW                   Does a physical, mental, or emotional problem NOW
                           keep {PERSON 18+} from working at a job or
                           business?
FHS.180
                           Age >= 18
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
  81                       Is -- unable to work due to health prob?
 
                 5,419     1  Yes
                68,060     2  No
                    33     7  Refused
                   132     8  Not ascertained
                    41     9  Don't know
                29,792     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; unable to work
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 10
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAWKLIM                   {Are/(Other than the persons mentioned), are any
                           of these family members} {PERSON 18+} limited in
                           the kind OR amount of work {you/they} can do
                           because of a  physical, mental or emotional
                           problem?
FHS.200
                           AGE >= 18
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
  82                       Is -- limited kind/amt of work (health)?
 
                 5,419     0   Unable to work
                 3,623     1   Limited in work
                63,876     2   Not limited in work
                    46     7   Refused
                   671     8   Not ascertained
                    50     9   Don't know
                29,792     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limited kind/amount of work
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 11
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAWALK                    Because of a health problem, {do/does} {person}
                           have difficulty walking without using any special
                           equipment?
FHS.220
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
  83                       Does - - have dif walking w/o equip?
 
                 3,470     1   Yes
                99,928     2   No
                    36     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    43     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; difficulty walking without equipment
Notes: Family/person variable conversion; refer to FLWALK (AHS.091) for a
       Sample Adult variable on related topics.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 12
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLAREMEM                   {Are/Is} {person} LIMITED IN ANY WAY because of
                           difficulty remembering or because {you/they}
                           experience periods of confusion?
FHS.240
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
  84                       Is -- limited by dif remembering?
 
                 2,158     1   Yes
               101,210     2   No
                    33     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    76     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; difficulty remembering
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
PLIMANY                    Are {person} LIMITED IN ANY WAY in any activities
                           because of physical, mental or emotional problems?
FHS.260
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
  85                       Is -- limited in ANY (other) WAY?
 
                12,029     0  Limitation previously mentioned
                 1,561     1  Yes, limited in some other way
                89,737     2  Not limited in any way
                    42     7  Refused
                    47     8  Not ascertained
                    61     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limited in any activities
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 13
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LA1AR                      Recode
FHS Recode
                           All
 
                           All persons
 
  86                       Any limitation: all persons, all conds
 
                13,590     1  Limited in any way
                89,887     2  Not limited in any way (includes unk)
 
Sources: PLAPLYLM; PSPEDEIS; PLAADL; PLAIADL; PLAWKNOW; PLAWKLIM; PLAWALK;
         PLAREMEM; PLIMANY
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC1                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
  87                       Vision problem causes limitation
 
                    85     1  Mentioned
                 1,865     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 14
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC1 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to vision prob
 
  88-89                    Duration of vision prob: # of units
 
                    35     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    49     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,392     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 15
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC1 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to  vision prob
 
  90                       Duration of vision prob: Time unit
 
                     2     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     0     3  Month(s)
                    33     4  Year(s)
                    49     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,392     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 16
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC1 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to vision prob
 
  91-92                    Duration of vision prob (in years)
 
                     4     00     Less than 1 year
                    80     01-17  01-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,392     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC2                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
  93                       Hearing problem causes limitation
 
                    99     1  Mentioned
                 1,851     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 17
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC2 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to hearing prob
 
  94-95                    Duration of hearing prob: # of units
 
                    49     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    46     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,378     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 18
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC2 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to hearing prob
 
  96                       Duration of hearing prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                     5     3  Month(s)
                    43     4  Year(s)
                    46     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,378     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 19
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC2 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to hearing prob
 
  97-98                    Duration of hearing prob (in years)
 
                     5     00     Less than 1 year
                    90     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,378     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC3                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
  99                       Speech problem causes limitation
 
                   357     1  Mentioned
                 1,593     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; speech problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 20
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC3 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to speech prob
 
 100-101                   Duration of speech prob: # of units
 
                   205     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   146     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know*
               103,120     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; speech problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 21
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC3 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to speech prob
 
 102                       Duration of speech prob: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     5     2  Week(s)
                    17     3  Month(s)
                   182     4  Year(s)
                   146     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               103,120     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; speech problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 22
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC3 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to speech prob
 
 103-104                   Duration of speech prob (in years)
 
                    21     00     Less than 1 year
                   330     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know
               103,120     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; speech problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC4                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 105                       Asthma/breathing prob causes limitation
 
                   278     1  Mentioned
                 1,672     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; asthma; breathing problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 23
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC4 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to asthma/breathing prob
 
 106-107                   Duration asthma/breath prob: # of units
 
                   139     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   136     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,199     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; asthma; breathing problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 24
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC4 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to asthma/breathing prob
 
 108                       Duration asthma/breath prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     5     2  Week(s)
                    12     3  Month(s)
                   123     4  Year(s)
                   136     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,199     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; asthma; breathing problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 25
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC4 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to asthma/breathing prob
 
 109-110                   Duration of asthma/breathing prob (yrs)
 
                    22     00     Less than 1 year
                   253     01-17  1-17 years
                     1     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,199     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; asthma; breathing problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC5                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 111                       Birth defect causes limitation
 
                   129     1  Mentioned
                 1,821     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 26
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC5 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to birth defect
 
 112-113                   Duration of birth defect: # of units
 
                     0     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   129     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,348     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: * CAPI instrument automatically generated a code "96" for this
       variable.
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                                   FHS - 27
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC5 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to birth defect
 
 114                       Duration of birth defect: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     0     3  Month(s)
                     0     4  Year(s)
                   129     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,348     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: * The code "6" was imputed to the corresponding time unit field for
       this variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 28
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           Age < 18 and LAHCC5 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to birth defect
 
 115-116                   Duration of birth defect (in years)
 
                    10     00     Less than 1 year
                   119     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't Know
               103,348     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC6                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 117                       Injury causes limitation
 
                    51     1  Mentioned
                 1,899     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; injury
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 29
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC6 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to injury
 
 118-119                   Duration of injury: # of units
 
                    46     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     3     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,426     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; injury
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 30
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC6 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to injury
 
 120                       Duration of injury: Time unit
 
                     5     1  Day(s)
                     4     2  Week(s)
                     6     3  Month(s)
                    32     4  Year(s)
                     3     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,426     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; injury
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 31
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC6 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to injury
 
 121-122                   Duration of injury (in years)
 
                    14     00     Less than 1 year
                    35     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,426     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; injury
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC7                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 123                       Mental retardation causes limitation
 
                    98     1  Mentioned
                 1,852     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 32
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC7 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to mental retardation
 
 124-125                   Duration of mental retardation: # units
 
                    31     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    65     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,379     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 33
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC7 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to mental retardation
 
 126                       Duration mental retardation: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     3     3  Month(s)
                    29     4  Year(s)
                    65     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,379     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 34
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC7 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to mental retardation
 
 127-128                   Duration of mental retardation (in yrs)
 
                     5     00     Less than 1 year
                    91     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,379     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC8                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 129                       Other dev prob causes limitation
 
                   531     1  Mentioned
                 1,419     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other development problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 35
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC8 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 130-131                   Duration of otr dev prob: # of units
 
                   344     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   181     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know*
               102,946     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 36
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC8 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 132                       Duration of otr dev prob: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     5     2  Week(s)
                     6     3  Month(s)
                   332     4  Year(s)
                   181     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               102,946     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 37
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC8 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 133-134                   Duration of otr dev prob (in years)
 
                    13     00     Less than 1 year
                   512     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know
               102,946     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 38
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC9                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 135                       Other emot/behav prob causes limitation
 
                   558     1  Mentioned
                 1,392     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other emotional problem; behavior problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 39
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC9 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           emotional/behavioral prob
 
 136-137                   Duration of otr emot/behav prob: # units
 
                   373     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   175     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     8     99     Don't know*
               102,919     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other emotional problem; behavior problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 40
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC9 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           emotional/behavioral prob
 
 138                       Duration otr emot/behav prob: Time unit
 
                     4     1  Day(s)
                     4     2  Week(s)
                    11     3  Month(s)
                   356     4  Year(s)
                   175     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     6     9  Don't know
               102,919     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other emotional problem; behavior problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 41
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC9 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           emotional/behavioral prob
 
 139-140                   Duration of otr emot/behav prob (in yrs)
 
                    17     00     Less than 1 year
                   531     01-17  1-17 years
                     1     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     8     99     Don't know
               102,919     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other emotional problem; behavior problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 42
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC10                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 141                       Bone/joint/muscl prob causes limitation
 
                    92     1  Mentioned
                 1,858     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; bone; joint; muscle problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 43
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC10 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to bone/joint/muscle prob
 
 142-143                   Duration bone/joint/muscl prob: # units
 
                    59     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    31     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,385     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; bone; joint; muscle problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 44
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC10 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to bone/joint/muscle prob
 
 144                       Dur bone/joint/muscl prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     3     2  Week(s)
                     9     3  Month(s)
                    48     4  Year(s)
                    31     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,385     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; bone; joint; muscle problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 45
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC10 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to bone/joint/muscle prob
 
 145-146                   Dur of bone/joint/muscl prob (in yrs)
 
                    13     00     Less than 1 year
                    77     01-17  01-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,385     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; bone; joint; muscle problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC11                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 147                       Epilepsy causes limitation
 
                    57     1  Mentioned
                 1,893     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; epilepsy
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 46
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC11 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to epilepsy
 
 148-149                   Duration of epilepsy: # of units
 
                    43     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    13     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,420     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; epilepsy
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 47
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC11 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to epilepsy
 
 150                       Duration of epilepsy: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                     5     3  Month(s)
                    36     4  Year(s)
                    13     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,420     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; epilepsy
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 48
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC11 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to epilepsy
 
 151-152                   Duration of epilepsy (in years)
 
                     5     00     Less than 1 year
                    51     01-17  1-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,420     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; epilepsy
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC90                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 153                       Other, N.E.C. prob (1) causes limitation
 
                   135     1  Mentioned
                 1,815     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: This category consists of any health or health-related causal
       conditions that could not be classified in the 11 categories.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 49
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC90 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 154-155                   Duration otr, N.E.C. prob(1): # of units
 
                    76     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    57     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,342     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 50
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC90 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 156                       Duration otr, N.E.C. prob(1): Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     3     2  Week(s)
                     7     3  Month(s)
                    65     4  Year(s)
                    57     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,342     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 51
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC90 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 157-158                   Duration other, N.E.C. prob(1) (in yrs)
 
                    14     00     Less than 1 year
                   119     01-17  01-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,342     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 52
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCC91                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.270
                           AGE < 18 and [PLAPLYLM = 1 or PSPEDEIS = 1 or
                           PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or
                           PLAREMEM = 1 or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons < 18 years who have at least one
                           limitation
 
 159                       Other, N.E.C. prob (2) causes limitation
 
                     4     1  Mentioned
                 1,946     2  Not mentioned
                     5     6  No condition at all
                     4     7  Refused
                    31     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               101,465     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: This category consists of any health or health-related causal
       conditions that could not be classified in the 11 categories.
       Respondents only fall in this category if LAHCC90 was also equal to 1.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 53
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLN91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 160-161                   Duration otr, N.E.C. prob(2): # of units
 
                     3     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     1     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,473     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 54
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLT91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 162                       Duration otr, N.E.C. prob (2): Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     0     3  Month(s)
                     3     4  Year(s)
                     1     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,473     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 55
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCCLY91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.280
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Persons < 18 limited due to other
                           impairment/problem
 
 163-164                   Duration other, N.E.C. prob (2) (in yrs)
 
                     1     00     Less than 1 year
                     3     01-17  01-17 years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,473     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 56
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA1                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 165                       Vision problem causes limitation
 
                 1,009     1  Mentioned
                10,367     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 57
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA1 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to vision prob
 
 166-167                   Duration of vision prob: # of units
 
                   899     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    85     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    18     99     Don't know*
               102,468     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 58
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA1 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to vision prob
 
 168                       Duration of vision prob: Time unit
 
                     3     1  Day(s)
                     6     2  Week(s)
                    50     3  Month(s)
                   846     4  Year(s)
                    85     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     7     8  Not ascertained
                    12     9  Don't know
               102,468     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 59
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY1                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA1 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to vision prob
 
 169-170                   Duration of vision prob (in years)
 
                    50     00     Less than 1 year
                   931     01-84  01-84 years
                     3     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    18     99     Don't know
               102,468     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; vision problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 60
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA2                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 171                       Hearing problem causes limitation
 
                   541     1  Mentioned
                10,835     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 61
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA2 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hearing prob
 
 172-173                   Duration of hearing prob: # of units
 
                   432     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    57     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                    36     98     Not ascertained
                    16     99     Don't know*
               102,936     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 62
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA2 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hearing prob
 
 174                       Duration of hearing prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                    18     3  Month(s)
                   415     4  Year(s)
                    57     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                    36     8  Not ascertained
                    14     9  Don't know
               102,936     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 63
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY2                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA2 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hearing prob
 
 175-176                   Duration of hearing prob (in years)
 
                    16     00     Less than 1 year
                   472     01-84  01-84 years
                     1     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                    36     98     Not ascertained
                    16     99     Don't know
               102,936     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hearing problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 64
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA3                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 177                       Arthritis/rheumatism causes limitation
 
                 2,683     1  Mentioned
                 8,693     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; arthritis; rheumatism
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 65
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA3 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to arthritis/rheum prob
 
 178-179                   Duration of arthritis prob: # of units
 
                 2,554     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    26     96     Since birth
                     5     97     Refused*
                    11     98     Not ascertained
                    87     99     Don't know*
               100,794     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; arthritis; rheumatism
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 66
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA3 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to arthritis/rheum prob
 
 180                       Duration of arthritis prob: Time unit
 
                     8     1  Day(s)
                     7     2  Week(s)
                    65     3  Month(s)
                 2,512     4  Year(s)
                    26     6  Since birth
                     5     7  Refused
                    11     8  Not ascertained
                    49     9  Don't know
               100,794     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; arthritis; rheumatism
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 67
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY3                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA3 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to arthritis/rheum prob
 
 181-182                   Duration of arthritis prob (in years)
 
                    71     00     Less than 1 year
                 2,507     01-84  01-84 years
                     2     85     85+ years
                     5     97     Refused
                    11     98     Not ascertained
                    87     99     Don't know
               100,794     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; arthritis; rheumatism
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHS - 68
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA4                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 183                       Back/neck prob causes limitation
 
                 2,414     1  Mentioned
                 8,962     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; back problem; neck problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 69
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA4 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to back/neck prob
 
 184-185                   Duration of back/neck prob: # of units
 
                 2,324     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    42     96     Since birth
                     2     97     Refused*
                    12     98     Not ascertained
                    34     99     Don't know*
               101,063     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; back problem; neck problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 70
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA4 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to back/neck prob
 
 186                       Duration of back/neck prob: Time unit
 
                    12     1  Day(s)
                    18     2  Week(s)
                   206     3  Month(s)
                 2,102     4  Year(s)
                    42     6  Since birth
                     2     7  Refused
                    12     8  Not ascertained
                    20     9  Don't know
               101,063     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; back problem; neck problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 71
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY4                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA4 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to back/neck prob
 
 187-188                   Duration of back/neck prob (in years)
 
                   187     00     Less than 1 year
                 2,179     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     2     97     Refused
                    12     98     Not ascertained
                    34     99     Don't know
               101,063     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; back problem; neck problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 72
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA5                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 189                       Fract/bone/joint inj causes limitation
 
                 1,162     1  Mentioned
                10,214     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fracture; bone/joint injury
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 73
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA5 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fracture, bone or joint
                           injury
 
 190-191                   Dur fract/bone/joint inj: # of units
 
                 1,134     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     6     96     Since birth
                     3     97     Refused*
                     5     98     Not ascertained
                    14     99     Don't know*
               102,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fracture; bone/joint injury
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 74
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA5 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fracture, bone or joint
                           injury
 
 192                       Duration fract/bone/joint inj: Time unit
 
                    13     1  Day(s)
                    36     2  Week(s)
                   183     3  Month(s)
                   911     4  Year(s)
                     6     6  Since birth
                     3     7  Refused
                     5     8  Not ascertained
                     5     9  Don't know
               102,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fracture; bone/joint injury
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 75
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY5                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA5 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fracture, bone or joint
                           injury
 
 193-194                   Duration fract/bone/joint inj (in yrs)
 
                   190     00     Less than 1 year
                   950     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     3     97     Refused
                     5     98     Not ascertained
                    14     99     Don't know
               102,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fracture; bone/joint injury
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 76
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA6                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 195                       Other injury causes limitation
 
                   472     1  Mentioned
                10,904     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other injury
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 77
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA6 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other injury
 
 196-197                   Duration of other injury: # of units
 
                   459     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     2     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know*
               103,005     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other injury
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 78
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA6 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other injury
 
 198                       Duration of other injury: Time unit
 
                    13     1  Day(s)
                    15     2  Week(s)
                    65     3  Month(s)
                   367     4  Year(s)
                     2     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     7     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,005     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other injury
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 79
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY6                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA6 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other injury
 
 199-200                   Duration of other injury (in years)
 
                    82     00     Less than 1 year
                   379     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know
               103,005     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other injury
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 80
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA7                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 201                       Heart prob causes limitation
 
                 1,875     1  Mentioned
                 9,501     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; heart problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 81
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA7 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to heart prob
 
 202-203                   Duration of heart prob: # of units
 
                 1,761     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    67     96     Since birth
                     3     97     Refused*
                    10     98     Not ascertained
                    34     99     Don't know*
               101,602     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; heart problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 82
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA7 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to heart prob
 
 204                       Duration of heart prob: Time unit
 
                     2     1  Day(s)
                    17     2  Week(s)
                   125     3  Month(s)
                 1,632     4  Year(s)
                    67     6  Since birth
                     3     7  Refused
                    10     8  Not ascertained
                    19     9  Don't know
               101,602     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; heart problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 83
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY7                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA7 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to heart prob
 
 205-206                   Duration of heart prob (in years)
 
                   120     00     Less than 1 year
                 1,705     01-84  01-84 years
                     3     85     85+ years
                     3     97     Refused
                    10     98     Not ascertained
                    34     99     Don't know
               101,602     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; heart problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 84
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA8                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 207                       Stroke causes limitation
 
                   578     1  Mentioned
                10,798     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; stroke
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 85
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA8 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to stroke
 
 208-209                   Duration of stroke: # of units
 
                   568     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     0     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     6     98     Not ascertained
                     4     99     Don't know*
               102,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; stroke
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 86
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA8 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to stroke
 
 210                       Duration of stroke: Time unit
 
                     5     1  Day(s)
                     9     2  Week(s)
                   104     3  Month(s)
                   453     4  Year(s)
                     0     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     6     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               102,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; stroke
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 87
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY8                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA8 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to stroke
 
 211-212                   Duration of stroke (in years)
 
                    94     00     Less than 1 year
                   474     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     6     98     Not ascertained
                     4     99     Don't know
               102,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; stroke
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 88
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA9                     What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 213                       Hypertension causes limitation
 
                 1,219     1  Mentioned
                10,157     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hypertension; high blood pressure
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 89
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA9 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hypertension
 
 214-215                   Duration of hypertension: # of units
 
                 1,145     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    18     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     9     98     Not ascertained
                    46     99     Don't know*
               102,258     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hypertension; high blood pressure
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 90
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA9 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hypertension
 
 216                       Duration of hypertension: Time unit
 
                     3     1  Day(s)
                     4     2  Week(s)
                    40     3  Month(s)
                 1,116     4  Year(s)
                    18     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     9     8  Not ascertained
                    28     9  Don't know
               102,258     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hypertension; high blood pressure
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 91
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY9                    How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA9 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to hypertension
 
 217-218                   Duration of hypertension (in years)
 
                    41     00     Less than 1 year
                 1,122     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     9     98     Not ascertained
                    46     99     Don't know
               102,258     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; hypertension; high blood pressure
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 92
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA10                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 219                       Diabetes causes limitation
 
                 1,122     1  Mentioned
                10,254     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; diabetes
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 93
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA10 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to diabetes
 
 220-221                   Duration of diabetes: # of units
 
                 1,083     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     7     96     Since birth
                     4     97     Refused*
                     8     98     Not ascertained
                    20     99     Don't know*
               102,355     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; diabetes
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 94
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA10 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to diabetes
 
 222                       Duration of diabetes: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     3     2  Week(s)
                    46     3  Month(s)
                 1,040     4  Year(s)
                     7     6  Since birth
                     4     7  Refused
                     8     8  Not ascertained
                    14     9  Don't know
               102,355     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; diabetes
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 95
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY10                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA10 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to diabetes
 
 223-224                   Duration of diabetes (in years)
 
                    45     00     Less than 1 year
                 1,045     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     4     97     Refused
                     8     98     Not ascertained
                    20     99     Don't know
               102,355     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; diabetes
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 96
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA11                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 225                       Lung/breath prob causes limitation
 
                 1,128     1  Mentioned
                10,248     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; lung problem; breathing problem; respiratory
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 97
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA11 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to lung/breath prob
 
 226-227                   Duration of lung prob: # of units
 
                   980     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   116     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    25     99     Don't know*
               102,349     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; lung problem; breathing problem; respiratory
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 98
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA11 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to lung/breath prob
 
 228                       Duration of lung prob: Time unit
 
                     9     1  Day(s)
                    11     2  Week(s)
                    48     3  Month(s)
                   921     4  Year(s)
                   116     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     7     8  Not ascertained
                    16     9  Don't know
               102,349     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; lung problem; breathing problem; respiratory
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 99
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY11                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA11 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to lung/breath prob
 
 229-230                   Duration of lung prob (in years)
 
                    58     00     Less than 1 year
                 1,036     01-84  01-84 years
                     2     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    25     99     Don't know
               102,349     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; lung problem; breathing problem; respiratory
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 100
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA12                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 231                       Cancer causes limitation
 
                   434     1  Mentioned
                10,942     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; cancer
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 101
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN12                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA12 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to cancer
 
 232-233                   Duration of cancer: # of units
 
                   423     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     1     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     7     99     Don't know*
               103,043     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; cancer
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 102
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT12                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA12 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to cancer
 
 234                       Duration of cancer: Time unit
 
                     2     1  Day(s)
                     7     2  Week(s)
                    82     3  Month(s)
                   336     4  Year(s)
                     1     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               103,043     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; cancer
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 103
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY12                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA12 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to cancer
 
 235-236                   Duration of cancer (in years)
 
                    79     00     Less than 1 year
                   345     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     7     99     Don't know
               103,043     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; cancer
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 104
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA13                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 237                       Birth defect causes limitation
 
                   133     1  Mentioned
                11,243     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHS - 105
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN13                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA13 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to birth defect
 
 238-239                   Duration of birth defect: # of units
 
                     0     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   133     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,344     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: * CAPI instrument automatically generated a code "96" for this
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 106
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT13                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA13 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to birth defect
 
 240                       Duration of birth defect: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     0     3  Month(s)
                     0     4  Year(s)
                   133     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,344     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: * The code "6" was imputed to the corresponding time unit field for
       this variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 107
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY13                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA13 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to birth defect
 
 241-242                   Duration of birth defect (in years)
 
                     0     00     Less than 1 year
                   131     01-84  01-84 years
                     1     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,344     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; birth defect
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 108
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA14                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 243                       Mental retardation causes limitation
 
                   202     1  Mentioned
                11,174     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 109
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN14                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA14 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to mental retardation
 
 244-245                   Duration mental retardation: # of units
 
                    43     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                   157     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,275     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 110
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT14                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA14 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to mental retardation
 
 246                       Duration mental retardation: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     1     3  Month(s)
                    42     4  Year(s)
                   157     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,275     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 111
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY14                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA14 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to mental retardation
 
 247-248                   Duration of mental retardation (in yrs)
 
                     0     00     Less than 1 year
                   200     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,275     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental retardation
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 112
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA15                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 249                       Otr dev prob causes limitation
 
                   162     1  Mentioned
                11,214     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other development problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 113
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN15                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA15 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 250-251                   Duration of otr dev prob: # of units
 
                    74     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    83     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 114
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT15                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA15 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 252                       Duration of otr dev prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     2     3  Month(s)
                    72     4  Year(s)
                    83     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 115
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY15                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA15 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other developmental
                           prob
 
 253-254                   Duration of otr dev prob (in years)
 
                     0     00     Less than 1 year
                   157     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,315     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; other developmental problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 116
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA16                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 255                       Senility causes limitation
 
                   310     1  Mentioned
                11,066     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; senility
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 117
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN16                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA16 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to senility
 
 256-257                   Duration of senility: # of units
 
                   275     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     2     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                    31     99     Don't know*
               103,167     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; senility
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 118
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT16                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA16 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to senility
 
 258                       Duration of senility: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                    27     3  Month(s)
                   255     4  Year(s)
                     2     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                    22     9  Don't know
               103,167     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; senility
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 119
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY16                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA16 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to senility
 
 259-260                   Duration of senility (in years)
 
                    22     00     Less than 1 year
                   255     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                    31     99     Don't know
               103,167     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; senility
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 120
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA17                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 261                       Dep/anx/emot prob causes limitation
 
                 1,031     1  Mentioned
                10,345     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; depression; anxiety; emotional problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 121
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN17                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA17 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to
                           depression/anxiety/emotional prob
 
 262-263                   Duration dep/anx/emot prob: # of units
 
                   930     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    67     96     Since birth
                     4     97     Refused*
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    23     99     Don't know*
               102,446     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; depression; anxiety; emotional problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 122
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT17                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA17 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to
                           depression/anxiety/emotional prob
 
 264                       Duration of dep/anx/emot prob: Time unit
 
                     3     1  Day(s)
                     8     2  Week(s)
                    64     3  Month(s)
                   862     4  Year(s)
                    67     6  Since birth
                     4     7  Refused
                     7     8  Not ascertained
                    16     9  Don't know
               102,446     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; depression; anxiety; emotional problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 123
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY17                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA17 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to
                           depression/anxiety/emotional prob
 
 265-266                   Duration of dep/anx/emot prob (in years)
 
                    56     00     Less than 1 year
                   940     01-84  01-84 years
                     1     85     85+ years
                     4     97     Refused
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                    23     99     Don't know
               102,446     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; depression; anxiety; emotional problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 124
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA18                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 267                       Weight prob causes limitation
 
                   257     1  Mentioned
                11,119     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; weight problem
Notes: See Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 125
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN18                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA18 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to weight prob
 
 268-269                   Duration of weight prob: # of units
 
                   207     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    40     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                     7     99     Don't know*
               103,220     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; weight problem
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 126
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT18                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA18 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to weight prob
 
 270                       Duration of weight prob: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     7     3  Month(s)
                   203     4  Year(s)
                    40     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               103,220     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; weight problem
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 127
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY18                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA18 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to weight prob
 
 271-272                   Duration of weight prob (in years)
 
                     8     00     Less than 1 year
                   239     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                     7     99     Don't know
               103,220     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; weight problem
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 128
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA19                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 273                       Missing limb/finger causes limitation
 
                    70     1  Mentioned
                11,306     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limb; finger; toe; digit; amputee
Notes: Includes missing limbs, fingers, or digits.  This variable was created
       to categorize respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other"
       problems or conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should
       be used when utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey
       Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 129
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN19                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA19 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to missing limb/finger
 
 274-275                   Duration missing limb/finger: # of units
 
                    65     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     2     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,407     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limb; finger; toe; digit; amputee
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 130
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT19                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA19 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to missing limb/finger
 
 276                       Duration missing limb/finger: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                    10     3  Month(s)
                    55     4  Year(s)
                     2     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,407     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limb; finger; toe; digit; amputee
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 131
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY19                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA19 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to missing limb/finger
 
 277-278                   Duration of missing limb/finger (in yrs)
 
                     9     00     Less than 1 year
                    58     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     2     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,407     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; limb; finger; toe; digit; amputee
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 132
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA20                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 279                       Musculoskel. prob causes limitation
 
                   575     1  Mentioned
                10,801     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; musculoskeletal system; connective tissue
Notes: Includes other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue conditions,
       n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim
       answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions causing
       activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this
       variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for more
       information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 133
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN20                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA20 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to musculoskeletal prob
 
 280-281                   Duration of musculoskel prob: # of units
 
                   541     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    14     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     9     98     Not ascertained
                    10     99     Don't know*
               102,902     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; musculoskeletal problem; connective tissue
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 134
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT20                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA20 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to musculoskeletal prob
 
 282                       Duration of musculoskel prob: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                    57     3  Month(s)
                   483     4  Year(s)
                    14     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     9     8  Not ascertained
                     9     9  Don't know
               102,902     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; musculoskeletal problem; connective tissue
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 135
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY20                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA20 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to musculoskeletal prob
 
 283-284                   Duration of musculoskel prob (in years)
 
                    47     00     Less than 1 year
                   508     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     9     98     Not ascertained
                    10     99     Don't know
               102,902     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; musculoskeletal problem; connective tissue
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 136
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA21                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 285                       Circulatory prob causes limitation
 
                   179     1  Mentioned
                11,197     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; circulatory system;
Notes: Includes other conditions and diseases of the circulatory system,
       n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim
       answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions causing
       activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this
       variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for more
       information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 137
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN21                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA21 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to circulatory prob
 
 286-287                   Duration of circulatory prob: # of units
 
                   169     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     6     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know*
               103,298     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; circulatory system
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 138
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT21                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA21 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to circulatory prob
 
 288                       Duration of circulatory prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     2     2  Week(s)
                    24     3  Month(s)
                   144     4  Year(s)
                     6     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,298     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; circulatory system
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 139
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY21                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA21 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to circulatory prob
 
 289-290                   Duration of circulatory prob (in years)
 
                    20     00     Less than 1 year
                   155     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know
               103,298     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; circulatory system
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 140
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA22                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 291                       Endocrine prob causes limitation
 
                   123     1  Mentioned
                11,253     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; endocrine; nutritional; metabolic
Notes: Includes other endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders and
       conditions, n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize
       respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or
       conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when
       utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description
       Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 141
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN22                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA22 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to endocrine prob
 
 292-293                   Duration of endocrine prob: # of units
 
                   114     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     9     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,354     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; endocrine; nutritional; metabolic
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 142
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT22                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA22 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to endocrine prob
 
 294                       Duration of endocrine prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     8     3  Month(s)
                   106     4  Year(s)
                     9     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,354     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; endocrine; nutritional; metabolic
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 143
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY22                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA22 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to endocrine prob
 
 295-296                   Duration of endocrine prob (in years)
 
                     8     00     Less than 1 year
                   115     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,354     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; endocrine; nutritional; metabolic
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 144
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA23                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 297                       Nervous sys cond causes limitation
 
                   613     1  Mentioned
                10,763     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; nervous system; sense organs
Notes: Includes other conditions or diseases of the nervous system and sense
       organs, n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents'
       verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions
       causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing
       this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for
       more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 145
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN23                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA23 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to nervous system prob
 
 298-299                   Duration of nervous sys prob: # of units
 
                   556     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    44     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                     6     99     Don't know*
               102,864     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; nervous system; sense organs
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 146
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT23                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA23 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to nervous system prob
 
 300                       Duration of nervous sys prob: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     1     2  Week(s)
                    35     3  Month(s)
                   522     4  Year(s)
                    44     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     7     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               102,864     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; nervous system; sense organs
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 147
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY23                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA23 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to nervous system prob
 
 301-302                   Duration of nervous sys prob (in years)
 
                    31     00     Less than 1 year
                   569     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     7     98     Not ascertained
                     6     99     Don't know
               102,864     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; nervous system; sense organs
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 148
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA24                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 303                       Digestive prob causes limitation
 
                   241     1  Mentioned
                11,135     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; digestion
Notes: Includes other diseases or conditions of the digestive system, n.e.c.
       This variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim answers
       when asked about "other" problems or conditions causing activity
       limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this variable --
       please refer to the Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 149
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN24                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA24 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to digestive prob
 
 304-305                   Duration of digestive prob: # of units
 
                   232     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     3     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     4     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,236     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; digestion
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 150
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT24                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA24 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to digestive prob
 
 306                       Duration of digestive prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     9     2  Week(s)
                    39     3  Month(s)
                   184     4  Year(s)
                     3     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     4     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,236     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; digestion
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 151
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY24                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA24 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to digestive prob
 
 307-308                   Duration of digestive prob (in years)
 
                    41     00     Less than 1 year
                   194     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     4     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,236     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; digestion
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 152
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA25                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 309                       Genitourinary prob causes limitation
 
                   228     1  Mentioned
                11,148     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; genitourinary system
Notes: Includes other diseases or conditions of the genitourinary system,
       n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim
       answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions causing
       activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this
       variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for more
       information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 153
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN25                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA25 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to genitourinary prob
 
 310-311                   Duration genitourinary prob: # of units
 
                   222     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     3     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,249     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; genitourinary system
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 154
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT25                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA25 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to genitourinary prob
 
 312                       Duration genitourinary prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     5     2  Week(s)
                    24     3  Month(s)
                   193     4  Year(s)
                     3     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,249     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; genitourinary system
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 155
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY25                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA25 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to genitourinary prob
 
 313-314                   Duration of genitourinary prob (in yrs)
 
                    20     00     Less than 1 year
                   205     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,249     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; genitourinary system
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 156
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA26                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 315                       Skin prob causes limitation
 
                    40     1  Mentioned
                11,336     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; skin; subcutaneous system
Notes: Includes other diseases or conditions of the skin and subcutaneous
       system, n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents'
       verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions
       causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing
       this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for
       more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 157
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN26                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA26 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to skin prob
 
 316-317                   Duration of skin prob: # of units
 
                    32     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     7     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,437     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; skin; subcutaneous system
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 158
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT26                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA26 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to skin prob
 
 318                       Duration of skin prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     1     3  Month(s)
                    31     4  Year(s)
                     7     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,437     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; skin; subcutaneous system
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 159
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY26                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA26 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to skin prob
 
 319-320                   Duration of skin prob (in years)
 
                     1     00     Less than 1 year
                    37     01-84  01-84 years
                     1     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,437     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; skin; subcutaneous system
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 160
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA27                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 321                       Blood prob causes limitation
 
                    39     1  Mentioned
                11,337     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; blood; blood-forming organs
Notes: Includes other diseases or conditions of the blood and blood-forming
       organs, n.e.c.  This variable was created to categorize respondents'
       verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or conditions
       causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing
       this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description Document for
       more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 161
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN27                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA27 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to blood prob
 
 322-323                   Duration of blood prob: # of units
 
                    28     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    10     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,438     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; blood; blood-forming organs
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 162
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT27                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA27 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to blood prob
 
 324                       Duration of blood prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     2     3  Month(s)
                    26     4  Year(s)
                    10     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,438     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; blood; blood-forming organs
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 163
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY27                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA27 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to blood prob
 
 325-326                   Duration of blood prob (in years)
 
                     2     00     Less than 1 year
                    36     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,438     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; blood; blood-forming organs
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 164
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA28                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 327                       Benign tumor causes limitation
 
                    37     1  Mentioned
                11,339     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; tumor; cyst; benign
Notes: Includes benign (not malignant) or unspecified tumors, n.e.c.  This
       variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim answers when
       asked about "other" problems or conditions causing activity
       limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this variable --
       please refer to the Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 165
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN28                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA28 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to benign tumor
 
 328-329                   Duration of benign tumor: # of units
 
                    36     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     0     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; tumor; cyst; benign
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 166
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT28                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA28 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to benign tumor
 
 330                       Duration of benign tumor: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     2     2  Week(s)
                     3     3  Month(s)
                    32     4  Year(s)
                     0     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; tumor; cyst; benign
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 167
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY28                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA28 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to benign tumor
 
 331-332                   Duration of benign tumor (in years)
 
                     5     00     Less than 1 year
                    31     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; tumor; cyst; benign
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 168
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA29                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 333                       Alcohol or drug prob causes limitation
 
                    32     1  Mentioned
                11,344     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; alcohol; substance abuse; drugs
Notes: Includes alcohol and drug-related problems.  This variable was created
       to categorize respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other"
       problems or conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should
       be used when utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey
       Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 169
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN29                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA29 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to alcohol or drug prob
 
 334-335                   Duration alcohol/drug prob: # of units
 
                    30     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     0     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,445     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; alcohol; substance abuse; drugs
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 170
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT29                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA29 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to alcohol or drug prob
 
 336                       Duration of alcohol/drug prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     4     3  Month(s)
                    28     4  Year(s)
                     0     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,445     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; alcohol; substance abuse; drugs
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 171
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY29                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA29 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to alcohol or drug prob
 
 337-338                   Duration of alcohol/drug prob (in yrs)
 
                     4     00     Less than 1 year
                    26     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,445     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; alcohol; substance abuse; drugs
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 172
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA30                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 339                       Other mental prob causes limitation
 
                    78     1  Mentioned
                11,298     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental illness; ADD; bipolar; schizophrenia
Notes: Includes serious mental conditions.  This variable was created to
       categorize respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other"
       problems or conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should
       be used when utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey
       Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 173
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN30                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA30 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other mental problem
                           prob
 
 340-341                   Duration of otr mental prob: # of units
 
                    60     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    12     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     4     99     Don't know*
               103,399     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental illness; ADD; bipolar; schizophrenia
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 174
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT30                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA30 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other mental problem
                           prob
 
 342                       Duration of otr mental prob: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     1     3  Month(s)
                    61     4  Year(s)
                    12     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,399     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental illness; ADD; bipolar; schizophrenia
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHS - 175
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY30                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA30 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other mental problem
                           prob
 
 343-344                   Duration of otr mental prob (in years)
 
                     0     00     Less than 1 year
                    72     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     4     99     Don't know
               103,399     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; mental illness; ADD; bipolar; schizophrenia
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 176
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA31                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 345                       Surgical after-effects causes limitation
 
                   112     1  Mentioned
                11,264     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; operation; surgery; other medical treatment
Notes: Includes any causal condition that specifically mentioned "surgery" or
       "operation", or otherwise indicates a medical treatment as the causal
       condition (either ongoing or occurring within the last year).  This
       variable was created to categorize respondents' verbatim answers when
       asked about "other" problems or conditions causing activity
       limitations.   Caution should be used when utilizing this variable --
       please refer to the Survey Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 177
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN31                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA31 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to surgical after-effects
 
 346-347                   Duration surgical after-effects: # units
 
                   108     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     1     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know*
               103,365     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; operation; surgery; other medical treatment
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 178
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT31                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA31 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to surgical after-effects
 
 348                       Dur of surgical after-effects: Time unit
 
                     3     1  Day(s)
                    19     2  Week(s)
                    39     3  Month(s)
                    47     4  Year(s)
                     1     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,365     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; operation; surgery; other medical treatment
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 179
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY31                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA31 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to surgical after-effects
 
 349-350                   Duration surgical after-effects (in yrs)
 
                    55     00     Less than 1 year
                    54     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     1     99     Don't know
               103,365     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; operation; surgery; other medical treatment
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 180
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA32                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 351                       "Old age" causes limitation
 
                   250     1  Mentioned
                11,126     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; elderly; old age; aging
Notes: Includes any causal condition that specifically mentioned "old age",
       "getting older", or "aging".  This variable was created to categorize
       respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or
       conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when
       utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description
       Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 181
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN32                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA32 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to old age
 
 352-353                   Duration of "old age": # of units
 
                   180     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     1     96     Since birth
                     1     97     Refused*
                     6     98     Not ascertained
                    62     99     Don't know*
               103,227     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; elderly; old age; aging
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 182
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT32                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA32 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to old age
 
 354                       Duration of "old age": Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                    10     3  Month(s)
                   180     4  Year(s)
                     1     6  Since birth
                     1     7  Refused
                     6     8  Not ascertained
                    52     9  Don't know
               103,227     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; elderly; old age; aging
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 183
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY32                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA32 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to old age
 
 355-356                   Duration of "old age" (in years)
 
                    10     00     Less than 1 year
                   171     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     1     97     Refused
                     6     98     Not ascertained
                    62     99     Don't know
               103,227     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; elderly; old age; aging
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 184
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA33                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 357                       Fatigue prob causes limitation
 
                    37     1  Mentioned
                11,339     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fatigue; tiredness; weakness
Notes: Includes any causal condition that specifically and solely mentioned
       "fatigue", "weakness", "lack of strength", "tiredness", "exhaustion",
       etc. in the verbatim response.  This variable was created to categorize
       respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other" problems or
       conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should be used when
       utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey Description
       Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 185
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN33                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA33 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fatigue
 
 358-359                   Duration of fatigue: # of units
 
                    34     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     0     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know*
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fatigue; tiredness; weakness
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 186
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT33                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA33 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fatigue
 
 360                       Duration of fatigue: Time unit
 
                     0     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     3     3  Month(s)
                    32     4  Year(s)
                     0     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     1     8  Not ascertained
                     1     9  Don't know
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fatigue; tiredness; weakness
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 187
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY33                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA33 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to fatigue
 
 361-362                   Duration of fatigue (in years)
 
                     2     00     Less than 1 year
                    32     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     1     98     Not ascertained
                     2     99     Don't know
               103,440     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; fatigue; tiredness; weakness
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 188
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA34                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 363                       Pregnancy causes limitation
 
                    22     1  Mentioned
                11,354     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; pregnancy
Notes: Includes any causal condition that specifically and solely mentioned
       "pregnancy" in the verbatim response.  This variable was created to
       categorize respondents' verbatim answers when asked about "other"
       problems or conditions causing activity limitations.   Caution should
       be used when utilizing this variable -- please refer to the Survey
       Description Document for more information.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 189
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN34                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA34 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to pregnancy
 
 364-365                   Duration of pregnancy: # of units
 
                    22     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     0     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,455     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; pregnancy
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHS - 190
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT34                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA34 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to pregnancy
 
 366                       Duration of pregnancy: Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     3     2  Week(s)
                    18     3  Month(s)
                     0     4  Year(s)
                     0     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,455     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; pregnancy
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 191
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY34                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA34 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to pregnancy
 
 367-368                   Duration of pregnancy (in years)
 
                    22     00     Less than 1 year
                     0     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,455     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; pregnancy
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 192
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA90                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 369                       Other, N.E.C. prob (1) causes limitation
 
                   254     1  Mentioned
                11,122     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: This category consists of any health or health-related causal
       conditions that could not be classified in the 34 categories.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 193
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA90 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 370-371                   Duration otr, N.E.C. prob (1): # units
 
                   223     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                    25     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know*
               103,223     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 194
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA90 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 372                       Duration otr, N.E.C. prob (1): Time unit
 
                     2     1  Day(s)
                     4     2  Week(s)
                    35     3  Month(s)
                   183     4  Year(s)
                    25     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     2     9  Don't know
               103,223     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 195
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY90                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA90 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 373-374                   Duration other N.E.C. prob (1) (in yrs)
 
                    32     00     Less than 1 year
                   216     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     3     98     Not ascertained
                     3     99     Don't know
               103,223     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 196
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAHCA91                    What conditions or health problems cause {person}
                           limitations?
FHS.290
                           AGE 18+ and [PLAADL = 1 or PLAIADL = 1 or PLAWKNOW
                           = 1 or PLAWKLIM = 1 or PLAWALK = 1 or PLAREMEM = 1
                           or PLIMANY = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+ years who have at least one limitation
 
 375                       Other, N.E.C. prob (2) causes limitation
 
                     3     1  Mentioned
                11,373     2  Not mentioned
                    36     6  No condition at all
                    30     7  Refused
                    86     8  Not ascertained
                    50     9  Don't know
                91,899     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: This category consists of any health or health-related causal
       conditions that could not be classified in the 34 categories.
       Respondents only fall in this category if LAHCA90 was also equal to 1.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALN91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA91 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 376-377                   Duration otr, N.E.C. prob (2): # units
 
                     2     01-94  1-94
                     0     95     95+
                     1     96     Since birth
                     0     97     Refused*
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know*
               103,474     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: * Includes persons with known time unit; years are topcoded at 85.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALT91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA91 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 378                       Duration otr, N.E.C. prob (2): Time unit
 
                     1     1  Day(s)
                     0     2  Week(s)
                     0     3  Month(s)
                     1     4  Year(s)
                     1     6  Since birth
                     0     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                     0     9  Don't know
               103,474     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LHCALY91                   How long {fill have/has} {person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS.300
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA91 = 1
 
                           Persons 18+ limited due to other not elsewhere
                           classified (N.E.C.) prob
 
 379-380                   Duration other, N.E.C. prob (2) (in yrs)
 
                     1     00     Less than 1 year
                     2     01-84  01-84 years
                     0     85     85+ years
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     0     99     Don't know
               103,474     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: activity limitation; not elsewhere classified
Notes: "Since birth" (see previous variable) was converted to person's age.
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                                   FHS - 200
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR1                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC1 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to vision prob
 
 381-382                   Duration of visual prob recode 2
 
                     2     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     2     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     4     03  6 - 12 months
                    76     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,392     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT1; LHCCLN1
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR2                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC2 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to hearing prob
 
 383-384                   Duration of hearing prob recode 2
 
                     0     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     2     01  Less than 3 months
                     1     02  3 -  5 months
                     6     03  6 - 12 months
                    86     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     4     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,378     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT2; LHCCLN2
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR3                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC3 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to speech prob
 
 385-386                   Duration of speech prob recode 2
 
                     1     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     9     01  Less than 3 months
                     6     02  3 -  5 months
                    30     03  6 - 12 months
                   305     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     6     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,120     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT3; LHCCLN3
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR4                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC4 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to asthma/breathing prob
 
 387-388                   Duration asthma/breathing prob recode 2
 
                     5     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     5     01  Less than 3 months
                     5     02  3 -  5 months
                    17     03  6 - 12 months
                   243     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     2     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,199     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT4; LHCCLN4
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR5                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC5 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to birth defect
 
 389-390                   Duration of birth defect recode 2
 
                     9     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     0     03  6 - 12 months
                   120     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,348     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT5; LHCCLN5
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Birth defects were all initially coded "since birth" and are coded here
       as "00" or "04".
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR6                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC6 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to injury
 
 391-392                   Duration of injury recode 2
 
                     0     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     9     01  Less than 3 months
                     2     02  3 -  5 months
                    10     03  6 - 12 months
                    28     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,426     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT6; LHCCLN6
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR7                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC7 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to mental retardation
 
 393-394                   Duration of mental retardation recode 2
 
                     2     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     2     02  3 -  5 months
                     2     03  6 - 12 months
                    90     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,379     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT7; LHCCLN7
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR8                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC8 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to otr dev prob
 
 395-396                   Duration of otr dev prob recode 2
 
                     2     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     6     01  Less than 3 months
                     2     02  3 -  5 months
                    43     03  6 - 12 months
                   472     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     6     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,946     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT8; LHCCLN8
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR9                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC9 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to otr ment/emot/behav
                           prob
 
 397-398                   Duration of otr ment prob recode 2
 
                     0     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     8     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                    46     03  6 - 12 months
                   491     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     2     13  Unknown number of years
                     8     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,919     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT9; LHCCLN9
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR10                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC10 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to bone/joint/muscle prob
 
 399-400                   Duration of bone/joint prob recode 2
 
                     3     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     5     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                     5     03  6 - 12 months
                    74     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,385     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT10; LHCCLN10
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR11                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC11 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to epilepsy
 
 401-402                   Duration of epilepsy recode 2
 
                     0     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     3     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     7     03  6 - 12 months
                    46     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,420     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT11; LHCCLN11
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR90                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC90 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to otr impair/prob(1)
 
 403-404                   Duration of otr impair/prob(1) recode 2
 
                     4     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     4     01  Less than 3 months
                     1     02  3 -  5 months
                    11     03  6 - 12 months
                   113     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     2     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,342     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT90; LHCCLN90
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNTR91                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to otr impair/prob(2)
 
 405-406                   Duration of otr impair/prob(2) recode 2
 
                     1     00  Since birth and child < 1 year of age
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     1     03  6 - 12 months
                     2     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,473     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCCLT91;  LHCCLN91
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR1                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA1 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to vision prob
 
 407-408                   Duration of vision prob recode 2
 
                    14     01  Less than 3 months
                    15     02  3 -  5 months
                    87     03  6 - 12 months
                   868     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     6     13  Unknown number of years
                    19     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,468     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT1;  LHCALN1
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR2                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA2 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to hearing prob
 
 409-410                   Duration of hearing prob recode 2
 
                     6     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                    23     03  6 - 12 months
                   457     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     2     13  Unknown number of years
                    50     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,936     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT2; LHCALN2
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR3                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA3 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to arthritis/rheum
 
 411-412                   Duration of arthritis/rheum recode 2
 
                    22     01  Less than 3 months
                    19     02  3 -  5 months
                   120     03  6 - 12 months
                 2,419     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                    38     13  Unknown number of years
                    65     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               100,794     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT3; LHCALN3
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR4                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA4 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to back/neck prob
 
 413-414                   Duration of back/neck prob recode 2
 
                    56     01  Less than 3 months
                    52     02  3 -  5 months
                   177     03  6 - 12 months
                 2,081     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                    14     13  Unknown number of years
                    34     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               101,063     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT4; LHCALN4
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR5                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA5 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to fract/bone/joint inj
 
 415-416                   Duration of fract/bone/joint inj rec 2
 
                    85     01  Less than 3 months
                    44     02  3 -  5 months
                   115     03  6 - 12 months
                   896     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     1     12  Unknown number of months
                     8     13  Unknown number of years
                    13     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,315     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT5; LHCALN5
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR6                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA6 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to otr injury
 
 417-418                   Duration of otr injury recode 2
 
                    41     01  Less than 3 months
                    17     02  3 -  5 months
                    48     03  6 - 12 months
                   355     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                    10     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,005     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT6; LHCALN6
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR7                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA7 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to heart prob
 
 419-420                   Duration of heart prob recode 2
 
                    43     01  Less than 3 months
                    29     02  3 -  5 months
                   139     03  6 - 12 months
                 1,617     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                    15     13  Unknown number of years
                    32     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               101,602     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT7; LHCALN7
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR8                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA8 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to stroke
 
 421-422                   Duration of stroke recode 2
 
                    34     01  Less than 3 months
                    23     02  3 -  5 months
                    89     03  6 - 12 months
                   422     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     3     13  Unknown number of years
                     7     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,899     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT8; LHCALN8
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR9                    How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA9 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to hypertension
 
 423-424                   Duration of hypertension recode 2
 
                    22     01  Less than 3 months
                    11     02  3 -  5 months
                    54     03  6 - 12 months
                 1,076     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                    18     13  Unknown number of years
                    38     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,258     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT9; LHCALN9
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR10                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA10 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to diabetes
 
 425-426                   Duration of diabetes recode 2
 
                    14     01  Less than 3 months
                    12     02  3 -  5 months
                    78     03  6 - 12 months
                   986     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     6     13  Unknown number of years
                    26     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,355     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT10; LHCALN10
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 223
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR11                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA11 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to lung/breath prob
 
 427-428                   Duration of lung/breath prob rec 2
 
                    28     01  Less than 3 months
                    14     02  3 -  5 months
                    68     03  6 - 12 months
                   986     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     9     13  Unknown number of years
                    23     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,349     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT11; LHCALN11
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 224
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR12                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA12 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to cancer
 
 429-430                   Duration of cancer recode 2
 
                    21     01  Less than 3 months
                    21     02  3 -  5 months
                    84     03  6 - 12 months
                   298     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     1     12  Unknown number of months
                     3     13  Unknown number of years
                     6     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,043     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT12;  LHCALN12
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR13                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA13 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to birth defect
 
 431-432                   Duration of birth defect recode 2
 
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     0     03  6 - 12 months
                   133     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,344     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT13;  LHCALN13
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Birth defects were all initially coded "since birth" and are coded here
       as person's age.
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR14                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA14 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to mental retardation
 
 433-434                   Duration of mental retardation recode 2
 
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     0     03  6 - 12 months
                   200     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     2     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,275     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT14;  LHCALN14
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 227
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR15                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA15 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to otr dev prob
 
 435-436                   Duration of otr dev prob recode 2
 
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     1     03  6 - 12 months
                   156     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     5     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,315     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT15; LHCALN15
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 228
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR16                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA16 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to senility
 
 437-438                   Duration of senility recode 2
 
                     3     01  Less than 3 months
                     5     02  3 -  5 months
                    49     03  6 - 12 months
                   220     04  More than 1 year
                     1     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     8     13  Unknown number of years
                    24     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,167     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT16; LHCALN16
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR17                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA17 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to dep/anx/emot prob
 
 439-440                   Duration of dep/anx/emot prob recode 2
 
                    19     01  Less than 3 months
                     9     02  3 -  5 months
                    73     03  6 - 12 months
                   896     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     7     13  Unknown number of years
                    27     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,446     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT17; LHCALN17
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR18                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA18 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to weight prob
 
 441-442                   Duration of weight prob recode 2
 
                     3     01  Less than 3 months
                     2     02  3 -  5 months
                    10     03  6 - 12 months
                   232     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     4     13  Unknown number of years
                     6     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,220     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT18; LHCALN18
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR19                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA19 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to missing limb/finger
 
 443-444                   Duration of missing limb/finger recode 2
 
                     4     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                     5     03  6 - 12 months
                    55     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     3     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,407     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT19; LHCALN19
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 232
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR20                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA20 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to musculoskeletal prob
 
 445-446                   Duration of musculoskel prob recode 2
 
                    11     01  Less than 3 months
                    14     02  3 -  5 months
                    72     03  6 - 12 months
                   458     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                    19     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,902     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT20; LHCALN20
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR21                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA21 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to circulatory prob
 
 447-448                   Duration of circulatory prob recode 2
 
                     7     01  Less than 3 months
                     6     02  3 -  5 months
                    21     03  6 - 12 months
                   141     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     3     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,298     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT21; LHCALN21
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR22                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA22 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to endocrine prob
 
 449-450                   Duration of endocrine prob recode 2
 
                     1     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                    15     03  6 - 12 months
                   104     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,354     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT22; LHCALN22
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR23                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA23 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to nervous system prob
 
 451-452                   Duration of nervous sys prob recode 2
 
                     7     01  Less than 3 months
                    12     02  3 -  5 months
                    23     03  6 - 12 months
                   558     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     3     13  Unknown number of years
                    10     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               102,864     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT23; LHCALN23
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR24                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA24 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to digestive prob
 
 453-454                   Duration of digestive prob recode 2
 
                    19     01  Less than 3 months
                     6     02  3 -  5 months
                    29     03  6 - 12 months
                   181     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     6     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,236     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT24; LHCALN24
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR25                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA25 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to genitourinary prob
 
 455-456                   Duration of genitourinary prob recode 2
 
                    11     01  Less than 3 months
                     5     02  3 -  5 months
                    26     03  6 - 12 months
                   183     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     3     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,249     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT25; LHCALN25
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR26                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA26 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to skin prob
 
 457-458                   Duration of skin prob recode 2
 
                     1     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     1     03  6 - 12 months
                    37     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,437     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT26; LHCALN26
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR27                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA27 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to blood prob
 
 459-460                   Duration of blood prob recode 2
 
                     1     01  Less than 3 months
                     1     02  3 -  5 months
                     3     03  6 - 12 months
                    33     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     1     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,438     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT27; LHCALN27
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 240
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR28                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA28 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to benign tumor
 
 461-462                   Duration of benign tumor recode 2
 
                     2     01  Less than 3 months
                     1     02  3 -  5 months
                     5     03  6 - 12 months
                    28     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,440     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT28; LHCALN28
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR29                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA29 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to alcohol or drug prob
 
 463-464                   Duration of alcohol/drug prob recode 2
 
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     1     02  3 -  5 months
                     5     03  6 - 12 months
                    24     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     2     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,445     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT29; LHCALN29
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR30                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA30 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other mental prob
 
 465-466                   Duration of otr mental prob recode 2
 
                     0     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     1     03  6 - 12 months
                    71     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     2     13  Unknown number of years
                     4     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,399     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT30; LHCALN30
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 243
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR31                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA31 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to surgical after-effects
 
 467-468                   Duration surgical after-effects recode 2
 
                    32     01  Less than 3 months
                    15     02  3 -  5 months
                    11     03  6 - 12 months
                    51     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     3     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,365     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT31; LHCALN31
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR32                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA32 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to old age
 
 469-470                   Duration of "old age" recode 2
 
                     2     01  Less than 3 months
                     3     02  3 -  5 months
                    20     03  6 - 12 months
                   156     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                    10     13  Unknown number of years
                    59     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,227     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT32; LHCALN32
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR33                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA33 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to fatigue
 
 471-472                   Duration of fatigue recode 2
 
                     2     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     5     03  6 - 12 months
                    27     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     2     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,440     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT33; LHCALN33
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR34                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA34 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to pregnancy
 
 473-474                   Duration of pregnancy recode 2
 
                     4     01  Less than 3 months
                     5     02  3 -  5 months
                    13     03  6 - 12 months
                     0     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,455     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT34; LHCALN34
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR90                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA90 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other impair/prob(1)
 
 475-476                   Duration of otr impair/prob(1) recode 2
 
                    13     01  Less than 3 months
                     6     02  3 -  5 months
                    30     03  6 - 12 months
                   199     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     1     13  Unknown number of years
                     5     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,223     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT90; LHCALN90
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LAANTR91                   How long {fill have/has}{person} had {fill
                           condition}?
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other impair/prob(2)
 
 477-478                   Duration of otr impair/prob(2) recode 2
 
                     1     01  Less than 3 months
                     0     02  3 -  5 months
                     0     03  6 - 12 months
                     2     04  More than 1 year
                     0     10  Unknown number of days
                     0     11  Unknown number of weeks
                     0     12  Unknown number of months
                     0     13  Unknown number of years
                     0     99  Unknown time with cond/impairment
               103,474     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LHCALT91; LHCALN91
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR1                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC1 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to vision problem
 
 479                       Vision problem condition status
 
                    82     1  Chronic
                     2     2  Not chronic
                     1     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,392     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR1
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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LCCNDR2                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC2 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to hearing problem
 
 480                       Hearing problem condition status
 
                    93     1  Chronic
                     2     2  Not chronic
                     4     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,378     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR2
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR3                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC3 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to speech problem
 
 481                       Speech problem condition status
 
                   342     1  Chronic
                     9     2  Not chronic
                     6     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,120     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR3
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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LCCNDR4                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC4 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to asthma/breath prob
 
 482                       Asthma/breath prob condition status
 
                   271     1  Chronic
                     5     2  Not chronic
                     2     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,199     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR4
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR5                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC5 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to birth defect
 
 483                       Birth defect condition status
 
                   129     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,348     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR6                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC6 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to injury
 
 484                       Injury condition status
 
                    41     1  Chronic
                     9     2  Not chronic
                     1     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,426     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR6
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR7                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC7 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to mental retardation
 
 485                       Mental retardation condition status
 
                    98     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,379     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR8                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC8 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to other dev prob
 
 486                       Otr dev prob condition status
 
                   531     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,946     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR9                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC9 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to other ment/emot/behav
                           prob
 
 487                       Otr mental/emot prob condition status
 
                   542     1  Chronic
                     8     2  Not chronic
                     8     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,919     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR9
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR10                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC10 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to bone/joint prob
 
 488                       Bone/joint prob condition status
 
                    86     1  Chronic
                     5     2  Not chronic
                     1     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,385     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR10
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR11                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC11 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to epilepsy
 
 489                       Epilepsy condition status
 
                    57     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,420     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR90                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC90 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to other imp/prob(1)
 
 490                       Otr imp/problem(1)condition status
 
                   129     1  Chronic
                     4     2  Not chronic
                     2     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,342     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR90
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LCCNDR91                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE < 18 and LAHCC91 = 1
 
                           Person < 18 limited due to other imp/prob(2)
 
 491                       Otr imp/problem(2) condition status
 
                     4     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,473     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LACNTR91
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR1                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA1 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to vision problem
 
 492                       Vision problem condition status
 
                   976     1  Chronic
                    14     2  Not chronic
                    19     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,468     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR1
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR2                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA2 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to hearing problem
 
 493                       Hearing problem condition status
 
                   485     1  Chronic
                     6     2  Not chronic
                    50     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,936     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR2
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR3                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA3 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to arthritis/rheum
 
 494                       Arthritis/rheum condition status
 
                 2,683     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               100,794     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR4                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA4 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to back/neck problem
 
 495                       Back/neck problem condition status
 
                 2,324     1  Chronic
                    56     2  Not chronic
                    34     9  Unknown if chronic
               101,063     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR4
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR5                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA5 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to fract/bone/joint injury
 
 496                       Fract/bone/joint inj condition status
 
                 1,063     1  Chronic
                    85     2  Not chronic
                    14     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,315     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR5
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR6                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA6 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other injury
 
 497                       Otr injury condition status
 
                   421     1  Chronic
                    41     2  Not chronic
                    10     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,005     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR6
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR7                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA7 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to heart problem
 
 498                       Heart problem condition status
 
                 1,875     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               101,602     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR8                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA8 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to stroke
 
 499                       Stroke condition status
 
                   578     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,899     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR9                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA9 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to hypertension
 
 500                       Hypertension condition status
 
                 1,219     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,258     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR10                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA10 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to diabetes
 
 501                       Diabetes condition status
 
                 1,122     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,355     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR11                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA11 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to lung/breath prob
 
 502                       Lung/breath prob condition status
 
                 1,077     1  Chronic
                    28     2  Not chronic
                    23     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,349     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR11
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR12                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA12 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to cancer
 
 503                       Cancer condition status
 
                   434     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,043     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR13                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA13 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to birth defect
 
 504                       Birth defect condition status
 
                   133     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,344     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR14                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA14 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to mental retardation
 
 505                       Mental retardation condition status
 
                   202     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,275     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR15                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA15 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other dev prob
 
 506                       Otr dev prob condition status
 
                   162     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,315     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR16                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA16 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to senility
 
 507                       Senility condition status
 
                   310     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,167     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR17                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA17 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to dep/anx/emot prob
 
 508                       Dep/anx/emot prob condition status
 
                   985     1  Chronic
                    19     2  Not chronic
                    27     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,446     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR17
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR18                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA18 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to weight prob
 
 509                       Weight prob condition status
 
                   248     1  Chronic
                     3     2  Not chronic
                     6     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,220     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR18
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR19                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA19 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to missing limb/finger
 
 510                       Amputee condition status
 
                    70     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,407     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
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                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR20                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA20 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to musculoskeletal prob
 
 511                       Musculoskeletal condition status
 
                   545     1  Chronic
                    11     2  Not chronic
                    19     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,902     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR20
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR21                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA21 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to circulatory prob
 
 512                       Circulatory condition status
 
                   169     1  Chronic
                     7     2  Not chronic
                     3     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,298     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR21
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 266
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR22                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA22 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to endocrine prob
 
 513                       Endocrine prob condition status
 
                   122     1  Chronic
                     1     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,354     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR22
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR23                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA23 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to nervous system prob
 
 514                       Nervous sys prob condition status
 
                   596     1  Chronic
                     7     2  Not chronic
                    10     9  Unknown if chronic
               102,864     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR23
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
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                                   FHS - 267
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR24                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA24 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to digestive prob
 
 515                       Digestive prob condition status
 
                   216     1  Chronic
                    19     2  Not chronic
                     6     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,236     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR24
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR25                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA25 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to genitourinary prob
 
 516                       Genitourinary prob condition status
 
                   214     1  Chronic
                    11     2  Not chronic
                     3     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,249     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR25
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 268
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR26                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA26 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to skin prob
 
 517                       Skin prob condition status
 
                    38     1  Chronic
                     1     2  Not chronic
                     1     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,437     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR26
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR27                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA27 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to blood prob
 
 518                       Blood prob condition status
 
                    37     1  Chronic
                     1     2  Not chronic
                     1     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,438     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR27
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 269
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR28                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA28 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to benign tumor
 
 519                       Benign tumor condition status
 
                    35     1  Chronic
                     2     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,440     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR28
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR29                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA29 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to alcohol or drug prob
 
 520                       Alcohol or drug prob condition status
 
                    32     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,445     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR29
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 270
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR30                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA30 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other mental prob
 
 521                       Otr mental prob condition status
 
                    74     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     4     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,399     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR30
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR31                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA31 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to surgical after-effects
 
 522                       Surgical after-effects condition status
 
                    77     1  Chronic
                    32     2  Not chronic
                     3     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,365     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR31
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 271
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR32                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA32 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to old age
 
 523                       "Old age" condition status
 
                   250     1  Chronic
                     0     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,227     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: *
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *Considered chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR33                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA33 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to fatigue
 
 524                       Fatigue condition status
 
                    33     1  Chronic
                     2     2  Not chronic
                     2     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,440     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR33
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 272
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR34                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA34 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to pregnancy
 
 525                       Pregnancy condition status
 
                     0     1  Chronic
                    22     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,455     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR34
Recodes: *
Keywords: None
Notes: * Considered NOT chronic regardless of time with condition.
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR90                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA90 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other imp/prob(1)
 
 526                       Otr imp/prob(1) condition status
 
                   236     1  Chronic
                    13     2  Not chronic
                     5     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,223     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR90
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHS - 273
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACNDR91                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE 18+ and LAHCA91 = 1
 
                           Person 18+ limited due to other imp/prob(2)
 
 527                       Otr imp/prob(2) condition status
 
                     2     1  Chronic
                     1     2  Not chronic
                     0     9  Unknown if chronic
               103,474     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: LAANTR91
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: Conditions lasting over 3 months are considered chronic.
______________________________________________________________________________
LCONDRT                    Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE = All and LA1Ar = 1
 
                           All persons reporting some limitation of activity
 
 528                       Chronic cond rec for person with LA
 
                12,939     1  At least one condition causing LA is chronic
                   277     2  No condition causing LA is chronic
                   374     9  Unknown if any condition causing LA is chronic
                89,887     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: Child: LCCNDR1-11, LCCNDR90, LCCNDR91; Adult: LACNDR1-34, LACNDR90,
         LACNDR91
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHS - 274
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
        PERSON HEALTH STATUS AND LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/01/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
LACHRONR                   Recode
FHS Recode
                           AGE = ALL
 
                           Overall LA recode by chronic condition status
 
 529                       Overall lim of activ recode by cond stat
 
                89,887     0  Not limited in any way (incl unk if limited)
                12,939     1  Limited; caused by at least one chronic cond
                   277     2  Limited; not caused by chronic cond
                   374     3  Limited; unk if cond causing LA is chronic
 
Sources: LCONDRT; LA1AR
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
PHSTAT                     Would you say {person} health in general is very
                           good, good, fair, or poor?
FHS.310
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 530                       Reported health status
 
                37,918     1  Excellent
                30,900     2  Very good
                24,468     3  Good
                 7,275     4  Fair
                 2,378     5  Poor
                    92     7  Refused
                   320     8  Not ascertained
                   126     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
keywords: activity limitation; health status
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY* - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PINJ3MR                    Who was this?
FIJ.020
                           AGE = All
 
                           All Persons
 
 531                       Person injured during past 3 months
 
                 2,794     1  Yes
               100,478     2  No
                    78     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not Ascertained
                   127     9  Don't Know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury
Notes: This variable represents whether or not a person was injured based on
       the value in variable INJCT.
______________________________________________________________________________
*Questions in the Injury section of the 1997 NHIS have a recall period of
 the "last 3 months."  In general, only 3 month estimates can be made from
 the variables in the Person file.  However, an annual estimate can be
 calculated for variables INJCT and POICT by doing: (variable)(4)(WTFA).
______________________________________________________________________________ 
 
                                   FIJ - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
INJCT                      Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode in the
                           Injury Episode file
 
 532                       Number of injury episodes
 
                 2,671     1  1 injury episode
                   108     2  2 injury episodes
                    12     3  3 injury episodes
                     3     4  4 injury episodes
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; times injured
Notes: This variable represents the number of injury episodes a person has in
       the Injury Episode File.  It does NOT include poisoning episodes.  The
       number of poisoning episodes a person has is found in variable POICT.
       Two persons were reported as having five injury episodes.  Because the
       NHIS only collects detailed information on the four most recent injury
       episodes, we do not have information on the fifth injury episode.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS1CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 533                       # of times injured by transportation
 
                 2,387     0  None
                   401     1  1 time
                     4     2  2 times
                     2     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; transportation
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIJ - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS2CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 534                       # of times injured by burn/scald
 
                 2,736     0  None
                    58     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; fire; burn; scald
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FIJ - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS3CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 535                       # of times injured by fall
 
                 1,808     0  None
                   946     1  1 time
                    35     2  2 times
                     4     3  3 times
                     1     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; fall
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS4CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 536                       # of times injured by overexertion
 
                 2,479     0  None
                   311     1  1 time
                     4     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; overexertion
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIJ - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS5CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 537                       # of times injured by being struck
 
                 2,338     0  None
                   447     1  1 time
                     8     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     1     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; struck by
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS6CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 538                       # of times injured by animal/insect
 
                 2,736     0  None
                    56     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; animal bite; insect bite
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS7CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 539                       # of times injured by cut/pierce
 
                 2,559     0  None
                   232     1  1 time
                     3     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; cut; pierce
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS8CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 540                       # of times injured by machinery
 
                 2,739     0  None
                    54     1  1 time
                     1     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause; machinery
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ECAUS9CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 541                       # of times injured by other
 
                 2,510     0  None
                   279     1  1 time
                     4     2  2 times
                     1     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: ECAUS
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cause
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT1CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 542                       # times injured driving
 
                 2,570     0  None
                   222     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT1
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; driving
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT2CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 543                       # times injured working at paid job
 
                 2,244     0  None
                   543     1  1 time
                     7     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT2
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; working; paid job
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 14
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT3CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 544                       # times injured working around house
 
                 2,500     0  None
                   286     1  1 time
                     7     2  2 times
                     1     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT3
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; working; house
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIJ - 15
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT4CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 545                       # times injured attending school
 
                 2,708     0  None
                    86     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT4
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; school
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 16
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT5CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 546                       # times injured doing unpaid work
 
                 2,706     0  None
                    87     1  1 time
                     1     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT5
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; unpaid work
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 17
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT6CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 547                       # times injured playing sports
 
                 2,421     0  None
                   365     1  1 time
                     7     2  2 times
                     1     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT6
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; sports
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 18
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT7CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 548                       # times injured during leisure activity
 
                 2,164     0  None
                   610     1  1 time
                    19     2  2 times
                     1     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT7
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; leisure activity
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FIJ - 19
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT8CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 549                       # times injured resting, eating
 
                 2,707     0  None
                    85     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT8
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; sleeping; resting; eating; drinking
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 20
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT9CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 550                       # times injured cooking
 
                 2,761     0  None
                    33     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT9
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; cooking
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 21
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT10CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 551                       # times injured being cared for
 
                 2,763     0  None
                    31     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT10
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; being cared for
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 22
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHAT11CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 552                       # times injured doing other things
 
                 2,301     0  None
                   477     1  1 time
                    15     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     1     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHAT11
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 23
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER1CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 553                       # times injured inside home
 
                 2,093     0  None
                   679     1  1 time
                    17     2  2 times
                     4     3  3 times
                     1     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER1
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; home
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 24
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER2CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 554                       # times injured outside home
 
                 2,286     0  None
                   499     1  1 time
                     9     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER2
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; home
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 25
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER3CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 555                       # times injured at school
 
                 2,612     0  None
                   180     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER3
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; school
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 26
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER4CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 556                       # times injured at child care center
 
                 2,786     0  None
                     8     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER4
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; child care center; preschool
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 27
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER5CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 557                       # times injured in residential facility
 
                 2,771     0  None
                    23     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER5
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; residential institution
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 28
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER6CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 558                       # times injured in health care facility
 
                 2,739     0  None
                    54     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     1     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER6
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; health care facility
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 29
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER7CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 559                       # times injured on street/highway
 
                 2,403     0  None
                   384     1  1 time
                     7     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER7
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; street; highway
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 30
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER8CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 560                       # times injured in parking lot
 
                 2,731     0  None
                    63     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER8
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; parking lot
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 31
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER9CT                    Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 561                       # times injured at sport facility
 
                 2,598     0  None
                   189     1  1 time
                     7     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER9
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; sport facility; athletic field; playground
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 32
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER10CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 562                       # times injured at trade/service areas
 
                 2,624     0  None
                   168     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER10
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; service areas
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 33
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER11CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 563                       # times injured on farm
 
                 2,776     0  None
                    17     1  1 time
                     1     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER11
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; farm
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 34
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER12CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 564                       # times injured at park/recreation area
 
                 2,681     0  None
                   110     1  1 time
                     3     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER12
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; park; recreation area
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 35
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER13CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 565                       # times injured at river/lake/ocean
 
                 2,770     0  None
                    24     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER13
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; river; lake; stream; ocean
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FIJ - 36
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER14CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 566                       # times injured at swimming pool
 
                 2,793     0  None
                     1     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER14
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; swimming pool
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FIJ - 37
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER15CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 567                       # times injured at construction area
 
                 2,600     0  None
                   191     1  1 time
                     3     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER15
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; industrial; construction
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 38
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER16CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 568                       # times injured in mine or quarry
 
                 2,788     0  None
                     6     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER16
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; mine; quarry
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 39
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER17CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 569                       # times injured in otr public building
 
                 2,711     0  None
                    83     1  1 time
                     0     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER17
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury; public building
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIJ - 40
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHER18CT                   Recode
FIJ Recode
                           AGE = All and PINJ3MR = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one injury episode during
                           the past 3 months
 
 570                       # times injured in other place
 
                 2,654     0  None
                   138     1  1 time
                     2     2  2 times
                     0     3  3 times
                     0     4  4 times
               100,683     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: WHER18
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury
Notes: Episode/person variable conversion: The original variable was an
       episode level variable and this edit converted it to a person level
       variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIJ - 41
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INJURY - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PPOIS3MR                   Who was this?
FIJ.020
                           AGE = All
 
                           All Persons
 
 571                       Person poisoned during past 3 months
 
                   209     1  Yes
               103,106     2  No
                    75     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not Ascertained
                    87     9  Don't Know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: injury
Notes: This variable represents whether or not a person was poisoned based on
       the value in variable POICT.
______________________________________________________________________________
POICT                      Generated variable
Generated
                           AGE = All and PPOIS3MR> = 1
 
                           Persons who had at least one poisoning episode in
                           the Poison Episode file
 
 572                       Number of poison episodes
 
                   199     1  1 poison episode
                     5     2  2 poison episodes
                     3     3  3 poison episodes
                     2     4  4 poison episodes
               103,268     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: poison; times poisoned
Notes: This variable represents the number of poisoning episodes a person has
       in the Person File.  In addition to poisoning episodes, this number may
       also include episodes resulting from allergic reaction/adverse effect
       to medication or other substance (POITPR21-4=07) and/or something else
       - NOT poisoning (POITPR21-4=08).  This variable does NOT include injury
       episodes.  The number of injury episodes a person has is found in
       variable INJCT.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 1
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PDMED12M                   DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, has medical care been
                           delayed for {person} because of worry about the
                           cost?  (Do not include dental care)
FAU.020
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 573                       Was med care delayed for - - (cost), 12m
 
                 7,405     1   Yes
                95,803     2   No
                   127     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                   142     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: medical care; delayed care; cost worry
Notes: (1)  Family/person variable conversion.  (2)  The question wording
       shown here is for Version 3.5 only.  There was a slight modification
       from Version 3.1.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 2
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PNMED12M                   DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, was there any time when
                           {person} needed medical care, but did not get it
                           because {person} couldn't afford it?
FAU.040
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 574                       Did - - NOT get medical care (cost), 12m
 
                 4,906     1  Yes
                98,285     2  No
                   129     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                   157     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: medical care; no care; afford care
Notes: (1) Family/person variable conversion.  (2) Question sequence implies
       that dental care is excluded from this question.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 3
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHOSPYR                    DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS was {person} a patient
                           in a hospital OVERNIGHT? (Do not include an
                           overnight stay in the emergency room.)  Remember
                           to include any new mothers and/or babies who where
                           hospitalized for the baby's birth.
FAU.060
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 575                       Was - - in a hospital OVERNIGHT, 12m
 
                 9,128     1   Yes
                94,075     2   No
                   135     7   Refused
                     2     8   Not ascertained
                   137     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: hospital; overnight; hospital episodes
Notes: (1)  Family/person variable conversion.  (2)  The question wording
       shown here is for Version 3.5 only.  There was a slight modification
       from Version 3.1.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 4
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HOSPNO                     How many different times did {person} stay in any
                           hospital overnight or longer DURING THE PAST 12
                           MONTHS?
FAU.070
                           AGE = All and PHOSPYR = 1
 
                           Persons who stayed overnight in a hospital during
                           past 12 months (excl. ER)
 
 576-578                   Number of times in hosp overnight, 12m
 
                 9,101     001-365  1-365 times
                     5     997      Refused
                     3     998      Not ascertained
                    19     999      Don't know
                94,349     <Blank:  Not in universe)
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: hospital; overnight; hospital episodes
Notes: Question sequence implies that overnight stays in the emergency room
       are excluded from this question.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 5
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HPNITE                     Altogether how many nights was {person} in the
                           hospital DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS?
FAU.110
                           AGE = All and PHOSPYR = 1
 
                           Persons who stayed overnight in hospital during
                           past 12 months (excl ER)
 
 579-581                   Number of nights in hospital, 12m
 
                 8,825     001-365  1-365 nights
                     7     997      Refused
                   219     998      Not ascertained
                    77     999      Don't know
                94,349     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: hospital; overnight; hospital episodes
Notes: Question sequence implies that overnight stays in the emergency room
       are excluded from this question.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 6
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCHM2W                    During those 2 WEEKS, did {person} receive care AT
                           HOME from a nurse or other health care
                           professional?  (Do not include dental care)
                           [exclude care received while an overnight patient
                           in a hospital and exclude any baby born during
                           interview week]
FAU.130
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 582                       Did - - rec HOME care by hlth prof, 2 wk
 
                   970     1  Yes
               102,354     2  No
                    92     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                    59     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: home care; health care visits
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 7
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCHMN2W                   How many home visits did {person} receive during
                           those 2 WEEKS?
FAU.140
                           AGE = All and PHCHM2W = 1
 
                           Persons who received care AT HOME from health care
                           professional during past 2 weeks (excl. dental
                           care)
 
 583-584                   Number of HOME visits by hlth prof, 2wk
 
                   964     01-49  1-49 visits
                     0     50     50+  visits
                     0     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                     6     99     Don't know
               102,507     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: home care; health care visits
Notes: Question sequence implies that home care visits for a baby born during
       interview week and home visits for dental care are excluded from this
       question.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FAU - 8
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCPH2W                    During those 2 WEEKS, did {person} talk over the
                           PHONE with a doctor, nurse, or other health care
                           professional about a member of this family?
                           Include phone calls for medical advice,
                           prescriptions or test results, but do NOT include
                           phone calls to make appointments.  [exclude any
                           baby born during interview week]
FAU.160
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 585                       Did - - have a CALL to health prof, 2wk
 
                 6,954     1   Yes
                96,184     2   No
                   117     7   Refused
                     2     8   Not ascertained
                   220     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: telephone contacts
Notes: (1)  Family/person variable conversion.  (2)  Question sequence implies
       that phone calls for dental care are excluded from this question.  (3)
       The question wording shown here is for Version 3.5 only.  There was a
       slight modification from Version 3.1.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FAU - 9
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCPHN2W                   During those 2 WEEKS, how many telephone calls
                           were made about {person}?
FAU.170
                           AGE = All and PHCPH2W = 1
 
                           Persons for whom a PHONE call was made to health
                           care professional during past 2 weeks (excl. call
                           for appts)
 
 586-587                   Number of PHONE calls to hlth prof, 2wk
 
                 6,890     01-49  1-49 calls
                     1     50     50+ calls
                     3     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                    60     99     Don't know
                96,523     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: telephone contacts
Notes: (1)  Question sequence implies that phone calls about a baby born
       during interview week, calls about dental care, and calls for
       appointments are excluded from this question.  (2)  The question
       wording shown here is for Version 3.5 only.  There was a slight
       modification from Version 3.1.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FAU - 10
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCDV2W                    During those 2 WEEKS, did {person} see a doctor or
                           other health care professional at a doctor's
                           OFFICE, a clinic, an emergency room, or some other
                           place?  (Do not include times during an overnight
                           hospital stay) [exclude any baby born during
                           interview week]
FAU.190
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 588                       Did - - see hlth prof in office etc, 2wk
 
                14,318     1  Yes
                88,851     2  No
                   127     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                   179     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: doctor visits; office visits; ER visits; clinic visits
Notes: (1)  Family/person variable conversion.  (2)  Question sequence implies
       that visits for dental care are excluded from this question.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FAU - 11
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHCDVN2W                   How many times did {person} visit a doctor or
                           other health care professional during those 2
                           WEEKS?
FAU.200
                           AGE = All and PHCDV2W = 1
 
                           Persons who had a visit to a health care
                           professional during past 2 weeks (excl. visits
                           during an overnight hosp stay)
 
 589-590                   Number of times VISITED hlth prof, 2wk
 
                14,276     01-49  1-49 times
                     0     50     50+ times
                     2     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                    40     99     Don't know
                89,159     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: doctor visits; office visits; ER visits; clinic visits
Notes: Question sequence implies that visits for a baby born during interview
       week, visits during an overnight hospital stay, and visits for dental
       care are excluded from this question.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FAU - 12
                   1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
           PERSON HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 10/26/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
P10DVYR                    During the past 12 MONTHS did {person} receive
                           care from doctors or other health care
                           professionals 10 or more times?
FAU.220
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 591                       Did - - receive care 10+ times, 12m
 
                 9,921     1  Yes
                93,132     2  No
                   127     7  Refused
                     2     8  Not ascertained
                   295     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: doctor visits; health care visits; 10+ visits
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PHICOV                     Who has coverage?
FHI.060*
                           AGE = all
 
                           All persons
 
 592                       Does - -  have health care coverage?
 
                86,119     1   Yes
                17,120     2   No
                   150     7   Refused
                     8     8   Not ascertained
                    80     9   Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.020.   Caution with use of this
       variable see cover sheet for details.
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDA                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 593                       Private hlth ins from employer or work
 
                61,271     1   Mentioned
                23,819     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: PRIVATE
Keywords: Private health insurance
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDB                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 594                       Private hlth ins purchased directly
 
                 7,499     1   Mentioned
                77,591     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: PRIVATE
Keywords: Private health insurance
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDC                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 595                       Medicare
 
                12,126     1   Mentioned
                72,964     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: MEDICARE
Keywords: Medicare
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDD                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 596                       Medi-Gap
 
                   449     1   Mentioned
                84,641     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: PRIVATE
Keywords: Private health insurance;
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDE                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 597                       Medicaid
 
                10,678     1   Mentioned
                74,412     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: MEDICAID
Keywords: Medicaid
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDF                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 598                       Military hlth care/VA
 
                 1,011     1   Mentioned
                84,079     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: MILITARY
Keywords: Military; VA
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FHI - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDG                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 599                       CHAMPUS/TRICARE/CHAMP-VA
 
                 1,559     1   Mentioned
                83,531     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: MILITARY
Keywords: CHAMPUS; TRICARE; CHAMP-VA
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FHI - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDH                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 600                       Indian Health Service
 
                   214     1   Mentioned
                84,876     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: IHS
Keywords: Indian Health Service
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDI                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 601                       State-sponsored health plan
 
                 1,050     1   Mentioned
                84,040     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: OTHERPUB
Keywords: Other public health coverage
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIKINDJ                    What kind of health insurance or health care
                           coverage does - - have? EXCLUDE private plans that
                           only provide extra cash while hospitalized or pay
                           for only one type of service (nursing home care,
                           accidents, or dental care)
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all and PHICOV (edited) =1
 
                           all persons who are covered by some type of health
                           care plan
 
 602                       Other government program
 
                   569     1   Mentioned
                84,521     2   Not mentioned
                    66     7   Refused
                   885     8   Not ascertained
                    78     9   Don't know
                17,358     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: OTHERGOV
Keywords: Other goverment health programs
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. Caution with use of this
       variable. See cover sheet for details.  The 'not ascertained' catagory
       includes approximately 900 persons who indicated in PHICOV that they
       have health insurance coverage, but did not indicate what type of
       coverage they had in HIKIND.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MEDICARE
FHI.070*
                           AGE = all
 
                           All persons
 
 603                       Medicare coverage recode
 
                12,126     1 Yes, information
                    51     2 Yes, but no information
                90,033     3 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDC
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicare; Insurance
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The Medicare recode is
       based on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FHI - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MCPART
FHI.090
                           AGE = All and  (MEDICARE = 1 or MEDICARE = 2)
 
                           All persons with Medicare
 
 604                       Type of Medicare coverage
 
                   501     1 Part A - Hospital Only
                   207     2 Part B - Medical Only
                 8,830     3 Both Part A and Part B
                 2,454     4 Card Not Available
                    55     7 Refused
                    67     8 Not ascertained
                    63     9 Don't know
                91,300     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicare
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FHI - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MCHMO                      Is - - signed up with an HMO, that is, a Health
                           Maintenance Organization? (With an HMO, you must
                           generally receive care from HMO doctors, otherwise
                           the expense is not covered unless you were
                           referred by the HMO of there was a medical
                           emergency.)
FHI.100
                           AGE = All and (MCPART= 2 or MCPART = 3 or MCPART =
                           4  or MCPART = 7 or MCPART = 8 or MCPART = 9)
 
                           All persons with Medicare who have signed up for
                           part B coverage or for who it is unknown if they
                           have signed up for Part B coverage
 
 605                       Is - - signed up with an HMO?
 
                 1,994     1 Yes
                 9,340     2 No
                    39     7 Refused
                    68     8 Not ascertained
                   235     9 Don't know
                91,801     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicare
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 14
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MEDICAID
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 606                       Medicaid coverage recode
 
                10,678     1 Yes, information
                    96     2 Yes, but no information
                91,436     3 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDE
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicaid
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The Medicaid recode is
       based on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FHI - 15
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MACHMD                     The next questions are about Medicaid coverage. In
                           this State it is also called (state name).  - - is
                           listed as having Medicaid coverage.  Can - -  go
                           to ANY doctor who will accept Medicaid or MUST
                           you/he/she choose from a book or list of doctors
                           or is a doctor assigned?
FHI.120
                           AGE = All and (MEDICAID=1 or MEDICAID=2)
 
                           All persons with Medicaid coverage
 
 607                       Any doc, choose from list, doc assigned
 
                 6,430     1 Any doctor
                 2,734     2 Select from a book/list
                 1,218     3 Doctor is assigned
                    11     7 Refused
                   105     8 Not ascertained
                   276     9 Don't know
                92,703     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicaid
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FHI - 16
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MAPCMD                     Is - - required to sign up with a certain primary
                           care doctor, group of doctors, or certain clinic
                           which - - must go for all of - - 's routine care?
FHI.140
                           AGE= all and (MEDICAID = 1 or MEDICAID = 2)
 
                           All persons with Medicaid coverage
 
 608                       Primary care physician for routine care
 
                 4,393     1 Yes
                 5,902     2 No
                     9     7 Refused
                   106     8 Not ascertained
                   364     9 Don't know
                92,703     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicaid
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FHI - 17
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MAREF                      If - - needs to go to a different doctor or place
                           for special care does - - need approval or a
                           referral?
FHI.150
                           AGE = all and (MEDICAID = 1 or MEDICAID = 2)
 
                           All persons with Medicaid coverage
 
 609                       Need a referral for special care
 
                 5,565     1 Yes
                 4,447     2 No
                    11     7 Refused
                   106     8 Not ascertained
                   645     9 Don't know
                92,703     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Medicaid
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 18
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PRIVATE
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 610                       Private health insurance coverage recode
 
                65,994     1 Yes, information
                 1,451     2 Yes, but no information
                34,765     3 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDA,HIKINDB,HIKINDD,
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance coverage
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The PRIVATE recode is based
       on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FHI - 19
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HITYPE1
FHI.160*
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance plans
 
 611-612                   Name of plan (Plan 1)
 
                65,559     01-92 Refer to Health Insurance Plan Appendix
                 1,397     98 Not ascertained
                   454     99 Unknown
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private hlth insurance; Managed care; HMO; PPO; POS; Fee-for-Service
Notes: *Plan names may also be located in FHI.172, FHI.175, and FHI.178.
       These plan names are coded to a plan type which is found in the Health
       Insurance Plan Appendix.
______________________________________________________________________________
WHONAM1                    Health Insurance plans are usually obtained in one
                           person's name even if other family members are
                           covered.  That person is called the policyholder.
                           In whose name is this plan?
FHI.200
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE= 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 613                       Plan in whose name (Plan 1)
 
                31,539     1 In own name
                33,508     2 Someone else in family
                 2,226     3 Person not in household
                    47     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                    90     9 Don't know
                36,067     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Policyholder
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 20
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNWRK1                    Was this plan originally obtained through the
                           workplace, such as through a present or former
                           employer or union?
FHI.210
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 614                       Originally thrgh work or union (Plan 1)
 
                56,979     1 Employer
                 1,711     2 Union
                   418     3 Through work, but DK if employer or union
                 1,150     4 Through work, self-employ or prof assoc
                 6,960     5 No
                    25     7 Refused
                    57     8 Not ascertained
                   110     9 Don't know
                36,067     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Union; Workplace; Employer
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 21
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY11                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 615                       Paid for by self or family (Plan 1)
 
                49,470     1   Mentioned
                16,654     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY21                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 616                       Paid for by empoyer or union (Plan 1)
 
                52,581     1   Mentioned
                13,543     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 22
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY31                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 617                       Paid by someone outside household Plan 1
 
                   717     1   Mentioned
                65,407     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY41                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 618                       Paid for by Medicare (Plan 1)
 
                   299     1   Mentioned
                65,825     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  FHI - 23
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY51                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 619                       Paid for by Medicaid (Plan 1)
 
                    62     1   Mentioned
                66,062     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY61                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with private health insurance
 
 620                       Paid for by government program (Plan 1)
 
                   172     1   Mentioned
                65,952     2   Not mentioned
                    98     7   Refused
                    57     8   Not ascertained
                 1,131     9   Don't know
                36,067     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 24
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HICOST1                    During the PAST 12 MONTHS, how much did {you/your
                           family} spend for health insurance premiums for
                           {plan name} " Please include payroll deductions
                           for premiums.
FHI.230
                           AGE = all and ((PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           PLNPAY11 = 1)
 
                           All persons with at least one private health
                           insurance plan paid by self or family
 
 621                       Out-of-pocket premium cost (Plan 1)
 
                12,523     1 Less than $500
                11,830     2 $500-$999
                12,253     3 $1,000-$1,999
                 4,211     4 $2,000-$2,999
                 3,595     5 $3,000 or more
                   263     7 Refused
                     1     8 Not ascertained
                 4,794     9 Don't know
                54,007     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Premiums
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 25
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNMGD1                    Is {plan name} an HMO (Health Maintenance
                           Organization), and IPA (Individual Practice
                           Association), or is it some other kind of plan?
FHI.240
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with at least one private health
                           insurance plan
 
 622                       Type of plan (Plan 1)
 
                28,274     1 HMO/IPA
                12,562     2 PPO
                23,685     3 Other
                    92     7 Refused
                    58     8 Not ascertained
                 2,739     9 Don't know
                36,067     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Managed Care; HMO; PPO; IPA
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 26
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HITYPE2
FHI.172*
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 623-624                   Name of plan (Plan 2)
 
                 3,376     01-92 Refer to Health Insurance Plan Appendix
                    68     98 Not ascertained
                    55     99 Unknown
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private hlth insurance; Managed care; HMO; PPO; POS; Fee-for-Service
Notes: *Plan names may also be located in FHI.175, and FHI.178.  These plan
       names are coded to a plan type which is found in the Health Insurance
       Plan Appendix.
______________________________________________________________________________
WHONAM2                    Health Insurance plans are usually obtained in one
                           person's name even if other family members are
                           covered.  That person is called the policyholder.
                           In whose name is this plan?
FHI.200
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE=2) and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 625                       Plan in whose name (Plan 2)
 
                 1,557     1 In own name
                 1,753     2 Someone else in family
                   180     3 Person not in household
                     2     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     7     9 Don't know
                99,978     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Policyholder
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 27
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNWRK2                    Was this plan originally obtained through the
                           workplace, such as through a present or former
                           employer or union?
FHI.210
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 and PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with private health insurance with at
                           least two plans
 
 626                       Originally thrgh work or union (Plan 2)
 
                 2,749     1 Employer
                   200     2 Union
                    34     3 Through work, but DK if employer or union
                    28     4 Through work, self-employ or prof assoc
                   456     5 No
                     0     7 Refused
                    25     8 Not ascertained
                     7     9 Don't know
                99,978     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Union; Workplace; Employer
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 28
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY12                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 627                       Paid for by self or family (Plan 2)
 
                 2,154     1   Mentioned
                 1,244     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 29
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY22                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 628                       Paid for by empoyer or union (Plan 2)
 
                 2,583     1   Mentioned
                   815     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 30
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY32                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 629                       Paid by someone outside household Plan 2
 
                    50     1   Mentioned
                 3,348     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 31
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY42                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 630                       Paid for by Medicare (Plan 2)
 
                     8     1   Mentioned
                 3,390     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
  
 
                                   FHI - 32
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY52                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 631                       Paid for by Medicaid (Plan 2)
 
                     8     1   Mentioned
                 3,390     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 33
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY62                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 632                       Paid for by government program (Plan 2)
 
                    61     1   Mentioned
                 3,337     2   Not mentioned
                     1     7   Refused
                    25     8   Not ascertained
                    75     9   Don't know
                99,978     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 34
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HICOST2                    During the PAST 12 MONTHS, how much did {you/your
                           family} spend for health insurance premiums for
                           {plan name} " Please include payroll deductions
                           for premiums.
FHI.230
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl and PLNPAY12 = 1
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans paid for by self or family
 
 633                       Out-of-pocket premium cost(Plan 2)
 
                   923     1 Less than $500
                   566     2 $500-$999
                   306     3 $1,000-$1,999
                    84     4 $2,000-$2,999
                    46     5 $3,000 or more
                     8     7 Refused
                     2     8 Not ascertained
                   219     9 Don't know
               101,323     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Premiums
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 35
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNMGD2                    Is {plan name} an HMO (Health Maintenance
                           Organization), and IPA (Individual Practice
                           Association), or is it some other kind of plan?
FHI.240
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE2 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two health insurance
                           plans
 
 634                       Type of plan (Plan 2)
 
                 1,072     1 HMO/IPA
                   578     2 PPO
                 1,645     3 Other
                     1     7 Refused
                    27     8 Not ascertained
                   176     9 Don't know
                99,978     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Managed Care; HMO; PPO; IPA
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 36
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HITYPE3                    What is the name of the next plan?/What is the
                           name of the next plan?
FHI.175*
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with at least three private health
                           insurance plans
 
 635-636                   Name of plan (Plan 3)
 
                    84     01-92 Refer to Health Insurance Plan Appendix
                     2     98 Not ascertained
                     1     99 Unknown
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private hlth insurance; Managed care; HMO; PPO; POS; Fee-for-Service
Notes: *Plan names may also be located in  FHI.178.  These plan names are
       coded to a plan type which is found in the Health Insurance Plan
       Appendix.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 37
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHONAM3                    Health Insurance plans are usually obtained in one
                           person's name even if other family members are
                           covered.  That person is called the policyholder.
                           In whose name is this plan?
FHI200
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE= 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least three health insurance
                           plans
 
 637                       Plan in whose name (Plan 3)
 
                    39     1 In own name
                    40     2 Someone else in family
                     8     3 Person not in household
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     0     9 Don't know
               103,390     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Policyholder
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 38
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNWRK3                    Was this plan originally obtained through the
                           workplace, such as through a present or former
                           employer or union?
FHI.210
                           AGE = All and PRIVATE = 1 and PRIVATE = 2 and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with private health insurance with at
                           least three plans
 
 638                       Originally thrgh work or union (Plan 3)
 
                    37     1 Employer
                    21     2 Union
                     3     3 Through work, but DK if employer or union
                     0     4 Through work, self-employ or prof assoc
                    24     5 No
                     0     7 Refused
                     1     8 Not ascertained
                     1     9 Don't know
               103,390     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Union; Workplace; Employer
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
                                   FHI - 39
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY13                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 639                       Paid for by self or family (Plan 3)
 
                    43     1   Mentioned
                    40     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 40
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY23                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 640                       Paid for by empoyer or union (Plan 3)
 
                    51     1   Mentioned
                    32     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 41
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY33                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 641                       Paid by someone outside household Plan 3
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                    83     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 42
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY43                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 642                       Paid for by Medicare (Plan 3)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                    83     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 43
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY53                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 643                       Paid for by Medicaid (Plan 3)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                    83     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 44
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY63                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least two private health
                           insurance plans
 
 644                       Paid for by government program (Plan 3)
 
                     4     1   Mentioned
                    79     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     1     8   Not ascertained
                     3     9   Don't know
               103,390     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 45
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HICOST3                    During the PAST 12 MONTHS, how much did {you/your
                           family} spend for health insurance premiums for
                           {plan name} " Please include payroll deductions
                           for premiums.
FHI.230
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl and PLNPAY13
 
                           All persons with at least three private health
                           insurance plans paid for self or family
 
 645                       Out-of-pocket premium cost (Plan 3)
 
                    23     1 Less than $500
                    14     2 $500-$999
                     1     3 $1,000-$1,999
                     0     4 $2,000-$2,999
                     0     5 $3,000 or more
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     5     9 Don't know
               103,434     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Premiums
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 46
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNMGD3                    Is {plan name} an HMO (Health Maintenance
                           Organization), and IPA (Individual Practice
                           Association), or is it some other kind of plan?
FHI.240
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE3 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least three health insurance
                           plans
 
 646                       Type of plan (Plan 3)
 
                    19     1 HMO/IPA
                     8     2 PPO
                    56     3 Other
                     0     7 Refused
                     1     8 Not ascertained
                     3     9 Don't know
               103,390     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Managed Care; HMO; PPO; IPA
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 47
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HITYPE4
FHI.178
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2)
 
                           All persons with at least four private health
                           insurance plans
 
 647-648                   Name of plan (Plan 4)
 
                     5     01-92 Refer to Health Insurance Plan Appendix
                     0     98 Not ascertained
                     0     99 Unknown
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private hlth insurance; Managed care; HMO; PPO; POS; Fee-for-Service
Notes: The plan names are coded to a plan type which is found in the Health
       Insurance Plan Appendix.
______________________________________________________________________________
WHONAM4                    Health Insurance plans are usually obtained in one
                           person's name even if other family members are
                           covered.  That person is called the policyholder.
                           In whose name is this plan?
FHI200
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with four private health insurance
                           plans
 
 649                       Plan in whose name (Plan 4)
 
                     3     1 In own name
                     1     2 Someone else in family
                     1     3 Person not in household
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     0     9 Don't know
               103,472     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Policyholder
Notes: Information for this variable is collected on a plan basis
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 48
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNWRK4                    Was this plan originally obtained through the
                           workplace, such as through a present or former
                           employer or union?
FHI.210
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 and PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with private health insurance with at
                           least four plans
 
 650                       Originally thrgh work or union (Plan 4)
 
                     1     1 Employer
                     0     2 Union
                     0     3 Through work, but DK if employer or union
                     0     4 Through work, self-employ or prof assoc
                     4     5 No
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     0     9 Don't know
               103,472     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Private health insurance; Union; Workplace; Employer
Notes: Information for this variable is collected on a plan basis
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 49
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY14                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 651                       Paid for by self or family (Plan 4)
 
                     5     1   Mentioned
                     0     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 50
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY24                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 652                       Paid for by empoyer or union (Plan 4)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                     5     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 51
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY34                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 653                       Paid by someone outside household Plan 4
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                     5     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 52
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY44                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 654                       Paid for by Medicare (Plan 4)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                     5     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 53
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY54                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 655                       Paid for by Medicaid (Plan 4)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                     5     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 54
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNPAY64                   Who pays for this health insurance plan?
FHI.220
                           AGE = All and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with at least 4 private health
                           insurance plans
 
 656                       Paid for by government program (Plan 4)
 
                     0     1   Mentioned
                     5     2   Not mentioned
                     0     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                     0     9   Don't know
               103,472     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 55
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HICOST4                    During the PAST 12 MONTHS, how much did {you/your
                           family} spend for health insurance premiums for
                           {plan name} " Please include payroll deductions
                           for premiums.
FHI.230
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl and PLNPAY14 = 1
 
                           All persons with at four private health insurance
                           plans paid for by self or family
 
 657                       Out-of-pocket premium cost(Plan 4)
 
                     4     1 Less than $500
                     0     2 $500-$999
                     1     3 $1,000-$1,999
                     0     4 $2,000-$2,999
                     0     5 $3,000 or more
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     0     9 Don't know
               103,472     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Premiums
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 56
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PLNMGD4                    Is {plan name} an HMO (Health Maintenance
                           Organization), and IPA (Individual Practice
                           Association), or is it some other kind of plan?
FHI.240
                           AGE = all and (PRIVATE = 1 or PRIVATE = 2) and
                           HITYPE4 ne bl
 
                           All persons with four health insurance plans
 
 658                       Type of plan (Plan 4)
 
                     1     1 HMO/IPA
                     0     2 PPO
                     4     3 Other
                     0     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                     0     9 Don't know
               103,472     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Managed Care; HMO; PPO; IPA
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 57
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
IHS
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 659                       Indian Health Service Recode
 
                   216     1 Yes
               101,994     2 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDH
Recodes: None
Keywords: Indian Health Service
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The IHS recode is based on
       responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172, FHI.175,
       FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 58
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MILITARY
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 660                       Military coverage recode
 
                   906     1 Yes, Military/VA only
                 1,472     2 Yes, CHAMPUS/TRICARE/CHAMP-VA only
                   133     3 Yes Both Military/VA + CHAMPUS/TRICARE/CHAMP-VA
                     1     4 Yes unknown type
                99,698     5 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDF and HIKINDG
Recodes: None
Keywords: Military; CHAMPUS; VA; TRICARE; Insurance
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The MILITARY recode is
       based on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 59
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
OTHERPUB
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           all persons
 
 661                       Other State-Sponsored Health Plan Recode
 
                 1,050     1 Yes
               101,160     2 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDI
Recodes: None
Keywords: Other State-sponsored Health Plan
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The OTHERPUB recode is
       based on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 60
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
OTHERGOV
FHI.070*
                           AGE = All
 
                           all persons
 
 662                       Other government programs Recode
 
                   569     1 Yes
               101,641     2 No
                   216     7 Refused
                   893     8 Not ascertained
                   158     9 Don't know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: HIKINDJ
Recodes: None
Keywords: Other government programs;  health care overage
Notes: *In version 3.1 question number is FHI.030. The OTHERGOV recode is
       based on responses to FHI.070 as well as responses to FHI.160, FHI.172,
       FHI.175, FHI.178 and FHI.280.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 61
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HILAST                     About how long has it been since {subjects name}
                           last had health care coverage?
FHI.270
                           AGE = All and (HICHECK=2 or HICHECK=7 or
                           HICHECK=9)
 
                           all persons without health insurance coverage
 
 663                       How long since last had hlth coverage
 
                 2,292     1 6 months or less
                 1,333     2 More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago
                 2,663     3 More than 1 year, but not more than 3 years ago
                 4,598     4 More than 3 years
                 5,300     5 Never
                   205     7 Refused
                     0     8 Not ascertained
                   537     9 Don't know
                86,549     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FHI - 62
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP1                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 664                       Lost job or changed employers
 
                 2,105     1   Mentioned
                 4,137     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 63
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP2                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 665                       Spouse/parent lost job or chgd employers
 
                   796     1   Mentioned
                 5,446     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 64
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP3                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 666                       Divorce/separate/death spouse or parent
 
                   208     1   Mentioned
                 6,034     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 65
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP4                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 667                       Ineligible because of age/left school
 
                   740     1   Mentioned
                 5,502     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 66
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP5                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 668                       Employer stopped offering coverage
 
                   105     1   Mentioned
                 6,137     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 67
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP6                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 669                       Cut back to part-time/became temp employ
 
                   111     1   Mentioned
                 6,131     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 68
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP7                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 670                       Benefits from employer ran out
 
                   110     1   Mentioned
                 6,132     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 69
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP8                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 671                       Couldn't afford to pay premiums
 
                 1,147     1   Mentioned
                 5,095     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 70
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP9                    Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 672                       Insurance plan raised cost of premiums
 
                    76     1   Mentioned
                 6,166     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
                                   FHI - 71
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP10                   Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 673                       Insurance company refused coverage
 
                    87     1   Mentioned
                 6,155     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 72
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP11                   Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 674                       Other
 
                   488     1   Mentioned
                 5,754     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: Responses to this category which fit into already existing categories
       or the new Medicaid categories were reassigned to the appropriate
       category
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 73
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP12                   Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 675                       Medicaid/Medical stopped after pregnancy
 
                   131     1   Mentioned
                 6,111     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured; Medicaid
Notes: This is a new Medicaid category which did not appear on the original
       questionnaire
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 74
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP13                   Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 676                       Lost Medicaid/Medical,new job/inc income
 
                   230     1   Mentioned
                 6,012     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured; Medicaid
Notes: This is a new Medicaid category which did not appear on the original
       questionnaire
______________________________________________________________________________
  
 
 
                                   FHI - 75
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HISTOP14                   Which of these are reasons {you/subject name}
                           stopped being covered by health insurance?
FHI.280
                           AGE = All and  HILAST = 1,2,3 (edited)
 
                           All persons without health insurance coverage for
                           less than 3 years
 
 677                       Lost Medicaid (other)
 
                   641     1   Mentioned
                 5,601     2   Not mentioned
                    10     7   Refused
                     0     8   Not ascertained
                    36     9   Don't know
                97,189     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured; Medicaid
Notes: This is a new Medicaid category which did not appear on the original
       questionnaire
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 76
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HINOTYR                    In the PAST 12 MONTHS, was there any time when
                           {subject name} did NOT have ANY health insurance
                           coverage?
FHI.300
                           AGE = All and (PHICOV = 1 and NOWAF ne 1)
 
                           all persons with health insurance excluding
                           persons in military families
 
 678                       No hlth coverage during past 12 months
 
                 4,319     1 Yes
                80,425     2 No
                    81     7 Refused
                    67     8 Not ascertained
                   218     9 Don't Know
                18,367     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: For this edit, NOWAF was transferred on to all family member records
       for those families with a person in the military.  On this file, NOWAF
       is only on the person actually in the military.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FHI - 77
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HINOTMYR                   In the PAST 12 MONTHS, about how many months
                           {were/was} {you/subject name} without coverage?
FHI.310
                           all persons with HINOTYR=1
 
                           all persons who currently have health insurance
                           who did not have health insurance/coverage in the
                           PAST 12 months
 
 679-680                   Months without coverage in past 12 month
 
                 4,247     01-12 1-12 months
                     4     97 Refused
                     1     98 Not ascertained
                    67     99 Don't know
                99,158     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: Uninsured
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FHI - 78
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON HEALTH INSURANCE - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HCSPFYR                    During the PAST 12 MONTHS, about how much did
                           {you/your family} spend for medical care,
                           including dental care? Do NOT include the cost of
                           health insurance premiums, over the counter
                           remedies, or any costs for which you expect to be
                           reimbursed.
FHI.320
                           all
 
                           all persons
 
 681                       Amount family spent for medical care
 
                12,341     0 Zero
                46,060     1 Less than $500
                29,070     2 $500-$1,999
                 6,423     3 $2,000-$2,999
                 3,058     4 $3,000-$4,999
                 2,598     5 $5,000 or more
                   753     7 Refused
                    21     8 Not ascertained
                 3,153     9 Don't Know
                     0     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: None
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   FSD - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
USBORN_P                   Recode
FSD Recode
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 682                       Was - - born in U.S.
 
                87,981     1  Yes
                14,664     2  No
                   399     7  Refused
                   323     8  Not ascertained
                   110     9  Don't know
 
Sources: BORNCODE
Recodes: None
Keywords: immigrate; foreign-born; U.S. born
Notes: Category 1 includes persons born in the 50 U.S. states; persons born in
       Puerto Rico, Guam, and other outlying territories of the U.S. are
       included in category 2.						
______________________________________________________________________________
HEADST                     Is {person} now attending Head Start?
FSD.006
                           AGE < = 6
 
                           Persons 6 years or younger
 
 683                       Now attending Head Start
 
                   931     1  Yes
                10,727     2  No
                    32     7  Refused
                    71     8  Not ascertained
                    16     9  Don't know
                91,700     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: attending head start
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HEADSTEV                   Has {person} ever attended Head Start?
FSD.007
                           AGE < = 6 and HEADST = 2,7,8,9
 
                           Persons 6 years or younger:  NOT currently
                           attending Head Start; Ref/NA/DK attending Head
                           Start
 
 684                       Ever attended Head Start
 
                   709     1    Yes
                 9,996     2    No
                    33     7    Refused
                    71     8    Not Ascertained
                    37     9    Don't know
                92,631     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: ever attended head start
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FSD - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
EDUC                       What is the HIGHEST level of school {person}
                           {have/has} completed or the highest degree
                           {person} {have/has} received? Please tell me the
                           number from the card. Enter highest level of
                           school:
FSD.010
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 685-686                   Highest level of school completed
 
                 4,016     00     Never attended/ kindergarten only
                31,127     01-11  Grades 1 - 11
                 2,310     12     12th grade, no diploma
                20,188     13     HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
                 1,885     14     GED or equivalent
                13,377     15     Some college, no degree
                 4,037     16     AA degree: technical or vocational
                 1,874     17     AA degree: academic program
                 9,467     18     Bachelor's degree (BA, AB, BS, BBA)
                 3,440     19     Master's degree (MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MBA)
                   809     20     Professional degree (MD, DDS, DVM, JD)
                   589     21     Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD)
                 8,193     96     Child under 5 years old
                 1,005     97     Refused
                   349     98     Not Ascertained
                   811     99     Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: education; level of education completed
Notes: A consistency check between age and years of education was carried out
       for respondents aged 5-17.  Unlikely education values (e.g., a
       17-year-old with a college degree) were reclassified as "Not
       ascertained."
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
EDUC_R1                    Recode
FSD Recode
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 687-688                   Education Recode
 
                23,744     01  Less/equal to 8th grade
                13,709     02  9-12th grade, no high school diploma
                20,188     03  High school graduate
                 1,885     04  GED recipient
                13,377     05  Some college, no degree
                 4,037     06  AA degree, technical or vocational
                 1,874     07  AA degree, academic program
                 9,467     08  Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, AB, BBA)
                 4,838     09  Master's, professional, or doctoral degree
                 8,193     96  Child under 5 years of age
                 1,005     97  Refused
                   349     98  Not ascertained
                   811     99  Don't know
 
Sources: EDUC
Recodes: None
Keywords: education; level of education completed; education credentials
Notes: A consistency check between age and years of education was carried out
       for respondents aged 5-17.  Unlikely education values (e.g., a
       17-year-old with a college degree) were reclassified as "Not
       ascertained" on EDUC and EDUC_R1.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FSD - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
MILTRYDS                   {Person} ever been honorably discharged from
                           active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force,
                           Marine Corp, or Coast Guard?
FSD.041
                           AGE = 18+
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
 689                       Ever honorably discharged (active duty)
 
                 8,734     1  Yes
                64,482     2  No
                   319     7  Refused
                     0     8  Not ascertained
                   150     9  Don't know
                29,792     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: honorably discharged; armed forces; discharged from active duty
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FSD - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
DOINGLW                    Which of the following {were/was} {person} doing
                           LAST WEEK?
FSD.050
                           AGE = 18+
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
 690                       What was - - doing last week?
 
                45,225     1   Working at a job or business
                 1,827     2   With a job or business but not at work
                 1,711     3   Looking for work
                24,372     4   Not working at a job or business
                   263     7   Refused
                   185     8   Not ascertained
                   102     9   Don't know
                29,792     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: working; not working; looking for work
Notes: Editing procedures have reconciled inconsistencies between DOINGLW and
       WRKCOR for sample adults only.  No such correction is possible for
       non-sample adults.  Data captured in this variable has not been
       reconcilied with other variables of the same subject matter within
       other sections of the instrument.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FSD - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WRKHRS                     How many hours did {person} work LAST WEEK at ALL
                           jobs or businesses?
FSD.070
                           AGE 18+ and [DOINGLW = 1 or WRKLW = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+:  working at a job or business last
                           week
 
 691-692                   Total hours worked LAST week (all jobs)
 
                44,002     01-94   1-94 hours
                   136     95      95+ hours
                   234     97      Refused
                   143     98      Not ascertained
                   710     99      Don't know
                58,252     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: total hours worked last week
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FSD - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WRKFTALL                   {Do/Does} {person} USUALLY work 35 hours or more
                           per week in total at ALL jobs or businesses?
FSD.080
                           AGE 18+ and [WRKHRS = 01-34, 97,98,99]
 
                           Persons 18+:   working last week but < 35 hrs;
                           Ref/NA/DK hours worked last week but working last
                           week
 
 693                       Does - - usually work full time
 
                 2,916     1  Yes
                 6,277     2  No
                    88     7  Refused
                    85     8  Not ascertained
                   195     9  Don't know
                93,916     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: usual work hours; hours per week
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WHYNOWRK                   What is the main reason {person} did not work [or
                           have a job or business] last week?
FSD.090
                           AGE = 18+ and [(DOINGLW = 2,7,8,9 and WRKLW = 2)
                           or DOINGLW = 4]
 
                           Persons 18+: with a job or business but did not
                           work last week; did not work at a job or business
                           last week
 
 694                       Main reason for not working last week
 
                 6,703     1   Keeping house
                 1,982     2   Going to school
                 9,864     3   Retired
                 4,582     4   Unable to work for health reasons
                   372     5   On layoff
                 2,611     6   Other
                    23     7   Refused
                    50     8   Not Ascertained
                    15     9   Don't know
                77,275     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: not working; reason for not working
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WRKLYR                     Did {person} work for pay at any time in {last
                           year in 4 digit format}?
FSD.100
                           AGE = 18+ and DOINGLW = 2,3,4,7,8,9
 
                           Persons 18+:  with job or business but not at work
                           last week; looking for work last week; not working
                           at a job or business last week; Ref/NA/DK doing
                           last week
 
 695                       Did - -  work for pay in last year
 
                 6,963     1  Yes
                20,805     2  No
                   309     7  Refused
                   235     8  Not ascertained
                   148     9  Don't know
                75,017     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: work last year; work for pay
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
WRKMYR                     How many months in {last year in 4 digit format}
                           did {person} have at least one job or business?
FSD.110
                           AGE = 18+ and [DOINGLW = 1 or WRKLYR = 1]
 
                           Persons 18+: working at a job or business last
                           week; did not work last week but worked for pay
                           last year
 
 696-697                   Months in {last yr} person had 1+ jobs
 
                51,261     01-12  1-12 months
                   147     97     Refused
                   309     98     Not ascertained
                   471     99     Don't know
                51,289     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: months worked; months with one job
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
ERNYR_P                    Recode
FSD Recode
                           AGE = 18+ and DOINGLW = 1 OR WRKLYR = 1
 
                           Persons 18+: working at a job or business last
                           week; did not work last week but worked for pay
                           last year
 
 698-699                   {Person's} total earnings in 1996
 
                 4,943     01  $1-$4999
                 4,145     02  $5000-$9999
                 4,676     03  $10000-$14999
                 4,233     04  $15000-$19999
                 4,298     05  $20000-$24999
                 6,567     06  $25000-$34999
                 4,239     07  $35000-$44999
                 2,544     08  $45000-$54999
                 1,401     09  $55000-$64999
                   727     10  $65000-$74999
                 1,721     11  $75000 and over
                 7,083     97  Refused
                    28     98  Not ascertained
                 5,583     99  Don't know
                51,289     <Blank: Not in universe>
 
Sources: ERNYR
Recodes: None
Keywords: income earned; last year's earnings
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FSD - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                    PERSON SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 07/13/99
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HIEMPOF                    Was health insurance offered to {person} through
                           {your/his/her} workplace?
FSD.130
                           AGE = 18+ and DOINGLW  = 1 or 2
 
                           Persons 18+:  working at a job or business last
                           week; with a job or business but NOT at work last
                           week
 
 700                       Was health ins offered thru workplace?
 
                31,638     1   Yes
                14,705     2   No
                   108     7   Refused
                   131     8   Not ascertained
                   470     9   Don't know
                56,425     <Blank: Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: health insurance; employer offered health coverage
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 1
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSAL                       Did {person 18+} receive income in {last year}
                           from...Wages and Salaries?
FIN.040
                           AGE = 18+
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
 701                       Did - - rec inc from wage/sal (last CY)
 
                47,674     1  Yes
                25,291     2  No
                   518     7  Refused
                    88     8  Not ascertained
                   114     9  Don't know
                29,792     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; wage; salary
Notes: Family/person variable conversion; refer to ERNYR, FSD.120, for another
       family-level question which asks about earnings before taxes.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 2
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSEINC                     Did {person 18+} receive income from
                           self-employment, including business and farm
                           income?
FIN.060
                           AGE 18+
 
                           Persons 18+ years
 
 702                       Did - - rec inc from self-employ
 
                 6,554     1  Yes
                66,289     2  No
                   630     7  Refused
                    94     8  Not ascertained
                   118     9  Don't know
                29,792     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; self-employment; business; farm
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 3
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSSRR                      Did {person} receive Social Security or Railroad
                           Retirement (in last year)?
FIN.080
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 703                       Did - - rec Soc Sec, RR ret (last CY)
 
                13,033     1  Yes
                89,348     2  No
                   777     7  Refused
                   119     8  Not ascertained
                   200     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; social security; railroad retirement; pensions
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
______________________________________________________________________________
PPENS                      Did {person} receive income from... pensions from
                           other sources?
FIN.100
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 704                       Did - - rec inc from other pensions
 
                 6,682     1  Yes
                95,434     2  No
                   934     7  Refused
                   122     8  Not ascertained
                   305     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; pensions; retirement
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 4
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSSI                       Did {person} receive Supplemental Security Income
                           (SSI)?
FIN.120
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 705                       Did - - rec inc from SSI
 
                 2,509     1  Yes
                99,836     2  No
                   733     7  Refused
                   141     8  Not ascertained
                   258     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; ssi
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
PSSDI                      Did {person} receive income from... Social
                           Security Disability Insurance?
FIN.140
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 706                       Did -- rec inc from SSDI
 
                 1,892     1  Yes
                89,522     2  No
                11,073     3  Ineligible due to age (65+)
                   620     7  Refused
                   135     8  Not ascertained
                   235     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; ssdi; disability
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 5
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PAFDC                      Did {person} receive income from Welfare, Aid for
                           Families with Dependent Children, or General
                           Assistance?
FIN.160
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 707                       Did - - rec inc from Wel/AFDC/Gen Assist
 
                 5,256     1  Yes
                97,072     2  No
                   752     7  Refused
                   152     8  Not ascertained
                   245     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; welfare; afdc
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 6
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PINTRST                    Did {person} receive interest from savings or
                           other bank accounts?
FIN.180
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 708                       Did - - rec int from sav/bank accounts
 
                29,359     1  Yes
                70,413     2  No
                 2,499     7  Refused
                   156     8  Not ascertained
                 1,050     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; interest; savings
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
PDIVD                      Did {person} receive dividends from stocks, mutual
                           funds, or net rental income from property,
                           royalties, estates or trusts?
FIN.200
                           AGE = all
 
                           All persons
 
 709                       Did - - rec div from stocks/funds/etc.
 
                12,778     1  Yes
                86,954     2  No
                 2,575     7  Refused
                   156     8  Not ascertained
                 1,014     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; interest; dividends; stocks; mutual funds; property;
          royalties; trusts; estates
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 7
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PCHLDSP                    Did {person} receive income from child support?
FIN.220
                           AGE = all
 
                           All persons
 
 710                       Did - - rec inc from child support
 
                 2,427     1  Yes
                99,610     2  No
                 1,005     7  Refused
                   156     8  Not ascertained
                   279     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; child support
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
PINCOT                     Did {person} receive income from any other source
                           such as alimony, contributions from family/others,
                           VA payments, Worker's Compensation, or
                           unemployment compensation?
FIN.240
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 711                       Did - - rec inc from any other source
 
                 3,587     1  Yes
                98,248     2  No
                 1,059     7  Refused
                   156     8  Not ascertained
                   427     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; alimony; va; worker's compensation; unemployment
          compensation
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 8
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
INCGRP                     Recode
FIN Recode
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 712-713                   Total Combined Family Income (Grouped)
 
                 3,350     01  0-$4999
                 5,926     02  $5000-$9999
                 6,638     03  $10000-$14999
                 6,147     04  $15000-$19999
                 6,349     05  $20000-$24999
                11,312     06  $25000-$34999
                 9,521     07  $35000-$44999
                 8,165     08  $45000-$54999
                 6,684     09  $55000-$64999
                 4,774     10  $65000-$74999
                13,118     11  $75000 and over
                10,232     12  $20000 or more (no detail)
                 4,474     13  Less than $20000 (no detail)
                 4,572     97  Refused
                   156     98  Not ascertained
                 2,059     99  Don't know
 
Sources: FAMINC; FINC20; FINCCAT
Recodes: None
Keywords: income
Notes: The family's value for this variable is assigned to each member of the
       family, thus making it a person-level variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 9
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
AB_BL20K                   Recode
FIN Recode
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 714-715                   Fam inc at/above vs. below $20,000
 
                70,155     01  $20,000 or more
                26,535     02  Less than $20,000
                 4,572     97  Refused
                   156     98  Not ascertained
                 2,059     99  Don't know
 
Sources: FAMINC; FINC20; FINCCAT
Recodes: INCGRP
Keywords: income; poverty
Notes: The family's value for this variable is assigned to each member of the
       family, thus making it a person-level variable.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 10
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
RAT_CAT                    Recode
FIN Recode
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 716-717                   Ratio of fam inc to poverty threshold
 
                 5,625     01  Under .50
                 4,158     02  .50 to .74
                 4,777     03  .75 to .99
                 4,416     04  1.00 to 1.24
                 4,315     05  1.25 to 1.49
                 4,327     06  1.50 to 1.74
                 4,337     07  1.75 to 1.99
                 7,613     08  2.00 to 2.49
                 6,955     09  2.50 to 2.99
                 6,478     10  3.00 to 3.49
                 5,323     11  3.50 to 3.99
                 4,284     12  4.00 to 4.49
                 3,749     13  4.50 to 4.99
                15,611     14  5.00 and over
                    19     96  Undefinable
                21,490     99  Unknown
 
Sources: FAMINC; FINC20; FINCCAT; FM_SIZE; NUM_KIDS
Recodes: INCGRP
Keywords: income; poverty
Notes: The family's value for this variable is assigned to each member of the
       family, thus making it a person-level variable.  The "Undefinable"
       cases consist of families where the number of children under age 18 in
       the family is equivalent to the number of family members.  Published
       1996 poverty thresholds from the Census Bureau are used in these
       calculations.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 11
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
HOUSEOWN                   Is this house/apartment owned, being bought,
                           rented or occupied by some other arrangement by
                           {you or someone in the family}?
FIN.280
                           AGE = all
 
                           All families
 
 718                       Home Tenure Status
 
                34,361     1  Owned
                32,002     2  Being bought
                33,698     3  Rented
                 2,497     4  Other arrangement
                   634     7  Refused
                   157     8  Not ascertained
                   128     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: home; apartment; rent
Notes: The family's value for this variable is assigned to each member of the
       family, thus making it a person-level variable.  This question does not
       include a reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 12
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
SSPDISB                    Earlier I recorded that you received income from
                           Supplemental Security Income.  Did you receive SSI
                           because you have a disability?
FIN.290
                           AGE = All and PSSI = 1
 
                           Persons who received Supplemental Security Income
 
 719                       Did -- receive SSI due to a disability
 
                 1,757     1  Yes
                   737     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     5     8  Not ascertained
                    10     9  Don't know
               100,968     <Blank:  Not in Universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; supplemental security; disability
Notes: None
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 13
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSSAPL                     Have {you/any family members} ever applied for
                           Supplemental Security Income?  This includes
                           people who applied for benefits even if the claim
                           was denied.
FIN.310
                           AGE = All and PSSI = 2,7,9
 
                           Persons who did NOT receive Supplemental Security
                           Income; Ref/DK Supplemental Security Income
 
 720                       Has -- ever applied for SSI
 
                 1,535     1  Yes
                98,246     2  No
                   604     7  Refused
                   165     8  Not ascertained
                   418     9  Don't know
                 2,509     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; supplemental security; ssi
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 14
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
SDPDISB                    Earlier I recorded that {you/subject name}
                           received income from Social Security Disability
                           Income.  Did {you/subject name} receive SSDI
                           because {you/he/she} {have/had} a disability?
FIN.320
                           AGE <66 and PSSDI = 1
 
                           Persons who received Social Security Disability
                           Income
 
 721                       Did -- receive SSDI due to a disability
 
                 1,457     1  Yes
                   429     2  No
                     0     7  Refused
                     3     8  Not ascertained
                     3     9  Don't know
               101,585     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; social security; disability; ssdi
Notes: This question does not include a reference to a specific year; instead,
       1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 15
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
PSDAPL                     Have {you/any family members} ever applied for
                           Social Security Disability Income?  This includes
                           people who applied for benefits even if the claim
                           was denied.
FIN.340
                           AGE = All and PSSDI = 2,7,9
 
                           Persons who did NOT receive Social Security
                           Disability Insurance; Ref/DK Social Security
                           Disability Insurance
 
 722                       Has -- ever applied for SSDI
 
                 1,898     1  Yes
                97,489     2  No
                   608     7  Refused
                 1,111     8  Not ascertained
                   479     9  Don't know
                 1,892     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; social security; disability
Notes: Family/person variable conversion.  This question does not include a
       reference to a specific year; instead, 1996 is implied.
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
                                   FIN - 16
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
______________________________________________________________________________
AFDCMYR                    Earlier I recorded that {you/subject's name}
                           received AFDC or General Assistance in {last
                           year}.  During {last year}, about how many months
                           did {you/subject's name} receive AFDC or General
                           Assistance?
FIN.350
                           AGE = all and PAFDC = 1
 
                           Persons who received AFDC or General Assistance
 
 723-724                   Months rec AFDC/Gen Assist (last CY)
 
                 5,140     01-12  01-12 months
                    12     97     Refused
                    12     98     Not ascertained
                    92     99     Don't know
                98,221     <Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; afdc; general assistance; welfare
Notes: This question includes a reference to calendar year 1996, but the
       universe does not, in both Versions 3.1 and 3.5.  It is not known how
       the FRs handled this situation.  They may have entered "01" (less than
       1 month), DK, or backed up and corrected the lead-in question (PAFDC).
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 
                                   FIN - 17
                    1997 NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
                         PERSON INCOME - PUBLIC USE
                               103,477 RECORDS
______________________________________________________________________________
Variable Name              Question               Date last modified 02/03/00
Question No.               Variable Universe
                           Universe Description
Location                   Variable Label
                 Freq.     Value / Value Labels
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PFSTP                      Who was authorized to receive food stamps last
                           year?
FIN.370
                           AGE = All
 
                           All persons
 
 725                       Was -- author to rec fd stmps (last CY)
 
                 6,863     1  Yes
                95,494     2  No
                   653     7  Refused
                   177     8  Not ascertained
                   290     9  Don't know
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; food stamps
Notes: Family/person variable conversion
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FSTPMYR                    During {last year in 4 digit format}, about how
                           many months {were/was} {you/subject's name}
                           authorized to receive Food Stamps?
FIN.380
                           AGE = all and PFSTP = 1
 
                           Persons who were authorized to receive food stamps
                           (last CY)
 
 726-727                   Months rec food stamps (last CY)
 
                 6,729     01-12  01-12 months
                     7     97     Refused
                     0     98     Not ascertained
                   127     99     Don't know
                96,614     < Blank:  Not in universe>
 
Sources: None
Recodes: None
Keywords: income; food stamps
Notes: Food stamp authorization is based on a family's economic circumstances.
       This question therefore has very little analytic value on a
       person-level basis.
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          Fee For Service Plans
          01   Blue Plan
          04   Other plan fee-for-service plan
          Managed Care Plans
          Group HMO
          10   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          11   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          12   Enrollment unknown
          Staff HMO
          20   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          21   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          22   Enrollment unknown
          IPA HMO
          30   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          31   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          32   Enrollment unknown
          Network HMO
          40   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          41   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          42   Enrollment unknown
          Mixed HMO
          50   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          51   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          52   Enrollment unknown
          HMO unknown type
          53   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          54   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          55   Enrollment unknown
          PPO
          60   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          61   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          62   Enrollment unknown
          POS organized as Open-ended HMO
          70   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          71   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          72   Enrollment unknown
          Non-HMO Point of Service
          80   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          81   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          82   Enrollment unknown
          POS unknown type
          83   Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          84   Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          85   Enrollment unknown
          Other
          90   Other HMO/Managed Care* - Enrollment of 99,999 or less
          91   Other HMO/Managed Care* - Enrollment of 100,000 or more
          92   Other HMO/Managed Care* - Enrollment unknown
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Definitions:
  HMO:	      Health Maintenance Organizations(HMOs) are health delivery 
              systems that offer comprehensive health coverage for hospital 
              and physician services for a prepaid, fixed fee.
  Group HMO:  An HMO that contracts with one independent group practice 
              to provide health services.
  Staff HMO:  An HMO that delivers health services through a physician group 
              that is controlled by the HMO unit.
  IPA:	      An HMO that contracts directly with physicians in independent 
              practices; and/or contracts with one or more associations of 
              physicians in independent practices; and/or contracts with 
              one or more multispecialty group practices (but the plan is 
              predominantly organized around solo/single practices).
  Network:    An HMO that contracts with two or more independent group 
              practices, possibly including staff group, to provide health 
              services.  Although a network may contain a few solo practices, 
              it is predominantly organized around groups.

  Mixed:      A managed care plan combining more than one type of delivery 
              system with non one type predominant (over 70%).
  PPO:        Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are a form of managed 
              care although not a "traditional" HMO.  Enrollees in PPOs are 
              encouraged to use designated or "preferred" health providers.  
              Financial incentives for individuals to use preferred providers 
              include lower copayments or coinsurance and maximum limits on 
              out-of-pocket costs for in-network use.  PPOs are less restrictive 
              than HMOs in that visits to specialists are not dependent on the 
              authorization by a members primary care physician.  Unlike HMOs, 
              out-of-network usage is allowed by PPOs, though at a higher cost 
              to enrollees.  (Adapted from 1995-96 Managed Care Directory, 
              American Managed Care and Review Association Foundation, 
              Washington DC).
  POS:        Point-of-Service (POS) plans (a.k.a. Non-HMO POS) are a form of 
              managed care although not a "traditional HMO".  POS plans allow 
              for "opt-out" or out-of-network coverage, but accompanied by 
              strong economic incentives to the enrollees to use network 
              providers (e.g. lower copayments or lower coinsurance for network 
              use).  The out-of-network usage is insured as fee-for-service 
              coverage.  With POS plans, the "opt-out" portion has no usage cap.  
              POS plans generally use gatekeepers for referrals to specialists 
              in the network.  It is this attribute that most readily 
              distinguishes a POS plan from a PPO.  Open-ended HMO or HMOs 
              with a POS option are frequently offered by managed care 
              organizations.  With the POS option, the out-of- network usage 
              generally has a per-enrollee cap.  (Adapted from 1995-96 Managed 
              Care Directory, American Managed Care and Review Association 
              Foundation, Washington DC).



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