Years Available
1957 to present
Mode of Collection
Sample survey: personal interviews in households using computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI).
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) monitors the health of the civilian non-institutionalized U.S. population through the collection and analysis of data on a broad range of health topics. A major strength of this survey lies in its ability to analyze health measures by many demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. During household interviews, NHIS obtains information on activity limitation, illnesses, injuries, chronic conditions, health insurance coverage (or lack thereof), utilization of health care, and other health topics.
Population Covered
The U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population.