Linkage of the National Health Interview Survey to air quality data
Published Date:February 2008
Corporate Authors:National Health Interview Survey (U.S.) ; National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.), Office of Analysis and Epidemiology. ; United States, Environmental Protection Agency.
Air Pollution/Health Aspects/Statistics/United States
Air Pollution/Statistics/United States
Data Collection/Statistics/United States
Health Surveys/Statistics/United States
Information Systems/Statistics/United States
Vital Statistics/United States
Series:Vital and health statistics. Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research ; no. 145
DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2008-1345
Description:Background -- Linkage of NHIS to air quality data -- Description of linked data files.
"EPA data for inclusion, and the assignment of pollution exposures for each respondent. The fourth section describes the resulting linked data files, and the fifth section summarizes the report and presents conclusions. Because NHIS respondents do not necessarily live near air pollution monitors and air pollution monitors are not all located near NHIS respondents, the resulting linkage necessarily excludes some survey respondents and some air monitors. Consequently, both the characteristics of the sample and the overall exposure estimates are affected by linkage decisions. As the need to study the effects of environmental pollutants on human health increases, opportunities to combine existing data sources should be explored. Understanding the linkage issues will enhance the strengths and mitigate the limitations of analyses using the NHIS-EPAAnnualAir data files, and it may also improve future linked data files." - p. 1
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