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Summary health statistics for the U.S. population; National Health Interview Survey, 2003 : data from the National Health Survey
  • Published Date:
    April 2005
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.), Division of Health Interview Statistics. ; National Health Interview Survey (U.S.) ;
  • Pubmed ID:
    15884478
  • Series:
    Vital and health statistics. Series 10, Data from the National Health Survey ; no. 224
    DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2005-1552
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    OBJECTIVES: This report presents both age-adjusted and unadjusted health statistics from the 2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States, classified by age, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino origin, family income, poverty status, education, place of residence, region of residence, and where appropriate, health insurance coverage. The topics covered are health status and limitations in activities, special education or early intervention services, injuries and poisonings, health care access and utilization, and health insurance coverage.

    SOURCE OF DATA: The NHIS is a household, multistage probability sample survey conducted annually by interviewers of the U.S. Census Bureau for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. In 2003, household interviews were completed for 92,148 persons living in 35,921 households, reflecting a household response rate of 89.2%.

    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS: Nearly 7 in 10 persons were in excellent or very good health in 2003. About 34 million persons (12%) were limited in their usual activities due to one or more chronic health conditions, and about 4 million persons (2%) required the help of another person with activities of daily living. About 6% of children received special education or early intervention services. Among persons under age 65 years, about 41 million (17%) did not have any health insurance coverage. The most common reason for lacking health insurance was cost, followed by a change in employment.

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