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The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has monitored the health of the nation since 1957, collecting data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. To find out additional information about the NHIS please click here.

Please click the list of NHIS variables to find additional information about the evaluation of each question and corresponding frequency summaries.

Variable 
Year (Descending)
Question Text 
[Condition]
[Condition]
[Condition]
DIBBEGIN2016How interested are you in beginning such a year-long program to prevent Type 2 diabetes? Would you say…
DIBREFER2016Has a doctor or other health care professional ever referred you to such a program to prevent Type 2 diabetes?
DIBPRGM2016Have you EVER participated in this type of year-long program to prevent Type 2 diabetes?
DIBBABY2016[If Female] Have you EVER had a baby that weighed 9 pounds (4 kg) or more at birth?
DIBINS42016Was this only during the first year after you were diagnosed with diabetes?
DIBINS32016Since you started taking insulin, have you ever stopped taking it for more than 6 months?
DIBINS22016Thinking back to when you were first diagnosed with diabetes, how long was it before you started taking insulin?
INSLN2016Insulin can be taken by shot or pump. Are you NOW taking insulin?
DIBPILL2016Are you NOW taking diabetic pills to lower your blood sugar? These are sometimes called oral agents or oral hypoglycemic agents.
DIBTYPE2016What type of diabetes do you have?
DIBTEST2016About how long has it been since you last had a blood test for high blood sugar or diabetes?
DIBPRE12016Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have any of the following: prediabetes, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, borderline diabetes, or high blood sugar?
DIBEV2016[Females: Other than during pregnancy, have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?]/[Males: Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?]
DIBREL2016Has your mother, father, brother, or sister EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that they have diabetes or sugar diabetes?
DBHVWLN2016Are you NOW doing any of the following?
DBHVCLN2016Are you NOW doing any of the following?
DBHVPAN2016Are you NOW doing any of the following?
CATNEXT2016When do you expect to have your next CT scan of your chest area to check or screen for lung cancer?
CATNUM2016How many CT or CAT scans to check or screen for lung cancer have you had in the LAST 3 YEARS? (Numerical, open-ended.)
CATWHEN2016When did you have your MOST RECENT CT or CAT scan of your chest area to check or screen for lung cancer?
CATCHST12016Were any of the CT or CAT scans you had done of your chest area?
CATEVER2016Have you EVER HAD a CT or CAT scan?
CHESTREA2016Were any of the chest x-rays you had in the last 12 months done to check for lung cancer, rather than for some other reason?
CHESTX2016In the last 12 months, did you have a chest x-ray?
PAPABN32016Have you had a Pap or HPV test in the LAST 3 YEARS where the results were NOT normal?
PAPREA22016What was the MAIN reason you had this Pap or HPV test-was it part of a routine exam, because of a problem, or some other reason?
PAINLMT2016Over THE PAST SIX MONTHS, how often did pain limit your life or work activities (including household chores, leisure and social activities)?
CHPAIN6M2016In THE PAST SIX MONTHS how often did you have pain?
FSA2016[Rounds 1 and 2] [Do you/Does anyone in your family] have a Flexible Spending Account for health expenses? These accounts are offered by some employers to allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars of their own money for their use throughout the year to reimburse themselves for their out-of-pocket expenses for health care. With this type of account, any money remaining in the account at the end of the year, following a short grace period, is lost to the employee. [Round 3] [Do you/Does anyone in your family] have a Flexible Spending Account for health expenses? These accounts are offered by some employers to allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars of their own money for their use throughout the year to reimburse themselves for their out-of-pocket expenses for health care.
MEDBPAY2016Do you currently have any medical bills that are being paid off over time? This could include medical bills being paid off with a credit card, through personal loans, or bill paying arrangements with hospitals or other providers. The bills can be from earlier years as well as this year.
HCSPFYR2016The next question is about money that you have spent out of pocket on medical care. We do NOT want you to count health insurance premiums, over the counter drugs, or costs that you will be reimbursed for. In the PAST 12 MONTHS, about how much did [fill 2: you/your family] spend for medical care and dental care?
HINOTMYR2016In the PAST 12 MONTHS, about how many months were you without coverage?
HINOTYR2016In the PAST 12 MONTHS, was there any time when you did NOT have ANY health insurance or coverage?
PRDNCOV12016Does the plan for any of the costs for dental care?
PRRXCOV12016Does the plan pay for any of the costs for medicines prescribed by a doctor?
MGPYMD12016If you select a doctor who is not in the plan, will the plan pay for any part of the cost?
MGPRMD12016Do you have the option of choosing a doctor from a preferred or select list at a lower cost?
MGCHMD12016Under this plan, can you choose ANY doctor or MUST you choose one from a specific group or list of doctors?
HSAHRA12016With this plan, is there a special account or fund that can be used to pay for medical expenses? The accounts are sometimes referred to as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), Personal Care accounts, Personal Medical funds, or Choice funds, and are different from Flexible Spending Accounts.
PLNMGD12016Is [fill 1] an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), an IPA (Individual Practice Association), a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization), a POS (Point-Of-Service), fee-for-service or is it some other kind of plan?
PLNPAY012016Who pays for this health insurance plan? [ALL THAT APPLY]
PLNEXCH12016Was the plan obtained through the Healthcare.gov or the [DC/MD/VA= Health Insurance Marketplace, such as DC Health Link/ Health Insurance Marketplace, such as Maryland Health Connection/Health Insurance Marketplace]?
PLNWKSP12016How was this plan obtained?
PLNWRK12016[ROUNDS 1 and 2] Which one of these categories best describes how this plan was obtained? [ROUND 3] Which one of these categories best describes how this plan was obtained?
PRPOLH12016How are you related to the policyholder?
FHI20012016I would like to ask you about [your private plan/Plan X (if multiple plans)]. 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?
HIPNAM22016What is the name of the next plan?
HIPNAM32016What is the name of the next plan?
HIPNAM42016What is the name of the next plan?
HIPNAM12016It is important that we record the complete and accurate name of each health insurance plan. What is the COMPLETE name of the first plan? Do NOT include plans that only provide extra cash while in the hospital or plans that pay for only one type of service, such as nursing home care, accidents, or dental care.
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