Title: Current Health Status
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999
First Published: June, 2002
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Current Health Status
Record Source: NHANES 1999
Survey Methodology: NHANES 1999
is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files
The Current Health Status section (prefix HSQ) provides personal interview data on health risk behaviors, and medical history or medical conditions for a specific health topic.
The target samples for questions in this section vary. Please review the questionnaire and the codebook carefully. Frequency counts were verified during the preparation of the file.
Only questions asked in both Year 1 and Year 2 were released: HSQ500, HSQ510, HSQ520, HSQ570, HSQ580, and HSQ590.
HSQ500, HSQ510, and HSQ520 were asked in the Dietary Recall section of SPs 1– 11 years of age. Respondents 12+ years of age were asked the same questions during the MEC Interview. (See HSAQUEX for source of data.)
HSQ500 was modified in the beginning of NHANES 2000, (i.e., the introduction to the question and Hand Card HSQ1 were deleted.)