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Adult Physical Activity Questions: List of Questionnaires

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is comprised of several questionnaires. Prior to 1997, the NHIS consisted of a family core questionnaire and selected supplements. Since 1997, the NHIS has consisted of Family, Sample Adult, and Sample Child core questionnaires, plus annual supplements that either stand alone or are embedded in the core. Below are the names of the NHIS core and supplement questionnaires that contain physical activity questions.

The physical activity questions [PDF - 3.1 MB] have been extracted from the original questionnaires for easy reference. The complete questionnaires, of which these are a part, can be accessed using the Guide for Data Users. Questions were asked of adults aged 18 years and over unless otherwise noted in the questionnaire titles preceding the physical activity questions.

 

Names of the NHIS Questionnaires Containing Adult Physical Activity Questions, by Year
1975
Physical Fitness Supplement
1977
Health Habits (H1) Supplement
1983
Alcohol and Health Practices Supplement
1984
Supplement on Aging
1985
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (1990 Objectives) Supplement
1988
Occupational Health Supplement
1990
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (1990 Objectives) Supplement
1991
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2000 Objectives) Supplement
1993
Year 2000 Objectives Supplement
1994
Year 2000 Objectives Supplement
1994
Disability Follow-back Survey — Adult's Questionnaire (DFS-2) and Supplement on Aging (DFS-3)
1995
Year 2000 Objectives Supplement
1997-forward
Sample Adult Core — Adult Health Behavior (AHB) Section
1998
Sample Adult Year 2000 Objectives Supplement
2000
Sample Adult Cancer Supplement
2001
Sample Adult Core (AHB) — supplement questions
2002
Sample Adult Core (ACN) — supplement questions
2002
Sample Adult Alternative Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Supplement
2003
Sample Adult Core (ACN) — supplement questions
2003
Sample Adult Heart Disease and Stroke Supplement
2005
Sample Adult Cancer Supplement
2006
Sample Adult Core (ACN) — supplement questions
2007
Sample Adult Alternative Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Supplement
2008
Sample Adult Core - Adult Heart Disease Supplement
2008
Sample Adult Core - Adult Balance and Dizziness Supplement
2009
Sample Adult Core (ACN) supplement questions
2010
Sample Adult Cancer Supplement
2011
Sample Adult Core (AHB) supplement questions
2012
Sample Adult Complementary and Alternative Medicine Supplement

 

 

 

 

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