NHIS - Adult Physical Activity Information
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.