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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-September 2008 National Health Interview Survey

 

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Early Release Measures

Complete copy of release (3/25/2009)
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  1. Lack of health insurance coverage and type of coverage

    Link to A Special Report on Health Insurance Coverage 
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  2. Usual place to go for medical care
  3. Obtaining needed medical care
  4. Receipt of influenza vaccination
  5. Receipt of pneumococcal vaccination
  6. Obesity
  7. Leisure-time physical activity
  8. Current smoking
  9. Alcohol consumption
  10. Human immunodeficiency virus testing
  11. General health status
  12. Personal care needs
  13. Serious psychological distress
  14. Diagnosed diabetes
  15. Asthma episodes and current asthma

List of Early Releases

 

1. Lack of health insurance coverage and type of coverage

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  • Figure 1.1. Percentage of persons of all ages without health insurance coverage at the time of interview: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Table 1.1a. Number of persons without health insurance coverage at the time of interview, by age group: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Table 1.1b. Percentage of persons without health insurance coverage at the time of interview, by age group: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Table 1.2a. Percentage of persons under age 65 years with public health plan coverage, by age group: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Table 1.2b. Percentage of persons under age 65 years with private health insurance coverage, by age group: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 1.2. Percentage of persons under age 65 years without health insurance coverage at the time of interview, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 1.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of persons of all ages without health insurance coverage at the time of interview, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 1.1-1.3

 

2. Usual place to go for medical care

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  • Figure 2.1. Percentage of persons of all ages with a usual place to go for medical care: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 2.2. Percentage of persons of all ages with a usual place to go for medical care, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 2.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of persons of all ages with a usual place to go for medical care, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 2.1-2.3

 

3. Obtaining needed medical care

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  • Figure 3.1. Percentage of persons of all ages who failed to obtain needed medical care due to cost at some time during the past 12 months: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 3.2. Percentage of persons of all ages who failed to obtain needed medical care due to cost at some time during the past 12 months, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 3.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of persons of all ages who failed to obtain needed medical care due to cost at some time during the past 12 months, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 3.1-3.3

 

4. Receipt of influenza vaccination 

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  • Figure 4.1. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by age group and quarter: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Table 4.1a. Annual percentage of adults aged 50-64 years and over who had received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by sex: United States, 1997-2007
  • Table 4.1b. Annual percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who had received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by sex: United States, 1997-2007
  • Figure 4.2. Percentage of persons who had received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 4.3. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who had received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 4.1-4.3

 

5. Receipt of pneumococcal vaccination 

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  • Figure 5.1. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 5.2. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 5.3. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 5.1-5.3

 

6. Obesity 

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  • Figure 6.1. Prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 years and over: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 6.2. Prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 years and over, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 6.3. Age-adjusted prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 years and over, by sex and race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 6.1-6.3

 

7. Leisure-time physical activity 

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  • Figure 7.1. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 7.2. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 7.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 7.1-7.3

 

8. Current smoking 

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  • Figure 8.1. Prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 years and over: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 8.2. Percent distribution of smoking status among adults aged 18 years and over, by sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 8.3. Prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 years and over, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 8.4. Age-sex-adjusted prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 years and over, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 8.1-8.4

 

9. Alcohol consumption 

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  • Figure 9.1. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 9.2. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 9.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 9.1-9.3

 

10. Human immunodeficiency virus testing 

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  • Figure 10.1. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 10.2. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 10.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who had ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 10.1-10.3

 

11. General health status 

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  • Figure 11.1. Percentage of persons of all ages who had excellent or very good health: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 11.2. Percent distribution of respondent-assessed health status, by sex for all ages: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 11.3. Percentage of persons of all ages who had excellent or very good health, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 11.4. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of persons of all ages who had excellent or very good health, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 11.1-11.4

 

12. Personal care needs 

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  • Figure 12.1. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who need help with personal care from other persons: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 12.2. Percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who need help with personal care from other persons, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 12.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who need help with personal care from other persons, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 12.1-12.3

 

13. Serious psychological distress 

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  • Figure 13.1. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who experienced serious psychological distress during the past 30 days: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 13.2. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who experienced serious psychological distress during the past 30 days, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 13.3. Age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who experienced serious psychological distress during the past 30 days, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 13.1-13.3

 

14. Diagnosed diabetes 

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  • Figure 14.1. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18 years and over: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 14.2. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18 years and over, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 14.3. Age-sex-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18 years and over, by race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 14.1-14.3

 

15. Asthma episodes and current asthma 

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  • Figure 15.1. Percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months: United States, 1997-September 2008
  • Figure 15.2. Percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 15.3. Sex-adjusted percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months, by age group and race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 15.4. Prevalence of current asthma among persons of all ages: United States, 2001-September 2008
  • Figure 15.5. Prevalence of current asthma among persons of all ages, by age group and sex: United States, January-September 2008
  • Figure 15.6. Sex-adjusted prevalence of current asthma among persons of all ages, by age group and race/ethnicity: United States, January-September 2008
  • Data tables for Figures 15.1-15.6

 

References 

 

Appendix 

  • 2008 NHIS Questions Used to Define Selected Health Measures
    PDF Version (44 KB)

 

 

 

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