IPUMS NHIS Articles and Presentations
Substantive research using IPUMS NHIS
Braudt and colleagues (Maternal Child Health Journal 2019) examine the association between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality among children and youth in the US using 1998-2015 NHIS data linked to mortality files. They find clear disparities in mortality risk across multiple dimensions of parental SES.
Golberstein and colleagues (Health Economics 2019) analyze the effect of economic conditions on child and adolescent mental health outcomes using 2001-2013 NHIS data. They find that child mental health deteriorates in a weakening economy and that an improvement in state-level unemployment rates leads to a 2.3% improvement in mental health as measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores, an 11% reduction in the likelihood of a psychological problem, and a 4.8% relative improvement in mental health severity.
Fenelon and colleagues (Journal of Health and Social Behavior 2018) link NHIS and longitudinal Housing and Urban Development data to examine the relationship between public housing assistance and child mental health. They find that receiving any public housing assistance is beneficial for child mental health and that children living in public housing experience better mental health outcomes than children in families that receive public vouchers or that live in multifamily housing programs.
Alsan and Wanamaker's (The Quarterly Journal of Economics 2017) innovative research combines 1969-1977 NHIS data with other data sources to show that mistrust in the medical system fostered by the 1972 disclosure of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male substantially decreased health care utilization by Black men and accounted for large portions of the 1980 black-white life expectancy gap among men and the male-female gap among blacks.
Xu and Drew (The Gerontologist 2017) used a linked sample of the NHIS-MEPS data and the NHIS-NDI data to investigate whether older adults who sustained a nonfatal injury (serious and minor) have higher risk of long-term morbidity and mortality outcomes compared with noninjured seniors. They found that, relative to no injury, serious nonfatal injury was significantly associated with increased risk of another injury, hospitalization, and mortality. Minor injuries were significantly related to higher risk of later injury and mortality.
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Articles and Presentations on IPUMS NHIS
This video presentation from project manager, Dr. Julia Rivera Drew, covers the state of the IHIS (now IPUMS NHIS) project and potential opportunities for the future of IHIS.
A Half Century of Health Data for the U.S. Population: The Integrated Health Interview Series. Historical Methods, Spring 2011.
Taking Advantage of Health Data from 1969 to 2010 via Free Online Dissemination of Harmonized National Health Interview Survey Data. Research poster. Miriam King and Kathy Rowan, Academy Health Research Meeting, 2011
Enhanced Data Set From The National Health Interview Survey Covering Multiple Years Now Available Free of Charge. The Epidemiology Monitor, July-August 2010.
Integrated Health INterview Series(IHIS): Providing free, integrated NHIS Data over the Internet. Powerpoint presentation. Dr. Miriam King, APHA 2010
Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) Use in the U.S.: New Data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Available in the Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS). Powerpoint presentation. Dr. Brian Lee, APHA 2010
Four Decades of Popoulation Health Data: The Integrated Health Interview Series as an Epidemiologic Resource. Epidemiology, November 2008.