IPUMS NHIS Online Data Analysis System

This system uses high-speed tabulation software developed at UC-Berkeley's Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program. We welcome feedback on any aspect of the system.

On the right frame of the following screen you will need to specify the following:

  • a row variable
  • a column variable
  • any "filters": filters can optionally be used to include only certain cases in your analysis
  • any "controls": controls can optionally be used to produce a separate table for each category of a variable

Weights. Consult the variable description to determine the correct weight to use with any given variable. Because the National Health Interview Survey uses a complex sampling design with oversampling of some population sub-groups, weights must be used to produce accurate population-level results. For more information, see the user note on IPUMS NHIS weights.

Examples and screenshots are available in our instructions page, or see the video tutorial.

We strongly advise opening the IPUMS NHIS website in another browser and consulting variable descriptions as you use the tabulator.

Click below to get started with online data analysis!


Single-year Datasets
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
1972 1982 1992 2002 2012
1963 1973 1983 1993 2003 2013
1964 1974 1984 1994 2004 2014
1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2015
1966 1976 1986 1996 2006
1967 1977 1987 1997 2007
1968 1978 1988 1998 2008
1969 1979 1989 1999 2009
Multi-year Dataset
1997-2015*

* Include the YEAR variable in analyses using the multi-year dataset.