5162.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Trend data from the National Health Interview Survey: Health changes or survey changes?

In 1997 substantial changes were made to the questionnaire and field procedures for the National Health Interview Survey. While many of the health items measured by the NHIS remained conceptually the same, there were changes in questionnaire design, respondent rules, and mode of survey administration. As a result, for some seemingly identical health variables there were changes in statistical estimates in 1997. In this session, the magnitude and direction of changes in selected variables are described, their real or artifactual causes are discussed, and their effects on trend analyses are investigated. The presenters are DHIS staff analysts who specialize in the topics on which they will present
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Gerry Hendershot, PhD
Organizer(s):Gerry Hendershot, PhD
12:30 PMDoes changing the survey change the data?
Ann Hardy, DrPH
12:45 PMChanges in measurement of health-related behaviors among U.S. adults
Charlotte Schoenborn
1:00 PMChange in functional status: An examination of disability questions in the new NHIS
Diane Shinberg, PhD
1:15 PMChanges in race differentials: The impact of the new OMB standards on health data in the National Health Interview Survey
Jacqueline Lucas, MPH
1:30 PMDiscussant
Floyd Fowler, PhD, Floyd Fowler, PhD, Floyd Fowler, PhD
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Environment; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA