Injury Verbatim Responses?


Does the IHIS data include NHIS’ injury verbatim responses, such as the “iphow” (questionnaire id = FIJ.060_00.000) variable in the 2010 survey? I browsed the IHIS injury variable list but couldn’t find it, and would like to verify this. Thanks very much.


Respondents that answered “Other” to the injury questions, such as IRBODY1 or IRTYPE1A, were asked to provide a verbatim response in the NHIS survey. You are correct that IHIS does not currently provide these responses. To use this information, you would need to link your IHIS extract to the relevant NHIS public-use file.

Hope this helps.