What is the process for obtaining location data (state, MSA, or whatever is available) for the NHIS data?


#1

I’m trying to get access to the geographic location data for respondants to the NHIS Health Survey data. I understand it requires non-disclosure agreements, but not sure how to begin that process.

Regards,

George Ford

ford@phoenix-center.org


#2

The public use version of NHIS data available via IPUMS Health Surveys has limited geographic identification. For access to restricted use NHIS data you’ll need to connect with a Restricted Data Center or RDC. See this page for information about accessing restricted NHIS variables.