CHIS Data Documentation

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 CHIS 2013 and 2014 are here!

 
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The California Health Interview Survey recently released new 2013 and 2014 data. CHIS, previously a biennial survey, also announced that it will now release data on a yearly basis, including retroactively since 2011. Learn more.

Seminar! View a related seminar on all the new and exciting features of CHIS, featuring CHIS Principal Investigator Ninez Ponce, and CHIS Director David Grant. Watch the seminar.
 

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CHIS Data Documentation

On this page you can view the following CHIS documentation listed by survey year:

Public Use File (PUF) Data Dictionaries 
Each CHIS public use data file is accompanied by a data dictionary that describes its contents (including a brief description of variable, the universe/population answering the question, and the value range of the variable) and that provides a summary of the survey methodology.


Constructed Variable Documentation
CHIS variables include construct variables that are created from existing questionnaire items. These documents highlight pubilc use file variable constructs and the logic used to create them.

Links to Additional CHIS Documentation
CHIS Questionnaires
CHIS Methodology and Technical Reports
CHIS Data Access Center: Variable List and Source Data Dictionaries (login required)

CHIS 2013-2014

Documentationn 
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CHIS 2013​  

CHIS 2014​ 

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

​Adult

​Sept 2015

​PDF

​1 MEG

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​Adolescent

​Sept 2015

​PDF

​647k

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​Child

​Sept 2015

​PDF

​689k

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​Adult

​Forthcoming

​PDF

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​Adolescent

​Forthcoming

​PDF

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​Child

​Forthcoming

​PDF

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Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

​Adult

June 2014

​PDF

​1 MEG

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​Adolescent

June 2014

​PDF

770k

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​Child

June 2014

​PDF

750k

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​Adult

October 2014

​PDF

586k

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​Adolescent

October 2014

​PDF

394k

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​Child

October 2014

​PDF

341k

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CHIS 2009

Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

​Adult

November 2012

​PDF

​1 MEG

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​Adolescent

November 2012

​PDF

647k

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​Child

November 2012

​PDF

689k

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​CHIS 2009 Diet Screener
Intro

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​PDF

19k

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CHIS 2009 Diet Screener

Scoring Procedure

-

​PDF

53k

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CHIS 2009 Diet Screener

Variable Adjusted

-

​PDF

44k

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CHIS 2007

Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

​Adult

September 2011

​PDF

​1.1 MEG

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​Adolescent

September 2011

​PDF

773k

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​Child

September 2011

​PDF

787k

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​Adult

September 2010

​PDF

543k

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​Adolescent

September 2010

​PDF

537k

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​Child

September 2010

​PDF

367k

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CHIS 2005

Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

​Adult

November 2012

​PDF

​1 MEG

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​Adolescent

November 2012

​PDF

​680k

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​Child

November 2012

​PDF

​680k

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Family Cancer History
February 2010
PDF 298k View

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​Adult

February 2009

​PDF

576k

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​Adolescent

February 2009

​PDF

​381k

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​Child

February 2009

​PDF

351k

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CHIS 2003

Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

Adult

May 2010

​PDF

​428k

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Adolescent

May 2010

​PDF

​350k

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​Child

May 2010

​PDF

​319k

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Constructed Variables Documentation

​Adult

October 2006

​PDF

207k

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​Adolescent

October 2006

​PDF

​156k

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​Child

October 2006

​PDF

154k

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CHIS 2001

Documentation for:​ 

​Version     

Doc type ​

Size       

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Data Dictionary

Adult

October 2014

​PDF

1.1 MEG

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Adolescent

October 2014

​PDF

800k

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​Child

October 2014

​PDF

​800k

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