California Health Interview Survey


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 New CHIS topics!

New questions asked in CHIS 2013 and 2014 include type of dental insurance, access to general and specialty care, contraception use, teen grade level, school programs and organizational involvement, as well as teen and child sedentary behavior. In total, CHIS asks questions and provides comprehensive data on hundreds of health topics.


Survey Topics

From asthma, diabetes and obesity to immigrant health and health insurance coverage, CHIS covers dozens of essential health topics. Many core questions are repeated in each survey in order to measure significant shifts over time. New questions are also added each survey year to address emerging concerns that are important for planning and policy development. To see a complete list of the health topics covered by CHIS by two-year cycle, click on the links below: