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Report
The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
(NHPI)
National Health Interviewer Survey
(NHIS)
Marcie Cynamon
Chief, Survey Planning and Special Surveys Branch
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Health Interview Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This talk represents the opinions of the author and does not necessarily
represent the views of the National Center for Health Statistics or the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Outline

Background
 NCHS Mission
 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

The NHPI NHIS
 Sample Frame
 Sample and operations

Special Procedures for the NHPI NHIS
 Interviewer Training
 Respondent Materials
 Outreach

Status and Future Plans
Background: NCHS’s Mission
The mission of the National Center
for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to
provide statistical information that
will guide actions and policies to improve the
health of the American people. As the
Nation's principal health statistics agency,
NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant,
and timely data.
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
 Multi-purpose household health survey
 Conducted by NCHS, with data collection by U.S. Census Bureau
 In-person interview
 35,000-50,000 households annually
 Wide range of health topics
NHPIs in the NHIS
 ~100-150 NHPI households annually
 Small population, geographic concentration
 Traditional oversampling methods infeasible
Sample Frame for the NHPI NHIS
 The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS)
 The census long form
 3 million households annually
 New policy on using the ACS as a sampling frame for
federal surveys of rare populations
 Identifies about 8000 NHPI households
The NHPI NHIS
 Two waves of 4000 ACS addresses
 Survey instrument: 2014 NHIS
 Staff: Census Bureau interviewers and staff
Special Procedures for the NHPI NHIS
Interviewer training
Special Procedures for the NHPI NHIS
Respondent Materials
Special Procedures for the NHPI NHIS
Outreach materials and efforts
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/nhpi.html
Status Report

May 2014: Halfway through data collection

Public use file planned release: late summer of 2015

Researchers will have access to the file to run analyses and
write reports and articles

NCHS will release reports on procedures and basic
statistics
Thank you!
Mahalo Fa’afetai tele Mālō ‘aupito Mauru’ uru Fakafetai
Fakaue lahi Faka fetai Fãiåk se’ea Kia Ora Kotoa nui
Meitaki maata Si Yu’us Må’åse’ Kommol tata Kinisou Kalahngan
Kulo Kamagar Sulang
Ko rab’a Tubwa Vinaka vakalevu
Tank iu Tank yiu Tenkyu tru
Merci Wela’lin
For more information, see the NHPI NHIS website:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/nhpi.html
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