California Health Interview Survey

State California 
Survey Name California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)  
Organization Conducting Survey UCLA Center for Health Policy Research  
Key Contact Information David Grant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
Sample Size (Average) by Population 47,614 Adult
3,379 Adolescent
8,945 Child
49,811 Total Sample  
Population Oversampled (if applicable)  Asian Americans, Rural Areas 
Sampling Method  RDD
Mode Landline, Cell 
General Content Areas
  Adult Adolescent Child
Health Status X X X
Health Condition X X X
Health Behaviors
  –  diet X X X
  –  physical activity X X X
  –  tobacco behaviors X X  
  –  injury prevention X  
  –  screening X    
  –  other      
Health Insurance X X X
Health Care Access X X X
Health History X X X
Mental Health X
Demographics X X X
Socioeconomics X    
 Survey Frequency Biennial 2001-2010, Continuous beginning in 2011
 Who has access to this data? Data files available in secure Data Access Center, through Public Use Files or on AskCHIS, an online query tool. 
What is the main use of this data?  Policy development, program planning and evaluation, development, reporting, research, training and education. 
Major Funders  Major funders include the California Department of Public Health Care Services, The California Endowment, First 5 California, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California.

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