Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843-1894 (ICPSR 9468)
Principal Investigator(s): Komlos, John, University of Pittsburgh. Department of History
This data collection was designed to ascertain the nutritional status of mid-nineteenth century Americans. These data supply information on cadet's last name, age, height, weight, state of birth, state of appointment, and the date of the physical examination. In addition, family background data, such as whether parents were alive, father's occupation, income of parents, head of household, and urban/rural location of family residence, are provided.
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Komlos, John. Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843-1894. ICPSR09468-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09468.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09468.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2732-HD-07168)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
The data contain alphabetics.
West Point applicant physical examination lists (from United States National Archives, Military Archives Division)
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-03-05
- 2010-02-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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