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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Physician Examination, Ages 6 Months-74 Years (ICPSR 8686) RSS

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Summary:

The NHANES II Physician Examination data collection contains two parts of the extensive data available from NHANES II: demographic information obtained during the household interview, and the results of the physician's examination. The demographic data include information on the type of residence and housing, composition of the household, vehicles, languages spoken, income sources and amounts, food stamps and commodity foods, employment, age, race and national ancestry, sex, education, marital status, veteran status, and region of country. The physical examination data include 1)measurements of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, 2)examination of head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat, 3)thyroid and chest evaluations, 4)heart, pulse, kidney and abdominal evaluations, 5)examinations of joints, 6)musculoskeletal evaluations, and 7)limited neurological and skin evaluation. The data also include a summary of diagnostic impressions coded by the standard International Classification of Diseases, Adapted (ICDA) codes.

Series: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY II, 1976-1980: PHYSICIAN EXAMINATION, AGES 6 MONTHS-74 YEARS. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08686.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   demographic characteristics, health status, medical evaluation, medical history, medical records, physical condition, social indicators

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976-02--1980-02

Universe:   The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States, ages 6 months through 74 years.

Data Types:   survey data and clinical data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data contain blanks. (2) The codebook contains frequencies for all of the variables.

Methodology

Sample:   A nationwide probability sample of 27,801 persons was drawn from the designated universe. Of these, 25,286 were interviewed and then 20,322 of them were examined. It was a multistage random sample, involving both clustering and stratification, and oversampling of certain population groups thought to be at high risk of malnutrition (persons with low incomes, preschool children, and the elderly). In analyzing the data in this file, it is necessary to incorporate the person's sample weight (a composite of the individual selection probability, adjustments for nonresponse, and post-stratification adjustment). The appropriate sample weight for this file is the "Examined Final Weight" variable.

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household interview, physical examination

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