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National Health Examination Survey, Cycle I, 1959-1962: Dental Findings (ICPSR 9201)

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Summary:

The National Health Examination Surveys, Cycle I (NHES I), conducted during the period 1959-1962, were designed to secure statistics on the health status of the population of the United States. More specifically, their purpose was to determine the prevalence of certain chronic diseases, the status of dental health, and the distributions of auditory and visual acuity and certain anthropometric measurements. This collection includes findings from dental examinations on the condition of individual teeth and also provides assessments of periodontal disease, oral hygiene, and malocclusion. There are also two demographic variables, one on age/sex and one on race/sex.

Series: National Health Examination Surveys, Cycles I-III Series

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HEALTH EXAMINATION SURVEY, CYCLE I, 1959-1962: DENTAL FINDINGS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09201.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   chronic illnesses, dental health, eyesight, health behavior, health history, health status, hearing (physiology), medical evaluation, physical health, testing and measurement

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1959-10--1962-12

Universe:   Adult (ages 18-79), civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the coterminous United States.

Data Types:   clinical data

Data Collection Notes:

Files from the NHES Cycle I, 1959-1962 may be linked using the File Sequence Number in columns 1-5. The age distribution for this file is: N=3,853 ages 18-44, N=1,252 ages 45-54, N=861 ages 55-64, N=564 ages 65-74, and N=142 ages 75-79.

Methodology

Sample:   National probability sample.

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dental examinations

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