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National Health Examination Survey, Cycle III, 1966-1970: Ages 12-17 Years (ICPSR 9377)

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Summary:

The National Health and Examination Survey Cycle III (NHES III), conducted during the period 1966 to 1970, collected extensive data on youths, age 12 to 17. The information covers personal and demographic characteristics, medical and dental history, and health habits and behavior. Data were collected from parents, schools, birth certificates, psychological exams, physician's exams, and dental exams. Test results from vision, ear, nose, throat, hearing, blood pressure, bone age, body measurement, and certain x-ray and laboratory tests are included.

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

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HEALTH EXAMINATION SURVEY, CYCLE III, 1966-1970: AGES 12-17 YEARS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09377.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adolescents, dental health, eyesight, health behavior, health history, health status, hearing (physiology), medical evaluation, mental health, physical health, teenagers, testing and measurement, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1966-03--1970-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1966-03--1970-03

Universe:   Youths, aged 12 to 17 in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the coterminous United States.

Data Types:   survey data, and clinical data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. The data contain blanks and dashes (-).

Methodology

Sample:   A nationwide probability sample of 7,514 youths, of whom 90 percent were examined.

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household interviews, questionnaires, examinations, and tests

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