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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
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.
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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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09377.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09377.v1
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
Date of Collection:
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 (-).
Sample: A nationwide probability sample of 7,514 youths, of whom 90 percent were examined.
household interviews, questionnaires, examinations, and tests
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-12-04
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