Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
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 contains demographic, household, and personal information for each sample person including age, race, sex, income, region, size of residence, usual activity, and sampling weight.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Examination Survey, Cycle I, 1959-1962: Demographic Data. ICPSR09208-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09208.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09208.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: chronic illnesses, demographic characteristics, dental health, eyesight, health behavior, health history, health status, hearing (physiology), medical evaluation, physical health, testing and measurement
Geographic Coverage: United States
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. The data contain blanks.
Sample: National probability sample.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1989-09-26
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