Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
In 1959, the National Health Examination Survey (NHES) began collecting statistics on the medically defined prevalence in the United States population of a variety of specific diseases (using standardized diagnostic criteria) and the distribution of certain physical, physiological, and psychological measurements. The NHES was conducted as a series of survey programs called "cycles." Each cycle was limited to a specific age segment of the population and to certain aspects of the health of that population. The NHES Cycle II contains demographic data on children 6 to 11 years of age, as well as information on children's medical and developmental history, schooling, psychological testing results, physical examinations, hearing, vision, and dental examinations, body measurements, and assessments of skeletal maturation.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Examination Survey, Cycle II, 1963-1965: Ages 6-11 Years. ICPSR09551-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09551.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09551.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: child development, child health, children, dental health, eyesight, health behavior, health history, health status, hearing (physiology), medical evaluation, mental health, physical health, testing and measurement
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Noninstitutionalized children, aged 6-11, in the coterminous United States.
Data Types: clinical data, survey 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 ampersand (&), dash (-), and blank ( ) codes. The age distribution for this survey is age 6 (N=1,111), age 7 (N=1,241), age 8 (N=1,231), age 9 (N=1,184), age 10 (N=1,160), age 11 (N=1,120), and age 12 (N=72).
Sample: Nationwide probability sample of 7,417 children, representative of approximately 24 million children in the population at the time of the survey.
self-enumerated questionnaires, and physical examinations
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-10-23
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