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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Hematology and Biochemistry (ICPSR 8102)

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This dataset provides information from analyses of blood and urine samples for 20,322 persons between the ages of 6 months and 74 years of age. It also contains demographic data.

Series: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY II, 1976-1980: HEMATOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY. ICPSR08102-V3. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08102.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   demographic characteristics, disease, ethnicity, health behavior, health services utilization, health status, hospitalization, malnutrition, medical evaluation, nutrition, populations, risk factors, social indicators

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976--1980

Universe:   The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States between the ages of 6 months to 74 years.

Data Types:   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 age distribution for this supplement is N=5,301 ages 17-24, N=10,433 ages 25-34, N=8,540 ages 35-44, N=5,395 ages 45-54, N=5,262 ages 55-64, N=5,245 ages 65-74, N=3,633 ages 75+. The race distribution is N=36,535 white, N=6,108 black, N=1,166 other. The number of Hispanics is N=2,604 and non-Hispanics N=41,205. The data contain ampersands (&), dashes (-), and blank codes. This is NCHS Version 2 of the Hematology and Biochemistry file.


Sample:   Multistage random sample.

Data Source:

questionnaires and medical examinations


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