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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History Ages 12-74 Years (ICPSR 8183)

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The Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History ages 12-74 years contains demographic characteristics and health histories of 18,447 interviewed persons 12-74 years of age. The medical histories include items on medication, hospital care, tuberculosis, a variety of acute and chronic diseases, tobacco usage, physical activity, weight, height, vision disability, exposure to pesticides, gastrointestinal problems, and, for females, a menstrual and pregnancy history. Data were also collected on anemia, diabetes, respiratory conditions, hearing and speech, liver and gallbladder conditions, kidney and bladder disease, allergies, hypertension, cardiovascular conditions, stroke, arthritis (stressing middle and upper back and neck problems), and participation in food programs.

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

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    This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).


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Study Description


United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History Ages 12-74 Years. ICPSR08183-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984.

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Restrictions: In preparing the data tapes for these collections, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.


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