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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I: Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study, 1987 (ICPSR 9854) RSS

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Summary:

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study (NHEFS) is a longitudinal study which uses as its baseline those adult persons aged 25 to 74 years who were examined in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I). The NHEFS surveys were designed to investigate the association between factors measured at the baseline and the development of specific health conditions. The NHEFS is comprised of a series of follow-up surveys, three of which have been completed. The first wave of data collection, the 1982-1984 NHEFS (ICPSR 8900), included all persons who were between 25 and 74 years of age at their NHANES I examination. The second wave of data collection, the 1986 NHEFS (ICPSR 9466), included the NHEFS cohort who were 55-74 years at their baseline examination and not known to be deceased at the time of the 1982-1984 NHEFS. The third wave, the 1987 NHEFS, was conducted for the entire nondeceased NHEFS cohort. The 1982-1984 NHEFS consisted of five steps. The first step focused on tracing and locating all subjects in the cohort or their proxies and determining their vital status. The second step involved obtaining death certificates for subjects who were deceased. Interviews with the participants or their proxies constituted the third phase of the follow-up. The fourth phase of the follow-up included measurements of pulse, blood pressure, and weight for interviewed respondents, and the fifth step was the acquisition of relevant hospital and nursing home records, including pathology reports and electrocardiograms. The 1986 NHEFS assessed changes to the health and functional status of the oldest members of the NHEFS cohort since the last contact period. The 1987 NHEFS also collected information on changes in the health and functional status of the NHEFS cohort since the last contact period. The Vital and Tracing Status file contains summary information about the status of the entire NHEFS cohort. The Health Care Facility Record file contains information on reports of stays in hospitals and nursing homes as well as information abstracted from facility medical records. The Mortality Data file contains data abstracted from the death certificates from all three NHEFS surveys. The Interview Data file contains information on selected aspects of the subject's health history since the time of the NHANES I exam.

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

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

  • This dataset 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).

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Vital and Tracing Status - Download All Files (6.7 MB)
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DS2:  Health Care Facility Record - Download All Files (6.4 MB)
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DS3:  Mortality Data - Download All Files (4.7 MB)
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DS4:  Interview Data - Download All Files (54 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I: Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study, 1987. ICPSR09854-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09854.v1

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987

Universe:   The civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

Data Types:   administrative records data, medical records, 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 NHEFS subject identification number (Sample Sequence Number) is located in tape positions 12-16. This number is unique for each subject and can be used when linking the NHEFS and NHANES I Public Use Data Tapes.

Methodology

Sample:   National probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews, self-enumerated questionnaires, and official records

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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