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

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics


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.

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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 Type(s):    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

Restrictions: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection 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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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