National Health Examination Survey, Cycle III, 1966-1970: Ages 12-17 Years (ICPSR 9377)
Published: Feb 17, 1992
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
The National Health and Examination Survey Cycle III (NHES III), conducted during the period 1966 to 1970, collected extensive data on youths, age 12 to 17. The information covers personal and demographic characteristics, medical and dental history, and health habits and behavior. Data were collected from parents, schools, birth certificates, psychological exams, physician's exams, and dental exams. Test results from vision, ear, nose, throat, hearing, blood pressure, bone age, body measurement, and certain x-ray and laboratory tests are included.
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.
A nationwide probability sample of 7,514 youths, of whom 90 percent were examined.
Youths, aged 12 to 17 in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the coterminous United States.
household interviews, questionnaires, examinations, and tests
survey data, and clinical data
Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.
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