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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History Ages 6 Months-11 Years

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; disease; ethnicity; health behavior; health services utilization; health status; hospitalization; malnutrition; medical evaluation; medical history; nutrition; populations; risk factors; social indicators
  • Abstract

    The Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History ages 6 months-11 years contains demographic characteristics and health histories of 6,839 interviewed persons 6 months-11 years of age. The medical histories obtained include items on birth weight, birth order, sitting and walking stages, infant feeding, congenital conditions, accidental poisoning, bad accidents, hospitalizations, activity limitation, pneumonia, colds, diarrhea, pica, vision problems, chronic conditions checklists, allergies, lead poisoning, medications, kidney, bladder, and urinary tract conditions, anemia, hearing and speech, lung and chest conditions, school meal programs, and parents' height and weight.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8182 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1984): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History Ages 6 Months-11 Years. Archival Version. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.