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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Physician Examination, Ages 6 Months-74 Years

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data and clinical data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; health status; medical evaluation; medical history; medical records; physical condition; social indicators
  • Abstract

    The NHANES II Physician Examination data collection contains two parts of the extensive data available from NHANES II: demographic information obtained during the household interview, and the results of the physician's examination. The demographic data include information on the type of residence and housing, composition of the household, vehicles, languages spoken, income sources and amounts, food stamps and commodity foods, employment, age, race and national ancestry, sex, education, marital status, veteran status, and region of country. The physical examination data include 1)measurements of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, 2)examination of head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat, 3)thyroid and chest evaluations, 4)heart, pulse, kidney and abdominal evaluations, 5)examinations of joints, 6)musculoskeletal evaluations, and 7)limited neurological and skin evaluation. The data also include a summary of diagnostic impressions coded by the standard International Classification of Diseases, Adapted (ICDA) codes.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1980
    Time period: 1976--1980
  • 1976-02 / 1980-02
    Collection date: 1976-02--1980-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States, ages 6 months through 74 years.
A nationwide probability sample of 27,801 persons was drawn from the designated universe. Of these, 25,286 were interviewed and then 20,322 of them were examined. It was a multistage random sample, involving both clustering and stratification, and oversampling of certain population groups thought to be at high risk of malnutrition (persons with low incomes, preschool children, and the elderly). In analyzing the data in this file, it is necessary to incorporate the person's sample weight (a composite of the individual selection probability, adjustments for nonresponse, and post-stratification adjustment). The appropriate sample weight for this file is the "Examined Final Weight" variable.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data contain blanks. (2) The codebook contains frequencies for all of the variables.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8686 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1988): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Physician Examination, Ages 6 Months-74 Years. Version 1. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.