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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Audiometric Air Conduction Test, Ages 4-19 Years

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and clinical data
Creator
  • 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
1988-06-01
Language
English
Free Keywords
adolescents; children; demographic characteristics; health status; hearing impairment; juveniles; social indicators
Description
  • Abstract

    The NHANES II Audiometric Air Conduction Test data file contains two parts of the extensive data available from NHANES II: demographic information obtained during the household interview, and audiometric test data on hearing thresholds of persons ages 4-19 years in the sample households. 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 audiometric data were obtained at the following four frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hertz (Hz). Hearing levels were reported as the decibel level of pure tone just audible to the ear of the examinee. There are also data on any conditions such as earache, cold, or equipment defect that might affect the test results.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • 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.
Sampling
A nationwide probability sample of 27,801 persons was drawn from the designated universe. It was a multistage random sample, involving both clustering and stratification, with oversampling of certain population groups thought to be at high risk of malnutrition (persons with low incomes, preschool children, and the elderly). Of these, 25,286 were interviewed and 20,322 were examined. Audiometric air conduction test data were collected from 5,901 persons ages 4 to 19 years old. Adjusted sampling weights were computed to reflect the individual selection probability, adjust for non-response, and inflate the sample to reflect the age, sex, and race categories of the estimated universe. 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 discrete variables.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8722 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Ikeda, Nayu, Murray, Christopher J.L., Salomon, Joshua A.. Tracking population health based on self-reported impairments: Trends in the prevalence of hearing loss in US adults, 1976-2006. American Journal of Epidemiology.170, (1), 80-87.2009.
    • ID: 10.1093/aje/kwp097 (DOI)
  • Lee, D.J., Gomez-Marin, O., Lee, H.M.. Prevalence of unilateral hearing loss in children: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Ear and Hearing.19, (4), 329-332.1998.
    • ID: 10.1097/00003446-199808000-00008 (DOI)
  • Lee, D.J., Gomez-Marin, O., Lee, H.M.. Prevalence of childhood hearing loss. The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II. American Journal of Epidemiology.144, (5), 442-449.1996.
    • ID: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a008949 (DOI)
  • Newacheck, Paul W., Jameson, W.J., Halfon, N.. Health status and income: The impact of poverty on child health. Journal of School Health.64, (6), 229-233.1994.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1994.tb06191.x (DOI)
  • Schwartz, J., Otto, D.. Blood lead, hearing thresholds, and neurobehavioral development in children and youth. Archives of Environmental Health.42, (3), 153-160.1987.
    • ID: 10.1080/00039896.1987.9935814 (DOI)

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 (1988): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Audiometric Air Conduction Test, Ages 4-19 Years. Version 1. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08722.v1