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National Health Examination Survey, Cycle I, 1959-1962: Vision Data

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : 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 Examination Surveys, Cycles I-III Series
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
dental health; eyesight; health behavior; health history; health status; hearing (physiology); medical evaluation; physical health; testing and measurement; vision impairment
Description
  • Abstract

    The National Health Examination Surveys, Cycle I (NHES I), conducted during the period 1959-1962, were designed to secure statistics on the health status of the population of the United States. More specifically, their purpose was to determine the prevalence of certain chronic diseases, the status of dental health, and the distributions of auditory and visual acuity and certain anthropometric measurements. This collection includes findings from a vision examination that measured corrected and uncorrected visual acuity for near and far vision. The survey contains variables on sight problems, eye disease, color blindness, vision measurement with/without glasses, and headaches.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-10 / 1962-12
    Time period: 1959-10--1962-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult (ages 18-79), civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the coterminous United States.
Sampling
National probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • Files from the NHES Cycle I, 1959-1962 may be linked using the File Sequence number in columns 1-5. The age distribution for this file is: N=3,853 ages 18-44, N=1,252 ages 45-54, N=861 ages 55-64, N=564 ages 65-74, and N=142 ages 75-79.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9202 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Costa, Dora L., Steckel, Richard H.. Long-term trends in health, welfare, and economic growth in the United States. Health and Welfare During Industrialization.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1997.
  • 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)
  • Roberts, J.. Monocular-Binocular Visual Acuity of Adults, United States, 1960-62. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11: Data from the National Health Examination Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.30, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1968.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_030.pdf (URL)
  • Roberts, J., Cohrssen, J.. History and Examination Findings Related to Visual Acuity Among Adults, United States, 1960-62. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11: Data from the National Health Examination Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.28, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1968.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_028.pdf (URL)
  • McDowell, Arthur J.. U.S. National Health Examination Survey. Public Health Reports.80, (11), 941-948.1965.
  • Roberts, J.. Binocular Visual Acuity of Adults, United States, 1960-62. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11: Data from the National Health Examination Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.3, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1964.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_003.pdf (URL)

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 (1989): National Health Examination Survey, Cycle I, 1959-1962: Vision Data. Version 1. National Health Examination Surveys, Cycles I-III Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09202.v1