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National Health Examination Survey, Cycle I, 1959-1962: Cardiovascular Findings

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
cardiovascular disease; chronic illnesses; dental health; eyesight; health behavior; health history; health status; hearing (physiology); medical evaluation; physical health; testing and measurement
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 contains information on cardiovascular findings collected from a medical history questionnaire, physician's examination, blood pressure readings, ECG readings, chest x-rays, and a test for serum cholesterol. Data are also supplied on the incidence of headaches, fainting, strokes, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart pain, high blood pressure, and heart trouble.
  • 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. The data contain blanks.

Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9206 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Bailey, Martha J., Goodman-Bacon, Andrew. The War on Poverty's Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans. NBER Working Paper 20653.Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.nber.org/papers/w20653.pdf (URL)
  • Costa, Dora L.. Understanding the twentieth-century decline in chronic conditions among older men. Demography.37, (1), 53-72.2000.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2648096 (URL)
  • Mulrow, Patrick J.. Detection and control of hypertension in the population: The United States experience. American Journal of Hypertension.11, (6), 744-746.1998.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0895-7061(98)00066-1 (DOI)
  • 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.
  • Burt, Vicki L., Cutler, Jeffrey A., Higgins, Millicent, Horan, Michael J., Labarthe, Darwin, Whelton, Paul, Brown, Clarice, Roccella, Edward J.. Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the adult US population. Data from the health examination surveys, 1960 to 1991. Hypertension.26, (1), 60-69.1995.
    • ID: 10.1161/01.HYP.26.1.60 (DOI)
  • Johnson, Clifford L., Rifkind, Basil M., Sempos, Christopher T., Carroll, Margaret D., Bachorik, Paul S., Briefel, Ronette R., Gordon, David J., Burt, Vicki L., Brown, Clarice D., Lippel, Kenneth, Cleeman, James I.. Declining serum total cholesterol levels among US adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.269, (23), 3002-3008.1993.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.269.23.3002 (DOI)
  • Gillum, Richard F.. The epidemiology of resting heart rate in a national sample of men and women: associations with hypertension, coronary heart disease, blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors. American Heart Journal.116, (1 Pt. 1), 163-174.1988.
    • ID: 10.1016/0002-8703(88)90262-1 (DOI)
  • Karasek, R.A., Theorell, T., Schwartz, J.E., Schnall, P.L., Pieper, C.F., Michela, J.L.. Job characteristics in relation to the prevalence of myocardial infarction in the US Health Examination Survey (HES) and the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. American Journal of Public Health.78, (8), 910-918.1988.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.78.8.910 (DOI)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Collaborative Group. Trends in serum cholesterol level among U.S. adults aged 20 to 74: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1960 to 1980. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.257, (7), 937-942.1987.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.1987.03390070057023 (DOI)
  • Persky, V., Pan, W.H., Stamler, J., Dyer, A., Levy, P.. Time trends in the US racial difference in hypertension. American Journal of Epidemiology.124, (5), 724-737.1986.
  • Freeman, J.L., Freeman, D.H., Jr., Ostfeld, A.M.. Analysis of data from successive complex sample surveys, with an example of hypertension prevalence from the United States Health Examination Survey. International Journal of Epidemiology.12, (2), 230-237.1983.
    • ID: 10.1093/ije/12.2.230 (DOI)
  • Newhouse, Joseph P., Friedlander, Lindy J.. The relationship between medical resources and measures of health: Some additional evidence. Journal of Human Resources.15, (2), 200-218.1980.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/145331 (URL)
  • Gordon, T., Miller, H.W.. Cycle I of the Health Examination Survey: Sample and Response, 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.1, 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_001.pdf (URL)
  • McDowell, Arthur J.. U.S. National Health Examination Survey. Public Health Reports.80, (11), 941-948.1965.
  • Gordon, T.. Blood Pressure of Adults by Age and Sex, 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.4, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1964.
  • Gordon, T.. Heart Disease in 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.6, 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_006.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: Cardiovascular Findings. 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/ICPSR09206.v1