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

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : clinical data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Examination Surveys, Cycles I-III Series
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
chronic illnesses; demographic characteristics; 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 demographic, household, and personal information for each sample person including age, race, sex, income, region, size of residence, usual activity, and sampling weight.
  • 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
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9208 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09208.v1
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)
  • Komlos, John, Lauderdale, Benjamin E.. Underperformance in affluence: The remarkable relative decline in U.S. heights in the second half of the 20th Century. Social Science Quarterly.88, (2), 283-305.2007.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2007.00458.x (DOI)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Flegal, K.M., Harlan, W.R., Landis, J.R.. Secular trends in body mass index and skinfold thickness with socioeconomic factors in young adult men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.48, (3), 544-551.1988.
  • Flegal, K.M., Harlan, W.R., Landis, J.R.. Secular trends in body mass index and skinfold thickness with socioeconomic factors in young adult women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.48, (3), 535-543.1988.
  • Van Nostrand, Joan F., Furner, Sylvia E., Suzman, Richard. Health Data on Older Americans: United States, 1992. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 3: Analytical & Epidemiological Studies.27, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1983.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_027.pdf (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)
  • MacMahon, B., Worcester, J.. Age at Menopause, 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.19, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1966.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_019.pdf (URL)
  • McDowell, Arthur J.. U.S. National Health Examination Survey. Public Health Reports.80, (11), 941-948.1965.

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: Demographic Data. Archival Version. National Health Examination Surveys, Cycles I-III Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09208