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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Chest X-ray Examination, Ages 25-74 Years

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data and clinical data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
cardiovascular disease; demographic characteristics; health status; pulmonary disease; respiratory disease; social indicators
  • Abstract

    This file contains demographic, socioeconomic, and chest x-ray data for all persons 25 though 74 years of age who were medically examined by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II (HANES II). Variables derived from the chest x-rays describe heart size, cardiopulmonary findings, and the presence or absence of scoliosis and rib fractures. Information on radiographic abnormalities include location or system (e.g., chest wall, pulmonary, lymphatic, pleural, and cardiovascular), extent of abnormalities (e.g., size and number of nodules), and presumed etiologies (e.g., infections as the cause of nodules and pneumonoconiosis as the cause of pulmonary infiltrates). Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics supplied by the file include age, race, sex, education, marital status, state of birth, national origin or ancestry, employment status, occupation, industry of employment, veteran status, participation in the food stamp program, sources of family income and amounts, family and household size, household composition, family relationships, motor vehicle ownership, type and quality of housing, region, metropolitan status, size of place, land use, and characteristics of the head of household.
  • 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
Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged six months through 74 years.
Using a stratified multistage probability sampling procedure which oversampled certain population groups thought to be at high risk of malnutrition (persons with low incomes, preschool children, and the elderly), 27,801 persons were selected from the universe. Of these, 25,286 were interviewed and 20,322 were medically examined (4,964 individuals were interviewed but not examined). Chest x-rays were given to examined persons aged 25 through 74 years who consented. No x-rays were given to pregnant women.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. Age distribution: 25-34 (N=2,237), 35-44 (N=1,589), 45-54 (N=1,453), 55-59 (N=736), 60-64 (N=1,820), 65-69 (N=1,488), 70-74 (1,127).

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9346 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09346.v1
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    • ID: 10.1023/A:1008952426060 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1378/chest.96.2.236 (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 (1990): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Chest X-ray Examination, Ages 25-74 Years. Archival Version. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Followup Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.