Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-067-001-2-1-United States-SOCIO-1994

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Add health, 1994-1996.  [machine-readable data file] / Udry, J. Richard  [principal investigator(s)] / Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation.  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: FAM98-A3CD

Date Accessioned: 11/12/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: 9/09 ICPSR has a cumulative Add Health file, 1994-2002 (study 21600) available. This public-use CD was ordered from Sociometrics. It contains codebook files, raw data files, SPSS and SAS program statements, SPSS dictionary, SPSS frequencies and search and retrieval and data extract software program, Kaware files. The data extracting program has not been installed in any public-use PC at the library. A specially-constructed set of community contextual data is provided with this public-use dataset. It is not, however, integrated into the search-and-retrieval system. Click this FAQ at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to find more information about this study. For any additional information, errata or updates check out this site. Users who are interested in using this dataset should contact Cindy Severt at DPLS and sign a data use agreement. 2/2006 An ISO copy of this CD-Rom is stored in DPLS-Archive.

Users of this data set is required to include each written report or other publication based on analysis of data from the Add Health Project the following statement:

This research uses data from the Add Health project, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry (PI) and Peter Bearman, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with cooperative funding participation by the National Cancer Institute; the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; the National Institute on Drug Abuse; the National Institute of General Medical Sciences; the National Institute of Mental Health; the National Institute of Nursing Research; the Office of AIDS Research, NIH; the Office of Behavior and Social Science Research, NIH; the Office of the Director, NIH; the Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH; the Office of Population Affairs, DHHS; the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS; the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS; the Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, DHHS; the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS; and the National Science Foundation. Persons interested in obtaining data files from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health should contact Add Health Project, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth).

Do not forget to include this statement with every Add Health paper submitted for publication and with every written report that uses Add Health data as this is important to the funding agencies. If space is limited and the citation above is too long, use the following abbreviated version:

This research uses data from the Add Health project, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry (PI) and Peter Bearman, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with cooperative funding from 17 other agencies. Persons interested in obtaining data files from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health should contact Add Health, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth).

9/2006 ISO image was created and stored in DPLS-Archive folder. KWARE2 was installed on Ketchup. 4/2009 See CDE acquisition number 1366.00-1366.11 for hardcopy documentation. See Jack Solock for access to the CD-ROM (a signed user agreement is required to access the data).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/25/2002

Documentation: Machine-readable and printed user's guide and manual. 10/2006 DPLS staff converted useguide2.doc to PDF format and it can be accessed via this link. 11/08 Codebook files are in PDF format on the AddHealth CD. For details about these codebook files, please view this readme.txt file. A hard copy codebook from Carolina Population Center (QG-067-001-1-1) is for reference use only.

Abstract: The National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) was mandated by Congress to collect data for the purpose of measuring the impact of social environment on adolescent health. It examines the general health and well-being of adolescents in the United States, including, with respect to these adolescents, (1) the behaviors that promote health and the behaviors that are detrimental to health; and (2) the influence on health of factors particular to the communities in which adolescents reside. Some of the dependent variables include diet and nutrition, eating disorders, depression, violent behavior, intentional injury, unintentional injury, suicide, exercise, health service use, and health insurance coverage.

Add Health data were collected in two waves. Wave I (collected between September, 1994 and December, 1995) includes three sets of data available for public use. The in-school data was collected from students grades 7 through 12 and consists of responses to questions about social and demographic characteristics of the respondents, the education and occupation of parents, household structure, risk behaviors, expectations for the future, self-esteem, health status, friendships, and school-year extracurricular activities. The in-home data set consists of responses to a detailed and lengthy interview of a subset of adolescents who were selected from the rosters of the sampled schools. More than 75% of adolescents interviewed for the in-home component of the study also completed the in-school questionnaire. Finally, the Parent data were collected from one parent or parent-figure for each In-home sampled student.

Wave II of the Add Health data (collected from April, 1996 through August, 1996) consists of the in-home adolescent follow-up interviews. The school friendship network data, released in conjunction with the Wave II in-home follow-up data, consist of 269 constructed network variables. The complete public-use version of the Add Health data distributed by Sociometrics contains 6,504 cases and 5,800 variables.

Media/File Reports:

7314 (CD-ROM)
7356 (CD-ROM)