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Study Report

Study Number: QG-028-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Health and nutrition examination survey II, 1976-1980: medical history ages 12-74 years.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8183

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II, 1976-1980: Medical History ages 12-74 years contains demographic characteristics and health histories of 18,447 interviewed persons 12-74 years of age. The medical histories include items on medication, hospital care, tuberculosis, a variety of acute and chronic diseases, tobacco usage, physical activity, weight, height, vision disability, exposure to pesticides, gastrointestinal problems, and, for females, a menstrual and pregnancy history. Data were also collected on anemia, diabetes, respiratory conditions, hearing and speech, liver and gallbladder conditions, kidney and bladder disease, allergies, hypertension, cardiovascular conditions, stroke, arthritis (stressing middle and upper back and neck problems), and participation in food programs.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tapes for these collections, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.


SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. disease and pathology. health. hospitals. medical care and histories. nursing care. nutrition. physicians. quality of life. United States.

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