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Study Report

Study Number: QG-028-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health and nutrition examination survey II, 1976-1980: physician examination, ages 6 months-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: 8686

Date Accessioned: 1/13/1994

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 12/15/1993

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The NHANES II Physician Examination data collection contains two parts of the extensive data available from NHANES II: demographic information obtained during the household interview, and the results of the physician's examination. The demographic data include information on the type of residence and housing, composition of the household, vehicles, languages spoken, income sources and amounts, food stamps and commodity foods, employment, age, race and national ancestry, sex, education, marital status, veteran status, and region of country. The physical examination data include 1)measurements of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, 2)examination of head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat, 3)thyroid and chest evaluations, 4)heart, pulse, kidney and abdominal evaluations, 5)examinations of joints, 6)musculoskeletal evaluations, and 7)limited neurological and skin evaluation. The data also include a summary of diagnostic impressions coded by the standard International Classification of Diseases, Adapted (ICDA) codes.

SOURCE: household interview, physical examination

UNIVERSE: The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States, ages 6 months through 74 years.

SAMPLE: A nationwide probability sample of 27,801 persons was drawn from the designated universe. Of these, 25,286 were interviewed and then 20,322 of them were examined. It was a multistage random sample, involving both clustering and stratification, and oversampling of certain population groups thought to be at high risk of malnutrition (persons with low incomes, preschool children, and the elderly). In analyzing the data in this file, it is necessary to incorporate the person's sample weight (a composite of the individual selection probability, adjustments for nonresponse, and post-stratification adjustment). The appropriate sample weight for this file is the ''Examined Final Weight'' variable.

NOTE: (1) The data contain blanks. (2) The codebook contains frequencies for all of the variables.


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.

DATA TYPE: survey data and clinical data


TIME PERIOD: 1976-1980

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 1976-February 1980

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


National Center for Health Statistics: Landis, J.R., J.M. Lepkowski, S.A. Stehouwer, and S.A. Eklund. ''A Statistical Methodology for Analyzing Data from a Complex Survey: The First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.'' Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, No. 92. DHHS Pub. No (PHS) 82-1366. Public Health Service. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, September 1982. National Center for Health Statistics: McDowell, A., A. Engel, J.T. Massey, and K. Maurer. ''Plan and Operation of the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1976-1980.'' Vital and Health Statistics. Series 1, No. 15. DHH Pub. No (PHS) 81-1317. Public Health Service. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, July, 1981.

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