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NHANES II (1976-1980)

Description

The second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES II, is a nationwide probability sample of 27,801 persons from 6 months - 74 years of age. From this sample, 25,286 people were interviewed and 20,322 people were examined, resulting in an overall response rate of 73 percent. Because children and persons classified as living at or below the poverty level were assumed to be at special risk of having nutritional problems, they were sampled at rates substantially higher than their proportions in the general population. Adjusted sampling weights were computed within 76 age-sex income groups in order to inflate the sample to closely reflect the target population at the midpoint of the survey.

Data from NHANES II are organized by subject matter. The data files comprising the NHANES II include a number of demographic and socioeconomic variables on each tape including age, gender, race, ethnicity, income, education, and marital status.

Contents in Detail

Description Documentation
Historic NHANES Contents Matrix [PDF - 589 KB]
Reference Manuals and Report

Using the Data

Description
Survey Methods and Analytic Guidelines
Response Rates and Population Totals
NHANES II Web Tutorial

Data, Documentation, Codebooks, SAS Code

Description Data SAS Code Formatted SAS Documentation
README - NHANES II Dataset [PDF - 8 KB]
Allergy Skin Testing, 5309 [TXT - 1.1 MB] [SAS - 30 KB] [SAS - 58 KB] [PDF - 4.2 MB]
Anthropometry, 5301 [TXT - 1.6 MB] [SAS - 17 KB] [SAS - 35 KB] [PDF - 4.1 MB]
Audiometric Air Conduction Test Ages 4-19 years, 5306 [TXT - 385 KB] [SAS - 18 KB] [SAS - 35 KB] [PDF - 4 MB]
Behavior Questionnaire Ages 25-74, 5317 [TXT - 709 KB] [SAS - 18 KB] [SAS - 39 KB] [PDF - 3.4 MB]
Chest X-Ray Examination, 5252 [TXT - 777 KB] [SAS - 29 KB] [PDF - 777 KB]
Electrocardiogram [DAT - 4.9 MB] [SAS - 18 KB] [PDF - 86 KB]
Growth Charts (November 2012) [XPT - 8.2 KB] HTML Documentaiton
Health History Supplement Ages 12-74 years, 5305 [TXT - 1.3 MB] [SAS - 48 KB] [SAS - 101 KB] [PDF - 5.3 MB]
Hematology and Biochemistry, Ages 6 months-74 years, 5411 [TXT - 1.8 MB] [SAS - 23 KB] [SAS - 48 KB] [PDF - 4 MB]
Hepatitis A and B (Updated October 2007) [XPT - 341 KB] [PDF - 206 KB]
Herpes I and II (Updated September 2016) [XPT - 114 KB] [PDF - 616 KB]
Medical History Questionnaire, Ages 6 months-11 years, 5010 [TXT - 690 KB] [SAS - 48 KB] [SAS - 100 KB] [PDF - 5 MB]
Medical History Questionnaire, Ages 12-74 years, 5020 [TXT - 2.5 MB] [SAS - 66 KB] [SAS - 139 KB] [PDF - 5 MB]
Model Gram, 5702 [TXT - 73 KB] [SAS - 1 KB] [PDF - 2.4 MB]
Nutrient Composition, 5703 [TXT - 89 KB] [SAS - 2 KB] [SAS - 3 KB] [PDF - 2.4 MB]
Physician's Examination, 5302 [TXT - 1.7 MB] [SAS - 46 KB] [SAS - 87 KB] [PDF - 4.8 MB]
Syphilis Serological Markers [XPT - 454 KB] [PDF - 190 KB]
Total Nutrient Intake, Food Frequency, and Other Related Dietary Data, 5701 [TXT - 3 MB] [SAS - 26 KB] [SAS - 53 KB] [PDF - 4.5 MB]
24-Hour Recall, Specific Food Item, 5704 (Data file updated 6/2003) [TXT - 9.4 MB] [PDF - 4 MB]
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