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2015-2016 Examination Variable List

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Variable NameVariable DescriptionData File NameData File DescriptionBegin YearEndYearComponentUse Constraints
SEQNRespondent sequence number.BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
PEASCCT1Blood Pressure CommentBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXCHR60 sec HR (30 sec HR * 2)BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPAARMArm selected:BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPACSZCuff size (cm) (width X length)BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXPLS60 sec. pulse (30 sec. pulse * 2)BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXPULSPulse regular or irregular?BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXPTYPulse typeBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXML1MIL: maximum inflation levels (mm Hg)BPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXSY1Systolic: Blood pressure (first reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXDI1Diastolic: Blood pressure (first reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPAEN1Enhancement used first readingBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXSY2Systolic: Blood pressure (second reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXDI2Diastolic: Blood pressure (second reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPAEN2Enhancement used second readingBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXSY3Systolic: Blood pressure (third reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXDI3Diastolic: Blood pressure (third reading) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPAEN3Enhancement used third readingBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXSY4Systolic: Blood pressure (fourth reading if necessary) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPXDI4Diastolic: Blood pressure (fourth reading if necessary) mm HgBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
BPAEN4Enhancement used fourth readingBPX_IBlood Pressure20152016ExaminationNone
SEQNRespondent sequence number.BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMDSTATSBody Measures Component status CodeBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXWTWeight (kg)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIWTWeight CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXRECUMRecumbent Length (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIRECUMRecumbent Length CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXHEADHead Circumference (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIHEADHead Circumference CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXHTStanding Height (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIHTStanding Height CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXBMIBody Mass Index (kg/m**2)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMDBMICBMI Category - Children/YouthBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXLEGUpper Leg Length (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMILEGUpper Leg Length CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXARMLUpper Arm Length (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIARMLUpper Arm Length CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXARMCArm Circumference (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIARMCArm Circumference CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXWAISTWaist Circumference (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMIWAISTWaist Circumference CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXSAD1Sagittal Abdominal Diameter 1st (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXSAD2Sagittal Abdominal Diameter 2nd (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXSAD3Sagittal Abdominal Diameter 3rd (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMXSAD4Sagittal Abdominal Diameter 4th (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMDAVSADAverage Sagittal Abdominal Diameter (cm)BMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
BMDSADCMSagittal Abdominal Diameter CommentBMX_IBody Measures 20152016ExaminationNone
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