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Types of Genetic Data Sets Available

Description of Genetic Data Sets

Linkage of the NHANES III or NHANES 1999-2002 phenotype data with this genetic information provides the opportunity to conduct a vast array of outcome studies designed to investigate the association of a wide variety of health factors with regard to genetic variation. This collection is an ongoing process and additional genetic variation information will become available every six months. The majority of the data sets will be found in the category of restricted access although there are a small number of anonymized data sets.

Restricted Access Genetic Data Sets

DNA Samples

  • Available for NHANES III and Continuous NHANES (1999+)
  • Requires IRB approval of analysis proposal.
  • Linkable to most NHANES variables for analysis in our secure Research Data Center (RDC).
  • All analyses must be performed at our RDC at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, RDC on the CDC campus in Atlanta, Georgia, or through the remote system (ANDRE). There is a fee to use either service.
  • How to Access DNA Samples

Anonymized Genetic Data Sets

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