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NHANES III Series 11 Data Files

 

1A. Interview & Exam Components (July 1997)

The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94, contains data for 33,994 persons ages 2 months and older who participated in the survey. The data and corresponding documentation for the survey interview and examination components are found in four separate files:

  1. the NHANES III Household Adult Data File,
  2. the NHANES III Household Youth Data File,
  3. the NHANES III Examination Data File, and
  4. the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.

 

 

2A. Electrocardiogram, Dietary Recall, Laboratory, Dietary Supplement and Prescription Drug (April 1998)

This data files for the Series 11, No. 2A release contain data not available for the first NHANES III release in July 1997. Both releases contain data for sample persons ages 2 months and over who participated in the survey. This data does not replace the series 11, No. 1A.

The data in this release includes:

  • updates to Release 1A household data files electrocardiogram,
  • dietary recall,
  • laboratory, and
  • vitamin/supplements/prescription drug data.

 

Household Update Files:

Laboratory:

Electrocardiogram:

 

Vitamins/Supplements/Prescription Drugs:

 

Dietary Recall/Foods:

 

Foods Look Up Tables:

(NOTE: The documentation for these files are included in the Individual Foods File documentation above.)

 

3A. Second Exam files for Dietary Recall, Examination, Laboratory, Additional Laboratory Analytes (July 1999)

The NHANES III Second Exam Sample was a sub-study of NHANES III, conducted for research purposes. These research files are intended to provide additional data for use with special statistical methods to improve estimates from the main survey data and for methodologic investigations. Be sure to read the documentation carefully before attempting any analysis. There are seven files in this release: CFFSE, EXAMDRSE, EXAMSE, IFFSE, LABSE, LAB2SE and VIFSE.

 

4A. Volatile Toxicant (VOC) (January 2000)

This dataset, Series 11, No. 4A, contains data on the priority volatile toxicant reference range study (VOC). This release does not replace other NHANES III data releases (Series 11, Nos. 1A, 2A, 3A, 5A, and 6A).

5A. Supplemental Nutrition Survey (SNS) (October 2000)

This dataset, Series 11, No. 5A, contains data obtained from a supplemental nutrition survey conducted with survey participants ages 50 years and over, who had a primary exam. This release does not replace other NHANES III data releases (Series 11, Nos. 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 6A).

 

6A. Healthy Eating Index (HEI) (January 2000)

This dataset, Series 11, No. 6A, contains data on the number of servings from each of the food groups in the Food Guide Pyramid consumed by survey participants. It also includes data on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), a measure of diet quality. This release does not replace other NHANES III data releases (Series 11, Nos. 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A).

 

7A. Multiple Imputation (June 2001, Updated August 2004)

Multiple imputation is a statistical technique in which missing data are replaced by several sets of plausible, alternative simulated values. The multiple imputations distributed on this release provide an improved method for handling missing values in many analyses of NHANES III data. These files are intended as a companion to--not a replacement for--other NHANES III public-use data sets. National estimates from the NHANES III Multiply Imputed Data Set may differ from those obtained from Series 11, No. 1A (DHHS, 1997) and No. 2A (DHHS, 1998) files. Users of the NHANES III Multiply Imputed Data Set are advised to consult the detailed analytic guidelines in the documents provided in this release.

8A. Natality (January 2003)

Description: This data release, Series 11 No. 8A, includes natality data for births occurring within the United States to residents and nonresidents. Of the 8,836 children 2 months through 6 years of age from whom interview data were obtained in NHANES III, 7779 have linked birth certificates from the NCHS Division of Vital Statistics. Births occurring to US citizens outside the US are not included in this file. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data release.

9A. Spirometry (Raw Curves) (June 2001)

This data release, Series 11 No. 9A contains the NHANES III raw spirometry data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases.

10A. Hepatitis C Virus Genotype (October 2001)

The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III),1988-94, Series 11, No. 10A (Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Data and Documentation) Data Release. This data release, contains the NHANES III Hepatitis C virusgenotype data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases.

11A. Knee Osteoarthritis X-Ray (October 2001)

This data release, Series 11 No. 11A, contains the NHANES III knee osteoarthritis X-ray data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases.

12A. Leptin Data (January 2002)

This data release, Series 11 No. 12A, contains the NHANES III Serum Leptin data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases.

 

13A. Periodontal Pathogen Data (December 2005)

This data release, Series 11 No. 13A, contains the NHANES III Periodontal Pathogen Antibody data file and documentation.

14A. Antibody to Human Papilliomavirus-16 (HPV-16) Data (July 2002)

This data release, Series 11 No. 14A, contains the NHANES III Antibody to Human Papilliomavirus-16 (HPV-16) data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases.

 

15A. Antibody to Measles Data (August 2002)

This data release, Series 11 No. 15A, contains the NHANES III Antibody to Measles data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases. The released data is in flat text format.

16A. Diphtheria Antibody Data (August 2002)

This data release, Series 11 No. 16A, contains the NHANES III Diphtheria Antibody data file and documentation. This data release does not replace the previous NHANES III data releases. The released data is in flat text format. A SAS program is provided to read the flat data.

17A. Hip Bone Geometry Data (August 2003)

This data release, Series 11, No. 17A, contains the NHANES III Hip Bone Geometry data file and documentation. This data release does not replace pervious NHANES III data releases.

Limited Access Data

These datasets are not released to the public. However, secure, on-site access is granted through NCHS's Research Data Center (RDC) to guarantee the confidentiality of the survey participants. The documents below are provided to help analysts determine if these NHANES datasets contain variables relevant to their analyses before submitting an application to use the RDC.

 

 

 

 

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