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Purpose

NHANES data files are available for download from the website as SAS transport files (.XPT). To use these files you need to create a directory to save them, download the data files and documentation, and then extract or import the datasets.

 

Task 1: Create a directory

You will create a directory to save your data files, documentation, and extracted SAS datasets. This will help keep your transport files and datasets organized.

 

Task 2: Download data files and documentation

You need the data files to create your analytic dataset, and you need the documentation for reference as you continue your analysis.

 

Task 3: Extract or Import Datasets

After downloading the SAS transport files, you will need to extract or import them as datasets. Transport files are not usable without completing this task.

 

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