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NHANES Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Fitness Data Tutorial


What are the NHANES physical activity and cardiovascular fitness data?

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) physical activity and cardiovascular fitness data consist of study participant information obtained through the physical activity questionnaire (PAQ), the cardiovascular fitness examination (CVX), and the physical activity monitor examination (PAX).


Why was this tutorial created?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) developed this web-based tutorial to meet the growing demands of NHANES data users and to promote broader and more proficient use of the physical activity and cardiovascular fitness data.


What does the tutorial provide?

This tutorial simulates a real life experience of how to conduct an analytical project from beginning to end, with a step-by-step logical flow through typical analytic procedures. Relevant information on physical activity and cardiovascular fitness data, nuances, tips, explanations for SAS or SUDAAN programs, downloadable sample program code, and analytical guidance are organized and integrated into different modules and tasks to facilitate this learning process.


What's the best way to use the tutorial?

Your own background and learning style will dictate how you can best use this tutorial.


Who is the audience?

We expect that users of this tutorial will have different levels of experience with NHANES and with physical activity and cardiovascular fitness data and varied degrees of skill in statistics and software packages.


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