NHANES III Web Tutorial Variable List

Examination Variables
Variable Name Variable Label
BMPBMI Body Mass Index (Body Mass Index (kg/m**2) )  (age 2+)
MAPF12R Are you now pregnant? (ages 17-59)
MYPC17 Are you now pregnant?  (ages 12-16)
PEP6G1 Systolic: Blood pressure (first reading) mm Hg (age 5+)
PEP6H1 Systolic: Blood pressure (second reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
PEP6I1 Systolic: Blood pressure (third reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
PEPMNK1R Systolic: Blood pressure (average reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
PEP6G3 Diastolic: Blood pressure (first reading) mm Hg (age 5+)
PEP6H3 Diastolic: Blood pressure (second reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
PEP6I3 Diastolic: Blood pressure (third reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
PEPMNK5R Diastolic: Blood pressure (average reading) mm Hg  (age 5+)
SEQN Sequence Number (Unique observation number)

 

Questionnaire - Adult Variables
Variable Name Variable Label
DMARETHN Race/Ethnicity — derived from reported race and ethnicity.
DMPSTAT Examination/Interview Status
HAE1 About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor or other health professional?
HAE2 Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
HAE3 Were you told on 2 or more different visits that you had hypertension, also called high blood pressure?
HAE5A Are you now taking prescribed medicine?
HAE6 Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?
HAE7 Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that your blood cholesterol level was high?
HAE9D To lower your blood cholesterol, are you now following this advice to take prescribed medicine?
HAC1C Has a doctor ever told you that you had congestive heart failure?
HAC1D Has a doctor ever told you that you had a stroke?
HAF10 Has a doctor ever told you that you had a heart attack (also called myocardial infarction)?
HAR1 Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes during your entire life?
HAR3 Do you smoke cigarettes now?
HFA8R What is the highest grade or year of regular school _____ has completed?
HSAGEIR Age at Interview (Screener) Derived from birthdate.
HSAGEU Age unit (months or years)
HSSEX Sex
SDPPHASE Phase of NHANES III Survey
SDPPSU6 Total NHANES III Pseudo-PSU
SDPSTRA6 Total NHANES III Pseudo-Stratum
SEQN Sequence Number (Unique observation number)
WTPFEX6 Total NHANES III MEC-examined sample final weight

 

Questionnaire - Youth Variables
Variable Name Variable Label
DMARETHN Race/Ethnicity — derived from reported race and ethnicity.
DMPSTAT Examination/Interview Status
HSAGEIR Age at Interview (Screener) — Derived from birthdate.
HSAGEU  Age unit (months or years)
HSSEX  Sex
SDPPHASE Phase of NHANES III Survey
SEQN Sequence Number (Unique observation number)

 

Laboratory Variables
Variable Name Variable Label
SEQN Sequence Number (Unique observation number)
TCP Serum cholesterol (mg/dL)
TGP Serum triglycerides (mg/dL)

 

 

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