NHANES III Collaborative Genomics Project

In 2002, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics formed a multidisciplinary working group with members from across CDC to develop a proposal to measure the prevalence of selected genetic variants of public health significance in a representative sample of the U.S. population and to examine the associations between the selected genetic variants and disease outcomes available in NHANES III data.


Prevalence in the United States of Selected Candidate Gene Variants: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1991-1994external icon article published in the November 2008 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology

U.S. Genome Variation Estimates published by OPHG on October 23, 2008 in conjunction with the American Journal of Epidemiology article.

Posters of the NHANES III Collaborative Genomics Project, 2009

Summaries of selected genetics, genomics, and family history-related studies using NHANES data, 2001-2009

Consent for genetic research in a general population: an update on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey experienceexternal icon
Genetics in Medicine 2006 Jun;8(6):354-60.

Consent for Genetic Research in a General Population: The NHANES Experienceexternal icon
Genetics in Medicine 2003; 5(1):35-42

International Biobank and Cohort Studies: Developing a Harmonious Approach February 7-8, 2005 ~ Atlanta, GA

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