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United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2002


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2001 - 12/2002
Series or system 
United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is an ongoing research survey designed to measure the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The 2001-2002 NHANES examined a nationally representative sample of 11,039 persons located in counties across the country. NHANES uses a combination of interviews, physical examinations, and laboratory tests to collect data; interviews include questions concerning demographics, diet, conditions, and health status information, while the examination component consists of medical, dental, and physiological measurements. Blood, urine, and other samples are collected for a variety of laboratory tests and are also saved for a national probability sample of genetic material.

The 2001-2002 NHANES included the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), for sample persons ages 8-19.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Anorexia nervosa, Anthropometry, Anxiety, Anxiety disorders, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back and neck pain, Back pain, Biopsy, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Bulimia nervosa, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cerebrovascular diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Childhood behavioral disorders, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Chlamydia, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Circumcision, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cocaine use disorders, Colon and rectum cancers, Conduct disorder, Congestion, Contraceptives, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Counseling, Crime, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Dialysis, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary sodium, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Drug consumption, Drug use disorders, Eating disorders, Eczema, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Endometriosis, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Genetic risk factors, Gonococcal infections, Gynecological diseases, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Hearing tests, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Hemoglobin, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis vaccines, Hodgkin lymphoma, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Hygiene, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Infant care, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insulin, Interpersonal violence, Interventions, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Larynx cancer, Lead exposure, Legumes, Leisure activities, Leukemia, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Measles, Meat, Medical tests, Medicines, Melanoma, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Micronutrients, Military service, Milk, Mouth cancer, Mumps, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Nursing homes, Nutrition, Nuts, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Parents, Peripheral vascular diseases, Pesticides, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Processed meats, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Refraction and accommodation disorders, Rehabilitation, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Reproductive health, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Rubella, STDs, Safety, School enrollment, Screening, Self-inflicted injuries, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual violence, Siblings, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Unipolar depressive disorders, Unprocessed red meat, Urinary diseases, VCT, Varicella, Vector control, Vegetables, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Whole grains, Zinc