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United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 12/2008
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 survey examines a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 persons located in counties across the country, 15 of which are sampled each year. 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.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Amphetamine use disorders, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Body mass index, Bone mineral density, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cerebrovascular diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Children, Chlamydia, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Circumcision, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cocaine use disorders, Colon and rectum cancers, Community health clinics, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Contraceptives, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Dental examinations, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary sodium, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Drug consumption, Education, Employment, Environmental hazards, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fish, Food expenditures, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, GPAQ, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Genetic risk factors, Genital prolapse, Glaucoma, Gonococcal infections, Gout, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Hearing tests, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis vaccines, Hodgkin lymphoma, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Infant care, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Interventions, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Larynx cancer, Lead exposure, Legumes, Leukemia, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Maternal age, Maternal conditions, Meat, Medical tests, Medicines, Melanoma, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Micronutrients, Military service, Milk, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Nutrition, Nuts, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Opioid use disorders, Oral conditions, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis media, Ovary cancer, Overnutrition, Pancreas cancer, Parents, Pesticides, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Poisonings, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Preterm birth, Preventive interventions, Private social assistance, Processed meats, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Refraction and accommodation disorders, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Reproductive health, Respiratory function tests, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rose Angina Questionnaire, STDs, Safety, Screening, Secondhand smoke, Sensory aids, Sexual behavior, Skin cancers, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Stillbirths, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Sun exposure, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Unprocessed red meat, Urine tests, Urolithiasis, Vector control, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Whole grains, X-rays, Zinc