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United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NHANES 2017-2018
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 12/2018
Series or system 
United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a nationally representative, ongoing research survey designed to measure the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. 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.

24HR dietary recall, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Allergies, Amphetamine use disorders, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Asthma, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood supply, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Bone cancers, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chlamydia, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Circumcision, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cocaine use disorders, Cognitive assessment, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Corpus uteri cancer, Dental care, Diabetes, Dialysis, Diet, Disability, Disasters, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Economics, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Fluoride, Folic acid supplements, Food expenditures, GPAQ, Glucose tests, Gonococcal infections, Gout, HIV and AIDS, HPV, HPV vaccines, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis vaccines, Hodgkin lymphoma, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Infectious diseases, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Intestinal obstruction, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Larynx cancer, Lead exposure, Leisure activities, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Marital status, Maternal age, Medical tests, Melanoma, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health diagnostic interview, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neonatal jaundice, Obesity, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Opioid use disorders, Oral hygiene, Osteoarthritis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pesticides, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Race, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rose Angina Questionnaire, STDs, School enrollment, Screening, Secondhand smoke, Sexual behavior, Skin cancers, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Trichomoniasis, Urine tests, Urolithiasis, Violence, Violence-related risk factors, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Working conditions, Zinc