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United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Pre-Pandemic 2017-2020


General Info
Original or alternative title 
United States NHANES 2017-March 2020 Pre-Pandemic
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 03/2020
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. The NHANES program suspended field operations in March 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, data collection for the NHANES 2019-2020 cycle was not completed and the collected data are not nationally representative. Therefore, data collected from 2019 to March 2020 were combined with data from the NHANES 2017-2018 cycle to form a nationally representative sample of NHANES 2017-March 2020 pre-pandemic data.

24HR dietary recall, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Allergies, Amphetamine use disorders, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antihypertensive drugs, Asthma, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood supply, 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, 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, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Intestinal obstruction, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Larynx cancer, 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, Urolithiasis, Violence, Violence-related risk factors, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Working conditions, Zinc