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United States National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health 1996, Wave 2


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Add Health Wave II, 1996
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1996 - 08/1996
Series or system 
United States National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative

The United States National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, or Add Health, was previously known as the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Begun in 1994, the study follows a nationally representative sample of adolescents into adulthood. Topics covered in each wave of the Add Health study typically include health and wellbeing, social and family relationships, education, employment, marriage, childbearing history, nutrition, sexual behavior and life style risk factors such as involvement in delinquent or violent behavior.

24HR dietary recall, Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Appetite loss, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Cannabis use disorders, Child care, Chlamydia, Cocaine use disorders, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Counseling, Crime, Dairy products, Dental care, Diaphragms, Disability, Education, Employment, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Gonococcal infections, Gynecological diseases, HIV and AIDS, HPV, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B, Hospitals, Hours worked, Housing conditions, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Income, Infant mortality, Infectious diseases, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Interpersonal violence, Interventions, Languages, Leisure activities, Lifestyle risk factors, Live births, Marital status, Mass media, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Needle sharing, Orthopedic devices, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Parental survival, Parents, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Processed meats, Puberty, Race, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Road and vehicle safety, STDs, Safety, School enrollment, Seat belts, Secondhand smoke, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual behavior, Sexual violence, Siblings, Skin diseases, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Suicide, Summary birth history, Sun exposure, Syphilis, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichomoniasis, Vegetables, Violence, Vision loss, Weight