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United States National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health 2007-2009, Wave 4


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Add Health Wave IV, 2008-2009
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 12/2009
Series or system 
United States National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • 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. Starting in Wave III, the study introduced the collection of biological data with saliva and urine samples. Blood tests, anthropometric and biological measurements were added to the biological data collection component of the study with Wave IV.

Absenteeism, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Analgesics, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Assets, Birth control pills, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Cannabis use disorders, Child care, Childhood sexual violence, Chlamydia, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Corrective lenses, Counseling, Crime, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Drug use disorders, Education, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Glucose tests, Gonococcal infections, Gynecological diseases, Gynecology, HPV, Health care access, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B, Homicide, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Institutionalized population, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Languages, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mobility aids, Mortality, Occupations, Oral conditions, Organized violence, Parental survival, Parents, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Physical activity, Poverty, Pregnancy, Public social assistance, Pulse, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Self-inflicted injuries, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skin diseases, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Suicide, Summary birth history, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Syphilis, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichomoniasis, Unintentional injuries, Urinary tract infections, Violence, Vision loss, Weight