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United States NHANES Epidemiological Followup Study 1982-1984


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHEFS), 1982-84
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1982 - 12/1984
Series or system 
United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Data type
  • Discharge
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Verbal autopsy

The NHANES Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHANES EFS) was a national longitudinal survey designed to investigate the relationships between clinical, nutritional, and behavioral factors assessed in the 1971-1975 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES I). The 1982-1984 NHANES EFS was the first of four waves in the survey, tracking morbidity, mortality, and hospital utilization, as well as changes in risk factors, functional limitation, and institutionalization. The cohort included all persons 25-74 years of age who completed a medical examination during the 1971-1975 NHANES (14,407 sample persons).

Abortion, Acne, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antihypertensive drugs, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Biopsy, Birth control pills, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Campylobacter enteritis, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Causes of death, Cervix uteri cancer, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Dairy products, Death certificates, Decubitus ulcer, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary sodium, Disability, Diverticular disease of intestine, Drug consumption, Eczema, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Environmental hazards, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fluoride, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Fungal skin diseases, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, General surgery, Genetic risk factors, Glaucoma, Goiter, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Hodgkin lymphoma, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Household deaths, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Income, Injuries, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Legumes, Length of stay, Leukemia, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Marital status, Maternal age, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrients, Migraine, Milk, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Noncommunicable diseases, Nutrition, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Paralysis, Parental survival, Parents, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Private social assistance, Processed foods, Processed meats, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Race, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Sibling survival, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Sun exposure, Symptoms, Therapies, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, Urinary tract infections, Urolithiasis, Urticaria, Varicella, Vegetables, Verbal autopsy, Viral skin diseases, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Whole grains, Abortive outcome, Cohort study, Occupation codes