Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

United States NHANES Epidemiological Followup Study 1986


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHEFS), 1986
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1986 - 12/1986
Series or system 
United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Verbal autopsy

The NHANES Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHANES EFS) was a national longitudinal study 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 1986 NHANES EFS was the second of four waves in the survey. The NHANES EFS tracked morbidity, mortality, and hospital utilization, as well as changes in risk factors, functional limitation, and institutionalization. The 1986 NHANES EFS was conducted for members of the cohort who were 55-74 at their baseline examination and not known to be deceased during the 1982-1984 wave.

Abortion, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Amputation, Antihypertensive drugs, Birth control pills, Bladder cancer, Blood disorders, Blood pressure, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Cancers, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Cataracts, Causes of death, Cervix uteri cancer, Colon and rectum cancers, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Death certificates, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Endocrine disorders, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Gout, Health care access, Health care use, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Home care, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hypertension, ICD-9, Incontinence, Injuries, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Lupus, Marital status, Maternal age, Medicines, Melanoma, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Nursing homes, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pancreas cancer, Paralysis, Parkinson's disease, Physical examinations, Physical therapy, Place of death, Pregnancy, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Race, Rehabilitation, Respiratory infections, Rheumatoid arthritis, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Stillbirths, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Thoracic surgery, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Verbal autopsy, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Abortive outcome, Cohort study