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           Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey               
                            (NHANES III), 1988-94                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Catalog Number 76200                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
               NHANES III EXAMINATION DATA FILE DOCUMENTATION                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                          Ages two months and older                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                December 1996                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                         TABLE OF CONTENTS                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
Guidelines for Data Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
Survey Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
Sample Design and Analysis Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
Data Preparation and Processing Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
General References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
NHANES III Examination Data                                                     
                                                                                
     General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
     Data File Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
     General Notes, Item Descriptions, Codes, Counts, and Notes. . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Demographic Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Physician's Examination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Body Measurements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Total Nutrient Intakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          MEC Proxy Questionnaire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Dental Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Allergy Skin Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Audiometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Tympanometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          WISC/WRAT Cognitive Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Spirometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          MEC Youth Questionnaire (Except DIS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Dietary Food Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      
                                                                                
          Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          MEC Adult Questionnaire (Except DIS). . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          Bone Densitometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          Home Examination, Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          Gallbladder Ultrasonography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
                                                                               
          Central Nervous System Function Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          Fundus Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
          Physical Function Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
                                                                                
     References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       
 The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease   
Control and Prevention (CDC) collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on the   
health status of U.S. residents.  The results of surveys, analyses, and         
studies are made known through a number of data release mechanisms including    
publications, mainframe computer data files, CD-ROMs (Search and Retrieval      
Software, Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS)), and the Internet    
(http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/nchshome.htm).                                      
                                                                                
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a periodic     
survey conducted by NCHS.  The third National Health and Nutrition              
Examination Survey (NHANES III), conducted from 1988 through 1994, was the      
seventh in a series of these surveys based on a complex, multi-stage sample     
plan.  It was designed to provide national estimates of the health and          
nutritional status of the United States' civilian, noninstitutionalized         
population aged two months and older.                                           
                                                                                
Data from NHANES III are being released in five public release data files:      
                                                                                
     NHANES III Household Adult Data File (Catalog Number 77560)                
                                                                                
     NHANES III Household Youth Data File (Catalog Number 77550)                
                                                                                
     NHANES III Examination Data File (Catalog Number 76200)                    
                                                                                
     NHANES III Laboratory Data File (Catalog Number 76300)                     
                                                                                
     NHANES III Dietary Recall Data Files (Catalog Number 76700)                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
A table showing the location of the interview and examination components in     
the five NHANES III public release data files follows.                          
                                                                                
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III    
public release data files                                                       
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     ] HA  ] HY  ] EXAM  ] LAB ] DIET ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Sample weights                           ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Age/race/sex                             ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Ethnic background                        ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Household composition                    ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Individual characteristics               ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Health insurance                         ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Family background                        ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Occupation of family head                ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Housing characteristics                  ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Family characteristics                   ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Orientation                              ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Health services                          ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Selected health conditions               ]  X  ]  X  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diabetes questions                       ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
High blood pressure and                  ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
     cholesterol questions               ]     ]     ]       ]     ]      ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Cardiovascular disease questions         ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Musculoskeletal conditions               ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physical functioning questions           ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Gallbladder disease questions            ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                     Data File                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     ] HA  ] HY  ] EXAM  ] LAB ] DIET ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Kidney conditions                        ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Respiratory and allergy questions        ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diet questions                           ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Food frequency                           ]  X  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Vision questions                         ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Hearing questions                        ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Dental care and status                   ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Tobacco                                  ]  X  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .   ]   . ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Occupation                               ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Language usage                           ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Exercise                                 ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Social support/residence                 ]  X  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Vitamin/mineral/medicine usage           ]  X  ]  X  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Blood pressure measurement               ]  X  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Birth                                    ]  .  ]  X  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Infant feeding practices/diet            ]  .  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Motor and social development             ]  .  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Functional impairment                    ]  X  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
School attendance                        ]  .  ]  X  ]   .   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Cognitive function                       ]  .  ]  X  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     ] HA  ] HY  ] EXAM  ] LAB ] DIET ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Alcohol and drug use                     ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Reproductive health                      ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Diagnostic interview schedule            ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Activity                                 ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physician's examination                  ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Height and weight                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Body measurements                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Dental examination                       ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Allergy skin test                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Audiometry                               ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Tympanometry                             ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
WISC and WRAT                            ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Spirometry                               ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Bone densitometry                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Gallbladder ultrasonography              ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Central nervous system                   ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
 function evaluation                     ]     ]     ]       ]     ]      ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Fundus photography                       ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Physical function evaluation             ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Fasting questions                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   .   ]  X  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                               
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III     
public release data files (continued)                                           
                                                                                
                                                      Data File                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
               Topic                     ] HA  ] HY  ] EXAM  ] LAB ] DIET ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Laboratory tests on blood and urine      ]  .  ]  .  ]   .   ]  X  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Total nutrient intakes                   ]  .  ]  .  ]   X   ]  .  ]   .  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Individual foods                         ]  .  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   X  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Combination foods                        ]  .  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   X  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
Ingredients                              ]  .  ]  .  ]   .   ]  .  ]   X  ]     
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+     
                                                                                
                                                                                
Data File Definitions                                                           
                                                                                
HA   -  Household Adult Data File                                               
HY   -  Household Youth Data File                                               
EXAM -  Examination Data File                                                   
LAB  -  Laboratory Data File                                                    
DIET -  Dietary Recall Data Files                                               
                                                                               
This document includes the documentation for the NHANES III Examination Data    
File and also contains a general overview of the survey and the use of the      
data files.  The general overview includes five sections.  The first section,   
entitled "Guidelines for Data Users," contains important information about      
the use of the data files.  The second section, "Survey Description," is a      
brief overview of the survey plan and operation.  The third section, "Sample    
Design and Analysis Guidelines," describes some technical aspects of the        
sampling plan and discusses some analytic issues particularly related to the    
use of data from complex sample surveys.  The "Data Preparation and             
Processing Procedures" section describes the editing conventions and the        
codes used to represent the data.  The last and fifth section, "General         
References," includes a reference list for the survey overview sections of      
the document.                                                                   
                                                                                
Public Use Data Files for the third National Health and Nutrition Examination   
Survey will also be available from the National Technical Information Service   
(NTIS).  A list of NCHS public use data tapes available for purchase from       
NTIS may be obtained from the Data Dissemination Branch at NCHS.  Information   
regarding a bibliography (on disk) of journal articles citing data from all     
the NHANES and the availability of NHANES III data in CD-ROM/SETS software      
format can be obtained from the Data Dissemination Branch(301-436-8500) or by   
writing to:                                                                     
                                                                                
Data Dissemination Branch                                                       
National Center for Health Statistics                                           
Room 1018                                                                       
6525 Belcrest Road                                                              
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
NTIS can be contacted at:                                                       
                                                                                
NTIS - Computer Products Office                                                 
5285 Port Royal Road                                                            
Springfield, Virginia 22161                                                     
(703) 487-4807                                                                  
                                                                                
Copies of all NHANES III questionnaires and data collection forms are           
included in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition   
Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  This publication,   
along with detailed information on NHANES procedures, interviewing, data        
collection, quality control techniques, survey design, nonresponse, and         
sample weighting can be found on the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports   
CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  Information on how to order this CD-ROM is           
available from the Data Dissemination Branch at NCHS at the address and         
telephone number given above.                                                   
                                                                               
                    GUIDELINES FOR DATA USERS                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Please refer to the following important information before analyzing data.      
                                                                                
                                                                                
NHANES III Background Documents                                                 
                                                                                
o    The Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition          
     Examination Survey, 1988-94, (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996) provides an     
     overview of the survey and includes copies of the survey forms.            
                                                                                
o    The sample design, nonresponse, and analytic guidelines documents on the   
     NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996)          
     discuss the reasons that sample weights and the complex survey design      
     should be taken into account when conducting any analysis.                 
                                                                                
o    Instruction manuals, laboratory procedures, and other NHANES III           
     reference manuals on the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports CD-ROM   
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) are also available for further information on the        
     details of the survey.                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
Analytic Data Set Preparation                                                   
                                                                                
o    Most NHANES III survey design and demographic variables are found only     
     on the Adult and Youth Household Data Files.  In preparing a data set      
     for analysis, other data files must be merged with either or both of       
     these files to obtain many important analytic variables.                   
                                                                                
o    All of the NHANES III public use data files are linked with the common     
     survey participant identification number (SEQN).  Merging information      
     from multiple NHANES III data files using this variable ensures that the   
     appropriate information for each survey participant is linked correctly.   
                                                                                
o    NHANES III public use data files do not have the same number of records    
     on each file.  The Household Questionnaire Files (divided into two         
     files, Adult and Youth) contain more records than the Examination Data     
     File because not everyone who was interviewed completed the examination.   
     The Laboratory Data File contains data only for persons aged one year      
     and older.  The Individual Foods Data File based on the dietary recall     
     has multiple records for each person rather than the one record per        
     sample person contained in the other data files.                           
                                                                                
o    For each data file, SAS program code with standard variable names and      
     labels is provided as separate text files on the CD-ROM that contains      
     the data files.  This SAS program code can be used to create a SAS data    
     set from the data file.                                                    
                                                                                
o    Modifications were made to items in the questionnaires, laboratory, and    
     examination components over the course of the survey; as a result, data    
     may not be available for certain variables for the full six years.  In     
     addition, variables may differ by phase since some changes were            
     implemented between phases.  Users are encouraged to read the Notes        
     sections of this document carefully for information about changes.         
                                                                                
o    Extremely high and low values have been verified whenever possible, and    
     numerous consistency checks have been performed.  Nonetheless, users       
     should examine the range and frequency of values before analyzing data.    
                                                                               
o    Some data were not ready for release at the time of this publication due   
     to continued processing of the data or analysis of laboratory specimens.   
     A listing of those data are available in the general information section   
     of each data file.                                                         
                                                                                
o    Confidential and administrative data are not being released to the         
     public.  Additionally, some variables have been recoded to help protect    
     the confidentiality of the survey participants.  For example, all          
     age-related variables were recoded to 90+ years for persons who were 90    
     years of age and older.                                                    
                                                                                
o    Some variable names may differ from those used in the Phase 1 NHANES III   
     Provisional Data Release and some variables included in the Phase 1        
     provisional release may not appear on these files.                         
                                                                                
o    Although the data files have been edited carefully, errors may be          
     detected.  Please notify NCHS staff (301-436-8500) of any errors in the    
     data file or the documentation.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Analytic Considerations                                                         
                                                                                
o    NHANES III (1988-94) was designed so that the survey's first three         
     years, 1988-91, its last three years, 1991-94, and the entire six years    
     were national probability samples.  Analysts are encouraged to use all     
     six years of survey results.                                               
                                                                                
o    Sample weights are available for analyzing NHANES III data.  One of the    
     following three sample weights will be appropriate for nearly all          
     analyses:  interviewed sample final weight (WTPFQX6), examined sample      
     final weight (WTPFEX6), and mobile examination center (MEC)- and           
     home-examined sample final weight (WTPFHX6).  Choosing which of these      
     sample weights to use in any analysis depends on the variables being       
     used.  A good rule of thumb is to use "the least common denominator"       
     approach.  In this approach, the user checks the variables of interest.    
     The variable that was collected on the smallest number of persons is the   
     "least common denominator," and the sample weight that applies to that     
     variable is the appropriate one to use for that analysis.  For more        
     detailed information, see the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines for        
     NHANES III (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
Referencing or Citing NHANES III Data                                           
                                                                                
o    In publications, please acknowledge NCHS as the original data source.      
     For instance, the reference for the NHANES III Examination Data File is:   
                                                                                
     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  National Center      
     for Health Statistics.  Third National Health and Nutrition Examination    
     Survey, 1988-1994, NHANES III Examination Data File (CD-ROM).  Public      
     Use Data File Documentation Number 76200.  Hyattsville, MD.:  Centers      
     for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.  Available from National         
     Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, VA.  Acrobat .PDF       
     format; includes access software:  Adobe Systems, Inc.  Acrobat Reader     
     2.1.                                                                       
                                                                                
o    Please place the acronym "NHANES III" in the titles or abstracts of        
     journal articles and other publications in order to facilitate the         
     retrieval of such materials in bibliographic searches.                     
                                                                               
                           SURVEY DESCRIPTION                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) was     
the seventh in a series of large health examination surveys conducted in the    
United States beginning in 1960.  Three of these surveys, the National Health   
Examination Surveys (NHES), were conducted in the 1960's (NCHS, 1965; NCHS,     
1967; NCHS, 1969).  In 1970, an expanded nutrition component was added to       
provide data with which to assess nutritional status and dietary practices,     
and the name was changed to the National Health and Nutrition Examination       
Survey (Miller, 1973; Engel, 1978; McDowell, 1981).  A special survey of        
Hispanic populations in the United States was conducted during 1982-1984        
(NCHS, 1985).                                                                   
                                                                                
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design was similar to that of    
the previous NHANES.  All of the surveys used complex, multi-stage,             
stratified, clustered samples of civilian, noninstitutionalized populations.    
NHANES III was the first NHANES without an upper age limit; in fact, the age    
range for the survey was two months and older.  A home examination option was   
employed for the first time in order to obtain examination data for very        
young children and for elderly persons who were unable to visit the mobile      
examination center (MEC).  The home examination included only a subset of the   
components used in the full MEC examination since it would have been            
difficult to collect some types of data in a home setting.  A detailed          
description of design specifications and copies of the data collection forms    
can be found in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and         
Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).          
                                                                                
NHANES III was conducted from October 1988 through October 1994 in two          
phases, each of which comprised a national probability sample.  The first       
phase was conducted from October 18, 1988, through October 24, 1991, at 44      
locations.  The second phase was conducted from September 20, 1991, through     
October 15, 1994, at 45 different locations.  In NHANES III, 39,695 persons     
were selected over the six years; of those, 33,994 (86%) were interviewed in    
their homes.  All interviewed persons were invited to the MEC for a medical     
examination.  Seventy-eight percent (30,818) of the selected persons were       
examined in the MEC, and an additional 493 persons were given a special,        
limited examination in their homes.                                             
                                                                                
Data collection began with a household interview.  Several questionnaires       
were administered in the household:  Household Screener Questionnaire, Family   
Questionnaire, Household Adult Questionnaire, and Household Youth               
Questionnaire.                                                                  
                                                                                
At the MEC, an examination was performed, and five automated questionnaires     
or interviews were administered:  MEC Adult Questionnaire, MEC Youth            
Questionnaire, MEC Proxy Questionnaire, 24-Hour Dietary Recall, and Dietary     
Food Frequency (ages 12-16 years).  The health examination component included   
a variety of tests and procedures.  The examinee's age at the time of the       
interview and other factors determined which procedures were administered.      
Blood and urine specimens were obtained, and a number of tests and              
measurements were performed including body measurements, spirometry, fundus     
photography, x-rays, electrocardiography, allergy and glucose tolerance         
tests, and ultrasonography.  Measurements were taken of bone density,           
hearing, and physical, cognitive, and central nervous system functions.  A      
physician performed a limited standardized medical examination and a dentist    
performed a standardized dental examination.  While some of the blood and       
urine analyses were performed in the MEC laboratory, most analyses were         
conducted elsewhere by contract laboratories.                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
A home examination was conducted for those sample persons aged 2-11 months      
and aged 20 years or older who were unable to visit the mobile examination      
center.  The home examination consisted of an abbreviated version of the        
tests and interviews performed in the MEC.  Depending on age of the sample      
person, the components included body measurements, blood pressure,              
spirometry, venipuncture, physical function evaluation, and a questionnaire     
to inquire about infant feeding, selected health conditions, cognitive          
function, tobacco use, and reproductive history.                                
                                                                               
               SAMPLE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS GUIDELINES                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
Sample Design                                                                   
                                                                                
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design is the same as that of    
the previous NHANES.  Each of these surveys used a stratified, multi-stage      
probability design.  The major design parameters of the two previous NHANES     
and the special Hispanic HANES, as well as NHANES III, have been previously     
summarized (Miller, 1973; McDowell, 1981; NCHS, 1985; NCHS, 1994).  The         
NHANES III sample was designed to be self-weighting within a primary sampling   
unit (PSU) for subdomains (age, sex, and race-ethnic groups).  While the        
sample was fairly close to self-weighting nationally for each of these          
subdomain groups, it was not representative of the total population, which      
includes institutionalized, non-civilian persons that were outside the scope    
of the survey.                                                                  
                                                                                
The NHANES III sample represented the total civilian, noninstitutionalized      
population, two months of age or over, in the 50 states and the District of     
Columbia of the United States.  The first stage of the design consisted of      
selecting a sample of 81 PSU's that were mostly individual counties.  In a      
few cases, adjacent counties were combined to keep PSU's above a minimum        
population size.  The PSU's were stratified and selected with probability       
proportional to size (PPS).  Thirteen large counties (strata) were chosen       
with certainty (probability of one).  For operational reasons, these 13         
certainty PSU's were divided into 21 survey locations.  After the 13            
certainty strata were designated, the remaining PSU's in the United States      
were grouped into 34 strata, and two PSU's were selected per stratum (68        
survey locations).  The selection was done with PPS and without replacement.    
The NHANES III sample therefore consists of 81 PSU's or 89 locations.           
                                                                                
The 89 locations were randomly divided into two groups, one for each phase.     
The first group consisted of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set         
of PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and      
the other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore, unbiased   
estimates (from the point of view of sample selection) of health and            
nutrition characteristics can be independently produced for both Phase 1 and    
Phase 2 as well as for both phases combined.                                    
                                                                                
For most of the sample, the second stage of the design consisted of area        
segments composed of city or suburban blocks, combinations of blocks, or        
other area segments in places where block statistics were not produced in the   
1980 Census.  In the first phase of NHANES III, the area segments were used     
only for a sample of persons who lived in housing units built before 1980.      
For units built in 1980 and later, the second stage consisted of sets of        
addresses selected from building permits issued in 1980 or later.  These are    
referred to as "new construction segments."  In the second phase, 1990 Census   
data and maps were used to define the area segments.  Because the second        
phase followed within a few years of the 1990 Census, new construction did      
not account for a significant part of the sample, and the entire sample came    
from the area segments.                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
The third stage of sample selection consisted of households and certain types   
of group quarters, such as dormitories.  All households and eligible group      
quarters in the sample segments were listed, and a subsample was designated     
for screening to identify potential sample persons.  The subsampling rates      
enabled production of a national, approximately equal-probability sample of     
households in most of the United States with higher rates for the geographic    
strata with high Mexican-American populations.  Within each geographic          
stratum, there was a nearly equal-probability sample of households across all   
89 stands.                                                                      
                                                                                
Persons within the sample of households or group quarters were the fourth       
stage of sample selection.  All eligible members within a household were        
listed, and a subsample of individuals was selected based on sex, age, and      
race or ethnicity.  The definitions of the sex, age, race or ethnic classes,    
subsampling rates, and designation of potential sample persons within           
screened households were developed to provide approximately self-weighting      
samples for each subdomain within geographic strata and at the same             
time to maximize the average number of sample persons per sample household.     
Previous NHANES indicated that this increased the overall participation rate.   
Although the exact sample sizes were not known until data collection was        
completed, estimates were made.  Below is a summary of the sample sizes for     
the full six-year NHANES III at each stage of selection:                        
                                                                                
Number of PSU's                                  81                             
Number of stands (survey locations)              89                             
Number of segments                               2,144                          
Number of households screened                    93,653                         
Number of households with sample persons         19,528                         
Number of designated sample persons              39,695                         
Number of interviewed sample persons             33,994                         
Number of MEC-examined sample persons            30,818                         
Number of home-examined sample persons           493                            
                                                                                
More detailed information on the sample design and weighting and estimation     
procedures for NHANES III can be found in the Plan and Operation of the Third   
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994; U.S.     
DHHS, 1996) and in the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines: Third National        
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94 (U.S. DHHS,       
1996).                                                                          
                                                                                
Analysis Guidelines                                                             
                                                                                
Because of the complex survey design used in NHANES III, traditional methods    
of statistical analysis based on the assumption of a simple random sample are   
not applicable.  Detailed descriptions of this issue and possible analytic      
methods for analyzing NHANES data have been described earlier (NCHS, 1985;      
Yetley, 1987; Landis, 1982; Delgado, 1990).  Recent analytic and reporting      
guidelines that should be used for most NHANES III analyses and publications    
are contained in Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  These    
recommendations differ slightly from those used by analysts for previous        
NHANES surveys.  These suggested guidelines provide a framework to users for    
producing estimates that conform to the analytic design of the survey.  All     
users are strongly urged to review these analytic and reporting guidelines      
before beginning any analyses of NHANES III data.                               
                                                                                
                                                                               
It is important to remember that this set of statistical guidelines is not      
absolute.  When conducting analyses, the analyst needs to use his/her subject   
matter knowledge (including methodological issues) as well as information       
about the survey design.  The more one deviates from the original analytic      
categories defined in the sample design, the more important it is to evaluate   
the results carefully and to interpret the findings cautiously.                 
                                                                                
In NHANES III, 89 survey locations were randomly divided into two sets or       
phases, the first consisting of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set of   
PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and the     
other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore, unbiased       
national estimates of health and nutrition characteristics can be               
independently produced for each phase as well as for both phases combined.      
Computation of national estimates from both phases combined (i.e., total        
NHANES III) is the preferred option; individual phase estimates may be highly   
variable.  In addition, individual phase estimates are not statistically        
independent.  It is also difficult to evaluate whether differences in           
individual phase estimates are real or due to methodological differences.       
That is, differences may be due to changes in sampling methods or data          
collection methodology over time.  At this time, there is no valid              
statistical test for examining differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2.         
Therefore, although point estimates can be produced separately for each         
phase, no test is available to test whether those estimates are significantly   
different from each other.                                                      
                                                                                
NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage probability sample design.        
Several aspects of the NHANES design must be taken into account in data         
analysis, including the sample weights and the complex survey design.           
Appropriate sample weights are needed to estimate prevalence, means, medians,   
and other statistics.  Sample weights are used to produce correct population    
estimates because each sample person does not have the same probability of      
selection.  The sample weights incorporate the differential probabilities of    
selection and include adjustments for noncoverage and nonresponse.  A           
detailed discussion of nonresponse adjustments and issues related to survey     
coverage have been published (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  With the large oversampling    
of young children, older persons, black persons, and Mexican-Americans in       
NHANES III, it is essential that the sample weights be used in all analyses.    
Otherwise, a misinterpretation of results is highly likely.  Other aspects of   
the design that must be taken into account in data analyses are the strata      
and PSU pairings from the sample design.  These pairings should be used to      
estimate variances and test for statistical significance.  For weighted         
analyses, analysts can use special computer software packages that use an       
appropriate method for estimating variances for complex samples such as         
SUDAAN (Shah, 1995) and WesVarPC (Westat, 1996).                                
                                                                                
Although initial exploratory analyses may be performed on unweighted data       
using standard statistical packages and assuming simple random sampling,        
final analyses should be done on weighted data using appropriate sample         
weights.  A summary of the weighting methodology and the type of sample         
weights developed for NHANES III is included in Weighting and Estimation        
Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
The purpose of weighting the sample data is to permit analysts to produce       
estimates of statistics that would have been obtained if the entire sampling    
frame (the United States) had been surveyed.  Sample weights can be             
considered as measures of the number of persons the particular sample           
observation represents.  Weighting takes into account several features of the   
survey:  the specific probabilities of selection for the individual domains     
that were oversampled as well as nonresponse and differences between the        
sample and the total U.S. population.  Differences between the sample and the   
population may arise due to sampling variability, differential undercoverage    
in the survey among demographic groups, and possibly other types of response    
errors, such as differential response rates or misclassification errors.        
Sample weighting in NHANES III was used to:                                     
                                                                                
1.   Compensate for differential probabilities of selection among subgroups     
     (i.e., age-sex-race-ethnicity subdomains where persons living in           
     different geographic strata were sampled at different rates);              
2.   Reduce biases arising from the fact that nonrespondents may be different   
     from those who participate;                                                
3.   Bring sample data up to the dimensions of the target population totals;    
4.   Compensate, to the extent possible, for inadequacies in the sampling       
     frame (resulting from omissions of some housing units in the listing of    
     area segments, omissions of persons with no fixed address, etc.); and      
5.   To reduce variances in the estimation procedure by using auxiliary         
     information that is known with a high degree of accuracy.                  
                                                                                
In NHANES III, the sample weighting was carried out in three stages.  The       
first stage involved the computation of weights to compensate for unequal       
probabilities of selection (objective 1, above).  The second stage adjusted     
for nonresponse (objective 2).  The third stage used poststratification of      
the sample weights to Census Bureau estimates of the U.S. population to         
accomplish the third, fourth, and fifth objectives simultaneously.  In NHANES   
III, several types of sample weights (see the sample weights table that         
follows) were computed for the interviewed and examined sample and are          
included in the NHANES III data file.  Also, sample weights were computed       
separately for Phase 1 (1988-91), Phase 2 (1991-94), and total NHANES III       
(1988-94) to facilitate analysis of items collected only in Phase 1, only in    
Phase 2, and over six years of the survey.  Three sets of pseudo strata and     
PSU pairings are provided to use with SUDAAN in variance estimation.            
                                                                                
Since NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage sample design,              
appropriate sample weights should be used in analyses to produce national       
estimates of prevalence and associated variances while accounting for unequal   
probability of selection of sample persons.  For example, the final interview   
weight, WTPFQX6, should be used for analysis of the items or questions from     
the family or household questionnaires, and the final MEC examination weight,   
WTPFEX6, should be used for analysis of the questionnaires and measurements     
administered in the MEC.  Furthermore, for a combined analysis of               
measurements from the MEC examinations and associated medical history           
questions from the household interview, the final MEC examination weight,       
WTPFEX6, should be used.  We recommend using SUDAAN (Shah, 1995) to estimate    
statistics of interest and the associated variance.  However, one can also      
use other published methods for variance estimation.  Application of SUDAAN     
and alternative methods, such as the average design effect approach, balance    
repeated replication (BRR) methods, or jackknife methods for variance           
estimation, are discussed in Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS,   
1996).                                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Appropriate Uses of the NHANES III Sample Weights                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final interview weight, WTPFQX6                                                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the sample interviewed at home and       
          with items collected during the household interview.                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final examination (MEC only) weight, WTPFEX6                                    
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined sample and with         
          interview and examination items collected at the MEC.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final MEC+home examination weight, WTPFHX6                                      
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC+home-examined sample and with    
          items collected at both the MEC and home.                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final allergy weight, WTPFALG6                                                  
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the allergy subsample and with items     
          collected as part of the allergy component of the exam.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final CNS weight, WTPFCNS6                                                      
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the CNS subsample and with items         
          collected as part of the CNS component of the exam.                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final morning examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFSD6                  
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to     
          the morning subsample and only with items collected in the MEC        
          exam.                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFMD6        
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to     
          the afternoon/evening subsample and only with items collected in      
          the MEC exam.                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final morning examination (MEC+home) subsample weight, WTPFHSD6                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons       
          assigned to the morning subsample and with items collected during     
          the MEC and home examinations.                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC+home) weight, WTPFHMD6                 
                                                                                
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons       
          assigned to the afternoon/evening subsample and with items            
          collected during the MEC and home examinations.                       
                                                                               
               DATA PREPARATION AND PROCESSING PROCEDURES                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
Automated data collection procedures for the survey were introduced in NHANES   
III.  In the mobile examination centers, data for the interview and             
examination components were recorded directly onto a computerized data          
collection form.  With the exception of a few independently automated           
systems, the system was centrally integrated.  This operation allowed for       
ongoing monitoring of much of the data.  Before the introduction of the         
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), the household questionnaire data   
were reviewed manually by field editors and interviewers.  CAPI (1992-1994      
only) questionnaires featured built-in edits to prevent entering                
inconsistencies and out-of-range responses.  The multi-level data collection    
and quality control systems are discussed in detail in the Plan and Operation   
of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994        
(NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  All interview, laboratory, and examination      
data were sent to NCHS for final processing.                                    
                                                                                
Guidelines were developed that provided standards for naming variables,         
filling missing values and coding conventional responses, handling missing      
records, and standardizing two-part quantity/unit questionnaire variables.      
NCHS staff, assisted by contract staff, developed data editing specifications   
that checked data sets for valid codes, ranges, and skip pattern                
consistencies and examined the consistency of values between interrelated       
variables.  Comments, collected in both interviews and examination              
components, were reviewed and recoded when possible.  Responses to "Other"      
and "Specify" were recoded either to existing code categories or to new         
categories.  The documentation for each data set includes notes for those       
variables that have been recoded and standardized and for those variables       
that differ significantly from what appears in the original data collection     
instrument.  While the data have undergone many quality control and editing     
procedures, there still may be values that appear extreme or illogical.         
Values that varied considerably from what was expected were examined by         
analysts who checked for comments or other responses that might help to         
clarify unusual values.  Generally, values were retained unless they could      
not possibly be true, in which case they were changed to "Blank but             
applicable."  Therefore, the user must review each data set for extreme or      
inconsistent values and determine the status of each value for analysis.        
                                                                                
Several editing conventions were used in the creation of final analytic data    
sets:                                                                           
                                                                                
1.   Standardized variables were created to replace all two-part                
     quantity/unit questions using standard conversion factors.  Standardized   
     variables have the same name as the variable of the two-part question      
     with an "S" suffix.  For instance, MAPF18S (Months received WIC            
     benefits) in the MEC Adult Questionnaire was created from the two-part     
     response option to question F18, "How long did you receive benefits from   
     the WIC program?," using the conversion factor 12 months per year.         
                                                                                
2.   Recoded variables were created by combining responses from two or more     
     like variables, or by collapsing responses to create a summary variable    
     for the purpose of confidentiality.  Recoded variables have the original   
     variable name with an R suffix.  For example, place of birth variable      
     (HFA6X) in the Family Questionnaire was collapsed to a three level         
     response category (U.S., Mexico, Other) and renamed HFA6XR.  Generally,    
     only the recoded variable has been included in the data file.              
                                                                               
3.   Fill values, a series of one or more digits, were used to represent        
     certain specific conditions or responses.  Below is a list of the fill     
     values that were employed.  Some of the fill values pertain only to        
     questionnaire data, although 8-fill and blank-fill values are found in     
     all data sets.  Other fill values, not included in this list, are used     
     to represent component-specific conditions.                                
                                                                                
     6-fills = Varies/varied. (Questionnaires only)                             
                                                                                
     7-fills = Fewer than the smallest number that could be reported within     
     the question structure (e.g., fewer than one cigarette per day).           
     (Questionnaires only)                                                      
                                                                                
     8-fills = Blank but applicable/cannot be determined.  This means that a    
     respondent was eligible to receive the question, test, or component but    
     did not because of refusal, lack of time, lack of staff, loss of data,     
     broken vial, language barrier, unreliability, or other similar reasons.    
                                                                                
     9-fills = Don't know.  This fill was used only when a respondent did not   
     know the response to a question and said, "I don't know."                  
     (Questionnaires only)                                                      
                                                                                
     Blank fills = Inapplicable.  If a respondent was not eligible for a        
     questionnaire, test, or component because of age, gender, or specific      
     reason, the variable was blank-filled.  In the questionnaire, if a         
     respondent was not asked a question because of a skip-pattern,             
     variables corresponding to the question were blank-filled.  For            
     examination or laboratory components, if a person was excluded by a        
     defined protocol (e.g., screening exclusion questions) and these           
     criteria are included in the data set, then the corresponding variables    
     were blank-filled for that person.  For home examinees, variables for      
     examination components and blood tests not performed as part of the home   
     examination protocol were blank-filled.                                    
                                                                                
4.   For variables describing discrete data, codes of zero (0) were used to     
     mean "none," "never," or the equivalent.  Value labels for which "0" is    
     used include:  "has not had," "never regularly," "still taking," or        
     "never stopped using."  Unless otherwise labeled, for variables            
     containing continuous data, "zero" means "zero.                            
                                                                                
5.   Where there are logical skip patterns in the flow of the questionnaire     
     or examination component, the skip was indicated by placing the variable   
     label of the skip destination in parentheses as part of the value label    
     of the response generating the skip.  For example, in the Physical         
     Function Evaluation, the variable PFPWC (in wheelchair) has a value        
     label, "2  No (PFPSCOOT)" that means that the next item for persons not    
     in a wheelchair would be represented by the variable, PFPSCOOT.            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Variable Nomenclature                                                           
                                                                                
A unique name was assigned to every NHANES III variable using a standard        
convention.  By following this naming convention, the origin of each variable   
is clear, and there is no chance of overlaying similar variables across         
multiple components.  Variables range in length from three to eight             
characters.  The first two variable characters represent the topic (e.g.,       
analyte, questionnaire instrument, examination component) and are listed        
below alphabetically by topic.  For questionnaires administered in the          
household, the remainder of the variable name following the first two           
characters indicates the question section and number.  For example, data for    
the response to the Household Adult Questionnaire question B1 are contained     
in the variable HAB1.  For most laboratory and examination variables, as well   
as some other variables, a "P" in the third position refers to "primary" and    
the remainder of the variable name is a brief description of the item.  For     
instance, in the Laboratory Data File, information on the length of time the    
person fasted before the first blood draw is contained in the variable          
PHPFAST.  The variable PHPFAST was derived as follows:  characters 1-2 (PH)     
refer to "phlebotomy," character 3 (P) refers to "primary," characters 4-8      
(FAST) refer to an abbreviation for "fasting."                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
CODE           TOPIC                                                            
                                                                                
AT             Alanine aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)             
AM             Albumin (from biochemistry profile)                              
AP             Alkaline phosphatase (from biochemistry profile)                 
AL             Allergy skin test                                                
AC             Alpha carotene                                                   
AN             Anisocytosis                                                     
AA             Apolipoprotein (AI)                                              
AB             Apolipoprotein (B)                                               
AS             Aspartate aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)           
LA             Atypical lymphocyte                                              
AU             Audiometry                                                       
BA             Band                                                             
BO             Basophil                                                         
BS             Basophilic stippling                                             
BC             Beta carotene                                                    
BX             Beta cryptoxanthin                                               
BL             Blast                                                            
BU             Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) (from biochemistry profile)            
BM             Body measurements                                                
BD             Bone densitometry                                                
C1             C-peptide (first venipuncture)                                   
C2             C-peptide (second venipuncture)                                  
CR             C-reactive protein                                               
UD             Cadmium                                                          
CN             Central nervous system function evaluation                       
CL             Chloride (from biochemistry profile)                             
CO             Cotinine                                                         
CE             Creatinine (serum)(from biochemistry profile)                    
UR             Creatinine (urine)                                               
DM             Demographic                                                      
DE             Dental examination                                               
MQ             Diagnostic interview schedule                                    
DR             Dietary recall (total nutrient intakes)                          
EO             Eosinophil                                                       
EP             Erythrocyte protoporphyrin                                       
CODE           TOPIC                                                           
                                                                                
FR             Ferritin                                                         
FB             Fibrinogen                                                       
RB             Folate (RBC)                                                     
FO             Folate (serum)                                                   
FH             Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)                               
FP             Fundus photography                                               
GG             Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) (from biochemistry profile)     
GU             Gallbladder ultrasonography                                      
GB             Globulin (from biochemistry profile)                             
G1             Glucose (first venipuncture)                                     
G2             Glucose (second venipuncture)                                    
SG             Glucose (from biochemistry profile)                              
GH             Glycated hemoglobin                                              
GR             Granulocyte                                                      
C3             HCO3 (Bicarbonate)(from biochemistry profile)                    
HD             HDL cholesterol                                                  
HP             Helicobacter pylori antibody                                     
HT             Hematocrit                                                       
HG             Hemoglobin                                                       
AH             Hepatitis A antibody (HAV)                                       
HB             Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)                             
SS             Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs)                          
SA             Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)                              
HC             Hepatitis C antibody (HCV)                                       
DH             Hepatitis D antibody (HDV)                                       
H1             Herpes 1 antibody                                                
H2             Herpes 2 antibody                                                
HX             Home examination (general)                                       
HF             Household family questionnaire                                   
HA             Household adult questionnaire                                    
HQ             Household questionnaire variables (composite)                    
HS             Household screener questionnaire                                 
HY             Household youth questionnaire                                    
HZ             Hypochromia                                                      
I1             Insulin (first venipuncture)                                     
I2             Insulin (second venipuncture)                                    
UI             Iodine (urine)                                                   
FE             Iron                                                             
SF             Iron (from biochemistry profile)                                 
LD             Lactate dehydrogenase (from biochemistry profile)                
L1             Latex antibody                                                   
LC             LDL cholesterol (calculated)                                     
PB             Lead                                                             
LP             Lipoprotein (a)                                                  
LH             Luteinizing hormone                                              
LU             Lutein/zeaxanthin                                                
LY             Lycopene                                                         
LM             Lymphocyte                                                       
MR             Macrocyte                                                        
MC             Mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)                                       
MH             Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)                        
MV             Mean cell volume (MCV)                                           
PV             Mean platelet volume                                             
MA             MEC adult questionnaire                                          
MX             MEC examination (general)                                        
FF             Dietary food frequency (ages 12-16 years)                        
MP             MEC proxy questionnaire                                          
MY             MEC youth questionnaire                                          
CODE           TOPIC                                                           
                                                                                
ME             Metamyelocyte                                                    
MI             Microcyte                                                        
MO             Monocyte                                                         
MN             Mononuclear cell                                                 
ML             Myelocyte                                                        
IC             Normalized calcium (derived from ionized calcium)                
OS             Osmolality (from biochemistry profile)                           
PH             Phlebotomy data collected in MEC (e.g., questions)               
PS             Phosphorus (from biochemistry profile)                           
PF             Physical function evaluation                                     
PE             Physician's examination                                          
PL             Platelet                                                         
DW             Platelet distribution width                                      
PK             Poikilocytosis                                                   
PO             Polychromatophilia                                               
SK             Potassium (from biochemistry profile)                            
PR             Promyelocyte                                                     
RC             Red blood cell count (RBC)                                       
RW             Red cell distribution width (RDW)                                
RE             Retinyl esters                                                   
RF             Rheumatoid factor antibody                                       
RU             Rubella antibody                                                 
WT             Sample weights                                                   
SE             Selenium                                                         
SI             Sickle cell                                                      
NA             Sodium (from biochemistry profile)                               
SH             Spherocyte                                                       
SP             Spirometry                                                       
SD             Survey design                                                    
TT             Target cell                                                      
TE             Tetanus                                                          
TB             Total bilirubin (from biochemistry profile)                      
CA             Total calcium                                                    
SC             Total calcium (from biochemistry profile)                        
TC             Total cholesterol                                                
CH             Total cholesterol (from biochemistry profile)                    
TI             Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)                               
TP             Total protein (from biochemistry profile)                        
TX             Toxic granulation                                                
TO             Toxoplasmosis antibody                                           
PX             Transferrin saturation                                           
TG             Triglycerides                                                    
TR             Triglycerides (from biochemistry profile)                        
TY             Tympanometry                                                     
UA             Uric acid (from biochemistry profile)                            
UB             Urinary albumin                                                  
VU             Vacuolated cells                                                 
VR             Varicella antibody                                               
VA             Vitamin A                                                        
VB             Vitamin B12                                                      
VC             Vitamin C                                                        
VE             Vitamin E                                                        
WC             White blood cell count (WBC)                                     
WW             WISC/WRAT cognitive test                                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
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Delgado JL, Johnson CL, Roy I, Trevino FM.  Hispanic Health and Nutrition       
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80(suppl.):6-10.  1990.                                                         
                                                                                
Engel A, Murphy RS, Maurer K, Collins E.  Plan and operation of the HANES I     
Augmentation Survey of Adults 25-74 Years, United States, 1974-75.  National    
Center for Health Statistics.  Vital Health Stat 1(14).  1978.                  
                                                                                
Freeman DH, Freeman JL, Brock DB, Koch GG.  Strategies in the multivariate      
analysis of data from complex surveys II:  an application to the United         
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Khare M, Mohadjer LK, Ezzati-Rice TM, Waksberg J.  An evaluation of             
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Landis JR, Lepkowski JM, Eklund SA, Stehouwer SA.  A statistical methodology    
for analyzing data from a complex survey, the first National Health and         
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Health Stat 2(92).  1982.                                                       
                                                                                
McDowell A, Engel A, Massey JT, Maurer K.  Plan and operation of the second     
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1976-80.  National Center     
for Health Statistics.  Vital Health Stat 1(15).  1981.                         
                                                                                
Miller HW.  Plan and operation of the Health and Nutrition Examination          
Survey, United States, 1971-1973.  National Center for Health Statistics.       
Vital Health Stat 1(10a) and (10b).  1973.                                      
                                                                                
National Center for Health Statistics.  Plan and initial program of the         
Health Examination Survey.  Vital Health Stat 1(4).  1965.                      
                                                                                
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examination survey of U.S. youths 12-17 years of age.  Vital Health Stat        
1(8).  1969.                                                                    
                                                                                
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1985.                                                                           
                                                                                
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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94.  Vital Health Stat   
1(32).  1994.                                                                   
                                                                                
National Center for Health Statistics.  Plan, operation, and response results   
of a program of children's examinations.  Vital Health Stat 1(5).  1967.        
                                                                                
Shah BV, Barnwell BG, Bieler GS.  SUDAAN User's Manual: Software for Analysis   
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Institute.  Release 6.04.  1995.                                                
                                                                                
Skinner CJ.  Aggregated analysis:  standard errors and significance tests.      
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York:  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  1989.                                         
                                                                               
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  National Center for       
Health Statistics.  NHANES III reference manuals and reports (CD-ROM).          
Hyattsville, MD:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.             
Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield,      
VA.  Acrobat .PDF format; includes access software:  Adobe Systems, Inc.        
Acrobat Reader 2.1.                                                             
                                                                                
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Examination Surveys (HANES).  Annu Rev Nutr 7:441-63. 1987.                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                             GENERAL INFORMATION                                
                                                                                
     The NHANES III Examination Data File contains data collected in the        
     mobile examination center (MEC) as well as data collected during the       
     home examination.  The documentation pertaining specifically to the        
     Examination Data File is divided into four main sections.  The first       
     section, "General Information," provides information about the contents    
     of the Examination Data File.  The second section, "Data File Index,"      
     includes a brief description of all the variables on the data set and      
     shows the standard name of each variable and its position in the data      
     set.  The third section, "General Notes, Item Descriptions, Codes,         
     Counts, and Notes" provides for each component, a description, the         
     standard variable name and a brief description of the values               
     that variable can take on, a count of the frequency of occurrence of       
     each value, notes by variable, and appendices as necessary. "References"   
     are provided in the fourth section.                                        
                                                                                
     Components administered in both the MEC and the home (e.g., spirometry,    
     body measurements, physical function evaluation) are combined in this      
     file if data collection methods were comparable.  The file includes        
     information from all the examination components as well as from all the    
     questionnaires administered in the examination center and during the       
     home examination.  In addition, data on total nutrient intakes, food       
     sufficiency, intake of plain drinking water, and salt use are also         
     included as part of this file.  However, detailed information about the    
     individual foods reported by respondents during the dietary interview      
     are contained in a separate NHANES III Dietary Data File.  Data from       
     blood and urine specimens are not contained in this file, but are in a     
     separate NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  Data from two examination       
     components, electrocardiography (ECG) and radiography of the hands and     
     knees, are not included in this file.  ECG data will be released later     
     with comparable data from NHANES I and NHANES II.  The x-ray data will     
     also be released later, after the images have been digitized. See the      
     Table of Contents for a complete list of components included in this       
     NHANES III data release.  Since eligibility for examination components     
     was determined by the age of the examinee, the components of this file     
     are in order according to the target age group for each component, from    
     youngest to oldest.                                                        
                                                                                
     Sample persons were examined in the MEC within four weeks of the           
     household interview.  However, a home examination was scheduled for        
     those aged 2-11 months or 20 years and over who were frail or unable to    
     come to the MEC.  The home examination was designed to gather certain      
     physical and physiological information on sample persons in their own      
     homes through a subset of components normally done in the MEC.  These      
     components were: body measurements, venipuncture, spirometry, cognitive    
     testing, and physical performance testing.  Interviewed persons who        
     completed at least one test or examination at the home were defined as     
     home-examined.                                                             
                                                                                
     Staff recorded all examination data directly into an automated data        
     collection system.  All staff received intensive initial training, and     
     formal retraining programs were conducted throughout the survey to         
     ensure that high skill levels were maintained.  Details on survey          
     instruments and forms, training manuals, and data collection               
     procedures are published elsewhere (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).                     
                                                                               
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal data         
     consistency within components.  Processing procedures are described in     
     each chapter of the this file.  Notes are provided for standardized and    
     recoded variables, and for variables requiring additional information.     
     In some cases exceptions to the NHANES III conventions made in order to    
     enable NHANES III results comparisons with results from earlier surveys    
     or other studies.  Such exceptions are described in the introduction to    
     the affected component or in individual variable notes.                    
                                                                                
     One should note that for components such as the Dental Examination and     
     Audiometry which include negative value responses, value labels that       
     include ranges use a hyphen to indicate a range, from negative to          
     positive.  For example, a range of -10 to 105 is written as -10-105.       
                                                                                
     Since NHANES III is based on a complex, multistage sample design,          
     appropriate sampling weights should be used in analyses to produce         
     national estimates of prevalence and associated variances while            
     accounting for unequal probability of selection of sample persons.         
     The final MEC examination weight, WTPFEX6, should be used for analysis     
     of the questionnaires and measurements administered in the MEC (except     
     for the allergy and central nervous system tests, which were performed     
     on half-samples and have their own weights), as well as for a combined     
     analysis of measurements from the MEC examinations and associated          
     medical history questions from the household interview.  The final         
     MEC+home examination weight, WTPFHX6, should be used only in               
     conjunction with the MEC+home examined sample, and only with items         
     collected in both the MEC and the home.                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index                     
                                                                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    DEMOGRAPHIC DATA                                                            
        HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)                                  
                                                                                
    Respondent identification number ............  SEQN                 1-5     
                                                                                
    Family sequence number ......................  DMPFSEQ             6-10     
    Examination/interview status ................  DMPSTAT               11     
                                                                                
    Race-ethnicity ..............................  DMARETHN              12     
    Race ........................................  DMARACER              13     
    Ethnicity ...................................  DMAETHNR              14     
                                                                                
    Sex .........................................  HSSEX                 15     
    Age at interview (Screener) .................  HSAGEIR            16-17     
    Age at interview-unit (Screener) ............  HSAGEU                18     
                                                                                
    Age in months at interview (screener) .......  HSAITMOR           19-22     
    Family size (persons in family) .............  HSFSIZER           23-24     
    Household size (persons in dwelling) ........  HSHSIZER           25-26     
                                                                                
    County code .................................  DMPCNTYR           27-29     
    FIPS code for State .........................  DMPFIPSR           30-31     
    Rural/urban code based on USDA code .........  DMPMETRO              32     
                                                                                
    Census region, weighting(Texas in south) ....  DMPCREGN              33     
    Poverty Income Ratio (unimputed income) .....  DMPPIR             34-39     
                                                                                
        SURVEY DESIGN DATA                                                      
                                                                                
    Phase of NHANES III survey ..................  SDPPHASE              40     
    Total NHANES III pseudo-PSU .................  SDPPSU6               41     
    Total NHANES III pseudo-stratum .............  SDPSTRA6           42-43     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index                     
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 1 ......................  SDPPSU1               44     
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 1 ..................  SDPSTRA1           45-46     
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 2 ......................  SDPPSU2               47     
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 2 ..................  SDPSTRA2           48-49     
                                                                                
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                           
                                                                                
    Total interviewed sample final weight .......  WTPFQX6            50-58     
    Total MEC-examined sample final weight ......  WTPFEX6            59-67     
    Total M+H examined sample final weight ......  WTPFHX6            68-76     
    Total allergy subsample final weight ........  WTPFALG6           77-85     
    Total CNS subsample final weight ............  WTPFCNS6           86-94     
    Total morning subsample final wgt ...........  WTPFSD6           95-103     
    Total afternoon/eve subsample final wgt .....  WTPFMD6          104-112     
    Total M+H morning subsample final wgt .......  WTPFHSD6         113-121     
    Total M+H afternoon subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD6         122-130     
                                                                                
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)                         
                                                                                
    Phase 1 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX1          131-139     
    Phase 1 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX1          140-148     
    Phase 1 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX1          149-157     
    Phase 1 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG1         158-166     
    Phase 1 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS1         167-175     
    Phase 1 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD1          176-184     
    Phase 1 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD1          185-193     
    Phase 1 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD1         194-202     
    Phase 1 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD1         203-211     
                                                                                
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)                         
                                                                                
    Phase 2 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX2          212-220     
    Phase 2 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX2          221-229     
    Phase 2 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX2          230-238     
    Phase 2 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG2         239-247     
    Phase 2 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS2         248-256     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Phase 2 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD2          257-265     
    Phase 2 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD2          266-274     
    Phase 2 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD2         275-283     
    Phase 2 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD2         284-292     
                                                                                
        FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)      
                                                                                
    Replicate 1 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP1          293-301     
    Replicate 2 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP2          302-310     
    Replicate 3 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP3          311-319     
    Replicate 4 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP4          320-328     
    Replicate 5 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP5          329-337     
    Replicate 6 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP6          338-346     
    Replicate 7 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP7          347-355     
    Replicate 8 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP8          356-364     
    Replicate 9 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP9          365-373     
    Replicate 10 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP10         374-382     
    Replicate 11 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP11         383-391     
    Replicate 12 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP12         392-400     
    Replicate 13 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP13         401-409     
    Replicate 14 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP14         410-418     
    Replicate 15 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP15         419-427     
    Replicate 16 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP16         428-436     
    Replicate 17 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP17         437-445     
    Replicate 18 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP18         446-454     
    Replicate 19 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP19         455-463     
    Replicate 20 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP20         464-472     
    Replicate 21 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP21         473-481     
    Replicate 22 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP22         482-490     
    Replicate 23 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP23         491-499     
    Replicate 24 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP24         500-508     
    Replicate 25 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP25         509-517     
    Replicate 26 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP26         518-526     
    Replicate 27 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP27         527-535     
    Replicate 28 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP28         536-544     
    Replicate 29 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP29         545-553     
    Replicate 30 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP30         554-562     
    Replicate 31 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP31         563-571     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Replicate 32 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP32         572-580     
    Replicate 33 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP33         581-589     
    Replicate 34 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP34         590-598     
    Replicate 35 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP35         599-607     
    Replicate 36 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP36         608-616     
    Replicate 37 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP37         617-625     
    Replicate 38 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP38         626-634     
    Replicate 39 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP39         635-643     
    Replicate 40 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP40         644-652     
    Replicate 41 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP41         653-661     
    Replicate 42 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP42         662-670     
    Replicate 43 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP43         671-679     
    Replicate 44 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP44         680-688     
    Replicate 45 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP45         689-697     
    Replicate 46 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP46         698-706     
    Replicate 47 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP47         707-715     
    Replicate 48 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP48         716-724     
    Replicate 49 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP49         725-733     
    Replicate 50 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP50         734-742     
    Replicate 51 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP51         743-751     
    Replicate 52 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP52         752-760     
                                                                                
        FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)    
                                                                                
    Replicate 1 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP1          761-769     
    Replicate 2 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP2          770-778     
    Replicate 3 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP3          779-787     
    Replicate 4 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP4          788-796     
    Replicate 5 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP5          797-805     
    Replicate 6 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP6          806-814     
    Replicate 7 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP7          815-823     
    Replicate 8 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP8          824-832     
    Replicate 9 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP9          833-841     
    Replicate 10 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP10         842-850     
    Replicate 11 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP11         851-859     
    Replicate 12 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP12         860-868     
    Replicate 13 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP13         869-877     
    Replicate 14 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP14         878-886     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
    Replicate 15 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP15         887-895     
    Replicate 16 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP16         896-904     
    Replicate 17 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP17         905-913     
    Replicate 18 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP18         914-922     
    Replicate 19 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP19         923-931     
    Replicate 20 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP20         932-940     
    Replicate 21 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP21         941-949     
    Replicate 22 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP22         950-958     
    Replicate 23 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP23         959-967     
    Replicate 24 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP24         968-976     
    Replicate 25 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP25         977-985     
    Replicate 26 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP26         986-994     
    Replicate 27 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP27        995-1003     
    Replicate 28 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP28       1004-1012     
    Replicate 29 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP29       1013-1021     
    Replicate 30 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP30       1022-1030     
    Replicate 31 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP31       1031-1039     
    Replicate 32 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP32       1040-1048     
    Replicate 33 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP33       1049-1057     
    Replicate 34 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP34       1058-1066     
    Replicate 35 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP35       1067-1075     
    Replicate 36 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP36       1076-1084     
    Replicate 37 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP37       1085-1093     
    Replicate 38 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP38       1094-1102     
    Replicate 39 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP39       1103-1111     
    Replicate 40 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP40       1112-1120     
    Replicate 41 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP41       1121-1129     
    Replicate 42 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP42       1130-1138     
    Replicate 43 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP43       1139-1147     
    Replicate 44 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP44       1148-1156     
    Replicate 45 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP45       1157-1165     
    Replicate 46 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP46       1166-1174     
    Replicate 47 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP47       1175-1183     
    Replicate 48 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP48       1184-1192     
    Replicate 49 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP49       1193-1201     
    Replicate 50 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP50       1202-1210     
    Replicate 51 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP51       1211-1219     
    Replicate 52 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP52       1220-1228     
                                                                                
        HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)                                     
                                                                                
    Age in months at youth interview ............  HYAITMO        1229-1232     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index                     
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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        MEC EXAMINATION                                                         
                                                                                
    Language used by SP in MEC ..................  MXPLANG             1233     
    Session for MEC examination .................  MXPSESSR            1234     
    Day of week of MEC exam .....................  MXPTIDW             1235     
                                                                                
        MEC EXAMINATION                                                         
                                                                                
    Age in months at MEC exam ...................  MXPAXTMR       1236-1239     
                                                                                
        HOME EXAMINATION                                                        
                                                                                
    Day of week of home exam ....................  HXPTIDW             1240     
    Age in months at home exam ..................  HXPAXTMR       1241-1244     
    Session for home examination ................  HXPSESSR            1245     
                                                                                
    PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                                                     
        LOCOMOTION                                                              
                                                                                
    Overall findings for locomotion (age 3+) ....  PEP1                1246     
    Limp or shuffle (age 3+) ....................  PEP1A1              1247     
    Other gait abnormalities (age 3+) ...........  PEP1A2              1248     
                                                                                
        EYES                                                                    
                                                                                
    Eye globe missing or blind(age 2mo-18yr) ....  PEP2                1249     
    Tracks light (age 2mo-4yrs) .................  PEP2A               1250     
    Strabismus observ un/cover test(age5-18) ....  PEP2B               1251     
                                                                                
        OBSERVATION                                                             
                                                                                
    Overall findings, paralysis...(all ages) ....  PEP3A               1252     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index                     
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Paralysis/paresis of arm (all ages) .........  PEP3A1A             1253     
    Paralysis/paresis of leg (all ages) .........  PEP3A1B             1254     
    In a wheelchair or stretcher (all ages) .....  PEP3A2              1255     
    Overall findings,amputee/cast (all ages) ....  PEP3B1              1256     
    Amputee/cast, left arm (all ages) ...........  PEP3LARM       1257-1258     
    Amputee/cast, right arm (all ages) ..........  PEP3RARM       1259-1260     
    Amputee/cast, left finger 1 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL1            1261     
    Amputee/cast, left finger 2 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL2            1262     
    Amputee/cast, left finger 3 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL3            1263     
    Amputee/cast, left finger 4 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL4            1264     
    Amputee/cast, left finger 5 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL5            1265     
    Amputee/cast, right finger 1 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR1            1266     
    Amputee/cast, right finger 2 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR2            1267     
    Amputee/cast, right finger 3 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR3            1268     
    Amputee/cast, right finger 4 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR4            1269     
    Amputee/cast, right finger 5 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR5            1270     
    Overall findng,amputee/cast leg(all age) ....  PEP3B2              1271     
    Amputee/cast, left leg (all ages) ...........  PEP3LLEG       1272-1273     
    Amputee/cast, right leg (all ages) ..........  PEP3RLEG       1274-1275     
    Amputee/cast, right great toe (all ages) ....  PEP3B2TR            1276     
    Amputee/cast, left great toe (all ages) .....  PEP3B2TL            1277     
                                                                                
        UPPER EXTREMITIES JOINT EXAMINATION                                     
                                                                                
    Overall wrist finding,hand joint(age60+) ....  PEP4A               1278     
    Wrist: tender on palpation (age 60+) ........  PEP4A1              1279     
    Wrist: swelling (age 60+) ...................  PEP4A2              1280     
    Wrist: pain on passive motion (age 60+) .....  PEP4A3              1281     
    Overall findings,CMC, yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) ....  PEP4CMC             1282     
    CMC: crepitus, survey yrs 4,5,6(age60+) .....  PEP4CMCC            1283     
    CMC: tender palpation,yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) ....  PEP4CMCT            1284     
    CMC:swelling, survey yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) .....  PEP4CMCS            1285     
    CMC:pain on p-motion,yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) .....  PEP4CMCP            1286     
    Overall findings,MCP hand joint(age 60+) ....  PEP4B               1287     
    Rt finger 1, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR1            1288     
    Rt finger 2, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR2            1289     
    Rt finger 3, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR3            1290     
    Rt finger 4, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR4            1291     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Rt finger 5, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR5            1292     
    Lft finger 1, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL1            1293     
    Lft finger 2, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL2            1294     
    Lft finger 3, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL3            1295     
    Lft finger 4, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL4            1296     
    Lft finger 5, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL5            1297     
    Rt finger 1, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR1            1298     
    Rt finger 2, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR2            1299     
    Rt finger 3, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR3            1300     
    Rt finger 4, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR4            1301     
    Rt finger 5, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR5            1302     
    Lft finger 1, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL1            1303     
    Lft finger 2, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL2            1304     
    Lft finger 3, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL3            1305     
    Lft finger 4, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL4            1306     
    Lft finger 5, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL5            1307     
    Rt finger 1,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR1            1308     
    Rt finger 2,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR2            1309     
    Rt finger 3,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR3            1310     
    Rt finger 4,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR4            1311     
    Rt finger 5,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR5            1312     
    Lft finger1,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL1            1313     
    Lft finger2,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL2            1314     
    Lft finger3,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL3            1315     
    Lft finger4,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL4            1316     
    Lft finger5,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL5            1317     
    Rt finger 2, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR2            1318     
    Rt finger 3, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR3            1319     
    Rt finger 4, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR4            1320     
    Rt finger 5, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR5            1321     
    Lft finger 2, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL2            1322     
    Lft finger 3, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL3            1323     
    Lft finger 4, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL4            1324     
    Lft finger 5, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL5            1325     
    Rt finger 2, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR2            1326     
    Rt finger 3, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR3            1327     
    Rt finger 4, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR4            1328     
    Rt finger 5, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR5            1329     
    Lft finger 2, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL2            1330     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Lft finger 3, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL3            1331     
    Lft finger 4, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL4            1332     
    Lft finger 5, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL5            1333     
    Rt finger 2,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR2            1334     
    Rt finger 3,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR3            1335     
    Rt finger 4,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR4            1336     
    Rt finger 5,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR5            1337     
    Lft finger2,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL2            1338     
    Lft finger3,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL3            1339     
    Lft finger4,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL4            1340     
    Lft finger5,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL5            1341     
    Rt finger 1, IP: tenderness (age 60+) .......  PEP4DTR1            1342     
    Rt finger 2, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR2            1343     
    Rt finger 3, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR3            1344     
    Rt finger 4, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR4            1345     
    Rt finger 5, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR5            1346     
    Lft finger 1, IP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL1            1347     
    Lft finger 2, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL2            1348     
    Lft finger 3, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL3            1349     
    Lft finger 4, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL4            1350     
    Lft finger 5, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL5            1351     
    Rt finger 1, IP: swelling (age 60+) .........  PEP4DSR1            1352     
    Rt finger 2, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR2            1353     
    Rt finger 3, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR3            1354     
    Rt finger 4, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR4            1355     
    Rt finger 5, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR5            1356     
    Lft finger 1, IP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSL1            1357     
    Lft finger 2, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL2            1358     
    Lft finger 3, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL3            1359     
    Lft finger 4, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL4            1360     
    Lft finger 5, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL5            1361     
    Rt finger1,IP:pain on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP4DPR1            1362     
    Rt finger2,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR2            1363     
    Rt finger3,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR3            1364     
    Rt finger4,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR4            1365     
    Rt finger5,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR5            1366     
    Lft finger1,IP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPL1            1367     
    Lft finger2,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL2            1368     
    Lft finger3,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL3            1369     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Lft finger4,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL4            1370     
    Lft finger5,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL5            1371     
    Bony thickening/spurs CMC joint(age60+) .....  PEP4CMCJ            1372     
    Overall findings,upr deformities(age60+) ....  PEP4E1              1373     
    Heberden's nodes (DIP) (age 60+) ............  PEP4E1A             1374     
    Bouchard's nodes (PIP) (age 60+) ............  PEP4E1B             1375     
    Swan neck (age 60+) .........................  PEP4E1C             1376     
    Boutonniere joints (age 60+) ................  PEP4E1D             1377     
    Ulnar deviation at MCP or wrist(age60+) .....  PEP4E1E             1378     
    Subcutaneous nodules on forearm(age60+) .....  PEP4E1F             1379     
                                                                                
        CENTRAL PULSE RATE                                                      
                                                                                
    Central pulse rate (beats/min)(2mo-4yrs) ....  PEP5R          1380-1382     
                                                                                
        BLOOD PRESSURE                                                          
                                                                                
    Cuff size used (age 5+ years) ...............  PEP6A               1383     
    Arm selected (age 5+ years) .................  PEP6B               1384     
    Had alcohol, etc in past 30 min (age 5+) ....  PEP6C               1385     
    Pulse rate (beats/min) (age 5+ years) .......  PEP6DR         1386-1388     
    Irregular pulse (age 5+ years) ..............  PEP6E               1389     
    Maximum inflation level(MIL,mmHg)(age5+) ....  PEP6F          1390-1392     
    K1, systolic, for 1st BP (mmHg)(age 5+) .....  PEP6G1         1393-1395     
    K4, diastolic, for 1st BP(mmHg)(age5-19) ....  PEP6G2         1396-1398     
    K5, diastolic, for 1st BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6G3         1399-1401     
    First BP refused (age 5+ years) .............  PEP6G4              1402     
    K1, systolic, for 2nd BP (mmHg)(age5+) ......  PEP6H1         1403-1405     
    K4,diastolic, for 2nd BP(mmHg)(age 5-19) ....  PEP6H2         1406-1408     
    K5, diastolic, for 2nd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6H3         1409-1411     
    Second BP refused (age 5+ years) ............  PEP6H4              1412     
    K1, systolic, for 3rd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) .....  PEP6I1         1413-1415     
    K4, diastolic, for 3rd BP(mmHg)(age5-19) ....  PEP6I2         1416-1418     
    K5, diastolic, for 3rd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6I3         1419-1421     
    Third BP refused (age 5+ years) .............  PEP6I4              1422     
    Overall average K1, systolic, BP(age 5+) ....  PEPMNK1R       1423-1425     
    Measurements used for average K1(age 5+) ....  PEPNOK1R       1426-1427     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Overall average K5, diastolic, BP(age5+) ....  PEPMNK5R       1428-1430     
    Measurements used for average K5(age 5+) ....  PEPNOK5R       1431-1432     
                                                                                
        CHEST                                                                   
                                                                                
    Overall findings,chest section(all ages) ....  PEP7                1433     
    Decreased breath in right lung(all ages) ....  PEP7A1R             1434     
    Decreased breath in left lung (all ages) ....  PEP7A1L             1435     
    Advent sounds in right lung (all ages) ......  PEP7A2R             1436     
    Advent sounds in left lung (all ages) .......  PEP7A2L             1437     
                                                                                
        HEART                                                                   
                                                                                
    Overall findings,heart murmurs(all ages) ....  PEP8                1438     
    Systolic murmur (all ages) ..................  PEP8A          1439-1440     
    Diastolic murmur (all ages) .................  PEP8B          1441-1442     
                                                                                
        DERMATITIS                                                              
                                                                                
    Overall findings for dermatitis section .....  PEP9                1443     
    Palms: red/inflamed, vesicles (age5-59) .....  PEP9A               1444     
    Palmar fingers, dermatitis (age 5-59) .......  PEP9B               1445     
    Dorsal:red/inflamed, vesicles (age 5-59) ....  PEP9C               1446     
    Dorsal fingers, dermatitis (age 5-59) .......  PEP9D               1447     
    Lichenified dermatitis (age 5-59) ...........  PEP9E               1448     
                                                                                
        LOWER EXTREMITIES JOINT EXAMINATION                                     
                                                                                
    Overall findings, gt toe,MTP,IP (age60+) ....  PEP10               1449     
    Rt great toe, MTP: tender palp (age60+) .....  PEP10MTR            1450     
    Lft great toe, MTP: tender palp(age60+) .....  PEP10MTL            1451     
    Rt great toe, MTP: swelling (age60+) ........  PEP10MSR            1452     
    Lft great toe, MTP: swelling (age60+) .......  PEP10MSL            1453     
    Rt great toe,MTP:pain on p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10MPR            1454     
    Lft great toe,MTP:painon p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10MPL            1455     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Rt great toe, IP:tender palp(age60+) ........  PEP10ITR            1456     
    Lft great toe, IP: tender palp (age60+) .....  PEP10ITL            1457     
    Rt great toe, IP: swelling (age60+) .........  PEP10ISR            1458     
    Lft great toe, IP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP10ISL            1459     
    Rt great toe,IP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP10IPR            1460     
    Lft great toe,IP:pain on p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10IPL            1461     
    Overall findings, knee joint (age 60+) ......  PEP10B              1462     
    Knee: crepitus (age 60+) ....................  PEP10B1             1463     
    Knee: tender on palpation (age 60+) .........  PEP10B2             1464     
    Knee: swelling (age 60+) ....................  PEP10B3             1465     
    Knee: pain on passive motion (age 60+) ......  PEP10B4             1466     
    Rt knee: max limit on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP10B5             1467     
    Lft knee:max limit on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP10B6             1468     
    Overall findings,foot deformities(age60+ ....  PEP10C              1469     
    Hammer toes (age 60+) .......................  PEP10C1             1470     
    Bunions (age 60+) ...........................  PEP10C2             1471     
                                                                                
        BREAST SIZE AND TANNER STAGING                                          
                                                                                
    Rt breast size(lg diameter,mm)(2mo-4yrs) ....  PEP11A1        1472-1474     
    Lft breast size(lg diameter,mm)(2mo-4yrs ....  PEP11A2        1475-1477     
    Pubic hair stage (8-18 yrs) .................  PEP11B1             1478     
    Genitalia stage (8-18 yrs) ..................  PEP11B2             1479     
    Breast stage,least dev breast (8-18 yrs) ....  PEP11B3             1480     
                                                                                
        PHYSICIAN'S IMPRESSION                                                  
                                                                                
    Health status (all ages) ....................  PEP13A              1481     
    Evidence disabling impairment (all ages) ....  PEP13B              1482     
    Possible active infection (all ages) ........  PEP13C              1483     
    Able communicate appropriately(age 3+yr) ....  PEP13D              1484     
    Estimated difficulty:walk 1/4 mi(age 5+) ....  PEP13E1A            1485     
    Prognosis over 1 yr:walk 1/4 mi (age 5+) ....  PEP13E1B            1486     
    Estimated difficulty:run 100 yds(age 5+) ....  PEP13E2A            1487     
    Prognosis over 1 yr:run 100 yds (age 5+) ....  PEP13E2B            1488     
    Estimated difficulty: stoop... (age 5+) .....  PEP13E3A            1489     
    Prognosis over 1 year: stoop... (age 5+) ....  PEP13E3B            1490     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Est difficulty:small hand moves (age 5+) ....  PEP13E4A            1491     
    Prog over 1 yr:small hand moves (age 5+) ....  PEP13E4B            1492     
    Est difficulty:heavy housework...(age5+) ....  PEP13E5A            1493     
    Prog over 1 yr:heavy housework...(age5+) ....  PEP13E5B            1494     
    Estimated difficulty: play (2mo-4yrs) .......  PEP13F1A            1495     
    Prognosis over 1 year: play (2mo-4yrs) ......  PEP13F1B            1496     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Referral level assigned to sample person ....  PEPLEVEL            1497     
    Examiner number .............................  PEPTECH        1498-1502     
                                                                                
    BODY MEASUREMENTS                                                           
                                                                                
    Examiner number .............................  BMPTECH1       1503-1507     
                                                                                
        WEIGHT                                                                  
                                                                                
    Weight (kg) (2 months and over) .............  BMPWT          1508-1513     
    Weight source flag ..........................  BMPWTFLG            1514     
    Weight (lbs) (2 months and over) ............  BMPWTLBS       1515-1519     
    Self reported weight (lbs) (12-16 years) ....  BMPSRWL        1520-1523     
    Body mass index .............................  BMPBMI         1524-1527     
                                                                                
        HEIGHTS, LENGTHS                                                        
                                                                                
    Standing height (cm) (2 years and over) .....  BMPHT          1528-1532     
    Standing height source flag .................  BMPHTFLG            1533     
    Standing height (in) (2 years and over) .....  BMPHTIN        1534-1538     
    Recumbent length (cm) (2 months-3 years) ....  BMPRECUM       1539-1543     
    Recumbent length flag .......................  BMPRECFL            1544     
    Sitting height (cm) (2 years and over) ......  BMPSITHT       1545-1549     
    Self reported height (in) (12-16 years) .....  BMPSRHIS       1550-1552     
    Upper leg length (cm) (2 years and over) ....  BMPLEG         1553-1556     
    Knee height (cm) (60 years and over) ........  BMPKNEE        1557-1560     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Upper arm length (cm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPARML        1561-1564     
                                                                                
        BREADTHS                                                                
                                                                                
    Biacromial breadth(cm)(3 years and over) ....  BMPBIAC        1565-1568     
    Biiliac breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .....  BMPBIIL        1569-1573     
    Elbow breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .......  BMPELB         1574-1577     
    Wrist breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .......  BMPWRIST       1578-1581     
                                                                                
        CIRCUMFERENCES                                                          
                                                                                
    Head circumference (cm) (2 mos - 7 yrs) .....  BMPHEAD        1582-1585     
    Arm circumference(cm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPARMC        1586-1589     
    Waist circumference (cm) (2+ years) .........  BMPWAIST       1590-1594     
    Buttocks circumference (cm) (2+ years) ......  BMPBUTTO       1595-1599     
    Waist to hip ratio ..........................  BMPWHR         1600-1603     
    Thigh circumference (cm)(2 yrs and over) ....  BMPTHICI       1604-1608     
                                                                                
        SKINFOLDS                                                               
                                                                                
    Triceps skinfold (mm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPTRI         1609-1612     
    Subscapular skinfold (mm) (2+ months) .......  BMPSUB         1613-1616     
    Suprailiac skinfold (mm) (2+ years) .........  BMPSUP         1617-1620     
    Thigh skinfold (mm) (2 years and over) ......  BMPTHI         1621-1624     
                                                                                
        BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA)                                  
                                                                                
    Examinee pregnant--cannot obtain BIA ........  PEPPREG             1625     
    Examinee had pacemaker-cannot obtain BIA ....  PEPPACE             1626     
    BIA resistance (ohms)(12 years and over) ....  PEP12A1        1627-1630     
    BIA reactance (ohms) (12 years and over) ....  PEP12B1        1631-1634     
                                                                                
    TOTAL NUTRIENT INTAKES                                                      
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Recall status code ..........................  DRPSTAT             1635     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Recall day ..................................  DRPRDAY        1636-1637     
    Respondent,24hr dietary recall interview ....  DRPRESP             1638     
    Language, 24-hr dietary recall interview ....  DRPLANG             1639     
    Interviewer ID code .........................  DRPIID         1640-1641     
                                                                                
        QUESTIONS                                                               
                                                                                
    Compare food consumed yesterday to usual ....  DRPQ1               1642     
    How much plain water drink in 24 hrs -oz ....  DRPQ2A         1643-1645     
    Type of salt you usually add at table .......  DRPQ3               1646     
    How often do you add salt at the table ......  DRPQ4               1647     
    #days had no food/money for food,past mo ....  DRPQ5          1648-1649     
    Because not enough money or other reason ....  DRPQ6               1650     
    Skip meals because no food/money,past mo ....  DRPQ7               1651     
    # days skip meals, no food/money,past mo ....  DRPQ8          1652-1653     
    Skip any meals yesterday, no food/money .....  DRPQ9               1654     
    Any days not eat, no food/money, past mo ....  DRPQ10              1655     
    # days didn't eat at all in past month ......  DRPQ11         1656-1657     
    Are you person who preps meals at home ......  DRPQ12              1658     
                                                                                
        NUTRIENT QUANTITIES                                                     
                                                                                
    Total grams of food & beverage consumed .....  DRPGW          1659-1663     
    Water (gm) ..................................  DRPNWATE       1664-1668     
    Food energy (kcal) ..........................  DRPNKCAL       1669-1673     
    Protein (gm) ................................  DRPNPROT       1674-1679     
    Total fat (gm) ..............................  DRPNTFAT       1680-1685     
    Total saturated fatty acids (gm) ............  DRPNSFAT       1686-1690     
    Total monounsaturated fatty acids (gm) ......  DRPNMFAT       1691-1695     
    Total polyunsaturated fatty acids (gm) ......  DRPNPFAT       1696-1700     
    Cholesterol (mg) ............................  DRPNCHOL       1701-1704     
    Carbohydrate (gm) ...........................  DRPNCARB       1705-1710     
    Total dietary fiber (gm) ....................  DRPNFIBE       1711-1715     
    Alcohol (gm) ................................  DRPNALCO       1716-1719     
    Vitamin A (IU) ..............................  DRPNVAIU       1720-1725     
    Vitamin A (RE) ..............................  DRPNVARE       1726-1730     
    Carotenes (RE) ..............................  DRPNCARO       1731-1735     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents) ....  DRPNVE         1736-1741     
    Ascorbic acid (mg) ..........................  DRPNVC         1742-1745     
    Thiamin (mg) ................................  DRPNVB1        1746-1750     
    Riboflavin (mg) .............................  DRPNVB2        1751-1755     
    Niacin (mg) .................................  DRPNNIAC       1756-1760     
    Vitamin B6 (mg) .............................  DRPNVB6        1761-1765     
    Folacin (micrograms) ........................  DRPNFOLA       1766-1770     
    Vitamin B12 (micrograms) ....................  DRPNVB12       1771-1776     
    Calcium (mg) ................................  DRPNCALC       1777-1781     
    Phosphorus (mg) .............................  DRPNPHOS       1782-1786     
    Magnesium (mg) ..............................  DRPNMAGN       1787-1790     
    Iron (mg) ...................................  DRPNIRON       1791-1795     
    Zinc (mg) ...................................  DRPNZINC       1796-1801     
    Copper (mg) .................................  DRPNCOPP       1802-1805     
    Sodium (mg) .................................  DRPNSODI       1806-1810     
    Potassium (mg) ..............................  DRPNPOTA       1811-1815     
    Percent of kilocalories from total fat ......  DRPNKF         1816-1820     
    Pct of kilocalories from saturated fat ......  DRPNKSF        1821-1824     
    Pct of kilocals from monounsaturted fat .....  DRPNKMF        1825-1828     
    Pct of kilocals from polyunsaturated fat ....  DRPNKPF        1829-1832     
    Percent of kilocalories from protein ........  DRPNKP         1833-1837     
    Pct of kilocalories from carbohydrate .......  DRPNKC         1838-1842     
    Percent of kilocalories from alcohol ........  DRPNKA         1843-1847     
                                                                                
    MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE                                                     
        SECTION A. MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE                         
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MPPA1               1848     
    Taken antihistamine in past 2 days ..........  MPPA2               1849     
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hours .....  MPPA3               1850     
    Taken vitamins/minerals in past 24 hrs ......  MPPA4               1851     
                                                                                
        SECTION B. SELECTED CONDITIONS                                          
                                                                                
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MPPB1               1852     
    How many infections... in last 4 weeks ......  MPPB2          1853-1854     
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MPPB3               1855     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Age when menstrual cycles started ...........  MPPB4          1856-1857     
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mo .....  MPPB5               1858     
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MPPB6               1859     
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MPPB7S         1860-1862     
                                                                                
        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY                                        
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MPPC1               1863     
    Had cereal in past month ....................  MPPC2A              1864     
    Had fruit in past month .....................  MPPC2B              1865     
    Had yellow/orange vegetables past month .....  MPPC2C              1866     
    Had green vegetables in past month ..........  MPPC2D              1867     
    Had meat in past month ......................  MPPC2E              1868     
    Had egg yolks or eggs in past month .........  MPPC2F              1869     
    Had combo meat/vegetable dinners past mo ....  MPPC2G              1870     
    Had yogurt, cottage/other cheese past mo ....  MPPC2H              1871     
    Had bread,rolls,crackers,biscuit past mo ....  MPPC2I              1872     
    Had desserts in past month ..................  MPPC2J              1873     
    Had breastmilk in past month ................  MPPC2K              1874     
    Had formula in past month ...................  MPPC2L              1875     
    Had regular cow's milk in past month ........  MPPC2M              1876     
    Had fruit juices in past month ..............  MPPC2N              1877     
    Drinks such as Koolaid, etc in past mo ......  MPPC2O              1878     
                                                                                
        SECTION D. RESPONDENT                                                   
                                                                                
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MPPD1A         1879-1880     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Interviewer number ..........................  MPPEXMNR       1881-1884     
                                                                                
    DENTAL EXAMINATION                                                          
        COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES                                  
                                                                                
    Had some part of dental examination .........  DEPEXFLG            1885     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Examiner number .............................  DEPEXMNR            1886     
    Upper quadrant periodontal assessments ......  DEPUQUAD            1887     
    Lower quadrant periodontal assessments ......  DEPLQUAD            1888     
    Medical exclusion flag ......................  DEPMEDXC            1889     
    Dentate status ..............................  DEPEDENT            1890     
    Completion code: coronal caries .............  DEPCCFLG            1891     
    Completion code: root caries ................  DEPRSFLG            1892     
    Completion code: restoration & condition ....  DEPRCFLG            1893     
    Completion code: traumatic injuries .........  DEPTRFLG            1894     
    Completion code: gingival bleeding ..........  DEPGNFLG            1895     
    Completion code: calculus ...................  DEPCLFLG            1896     
    Completion code: FGM/CEJ ....................  DEPCJFLG            1897     
    Completion code: pocket assessment ..........  DEPPCFLG            1898     
    Completion code: loss of attachment .........  DEPLAFLG            1899     
    Completion code: denture questionnaire ......  DEPDQFLG            1900     
    Nursing bottle caries .......................  DEPNURSC            1901     
    Sum of permanent DMFS due to disease ........  DEPDMFS1       1902-1904     
    Sum of permanent DFMS due to any cause ......  DEPDMFS2       1905-1907     
    Sum of permanent DFS ........................  DEPDFSP        1908-1910     
    Sum of deciduous or primary dfs .............  DEPDFSDC       1911-1912     
    Sum of deciduous or primary dft .............  DEPDFTDC       1913-1914     
    Sum of permanent DMFT due to disease ........  DEPDMFT1       1915-1916     
    Sum of permanent DMFT due to any cause ......  DEPDMFT2       1917-1918     
                                                                                
        DENTAL CARIES                                                           
                                                                                
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: filler ....  DEPCS1              1919     
    Cor.surf: upper lft cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPCS2         1920-1921     
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS3         1922-1923     
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS4         1924-1925     
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: distal ....  DEPCS5         1926-1927     
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: filler ....  DEPCS6              1928     
    Cor.surf: upper lft lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPCS7         1929-1930     
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS8         1931-1932     
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS9         1933-1934     
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: distal ....  DEPCS10        1935-1936     
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: filler .........  DEPCS11             1937     
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: lingual ........  DEPCS12        1938-1939     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: buccal .........  DEPCS13        1940-1941     
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: mesial .........  DEPCS14        1942-1943     
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: distal .........  DEPCS15        1944-1945     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS16        1946-1947     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS17        1948-1949     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS18        1950-1951     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS19        1952-1953     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS20        1954-1955     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS21        1956-1957     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS22        1958-1959     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS23        1960-1961     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS24        1962-1963     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS25        1964-1965     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS26        1966-1967     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: lingual ........  DEPCS27        1968-1969     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: buccal .........  DEPCS28        1970-1971     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: mesial .........  DEPCS29        1972-1973     
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: distal .........  DEPCS30        1974-1975     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS31        1976-1977     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: lingual ........  DEPCS32        1978-1979     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: buccal .........  DEPCS33        1980-1981     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: mesial .........  DEPCS34        1982-1983     
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: distal .........  DEPCS35        1984-1985     
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: filler ......  DEPCS36             1986     
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor:lingual ......  DEPCS37        1987-1988     
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS38        1989-1990     
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS39        1991-1992     
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: distal ......  DEPCS40        1993-1994     
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: filler ......  DEPCS41             1995     
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS42        1996-1997     
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS43        1998-1999     
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS44        2000-2001     
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: distal ......  DEPCS45        2002-2003     
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: filler ........  DEPCS46             2004     
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS47        2005-2006     
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS48        2007-2008     
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS49        2009-2010     
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: distal ........  DEPCS50        2011-2012     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 1bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS51        2013-2014     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPCS52        2015-2016     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPCS53        2017-2018     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPCS54        2019-2020     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPCS55        2021-2022     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS56        2023-2024     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS57        2025-2026     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS58        2027-2028     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS59        2029-2030     
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS60        2031-2032     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS61        2033-2034     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: lingual .......  DEPCS62        2035-2036     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: buccal ........  DEPCS63        2037-2038     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: mesial ........  DEPCS64        2039-2040     
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: distal ........  DEPCS65        2041-2042     
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS66        2043-2044     
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: lingual .......  DEPCS67        2045-2046     
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: buccal ........  DEPCS68        2047-2048     
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: mesial ........  DEPCS69        2049-2050     
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: distal ........  DEPCS70        2051-2052     
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: filler ....  DEPCS71             2053     
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor:lingual ....  DEPCS72        2054-2055     
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS73        2056-2057     
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS74        2058-2059     
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: distal ....  DEPCS75        2060-2061     
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: filler ....  DEPCS76             2062     
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor:lingual ....  DEPCS77        2063-2064     
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS78        2065-2066     
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS79        2067-2068     
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: distal ....  DEPCS80        2069-2070     
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: filler .........  DEPCS81             2071     
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: lingual ........  DEPCS82        2072-2073     
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: buccal .........  DEPCS83        2074-2075     
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: mesial .........  DEPCS84        2076-2077     
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: distal .........  DEPCS85        2078-2079     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS86        2080-2081     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS87        2082-2083     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS88        2084-2085     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS89        2086-2087     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS90        2088-2089     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS91        2090-2091     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS92        2092-2093     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS93        2094-2095     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS94        2096-2097     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS95        2098-2099     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS96        2100-2101     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: lingual ........  DEPCS97        2102-2103     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: buccal .........  DEPCS98        2104-2105     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: mesial .........  DEPCS99        2106-2107     
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: distal .........  DEPCS100       2108-2109     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS101       2110-2111     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: lingual ........  DEPCS102       2112-2113     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: buccal .........  DEPCS103       2114-2115     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: mesial .........  DEPCS104       2116-2117     
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: distal .........  DEPCS105       2118-2119     
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: filler ......  DEPCS106            2120     
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS107       2121-2122     
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS108       2123-2124     
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS109       2125-2126     
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: distal ......  DEPCS110       2127-2128     
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: filler ......  DEPCS111            2129     
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS112       2130-2131     
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS113       2132-2133     
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS114       2134-2135     
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: distal ......  DEPCS115       2136-2137     
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: filler ........  DEPCS116            2138     
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS117       2139-2140     
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS118       2141-2142     
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS119       2143-2144     
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: distal ........  DEPCS120       2145-2146     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS121       2147-2148     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS122       2149-2150     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS123       2151-2152     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS124       2153-2154     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS125       2155-2156     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS126       2157-2158     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid : lingual ......  DEPCS127       2159-2160     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS128       2161-2162     
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS129       2163-2164     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS130       2165-2166     
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS131       2167-2168     
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: lingual .......  DEPCS132       2169-2170     
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: buccal ........  DEPCS133       2171-2172     
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: mesial ........  DEPCS134       2173-2174     
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: distal ........  DEPCS135       2175-2176     
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS136       2177-2178     
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: lingual .......  DEPCS137       2179-2180     
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: buccal ........  DEPCS138       2181-2182     
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: mesial ........  DEPCS139       2183-2184     
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: distal ........  DEPCS140       2185-2186     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left cen incisor ......  DEPCT1         2187-2188     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left lat incisor ......  DEPCT2         2189-2190     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left cuspid ...........  DEPCT3         2191-2192     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 1bicuspid ........  DEPCT4         2193-2194     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 2bicuspid ........  DEPCT5         2195-2196     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 1molar ...........  DEPCT6         2197-2198     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 2molar ...........  DEPCT7         2199-2200     
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 3molar ...........  DEP3M1              2201     
    Cor.tooth call: upper rt central incisor ....  DEPCT8         2202-2203     
    Cor.tooth call: upper rt lateral incisor ....  DEPCT9         2204-2205     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right cuspid ..........  DEPCT10        2206-2207     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 1bicuspid .......  DEPCT11        2208-2209     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 2bicuspid .......  DEPCT12        2210-2211     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 1molar ..........  DEPCT13        2212-2213     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 2molar ..........  DEPCT14        2214-2215     
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 3molar ..........  DEP3M2              2216     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left cent incisor .....  DEPCT15        2217-2218     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left lat incisor ......  DEPCT16        2219-2220     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left cuspid ...........  DEPCT17        2221-2222     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 1bicuspid ........  DEPCT18        2223-2224     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 2bicuspid ........  DEPCT19        2225-2226     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 1molar ...........  DEPCT20        2227-2228     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 2molar ...........  DEPCT21        2229-2230     
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 3molar ...........  DEP3M3              2231     
    Cor.tooth call: lower rt central incisor ....  DEPCT22        2232-2233     
    Cor.tooth call: lower rt lateral incisor ....  DEPCT23        2234-2235     
    Cor.tooth call: lower right cuspid ..........  DEPCT24        2236-2237     
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 1bicuspid .......  DEPCT25        2238-2239     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Cor.tooth call: lower right 2bicuspid .......  DEPCT26        2240-2241     
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 1molar ..........  DEPCT27        2242-2243     
    cor tooth call: lower right 2molar ..........  DEPCT28        2244-2245     
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 3molar ..........  DEP3M4              2246     
    Cor. sealant: upper left central incisor ....  DEPSE1              2247     
    Cor. sealant: upper left lateral incisor ....  DEPSE2              2248     
    Cor. sealant: upper left cuspid .............  DEPSE3              2249     
    Cor. sealant: upper left 1bicuspid ..........  DEPSE4              2250     
    Cor. sealant: upper left 2bicuspid ..........  DEPSE5              2251     
    Cor. sealant: upper left 1molar .............  DEPSE6              2252     
    Cor. sealant: upper left 2molar .............  DEPSE7              2253     
    Cor. sealant: upper rt central incisor ......  DEPSE8              2254     
    Cor. sealant: upper rt lateral incisor ......  DEPSE9              2255     
    Cor. sealant: upper right cuspid ............  DEPSE10             2256     
    Cor. sealant: upper right 1bicuspid .........  DEPSE11             2257     
    Cor. sealant: upper right 2bicuspid .........  DEPSE12             2258     
    Cor. sealant: upper right 1molar ............  DEPSE13             2259     
    Cor. sealant: upper right 2molar ............  DEPSE14             2260     
    Cor. sealant: lower left central incisor ....  DEPSE15             2261     
    Cor. sealant: lower left lateral incisor ....  DEPSE16             2262     
    Cor. sealant: lower left cuspid .............  DEPSE17             2263     
    Cor. sealant: lower left 1bicuspid ..........  DEPSE18             2264     
    Cor. sealant: lower left 2bicuspid ..........  DEPSE19             2265     
    Cor. sealant: lower left 1molar .............  DEPSE20             2266     
    Cor. sealant: lower left 2molar .............  DEPSE21             2267     
    Cor. sealant: lower rt central incisor ......  DEPSE22             2268     
    Cor. sealant: lower rt lateral incisor ......  DEPSE23             2269     
    Cor. sealant: lower right cuspid ............  DEPSE24             2270     
    Cor. sealant: lower right 1bicuspid .........  DEPSE25             2271     
    Cor. sealant: lower right 2bicuspid .........  DEPSE26             2272     
    Cor. sealant: lower right 1molar ............  DEPSE27             2273     
    Cor. sealant: lower right 2molar ............  DEPSE28             2274     
    Root surf: upr left cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS1              2275     
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPRS2              2276     
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPRS3              2277     
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: distal ....  DEPRS4              2278     
    Root surf:upper left lat incisor:lingual ....  DEPRS5              2279     
    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPRS6              2280     
    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPRS7              2281     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: distal ....  DEPRS8              2282     
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: lingual .......  DEPRS9              2283     
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: buccal ........  DEPRS10             2284     
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: mesial ........  DEPRS11             2285     
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: distal ........  DEPRS12             2286     
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS13             2287     
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS14             2288     
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS15             2289     
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS16             2290     
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS17             2291     
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS18             2292     
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS19             2293     
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS20             2294     
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: lingual .......  DEPRS21             2295     
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: buccal ........  DEPRS22             2296     
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: mesial ........  DEPRS23             2297     
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: distal ........  DEPRS24             2298     
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: lingual .......  DEPRS25             2299     
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: buccal ........  DEPRS26             2300     
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: mesial ........  DEPRS27             2301     
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: distal ........  DEPRS28             2302     
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS29             2303     
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS30             2304     
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS31             2305     
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS32             2306     
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS33             2307     
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS34             2308     
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS35             2309     
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS36             2310     
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS37             2311     
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: buccal .......  DEPRS38             2312     
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: mesial .......  DEPRS39             2313     
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: distal .......  DEPRS40             2314     
    Root surf: upper rt 1bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS41             2315     
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS42             2316     
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS43             2317     
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS44             2318     
    Root surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS45             2319     
    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS46             2320     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS47             2321     
    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS48             2322     
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: lingual ......  DEPRS49             2323     
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: buccal .......  DEPRS50             2324     
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: mesial .......  DEPRS51             2325     
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: distal .......  DEPRS52             2326     
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: lingual ......  DEPRS53             2327     
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: buccal .......  DEPRS54             2328     
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: mesial .......  DEPRS55             2329     
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: distal .......  DEPRS56             2330     
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS57             2331     
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS58             2332     
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS59             2333     
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS60             2334     
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS61             2335     
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS62             2336     
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS63             2337     
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS64             2338     
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: lingual .......  DEPRS65             2339     
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: buccal ........  DEPRS66             2340     
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: mesial ........  DEPRS67             2341     
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: distal ........  DEPRS68             2342     
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS69             2343     
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS70             2344     
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS71             2345     
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS72             2346     
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS73             2347     
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS74             2348     
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS75             2349     
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS76             2350     
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: lingual .......  DEPRS77             2351     
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: buccal ........  DEPRS78             2352     
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: mesial ........  DEPRS79             2353     
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: distal ........  DEPRS80             2354     
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: lingual .......  DEPRS81             2355     
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: buccal ........  DEPRS82             2356     
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: mesial ........  DEPRS83             2357     
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: distal ........  DEPRS84             2358     
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS85             2359     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS86             2360     
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS87             2361     
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS88             2362     
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS89             2363     
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS90             2364     
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS91             2365     
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS92             2366     
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS93             2367     
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: buccal .......  DEPRS94             2368     
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: mesial .......  DEPRS95             2369     
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: distal .......  DEPRS96             2370     
    Root surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS97             2371     
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS98             2372     
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS99             2373     
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS100            2374     
    Root surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS101            2375     
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS102            2376     
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS103            2377     
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS104            2378     
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: lingual ......  DEPRS105            2379     
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: buccal .......  DEPRS106            2380     
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: mesial .......  DEPRS107            2381     
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: distal .......  DEPRS108            2382     
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: lingual ......  DEPRS109            2383     
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: buccal .......  DEPRS110            2384     
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: mesial .......  DEPRS111            2385     
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: distal .......  DEPRS112            2386     
                                                                                
        PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS                                                 
                                                                                
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPUGN1             2387     
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPUGN2             2388     
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPUGN3             2389     
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPUGN4             2390     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper cuspid: mesial ......  DEPUGN5             2391     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper cuspid: buccal ......  DEPUGN6             2392     
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUGN7             2393     
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUGN8             2394     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Perio:ging bleed,upper 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUGN9             2395     
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUGN10            2396     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 1molar: mesial ......  DEPUGN11            2397     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 1molar: buccal ......  DEPUGN12            2398     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 2molar: mesial ......  DEPUGN13            2399     
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 2molar: buccal ......  DEPUGN14            2400     
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr cen incisor:mesial .....  DEPLGN1             2401     
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr cen incisor:buccal .....  DEPLGN2             2402     
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPLGN3             2403     
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr lat incisor:buccal .....  DEPLGN4             2404     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower cuspid: mesial ......  DEPLGN5             2405     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower cuspid: buccal ......  DEPLGN6             2406     
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPLGN7             2407     
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPLGN8             2408     
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPLGN9             2409     
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPLGN10            2410     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 1molar: mesial ......  DEPLGN11            2411     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 1molar: buccal ......  DEPLGN12            2412     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 2molar: mesial ......  DEPLGN13            2413     
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 2molar: buccal ......  DEPLGN14            2414     
    Perio:calculus, upper cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPUCL1             2415     
    Perio:calculus, upper cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPUCL2             2416     
    Perio:calculus, upper lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPUCL3             2417     
    Perio:calculus, upper lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPUCL4             2418     
    Perio: calculus, upper cuspid: mesial .......  DEPUCL5             2419     
    Perio: calculus, upper cuspid: buccal .......  DEPUCL6             2420     
    Perio: calculus, upper 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUCL7             2421     
    Perio: calculus, upper 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUCL8             2422     
    Perio: calculus, upper 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUCL9             2423     
    Perio: calculus, upper 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUCL10            2424     
    Perio: calculus, upper 1molar: mesial .......  DEPUCL11            2425     
    Perio: calculus, upper 1molar: buccal .......  DEPUCL12            2426     
    Perio: calculus, upper 2molar: mesial .......  DEPUCL13            2427     
    Perio: calculus, upper 2molar: buccal .......  DEPUCL14            2428     
    Perio: calculus,lower cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPLCL1             2429     
    Perio: calculus,lower cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPLCL2             2430     
    Perio: calculus,lower lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPLCL3             2431     
    Perio: calculus,lower lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPLCL4             2432     
    Perio: calculus, lower cuspid: mesial .......  DEPLCL5             2433     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Perio: calculus, lower cuspid: buccal .......  DEPLCL6             2434     
    Perio: calculus, lower 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPLCL7             2435     
    Perio: calculus, lower 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPLCL8             2436     
    Perio: calculus, lower 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPLCL9             2437     
    Perio: calculus, lower 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPLCL10            2438     
    Perio: calculus, lower 1molar: mesial .......  DEPLCL11            2439     
    Perio: calculus, lower 1molar: buccal .......  DEPLCL12            2440     
    Perio: calculus, lower 2molar: mesial .......  DEPLCL13            2441     
    Perio: calculus, lower 2molar: buccal .......  DEPLCL14            2442     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMCJ1       2443-2444     
    Perio:pocket,upper cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMPC1       2445-2446     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ1       2447-2448     
    Perio:pocket, upr cen incisor: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBPC1       2449-2450     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMCJ2       2451-2452     
    Perio: pocket, upr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMPC2       2453-2454     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ2       2455-2456     
    Perio: pocket, upr lat incisor buccal-mm ....  DEPUBPC2       2457-2458     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper cuspid mesial-mm ......  DEPUMCJ3       2459-2461     
    Perio: pocket, upper cuspid: mesial-mm ......  DEPUMPC3       2462-2463     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper cuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ3       2464-2466     
    Perio: pocket, upper cuspid: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC3       2467-2468     
    Perio FGM/CEJ, upr 1bicuspid mesial-mm ......  DEPUMCJ4       2469-2470     
    Perio: pocket, upr 1bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMPC4       2471-2472     
    Perio: FGM/CMJ, upr 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ4       2473-2474     
    Perio: pocket, upr 1bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBPC4       2475-2476     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ5       2477-2478     
    Perio: pocket, upr 2bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMPC5       2479-2480     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upr 2bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ5       2481-2482     
    Perio: pocket, upr 2bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBPC5       2483-2484     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 1molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ6       2485-2487     
    Perio: pocket, upper 1molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPUMPC6       2488-2489     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 1molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ6       2490-2492     
    Perio: pocket, upper 1molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC6       2493-2494     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 2molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ7       2495-2497     
    Perio:pocket, upper 2molar: mesial-mm .......  DEPUMPC7       2498-2499     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 2molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ7       2500-2502     
    Perio: pocket, upper 2molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC7       2503-2504     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ1       2505-2506     
    Perio:pocket,lower cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC1       2507-2508     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ1       2509-2511     
    Perio:pocket,lower cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC1       2512-2513     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ2       2514-2515     
    Perio:pocket,lower lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC2       2516-2517     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ lwr lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ2       2518-2520     
    Perio:pocket,lower lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC2       2521-2522     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower cuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ3       2523-2525     
    Perio: pocket, lower cuspid: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC3       2526-2527     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower cuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ3       2528-2530     
    Perio: pocket, lower cuspid: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC3       2531-2532     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 1bicuspid:mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ4       2533-2535     
    Perio:pocket,lower 1bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMPC4       2536-2537     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ4       2538-2540     
    Perio:pocket, lower 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC4       2541-2542     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 2bicuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ5       2543-2544     
    Perio:pocket, lower 2bicuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC5       2545-2546     
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 2bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ5       2547-2548     
    Perio:pocket,lower 2bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBPC5       2549-2550     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 1molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ6       2551-2553     
    Perio: pocket, lower 1molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC6       2554-2555     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 1molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ6       2556-2558     
    Perio: pocket, lower 1molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC6       2559-2560     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 2molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ7       2561-2563     
    Perio: pocket, lower 2molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC7       2564-2565     
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 2molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ7       2566-2568     
    Perio: pocket, lower 2molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC7       2569-2570     
    Perio:loss-attac, upr cen inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA1       2571-2572     
    Perio:loss-attac, upr cen inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA1       2573-2574     
    Perio:loss-attac, upr lat inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA2       2575-2576     
    Perio:loss-attac, upr lat inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA2       2577-2578     
    Perio: loss-attac, upr cuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA3       2579-2580     
    Perio: loss-attac, upr cuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA3       2581-2582     
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 1bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA4       2583-2584     
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 1bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA4       2585-2586     
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA5       2587-2588     
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 2bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA5       2589-2590     
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar mesial-mm .....  DEPUMLA6       2591-2592     
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA6       2593-2594     
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 2molar:mesial-mm .....  DEPUMLA7       2595-2596     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA7       2597-2598     
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr cen inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA1       2599-2600     
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr cen inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA1       2601-2602     
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr lat inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA2       2603-2604     
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr lat inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA2       2605-2606     
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr cuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA3       2607-2608     
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr cuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA3       2609-2610     
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 1bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA4       2611-2612     
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 1bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA4       2613-2614     
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA5       2615-2616     
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 2bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA5       2617-2618     
    Perio: loss attac, lwr 1molar: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA6       2619-2620     
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA6       2621-2622     
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 2molar: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA7       2623-2624     
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA7       2625-2626     
    Perio:furcations, upper 2bicuspid:mesial ....  DEPUB2MF            2627     
    Perio:furcations, upper 2bicuspid:distal ....  DEPUB2DF            2628     
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: mesial ......  DEPUM1MF            2629     
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: buccal ......  DEPUM1BF            2630     
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: distal ......  DEPUM1DF            2631     
    Perio:furcations, upper 2molar: mesial ......  DEPUM2MF            2632     
    Perio:furcations, upper 2molar: buccal ......  DEPUM2BF            2633     
    Perio: furcations, upper 2molar: distal .....  DEPUM2DF            2634     
    Perio: furcations, lower 1molar: lingual ....  DEPLM1LF            2635     
    Perio: furcations, lower 1molar: buccal .....  DEPLM1BF            2636     
    Perio: furcations, lower 2molar: lingual ....  DEPLM2LF            2637     
    Perio: furcations, lower 2molar: buccal .....  DEPLM2BF            2638     
                                                                                
        ORAL SOFT TISSUE LESIONS                                                
                                                                                
    Oral soft tissue: number of lesions .........  DEPNUMLS            2639     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: location ..............  DEPSTLC1       2640-2645     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX1       2646-2647     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ1            2648     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK1            2649     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS1            2650     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH1            2651     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ1            2652     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Soft tissue lesion 1: extent ................  DEPSTXT1       2653-2654     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN1       2655-2656     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD1       2657-2658     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT1       2659-2660     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF1       2661-2662     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: color .................  DEPSTCL1       2663-2665     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS1       2666-2667     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: pain ..................  DEPSTPN1       2668-2669     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: duration ..............  DEPSTPD1       2670-2671     
    Soft tissue lesion 1: prior history .........  DEPSTHS1       2672-2673     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: location ..............  DEPSTLC2       2674-2679     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX2       2680-2681     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ2            2682     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK2            2683     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS2            2684     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH2            2685     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ2            2686     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: extent ................  DEPSTXT2            2687     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN2       2688-2689     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD2       2690-2691     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT2       2692-2693     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF2            2694     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: color .................  DEPSTCL2       2695-2697     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS2            2698     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: pain ..................  DEPSTPN2            2699     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: duration ..............  DEPSTPD2            2700     
    Soft tissue lesion 2: prior history .........  DEPSTHS2            2701     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: location ..............  DEPSTLC3       2702-2707     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX3       2708-2709     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ3            2710     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK3            2711     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS3            2712     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH3            2713     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ3            2714     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: extent ................  DEPSTXT3            2715     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN3       2716-2717     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD3       2718-2719     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT3       2720-2721     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF3            2722     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Soft tissue lesion 3: color .................  DEPSTCL3       2723-2725     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS3            2726     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: pain ..................  DEPSTPN3            2727     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: duration ..............  DEPSTPD3            2728     
    Soft tissue lesion 3: prior history .........  DEPSTHS3            2729     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: location ..............  DEPSTLC4       2730-2732     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX4       2733-2734     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ4            2735     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK4            2736     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS4            2737     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH4            2738     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ4            2739     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: extent ................  DEPSTXT4            2740     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN4            2741     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD4            2742     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT4            2743     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF4            2744     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: color .................  DEPSTCL4            2745     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS4            2746     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: pain ..................  DEPSTPN4            2747     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: duration ..............  DEPSTPD4            2748     
    Soft tissue lesion 4: prior history .........  DEPSTHS4            2749     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: location ..............  DEPSTLC5       2750-2751     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX5       2752-2753     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ5            2754     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK5            2755     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS5            2756     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH5            2757     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ5            2758     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: extent ................  DEPSTXT5            2759     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN5            2760     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD5            2761     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT5            2762     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF5            2763     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: color .................  DEPSTCL5            2764     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS5            2765     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: pain ..................  DEPSTPN5            2766     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: duration ..............  DEPSTPD5            2767     
    Soft tissue lesion 5: prior history .........  DEPSTHS5            2768     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Soft tissue lesion 5: other .................  DEPSTOT5            2769     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: locations .............  DEPSTLC6       2770-2771     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX6       2772-2773     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ6            2774     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK6            2775     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS6            2776     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH6            2777     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ6            2778     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: extent ................  DEPSTXT6            2779     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN6       2780-2781     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD6       2782-2783     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT6            2784     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF6            2785     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: color .................  DEPSTCL6            2786     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS6            2787     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: pain ..................  DEPSTPN6            2788     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: duration ..............  DEPSTPD6            2789     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: prior history .........  DEPSTHS6            2790     
    Soft tissue lesion 6: other .................  DEPSTOT6            2791     
                                                                                
        RESTORATIONS AND TOOTH CONDITIONS                                       
                                                                                
    Tooth condition: upper left cen incisor .....  DEPRTC1             2792     
    Tooth condition: upper left lat incisor .....  DEPRTC2             2793     
    Tooth condition: upper left cuspid ..........  DEPRTC3             2794     
    Tooth condition: upper left 1bicuspid .......  DEPRTC4             2795     
    Tooth condition: upper left 2bicuspid .......  DEPRTC5             2796     
    Tooth condition: upper left 1molar ..........  DEPRTC6             2797     
    Tooth condition: upper left 2molar ..........  DEPRTC7             2798     
    Tooth condition: upper right cen incisor ....  DEPRTC8             2799     
    Tooth condition: upper right lat incisor ....  DEPRTC9             2800     
    Tooth condition: upper right cuspid .........  DEPRTC10            2801     
    Tooth condition: upper right 1bicuspid ......  DEPRTC11            2802     
    Tooth condition: upper right 2bicuspid ......  DEPRTC12            2803     
    Tooth condition: upper right 1molar .........  DEPRTC13            2804     
    Tooth condition: upper right 2molar .........  DEPRTC14            2805     
    Tooth condition: lower left cen incisor .....  DEPRTC15            2806     
    Tooth condition: lower left lat incisor .....  DEPRTC16            2807     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Tooth condition: lower left cuspid ..........  DEPRTC17            2808     
    Tooth condition: lower left 1bicuspid .......  DEPRTC18            2809     
    Tooth condition: lower left 2bicuspid .......  DEPRTC19            2810     
    Tooth condition: lower left 1molar ..........  DEPRTC20            2811     
    Tooth condition: lower left 2molar ..........  DEPRTC21            2812     
    Tooth condition: lower right cen incisor ....  DEPRTC22            2813     
    Tooth condition: lower right lat incisor ....  DEPRTC23            2814     
    Tooth condition: lower right cuspid .........  DEPRTC24            2815     
    Tooth condition: lower right 1bicuspid ......  DEPRTC25            2816     
    Tooth condition: lower right 2bicuspid ......  DEPRTC26            2817     
    Tooth condition: lower right 1molar .........  DEPRTC27            2818     
    Tooth condition: lower right 2molar .........  DEPRTC28            2819     
                                                                                
        TRAUMA                                                                  
                                                                                
    Trauma: upper left central incisor ..........  DEPUTRA1            2820     
    Trauma: upper left lateral incisor ..........  DEPUTRA2            2821     
    Trauma: upper right central incisor .........  DEPUTRA3            2822     
    Trauma: upper right lateral incisor .........  DEPUTRA4            2823     
    Trauma: lower left central incisor ..........  DEPLTRA1            2824     
    Trauma: lower left lateral incisor ..........  DEPLTRA2            2825     
    Trauma: lower right central incisor .........  DEPLTRA3            2826     
    Trauma: lower right lateral incisor .........  DEPLTRA4            2827     
                                                                                
        OCCLUSAL CHARACTERISTICS                                                
                                                                                
    Occlusal: upper right canine-lateral-mm .....  DEPUAL1        2828-2829     
    Occlusal: upper right lateral-central-mm ....  DEPUAL2        2830-2831     
    Occlusal: upper right cen-left cen-mm .......  DEPUAL3        2832-2833     
    Occlusal: upper left central-left lat-mm ....  DEPUAL4        2834-2835     
    Occlusal: upper left lat-left canine-mm .....  DEPUAL5        2836-2837     
    Occlusal: lower left canine-lft lat-mm ......  DEPLAL1        2838-2839     
    Occlusal: lower left lateral-left cen-mm ....  DEPLAL2        2840-2841     
    Occlusal: lower lft central-right cen-mm ....  DEPLAL3        2842-2843     
    Occlusal: lower rt central-rt late-mm .......  DEPLAL4        2844-2845     
    Occlusal: lower rt latera-rt canine-mm ......  DEPLAL5        2846-2847     
    Occlusal: maxillary diastema ................  DEPDIAS             2848     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Occlusal: posterior cross bite ..............  DEPXBITE            2849     
    Occlusal characteristics: overjet-mm ........  DEPOVJET       2850-2851     
    Occlusal characteristics: openbite ..........  DEPOPB         2852-2853     
    Occlusal characteristics: overbite (mm) .....  DEPOVB         2854-2855     
                                                                                
        DENTURE QUESTIONNAIRE                                                   
                                                                                
    Do you usually wear your upper denture ......  DEPDQU1             2856     
    During past yr, problem w/ upr denture ......  DEPDQU2             2857     
    Need a new upper jaw denture or refit .......  DEPDQU3             2858     
    How long since had upper natural teeth ......  DEPDQU4             2859     
    Do you usually wear your lower denture ......  DEPDQL1             2860     
    During past yr, problem w/ lwr denture ......  DEPDQL2             2861     
    Need a new lower jaw denture or refit .......  DEPDQL3             2862     
    How long since had lower natural teeth ......  DEPDQL4             2863     
                                                                                
        PROSTHESIS ASSESSMENT                                                   
                                                                                
    Prosthesis assessment: upper type ...........  DEPUPTYP            2864     
    Prosthesis assessment: upper integrity ......  DEPUPAI             2865     
    Prosthesis: upper excessive tooth wear ......  DEPUPAW             2866     
    Prosthesis: upper reline/cond/dent mat ......  DEPUPARL            2867     
    Prosthesis: upper denture stability .........  DEPUPAS             2868     
    Prosthesis: upper denture retention .........  DEPUPART            2869     
    Prosthesis assessment: lower type ...........  DEPLPTYP            2870     
    Prosthesis assessment: lower integrity ......  DEPLPAI             2871     
    Prosthesis: lower excessive tooth wear ......  DEPLPAW             2872     
    Prosthesis ass: lower reline material .......  DEPLPARL            2873     
    Prosthesis: lower denture stability .........  DEPLPAS             2874     
    Prosthesis: lower denture retention .........  DEPLPART            2875     
                                                                                
    ALLERGY SKIN TEST                                                           
        SCREENING QUESTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION                             
                                                                                
    Having problems breathing in chest/lungs ....  ALPQ1               2876     
    Do you usually have breathing problems ......  ALPQ2               2877     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Breathing problem worse than usual ..........  ALPQ3               2878     
    Past severe reaction, allergen skin test ....  ALPQ4               2879     
    Severe eczema or infection on both arms .....  ALPQ5               2880     
                                                                                
        TEST RESULTS                                                            
                                                                                
    Negative control - which arm ................  ALPNEGAR            2881     
    Negative control - flare length (mm) ........  ALPNEGFL       2882-2884     
    Negative control - flare width (mm) .........  ALPNEGFW       2885-2887     
    Negative control - confluent ................  ALPNEGCN            2888     
    Negative control - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPNEGWL       2889-2891     
    Negative control - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPNEGWW       2892-2894     
    White oak - which arm .......................  ALPWHIAR            2895     
    White oak - flare length (mm) ...............  ALPWHIFL       2896-2898     
    White oak - flare width (mm) ................  ALPWHIFW       2899-2901     
    White oak - confluent .......................  ALPWHICN            2902     
    White oak - wheal length (mm) ...............  ALPWHIWL       2903-2905     
    White oak - wheal width (mm) ................  ALPWHIWW       2906-2908     
    Cat - which arm .............................  ALPCATAR            2909     
    Cat - flare length (mm) .....................  ALPCATFL       2910-2912     
    Cat - flare width (mm) ......................  ALPCATFW       2913-2915     
    Cat - confluent .............................  ALPCATCN            2916     
    Cat - wheal length (mm) .....................  ALPCATWL       2917-2919     
    Cat - wheal width (mm) ......................  ALPCATWW       2920-2922     
    Mite - which arm ............................  ALPMITAR            2923     
    Mite - flare length (mm) ....................  ALPMITFL       2924-2926     
    Mite - flare width (mm) .....................  ALPMITFW       2927-2929     
    Mite - confluent ............................  ALPMITCN            2930     
    Mite - wheal length (mm) ....................  ALPMITWL       2931-2933     
    Mite - wheal width (mm) .....................  ALPMITWW       2934-2936     
    Alternaria - which arm ......................  ALPALTAR            2937     
    Alternaria - flare length (mm) ..............  ALPALTFL       2938-2940     
    Alternaria - flare width (mm) ...............  ALPALTFW       2941-2943     
    Alternaria - confluent ......................  ALPALTCN            2944     
    Alternaria - wheal length (mm) ..............  ALPALTWL       2945-2947     
    Alternaria - wheal width (mm) ...............  ALPALTWW       2948-2950     
    Rye grass - which arm .......................  ALPRYEAR            2951     
    Rye grass - flare length (mm) ...............  ALPRYEFL       2952-2954     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Rye grass - flare width (mm) ................  ALPRYEFW       2955-2957     
    Rye grass - confluent .......................  ALPRYECN            2958     
    Rye grass - wheal length (mm) ...............  ALPRYEWL       2959-2961     
    Rye grass - wheal width (mm) ................  ALPRYEWW       2962-2964     
    Peanut - which arm ..........................  ALPPEAAR            2965     
    Peanut - flare length (mm) ..................  ALPPEAFL       2966-2968     
    Peanut - flare width (mm) ...................  ALPPEAFW       2969-2971     
    Peanut - confluent ..........................  ALPPEACN            2972     
    Peanut - wheal length (mm) ..................  ALPPEAWL       2973-2975     
    Peanut - wheal width (mm) ...................  ALPPEAWW       2976-2978     
    Russian thistle - which arm .................  ALPTHIAR            2979     
    Russian thistle - flare length (mm) .........  ALPTHIFL       2980-2982     
    Russian thistle - flare width (mm) ..........  ALPTHIFW       2983-2985     
    Russian thistle - confluent .................  ALPTHICN            2986     
    Russian thistle - wheal length (mm) .........  ALPTHIWL       2987-2989     
    Russian thistle - wheal width (mm) ..........  ALPTHIWW       2990-2992     
    German cockroach - which arm ................  ALPCOCAR            2993     
    German cockroach - flare length (mm) ........  ALPCOCFL       2994-2996     
    German cockroach - flare width (mm) .........  ALPCOCFW       2997-2999     
    German cockroach - confluent ................  ALPCOCCN            3000     
    German cockroach - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPCOCWL       3001-3003     
    German cockroach - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPCOCWW       3004-3006     
    Bermuda grass - which arm ...................  ALPBERAR            3007     
    Bermuda grass - flare length (mm) ...........  ALPBERFL       3008-3010     
    Bermuda grass - flare width (mm) ............  ALPBERFW       3011-3013     
    Bermuda grass - confluent ...................  ALPBERCN            3014     
    Bermuda grass - wheal length (mm) ...........  ALPBERWL       3015-3017     
    Bermuda grass - wheal width (mm) ............  ALPBERWW       3018-3020     
    Ragweed - which arm .........................  ALPRAGAR            3021     
    Ragweed - flare length (mm) .................  ALPRAGFL       3022-3024     
    Ragweed - flare width (mm) ..................  ALPRAGFW       3025-3027     
    Ragweed - confluent .........................  ALPRAGCN            3028     
    Ragweed - wheal length (mm) .................  ALPRAGWL       3029-3031     
    Ragweed - wheal width (mm) ..................  ALPRAGWW       3032-3034     
    Positive control - which arm ................  ALPPSCAR            3035     
    Positive control - flare length (mm) ........  ALPPSCFL       3036-3038     
    Positive control - flare width (mm) .........  ALPPSCFW       3039-3041     
    Positive control - confluent ................  ALPPSCCN            3042     
    Positive control - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPPSCWL       3043-3045     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Positive control - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPPSCWW       3046-3048     
    Examiner number 1 ...........................  ALPTECH1       3049-3053     
    Examiner number 2 ...........................  ALPTECH2       3054-3058     
                                                                                
    AUDIOMETRY                                                                  
        CONDITIONS AFFECTING TEST RESULTS                                       
                                                                                
    Cold or sinus problem within past week ......  AUPA1               3059     
    Cold or sinus problem today .................  AUPA2               3060     
    Exposed to very loud noise past 24 hrs ......  AUPA3               3061     
    How many hours ago did the noise end ........  AUPA4          3062-3063     
    Music with headphones in past 24 hours ......  AUPA5               3064     
    How many hours ago stop listening ...........  AUPA6          3065-3066     
    Buzzing/ringing or other noises today .......  AUPA7               3067     
    Earache within the past week ................  AUPA8               3068     
    Do you have a tube in right or left ear .....  AUPA9               3069     
    Drainage/discharge from either ear ..........  AUPA10              3070     
    Audiometer number ...........................  AUPAUDO1       3071-3074     
                                                                                
        LEFT EAR TEST RESULTS                                                   
                                                                                
    Left ear air hear level,first,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1A1        3075-3077     
    Left ear air hearing level, 2000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A2        3078-3080     
    Left ear air hearing level, 3000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A3        3081-3083     
    Left ear air hearing level, 4000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A4        3084-3086     
    Left ear air hearing level, 6000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A5        3087-3089     
    Left ear air hearing level, 8000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A6        3090-3092     
    Left ear air hear lvl, repeat,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1A7        3093-3095     
    Left ear air hearing level, 500 Hz (dB) .....  AUPB1A8        3096-3098     
                                                                                
        RIGHT EAR TEST RESULTS                                                  
                                                                                
    Right ear air hear level,first,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB2A1        3099-3101     
    Right ear air hearing level, 2000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A2        3102-3104     
    Right ear air hearing level, 3000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A3        3105-3107     
    Right ear air hearing level, 4000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A4        3108-3110     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Right ear air hearing level, 6000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A5        3111-3113     
    Right ear air hearing level, 8000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A6        3114-3116     
    Right ear air hear lvl,repeat,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A7        3117-3119     
    Right ear air hearing level, 500 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB2A8        3120-3122     
                                                                                
        RETEST RESULTS WITH MASKING                                             
                                                                                
    Audiometer number for retest ................  AUPAUDO2       3123-3126     
                                                                                
        LEFT EAR RETEST RESULTS                                                 
                                                                                
    Left ear hear lvl,first,retest,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C1        3127-3129     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,2000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C2        3130-3132     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,3000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C3        3133-3135     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,4000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C4        3136-3138     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,6000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C5        3139-3141     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,8000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C6        3142-3144     
    Lt ear hear lvl,repeat,retest,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1C7        3145-3147     
    Left ear air hear level,retest,500Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1C8        3148-3150     
                                                                                
        RIGHT EAR RETEST RESULTS                                                
                                                                                
    Rt ear hear level,first,retest,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB2C1        3151-3153     
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,2000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C2        3154-3156     
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,3000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C3        3157-3159     
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,4000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C4        3160-3162     
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,6000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C5        3163-3165     
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,8000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C6        3166-3168     
    Rt ear hear lvl,repeat,retest,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C7        3169-3171     
    Right ear air hear level,retest,500Hz(dB ....  AUPB2C8        3172-3174     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Examiner number .............................  AUPTECH        3175-3179     
                                                                                
    TYMPANOMETRY                                                                
        SUMMARY MEASURES                                                        
                                                                                
    Compliance (base-peak diff) left ear(ml) ....  TYPCMPLL       3180-3182     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Compliance(base-peak diff) right ear(ml) ....  TYPCMPLR       3183-3185     
    Pressure at peak, left ear (daPa) ...........  TYPPRSPL       3186-3189     
    Pressure at peak, right ear (daPa) ..........  TYPPRSPR       3190-3193     
    Canal volume, left ear (ml) .................  TYPVOLL        3194-3196     
    Canal volume, right ear (ml) ................  TYPVOLR        3197-3199     
    Reflex, left ear (dB) .......................  TYPRFXL        3200-3202     
    Reflex, right ear (dB) ......................  TYPRFXR        3203-3205     
                                                                                
        TYMPANOGRAM DATA POINTS: LEFT EAR                                       
                                                                                
    Equiv volume at -400 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC000L       3206-3210     
    Equiv volume at -395 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC001L       3211-3215     
    Equiv volume at -390 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC002L       3216-3220     
    Equiv volume at -385 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC003L       3221-3225     
    Equiv volume at -380 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC004L       3226-3230     
    Equiv volume at -375 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC005L       3231-3235     
    Equiv volume at -370 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC006L       3236-3240     
    Equiv volume at -365 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC007L       3241-3245     
    Equiv volume at -360 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC008L       3246-3250     
    Equiv volume at -355 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC009L       3251-3255     
    Equiv volume at -350 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC010L       3256-3260     
    Equiv volume at -345 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC011L       3261-3265     
    Equiv volume at -340 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC012L       3266-3270     
    Equiv volume at -335 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC013L       3271-3275     
    Equiv volume at -330 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC014L       3276-3280     
    Equiv volume at -325 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC015L       3281-3285     
    Equiv volume at -320 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC016L       3286-3290     
    Equiv volume at -315 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC017L       3291-3295     
    Equiv volume at -310 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC018L       3296-3300     
    Equiv volume at -305 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC019L       3301-3305     
    Equiv volume at -300 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC020L       3306-3310     
    Equiv volume at -295 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC021L       3311-3315     
    Equiv volume at -290 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC022L       3316-3320     
    Equiv volume at -285 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC023L       3321-3325     
    Equiv volume at -280 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC024L       3326-3330     
    Equiv volume at -275 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC025L       3331-3335     
    Equiv volume at -270 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC026L       3336-3340     
    Equiv volume at -265 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC027L       3341-3345     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at -260 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC028L       3346-3350     
    Equiv volume at -255 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC029L       3351-3355     
    Equiv volume at -250 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC030L       3356-3360     
    Equiv volume at -245 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC031L       3361-3365     
    Equiv volume at -240 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC032L       3366-3370     
    Equiv volume at -235 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC033L       3371-3375     
    Equiv volume at -230 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC034L       3376-3380     
    Equiv volume at -225 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC035L       3381-3385     
    Equiv volume at -220 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC036L       3386-3390     
    Equiv volume at -215 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC037L       3391-3395     
    Equiv volume at -210 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC038L       3396-3400     
    Equiv volume at -205 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC039L       3401-3405     
    Equiv volume at -200 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC040L       3406-3410     
    Equiv volume at -195 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC041L       3411-3415     
    Equiv volume at -190 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC042L       3416-3420     
    Equiv volume at -185 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC043L       3421-3425     
    Equiv volume at -180 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC044L       3426-3430     
    Equiv volume at -175 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC045L       3431-3435     
    Equiv volume at -170 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC046L       3436-3440     
    Equiv volume at -165 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC047L       3441-3445     
    Equiv volume at -160 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC048L       3446-3450     
    Equiv volume at -155 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC049L       3451-3455     
    Equiv volume at -150 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC050L       3456-3460     
    Equiv volume at -145 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC051L       3461-3465     
    Equiv volume at -140 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC052L       3466-3470     
    Equiv volume at -135 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC053L       3471-3475     
    Equiv volume at -130 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC054L       3476-3480     
    Equiv volume at -125 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC055L       3481-3485     
    Equiv volume at -120 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC056L       3486-3490     
    Equiv volume at -115 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC057L       3491-3495     
    Equiv volume at -110 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC058L       3496-3500     
    Equiv volume at -105 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC059L       3501-3505     
    Equiv volume at -100 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC060L       3506-3510     
    Equiv volume at  -95 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC061L       3511-3515     
    Equiv volume at  -90 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC062L       3516-3520     
    Equiv volume at  -85 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC063L       3521-3525     
    Equiv volume at  -80 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC064L       3526-3530     
    Equiv volume at  -75 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC065L       3531-3535     
    Equiv volume at  -70 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC066L       3536-3540     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at  -65 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC067L       3541-3545     
    Equiv volume at  -60 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC068L       3546-3550     
    Equiv volume at  -55 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC069L       3551-3555     
    Equiv volume at  -50 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC070L       3556-3560     
    Equiv volume at  -45 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC071L       3561-3565     
    Equiv volume at  -40 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC072L       3566-3570     
    Equiv volume at  -35 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC073L       3571-3575     
    Equiv volume at  -30 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC074L       3576-3580     
    Equiv volume at  -25 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC075L       3581-3585     
    Equiv volume at  -20 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC076L       3586-3590     
    Equiv volume at  -15 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC077L       3591-3595     
    Equiv volume at  -10 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC078L       3596-3600     
    Equiv volume at   -5 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC079L       3601-3605     
    Equiv volume at    0 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC080L       3606-3610     
    Equiv volume at    5 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC081L       3611-3615     
    Equiv volume at   10 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC082L       3616-3620     
    Equiv volume at   15 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC083L       3621-3625     
    Equiv volume at   20 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC084L       3626-3630     
    Equiv volume at   25 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC085L       3631-3635     
    Equiv volume at   30 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC086L       3636-3640     
    Equiv volume at   35 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC087L       3641-3645     
    Equiv volume at   40 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC088L       3646-3650     
    Equiv volume at   45 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC089L       3651-3655     
    Equiv volume at   50 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC090L       3656-3660     
    Equiv volume at   55 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC091L       3661-3665     
    Equiv volume at   60 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC092L       3666-3670     
    Equiv volume at   65 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC093L       3671-3675     
    Equiv volume at   70 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC094L       3676-3680     
    Equiv volume at   75 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC095L       3681-3685     
    Equiv volume at   80 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC096L       3686-3690     
    Equiv volume at   85 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC097L       3691-3695     
    Equiv volume at   90 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC098L       3696-3700     
    Equiv volume at   95 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC099L       3701-3705     
    Equiv volume at  100 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC100L       3706-3710     
    Equiv volume at  105 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC101L       3711-3715     
    Equiv volume at  110 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC102L       3716-3720     
    Equiv volume at  115 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC103L       3721-3725     
    Equiv volume at  120 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC104L       3726-3730     
    Equiv volume at  125 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC105L       3731-3735     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at  130 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC106L       3736-3740     
    Equiv volume at  135 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC107L       3741-3745     
    Equiv volume at  140 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC108L       3746-3750     
    Equiv volume at  145 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC109L       3751-3755     
    Equiv volume at  150 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC110L       3756-3760     
    Equiv volume at  155 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC111L       3761-3765     
    Equiv volume at  160 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC112L       3766-3770     
    Equiv volume at  165 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC113L       3771-3775     
    Equiv volume at  170 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC114L       3776-3780     
    Equiv volume at  175 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC115L       3781-3785     
    Equiv volume at  180 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC116L       3786-3790     
    Equiv volume at  185 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC117L       3791-3795     
    Equiv volume at  190 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC118L       3796-3800     
    Equiv volume at  195 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC119L       3801-3805     
    Equiv volume at  200 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC120L       3806-3810     
    Equiv volume at -400 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC000R       3811-3815     
    Equiv volume at -395 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC001R       3816-3820     
    Equiv volume at -390 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC002R       3821-3825     
    Equiv volume at -385 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC003R       3826-3830     
    Equiv volume at -380 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC004R       3831-3835     
    Equiv volume at -375 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC005R       3836-3840     
    Equiv volume at -370 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC006R       3841-3845     
    Equiv volume at -365 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC007R       3846-3850     
    Equiv volume at -360 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC008R       3851-3855     
    Equiv volume at -355 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC009R       3856-3860     
    Equiv volume at -350 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC010R       3861-3865     
    Equiv volume at -345 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC011R       3866-3870     
    Equiv volume at -340 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC012R       3871-3875     
    Equiv volume at -335 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC013R       3876-3880     
    Equiv volume at -330 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC014R       3881-3885     
    Equiv volume at -325 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC015R       3886-3890     
    Equiv volume at -320 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC016R       3891-3895     
    Equiv volume at -315 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC017R       3896-3900     
    Equiv volume at -310 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC018R       3901-3905     
    Equiv volume at -305 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC019R       3906-3910     
    Equiv volume at -300 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC020R       3911-3915     
    Equiv volume at -295 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC021R       3916-3920     
    Equiv volume at -290 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC022R       3921-3925     
    Equiv volume at -285 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC023R       3926-3930     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at -280 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC024R       3931-3935     
    Equiv volume at -275 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC025R       3936-3940     
    Equiv volume at -270 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC026R       3941-3945     
    Equiv volume at -265 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC027R       3946-3950     
    Equiv volume at -260 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC028R       3951-3955     
    Equiv volume at -255 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC029R       3956-3960     
    Equiv volume at -250 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC030R       3961-3965     
    Equiv volume at -245 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC031R       3966-3970     
    Equiv volume at -240 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC032R       3971-3975     
    Equiv volume at -235 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC033R       3976-3980     
    Equiv volume at -230 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC034R       3981-3985     
    Equiv volume at -225 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC035R       3986-3990     
    Equiv volume at -220 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC036R       3991-3995     
    Equiv volume at -215 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC037R       3996-4000     
    Equiv volume at -210 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC038R       4001-4005     
    Equiv volume at -205 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC039R       4006-4010     
    Equiv volume at -200 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC040R       4011-4015     
    Equiv volume at -195 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC041R       4016-4020     
    Equiv volume at -190 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC042R       4021-4025     
    Equiv volume at -185 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC043R       4026-4030     
    Equiv volume at -180 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC044R       4031-4035     
    Equiv volume at -175 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC045R       4036-4040     
    Equiv volume at -170 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC046R       4041-4045     
    Equiv volume at -165 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC047R       4046-4050     
    Equiv volume at -160 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC048R       4051-4055     
    Equiv volume at -155 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC049R       4056-4060     
    Equiv volume at -150 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC050R       4061-4065     
    Equiv volume at -145 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC051R       4066-4070     
    Equiv volume at -140 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC052R       4071-4075     
    Equiv volume at -135 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC053R       4076-4080     
    Equiv volume at -130 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC054R       4081-4085     
    Equiv volume at -125 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC055R       4086-4090     
    Equiv volume at -120 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC056R       4091-4095     
    Equiv volume at -115 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC057R       4096-4100     
    Equiv volume at -110 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC058R       4101-4105     
    Equiv volume at -105 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC059R       4106-4110     
    Equiv volume at -100 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC060R       4111-4115     
    Equiv volume at -95 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC061R       4116-4120     
    Equiv volume at -90 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC062R       4121-4125     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at -85 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC063R       4126-4130     
    Equiv volume at -80 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC064R       4131-4135     
    Equiv volume at -75 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC065R       4136-4140     
    Equiv volume at -70 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC066R       4141-4145     
    Equiv volume at -65 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC067R       4146-4150     
    Equiv volume at -60 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC068R       4151-4155     
    Equiv volume at -55 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC069R       4156-4160     
    Equiv volume at -50 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC070R       4161-4165     
    Equiv volume at -45 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC071R       4166-4170     
    Equiv volume at -40 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC072R       4171-4175     
    Equiv volume at -35 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC073R       4176-4180     
    Equiv volume at -30 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC074R       4181-4185     
    Equiv volume at -25 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC075R       4186-4190     
    Equiv volume at -20 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC076R       4191-4195     
    Equiv volume at -15 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC077R       4196-4200     
    Equiv volume at -10 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC078R       4201-4205     
    Equiv volume at  -5 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC079R       4206-4210     
    Equiv volume at   0 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC080R       4211-4215     
    Equiv volume at   5 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC081R       4216-4220     
    Equiv volume at  10 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC082R       4221-4225     
    Equiv volume at  15 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC083R       4226-4230     
    Equiv volume at  20 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC084R       4231-4235     
    Equiv volume at  25 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC085R       4236-4240     
    Equiv volume at  30 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC086R       4241-4245     
    Equiv volume at  35 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC087R       4246-4250     
    Equiv volume at  40 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC088R       4251-4255     
    Equiv volume at  45 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC089R       4256-4260     
    Equiv volume at  50 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC090R       4261-4265     
    Equiv volume at  55 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC091R       4266-4270     
    Equiv volume at  60 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC092R       4271-4275     
    Equiv volume at  65 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC093R       4276-4280     
    Equiv volume at  70 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC094R       4281-4285     
    Equiv volume at  75 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC095R       4286-4290     
    Equiv volume at  80 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC096R       4291-4295     
    Equiv volume at  85 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC097R       4296-4300     
    Equiv volume at  90 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC098R       4301-4305     
    Equiv volume at  95 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC099R       4306-4310     
    Equiv volume at 100 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC100R       4311-4315     
    Equiv volume at 105 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC101R       4316-4320     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Equiv volume at 110 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC102R       4321-4325     
    Equiv volume at 115 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC103R       4326-4330     
    Equiv volume at 120 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC104R       4331-4335     
    Equiv volume at 125 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC105R       4336-4340     
    Equiv volume at 130 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC106R       4341-4345     
    Equiv volume at 135 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC107R       4346-4350     
    Equiv volume at 140 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC108R       4351-4355     
    Equiv volume at 145 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC109R       4356-4360     
    Equiv volume at 150 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC110R       4361-4365     
    Equiv volume at 155 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC111R       4366-4370     
    Equiv volume at 160 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC112R       4371-4375     
    Equiv volume at 165 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC113R       4376-4380     
    Equiv volume at 170 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC114R       4381-4385     
    Equiv volume at 175 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC115R       4386-4390     
    Equiv volume at 180 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC116R       4391-4395     
    Equiv volume at 185 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC117R       4396-4400     
    Equiv volume at 190 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC118R       4401-4405     
    Equiv volume at 195 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC119R       4406-4410     
    Equiv volume at 200 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC120R       4411-4415     
    Examiner ....................................  TYPTECH        4416-4420     
                                                                                
    WISC/WRAT COGNITIVE TEST                                                    
        RAW/STANDARDIZED/SCALED SCORES                                          
                                                                                
    Math raw score ..............................  WWPMRSR        4421-4423     
    Reading raw score ...........................  WWPRRSR        4424-4426     
    Math standardized score .....................  WWPMSSR        4427-4429     
    Reading standardized score ..................  WWPRSSR        4430-4432     
    Math scaled score ...........................  WWPMSCSR       4433-4434     
    Reading scaled score ........................  WWPRSCSR       4435-4436     
    Block design scaled score ...................  WWPBSCSR       4437-4438     
    Digit span scaled score .....................  WWPDSCSR       4439-4440     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Language used in exam .......................  WWPLANG             4441     
    Examiner number .............................  WWPTECH        4442-4446     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SPIROMETRY                                                                  
        SCREENING QUESTIONS                                                     
                                                                                
    Surgery on chest or abdomen past 3 weeks ....  SPPQ1               4447     
    Hospitalized for heart problem past 6 wk ....  SPPQ2               4448     
    Smoked cigarette, eaten, etc in past hr .....  SPPQ3               4449     
    Cough, cold or other acute illness ..........  SPPQ4               4450     
    Respiratory infections past 3 weeks .........  SPPQ5               4451     
                                                                                
        HOME EXAMINATION                                                        
                                                                                
    Position for home examination ...............  HXPEJ6A2            4452     
                                                                                
        DATA                                                                    
                                                                                
    Examiner # - from spirometry data file ......  SPPTECH1       4453-4457     
    # forced vital cap(FVC) trials attempted ....  SPPTRIAL       4458-4459     
    Peak expiratory flow, largest value (ml) ....  SPPPEAK        4460-4464     
    Forced expiratory vol(FEV),.5 sec,max-ml ....  SPPFEV05       4465-4468     
    FEV1 at 1.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV1        4469-4472     
    FEV3 at 3.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV3        4473-4477     
    FEV6 at 6.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV6        4478-4482     
    FVC, largest value (ml) .....................  SPPFVC         4483-4487     
    Max mid-expiratory flow(ml/sec best crv) ....  SPPMMEF        4488-4492     
    Spirometer type .............................  SPPTYPE             4493     
    Reproducibility code ........................  SPPREPRO            4494     
    Review evaluation ...........................  SPPRELIA            4495     
    Number of acceptable trials .................  SPPMANEU       4496-4497     
    Time of day test was conducted (hh:mm) ......  SPPTIME        4498-4502     
    Expir time of trial w/ largest FVC (sec) ....  SPPEXPIR       4503-4504     
    FEF at 75% of FVC (ml) ......................  SPPFEF75       4505-4508     
    Spirometer internal temperature(Celsius) ....  SPPTEMP        4509-4510     
                                                                                
    MEC YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (EXCEPT DIS)                                        
        SECTION A. ACTIVITY                                                     
                                                                                
    Times per week exercise made you sweat ......  MYPA1          4511-4512     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    # teams/exercise programs in past year ......  MYPA2               4513     
    Hours of TV watched yesterday ...............  MYPA3               4514     
                                                                                
        SECTION B. TOBACCO                                                      
                                                                                
    Have you smoked at least one cigarette ......  MYPB1               4515     
    Age when smoked first cigarette .............  MYPB2          4516-4517     
    Have you smoked 100+ cigarettes in life .....  MYPB3               4518     
    Age first smoked cigarettes regularly .......  MYPB4          4519-4520     
    Do you smoke cigarettes now .................  MYPB5               4521     
    Cigarettes smoked per day ...................  MYPB6R         4522-4523     
    Years smoked reported amount ................  MYPB7R         4524-4525     
    Smoked more than # in B6 for 1+ years .......  MYPB8               4526     
    Cigarettes smoked/day when smoked most ......  MYPB9S         4527-4528     
    Ever quit smoking for 1 year or more ........  MYPB10              4529     
    Cigarettes smoked in the past 5 days ........  MYPB11         4530-4532     
    Age last smoked cigarettes regularly ........  MYPB12         4533-4534     
    Cigarettes usually smoked per day ...........  MYPB13S        4535-4537     
    Quit smoking due to health problems ... .....  MYPB14              4538     
    Ever tried chewing tobacco or snuff .........  MYPB15              4539     
    Age first tried chew tobacco or snuff .......  MYPB16         4540-4541     
    Used 5+ containers chew tobacco or snuff ....  MYPB17              4542     
    Age started using chew tobacco/snuff reg ....  MYPB18         4543-4544     
    Now use chewing tobacco or snuff ............  MYPB19              4545     
    Which use now - chewing tobacco or snuff ....  MYPB20              4546     
    Containers chewing tobacco used per week ....  MYPB21AS       4547-4548     
    Containers of snuff used per week ...........  MYPB21CS       4549-4550     
    Place tobacco in side or front of mouth .....  MYPB22A             4551     
    Place tobacco in top or bottom of mouth .....  MYPB22B             4552     
    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  MYPB23              4553     
    Age last used chew tobacco/snuff reg ........  MYPB24         4554-4555     
    Which last used - chewing tobacco/snuff .....  MYPB25              4556     
    Quit chew tobacco/snuff due to health... ....  MYPB26              4557     
    How many pipes smoked in past 5 days ........  MYPB27A             4558     
    How many cigars smoked in past 5 days .......  MYPB27B        4559-4560     
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPB28              4561     
    Pieces of nicotine gum used past 5 days .....  MYPB29         4562-4563     
                                                                                
        SECTION C. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH                                          
                                                                                
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MYPC1A              4564     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Age when menstrual cycles started ...........  MYPC2          4565-4566     
    How long ago was your last period ...........  MYPC3          4567-4568     
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPC4               4569     
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  MYPC5               4570     
    Age began taking birth control pills ........  MYPC6          4571-4572     
    How many months ago stopped BC pills ........  MYPC7S         4573-4574     
    How many months took birth control pills ....  MYPC8S         4575-4576     
    Brand of birth control pills code ...........  MYPC9R         4577-4579     
    Have you ever been pregnant .................  MYPC10              4580     
    How many times have you been pregnant .......  MYPC11              4581     
    Total number of live births .................  MYPC12              4582     
    Age at first live birth .....................  MYPC13R        4583-4584     
    Age at the time of last live birth ..........  MYPC14         4585-4586     
    Did you breastfeed any of your children .....  MYPC15              4587     
    How many children did you breastfeed ........  MYPC16              4588     
    Are you now pregnant ........................  MYPC17              4589     
    Month of current pregnancy ..................  MYPC18         4590-4591     
    Have you been pregnant in the past 2 yrs ....  MYPC19              4592     
    Months since last pregnancy ended ...........  MYPC20              4593     
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mo .....  MYPC21              4594     
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MYPC22              4595     
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MYPC23S        4596-4597     
    C12 check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPC24              4598     
    Are you now breastfeeding your child ........  MYPC25              4599     
    Age/sex/pregnancy check item for skip .......  MYPC26              4600     
    Ever had sexual intercourse .................  MYPC27R             4601     
    Age at first sexual intercourse .............  MYPC28         4602-4603     
                                                                                
        SECTION D. SELECTED CONDITIONS/VITAMIN, MINERAL, AND MEDICINE USAGE     
                                                                                
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MYPD1               4604     
    How many colds, flu, etc in past 4 weeks ....  MYPD2          4605-4606     
    Taken antihistamine in the past 2 days ......  MYPD3               4607     
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hrs .......  MYPD4               4608     
    Taken vitamins/minerals past 24 hours .......  MYPD5               4609     
                                                                                
        SECTION E. DIET                                                         
                                                                                
    How often do you eat breakfast ..............  MYPE1               4610     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Are you overweight, under, about right ......  MYPE2               4611     
    Want to weigh more, less, or stay same ......  MYPE3               4612     
    Tried to lose weight in past 12 months ......  MYPE4               4613     
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  MYPE5               4614     
    Change diet due to health past 12 months ....  MYPE6               4615     
    Diet change reason - overweight/obesity .....  MYPE7A              4616     
    Diet change reason - high blood pressure ....  MYPE7B              4617     
    Diet change - high blood cholesterol ........  MYPE7C              4618     
    Diet change reason - heart disease ..........  MYPE7D              4619     
    Diet change reason - diabetes ...............  MYPE7E              4620     
    Diet change reason - allergies ..............  MYPE7F              4621     
    Diet change reason - ulcer ..................  MYPE7G              4622     
    Diet change reason - cancer .................  MYPE7H              4623     
    Diet change reason - pregnancy ..............  MYPE7I              4624     
    Diet change reason - health in general ......  MYPE7J              4625     
    Diet change reason - other ..................  MYPE7K              4626     
                                                                                
        SECTION F. ALCOHOL/DRUG USE                                             
                                                                                
    Had at least 12 drinks alcohol in life ......  MYPF1               4627     
    Had at least 12 drinks in last 12 months ....  MYPF2               4628     
    # of days drank alcohol in past 12 mos ......  MYPF3S         4629-4631     
    Average drinks per day on drinking day ......  MYPF4          4632-4633     
    # of days had 9+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MYPF5S         4634-4636     
    # of days had 5+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MYPF6S         4637-4639     
    Have you ever used marijuana ................  MYPF7               4640     
    Number of times used marijuana in life ......  MYPF8               4641     
    # of days used marijuana in past month ......  MYPF9          4642-4643     
    Have you ever used crack or cocaine .........  MYPF10              4644     
    Number times used crack/cocaine in life .....  MYPF11              4645     
    Days used crack/cocaine in past month .......  MYPF12              4646     
                                                                                
        SECTION H. RESPONDENT                                                   
                                                                                
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MYPH1               4647     
    Reason for accepting proxy ..................  MYPH2               4648     
    Was SP present during interview .............  MYPH3               4649     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Examiner ID .................................  MYPEXMNR       4650-4653     
                                                                                
    DIETARY FOOD FREQUENCY (AGES 12-16 YEARS)                                   
        MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS                                                  
                                                                                
    Chocolate milk and hot cocoa - times/mo .....  FFP1AS         4654-4656     
    Milk to drink or on cereal - times/month ....  FFP1BS         4657-4659     
    Type of milk used ...........................  FFP1D1         4660-4661     
    Yogurt and frozen yogurt - times/month ......  FFP1ES         4662-4664     
    Ice cream,ice milk,milkshakes - times/mo ....  FFP1FS         4665-4667     
    Cheese, all types - times/month .............  FFP1GS         4668-4670     
    Pizza, calzone, lasagna - times/month .......  FFP1HS         4671-4673     
    Cheese dishes - times/month .................  FFP1IS         4674-4676     
                                                                                
        MAIN DISHES, MEAT, FISH, CHICKEN, AND EGGS                              
                                                                                
    Stew or soup with vegetables - times/mo .....  FFP2AS         4677-4679     
    Spaghetti/pasta w/ tomato sauce-times/mo ....  FFP2BS         4680-4682     
    Bacon/sausage/processed meats - times/mo ....  FFP2CS         4683-4685     
    Liver and other organ meats - times/mo ......  FFP2DS         4686-4688     
    Beef - times/month ..........................  FFP2ES         4689-4691     
    Pork and ham - times/month ..................  FFP2FS         4692-4694     
    Shrimp, clams, etc - times/mo ...............  FFP2GS         4695-4696     
    Fish - times/month ..........................  FFP2HS         4697-4699     
    Chicken and turkey - times/month ............  FFP2IS         4700-4702     
    Eggs - times/month ..........................  FFP2JS         4703-4705     
                                                                                
        FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICES                                                  
                                                                                
    Orange juice, etc - times/month .............  FFP3AS         4706-4708     
    Other fruit juices - times/momth ............  FFP3BS         4709-4711     
    Citrus fruits - times/month .................  FFP3CS         4712-4714     
    Melons - times/month ........................  FFP3DS         4715-4717     
    Peaches, nectarines, etc - times/month ......  FFP3ES         4718-4720     
    Any other fruits - times/month ..............  FFP3FS         4721-4723     
                                                                                
        VEGETABLES                                                              
                                                                                
    Carrots - times/month .......................  FFP4AS         4724-4726     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Broccoli - times/month ......................  FFP4BS         4727-4729     
    Brussel sprouts/cauliflower - times/mo ......  FFP4CS         4730-4732     
    White potatoes - times/month ................  FFP4DS         4733-4735     
    Sweet potatoes, yams, etc - times/month .....  FFP4ES         4736-4737     
    Tomatoes - times/month ......................  FFP4FS         4738-4740     
    Spinach, greens, etc - times/month ..........  FFP4GS         4741-4743     
    Tossed salad - times/month ..................  FFP4HS         4744-4746     
    Cabbage, cole slaw, sauerkraut-times/mo .....  FFP4IS         4747-4749     
    Hot red chili peppers - times/month .........  FFP4JS         4750-4752     
    Other peppers - times/month .................  FFP4KS         4753-4755     
    Any other vegetables - times/month ..........  FFP4LS         4756-4758     
                                                                                
        BEANS, NUTS, AND GRAIN PRODUCTS                                         
                                                                                
    Beans, lentils, chickpeas - times/month .....  FFP5AS         4759-4761     
    Peanuts, peanut butter, etc - times/mo ......  FFP5BS         4762-4764     
    Cereals: All-Bran, etc - times/month ........  FFP5CS         4765-4767     
    Cereals: Total, etc - times/month ...........  FFP5DS         4768-4770     
    All other cold cereals - times/month ........  FFP5ES         4771-4773     
    Cooked, hot cereals - times/month ...........  FFP5FS         4774-4776     
    White bread, rolls, etc - times/month .......  FFP5GS         4777-4779     
    Dark breads and rolls - times/month .........  FFP5HS         4780-4782     
    Corn bread, muffins, tortillas-times/mo .....  FFP5IS         4783-4785     
    Flour tortillas - times/month ...............  FFP5JS         4786-4788     
    Rice - times/month ..........................  FFP5KS         4789-4791     
    Salted snacks - times/month .................  FFP5LS         4792-4794     
                                                                                
        DESSERTS, SWEETS, AND BEVERAGES                                         
                                                                                
    Cakes, cookies, brownies, etc - times/mo ....  FFP6AS         4795-4797     
    Chocolate candy and fudge - times/month .....  FFP6BS         4798-4800     
    Hi-C, Tang, Koolaid, etc - times/month ......  FFP6CS         4801-4803     
    Diet colas, diet sodas, etc - times/mo ......  FFP6DS         4804-4806     
    Regular colas and sodas - times/month .......  FFP6ES         4807-4809     
    Regular coffee - times/month ................  FFP6FS         4810-4812     
    Regular tea - times/month ...................  FFP6GS         4813-4815     
    Beer and lite beer - times/month ............  FFP6HS         4816-4818     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Wine, etc - times/month .....................  FFP6IS         4819-4820     
    Hard liquor - times/month ...................  FFP6JS         4821-4822     
                                                                                
        FATS                                                                    
                                                                                
    Margarine - times/month .....................  FFP7AS         4823-4825     
    Butter - times/month ........................  FFP7BS         4826-4828     
    Oil/vinegar, mayonnaise, etc - times/mo .....  FFP7CS         4829-4831     
                                                                                
        OTHER FOODS OR BEVERAGES                                                
                                                                                
    1st other food or beverage - specified ......  FFP8AFC        4832-4833     
    1st other food or beverage - times/month ....  FFP8AS         4834-4836     
    2nd other food or beverage - specified ......  FFP8BFC        4837-4838     
    2nd other food or beverage - times/month ....  FFP8BS              4839     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Respondent ..................................  FFP10               4840     
    Examiner number .............................  FFPEXMNR       4841-4844     
                                                                                
    DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE (DIS)                                         
                                                                                
    Language of DIS interview ...................  MQPDLANG            4845     
    Depression data flag ........................  MQPDPFLG            4846     
    Mania data flag .............................  MQPMNFLG            4847     
    Hard copy flag ..............................  MQPHCFLG            4848     
    G1 - DIS data flag ..........................  MQPG01              4849     
    G2 Lifetime depressed mood ..................  MQPG02              4850     
    G3 2 years depressed mood ...................  MQPG03              4851     
    G4 Tell doctor about depressed mood .........  MQPG04              4852     
    G05 Lost appetite symptom ...................  MQPG05L        4853-4854     
    G05 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0501            4855     
    G06 Lost weight symptom .....................  MQPG06L        4856-4857     
    G06 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0601            4858     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    G07 Gain weight symptom .....................  MQPG07L        4859-4860     
    G07 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0701            4861     
    # Pos eating symptom-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP1L            4862     
    G08 Trouble sleep symptom ...................  MQPG08L        4863-4864     
    G08 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0801            4865     
    G09 Sleep too much symptom ..................  MQPG09L        4866-4867     
    G09 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0901            4868     
    # Pos sleep symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP2L            4869     
    G10 Tired symptom ...........................  MQPG10L        4870-4871     
    G10 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1001            4872     
    # Pos tired symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP3L            4873     
    G11 Talk/move slowly symptom ................  MQPG11L        4874-4875     
    G11 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1101            4876     
    G12 Move a lot symptom ......................  MQPG12L        4877-4878     
    G12 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1201            4879     
    # Pos movement sym-depression lifetime ......  MQPDGP4L            4880     
    G13 Less sex symptom ........................  MQPG13L        4881-4882     
    G13 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1301            4883     
    G13-D Tell other professional ...............  MQPG1302            4884     
    G13-E Take medication >=1 ...................  MQPG1303            4885     
    G13-F Interfere alot ........................  MQPG1304            4886     
    # Pos sexual symptom-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP5L            4887     
    G14 Worthless,sinful or guilty symptom ......  MQPG14L        4888-4889     
    # Pos guilt symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP6L            4890     
    G15 Concentrate symptom .....................  MQPG15L        4891-4892     
    G15 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1501            4893     
    G16 Thoughts slow symptom ...................  MQPG16L        4894-4895     
    G16 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1601            4896     
    # Pos think symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP7L            4897     
    G17 Thought alot about death symptom ........  MQPG17L        4898-4899     
    G18 Felt like wanted to die symptom .........  MQPG18L        4900-4901     
    G19 Thought of commiting suicide symptom ....  MQPG19L        4902-4903     
    G20 Attempted suicide symptom ...............  MQPG20L        4904-4905     
    # Pos death symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP8L            4906     
    G21 Check item - ask about dep spells .......  MQPG21              4907     
    G22 Feel blue & have problem together .......  MQPG22              4908     
    G23 Sure never had problem together .........  MQPG23              4909     
    G24 Not feel blue but problem together ......  MQPG24              4910     
    G25 Problem together & feeling low ..........  MQPG25              4911     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    G26 Depression longest spell in weeks .......  MQPG26         4912-4915     
    G27 # depressed spells lifetime .............  MQPG27         4916-4918     
    G28 Tell doctor about depressed spells ......  MQPG28              4919     
    G29 Tell profess about depressed spells .....  MQPG29              4920     
    G30 Take med during depressed spells ........  MQPG30              4921     
    G31 Depressed spells interfere w/ life ......  MQPG31              4922     
    G32 Age of first depressed spell ............  MQPG32         4923-4924     
    G33 Depressed spells after death ............  MQPG33              4925     
    G34 Depressed spell only due to death .......  MQPG34              4926     
    G35 Depressed spell now .....................  MQPG35              4927     
    G36 When last depressed spell end ...........  MQPG36              4928     
    G37 Age last depressed spell end ............  MQPG37         4929-4930     
    G38 Check item - ask about worst spell ......  MQPG38              4931     
    G39 Age worst depressed spell ...............  MQPG39         4932-4933     
    G05 Lost appetite worst .....................  MQPG05W             4934     
    G06 Lost weight worst .......................  MQPG06W             4935     
    G07 Gain weight worst .......................  MQPG07W             4936     
    G08 Trouble sleep worst .....................  MQPG08W             4937     
    G09 Sleep too much worst ....................  MQPG09W             4938     
    G10 Tired worst .............................  MQPG10W             4939     
    G11 Talk/move slowly worst ..................  MQPG11W             4940     
    G12 Move a lot worst ........................  MQPG12W             4941     
    G13 Less sex worst ..........................  MQPG13W             4942     
    G14 Worthless,sinful or guilty worst ........  MQPG14W             4943     
    G15 Concentrate worst .......................  MQPG15W             4944     
    G16 Thoughts slow worst .....................  MQPG16W             4945     
    G17 Thought alot about death worst ..........  MQPG17W             4946     
    G18 Felt like wanted to die worst ...........  MQPG18W             4947     
    G19 Thought of committing suicide worst .....  MQPG19W             4948     
    G20 Attempted suicide worst .................  MQPG20W             4949     
    G41 Excited/high symptom ....................  MQPG41L        4950-4951     
    G42 More active symptom .....................  MQPG42L        4952-4953     
    G43 Spending spree symptom ..................  MQPG43L        4954-4955     
    G44 Strongly sexual symptom .................  MQPG44L        4956-4957     
    G45 Talked too fast symptom .................  MQPG45L        4958-4959     
    G46 Thoughts raced symptom ..................  MQPG46L        4960-4961     
    G47 Special gifts symptom ...................  MQPG47L        4962-4963     
    Example of mania special powers .............  MQPG47EX            4964     
    G48 Slept less symptom ......................  MQPG48L        4965-4966     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    G49 Easily distracted symptom ...............  MQPG49L        4967-4968     
    G50 Check item - ask about mania spells .....  MQPG50              4969     
    G51 Feel high & have problems together ......  MQPG51              4970     
    G52 Sure never had problems together ........  MQPG52              4971     
    G53 Not feel high but problems together .....  MQPG53              4972     
    G54 Problems together & irritable ...........  MQPG54              4973     
    G55 Mania longest spell in weeks ............  MQPG55         4974-4977     
    G56 # mania spells lifetime .................  MQPG56         4978-4980     
    G57 Tell doctor about mania spells ..........  MQPG57              4981     
    G58 Tell professional about mania spells ....  MQPG58              4982     
    G59 Take medicine during mania spells .......  MQPG59              4983     
    G60 Mania spells interfere w/ life ..........  MQPG60              4984     
    G61 Age of first mania spell ................  MQPG61         4985-4986     
    G62 Mania spell now .........................  MQPG62              4987     
    G63 When last mania spell end ...............  MQPG63              4988     
    G64 Age last mania spell end ................  MQPG64         4989-4990     
    G65 Check item - ask about mania spells .....  MQPG65              4991     
    G66 Age worst mania spell ...................  MQPG66         4992-4993     
    G42 More active worst .......................  MQPG42W             4994     
    G43 Spending spree worst ....................  MQPG43W             4995     
    G44 Strongly sexual worst ...................  MQPG44W             4996     
    G45 Talked too fast worst ...................  MQPG45W             4997     
    G46 Thoughts raced worst ....................  MQPG46W             4998     
    G47 Special gifts worst .....................  MQPG47W             4999     
    G48 Slept less worst ........................  MQPG48W             5000     
    G49 Easily distracted worst .................  MQPG49W             5001     
    # Pos eating sym-depression worst period ....  MQPDGP1W            5002     
    # Pos sleep sym- depression worst period ....  MQPDGP2W            5003     
    # Pos tired sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP3W            5004     
    # Pos movement sym-depress worst period .....  MQPDGP4W            5005     
    # Pos sexual sym-depression worst period ....  MQPDGP5W            5006     
    # Pos guilt sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP6W            5007     
    # Pos think sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP7W            5008     
    # Pos death sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP8W            5009     
    Total pos sym depression groups-worst .......  MQPDGPSW       5010-5011     
    Dysphoria for depression ....................  MQPDYSFR            5012     
    Total pos sym depress + dysphoria -worst ....  MQPDPSX1       5013-5014     
    DSMIII major depression .....................  MQPDEP         5015-5016     
    Age 1st depressive symptoms w/depress DX ....  MQPFDDP        5017-5018     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Age last depressive symptom w/depress DX ....  MQPLDDP        5019-5020     
    Total pos sym dep groups +dysphoria-life ....  MQPDPSX2       5021-5022     
    Pos hyper-act/sex sym-mania worst period ....  MQPMNG1W            5023     
    Pos speech symptom - mania worst period .....  MQPMNG2W            5024     
    Pos racing thoughts sym-mania worst pd ......  MQPMNG3W            5025     
    Pos special gifts sym-mania worst period ....  MQPMNG4W            5026     
    Pos less sleep sym-mania worst period .......  MQPMNG5W            5027     
    Pos distractibility sym-mania worst pd ......  MQPMNG6W            5028     
    Pos spending symptom-mania worst period .....  MQPMNG7W            5029     
    Total pos symptom mania groups-worst ........  MQPMNGSW       5030-5031     
    One week euphoric/irritable .................  MQPEUFOR            5032     
    Tot pos sym mania groups+euphoric-worst .....  MQPMNSX1       5033-5034     
    DSMIII mania ................................  MQPMANIA       5035-5036     
    Age first mania symptoms with mania DX ......  MQPFDMN        5037-5038     
    Age last mania symptoms with mania DX .......  MQPLDMN        5039-5040     
    Tot pos sym mania gps+euphoria-lifetime .....  MQPMNSX2       5041-5042     
    DSMIII single episode major depression ......  MQPDEPSE       5043-5044     
    Age first dep with single episode dep DX ....  MQPFDDSE       5045-5046     
    Age last dep with single episode dep DX .....  MQPLDDSE       5047-5048     
    DSMIII recurrent major depression ...........  MQPDEPRT       5049-5050     
    Age first depressive w/ recurrent dep DX ....  MQPFDDRT       5051-5052     
    Age last depressive w/ recurrent dep DX .....  MQPLDDRT       5053-5054     
    >= 2 years depressive mood ..................  MQPDYSA             5055     
    # Lifetime symptoms for dysthymia ...........  MQPDYSD        5056-5057     
    DSMIII dysthymia ............................  MQPDYSTH       5058-5059     
    DSMIII bipolar with mania DX ................  MQPBIPOL       5060-5061     
    Age first bipolar symptoms w/ bipolar DX ....  MQPFDBI        5062-5063     
    Age last bipolar symptoms w/ bipolar DX .....  MQPLDBI        5064-5065     
    DSMIII atypical bipolar .....................  MQPBIPII       5066-5067     
    Age first depressive with bipolar II DX .....  MQPFDBII       5068-5069     
    Age last depressive with bipolar II DX ......  MQPLDBII       5070-5071     
                                                                                
    MEC ADULT QUESTIONNAIRE (EXCEPT DIS)                                        
        SECTION A. TOBACCO                                                      
                                                                                
    Cigarettes smoked in the past 5 days ........  MAPA1          5072-5074     
    Number of pipes smoked past 5 days ..........  MAPA2A         5075-5077     
    Number of cigars smoked past 5 days .........  MAPA2B         5078-5079     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  MAPA3          5080-5081     
    Pieces of nicotine gum in past 5 days .......  MAPA4          5082-5083     
                                                                                
        SECTION B. COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART A                                  
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPB1               5084     
    Three children:  1st story recall ...........  MAPB2A              5085     
    House on fire:  1st story recall ............  MAPB2B              5086     
    Fireman climbed in:  1st story recall .......  MAPB2C              5087     
    Children rescued:  1st story recall .........  MAPB2D              5088     
    Minor injuries:  1st story recall ...........  MAPB2E              5089     
    Everyone well:  1st story recall ............  MAPB2F              5090     
                                                                                
        SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS/MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE     
                                                                                
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  MAPC1               5091     
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MAPC2               5092     
    How many colds, flu, etc in past 4 weeks ....  MAPC3          5093-5094     
    Times donated blood in past 12 months .......  MAPC4          5095-5096     
    How long ago was last blood donation-mos ....  MAPC5          5097-5098     
    Taken antihistamine in the past 2 days ......  MAPC6               5099     
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hrs .......  MAPC7               5100     
    Taken vitamins/minerals in past 24 hrs ......  MAPC8               5101     
                                                                                
        SECTION D. COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART B                                  
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPD1               5102     
    Three children:  2nd story recall ...........  MAPD2A              5103     
    House on fire:  2nd story recall ............  MAPD2B              5104     
    Fireman climbed in:  2nd story recall .......  MAPD2C              5105     
    Children rescued:  2nd story recall .........  MAPD2D              5106     
    Minor injuries:  2nd story recall ...........  MAPD2E              5107     
    Everyone well:  2nd story recall ............  MAPD2F              5108     
                                                                                
        SECTION E. ALCOHOL/DRUG USE                                             
                                                                                
    Had at least 12 drinks alcohol in life ......  MAPE1               5109     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Had at least 12 drinks in last 12 months ....  MAPE2               5110     
    # of days drank alcohol in past 12 mos ......  MAPE3S         5111-5113     
    Number of drinks per day on drinking day ....  MAPE4          5114-5116     
    # of days had 9+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MAPE5S         5117-5119     
    # of days had 5+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MAPE6S         5120-5122     
    Ever drink 5+ drinks almost every day .......  MAPE7               5123     
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPE8               5124     
    Have you ever used marijuana ................  MAPE9               5125     
    Number of times used marijuana in life ......  MAPE10              5126     
    # of days used marijuana past month .........  MAPE11         5127-5128     
    Have you ever used crack or cocaine .........  MAPE12              5129     
    Number times used crack/cocaine in life .....  MAPE13              5130     
    # days used crack/cocaine in last month .....  MAPE14         5131-5132     
                                                                                
        SECTION F. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH                                          
                                                                                
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MAPF1               5133     
    Age when menstrual cycles started - yrs .....  MAPF2          5134-5135     
    Age category menstrual cycles started .......  MAPF3               5136     
    Have you ever been pregnant .................  MAPF4               5137     
    How many times have you been pregnant .......  MAPF5          5138-5139     
    Total number of live births .................  MAPF6          5140-5141     
    Age at first live birth recoded - years .....  MAPF7R         5142-5143     
    Age at the time of last live birth - yrs ....  MAPF8          5144-5145     
    Did you breastfeed any of your children .....  MAPF9               5146     
    How many children did you breastfeed ........  MAPF10         5147-5148     
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPF11              5149     
    Are you now pregnant ........................  MAPF12              5150     
    Pregnancy status recode .....................  MAPF12R             5151     
    Month of current pregnancy ..................  MAPF13         5152-5153     
    Have you been pregnant in the last 2 yrs ....  MAPF14              5154     
    Months since last pregnancy ended ...........  MAPF15              5155     
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mos ....  MAPF16              5156     
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MAPF17              5157     
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MAPF18S        5158-5160     
    F6 check item used in skip pattern ..........  MAPF19              5161     
    Are you now breastfeeding a child ...........  MAPF20              5162     
    Have you had a period in past 12 months .....  MAPF21              5163     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    How long ago was your last period ...........  MAPF22         5164-5165     
    How old when had last period - years ........  MAPF23         5166-5168     
    Age category at last period .................  MAPF24         5169-5170     
    Have you had a hysterectomy .................  MAPF25              5171     
    How old when you had hysterectomy ...........  MAPF26         5172-5174     
    Have you had one or both ovaries removed ....  MAPF27              5175     
    Were both ovaries removed or only one .......  MAPF28              5176     
    How old when ovary removed - years ..........  MAPF29         5177-5179     
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  MAPF30              5180     
    Age began taking birth control pills-yrs ....  MAPF31         5181-5182     
    How many days ago stop taking BC pills ......  MAPF32S        5183-5185     
    How many months took birth control pills ....  MAPF33S        5186-5188     
    Brand of birth control pills code ...........  MAPF34R        5189-5191     
    F30-F32 check item used in skip patterns ....  MAPF34CK            5192     
    Ever have NORPLANT implant ..................  MAPF34A             5193     
    Have NORPLANT implant now ...................  MAPF34B             5194     
    How many months ago NORPLANT implanted ......  MAPF34CS       5195-5196     
    F-section check item for skip pattern .......  MAPF35              5197     
    Did periods stop due to radiation/chemo .....  MAPF36              5198     
    Ever take estrogen by mouth .................  MAPF37              5199     
    Age when first took estrogen pills - yrs ....  MAPF38         5200-5202     
    How many months ago stop estrogen pills .....  MAPF39S        5203-5206     
    How many years took estrogen pills ..........  MAPF40         5207-5208     
    Ever used estrogen cream, supp, inject ......  MAPF41              5209     
    Age first used estrogen crm,sup,inj -yrs ....  MAPF42         5210-5212     
    Months since used estrogen crm,sup,inj ......  MAPF43S        5213-5216     
    Years used estrogen cream, supp, inject .....  MAPF44         5217-5218     
    Ever used female hormone patches ............  MAPF45              5219     
    Age when first used hormone patches -yrs ....  MAPF46         5220-5222     
    Months since used hormone patches ...........  MAPF47S        5223-5225     
    How many years used hormone patches .........  MAPF48         5226-5227     
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPF49              5228     
    Age at first sexual intercourse - years .....  MAPF50         5229-5230     
    How many different sex partners ever ........  MAPF51         5231-5234     
    Sex/F51 check item used in skip pattern .....  MAPF52              5235     
    Was this partner female or male .............  MAPF53              5236     
    How many partners have been female ..........  MAPF54R        5237-5240     
    How many partners have been male ............  MAPF55         5241-5244     
    # of different sex partners in past year ....  MAPF56         5245-5247     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Has doctor told you had genital herpes ......  MAPF57              5248     
                                                                                
        SECTION H. RESPONDENT                                                   
                                                                                
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MAPH1               5249     
    Specify other relationship to SP ............  MAPH1OS        5250-5251     
    Reason for accepting proxy ..................  MAPH2               5252     
    Was SP present during interview .............  MAPH3               5253     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Instrument used for interview ...............  MAPLANG             5254     
    Interviewer number ..........................  MAPEXMNR       5255-5258     
                                                                                
    BONE DENSITOMETRY                                                           
        INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION                                                
                                                                                
    Examiner number .............................  BDPTECH        5259-5263     
    Exclusion flag ..............................  BDPEXFLR            5264     
                                                                                
        SCAN RESULTS                                                            
                                                                                
    Acceptable or rejected scan .................  BDPSCAN             5265     
    Hip side that was scanned ...................  BDPSIDE             5266     
    Bone area of femur neck region - cm sq ......  BDPFNARE       5267-5270     
    Bone mineral content of femur neck - gm .....  BDPFNBMC       5271-5275     
    Bone mineral density femur neck-gm/cm sq ....  BDPFNBMD       5276-5280     
    Bone area of trochanter region - cm sq ......  BDPTRARE       5281-5285     
    BMC of trochanter region - gm ...............  BDPTRBMC       5286-5290     
    BMD of trochanter region - gm/cm sq .........  BDPTRBMD       5291-5295     
    Bone area intertrochanter region - cm sq ....  BDPINARE       5296-5300     
    BMC of intertrochanter region - gm ..........  BDPINBMC       5301-5305     
    BMD of intertrochanter region - gm/cm sq ....  BDPINBMD       5306-5310     
    Bone area Ward's triangle region - cm sq ....  BDPWTARE       5311-5315     
    BMC of Ward's triangle region - gm ..........  BDPWTBMC       5316-5320     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    BMD of Ward's triangle region - gm/cm sq ....  BDPWTBMD       5321-5325     
    Bone area of total region - cm sq ...........  BDPTOARE       5326-5330     
    Bone mineral content of total region -gm ....  BDPTOBMC       5331-5335     
    Bone minrl density total region-gm/cm sq ....  BDPTOBMD       5336-5340     
    K value for scan ............................  BDPK           5341-5345     
    d0 value for scan ...........................  BDPD0          5346-5350     
                                                                                
    HOME EXAMINATION, INTERVIEW                                                 
        INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY                                                   
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPB1               5351     
    Had cereal in past month ....................  HXPB2A              5352     
    Had fruit in past month .....................  HXPB2B              5353     
    Had yellow/orange vegetables in past mo .....  HXPB2C              5354     
    Had green vegetables in past month ..........  HXPB2D              5355     
    Had meat in past month ......................  HXPB2E              5356     
    Had egg yolk or egg in past month ...........  HXPB2F              5357     
    Had combo meat/vegetable dinners past mo ....  HXPB2G              5358     
    Had yogurt, cheese, etc in past month .......  HXPB2H              5359     
    Had bread, rolls, etc in past month .........  HXPB2I              5360     
    Had desserts in past month ..................  HXPB2J              5361     
    Had breastmilk in past month ................  HXPB2K              5362     
    Had formula in past month ...................  HXPB2L              5363     
    Had regular cow's milk in past month ........  HXPB2M              5364     
    Had fruit juices in past month ..............  HXPB2N              5365     
    Had Kool-aid, etc in past month .............  HXPB2O              5366     
                                                                                
        COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART A                                             
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPD1               5367     
    Three children: 1st story recall ............  HXPD2A              5368     
    House on fire:  1st story recall ............  HXPD2B              5369     
    Fireman climbed in: 1st story recall ........  HXPD2C              5370     
    Children rescued: 1st story recall ..........  HXPD2D              5371     
    Minor injuries: 1st story recall ............  HXPD2E              5372     
    Everyone well: 1st story recall .............  HXPD2F              5373     
                                                                                
        SELECTED CONDITIONS/MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE                
                                                                                
    Treated for anemia in past 3 months .........  HXPE1               5374     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    How many infections in the past 4 weeks .....  HXPE2          5375-5376     
    Times donated blood in past 12 months .......  HXPE3          5377-5378     
    How long since last blood donation ..........  HXPE4          5379-5380     
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  HXPE5               5381     
    Take antihistamine in past 2 days ...........  HXPE6               5382     
    Take prescription med in past 24 hours ......  HXPE7               5383     
    Take vitamins/minerals in past 24 hours .....  HXPE8               5384     
                                                                                
        COGNITIVE FUNCTION TEST - PART B                                        
                                                                                
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPF1               5385     
    Three children: 2nd story recall ............  HXPF2A              5386     
    House on fire: 2nd story recall .............  HXPF2B              5387     
    Fireman climbed in: 2nd story recall ........  HXPF2C              5388     
    Children rescued: 2nd story recall ..........  HXPF2D              5389     
    Minor injuries: 2nd story recall ............  HXPF2E              5390     
    Everyone well: 2nd story recall .............  HXPF2F              5391     
                                                                                
        TOBACCO                                                                 
                                                                                
    How many cigarettes smoked past 5 days ......  HXPG1          5392-5394     
    How many pipes smoked in the past 5 days ....  HXPG2A         5395-5396     
    How many cigars smoked in past 5 days .......  HXPG2B         5397-5398     
    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  HXPG3          5399-5400     
    Pieces of nicotine gum used past 5 days .....  HXPG4               5401     
                                                                                
        REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH                                                     
                                                                                
    Sex check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPH1               5402     
    How old when menstrual cycles started .......  HXPH2          5403-5404     
    Age category menstrual cycles started .......  HXPH3               5405     
    Had period in the past 12 months ............  HXPH4               5406     
    How long since last period ..................  HXPH5          5407-5408     
    Reason for not having period ................  HXPH6          5409-5410     
    How old when you had last period ............  HXPH7          5411-5413     
    Age category at last period .................  HXPH8          5414-5415     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Have you had a hysterectomy .................  HXPH9               5416     
    How old when you had hysterectomy ...........  HXPH10         5417-5419     
    Have you had one or both ovaries removed ....  HXPH11              5420     
    Were both ovaries removed or only one .......  HXPH12              5421     
    How old when ovary/ovaries were removed .....  HXPH13         5422-5424     
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  HXPH14              5425     
    Age first took birth control pills ..........  HXPH15         5426-5427     
    Days since stopped birth control pills ......  HXPH16S        5428-5432     
    How many months took birth control pills ....  HXPH17S        5433-5435     
    Check item used in skip pattern .............  HXPH18              5436     
    Ever take estrogen in any form ..............  HXPH19              5437     
    Age when first took estrogen ................  HXPH20         5438-5440     
    How many months ago stopped estrogen ........  HXPH21S        5441-5444     
    How many years on estrogen ..................  HXPH22         5445-5446     
                                                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Instrument used for interview ...............  HXPLANG        5447-5448     
    Examiner number .............................  HXPEXMNR       5449-5452     
                                                                                
    GALLBLADDER ULTRASONOGRAPHY                                                 
                                                                                
    Are there any abdominal surgical scars ......  GUPQ7               5453     
    Surgical scar - area 1 ......................  GUPQ8A1             5454     
    Surgical scar - area 2 ......................  GUPQ8A2             5455     
    Surgical scar - area 3 ......................  GUPQ8A3             5456     
    Surgical scar - area 4 ......................  GUPQ8A4             5457     
    Surgical scar - area 5 ......................  GUPQ8A5             5458     
    Surgical scar - area 6 ......................  GUPQ8A6             5459     
    Thickness of gallbladder wall (mm) ..........  GUPQ18         5460-5461     
    Adjud. finding - largest echo clump (mm) ....  GUPQ24R        5462-5463     
    Other nonGB findings - renal - recode .......  GUPQ37R             5464     
    Other nonGB findings-hepat/liver -recode ....  GUPQ38R             5465     
    Radiologist notes indicate liver cyst .......  GUPLCSTR            5466     
    Other nonGB -liver cysts,size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPLCSZE       5467-5469     
    Radiologist notes indicate renal cyst .......  GUPRCSTR            5470     
    Other nonGB -renal cysts,size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPRCSZE       5471-5474     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                                   Variable                     
    Description                                    Name         Positions       
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    Radiologist notes indicate hemangioma .......  GUPLHMGR            5475     
    Other nonGB -cav hemang, size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPCHSZE       5476-5478     
    Sonographer - primary finding ...............  GUPTDX1R       5479-5480     
    Sonographer - secondary finding .............  GUPTDX2R       5481-5482     
    Radiologist ID number - first reading .......  GUPR1ID             5483     
    Radiologist first reading - finding 1 .......  GUPR1DX1       5484-5485     
    Radiologist first reading - finding 2 .......  GUPR1DX2       5486-5487     
    Radiologist first reading - confidence ......  GUPR1CNF            5488     
    Radiologist first reading - quality .........  GUPR1QLT            5489     
    Radiologist ID number - second reading ......  GUPR2ID             5490     
    Final adjudicated primary finding ...........  GUPFDX1R       5491-5492     
    Final adjudicated secondary finding .........  GUPFDX2R       5493-5494     
    Other nonGB - GB polyp, size(mm,yrs 4-6) ....  GUPGBPSZ       5495-5496     
    Technician number ...........................  GUPTECH        5497-5501     
                                                                                
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION EVALUATION                                  
        CONDITIONS AFFECTING TEST RESULTS                                       
                                                                                
    How much sleep did you get last night .......  CNPQ01              5502     
    Now feeling energetic, ... exhausted ........  CNPQ02              5503     
    Familiarity w/ computers: none,some,alot ....  CNPQ03              5504     
    # cups caffeine coffee, etc, past 3 hrs .....  CNPQ04              5505     
    How many drinks of alcohol in past 3 hrs ....  CNPQ05              5506     
    Which hand prefer to use for this test ......  CNPQ06              5507     
    Simple Reaction Time Test(SRTT) complete ....  CNPQ07              5508     
    Symbol Digit Substitution Test (SDST) .......  CNPQ08              5509     
    Serial Digit Learning Test (SDLT) ...........  CNPQ09              5510     
    How hard tried to perform computer test .....  CNPQ10              5511     
    Language used for test administration .......  CNPLANG             5512     
    Room temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) .......  CNPTEMP        5513-5515     
    Examiner number .............................  CNPTECH        5516-5520     
                                                                                
        SIMPLE REACTION TIME TEST (SRTT)                                        
                                                                                
    LOG: # of trials with preferred hand ........  CNPNBPH             5521     
    SRTT: Trial 01 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT01        5522-5525     
    SRTT: Trial 02 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT02        5526-5529     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SRTT: Trial 03 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT03        5530-5533     
    SRTT: Trial 04 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT04        5534-5537     
    SRTT: Trial 05 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT05        5538-5541     
    SRTT: Trial 06 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT06        5542-5545     
    SRTT: Trial 07 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT07        5546-5549     
    SRTT: Trial 08 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT08        5550-5553     
    SRTT: Trial 09 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT09        5554-5557     
    SRTT: Trial 10 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT10        5558-5561     
    SRTT: Trial 11 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT11        5562-5565     
    SRTT: Trial 12 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT12        5566-5569     
    SRTT: Trial 13 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT13        5570-5573     
    SRTT: Trial 14 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT14        5574-5577     
    SRTT: Trial 15 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT15        5578-5581     
    SRTT: Trial 16 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT16        5582-5585     
    SRTT: Trial 17 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT17        5586-5589     
    SRTT: Trial 18 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT18        5590-5593     
    SRTT: Trial 19 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT19        5594-5597     
    SRTT: Trial 20 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT20        5598-5601     
    SRTT: Trial 21 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT21        5602-5605     
    SRTT: Trial 22 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT22        5606-5609     
    SRTT: Trial 23 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT23        5610-5613     
    SRTT: Trial 24 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT24        5614-5617     
    SRTT: Trial 25 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT25        5618-5621     
    SRTT: Trial 26 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT26        5622-5625     
    SRTT: Trial 27 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT27        5626-5629     
    SRTT: Trial 28 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT28        5630-5633     
    SRTT: Trial 29 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT29        5634-5637     
    SRTT: Trial 30 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT30        5638-5641     
    SRTT: Trial 31 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT31        5642-5645     
    SRTT: Trial 32 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT32        5646-5649     
    SRTT: Trial 33 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT33        5650-5653     
    SRTT: Trial 34 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT34        5654-5657     
    SRTT: Trial 35 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT35        5658-5661     
    SRTT: Trial 36 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT36        5662-5665     
    SRTT: Trial 37 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT37        5666-5669     
    SRTT: Trial 38 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT38        5670-5673     
    SRTT: Trial 39 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT39        5674-5677     
    SRTT: Trial 40 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT40        5678-5681     
    SRTT: Trial 41 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT41        5682-5685     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SRTT: Trial 42 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT42        5686-5689     
    SRTT: Trial 43 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT43        5690-5693     
    SRTT: Trial 44 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT44        5694-5697     
    SRTT: Trial 45 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT45        5698-5701     
    SRTT: Trial 46 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT46        5702-5705     
    SRTT: Trial 47 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT47        5706-5709     
    SRTT: Trial 48 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT48        5710-5713     
    SRTT: Trial 49 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT49        5714-5717     
    SRTT: Trial 50 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT50        5718-5721     
    SRTT summary:  Mean reaction time (msec) ....  CNPMENRT       5722-5729     
    SRTT: Standard deviation, reaction times ....  CNPSDRT        5730-5737     
                                                                                
        SYMBOL DIGIT SUBSTITUTION TEST (SDST)                                   
                                                                                
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 1 .............  CNP1ERR        5738-5739     
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT1       5740-5744     
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT2       5745-5749     
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT3       5750-5754     
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT4       5755-5759     
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT5       5760-5764     
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT6       5765-5769     
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT7       5770-5774     
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT8       5775-5779     
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT9       5780-5784     
    SDST: Total latency, trial 1 (sec) ..........  CNP1TOTL       5785-5790     
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 1 .....  CNPCORR1       5791-5792     
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 1 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT1       5793-5798     
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 2 .............  CNP2ERR        5799-5800     
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT1       5801-5805     
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT2       5806-5810     
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT3       5811-5815     
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT4       5816-5820     
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT5       5821-5825     
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT6       5826-5830     
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT7       5831-5835     
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT8       5836-5840     
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT9       5841-5845     
    SDST: Total latency, trial 2 (sec) ..........  CNP2TOTL       5846-5851     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 2 .....  CNPCORR2       5852-5853     
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 2 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT2       5854-5859     
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 3 .............  CNP3ERR        5860-5861     
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT1       5862-5866     
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT2       5867-5871     
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT3       5872-5876     
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT4       5877-5881     
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT5       5882-5886     
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT6       5887-5891     
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT7       5892-5896     
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT8       5897-5901     
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT9       5902-5906     
    SDST: Total latency, trial 3 (sec) ..........  CNP3TOTL       5907-5912     
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 3 .....  CNPCORR3       5913-5914     
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 3 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT3       5915-5920     
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 4 .............  CNP4ERR        5921-5922     
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT1       5923-5927     
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT2       5928-5932     
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT3       5933-5937     
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT4       5938-5942     
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT5       5943-5947     
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT6       5948-5952     
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT7       5953-5957     
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT8       5958-5962     
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT9       5963-5967     
    SDST: Total latency, trial 4 (sec) ..........  CNP4TOTL       5968-5973     
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 4 .....  CNPCORR4       5974-5975     
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 4 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT4       5976-5981     
    SDST: Mean, 2 lowest corrected latencies ....  CNPCBEST       5982-5986     
                                                                                
        SERIAL DIGIT LEARNING TEST (SDLT)                                       
                                                                                
    SDLT: Total 0 trials ........................  CNPT0TRA            5987     
    SDLT: Score, trial 1 ........................  CNP1SCOR            5988     
    SDLT: Score, trial 2 ........................  CNP2SCOR            5989     
    SDLT: Score, trial 3 ........................  CNP3SCOR            5990     
    SDLT: Score, trial 4 ........................  CNP4SCOR            5991     
    SDLT: Score, trial 5 ........................  CNP5SCOR            5992     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SDLT: Score, trial 6 ........................  CNP6SCOR            5993     
    SDLT: Score, trial 7 ........................  CNP7SCOR            5994     
    SDLT: Score, trial 8 ........................  CNP8SCOR            5995     
    SDLT summary: Trials to criterion ...........  CNPTSTOC       5996-5997     
    SDLT summary: Total score ...................  CNPTTSCR       5998-5999     
                                                                                
    FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY                                                          
        INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS AFFECTING RESULTS               
                                                                                
    Photo taken .................................  FPPPHOTO            6000     
    Eye color: right eye ........................  FPP1A               6001     
    Eye color: left eye .........................  FPP1B               6002     
    Pupil size before dilation ... (mm) .........  FPP2           6003-6004     
    Pupil size on camera monitor (mm) ...........  FPP3           6005-6006     
    Elapsed time:dark room/taking photo(min) ....  FPP4MIN        6007-6008     
    Elapsed time:dark room/taking photo(sec) ....  FPP4SEC        6009-6010     
    Photographer ................................  FPPPHTG        6011-6015     
    Eye .........................................  FPPEYE              6016     
    Grader code .................................  FPP1005        6017-6019     
    Fundus ......................................  FPP1020        6020-6021     
    Focus .......................................  FPP1030        6022-6023     
    Field definition ............................  FPP1041        6024-6025     
    Horizontal field definition .................  FPP1046        6026-6027     
    Vertical field definition ...................  FPP1047        6028-6029     
    Artifact present ............................  FPP1050        6030-6031     
    Type of artifact: haze ......................  FPP1051        6032-6033     
    Type of artifact: dust/dirt .................  FPP1052        6034-6035     
    Type of artifact: lashes ....................  FPP1053        6036-6037     
    Type of artifact: arc .......................  FPP1054        6038-6039     
    Type artifact:uneven illumination,center ....  FPP1055        6040-6041     
    Type artifact:uneven illumination, edge .....  FPP1056        6042-6043     
    Type of artifact: central dot ...............  FPP1057        6044-6045     
    Type of artifact: other .....................  FPP1059        6046-6047     
    Gradability .................................  FPP1060        6048-6049     
                                                                                
        FINDINGS                                                                
                                                                                
    Diabetic retinopathy level ..................  FPP1070        6050-6052     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Hemorrhages or microaneurysms ...............  FPP1080        6053-6054     
    Hard exudates ...............................  FPP1090        6055-6056     
    Soft exudates ...............................  FPP1100        6057-6058     
    Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities ....  FPP1110        6059-6060     
    Venous beading ..............................  FPP1120        6061-6062     
    New vessels in disc .........................  FPP1130        6063-6064     
    New vessels elsewhere .......................  FPP1140        6065-6066     
    Fibrous proliferation .......................  FPP1150        6067-6068     
    Pre-retinal or vitreous hemorrhage ..........  FPP1160        6069-6070     
    Other abnormalities .........................  FPP1170        6071-6072     
    Degeneration, retinal pigment epithelium ....  FPP1172        6073-6074     
    Central circle RPE degeneration .............  FPP1173        6075-6076     
    Geographic atrophy ..........................  FPP1174        6077-6078     
    Central circle geographic atrophy ...........  FPP1175        6079-6080     
    Sub-retinal hemorrhage ......................  FPP1176        6081-6082     
    Central circle sub-retinal hemorrhage .......  FPP1177        6083-6084     
    Sub-retinal fibrous scar ....................  FPP1178        6085-6086     
    Central circle sub-retinal fibrous scar .....  FPP1179        6087-6088     
    Sensory serous (sub-retinal) detachment .....  FPP1180        6089-6090     
    Central cir sensory serous subret detach ....  FPP1181        6091-6092     
    Hyperpigmentation ...........................  FPP1182        6093-6094     
    Central circle hyperpigmentation ............  FPP1183        6095-6096     
    Chorioretinal abnormalities, other ..........  FPP1184        6097-6098     
    Central cir chorioretinal abnormal,other ....  FPP1185        6099-6100     
    Peripapillary atrophy .......................  FPP1186        6101-6102     
    Branch or central artery occlusion ..........  FPP1188        6103-6104     
    Central circle branch/artery occlusion ......  FPP1189        6105-6106     
    Branch vein occlusion .......................  FPP1190        6107-6108     
    Central circle branch vein occlusion ........  FPP1191        6109-6110     
    Central vein occlusion ......................  FPP1192        6111-6112     
    Central circle central vein occlusion .......  FPP1193        6113-6114     
    Significant arterio-venous nicking ..........  FPP1194        6115-6116     
    Hollenhorst plaque ..........................  FPP1196        6117-6118     
    Central circle hollenhorst plaque ...........  FPP1197        6119-6120     
    Asteroid hyalosis ...........................  FPP1198        6121-6122     
    Central circle asteroid hyalosis ............  FPP1199        6123-6124     
    Nevus .......................................  FPP1200        6125-6126     
    Central circle nevus ........................  FPP1201        6127-6128     
    Surface wrinkling retinopathy ...............  FPP1202        6129-6130     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Central circ surf wrinkling retinopathy .....  FPP1203        6131-6132     
    Abnormal disc ...............................  FPP1204        6133-6134     
    Large cup-to-disc ratio .....................  FPP1205        6135-6136     
    Histoplasmosis (POHS) .......................  FPP1206        6137-6138     
    Central circle histoplasmosis (POHS) ........  FPP1207        6139-6140     
    Clinically, macular edema, hard exudates ....  FPP1208        6141-6142     
    Central cir macular edema, hard exudates ....  FPP1209        6143-6144     
    Retinal detachment ..........................  FPP1210        6145-6146     
    Central circle retinal detachment ...........  FPP1211        6147-6148     
    Photocoagulation treatment in arcades .......  FPP1212        6149-6150     
    Photocoagulation treatmt outside arcades ....  FPP1214        6151-6152     
    Other miscellaneous abnormalities ...........  FPP1220        6153-6154     
    Other misc central circle abnormalities .....  FPP1221        6155-6156     
    Answer drusen questions .....................  FPP1228        6157-6158     
    Hard drusen .................................  FPP1230        6159-6160     
    Soft drusen .................................  FPP1240        6161-6162     
    Drusen area: grid ...........................  FPP1250        6163-6164     
    Drusen area: outside ........................  FPP1260        6165-6166     
    Drusen area: central circle .................  FPP1262        6167-6168     
    Drusen area: inner circle ...................  FPP1264        6169-6170     
    Central circle soft drusen ..................  FPP1266        6171-6172     
                                                                                
        SUMMARY SCORES                                                          
                                                                                
    Summary diabetic retinopathy score ..........  FPPSURET       6173-6174     
    Summary age-related maculopathy score .......  FPPSUMAC       6175-6176     
    Summary drusen score ........................  FPPSUDRU       6177-6178     
                                                                                
    PHYSICAL FUNCTION EVALUATION                                                
        GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     
                                                                                
    Health status screener ......................  PFPHHS         6179-6180     
                                                                                
        SHOULDER EXERCISES                                                      
                                                                                
    Right shoulder external rotation ............  PFPRSER             6181     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Left shoulder external rotation .............  PFPLSER             6182     
    Right shoulder internal rotation ............  PFPRSIR             6183     
    Left shoulder internal rotation .............  PFPLSIR             6184     
                                                                                
        KEY IN LOCK TIMED MANEUVER                                              
                                                                                
    Ability to pick up key--first trial .........  PFPUKEY             6185     
    Ability to hold key--first trial ............  PFPHKEY             6186     
    Time to unlock lock--first trial (sec) ......  PFPTKEY        6187-6190     
    Check item--bedbound (home exam only) .......  HXPBED              6191     
                                                                                
        SINGLE CHAIR STAND                                                      
                                                                                
    In wheelchair (mobile exam center only) .....  PFPWC               6192     
    Can get up from chair/wheelchair by self ....  PFPUPWC             6193     
    Use of arms to scoot forward ................  PFPSCOOT            6194     
    Ability to stand ............................  PFPUSTND            6195     
                                                                                
        REPEATED CHAIR STAND TIMED MANEUVER                                     
                                                                                
    Time to complete five stands (sec) ..........  PFPTSTND       6196-6199     
    Number of stands ............................  PFPNSTND       6200-6201     
    Chair height--home exam only (in) ...........  HXPCHAIR       6202-6205     
                                                                                
        HIP AND KNEE EXERCISES                                                  
                                                                                
    Right hip and knee flexion ..................  PFPRFLEX            6206     
    Left hip and knee flexion ...................  PFPLFLEX            6207     
                                                                                
        TANDEM STAND TIMED MANEUVER                                             
                                                                                
    Ability to stand without holding on .........  PFPSTAND            6208     
    Time tandem stand held (sec) ................  PFPTTAND       6209-6212     
                                                                                
        MEASURED WALK                                                           
                                                                                
    Observed walking without help ...............  PFPOWALK            6213     
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Able to walk alone w/out another person .....  PFPRWALK            6214     
    Time to complete 8-ft walk, trial A(sec) ....  PFPTWLKA       6215-6218     
    Number of steps--trial A ....................  PFPNSTPA       6219-6220     
    Time to complete 8-ft walk--trial B(sec) ....  PFPTWLKB       6221-6224     
    Number of steps--trial B ....................  PFPNSTPB       6225-6226     
    Pain reported on walking ....................  PFPPAIN             6227     
    Type of device used .........................  PFPDEVIC            6228     
    Examiner number .............................  PFPTECH        6229-6233     
                                                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
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      SEQN        31311    00003-53623                                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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      DMPFSEQ     31311    00001-20076                                          
                                                                                
             11            Examination/interview status             See note    
      DMPSTAT     30818    2     Interviewed, MEC-examined                      
                    493    3     Interviewed, home-examined                     
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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             12            Race-ethnicity                           See note    
      DMARETHN    11652    1     Non-Hispanic white                             
                   9074    2     Non-Hispanic black                             
                   9138    3     Mexican-American                               
                   1447    4     Other                                          
                                                                                
             13            Race                                     See note    
      DMARACER    20762    1     White                                          
                   9424    2     Black                                          
                   1119    3     Other                                          
                      6    8     Mexican-American of unknown race               
                                                                                
             14            Ethnicity                                See note    
      DMAETHNR     9138    1     Mexican-American                               
                    904    2     Other Hispanic                                 
                  21269    3     Not Hispanic                                   
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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             15            Sex                                                  
      HSSEX       14986    1     Male                                           
                  16325    2     Female                                         
                                                                                
          16-17            Age at interview (Screener)              See note    
      HSAGEIR     31162    01-89                                                
                    149    90    90+                                            
                                                                                
             18            Age at interview-unit (Screener)                     
      HSAGEU       1996    1     Months                                         
                  29315    2     Years                                          
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
          19-22            Age in months (Screener)                 See note    
      HSAITMOR    31154    0002-1079                                            
                    147    1080  1080+ months                                   
                     10    9999  Don't know                                     
                                                                                
          23-24            Family size                              See note    
      HSFSIZER     3076    01                                                   
                   5471    02                                                   
                   5656    03                                                   
                   6529    04                                                   
                   4643    05                                                   
                   2485    06                                                   
                   1325    07                                                   
                    876    08                                                   
                    451    09                                                   
                    799    10    10+                                            
                                                                                
          25-26            Household size                           See note    
      HSHSIZER     2478    01                                                   
                   5527    02                                                   
                   5677    03                                                   
                   6609    04                                                   
                   4667    05                                                   
                   2574    06                                                   
                   1396    07                                                   
                    953    08                                                   
                    486    09                                                   
                    944    10    10+                                            
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
          27-29            County FIPS codes for United States      See note    
      DMPCNTYR             counties with populations >= 500,000                 
                  14687    001-439                                              
                  16624    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          30-31            State FIPS codes for United States       See note    
      DMPFIPSR             counties with populations >= 500,000                 
                    376    04                                                   
                   4805    06                                                   
                   1168    12                                                   
                    952    17                                                   
                    273    25                                                   
                    717    26                                                   
                    333    29                                                   
                   1777    36                                                   
                    661    39                                                   
                    770    42                                                   
                    313    44                                                   
                   2150    48                                                   
                    392    53                                                   
                  16624    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             32            Urbanization classification based on     See note    
      DMPMETRO             USDA Rural/Urban continuum codes.                    
                  15624    1     Central counties of metro areas of             
                                 1 million population or more,                  
                                 OR,                                            
                                 Fringe counties of metro areas of              
                                 1 million population or more                   
                  15687    2     All other areas                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)                     
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             33            Census region                            See note    
      DMPCREGN     4052    1     Northeast                                      
                   5975    2     Midwest                                        
                  13386    3     South                                          
                   7898    4     West                                           
                                                                                
          34-39            Poverty Income Ratio                     See note    
      DMPPIR         85    00.000                                               
                  28324    000.02-11.889                                        
                   2902    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                               SURVEY DESIGN DATA                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             40            Phase of NHANES III survey               See note    
      SDPPHASE    15884    1     1988-1991                                      
                  15427    2     1991-1994                                      
                                                                                
             41            Total NHANES III Pseudo-PSU              See note    
      SDPPSU6     15691    1                                                    
                  15620    2                                                    
                                                                                
          42-43            Total NHANES III Pseudo-stratum          See note    
      SDPSTRA6    31311    01-49                                                
                                                                                
             44            Phase 1 Pseudo-PSU                       See note    
      SDPPSU1      8169    1                                                    
                   7715    2                                                    
                  15427    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          45-46            Phase 1 Pseudo-stratum                   See note    
      SDPSTRA1    15884    01-23                                                
                  15427    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             47            Phase 2 Pseudo-PSU                       See note    
      SDPPSU2      7555    1                                                    
                   7872    2                                                    
                  15884    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          48-49            Phase 2 Pseudo-stratum                   See note    
      SDPSTRA2    15427    01-23                                                
                  15884    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                 SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                  
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
          50-58            Total NHANES III interviewed sample      See note    
      WTPFQX6              final weight                                         
                  31311    000215.53-0132278.9                                  
                                                                                
          59-67            Total NHANES III MEC-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFEX6              final weight                                         
                    493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000213.45-140778.72                                  
                                                                                
          68-76            Total NHANES III MEC and home-           See note    
      WTPFHX6              examined final weight                                
                  31311    000214.25-139744.91                                  
                                                                                
          77-85            Total NHANES III allergy subsample       See note    
      WTPFALG6             final weight                                         
                     23    000000.00                                            
                  12106    000213.45-288897.91                                  
                  19182    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          86-94            Total NHANES III central nervous         See note    
      WTPFCNS6             system (CNS) subsample final weight                  
                     12    000000.00                                            
                   5662    001316.46-295826.48                                  
                  25637    Blank                                                
                                                                                
          95-103           Total NHANES III morning session         See note    
      WTPFSD6              MEC-examined subsample final weight                  
                    920    000000.00                                            
                   9127    000450.95-292590.96                                  
                  21264    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         104-112           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note    
      WTPFMD6              session MEC-examined subsample final                 
                           weight                                               
                    697    000000.00                                            
                   9497    000495.13-256201.99                                  
                  21117    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                 SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)                  
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         113-121           Total NHANES III morning session MEC     See note    
      WTPFHSD6             and home-examined subsample final                    
                           weight                                               
                    791    000000.00                                            
                   9254    000446.49-291479.91                                  
                  21266    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         122-130           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note    
      WTPFHMD6             session MEC and home-examined                        
                           subsample final weight                               
                    562    000000.00                                            
                   9630    000503.56-256245.36                                  
                  21119    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                DEMOGRAPHIC DATA                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         131-139           Phase 1 interviewed sample final         See note    
      WTPFQX1              weight                                               
                  15884    000461.29-264557.81                                  
                  15427    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         140-148           Phase 1 MEC-examined sample              See note    
      WTPFEX1              final weight                                         
                    254    000000.00                                            
                  15630    000527.01-281557.44                                  
                  15427    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         149-157           Phase 1 MEC and home-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFHX1              final weight                                         
                  15884    000513.14-279489.83                                  
                  15427    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         158-166           Phase 1 allergy subsample final weight   See note    
      WTPFALG1       14    000000.00                                            
                   6097    000821.62-577795.82                                  
                  25200    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         167-175           Phase 1 central nervous system (CNS)     See note    
      WTPFCNS1             subsample final weight                               
                      8    000000.00                                            
                   2751    002699.84-591652.96                                  
                  28552    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         176-184           Phase 1 morning session MEC-examined     See note    
      WTPFSD1              subsample fnal weight                                
                    451    000000.00                                            
                   4462    001111.36-585181.93                                  
                  26398    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         185-193           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note    
      WTPFMD1              examined subsample final weight                      
                    322    000000.00                                            
                   4726    001104.11-506697.07                                  
                  26263    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         194-202           Phase 1 morning session MEC and home-    See note    
      WTPFHSD1             examined subsample final weight                      
                    373    000000.00                                            
                   4540    0001091.8-582959.83                                  
                  26398    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         203-211           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note    
      WTPFHMD1             and home-examined subsample final weight             
                    264    000000.00                                            
                   4784    001085.73-507417.05                                  
                  26263    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         212-220           Phase 2 interviewed sample final         See note    
      WTPFQX2              weight                                               
                  15427    000431.06-243267.38                                  
                  15884    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         221-229           Phase 2 MEC-examined sample              See note    
      WTPFEX2              final weight                                         
                    239    000000.00                                            
                  15188    000426.91-262887.56                                  
                  15884    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         230-238           Phase 2 MEC and home-examined sample     See note    
      WTPFHX2              final weight                                         
                  15427    0000428.5-262188.52                                  
                  15884    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         239-247           Phase 2 allergy subsample final weight   See note    
      WTPFALG2        9    000000.00                                            
                   6009    000426.91-552445.57                                  
                  25293    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         248-256           Phase 2 central nervous system (CNS)     See note    
      WTPFCNS2             subsample final weight                               
                      4    000000.00                                            
                   2911    002632.92-518040.33                                  
                  28396    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         257-265           Phase 2 morning session MEC-examined     See note    
      WTPFSD2              subsample fnal weight                                
                    469    000000.00                                            
                   4665    0000901.9-550430.69                                  
                  26177    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         266-274           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note    
      WTPFMD2              examined subsample final weight                      
                    375    000000.00                                            
                   4771    000990.26-512403.98                                  
                  26165    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                DEMOGRAPHIC DATA                                
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         275-283           Phase 2 morning session MEC and home-    See note    
      WTPFHSD2             examined subsample final weight                      
                    418    000000.00                                            
                   4714    000892.98-552545.64                                  
                  26179    Blank                                                
                                                                                
         284-292           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note    
      WTPFHMD2             and home-examined subsample final weight             
                    298    000000.00                                            
                   4846    001007.13-512490.71                                  
                  26167    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         293-301           Replicate 1 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP1     31311    000053.27-148435.02                                  
                                                                                
         302-310           Replicate 2 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP2     31311    000067.13-143746.82                                  
                                                                                
         311-319           Replicate 3 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP3     31311    000047.49-152075.62                                  
                                                                                
         320-328           Replicate 4 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP4     31311    000062.62-137241.93                                  
                                                                                
         329-337           Replicate 5 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP5     31311    000048.42-147700.94                                  
                                                                                
         338-346           Replicate 6 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP6     31311    0000053.1-146803.63                                  
                                                                                
         347-355           Replicate 7 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP7     31311    000058.18-145261.07                                  
                                                                                
         356-364           Replicate 8 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP8     31311    000048.23-161126.44                                  
                                                                                
         365-373           Replicate 9 final interview weight       See note    
      WTPQRP9     31311    000053.27-147301.59                                  
                                                                                
         374-382           Replicate 10 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP10    31311    000073.37-0148125.5                                  
                                                                                
         383-391           Replicate 11 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP11    31311    000058.31-146940.58                                  
                                                                                
         392-400           Replicate 12 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP12    31311    000053.67-153958.72                                  
                                                                                
         401-409           Replicate 13 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP13    31311    000067.93-147395.78                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         410-418           Replicate 14 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP14    31311    000065.08-138456.05                                  
                                                                                
         419-427           Replicate 15 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP15    31311    000062.35-140673.55                                  
                                                                                
         428-436           Replicate 16 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP16    31311    000040.28-147603.74                                  
                                                                                
         437-445           Replicate 17 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP17    31311    000045.36-154057.83                                  
                                                                                
         446-454           Replicate 18 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP18    31311    000070.42-138896.98                                  
                                                                                
         455-463           Replicate 19 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP19    31311    000050.96-139447.18                                  
                                                                                
         464-472           Replicate 20 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP20    31311    000045.79-156365.73                                  
                                                                                
         473-481           Replicate 21 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP21    31311    000049.79-146241.31                                  
                                                                                
         482-490           Replicate 22 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP22    31311    000047.25-0154848.6                                  
                                                                                
         491-499           Replicate 23 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP23    31311    000037.18-148309.04                                  
                                                                                
         500-508           Replicate 24 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP24    31311    000057.42-141344.14                                  
                                                                                
         509-517           Replicate 25 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP25    31311    000044.13-145105.09                                  
                                                                                
         518-526           Replicate 26 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP26    31311    0000066.1-146773.53                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         527-535           Replicate 27 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP27    31311    000044.88-142455.25                                  
                                                                                
         536-544           Replicate 28 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP28    31311    000000046-148272.41                                  
                                                                                
         545-553           Replicate 29 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP29    31311    000079.38-153624.57                                  
                                                                                
         554-562           Replicate 30 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP30    31311    000058.09-151140.25                                  
                                                                                
         563-571           Replicate 31 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP31    31311    000051.39-159963.39                                  
                                                                                
         572-580           Replicate 32 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP32    31311    000066.17-132356.37                                  
                                                                                
         581-589           Replicate 33 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP33    31311    0000057.8-136762.37                                  
                                                                                
         590-598           Replicate 34 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP34    31311    000062.28-140628.16                                  
                                                                                
         599-607           Replicate 35 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP35    31311    000063.73-154630.49                                  
                                                                                
         608-616           Replicate 36 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP36    31311    000067.29-153648.69                                  
                                                                                
         617-625           Replicate 37 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP37    31311    000043.47-135065.98                                  
                                                                                
         626-634           Replicate 38 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP38    31311    000054.55-152122.87                                  
                                                                                
         635-643           Replicate 39 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP39    31311    000050.55-152941.69                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         644-652           Replicate 40 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP40    31311    000054.45-146815.92                                  
                                                                                
         653-661           Replicate 41 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP41    31311    000059.62-141514.78                                  
                                                                                
         662-670           Replicate 42 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP42    31311    000068.97-0140162.4                                  
                                                                                
         671-679           Replicate 43 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP43    31311    000044.04-150981.83                                  
                                                                                
         680-688           Replicate 44 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP44    31311    000040.36-144080.03                                  
                                                                                
         689-697           Replicate 45 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP45    31311    000054.74-0142465.6                                  
                                                                                
         698-706           Replicate 46 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP46    31311    000078.43-137838.21                                  
                                                                                
         707-715           Replicate 47 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP47    31311    000052.71-145055.34                                  
                                                                                
         716-724           Replicate 48 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP48    31311    000046.91-148787.77                                  
                                                                                
         725-733           Replicate 49 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP49    31311    0000072.4-148375.43                                  
                                                                                
         734-742           Replicate 50 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP50    31311    000070.53-159394.39                                  
                                                                                
         743-751           Replicate 51 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP51    31311    000054.73-0144964.3                                  
                                                                                
         752-760           Replicate 52 final interview weight      See note    
      WTPQRP52    31311    000072.04-149087.24                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         761-769           Replicate 1 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP1       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000054.73-164698.81                                  
                                                                                
         770-778           Replicate 2 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP2       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000067.3-164887.24                                  
                                                                                
         779-787           Replicate 3 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP3       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000048.2-0161201.8                                  
                                                                                
         788-796           Replicate 4 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP4       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000067.24-149561.18                                  
                                                                                
         797-805           Replicate 5 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP5       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000055.97-146312.81                                  
                                                                                
         806-814           Replicate 6 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP6       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000051.48-156250.53                                  
                                                                                
         815-823           Replicate 7 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP7       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000060.06-0157694.3                                  
                                                                                
         824-832           Replicate 8 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP8       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000053.1-169111.97                                  
                                                                                
         833-841           Replicate 9 final exam weight            See note    
      WTPXRP9       493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000052.31-156939.22                                  
                                                                                
         842-850           Replicate 10 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP10      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000072.13-0165805.2                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
         851-859           Replicate 11 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP11      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000053.54-154918.93                                  
                                                                                
         860-868           Replicate 12 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP12      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000055.35-164023.88                                  
                                                                                
         869-877           Replicate 13 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP13      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000067.9-147355.32                                  
                                                                                
         878-886           Replicate 14 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP14      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000067.04-154034.72                                  
                                                                                
         887-895           Replicate 15 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP15      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000062.21-156384.73                                  
                                                                                
         896-904           Replicate 16 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP16      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000000040-157994.12                                  
                                                                                
         905-913           Replicate 17 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP17      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000048.34-160889.46                                  
                                                                                
         914-922           Replicate 18 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP18      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000075.2-153937.93                                  
                                                                                
         923-931           Replicate 19 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP19      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000056.83-149483.14                                  
                                                                                
         932-940           Replicate 20 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP20      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000045.1-165457.71                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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         941-949           Replicate 21 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP21      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000055.15-152305.97                                  
                                                                                
         950-958           Replicate 22 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP22      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000045.53-159746.13                                  
                                                                                
         959-967           Replicate 23 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP23      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000037.51-158016.62                                  
                                                                                
         968-976           Replicate 24 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP24      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000054.91-153043.54                                  
                                                                                
         977-985           Replicate 25 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP25      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000043.77-155179.51                                  
                                                                                
         986-994           Replicate 26 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP26      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000071.23-168273.22                                  
                                                                                
         995-1003          Replicate 27 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP27      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000043.82-153212.25                                  
                                                                                
        1004-1012          Replicate 28 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP28      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000045.61-147920.01                                  
                                                                                
        1013-1021          Replicate 29 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP29      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000083.17-159279.49                                  
                                                                                
        1022-1030          Replicate 30 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP30      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000059.05-162389.35                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1031-1039          Replicate 31 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP31      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000052.61-163894.16                                  
                                                                                
        1040-1048          Replicate 32 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP32      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000067.05-0149876.8                                  
                                                                                
        1049-1057          Replicate 33 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP33      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000055.58-153417.47                                  
                                                                                
        1058-1066          Replicate 34 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP34      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000063.45-156981.83                                  
                                                                                
        1067-1075          Replicate 35 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP35      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000064.47-157897.09                                  
                                                                                
        1076-1084          Replicate 36 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP36      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000067.68-171875.06                                  
                                                                                
        1085-1093          Replicate 37 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP37      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000045.36-153137.39                                  
                                                                                
        1094-1102          Replicate 38 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP38      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000055.94-159979.02                                  
                                                                                
        1103-1111          Replicate 39 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP39      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000057.47-151920.72                                  
                                                                                
        1112-1120          Replicate 40 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP40      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000057.86-157191.41                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1121-1129          Replicate 41 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP41      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000061.4-000146023                                  
                                                                                
        1130-1138          Replicate 42 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP42      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000069.57-154624.02                                  
                                                                                
        1139-1147          Replicate 43 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP43      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000044.35-159439.04                                  
                                                                                
        1148-1156          Replicate 44 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP44      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000044.16-155951.73                                  
                                                                                
        1157-1165          Replicate 45 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP45      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000059.87-147941.67                                  
                                                                                
        1166-1174          Replicate 46 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP46      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000074.92-150980.02                                  
                                                                                
        1175-1183          Replicate 47 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP47      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000050.64-151763.92                                  
                                                                                
        1184-1192          Replicate 48 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP48      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    0000045.8-156115.62                                  
                                                                                
        1193-1201          Replicate 49 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP49      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000082.17-159609.54                                  
                                                                                
        1202-1210          Replicate 50 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP50      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000071.97-168153.71                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1211-1219          Replicate 51 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP51      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000054.04-158632.23                                  
                                                                                
        1220-1228          Replicate 52 final exam weight           See note    
      WTPXRP52      493    000000.00                                            
                  30818    000073.26-158493.21                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                      HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)                       
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1229-1232          Age in months at household youth         See note    
      HYAITMO              interview                                            
                  13129    0002-0204                                            
                     20    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  18162    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                MEC EXAMINATION                                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1233          Language used by sample person in MEC    See note    
      MXPLANG     25649    1     English                                        
                   4095    2     Spanish                                        
                      3    3     Other                                          
                   1564    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1234          Examination session for MEC              See note    
      MXPSESSR             examinees                                            
                  14543    1     Morning                                        
                  10070    2     Afternoon                                      
                   6205    3     Evening                                        
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1235          Day of week of MEC exam                              
      MXPTIDW      2973    1     Sunday                                         
                   2766    2     Monday                                         
                   2760    3     Tuesday                                        
                   3201    4     Wednesday                                      
                   5871    5     Thursday                                       
                   5457    6     Friday                                         
                   7790    7     Saturday                                       
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1236-1239          Age in months at MEC exam                See note    
      MXPAXTMR    30712    0002-1079                                            
                    106    1080  1080+ months                                   
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                HOME EXAMINATION                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1240          Day of week of home exam                             
      HXPTIDW        24    1     Sunday                                         
                    116    2     Monday                                         
                      6    3     Tuesday                                        
                     16    4     Wednesday                                      
                    136    5     Thursday                                       
                    130    6     Friday                                         
                     65    7     Saturday                                       
                  30818    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1241-1244          Age in months at home exam               See note    
      HXPAXTMR      446    0002-1079                                            
                     47    1080  1080+ months                                   
                  30818    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1245          Examination session for home             See note    
      HXPSESSR             examinees                                            
                    219    1     Morning                                        
                    230    2     Afternoon                                      
                     40    3     Evening                                        
                      4    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  30818    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
DEMOGRAPHIC DATA:  NOTES                                                        
                                                                                
Screener Questionnaire                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMPSTAT:  Examination/interview status                                          
                                                                                
     This variable identifies the interview or examination status of all        
     persons selected for the NHANES III sample.  Interviewed persons           
     completed preselected questions in specific sections of the Household      
     Adult or Youth Questionnaires.  Mobile examination center (MEC)-           
     examined persons were interviewed and successfully completed at least      
     one examination component in the MEC.  Home-examined persons were          
     interviewed and successfully completed at least one home examination       
     component.  The home examination was an option for frail older adults,     
     infants 2-11 months of age, and other adults who were unable to come       
     to the MEC.                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMARETHN:  Race-ethnicity                                                       
                                                                                
     This key analytic variable, based on the NHANES III survey design, was     
     derived from many sources of data and is based on reported race and        
     ethnicity.  The other category includes all Hispanics, regardless of       
     race, who were not Mexican-American and also includes all non-Hispanics    
     from racial groups other than white or black.                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMARACER: Race                                                                  
                                                                                
     This variable was obtained from two primary sources: the Screener and      
     the Family Questionnaires.  Prior to the selection of the sample, race     
     (Black, White, Other) was self-reported or reported by proxy in the        
     Screener Questionnaire.  During the administration of the Family           
     Questionnaire, race was self-reported or reported by the respondent of     
     the Family Questionnaire from five categories (Aleut, Eskimo, American     
     Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, White, Other).  Responses from   
     the two sources were adjudicated, as necessary, to create a three level    
     variable (Black, White, Other).                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMAETHNR:  Ethnicity                                                            
                                                                                
     This variable was obtained from two primary sources: the Screener and      
     the Family Questionnaires.  As part of both interviews, hand cards were    
     used to determine Mexican/Mexican-American or Other Latin                  
     American/Spanish ancestry or national origin.  Responses of non-Hispanic   
     ancestry or national origin were categorized as other.  Responses from     
     the two interviews were adjudicated, as necessary, and this three          
     level variable was created.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
HSAGEIR:  Age (Screener Questionnaire)                                          
                                                                                
     Age was calculated using the birth date which was obtained from the        
     Screener Questionnaire.  The variable HSAGEU provides the age unit         
     (months or years) for HSAGEIR.  Ages of 90 years or greater were recoded   
     into a single category of 90+ years to help protect the confidentiality    
     of survey participants.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
HSAITMOR:  Age in months (Screener Questionnaire)                               
                                                                                
     Age in months was calculated by computing number of months between the     
     Screener Questionnaire date and date of birth.  This variable was          
     created for analyses where exact age at the interview may be needed.       
     HSAITMOR differs slightly from the age in years (HSAGEIR), the variable    
     most often used for analyses.  Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years     
     and older) were recoded into a single category of 1080+ months to          
     protect the confidentiality of survey participants.                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
HSFSIZER:  Family Size                                                          
                                                                                
     Family size represents the total number of related persons living in a     
     household (single dwelling unit).  All household members were rostered     
     by family during the Screener interview.  Household members who were       
     related to the family reference person (knowledgeable household member     
     17 years or older who owned or rented the dwelling unit) by blood or       
     marriage were considered part of the family.  Adopted children, foster-    
     and god-children were also included, if they were living in the dwelling   
     unit.  However, family members who were away at college, or living         
     independently were not included.  Other household members who were         
     unrelated to the reference person were considered members of separate      
     families.  Families with 10 members or more were recoded into a single     
     response category of 10+ persons to help protect confidentiality.  See     
     note for Household Size (HSHSIZER).                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
HSHSIZER: Household Size                                                        
                                                                                
     Household size represents the total number of persons living in a single   
     dwelling unit, both related and unrelated.  All permanent household        
     members were rostered according to their family as part the Screener       
     interview.  This was done in order to obtain a complete list of all        
     persons living or staying in the dwelling unit, and to distinguish         
     household and family members.  Households with 10 members or more were     
     recoded into a single response category of 10+ persons to help protect     
     confidentiality.  See note for Family Size (HFHSIZER).                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMPCNTYR: County FIPS codes for United States counties with populations of      
                    500,000 and more                                            
                                                                                
     These county FIPS codes identify large counties with populations of        
     500,000 and more that were sampled in the survey.  Counties with           
     population less than 500,000 are not included to prevent identification    
     of these locations.  See Appendix 1 for listing of codes.                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMPFIPSR: State FIPS codes for United States counties with populations of       
                    500,000 and more                                            
                                                                                
     These state FIPS codes identify counties with populations of 500,000+      
     that were sampled in the survey.  Counties with population less than       
     500,000 are not included to prevent identification of these locations.     
     See Appendix 1 for listing of codes.                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
DMPMETRO: Urbanization classification based on USDA Rural-Urban                 
                    continuum codes                                             
                                                                                
     These classifications are based on the USDA Rural-Urban codes (Butler and  
     Beale, 1993) that describe metro and nonmetro counties by degree of        
     urbanization and nearness to metro areas.  The USDA codes were recoded     
     into two categories to prevent identification of counties that were        
     sampled in the survey.                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMPCREGN: Census region                                                         
                                                                                
     The United States was divided into four broad geographic regions as        
     defined by the Bureau of Census.  Because all states were not included in  
     the selected sample, regional estimates may not be representative for a    
     given region.                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
DMPPIR: Poverty income ratio (or poverty index)                                 
                                                                                
     The poverty income ratio (PIR) was computed as a ratio of two              
     components.  The numerator was the midpoint of the observed family         
     income category in the Family Questionnaire variable:HFF19R.  The          
     denominator was the poverty threshold, the age of the family reference     
     person, and the calender year in which the family was interviewed.         
                                                                                
     Poverty threshold values (in dollars) are produced annually by the         
     Census Bureau (Series P-60).  These threshold values are based on          
     calendar years and adjusted for changes caused by inflation between        
     calendar years.  Reports for each of the calendar years in the survey      
     (1988-94) were used in the calculation of PIR.  For the years 1991 and     
     1994, data from preliminary reports were used.  The poverty income ratio   
     allows income data to be analyzed in a comparable manner across the six    
     years of the survey and with previous NHANES.                              
                                                                                
     Persons who reported having had no income and were assigned a zero value   
     for PIR.  A substantial proportion of persons refused to report their      
     income or income category during the Family Questionnaire.  Due to the     
     income nonresponse the potential for bias in PIR may be high.  Users are   
     cautioned to examine potential nonresponse bias for PIR and                
     other income variables.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
Survey Design Data                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
SDPPHASE:  Phase of NHANES III survey                                           
                                                                                
     For operational purposes, 81 primary sampling units were divided into 89   
     survey locations (or stands) and randomly allocated to two three-year      
     phases.  Phase 1 data were collected from October 1988 through October     
     1991 and Phase 2 data were collected from October 1991 through October     
     1994.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
SDPSTRA6, SDPSTRA1, SDPSTRA2, and SDPPSU6, SDPPSU1, SDPPSU2: Pseudo strata      
                codes and pseudo PSU pair codes                                 
                                                                                
     Because NHANES III was based upon a complex sample design, the             
     assumptions of many statistical tests and routinely available              
     statistical programs are not met.  For this reason, when estimates of      
     the variances of statistics are computed, the technique of estimation      
     must be based upon complex sampling theory.  In order to provide users     
     with the capability of estimating the complex sample variances, 49         
     pseudo strata and a pair of Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) codes per          
     stratum were designed.                                                     
                                                                                
     A software package, "SUDAAN- Software for the Statistical Analysis of      
     Correlated Data" (Shah, 1995), was developed by the Research Triangle      
     Institute to analyze complex sample design data like NHANES.  SUDAAN       
     uses strata and PSU codes to conduct analysis with two PSU per stratum     
     design.  Therefore, definition of pseudo strata and PSU provided in this   
     data file should be used to compute complex sample variances in            
     analyses.  Other software available for estimation of complex sample       
     variance may also be used.  For further discussion of methods of           
     variance estimation in NHANES III, see additional information on this      
     subject in Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and      
     NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Sampling Weights                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFQX6, WTPFQX1, WTPFQX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific final            
                interview weights                                               
                                                                                
     These sampling weights should be used only for items collected during      
     the household interviews.  To compute final interview weights, final       
     basic weights were first adjusted for nonresponse to household             
     interview, then post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population      
     Survey 1990 (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of   
     the U.S. population adjusted for undercount.  For details, see             
     Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III      
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFEX6, WTPFEX1, WTPFEX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific final MEC        
                examination weights                                             
                                                                                
     These MEC sampling weights should be used for analysis of measurements     
     or interview items collected in the MEC.  Persons who were not examined    
     in the MEC have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from      
     analyses.  To compute final MEC examination weights, final interview       
     weights were first adjusted for nonresponse to MEC examinations, then      
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990          
     (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S.      
     population adjusted for undercount.  For details, see Weighting and        
     Estimation Methodology(U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and        
     Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFHX6, WTPFHX1, WTPFHX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific MEC+home         
                examination weights                                             
                                                                                
     These MEC+home sampling weights should be used for analysis of the         
     examination items where measurements or interview items were collected     
     in the MEC and home.  Persons who were not examined in the MEC or home     
     have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from analyses.  To   
     compute final MEC+home examination weights, final interview weights were   
     first adjusted for nonresponse to MEC and home examinations, then          
     post-stratified to unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 (Phase 1)    
     and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S. population     
     adjusted for undercount.  No separate sampling weights were computed for   
     home examinees.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology     
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines         
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
WTPFALG6, WTPFALG1, WTPFALG2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific allergy       
                examination subsample weights                                   
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for analysis of allergy measurements.          
     Allergy skin reactivity tests were administered to all MEC-examined        
     persons aged 6-19 years and a random half-sample of the adults aged        
     20-59 years.  Eligible MEC-examined persons who did not complete the       
     allergy tests have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from   
     the analyses.  Final MEC examination weights were first adjusted for       
     selection of the half-sample among adults (20-59 years), and               
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 (Phase   
     1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S.             
     population adjusted for undercount in the final step.  For details, see    
     Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III      
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFCNS6, WTPFCNS1, WTPFCNS2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific central       
                nervous system (CNS) examination subsample final weights        
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for analysis of measurements from the          
     Central Nervous System (CNS) test.  The CNS examination was administered   
     to a random half-sample of the adults aged 20-69 years.  Eligible          
     MEC-examined persons who did not complete CNS testing have a sampling      
     weight of zero and should be excluded from the analyses.  Final MEC        
     examination weights were first adjusted for selection of half sample       
     among adults (20-59 years), and post-stratified to unpublished Current     
     Population Survey 1990 (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control     
     estimates of the U.S. population adjusted for undercount in the final      
     step.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology               
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines         
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFSD6, WTPFSD1, WTPFSD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific morning          
                    session MEC examination subsample final weights             
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may    
     be an important factor.  They were computed for persons aged 12 years      
     and older who were scheduled and examined in the MEC morning session.      
     Sampled households in the survey were randomly assigned to one of two      
     groups -- morning session ("standard") or afternoon/evening session        
     ("modified") assignments.  All sample persons from a household received    
     the same session assignment and were requested to schedule examinations    
     for the assigned session.  Fasting instructions varied by age and          
     session assignment (Plan and Operation of The Third National Health and    
     Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 , U.S. DHHS, 1996).  It should be    
     noted that actual fasting time may have differed from the instructed       
     fasting time and can be obtained from the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES   
     III Laboratory Data  File.  To compute these weights, final MEC examination
     weights were first adjusted for the random half selection, then            
     adjusted for the non-response to assigned session, and finally,            
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 and      
     1993 Population control estimates of the U.S. population adjusted for      
     undercount.  Eligible MEC-examined persons who were assigned to the morning
     session and examined in another session have a sampling weight of zero and 
     should be excluded in analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation 
     Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting        
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                              
                                                                                
                                                                               
WTPFMD6, WTPFMD1, WTPFMD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific                  
                    afternoon/evening session MEC examination subsample final   
                    weights                                                     
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time        
     might be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC examined         
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the     
     afternoon or evening sessions.  Sampled households in the survey were      
     randomly assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard")     
     or afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample         
     persons from a household received the same session assignment and were     
     requested to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting      
     instruction varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operation      
     of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94,    
     U.S. DHHS, 1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting                  
     time may have differed from the instructed fasting time and can be         
     obtained from the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.)
     compute these weights, final MEC examination weights were first adjusted   
     for the random half selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to        
     assigned session, and finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current  
     Population Survey 1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S.   
     population adjusted for undercount.  Eligible MEC examined persons who were
     assigned to the afternoon or evening sessions and examined in              
     another session have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded in   
     analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology           
     (U.S.DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines          
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPFHSD6, WTPFHSD1, WTPFHSD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific morning       
                    session MEC+home examination subsample final post           
                    stratified weights                                          
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may    
     be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC+home examined          
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the     
     morning session.  Sampled households in the survey were randomly           
     assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard") or           
     afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample persons    
     from a household received the same session assignment and were requested   
     to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting instruction    
     varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operations of the Third    
     National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94, U.S. DHHS,      
     1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting time may have differed from 
     the instructed  fasting time and can be obtained from the variable PHPFAST 
     in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  To compute  these weights, final  
     MEC+home examination weights were first adjusted for the random half       
     selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to assigned session, and      
     finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey      
     1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S. population adjusted 
     for undercount.  Eligible MEC+home examined persons who were assigned to   
     the morning session and examined in another session have a sampling weight 
     of zero and should be excluded in analyses.  For details, see Weighting and
     Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and       
     Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
WTPFHMD6, WTPFHMD1, WTPFHMD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific afternoon/    
                    evening MEC+home examination subsample final weights        
                                                                                
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may    
     be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC+home examined          
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the     
     afternoon or evening sessions.  Sampled households in the survey were      
     randomly assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard")     
     or afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample         
     persons from a household received the same session assignment and were     
     requested to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting      
     instruction varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operation      
     of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, U.S. DHHS,  
     1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting time may have differed from 
     the instructed fasting time.  The actual fasting time can be obtained from 
     the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  To compute   
     these weights, final MEC+home examination weights were first adjusted for  
     the random half selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to assigned   
     session, and finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population
     Survey 1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S. population   
     adjusted for undercount.  Eligible MEC+home examined persons who were      
     assigned to the afternoon or evening sessions and examined in another      
     session have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded in           
     analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology           
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines         
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
WTPQRP1--WTPQRP52: Fay's BRR Replicate interview sample                         
                                                                                
     To allow for alternative methods to estimate variance, 52 replicate        
     weights were computed using repeated sampling method where WESVAR or       
     other software that use repeated samples, can be used for estimating       
     variance.  Fay's method (see Fay, 1990; Judkins, 1990) was used to draw    
     half samples and adjust sampling weights in each of the random half        
     samples.  Sampling weights in one half sample were multiplied by the       
     factor k=1.7 and in the other half sample by k=0.3 using the Fay's         
     method.  After this adjustment, sampling weights were further adjusted     
     for non-response and post-stratified using the same procedure as the       
     final full sample interview weights.  These weights should be used only    
     for estimating variance of items from the household adult and youth        
     interviews.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology         
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III  Analytic and Reporting Guidelines        
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
WTPXRP1--WTPXRP52: Fay's BRR Replicate weights for MEC- examined sample         
                                                                                
     To allow for alternative methods to estimate variance, 52 replicate        
     weights were computed using repeated sampling method where WESVAR or       
     other BRR type software can be used to estimate variance.  Fay's method    
     (see Fay, 1990; Judkins, 1990) was used to draw half samples and adjust    
     sampling weights in each of the random half samples.  Sampling weights     
     in one half sample were multiplied by the factor k=1.7 and in the other    
     half sample by k=0.3 using Fay's method.  After this adjustment, weights   
     were further adjusted for nonresponse and were post-stratified using the   
     same procedure as the full sample final weights.  These weights should     
     be used only for estimating variance of outcome measurements or            
     interview items from the MEC Examination.  For details, see additional     
     information on this subject in Weighting and Estimation Methodology        
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S.   
     DHHS, 1996).                                                               
                                                                               
Household Youth Questionnaire                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
HYAITMO: Age in months (Household Youth Interview)                              
                                                                                
     Age in months was calculated by computing number of months between         
     Household Youth Interview date and the date of birth.  It was created for  
     special analyses where exact age at the interview may be needed. This      
     computed age may be different from the self-reported age in HSAGEIR and    
     HSAGEU, or HSAITMOR.  For most analyses, age reported in HSAGEIR (and      
     HSAGEU) should be used.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
MEC Examination                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
MXPLANG:  Language of MEC examination                                           
                                                                                
     This variables designates the language of conduct for the MEC examination. 
     questionnaires were designed to be implemented in a bilingual              
     (English/Spanish) format so that respondents could to be interviewed in    
     their preferred language.  When it was necessary to conduct an interview   
     in a another language, a translator assisted the interviewer in            
     administering the questionnaires.  These interviews were coded as other.   
                                                                                
                                                                                
MXPSESSR: Examination session for MEC examinees                                 
                                                                                
     This variable designates the period during the day that the examination    
     occurred.  To increase response rates and allow flexibility, examinations  
     were scheduled in three sessions:  morning, afternoon and evening.  On     
     occasion, more than one session was attended in order to complete the full 
     examination. In such a situation, the session was coded as the one when    
     most of the examinations were completed.                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
MXPAXTMR:  Age in months at MEC examination                                     
                                                                                
     Age in total months was created for special analyses where exact age at the
     examination may be needed (e.g., computation of growth charts).  It was    
     calculated by computing number of months between examination date and the  
     date of birth.  Some examinees may have had a birthday between household   
     interview and examination so that this computed age at examination may     
     differ slightly from the age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU), or HSAITMOR.
     For most analyses age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU) should be used.     
     Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years and older) were recoded into a     
     single category of 1080+ months to protect the confidentiality of survey   
     participants.                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Home Examination                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
HXPAXTMR:  Age in months at home examination                                    
                                                                                
     Age in total months was created for special analyses where exact age at the
     examination may be needed (e.g., computation of growth charts).  It was    
     calculated by computing number of months between examination date and the  
     date of birth.  Some examinees may have had a birthday between household   
     interview and examination so that this computed age at examination may     
     differ slightly from the age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU), or HSAITMOR.
     For most analyses age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU) should be used.     
     Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years and older) were recoded into a     
     single category of 1080+ months to protect the confidentiality of survey   
     participants.                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
HXPSESSR: Examination session for home examinees                                
                                                                                
     This variable designates the period during the day that the examination    
     occurred.  To increase response rates and allow flexibility, examinations  
     were scheduled in three sessions:  morning, afternoon and evening.  On     
     occasion, more than one session was attended in order to complete the full 
     examination. In such a situation, the session was coded as the one when    
     most of the examinations were completed.                                   
                                                                                
                                                                               
References                                                                      
                                                                                
Butler MA, Beale CL. Rural-urban continuum codes for metro and nonmetro         
counties, 1993.  Agriculture and Rural Economy Division, Economic Research      
Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Staff Report No. AGES-9425, 1993.     
                                                                                
Fay RE. VPLX: Variance Estimates for Complex Surveys. In: Proceedings of the    
Survey Research Methods section of the American Statistical Association, pp.    
266-271, 1990.                                                                  
                                                                                
Judkins DR. Fay's method for variance estimation. Journal of Official Statistics
6 (3):223-239. 1990.                                                            
                                                                                
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(DHHS). National Center for Health  
Statistics.  NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports (CD-ROM). Hyattsville,Md.:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.  Available from National      
Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield,Va. (Acrobat.PDF format;      
includes access software: Adobe Systems Inc.  Acrobat Reader 2.1)               
                                                                                
Shah BV, Barnwell BG, Bieler GS. SUDAAN User's Manual: Software for Analysis of 
Correlated Data, Release 6.04. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. 1995.    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
Appendix 1.  State and county FIPS codes for areas with populations             
             of 500,000 or more.                                                
                                                                                
    DMPFIPSR   State            DMPCNTYR     County                             
                                                                                
    4          Arizona          13           Maricopa                           
    6          California       1            Alameda                            
    6          California       19           Fresno                             
    6          California       37           Los Angeles                        
    6          California       59           Orange                             
    6          California       71           San Bernardino                     
    6          California       73           San Diego                          
    6          California       85           Santa Clara                        
    6          California       111          Ventura                            
    12         Florida          25           Dade                               
    12         Florida          31           Duval                              
    12         Florida          99           Palm Beach                         
    17         Illinois         31           Cook                               
    25         Massachusetts    17           Middlesex                          
    26         Michigan         125          Oakland                            
    26         Michigan         163          Wayne                              
    29         Missouri         189          St Louis                           
    36         New York         29           Erie                               
    36         New York         47           Kings                              
    36         New York         59           Nassau                             
    36         New York         61           New York                           
    36         New York         81           Queens                             
    36         New York         119          Westchester                        
    39         Ohio             35           Cuyahoga                           
    39         Ohio             61           Hamilton                           
    42         Pennsylvania     3            Allegheny                          
    42         Pennsylvania     45           Delaware                           
    42         Pennsylvania     101          Philadelphia                       
    44         Rhode Island     7            Providence                         
    48         Texas            29           Bexar                              
    48         Texas            113          Dallas                             
    48         Texas            141          El Paso                            
    48         Texas            201          Harris                             
    48         Texas            439          Tarrant                            
    53         Washington       33           King                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
                                                                                
     Examinations were conducted on all examinees by a trained physician in     
     the mobile examination center (MEC).  The protocol for this component      
     did not detail any medical, safety, or other exclusions.                   
                                                                                
     Because this component was administered in the examination center, the     
     MEC examination sample weight (WTPFEX6) should be used for data            
     analysis.  For more information on the use of sample weights in NHANES     
     III data analysis, refer to the NHANES III Analytic and Reporting          
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).                                             
                                                                                
     The examination was performed by a board-eligible physician.  Depending    
     on the examinee's age, the examination included observation of gait,       
     eye, and limb abnormalities; a joint examination of upper and lower        
     extremities; blood pressure measurements; evaluation of heart and breath   
     sounds; Tanner staging and breast-size measurements; and bioelectrical     
     impedance analysis (BIA) resistance and reactance measurements.            
                                                                                
     Refer to Chapter 3 of the Physician Examiners Training Manual (U.S.        
     DHHS, 1996b) and Pulse and Blood Pressure Procedures for Household         
     Interviewers (U.S. DHHS, 1996b) for descriptions of data collection        
     procedures and methods.                                                    
                                                                                
     Although the BIA measures were recorded during the physician's             
     examination, these data are included in the Body Measurements section      
     of this data file.                                                         
                                                                                
     Three sets of blood pressure measurements were taken in the                
     examination center on examinees aged five years and over.  For             
     children and adolescents (aged 5-19 years), three Korotkoff (K) sounds     
     were recorded:  K1 (systolic); K4, muffling of pulse sounds                
     (diastolic); and K5, disappearance of pulse sounds (diastolic).  For       
     adults (aged 20 years and over), only K1 (systolic) and K5 (diastolic)     
     measurements were obtained.  All blood pressure determinations were        
     recorded to the nearest even number.  Blood pressure measurements were     
     also taken by trained interviewers during the household interview, on      
     sample persons aged seventeen years and over.  These data can be found     
     in the NHANES III Household Adult Data File as part of the Household       
     Adult Questionnaire in variables HAZA1-HAZNOK5R.  Both physicians and      
     interviewers took measurements using a mercury sphygmomanometer (W. A.     
     Baum Co., Inc, Copiague, NY) according to the standardized blood           
     pressure measurement protocols recommended by the American Heart           
     Association (Frohlich, 1988).                                              
                                                                                
     In addition to taking part in an initial training course specific to       
     the NHANES III examination procedures, examining physicians                
     participated in a formal, annual re-training program.  Their work in       
     the field was monitored for quality by consultants and NCHS staff who      
     visited the mobile examination centers; monitoring occurred once a month   
     in the earlier years and every three months during the latter part of      
     the survey.                                                                
                                                                                
     For additional blood pressure quality control, physicians and              
     household interviewers received a day and a half of initial blood          
     pressure measurement training, were recertified quarterly, and were        
     retrained annually.  Training consisted of instruction in the              
     recognition of Korotkoff sounds using videotaped blood pressure            
     examples, comparison of blood pressure readings with those of              
                                                                               
     instructors using double-headed stethoscopes, and practice with            
     volunteer subjects.  Physicians and household interviewers who             
     exhibited end-digit preferences, high/low measurement bias, or lack of     
     consistent measurements repeated the training until their performances     
     were deemed satisfactory for certification.  Physicians and household      
     interviewers were given hearing tests at the beginning of their            
     employment and yearly thereafter.                                          
                                                                                
     Note that the coded values for "Yes" (2) and "No" (1) responses in the     
     physician's examination vary from the usual coded values for "Yes" (1)     
     and "No" (2) found in most other places in the NHANES III data files.      
     They match the codes found on the Physician's Examination form (U.S. DHHS, 
     1996b).                                                                    
                                                                                
     Also note that a number of areas (joint examination, dermatitis,           
     chest, and heart examination) in the Physician's Examination allow for     
     multiple responses.  For example, on the wrist examination (PEP4A,         
     PEP4A1, PEP4A2, and PEP4A3), the examining physician may have found both   
     tenderness and swelling (PEP4A1=2 and PEP4A2=2).  Consequently, the        
     overall positive findings in the detailed questions (PEP4A1, PEP4A2,       
     and PEP4A3) may exceed the number of positive findings reported in the     
     lead question (PEP4A).                                                     
                                                                                
     Moreover, individuals classified as having a positive finding in a         
     lead question may have an 8-fill, "Blank but applicable," in one of        
     the associated detailed questions.  For example, 26 cases classified       
     as "Yes" in PEP1 (overall findings for locomotion) were classified as      
     "Blank but applicable" for PEP1A1 (limp or shuffle) instead of "Yes,       
     limp or shuffle" or "No findings."  Here, the examining physician used     
     "Blank but applicable" to account for situations in which he/she was       
     unable to observe or examine the specific abnormality.                     
                                                                                
     When blood pressure measurement data were edited and it was discovered     
     that examinees aged twenty years and over were missing one of a K1/K5      
     pair of blood pressure measurements, the remaining one was made "Blank     
     but applicable;" there were ten such cases.  However, for examinees        
     under twenty years of age who lacked one or two of a set of K1/K4/K5       
     blood pressure measurements, a different approach was taken.  There were   
     71 such cases with the overwhelming majority of the missing values being   
     K4 and K5.  Because the literature on pediatric blood pressure suggests    
     that systolic blood pressure is the most reliable determination (Uhari,    
     1991), it was not desirable to delete this value if the associated K4      
     and/or K5 values were missing.  Therefore, K1 values in the data set       
     were retained without the corresponding K4 or K5 values.  This accounts    
     for discrepancies in counts between K1 and K5 determinations (between      
     PEP6G1 and PEP6G3, PEP6H1 and PEP6H3, and PEP6I1 and PEP6I3).  Finally,    
     when K4 was equal to K5, K4 was coded as "Blank but applicable."           
                                                                                
     The analyst should be aware of the potential for observer bias when        
     analyzing these data.  During the six years of the survey, the number      
     of examinations performed by each physician varied widely among the        
     twelve physicians, from as few as 199 to as many as 9,529.                 
                                                                                
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal data         
     consistency.  Notes have been provided for variables requiring             
     additional explanation.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
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                                   LOCOMOTION                                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1246          Overall findings for locomotion                      
      PEP1                 (3 years and over)                                   
                  24124    1     No findings                                    
                   1269    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    937    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   4981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1247          Limp or shuffle (3 years and over)                   
      PEP1A1      24465    1     No findings                                    
                    896    2     Yes, limp or shuffle                           
                    969    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   4981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1248          Other gait abnormalities                             
      PEP1A2               (3 years and over)                                   
                  24938    1     No findings                                    
                    442    2     Yes, other gait abnormality                    
                    950    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   4981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
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                                      EYES                                      
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1249          Eye globe missing or blind                           
      PEP2                 (2 months - 18 years)                                
                  13407    1     No, intact and functional                      
                      7    2     Right                                          
                      9    3     Left                                           
                     20    4     Both                                           
                    444    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  17424    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1250          Tracks light (2 months - 4 years)                    
      PEP2A        6174    1     Yes                                            
                    328    2     No                                             
                    203    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  24606    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1251          Strabismus by observation or by                      
      PEP2B                cover/uncover test (5-18 years)                      
                   6431    1     No strabismus                                  
                    135    2     Observation                                    
                    277    3     Cover/uncover test                             
                    339    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  24129    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                  OBSERVATION                                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1252          Overall findings in paralysis category               
      PEP3A                (paralysis/paresis of arm or leg or                  
                           in a wheelchair) (all ages)                          
                  29390    1     No findings                                    
                    234    2     Yes, findings                                  
                   1194    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1253          Paralysis/paresis of arm (all ages)                  
      PEP3A1A     29515    1     No findings                                    
                     43    2     Right                                          
                     44    3     Left                                           
                     20    4     Both                                           
                   1196    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1254          Paralysis/paresis of leg (all ages)                  
      PEP3A1B     29482    1     No findings                                    
                     47    2     Right                                          
                     35    3     Left                                           
                     51    4     Both                                           
                   1203    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1255          In a wheelchair or stretcher             See note    
      PEP3A2               (all ages)                                           
                  29497    1     No findings                                    
                    125    2     Yes                                            
                   1196    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1256          Overall findings for amputee/cast                    
      PEP3B1               section (shoulder, elbow, wrist,                     
                           fingers) (all ages)                                  
                  29513    1     No findings                                    
                    104    2     Yes, findings                                  
                   1201    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
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                                  OBSERVATION                                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
        1257-1258          Amputee/cast, left arm (all ages)        See note    
      PEP3LARM    14646    01    No findings                                    
                      1    04    Amputee below shoulder/above elbow             
                                 joint                                          
                      1    06    Amputee below elbow/above wrist                
                      2    07    Amputee at wrist joint                         
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the arm                       
                      1    10    Cast shoulder                                  
                      8    12    Cast wrist                                     
                    536    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  16114    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1259-1260          Amputee/cast, right arm (all ages)       See note    
      PEP3RARM    14645    01    No findings                                    
                      1    03    Amputee at shoulder                            
                      2    04    Amputee below shoulder/above elbow             
                                 joint                                          
                      1    06    Amputee below elbow/above wrist                
                      1    07    Amputee at wrist joint                         
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the arm                       
                      3    10    Cast shoulder                                  
                      1    11    Cast elbow                                     
                      7    12    Cast wrist                                     
                    536    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  16112    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1261          Amputee/cast, left finger 1 (all ages)   See note    
      PEP3BFL1    29597    1     No findings                                    
                      9    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      4    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                            PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION                             
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                                  OBSERVATION                                   
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    
                                                                                
             1262          Amputee/cast, left finger 2 (all ages)   See note    
      PEP3BFL2    29593    1     No findings                                    
                     10    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      7    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1263          Amputee/cast, left finger 3 (all ages)   See note    
      PEP3BFL3    29596    1     No findings                                    
                      9    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      6    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1203    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1264          Amputee/cast, left finger 4 (all ages)   See note    
      PEP3BFL4    29592    1     No findings                                    
                     14    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      4    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1265          Amputee/cast, left finger 5 (all ages)   See note    
      PEP3BFL5    29590    1     No findings                                    
                     11    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      9    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1266          Amputee/cast, right finger 1 (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3BFR1    29602    1     No findings                                    
                      2    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      3    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1267          Amputee/cast, right finger 2 (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3BFR2    29595    1     No findings                                    
                      4    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      7    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1207    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1268          Amputee/cast, right finger 3 (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3BFR3    29595    1     No findings                                    
                      7    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      5    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1269          Amputee/cast, right finger 4 (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3BFR4    29600    1     No findings                                    
                      5    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      2    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1270          Amputee/cast, right finger 5 (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3BFR5    29605    1     No findings                                    
                      1    2     Yes, cast                                      
                      1    3     Yes, amputee                                   
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger                     
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1271          Overall findings for amputee/cast leg                
      PEP3B2               section (hip, knee, ankle, great toes)               
                           (all ages)                                           
                  29524    1     No findings                                    
                     63    2     Yes, findings                                  
                   1231    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1272-1273          Amputee/cast, left leg (all ages)        See note    
      PEP3LLEG    14627    01    No findings                                    
                      5    04    Amputee below hip/above knee joint             
                      8    06    Amputee below knee/above ankle                 
                                 joint                                          
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the leg                       
                      2    10    Cast hip                                       
                      6    11    Cast knee                                      
                      8    12    Cast ankle                                     
                    546    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  16107    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1274-1275          Amputee/cast, right leg (all ages)       See note    
      PEP3RLEG    14611    01    No findings                                    
                      5    04    Amputee below hip/above knee joint             
                      9    06    Amputee below knee/above ankle                 
                                 joint                                          
                      2    08    Amputee below ankle joint                      
                      1    09    Cast anywhere on the leg                       
                      2    10    Cast hip                                       
                      5    11    Cast knee                                      
                      8    12    Cast ankle                                     
                    560    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  16108    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1276          Amputee/cast, right great toe            See note    
      PEP3B2TR             (all ages)                                           
                  14930    1     No findings                                    
                      9    2     Yes,amputee/cast                               
                     16    3     Amputated above the toe                        
                    691    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  15665    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1277          Amputee/cast, left great toe (all ages)  See note    
      PEP3B2TL    14931    1     No findings                                    
                      3    2     Yes,amputee/cast                               
                     13    3     Amputated above the toe                        
                    696    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  15668    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1278          Overall wrist findings for hand joint                
      PEP4A                manifestations section (tender,                      
                           swelling, pain) (60 years and over)                  
                   4721    1     No findings                                    
                    360    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    221    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1279          Wrist: tender on palpation                           
      PEP4A1               (60 years and over)                                  
                   4805    1     No tenderness                                  
                     81    2     Right                                          
                    108    3     Left                                           
                     87    4     Both                                           
                    221    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1280          Wrist: swelling (60 years and over)                  
      PEP4A2       5012    1     No swelling                                    
                     17    2     Right                                          
                     17    3     Left                                           
                     35    4     Both                                           
                    221    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1281          Wrist: pain on passive motion                        
      PEP4A3               (60 years and over)                                  
                   4866    1     No pain                                        
                     75    2     Right                                          
                     66    3     Left                                           
                     72    4     Both                                           
                    223    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1282          Overall findings for carpometacarpal                 
      PEP4CMC              (CMC) joint manifestations section                   
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2224    1     No findings                                    
                    264    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    101    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1283          CMC joint: crepitus (60 years and over)              
      PEP4CMCC             (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2436    1     No crepitus                                    
                     13    2     Right                                          
                     30    3     Left                                           
                      9    4     Both                                           
                    101    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1284          CMC joint: tender on palpation                       
      PEP4CMCT             (60 years and over)                                  
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2285    1     No tenderness                                  
                     72    2     Right                                          
                     65    3     Left                                           
                     66    4     Both                                           
                    101    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1285          CMC joint: swelling (60 years and over)              
      PEP4CMCS             (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2472    1     No swelling                                    
                      3    2     Right                                          
                      5    3     Left                                           
                      8    4     Both                                           
                    101    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1286          CMC joint: pain on passive motion                    
      PEP4CMCP             (60 years and over)                                  
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2358    1     No pain                                        
                     37    2     Right                                          
                     43    3     Left                                           
                     50    4     Both                                           
                    101    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1287          Overall findings for metacarpophalangeal             
      PEP4B                (MCP) joint in hand joint manifestations             
                           section (60 years and over)                          
                   4163    1     No findings                                    
                    998    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    141    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1288          Right finger 1, MCP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4BTR1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4949    1     No tenderness                                  
                    207    2     Tenderness                                     
                    146    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1289          Right finger 2, MCP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4BTR2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4996    1     No tenderness                                  
                    157    2     Tenderness                                     
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1290          Right finger 3, MCP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4BTR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4995    1     No tenderness                                  
                    156    2     Tenderness                                     
                    151    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1291          Right finger 4, MCP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4BTR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5027    1     No tenderness                                  
                    128    2     Tenderness                                     
                    147    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1292          Right finger 5, MCP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4BTR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5034    1     No tenderness                                  
                    122    2     Tenderness                                     
                    146    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1293          Left finger 1, MCP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4BTL1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4975    1     No tenderness                                  
                    174    2     Tenderness                                     
                    153    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1294          Left finger 2, MCP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4BTL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4985    1     No tenderness                                  
                    162    2     Tenderness                                     
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1295          Left finger 3, MCP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4BTL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4989    1     No tenderness                                  
                    158    2     Tenderness                                     
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1296          Left finger 4, MCP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4BTL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5013    1     No tenderness                                  
                    133    2     Tenderness                                     
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1297          Left finger 5, MCP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4BTL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5032    1     No tenderness                                  
                    113    2     Tenderness                                     
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1298          Right finger 1, MCP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4BSR1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5099    1     No swelling                                    
                     58    2     Swelling                                       
                    145    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1299          Right finger 2, MCP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4BSR2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5001    1     No swelling                                    
                    153    2     Swelling                                       
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1300          Right finger 3, MCP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4BSR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4990    1     No swelling                                    
                    162    2     Swelling                                       
                    150    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1301          Right finger 4, MCP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4BSR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5108    1     No swelling                                    
                     48    2     Swelling                                       
                    146    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1302          Right finger 5, MCP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4BSR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5125    1     No swelling                                    
                     33    2     Swelling                                       
                    144    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1303          Left finger 1, MCP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4BSL1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5093    1     No swelling                                    
                     57    2     Swelling                                       
                    152    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1304          Left finger 2, MCP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4BSL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4993    1     No swelling                                    
                    155    2     Swelling                                       
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1305          Left finger 3, MCP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4BSL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5000    1     No swelling                                    
                    148    2     Swelling                                       
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1306          Left finger 4, MCP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4BSL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5097    1     No swelling                                    
                     50    2     Swelling                                       
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1307          Left finger 5, MCP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4BSL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5115    1     No swelling                                    
                     31    2     Swelling                                       
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1308          Right finger 1, MCP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4BPR1             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   4993    1     No pain                                        
                    162    2     Pain                                           
                    147    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1309          Right finger 2, MCP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4BPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5034    1     No pain                                        
                    119    2     Pain                                           
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1310          Right finger 3, MCP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4BPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5036    1     No pain                                        
                    115    2     Pain                                           
                    151    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1311          Right finger 4, MCP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4BPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5059    1     No pain                                        
                     96    2     Pain                                           
                    147    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1312          Right finger 5, MCP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4BPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5034    1     No pain                                        
                     79    2     Pain                                           
                    189    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1313          Left finger 1, MCP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4BPL1             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5012    1     No pain                                        
                    137    2     Pain                                           
                    153    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1314          Left finger 2, MCP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4BPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5037    1     No pain                                        
                    110    2     Pain                                           
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1315          Left finger 3, MCP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4BPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5046    1     No pain                                        
                    101    2     Pain                                           
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1316          Left finger 4, MCP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4BPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5061    1     No pain                                        
                     85    2     Pain                                           
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1317          Left finger 5, MCP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4BPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5069    1     No pain                                        
                     76    2     Pain                                           
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1318          Right finger 2, proximal interphalangeal             
      PEP4CTR2             (PIP) joint: tenderness                              
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                   4951    1     No tenderness                                  
                    201    2     Tenderness                                     
                    150    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1319          Right finger 3, PIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4CTR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4934    1     No tenderness                                  
                    214    2     Tenderness                                     
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1320          Right finger 4, PIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4CTR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4951    1     No tenderness                                  
                    202    2     Tenderness                                     
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1321          Right finger 5, PIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4CTR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4992    1     No tenderness                                  
                    162    2     Tenderness                                     
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1322          Left finger 2, PIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4CTL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4959    1     No tenderness                                  
                    183    2     Tenderness                                     
                    160    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1323          Left finger 3, PIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4CTL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4971    1     No tenderness                                  
                    174    2     Tenderness                                     
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1324          Left finger 4, PIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4CTL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4969    1     No tenderness                                  
                    176    2     Tenderness                                     
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1325          Left finger 5, PIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4CTL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4994    1     No tenderness                                  
                    148    2     Tenderness                                     
                    160    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1326          Right finger 2, PIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4CSR2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5037    1     No swelling                                    
                    116    2     Swelling                                       
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1327          Right finger 3, PIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4CSR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5027    1     No swelling                                    
                    123    2     Swelling                                       
                    152    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1328          Right finger 4, PIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4CSR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5063    1     No swelling                                    
                     91    2     Swelling                                       
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1329          Right finger 5, PIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4CSR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5099    1     No swelling                                    
                     56    2     Swelling                                       
                    147    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1330          Left finger 2, PIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4CSL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5043    1     No swelling                                    
                    100    2     Swelling                                       
                    159    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1331          Left finger 3, PIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4CSL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5038    1     No swelling                                    
                    108    2     Swelling                                       
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1332          Left finger 4, PIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4CSL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5068    1     No swelling                                    
                     78    2     Swelling                                       
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1333          Left finger 5, PIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4CSL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5092    1     No swelling                                    
                     51    2     Swelling                                       
                    159    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1334          Right finger 2, PIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4CPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5017    1     No pain                                        
                    135    2     Pain                                           
                    150    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1335          Right finger 3, PIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4CPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5007    1     No pain                                        
                    141    2     Pain                                           
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1336          Right finger 4, PIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4CPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5027    1     No pain                                        
                    126    2     Pain                                           
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1337          Right finger 5, PIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4CPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5039    1     No pain                                        
                    115    2     Pain                                           
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1338          Left finger 2, PIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4CPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5036    1     No pain                                        
                    106    2     Pain                                           
                    160    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1339          Left finger 3, PIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4CPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5034    1     No pain                                        
                    111    2     Pain                                           
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1340          Left finger 4, PIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4CPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5047    1     No pain                                        
                     98    2     Pain                                           
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1341          Left finger 5, PIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4CPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5048    1     No pain                                        
                     94    2     Pain                                           
                    160    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1342          Right finger 1, interphalangeal (IP)                 
      PEP4DTR1             joint: tenderness (60 years and over)                
                   5010    1     No tenderness                                  
                    143    2     Tenderness                                     
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1343          Right finger 2, distal interphalangeal               
      PEP4DTR2             (DIP) joint: tenderness                              
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                   4968    1     No tenderness                                  
                    179    2     Tenderness                                     
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1344          Right finger 3, DIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4DTR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4969    1     No tenderness                                  
                    174    2     Tenderness                                     
                    159    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1345          Right finger 4, DIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4DTR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4992    1     No tenderness                                  
                    157    2     Tenderness                                     
                    153    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1346          Right finger 5, DIP joint: tenderness                
      PEP4DTR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4984    1     No tenderness                                  
                    169    2     Tenderness                                     
                    149    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1347          Left finger 1, IP joint: tenderness                  
      PEP4DTL1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5045    1     No tenderness                                  
                    101    2     Tenderness                                     
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1348          Left finger 2, DIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4DTL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4990    1     No tenderness                                  
                    144    2     Tenderness                                     
                    168    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1349          Left finger 3, DIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4DTL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4998    1     No tenderness                                  
                    140    2     Tenderness                                     
                    164    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1350          Left finger 4, DIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4DTL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5018    1     No tenderness                                  
                    123    2     Tenderness                                     
                    161    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1351          Left finger 5, DIP joint: tenderness                 
      PEP4DTL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5018    1     No tenderness                                  
                    122    2     Tenderness                                     
                    162    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1352          Right finger 1, IP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4DSR1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5113    1     No swelling                                    
                     41    2     Swelling                                       
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1353          Right finger 2, DIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4DSR2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5079    1     No swelling                                    
                     69    2     Swelling                                       
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1354          Right finger 3, DIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4DSR3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5080    1     No swelling                                    
                     65    2     Swelling                                       
                    157    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1355          Right finger 4, DIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4DSR4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5097    1     No swelling                                    
                     53    2     Swelling                                       
                    152    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1356          Right finger 5, DIP joint: swelling                  
      PEP4DSR5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5106    1     No swelling                                    
                     48    2     Swelling                                       
                    148    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1357          Left finger 1, IP joint: swelling                    
      PEP4DSL1             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5109    1     No swelling                                    
                     38    2     Swelling                                       
                    155    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1358          Left finger 2, DIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4DSL2             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5082    1     No swelling                                    
                     53    2     Swelling                                       
                    167    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1359          Left finger 3, DIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4DSL3             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5084    1     No swelling                                    
                     55    2     Swelling                                       
                    163    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1360          Left finger 4, DIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4DSL4             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5093    1     No swelling                                    
                     49    2     Swelling                                       
                    160    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1361          Left finger 5, DIP joint: swelling                   
      PEP4DSL5             (60 years and over)                                  
                   5102    1     No swelling                                    
                     39    2     Swelling                                       
                    161    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1362          Right finger 1, IP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4DPR1             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5049    1     No pain                                        
                    103    2     Pain                                           
                    150    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1363          Right finger 2, DIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4DPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5028    1     No pain                                        
                    120    2     Pain                                           
                    154    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1364          Right finger 3, DIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4DPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5028    1     No pain                                        
                    116    2     Pain                                           
                    158    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1365          Right finger 4, DIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4DPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5046    1     No pain                                        
                    103    2     Pain                                           
                    153    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1366          Right finger 5, DIP joint: pain on                   
      PEP4DPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5035    1     No pain                                        
                    117    2     Pain                                           
                    150    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1367          Left finger 1, IP joint: pain on passive             
      PEP4DPL1             motion (60 years and over)                           
                   5067    1     No pain                                        
                     79    2     Pain                                           
                    156    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1368          Left finger 2, DIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4DPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5034    1     No pain                                        
                    100    2     Pain                                           
                    168    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1369          Left finger 3, DIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4DPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5032    1     No pain                                        
                    106    2     Pain                                           
                    164    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1370          Left finger 4, DIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4DPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5048    1     No pain                                        
                     92    2     Pain                                           
                    162    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1371          Left finger 5, DIP joint: pain on                    
      PEP4DPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   5052    1     No pain                                        
                     88    2     Pain                                           
                    162    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1372          Bony thickening/spurs at CMC joint                   
      PEP4CMCJ             (60 years and over)                                  
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)             
                   2061    1     No thickening/spurs                            
                     55    2     Right                                          
                     92    3     Left                                           
                    293    4     Both                                           
                     88    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28722    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1373          Overall deformities findings in upper                
      PEP4E1               extremities section (60 years and over)              
                   2391    1     No findings                                    
                   2706    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    205    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1374          Heberden's nodes (DIP)                               
      PEP4E1A              (60 years and over)                                  
                   2782    1     No Heberden's nodes                            
                    349    2     Right hand                                     
                    137    3     Left hand                                      
                   1828    4     Both hands                                     
                    206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1375          Bouchard's nodes (PIP)                               
      PEP4E1B              (60 years and over)                                  
                   3835    1     No Bouchard's nodes                            
                    139    2     Right hand                                     
                     61    3     Left hand                                      
                   1060    4     Both hands                                     
                    207    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1376          Swan neck (60 years and over)                        
      PEP4E1C      4896    1     No Swan neck                                   
                     55    2     Right hand                                     
                     57    3     Left hand                                      
                     87    4     Both hands                                     
                    207    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1377          Boutonniere joints (60 years and over)               
      PEP4E1D      4978    1     No Boutonniere joints                          
                     47    2     Right hand                                     
                     23    3     Left hand                                      
                     48    4     Both hands                                     
                    206    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1378          Ulnar deviation or subluxation at MCP or             
      PEP4E1E              wrist (60 years and over)                            
                   4786    1     No deviation or subluxation                    
                     70    2     Right                                          
                     39    3     Left                                           
                    199    4     Both                                           
                    208    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1379          Subcutaneous nodules on shaft of forearm             
      PEP4E1F              (60 years and over)                                  
                   5061    1     No nodules                                     
                     12    2     Right                                          
                     10    3     Left                                           
                     10    4     Both                                           
                    209    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1380-1382          Central pulse rate (beats/min)           See note    
      PEP5R                (2 months - 4 years)                                 
                   6302    076-170                                              
                    403    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  24606    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1383          Cuff size used (5 years and over)                    
      PEP6A         263    1     Infant                                         
                   3996    2     Child                                          
                  13338    3     Adult                                          
                   5451    4     Large                                          
                    206    5     Thigh                                          
                    859    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1384          Arm selected (5 years and over)                      
      PEP6B       20432    1     Right                                          
                   2821    2     Left                                           
                    860    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1385          Have you had any alcohol, coffee or                  
      PEP6C                cigarettes in the past 30 minutes?                   
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                    231    1     Yes                                            
                  23033    2     No                                             
                    849    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1386-1388          Radial pulse rate (beats/min)            See note    
      PEP6DR               (5 years and over)                                   
                  23264    040-188                                              
                    849    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1389          Irregular pulse (5 years and over)                   
      PEP6E         758    1     Yes                                            
                  22513    2     No                                             
                    842    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1390-1392          Maximum inflation level (MIL, mm Hg)     See note    
      PEP6F                (5 years and over)                                   
                  23219    070-290                                              
                    894    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1393-1395          First Korotkoff sound (K1), systolic, for            
      PEP6G1               first blood pressure (BP) measurement                
                           (mm Hg) (5 years and over)                           
                  23100    052-258                                              
                   1013    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1396-1398          Fourth Korotkoff sound (K4), diastolic,              
      PEP6G2               for first BP measurement (mm Hg)                     
                           (5-19 years)                                         
                   5354    002-102                                              
                   2186    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  23771    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1399-1401          Fifth Korotkoff sound (K5), diastolic,   See note    
      PEP6G3               for first BP measurement (mm Hg)                     
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                  23070    000-136                                              
                   1043    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1402          First BP measurement refused                         
      PEP6G4               (5 years and over)                                   
                      9    1     Yes, refused                                   
                  23349    2     No, did not refuse                             
                    755    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1403-1405          K1, systolic, for second BP measurement              
      PEP6H1               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)                           
                  23087    054-256                                              
                   1026    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1406-1408          K4, diastolic, for second BP measurement             
      PEP6H2               (mm Hg)  (5-19 years)                                
                   5734    002-102                                              
                   1806    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  23771    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1409-1411          K5, diastolic, for second BP measurement See note    
      PEP6H3               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)                           
                  23060    000-138                                              
                   1053    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1412          Second BP measurement refused                        
      PEP6H4               (5 years and over)                                   
                     23    1     Yes, refused                                   
                  23335    2     No, did not refuse                             
                    755    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1413-1415          K1, systolic, for third BP measurement               
      PEP6I1               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)                           
                  22981    052-264                                              
                   1132    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1416-1418          K4, diastolic, for third BP measurement              
      PEP6I2               (mm Hg) (5-19 years)                                 
                   5675    002-104                                              
                   1865    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  23771    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1419-1421          K5, diastolic, for third BP measurement  See note    
      PEP6I3               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)                           
                  22949    000-140                                              
                   1164    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1422          Third BP measurement refused                         
      PEP6I4               (5 years and over)                                   
                     44    1     Yes, refused                                   
                  23314    2     No, did not refuse                             
                    755    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1423-1425          Overall average K1, systolic, blood      See note    
      PEPMNK1R             pressure from household and examination              
                           center measurements (5 years and over)               
                  23756    053-244                                              
                    357    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1426-1427          Number of measurements used to compute               
      PEPNOK1R             the overall average K1, systolic, blood              
                           pressure from household and examination              
                           center measurements (5 years and over)               
                     35    01                                                   
                    127    02                                                   
                   7084    03                                                   
                    118    04                                                   
                    230    05                                                   
                  16162    06                                                   
                    357    88    Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1428-1430          Overall average K5, diastolic, blood     See note    
      PEPMNK5R             pressure from household and examination              
                           center measurements (5 years and over)               
                  23044    006-142                                              
                   1069    888   Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1431-1432          Number of measurements used to compute               
      PEPNOK5R             the overall average K5, diastolic, blood             
                           pressure from household and examination              
                           center measurements (5 years and over)               
                    378    01                                                   
                    524    02                                                   
                   5775    03                                                   
                    164    04                                                   
                    308    05                                                   
                  15895    06                                                   
                   1069    88    Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1433          Overall findings for chest section                   
      PEP7                 (decreased breath sounds, adventitious               
                           sounds) (all ages)                                   
                  28701    1     No findings                                    
                    858    2     Yes, findings                                  
                   1259    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1434          Decreased breath sounds in posterior                 
      PEP7A1R              portion of right lung (all ages)                     
                  29113    1     No decreased breath sounds                     
                    445    2     Decreased breath sounds                        
                   1260    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1435          Decreased breath sounds in posterior                 
      PEP7A1L              portion of left lung (all ages)                      
                  29134    1     No decreased breath sounds                     
                    423    2     Decreased breath sounds                        
                   1261    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1436          Adventitious sounds (rales, wheezes,                 
      PEP7A2R              rhonchi) in posterior portion of right               
                           lung (all ages)                                      
                  29138    1     No adventitious sounds                         
                    421    2     Adventitious sounds                            
                   1259    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1437          Adventitious sounds (rales, wheezes,                 
      PEP7A2L              rhonchi) in posterior portion of left                
                           lung (all ages)                                      
                  29161    1     No adventitious sounds                         
                    397    2     Adventitious sounds                            
                   1260    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1438          Overall findings for heart section                   
      PEP8                 (systolic and diastolic murmurs)                     
                           (all ages)                                           
                  28589    1     No findings                                    
                    936    2     Yes, findings                                  
                   1293    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1439-1440          Systolic murmur (all ages)                           
      PEP8A       28615    00    None                                           
                    267    01    Grade 01                                       
                    347    02    Grade 02                                       
                    173    03    Grade 03                                       
                     56    04    Grade 04                                       
                     30    05    Grade 05                                       
                     36    06    Grade 06                                       
                   1294    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1441-1442          Diastolic murmur (all ages)                          
      PEP8B       29444    00    None                                           
                     59    01    Grade 01                                       
                     11    02    Grade 02                                       
                      6    03    Grade 03                                       
                      2    04    Grade 04                                       
                      2    05    Grade 05                                       
                      1    06    Grade 06                                       
                   1293    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1443          Overall findings for dermatitis section              
      PEP9                 (hand dermatitis on palms, dorsa, or                 
                           palmar or dorsal fingers or lichenified              
                           dermatitis on wrists, elbows, or knees)              
                           5-59 years)                                          
                  17603    1     No findings                                    
                    364    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    844    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1444          Palms: redness/inflammation, vesicles                
      PEP9A                (5-59 years)                                         
                  17791    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles            
                    127    2     Redness/inflammation                           
                     18    3     Vesicles                                       
                     30    4     Both inflammation and vesicles                 
                    845    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1445          Palmar fingers: redness/inflammation,                
      PEP9B                vesicles (5-59 years)                                
                  17771    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles            
                    149    2     Redness/inflammation                           
                     14    3     Vesicles                                       
                     33    4     Both inflammation and vesicles                 
                    844    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1446          Dorsal: redness/inflammation, vesicles               
      PEP9C                (5-59 years)                                         
                  17867    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles            
                     88    2     Redness/inflammation                           
                      3    3     Vesicles                                       
                      9    4     Both inflammation and vesicles                 
                    844    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1447          Dorsal fingers: redness/inflammation,                
      PEP9D                vesicles (5-59 years)                                
                  17839    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles            
                    100    2     Redness/inflammation                           
                     11    3     Vesicles                                       
                     17    4     Both inflammation and vesicles                 
                    844    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1448          Lichenified dermatitis on wrists,                    
      PEP9E                elbows, or knees (5-59 years)                        
                  17832    1     No lichenified dermatitis                      
                    117    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    862    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  12500    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1449          Overall findings for great toe joint                 
      PEP10                section (metatarsophalangeal (MTP), IP):             
                           tender, swelling, pain                               
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                   4613    1     No findings                                    
                    381    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    308    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1450          Right great toe, MTP joint: tender on                
      PEP10MTR             palpation (60 years and over)                        
                   4803    1     No tenderness                                  
                    177    2     Tenderness                                     
                    322    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1451          Left great toe, MTP joint: tender on                 
      PEP10MTL             palpation (60 years and over)                        
                   4791    1     No tenderness                                  
                    194    2     Tenderness                                     
                    317    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1452          Right great toe, MTP joint: swelling                 
      PEP10MSR             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4965    1     No swelling                                    
                     14    2     Swelling                                       
                    323    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1453          Left great toe, MTP joint: swelling                  
      PEP10MSL             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4968    1     No swelling                                    
                     14    2     Swelling                                       
                    320    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1454          Right great toe, MTP joint: pain on                  
      PEP10MPR             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   4833    1     No pain                                        
                    148    2     Pain                                           
                    321    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1455          Left great toe, MTP joint: pain on                   
      PEP10MPL             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   4842    1     No pain                                        
                    139    2     Pain                                           
                    321    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1456          Right great toe, IP joint: tender on                 
      PEP10ITR             palpation (60 years and over)                        
                   4849    1     No tenderness                                  
                    132    2     Tenderness                                     
                    321    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1457          Left great toe, IP joint: tender on                  
      PEP10ITL             palpation (60 years and over)                        
                   4831    1     No tenderness                                  
                    152    2     Tenderness                                     
                    319    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1458          Right great toe, IP joint: swelling                  
      PEP10ISR             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4965    1     No swelling                                    
                     13    2     Swelling                                       
                    324    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1459          Left great toe, IP joint: swelling                   
      PEP10ISL             (60 years and over)                                  
                   4967    1     No swelling                                    
                     14    2     Swelling                                       
                    321    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1460          Right great toe, IP joint: pain on                   
      PEP10IPR             passive motion  (60 years and over)                  
                   4873    1     No pain                                        
                    107    2     Pain                                           
                    322    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1461          Left great toe, IP joint: pain on                    
      PEP10IPL             passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   4870    1     No pain                                        
                    111    2     Pain                                           
                    321    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1462          Overall findings for knee joint                      
      PEP10B               manifestations section (knee: crepitus,              
                           tenderness, swelling, pain)                          
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                   1246    1     No findings                                    
                   3721    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    335    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1463          Knee: crepitus (60 years and over)                   
      PEP10B1      2749    1     No crepitus                                    
                    359    2     Right                                          
                    282    3     Left                                           
                   1571    4     Both                                           
                    341    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1464          Knee: tender on palpation                            
      PEP10B2              (60 years and over)                                  
                   4471    1     No tenderness                                  
                    183    2     Right                                          
                    135    3     Left                                           
                    176    4     Both                                           
                    337    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1465          Knee: swelling (60 years and over)                   
      PEP10B3      4705    1     No swelling                                    
                     80    2     Right                                          
                     77    3     Left                                           
                    103    4     Both                                           
                    337    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1466          Knee: pain on passive motion                         
      PEP10B4              (60 years and over)                                  
                   4248    1     No pain                                        
                    223    2     Right                                          
                    201    3     Left                                           
                    293    4     Both                                           
                    337    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1467          Right knee: maximum limitation on                    
      PEP10B5              passive motion (60 years and over)                   
                   2905    0     145 degrees                                    
                   1641    1     130-144 degrees                                
                    207    2     115-129 degrees                                
                    161    3     75-114 degrees                                 
                     32    4     < 75 degrees                                   
                    356    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1468          Left knee: maximum limitation on passive             
      PEP10B6              motion (60 years and over)                           
                   2895    0     145 degrees                                    
                   1653    1     130-144 degrees                                
                    192    2     115-129 degrees                                
                    169    3     75-114 degrees                                 
                     34    4     < 75 degrees                                   
                    359    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1469          Overall findings for foot deformities                
      PEP10C               section (hammer toes, bunions)                       
                           (60 years and over)                                  
                   2156    1     No findings                                    
                   2859    2     Yes, findings                                  
                    287    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1470          Hammer toes (60 years and over)                      
      PEP10C1      3559    1     No hammer toes                                 
                    282    2     Right                                          
                    216    3     Left                                           
                    956    4     Both                                           
                    289    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1471          Bunions (60 years and over)                          
      PEP10C2      2506    1     No bunions                                     
                    262    2     Right                                          
                    310    3     Left                                           
                   1935    4     Both                                           
                    289    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                         BREAST SIZE AND TANNER STAGING                         
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1472-1474          Right breast size (largest diameter, mm)             
      PEP11A1              (2 months - 4 years)                                 
                   6471    002-055                                              
                    234    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  24606    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1475-1477          Left breast size (largest diameter, mm)              
      PEP11A2              (2 months - 4 years)                                 
                   6468    001-048                                              
                    237    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  24606    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1478          Pubic hair stage (8-18 years)            See note    
      PEP11B1      1458    1     Stage 1                                        
                    473    2     Stage 2                                        
                    470    3     Stage 3                                        
                    822    4     Stage 4                                        
                   1206    5     Stage 5                                        
                    626    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  26256    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1479          Genitalia stage (8-18 years)             See note    
      PEP11B2       492    1     Stage 1                                        
                    522    2     Stage 2                                        
                    271    3     Stage 3                                        
                    308    4     Stage 4                                        
                    611    5     Stage 5                                        
                    267    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28840    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1480          Breast stage, least developed breast     See note    
      PEP11B3              (8-18 years)                                         
                    451    1     Stage 1                                        
                    326    2     Stage 2                                        
                    334    3     Stage 3                                        
                    334    4     Stage 4                                        
                    809    5     Stage 5                                        
                    330    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28727    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1481          Health status (all ages)                             
      PEP13A      16230    1     Excellent                                      
                   5543    2     Very good                                      
                   6078    3     Good                                           
                   1665    4     Fair                                           
                    305    5     Poor                                           
                    997    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1482          Evidence of disabling cognitive                      
      PEP13B               impairment preventing subject from                   
                           complying with examination (all ages)                
                  29693    1     No impairment                                  
                    140    2     Impairment                                     
                    985    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1483          Possible active infection (all ages)                 
      PEP13C      28315    1     No infection                                   
                   1515    2     Possible infection                             
                    988    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1484          Able to communicate appropriately for                
      PEP13D               age (3 years and over)                               
                  25207    1     Yes                                            
                    224    2     No                                             
                    899    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   4981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1485          Estimated level of difficulty: walking               
      PEP13E1A             1/4 mile (5 years and over)                          
                  20416    1     No difficulty (PEP13E2A)                       
                   1302    2     Some difficulty                                
                    921    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                    668    4     Could not be done                              
                    806    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1486          Prognosis over 1 year: walking 1/4 mile              
      PEP13E1B             (5 years and over)                                   
                     89    1     Full recovery                                  
                    165    2     Partial recovery                               
                   2331    3     No change                                      
                    304    4     More deterioration                             
                    808    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  27614    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1487          Estimated level of difficulty: running               
      PEP13E2A             100 yards (5 years and over)                         
                  14967    1     No difficulty (PEP13E3A)                       
                   3239    2     Some difficulty                                
                   2085    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                   3017    4     Could not be done                              
                    805    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1488          Prognosis over 1 year: running 100 yards             
      PEP13E2B             (5 years and over)                                   
                    411    1     Full recovery                                  
                    599    2     Partial recovery                               
                   6958    3     No change                                      
                    370    4     More deterioration                             
                    808    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  22165    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1489          Estimated level of difficulty: stooping,             
      PEP13E3A             crouching, or kneeling                               
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                  18207    1     No difficulty (PEP13E4A)                       
                   2938    2     Some difficulty                                
                   1553    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                    609    4     Could not be done                              
                    806    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1490          Prognosis over 1 year: stooping,                     
      PEP13E3B             crouching, or kneeling                               
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                    398    1     Full recovery                                  
                    514    2     Partial recovery                               
                   3923    3     No change                                      
                    262    4     More deterioration                             
                    809    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  25405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1491          Estimated level of difficulty: small                 
      PEP13E4A             motor movements in hand like opening a               
                           jar, opening a door, or picking up a                 
                           pencil (5 years and over)                            
                  21069    1     No difficulty (PEP13E5A)                       
                   1722    2     Some difficulty                                
                    467    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                     48    4     Could not be done                              
                    807    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1492          Prognosis over 1 year: small motor                   
      PEP13E4B             movements in hand like opening a jar,                
                           opening a door, or picking up a pencil               
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                     24    1     Full recovery                                  
                     41    2     Partial recovery                               
                   2070    3     No change                                      
                    101    4     More deterioration                             
                    808    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  28267    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1493          Estimated level of difficulty: doing                 
      PEP13E5A             heavy housework, gardening, exercise,                
                           or play (5 years and over)                           
                  17530    1     No difficulty (End)                            
                   3042    2     Some difficulty                                
                   1678    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                   1054    4     Could not be done                              
                    809    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   7198    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1494          Prognosis over 1 year: doing heavy                   
      PEP13E5B             housework, gardening, exercise, or play              
                           (5 years and over)                                   
                    460    1     Full recovery                                  
                    579    2     Partial recovery                               
                   4454    3     No change                                      
                    279    4     More deterioration                             
                    811    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  24728    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1495          Estimated level of difficulty: play                  
      PEP13F1A             (2 months - 4 years)                                 
                   6467    1     No difficulty                                  
                     38    2     Some difficulty                                
                     14    3     Moderate difficulty                            
                      2    4     Could not be done                              
                    184    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  24606    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1496          Prognosis over 1 year: play                          
      PEP13F1B             (2 months - 4 years)                                 
                      7    1     Full recovery                                  
                     19    2     Partial recovery                               
                     10    3     No change                                      
                     17    4     More deterioration                             
                    185    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  31073    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1497          Referral level assigned to sample person See note    
      PEPLEVEL      162    1     Level 1                                        
                   1519    2     Level 2                                        
                  28184    3     Level 3                                        
                    953    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1498-1502          Examiner number                                      
      PEPTECH      1970    03001                                                
                   4129    03002                                                
                    260    03003                                                
                   3207    03004                                                
                   1204    03005                                                
                    371    03006                                                
                   9529    03007                                                
                   2293    03008                                                
                   1907    03009                                                
                    199    03010                                                
                   2036    03011                                                
                   2044    03012                                                
                   1669    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
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     NOTES                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP11B1:  Pubic hair stage                                                 
                                                                                
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable     
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner          
          staging of pubic hair for males and females (Tanner, 1962) are        
          tabulated below.                                                      
                                                                                
                      Male                            Female                    
     Age at     Number   Number  Percent   Number    Number  Percent            
     interview  examined refused refused   examined  refused refused            
                                                                                
      8           267     17        6         250      15        6              
      9           288      9        3         277      21        8              
     10           291     24        8         261      24        9              
     11           279     13        5         289      26        9              
     12           208     15        7         223      13        6              
     13           196     15        8         232      20        9              
     14           189     11        6         226      33       15              
     15           185      7        4         193      19       10              
     16           198     10        5         229      25       11              
     17           195     20       10         215      20        9              
     18           175     12        7         189      17        9              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP11B2:  Genitalia stage                                                  
                                                                                
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable     
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner          
          staging of male genitalia (Tanner, 1962) are tabulated below.         
                                                                                
                 Age at         Number    Number   Percent                      
                 interview      examined  refused  refused                      
                                                                                
                   8              267       17        6                         
                   9              288        8        3                         
                  10              291       23        8                         
                  11              279       13        5                         
                  12              208       15        7                         
                  13              196       15        8                         
                  14              189       11        6                         
                  15              185        7        4                         
                  16              198       10        5                         
                  17              195       20       10                         
                  18              175       12        7                         
                                                                                
                                                                               
     PEP11B3:  Breast stage, least developed breast                             
                                                                                
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable     
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner          
          staging of female breast development (Tanner, 1962) are tabulated     
          below.                                                                
                                                                                
                 Age at      Number    Number   Percent                         
                 interview   examined  refused  refused                         
                                                                                
                   8            250       14        6                           
                   9            277       21        8                           
                  10            261       20        8                           
                  11            289       21        7                           
                  12            223       13        6                           
                  13            232       17        7                           
                  14            226       29       13                           
                  15            193       17        9                           
                  16            229       22       10                           
                  17            215       17        8                           
                  18            189       16        8                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3A2:  In a wheelchair or stretcher                                      
                                                                                
          Sitting in a wheelchair did not mean necessarily that the             
          individual was confined to a wheelchair.  Examinees deemed frail      
          or physically unable to maneuver in the MEC used a wheelchair         
          while being examined.  Information about wheelchair use also can      
          be found in the MEC Physical Function Evaluation.                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3B2TL, PEP3B2TR, PEP3LLEG, PEP3RLEG:  Amputee/cast, great toes and      
                legs findings                                                   
                                                                                
          These variables were recoded to ensure consistency between the        
          first three and last three years of the survey.  Therefore,           
          variable labels differ from those on the Physician's Examination      
          form (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  The three cases of a "Cast" finding         
          with no specific site noted (coded as 09) in PEP3LLEG and             
          PEP3RLEG represent the early procedure in which the physician         
          entered a finding for a cast anywhere on the leg (hip, knee, or       
          ankle).  In later years, the physician specified where on the leg     
          the cast was located.  During data editing, the specific cast         
          locations coded separately were incorporated into PEP3LLEG and        
          PEP3RLEG as codes "10  Cast hip," "11  Cast knee," and "12  Cast      
          ankle."  In addition, if a joint was coded as amputated in            
          PEP3LLEG or PEP3RLEG, the great toe distal to the amputated joint     
          was coded as "3  Amputated above the toe."   For example, if the      
          left leg was amputated below the knee and above the ankle joint       
          (code 06), the great toe variables PEP3B2TL and PEP3B2TR were         
          coded as "3  Amputated above the toe."                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3B2TR:  Amputee/cast, right great toe                                   
                                                                                
          See note for PEP3B2TL.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3BFL1-PEP3BFL5, PEP3BFR1-PEP3BFR5, PEP3LARM, PEP3RARM:  Amputee/cast,   
                    fingers and arms findings                                   
                                                                                
          These variables were recoded to ensure consistency between the        
          first three and last three years of the survey.  Therefore,           
          variable labels differ from those on the Physician's Examination      
          form (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  The four cases of a "Cast" finding with     
          no specific site noted (coded as 09) in PEP3LARM and PEP3RARM         
          represent the early procedure in which the physician entered a        
          finding for a cast anywhere on the arm (shoulder, elbow, or           
          wrist).  In later years, the physician specified where on the arm     
          the cast was located.  During data editing, the specific cast         
          locations coded separately were incorporated into variables           
          PEP3LARM and PEP3RARM as codes "10  Cast shoulder," "11  Cast         
          elbow," and "12  Cast wrist."  If a joint was coded as amputated      
          in PEP3LARM or PEP3RARM, the fingers distal to the amputated          
          joint were coded as "4  Amputated above the finger."  For             
          example, if the left wrist joint was coded as amputated (code         
          07), the finger variables (PEP3BFL1-PEP3BFL5) were coded as "4        
          Amputated above the finger."                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3LARM: Left arm amputee/cast findings                                   
                                                                                
          See note for PEP3BFL1.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3LLEG: Left leg amputee/cast findings                                   
                                                                                
          See note for PEP3B2TL.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3RARM:  Right arm amputee/cast findings                                 
                                                                                
          See note for PEP3BFL1.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP3RLEG:  Right leg amputee/cast findings                                 
                                                                                
          See note for PEP3B2TL.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP5R:  Central pulse rate                                                 
                                                                                
          This variable is a 60-second pulse rate derived by multiplying        
          the central pulse count at 30 seconds by two.                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP6DR:  Radial pulse rate                                                 
                                                                                
          This variable is a 60-second pulse rate derived by multiplying        
          the radial pulse count at 15 seconds by four.                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP6F:  Maximum inflation level (MIL)                                      
                                                                                
          The MIL was obtained to determine the highest level to which the      
          blood pressure cuff should be inflated.  It represents a level 30     
          mm Hg higher than the point at which the radial pulse disappeared.    
                                                                                
                                                                               
     PEP6G3, PEP6H3, PEP6I3:  K5 blood pressure measurements                    
                                                                                
          Zero is considered a valid observation for diastolic (K5)             
          measurements when pulse sounds continue to be heard down to 0 mm      
          Hg.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP6H3:  Second K5 blood pressure measurement                              
                                                                                
          See note for PEP6G3.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP6I3:  Third K5 blood pressure measurement                               
                                                                                
          See note for PEP6G3.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEPLEVEL:  Medical referral level                                          
                                                                                
          Based on the results of the physician's examination, the examinee     
          was placed in one of the following three medical referral             
          categories (U.S. DHHS, 1996b):                                        
                                                                                
          Level I -- Major medical emergencies that warranted immediate         
          attention by a health care provider                                   
                                                                                
          Level II -- Major medical findings that warranted attention by a      
          health care provider within two weeks                                 
                                                                                
          Level III -- All other findings reported to the examinee              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEPMNK1R:  Average K1, systolic blood pressure                             
                                                                                
          This variable is the arithmetic mean of six or fewer K1               
          measurements obtained at the household interview (maximum of          
          three) and the MEC examination (maximum of three).  If the            
          examinee did not have blood pressure measurements taken in the        
          examination center, this variable was calculated from measurements    
          taken at the household interview.  All blood pressure                 
          determinations were recorded to the nearest even number.  However,    
          since the variable is an arithmetic mean, it may include odd          
          numbers.                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEPMNK5R: Average K5, diastolic blood pressure                             
                                                                                
          This variable is the arithmetic mean of six or fewer K5               
          measurements obtained at the household interview (maximum of          
          three) and the MEC examination (maximum of three).  Even if the       
          examinee did not have blood pressure measurements taken in the        
          examination center, this variable was calculated from                 
          measurements taken at the household interview.  All blood pressure    
          determinations were recorded to the nearest even number. However,     
          since the variable is an arithmetic mean, it may include odd          
          numbers.  The arithmetic mean was calculated using only (K5)          
          measurements greater than zero.  Any K5 measurements of zero were     
          set to missing when calculating the K5 arithmetic mean.               
                                                                               
                                BODY MEASUREMENTS                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Body measurements were recorded for all examinees by a trained             
     examiner in the mobile examination center (MEC).  The protocol for this    
     component did not detail any medical, safety or other exclusions.          
                                                                                
     The body measurements examination included measures of weight, standing    
     height, lengths, skinfolds, circumferences, and breadths.  In              
     cases when examinees had to leave the MEC early and were unable            
     to participate in the complete body measures component, at a               
     minimum, weight and standing height or recumbent length were               
     measured.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Persons aged under one year or 20 years and over who were examined only    
     in their homes were given a subset of the body measures.  These measures   
     were taken by trained technicians who used equipment and procedures        
     comparable to those used in the mobile examination centers.  Therefore,    
     the home examination body measures were incorporated into the body         
     measures data set.                                                         
                                                                                
     To determine which subjects were home examinees, the DMPSTAT               
     variable (3=home-examined) should be used.  When analyzing data            
     for combined home-examined and MEC-examined subjects, the                  
     combined MEC- plus home-examined sample weights should be used             
     (WTPFHX6).  When using only MEC items or measures, the MEC                 
     examination sample weight should be used (WTPFEX6).  For more              
     information on the use of sample weights in the NHANES III data            
     analysis, refer to the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S.             
     DHHS, 1996b).                                                              
                                                                                
     The following are the names shown on the Home Examination form in the      
     Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition              
     Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (original home exam variable name; new       
     name) for home examination body measures (NCHS, 1994, p. 313; U.S. DHHS,   
     1996b).  In the home exam, the only body measures taken were weight (A1;   
     BMPWT), standing height (A2; BMPHT), arm circumference (A6; BMPARMCI),     
     and triceps skinfold (A5; BMPTRI). For infants aged less than one year,    
     recumbent length (A3; BMPRECUM) was measured instead of stature, and       
     head circumference (A4; BMPHEAD) was added.  For examinees who received    
     only a home examination, the measures listed above are the only body       
     measures available for analysis.  Values for all other body measures for   
     these examinees appear as blank.                                           
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) data are considered a part          
     of body measurements and have been included with the body                  
     measurement data.  However, the BIA resistance and reactance               
     measures were recorded by the physicians in the physician's                
     examination component, hence the "PEP" variable prefix.                    
                                                                                
     For general guidelines on standard procedures that were followed           
     for the anthropometric measures, refer to The Anthropometric               
     Standardization Reference Manual (Lohman, 1988).  For specific             
     guidelines, the Anthropometric Procedures Video that demonstrates          
     the NHANES III anthropometric procedures in detail is available            
     from the U.S. Government Printing Office (U.S. DHHS, 1996a).               
                                                                                
     The MEC health technicians, ultrasonographers, dentists, and home          
     examination health technicians were trained by two trainers to do          
     the anthropometric measurements.  The two trainers were                    
     cross-standardized initially and then annually during the survey.          
     Group retraining occurred twice during the survey.  Periodic               
     visits to the field by each of the trainers assured ongoing                
     quality control in the accuracy and reliability of the                     
     procedures.                                                                
                                                                                
     This data set includes body measurements for women who were                
     pregnant at the time of the exam.  Analysts should determine               
     whether it is appropriate to exclude data for these women for a            
     given analysis.  Pregnancy status information is found in the              
     variable MAPF12R in the MEC Adult Questionnaire and in the                 
     variable MYPC17 in the MEC Youth Questionnaire.                            
                                                                                
     During the editing process, outliers were scrutinized using                
     univariate and multivariate methods to help identify implausible           
     values.  When there was insufficient information to conclude that          
     values were invalid, they were left in the data set.  Analysts             
     should examine the data spread and consider whether it is                  
     appropriate to include or exclude extreme values in a given                
     analysis.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal              
     data consistency.  Notes have been provided for variables                  
     requiring additional explanation.                                         
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1503-1507          Examiner number                                      
      BMPTECH1    30426    01001-09018                                          
                    392    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                     WEIGHT                                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1508-1513          Weight (kg)                                          
      BMPWT                (2 months and over)                                  
                  31132    0002.8-0241.8                                        
                    179    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                                                                                
             1514          Weight source flag                       See note    
      BMPWTFLG    30324    0     No substitution                                
                    667    3     Modeled from reported value                    
                    320    4     Reported value                                 
                                                                                
        1515-1519          Weight (lbs)                             See note    
      BMPWTLBS             (2 months and over)                                  
                  31132    006.2-00532                                          
                    179    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1520-1523          Self-reported weight (lbs)               See note    
      BMPSRWL              (12-16 years)                                        
                   1673    0078-0350                                            
                    406    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  29232    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1524-1527          Body mass index                          See note    
      BMPBMI      27830    07.3-79.6                                            
                    227    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3254    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1528-1532          Standing height (cm)                                 
      BMPHT                (2 years and over)                                   
                  27935    073.6-206.5                                          
                    122    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3254    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1533          Standing height source flag              See note    
      BMPHTFLG    27514    0     No substitution                                
                    226    1     Modeled from spirometry height                 
                     66    2     Spirometry height                              
                    241    3     Modeled from reported value                    
                     10    5     Recumbent length                               
                   3254    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1534-1538          Standing height (in)                     See note    
      BMPHTIN              (2 years and over)                                   
                  27935    00029-081.3                                          
                    122    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3254    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1539-1543          Recumbent length (cm)                                
      BMPRECUM             (2 months-3 years)                                   
                   5525    039.1-119.5                                          
                    118    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                  25668    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1544          Recumbent length flag                    See note    
      BMPRECFL     5466    0     No substitution                                
                     42    3     Modeled from reported value                    
                    135    6     Stature                                        
                  25668    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1545-1549          Sitting height (cm)                                  
      BMPSITHT             (2 years and over)                                   
                  27009    036.9-110.2                                          
                    590    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1550-1552          Self-reported height (in)                See note    
      BMPSRHIS             (12-16 years)                                        
                   1957    036-091                                              
                    122    888   Blank but applicable                           
                  29232    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1553-1556          Upper leg length (cm)                                
      BMPLEG               (2 years and over)                                   
                  26313    12.9-58.1                                            
                   1286    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1557-1560          Knee height (cm)                                     
      BMPKNEE              (60 years and over)                                  
                   4938    0032-63.3                                            
                    364    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  26009    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1561-1564          Upper arm length (cm)                                
      BMPARML              (2 months and over)                                  
                  29606    06.2-64.8                                            
                   1212    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                                    BREADTHS                                    
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1565-1568          Biacromial breadth (cm)                              
      BMPBIAC              (3 years and over)                                   
                  25357    15.3-58.3                                            
                    973    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   4981    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1569-1573          Biiliac breadth (cm)                                 
      BMPBIIL              (2 years and over)                                   
                  26352    009.8-048.7                                          
                   1247    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1574-1577          Elbow breadth (cm)                                   
      BMPELB               (2 years and over)                                   
                  26541    0003-10.4                                            
                   1058    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1578-1581          Wrist breadth (cm)                                   
      BMPWRIST             (2 years and over)                                   
                  26536    02.7-08.3                                            
                   1063    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1582-1585          Head circumference (cm)                              
      BMPHEAD              (2 months-7 years)                                   
                   8609    34.4-58.1                                            
                    259    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  22443    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1586-1589          Arm circumference (cm)                               
      BMPARMC              (2 months and over)                                  
                  30020    0009-61.2                                            
                   1291    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1590-1594          Waist circumference (cm)                             
      BMPWAIST             (2 years and over)                                   
                  26288    034.5-174.1                                          
                   1311    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1595-1599          Buttocks circumference (cm)                          
      BMPBUTTO             (2 years and over)                                   
                  26290    027.8-179.2                                          
                   1309    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1600-1603          Waist-to-hip ratio                       See note    
      BMPWHR      26236    0.51-2.09                                            
                   1363    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1604-1608          Thigh circumference (cm)                             
      BMPTHICI             (2 years and over)                                   
                  26188    00016-093.8                                          
                   1411    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1609-1612          Triceps skinfold (mm)                    See note    
      BMPTRI               (2 months and over)                                  
                  29571    01.9-48.5                                            
                    311    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper                 
                   1429    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                                                                                
        1613-1616          Subscapular skinfold (mm)                See note    
      BMPSUB               (2 months and over)                                  
                  28502    02.8-0049                                            
                    397    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper                 
                   1919    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1617-1620          Suprailiac skinfold (mm)                 See note    
      BMPSUP               (2 years and over)                                   
                  25487    02.3-49.4                                            
                    636    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper                 
                   1476    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1621-1624          Thigh skinfold (mm)                      See note    
      BMPTHI               (2 years and over)                                   
                  23814    02.2-49.5                                            
                   1574    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper                 
                   2211    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                     BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA)                     
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1625          Examinee pregnant--cannot obtain BIA     See note    
      PEPPREG       197    1     Yes                                            
                  17840    2     No                                             
                   1662    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     85    9     Don't know                                     
                  11527    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1626          Examinee had pacemaker--cannot           See note    
      PEPPACE              obtain BIA                                           
                     41    1     Yes                                            
                  17996    2     No                                             
                   1738    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      9    9     Don't know                                     
                  11527    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1627-1630          BIA resistance (ohms)                    See note    
      PEP12A1              (12 years and over)                                  
                  17726    0269-0950                                            
                   1820    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  11765    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1631-1634          BIA reactance (ohms)                     See note    
      PEP12B1              (12 years and over)                                  
                  17712    0013-0135                                            
                   1834    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                  11765    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
     NOTES                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPBMI:  Body mass index                                                   
                                                                                
          BMPBMI was computed from weight and standing height using the         
          following formula:  BMPBMI=BMPWT/((BMPHT/100)**2).                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPHTFLG, BMPRECFL, BMPWTFLG:  Standing height, recumbent length, and      
               weight source flags                                              
                                                                                
          Weight, standing height, and recumbent length are fundamental         
          body measures essential to most analyses of other health              
          examination data.  Therefore, during data editing, a special          
          procedure was established and followed only for those three           
          variables when the primary measures were missing.  This               
          procedure allowed available alternate source data to be               
          substituted for missing primary source data.  In selected             
          cases, when data were absent from the primary health                  
          examination, the source of the substitution is indicated by a         
          derived indicator (flag) variable (i.e., BMPWTFLG, BMPHTFLG,          
          BMPRECFL).  These substitutions were derived from tests on            
          the actual data and evaluated and selected using cross-               
          validations on the actual data; they yielded satisfactory             
          results with R-squared values and correlations.  The flag             
          values range from 00 to 06, and corresponding interpretations         
          of these flag codes have been summarized as follows:                  
                                                                                
          00   No substitution                                                  
          01   Modeled from spirometry height (i.e., standing height            
               measured in the spirometry exam)                                 
          02   Direct substitution for standing height from spirometry          
               standing height                                                  
          03   Modeled from interview reported value                            
          04   Direct substitution for weight from reported weight              
          05   Direct substitution for standing height from measured            
               recumbent length                                                 
          06   Direct substitution for recumbent length from measured           
               standing height                                                  
                                                                                
          The approach to obtain substitutions for "Blank but                   
          applicable" (8-filled) primary recumbent length, standing             
          height, and weight, ranked in order of data availability,             
          included:                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                                
          Recumbent length (age 2-47 months)                                    
                                                                                
          Direct substitution from stature, if present, into recumbent          
          length (age 2-3 years)(code 06).                                      
                                                                                
          If no substitution was possible from stature, a sex-specific          
          model with reported length, race/ethnicity, age (mo),                 
          education of adult reference person, and reported weight was          
          used (code 03).                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Height (age 2-16 years)                                               
                                                                                
          Direct substitution from recumbent length (age 2-3 years)             
          (code 05).                                                            
                                                                                
          Direct substitution from spirometry height (age 8-16 years)           
          (code 02)                                                             
                                                                                
          If spirometry height was not available, a sex- and                    
          year-of-age-specific model with reported height, race/ethnicity,      
          age (mo), education of adult reference person, and reported           
          weight was used (code 03).                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Height (age 17 years and over)                                        
                                                                                
          A sex-specific model with spirometry height, reported                 
          height, race/ethnicity, age (mo), and reported weight was             
          used (code 01).                                                       
                                                                                
          If spirometry height was not available, a sex-specific model          
          with reported height, race/ethnicity, and age (mo) was used           
          (code 03).                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Weight (age 2-23 months)                                              
                                                                                
          A sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,           
          race/ethnicity, age (mo), education of adult reference                
          person, and measured recumbent length was used (code 03).             
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Weight (age 2-11 years)                                               
                                                                                
          Sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,             
          race/ethnicity, age (mo), education of adult reference                
          person, and measured standing height was used (Code 03).              
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Weight (age 12-16 years)                                              
                                                                                
          Sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,             
          race/ethnicity, and measured stature was used (code 03).              
                                                                                
                                                                               
          Weight (age 17 years and over)                                        
                                                                                
          A sex-specific model with reported weight, reported weight            
          from bone density screener questionnaire, measured height,            
          race/ethnicity, and age (yr) was used (code 03).                      
                                                                                
          If the above variables were not present, direct substitution          
          from reported weight was used (code 04).                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPHTIN:  Standing height (in)                                             
                                                                                
          BMPHTIN is standing height converted to inches from                   
          centimeters and was calculated as BMPHTIN=BMPHT/2.54.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPRECFL:  Recumbent length source flag                                    
                                                                                
          See note for BMPHTFLG.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPSRHIS and BMPSRWL:  Self-reported height (in) and weight (lbs)          
                                                                                
          BMPSRHIS is a derived variable that converts reported height in       
          feet and inches to total inches.  It is equal to the reported         
          height in feet multiplied by 12 plus the reported height in inches.   
                                                                                
          All NHANES III participants were asked to report their current        
          height in feet and inches and their weight in pounds.  Reported       
          height (BMPSRHIS) and weight (BMPSRWL) information was obtained       
          from adolescents (aged 12 through 16 years) during the body           
          measures component just prior to the actual measurement of            
          weight (BMPWT) and height (BMPHT).  For examinees of all other        
          ages, data for similar reported values can be found in the            
          Household Adult Questionnaire among persons aged over 17              
          years for height (HAM5S) and weight (HAM6S) and in the                
          Household Youth Questionnaire among persons aged less than            
          12 years for height (HYB18S) and weight (HYB19S).  Note that          
          in the data editing process some unusual values for reported          
          height were observed. For persons aged 12 through 16 years,           
          values less than 3 feet were deleted and recoded as "Blank            
          but applicable" (8888).                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPSRWL:  Self-reported weight (lbs)                                       
                                                                                
          See note for BMPSRHIS.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPSUB, BMPSUP, BMPTHI, BMPTRI:  Skinfolds                                 
                                                                                
          For NHANES III, the body measurements protocol specified              
          that skinfolds would be measured at four different anatomic           
          body sites.  Independent measures were taken at each body             
          site by two technicians, resulting in a minimum of two                
          skinfold observations for each site.                                  
                                                                                
                                                                               
          If the difference between the two measurements at a given             
          site was within a pre-specified tolerance limit, no further           
          measurements were taken at that site.  The tolerance limits           
          increased by 2 mm for every 10 mm measured.  For the first two        
          measures, the first measure represents the base.  Thus, from 0-10     
          mm, observations were acceptable if they differed from the base       
          measurement by 2 mm or less; from 10-20 mm, observations were         
          acceptable if they differed from the base measurement by 4 mm or      
          less; from 20-30 mm, observations were acceptable if they differed    
          from the base measurement by 6 mm or less, and so on.  If             
          the difference between the two measurements at a given site           
          did exceed the tolerance limit, each technician repeated and          
          recorded a second measurement, resulting in a total of four           
          measurements at that skinfold site.                                   
                                                                                
          The summary skinfold values were computed as follows:                 
                                                                                
          If data were available for the third and fourth measurements          
          and the difference between those measurements was within the          
          specified tolerance limit, then the summary value was the             
          mean of the third and fourth measurements.  In all other              
          cases, the summary value was the mean of all available                
          skinfold measurements at that site.                                   
                                                                                
          Tolerance:  Tolerance was defined using the base skinfold measure.    
          For the third and fourth measures, the third measure represents the   
          base.                                                                 
                                                                                
          If base >  0 and base <= 10 then tolerance is 2 mm                    
          If base > 10 and base <= 20 then tolerance is 4 mm                    
          If base > 20 and base <= 30 then tolerance is 6 mm                    
          If base > 30 and base <= 40 then tolerance is 8 mm                    
          If base > 40 then tolerance is 10 mm.                                 
                                                                                
          This approach resulted in a single skinfold value for each            
          of four anatomic locations in the final analytic data.                
          These four locations were reported as triceps (BMPTRI),               
          subscapular (BMPSUB), suprailiac (BMPSUP), and thigh                  
          (BMPTHI) skinfolds.                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPSUP:  Suprailiac skinfold (mm)                                          
                                                                                
          See note for BMPSUB.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPTHI:  Thigh skinfold (mm)                                               
                                                                                
          See note for BMPSUB.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPTRI:  Triceps skinfold (mm)                                             
                                                                                
          See note for BMPSUB.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
     BMPWHR:  Waist-to-hip ratio                                                
                                                                                
          BMPWHR was calculated as BMPWAIST/BMPBUTTO.                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPWTFLG:  Weight source flag                                              
                                                                                
          See note for BMPHTFLG.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     BMPWTLBS:  Weight (lbs)                                                    
                                                                                
          BMPWTLBS is weight converted to pounds from kilograms and             
          was calculated as BMPWTLBS=BMPWT x 2.2.                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP12A1 and PEP12B1:  BIA resistance and reactance (ohms)                  
                                                                                
          Data for bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) are                   
          considered a part of body measurements and have been                  
          included here with the body measurement data.  However, the           
          BIA resistance and reactance measures were recorded by the            
          physicians in the Physician's Examination component, hence            
          the "PEP" variable prefix.  Analyses that may require the             
          examiner identification for BIA data should use the physician         
          examiner number (PEPTECH).                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
          BIA measurements are known to be affected by a variety of             
          factors, including amputations, metal replacements, and               
          pregnancy.  Persons who were left-side amputees or had metal          
          pins in their hips with hip replacements were not excluded            
          from receiving the BIA procedure.  However, in the data               
          editing process, BIA resistance (PEP12A1) and BIA reactance           
          (PEP12B1) data for persons with either right- or left-side            
          amputations, who were pregnant, or who had metal pins in              
          their hips were recoded to 8888.                                      
                                                                                
          The "Blank but applicable" counts for PEP12A1 and PEP12B1             
          reflect cases in which persons were examined by the                   
          physician but in which the BIA procedure was not done for             
          various reasons.  The balance is accounted for by persons             
          who were not examined by the physician.                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEP12B1:  BIA reactance (ohms)                                             
                                                                                
            See note for PEP12A1.                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     PEPPACE and PEPPREG:  Pacemaker or pregnancy -- cannot obtain BIA          
                                                                                
            To determine who should be excluded from receiving the BIA          
            procedure as a safety precaution, examinees were asked if they      
            had a pacemaker or were pregnant.  PEPPREG was a self-reported      
            variable and not an adjudicated assessment of pregnancy status;     
            therefore, it should not be used as the definitive pregnancy        
            variable (analysts are referred to MAPF12R and MYPC17 variables     
            for pregnancy status).                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
                            TOTAL NUTRIENT INTAKES                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Dietary interviews were administered to all examinees by a trained         
     dietary interviewer in the mobile examination center (MEC).  The           
     nutrient intakes reported in this file include nutrients from foods        
     and beverages reported in the 24-hour dietary recall.  The nutrient        
     intakes do not include nutrients obtained from other sources (i.e.,        
     nutritional supplements, antacids, medications, salt and seasonings        
     added to prepared foods at the table, and plain unbottled drinking         
     water).  Questionnaire data on food sufficiency, intake of plain           
     drinking water, and salt use are included in this file as well.            
     Detailed information about the individual foods reported by                
     respondents will be released as a separate dietary data file.              
                                                                                
     Analysts are encouraged to use six years of survey data in their           
     analyses.  The reliability of estimates is improved when larger sample     
     sizes are used.  For more detailed information, see the Analytic and       
     Reporting Guidelines for NHANES III (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  In addition,      
     MEC final examination weights (WTPFEX6) should be used when analyzing      
     the total nutrient intake data and related questionnaire data in this      
     file.  For more information on the use of sample weights in NHANES III     
     data analysis, refer to the NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines   
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).                                                        
                                                                                
     Respondents reported all foods and beverages consumed except plain         
     drinking water (i.e., not bottled) for the previous 24-hour time           
     period (midnight to midnight).  An automated, microcomputer-based          
     dietary interview and coding system known as the NHANES III Dietary        
     Data Collection (DDC) System was used to collect all NHANES III            
     dietary recall data.  The DDC system was developed for use in the          
     survey by the University of Minnesota's Nutrition Coordinating Center      
     (NCC).  Total nutrient intakes are reported in this file for               
     respondents whose dietary recalls were coded complete and reliable         
     (DRPSTAT=1).                                                               
                                                                                
     The dietary interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by            
     bilingual dietary interviewers in a private room to ensure                 
     confidentiality.  Proxy respondents were permitted for infants and         
     children aged two months through five years and for other respondents      
     who were unable to report on their own.  Children aged six to 11 years     
     were permitted to report their own intake if the interviewer deemed it     
     acceptable and appropriate, but many interviewers for respondents in       
     this age category were completed by proxy or with the child and a          
     proxy.  The dietary interviewers contacted other information sources       
     such as care providers and schools to obtain complete dietary intake       
     data for respondents.                                                      
                                                                                
     The primary source of food composition data for NHANES III is the U.S.     
     Department of Agriculture (USDA) Survey Nutrient Database; two nutrient    
     files were provided by USDA for use in NHANES III (USDA 1993, 1995).       
     Each USDA file contained food composition values that were appropriate     
     for the time period during which the NHANES III data were collected.       
     Additionally, food composition data for a small number of herbs and        
     spices were obtained from NCC (NCC, 1996).                                 
                                                                                
                                                                               
     The DDC system's foods database was designed specifically to handle        
     time-related changes in food descriptions, food amounts, and recipes;      
     updated information was applied retrospectively to data collected in       
     the early part of NHANES III.  As was mentioned earlier, two USDA food     
     composition databases were used to assign nutrient values to the           
     NHANES III dietary recalls (USDA 1993; USDA, 1995).  In addition to        
     data changes that occurred in the nutrient values of foods due to food     
     product reformulations, recipe changes, and so forth, the U.S.             
     marketplace underwent tremendous growth and change as new food product     
     lines were introduced and new food components were added to the food       
     supply (e.g., fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners).  The impact      
     of these and other changes may require additional analysis.                
                                                                                
     Dietary recall interviews were edited by the interviewers to ensure        
     that they were as complete as possible.  NCHS completed all final          
     editing and determinations regarding the completeness and reliability      
     of the dietary recalls.  Analysts should note that the data reported       
     are self-reported data.  Extreme values were verified.                     
                                                                                
     Information pertaining to the use of nutritional supplements and           
     antacids was reported separately during the Household Adult and            
     Household Youth Questionnaires.                                            
                                                                                
     A number of quality-control monitoring techniques were employed during     
     the survey.  For example, the techniques for monitoring the Dietary        
     Interview component included observations of actual dietary interviews     
     and reviews of audiotaped interviews by NCHS and contractor staff.  In     
     addition, the dietary interviewers worked in two-person teams; there was   
     one team in each MEC.  The dietary interviewers performed 10-percent       
     cross-check reviews of their partners' work using printed recall           
     reports.  Finally, newsletters, field memoranda, telephone calls, and      
     staff retraining sessions were other methods used to maintain quality      
     control during the survey.  Refer to the NHANES III Dietary                
     Interviewer's Training Manual for the dietary interview protocol (U.S.     
     DHHS, 1996b).                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1635          Recall status code                       See note    
      DRPSTAT     29105    1     Reliable and complete                          
                    586    2     Reliable, but incomplete                       
                    184    3     Unreliable                                     
                    326    4     Interview lost due to computer                 
                                 malfunction or file transfer                   
                                 problem                                        
                    300    5     Breastfeeding infant or child                  
                    317    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1636-1637          Recall day                               See note    
      DRPRDAY      2707    01    Sunday                                         
                   2729    02    Monday                                         
                   3126    03    Tuesday                                        
                   5734    04    Wednesday                                      
                   5365    05    Thursday                                       
                   7627    06    Friday                                         
                   2893    07    Saturday                                       
                    637    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1638          Respondent for the 24-hour dietary       See note    
      DRPRESP              recall interview                                     
                  20727    1     Examinee, i.e. self-reported                   
                   8467    2     Proxy                                          
                    987    3     Examinee and proxy                             
                    637    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1639          Language of 24-hour dietary recall       See note    
      DRPLANG              interview                                            
                  25936    1     English                                        
                   3864    2     Spanish                                        
                    230    3     English and Spanish                            
                    151    4     Other language                                 
                    637    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1640-1641          Interviewer number                                   
      DRPIID       7195    01                                                   
                    596    02                                                   
                   7619    03                                                   
                   8076    04                                                   
                    333    05                                                   
                    169    06                                                   
                   2513    07                                                   
                   3844    08                                                   
                     94    10                                                   
                      2    11                                                   
                     19    12                                                   
                    358    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1642          How does the amount of food consumed     See note    
      DRPQ1                yesterday compare with (your/his/her)                
                           usual consumption for that day of the                
                           week?  Was it...                                     
                    663    1     Much more than usual                           
                  25383    2     Usual                                          
                   2893    3     Much less than usual                           
                   1513    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    366    9     Don't know                                     
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1643-1645          How much plain drinking water do you     See note    
      DRPQ2A               usually drink in a 24-hour period?                   
                           Include only plain tap or spring water.              
                           (fl oz)                                              
                   2362    000   None                                           
                  26861    001-576                                              
                    796    888   Blank but applicable                           
                    799    999   Don't know                                     
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1646          What type of salt do you usually add to  See note    
      DRPQ3                your food at the table?                              
                  15382    0     None (DRPQ5)                                   
                  12985    2     Ordinary salt                                  
                    872    3     Lite salt                                      
                    298    4     Salt substitute                                
                    800    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    481    9     Don't know                                     
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1647          How often do you add salt at the table?              
      DRPQ4        5354    1     Rarely                                         
                   5127    2     Occasionally                                   
                   3982    3     Very often                                     
                    811    8     Blank but applicable                           
                    162    9     Don't know                                     
                  15875    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1648-1649          Thinking about the past month, how many  See note    
      DRPQ5                days did you have no food or money to                
                           buy food?                                            
                  28097    00    None (DRPQ7)                                   
                   1664    01-31  Number of days                                
                      1    55    Refusal (DRPQ12)                               
                      7    66    Greater than zero number of days,              
                                 not further specified                          
                    825    88    Blank but applicable                           
                    224    99    Don't know (DRPQ7)                             
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1650          Is that because there wasn't enough      See note    
      DRPQ6                money to buy food or another reason?                 
                   1341    1     Not enough money                               
                    314    2     Another reason (DRPQ12)                        
                    832    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      9    9     Don't know                                     
                  28815    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1651          During the past month, did (you/___)     See note    
      DRPQ7                skip any meals because there wasn't                  
                           enough food or money to buy food?                    
                   1097    1     Yes                                            
                  28489    2     No (DRPQ12)                                    
                    831    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     86    9     Don't know (DRPQ9)                             
                    808    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1652-1653          How many days in the past month did      See note    
      DRPQ8                (you/___) skip any meals because there               
                           wasn't enough food or money to buy food?             
                   1063    01-30                                                
                      4    66    Greater than zero number of days,              
                                 not further specified                          
                    832    88    Blank but applicable                           
                     29    99    Don't know                                     
                  29383    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1654          Did (you/___) skip any meals yesterday   See note    
      DRPQ9                because there wasn't enough food or                  
                           money to buy food?                                   
                    207    1     Yes                                            
                    943    2     No                                             
                    832    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     32    9     Don't know                                     
                  29297    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1655          During the past month, were there any    See note    
      DRPQ10               days when (you/__) did not eat at all                
                           because there wasn't enough food or                  
                           money to buy food?                                   
                    202    1     Yes                                            
                    945    2     No (DRPQ12)                                    
                    832    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     35    9     Don't know (DRPQ12)                            
                  29297    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1656-1657          In the past month, how many days were    See note    
      DRPQ11               there when (you/___) didn't eat at all?              
                     53    01                                                   
                     49    02                                                   
                     38    03                                                   
                     19    04                                                   
                     23    05                                                   
                      4    06                                                   
                      5    07                                                   
                      3    08                                                   
                      3    10                                                   
                      1    12                                                   
                      1    66    Greater than zero number of days,              
                                 not further specified                          
                    832    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      3    99    Don't know                                     
                  30277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1658          Are you the person who usually prepares              
      DRPQ12               the meals at home?                                   
                  17249    1     Yes                                            
                  10586    2     No                                             
                   1878    3     Shared preparation                             
                    262    4     Food not prepared at home                      
                    835    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      8    9     Don't know                                     
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1659-1663          Total grams of foods and beverages       See note    
      DRPGW                consumed                                             
                  29105    00000-14802                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1664-1668          Water (gm)                               See note    
      DRPNWATE    29105    00000-18175                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1669-1673          Food energy (kcal)                                   
      DRPNKCAL    29105    00000-17739                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1674-1679          Protein (gm)                                         
      DRPNPROT    29105    000000-000707                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1680-1685          Total fat (gm)                                       
      DRPNTFAT    29105    000000-0856.2                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1686-1690          Total saturated fatty acids (gm)                     
      DRPNSFAT    29105    00000-282.4                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1691-1695          Total monounsaturated fatty acids (gm)               
      DRPNMFAT    29105    00000-341.1                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1696-1700          Total polyunsaturated fatty acids (gm)               
      DRPNPFAT    29105    00000-202.4                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1701-1704          Cholesterol (mg)                                     
      DRPNCHOL    29105    0000-3752                                            
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1705-1710          Carbohydrate (gm)                                    
      DRPNCARB    29105    000000-2087.2                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1711-1715          Total dietary fiber (gm)                             
      DRPNFIBE    29105    00000-00134                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1716-1719          Alcohol (gm)                                         
      DRPNALCO    29105    0000-0717                                            
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1720-1725          Vitamin A (IU)                                       
      DRPNVAIU    29105    000000-243618                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1726-1730          Vitamin A (RE)                                       
      DRPNVARE    29105    00000-45237                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1731-1735          Carotenes (RE)                                       
      DRPNCARO    29105    00000-24342                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1736-1741          Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents)             
      DRPNVE      29105    000000-0601.1                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1742-1745          Ascorbic acid (mg)                                   
      DRPNVC      29105    0000-1516                                            
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1746-1750          Thiamin (mg)                                         
      DRPNVB1     29105    00000-24.74                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1751-1755          Riboflavin (mg)                                      
      DRPNVB2     29105    00000-029.1                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1756-1760          Niacin (mg)                                          
      DRPNNIAC    29105    00000-320.4                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1761-1765          Vitamin B6 (mg)                                      
      DRPNVB6     29105    00000-32.19                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1766-1770          Folacin (micrograms)                                 
      DRPNFOLA    29105    00000-06426                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1771-1776          Vitamin B12 (micrograms)                             
      DRPNVB12    29105    000000-261.52                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1777-1781          Calcium (mg)                                         
      DRPNCALC    29105    00000-10002                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                             TOTAL NUTRIENT INTAKES                             
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                              NUTRIENT QUANTITIES                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1782-1786          Phosphorus (mg)                                      
      DRPNPHOS    29105    00000-10041                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1787-1790          Magnesium (mg)                                       
      DRPNMAGN    29105    0000-1920                                            
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1791-1795          Iron (mg)                                            
      DRPNIRON    29105    00000-286.5                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1796-1801          Zinc (mg)                                            
      DRPNZINC    29105    000000-0748.3                                        
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable                         
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1802-1805          Copper (mg)                                          
      DRPNCOPP    29105    0000-37.5                                            
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1806-1810          Sodium (mg)                                          
      DRPNSODI    29105    00000-33967                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1811-1815          Potassium (mg)                                       
      DRPNPOTA    29105    00000-20572                                          
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1816-1820          Percent of kilocalories from total fat   See note    
      DRPNKF      29103    00000-083.9                                          
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1821-1824          Percent of kilocalories from saturated   See note    
      DRPNKSF              fat                                                  
                  29103    0000-51.5                                            
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1825-1828          Percent of kilocalories from             See note    
      DRPNKMF              monounsaturated fat                                  
                  29103    0000-37.7                                            
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1829-1832          Percent of kilocalories from             See note    
      DRPNKPF              polyunsaturated fat                                  
                  29103    0000-0040                                            
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1833-1837          Percent of kilocalories from protein     See note    
      DRPNKP      29103    00000-102.2                                          
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1838-1842          Percent of kilocalories from             See note    
      DRPNKC               carbohydrate                                         
                  29103    00000-00120                                          
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1843-1847          Percent of kilocalories from alcohol     See note    
      DRPNKA      29103    00000-082.7                                          
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable                           
                    493    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
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     DRPGW:  Total grams of foods and beverages consumed                        
                                                                                
          This is the total gram weight of all foods and beverages,             
          excluding plain drinking water consumed during a 24-hour time         
          period.  Two examinees with DRPSTAT=1 consumed no foods or            
          beverages on the recall day and have values of zero for all food      
          and nutrient intake variables.                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPLANG:  Language of interview                                            
                                                                                
          This is the language that was used primarily during the 24-           
          hour recall.  The English/Spanish combination was selected if a       
          significant portion of the interview was conducted in each            
          language.  The "Other language" selection refers to interviews        
          that were conducted in a language other than English or Spanish;      
          interpreters were used to complete interviews in other languages.     
          Note: There are six examinees who do not have 24-hour dietary         
          recall data but do have information pertaining to drinking water,     
          salt use, and food sufficiency; DRPLANG is reported for these         
          examinees.                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKA:  Percent of kilocalories from alcohol                              
                                                                                
          DRPNKA=((DRPNALCO*7 kcal/gm alcohol)/DRPNKCAL)*100                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKC:  Percentage of kilocalories from carbohydrate                      
                                                                                
          DRPNKC=((DRPNCARB*4 kcal/gm carbohydrate)/DRPNKCAL)*100               
                                                                                
          The grams of total carbohydrates include sugars and complex           
          carbohydrates.  The carbohydrate values for foods are not derived     
          by direct chemical analysis.  The total carbohydrate figure is        
          the difference between 100 and the sum of the protein, fat, ash,      
          and water.  This approach may overestimate the carbohydrate           
          content of the food.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKF:  Percentage of kilocalories from total fat                         
                                                                                
          DRPNKF=((DRPNTFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKMF:  Percentage of kilocalories from monounsaturated fat              
                                                                                
          DRPNKMF=((DRPNMFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKP:  Percentage of kilocalories from protein                           
                                                                                
          DRPNKP=((DRPNPROT*4 kcal/gm protein)/DRPNKCAL)*100                    
                                                                                
          One respondent consumed a diet meal beverage exclusively.   When      
          the nutrient composition database value for the protein content of    
                                                                               
          the diet product was used to calculate the percentage of total food   
          energy from protein, the resulting value was greater than 100         
          percent.                                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKPF:  Percentage of kilocalories from polyunsaturated fat              
                                                                                
          DRPNKPF=((DRPNPFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNKSF:  Percentage of kilocalories from saturated fat                    
                                                                                
          DRPNKSF=((DRPNSFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPNWATE:  Grams of water                                                  
                                                                                
          This is the amount of water contained in foods and beverages          
          reported as part of the 24-hour dietary recall.  Plain drinking       
          water and spring water usually were excluded from the dietary         
          recall unless beverages were diluted with plain water or water        
          was a component of a combination food that was reported by            
          components such as a homemade fruit and water drink.                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPQ1:  Usual amount of food consumed                                      
                                                                                
          This question targets the total amount of food and beverages          
          reported, not the types of foods nor the amount of a particular       
          food.  The question targets major, not minor, changes in food         
          consumption that occurred on the 24-hour recall for that day of       
          the week.                                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPQ2A:  Quantity of plain drinking water                                  
                                                                                
          The quantity of plain drinking water was reported either in total     
          fluid ounces per day or by specifying the number of glasses of        
          water and the volume per glass using standardized measurement         
          aids.  All responses were converted to fluid ounces.  If the          
          respondent answered "None," meaning that no plain drinking water      
          is usually consumed, the amount of water was reported to be 000       
                                                                                
                                                                                
          fluid ounces; other quantities of plain drinking water were           
          recorded as xxx fluid ounces.  The volume of plain drinking water     
          is in addition to water found in foods and beverages; water from      
          foods and beverages is included in the file variable named            
          DRPNWATE.                                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPQ3:  Salt added to food at the table                                    
                                                                                
          Ordinary salt includes sea salt, flavored salts such as garlic,       
          onion, and celery salt, and seasoning salts.  Lite salt is            
          labeled as such and has a reduced sodium content.  Salt               
          substitutes do not contain sodium.                                    
                                                                                
                                                                               
     DRPQ5-DRPQ11:  Food sufficiency questions                                  
                                                                                
          Similar questions about food sufficiency also were asked of a         
          family respondent in the Family Questionnaire found in the            
          Household Adult Data File (see HFF4-8).  The food sufficiency         
          questions from the dietary recall (DRPQ5 - DRPQ11) should be          
          analyzed independently from the food sufficiency questions in the     
          Family Questionnaire (HFF4-8).  The appropriate sample weight         
          should be chosen based on the specific analysis.                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPRDAY:  Recall day                                                       
                                                                                
          DRPRDAY corresponds to the day of the week for the 24-hour period     
          (midnight to midnight) in which the examinee consumed the foods       
          and beverages listed in the 24-hour recall.  This is the day          
          before their MEC examination.  Note:  There are six examinees         
          who do not have 24-hour dietary recall data but do have               
          information pertaining to drinking water, salt use, and food          
          sufficiency; DRPRDAY is reported for these examinees.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPRESP:  Respondent for the 24-hour dietary recall interview              
                                                                                
          If the examinee was under 12 years of age, the first choice for a     
          respondent was the person who was primarily responsible for           
          preparing meals for the child.  In the case of children six to        
          eleven years old, the child and a proxy often participated in the     
          interview.  Interviews completed with the examinee and a proxy        
          respondent were coded as "Examinee and proxy."                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
          1    Examinee:  The examinee completed the interview without          
               assistance from persons other than translators if the            
               interview was conducted in a language other than English or      
               Spanish.                                                         
                                                                                
          2    Proxy:  Someone else answered on behalf of the examinee.         
               This includes parents, guardians, siblings over 11 years         
               old, care providers, and persons responsible for planning or     
               preparing foods eaten by the examinee.                           
                                                                                
          3    Examinee and Proxy:  The examinee and one or more proxies        
               contributed information for the dietary interview.               
                                                                                
               Note:  There are six examinees who do not have 24-hour           
               dietary recall data but do have information pertaining to        
               drinking water, salt use, and food sufficiency; DRPRESP is       
               reported for these examinees.                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
     DRPSTAT:  Status of interview                                              
                                                                                
          1    Reliable and complete:  The information provided by the          
               respondent was deemed to be reliable and complete.  The          
               count of Phase 1 examinees with DRPSTAT=1 in this file is        
               seventeen fewer than the interim file NCHS released for          
               Phase 1 in September, 1995 (U.S. DHHS, 1995).  The interim       
               file included seventeen examinees whose replicate dietary        
               interview was substituted for a missing initial interview.       
                                                                               
               Replicate recalls were excluded from this final file because     
               the replicate recall data did not reflect dietary intakes        
               for the 24-hour time period prior to the MEC examination         
               when other data were obtained.  Excluding the seventeen          
               replicate recalls does not affect the overall Phase 1            
               findings published earlier.  Also, two examinees with            
               DRPSTAT=1 consumed no foods or beverages on the recall day       
               and have values of zero for all food and nutrient intake         
               variables; percentages of total energy intake from food          
               energy sources are not reported for these examinees and are      
               8-filled.                                                        
                                                                                
          2    Reliable but incomplete:  The information provided by the        
               respondent was reliable but incomplete.  Approximately           
               one-third of the recalls that were coded DRPSTAT=2 were          
               coded incomplete because information for a significant           
               portion of the recall day was not available; two-thirds of       
               the incomplete recalls were coded incomplete because             
               information (other than food amount information) for one or      
               more meals, foods or beverages was not obtained.  The total      
                                                                                
               energy and nutrient intakes for examinees with incomplete        
               recalls were coded "Blank but applicable."  The Individual       
               Foods File includes information for the partial dietary          
               recall interview.                                                
                                                                                
          3    Unreliable:  The information provided by the respondent was      
               deemed to be unreliable.  Total energy and nutrient intakes      
               are coded "Blank but applicable."                                
                                                                                
          4    Interview lost due to computer malfunction or data file          
               transfer problem:  The dietary interview was completed, but      
               the file was lost subsequently due to a computer malfunction     
               or file transfer problem.  Total nutrient intakes are coded      
               "Blank but applicable."                                          
                                                                                
          5    Breast-feeding infant or child:  The foods reported during       
               the dietary recall interview included human milk and the         
               volume of milk consumed was not quantified.  The number of       
               minutes per feeding session was recorded, but it was not         
               possible to calculate total nutrient intakes for infants and     
               children who were breast-fed.  Total nutrient intakes are        
               coded "Blank but applicable."  The foods consumed by nursing     
               infants and children are reported in the                         
               individual foods file.                                           
                                                                                
          8    Blank but applicable:  The examinee should have a dietary        
               recall interview but either was not interviewed or refused       
               the dietary interview component.  Some examinees do not have     
               24-hour dietary recall data because the proxy did not know       
               what the examinee ate the day before.  In some instances,        
               the proxy was able to answer the post-recall questions           
               pertaining to drinking water consumption, salt use, and food     
               sufficiency.                                                     
                                                                                
        Blank  Home examinees were not eligible for the Dietary                 
               Interview component.                                             
                                                                               
                                                                                
                         MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     The MEC Proxy Questionnaire was administered in the mobile examination     
     center (MEC) to the parents or guardians of children aged 2 months-11      
     years.  This was the only questionnaire in the MEC for children 2 months   
     to 7 years; children 8-11 years were administered the MEC Youth            
     Questionnaire, as well.  Topics of the Proxy Questionnaire were            
     medicine, and vitamin and mineral usage, selected health conditions, WIC   
     program participation, and the infant food frequency for children. The     
     Home Examination also included the food frequency for infants (2-11        
     months).  For analysis of items from the MEC Proxy Questionnaire, MEC      
     examination weights (WTPFEX6) should be used, while MEC+home examination   
     weights (WTPFHX6) should be used for the analysis of combined MEC and      
     Home Examination questionnaire items.  For more information on the use     
     of sample weights in NHANES III data analysis, refer to the NHANES III     
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).                      
                                                                                
     Analysts should be aware of missing data for this questionnaire.  Due to   
     a training miscommunication, interviewers did not administer this          
     questionnaire to children 8-11 years of age at several survey locations    
     during Phase 1.  Therefore, it is possible that missing data for           
     children in this group may introduce bias in analyzing the questions in    
     Section A (MPPQA2, MPPQA3, and MPPQA4) and Section B (MPPB1,  MPPB2, and   
     MPPB4).  Data processing and editing were performed to ensure              
     consistency of responses within the sections of the questionnaire.  A      
     note has been provided for a variable that was standardized.  The note     
     references a question, by section and number, from the questionnaire       
     which can be found in Plan and Operation of the National Health and        
     Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS,1996b).    
                                                                                
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                SECTION A. MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1848          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.                      
      MPPA1        1961    1     Less than 1 year (MPPB1)                       
                   5787    2     1-5 years (MPPA3)                              
                   3286    3     6+ years (MPPA2)                               
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           I would like to begin by asking you                  
                           a few questions about your child's                   
                           recent use of medicines, vitamins,                   
                           and minerals.                                        
                                                                                
             1849          Has - taken or used any antihistamine                
      MPPA2                medicines in the past 2 days?                        
                           (Antihistamines are medicines taken for              
                           symptoms like sneezing, and a runny or               
                           itchy nose.)                                         
                    229    1     Yes                                            
                   2786    2     No                                             
                    257    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know                                     
                  28025    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1850          Prescription medicines are medicines                 
      MPPA3                that cannot be obtained without a                    
                           doctor's or dentist's prescription.                  
                           Has - taken any prescription medicines               
                           during the last 24 hours?                            
                    908    1     Yes                                            
                   7829    2     No                                             
                    333    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      3    9     Don't know                                     
                  22238    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1851          Has - taken any vitamins or minerals                 
      MPPA4                during the past 24 hours?                            
                   1620    1     Yes                                            
                   7099    2     No                                             
                    334    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     20    9     Don't know                                     
                  22238    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Now I would like to ask a few                        
                           questions about -'s health.                          
                                                                                
             1852          Is - now or in the past 3 months has -               
      MPPB1                been on treatment for anemia, sometimes              
                           called "tired blood" or "low blood"?                 
                           (Include diet, iron pills, iron shots,               
                           and transfusion as treatment.)                       
                    261    1     Yes                                            
                  10413    2     No                                             
                    355    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      5    9     Don't know                                     
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1853-1854          How many infections such as colds, flu,              
      MPPB2                diarrhea, vomiting, pneumonia, and ear               
                           infections has - had in the past four                
                           weeks?                                               
                   5883    00    None                                           
                   4793    01-10                                                
                    355    88    Blank but applicable                           
                      3    99    Don't know                                     
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1855          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE AND SEX OF SP.              
      MPPB3         527    1     Female 8-9 years (MPPB4)                       
                   7748    2     Less than 6 years old (MPPB5)                  
                   2759    3     Other (MPPD1)                                  
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1856-1857          How old was - when her periods or                    
      MPPB4                menstrual cycles started, or haven't                 
                           they started yet?                                    
                    474    00    Haven't started yet (MPPD1)                    
                      3    08-09  (MPPD1)                                       
                     50    88    Blank but applicable (MPPD1)                   
                  30784    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           Next are a few questions about the WIC               
                           program.                                             
                                                                                
             1858          Did - receive benefits from WIC, that                
      MPPB5                is, the Women, Infants, and Children                 
                           Program, in the past 12 months?                      
                   2395    1     Yes                                            
                   5234    2     No (MPPC1)                                     
                    105    8     Blank but applicable                           
                     14    9     Don't know (MPPC1)                             
                  23563    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1859          Is - now receiving benefits from the WIC             
      MPPB6                program?                                             
                   1801    1     Yes                                            
                    587    2     No                                             
                      1    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      6    9     Don't know                                     
                  28916    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1860-1862          How long (did - receive/has - been       See note    
      MPPB7S               receiving) benefits from the WIC                     
                           program? (months)                                    
                   2380    001-060                                              
                      6    777   Less than one month                            
                      9    999   Don't know                                     
                  28916    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1863          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.                      
      MPPC1        5787    1     1 year or older (MPPD1)                        
                   1961    2     Under 1 year                                   
                  23563    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                           In this section, I would like to ask                 
                           whether or not - has eaten certain                   
                           foods or drunk certain beverages                     
                           during the past month.                               
                                                                                
                           In the past month, did - eat or drink                
                           any of these foods or beverages?                     
                           Include baby food as well as strained                
                           and regular table foods.                             
                                                                                
             1864          Cereal                                               
      MPPC2A       1682    1     Yes                                            
                    245    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1865          Fruit                                                
      MPPC2B       1581    1     Yes                                            
                    346    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1866          Yellow and orange vegetables                         
      MPPC2C       1376    1     Yes                                            
                    551    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1867          Green vegetables                                     
      MPPC2D       1302    1     Yes                                            
                    624    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1868          Meat                                                 
      MPPC2E       1062    1     Yes                                            
                    865    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1869          Egg yolk or eggs                                     
      MPPC2F        739    1     Yes                                            
                   1188    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1870          Combination meat/vegetable dinners                   
      MPPC2G        972    1     Yes                                            
                    955    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1871          Yogurt, cottage cheese and other                     
      MPPC2H               cheeses                                              
                    782    1     Yes                                            
                   1145    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1872          Bread, rolls, crackers, and biscuits                 
      MPPC2I       1195    1     Yes                                            
                    732    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1873          Desserts                                             
      MPPC2J       1127    1     Yes                                            
                    799    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY                        
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1874          Breastmilk                                           
      MPPC2K        365    1     Yes                                            
                   1562    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1875          Formula                                              
      MPPC2L       1541    1     Yes                                            
                    386    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1876          Cow's milk (regular milk)                            
      MPPC2M        578    1     Yes                                            
                   1348    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                      1    9     Don't know                                     
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1877          Fruit juices such as apple juice                     
      MPPC2N               and orange juice                                     
                   1552    1     Yes                                            
                    375    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1878          Drinks such as Koolaid, fruit                        
      MPPC2O               punch and HI-C                                       
                    499    1     Yes                                            
                   1428    2     No                                             
                     34    8     Blank but applicable                           
                  29350    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                             SECTION D. RESPONDENT                              
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1879-1880          CHECK ITEM. MARK ONE BOX.  INDICATE                  
      MPPD1A               MAIN RESPONDENT'S RELATIONSHIP TO SP.                
                   9529    01    Mother or adoptive mother                      
                    730    02    Father or adoptive father                      
                     33    03    Sister or brother                              
                    221    04    Grandparent or great grandparent               
                     15    06    Close family friend or sitter                  
                     38    07    Foster parent                                  
                     12    08    Step-parent                                    
                     79    09    Aunt or uncle                                  
                      9    10    Other relative                                 
                      9    11    Guardian                                       
                    359    88    Blank but applicable                           
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                               
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1881-1884          Interviewer number                                   
      MPPEXMNR      972    4001                                                 
                    706    4002                                                 
                    913    4003                                                 
                   1860    4004                                                 
                   3811    4005                                                 
                   2506    4006                                                 
                    220    7002                                                 
                     21    7007                                                 
                     25    7073                                                 
                  20277    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
     NOTE                                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     MPPB7S:  Number of months received WIC                                     
                                                                                
          This variable was created from the two-part question (quantity        
          and unit) B7 using the conversion factor 12 months/year.              
                                                                               
                                                                                
                            DENTAL EXAMINATION                                  
                                                                                
     The oral health examination consisted of a visual and tactile oral and     
     dental examination performed on examinees aged 1 year and over by a        
     licensed dentist specially trained in the use of specific epidemiologic    
     indices for oral health.                                                   
                                                                                
     Because this examination was administered in the mobile examination        
     center (MEC), the MEC examination weight (WTPFEX6) should be used for      
     data analysis.  For more information on the use of sample weights in       
     analysis of NHANES III data, refer to Analytic and Reporting               
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).                                             
                                                                                
     The oral and dental examination consisted of a number of separate          
     components applied to different age ranges.                                
                                                                                
          Component                          Ages                               
                                                                                
          Oral mucosal tissue exam           2 years and over                   
                                                                                
          Dental caries exam                                                    
              Nursing bottle caries          12-23 months                       
              Coronal caries                 2 years and over                   
              Root caries                    18 years and over                  
                                                                                
          Presence of third molars           18 years and over                  
                                                                                
          Restorations and tooth conditions  18-74 years                        
                                                                                
          Traumatic injuries                 6-50 years                         
                                                                                
          Occlusal characteristics           8-50 years                         
                                                                                
          Periodontal diseases               13 years and over                  
                                                                                
          Prosthesis assessment              18-74 years                        
               If full dentures              18 years and over                  
                                                                                
          Denture questionnaire              18-74 years                        
               If completely edentulous      18 years and over                  
                                                                                
     Before NHANES III, most of the measurements had been extensively           
     field-tested and, in some cases, modified to improve examiner              
     consistency and reproducibility and reduce examination time.  Others       
     were new for this survey but were pilot tested a number of times           
     before being adapted and modified as necessary (Epidemiology and Oral      
     Disease Prevention Program, National Institute of Dental Research,         
     1991).  IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA USED ARE           
     INTENTIONALLY CONSERVATIVE.  To maximize examiner consistency the          
     general rule was that when a choice existed between two possible           
     diagnoses, the less severe diagnosis was recorded.  Protocols for          
     measuring each component are found in the Oral Examination Component       
     manual (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  However a few specific guidelines on           
     certain elements of the oral health examination are included here for      
     clarification.                                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Medical Exclusion                                                          
                                                                                
     Before beginning the examination the dentist asked a series of questions   
     about specific heart problems and conditions that might require            
     antibiotics before a dental examination.  If there was a positive          
     response to any of the questions, the examinee was excluded from the       
     periodontal and root caries components.  Variable DEPMEDXC indicates       
     those examinees who were medically excluded.  Periodontal and root         
     caries variables for those excluded examinees are blank.                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Soft Tissue Lesions                                                        
                                                                                
     A broad range of soft tissue conditions was of interest in this            
     survey with a focus on cancer, pre-cancer and conditions predisposing      
     to cancer, and pathologies related to denture wearing and tobacco use.     
     Examiners were trained to recognize, classify, and record in a             
     standard manner the clinical characteristics of each condition of          
     interest as well as other conditions that might present problems in        
     differential diagnosis.  Diagnosis and location were recorded for all      
     soft tissue abnormalities observed.  Clinical descriptions were done       
     for all candidiasis, erythroplakias, leukoplakias, tumors, ulcers, and     
     unknown lesions.  The clinical descriptions included size, surface         
     morphology, color/s consistency, pain, duration, and prior history.        
     Smears were taken on candidiasis, erythroplakias, leukoplakias,            
     denture stomatitis, angular cheilitis, and medium rhomboid glossitis       
     of the tongue.  Smear results are in the form of counts of yeast and       
     hyphae grouped on an ordinal scale from none to many.                      
                                                                                
     Additional lesion information was collected on occurrence of ulcers or     
     sores (cold sores, canker sores) on lips and in the mouth in the           
     Household Youth Questionnaire and the Household Adult Questionnaire.       
     Extensive questions about use of tobacco including snuff and chewing       
     tobacco are found in the MEC Youth Questionnaire for examinees ages 8-16   
     years, and in the Household Adult Questionnaire and MEC Adult              
     Questionnaire for those ages 17 and over.  These questionnaires are        
     found in the Household Adult Data File and the Household Youth Data        
     File.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Dental Caries                                                              
                                                                                
     The examiner used a mirror and #23 explorer for the DMFS/T index           
     (Klein, 1938), which is the sum of the number of decayed, missing or       
     filled permanent tooth surfaces/teeth and is, thus, a summary of           
     cumulative caries experience.  If a tooth surface was both carious and     
     filled, only the caries was scored so some history of fillings is not      
     included.  For teeth scored as missing, posterior teeth receive a          
     count of five missing surfaces and anterior teeth receive a count of       
     four missing surfaces.  The occlusal surface is not counted for            
     anterior teeth.  A place-holder variable for these surfaces maintains      
     the five-surface pattern (occlusal, lingual, buccal, mesial, distal) to    
     facilitate systematic surface selection by analysts.  Third molars are     
     only indicated as present or absent.  The index uses letters for the       
     examiners calls which have been recoded as numbers from 00 to 13.          
     Sealed surfaces have been recoded separately.  For children 12 to 23       
     months of age a brief visual inspection for the presence or absence of     
     early childhood caries in the maxillary incisors was conducted.  From      
     the DMFS/T index, sums or counts per person of decayed, missing or         
     filled permanent or primary surfaces and teeth were made (DEPFMS1,         
     DEPFMS2, DEPDFSP, DEPDFSDC, DEPDFTDC, DEPDMFT1, DEPDMFT2).  Only persons   
     with at least one permanent tooth space code indicated were eligible for   
     permanent DMFS/T counts.  Only children with at least one primary tooth    
     space code indicated were eligible for the dfs/t sums.                     
                                                                               
                                                                                
     Root Caries                                                                
                                                                                
     The area below the cemento-enamel junction, if visible, was also           
     examined for decay and filling on the roots of permanent teeth in          
     adults 18 years and over.  Each individual surface, four per tooth,        
     was examined and coded separately.                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Periodontal Measures                                                       
                                                                                
     For adolescents and adults ages 13 years and over the periodontal          
     measures were done on randomly assigned half-mouths, one upper             
     quadrant and one lower quadrant selected at the beginning of the           
     examination.  The buccal and mesial-buccal aspects of each tooth were      
     scored separately for each periodontal measure: gingival bleeding,         
     calculus, gingival recession, and pocket depth.  Loss of attachment        
     was derived from two measurements made at each site:  (1) the distance     
     from the free gingival margin (FGM) to the cemento-enamel junction         
     (CEJ), and (2) the distance from the FGM to the bottom of the sulcus       
     (pocket depth).  When the gingival margin had receded and the CEJ was      
     exposed, the first number was scored as a negative value and was an        
     indication of gingival recession.  The loss (level) of attachment          
     variables were calculated by subtracting the recorded distance of the      
     FGM to CEJ (1) from the recorded distance of the FGM to the base of        
     the sulcus (2).                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Restorations and Tooth Conditions                                          
                                                                                
     To obtain further information on the impact of dental caries and tooth     
     restoration beyond the DMF index, a measure of selected restoration        
     and tooth conditions was applied to the 28 permanent teeth or tooth        
     spaces for dentate adults aged 18 to 74 years.  Teeth or tooth spaces      
     were classified based on the following criteria:  defective                
     intracoronal restorations, crowns, or bridges; gross loss of tooth         
     structure associated with a restoration; pulpal involvement; or            
     retained roots.  This index is hierarchical and only the highest score     
     is recorded for each tooth space.  Therefore, a total estimate of          
     individual conditions evaluated cannot be obtained.                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Trauma                                                                     
                                                                                
     To obtain an estimate of the prevalence of tooth or dental trauma an       
     index was developed to track the permanent tooth from sound (no            
     evidence of trauma) through "missing due to trauma."  The index is         
     based on clinical, non-radiographic evidence of tooth injury and           
     treatment received by the eight, permanent incisors, including a           
     positive history of injury obtained from the examinee.  Problems or        
     biases associated with recall memory, particularly in adults, makes        
     this a very conservative estimate of tooth trauma.  The trauma             
     assessment index was applied immediately following the caries              
     examination for dentate participants ages 6 to 50 years with at least      
     one permanent incisor.                                                     
                                                                               
     Occlusal Characteristics                                                   
                                                                                
     Occlusal traits were measured on all examinees 8 to 50 years old.          
     Disaggregated measures of the major characteristics of occlusion           
     included were:  anterior alignment or irregularity score for maxillary     
     and mandibular incisors, midline diastema, posterior crossbite;            
     overjet, and overbite/openbite.  For all individual measurements, an       
     assessment that could not be made (due to missing teeth) was recorded      
     as excluded and 9-filled.  Assessment of overbite was made using the       
     right central incisors.  If one or both of the right central incisors      
     (upper or lower) were not fully erupted or were missing or fractured,      
     the left permanent central incisors were substituted.  If the latter       
     could not be scored, no further substitution was made.  Measurements       
     were made to the nearest whole millimeter.  For openbite, a single         
     measurement was made of the distance in millimeters from the edge of       
     the lower central incisor to the edge of the upper central incisor.        
     Incisor alignment measured in millimeters the linear displacement of       
     anatomic contact points of each maxillary and mandibular incisor from      
     the adjacent tooth anatomic point.  The sum of these five                  
     displacements represents the degree of irregularity in the alignment       
     of incisors in each jaw.  Contacts were scored only if both teeth had      
     erupted to the level of the occlusal plane.  Presence or absence of        
     crossbite was scored only for posterior primary or permanent teeth         
     that had erupted into occlusal contact.  A diastema was scored if a        
     space was present between the maxillary central incisors equal to or       
     greater than two millimeters wide.  Overjet was measured from the mid-     
     point of the labial surface of the anterior lower incisor to the mid-      
     point of the labial surface of the anterior upper incisor, parallel to     
     the occlusal plane.  The overjet was positive if the upper incisor was     
     ahead of the lower incisor, zero if the upper and lower incisors were      
     end to end and negative if the lower incisor was in front of the upper     
     incisor.  Questions on receipt of orthodontic treatment are found in       
     the Household Youth Questionnaire for persons ages 2 months to 16          
     years and the Household Adult Questionnaire for those ages 17-50.          
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Prosthesis Assessment                                                      
                                                                                
     For persons 18 to 74 years of age and all persons over 18 with full        
     dentures, a prosthetic evaluation was done.  For prosthetic                
     assessment, the arch-specific presence or absence of a removable           
     prothesis by type (full or partial denture) was recorded.  When            
     present the prosthesis was evaluated for five characteristics:             
     integrity; excessive tooth wear; reline material, conditioner, or          
     denture adhesive; stability, and retention.  Positive scores were          
     assigned for each characteristic if the prosthesis met the following       
     criteria: 1) integrity--fractures, cracks, or holes of the base            
     material and/or missing or chipped teeth and/or broken clasps, rests,      
     or broken portions of the framework; 2) excessive tooth wear--greater      
     than one-half of bicuspid and molar teeth lack occlusal anatomy; 3)        
     presence of temporary reline material, tissue conditioner, or denture      
     adhesive; 4) stability--full dentures move 2 mm or more in one             
     direction when the denture is manually moved laterally or partial          
     denture occlusal rests or indirect retainers move 1 mm or more when        
     unilateral or bilateral forces are applied to the denture base and 5)      
     retention--the denture dislodges when the examinee opens the mouth         
     wide without strain.  The first three of these were made extraorally;      
     the last two were made with the prosthesis in the mouth.  All-resin        
     partial dentures were excluded.  Only one partial denture per arch was     
     evaluated.  Where two partials were present in a single arch, the          
     partial replacing the most teeth or for equal spans, the one in the        
     right quadrant was selected for evaluation.  Tooth or implant-retained     
     overdentures were treated the same as tissue-borne full dentures.          
     Prostheses with a positive score on 3) reline material, conditioner,       
     or denture adhesive, automatically received positive scores for 4)         
     stability and 5) retention.  Conversely, fully tooth-supported partial     
     dentures were automatically given scores of "zero" for 2) excessive        
     tooth wear and for 3) reline material, conditioner, or denture             
     adhesive.  In addition, during the examination, adults 18 to 74 years      
     of age who were edentulous in one arch and all totally edentulous          
     persons 18 and over were asked four questions about their use of           
     dentures and length of time without natural teeth.                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Training and Quality Control                                               
                                                                                
     The National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) and the dental            
     consultant provided extensive training of the dental examiners at          
     their time of hire.  One examiner was available for the entire six         
     years and performed about half of the examinations.  Three more            
     examiners and one back-up examiner performed the rest of the exams.        
     As part of quality control, a separate "gold standard" examiner            
     visited each dental examiner one or two times a year in the MEC for        
     observation and to perform replicate exams of most indices on              
     approximately 30 persons.  Each examiner also performed replicate          
     examinations on selected sample persons within the six week                
     examination period available at each location.  For all major              
     components of the examination the intra- and inter-examiner measures       
     were in satisfactory ranges (Brown, 1996a; Brown, 1996b; Brunelle, 1996;   
     Drury, 1996; Kaste, 1996a; Kaste, 1996b; Marcus, 1996; Redford, 1996;      
     Selwitz, 1996; Winn, 1996; White, 1996).                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Additional Information                                                     
                                                                                
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal              
     consistency of data.  Notes are provided for variables where               
     additional explanations are necessary.  The dental data set differs        
     from other NHANES III data sets in the use of two data processing          
     conventions for variables with categorical responses.  They are,           
     however, consistent with dental data from past NHANES and with other       
     dental surveys conducted by NIDR.  The first deviation concerns the        
     use of 9-fills which mean "Could not be assessed" or "Unknown."  In        
     other NHANES III files, the 9-fill means the respondent did not know       
     the answer.  The other deviation pertains to the use of "zero" which,      
     in categorical data, usually means "none," "never," or the equivalent.     
     In the dental data set, however, a zero is a code for something else,      
     for example, "Tooth present but excluded" in the coronal caries            
     examination (surfaces and teeth), "Sound surface" in the root caries       
     examination, or "No treatment needed" in the restorations and tooth        
     conditions section.                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1885          Had some part of dental examination                  
      DEPEXFLG    28059    1     Yes                                            
                    798    2     No                                             
                   2454    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1886          Examiner number                                      
      DEPEXMNR    14589    1     Examiner 1                                     
                   1255    2     Examiner 2                                     
                     95    3     Examiner 3                                     
                   4908    4     Examiner 4                                     
                   6946    5     Examiner 5                                     
                    280    6     Examiner 6                                     
                   3238    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1887          Upper quadrant periodontal assessments   See note    
      DEPUQUAD     9478    1     Upper left                                     
                   9377    2     Upper right                                    
                  12456    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1888          Lower quadrant periodontal assessments   See note    
      DEPLQUAD     9434    3     Lower left                                     
                   9421    4     Lower right                                    
                  12456    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1889          Medical exclusion flag                               
      DEPMEDXC     1622    1     Medical exclusion                              
                  26451    2     Not medically excluded                         
                   3238    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1890          Dentate status                                       
      DEPEDENT     1957    1     Completely edentulous                          
                   1170    2     Edentulous in one arch                         
                  23670    3     Teeth present                                  
                    802    8     Blank but applicable                           
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1891          Completion code: coronal caries          See note    
      DEPCCFLG    26796    1     Complete assessment                            
                      1    2     Partial assessment                             
                    802    3     No assessment                                  
                   3712    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1892          Completion code: root caries             See note    
      DEPRSFLG    12604    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1193    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2156    3     No assessment                                  
                  15358    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1893          Completion code: restoration and tooth   See note    
      DEPRCFLG             conditions                                           
                  12797    1     Complete assessment                            
                    982    2     Partial assessment                             
                   1588    3     No assessment                                  
                  15944    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1894          Completion code: traumatic injuries      See note    
      DEPTRFLG    15364    1     Complete assessment                            
                    299    2     Partial assessment                             
                    452    3     No assessment                                  
                  15196    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1895          Completion code: gingival bleeding       See note    
      DEPGNFLG    14457    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1054    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2395    3     No assessment                                  
                  13405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1896          Completion code: calculus                See note    
      DEPCLFLG    14447    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1058    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2401    3     No assessment                                  
                  13405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1897          Completion code: CEJ/FGM                 See note    
      DEPCJFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1060    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2425    3     No assessment                                  
                  13405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1898          Completion code: pocket assessment       See note    
      DEPPCFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1060    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2425    3     No assessment                                  
                  13405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1899          Completion code: loss of attachment      See note    
      DEPLAFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment                            
                   1060    2     Partial assessment                             
                   2425    3     No assessment                                  
                  13405    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1900          Completion code: denture questionnaire   See note    
      DEPDQFLG     2760    1     Assessed                                       
                     94    2     Not assessed                                   
                  28457    Blank                                                
                                                                                
             1901          Nursing bottle caries                                
      DEPNURSC     1147    0     Bottle caries absent                           
                     19    1     Bottle caries present                          
                     11    9     Could not be assessed                          
                  30134    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1902-1904          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled                  
      DEPDMFS1             permanent surfaces (DMFS) due to disease             
                  22909    000-128                                              
                   8402    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1905-1907          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled                  
      DEPDMFS2             permanent surfaces (DMFS) due to any                 
                           cause                                                
                  22909    000-128                                              
                   8402    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1908-1910          Sum of decayed and filled permanent                  
      DEPDFSP              surfaces (DFS)                                       
                  20872    000-114                                              
                  10439    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1911-1912          Sum of decayed and filled deciduous or               
      DEPDFSDC             primary surfaces (dfs)                               
                   7505    00-72                                                
                  23806    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1913-1914          Sum of decayed and filled deciduous or               
      DEPDFTDC             primary teeth (dft)                                  
                   7505    00-17                                                
                  23806    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1915-1916          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled                  
      DEPDMFT1             permanent teeth due to disease (DMFT)                
                  22909    00-28                                                
                   8402    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1917-1918          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled                  
      DEPDMFT2             permanent teeth due to any cause (DMFT)              
                  22909    00-28                                                
                   8402    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                           CORONAL CARIES, SURFACES                             
                                                                                
             1919          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS1               central incisor, filler                              
                  31311    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1920-1921          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS2               central incisor, lingual surface                     
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4196    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    275    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15445    05    Sound permanent                                
                    380    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1524    08    Filled permanent                               
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
                   4514    Blank                                                
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1922-1923          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS3               central incisor, buccal surface                      
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4221    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    260    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     62    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  16014    05    Sound permanent                                
                    320    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1015    08    Filled permanent                               
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1924-1925          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS4               central incisor, mesial surface                      
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4105    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    366    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15267    05    Sound permanent                                
                    471    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1611    08    Filled permanent                               
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1926-1927          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS5               central incisor, distal surface                      
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4270    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     61    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15311    05    Sound permanent                                
                    464    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1574    08    Filled permanent                               
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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             1928          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS6               lateral incisor, filler                              
                  31311    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        1929-1930          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS7               lateral incisor, lingual surface                     
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4800    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    186    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     56    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14681    05    Sound permanent                                
                    390    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1781    08    Filled permanent                               
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodonic or                  
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                                 non-disease)                                   
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1931-1932          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS8               lateral incisor, buccal surface                      
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4795    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    193    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     54    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15537    05    Sound permanent                                
                    346    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    969    08    Filled permanent                               
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1933-1934          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS9               lateral incisor, mesial surface                      
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4755    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    234    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     53    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14711    05    Sound permanent                                
                    512    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1629    08    Filled permanent                               
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1935-1936          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS10              lateral incisor, distal surface                      
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4911    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     83    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     48    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15303    05    Sound permanent                                
                    367    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1182    08    Filled permanent                               
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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             1937          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS11              cuspid, filler                                       
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1938-1939          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS12              cuspid, lingual surface                              
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6705    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     30    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14389    05    Sound permanent                                
                    283    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1264    08    Filled permanent                               
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease                                    
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1940-1941          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS13              cuspid, buccal surface                               
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6649    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    101    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     35    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14674    05    Sound permanent                                
                    341    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    921    08    Filled permanent                               
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1942-1943          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS14              cuspid, mesial surface                               
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6744    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     25    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     16    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14692    05    Sound permanent                                
                    287    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    957    08    Filled permanent                               
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1944-1945          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left                 
      DEPCS15              cuspid, distal surface                               
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6714    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     48    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     23    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14306    05    Sound permanent                                
                    318    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1312    08    Filled permanent                               
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1946-1947          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS16              bicuspid, occlusal surface                           
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5664    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    359    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    348    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11046    05    Sound permanent                                
                    439    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   3459    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1948-1949          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS17              bicuspid, lingual surface                            
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6201    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     77    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     93    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13889    05    Sound permanent                                
                    264    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    791    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1950-1951          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS18              bicuspid, buccal surface                             
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6226    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     59    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     86    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13705    05    Sound permanent                                
                    322    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    917    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1952-1953          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS19              bicuspid, mesial surface                             
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6164    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    105    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    102    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13157    05    Sound permanent                                
                    329    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1458    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1954-1955          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS20              bicuspid, distal surface                             
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5954    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    205    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    212    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11907    05    Sound permanent                                
                    445    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2592    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1956-1957          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS21              bicuspid, occlusal surface                           
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5475    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    491    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    649    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  10108    05    Sound permanent                                
                    441    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   3897    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1958-1959          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS22              bicuspid, lingual surface                            
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6011    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    216    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    388    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13269    05    Sound permanent                                
                    245    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    932    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1960-1961          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS23              bicuspid, buccal surface                             
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6504    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     32    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     79    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13282    05    Sound permanent                                
                    236    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    928    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1962-1963          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS24              bicuspid, mesial surface                             
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6224    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    152    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    238    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11700    05    Sound permanent                                
                    354    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2393    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1964-1965          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS25              bicuspid, distal surface                             
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6445    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     65    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    105    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11432    05    Sound permanent                                
                    358    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2656    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1966-1967          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS26              molar, occlusal surface                              
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                   8546    05    Sound permanent                                
                    858    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   6731    08    Filled permanent                               
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1968-1969          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS27              molar, lingual surface                               
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11859    05    Sound permanent                                
                    439    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   3837    08    Filled permanent                               
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1970-1971          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS28              molar, buccal surface                                
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14588    05    Sound permanent                                
                    287    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1260    08    Filled permanent                               
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1972-1973          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS29              molar, mesial surface                                
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  12880    05    Sound permanent                                
                    407    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2848    08    Filled permanent                               
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1974-1975          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st             
      DEPCS30              molar, distal surface                                
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13874    05    Sound permanent                                
                    327    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1934    08    Filled permanent                               
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1976-1977          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS31              molar, occlusal surface                              
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                   7439    05    Sound permanent                                
                    762    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   5548    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1978-1979          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS32              molar, lingual surface                               
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11570    05    Sound permanent                                
                    279    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1900    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1980-1981          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS33              molar, buccal surface                                
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  12176    05    Sound permanent                                
                    280    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1293    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1982-1983          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS34              molar, mesial surface                                
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11897    05    Sound permanent                                
                    224    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1628    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1984-1985          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd             
      DEPCS35              molar, distal surface                                
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  12076    05    Sound permanent                                
                    286    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1387    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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             1986          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS36              central incisor, filler                              
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1987-1988          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS37              central incisor, lingual surface                     
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4197    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    266    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     76    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15434    05    Sound permanent                                
                    359    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1550    08    Filled permanent                               
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1989-1990          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS38              central incisor, buccal surface                      
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4235    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    234    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     70    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  16032    05    Sound permanent                                
                    302    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1009    08    Filled permanent                               
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        1991-1992          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS39              central incisor, mesial surface                      
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4118    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    346    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     75    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15259    05    Sound permanent                                
                    485    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1599    08    Filled permanent                               
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1993-1994          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS40              central incisor, distal surface                      
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4265    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     62    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15408    05    Sound permanent                                
                    395    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1540    08    Filled permanent                               
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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             1995          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS41              lateral incisor, filler                              
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        1996-1997          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS42              lateral incisor, lingual surface                     
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4804    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    179    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     53    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14808    05    Sound permanent                                
                    399    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1655    08    Filled permanent                               
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        1998-1999          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS43              lateral incisor, buccal surface                      
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4798    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    184    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     54    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15583    05    Sound permanent                                
                    336    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    943    08    Filled permanent                               
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                                 non-disease)                                   
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2000-2001          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS44              lateral incisor, mesial surface                      
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4773    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     51    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14853    05    Sound permanent                                
                    498    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1511    08    Filled permanent                               
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2002-2003          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS45              lateral incisor, distal surface                      
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   4914    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     77    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     45    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  15355    05    Sound permanent                                
                    364    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1143    08    Filled permanent                               
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                                                                               
                                                                                
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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             2004          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS46              cuspid, filler                                       
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        2005-2006          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS47              cuspid, lingual surface                              
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6717    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     21    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14460    05    Sound permanent                                
                    290    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1245    08    Filled permanent                               
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth                  
                                 (due to caries/periodontal disease)            
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2007-2008          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS48              cuspid, buccal surface                               
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6651    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    108    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     29    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14768    05    Sound permanent                                
                    319    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    908    08    Filled permanent                               
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2009-2010          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS49              cuspid, mesial surface                               
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6747    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     29    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     12    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14733    05    Sound permanent                                
                    284    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    978    08    Filled permanent                               
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2011-2012          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS50              cuspid, distal surface                               
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6722    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     51    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     15    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  14467    05    Sound permanent                                
                    293    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1235    08    Filled permanent                               
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2013-2014          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS51              1st bicuspid, occlusal surface                       
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5671    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    351    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    340    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11025    05    Sound permanent                                
                    430    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   3502    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2015-2016          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS52              1st bicuspid, lingual surface                        
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6207    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     75    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     80    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13907    05    Sound permanent                                
                    248    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    802    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2017-2018          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS53              1st bicuspid, buccal surface                         
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6238    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     74    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13723    05    Sound permanent                                
                    296    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    938    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2019-2020          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS54              1st bicuspid, mesial surface                         
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6168    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     96    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     98    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13214    05    Sound permanent                                
                    306    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   1437    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2021-2022          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS55              1st bicuspid, distal surface                         
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5943    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    215    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    204    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11972    05    Sound permanent                                
                    415    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2570    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2023-2024          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right,               
      DEPCS56              2nd bicuspid, occlusal surface                       
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5413    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    515    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    666    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  10098    05    Sound permanent                                
                    425    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   3958    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2025-2026          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS57              2nd bicuspid, lingual surface                        
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   5949    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    251    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    394    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13301    05    Sound permanent                                
                    248    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    932    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2027-2028          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS58              2nd bicuspid, buccal surface                         
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6491    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     31    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  13287    05    Sound permanent                                
                    245    07    Decayed permanent                              
                    949    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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        2029-2030          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS59              2nd bicuspid, mesial surface                         
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6178    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                    173    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    243    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11672    05    Sound permanent                                
                    364    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2445    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
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    Positions            Item description                                       
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes       
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        2031-2032          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right                
      DEPCS60              2nd bicuspid, distal surface                         
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded                     
                   6412    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface             
                     81    02    Decayed deciduous or primary                   
                                 surface                                        
                    101    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface            
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth                                
                  11423    05    Sound permanent                                
                    350    07    Decayed permanent                              
                   2708    08    Filled permanent                               
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal             
                                 disease)                                       
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)                 
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or                 
                                 non-disease)                                   
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due             
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)                 
                   4514    Blank                                                
                                                                                
        2033-2034          Coronal cari