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Gerontologist. 1994 Aug;34(4):486-90.

The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: contributing data on aging and health.

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Division of Health Examination Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Abstract

The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988-94) is the most recent in a series of national examination studies conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to NHANES III the upper age limit was 74; the upper age limit was removed for NHANES III. Persons 60 years and older in the black and Mexican American populations, and those 60-69, 70-79, and 80 years and older in the white population were oversampled. The NHANES III component for older persons provides a multidimensional overview of physical health status and aspects of functional health status. The key components for older persons are: Osteoporosis, arthritis, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and physical, cognitive, and social function.

PMID:
7959106
DOI:
10.1093/geront/34.4.486
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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