THIRD NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY (NHANES III)
Project Start Date01/01/1988
Project Completion Date (Actual/Projected)01/01/1994
Some of the 30 topics investigated in the NHANES III were: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, passive smoking, lung disease, osteoporosis, HIV, hepatitis, helicobacter pylori, immunization status, diabetes, allergies, growth and development, blood lead, anemia, food sufficiency, dietary intake-including fats, antioxidants, and nutritional blood measures.
The NHANES III consists of five separate files: Adult Household Data, Youth Household Data, Examination Data, Laboratory Data, and Dietary Recall Data. These data files are from the full 6 years of the NHANES III, 1988-94, and contains nearly all the data collected in the survey.