A.8 The NHANES data set

The American National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data set contains data on scores of variables.

The data available are equivalent to a “a simple random sample from the American population” (Pruim 2015). In total, 10,000 observations on scores of variables are available (from the 2009/2010 and the 2011/2012 surveys). Fig. A.8 shows the first 5000 observations on the first 40 variables only.

Further information about the variables can be found on the NHANES pages.