The CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) provides health metrics on a large and representative sample of the United States population from 1999 to 2012, including:

  • physiological and clinical parameters (e.g., serum cholesterol, glucose)
  • personal environmental biomarkers (e.g., blood mercury and infectious agents)
  • physiological characteristics (e.g., head circumference)
  • self-reported behaviors (e.g., diet, physical activity)

These valuable data collections have previously been difficult to download, query, analyze, and integrate with other datasets. Now a team at DBMI has merged these collections from 255 separate files into a single unified and universally accessible data file that encompasses 1,191 variables on 41,474 individuals.

Access to Data

The data file can be accessed through two methods:

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