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  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

    Alternate Title(s)
    NHANES
    Description

    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. Participants are selected via a random sampling method. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. The NHANES interview includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and health-related questions. The examination component consists of medical, dental, and physiological measurements, as well as laboratory tests administered by highly trained medical personnel.

    Subject
    Health Status Indicators
    Population Health
    Geographic Coverage
    United States
    Access Rights
    Free to All
    Local Experts
    Alan R. Shuldiner
    Braxton C. Mitchell
    Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria
    Marc C. Hochberg
    Michael Miller
    Michelle D. Shardell
    Odessa R. Addison
    Rebecca M. Brotman
    Reese Crispen
    Samer S. El-Kamary
    Yan Wang
  • Amish Complex Genetic Disease Database
    UMB Dataset

    Description

    The Amish Research Group of the University of Maryland School of Medicine has been studying the Old Order Amish population in Lancaster County, PA, since 1993. This database currently consists of health-related data on over 7,000 adults resulting from studies ranging from population and basic science to clinical and translational research. Areas of investigation include: Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes, Bone Health, Blood Pressure, Vascular Imaging, Aging, Breast Tissue Density, Platelet Aggregation, Microbiome, Wellness, and Brain Imaging. Extensive genetic data (genotyping and sequencing) is also available.

    Subject
    Amish
    Ethnic Groups/genetics
    Genetics, Population
    Health Status Indicators
    Geographic Coverage
    Pennsylvania
    Access Rights
    Access granted on an individual basis dependent upon request and consent considerations
    Local Experts
    Alan R. Shuldiner
    Braxton C. Mitchell