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Public-Use Dataset Descriptions

Public use data are available in the following datasets. To download these data files, please visit the Add Health Dataverse site or the ICPSR website.

PUBLIC USE FILES

DESCRIPTION

VARIABLES

OBSERVATIONS

Wave I, Public Use Data

A merged file containing the Wave I In-Home Interview data, the Parent Questionnaire data (when available), the In-School Questionnaire data (when available), and the Add Health Picture Vocabulary data (when available), collected in 1994–1995.  There are 6,504 Wave I public-use respondents.

2,801

6,504

Wave I, Grand Sample Weights, Public Use Data

Variables needed to correct for design effects and weight the Wave I in-home data.

3

6,504

Wave I, Public Use Contextual Data

Community contextual variables based on block group levels derived from the Wave I addresses.

32

6,504

Add Health School Weights

This file contains school weights for 132 Add Health sample schools.

2

132

Wave I Network Variables Data, Public Use

Network variables constructed from the Add Health in-school data and friendship nominations.

439

6,504

Wave II, Public Use Data

Data collected during the 1996 in-home interview.   4,834 of the 6,504 Wave I respondents were interviewed at Wave II

2,532

4,834

Wave II, Grand Sample Weights, Public Use Data

Variables needed to correct for design effects and weight the Wave II in-home data.

3

4,834

Wave II, Public Use Contextual Data

Community contextual variables based on block group levels derived from the Wave II addresses.

32

4,834

Wave III, Public In-Home Questionnaire

Data collected during the 2001–2002 in-home interview.  4,882 of the 6,504 Wave I respondents were interviewed at Wave III.

9 files

 

varies by file

Wave III, Grand Sample Weights, Public Use Data

Variables needed to correct for design effects and weight the Wave III in-home data, including longitudinal and cross-sectional weights.

3

4,882

Wave III, Public Use Education Data

This file contains information about respondents’ high school education.

80

3,947

Wave III, Public Use Graduation Data

This file contains high school graduation information for respondents.

4

4,521

Wave III, Public Use Education Data Weights

This file contains longitudinal and cross-sectional weights for use in the analysis of the education data.

3

3,964

Wave IV, Public Use Data

Data collected during the 2008 in-home interview. 5,114 of the 6,504 Wave I respondents were interviewed at Wave IV.

6 files

 

varies by file

Wave IV, Grand Sample Weights, Public Use Data

Variables needed to correct for design effects and weight the Wave IV in-home data, including longitudinal and cross-sectional weights.

5

5,114

Wave IV, Public Use Biomarkers, Glucose Data

This file contains information on respondents’ glucose level.

10

5,114

Wave IV, Public Use Biomarkers, Measures of EBV and hsCRP

This file contains information on respondents’ Epstein-barr virus status and c-reactive protein level.

16

5,114

Wave IV, Public Use Biomarkers, Lipids

This file contains constructed measures designed to facilitate analysis and interpretation of lipid results.

14

5,114