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Public-Use Dataset Descriptions

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

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