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Add Health releases new datasets

Wave V, Parents, ancillary studies, and more now available

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is excited to announce the release of the following new datasets:

  • Wave V Sample 1: Data from Wave V Sample 1 respondents who completed the survey between March 2016 and March 2017. This file is a partial release of data from 3,872 of the Wave V Sample 1 respondents.
  • Add Health Parent Study (2015-2017): The parent data files contain social, demographic, behavioral, and health data collected in 2015-2017 on a probability sample of Add Health parents who were originally interviewed in 1995 during Wave I. 
  • Polygenic Scores: Constructed polygenic scores (PGS) for 30 phenotypes are available for Add Health respondents who provided archival saliva samples for genetic testing at Wave IV.
  • Ambient Air Pollutants Data: These files include 365 daily exposure estimates of ambient air pollutants (individual pollutants/particulate matter/gases) for each Add Health study participant in Wave IV.
  • Wave III Academic Transcript Social Studies and Civic Coursework (ATRCVC) Data: The Wave III ATRCVC data is a course-by-student-level file that includes academic transcript data related to social studies and civic coursework.
  • Wave IV Modified Retail Food Environment (mRFEI) Data: This file includes the mRFEI for each respondent based on their Wave IV residential location.


Codebooks can be downloaded online.  To request any of these new restricted-use datasets, current contract users can complete the order form.  New users will need to complete the Restricted-Use Data contract using the CPC Data Portal.

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