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Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94
Catalog Number 76200
NHANES III EXAMINATION DATA FILE DOCUMENTATION 
Ages two months and older
December 1996
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Guidelines for Data Users
Survey Description 
Sample Design and Analysis Guidelines
Data Preparation and Processing Procedures 
General References 
NHANES III Examination Data

General Information 
     Data File Index 
     General Notes, Item Descriptions, Codes, Counts, and Notes
          Demographic Data 
          Physician's Examination
          Body Measurements
          Total Nutrient Intakes 
          MEC Proxy Questionnaire
          Dental Examination 
          Allergy Skin Test
          Audiometry 
          Tympanometry 
          WISC/WRAT Cognitive Test 
          Spirometry 
          MEC Youth Questionnaire (Except DIS)
          Dietary Food Frequency 
          Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) 
          MEC Adult Questionnaire (Except DIS)
          Bone Densitometry 
          Home Examination, Interview 
          Gallbladder Ultrasonography 
          Central Nervous System Function Evaluation
          Fundus Photography
          Physical Function Evaluation
     References 
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on the
health status of U.S. residents.  The results of surveys, analyses, and
studies are made known through a number of data release mechanisms including
publications, mainframe computer data files, CD-ROMs (Search and Retrieval
Software, Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS)), and the Internet
(http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/nchshome.htm).
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a periodic
survey conducted by NCHS.  The third National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey (NHANES III), conducted from 1988 through 1994, was the
seventh in a series of these surveys based on a complex, multi-stage sample
plan.  It was designed to provide national estimates of the health and
nutritional status of the United States' civilian, noninstitutionalized
population aged two months and older.
Data from NHANES III are being released in five public release data files:
     NHANES III Household Adult Data File (Catalog Number 77560)
     NHANES III Household Youth Data File (Catalog Number 77550)
     NHANES III Examination Data File (Catalog Number 76200)
     NHANES III Laboratory Data File (Catalog Number 76300)
     NHANES III Dietary Recall Data Files (Catalog Number 76700)

A table showing the location of the interview and examination components in
the five NHANES III public release data files follows.
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III
public release data files
                                                      Data File

               Topic                      HA   HY   EXAM   LAB  DIET 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Sample weights                             X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Age/race/sex                               X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Ethnic background                          X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Household composition                      X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Individual characteristics                 X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Health insurance                           X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Family background                          X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Occupation of family head                  X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Housing characteristics                    X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Family characteristics                     X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Orientation                                X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Health services                            X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Selected health conditions                 X    X     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Diabetes questions                         X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
High blood pressure and                    X    .     .     .     .  
     cholesterol questions                                           
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Cardiovascular disease questions           X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Musculoskeletal conditions                 X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Physical functioning questions             X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Gallbladder disease questions              X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III
public release data files (continued)
                                                     Data File
               Topic                      HA   HY   EXAM   LAB  DIET 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Kidney conditions                          X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Respiratory and allergy questions          X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Diet questions                             X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Food frequency                             X    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Vision questions                           X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Hearing questions                          X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Dental care and status                     X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Tobacco                                    X    .     X     .      . 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Occupation                                 X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Language usage                             X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Exercise                                   X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Social support/residence                   X    .     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Vitamin/mineral/medicine usage             X    X     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Blood pressure measurement                 X    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Birth                                      .    X     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Infant feeding practices/diet              .    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Motor and social development               .    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Functional impairment                      X    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
School attendance                          .    X     .     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Cognitive function                         .    X     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III
public release data files (continued)
                                                      Data File
               Topic                      HA   HY   EXAM   LAB  DIET 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Alcohol and drug use                       .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Reproductive health                        .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Diagnostic interview schedule              .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Activity                                   .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Physician's examination                    .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Height and weight                          .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Body measurements                          .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Dental examination                         .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Allergy skin test                          .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Audiometry                                 .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Tympanometry                               .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
WISC and WRAT                              .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Spirometry                                 .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Bone densitometry                          .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Gallbladder ultrasonography                .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Central nervous system                     .    .     X     .     .  
 function evaluation                                                 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Fundus photography                         .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Physical function evaluation               .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Fasting questions                          .    .     .     X     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Location of the interview and examination components in the five NHANES III
public release data files (continued)
                                                      Data File
               Topic                      HA   HY   EXAM   LAB  DIET 
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Laboratory tests on blood and urine        .    .     .     X     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Total nutrient intakes                     .    .     X     .     .  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Individual foods                           .    .     .     .     X  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Combination foods                          .    .     .     .     X  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Ingredients                                .    .     .     .     X  
-----------------------------------------+-----+-----+-------+-----+------+
Data File Definitions
HA   -  Household Adult Data File
HY   -  Household Youth Data File
EXAM -  Examination Data File
LAB  -  Laboratory Data File
DIET -  Dietary Recall Data Files
This document includes the documentation for the NHANES III Examination Data
File and also contains a general overview of the survey and the use of the
data files.  The general overview includes five sections.  The first section,
entitled "Guidelines for Data Users," contains important information about
the use of the data files.  The second section, "Survey Description," is a
brief overview of the survey plan and operation.  The third section, "Sample
Design and Analysis Guidelines," describes some technical aspects of the
sampling plan and discusses some analytic issues particularly related to the
use of data from complex sample surveys.  The "Data Preparation and
Processing Procedures" section describes the editing conventions and the
codes used to represent the data.  The last and fifth section, "General
References," includes a reference list for the survey overview sections of
the document.
Public Use Data Files for the third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey will also be available from the National Technical Information Service
(NTIS).  A list of NCHS public use data tapes available for purchase from
NTIS may be obtained from the Data Dissemination Branch at NCHS.  Information
regarding a bibliography (on disk) of journal articles citing data from all
the NHANES and the availability of NHANES III data in CD-ROM/SETS software
format can be obtained from the Data Dissemination Branch(301-436-8500) or by
writing to:
Data Dissemination Branch
National Center for Health Statistics
Room 1018
6525 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
NTIS can be contacted at:
NTIS - Computer Products Office
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, Virginia 22161
(703) 487-4807
Copies of all NHANES III questionnaires and data collection forms are
included in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  This publication,
along with detailed information on NHANES procedures, interviewing, data
collection, quality control techniques, survey design, nonresponse, and
sample weighting can be found on the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports
CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  Information on how to order this CD-ROM is
available from the Data Dissemination Branch at NCHS at the address and
telephone number given above.

GUIDELINES FOR DATA USERS
Please refer to the following important information before analyzing data.
NHANES III Background Documents
o    The Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition
     Examination Survey, 1988-94, (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996) provides an
     overview of the survey and includes copies of the survey forms.
o    The sample design, nonresponse, and analytic guidelines documents on the
     NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports CD-ROM (U.S. DHHS, 1996)
     discuss the reasons that sample weights and the complex survey design
     should be taken into account when conducting any analysis.
o    Instruction manuals, laboratory procedures, and other NHANES III
     reference manuals on the NHANES III Reference Manuals and Reports CD-ROM
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) are also available for further information on the
     details of the survey.
Analytic Data Set Preparation
o    Most NHANES III survey design and demographic variables are found only
     on the Adult and Youth Household Data Files.  In preparing a data set
     for analysis, other data files must be merged with either or both of
     these files to obtain many important analytic variables.
o    All of the NHANES III public use data files are linked with the common
     survey participant identification number (SEQN).  Merging information
     from multiple NHANES III data files using this variable ensures that the
     appropriate information for each survey participant is linked correctly.
o    NHANES III public use data files do not have the same number of records
     on each file.  The Household Questionnaire Files (divided into two
     files, Adult and Youth) contain more records than the Examination Data
     File because not everyone who was interviewed completed the examination.
     The Laboratory Data File contains data only for persons aged one year
     and older.  The Individual Foods Data File based on the dietary recall
     has multiple records for each person rather than the one record per
     sample person contained in the other data files.
o    For each data file, SAS program code with standard variable names and
     labels is provided as separate text files on the CD-ROM that contains
     the data files.  This SAS program code can be used to create a SAS data
     set from the data file.
o    Modifications were made to items in the questionnaires, laboratory, and
     examination components over the course of the survey; as a result, data
     may not be available for certain variables for the full six years.  In
     addition, variables may differ by phase since some changes were
     implemented between phases.  Users are encouraged to read the Notes
     sections of this document carefully for information about changes.
o    Extremely high and low values have been verified whenever possible, and
     numerous consistency checks have been performed.  Nonetheless, users
     should examine the range and frequency of values before analyzing data.
o    Some data were not ready for release at the time of this publication due
     to continued processing of the data or analysis of laboratory specimens.
     A listing of those data are available in the general information section
     of each data file.
o    Confidential and administrative data are not being released to the
     public.  Additionally, some variables have been recoded to help protect
     the confidentiality of the survey participants.  For example, all
     age-related variables were recoded to 90+ years for persons who were 90
     years of age and older.
o    Some variable names may differ from those used in the Phase 1 NHANES III
     Provisional Data Release and some variables included in the Phase 1
     provisional release may not appear on these files.
o    Although the data files have been edited carefully, errors may be
     detected.  Please notify NCHS staff (301-436-8500) of any errors in the
     data file or the documentation.
Analytic Considerations
o    NHANES III (1988-94) was designed so that the survey's first three
     years, 1988-91, its last three years, 1991-94, and the entire six years
     were national probability samples.  Analysts are encouraged to use all
     six years of survey results.
o    Sample weights are available for analyzing NHANES III data.  One of the
     following three sample weights will be appropriate for nearly all
     analyses:  interviewed sample final weight (WTPFQX6), examined sample
     final weight (WTPFEX6), and mobile examination center (MEC)- and
     home-examined sample final weight (WTPFHX6).  Choosing which of these
     sample weights to use in any analysis depends on the variables being
     used.  A good rule of thumb is to use "the least common denominator"
     approach.  In this approach, the user checks the variables of interest.
     The variable that was collected on the smallest number of persons is the
     "least common denominator," and the sample weight that applies to that
     variable is the appropriate one to use for that analysis.  For more
     detailed information, see the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines for
     NHANES III (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
Referencing or Citing NHANES III Data
o    In publications, please acknowledge NCHS as the original data source.
     For instance, the reference for the NHANES III Examination Data File is:
     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  National Center
     for Health Statistics.  Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
     Survey, 1988-1994, NHANES III Examination Data File (CD-ROM).  Public
     Use Data File Documentation Number 76200.  Hyattsville, MD.:  Centers
     for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.  Available from National
     Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, VA.  Acrobat .PDF
     format; includes access software:  Adobe Systems, Inc.  Acrobat Reader
     2.1.
o    Please place the acronym "NHANES III" in the titles or abstracts of
     journal articles and other publications in order to facilitate the
     retrieval of such materials in bibliographic searches.

SURVEY DESCRIPTION
The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) was
the seventh in a series of large health examination surveys conducted in the
United States beginning in 1960.  Three of these surveys, the National Health
Examination Surveys (NHES), were conducted in the 1960's (NCHS, 1965; NCHS,
1967; NCHS, 1969).  In 1970, an expanded nutrition component was added to
provide data with which to assess nutritional status and dietary practices,
and the name was changed to the National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey (Miller, 1973; Engel, 1978; McDowell, 1981).  A special survey of
Hispanic populations in the United States was conducted during 1982-1984
(NCHS, 1985).
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design was similar to that of
the previous NHANES.  All of the surveys used complex, multi-stage,
stratified, clustered samples of civilian, noninstitutionalized populations.
NHANES III was the first NHANES without an upper age limit; in fact, the age
range for the survey was two months and older.  A home examination option was
employed for the first time in order to obtain examination data for very
young children and for elderly persons who were unable to visit the mobile
examination center (MEC).  The home examination included only a subset of the
components used in the full MEC examination since it would have been
difficult to collect some types of data in a home setting.  A detailed
description of design specifications and copies of the data collection forms
can be found in the Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).
NHANES III was conducted from October 1988 through October 1994 in two
phases, each of which comprised a national probability sample.  The first
phase was conducted from October 18, 1988, through October 24, 1991, at 44
locations.  The second phase was conducted from September 20, 1991, through
October 15, 1994, at 45 different locations.  In NHANES III, 39,695 persons
were selected over the six years; of those, 33,994 (86%) were interviewed in
their homes.  All interviewed persons were invited to the MEC for a medical
examination.  Seventy-eight percent (30,818) of the selected persons were
examined in the MEC, and an additional 493 persons were given a special,
limited examination in their homes.
Data collection began with a household interview.  Several questionnaires
were administered in the household:  Household Screener Questionnaire, Family
Questionnaire, Household Adult Questionnaire, and Household Youth
Questionnaire.
At the MEC, an examination was performed, and five automated questionnaires
or interviews were administered:  MEC Adult Questionnaire, MEC Youth
Questionnaire, MEC Proxy Questionnaire, 24-Hour Dietary Recall, and Dietary
Food Frequency (ages 12-16 years).  The health examination component included
a variety of tests and procedures.  The examinee's age at the time of the
interview and other factors determined which procedures were administered.
Blood and urine specimens were obtained, and a number of tests and
measurements were performed including body measurements, spirometry, fundus
photography, x-rays, electrocardiography, allergy and glucose tolerance
tests, and ultrasonography.  Measurements were taken of bone density,
hearing, and physical, cognitive, and central nervous system functions.  A
physician performed a limited standardized medical examination and a dentist
performed a standardized dental examination.  While some of the blood and
urine analyses were performed in the MEC laboratory, most analyses were
conducted elsewhere by contract laboratories.
A home examination was conducted for those sample persons aged 2-11 months
and aged 20 years or older who were unable to visit the mobile examination
center.  The home examination consisted of an abbreviated version of the
tests and interviews performed in the MEC.  Depending on age of the sample
person, the components included body measurements, blood pressure,
spirometry, venipuncture, physical function evaluation, and a questionnaire
to inquire about infant feeding, selected health conditions, cognitive
function, tobacco use, and reproductive history.
SAMPLE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS GUIDELINES
Sample Design
The general structure of the NHANES III sample design is the same as that of
the previous NHANES.  Each of these surveys used a stratified, multi-stage
probability design.  The major design parameters of the two previous NHANES
and the special Hispanic HANES, as well as NHANES III, have been previously
summarized (Miller, 1973; McDowell, 1981; NCHS, 1985; NCHS, 1994).  The
NHANES III sample was designed to be self-weighting within a primary sampling
unit (PSU) for subdomains (age, sex, and race-ethnic groups).  While the
sample was fairly close to self-weighting nationally for each of these
subdomain groups, it was not representative of the total population, which
includes institutionalized, non-civilian persons that were outside the scope
of the survey.
The NHANES III sample represented the total civilian, noninstitutionalized
population, two months of age or over, in the 50 states and the District of
Columbia of the United States.  The first stage of the design consisted of
selecting a sample of 81 PSU's that were mostly individual counties.  In a
few cases, adjacent counties were combined to keep PSU's above a minimum
population size.  The PSU's were stratified and selected with probability
proportional to size (PPS).  Thirteen large counties (strata) were chosen
with certainty (probability of one).  For operational reasons, these 13
certainty PSU's were divided into 21 survey locations.  After the 13
certainty strata were designated, the remaining PSU's in the United States
were grouped into 34 strata, and two PSU's were selected per stratum (68
survey locations).  The selection was done with PPS and without replacement.
The NHANES III sample therefore consists of 81 PSU's or 89 locations.
The 89 locations were randomly divided into two groups, one for each phase.
The first group consisted of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set
of PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and
the other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore, unbiased
estimates (from the point of view of sample selection) of health and
nutrition characteristics can be independently produced for both Phase 1 and
Phase 2 as well as for both phases combined.
For most of the sample, the second stage of the design consisted of area
segments composed of city or suburban blocks, combinations of blocks, or
other area segments in places where block statistics were not produced in the
1980 Census.  In the first phase of NHANES III, the area segments were used
only for a sample of persons who lived in housing units built before 1980.
For units built in 1980 and later, the second stage consisted of sets of
addresses selected from building permits issued in 1980 or later.  These are
referred to as "new construction segments."  In the second phase, 1990 Census
data and maps were used to define the area segments.  Because the second
phase followed within a few years of the 1990 Census, new construction did
not account for a significant part of the sample, and the entire sample came
from the area segments.
The third stage of sample selection consisted of households and certain types
of group quarters, such as dormitories.  All households and eligible group
quarters in the sample segments were listed, and a subsample was designated
for screening to identify potential sample persons.  The subsampling rates
enabled production of a national, approximately equal-probability sample of
households in most of the United States with higher rates for the geographic
strata with high Mexican-American populations.  Within each geographic
stratum, there was a nearly equal-probability sample of households across all
89 stands.
Persons within the sample of households or group quarters were the fourth
stage of sample selection.  All eligible members within a household were
listed, and a subsample of individuals was selected based on sex, age, and
race or ethnicity.  The definitions of the sex, age, race or ethnic classes,
subsampling rates, and designation of potential sample persons within
screened households were developed to provide approximately self-weighting
samples for each subdomain within geographic strata and at the same
time to maximize the average number of sample persons per sample household.
Previous NHANES indicated that this increased the overall participation rate.
Although the exact sample sizes were not known until data collection was
completed, estimates were made.  Below is a summary of the sample sizes for
the full six-year NHANES III at each stage of selection:
Number of PSU's                                  81
Number of stands (survey locations)              89
Number of segments                               2,144
Number of households screened                    93,653
Number of households with sample persons         19,528
Number of designated sample persons              39,695
Number of interviewed sample persons             33,994
Number of MEC-examined sample persons            30,818
Number of home-examined sample persons           493
More detailed information on the sample design and weighting and estimation
procedures for NHANES III can be found in the Plan and Operation of the Third
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 (NCHS, 1994; U.S.
DHHS, 1996) and in the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines: Third National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94 (U.S. DHHS,
1996).
Analysis Guidelines
Because of the complex survey design used in NHANES III, traditional methods
of statistical analysis based on the assumption of a simple random sample are
not applicable.  Detailed descriptions of this issue and possible analytic
methods for analyzing NHANES data have been described earlier (NCHS, 1985;
Yetley, 1987; Landis, 1982; Delgado, 1990).  Recent analytic and reporting
guidelines that should be used for most NHANES III analyses and publications
are contained in Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  These
recommendations differ slightly from those used by analysts for previous
NHANES surveys.  These suggested guidelines provide a framework to users for
producing estimates that conform to the analytic design of the survey.  All
users are strongly urged to review these analytic and reporting guidelines
before beginning any analyses of NHANES III data.
It is important to remember that this set of statistical guidelines is not
absolute.  When conducting analyses, the analyst needs to use his/her subject
matter knowledge (including methodological issues) as well as information
about the survey design.  The more one deviates from the original analytic
categories defined in the sample design, the more important it is to evaluate
the results carefully and to interpret the findings cautiously.
In NHANES III, 89 survey locations were randomly divided into two sets or
phases, the first consisting of 44 and the other of 45 locations.  One set of
PSU's was allocated to the first three-year survey period (1988-91) and the
other set to the second three-year period (1991-94).  Therefore, unbiased
national estimates of health and nutrition characteristics can be
independently produced for each phase as well as for both phases combined.
Computation of national estimates from both phases combined (i.e., total
NHANES III) is the preferred option; individual phase estimates may be highly
variable.  In addition, individual phase estimates are not statistically
independent.  It is also difficult to evaluate whether differences in
individual phase estimates are real or due to methodological differences.
That is, differences may be due to changes in sampling methods or data
collection methodology over time.  At this time, there is no valid
statistical test for examining differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Therefore, although point estimates can be produced separately for each
phase, no test is available to test whether those estimates are significantly
different from each other.
NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage probability sample design.
Several aspects of the NHANES design must be taken into account in data
analysis, including the sample weights and the complex survey design.
Appropriate sample weights are needed to estimate prevalence, means, medians,
and other statistics.  Sample weights are used to produce correct population
estimates because each sample person does not have the same probability of
selection.  The sample weights incorporate the differential probabilities of
selection and include adjustments for noncoverage and nonresponse.  A
detailed discussion of nonresponse adjustments and issues related to survey
coverage have been published (U.S. DHHS, 1996).  With the large oversampling
of young children, older persons, black persons, and Mexican-Americans in
NHANES III, it is essential that the sample weights be used in all analyses.
Otherwise, a misinterpretation of results is highly likely.  Other aspects of
the design that must be taken into account in data analyses are the strata
and PSU pairings from the sample design.  These pairings should be used to
estimate variances and test for statistical significance.  For weighted
analyses, analysts can use special computer software packages that use an
appropriate method for estimating variances for complex samples such as
SUDAAN (Shah, 1995) and WesVarPC (Westat, 1996).
Although initial exploratory analyses may be performed on unweighted data
using standard statistical packages and assuming simple random sampling,
final analyses should be done on weighted data using appropriate sample
weights.  A summary of the weighting methodology and the type of sample
weights developed for NHANES III is included in Weighting and Estimation
Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
The purpose of weighting the sample data is to permit analysts to produce
estimates of statistics that would have been obtained if the entire sampling
frame (the United States) had been surveyed.  Sample weights can be
considered as measures of the number of persons the particular sample
observation represents.  Weighting takes into account several features of the
survey:  the specific probabilities of selection for the individual domains
that were oversampled as well as nonresponse and differences between the
sample and the total U.S. population.  Differences between the sample and the
population may arise due to sampling variability, differential undercoverage
in the survey among demographic groups, and possibly other types of response
errors, such as differential response rates or misclassification errors.
Sample weighting in NHANES III was used to:
1.   Compensate for differential probabilities of selection among subgroups
     (i.e., age-sex-race-ethnicity subdomains where persons living in
     different geographic strata were sampled at different rates);
2.   Reduce biases arising from the fact that nonrespondents may be different
     from those who participate;
3.   Bring sample data up to the dimensions of the target population totals;
4.   Compensate, to the extent possible, for inadequacies in the sampling
     frame (resulting from omissions of some housing units in the listing of
     area segments, omissions of persons with no fixed address, etc.); and
5.   To reduce variances in the estimation procedure by using auxiliary
     information that is known with a high degree of accuracy.
In NHANES III, the sample weighting was carried out in three stages.  The
first stage involved the computation of weights to compensate for unequal
probabilities of selection (objective 1, above).  The second stage adjusted
for nonresponse (objective 2).  The third stage used poststratification of
the sample weights to Census Bureau estimates of the U.S. population to
accomplish the third, fourth, and fifth objectives simultaneously.  In NHANES
III, several types of sample weights (see the sample weights table that
follows) were computed for the interviewed and examined sample and are
included in the NHANES III data file.  Also, sample weights were computed
separately for Phase 1 (1988-91), Phase 2 (1991-94), and total NHANES III
(1988-94) to facilitate analysis of items collected only in Phase 1, only in
Phase 2, and over six years of the survey.  Three sets of pseudo strata and
PSU pairings are provided to use with SUDAAN in variance estimation.
Since NHANES III is based on a complex, multi-stage sample design,
appropriate sample weights should be used in analyses to produce national
estimates of prevalence and associated variances while accounting for unequal
probability of selection of sample persons.  For example, the final interview
weight, WTPFQX6, should be used for analysis of the items or questions from
the family or household questionnaires, and the final MEC examination weight,
WTPFEX6, should be used for analysis of the questionnaires and measurements
administered in the MEC.  Furthermore, for a combined analysis of
measurements from the MEC examinations and associated medical history
questions from the household interview, the final MEC examination weight,
WTPFEX6, should be used.  We recommend using SUDAAN (Shah, 1995) to estimate
statistics of interest and the associated variance.  However, one can also
use other published methods for variance estimation.  Application of SUDAAN
and alternative methods, such as the average design effect approach, balance
repeated replication (BRR) methods, or jackknife methods for variance
estimation, are discussed in Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS,
1996).
Appropriate Uses of the NHANES III Sample Weights
Final interview weight, WTPFQX6
          Use only in conjunction with the sample interviewed at home and
          with items collected during the household interview.
Final examination (MEC only) weight, WTPFEX6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined sample and with
          interview and examination items collected at the MEC.
Final MEC+home examination weight, WTPFHX6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC+home-examined sample and with
          items collected at both the MEC and home.
Final allergy weight, WTPFALG6
          Use only in conjunction with the allergy subsample and with items
          collected as part of the allergy component of the exam.
Final CNS weight, WTPFCNS6
          Use only in conjunction with the CNS subsample and with items
          collected as part of the CNS component of the exam.
Final morning examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFSD6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to
          the morning subsample and only with items collected in the MEC
          exam.
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC only) subsample weight, WTPFMD6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC-examined persons assigned to
          the afternoon/evening subsample and only with items collected in
          the MEC exam.
Final morning examination (MEC+home) subsample weight, WTPFHSD6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons
          assigned to the morning subsample and with items collected during
          the MEC and home examinations.
Final afternoon/evening examination (MEC+home) weight, WTPFHMD6
          Use only in conjunction with the MEC- and home-examined persons
          assigned to the afternoon/evening subsample and with items
          collected during the MEC and home examinations.
DATA PREPARATION AND PROCESSING PROCEDURES
Automated data collection procedures for the survey were introduced in NHANES
III.  In the mobile examination centers, data for the interview and
examination components were recorded directly onto a computerized data
collection form.  With the exception of a few independently automated
systems, the system was centrally integrated.  This operation allowed for
ongoing monitoring of much of the data.  Before the introduction of the
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), the household questionnaire data
were reviewed manually by field editors and interviewers.  CAPI (1992-1994
only) questionnaires featured built-in edits to prevent entering
inconsistencies and out-of-range responses.  The multi-level data collection
and quality control systems are discussed in detail in the Plan and Operation
of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
(NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS, 1996).  All interview, laboratory, and examination
data were sent to NCHS for final processing.
Guidelines were developed that provided standards for naming variables,
filling missing values and coding conventional responses, handling missing
records, and standardizing two-part quantity/unit questionnaire variables.
NCHS staff, assisted by contract staff, developed data editing specifications
that checked data sets for valid codes, ranges, and skip pattern
consistencies and examined the consistency of values between interrelated
variables.  Comments, collected in both interviews and examination
components, were reviewed and recoded when possible.  Responses to "Other"
and "Specify" were recoded either to existing code categories or to new
categories.  The documentation for each data set includes notes for those
variables that have been recoded and standardized and for those variables
that differ significantly from what appears in the original data collection
instrument.  While the data have undergone many quality control and editing
procedures, there still may be values that appear extreme or illogical.
Values that varied considerably from what was expected were examined by
analysts who checked for comments or other responses that might help to
clarify unusual values.  Generally, values were retained unless they could
not possibly be true, in which case they were changed to "Blank but
applicable."  Therefore, the user must review each data set for extreme or
inconsistent values and determine the status of each value for analysis.
Several editing conventions were used in the creation of final analytic data
sets:
1.   Standardized variables were created to replace all two-part
     quantity/unit questions using standard conversion factors.  Standardized
     variables have the same name as the variable of the two-part question
     with an "S" suffix.  For instance, MAPF18S (Months received WIC
     benefits) in the MEC Adult Questionnaire was created from the two-part
     response option to question F18, "How long did you receive benefits from
     the WIC program?," using the conversion factor 12 months per year.
2.   Recoded variables were created by combining responses from two or more
     like variables, or by collapsing responses to create a summary variable
     for the purpose of confidentiality.  Recoded variables have the original
     variable name with an R suffix.  For example, place of birth variable
     (HFA6X) in the Family Questionnaire was collapsed to a three level
     response category (U.S., Mexico, Other) and renamed HFA6XR.  Generally,
     only the recoded variable has been included in the data file.
3.   Fill values, a series of one or more digits, were used to represent
     certain specific conditions or responses.  Below is a list of the fill
     values that were employed.  Some of the fill values pertain only to
     questionnaire data, although 8-fill and blank-fill values are found in
     all data sets.  Other fill values, not included in this list, are used
     to represent component-specific conditions.
     6-fills = Varies/varied. (Questionnaires only)
     7-fills = Fewer than the smallest number that could be reported within
     the question structure (e.g., fewer than one cigarette per day).
     (Questionnaires only)
     8-fills = Blank but applicable/cannot be determined.  This means that a
     respondent was eligible to receive the question, test, or component but
     did not because of refusal, lack of time, lack of staff, loss of data,
     broken vial, language barrier, unreliability, or other similar reasons.
     9-fills = Don't know.  This fill was used only when a respondent did not
     know the response to a question and said, "I don't know."
     (Questionnaires only)
     Blank fills = Inapplicable.  If a respondent was not eligible for a
     questionnaire, test, or component because of age, gender, or specific
     reason, the variable was blank-filled.  In the questionnaire, if a
     respondent was not asked a question because of a skip-pattern,
     variables corresponding to the question were blank-filled.  For
     examination or laboratory components, if a person was excluded by a
     defined protocol (e.g., screening exclusion questions) and these
     criteria are included in the data set, then the corresponding variables
     were blank-filled for that person.  For home examinees, variables for
     examination components and blood tests not performed as part of the home
     examination protocol were blank-filled.
4.   For variables describing discrete data, codes of zero (0) were used to
     mean "none," "never," or the equivalent.  Value labels for which "0" is
     used include:  "has not had," "never regularly," "still taking," or
     "never stopped using."  Unless otherwise labeled, for variables
     containing continuous data, "zero" means "zero.
5.   Where there are logical skip patterns in the flow of the questionnaire
     or examination component, the skip was indicated by placing the variable
     label of the skip destination in parentheses as part of the value label
     of the response generating the skip.  For example, in the Physical
     Function Evaluation, the variable PFPWC (in wheelchair) has a value
     label, "2  No (PFPSCOOT)" that means that the next item for persons not
     in a wheelchair would be represented by the variable, PFPSCOOT.

Variable Nomenclature
A unique name was assigned to every NHANES III variable using a standard
convention.  By following this naming convention, the origin of each variable
is clear, and there is no chance of overlaying similar variables across
multiple components.  Variables range in length from three to eight
characters.  The first two variable characters represent the topic (e.g.,
analyte, questionnaire instrument, examination component) and are listed
below alphabetically by topic.  For questionnaires administered in the
household, the remainder of the variable name following the first two
characters indicates the question section and number.  For example, data for
the response to the Household Adult Questionnaire question B1 are contained
in the variable HAB1.  For most laboratory and examination variables, as well
as some other variables, a "P" in the third position refers to "primary" and
the remainder of the variable name is a brief description of the item.  For
instance, in the Laboratory Data File, information on the length of time the
person fasted before the first blood draw is contained in the variable
PHPFAST.  The variable PHPFAST was derived as follows:  characters 1-2 (PH)
refer to "phlebotomy," character 3 (P) refers to "primary," characters 4-8
(FAST) refer to an abbreviation for "fasting."
CODE           TOPIC
AT             Alanine aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)
AM             Albumin (from biochemistry profile)
AP             Alkaline phosphatase (from biochemistry profile)
AL             Allergy skin test
AC             Alpha carotene
AN             Anisocytosis
AA             Apolipoprotein (AI)
AB             Apolipoprotein (B)
AS             Aspartate aminotransferase (from biochemistry profile)
LA             Atypical lymphocyte
AU             Audiometry
BA             Band
BO             Basophil
BS             Basophilic stippling
BC             Beta carotene
BX             Beta cryptoxanthin
BL             Blast
BU             Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) (from biochemistry profile)
BM             Body measurements
BD             Bone densitometry
C1             C-peptide (first venipuncture)
C2             C-peptide (second venipuncture)
CR             C-reactive protein
UD             Cadmium
CN             Central nervous system function evaluation
CL             Chloride (from biochemistry profile)
CO             Cotinine
CE             Creatinine (serum)(from biochemistry profile)
UR             Creatinine (urine)
DM             Demographic
DE             Dental examination
MQ             Diagnostic interview schedule
DR             Dietary recall (total nutrient intakes)
EO             Eosinophil
EP             Erythrocyte protoporphyrin
CODE           TOPIC
FR             Ferritin
FB             Fibrinogen
RB             Folate (RBC)
FO             Folate (serum)
FH             Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
FP             Fundus photography
GG             Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) (from biochemistry profile)
GU             Gallbladder ultrasonography
GB             Globulin (from biochemistry profile)
G1             Glucose (first venipuncture)
G2             Glucose (second venipuncture)
SG             Glucose (from biochemistry profile)
GH             Glycated hemoglobin
GR             Granulocyte
C3             HCO3 (Bicarbonate)(from biochemistry profile)
HD             HDL cholesterol
HP             Helicobacter pylori antibody
HT             Hematocrit
HG             Hemoglobin
AH             Hepatitis A antibody (HAV)
HB             Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)
SS             Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs)
SA             Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
HC             Hepatitis C antibody (HCV)
DH             Hepatitis D antibody (HDV)
H1             Herpes 1 antibody
H2             Herpes 2 antibody
HX             Home examination (general)
HF             Household family questionnaire
HA             Household adult questionnaire
HQ             Household questionnaire variables (composite)
HS             Household screener questionnaire
HY             Household youth questionnaire
HZ             Hypochromia
I1             Insulin (first venipuncture)
I2             Insulin (second venipuncture)
UI             Iodine (urine)
FE             Iron
SF             Iron (from biochemistry profile)
LD             Lactate dehydrogenase (from biochemistry profile)
L1             Latex antibody
LC             LDL cholesterol (calculated)
PB             Lead
LP             Lipoprotein (a)
LH             Luteinizing hormone
LU             Lutein/zeaxanthin
LY             Lycopene
LM             Lymphocyte
MR             Macrocyte
MC             Mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)
MH             Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
MV             Mean cell volume (MCV)
PV             Mean platelet volume
MA             MEC adult questionnaire
MX             MEC examination (general)
FF             Dietary food frequency (ages 12-16 years)
MP             MEC proxy questionnaire
MY             MEC youth questionnaire
CODE           TOPIC
ME             Metamyelocyte
MI             Microcyte
MO             Monocyte
MN             Mononuclear cell
ML             Myelocyte
IC             Normalized calcium (derived from ionized calcium)
OS             Osmolality (from biochemistry profile)
PH             Phlebotomy data collected in MEC (e.g., questions)
PS             Phosphorus (from biochemistry profile)
PF             Physical function evaluation
PE             Physician's examination
PL             Platelet
DW             Platelet distribution width
PK             Poikilocytosis
PO             Polychromatophilia
SK             Potassium (from biochemistry profile)
PR             Promyelocyte
RC             Red blood cell count (RBC)
RW             Red cell distribution width (RDW)
RE             Retinyl esters
RF             Rheumatoid factor antibody
RU             Rubella antibody
WT             Sample weights
SE             Selenium
SI             Sickle cell
NA             Sodium (from biochemistry profile)
SH             Spherocyte
SP             Spirometry
SD             Survey design
TT             Target cell
TE             Tetanus
TB             Total bilirubin (from biochemistry profile)
CA             Total calcium
SC             Total calcium (from biochemistry profile)
TC             Total cholesterol
CH             Total cholesterol (from biochemistry profile)
TI             Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)
TP             Total protein (from biochemistry profile)
TX             Toxic granulation
TO             Toxoplasmosis antibody
PX             Transferrin saturation
TG             Triglycerides
TR             Triglycerides (from biochemistry profile)
TY             Tympanometry
UA             Uric acid (from biochemistry profile)
UB             Urinary albumin
VU             Vacuolated cells
VR             Varicella antibody
VA             Vitamin A
VB             Vitamin B12
VC             Vitamin C
VE             Vitamin E
WC             White blood cell count (WBC)
WW             WISC/WRAT cognitive test

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GENERAL INFORMATION
     The NHANES III Examination Data File contains data collected in the
     mobile examination center (MEC) as well as data collected during the
     home examination.  The documentation pertaining specifically to the
     Examination Data File is divided into four main sections.  The first
     section, "General Information," provides information about the contents
     of the Examination Data File.  The second section, "Data File Index,"
     includes a brief description of all the variables on the data set and
     shows the standard name of each variable and its position in the data
     set.  The third section, "General Notes, Item Descriptions, Codes,
     Counts, and Notes" provides for each component, a description, the
     standard variable name and a brief description of the values
     that variable can take on, a count of the frequency of occurrence of
     each value, notes by variable, and appendices as necessary. "References"
     are provided in the fourth section.
     Components administered in both the MEC and the home (e.g., spirometry,
     body measurements, physical function evaluation) are combined in this
     file if data collection methods were comparable.  The file includes
     information from all the examination components as well as from all the
     questionnaires administered in the examination center and during the
     home examination.  In addition, data on total nutrient intakes, food
     sufficiency, intake of plain drinking water, and salt use are also
     included as part of this file.  However, detailed information about the
     individual foods reported by respondents during the dietary interview
     are contained in a separate NHANES III Dietary Data File.  Data from
     blood and urine specimens are not contained in this file, but are in a
     separate NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  Data from two examination
     components, electrocardiography (ECG) and radiography of the hands and
     knees, are not included in this file.  ECG data will be released later
     with comparable data from NHANES I and NHANES II.  The x-ray data will
     also be released later, after the images have been digitized. See the
     Table of Contents for a complete list of components included in this
     NHANES III data release.  Since eligibility for examination components
     was determined by the age of the examinee, the components of this file
     are in order according to the target age group for each component, from
     youngest to oldest.
     Sample persons were examined in the MEC within four weeks of the
     household interview.  However, a home examination was scheduled for
     those aged 2-11 months or 20 years and over who were frail or unable to
     come to the MEC.  The home examination was designed to gather certain
     physical and physiological information on sample persons in their own
     homes through a subset of components normally done in the MEC.  These
     components were: body measurements, venipuncture, spirometry, cognitive
     testing, and physical performance testing.  Interviewed persons who
     completed at least one test or examination at the home were defined as
     home-examined.
     Staff recorded all examination data directly into an automated data
     collection system.  All staff received intensive initial training, and
     formal retraining programs were conducted throughout the survey to
     ensure that high skill levels were maintained.  Details on survey
     instruments and forms, training manuals, and data collection
     procedures are published elsewhere (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal data
     consistency within components.  Processing procedures are described in
     each chapter of the this file.  Notes are provided for standardized and
     recoded variables, and for variables requiring additional information.
     In some cases exceptions to the NHANES III conventions made in order to
     enable NHANES III results comparisons with results from earlier surveys
     or other studies.  Such exceptions are described in the introduction to
     the affected component or in individual variable notes.
     One should note that for components such as the Dental Examination and
     Audiometry which include negative value responses, value labels that
     include ranges use a hyphen to indicate a range, from negative to
     positive.  For example, a range of -10 to 105 is written as -10-105.
     Since NHANES III is based on a complex, multistage sample design,
     appropriate sampling weights should be used in analyses to produce
     national estimates of prevalence and associated variances while
     accounting for unequal probability of selection of sample persons.
     The final MEC examination weight, WTPFEX6, should be used for analysis
     of the questionnaires and measurements administered in the MEC (except
     for the allergy and central nervous system tests, which were performed
     on half-samples and have their own weights), as well as for a combined
     analysis of measurements from the MEC examinations and associated
     medical history questions from the household interview.  The final
     MEC+home examination weight, WTPFHX6, should be used only in
     conjunction with the MEC+home examined sample, and only with items
     collected in both the MEC and the home.  The analyst will find, however,
     there are no weights for older examined persons since most of them are
     overweight anyway and, therefore, basically self-weighting.  The
     weighting variables WTPxxxx) are included on the household questionnaire
     data files which also include information on survey design and basic
     demographic variables that may be linked to data in this file by using
     the unique survey participant identifier, SEQN.  In addition, a few
     select weighting and demographic variables are included on this file for
     basic, preliminary analyses.

                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
        HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)
    Respondent identification number ............  SEQN                 1-5
    Family sequence number ......................  DMPFSEQ             6-10
    Examination/interview status ................  DMPSTAT               11
    Race-ethnicity ..............................  DMARETHN              12
    Race ........................................  DMARACER              13
    Ethnicity ...................................  DMAETHNR              14
    Sex .........................................  HSSEX                 15
    Age at interview (Screener) .................  HSAGEIR            16-17
    Age at interview-unit (Screener) ............  HSAGEU                18
    Age in months at interview (screener) .......  HSAITMOR           19-22
    Family size (persons in family) .............  HSFSIZER           23-24
    Household size (persons in dwelling) ........  HSHSIZER           25-26
    County code .................................  DMPCNTYR           27-29
    FIPS code for State .........................  DMPFIPSR           30-31
    Rural/urban code based on USDA code .........  DMPMETRO              32
    Census region, weighting(Texas in south) ....  DMPCREGN              33
    Poverty Income Ratio (unimputed income) .....  DMPPIR             34-39
        SURVEY DESIGN DATA
    Phase of NHANES III survey ..................  SDPPHASE              40
    Total NHANES III pseudo-PSU .................  SDPPSU6               41
    Total NHANES III pseudo-stratum .............  SDPSTRA6           42-43
                     NHANES III Examination Data File Index
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 1 ......................  SDPPSU1               44
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 1 ..................  SDPSTRA1           45-46
    Pseudo-PSU for phase 2 ......................  SDPPSU2               47
    Pseudo-stratum for phase 2 ..................  SDPSTRA2           48-49
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    Total interviewed sample final weight .......  WTPFQX6            50-58
    Total MEC-examined sample final weight ......  WTPFEX6            59-67
    Total M+H examined sample final weight ......  WTPFHX6            68-76
    Total allergy subsample final weight ........  WTPFALG6           77-85
    Total CNS subsample final weight ............  WTPFCNS6           86-94
    Total morning subsample final wgt ...........  WTPFSD6           95-103
    Total afternoon/eve subsample final wgt .....  WTPFMD6          104-112
    Total M+H morning subsample final wgt .......  WTPFHSD6         113-121
    Total M+H afternoon subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD6         122-130
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)
    Phase 1 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX1          131-139
    Phase 1 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX1          140-148
    Phase 1 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX1          149-157
    Phase 1 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG1         158-166
    Phase 1 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS1         167-175
    Phase 1 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD1          176-184
    Phase 1 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD1          185-193
    Phase 1 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD1         194-202
    Phase 1 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD1         203-211
        SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)
    Phase 2 interviewed sample final wgt ........  WTPFQX2          212-220
    Phase 2 MEC examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFEX2          221-229
    Phase 2 M+H examined sample final wgt .......  WTPFHX2          230-238
    Phase 2 allergy subsample final wgt .........  WTPFALG2         239-247
    Phase 2 CNS subsample final wgt .............  WTPFCNS2         248-256
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Phase 2 morning sess subsample final wgt ....  WTPFSD2          257-265
    Phase 2 aft/eve subsample final wgt .........  WTPFMD2          266-274
    Phase 2 morning M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHSD2         275-283
    Phase 2 aft/eve M+H subsample final wgt .....  WTPFHMD2         284-292
        FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    Replicate 1 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP1          293-301
    Replicate 2 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP2          302-310
    Replicate 3 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP3          311-319
    Replicate 4 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP4          320-328
    Replicate 5 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP5          329-337
    Replicate 6 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP6          338-346
    Replicate 7 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP7          347-355
    Replicate 8 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP8          356-364
    Replicate 9 final interview weight ..........  WTPQRP9          365-373
    Replicate 10 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP10         374-382
    Replicate 11 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP11         383-391
    Replicate 12 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP12         392-400
    Replicate 13 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP13         401-409
    Replicate 14 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP14         410-418
    Replicate 15 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP15         419-427
    Replicate 16 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP16         428-436
    Replicate 17 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP17         437-445
    Replicate 18 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP18         446-454
    Replicate 19 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP19         455-463
    Replicate 20 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP20         464-472
    Replicate 21 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP21         473-481
    Replicate 22 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP22         482-490
    Replicate 23 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP23         491-499
    Replicate 24 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP24         500-508
    Replicate 25 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP25         509-517
    Replicate 26 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP26         518-526
    Replicate 27 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP27         527-535
    Replicate 28 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP28         536-544
    Replicate 29 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP29         545-553
    Replicate 30 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP30         554-562
    Replicate 31 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP31         563-571
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Replicate 32 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP32         572-580
    Replicate 33 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP33         581-589
    Replicate 34 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP34         590-598
    Replicate 35 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP35         599-607
    Replicate 36 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP36         608-616
    Replicate 37 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP37         617-625
    Replicate 38 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP38         626-634
    Replicate 39 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP39         635-643
    Replicate 40 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP40         644-652
    Replicate 41 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP41         653-661
    Replicate 42 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP42         662-670
    Replicate 43 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP43         671-679
    Replicate 44 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP44         680-688
    Replicate 45 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP45         689-697
    Replicate 46 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP46         698-706
    Replicate 47 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP47         707-715
    Replicate 48 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP48         716-724
    Replicate 49 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP49         725-733
    Replicate 50 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP50         734-742
    Replicate 51 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP51         743-751
    Replicate 52 final interview weight .........  WTPQRP52         752-760
        FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    Replicate 1 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP1          761-769
    Replicate 2 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP2          770-778
    Replicate 3 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP3          779-787
    Replicate 4 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP4          788-796
    Replicate 5 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP5          797-805
    Replicate 6 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP6          806-814
    Replicate 7 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP7          815-823
    Replicate 8 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP8          824-832
    Replicate 9 final exam weight ...............  WTPXRP9          833-841
    Replicate 10 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP10         842-850
    Replicate 11 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP11         851-859
    Replicate 12 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP12         860-868
    Replicate 13 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP13         869-877
    Replicate 14 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP14         878-886
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Replicate 15 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP15         887-895
    Replicate 16 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP16         896-904
    Replicate 17 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP17         905-913
    Replicate 18 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP18         914-922
    Replicate 19 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP19         923-931
    Replicate 20 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP20         932-940
    Replicate 21 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP21         941-949
    Replicate 22 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP22         950-958
    Replicate 23 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP23         959-967
    Replicate 24 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP24         968-976
    Replicate 25 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP25         977-985
    Replicate 26 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP26         986-994
    Replicate 27 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP27        995-1003
    Replicate 28 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP28       1004-1012
    Replicate 29 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP29       1013-1021
    Replicate 30 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP30       1022-1030
    Replicate 31 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP31       1031-1039
    Replicate 32 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP32       1040-1048
    Replicate 33 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP33       1049-1057
    Replicate 34 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP34       1058-1066
    Replicate 35 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP35       1067-1075
    Replicate 36 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP36       1076-1084
    Replicate 37 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP37       1085-1093
    Replicate 38 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP38       1094-1102
    Replicate 39 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP39       1103-1111
    Replicate 40 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP40       1112-1120
    Replicate 41 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP41       1121-1129
    Replicate 42 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP42       1130-1138
    Replicate 43 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP43       1139-1147
    Replicate 44 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP44       1148-1156
    Replicate 45 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP45       1157-1165
    Replicate 46 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP46       1166-1174
    Replicate 47 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP47       1175-1183
    Replicate 48 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP48       1184-1192
    Replicate 49 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP49       1193-1201
    Replicate 50 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP50       1202-1210
    Replicate 51 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP51       1211-1219
    Replicate 52 final exam weight ..............  WTPXRP52       1220-1228
        HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)
    Age in months at youth interview ............  HYAITMO        1229-1232
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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        MEC EXAMINATION
    Language used by SP in MEC ..................  MXPLANG             1233
    Session for MEC examination .................  MXPSESSR            1234
    Day of week of MEC exam .....................  MXPTIDW             1235
    Age in months at MEC exam ...................  MXPAXTMR       1236-1239
        HOME EXAMINATION
    Day of week of home exam ....................  HXPTIDW             1240
    Age in months at home exam ..................  HXPAXTMR       1241-1244
    Session for home examination ................  HXPSESSR            1245
    PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION
        LOCOMOTION
    Overall findings for locomotion (age 3+) ....  PEP1                1246
    Limp or shuffle (age 3+) ....................  PEP1A1              1247
    Other gait abnormalities (age 3+) ...........  PEP1A2              1248
        EYES
    Eye globe missing or blind(age 2mo-18yr) ....  PEP2                1249
    Tracks light (age 2mo-4yrs) .................  PEP2A               1250
    Strabismus observ un/cover test(age5-18) ....  PEP2B               1251
        OBSERVATION
    Overall findings, paralysis...(all ages) ....  PEP3A               1252
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Paralysis/paresis of arm (all ages) .........  PEP3A1A             1253
    Paralysis/paresis of leg (all ages) .........  PEP3A1B             1254
    In a wheelchair or stretcher (all ages) .....  PEP3A2              1255
    Overall findings,amputee/cast (all ages) ....  PEP3B1              1256
    Amputee/cast, left arm (all ages) ...........  PEP3LARM       1257-1258
    Amputee/cast, right arm (all ages) ..........  PEP3RARM       1259-1260
    Amputee/cast, left finger 1 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL1            1261
    Amputee/cast, left finger 2 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL2            1262
    Amputee/cast, left finger 3 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL3            1263
    Amputee/cast, left finger 4 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL4            1264
    Amputee/cast, left finger 5 (all ages) ......  PEP3BFL5            1265
    Amputee/cast, right finger 1 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR1            1266
    Amputee/cast, right finger 2 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR2            1267
    Amputee/cast, right finger 3 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR3            1268
    Amputee/cast, right finger 4 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR4            1269
    Amputee/cast, right finger 5 (all ages) .....  PEP3BFR5            1270
    Overall findng,amputee/cast leg(all age) ....  PEP3B2              1271
    Amputee/cast, left leg (all ages) ...........  PEP3LLEG       1272-1273
    Amputee/cast, right leg (all ages) ..........  PEP3RLEG       1274-1275
    Amputee/cast, right great toe (all ages) ....  PEP3B2TR            1276
    Amputee/cast, left great toe (all ages) .....  PEP3B2TL            1277
        UPPER EXTREMITIES JOINT EXAMINATION
    Overall wrist finding,hand joint(age60+) ....  PEP4A               1278
    Wrist: tender on palpation (age 60+) ........  PEP4A1              1279
    Wrist: swelling (age 60+) ...................  PEP4A2              1280
    Wrist: pain on passive motion (age 60+) .....  PEP4A3              1281
    Overall findings,CMC, yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) ....  PEP4CMC             1282
    CMC: crepitus, survey yrs 4,5,6(age60+) .....  PEP4CMCC            1283
    CMC: tender palpation,yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) ....  PEP4CMCT            1284
    CMC:swelling, survey yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) .....  PEP4CMCS            1285
    CMC:pain on p-motion,yrs 4,5,6 (age60+) .....  PEP4CMCP            1286
    Overall findings,MCP hand joint(age 60+) ....  PEP4B               1287
    Rt finger 1, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR1            1288
    Rt finger 2, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR2            1289
    Rt finger 3, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR3            1290
    Rt finger 4, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR4            1291
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Rt finger 5, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4BTR5            1292
    Lft finger 1, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL1            1293
    Lft finger 2, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL2            1294
    Lft finger 3, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL3            1295
    Lft finger 4, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL4            1296
    Lft finger 5, MCP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4BTL5            1297
    Rt finger 1, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR1            1298
    Rt finger 2, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR2            1299
    Rt finger 3, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR3            1300
    Rt finger 4, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR4            1301
    Rt finger 5, MCP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4BSR5            1302
    Lft finger 1, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL1            1303
    Lft finger 2, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL2            1304
    Lft finger 3, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL3            1305
    Lft finger 4, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL4            1306
    Lft finger 5, MCP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4BSL5            1307
    Rt finger 1,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR1            1308
    Rt finger 2,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR2            1309
    Rt finger 3,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR3            1310
    Rt finger 4,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR4            1311
    Rt finger 5,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPR5            1312
    Lft finger1,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL1            1313
    Lft finger2,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL2            1314
    Lft finger3,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL3            1315
    Lft finger4,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL4            1316
    Lft finger5,MCP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4BPL5            1317
    Rt finger 2, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR2            1318
    Rt finger 3, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR3            1319
    Rt finger 4, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR4            1320
    Rt finger 5, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4CTR5            1321
    Lft finger 2, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL2            1322
    Lft finger 3, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL3            1323
    Lft finger 4, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL4            1324
    Lft finger 5, PIP: tenderness (age 60+) .....  PEP4CTL5            1325
    Rt finger 2, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR2            1326
    Rt finger 3, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR3            1327
    Rt finger 4, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR4            1328
    Rt finger 5, PIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4CSR5            1329
    Lft finger 2, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL2            1330
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Lft finger 3, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL3            1331
    Lft finger 4, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL4            1332
    Lft finger 5, PIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4CSL5            1333
    Rt finger 2,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR2            1334
    Rt finger 3,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR3            1335
    Rt finger 4,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR4            1336
    Rt finger 5,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPR5            1337
    Lft finger2,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL2            1338
    Lft finger3,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL3            1339
    Lft finger4,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL4            1340
    Lft finger5,PIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4CPL5            1341
    Rt finger 1, IP: tenderness (age 60+) .......  PEP4DTR1            1342
    Rt finger 2, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR2            1343
    Rt finger 3, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR3            1344
    Rt finger 4, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR4            1345
    Rt finger 5, DIP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTR5            1346
    Lft finger 1, IP: tenderness (age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL1            1347
    Lft finger 2, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL2            1348
    Lft finger 3, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL3            1349
    Lft finger 4, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL4            1350
    Lft finger 5, DIP: tenderness(age 60+) ......  PEP4DTL5            1351
    Rt finger 1, IP: swelling (age 60+) .........  PEP4DSR1            1352
    Rt finger 2, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR2            1353
    Rt finger 3, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR3            1354
    Rt finger 4, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR4            1355
    Rt finger 5, DIP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSR5            1356
    Lft finger 1, IP: swelling (age 60+) ........  PEP4DSL1            1357
    Lft finger 2, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL2            1358
    Lft finger 3, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL3            1359
    Lft finger 4, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL4            1360
    Lft finger 5, DIP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP4DSL5            1361
    Rt finger1,IP:pain on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP4DPR1            1362
    Rt finger2,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR2            1363
    Rt finger3,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR3            1364
    Rt finger4,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR4            1365
    Rt finger5,DIP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPR5            1366
    Lft finger1,IP:pain on p-motion (age60+) ....  PEP4DPL1            1367
    Lft finger2,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL2            1368
    Lft finger3,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL3            1369
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Lft finger4,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL4            1370
    Lft finger5,DIP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP4DPL5            1371
    Bony thickening/spurs CMC joint(age60+) .....  PEP4CMCJ            1372
    Overall findings,upr deformities(age60+) ....  PEP4E1              1373
    Heberden's nodes (DIP) (age 60+) ............  PEP4E1A             1374
    Bouchard's nodes (PIP) (age 60+) ............  PEP4E1B             1375
    Swan neck (age 60+) .........................  PEP4E1C             1376
    Boutonniere joints (age 60+) ................  PEP4E1D             1377
    Ulnar deviation at MCP or wrist(age60+) .....  PEP4E1E             1378
    Subcutaneous nodules on forearm(age60+) .....  PEP4E1F             1379
        CENTRAL PULSE RATE
    Central pulse rate (beats/min)(2mo-4yrs) ....  PEP5R          1380-1382
        BLOOD PRESSURE
    Cuff size used (age 5+ years) ...............  PEP6A               1383
    Arm selected (age 5+ years) .................  PEP6B               1384
    Had alcohol, etc in past 30 min (age 5+) ....  PEP6C               1385
    Pulse rate (beats/min) (age 5+ years) .......  PEP6DR         1386-1388
    Irregular pulse (age 5+ years) ..............  PEP6E               1389
    Maximum inflation level(MIL,mmHg)(age5+) ....  PEP6F          1390-1392
    K1, systolic, for 1st BP (mmHg)(age 5+) .....  PEP6G1         1393-1395
    K4, diastolic, for 1st BP(mmHg)(age5-19) ....  PEP6G2         1396-1398
    K5, diastolic, for 1st BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6G3         1399-1401
    First BP refused (age 5+ years) .............  PEP6G4              1402
    K1, systolic, for 2nd BP (mmHg)(age5+) ......  PEP6H1         1403-1405
    K4,diastolic, for 2nd BP(mmHg)(age 5-19) ....  PEP6H2         1406-1408
    K5, diastolic, for 2nd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6H3         1409-1411
    Second BP refused (age 5+ years) ............  PEP6H4              1412
    K1, systolic, for 3rd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) .....  PEP6I1         1413-1415
    K4, diastolic, for 3rd BP(mmHg)(age5-19) ....  PEP6I2         1416-1418
    K5, diastolic, for 3rd BP (mmHg)(age 5+) ....  PEP6I3         1419-1421
    Third BP refused (age 5+ years) .............  PEP6I4              1422
    Overall average K1, systolic, BP(age 5+) ....  PEPMNK1R       1423-1425
    Measurements used for average K1(age 5+) ....  PEPNOK1R       1426-1427
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Overall average K5, diastolic, BP(age5+) ....  PEPMNK5R       1428-1430
    Measurements used for average K5(age 5+) ....  PEPNOK5R       1431-1432
        CHEST
    Overall findings,chest section(all ages) ....  PEP7                1433
    Decreased breath in right lung(all ages) ....  PEP7A1R             1434
    Decreased breath in left lung (all ages) ....  PEP7A1L             1435
    Advent sounds in right lung (all ages) ......  PEP7A2R             1436
    Advent sounds in left lung (all ages) .......  PEP7A2L             1437
        HEART
    Overall findings,heart murmurs(all ages) ....  PEP8                1438
    Systolic murmur (all ages) ..................  PEP8A          1439-1440
    Diastolic murmur (all ages) .................  PEP8B          1441-1442
        DERMATITIS
    Overall findings for dermatitis section .....  PEP9                1443
    Palms: red/inflamed, vesicles (age5-59) .....  PEP9A               1444
    Palmar fingers, dermatitis (age 5-59) .......  PEP9B               1445
    Dorsal:red/inflamed, vesicles (age 5-59) ....  PEP9C               1446
    Dorsal fingers, dermatitis (age 5-59) .......  PEP9D               1447
    Lichenified dermatitis (age 5-59) ...........  PEP9E               1448
        LOWER EXTREMITIES JOINT EXAMINATION
    Overall findings, gt toe,MTP,IP (age60+) ....  PEP10               1449
    Rt great toe, MTP: tender palp (age60+) .....  PEP10MTR            1450
    Lft great toe, MTP: tender palp(age60+) .....  PEP10MTL            1451
    Rt great toe, MTP: swelling (age60+) ........  PEP10MSR            1452
    Lft great toe, MTP: swelling (age60+) .......  PEP10MSL            1453
    Rt great toe,MTP:pain on p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10MPR            1454
    Lft great toe,MTP:painon p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10MPL            1455
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Rt great toe, IP:tender palp(age60+) ........  PEP10ITR            1456
    Lft great toe, IP: tender palp (age60+) .....  PEP10ITL            1457
    Rt great toe, IP: swelling (age60+) .........  PEP10ISR            1458
    Lft great toe, IP: swelling (age 60+) .......  PEP10ISL            1459
    Rt great toe,IP:pain on p-motion(age60+) ....  PEP10IPR            1460
    Lft great toe,IP:pain on p-motion(age60+ ....  PEP10IPL            1461
    Overall findings, knee joint (age 60+) ......  PEP10B              1462
    Knee: crepitus (age 60+) ....................  PEP10B1             1463
    Knee: tender on palpation (age 60+) .........  PEP10B2             1464
    Knee: swelling (age 60+) ....................  PEP10B3             1465
    Knee: pain on passive motion (age 60+) ......  PEP10B4             1466
    Rt knee: max limit on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP10B5             1467
    Lft knee:max limit on p-motion (age60+) .....  PEP10B6             1468
    Overall findings,foot deformities(age60+ ....  PEP10C              1469
    Hammer toes (age 60+) .......................  PEP10C1             1470
    Bunions (age 60+) ...........................  PEP10C2             1471
        BREAST SIZE AND TANNER STAGING
    Rt breast size(lg diameter,mm)(2mo-4yrs) ....  PEP11A1        1472-1474
    Lft breast size(lg diameter,mm)(2mo-4yrs ....  PEP11A2        1475-1477
    Pubic hair stage (8-18 yrs) .................  PEP11B1             1478
    Genitalia stage (8-18 yrs) ..................  PEP11B2             1479
    Breast stage,least dev breast (8-18 yrs) ....  PEP11B3             1480
        PHYSICIAN'S IMPRESSION
    Health status (all ages) ....................  PEP13A              1481
    Evidence disabling impairment (all ages) ....  PEP13B              1482
    Possible active infection (all ages) ........  PEP13C              1483
    Able communicate appropriately(age 3+yr) ....  PEP13D              1484
    Estimated difficulty:walk 1/4 mi(age 5+) ....  PEP13E1A            1485
    Prognosis over 1 yr:walk 1/4 mi (age 5+) ....  PEP13E1B            1486
    Estimated difficulty:run 100 yds(age 5+) ....  PEP13E2A            1487
    Prognosis over 1 yr:run 100 yds (age 5+) ....  PEP13E2B            1488
    Estimated difficulty: stoop... (age 5+) .....  PEP13E3A            1489
    Prognosis over 1 year: stoop... (age 5+) ....  PEP13E3B            1490
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Est difficulty:small hand moves (age 5+) ....  PEP13E4A            1491
    Prog over 1 yr:small hand moves (age 5+) ....  PEP13E4B            1492
    Est difficulty:heavy housework...(age5+) ....  PEP13E5A            1493
    Prog over 1 yr:heavy housework...(age5+) ....  PEP13E5B            1494
    Estimated difficulty: play (2mo-4yrs) .......  PEP13F1A            1495
    Prognosis over 1 year: play (2mo-4yrs) ......  PEP13F1B            1496
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Referral level assigned to sample person ....  PEPLEVEL            1497
    Examiner number .............................  PEPTECH        1498-1502
    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    Examiner number .............................  BMPTECH1       1503-1507
        WEIGHT
    Weight (kg) (2 months and over) .............  BMPWT          1508-1513
    Weight source flag ..........................  BMPWTFLG            1514
    Weight (lbs) (2 months and over) ............  BMPWTLBS       1515-1519
    Self reported weight (lbs) (12-16 years) ....  BMPSRWL        1520-1523
    Body mass index .............................  BMPBMI         1524-1527
        HEIGHTS, LENGTHS
    Standing height (cm) (2 years and over) .....  BMPHT          1528-1532
    Standing height source flag .................  BMPHTFLG            1533
    Standing height (in) (2 years and over) .....  BMPHTIN        1534-1538
    Recumbent length (cm) (2 months-3 years) ....  BMPRECUM       1539-1543
    Recumbent length flag .......................  BMPRECFL            1544
    Sitting height (cm) (2 years and over) ......  BMPSITHT       1545-1549
    Self reported height (in) (12-16 years) .....  BMPSRHIS       1550-1552
    Upper leg length (cm) (2 years and over) ....  BMPLEG         1553-1556
    Knee height (cm) (60 years and over) ........  BMPKNEE        1557-1560
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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Upper arm length (cm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPARML        1561-1564
        BREADTHS
    Biacromial breadth(cm)(3 years and over) ....  BMPBIAC        1565-1568
    Biiliac breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .....  BMPBIIL        1569-1573
    Elbow breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .......  BMPELB         1574-1577
    Wrist breadth (cm) (2 years and over) .......  BMPWRIST       1578-1581
        CIRCUMFERENCES
    Head circumference (cm) (2 mos - 7 yrs) .....  BMPHEAD        1582-1585
    Arm circumference(cm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPARMC        1586-1589
    Waist circumference (cm) (2+ years) .........  BMPWAIST       1590-1594
    Buttocks circumference (cm) (2+ years) ......  BMPBUTTO       1595-1599
    Waist to hip ratio ..........................  BMPWHR         1600-1603
    Thigh circumference (cm)(2 yrs and over) ....  BMPTHICI       1604-1608
        SKINFOLDS
    Triceps skinfold (mm)(2 months and over) ....  BMPTRI         1609-1612
    Subscapular skinfold (mm) (2+ months) .......  BMPSUB         1613-1616
    Suprailiac skinfold (mm) (2+ years) .........  BMPSUP         1617-1620
    Thigh skinfold (mm) (2 years and over) ......  BMPTHI         1621-1624
        BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA)
    Examinee pregnant--cannot obtain BIA ........  PEPPREG             1625
    Examinee had pacemaker-cannot obtain BIA ....  PEPPACE             1626
    BIA resistance (ohms)(12 years and over) ....  PEP12A1        1627-1630
    BIA reactance (ohms) (12 years and over) ....  PEP12B1        1631-1634
    TOTAL NUTRIENT INTAKES
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Recall status code ..........................  DRPSTAT             1635
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Recall day ..................................  DRPRDAY        1636-1637
    Respondent,24hr dietary recall interview ....  DRPRESP             1638
    Language, 24-hr dietary recall interview ....  DRPLANG             1639
    Interviewer number ..........................  DRPIID         1640-1641
        QUESTIONS
    Compare food consumed yesterday to usual ....  DRPQ1               1642
    How much plain water drink in 24 hrs -oz ....  DRPQ2A         1643-1645
    Type of salt you usually add at table .......  DRPQ3               1646
    How often do you add salt at the table ......  DRPQ4               1647
    #days had no food/money for food,past mo ....  DRPQ5          1648-1649
    Because not enough money or other reason ....  DRPQ6               1650
    Skip meals because no food/money,past mo ....  DRPQ7               1651
    # days skip meals, no food/money,past mo ....  DRPQ8          1652-1653
    Skip any meals yesterday, no food/money .....  DRPQ9               1654
    Any days not eat, no food/money, past mo ....  DRPQ10              1655
    # days didn't eat at all in past month ......  DRPQ11         1656-1657
    Are you person who preps meals at home ......  DRPQ12              1658
        NUTRIENT QUANTITIES
    Total grams of food & beverage consumed .....  DRPGW          1659-1663
    Water (gm) ..................................  DRPNWATE       1664-1668
    Food energy (kcal) ..........................  DRPNKCAL       1669-1673
    Protein (gm) ................................  DRPNPROT       1674-1679
    Total fat (gm) ..............................  DRPNTFAT       1680-1685
    Total saturated fatty acids (gm) ............  DRPNSFAT       1686-1690
    Total monounsaturated fatty acids (gm) ......  DRPNMFAT       1691-1695
    Total polyunsaturated fatty acids (gm) ......  DRPNPFAT       1696-1700
    Cholesterol (mg) ............................  DRPNCHOL       1701-1704
    Carbohydrate (gm) ...........................  DRPNCARB       1705-1710
    Total dietary fiber (gm) ....................  DRPNFIBE       1711-1715
    Alcohol (gm) ................................  DRPNALCO       1716-1719
    Vitamin A (IU) ..............................  DRPNVAIU       1720-1725
    Vitamin A (RE) ..............................  DRPNVARE       1726-1730
    Carotenes (RE) ..............................  DRPNCARO       1731-1735
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents) ....  DRPNVE         1736-1741
    Ascorbic acid (mg) ..........................  DRPNVC         1742-1745
    Thiamin (mg) ................................  DRPNVB1        1746-1750
    Riboflavin (mg) .............................  DRPNVB2        1751-1755
    Niacin (mg) .................................  DRPNNIAC       1756-1760
    Vitamin B6 (mg) .............................  DRPNVB6        1761-1765
    Folacin (micrograms) ........................  DRPNFOLA       1766-1770
    Vitamin B12 (micrograms) ....................  DRPNVB12       1771-1776
    Calcium (mg) ................................  DRPNCALC       1777-1781
    Phosphorus (mg) .............................  DRPNPHOS       1782-1786
    Magnesium (mg) ..............................  DRPNMAGN       1787-1790
    Iron (mg) ...................................  DRPNIRON       1791-1795
    Zinc (mg) ...................................  DRPNZINC       1796-1801
    Copper (mg) .................................  DRPNCOPP       1802-1805
    Sodium (mg) .................................  DRPNSODI       1806-1810
    Potassium (mg) ..............................  DRPNPOTA       1811-1815
    Percent of kilocalories from total fat ......  DRPNKF         1816-1820
    Pct of kilocalories from saturated fat ......  DRPNKSF        1821-1824
    Pct of kilocals from monounsaturted fat .....  DRPNKMF        1825-1828
    Pct of kilocals from polyunsaturated fat ....  DRPNKPF        1829-1832
    Percent of kilocalories from protein ........  DRPNKP         1833-1837
    Pct of kilocalories from carbohydrate .......  DRPNKC         1838-1842
    Percent of kilocalories from alcohol ........  DRPNKA         1843-1847
    MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE
        SECTION A. MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MPPA1               1848
    Taken antihistamine in past 2 days ..........  MPPA2               1849
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hours .....  MPPA3               1850
    Taken vitamins/minerals in past 24 hrs ......  MPPA4               1851
        SECTION B. SELECTED CONDITIONS
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MPPB1               1852
    How many infections... in last 4 weeks ......  MPPB2          1853-1854
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MPPB3               1855
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Age when menstrual cycles started ...........  MPPB4          1856-1857
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mo .....  MPPB5               1858
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MPPB6               1859
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MPPB7S         1860-1862
        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MPPC1               1863
    Had cereal in past month ....................  MPPC2A              1864
    Had fruit in past month .....................  MPPC2B              1865
    Had yellow/orange vegetables past month .....  MPPC2C              1866
    Had green vegetables in past month ..........  MPPC2D              1867
    Had meat in past month ......................  MPPC2E              1868
    Had egg yolks or eggs in past month .........  MPPC2F              1869
    Had combo meat/vegetable dinners past mo ....  MPPC2G              1870
    Had yogurt, cottage/other cheese past mo ....  MPPC2H              1871
    Had bread,rolls,crackers,biscuit past mo ....  MPPC2I              1872
    Had desserts in past month ..................  MPPC2J              1873
    Had breastmilk in past month ................  MPPC2K              1874
    Had formula in past month ...................  MPPC2L              1875
    Had regular cow's milk in past month ........  MPPC2M              1876
    Had fruit juices in past month ..............  MPPC2N              1877
    Drinks such as Koolaid, etc in past mo ......  MPPC2O              1878
        SECTION D. RESPONDENT
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MPPD1A         1879-1880
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Interviewer number ..........................  MPPEXMNR       1881-1884
    DENTAL EXAMINATION
        COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES
    Had some part of dental examination .........  DEPEXFLG            1885
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Examiner number .............................  DEPEXMNR            1886
    Upper quadrant periodontal assessments ......  DEPUQUAD            1887
    Lower quadrant periodontal assessments ......  DEPLQUAD            1888
    Medical exclusion flag ......................  DEPMEDXC            1889
    Dentate status ..............................  DEPEDENT            1890
    Completion code: coronal caries .............  DEPCCFLG            1891
    Completion code: root caries ................  DEPRSFLG            1892
    Completion code: restoration & condition ....  DEPRCFLG            1893
    Completion code: traumatic injuries .........  DEPTRFLG            1894
    Completion code: gingival bleeding ..........  DEPGNFLG            1895
    Completion code: calculus ...................  DEPCLFLG            1896
    Completion code: FGM/CEJ ....................  DEPCJFLG            1897
    Completion code: pocket assessment ..........  DEPPCFLG            1898
    Completion code: loss of attachment .........  DEPLAFLG            1899
    Completion code: denture questionnaire ......  DEPDQFLG            1900
    Nursing bottle caries .......................  DEPNURSC            1901
    Sum of permanent DMFS due to disease ........  DEPDMFS1       1902-1904
    Sum of permanent DFMS due to any cause ......  DEPDMFS2       1905-1907
    Sum of permanent DFS ........................  DEPDFSP        1908-1910
    Sum of deciduous or primary dfs .............  DEPDFSDC       1911-1912
    Sum of deciduous or primary dft .............  DEPDFTDC       1913-1914
    Sum of permanent DMFT due to disease ........  DEPDMFT1       1915-1916
    Sum of permanent DMFT due to any cause ......  DEPDMFT2       1917-1918
        DENTAL CARIES
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: filler ....  DEPCS1              1919
    Cor.surf: upper lft cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPCS2         1920-1921
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS3         1922-1923
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS4         1924-1925
    Cor.surf: upper left cen incisor: distal ....  DEPCS5         1926-1927
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: filler ....  DEPCS6              1928
    Cor.surf: upper lft lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPCS7         1929-1930
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS8         1931-1932
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS9         1933-1934
    Cor.surf: upper left lat incisor: distal ....  DEPCS10        1935-1936
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: filler .........  DEPCS11             1937
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: lingual ........  DEPCS12        1938-1939
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: buccal .........  DEPCS13        1940-1941
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: mesial .........  DEPCS14        1942-1943
    Cor.surf: upper left cuspid: distal .........  DEPCS15        1944-1945
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS16        1946-1947
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS17        1948-1949
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS18        1950-1951
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS19        1952-1953
    Cor.surf: upper left 1bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS20        1954-1955
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS21        1956-1957
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS22        1958-1959
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS23        1960-1961
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS24        1962-1963
    Cor.surf: upper left 2bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS25        1964-1965
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS26        1966-1967
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: lingual ........  DEPCS27        1968-1969
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: buccal .........  DEPCS28        1970-1971
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: mesial .........  DEPCS29        1972-1973
    Cor.surf: upper left 1molar: distal .........  DEPCS30        1974-1975
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS31        1976-1977
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: lingual ........  DEPCS32        1978-1979
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: buccal .........  DEPCS33        1980-1981
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: mesial .........  DEPCS34        1982-1983
    Cor.surf: upper left 2molar: distal .........  DEPCS35        1984-1985
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: filler ......  DEPCS36             1986
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor:lingual ......  DEPCS37        1987-1988
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS38        1989-1990
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS39        1991-1992
    Cor.surf: upper rt cen incisor: distal ......  DEPCS40        1993-1994
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: filler ......  DEPCS41             1995
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS42        1996-1997
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS43        1998-1999
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS44        2000-2001
    Cor.surf: upper rt lat incisor: distal ......  DEPCS45        2002-2003
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: filler ........  DEPCS46             2004
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS47        2005-2006
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS48        2007-2008
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS49        2009-2010
    Cor.surf: upper right cuspid: distal ........  DEPCS50        2011-2012
    Cor.surf: upper rt 1bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS51        2013-2014
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPCS52        2015-2016
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPCS53        2017-2018
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPCS54        2019-2020
    Cor.surf: upper right 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPCS55        2021-2022
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS56        2023-2024
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS57        2025-2026
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS58        2027-2028
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS59        2029-2030
    Cor.surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS60        2031-2032
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS61        2033-2034
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: lingual .......  DEPCS62        2035-2036
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: buccal ........  DEPCS63        2037-2038
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: mesial ........  DEPCS64        2039-2040
    Cor.surf: upper right 1molar: distal ........  DEPCS65        2041-2042
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS66        2043-2044
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: lingual .......  DEPCS67        2045-2046
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: buccal ........  DEPCS68        2047-2048
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: mesial ........  DEPCS69        2049-2050
    Cor.surf: upper right 2molar: distal ........  DEPCS70        2051-2052
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: filler ....  DEPCS71             2053
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor:lingual ....  DEPCS72        2054-2055
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS73        2056-2057
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS74        2058-2059
    Cor.surf: lower left cen incisor: distal ....  DEPCS75        2060-2061
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: filler ....  DEPCS76             2062
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor:lingual ....  DEPCS77        2063-2064
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPCS78        2065-2066
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPCS79        2067-2068
    Cor.surf: lower left lat incisor: distal ....  DEPCS80        2069-2070
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: filler .........  DEPCS81             2071
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: lingual ........  DEPCS82        2072-2073
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: buccal .........  DEPCS83        2074-2075
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: mesial .........  DEPCS84        2076-2077
    Cor.surf: lower left cuspid: distal .........  DEPCS85        2078-2079
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS86        2080-2081
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS87        2082-2083
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS88        2084-2085
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS89        2086-2087
    Cor.surf: lower left 1bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS90        2088-2089
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: occlusal ....  DEPCS91        2090-2091
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: lingual .....  DEPCS92        2092-2093
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: buccal ......  DEPCS93        2094-2095
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: mesial ......  DEPCS94        2096-2097
    Cor.surf: lower left 2bicuspid: distal ......  DEPCS95        2098-2099
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS96        2100-2101
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: lingual ........  DEPCS97        2102-2103
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: buccal .........  DEPCS98        2104-2105
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: mesial .........  DEPCS99        2106-2107
    Cor.surf: lower left 1molar: distal .........  DEPCS100       2108-2109
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: occlusal .......  DEPCS101       2110-2111
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: lingual ........  DEPCS102       2112-2113
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: buccal .........  DEPCS103       2114-2115
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: mesial .........  DEPCS104       2116-2117
    Cor.surf: lower left 2molar: distal .........  DEPCS105       2118-2119
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: filler ......  DEPCS106            2120
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS107       2121-2122
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS108       2123-2124
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS109       2125-2126
    Cor.surf: lower rt cen incisor: distal ......  DEPCS110       2127-2128
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: filler ......  DEPCS111            2129
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: lingual .....  DEPCS112       2130-2131
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: buccal ......  DEPCS113       2132-2133
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: mesial ......  DEPCS114       2134-2135
    Cor.surf: lower rt lat incisor: distal ......  DEPCS115       2136-2137
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: filler ........  DEPCS116            2138
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS117       2139-2140
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS118       2141-2142
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS119       2143-2144
    Cor.surf: lower right cuspid: distal ........  DEPCS120       2145-2146
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS121       2147-2148
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: lingual .......  DEPCS122       2149-2150
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS123       2151-2152
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS124       2153-2154
    Cor.surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS125       2155-2156
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: occlusal ......  DEPCS126       2157-2158
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid : lingual ......  DEPCS127       2159-2160
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: buccal ........  DEPCS128       2161-2162
    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: mesial ........  DEPCS129       2163-2164
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Cor.surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: distal ........  DEPCS130       2165-2166
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS131       2167-2168
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: lingual .......  DEPCS132       2169-2170
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: buccal ........  DEPCS133       2171-2172
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: mesial ........  DEPCS134       2173-2174
    Cor.surf: lower right 1molar: distal ........  DEPCS135       2175-2176
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: occlusal ......  DEPCS136       2177-2178
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: lingual .......  DEPCS137       2179-2180
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: buccal ........  DEPCS138       2181-2182
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: mesial ........  DEPCS139       2183-2184
    Cor.surf: lower right 2molar: distal ........  DEPCS140       2185-2186
    Cor.tooth call: upper left cen incisor ......  DEPCT1         2187-2188
    Cor.tooth call: upper left lat incisor ......  DEPCT2         2189-2190
    Cor.tooth call: upper left cuspid ...........  DEPCT3         2191-2192
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 1bicuspid ........  DEPCT4         2193-2194
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 2bicuspid ........  DEPCT5         2195-2196
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 1molar ...........  DEPCT6         2197-2198
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 2molar ...........  DEPCT7         2199-2200
    Cor.tooth call: upper left 3molar ...........  DEP3M1              2201
    Cor.tooth call: upper rt central incisor ....  DEPCT8         2202-2203
    Cor.tooth call: upper rt lateral incisor ....  DEPCT9         2204-2205
    Cor.tooth call: upper right cuspid ..........  DEPCT10        2206-2207
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 1bicuspid .......  DEPCT11        2208-2209
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 2bicuspid .......  DEPCT12        2210-2211
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 1molar ..........  DEPCT13        2212-2213
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 2molar ..........  DEPCT14        2214-2215
    Cor.tooth call: upper right 3molar ..........  DEP3M2              2216
    Cor.tooth call: lower left cent incisor .....  DEPCT15        2217-2218
    Cor.tooth call: lower left lat incisor ......  DEPCT16        2219-2220
    Cor.tooth call: lower left cuspid ...........  DEPCT17        2221-2222
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 1bicuspid ........  DEPCT18        2223-2224
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 2bicuspid ........  DEPCT19        2225-2226
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 1molar ...........  DEPCT20        2227-2228
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 2molar ...........  DEPCT21        2229-2230
    Cor.tooth call: lower left 3molar ...........  DEP3M3              2231
    Cor.tooth call: lower rt central incisor ....  DEPCT22        2232-2233
    Cor.tooth call: lower rt lateral incisor ....  DEPCT23        2234-2235
    Cor.tooth call: lower right cuspid ..........  DEPCT24        2236-2237
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 1bicuspid .......  DEPCT25        2238-2239
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Cor.tooth call: lower right 2bicuspid .......  DEPCT26        2240-2241
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 1molar ..........  DEPCT27        2242-2243
    cor tooth call: lower right 2molar ..........  DEPCT28        2244-2245
    Cor.tooth call: lower right 3molar ..........  DEP3M4              2246
    Cor. sealant: upper left central incisor ....  DEPSE1              2247
    Cor. sealant: upper left lateral incisor ....  DEPSE2              2248
    Cor. sealant: upper left cuspid .............  DEPSE3              2249
    Cor. sealant: upper left 1bicuspid ..........  DEPSE4              2250
    Cor. sealant: upper left 2bicuspid ..........  DEPSE5              2251
    Cor. sealant: upper left 1molar .............  DEPSE6              2252
    Cor. sealant: upper left 2molar .............  DEPSE7              2253
    Cor. sealant: upper rt central incisor ......  DEPSE8              2254
    Cor. sealant: upper rt lateral incisor ......  DEPSE9              2255
    Cor. sealant: upper right cuspid ............  DEPSE10             2256
    Cor. sealant: upper right 1bicuspid .........  DEPSE11             2257
    Cor. sealant: upper right 2bicuspid .........  DEPSE12             2258
    Cor. sealant: upper right 1molar ............  DEPSE13             2259
    Cor. sealant: upper right 2molar ............  DEPSE14             2260
    Cor. sealant: lower left central incisor ....  DEPSE15             2261
    Cor. sealant: lower left lateral incisor ....  DEPSE16             2262
    Cor. sealant: lower left cuspid .............  DEPSE17             2263
    Cor. sealant: lower left 1bicuspid ..........  DEPSE18             2264
    Cor. sealant: lower left 2bicuspid ..........  DEPSE19             2265
    Cor. sealant: lower left 1molar .............  DEPSE20             2266
    Cor. sealant: lower left 2molar .............  DEPSE21             2267
    Cor. sealant: lower rt central incisor ......  DEPSE22             2268
    Cor. sealant: lower rt lateral incisor ......  DEPSE23             2269
    Cor. sealant: lower right cuspid ............  DEPSE24             2270
    Cor. sealant: lower right 1bicuspid .........  DEPSE25             2271
    Cor. sealant: lower right 2bicuspid .........  DEPSE26             2272
    Cor. sealant: lower right 1molar ............  DEPSE27             2273
    Cor. sealant: lower right 2molar ............  DEPSE28             2274
    Root surf: upr left cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS1              2275
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: buccal ....  DEPRS2              2276
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: mesial ....  DEPRS3              2277
    Root surf: upper lft cen incisor: distal ....  DEPRS4              2278
    Root surf:upper left lat incisor:lingual ....  DEPRS5              2279
    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: buccal ....  DEPRS6              2280
    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: mesial ....  DEPRS7              2281
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Root surf: upper lft lat incisor: distal ....  DEPRS8              2282
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: lingual .......  DEPRS9              2283
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: buccal ........  DEPRS10             2284
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: mesial ........  DEPRS11             2285
    Root surf: upper left cuspid: distal ........  DEPRS12             2286
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS13             2287
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS14             2288
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS15             2289
    Root surf: upper left 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS16             2290
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS17             2291
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS18             2292
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS19             2293
    Root surf: upper left 2bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS20             2294
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: lingual .......  DEPRS21             2295
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: buccal ........  DEPRS22             2296
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: mesial ........  DEPRS23             2297
    Root surf: upper left 1molar: distal ........  DEPRS24             2298
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: lingual .......  DEPRS25             2299
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: buccal ........  DEPRS26             2300
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: mesial ........  DEPRS27             2301
    Root surf: upper left 2molar: distal ........  DEPRS28             2302
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS29             2303
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS30             2304
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS31             2305
    Root surf: upper rt cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS32             2306
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS33             2307
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS34             2308
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS35             2309
    Root surf: upper rt lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS36             2310
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS37             2311
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: buccal .......  DEPRS38             2312
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: mesial .......  DEPRS39             2313
    Root surf: upper right cuspid: distal .......  DEPRS40             2314
    Root surf: upper rt 1bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS41             2315
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS42             2316
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS43             2317
    Root surf: upper right 1bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS44             2318
    Root surf: upper rt 2bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS45             2319
    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS46             2320
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS47             2321
    Root surf: upper right 2bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS48             2322
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: lingual ......  DEPRS49             2323
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: buccal .......  DEPRS50             2324
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: mesial .......  DEPRS51             2325
    Root surf: upper right 1molar: distal .......  DEPRS52             2326
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: lingual ......  DEPRS53             2327
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: buccal .......  DEPRS54             2328
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: mesial .......  DEPRS55             2329
    Root surf: upper right 2molar: distal .......  DEPRS56             2330
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS57             2331
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS58             2332
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS59             2333
    Root surf: lwr left cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS60             2334
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS61             2335
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS62             2336
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS63             2337
    Root surf: lwr left lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS64             2338
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: lingual .......  DEPRS65             2339
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: buccal ........  DEPRS66             2340
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: mesial ........  DEPRS67             2341
    Root surf: lower left cuspid: distal ........  DEPRS68             2342
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS69             2343
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS70             2344
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS71             2345
    Root surf: lower left 1bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS72             2346
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: lingual ....  DEPRS73             2347
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPRS74             2348
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPRS75             2349
    Root surf: lower left 2bicuspid: distal .....  DEPRS76             2350
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: lingual .......  DEPRS77             2351
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: buccal ........  DEPRS78             2352
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: mesial ........  DEPRS79             2353
    Root surf: lower left 1molar: distal ........  DEPRS80             2354
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: lingual .......  DEPRS81             2355
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: buccal ........  DEPRS82             2356
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: mesial ........  DEPRS83             2357
    Root surf: lower left 2molar: distal ........  DEPRS84             2358
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS85             2359
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS86             2360
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS87             2361
    Root surf: lower rt cen incisor: distal .....  DEPRS88             2362
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: lingual ....  DEPRS89             2363
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: buccal .....  DEPRS90             2364
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: mesial .....  DEPRS91             2365
    Root surf: lower rt lat incisor: distal .....  DEPRS92             2366
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS93             2367
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: buccal .......  DEPRS94             2368
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: mesial .......  DEPRS95             2369
    Root surf: lower right cuspid: distal .......  DEPRS96             2370
    Root surf: lower rt 1bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS97             2371
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS98             2372
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS99             2373
    Root surf: lower right 1bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS100            2374
    Root surf: lower rt 2bicuspid: lingual ......  DEPRS101            2375
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPRS102            2376
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPRS103            2377
    Root surf: lower right 2bicuspid: distal ....  DEPRS104            2378
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: lingual ......  DEPRS105            2379
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: buccal .......  DEPRS106            2380
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: mesial .......  DEPRS107            2381
    Root surf: lower right 1molar: distal .......  DEPRS108            2382
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: lingual ......  DEPRS109            2383
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: buccal .......  DEPRS110            2384
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: mesial .......  DEPRS111            2385
    Root surf: lower right 2molar: distal .......  DEPRS112            2386
        PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPUGN1             2387
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPUGN2             2388
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPUGN3             2389
    Perio:ging bleed,uppr lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPUGN4             2390
    Perio:ging bleed, upper cuspid: mesial ......  DEPUGN5             2391
    Perio:ging bleed, upper cuspid: buccal ......  DEPUGN6             2392
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUGN7             2393
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUGN8             2394
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Perio:ging bleed,upper 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUGN9             2395
    Perio:ging bleed,upper 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUGN10            2396
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 1molar: mesial ......  DEPUGN11            2397
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 1molar: buccal ......  DEPUGN12            2398
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 2molar: mesial ......  DEPUGN13            2399
    Perio:ging bleed, upper 2molar: buccal ......  DEPUGN14            2400
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr cen incisor:mesial .....  DEPLGN1             2401
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr cen incisor:buccal .....  DEPLGN2             2402
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPLGN3             2403
    Perio:ging bleed,lwr lat incisor:buccal .....  DEPLGN4             2404
    Perio:ging bleed, lower cuspid: mesial ......  DEPLGN5             2405
    Perio:ging bleed, lower cuspid: buccal ......  DEPLGN6             2406
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 1bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPLGN7             2407
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 1bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPLGN8             2408
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 2bicuspid: mesial .....  DEPLGN9             2409
    Perio:ging bleed, lwr 2bicuspid: buccal .....  DEPLGN10            2410
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 1molar: mesial ......  DEPLGN11            2411
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 1molar: buccal ......  DEPLGN12            2412
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 2molar: mesial ......  DEPLGN13            2413
    Perio:ging bleed, lower 2molar: buccal ......  DEPLGN14            2414
    Perio:calculus, upper cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPUCL1             2415
    Perio:calculus, upper cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPUCL2             2416
    Perio:calculus, upper lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPUCL3             2417
    Perio:calculus, upper lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPUCL4             2418
    Perio: calculus, upper cuspid: mesial .......  DEPUCL5             2419
    Perio: calculus, upper cuspid: buccal .......  DEPUCL6             2420
    Perio: calculus, upper 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUCL7             2421
    Perio: calculus, upper 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUCL8             2422
    Perio: calculus, upper 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPUCL9             2423
    Perio: calculus, upper 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPUCL10            2424
    Perio: calculus, upper 1molar: mesial .......  DEPUCL11            2425
    Perio: calculus, upper 1molar: buccal .......  DEPUCL12            2426
    Perio: calculus, upper 2molar: mesial .......  DEPUCL13            2427
    Perio: calculus, upper 2molar: buccal .......  DEPUCL14            2428
    Perio: calculus,lower cen incisor:mesial ....  DEPLCL1             2429
    Perio: calculus,lower cen incisor:buccal ....  DEPLCL2             2430
    Perio: calculus,lower lat incisor:mesial ....  DEPLCL3             2431
    Perio: calculus,lower lat incisor:buccal ....  DEPLCL4             2432
    Perio: calculus, lower cuspid: mesial .......  DEPLCL5             2433
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Perio: calculus, lower cuspid: buccal .......  DEPLCL6             2434
    Perio: calculus, lower 1bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPLCL7             2435
    Perio: calculus, lower 1bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPLCL8             2436
    Perio: calculus, lower 2bicuspid: mesial ....  DEPLCL9             2437
    Perio: calculus, lower 2bicuspid: buccal ....  DEPLCL10            2438
    Perio: calculus, lower 1molar: mesial .......  DEPLCL11            2439
    Perio: calculus, lower 1molar: buccal .......  DEPLCL12            2440
    Perio: calculus, lower 2molar: mesial .......  DEPLCL13            2441
    Perio: calculus, lower 2molar: buccal .......  DEPLCL14            2442
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMCJ1       2443-2444
    Perio:pocket,upper cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMPC1       2445-2446
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ1       2447-2448
    Perio:pocket, upr cen incisor: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBPC1       2449-2450
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMCJ2       2451-2452
    Perio: pocket, upr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMPC2       2453-2454
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, upr lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ2       2455-2456
    Perio: pocket, upr lat incisor buccal-mm ....  DEPUBPC2       2457-2458
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper cuspid mesial-mm ......  DEPUMCJ3       2459-2461
    Perio: pocket, upper cuspid: mesial-mm ......  DEPUMPC3       2462-2463
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper cuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ3       2464-2466
    Perio: pocket, upper cuspid: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC3       2467-2468
    Perio FGM/CEJ, upr 1bicuspid mesial-mm ......  DEPUMCJ4       2469-2470
    Perio: pocket, upr 1bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMPC4       2471-2472
    Perio: FGM/CMJ, upr 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ4       2473-2474
    Perio: pocket, upr 1bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBPC4       2475-2476
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ5       2477-2478
    Perio: pocket, upr 2bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMPC5       2479-2480
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upr 2bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBCJ5       2481-2482
    Perio: pocket, upr 2bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBPC5       2483-2484
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 1molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ6       2485-2487
    Perio: pocket, upper 1molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPUMPC6       2488-2489
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 1molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ6       2490-2492
    Perio: pocket, upper 1molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC6       2493-2494
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 2molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPUMCJ7       2495-2497
    Perio:pocket, upper 2molar: mesial-mm .......  DEPUMPC7       2498-2499
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, upper 2molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPUBCJ7       2500-2502
    Perio: pocket, upper 2molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPUBPC7       2503-2504
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ1       2505-2506
    Perio:pocket,lower cen incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC1       2507-2508
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ1       2509-2511
    Perio:pocket,lower cen incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC1       2512-2513
    Perio:FGM/CEJ, lwr lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ2       2514-2515
    Perio:pocket,lower lat incisor:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC2       2516-2517
    Perio: FGM/CEJ lwr lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ2       2518-2520
    Perio:pocket,lower lat incisor:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC2       2521-2522
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower cuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ3       2523-2525
    Perio: pocket, lower cuspid: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC3       2526-2527
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower cuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ3       2528-2530
    Perio: pocket, lower cuspid: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC3       2531-2532
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 1bicuspid:mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ4       2533-2535
    Perio:pocket,lower 1bicuspid: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMPC4       2536-2537
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ4       2538-2540
    Perio:pocket, lower 1bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBPC4       2541-2542
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 2bicuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMCJ5       2543-2544
    Perio:pocket, lower 2bicuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMPC5       2545-2546
    Perio:FGM/CEJ,lower 2bicuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBCJ5       2547-2548
    Perio:pocket,lower 2bicuspid: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBPC5       2549-2550
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 1molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ6       2551-2553
    Perio: pocket, lower 1molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC6       2554-2555
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 1molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ6       2556-2558
    Perio: pocket, lower 1molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC6       2559-2560
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 2molar: mesial-mm .....  DEPLMCJ7       2561-2563
    Perio: pocket, lower 2molar: mesial-mm ......  DEPLMPC7       2564-2565
    Perio: FGM/CEJ, lower 2molar: buccal-mm .....  DEPLBCJ7       2566-2568
    Perio: pocket, lower 2molar: buccal-mm ......  DEPLBPC7       2569-2570
    Perio:loss-attac, upr cen inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA1       2571-2572
    Perio:loss-attac, upr cen inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA1       2573-2574
    Perio:loss-attac, upr lat inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA2       2575-2576
    Perio:loss-attac, upr lat inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA2       2577-2578
    Perio: loss-attac, upr cuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA3       2579-2580
    Perio: loss-attac, upr cuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA3       2581-2582
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 1bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA4       2583-2584
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 1bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA4       2585-2586
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPUMLA5       2587-2588
    Perio:loss-attac,upr 2bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA5       2589-2590
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar mesial-mm .....  DEPUMLA6       2591-2592
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA6       2593-2594
    Perio: loss-attac, upr 2molar:mesial-mm .....  DEPUMLA7       2595-2596
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Perio: loss-attac, upr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPUBLA7       2597-2598
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr cen inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA1       2599-2600
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr cen inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA1       2601-2602
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr lat inci:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA2       2603-2604
    Perio: loss-attac,lwr lat inci:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA2       2605-2606
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr cuspid: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA3       2607-2608
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr cuspid: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA3       2609-2610
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 1bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA4       2611-2612
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 1bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA4       2613-2614
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 2bicuspid:mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA5       2615-2616
    Perio:loss-attac,lwr 2bicuspid:buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA5       2617-2618
    Perio: loss attac, lwr 1molar: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA6       2619-2620
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA6       2621-2622
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 2molar: mesial-mm ....  DEPLMLA7       2623-2624
    Perio: loss-attac, lwr 1molar: buccal-mm ....  DEPLBLA7       2625-2626
    Perio:furcations, upper 2bicuspid:mesial ....  DEPUB2MF            2627
    Perio:furcations, upper 2bicuspid:distal ....  DEPUB2DF            2628
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: mesial ......  DEPUM1MF            2629
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: buccal ......  DEPUM1BF            2630
    Perio:furcations, upper 1molar: distal ......  DEPUM1DF            2631
    Perio:furcations, upper 2molar: mesial ......  DEPUM2MF            2632
    Perio:furcations, upper 2molar: buccal ......  DEPUM2BF            2633
    Perio: furcations, upper 2molar: distal .....  DEPUM2DF            2634
    Perio: furcations, lower 1molar: lingual ....  DEPLM1LF            2635
    Perio: furcations, lower 1molar: buccal .....  DEPLM1BF            2636
    Perio: furcations, lower 2molar: lingual ....  DEPLM2LF            2637
    Perio: furcations, lower 2molar: buccal .....  DEPLM2BF            2638
        ORAL SOFT TISSUE LESIONS
    Oral soft tissue: number of lesions .........  DEPNUMLS            2639
    Soft tissue lesion 1: location ..............  DEPSTLC1       2640-2645
    Soft tissue lesion 1: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX1       2646-2647
    Soft tissue lesion 1: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ1            2648
    Soft tissue lesion 1: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK1            2649
    Soft tissue lesion 1: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS1            2650
    Soft tissue lesion 1: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH1            2651
    Soft tissue lesion 1: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ1            2652
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Soft tissue lesion 1: extent ................  DEPSTXT1       2653-2654
    Soft tissue lesion 1: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN1       2655-2656
    Soft tissue lesion 1: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD1       2657-2658
    Soft tissue lesion 1: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT1       2659-2660
    Soft tissue lesion 1: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF1       2661-2662
    Soft tissue lesion 1: color .................  DEPSTCL1       2663-2665
    Soft tissue lesion 1: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS1       2666-2667
    Soft tissue lesion 1: pain ..................  DEPSTPN1       2668-2669
    Soft tissue lesion 1: duration ..............  DEPSTPD1       2670-2671
    Soft tissue lesion 1: prior history .........  DEPSTHS1       2672-2673
    Soft tissue lesion 2: location ..............  DEPSTLC2       2674-2679
    Soft tissue lesion 2: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX2       2680-2681
    Soft tissue lesion 2: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ2            2682
    Soft tissue lesion 2: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK2            2683
    Soft tissue lesion 2: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS2            2684
    Soft tissue lesion 2: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH2            2685
    Soft tissue lesion 2: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ2            2686
    Soft tissue lesion 2: extent ................  DEPSTXT2            2687
    Soft tissue lesion 2: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN2       2688-2689
    Soft tissue lesion 2: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD2       2690-2691
    Soft tissue lesion 2: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT2       2692-2693
    Soft tissue lesion 2: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF2            2694
    Soft tissue lesion 2: color .................  DEPSTCL2       2695-2697
    Soft tissue lesion 2: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS2            2698
    Soft tissue lesion 2: pain ..................  DEPSTPN2            2699
    Soft tissue lesion 2: duration ..............  DEPSTPD2            2700
    Soft tissue lesion 2: prior history .........  DEPSTHS2            2701
    Soft tissue lesion 3: location ..............  DEPSTLC3       2702-2707
    Soft tissue lesion 3: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX3       2708-2709
    Soft tissue lesion 3: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ3            2710
    Soft tissue lesion 3: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK3            2711
    Soft tissue lesion 3: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS3            2712
    Soft tissue lesion 3: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH3            2713
    Soft tissue lesion 3: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ3            2714
    Soft tissue lesion 3: extent ................  DEPSTXT3            2715
    Soft tissue lesion 3: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN3       2716-2717
    Soft tissue lesion 3: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD3       2718-2719
    Soft tissue lesion 3: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT3       2720-2721
    Soft tissue lesion 3: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF3            2722
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Soft tissue lesion 3: color .................  DEPSTCL3       2723-2725
    Soft tissue lesion 3: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS3            2726
    Soft tissue lesion 3: pain ..................  DEPSTPN3            2727
    Soft tissue lesion 3: duration ..............  DEPSTPD3            2728
    Soft tissue lesion 3: prior history .........  DEPSTHS3            2729
    Soft tissue lesion 4: location ..............  DEPSTLC4       2730-2732
    Soft tissue lesion 4: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX4       2733-2734
    Soft tissue lesion 4: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ4            2735
    Soft tissue lesion 4: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK4            2736
    Soft tissue lesion 4: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS4            2737
    Soft tissue lesion 4: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH4            2738
    Soft tissue lesion 4: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ4            2739
    Soft tissue lesion 4: extent ................  DEPSTXT4            2740
    Soft tissue lesion 4: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN4            2741
    Soft tissue lesion 4: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD4            2742
    Soft tissue lesion 4: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT4            2743
    Soft tissue lesion 4: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF4            2744
    Soft tissue lesion 4: color .................  DEPSTCL4            2745
    Soft tissue lesion 4: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS4            2746
    Soft tissue lesion 4: pain ..................  DEPSTPN4            2747
    Soft tissue lesion 4: duration ..............  DEPSTPD4            2748
    Soft tissue lesion 4: prior history .........  DEPSTHS4            2749
    Soft tissue lesion 5: location ..............  DEPSTLC5       2750-2751
    Soft tissue lesion 5: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX5       2752-2753
    Soft tissue lesion 5: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ5            2754
    Soft tissue lesion 5: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK5            2755
    Soft tissue lesion 5: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS5            2756
    Soft tissue lesion 5: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH5            2757
    Soft tissue lesion 5: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ5            2758
    Soft tissue lesion 5: extent ................  DEPSTXT5            2759
    Soft tissue lesion 5: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN5            2760
    Soft tissue lesion 5: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD5            2761
    Soft tissue lesion 5: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT5            2762
    Soft tissue lesion 5: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF5            2763
    Soft tissue lesion 5: color .................  DEPSTCL5            2764
    Soft tissue lesion 5: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS5            2765
    Soft tissue lesion 5: pain ..................  DEPSTPN5            2766
    Soft tissue lesion 5: duration ..............  DEPSTPD5            2767
    Soft tissue lesion 5: prior history .........  DEPSTHS5            2768
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Soft tissue lesion 5: other .................  DEPSTOT5            2769
    Soft tissue lesion 6: locations .............  DEPSTLC6       2770-2771
    Soft tissue lesion 6: clinical diagnosis ....  DEPSTDX6       2772-2773
    Soft tissue lesion 6: smear required ........  DEPSMRQ6            2774
    Soft tissue lesion 6: smear taken ...........  DEPSMTK6            2775
    Soft tissue lesion 6: yeast result ..........  DEPYEAS6            2776
    Soft tissue lesion 6: hyphae result .........  DEPHYPH6            2777
    Soft tissue lesion 6: clin. descrpt. req ....  DEPCDRQ6            2778
    Soft tissue lesion 6: extent ................  DEPSTXT6            2779
    Soft tissue lesion 6: length-mm .............  DEPSTLN6       2780-2781
    Soft tissue lesion 6: width-mm ..............  DEPSTWD6       2782-2783
    Soft tissue lesion 6: height-mm .............  DEPSTHT6            2784
    Soft tissue lesion 6: surface morphology ....  DEPSTMF6            2785
    Soft tissue lesion 6: color .................  DEPSTCL6            2786
    Soft tissue lesion 6: consistency ...........  DEPSTCS6            2787
    Soft tissue lesion 6: pain ..................  DEPSTPN6            2788
    Soft tissue lesion 6: duration ..............  DEPSTPD6            2789
    Soft tissue lesion 6: prior history .........  DEPSTHS6            2790
    Soft tissue lesion 6: other .................  DEPSTOT6            2791
        RESTORATIONS AND TOOTH CONDITIONS
    Tooth condition: upper left cen incisor .....  DEPRTC1             2792
    Tooth condition: upper left lat incisor .....  DEPRTC2             2793
    Tooth condition: upper left cuspid ..........  DEPRTC3             2794
    Tooth condition: upper left 1bicuspid .......  DEPRTC4             2795
    Tooth condition: upper left 2bicuspid .......  DEPRTC5             2796
    Tooth condition: upper left 1molar ..........  DEPRTC6             2797
    Tooth condition: upper left 2molar ..........  DEPRTC7             2798
    Tooth condition: upper right cen incisor ....  DEPRTC8             2799
    Tooth condition: upper right lat incisor ....  DEPRTC9             2800
    Tooth condition: upper right cuspid .........  DEPRTC10            2801
    Tooth condition: upper right 1bicuspid ......  DEPRTC11            2802
    Tooth condition: upper right 2bicuspid ......  DEPRTC12            2803
    Tooth condition: upper right 1molar .........  DEPRTC13            2804
    Tooth condition: upper right 2molar .........  DEPRTC14            2805
    Tooth condition: lower left cen incisor .....  DEPRTC15            2806
    Tooth condition: lower left lat incisor .....  DEPRTC16            2807
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Tooth condition: lower left cuspid ..........  DEPRTC17            2808
    Tooth condition: lower left 1bicuspid .......  DEPRTC18            2809
    Tooth condition: lower left 2bicuspid .......  DEPRTC19            2810
    Tooth condition: lower left 1molar ..........  DEPRTC20            2811
    Tooth condition: lower left 2molar ..........  DEPRTC21            2812
    Tooth condition: lower right cen incisor ....  DEPRTC22            2813
    Tooth condition: lower right lat incisor ....  DEPRTC23            2814
    Tooth condition: lower right cuspid .........  DEPRTC24            2815
    Tooth condition: lower right 1bicuspid ......  DEPRTC25            2816
    Tooth condition: lower right 2bicuspid ......  DEPRTC26            2817
    Tooth condition: lower right 1molar .........  DEPRTC27            2818
    Tooth condition: lower right 2molar .........  DEPRTC28            2819
        TRAUMA
    Trauma: upper left central incisor ..........  DEPUTRA1            2820
    Trauma: upper left lateral incisor ..........  DEPUTRA2            2821
    Trauma: upper right central incisor .........  DEPUTRA3            2822
    Trauma: upper right lateral incisor .........  DEPUTRA4            2823
    Trauma: lower left central incisor ..........  DEPLTRA1            2824
    Trauma: lower left lateral incisor ..........  DEPLTRA2            2825
    Trauma: lower right central incisor .........  DEPLTRA3            2826
    Trauma: lower right lateral incisor .........  DEPLTRA4            2827
        OCCLUSAL CHARACTERISTICS
    Occlusal: upper right canine-lateral-mm .....  DEPUAL1        2828-2829
    Occlusal: upper right lateral-central-mm ....  DEPUAL2        2830-2831
    Occlusal: upper right cen-left cen-mm .......  DEPUAL3        2832-2833
    Occlusal: upper left central-left lat-mm ....  DEPUAL4        2834-2835
    Occlusal: upper left lat-left canine-mm .....  DEPUAL5        2836-2837
    Occlusal: lower left canine-lft lat-mm ......  DEPLAL1        2838-2839
    Occlusal: lower left lateral-left cen-mm ....  DEPLAL2        2840-2841
    Occlusal: lower lft central-right cen-mm ....  DEPLAL3        2842-2843
    Occlusal: lower rt central-rt late-mm .......  DEPLAL4        2844-2845
    Occlusal: lower rt latera-rt canine-mm ......  DEPLAL5        2846-2847
    Occlusal: maxillary diastema ................  DEPDIAS             2848
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Occlusal: posterior cross bite ..............  DEPXBITE            2849
    Occlusal characteristics: overjet-mm ........  DEPOVJET       2850-2851
    Occlusal characteristics: openbite ..........  DEPOPB         2852-2853
    Occlusal characteristics: overbite (mm) .....  DEPOVB         2854-2855
        DENTURE QUESTIONNAIRE
    Do you usually wear your upper denture ......  DEPDQU1             2856
    During past yr, problem w/ upr denture ......  DEPDQU2             2857
    Need a new upper jaw denture or refit .......  DEPDQU3             2858
    How long since had upper natural teeth ......  DEPDQU4             2859
    Do you usually wear your lower denture ......  DEPDQL1             2860
    During past yr, problem w/ lwr denture ......  DEPDQL2             2861
    Need a new lower jaw denture or refit .......  DEPDQL3             2862
    How long since had lower natural teeth ......  DEPDQL4             2863
        PROSTHESIS ASSESSMENT
    Prosthesis assessment: upper type ...........  DEPUPTYP            2864
    Prosthesis assessment: upper integrity ......  DEPUPAI             2865
    Prosthesis: upper excessive tooth wear ......  DEPUPAW             2866
    Prosthesis: upper reline/cond/dent mat ......  DEPUPARL            2867
    Prosthesis: upper denture stability .........  DEPUPAS             2868
    Prosthesis: upper denture retention .........  DEPUPART            2869
    Prosthesis assessment: lower type ...........  DEPLPTYP            2870
    Prosthesis assessment: lower integrity ......  DEPLPAI             2871
    Prosthesis: lower excessive tooth wear ......  DEPLPAW             2872
    Prosthesis ass: lower reline material .......  DEPLPARL            2873
    Prosthesis: lower denture stability .........  DEPLPAS             2874
    Prosthesis: lower denture retention .........  DEPLPART            2875
    ALLERGY SKIN TEST
        SCREENING QUESTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
    Having problems breathing in chest/lungs ....  ALPQ1               2876
    Do you usually have breathing problems ......  ALPQ2               2877
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Breathing problem worse than usual ..........  ALPQ3               2878
    Past severe reaction, allergen skin test ....  ALPQ4               2879
    Severe eczema or infection on both arms .....  ALPQ5               2880
        TEST RESULTS
    Negative control - which arm ................  ALPNEGAR            2881
    Negative control - flare length (mm) ........  ALPNEGFL       2882-2884
    Negative control - flare width (mm) .........  ALPNEGFW       2885-2887
    Negative control - confluent ................  ALPNEGCN            2888
    Negative control - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPNEGWL       2889-2891
    Negative control - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPNEGWW       2892-2894
    White oak - which arm .......................  ALPWHIAR            2895
    White oak - flare length (mm) ...............  ALPWHIFL       2896-2898
    White oak - flare width (mm) ................  ALPWHIFW       2899-2901
    White oak - confluent .......................  ALPWHICN            2902
    White oak - wheal length (mm) ...............  ALPWHIWL       2903-2905
    White oak - wheal width (mm) ................  ALPWHIWW       2906-2908
    Cat - which arm .............................  ALPCATAR            2909
    Cat - flare length (mm) .....................  ALPCATFL       2910-2912
    Cat - flare width (mm) ......................  ALPCATFW       2913-2915
    Cat - confluent .............................  ALPCATCN            2916
    Cat - wheal length (mm) .....................  ALPCATWL       2917-2919
    Cat - wheal width (mm) ......................  ALPCATWW       2920-2922
    Mite - which arm ............................  ALPMITAR            2923
    Mite - flare length (mm) ....................  ALPMITFL       2924-2926
    Mite - flare width (mm) .....................  ALPMITFW       2927-2929
    Mite - confluent ............................  ALPMITCN            2930
    Mite - wheal length (mm) ....................  ALPMITWL       2931-2933
    Mite - wheal width (mm) .....................  ALPMITWW       2934-2936
    Alternaria - which arm ......................  ALPALTAR            2937
    Alternaria - flare length (mm) ..............  ALPALTFL       2938-2940
    Alternaria - flare width (mm) ...............  ALPALTFW       2941-2943
    Alternaria - confluent ......................  ALPALTCN            2944
    Alternaria - wheal length (mm) ..............  ALPALTWL       2945-2947
    Alternaria - wheal width (mm) ...............  ALPALTWW       2948-2950
    Rye grass - which arm .......................  ALPRYEAR            2951
    Rye grass - flare length (mm) ...............  ALPRYEFL       2952-2954
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Rye grass - flare width (mm) ................  ALPRYEFW       2955-2957
    Rye grass - confluent .......................  ALPRYECN            2958
    Rye grass - wheal length (mm) ...............  ALPRYEWL       2959-2961
    Rye grass - wheal width (mm) ................  ALPRYEWW       2962-2964
    Peanut - which arm ..........................  ALPPEAAR            2965
    Peanut - flare length (mm) ..................  ALPPEAFL       2966-2968
    Peanut - flare width (mm) ...................  ALPPEAFW       2969-2971
    Peanut - confluent ..........................  ALPPEACN            2972
    Peanut - wheal length (mm) ..................  ALPPEAWL       2973-2975
    Peanut - wheal width (mm) ...................  ALPPEAWW       2976-2978
    Russian thistle - which arm .................  ALPTHIAR            2979
    Russian thistle - flare length (mm) .........  ALPTHIFL       2980-2982
    Russian thistle - flare width (mm) ..........  ALPTHIFW       2983-2985
    Russian thistle - confluent .................  ALPTHICN            2986
    Russian thistle - wheal length (mm) .........  ALPTHIWL       2987-2989
    Russian thistle - wheal width (mm) ..........  ALPTHIWW       2990-2992
    German cockroach - which arm ................  ALPCOCAR            2993
    German cockroach - flare length (mm) ........  ALPCOCFL       2994-2996
    German cockroach - flare width (mm) .........  ALPCOCFW       2997-2999
    German cockroach - confluent ................  ALPCOCCN            3000
    German cockroach - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPCOCWL       3001-3003
    German cockroach - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPCOCWW       3004-3006
    Bermuda grass - which arm ...................  ALPBERAR            3007
    Bermuda grass - flare length (mm) ...........  ALPBERFL       3008-3010
    Bermuda grass - flare width (mm) ............  ALPBERFW       3011-3013
    Bermuda grass - confluent ...................  ALPBERCN            3014
    Bermuda grass - wheal length (mm) ...........  ALPBERWL       3015-3017
    Bermuda grass - wheal width (mm) ............  ALPBERWW       3018-3020
    Ragweed - which arm .........................  ALPRAGAR            3021
    Ragweed - flare length (mm) .................  ALPRAGFL       3022-3024
    Ragweed - flare width (mm) ..................  ALPRAGFW       3025-3027
    Ragweed - confluent .........................  ALPRAGCN            3028
    Ragweed - wheal length (mm) .................  ALPRAGWL       3029-3031
    Ragweed - wheal width (mm) ..................  ALPRAGWW       3032-3034
    Positive control - which arm ................  ALPPSCAR            3035
    Positive control - flare length (mm) ........  ALPPSCFL       3036-3038
    Positive control - flare width (mm) .........  ALPPSCFW       3039-3041
    Positive control - confluent ................  ALPPSCCN            3042
    Positive control - wheal length (mm) ........  ALPPSCWL       3043-3045
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Positive control - wheal width (mm) .........  ALPPSCWW       3046-3048
    Examiner number 1 ...........................  ALPTECH1       3049-3053
    Examiner number 2 ...........................  ALPTECH2       3054-3058
    AUDIOMETRY
        CONDITIONS AFFECTING TEST RESULTS
    Cold or sinus problem within past week ......  AUPA1               3059
    Cold or sinus problem today .................  AUPA2               3060
    Exposed to very loud noise past 24 hrs ......  AUPA3               3061
    How many hours ago did the noise end ........  AUPA4          3062-3063
    Music with headphones in past 24 hours ......  AUPA5               3064
    How many hours ago stop listening ...........  AUPA6          3065-3066
    Buzzing/ringing or other noises today .......  AUPA7               3067
    Earache within the past week ................  AUPA8               3068
    Do you have a tube in right or left ear .....  AUPA9               3069
    Drainage/discharge from either ear ..........  AUPA10              3070
    Audiometer number ...........................  AUPAUDO1       3071-3074
        LEFT EAR TEST RESULTS
    Left ear air hear level,first,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1A1        3075-3077
    Left ear air hearing level, 2000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A2        3078-3080
    Left ear air hearing level, 3000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A3        3081-3083
    Left ear air hearing level, 4000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A4        3084-3086
    Left ear air hearing level, 6000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A5        3087-3089
    Left ear air hearing level, 8000 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB1A6        3090-3092
    Left ear air hear lvl, repeat,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1A7        3093-3095
    Left ear air hearing level, 500 Hz (dB) .....  AUPB1A8        3096-3098
        RIGHT EAR TEST RESULTS
    Right ear air hear level,first,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB2A1        3099-3101
    Right ear air hearing level, 2000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A2        3102-3104
    Right ear air hearing level, 3000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A3        3105-3107
    Right ear air hearing level, 4000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A4        3108-3110
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Right ear air hearing level, 6000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A5        3111-3113
    Right ear air hearing level, 8000 Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A6        3114-3116
    Right ear air hear lvl,repeat,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2A7        3117-3119
    Right ear air hearing level, 500 Hz (dB) ....  AUPB2A8        3120-3122
        RETEST RESULTS WITH MASKING
    Audiometer number for retest ................  AUPAUDO2       3123-3126
        LEFT EAR RETEST RESULTS
    Left ear hear lvl,first,retest,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C1        3127-3129
    Left ear air hear level,retest,2000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C2        3130-3132
    Left ear air hear level,retest,3000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C3        3133-3135
    Left ear air hear level,retest,4000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C4        3136-3138
    Left ear air hear level,retest,6000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C5        3139-3141
    Left ear air hear level,retest,8000Hz(dB ....  AUPB1C6        3142-3144
    Lt ear hear lvl,repeat,retest,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1C7        3145-3147
    Left ear air hear level,retest,500Hz(dB) ....  AUPB1C8        3148-3150
        RIGHT EAR RETEST RESULTS
    Rt ear hear level,first,retest,1000Hz(dB ....  AUPB2C1        3151-3153
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,2000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C2        3154-3156
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,3000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C3        3157-3159
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,4000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C4        3160-3162
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,6000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C5        3163-3165
    Right ear air hear lvl,retest,8000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C6        3166-3168
    Rt ear hear lvl,repeat,retest,1000Hz(dB) ....  AUPB2C7        3169-3171
    Right ear air hear level,retest,500Hz(dB ....  AUPB2C8        3172-3174
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Examiner number .............................  AUPTECH        3175-3179
    TYMPANOMETRY
        SUMMARY MEASURES
    Compliance (base-peak diff) left ear(ml) ....  TYPCMPLL       3180-3182
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Compliance(base-peak diff) right ear(ml) ....  TYPCMPLR       3183-3185
    Pressure at peak, left ear (daPa) ...........  TYPPRSPL       3186-3189
    Pressure at peak, right ear (daPa) ..........  TYPPRSPR       3190-3193
    Canal volume, left ear (ml) .................  TYPVOLL        3194-3196
    Canal volume, right ear (ml) ................  TYPVOLR        3197-3199
    Reflex, left ear (dB) .......................  TYPRFXL        3200-3202
    Reflex, right ear (dB) ......................  TYPRFXR        3203-3205
        TYMPANOGRAM DATA POINTS: LEFT EAR
    Equiv volume at -400 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC000L       3206-3210
    Equiv volume at -395 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC001L       3211-3215
    Equiv volume at -390 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC002L       3216-3220
    Equiv volume at -385 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC003L       3221-3225
    Equiv volume at -380 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC004L       3226-3230
    Equiv volume at -375 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC005L       3231-3235
    Equiv volume at -370 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC006L       3236-3240
    Equiv volume at -365 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC007L       3241-3245
    Equiv volume at -360 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC008L       3246-3250
    Equiv volume at -355 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC009L       3251-3255
    Equiv volume at -350 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC010L       3256-3260
    Equiv volume at -345 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC011L       3261-3265
    Equiv volume at -340 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC012L       3266-3270
    Equiv volume at -335 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC013L       3271-3275
    Equiv volume at -330 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC014L       3276-3280
    Equiv volume at -325 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC015L       3281-3285
    Equiv volume at -320 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC016L       3286-3290
    Equiv volume at -315 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC017L       3291-3295
    Equiv volume at -310 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC018L       3296-3300
    Equiv volume at -305 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC019L       3301-3305
    Equiv volume at -300 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC020L       3306-3310
    Equiv volume at -295 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC021L       3311-3315
    Equiv volume at -290 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC022L       3316-3320
    Equiv volume at -285 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC023L       3321-3325
    Equiv volume at -280 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC024L       3326-3330
    Equiv volume at -275 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC025L       3331-3335
    Equiv volume at -270 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC026L       3336-3340
    Equiv volume at -265 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC027L       3341-3345
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at -260 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC028L       3346-3350
    Equiv volume at -255 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC029L       3351-3355
    Equiv volume at -250 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC030L       3356-3360
    Equiv volume at -245 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC031L       3361-3365
    Equiv volume at -240 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC032L       3366-3370
    Equiv volume at -235 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC033L       3371-3375
    Equiv volume at -230 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC034L       3376-3380
    Equiv volume at -225 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC035L       3381-3385
    Equiv volume at -220 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC036L       3386-3390
    Equiv volume at -215 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC037L       3391-3395
    Equiv volume at -210 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC038L       3396-3400
    Equiv volume at -205 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC039L       3401-3405
    Equiv volume at -200 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC040L       3406-3410
    Equiv volume at -195 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC041L       3411-3415
    Equiv volume at -190 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC042L       3416-3420
    Equiv volume at -185 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC043L       3421-3425
    Equiv volume at -180 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC044L       3426-3430
    Equiv volume at -175 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC045L       3431-3435
    Equiv volume at -170 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC046L       3436-3440
    Equiv volume at -165 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC047L       3441-3445
    Equiv volume at -160 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC048L       3446-3450
    Equiv volume at -155 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC049L       3451-3455
    Equiv volume at -150 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC050L       3456-3460
    Equiv volume at -145 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC051L       3461-3465
    Equiv volume at -140 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC052L       3466-3470
    Equiv volume at -135 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC053L       3471-3475
    Equiv volume at -130 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC054L       3476-3480
    Equiv volume at -125 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC055L       3481-3485
    Equiv volume at -120 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC056L       3486-3490
    Equiv volume at -115 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC057L       3491-3495
    Equiv volume at -110 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC058L       3496-3500
    Equiv volume at -105 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC059L       3501-3505
    Equiv volume at -100 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC060L       3506-3510
    Equiv volume at  -95 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC061L       3511-3515
    Equiv volume at  -90 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC062L       3516-3520
    Equiv volume at  -85 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC063L       3521-3525
    Equiv volume at  -80 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC064L       3526-3530
    Equiv volume at  -75 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC065L       3531-3535
    Equiv volume at  -70 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC066L       3536-3540
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at  -65 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC067L       3541-3545
    Equiv volume at  -60 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC068L       3546-3550
    Equiv volume at  -55 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC069L       3551-3555
    Equiv volume at  -50 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC070L       3556-3560
    Equiv volume at  -45 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC071L       3561-3565
    Equiv volume at  -40 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC072L       3566-3570
    Equiv volume at  -35 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC073L       3571-3575
    Equiv volume at  -30 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC074L       3576-3580
    Equiv volume at  -25 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC075L       3581-3585
    Equiv volume at  -20 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC076L       3586-3590
    Equiv volume at  -15 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC077L       3591-3595
    Equiv volume at  -10 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC078L       3596-3600
    Equiv volume at   -5 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC079L       3601-3605
    Equiv volume at    0 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC080L       3606-3610
    Equiv volume at    5 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC081L       3611-3615
    Equiv volume at   10 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC082L       3616-3620
    Equiv volume at   15 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC083L       3621-3625
    Equiv volume at   20 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC084L       3626-3630
    Equiv volume at   25 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC085L       3631-3635
    Equiv volume at   30 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC086L       3636-3640
    Equiv volume at   35 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC087L       3641-3645
    Equiv volume at   40 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC088L       3646-3650
    Equiv volume at   45 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC089L       3651-3655
    Equiv volume at   50 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC090L       3656-3660
    Equiv volume at   55 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC091L       3661-3665
    Equiv volume at   60 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC092L       3666-3670
    Equiv volume at   65 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC093L       3671-3675
    Equiv volume at   70 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC094L       3676-3680
    Equiv volume at   75 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC095L       3681-3685
    Equiv volume at   80 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC096L       3686-3690
    Equiv volume at   85 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC097L       3691-3695
    Equiv volume at   90 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC098L       3696-3700
    Equiv volume at   95 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC099L       3701-3705
    Equiv volume at  100 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC100L       3706-3710
    Equiv volume at  105 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC101L       3711-3715
    Equiv volume at  110 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC102L       3716-3720
    Equiv volume at  115 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC103L       3721-3725
    Equiv volume at  120 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC104L       3726-3730
    Equiv volume at  125 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC105L       3731-3735
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at  130 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC106L       3736-3740
    Equiv volume at  135 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC107L       3741-3745
    Equiv volume at  140 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC108L       3746-3750
    Equiv volume at  145 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC109L       3751-3755
    Equiv volume at  150 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC110L       3756-3760
    Equiv volume at  155 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC111L       3761-3765
    Equiv volume at  160 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC112L       3766-3770
    Equiv volume at  165 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC113L       3771-3775
    Equiv volume at  170 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC114L       3776-3780
    Equiv volume at  175 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC115L       3781-3785
    Equiv volume at  180 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC116L       3786-3790
    Equiv volume at  185 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC117L       3791-3795
    Equiv volume at  190 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC118L       3796-3800
    Equiv volume at  195 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC119L       3801-3805
    Equiv volume at  200 daPa, left ear (ml) ....  TYPC120L       3806-3810
    Equiv volume at -400 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC000R       3811-3815
    Equiv volume at -395 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC001R       3816-3820
    Equiv volume at -390 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC002R       3821-3825
    Equiv volume at -385 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC003R       3826-3830
    Equiv volume at -380 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC004R       3831-3835
    Equiv volume at -375 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC005R       3836-3840
    Equiv volume at -370 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC006R       3841-3845
    Equiv volume at -365 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC007R       3846-3850
    Equiv volume at -360 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC008R       3851-3855
    Equiv volume at -355 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC009R       3856-3860
    Equiv volume at -350 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC010R       3861-3865
    Equiv volume at -345 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC011R       3866-3870
    Equiv volume at -340 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC012R       3871-3875
    Equiv volume at -335 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC013R       3876-3880
    Equiv volume at -330 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC014R       3881-3885
    Equiv volume at -325 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC015R       3886-3890
    Equiv volume at -320 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC016R       3891-3895
    Equiv volume at -315 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC017R       3896-3900
    Equiv volume at -310 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC018R       3901-3905
    Equiv volume at -305 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC019R       3906-3910
    Equiv volume at -300 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC020R       3911-3915
    Equiv volume at -295 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC021R       3916-3920
    Equiv volume at -290 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC022R       3921-3925
    Equiv volume at -285 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC023R       3926-3930
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at -280 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC024R       3931-3935
    Equiv volume at -275 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC025R       3936-3940
    Equiv volume at -270 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC026R       3941-3945
    Equiv volume at -265 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC027R       3946-3950
    Equiv volume at -260 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC028R       3951-3955
    Equiv volume at -255 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC029R       3956-3960
    Equiv volume at -250 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC030R       3961-3965
    Equiv volume at -245 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC031R       3966-3970
    Equiv volume at -240 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC032R       3971-3975
    Equiv volume at -235 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC033R       3976-3980
    Equiv volume at -230 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC034R       3981-3985
    Equiv volume at -225 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC035R       3986-3990
    Equiv volume at -220 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC036R       3991-3995
    Equiv volume at -215 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC037R       3996-4000
    Equiv volume at -210 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC038R       4001-4005
    Equiv volume at -205 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC039R       4006-4010
    Equiv volume at -200 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC040R       4011-4015
    Equiv volume at -195 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC041R       4016-4020
    Equiv volume at -190 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC042R       4021-4025
    Equiv volume at -185 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC043R       4026-4030
    Equiv volume at -180 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC044R       4031-4035
    Equiv volume at -175 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC045R       4036-4040
    Equiv volume at -170 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC046R       4041-4045
    Equiv volume at -165 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC047R       4046-4050
    Equiv volume at -160 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC048R       4051-4055
    Equiv volume at -155 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC049R       4056-4060
    Equiv volume at -150 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC050R       4061-4065
    Equiv volume at -145 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC051R       4066-4070
    Equiv volume at -140 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC052R       4071-4075
    Equiv volume at -135 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC053R       4076-4080
    Equiv volume at -130 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC054R       4081-4085
    Equiv volume at -125 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC055R       4086-4090
    Equiv volume at -120 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC056R       4091-4095
    Equiv volume at -115 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC057R       4096-4100
    Equiv volume at -110 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC058R       4101-4105
    Equiv volume at -105 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC059R       4106-4110
    Equiv volume at -100 daPa, right ear(ml) ....  TYPC060R       4111-4115
    Equiv volume at -95 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC061R       4116-4120
    Equiv volume at -90 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC062R       4121-4125
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at -85 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC063R       4126-4130
    Equiv volume at -80 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC064R       4131-4135
    Equiv volume at -75 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC065R       4136-4140
    Equiv volume at -70 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC066R       4141-4145
    Equiv volume at -65 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC067R       4146-4150
    Equiv volume at -60 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC068R       4151-4155
    Equiv volume at -55 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC069R       4156-4160
    Equiv volume at -50 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC070R       4161-4165
    Equiv volume at -45 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC071R       4166-4170
    Equiv volume at -40 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC072R       4171-4175
    Equiv volume at -35 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC073R       4176-4180
    Equiv volume at -30 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC074R       4181-4185
    Equiv volume at -25 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC075R       4186-4190
    Equiv volume at -20 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC076R       4191-4195
    Equiv volume at -15 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC077R       4196-4200
    Equiv volume at -10 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC078R       4201-4205
    Equiv volume at  -5 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC079R       4206-4210
    Equiv volume at   0 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC080R       4211-4215
    Equiv volume at   5 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC081R       4216-4220
    Equiv volume at  10 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC082R       4221-4225
    Equiv volume at  15 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC083R       4226-4230
    Equiv volume at  20 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC084R       4231-4235
    Equiv volume at  25 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC085R       4236-4240
    Equiv volume at  30 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC086R       4241-4245
    Equiv volume at  35 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC087R       4246-4250
    Equiv volume at  40 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC088R       4251-4255
    Equiv volume at  45 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC089R       4256-4260
    Equiv volume at  50 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC090R       4261-4265
    Equiv volume at  55 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC091R       4266-4270
    Equiv volume at  60 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC092R       4271-4275
    Equiv volume at  65 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC093R       4276-4280
    Equiv volume at  70 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC094R       4281-4285
    Equiv volume at  75 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC095R       4286-4290
    Equiv volume at  80 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC096R       4291-4295
    Equiv volume at  85 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC097R       4296-4300
    Equiv volume at  90 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC098R       4301-4305
    Equiv volume at  95 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC099R       4306-4310
    Equiv volume at 100 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC100R       4311-4315
    Equiv volume at 105 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC101R       4316-4320
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Equiv volume at 110 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC102R       4321-4325
    Equiv volume at 115 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC103R       4326-4330
    Equiv volume at 120 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC104R       4331-4335
    Equiv volume at 125 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC105R       4336-4340
    Equiv volume at 130 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC106R       4341-4345
    Equiv volume at 135 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC107R       4346-4350
    Equiv volume at 140 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC108R       4351-4355
    Equiv volume at 145 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC109R       4356-4360
    Equiv volume at 150 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC110R       4361-4365
    Equiv volume at 155 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC111R       4366-4370
    Equiv volume at 160 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC112R       4371-4375
    Equiv volume at 165 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC113R       4376-4380
    Equiv volume at 170 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC114R       4381-4385
    Equiv volume at 175 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC115R       4386-4390
    Equiv volume at 180 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC116R       4391-4395
    Equiv volume at 185 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC117R       4396-4400
    Equiv volume at 190 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC118R       4401-4405
    Equiv volume at 195 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC119R       4406-4410
    Equiv volume at 200 daPa, right ear (ml) ....  TYPC120R       4411-4415
    Examiner ....................................  TYPTECH        4416-4420
    WISC/WRAT COGNITIVE TEST
        RAW/STANDARDIZED/SCALED SCORES
    Math raw score ..............................  WWPMRSR        4421-4423
    Reading raw score ...........................  WWPRRSR        4424-4426
    Math standardized score .....................  WWPMSSR        4427-4429
    Reading standardized score ..................  WWPRSSR        4430-4432
    Math scaled score ...........................  WWPMSCSR       4433-4434
    Reading scaled score ........................  WWPRSCSR       4435-4436
    Block design scaled score ...................  WWPBSCSR       4437-4438
    Digit span scaled score .....................  WWPDSCSR       4439-4440
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Language used in exam .......................  WWPLANG             4441
    Examiner number .............................  WWPTECH        4442-4446
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    SPIROMETRY
        SCREENING QUESTIONS
    Surgery on chest or abdomen past 3 weeks ....  SPPQ1               4447
    Hospitalized for heart problem past 6 wk ....  SPPQ2               4448
    Smoked cigarette, eaten, etc in past hr .....  SPPQ3               4449
    Cough, cold or other acute illness ..........  SPPQ4               4450
    Respiratory infections past 3 weeks .........  SPPQ5               4451
        HOME EXAMINATION
    Position for home examination ...............  HXPEJ6A2            4452
        DATA
    Examiner # - from spirometry data file ......  SPPTECH1       4453-4457
    # forced vital cap(FVC) trials attempted ....  SPPTRIAL       4458-4459
    Peak expiratory flow, largest value (ml) ....  SPPPEAK        4460-4464
    Forced expiratory vol(FEV),.5 sec,max-ml ....  SPPFEV05       4465-4468
    FEV1 at 1.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV1        4469-4472
    FEV3 at 3.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV3        4473-4477
    FEV6 at 6.0 seconds, largest value (ml) .....  SPPFEV6        4478-4482
    FVC, largest value (ml) .....................  SPPFVC         4483-4487
    Max mid-expiratory flow(ml/sec best crv) ....  SPPMMEF        4488-4492
    Spirometer type .............................  SPPTYPE             4493
    Reproducibility code ........................  SPPREPRO            4494
    Review evaluation ...........................  SPPRELIA            4495
    Number of acceptable trials .................  SPPMANEU       4496-4497
    Time of day test was conducted (hh:mm) ......  SPPTIME        4498-4502
    Expir time of trial w/ largest FVC (sec) ....  SPPEXPIR       4503-4504
    FEF at 75% of FVC (ml) ......................  SPPFEF75       4505-4508
    Spirometer internal temperature(Celsius) ....  SPPTEMP        4509-4510
    MEC YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (EXCEPT DIS)
        SECTION A. ACTIVITY
    Times per week exercise made you sweat ......  MYPA1          4511-4512
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    # teams/exercise programs in past year ......  MYPA2               4513
    Hours of TV watched yesterday ...............  MYPA3               4514
        SECTION B. TOBACCO
    Have you smoked at least one cigarette ......  MYPB1               4515
    Age when smoked first cigarette .............  MYPB2          4516-4517
    Have you smoked 100+ cigarettes in life .....  MYPB3               4518
    Age first smoked cigarettes regularly .......  MYPB4          4519-4520
    Do you smoke cigarettes now .................  MYPB5               4521
    Cigarettes smoked per day ...................  MYPB6R         4522-4523
    Years smoked reported amount ................  MYPB7R         4524-4525
    Smoked more than # in B6 for 1+ years .......  MYPB8               4526
    Cigarettes smoked/day when smoked most ......  MYPB9S         4527-4528
    Ever quit smoking for 1 year or more ........  MYPB10              4529
    Cigarettes smoked in the past 5 days ........  MYPB11         4530-4532
    Age last smoked cigarettes regularly ........  MYPB12         4533-4534
    Cigarettes usually smoked per day ...........  MYPB13S        4535-4537
    Quit smoking due to health problems ... .....  MYPB14              4538
    Ever tried chewing tobacco or snuff .........  MYPB15              4539
    Age first tried chew tobacco or snuff .......  MYPB16         4540-4541
    Used 5+ containers chew tobacco or snuff ....  MYPB17              4542
    Age started using chew tobacco/snuff reg ....  MYPB18         4543-4544
    Now use chewing tobacco or snuff ............  MYPB19              4545
    Which use now - chewing tobacco or snuff ....  MYPB20              4546
    Containers chewing tobacco used per week ....  MYPB21AS       4547-4548
    Containers of snuff used per week ...........  MYPB21CS       4549-4550
    Place tobacco in side or front of mouth .....  MYPB22A             4551
    Place tobacco in top or bottom of mouth .....  MYPB22B             4552
    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  MYPB23              4553
    Age last used chew tobacco/snuff reg ........  MYPB24         4554-4555
    Which last used - chewing tobacco/snuff .....  MYPB25              4556
    Quit chew tobacco/snuff due to health... ....  MYPB26              4557
    How many pipes smoked in past 5 days ........  MYPB27A             4558
    How many cigars smoked in past 5 days .......  MYPB27B        4559-4560
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPB28              4561
    Pieces of nicotine gum used past 5 days .....  MYPB29         4562-4563
        SECTION C. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MYPC1A              4564
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Age when menstrual cycles started ...........  MYPC2          4565-4566
    How long ago was your last period ...........  MYPC3          4567-4568
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPC4               4569
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  MYPC5               4570
    Age began taking birth control pills ........  MYPC6          4571-4572
    How many months ago stopped BC pills ........  MYPC7S         4573-4574
    How many months took birth control pills ....  MYPC8S         4575-4576
    Brand of birth control pills code ...........  MYPC9R         4577-4579
    Have you ever been pregnant .................  MYPC10              4580
    How many times have you been pregnant .......  MYPC11              4581
    Total number of live births .................  MYPC12              4582
    Age at first live birth .....................  MYPC13R        4583-4584
    Age at the time of last live birth ..........  MYPC14         4585-4586
    Did you breastfeed any of your children .....  MYPC15              4587
    How many children did you breastfeed ........  MYPC16              4588
    Are you now pregnant ........................  MYPC17              4589
    Month of current pregnancy ..................  MYPC18         4590-4591
    Have you been pregnant in the past 2 yrs ....  MYPC19              4592
    Months since last pregnancy ended ...........  MYPC20              4593
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mo .....  MYPC21              4594
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MYPC22              4595
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MYPC23S        4596-4597
    C12 check item used in skip pattern .........  MYPC24              4598
    Are you now breastfeeding your child ........  MYPC25              4599
    Age/sex/pregnancy check item for skip .......  MYPC26              4600
    Ever had sexual intercourse .................  MYPC27R             4601
    Age at first sexual intercourse .............  MYPC28         4602-4603
        SECTION D. SELECTED CONDITIONS/VITAMIN, MINERAL, AND MEDICINE USAGE
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MYPD1               4604
    How many colds, flu, etc in past 4 weeks ....  MYPD2          4605-4606
    Taken antihistamine in the past 2 days ......  MYPD3               4607
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hrs .......  MYPD4               4608
    Taken vitamins/minerals past 24 hours .......  MYPD5               4609
        SECTION E. DIET
    How often do you eat breakfast ..............  MYPE1               4610
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Are you overweight, under, about right ......  MYPE2               4611
    Want to weigh more, less, or stay same ......  MYPE3               4612
    Tried to lose weight in past 12 months ......  MYPE4               4613
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  MYPE5               4614
    Change diet due to health past 12 months ....  MYPE6               4615
    Diet change reason - overweight/obesity .....  MYPE7A              4616
    Diet change reason - high blood pressure ....  MYPE7B              4617
    Diet change - high blood cholesterol ........  MYPE7C              4618
    Diet change reason - heart disease ..........  MYPE7D              4619
    Diet change reason - diabetes ...............  MYPE7E              4620
    Diet change reason - allergies ..............  MYPE7F              4621
    Diet change reason - ulcer ..................  MYPE7G              4622
    Diet change reason - cancer .................  MYPE7H              4623
    Diet change reason - pregnancy ..............  MYPE7I              4624
    Diet change reason - health in general ......  MYPE7J              4625
    Diet change reason - other ..................  MYPE7K              4626
        SECTION F. ALCOHOL/DRUG USE
    Had at least 12 drinks alcohol in life ......  MYPF1               4627
    Had at least 12 drinks in last 12 months ....  MYPF2               4628
    # of days drank alcohol in past 12 mos ......  MYPF3S         4629-4631
    Average drinks per day on drinking day ......  MYPF4          4632-4633
    # of days had 9+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MYPF5S         4634-4636
    # of days had 5+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MYPF6S         4637-4639
    Have you ever used marijuana ................  MYPF7               4640
    Number of times used marijuana in life ......  MYPF8               4641
    # of days used marijuana in past month ......  MYPF9          4642-4643
    Have you ever used crack or cocaine .........  MYPF10              4644
    Number times used crack/cocaine in life .....  MYPF11              4645
    Days used crack/cocaine in past month .......  MYPF12              4646
        SECTION H. RESPONDENT
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MYPH1               4647
    Reason for accepting proxy ..................  MYPH2               4648
    Was SP present during interview .............  MYPH3               4649
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Examiner ID .................................  MYPEXMNR       4650-4653
    DIETARY FOOD FREQUENCY (AGES 12-16 YEARS)
        MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
    Chocolate milk and hot cocoa - times/mo .....  FFP1AS         4654-4656
    Milk to drink or on cereal - times/month ....  FFP1BS         4657-4659
    Type of milk used ...........................  FFP1D1         4660-4661
    Yogurt and frozen yogurt - times/month ......  FFP1ES         4662-4664
    Ice cream,ice milk,milkshakes - times/mo ....  FFP1FS         4665-4667
    Cheese, all types - times/month .............  FFP1GS         4668-4670
    Pizza, calzone, lasagna - times/month .......  FFP1HS         4671-4673
    Cheese dishes - times/month .................  FFP1IS         4674-4676
        MAIN DISHES, MEAT, FISH, CHICKEN, AND EGGS
    Stew or soup with vegetables - times/mo .....  FFP2AS         4677-4679
    Spaghetti/pasta w/ tomato sauce-times/mo ....  FFP2BS         4680-4682
    Bacon/sausage/processed meats - times/mo ....  FFP2CS         4683-4685
    Liver and other organ meats - times/mo ......  FFP2DS         4686-4688
    Beef - times/month ..........................  FFP2ES         4689-4691
    Pork and ham - times/month ..................  FFP2FS         4692-4694
    Shrimp, clams, etc - times/mo ...............  FFP2GS         4695-4696
    Fish - times/month ..........................  FFP2HS         4697-4699
    Chicken and turkey - times/month ............  FFP2IS         4700-4702
    Eggs - times/month ..........................  FFP2JS         4703-4705
        FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICES
    Orange juice, etc - times/month .............  FFP3AS         4706-4708
    Other fruit juices - times/momth ............  FFP3BS         4709-4711
    Citrus fruits - times/month .................  FFP3CS         4712-4714
    Melons - times/month ........................  FFP3DS         4715-4717
    Peaches, nectarines, etc - times/month ......  FFP3ES         4718-4720
    Any other fruits - times/month ..............  FFP3FS         4721-4723
        VEGETABLES
    Carrots - times/month .......................  FFP4AS         4724-4726
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Broccoli - times/month ......................  FFP4BS         4727-4729
    Brussel sprouts/cauliflower - times/mo ......  FFP4CS         4730-4732
    White potatoes - times/month ................  FFP4DS         4733-4735
    Sweet potatoes, yams, etc - times/month .....  FFP4ES         4736-4737
    Tomatoes - times/month ......................  FFP4FS         4738-4740
    Spinach, greens, etc - times/month ..........  FFP4GS         4741-4743
    Tossed salad - times/month ..................  FFP4HS         4744-4746
    Cabbage, cole slaw, sauerkraut-times/mo .....  FFP4IS         4747-4749
    Hot red chili peppers - times/month .........  FFP4JS         4750-4752
    Other peppers - times/month .................  FFP4KS         4753-4755
    Any other vegetables - times/month ..........  FFP4LS         4756-4758
        BEANS, NUTS, AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
    Beans, lentils, chickpeas - times/month .....  FFP5AS         4759-4761
    Peanuts, peanut butter, etc - times/mo ......  FFP5BS         4762-4764
    Cereals: All-Bran, etc - times/month ........  FFP5CS         4765-4767
    Cereals: Total, etc - times/month ...........  FFP5DS         4768-4770
    All other cold cereals - times/month ........  FFP5ES         4771-4773
    Cooked, hot cereals - times/month ...........  FFP5FS         4774-4776
    White bread, rolls, etc - times/month .......  FFP5GS         4777-4779
    Dark breads and rolls - times/month .........  FFP5HS         4780-4782
    Corn bread, muffins, tortillas-times/mo .....  FFP5IS         4783-4785
    Flour tortillas - times/month ...............  FFP5JS         4786-4788
    Rice - times/month ..........................  FFP5KS         4789-4791
    Salted snacks - times/month .................  FFP5LS         4792-4794
        DESSERTS, SWEETS, AND BEVERAGES
    Cakes, cookies, brownies, etc - times/mo ....  FFP6AS         4795-4797
    Chocolate candy and fudge - times/month .....  FFP6BS         4798-4800
    Hi-C, Tang, Koolaid, etc - times/month ......  FFP6CS         4801-4803
    Diet colas, diet sodas, etc - times/mo ......  FFP6DS         4804-4806
    Regular colas and sodas - times/month .......  FFP6ES         4807-4809
    Regular coffee - times/month ................  FFP6FS         4810-4812
    Regular tea - times/month ...................  FFP6GS         4813-4815
    Beer and lite beer - times/month ............  FFP6HS         4816-4818
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Wine, etc - times/month .....................  FFP6IS         4819-4820
    Hard liquor - times/month ...................  FFP6JS         4821-4822
        FATS
    Margarine - times/month .....................  FFP7AS         4823-4825
    Butter - times/month ........................  FFP7BS         4826-4828
    Oil/vinegar, mayonnaise, etc - times/mo .....  FFP7CS         4829-4831
        OTHER FOODS OR BEVERAGES
    1st other food or beverage - specified ......  FFP8AFC        4832-4833
    1st other food or beverage - times/month ....  FFP8AS         4834-4836
    2nd other food or beverage - specified ......  FFP8BFC        4837-4838
    2nd other food or beverage - times/month ....  FFP8BS              4839
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Respondent ..................................  FFP10               4840
    Examiner number .............................  FFPEXMNR       4841-4844
    DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE (DIS)
    Language of DIS interview ...................  MQPDLANG            4845
    Depression data flag ........................  MQPDPFLG            4846
    Mania data flag .............................  MQPMNFLG            4847
    Hard copy flag ..............................  MQPHCFLG            4848
    G1 - DIS data flag ..........................  MQPG01              4849
    G2 Lifetime depressed mood ..................  MQPG02              4850
    G3 2 years depressed mood ...................  MQPG03              4851
    G4 Tell doctor about depressed mood .........  MQPG04              4852
    G05 Lost appetite symptom ...................  MQPG05L        4853-4854
    G05 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0501            4855
    G06 Lost weight symptom .....................  MQPG06L        4856-4857
    G06 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0601            4858
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    G07 Gain weight symptom .....................  MQPG07L        4859-4860
    G07 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0701            4861
    # Pos eating symptom-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP1L            4862
    G08 Trouble sleep symptom ...................  MQPG08L        4863-4864
    G08 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0801            4865
    G09 Sleep too much symptom ..................  MQPG09L        4866-4867
    G09 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG0901            4868
    # Pos sleep symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP2L            4869
    G10 Tired symptom ...........................  MQPG10L        4870-4871
    G10 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1001            4872
    # Pos tired symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP3L            4873
    G11 Talk/move slowly symptom ................  MQPG11L        4874-4875
    G11 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1101            4876
    G12 Move a lot symptom ......................  MQPG12L        4877-4878
    G12 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1201            4879
    # Pos movement sym-depression lifetime ......  MQPDGP4L            4880
    G13 Less sex symptom ........................  MQPG13L        4881-4882
    G13 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1301            4883
    G13-D Tell other professional ...............  MQPG1302            4884
    G13-E Take medication >=1 ...................  MQPG1303            4885
    G13-F Interfere alot ........................  MQPG1304            4886
    # Pos sexual symptom-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP5L            4887
    G14 Worthless,sinful or guilty symptom ......  MQPG14L        4888-4889
    # Pos guilt symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP6L            4890
    G15 Concentrate symptom .....................  MQPG15L        4891-4892
    G15 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1501            4893
    G16 Thoughts slow symptom ...................  MQPG16L        4894-4895
    G16 Tell doctor .............................  MQPG1601            4896
    # Pos think symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP7L            4897
    G17 Thought alot about death symptom ........  MQPG17L        4898-4899
    G18 Felt like wanted to die symptom .........  MQPG18L        4900-4901
    G19 Thought of commiting suicide symptom ....  MQPG19L        4902-4903
    G20 Attempted suicide symptom ...............  MQPG20L        4904-4905
    # Pos death symptoms-depression lifetime ....  MQPDGP8L            4906
    G21 Check item - ask about dep spells .......  MQPG21              4907
    G22 Feel blue & have problem together .......  MQPG22              4908
    G23 Sure never had problem together .........  MQPG23              4909
    G24 Not feel blue but problem together ......  MQPG24              4910
    G25 Problem together & feeling low ..........  MQPG25              4911
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    G26 Depression longest spell in weeks .......  MQPG26         4912-4915
    G27 # depressed spells lifetime .............  MQPG27         4916-4918
    G28 Tell doctor about depressed spells ......  MQPG28              4919
    G29 Tell profess about depressed spells .....  MQPG29              4920
    G30 Take med during depressed spells ........  MQPG30              4921
    G31 Depressed spells interfere w/ life ......  MQPG31              4922
    G32 Age of first depressed spell ............  MQPG32         4923-4924
    G33 Depressed spells after death ............  MQPG33              4925
    G34 Depressed spell only due to death .......  MQPG34              4926
    G35 Depressed spell now .....................  MQPG35              4927
    G36 When last depressed spell end ...........  MQPG36              4928
    G37 Age last depressed spell end ............  MQPG37         4929-4930
    G38 Check item - ask about worst spell ......  MQPG38              4931
    G39 Age worst depressed spell ...............  MQPG39         4932-4933
    G05 Lost appetite worst .....................  MQPG05W             4934
    G06 Lost weight worst .......................  MQPG06W             4935
    G07 Gain weight worst .......................  MQPG07W             4936
    G08 Trouble sleep worst .....................  MQPG08W             4937
    G09 Sleep too much worst ....................  MQPG09W             4938
    G10 Tired worst .............................  MQPG10W             4939
    G11 Talk/move slowly worst ..................  MQPG11W             4940
    G12 Move a lot worst ........................  MQPG12W             4941
    G13 Less sex worst ..........................  MQPG13W             4942
    G14 Worthless,sinful or guilty worst ........  MQPG14W             4943
    G15 Concentrate worst .......................  MQPG15W             4944
    G16 Thoughts slow worst .....................  MQPG16W             4945
    G17 Thought alot about death worst ..........  MQPG17W             4946
    G18 Felt like wanted to die worst ...........  MQPG18W             4947
    G19 Thought of committing suicide worst .....  MQPG19W             4948
    G20 Attempted suicide worst .................  MQPG20W             4949
    G41 Excited/high symptom ....................  MQPG41L        4950-4951
    G42 More active symptom .....................  MQPG42L        4952-4953
    G43 Spending spree symptom ..................  MQPG43L        4954-4955
    G44 Strongly sexual symptom .................  MQPG44L        4956-4957
    G45 Talked too fast symptom .................  MQPG45L        4958-4959
    G46 Thoughts raced symptom ..................  MQPG46L        4960-4961
    G47 Special gifts symptom ...................  MQPG47L        4962-4963
    Example of mania special powers .............  MQPG47EX            4964
    G48 Slept less symptom ......................  MQPG48L        4965-4966
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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    G49 Easily distracted symptom ...............  MQPG49L        4967-4968
    G50 Check item - ask about mania spells .....  MQPG50              4969
    G51 Feel high & have problems together ......  MQPG51              4970
    G52 Sure never had problems together ........  MQPG52              4971
    G53 Not feel high but problems together .....  MQPG53              4972
    G54 Problems together & irritable ...........  MQPG54              4973
    G55 Mania longest spell in weeks ............  MQPG55         4974-4977
    G56 # mania spells lifetime .................  MQPG56         4978-4980
    G57 Tell doctor about mania spells ..........  MQPG57              4981
    G58 Tell professional about mania spells ....  MQPG58              4982
    G59 Take medicine during mania spells .......  MQPG59              4983
    G60 Mania spells interfere w/ life ..........  MQPG60              4984
    G61 Age of first mania spell ................  MQPG61         4985-4986
    G62 Mania spell now .........................  MQPG62              4987
    G63 When last mania spell end ...............  MQPG63              4988
    G64 Age last mania spell end ................  MQPG64         4989-4990
    G65 Check item - ask about mania spells .....  MQPG65              4991
    G66 Age worst mania spell ...................  MQPG66         4992-4993
    G42 More active worst .......................  MQPG42W             4994
    G43 Spending spree worst ....................  MQPG43W             4995
    G44 Strongly sexual worst ...................  MQPG44W             4996
    G45 Talked too fast worst ...................  MQPG45W             4997
    G46 Thoughts raced worst ....................  MQPG46W             4998
    G47 Special gifts worst .....................  MQPG47W             4999
    G48 Slept less worst ........................  MQPG48W             5000
    G49 Easily distracted worst .................  MQPG49W             5001
    # Pos eating sym-depression worst period ....  MQPDGP1W            5002
    # Pos sleep sym- depression worst period ....  MQPDGP2W            5003
    # Pos tired sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP3W            5004
    # Pos movement sym-depress worst period .....  MQPDGP4W            5005
    # Pos sexual sym-depression worst period ....  MQPDGP5W            5006
    # Pos guilt sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP6W            5007
    # Pos think sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP7W            5008
    # Pos death sym-depression worst period .....  MQPDGP8W            5009
    Total pos sym depression groups-worst .......  MQPDGPSW       5010-5011
    Dysphoria for depression ....................  MQPDYSFR            5012
    Total pos sym depress + dysphoria -worst ....  MQPDPSX1       5013-5014
    DSMIII major depression .....................  MQPDEP         5015-5016
    Age 1st depressive symptoms w/depress DX ....  MQPFDDP        5017-5018

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Age last depressive symptom w/depress DX ....  MQPLDDP        5019-5020
    Total pos sym dep groups +dysphoria-life ....  MQPDPSX2       5021-5022
    Pos hyper-act/sex sym-mania worst period ....  MQPMNG1W            5023
    Pos speech symptom - mania worst period .....  MQPMNG2W            5024
    Pos racing thoughts sym-mania worst pd ......  MQPMNG3W            5025
    Pos special gifts sym-mania worst period ....  MQPMNG4W            5026
    Pos less sleep sym-mania worst period .......  MQPMNG5W            5027
    Pos distractibility sym-mania worst pd ......  MQPMNG6W            5028
    Pos spending symptom-mania worst period .....  MQPMNG7W            5029
    Total pos symptom mania groups-worst ........  MQPMNGSW       5030-5031
    One week euphoric/irritable .................  MQPEUFOR            5032
    Tot pos sym mania groups+euphoric-worst .....  MQPMNSX1       5033-5034
    DSMIII mania ................................  MQPMANIA       5035-5036
    Age first mania symptoms with mania DX ......  MQPFDMN        5037-5038
    Age last mania symptoms with mania DX .......  MQPLDMN        5039-5040
    Tot pos sym mania gps+euphoria-lifetime .....  MQPMNSX2       5041-5042
    DSMIII single episode major depression ......  MQPDEPSE       5043-5044
    Age first dep with single episode dep DX ....  MQPFDDSE       5045-5046
    Age last dep with single episode dep DX .....  MQPLDDSE       5047-5048
    DSMIII recurrent major depression ...........  MQPDEPRT       5049-5050
    Age first depressive w/ recurrent dep DX ....  MQPFDDRT       5051-5052
    Age last depressive w/ recurrent dep DX .....  MQPLDDRT       5053-5054
    >= 2 years depressive mood ..................  MQPDYSA             5055
    # Lifetime symptoms for dysthymia ...........  MQPDYSD        5056-5057
    DSMIII dysthymia ............................  MQPDYSTH       5058-5059
    DSMIII bipolar with mania DX ................  MQPBIPOL       5060-5061
    Age first bipolar symptoms w/ bipolar DX ....  MQPFDBI        5062-5063
    Age last bipolar symptoms w/ bipolar DX .....  MQPLDBI        5064-5065
    DSMIII atypical bipolar .....................  MQPBIPII       5066-5067
    Age first depressive with bipolar II DX .....  MQPFDBII       5068-5069
    Age last depressive with bipolar II DX ......  MQPLDBII       5070-5071
    MEC ADULT QUESTIONNAIRE (EXCEPT DIS)
        SECTION A. TOBACCO
    Cigarettes smoked in the past 5 days ........  MAPA1          5072-5074
    Number of pipes smoked past 5 days ..........  MAPA2A         5075-5077
    Number of cigars smoked past 5 days .........  MAPA2B         5078-5079

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  MAPA3          5080-5081
    Pieces of nicotine gum in past 5 days .......  MAPA4          5082-5083
        SECTION B. COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART A
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPB1               5084
    Three children:  1st story recall ...........  MAPB2A              5085
    House on fire:  1st story recall ............  MAPB2B              5086
    Fireman climbed in:  1st story recall .......  MAPB2C              5087
    Children rescued:  1st story recall .........  MAPB2D              5088
    Minor injuries:  1st story recall ...........  MAPB2E              5089
    Everyone well:  1st story recall ............  MAPB2F              5090
        SECTION C. SELECTED CONDITIONS/MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  MAPC1               5091
    Treated for anemia within past 3 months .....  MAPC2               5092
    How many colds, flu, etc in past 4 weeks ....  MAPC3          5093-5094
    Times donated blood in past 12 months .......  MAPC4          5095-5096
    How long ago was last blood donation-mos ....  MAPC5          5097-5098
    Taken antihistamine in the past 2 days ......  MAPC6               5099
    Taken prescription med in past 24 hrs .......  MAPC7               5100
    Taken vitamins/minerals in past 24 hrs ......  MAPC8               5101
        SECTION D. COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART B
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPD1               5102
    Three children:  2nd story recall ...........  MAPD2A              5103
    House on fire:  2nd story recall ............  MAPD2B              5104
    Fireman climbed in:  2nd story recall .......  MAPD2C              5105
    Children rescued:  2nd story recall .........  MAPD2D              5106
    Minor injuries:  2nd story recall ...........  MAPD2E              5107
    Everyone well:  2nd story recall ............  MAPD2F              5108
        SECTION E. ALCOHOL/DRUG USE
    Had at least 12 drinks alcohol in life ......  MAPE1               5109

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Had at least 12 drinks in last 12 months ....  MAPE2               5110
    # of days drank alcohol in past 12 mos ......  MAPE3S         5111-5113
    Number of drinks per day on drinking day ....  MAPE4          5114-5116
    # of days had 9+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MAPE5S         5117-5119
    # of days had 5+ drinks in past 12 mos ......  MAPE6S         5120-5122
    Ever drink 5+ drinks almost every day .......  MAPE7               5123
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPE8               5124
    Have you ever used marijuana ................  MAPE9               5125
    Number of times used marijuana in life ......  MAPE10              5126
    # of days used marijuana past month .........  MAPE11         5127-5128
    Have you ever used crack or cocaine .........  MAPE12              5129
    Number times used crack/cocaine in life .....  MAPE13              5130
    # days used crack/cocaine in last month .....  MAPE14         5131-5132
        SECTION F. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    Age/sex check item used in skip pattern .....  MAPF1               5133
    Age when menstrual cycles started - yrs .....  MAPF2          5134-5135
    Age category menstrual cycles started .......  MAPF3               5136
    Have you ever been pregnant .................  MAPF4               5137
    How many times have you been pregnant .......  MAPF5          5138-5139
    Total number of live births .................  MAPF6          5140-5141
    Age at first live birth recoded - years .....  MAPF7R         5142-5143
    Age at the time of last live birth - yrs ....  MAPF8          5144-5145
    Did you breastfeed any of your children .....  MAPF9               5146
    How many children did you breastfeed ........  MAPF10         5147-5148
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPF11              5149
    Are you now pregnant ........................  MAPF12              5150
    Pregnancy status recode .....................  MAPF12R             5151
    Month of current pregnancy ..................  MAPF13         5152-5153
    Have you been pregnant in the last 2 yrs ....  MAPF14              5154
    Months since last pregnancy ended ...........  MAPF15              5155
    Receive benefits from WIC in last 12 mos ....  MAPF16              5156
    Receiving benefits from WIC now .............  MAPF17              5157
    How many months received WIC benefits .......  MAPF18S        5158-5160
    F6 check item used in skip pattern ..........  MAPF19              5161
    Are you now breastfeeding a child ...........  MAPF20              5162
    Have you had a period in past 12 months .....  MAPF21              5163

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    How long ago was your last period ...........  MAPF22         5164-5165
    How old when had last period - years ........  MAPF23         5166-5168
    Age category at last period .................  MAPF24         5169-5170
    Have you had a hysterectomy .................  MAPF25              5171
    How old when you had hysterectomy ...........  MAPF26         5172-5174
    Have you had one or both ovaries removed ....  MAPF27              5175
    Were both ovaries removed or only one .......  MAPF28              5176
    How old when ovary removed - years ..........  MAPF29         5177-5179
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  MAPF30              5180
    Age began taking birth control pills-yrs ....  MAPF31         5181-5182
    How many days ago stop taking BC pills ......  MAPF32S        5183-5185
    How many months took birth control pills ....  MAPF33S        5186-5188
    Brand of birth control pills code ...........  MAPF34R        5189-5191
    F30-F32 check item used in skip patterns ....  MAPF34CK            5192
    Ever have NORPLANT implant ..................  MAPF34A             5193
    Have NORPLANT implant now ...................  MAPF34B             5194
    How many months ago NORPLANT implanted ......  MAPF34CS       5195-5196
    F-section check item for skip pattern .......  MAPF35              5197
    Did periods stop due to radiation/chemo .....  MAPF36              5198
    Ever take estrogen by mouth .................  MAPF37              5199
    Age when first took estrogen pills - yrs ....  MAPF38         5200-5202
    How many months ago stop estrogen pills .....  MAPF39S        5203-5206
    How many years took estrogen pills ..........  MAPF40         5207-5208
    Ever used estrogen cream, supp, inject ......  MAPF41              5209
    Age first used estrogen crm,sup,inj -yrs ....  MAPF42         5210-5212
    Months since used estrogen crm,sup,inj ......  MAPF43S        5213-5216
    Years used estrogen cream, supp, inject .....  MAPF44         5217-5218
    Ever used female hormone patches ............  MAPF45              5219
    Age when first used hormone patches -yrs ....  MAPF46         5220-5222
    Months since used hormone patches ...........  MAPF47S        5223-5225
    How many years used hormone patches .........  MAPF48         5226-5227
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  MAPF49              5228
    Age at first sexual intercourse - years .....  MAPF50         5229-5230
    How many different sex partners ever ........  MAPF51         5231-5234
    Sex/F51 check item used in skip pattern .....  MAPF52              5235
    Was this partner female or male .............  MAPF53              5236
    How many partners have been female ..........  MAPF54R        5237-5240
    How many partners have been male ............  MAPF55         5241-5244
    # of different sex partners in past year ....  MAPF56         5245-5247

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Has doctor told you had genital herpes ......  MAPF57              5248
        SECTION H. RESPONDENT
    Check item.Respondent relationship to SP ....  MAPH1               5249
    Specify other relationship to SP ............  MAPH1OS        5250-5251
    Reason for accepting proxy ..................  MAPH2               5252
    Was SP present during interview .............  MAPH3               5253
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Instrument used for interview ...............  MAPLANG             5254
    Interviewer number ..........................  MAPEXMNR       5255-5258
    BONE DENSITOMETRY
        INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    Examiner number .............................  BDPTECH        5259-5263
    Exclusion flag ..............................  BDPEXFLR            5264
        SCAN RESULTS
    Acceptable or rejected scan .................  BDPSCAN             5265
    Hip side that was scanned ...................  BDPSIDE             5266
    Bone area of femur neck region - cm sq ......  BDPFNARE       5267-5270
    Bone mineral content of femur neck - gm .....  BDPFNBMC       5271-5275
    Bone mineral density femur neck-gm/cm sq ....  BDPFNBMD       5276-5280
    Bone area of trochanter region - cm sq ......  BDPTRARE       5281-5285
    BMC of trochanter region - gm ...............  BDPTRBMC       5286-5290
    BMD of trochanter region - gm/cm sq .........  BDPTRBMD       5291-5295
    Bone area intertrochanter region - cm sq ....  BDPINARE       5296-5300
    BMC of intertrochanter region - gm ..........  BDPINBMC       5301-5305
    BMD of intertrochanter region - gm/cm sq ....  BDPINBMD       5306-5310
    Bone area Ward's triangle region - cm sq ....  BDPWTARE       5311-5315
    BMC of Ward's triangle region - gm ..........  BDPWTBMC       5316-5320

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    BMD of Ward's triangle region - gm/cm sq ....  BDPWTBMD       5321-5325
    Bone area of total region - cm sq ...........  BDPTOARE       5326-5330
    Bone mineral content of total region -gm ....  BDPTOBMC       5331-5335
    Bone minrl density total region-gm/cm sq ....  BDPTOBMD       5336-5340
    K value for scan ............................  BDPK           5341-5345
    d0 value for scan ...........................  BDPD0          5346-5350
    HOME EXAMINATION, INTERVIEW
        INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPB1               5351
    Had cereal in past month ....................  HXPB2A              5352
    Had fruit in past month .....................  HXPB2B              5353
    Had yellow/orange vegetables in past mo .....  HXPB2C              5354
    Had green vegetables in past month ..........  HXPB2D              5355
    Had meat in past month ......................  HXPB2E              5356
    Had egg yolk or egg in past month ...........  HXPB2F              5357
    Had combo meat/vegetable dinners past mo ....  HXPB2G              5358
    Had yogurt, cheese, etc in past month .......  HXPB2H              5359
    Had bread, rolls, etc in past month .........  HXPB2I              5360
    Had desserts in past month ..................  HXPB2J              5361
    Had breastmilk in past month ................  HXPB2K              5362
    Had formula in past month ...................  HXPB2L              5363
    Had regular cow's milk in past month ........  HXPB2M              5364
    Had fruit juices in past month ..............  HXPB2N              5365
    Had Kool-aid, etc in past month .............  HXPB2O              5366
        COGNITIVE FUNCTION - PART A
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPD1               5367
    Three children: 1st story recall ............  HXPD2A              5368
    House on fire:  1st story recall ............  HXPD2B              5369
    Fireman climbed in: 1st story recall ........  HXPD2C              5370
    Children rescued: 1st story recall ..........  HXPD2D              5371
    Minor injuries: 1st story recall ............  HXPD2E              5372
    Everyone well: 1st story recall .............  HXPD2F              5373
        SELECTED CONDITIONS/MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE
    Treated for anemia in past 3 months .........  HXPE1               5374

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    How many infections in the past 4 weeks .....  HXPE2          5375-5376
    Times donated blood in past 12 months .......  HXPE3          5377-5378
    How long since last blood donation ..........  HXPE4          5379-5380
    Currently trying to lose weight .............  HXPE5               5381
    Take antihistamine in past 2 days ...........  HXPE6               5382
    Take prescription med in past 24 hours ......  HXPE7               5383
    Take vitamins/minerals in past 24 hours .....  HXPE8               5384
        COGNITIVE FUNCTION TEST - PART B
    Age check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPF1               5385
    Three children: 2nd story recall ............  HXPF2A              5386
    House on fire: 2nd story recall .............  HXPF2B              5387
    Fireman climbed in: 2nd story recall ........  HXPF2C              5388
    Children rescued: 2nd story recall ..........  HXPF2D              5389
    Minor injuries: 2nd story recall ............  HXPF2E              5390
    Everyone well: 2nd story recall .............  HXPF2F              5391
        TOBACCO
    How many cigarettes smoked past 5 days ......  HXPG1          5392-5394
    How many pipes smoked in the past 5 days ....  HXPG2A         5395-5396
    How many cigars smoked in past 5 days .......  HXPG2B         5397-5398
    Containrs chew tobacco/snuff past 5 days ....  HXPG3          5399-5400
    Pieces of nicotine gum used past 5 days .....  HXPG4               5401
        REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    Sex check item used in skip pattern .........  HXPH1               5402
    How old when menstrual cycles started .......  HXPH2          5403-5404
    Age category menstrual cycles started .......  HXPH3               5405
    Had period in the past 12 months ............  HXPH4               5406
    How long since last period ..................  HXPH5          5407-5408
    Reason for not having period ................  HXPH6          5409-5410
    How old when you had last period ............  HXPH7          5411-5413
    Age category at last period .................  HXPH8          5414-5415

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Have you had a hysterectomy .................  HXPH9               5416
    How old when you had hysterectomy ...........  HXPH10         5417-5419
    Have you had one or both ovaries removed ....  HXPH11              5420
    Were both ovaries removed or only one .......  HXPH12              5421
    How old when ovary/ovaries were removed .....  HXPH13         5422-5424
    Ever taken birth control pills ..............  HXPH14              5425
    Age first took birth control pills ..........  HXPH15         5426-5427
    Days since stopped birth control pills ......  HXPH16S        5428-5432
    How many months took birth control pills ....  HXPH17S        5433-5435
    Check item used in skip pattern .............  HXPH18              5436
    Ever take estrogen in any form ..............  HXPH19              5437
    Age when first took estrogen ................  HXPH20         5438-5440
    How many months ago stopped estrogen ........  HXPH21S        5441-5444
    How many years on estrogen ..................  HXPH22         5445-5446
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Instrument used for interview ...............  HXPLANG        5447-5448
    Examiner number .............................  HXPEXMNR       5449-5452
    GALLBLADDER ULTRASONOGRAPHY
    Are there any abdominal surgical scars ......  GUPQ7               5453
    Surgical scar - area 1 ......................  GUPQ8A1             5454
    Surgical scar - area 2 ......................  GUPQ8A2             5455
    Surgical scar - area 3 ......................  GUPQ8A3             5456
    Surgical scar - area 4 ......................  GUPQ8A4             5457
    Surgical scar - area 5 ......................  GUPQ8A5             5458
    Surgical scar - area 6 ......................  GUPQ8A6             5459
    Thickness of gallbladder wall (mm) ..........  GUPQ18         5460-5461
    Adjud. finding - largest echo clump (mm) ....  GUPQ24R        5462-5463
    Other nonGB findings - renal - recode .......  GUPQ37R             5464
    Other nonGB findings-hepat/liver -recode ....  GUPQ38R             5465
    Radiologist notes indicate liver cyst .......  GUPLCSTR            5466
    Other nonGB -liver cysts,size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPLCSZE       5467-5469
    Radiologist notes indicate renal cyst .......  GUPRCSTR            5470
    Other nonGB -renal cysts,size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPRCSZE       5471-5474

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Radiologist notes indicate hemangioma .......  GUPLHMGR            5475
    Other nonGB -cav hemang, size(cm,yrs4-6) ....  GUPCHSZE       5476-5478
    Sonographer - primary finding ...............  GUPTDX1R       5479-5480
    Sonographer - secondary finding .............  GUPTDX2R       5481-5482
    Radiologist ID number - first reading .......  GUPR1ID             5483
    Radiologist first reading - finding 1 .......  GUPR1DX1       5484-5485
    Radiologist first reading - finding 2 .......  GUPR1DX2       5486-5487
    Radiologist first reading - confidence ......  GUPR1CNF            5488
    Radiologist first reading - quality .........  GUPR1QLT            5489
    Radiologist ID number - second reading ......  GUPR2ID             5490
    Final adjudicated primary finding ...........  GUPFDX1R       5491-5492
    Final adjudicated secondary finding .........  GUPFDX2R       5493-5494
    Other nonGB - GB polyp, size(mm,yrs 4-6) ....  GUPGBPSZ       5495-5496
    Technician number ...........................  GUPTECH        5497-5501
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION EVALUATION
        CONDITIONS AFFECTING TEST RESULTS
    How much sleep did you get last night .......  CNPQ01              5502
    Now feeling energetic, ... exhausted ........  CNPQ02              5503
    Familiarity w/ computers: none,some,alot ....  CNPQ03              5504
    # cups caffeine coffee, etc, past 3 hrs .....  CNPQ04              5505
    How many drinks of alcohol in past 3 hrs ....  CNPQ05              5506
    Which hand prefer to use for this test ......  CNPQ06              5507
    Simple Reaction Time Test(SRTT) complete ....  CNPQ07              5508
    Symbol Digit Substitution Test (SDST) .......  CNPQ08              5509
    Serial Digit Learning Test (SDLT) ...........  CNPQ09              5510
    How hard tried to perform computer test .....  CNPQ10              5511
    Language used for test administration .......  CNPLANG             5512
    Room temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) .......  CNPTEMP        5513-5515
    Examiner number .............................  CNPTECH        5516-5520
        SIMPLE REACTION TIME TEST (SRTT)
    LOG: # of trials with preferred hand ........  CNPNBPH             5521
    SRTT: Trial 01 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT01        5522-5525
    SRTT: Trial 02 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT02        5526-5529

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    SRTT: Trial 03 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT03        5530-5533
    SRTT: Trial 04 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT04        5534-5537
    SRTT: Trial 05 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT05        5538-5541
    SRTT: Trial 06 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT06        5542-5545
    SRTT: Trial 07 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT07        5546-5549
    SRTT: Trial 08 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT08        5550-5553
    SRTT: Trial 09 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT09        5554-5557
    SRTT: Trial 10 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT10        5558-5561
    SRTT: Trial 11 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT11        5562-5565
    SRTT: Trial 12 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT12        5566-5569
    SRTT: Trial 13 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT13        5570-5573
    SRTT: Trial 14 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT14        5574-5577
    SRTT: Trial 15 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT15        5578-5581
    SRTT: Trial 16 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT16        5582-5585
    SRTT: Trial 17 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT17        5586-5589
    SRTT: Trial 18 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT18        5590-5593
    SRTT: Trial 19 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT19        5594-5597
    SRTT: Trial 20 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT20        5598-5601
    SRTT: Trial 21 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT21        5602-5605
    SRTT: Trial 22 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT22        5606-5609
    SRTT: Trial 23 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT23        5610-5613
    SRTT: Trial 24 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT24        5614-5617
    SRTT: Trial 25 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT25        5618-5621
    SRTT: Trial 26 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT26        5622-5625
    SRTT: Trial 27 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT27        5626-5629
    SRTT: Trial 28 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT28        5630-5633
    SRTT: Trial 29 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT29        5634-5637
    SRTT: Trial 30 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT30        5638-5641
    SRTT: Trial 31 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT31        5642-5645
    SRTT: Trial 32 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT32        5646-5649
    SRTT: Trial 33 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT33        5650-5653
    SRTT: Trial 34 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT34        5654-5657
    SRTT: Trial 35 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT35        5658-5661
    SRTT: Trial 36 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT36        5662-5665
    SRTT: Trial 37 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT37        5666-5669
    SRTT: Trial 38 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT38        5670-5673
    SRTT: Trial 39 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT39        5674-5677
    SRTT: Trial 40 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT40        5678-5681
    SRTT: Trial 41 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT41        5682-5685

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    SRTT: Trial 42 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT42        5686-5689
    SRTT: Trial 43 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT43        5690-5693
    SRTT: Trial 44 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT44        5694-5697
    SRTT: Trial 45 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT45        5698-5701
    SRTT: Trial 46 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT46        5702-5705
    SRTT: Trial 47 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT47        5706-5709
    SRTT: Trial 48 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT48        5710-5713
    SRTT: Trial 49 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT49        5714-5717
    SRTT: Trial 50 reaction time (msec) .........  CNPRT50        5718-5721
    SRTT summary:  Mean reaction time (msec) ....  CNPMENRT       5722-5729
    SRTT: Standard deviation, reaction times ....  CNPSDRT        5730-5737
        SYMBOL DIGIT SUBSTITUTION TEST (SDST)
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 1 .............  CNP1ERR        5738-5739
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT1       5740-5744
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT2       5745-5749
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT3       5750-5754
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT4       5755-5759
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT5       5760-5764
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT6       5765-5769
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT7       5770-5774
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT8       5775-5779
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 1 (sec) ..............  CNP1LAT9       5780-5784
    SDST: Total latency, trial 1 (sec) ..........  CNP1TOTL       5785-5790
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 1 .....  CNPCORR1       5791-5792
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 1 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT1       5793-5798
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 2 .............  CNP2ERR        5799-5800
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT1       5801-5805
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT2       5806-5810
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT3       5811-5815
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT4       5816-5820
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT5       5821-5825
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT6       5826-5830
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT7       5831-5835
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT8       5836-5840
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 2 (sec) ..............  CNP2LAT9       5841-5845
    SDST: Total latency, trial 2 (sec) ..........  CNP2TOTL       5846-5851

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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 2 .....  CNPCORR2       5852-5853
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 2 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT2       5854-5859
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 3 .............  CNP3ERR        5860-5861
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT1       5862-5866
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT2       5867-5871
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT3       5872-5876
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT4       5877-5881
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT5       5882-5886
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT6       5887-5891
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT7       5892-5896
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT8       5897-5901
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 3 (sec) ..............  CNP3LAT9       5902-5906
    SDST: Total latency, trial 3 (sec) ..........  CNP3TOTL       5907-5912
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 3 .....  CNPCORR3       5913-5914
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 3 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT3       5915-5920
    SDST: Number of errors, trial 4 .............  CNP4ERR        5921-5922
    SDST: Latency 1, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT1       5923-5927
    SDST: Latency 2, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT2       5928-5932
    SDST: Latency 3, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT3       5933-5937
    SDST: Latency 4, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT4       5938-5942
    SDST: Latency 5, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT5       5943-5947
    SDST: Latency 6, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT6       5948-5952
    SDST: Latency 7, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT7       5953-5957
    SDST: Latency 8, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT8       5958-5962
    SDST: Latency 9, trial 4 (sec) ..............  CNP4LAT9       5963-5967
    SDST: Total latency, trial 4 (sec) ..........  CNP4TOTL       5968-5973
    SDST: # correct, latencies 2-9, trial 4 .....  CNPCORR4       5974-5975
    SDST: Corrected latency, trial 4 (sec) ......  CNPCLAT4       5976-5981
    SDST: Mean, 2 lowest corrected latencies ....  CNPCBEST       5982-5986
        SERIAL DIGIT LEARNING TEST (SDLT)
    SDLT: Total 0 trials ........................  CNPT0TRA            5987
    SDLT: Score, trial 1 ........................  CNP1SCOR            5988
    SDLT: Score, trial 2 ........................  CNP2SCOR            5989
    SDLT: Score, trial 3 ........................  CNP3SCOR            5990
    SDLT: Score, trial 4 ........................  CNP4SCOR            5991
    SDLT: Score, trial 5 ........................  CNP5SCOR            5992

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    SDLT: Score, trial 6 ........................  CNP6SCOR            5993
    SDLT: Score, trial 7 ........................  CNP7SCOR            5994
    SDLT: Score, trial 8 ........................  CNP8SCOR            5995
    SDLT summary: Trials to criterion ...........  CNPTSTOC       5996-5997
    SDLT summary: Total score ...................  CNPTTSCR       5998-5999
    FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY
        INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS AFFECTING RESULTS
    Photo taken .................................  FPPPHOTO            6000
    Eye color: right eye ........................  FPP1A               6001
    Eye color: left eye .........................  FPP1B               6002
    Pupil size before dilation ... (mm) .........  FPP2           6003-6004
    Pupil size on camera monitor (mm) ...........  FPP3           6005-6006
    Elapsed time:dark room/taking photo(min) ....  FPP4MIN        6007-6008
    Elapsed time:dark room/taking photo(sec) ....  FPP4SEC        6009-6010
    Photographer ................................  FPPPHTG        6011-6015
    Eye .........................................  FPPEYE              6016
    Grader code .................................  FPP1005        6017-6019
    Fundus ......................................  FPP1020        6020-6021
    Focus .......................................  FPP1030        6022-6023
    Field definition ............................  FPP1041        6024-6025
    Horizontal field definition .................  FPP1046        6026-6027
    Vertical field definition ...................  FPP1047        6028-6029
    Artifact present ............................  FPP1050        6030-6031
    Type of artifact: haze ......................  FPP1051        6032-6033
    Type of artifact: dust/dirt .................  FPP1052        6034-6035
    Type of artifact: lashes ....................  FPP1053        6036-6037
    Type of artifact: arc .......................  FPP1054        6038-6039
    Type artifact:uneven illumination,center ....  FPP1055        6040-6041
    Type artifact:uneven illumination, edge .....  FPP1056        6042-6043
    Type of artifact: central dot ...............  FPP1057        6044-6045
    Type of artifact: other .....................  FPP1059        6046-6047
    Gradability .................................  FPP1060        6048-6049
        FINDINGS
    Diabetic retinopathy level ..................  FPP1070        6050-6052

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Hemorrhages or microaneurysms ...............  FPP1080        6053-6054
    Hard exudates ...............................  FPP1090        6055-6056
    Soft exudates ...............................  FPP1100        6057-6058
    Intraretinal microvascular abnormalities ....  FPP1110        6059-6060
    Venous beading ..............................  FPP1120        6061-6062
    New vessels in disc .........................  FPP1130        6063-6064
    New vessels elsewhere .......................  FPP1140        6065-6066
    Fibrous proliferation .......................  FPP1150        6067-6068
    Pre-retinal or vitreous hemorrhage ..........  FPP1160        6069-6070
    Other abnormalities .........................  FPP1170        6071-6072
    Degeneration, retinal pigment epithelium ....  FPP1172        6073-6074
    Central circle RPE degeneration .............  FPP1173        6075-6076
    Geographic atrophy ..........................  FPP1174        6077-6078
    Central circle geographic atrophy ...........  FPP1175        6079-6080
    Sub-retinal hemorrhage ......................  FPP1176        6081-6082
    Central circle sub-retinal hemorrhage .......  FPP1177        6083-6084
    Sub-retinal fibrous scar ....................  FPP1178        6085-6086
    Central circle sub-retinal fibrous scar .....  FPP1179        6087-6088
    Sensory serous (sub-retinal) detachment .....  FPP1180        6089-6090
    Central cir sensory serous subret detach ....  FPP1181        6091-6092
    Hyperpigmentation ...........................  FPP1182        6093-6094
    Central circle hyperpigmentation ............  FPP1183        6095-6096
    Chorioretinal abnormalities, other ..........  FPP1184        6097-6098
    Central cir chorioretinal abnormal,other ....  FPP1185        6099-6100
    Peripapillary atrophy .......................  FPP1186        6101-6102
    Branch or central artery occlusion ..........  FPP1188        6103-6104
    Central circle branch/artery occlusion ......  FPP1189        6105-6106
    Branch vein occlusion .......................  FPP1190        6107-6108
    Central circle branch vein occlusion ........  FPP1191        6109-6110
    Central vein occlusion ......................  FPP1192        6111-6112
    Central circle central vein occlusion .......  FPP1193        6113-6114
    Significant arterio-venous nicking ..........  FPP1194        6115-6116
    Hollenhorst plaque ..........................  FPP1196        6117-6118
    Central circle hollenhorst plaque ...........  FPP1197        6119-6120
    Asteroid hyalosis ...........................  FPP1198        6121-6122
    Central circle asteroid hyalosis ............  FPP1199        6123-6124
    Nevus .......................................  FPP1200        6125-6126
    Central circle nevus ........................  FPP1201        6127-6128
    Surface wrinkling retinopathy ...............  FPP1202        6129-6130

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    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Central circ surf wrinkling retinopathy .....  FPP1203        6131-6132
    Abnormal disc ...............................  FPP1204        6133-6134
    Large cup-to-disc ratio .....................  FPP1205        6135-6136
    Histoplasmosis (POHS) .......................  FPP1206        6137-6138
    Central circle histoplasmosis (POHS) ........  FPP1207        6139-6140
    Clinically, macular edema, hard exudates ....  FPP1208        6141-6142
    Central cir macular edema, hard exudates ....  FPP1209        6143-6144
    Retinal detachment ..........................  FPP1210        6145-6146
    Central circle retinal detachment ...........  FPP1211        6147-6148
    Photocoagulation treatment in arcades .......  FPP1212        6149-6150
    Photocoagulation treatmt outside arcades ....  FPP1214        6151-6152
    Other miscellaneous abnormalities ...........  FPP1220        6153-6154
    Other misc central circle abnormalities .....  FPP1221        6155-6156
    Answer drusen questions .....................  FPP1228        6157-6158
    Hard drusen .................................  FPP1230        6159-6160
    Soft drusen .................................  FPP1240        6161-6162
    Drusen area: grid ...........................  FPP1250        6163-6164
    Drusen area: outside ........................  FPP1260        6165-6166
    Drusen area: central circle .................  FPP1262        6167-6168
    Drusen area: inner circle ...................  FPP1264        6169-6170
    Central circle soft drusen ..................  FPP1266        6171-6172
        SUMMARY SCORES
    Summary diabetic retinopathy score ..........  FPPSURET       6173-6174
    Summary age-related maculopathy score .......  FPPSUMAC       6175-6176
    Summary drusen score ........................  FPPSUDRU       6177-6178
    PHYSICAL FUNCTION EVALUATION
        GENERAL INFORMATION
    Health status screener ......................  PFPHHS         6179-6180
        SHOULDER EXERCISES
    Right shoulder external rotation ............  PFPRSER             6181

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Left shoulder external rotation .............  PFPLSER             6182
    Right shoulder internal rotation ............  PFPRSIR             6183
    Left shoulder internal rotation .............  PFPLSIR             6184
        KEY IN LOCK TIMED MANEUVER
    Ability to pick up key--first trial .........  PFPUKEY             6185
    Ability to hold key--first trial ............  PFPHKEY             6186
    Time to unlock lock--first trial (sec) ......  PFPTKEY        6187-6190
    Check item--bedbound (home exam only) .......  HXPBED              6191
        SINGLE CHAIR STAND
    In wheelchair (mobile exam center only) .....  PFPWC               6192
    Can get up from chair/wheelchair by self ....  PFPUPWC             6193
    Use of arms to scoot forward ................  PFPSCOOT            6194
    Ability to stand ............................  PFPUSTND            6195
        REPEATED CHAIR STAND TIMED MANEUVER
    Time to complete five stands (sec) ..........  PFPTSTND       6196-6199
    Number of stands ............................  PFPNSTND       6200-6201
    Chair height--home exam only (in) ...........  HXPCHAIR       6202-6205
        HIP AND KNEE EXERCISES
    Right hip and knee flexion ..................  PFPRFLEX            6206
    Left hip and knee flexion ...................  PFPLFLEX            6207
        TANDEM STAND TIMED MANEUVER
    Ability to stand without holding on .........  PFPSTAND            6208
    Time tandem stand held (sec) ................  PFPTTAND       6209-6212
        MEASURED WALK
    Observed walking without help ...............  PFPOWALK            6213

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                                                   Variable
    Description                                    Name         Positions
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    Able to walk alone w/out another person .....  PFPRWALK            6214
    Time to complete 8-ft walk, trial A(sec) ....  PFPTWLKA       6215-6218
    Number of steps--trial A ....................  PFPNSTPA       6219-6220
    Time to complete 8-ft walk--trial B(sec) ....  PFPTWLKB       6221-6224
    Number of steps--trial B ....................  PFPNSTPB       6225-6226
    Pain reported on walking ....................  PFPPAIN             6227
    Type of device used .........................  PFPDEVIC            6228
    Examiner number .............................  PFPTECH        6229-6233

 

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                     HOUSEHOLD SCREENER QUESTIONNAIRE (HSQ)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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           1-5             Sample person identification number
      SEQN        31311    00003-53623

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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           6-10            Family sequence number
      DMPFSEQ     31311    00001-20076
             11            Examination/interview status             See note
      DMPSTAT     30818    2     Interviewed, MEC-examined
                    493    3     Interviewed, home-examined

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             12            Race-ethnicity                           See note
      DMARETHN    11652    1     Non-Hispanic white
                   9074    2     Non-Hispanic black
                   9138    3     Mexican-American
                   1447    4     Other
             13            Race                                     See note
      DMARACER    20762    1     White
                   9424    2     Black
                   1119    3     Other
                      6    8     Mexican-American of unknown race
             14            Ethnicity                                See note
      DMAETHNR     9138    1     Mexican-American
                    904    2     Other Hispanic
                  21269    3     Not Hispanic

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             15            Sex
      HSSEX       14986    1     Male
                  16325    2     Female
          16-17            Age at interview (Screener)              See note
      HSAGEIR     31162    01-89
                    149    90    90+
             18            Age at interview-unit (Screener)
      HSAGEU       1996    1     Months
                  29315    2     Years

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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          19-22            Age in months (Screener)                 See note
      HSAITMOR    31154    0002-1079
                    147    1080  1080+ months
                     10    9999  Don't know
          23-24            Family size                              See note
      HSFSIZER     3076    01
                   5471    02
                   5656    03
                   6529    04
                   4643    05
                   2485    06
                   1325    07
                    876    08
                    451    09
                    799    10    10+
          25-26            Household size                           See note
      HSHSIZER     2478    01
                   5527    02
                   5677    03
                   6609    04
                   4667    05
                   2574    06
                   1396    07
                    953    08
                    486    09
                    944    10    10+

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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          27-29            County FIPS codes for United States      See note
      DMPCNTYR             counties with populations >= 500,000
                  14687    001-439
                  16624    Blank
          30-31            State FIPS codes for United States       See note
      DMPFIPSR             counties with populations >= 500,000
                    376    04
                   4805    06
                   1168    12
                    952    17
                    273    25
                    717    26
                    333    29
                   1777    36
                    661    39
                    770    42
                    313    44
                   2150    48
                    392    53
                  16624    Blank
             32            Urbanization classification based on     See note
      DMPMETRO             USDA Rural/Urban continuum codes.
                  15624    1     Central counties of metro areas of
                                 1 million population or more,
                                 OR,
                                 Fringe counties of metro areas of
                                 1 million population or more
                  15687    2     All other areas

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             33            Census region                            See note
      DMPCREGN     4052    1     Northeast
                   5975    2     Midwest
                  13386    3     South
                   7898    4     West
          34-39            Poverty Income Ratio                     See note
      DMPPIR         85    00.000
                  28324    000.02-11.889
                   2902    888888  Blank but applicable

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             40            Phase of NHANES III survey               See note
      SDPPHASE    15884    1     1988-1991
                  15427    2     1991-1994
             41            Total NHANES III Pseudo-PSU              See note
      SDPPSU6     15691    1
                  15620    2
          42-43            Total NHANES III Pseudo-stratum          See note
      SDPSTRA6    31311    01-49
             44            Phase 1 Pseudo-PSU                       See note
      SDPPSU1      8169    1
                   7715    2
                  15427    Blank
          45-46            Phase 1 Pseudo-stratum                   See note
      SDPSTRA1    15884    01-23
                  15427    Blank
             47            Phase 2 Pseudo-PSU                       See note
      SDPPSU2      7555    1
                   7872    2
                  15884    Blank
          48-49            Phase 2 Pseudo-stratum                   See note
      SDPSTRA2    15427    01-23
                  15884    Blank

 

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                 SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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          50-58            Total NHANES III interviewed sample      See note
      WTPFQX6              final weight
                  31311    000215.53-0132278.9
          59-67            Total NHANES III MEC-examined sample     See note
      WTPFEX6              final weight
                    493    000000.00
                  30818    000213.45-140778.72
          68-76            Total NHANES III MEC and home-           See note
      WTPFHX6              examined final weight
                  31311    000214.25-139744.91
          77-85            Total NHANES III allergy subsample       See note
      WTPFALG6             final weight
                     23    000000.00
                  12106    000213.45-288897.91
                  19182    Blank
          86-94            Total NHANES III central nervous         See note
      WTPFCNS6             system (CNS) subsample final weight
                     12    000000.00
                   5662    001316.46-295826.48
                  25637    Blank
          95-103           Total NHANES III morning session         See note
      WTPFSD6              MEC-examined subsample final weight
                    920    000000.00
                   9127    000450.95-292590.96
                  21264    Blank
         104-112           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note
      WTPFMD6              session MEC-examined subsample final
                           weight
                    697    000000.00
                   9497    000495.13-256201.99
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                 SAMPLING WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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         113-121           Total NHANES III morning session MEC     See note
      WTPFHSD6             and home-examined subsample final
                           weight
                    791    000000.00
                   9254    000446.49-291479.91
                  21266    Blank
         122-130           Total NHANES III afternoon/evening       See note
      WTPFHMD6             session MEC and home-examined
                           subsample final weight
                    562    000000.00
                   9630    000503.56-256245.36
                  21119    Blank

 

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                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         131-139           Phase 1 interviewed sample final         See note
      WTPFQX1              weight
                  15884    000461.29-264557.81
                  15427    Blank
         140-148           Phase 1 MEC-examined sample              See note
      WTPFEX1              final weight
                    254    000000.00
                  15630    000527.01-281557.44
                  15427    Blank
         149-157           Phase 1 MEC and home-examined sample     See note
      WTPFHX1              final weight
                  15884    000513.14-279489.83
                  15427    Blank
         158-166           Phase 1 allergy subsample final weight   See note
      WTPFALG1       14    000000.00
                   6097    000821.62-577795.82
                  25200    Blank
         167-175           Phase 1 central nervous system (CNS)     See note
      WTPFCNS1             subsample final weight
                      8    000000.00
                   2751    002699.84-591652.96
                  28552    Blank
         176-184           Phase 1 morning session MEC-examined     See note
      WTPFSD1              subsample fnal weight
                    451    000000.00
                   4462    001111.36-585181.93
                  26398    Blank
         185-193           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note
      WTPFMD1              examined subsample final weight
                    322    000000.00
                   4726    001104.11-506697.07
                  26263    Blank

 

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                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 1 (1988-91)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         194-202           Phase 1 morning session MEC and home-    See note
      WTPFHSD1             examined subsample final weight
                    373    000000.00
                   4540    0001091.8-582959.83
                  26398    Blank
         203-211           Phase 1 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note
      WTPFHMD1             and home-examined subsample final weight
                    264    000000.00
                   4784    001085.73-507417.05
                  26263    Blank

 

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                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         212-220           Phase 2 interviewed sample final         See note
      WTPFQX2              weight
                  15427    000431.06-243267.38
                  15884    Blank
         221-229           Phase 2 MEC-examined sample              See note
      WTPFEX2              final weight
                    239    000000.00
                  15188    000426.91-262887.56
                  15884    Blank
         230-238           Phase 2 MEC and home-examined sample     See note
      WTPFHX2              final weight
                  15427    0000428.5-262188.52
                  15884    Blank
         239-247           Phase 2 allergy subsample final weight   See note
      WTPFALG2        9    000000.00
                   6009    000426.91-552445.57
                  25293    Blank
         248-256           Phase 2 central nervous system (CNS)     See note
      WTPFCNS2             subsample final weight
                      4    000000.00
                   2911    002632.92-518040.33
                  28396    Blank
         257-265           Phase 2 morning session MEC-examined     See note
      WTPFSD2              subsample fnal weight
                    469    000000.00
                   4665    0000901.9-550430.69
                  26177    Blank
         266-274           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC-   See note
      WTPFMD2              examined subsample final weight
                    375    000000.00
                   4771    000990.26-512403.98
                  26165    Blank

 

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                SAMPLING WEIGHTS - NHANES III PHASE 2 (1991-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         275-283           Phase 2 morning session MEC and home-    See note
      WTPFHSD2             examined subsample final weight
                    418    000000.00
                   4714    000892.98-552545.64
                  26179    Blank
         284-292           Phase 2 afternoon/evening session MEC    See note
      WTPFHMD2             and home-examined subsample final weight
                    298    000000.00
                   4846    001007.13-512490.71
                  26167    Blank

 

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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         293-301           Replicate 1 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP1     31311    000053.27-148435.02
         302-310           Replicate 2 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP2     31311    000067.13-143746.82
         311-319           Replicate 3 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP3     31311    000047.49-152075.62
         320-328           Replicate 4 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP4     31311    000062.62-137241.93
         329-337           Replicate 5 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP5     31311    000048.42-147700.94
         338-346           Replicate 6 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP6     31311    0000053.1-146803.63
         347-355           Replicate 7 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP7     31311    000058.18-145261.07
         356-364           Replicate 8 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP8     31311    000048.23-161126.44
         365-373           Replicate 9 final interview weight       See note
      WTPQRP9     31311    000053.27-147301.59
         374-382           Replicate 10 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP10    31311    000073.37-0148125.5
         383-391           Replicate 11 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP11    31311    000058.31-146940.58
         392-400           Replicate 12 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP12    31311    000053.67-153958.72
         401-409           Replicate 13 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP13    31311    000067.93-147395.78

 

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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         410-418           Replicate 14 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP14    31311    000065.08-138456.05
         419-427           Replicate 15 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP15    31311    000062.35-140673.55
         428-436           Replicate 16 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP16    31311    000040.28-147603.74
         437-445           Replicate 17 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP17    31311    000045.36-154057.83
         446-454           Replicate 18 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP18    31311    000070.42-138896.98
         455-463           Replicate 19 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP19    31311    000050.96-139447.18
         464-472           Replicate 20 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP20    31311    000045.79-156365.73
         473-481           Replicate 21 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP21    31311    000049.79-146241.31
         482-490           Replicate 22 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP22    31311    000047.25-0154848.6
         491-499           Replicate 23 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP23    31311    000037.18-148309.04
         500-508           Replicate 24 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP24    31311    000057.42-141344.14
         509-517           Replicate 25 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP25    31311    000044.13-145105.09
         518-526           Replicate 26 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP26    31311    0000066.1-146773.53

 

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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         527-535           Replicate 27 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP27    31311    000044.88-142455.25
         536-544           Replicate 28 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP28    31311    000000046-148272.41
         545-553           Replicate 29 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP29    31311    000079.38-153624.57
         554-562           Replicate 30 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP30    31311    000058.09-151140.25
         563-571           Replicate 31 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP31    31311    000051.39-159963.39
         572-580           Replicate 32 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP32    31311    000066.17-132356.37
         581-589           Replicate 33 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP33    31311    0000057.8-136762.37
         590-598           Replicate 34 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP34    31311    000062.28-140628.16
         599-607           Replicate 35 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP35    31311    000063.73-154630.49
         608-616           Replicate 36 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP36    31311    000067.29-153648.69
         617-625           Replicate 37 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP37    31311    000043.47-135065.98
         626-634           Replicate 38 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP38    31311    000054.55-152122.87
         635-643           Replicate 39 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP39    31311    000050.55-152941.69

 

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       FAY'S BRR REPLICATE INTERVIEW WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         644-652           Replicate 40 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP40    31311    000054.45-146815.92
         653-661           Replicate 41 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP41    31311    000059.62-141514.78
         662-670           Replicate 42 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP42    31311    000068.97-0140162.4
         671-679           Replicate 43 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP43    31311    000044.04-150981.83
         680-688           Replicate 44 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP44    31311    000040.36-144080.03
         689-697           Replicate 45 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP45    31311    000054.74-0142465.6
         698-706           Replicate 46 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP46    31311    000078.43-137838.21
         707-715           Replicate 47 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP47    31311    000052.71-145055.34
         716-724           Replicate 48 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP48    31311    000046.91-148787.77
         725-733           Replicate 49 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP49    31311    0000072.4-148375.43
         734-742           Replicate 50 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP50    31311    000070.53-159394.39
         743-751           Replicate 51 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP51    31311    000054.73-0144964.3
         752-760           Replicate 52 final interview weight      See note
      WTPQRP52    31311    000072.04-149087.24

 

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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         761-769           Replicate 1 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP1       493    000000.00
                  30818    000054.73-164698.81
         770-778           Replicate 2 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP2       493    000000.00
                  30818    0000067.3-164887.24
         779-787           Replicate 3 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP3       493    000000.00
                  30818    0000048.2-0161201.8
         788-796           Replicate 4 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP4       493    000000.00
                  30818    000067.24-149561.18
         797-805           Replicate 5 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP5       493    000000.00
                  30818    000055.97-146312.81
         806-814           Replicate 6 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP6       493    000000.00
                  30818    000051.48-156250.53
         815-823           Replicate 7 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP7       493    000000.00
                  30818    000060.06-0157694.3
         824-832           Replicate 8 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP8       493    000000.00
                  30818    0000053.1-169111.97
         833-841           Replicate 9 final exam weight            See note
      WTPXRP9       493    000000.00
                  30818    000052.31-156939.22
         842-850           Replicate 10 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP10      493    000000.00
                  30818    000072.13-0165805.2

 

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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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         851-859           Replicate 11 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP11      493    000000.00
                  30818    000053.54-154918.93
         860-868           Replicate 12 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP12      493    000000.00
                  30818    000055.35-164023.88
         869-877           Replicate 13 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP13      493    000000.00
                  30818    0000067.9-147355.32
         878-886           Replicate 14 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP14      493    000000.00
                  30818    000067.04-154034.72
         887-895           Replicate 15 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP15      493    000000.00
                  30818    000062.21-156384.73
         896-904           Replicate 16 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP16      493    000000.00
                  30818    000000040-157994.12
         905-913           Replicate 17 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP17      493    000000.00
                  30818    000048.34-160889.46
         914-922           Replicate 18 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP18      493    000000.00
                  30818    0000075.2-153937.93
         923-931           Replicate 19 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP19      493    000000.00
                  30818    000056.83-149483.14
         932-940           Replicate 20 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP20      493    000000.00
                  30818    0000045.1-165457.71

 

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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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         941-949           Replicate 21 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP21      493    000000.00
                  30818    000055.15-152305.97
         950-958           Replicate 22 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP22      493    000000.00
                  30818    000045.53-159746.13
         959-967           Replicate 23 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP23      493    000000.00
                  30818    000037.51-158016.62
         968-976           Replicate 24 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP24      493    000000.00
                  30818    000054.91-153043.54
         977-985           Replicate 25 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP25      493    000000.00
                  30818    000043.77-155179.51
         986-994           Replicate 26 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP26      493    000000.00
                  30818    000071.23-168273.22
         995-1003          Replicate 27 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP27      493    000000.00
                  30818    000043.82-153212.25
        1004-1012          Replicate 28 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP28      493    000000.00
                  30818    000045.61-147920.01
        1013-1021          Replicate 29 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP29      493    000000.00
                  30818    000083.17-159279.49
        1022-1030          Replicate 30 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP30      493    000000.00
                  30818    000059.05-162389.35

 

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      FAY'S BRR REPLICATE EXAMINATION WEIGHTS - TOTAL NHANES III (1988-94)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1031-1039          Replicate 31 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP31      493    000000.00
                  30818    000052.61-163894.16
        1040-1048          Replicate 32 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP32      493    000000.00
                  30818    000067.05-0149876.8
        1049-1057          Replicate 33 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP33      493    000000.00
                  30818    000055.58-153417.47
        1058-1066          Replicate 34 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP34      493    000000.00
                  30818    000063.45-156981.83
        1067-1075          Replicate 35 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP35      493    000000.00
                  30818    000064.47-157897.09
        1076-1084          Replicate 36 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP36      493    000000.00
                  30818    000067.68-171875.06
        1085-1093          Replicate 37 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP37      493    000000.00
                  30818    000045.36-153137.39
        1094-1102          Replicate 38 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP38      493    000000.00
                  30818    000055.94-159979.02
        1103-1111          Replicate 39 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP39      493    000000.00
                  30818    000057.47-151920.72
        1112-1120          Replicate 40 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP40      493    000000.00
                  30818    000057.86-157191.41

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1121-1129          Replicate 41 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP41      493    000000.00
                  30818    0000061.4-000146023
        1130-1138          Replicate 42 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP42      493    000000.00
                  30818    000069.57-154624.02
        1139-1147          Replicate 43 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP43      493    000000.00
                  30818    000044.35-159439.04
        1148-1156          Replicate 44 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP44      493    000000.00
                  30818    000044.16-155951.73
        1157-1165          Replicate 45 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP45      493    000000.00
                  30818    000059.87-147941.67
        1166-1174          Replicate 46 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP46      493    000000.00
                  30818    000074.92-150980.02
        1175-1183          Replicate 47 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP47      493    000000.00
                  30818    000050.64-151763.92
        1184-1192          Replicate 48 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP48      493    000000.00
                  30818    0000045.8-156115.62
        1193-1201          Replicate 49 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP49      493    000000.00
                  30818    000082.17-159609.54
        1202-1210          Replicate 50 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP50      493    000000.00
                  30818    000071.97-168153.71

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1211-1219          Replicate 51 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP51      493    000000.00
                  30818    000054.04-158632.23
        1220-1228          Replicate 52 final exam weight           See note
      WTPXRP52      493    000000.00
                  30818    000073.26-158493.21

 

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                      HOUSEHOLD YOUTH QUESTIONNAIRE (HYQ)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1229-1232          Age in months at household youth         See note
      HYAITMO              interview
                  13129    0002-0204
                     20    8888  Blank but applicable
                  18162    Blank

 

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                                MEC EXAMINATION
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1233          Language used by sample person in MEC    See note
      MXPLANG     25649    1     English
                   4095    2     Spanish
                      3    3     Other
                   1564    Blank
             1234          Examination session for MEC              See note
      MXPSESSR             examinees
                  14543    1     Morning
                  10070    2     Afternoon
                   6205    3     Evening
                    493    Blank
             1235          Day of week of MEC exam
      MXPTIDW      2973    1     Sunday
                   2766    2     Monday
                   2760    3     Tuesday
                   3201    4     Wednesday
                   5871    5     Thursday
                   5457    6     Friday
                   7790    7     Saturday
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1236-1239          Age in months at MEC exam                See note
      MXPAXTMR    30712    0002-1079
                    106    1080  1080+ months
                    493    Blank

 

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                                HOME EXAMINATION
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1240          Day of week of home exam
      HXPTIDW        24    1     Sunday
                    116    2     Monday
                      6    3     Tuesday
                     16    4     Wednesday
                    136    5     Thursday
                    130    6     Friday
                     65    7     Saturday
                  30818    Blank
        1241-1244          Age in months at home exam               See note
      HXPAXTMR      446    0002-1079
                     47    1080  1080+ months
                  30818    Blank
             1245          Examination session for home             See note
      HXPSESSR             examinees
                    219    1     Morning
                    230    2     Afternoon
                     40    3     Evening
                      4    8     Blank but applicable
                  30818    Blank
DEMOGRAPHIC DATA:  NOTES
Screener Questionnaire
DMPSTAT:  Examination/interview status
     This variable identifies the interview or examination status of all
     persons selected for the NHANES III sample.  Interviewed persons
     completed preselected questions in specific sections of the Household
     Adult or Youth Questionnaires.  Mobile examination center (MEC)-
     examined persons were interviewed and successfully completed at least
     one examination component in the MEC.  Home-examined persons were
     interviewed and successfully completed at least one home examination
     component.  The home examination was an option for frail older adults,
     infants 2-11 months of age, and other adults who were unable to come
     to the MEC.
DMARETHN:  Race-ethnicity
     This key analytic variable, based on the NHANES III survey design, was
     derived from many sources of data and is based on reported race and
     ethnicity.  The other category includes all Hispanics, regardless of
     race, who were not Mexican-American and also includes all non-Hispanics
     from racial groups other than white or black.
DMARACER: Race
     This variable was obtained from two primary sources: the Screener and
     the Family Questionnaires.  Prior to the selection of the sample, race
     (Black, White, Other) was self-reported or reported by proxy in the
     Screener Questionnaire.  During the administration of the Family
     Questionnaire, race was self-reported or reported by the respondent of
     the Family Questionnaire from five categories (Aleut, Eskimo, American
     Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, White, Other).  Responses from
     the two sources were adjudicated, as necessary, to create a three level
     variable (Black, White, Other).
DMAETHNR:  Ethnicity
     This variable was obtained from two primary sources: the Screener and
     the Family Questionnaires.  As part of both interviews, hand cards were
     used to determine Mexican/Mexican-American or Other Latin
     American/Spanish ancestry or national origin.  Responses of non-Hispanic
     ancestry or national origin were categorized as other.  Responses from
     the two interviews were adjudicated, as necessary, and this three
     level variable was created.
HSAGEIR:  Age (Screener Questionnaire)
     Age was calculated using the birth date which was obtained from the
     Screener Questionnaire.  The variable HSAGEU provides the age unit
     (months or years) for HSAGEIR.  Ages of 90 years or greater were recoded
     into a single category of 90+ years to help protect the confidentiality
     of survey participants.


HSAITMOR:  Age in months (Screener Questionnaire)
     Age in months was calculated by computing number of months between the
     Screener Questionnaire date and date of birth.  This variable was
     created for analyses where exact age at the interview may be needed.
     HSAITMOR differs slightly from the age in years (HSAGEIR), the variable
     most often used for analyses.  Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years
     and older) were recoded into a single category of 1080+ months to
     protect the confidentiality of survey participants.
HSFSIZER:  Family Size
     Family size represents the total number of related persons living in a
     household (single dwelling unit).  All household members were rostered
     by family during the Screener interview.  Household members who were
     related to the family reference person (knowledgeable household member
     17 years or older who owned or rented the dwelling unit) by blood or
     marriage were considered part of the family.  Adopted children, foster-
     and god-children were also included, if they were living in the dwelling
     unit.  However, family members who were away at college, or living
     independently were not included.  Other household members who were
     unrelated to the reference person were considered members of separate
     families.  Families with 10 members or more were recoded into a single
     response category of 10+ persons to help protect confidentiality.  See
     note for Household Size (HSHSIZER).
HSHSIZER: Household Size
     Household size represents the total number of persons living in a single
     dwelling unit, both related and unrelated.  All permanent household
     members were rostered according to their family as part the Screener
     interview.  This was done in order to obtain a complete list of all
     persons living or staying in the dwelling unit, and to distinguish
     household and family members.  Households with 10 members or more were
     recoded into a single response category of 10+ persons to help protect
     confidentiality.  See note for Family Size (HFHSIZER).
DMPCNTYR: County FIPS codes for United States counties with populations of
                    500,000 and more
     These county FIPS codes identify large counties with populations of
     500,000 and more that were sampled in the survey.  Counties with
     population less than 500,000 are not included to prevent identification
     of these locations.  See Appendix 1 for listing of codes.
DMPFIPSR: State FIPS codes for United States counties with populations of
                    500,000 and more
     These state FIPS codes identify counties with populations of 500,000+
     that were sampled in the survey.  Counties with population less than
     500,000 are not included to prevent identification of these locations.
     See Appendix 1 for listing of codes.
DMPMETRO: Urbanization classification based on USDA Rural-Urban
                    continuum codes
     These classifications are based on the USDA Rural-Urban codes (Butler and
     Beale, 1993) that describe metro and nonmetro counties by degree of
     urbanization and nearness to metro areas.  The USDA codes were recoded
     into two categories to prevent identification of counties that were
     sampled in the survey.
DMPCREGN: Census region
     The United States was divided into four broad geographic regions as
     defined by the Bureau of Census.  Because all states were not included in
     the selected sample, regional estimates may not be representative for a
     given region.
DMPPIR: Poverty income ratio (or poverty index)
     The poverty income ratio (PIR) was computed as a ratio of two
     components.  The numerator was the midpoint of the observed family
     income category in the Family Questionnaire variable:HFF19R.  The
     denominator was the poverty threshold, the age of the family reference
     person, and the calender year in which the family was interviewed.
     Poverty threshold values (in dollars) are produced annually by the
     Census Bureau (Series P-60).  These threshold values are based on
     calendar years and adjusted for changes caused by inflation between
     calendar years.  Reports for each of the calendar years in the survey
     (1988-94) were used in the calculation of PIR.  For the years 1991 and
     1994, data from preliminary reports were used.  The poverty income ratio
     allows income data to be analyzed in a comparable manner across the six
     years of the survey and with previous NHANES.
     Persons who reported having had no income and were assigned a zero value
     for PIR.  A substantial proportion of persons refused to report their
     income or income category during the Family Questionnaire.  Due to the
     income nonresponse the potential for bias in PIR may be high.  Users are
     cautioned to examine potential nonresponse bias for PIR and
     other income variables.
Survey Design Data
SDPPHASE:  Phase of NHANES III survey
     For operational purposes, 81 primary sampling units were divided into 89
     survey locations (or stands) and randomly allocated to two three-year
     phases.  Phase 1 data were collected from October 1988 through October
     1991 and Phase 2 data were collected from October 1991 through October
     1994.
SDPSTRA6, SDPSTRA1, SDPSTRA2, and SDPPSU6, SDPPSU1, SDPPSU2: Pseudo strata
                codes and pseudo PSU pair codes
     Because NHANES III was based upon a complex sample design, the
     assumptions of many statistical tests and routinely available
     statistical programs are not met.  For this reason, when estimates of
     the variances of statistics are computed, the technique of estimation
     must be based upon complex sampling theory.  In order to provide users
     with the capability of estimating the complex sample variances, 49
     pseudo strata and a pair of Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) codes per
     stratum were designed.
     A software package, "SUDAAN- Software for the Statistical Analysis of
     Correlated Data" (Shah, 1995), was developed by the Research Triangle
     Institute to analyze complex sample design data like NHANES.  SUDAAN
     uses strata and PSU codes to conduct analysis with two PSU per stratum
     design.  Therefore, definition of pseudo strata and PSU provided in this
     data file should be used to compute complex sample variances in
     analyses.  Other software available for estimation of complex sample
     variance may also be used.  For further discussion of methods of
     variance estimation in NHANES III, see additional information on this
     subject in Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and
     NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
Sampling Weights
WTPFQX6, WTPFQX1, WTPFQX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific final
                interview weights
     These sampling weights should be used only for items collected during
     the household interviews.  To compute final interview weights, final
     basic weights were first adjusted for nonresponse to household
     interview, then post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population
     Survey 1990 (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of
     the U.S. population adjusted for undercount.  For details, see
     Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFEX6, WTPFEX1, WTPFEX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific final MEC
                examination weights
     These MEC sampling weights should be used for analysis of measurements
     or interview items collected in the MEC.  Persons who were not examined
     in the MEC have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from
     analyses.  To compute final MEC examination weights, final interview
     weights were first adjusted for nonresponse to MEC examinations, then
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990
     (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S.
     population adjusted for undercount.  For details, see Weighting and
     Estimation Methodology(U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and
     Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFHX6, WTPFHX1, WTPFHX2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific MEC+home
                examination weights
     These MEC+home sampling weights should be used for analysis of the
     examination items where measurements or interview items were collected
     in the MEC and home.  Persons who were not examined in the MEC or home
     have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from analyses.  To
     compute final MEC+home examination weights, final interview weights were
     first adjusted for nonresponse to MEC and home examinations, then
     post-stratified to unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 (Phase 1)
     and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S. population
     adjusted for undercount.  No separate sampling weights were computed for
     home examinees.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFALG6, WTPFALG1, WTPFALG2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific allergy
                examination subsample weights
     These subsample weights are for analysis of allergy measurements.
     Allergy skin reactivity tests were administered to all MEC-examined
     persons aged 6-19 years and a random half-sample of the adults aged
     20-59 years.  Eligible MEC-examined persons who did not complete the
     allergy tests have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded from
     the analyses.  Final MEC examination weights were first adjusted for
     selection of the half-sample among adults (20-59 years), and
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 (Phase
     1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control estimates of the U.S.
     population adjusted for undercount in the final step.  For details, see
     Weighting and Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFCNS6, WTPFCNS1, WTPFCNS2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific central
                nervous system (CNS) examination subsample final weights
     These subsample weights are for analysis of measurements from the
     Central Nervous System (CNS) test.  The CNS examination was administered
     to a random half-sample of the adults aged 20-69 years.  Eligible
     MEC-examined persons who did not complete CNS testing have a sampling
     weight of zero and should be excluded from the analyses.  Final MEC
     examination weights were first adjusted for selection of half sample
     among adults (20-59 years), and post-stratified to unpublished Current
     Population Survey 1990 (Phase 1) and 1993 (Phase 2) population control
     estimates of the U.S. population adjusted for undercount in the final
     step.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFSD6, WTPFSD1, WTPFSD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific morning
                    session MEC examination subsample final weights
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may
     be an important factor.  They were computed for persons aged 12 years
     and older who were scheduled and examined in the MEC morning session.
     Sampled households in the survey were randomly assigned to one of two
     groups -- morning session ("standard") or afternoon/evening session
     ("modified") assignments.  All sample persons from a household received
     the same session assignment and were requested to schedule examinations
     for the assigned session.  Fasting instructions varied by age and
     session assignment (Plan and Operation of The Third National Health and
     Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94 , U.S. DHHS, 1996).  It should be
     noted that actual fasting time may have differed from the instructed
     fasting time and can be obtained from the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES
     III Laboratory Data  File.  To compute these weights, final MEC examination
     weights were first adjusted for the random half selection, then
     adjusted for the non-response to assigned session, and finally,
     post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey 1990 and
     1993 Population control estimates of the U.S. population adjusted for
     undercount.  Eligible MEC-examined persons who were assigned to the morning
     session and examined in another session have a sampling weight of zero and
     should be excluded in analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation
     Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).


WTPFMD6, WTPFMD1, WTPFMD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific afternoon/evening 
                           session MEC examination subsample final weights
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time
     might be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC examined
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the
     afternoon or evening sessions.  Sampled households in the survey were
     randomly assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard")
     or afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample
     persons from a household received the same session assignment and were
     requested to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting
     instruction varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operation
     of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94,
     U.S. DHHS, 1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting
     time may have differed from the instructed fasting time and can be
     obtained from the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.)
     compute these weights, final MEC examination weights were first adjusted
     for the random half selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to
     assigned session, and finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current
     Population Survey 1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S.
     population adjusted for undercount.  Eligible MEC examined persons who were
     assigned to the afternoon or evening sessions and examined in
     another session have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded in
     analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S.DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFHSD6, WTPFHSD1, WTPFHSD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific morning
                    session MEC+home examination subsample final post
                    stratified weights
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may
     be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC+home examined
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the
     morning session.  Sampled households in the survey were randomly
     assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard") or
     afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample persons
     from a household received the same session assignment and were requested
     to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting instruction
     varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operations of the Third
     National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94, U.S. DHHS,
     1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting time may have differed from
     the instructed  fasting time and can be obtained from the variable PHPFAST
     in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  To compute  these weights, final
     MEC+home examination weights were first adjusted for the random half
     selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to assigned session, and
     finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population Survey
     1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S. population adjusted
     for undercount.  Eligible MEC+home examined persons who were assigned to
     the morning session and examined in another session have a sampling weight
     of zero and should be excluded in analyses.  For details, see Weighting and
     Estimation Methodology (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and
     Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPFHMD6, WTPFHMD1, WTPFHMD2: Total NHANES III and phase-specific afternoon/
                    evening MEC+home examination subsample final weights
     These subsample weights are for special analyses where fasting time may
     be an important factor.  They were computed for MEC+home examined
     persons aged 12 years and older who were scheduled and examined in the
     afternoon or evening sessions.  Sampled households in the survey were
     randomly assigned to one of two groups -- morning session ("standard")
     or afternoon/evening session ("modified") assignments.  All sample
     persons from a household received the same session assignment and were
     requested to schedule examinations for the assigned session.  Fasting
     instruction varied by age and session assignments (Plan and Operation
     of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, U.S. DHHS,
     1996).  It should be noted that actual fasting time may have differed from
     the instructed fasting time.  The actual fasting time can be obtained from
     the variable PHPFAST in the NHANES III Laboratory Data File.  To compute
     these weights, final MEC+home examination weights were first adjusted for
     the random half selection, then adjusted for the nonresponse to assigned
     session, and finally, post-stratified to the unpublished Current Population
     Survey 1990 and 1993 population control estimates of the U.S. population
     adjusted for undercount.  Eligible MEC+home examined persons who were
     assigned to the afternoon or evening sessions and examined in another
     session have a sampling weight of zero and should be excluded in
     analyses.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPQRP1--WTPQRP52: Fay's BRR Replicate interview sample
     To allow for alternative methods to estimate variance, 52 replicate
     weights were computed using repeated sampling method where WESVAR or
     other software that use repeated samples, can be used for estimating
     variance.  Fay's method (see Fay, 1990; Judkins, 1990) was used to draw
     half samples and adjust sampling weights in each of the random half
     samples.  Sampling weights in one half sample were multiplied by the
     factor k=1.7 and in the other half sample by k=0.3 using the Fay's
     method.  After this adjustment, sampling weights were further adjusted
     for non-response and post-stratified using the same procedure as the
     final full sample interview weights.  These weights should be used only
     for estimating variance of items from the household adult and youth
     interviews.  For details, see Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III  Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996).
WTPXRP1--WTPXRP52: Fay's BRR Replicate weights for MEC- examined sample
     To allow for alternative methods to estimate variance, 52 replicate
     weights were computed using repeated sampling method where WESVAR or
     other BRR type software can be used to estimate variance.  Fay's method
     (see Fay, 1990; Judkins, 1990) was used to draw half samples and adjust
     sampling weights in each of the random half samples.  Sampling weights
     in one half sample were multiplied by the factor k=1.7 and in the other
     half sample by k=0.3 using Fay's method.  After this adjustment, weights
     were further adjusted for nonresponse and were post-stratified using the
     same procedure as the full sample final weights.  These weights should
     be used only for estimating variance of outcome measurements or
     interview items from the MEC Examination.  For details, see additional
     information on this subject in Weighting and Estimation Methodology
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996) and NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S.
     DHHS, 1996).
Household Youth Questionnaire
HYAITMO: Age in months (Household Youth Interview)
     Age in months was calculated by computing number of months between
     Household Youth Interview date and the date of birth.  It was created for
     special analyses where exact age at the interview may be needed. This
     computed age may be different from the self-reported age in HSAGEIR and
     HSAGEU, or HSAITMOR.  For most analyses, age reported in HSAGEIR (and
     HSAGEU) should be used.
MEC Examination
MXPLANG:  Language of MEC examination
     This variables designates the language of conduct for the MEC examination.
     questionnaires were designed to be implemented in a bilingual
     (English/Spanish) format so that respondents could to be interviewed in
     their preferred language.  When it was necessary to conduct an interview
     in a another language, a translator assisted the interviewer in
     administering the questionnaires.  These interviews were coded as other.
MXPSESSR: Examination session for MEC examinees
     This variable designates the period during the day that the examination
     occurred.  To increase response rates and allow flexibility, examinations
     were scheduled in three sessions:  morning, afternoon and evening.  On
     occasion, more than one session was attended in order to complete the full
     examination. In such a situation, the session was coded as the one when
     most of the examinations were completed.
MXPAXTMR:  Age in months at MEC examination
     Age in total months was created for special analyses where exact age at the
     examination may be needed (e.g., computation of growth charts).  It was
     calculated by computing number of months between examination date and the
     date of birth.  Some examinees may have had a birthday between household
     interview and examination so that this computed age at examination may
     differ slightly from the age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU), or HSAITMOR.
     For most analyses age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU) should be used.
     Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years and older) were recoded into a
     single category of 1080+ months to protect the confidentiality of survey
     participants.
Home Examination
HXPAXTMR:  Age in months at home examination
     Age in total months was created for special analyses where exact age at the
     examination may be needed (e.g., computation of growth charts).  It was
     calculated by computing number of months between examination date and the
     date of birth.  Some examinees may have had a birthday between household
     interview and examination so that this computed age at examination may
     differ slightly from the age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU), or HSAITMOR.
     For most analyses age reported in HSAGEIR (and HSAGEU) should be used.
     Ages of 1080 months and older (90 years and older) were recoded into a
     single category of 1080+ months to protect the confidentiality of survey
     participants.
HXPSESSR: Examination session for home examinees
     This variable designates the period during the day that the examination
     occurred.  To increase response rates and allow flexibility, examinations
     were scheduled in three sessions:  morning, afternoon and evening.  On
     occasion, more than one session was attended in order to complete the full
     examination. In such a situation, the session was coded as the one when
     most of the examinations were completed.
PHYSICIAN'S EXAMINATION
     Examinations were conducted on all examinees by a trained physician in
     the mobile examination center (MEC).  The protocol for this component
     did not detail any medical, safety, or other exclusions.
     Because this component was administered in the examination center, the
     MEC examination sample weight (WTPFEX6) should be used for data
     analysis.  For more information on the use of sample weights in NHANES
     III data analysis, refer to the NHANES III Analytic and Reporting
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).
     The examination was performed by a board-eligible physician.  Depending
     on the examinee's age, the examination included observation of gait,
     eye, and limb abnormalities; a joint examination of upper and lower
     extremities; blood pressure measurements; evaluation of heart and breath
     sounds; Tanner staging and breast-size measurements; and bioelectrical
     impedance analysis (BIA) resistance and reactance measurements.
     Refer to Chapter 3 of the Physician Examiners Training Manual (U.S.
     DHHS, 1996b) and Pulse and Blood Pressure Procedures for Household
     Interviewers (U.S. DHHS, 1996b) for descriptions of data collection
     procedures and methods.
     Although the BIA measures were recorded during the physician's
     examination, these data are included in the Body Measurements section
     of this data file.
     Three sets of blood pressure measurements were taken in the
     examination center on examinees aged five years and over.  For
     children and adolescents (aged 5-19 years), three Korotkoff (K) sounds
     were recorded:  K1 (systolic); K4, muffling of pulse sounds
     (diastolic); and K5, disappearance of pulse sounds (diastolic).  For
     adults (aged 20 years and over), only K1 (systolic) and K5 (diastolic)
     measurements were obtained.  All blood pressure determinations were
     recorded to the nearest even number.  Blood pressure measurements were
     also taken by trained interviewers during the household interview, on
     sample persons aged seventeen years and over.  These data can be found
     in the NHANES III Household Adult Data File as part of the Household
     Adult Questionnaire in variables HAZA1-HAZNOK5R.  Both physicians and
     interviewers took measurements using a mercury sphygmomanometer (W. A.
     Baum Co., Inc, Copiague, NY) according to the standardized blood
     pressure measurement protocols recommended by the American Heart
     Association (Frohlich, 1988).
     In addition to taking part in an initial training course specific to
     the NHANES III examination procedures, examining physicians
     participated in a formal, annual re-training program.  Their work in
     the field was monitored for quality by consultants and NCHS staff who
     visited the mobile examination centers; monitoring occurred once a month
     in the earlier years and every three months during the latter part of
     the survey.
     For additional blood pressure quality control, physicians and
     household interviewers received a day and a half of initial blood
     pressure measurement training, were recertified quarterly, and were
     retrained annually.  Training consisted of instruction in the
     recognition of Korotkoff sounds using videotaped blood pressure
     examples, comparison of blood pressure readings with those of
     instructors using double-headed stethoscopes, and practice with
     volunteer subjects.  Physicians and household interviewers who
     exhibited end-digit preferences, high/low measurement bias, or lack of
     consistent measurements repeated the training until their performances
     were deemed satisfactory for certification.  Physicians and household
     interviewers were given hearing tests at the beginning of their
     employment and yearly thereafter.
     Note that the coded values for "Yes" (2) and "No" (1) responses in the
     physician's examination vary from the usual coded values for "Yes" (1)
     and "No" (2) found in most other places in the NHANES III data files.
     They match the codes found on the Physician's Examination form (U.S. DHHS,
     1996b).
     Also note that a number of areas (joint examination, dermatitis,
     chest, and heart examination) in the Physician's Examination allow for
     multiple responses.  For example, on the wrist examination (PEP4A,
     PEP4A1, PEP4A2, and PEP4A3), the examining physician may have found both
     tenderness and swelling (PEP4A1=2 and PEP4A2=2).  Consequently, the
     overall positive findings in the detailed questions (PEP4A1, PEP4A2,
     and PEP4A3) may exceed the number of positive findings reported in the
     lead question (PEP4A).
     Moreover, individuals classified as having a positive finding in a
     lead question may have an 8-fill, "Blank but applicable," in one of
     the associated detailed questions.  For example, 26 cases classified
     as "Yes" in PEP1 (overall findings for locomotion) were classified as
     "Blank but applicable" for PEP1A1 (limp or shuffle) instead of "Yes,
     limp or shuffle" or "No findings."  Here, the examining physician used
     "Blank but applicable" to account for situations in which he/she was
     unable to observe or examine the specific abnormality.
     When blood pressure measurement data were edited and it was discovered
     that examinees aged twenty years and over were missing one of a K1/K5
     pair of blood pressure measurements, the remaining one was made "Blank
     but applicable;" there were ten such cases.  However, for examinees
     under twenty years of age who lacked one or two of a set of K1/K4/K5
     blood pressure measurements, a different approach was taken.  There were
     71 such cases with the overwhelming majority of the missing values being
     K4 and K5.  Because the literature on pediatric blood pressure suggests
     that systolic blood pressure is the most reliable determination (Uhari,
     1991), it was not desirable to delete this value if the associated K4
     and/or K5 values were missing.  Therefore, K1 values in the data set
     were retained without the corresponding K4 or K5 values.  This accounts
     for discrepancies in counts between K1 and K5 determinations (between
     PEP6G1 and PEP6G3, PEP6H1 and PEP6H3, and PEP6I1 and PEP6I3).  Finally,
     when K4 was equal to K5, K4 was coded as "Blank but applicable."
     The analyst should be aware of the potential for observer bias when
     analyzing these data.  During the six years of the survey, the number
     of examinations performed by each physician varied widely among the
     twelve physicians, from as few as 199 to as many as 9,529.
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal data
     consistency.  Notes have been provided for variables requiring
     additional explanation.
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Appendix 1.  State and county FIPS codes for areas with populations
             of 500,000 or more.
    DMPFIPSR   State            DMPCNTYR     County
    4          Arizona          13           Maricopa
    6          California       1            Alameda
    6          California       19           Fresno
    6          California       37           Los Angeles
    6          California       59           Orange
    6          California       71           San Bernardino
    6          California       73           San Diego
    6          California       85           Santa Clara
    6          California       111          Ventura
    12         Florida          25           Dade
    12         Florida          31           Duval
    12         Florida          99           Palm Beach
    17         Illinois         31           Cook
    25         Massachusetts    17           Middlesex
    26         Michigan         125          Oakland
    26         Michigan         163          Wayne
    29         Missouri         189          St Louis
    36         New York         29           Erie
    36         New York         47           Kings
    36         New York         59           Nassau
    36         New York         61           New York
    36         New York         81           Queens
    36         New York         119          Westchester
    39         Ohio             35           Cuyahoga
    39         Ohio             61           Hamilton
    42         Pennsylvania     3            Allegheny
    42         Pennsylvania     45           Delaware
    42         Pennsylvania     101          Philadelphia
    44         Rhode Island     7            Providence
    48         Texas            29           Bexar
    48         Texas            113          Dallas
    48         Texas            141          El Paso
    48         Texas            201          Harris
    48         Texas            439          Tarrant
    53         Washington       33           King


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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1246          Overall findings for locomotion
      PEP1                 (3 years and over)
                  24124    1     No findings
                   1269    2     Yes, findings
                    937    8     Blank but applicable
                   4981    Blank
             1247          Limp or shuffle (3 years and over)
      PEP1A1      24465    1     No findings
                    896    2     Yes, limp or shuffle
                    969    8     Blank but applicable
                   4981    Blank
             1248          Other gait abnormalities
      PEP1A2               (3 years and over)
                  24938    1     No findings
                    442    2     Yes, other gait abnormality
                    950    8     Blank but applicable
                   4981    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1249          Eye globe missing or blind
      PEP2                 (2 months - 18 years)
                  13407    1     No, intact and functional
                      7    2     Right
                      9    3     Left
                     20    4     Both
                    444    8     Blank but applicable
                  17424    Blank
             1250          Tracks light (2 months - 4 years)
      PEP2A        6174    1     Yes
                    328    2     No
                    203    8     Blank but applicable
                  24606    Blank
             1251          Strabismus by observation or by
      PEP2B                cover/uncover test (5-18 years)
                   6431    1     No strabismus
                    135    2     Observation
                    277    3     Cover/uncover test
                    339    8     Blank but applicable
                  24129    Blank

 

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             1252          Overall findings in paralysis category
      PEP3A                (paralysis/paresis of arm or leg or
                           in a wheelchair) (all ages)
                  29390    1     No findings
                    234    2     Yes, findings
                   1194    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1253          Paralysis/paresis of arm (all ages)
      PEP3A1A     29515    1     No findings
                     43    2     Right
                     44    3     Left
                     20    4     Both
                   1196    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1254          Paralysis/paresis of leg (all ages)
      PEP3A1B     29482    1     No findings
                     47    2     Right
                     35    3     Left
                     51    4     Both
                   1203    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1255          In a wheelchair or stretcher             See note
      PEP3A2               (all ages)
                  29497    1     No findings
                    125    2     Yes
                   1196    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1256          Overall findings for amputee/cast
      PEP3B1               section (shoulder, elbow, wrist,
                           fingers) (all ages)
                  29513    1     No findings
                    104    2     Yes, findings
                   1201    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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        1257-1258          Amputee/cast, left arm (all ages)        See note
      PEP3LARM    14646    01    No findings
                      1    04    Amputee below shoulder/above elbow
                                 joint
                      1    06    Amputee below elbow/above wrist
                      2    07    Amputee at wrist joint
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the arm
                      1    10    Cast shoulder
                      8    12    Cast wrist
                    536    88    Blank but applicable
                  16114    Blank
        1259-1260          Amputee/cast, right arm (all ages)       See note
      PEP3RARM    14645    01    No findings
                      1    03    Amputee at shoulder
                      2    04    Amputee below shoulder/above elbow
                                 joint
                      1    06    Amputee below elbow/above wrist
                      1    07    Amputee at wrist joint
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the arm
                      3    10    Cast shoulder
                      1    11    Cast elbow
                      7    12    Cast wrist
                    536    88    Blank but applicable
                  16112    Blank
             1261          Amputee/cast, left finger 1 (all ages)   See note
      PEP3BFL1    29597    1     No findings
                      9    2     Yes, cast
                      4    3     Yes, amputee
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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             1262          Amputee/cast, left finger 2 (all ages)   See note
      PEP3BFL2    29593    1     No findings
                     10    2     Yes, cast
                      7    3     Yes, amputee
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1263          Amputee/cast, left finger 3 (all ages)   See note
      PEP3BFL3    29596    1     No findings
                      9    2     Yes, cast
                      6    3     Yes, amputee
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1203    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1264          Amputee/cast, left finger 4 (all ages)   See note
      PEP3BFL4    29592    1     No findings
                     14    2     Yes, cast
                      4    3     Yes, amputee
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1265          Amputee/cast, left finger 5 (all ages)   See note
      PEP3BFL5    29590    1     No findings
                     11    2     Yes, cast
                      9    3     Yes, amputee
                      4    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1204    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1266          Amputee/cast, right finger 1 (all ages)  See note
      PEP3BFR1    29602    1     No findings
                      2    2     Yes, cast
                      3    3     Yes, amputee
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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             1267          Amputee/cast, right finger 2 (all ages)  See note
      PEP3BFR2    29595    1     No findings
                      4    2     Yes, cast
                      7    3     Yes, amputee
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1207    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1268          Amputee/cast, right finger 3 (all ages)  See note
      PEP3BFR3    29595    1     No findings
                      7    2     Yes, cast
                      5    3     Yes, amputee
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1269          Amputee/cast, right finger 4 (all ages)  See note
      PEP3BFR4    29600    1     No findings
                      5    2     Yes, cast
                      2    3     Yes, amputee
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1270          Amputee/cast, right finger 5 (all ages)  See note
      PEP3BFR5    29605    1     No findings
                      1    2     Yes, cast
                      1    3     Yes, amputee
                      5    4     Amputated above the finger
                   1206    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1271          Overall findings for amputee/cast leg
      PEP3B2               section (hip, knee, ankle, great toes)
                           (all ages)
                  29524    1     No findings
                     63    2     Yes, findings
                   1231    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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        1272-1273          Amputee/cast, left leg (all ages)        See note
      PEP3LLEG    14627    01    No findings
                      5    04    Amputee below hip/above knee joint
                      8    06    Amputee below knee/above ankle
                                 joint
                      2    09    Cast anywhere on the leg
                      2    10    Cast hip
                      6    11    Cast knee
                      8    12    Cast ankle
                    546    88    Blank but applicable
                  16107    Blank
        1274-1275          Amputee/cast, right leg (all ages)       See note
      PEP3RLEG    14611    01    No findings
                      5    04    Amputee below hip/above knee joint
                      9    06    Amputee below knee/above ankle
                                 joint
                      2    08    Amputee below ankle joint
                      1    09    Cast anywhere on the leg
                      2    10    Cast hip
                      5    11    Cast knee
                      8    12    Cast ankle
                    560    88    Blank but applicable
                  16108    Blank
             1276          Amputee/cast, right great toe            See note
      PEP3B2TR             (all ages)
                  14930    1     No findings
                      9    2     Yes,amputee/cast
                     16    3     Amputated above the toe
                    691    8     Blank but applicable
                  15665    Blank
             1277          Amputee/cast, left great toe (all ages)  See note
      PEP3B2TL    14931    1     No findings
                      3    2     Yes,amputee/cast
                     13    3     Amputated above the toe
                    696    8     Blank but applicable
                  15668    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1278          Overall wrist findings for hand joint
      PEP4A                manifestations section (tender,
                           swelling, pain) (60 years and over)
                   4721    1     No findings
                    360    2     Yes, findings
                    221    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1279          Wrist: tender on palpation
      PEP4A1               (60 years and over)
                   4805    1     No tenderness
                     81    2     Right
                    108    3     Left
                     87    4     Both
                    221    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1280          Wrist: swelling (60 years and over)
      PEP4A2       5012    1     No swelling
                     17    2     Right
                     17    3     Left
                     35    4     Both
                    221    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1281          Wrist: pain on passive motion
      PEP4A3               (60 years and over)
                   4866    1     No pain
                     75    2     Right
                     66    3     Left
                     72    4     Both
                    223    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1282          Overall findings for carpometacarpal
      PEP4CMC              (CMC) joint manifestations section
                           (60 years and over)
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2224    1     No findings
                    264    2     Yes, findings
                    101    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank
             1283          CMC joint: crepitus (60 years and over)
      PEP4CMCC             (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2436    1     No crepitus
                     13    2     Right
                     30    3     Left
                      9    4     Both
                    101    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank
             1284          CMC joint: tender on palpation
      PEP4CMCT             (60 years and over)
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2285    1     No tenderness
                     72    2     Right
                     65    3     Left
                     66    4     Both
                    101    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank
             1285          CMC joint: swelling (60 years and over)
      PEP4CMCS             (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2472    1     No swelling
                      3    2     Right
                      5    3     Left
                      8    4     Both
                    101    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1286          CMC joint: pain on passive motion
      PEP4CMCP             (60 years and over)
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2358    1     No pain
                     37    2     Right
                     43    3     Left
                     50    4     Both
                    101    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank
             1287          Overall findings for metacarpophalangeal
      PEP4B                (MCP) joint in hand joint manifestations
                           section (60 years and over)
                   4163    1     No findings
                    998    2     Yes, findings
                    141    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1288          Right finger 1, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTR1             (60 years and over)
                   4949    1     No tenderness
                    207    2     Tenderness
                    146    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1289          Right finger 2, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTR2             (60 years and over)
                   4996    1     No tenderness
                    157    2     Tenderness
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1290          Right finger 3, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTR3             (60 years and over)
                   4995    1     No tenderness
                    156    2     Tenderness
                    151    8     Blank but applicable
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             1291          Right finger 4, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTR4             (60 years and over)
                   5027    1     No tenderness
                    128    2     Tenderness
                    147    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1292          Right finger 5, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTR5             (60 years and over)
                   5034    1     No tenderness
                    122    2     Tenderness
                    146    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1293          Left finger 1, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTL1             (60 years and over)
                   4975    1     No tenderness
                    174    2     Tenderness
                    153    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1294          Left finger 2, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTL2             (60 years and over)
                   4985    1     No tenderness
                    162    2     Tenderness
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1295          Left finger 3, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTL3             (60 years and over)
                   4989    1     No tenderness
                    158    2     Tenderness
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1296          Left finger 4, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTL4             (60 years and over)
                   5013    1     No tenderness
                    133    2     Tenderness
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1297          Left finger 5, MCP joint: tenderness
      PEP4BTL5             (60 years and over)
                   5032    1     No tenderness
                    113    2     Tenderness
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1298          Right finger 1, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSR1             (60 years and over)
                   5099    1     No swelling
                     58    2     Swelling
                    145    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1299          Right finger 2, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSR2             (60 years and over)
                   5001    1     No swelling
                    153    2     Swelling
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1300          Right finger 3, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSR3             (60 years and over)
                   4990    1     No swelling
                    162    2     Swelling
                    150    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1301          Right finger 4, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSR4             (60 years and over)
                   5108    1     No swelling
                     48    2     Swelling
                    146    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1302          Right finger 5, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSR5             (60 years and over)
                   5125    1     No swelling
                     33    2     Swelling
                    144    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1303          Left finger 1, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSL1             (60 years and over)
                   5093    1     No swelling
                     57    2     Swelling
                    152    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1304          Left finger 2, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSL2             (60 years and over)
                   4993    1     No swelling
                    155    2     Swelling
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1305          Left finger 3, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSL3             (60 years and over)
                   5000    1     No swelling
                    148    2     Swelling
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1306          Left finger 4, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSL4             (60 years and over)
                   5097    1     No swelling
                     50    2     Swelling
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1307          Left finger 5, MCP joint: swelling
      PEP4BSL5             (60 years and over)
                   5115    1     No swelling
                     31    2     Swelling
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1308          Right finger 1, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPR1             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   4993    1     No pain
                    162    2     Pain
                    147    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1309          Right finger 2, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5034    1     No pain
                    119    2     Pain
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1310          Right finger 3, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5036    1     No pain
                    115    2     Pain
                    151    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1311          Right finger 4, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5059    1     No pain
                     96    2     Pain
                    147    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1312          Right finger 5, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5034    1     No pain
                     79    2     Pain
                    189    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1313          Left finger 1, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPL1             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5012    1     No pain
                    137    2     Pain
                    153    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1314          Left finger 2, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5037    1     No pain
                    110    2     Pain
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1315          Left finger 3, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5046    1     No pain
                    101    2     Pain
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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             1316          Left finger 4, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5061    1     No pain
                     85    2     Pain
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1317          Left finger 5, MCP joint: pain on
      PEP4BPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5069    1     No pain
                     76    2     Pain
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1318          Right finger 2, proximal interphalangeal
      PEP4CTR2             (PIP) joint: tenderness
                           (60 years and over)
                   4951    1     No tenderness
                    201    2     Tenderness
                    150    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1319          Right finger 3, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTR3             (60 years and over)
                   4934    1     No tenderness
                    214    2     Tenderness
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1320          Right finger 4, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTR4             (60 years and over)
                   4951    1     No tenderness
                    202    2     Tenderness
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
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             1321          Right finger 5, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTR5             (60 years and over)
                   4992    1     No tenderness
                    162    2     Tenderness
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1322          Left finger 2, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTL2             (60 years and over)
                   4959    1     No tenderness
                    183    2     Tenderness
                    160    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1323          Left finger 3, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTL3             (60 years and over)
                   4971    1     No tenderness
                    174    2     Tenderness
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1324          Left finger 4, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTL4             (60 years and over)
                   4969    1     No tenderness
                    176    2     Tenderness
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1325          Left finger 5, PIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4CTL5             (60 years and over)
                   4994    1     No tenderness
                    148    2     Tenderness
                    160    8     Blank but applicable
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             1326          Right finger 2, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSR2             (60 years and over)
                   5037    1     No swelling
                    116    2     Swelling
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1327          Right finger 3, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSR3             (60 years and over)
                   5027    1     No swelling
                    123    2     Swelling
                    152    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1328          Right finger 4, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSR4             (60 years and over)
                   5063    1     No swelling
                     91    2     Swelling
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1329          Right finger 5, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSR5             (60 years and over)
                   5099    1     No swelling
                     56    2     Swelling
                    147    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1330          Left finger 2, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSL2             (60 years and over)
                   5043    1     No swelling
                    100    2     Swelling
                    159    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1331          Left finger 3, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSL3             (60 years and over)
                   5038    1     No swelling
                    108    2     Swelling
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1332          Left finger 4, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSL4             (60 years and over)
                   5068    1     No swelling
                     78    2     Swelling
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1333          Left finger 5, PIP joint: swelling
      PEP4CSL5             (60 years and over)
                   5092    1     No swelling
                     51    2     Swelling
                    159    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1334          Right finger 2, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5017    1     No pain
                    135    2     Pain
                    150    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1335          Right finger 3, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5007    1     No pain
                    141    2     Pain
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1336          Right finger 4, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5027    1     No pain
                    126    2     Pain
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1337          Right finger 5, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5039    1     No pain
                    115    2     Pain
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1338          Left finger 2, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5036    1     No pain
                    106    2     Pain
                    160    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1339          Left finger 3, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5034    1     No pain
                    111    2     Pain
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1340          Left finger 4, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5047    1     No pain
                     98    2     Pain
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1341          Left finger 5, PIP joint: pain on
      PEP4CPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5048    1     No pain
                     94    2     Pain
                    160    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1342          Right finger 1, interphalangeal (IP)
      PEP4DTR1             joint: tenderness (60 years and over)
                   5010    1     No tenderness
                    143    2     Tenderness
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1343          Right finger 2, distal interphalangeal
      PEP4DTR2             (DIP) joint: tenderness
                           (60 years and over)
                   4968    1     No tenderness
                    179    2     Tenderness
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1344          Right finger 3, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTR3             (60 years and over)
                   4969    1     No tenderness
                    174    2     Tenderness
                    159    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1345          Right finger 4, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTR4             (60 years and over)
                   4992    1     No tenderness
                    157    2     Tenderness
                    153    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1346          Right finger 5, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTR5             (60 years and over)
                   4984    1     No tenderness
                    169    2     Tenderness
                    149    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1347          Left finger 1, IP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTL1             (60 years and over)
                   5045    1     No tenderness
                    101    2     Tenderness
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1348          Left finger 2, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTL2             (60 years and over)
                   4990    1     No tenderness
                    144    2     Tenderness
                    168    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1349          Left finger 3, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTL3             (60 years and over)
                   4998    1     No tenderness
                    140    2     Tenderness
                    164    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1350          Left finger 4, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTL4             (60 years and over)
                   5018    1     No tenderness
                    123    2     Tenderness
                    161    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1351          Left finger 5, DIP joint: tenderness
      PEP4DTL5             (60 years and over)
                   5018    1     No tenderness
                    122    2     Tenderness
                    162    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1352          Right finger 1, IP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSR1             (60 years and over)
                   5113    1     No swelling
                     41    2     Swelling
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1353          Right finger 2, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSR2             (60 years and over)
                   5079    1     No swelling
                     69    2     Swelling
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1354          Right finger 3, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSR3             (60 years and over)
                   5080    1     No swelling
                     65    2     Swelling
                    157    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1355          Right finger 4, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSR4             (60 years and over)
                   5097    1     No swelling
                     53    2     Swelling
                    152    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1356          Right finger 5, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSR5             (60 years and over)
                   5106    1     No swelling
                     48    2     Swelling
                    148    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1357          Left finger 1, IP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSL1             (60 years and over)
                   5109    1     No swelling
                     38    2     Swelling
                    155    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1358          Left finger 2, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSL2             (60 years and over)
                   5082    1     No swelling
                     53    2     Swelling
                    167    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1359          Left finger 3, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSL3             (60 years and over)
                   5084    1     No swelling
                     55    2     Swelling
                    163    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1360          Left finger 4, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSL4             (60 years and over)
                   5093    1     No swelling
                     49    2     Swelling
                    160    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1361          Left finger 5, DIP joint: swelling
      PEP4DSL5             (60 years and over)
                   5102    1     No swelling
                     39    2     Swelling
                    161    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1362          Right finger 1, IP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPR1             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5049    1     No pain
                    103    2     Pain
                    150    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1363          Right finger 2, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPR2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5028    1     No pain
                    120    2     Pain
                    154    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1364          Right finger 3, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPR3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5028    1     No pain
                    116    2     Pain
                    158    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1365          Right finger 4, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPR4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5046    1     No pain
                    103    2     Pain
                    153    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1366          Right finger 5, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPR5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5035    1     No pain
                    117    2     Pain
                    150    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1367          Left finger 1, IP joint: pain on passive
      PEP4DPL1             motion (60 years and over)
                   5067    1     No pain
                     79    2     Pain
                    156    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1368          Left finger 2, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPL2             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5034    1     No pain
                    100    2     Pain
                    168    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1369          Left finger 3, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPL3             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5032    1     No pain
                    106    2     Pain
                    164    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1370          Left finger 4, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPL4             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5048    1     No pain
                     92    2     Pain
                    162    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1371          Left finger 5, DIP joint: pain on
      PEP4DPL5             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   5052    1     No pain
                     88    2     Pain
                    162    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1372          Bony thickening/spurs at CMC joint
      PEP4CMCJ             (60 years and over)
                           (during years 4, 5, and 6 of the survey)
                   2061    1     No thickening/spurs
                     55    2     Right
                     92    3     Left
                    293    4     Both
                     88    8     Blank but applicable
                  28722    Blank
             1373          Overall deformities findings in upper
      PEP4E1               extremities section (60 years and over)
                   2391    1     No findings
                   2706    2     Yes, findings
                    205    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1374          Heberden's nodes (DIP)
      PEP4E1A              (60 years and over)
                   2782    1     No Heberden's nodes
                    349    2     Right hand
                    137    3     Left hand
                   1828    4     Both hands
                    206    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1375          Bouchard's nodes (PIP)
      PEP4E1B              (60 years and over)
                   3835    1     No Bouchard's nodes
                    139    2     Right hand
                     61    3     Left hand
                   1060    4     Both hands
                    207    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1376          Swan neck (60 years and over)
      PEP4E1C      4896    1     No Swan neck
                     55    2     Right hand
                     57    3     Left hand
                     87    4     Both hands
                    207    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1377          Boutonniere joints (60 years and over)
      PEP4E1D      4978    1     No Boutonniere joints
                     47    2     Right hand
                     23    3     Left hand
                     48    4     Both hands
                    206    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1378          Ulnar deviation or subluxation at MCP or
      PEP4E1E              wrist (60 years and over)
                   4786    1     No deviation or subluxation
                     70    2     Right
                     39    3     Left
                    199    4     Both
                    208    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1379          Subcutaneous nodules on shaft of forearm
      PEP4E1F              (60 years and over)
                   5061    1     No nodules
                     12    2     Right
                     10    3     Left
                     10    4     Both
                    209    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1380-1382          Central pulse rate (beats/min)           See note
      PEP5R                (2 months - 4 years)
                   6302    076-170
                    403    888   Blank but applicable
                  24606    Blank

 

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                                 BLOOD PRESSURE
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1383          Cuff size used (5 years and over)
      PEP6A         263    1     Infant
                   3996    2     Child
                  13338    3     Adult
                   5451    4     Large
                    206    5     Thigh
                    859    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1384          Arm selected (5 years and over)
      PEP6B       20432    1     Right
                   2821    2     Left
                    860    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1385          Have you had any alcohol, coffee or
      PEP6C                cigarettes in the past 30 minutes?
                           (5 years and over)
                    231    1     Yes
                  23033    2     No
                    849    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1386-1388          Radial pulse rate (beats/min)            See note
      PEP6DR               (5 years and over)
                  23264    040-188
                    849    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1389          Irregular pulse (5 years and over)
      PEP6E         758    1     Yes
                  22513    2     No
                    842    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1390-1392          Maximum inflation level (MIL, mm Hg)     See note
      PEP6F                (5 years and over)
                  23219    070-290
                    894    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1393-1395          First Korotkoff sound (K1), systolic, for
      PEP6G1               first blood pressure (BP) measurement
                           (mm Hg) (5 years and over)
                  23100    052-258
                   1013    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1396-1398          Fourth Korotkoff sound (K4), diastolic,
      PEP6G2               for first BP measurement (mm Hg)
                           (5-19 years)
                   5354    002-102
                   2186    888   Blank but applicable
                  23771    Blank
        1399-1401          Fifth Korotkoff sound (K5), diastolic,   See note
      PEP6G3               for first BP measurement (mm Hg)
                           (5 years and over)
                  23070    000-136
                   1043    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1402          First BP measurement refused
      PEP6G4               (5 years and over)
                      9    1     Yes, refused
                  23349    2     No, did not refuse
                    755    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1403-1405          K1, systolic, for second BP measurement
      PEP6H1               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)
                  23087    054-256
                   1026    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1406-1408          K4, diastolic, for second BP measurement
      PEP6H2               (mm Hg)  (5-19 years)
                   5734    002-102
                   1806    888   Blank but applicable
                  23771    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1409-1411          K5, diastolic, for second BP measurement See note
      PEP6H3               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)
                  23060    000-138
                   1053    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1412          Second BP measurement refused
      PEP6H4               (5 years and over)
                     23    1     Yes, refused
                  23335    2     No, did not refuse
                    755    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1413-1415          K1, systolic, for third BP measurement
      PEP6I1               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)
                  22981    052-264
                   1132    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1416-1418          K4, diastolic, for third BP measurement
      PEP6I2               (mm Hg) (5-19 years)
                   5675    002-104
                   1865    888   Blank but applicable
                  23771    Blank
        1419-1421          K5, diastolic, for third BP measurement  See note
      PEP6I3               (mm Hg) (5 years and over)
                  22949    000-140
                   1164    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1422          Third BP measurement refused
      PEP6I4               (5 years and over)
                     44    1     Yes, refused
                  23314    2     No, did not refuse
                    755    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1423-1425          Overall average K1, systolic, blood      See note
      PEPMNK1R             pressure from household and examination
                           center measurements (5 years and over)
                  23756    053-244
                    357    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1426-1427          Number of measurements used to compute
      PEPNOK1R             the overall average K1, systolic, blood
                           pressure from household and examination
                           center measurements (5 years and over)
                     35    01
                    127    02
                   7084    03
                    118    04
                    230    05
                  16162    06
                    357    88    Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1428-1430          Overall average K5, diastolic, blood     See note
      PEPMNK5R             pressure from household and examination
                           center measurements (5 years and over)
                  23044    006-142
                   1069    888   Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
        1431-1432          Number of measurements used to compute
      PEPNOK5R             the overall average K5, diastolic, blood
                           pressure from household and examination
                           center measurements (5 years and over)
                    378    01
                    524    02
                   5775    03
                    164    04
                    308    05
                  15895    06
                   1069    88    Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank

 

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                                     CHEST
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1433          Overall findings for chest section
      PEP7                 (decreased breath sounds, adventitious
                           sounds) (all ages)
                  28701    1     No findings
                    858    2     Yes, findings
                   1259    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1434          Decreased breath sounds in posterior
      PEP7A1R              portion of right lung (all ages)
                  29113    1     No decreased breath sounds
                    445    2     Decreased breath sounds
                   1260    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1435          Decreased breath sounds in posterior
      PEP7A1L              portion of left lung (all ages)
                  29134    1     No decreased breath sounds
                    423    2     Decreased breath sounds
                   1261    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1436          Adventitious sounds (rales, wheezes,
      PEP7A2R              rhonchi) in posterior portion of right
                           lung (all ages)
                  29138    1     No adventitious sounds
                    421    2     Adventitious sounds
                   1259    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1437          Adventitious sounds (rales, wheezes,
      PEP7A2L              rhonchi) in posterior portion of left
                           lung (all ages)
                  29161    1     No adventitious sounds
                    397    2     Adventitious sounds
                   1260    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1438          Overall findings for heart section
      PEP8                 (systolic and diastolic murmurs)
                           (all ages)
                  28589    1     No findings
                    936    2     Yes, findings
                   1293    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1439-1440          Systolic murmur (all ages)
      PEP8A       28615    00    None
                    267    01    Grade 01
                    347    02    Grade 02
                    173    03    Grade 03
                     56    04    Grade 04
                     30    05    Grade 05
                     36    06    Grade 06
                   1294    88    Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1441-1442          Diastolic murmur (all ages)
      PEP8B       29444    00    None
                     59    01    Grade 01
                     11    02    Grade 02
                      6    03    Grade 03
                      2    04    Grade 04
                      2    05    Grade 05
                      1    06    Grade 06
                   1293    88    Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1443          Overall findings for dermatitis section
      PEP9                 (hand dermatitis on palms, dorsa, or
                           palmar or dorsal fingers or lichenified
                           dermatitis on wrists, elbows, or knees)
                           5-59 years)
                  17603    1     No findings
                    364    2     Yes, findings
                    844    8     Blank but applicable
                  12500    Blank
             1444          Palms: redness/inflammation, vesicles
      PEP9A                (5-59 years)
                  17791    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles
                    127    2     Redness/inflammation
                     18    3     Vesicles
                     30    4     Both inflammation and vesicles
                    845    8     Blank but applicable
                  12500    Blank
             1445          Palmar fingers: redness/inflammation,
      PEP9B                vesicles (5-59 years)
                  17771    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles
                    149    2     Redness/inflammation
                     14    3     Vesicles
                     33    4     Both inflammation and vesicles
                    844    8     Blank but applicable
                  12500    Blank
             1446          Dorsal: redness/inflammation, vesicles
      PEP9C                (5-59 years)
                  17867    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles
                     88    2     Redness/inflammation
                      3    3     Vesicles
                      9    4     Both inflammation and vesicles
                    844    8     Blank but applicable
                  12500    Blank

 

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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1447          Dorsal fingers: redness/inflammation,
      PEP9D                vesicles (5-59 years)
                  17839    1     No redness/inflammation or vesicles
                    100    2     Redness/inflammation
                     11    3     Vesicles
                     17    4     Both inflammation and vesicles
                    844    8     Blank but applicable
                  12500    Blank
             1448          Lichenified dermatitis on wrists,
      PEP9E                elbows, or knees (5-59 years)
                  17832    1     No lichenified dermatitis
                    117    2     Yes, findings
                    862    8     Blank but applicable
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             1449          Overall findings for great toe joint
      PEP10                section (metatarsophalangeal (MTP), IP):
                           tender, swelling, pain
                           (60 years and over)
                   4613    1     No findings
                    381    2     Yes, findings
                    308    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1450          Right great toe, MTP joint: tender on
      PEP10MTR             palpation (60 years and over)
                   4803    1     No tenderness
                    177    2     Tenderness
                    322    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1451          Left great toe, MTP joint: tender on
      PEP10MTL             palpation (60 years and over)
                   4791    1     No tenderness
                    194    2     Tenderness
                    317    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1452          Right great toe, MTP joint: swelling
      PEP10MSR             (60 years and over)
                   4965    1     No swelling
                     14    2     Swelling
                    323    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1453          Left great toe, MTP joint: swelling
      PEP10MSL             (60 years and over)
                   4968    1     No swelling
                     14    2     Swelling
                    320    8     Blank but applicable
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             1454          Right great toe, MTP joint: pain on
      PEP10MPR             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   4833    1     No pain
                    148    2     Pain
                    321    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1455          Left great toe, MTP joint: pain on
      PEP10MPL             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   4842    1     No pain
                    139    2     Pain
                    321    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1456          Right great toe, IP joint: tender on
      PEP10ITR             palpation (60 years and over)
                   4849    1     No tenderness
                    132    2     Tenderness
                    321    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1457          Left great toe, IP joint: tender on
      PEP10ITL             palpation (60 years and over)
                   4831    1     No tenderness
                    152    2     Tenderness
                    319    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1458          Right great toe, IP joint: swelling
      PEP10ISR             (60 years and over)
                   4965    1     No swelling
                     13    2     Swelling
                    324    8     Blank but applicable
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             1459          Left great toe, IP joint: swelling
      PEP10ISL             (60 years and over)
                   4967    1     No swelling
                     14    2     Swelling
                    321    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1460          Right great toe, IP joint: pain on
      PEP10IPR             passive motion  (60 years and over)
                   4873    1     No pain
                    107    2     Pain
                    322    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1461          Left great toe, IP joint: pain on
      PEP10IPL             passive motion (60 years and over)
                   4870    1     No pain
                    111    2     Pain
                    321    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1462          Overall findings for knee joint
      PEP10B               manifestations section (knee: crepitus,
                           tenderness, swelling, pain)
                           (60 years and over)
                   1246    1     No findings
                   3721    2     Yes, findings
                    335    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1463          Knee: crepitus (60 years and over)
      PEP10B1      2749    1     No crepitus
                    359    2     Right
                    282    3     Left
                   1571    4     Both
                    341    8     Blank but applicable
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             1464          Knee: tender on palpation
      PEP10B2              (60 years and over)
                   4471    1     No tenderness
                    183    2     Right
                    135    3     Left
                    176    4     Both
                    337    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1465          Knee: swelling (60 years and over)
      PEP10B3      4705    1     No swelling
                     80    2     Right
                     77    3     Left
                    103    4     Both
                    337    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1466          Knee: pain on passive motion
      PEP10B4              (60 years and over)
                   4248    1     No pain
                    223    2     Right
                    201    3     Left
                    293    4     Both
                    337    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1467          Right knee: maximum limitation on
      PEP10B5              passive motion (60 years and over)
                   2905    0     145 degrees
                   1641    1     130-144 degrees
                    207    2     115-129 degrees
                    161    3     75-114 degrees
                     32    4     < 75 degrees
                    356    8     Blank but applicable
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             1468          Left knee: maximum limitation on passive
      PEP10B6              motion (60 years and over)
                   2895    0     145 degrees
                   1653    1     130-144 degrees
                    192    2     115-129 degrees
                    169    3     75-114 degrees
                     34    4     < 75 degrees
                    359    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1469          Overall findings for foot deformities
      PEP10C               section (hammer toes, bunions)
                           (60 years and over)
                   2156    1     No findings
                   2859    2     Yes, findings
                    287    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1470          Hammer toes (60 years and over)
      PEP10C1      3559    1     No hammer toes
                    282    2     Right
                    216    3     Left
                    956    4     Both
                    289    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
             1471          Bunions (60 years and over)
      PEP10C2      2506    1     No bunions
                    262    2     Right
                    310    3     Left
                   1935    4     Both
                    289    8     Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1472-1474          Right breast size (largest diameter, mm)
      PEP11A1              (2 months - 4 years)
                   6471    002-055
                    234    888   Blank but applicable
                  24606    Blank
        1475-1477          Left breast size (largest diameter, mm)
      PEP11A2              (2 months - 4 years)
                   6468    001-048
                    237    888   Blank but applicable
                  24606    Blank
             1478          Pubic hair stage (8-18 years)            See note
      PEP11B1      1458    1     Stage 1
                    473    2     Stage 2
                    470    3     Stage 3
                    822    4     Stage 4
                   1206    5     Stage 5
                    626    8     Blank but applicable
                  26256    Blank
             1479          Genitalia stage (8-18 years)             See note
      PEP11B2       492    1     Stage 1
                    522    2     Stage 2
                    271    3     Stage 3
                    308    4     Stage 4
                    611    5     Stage 5
                    267    8     Blank but applicable
                  28840    Blank
             1480          Breast stage, least developed breast     See note
      PEP11B3              (8-18 years)
                    451    1     Stage 1
                    326    2     Stage 2
                    334    3     Stage 3
                    334    4     Stage 4
                    809    5     Stage 5
                    330    8     Blank but applicable
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    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1481          Health status (all ages)
      PEP13A      16230    1     Excellent
                   5543    2     Very good
                   6078    3     Good
                   1665    4     Fair
                    305    5     Poor
                    997    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1482          Evidence of disabling cognitive
      PEP13B               impairment preventing subject from
                           complying with examination (all ages)
                  29693    1     No impairment
                    140    2     Impairment
                    985    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1483          Possible active infection (all ages)
      PEP13C      28315    1     No infection
                   1515    2     Possible infection
                    988    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1484          Able to communicate appropriately for
      PEP13D               age (3 years and over)
                  25207    1     Yes
                    224    2     No
                    899    8     Blank but applicable
                   4981    Blank
             1485          Estimated level of difficulty: walking
      PEP13E1A             1/4 mile (5 years and over)
                  20416    1     No difficulty (PEP13E2A)
                   1302    2     Some difficulty
                    921    3     Moderate difficulty
                    668    4     Could not be done
                    806    8     Blank but applicable
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             1486          Prognosis over 1 year: walking 1/4 mile
      PEP13E1B             (5 years and over)
                     89    1     Full recovery
                    165    2     Partial recovery
                   2331    3     No change
                    304    4     More deterioration
                    808    8     Blank but applicable
                  27614    Blank
             1487          Estimated level of difficulty: running
      PEP13E2A             100 yards (5 years and over)
                  14967    1     No difficulty (PEP13E3A)
                   3239    2     Some difficulty
                   2085    3     Moderate difficulty
                   3017    4     Could not be done
                    805    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1488          Prognosis over 1 year: running 100 yards
      PEP13E2B             (5 years and over)
                    411    1     Full recovery
                    599    2     Partial recovery
                   6958    3     No change
                    370    4     More deterioration
                    808    8     Blank but applicable
                  22165    Blank
             1489          Estimated level of difficulty: stooping,
      PEP13E3A             crouching, or kneeling
                           (5 years and over)
                  18207    1     No difficulty (PEP13E4A)
                   2938    2     Some difficulty
                   1553    3     Moderate difficulty
                    609    4     Could not be done
                    806    8     Blank but applicable
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             1490          Prognosis over 1 year: stooping,
      PEP13E3B             crouching, or kneeling
                           (5 years and over)
                    398    1     Full recovery
                    514    2     Partial recovery
                   3923    3     No change
                    262    4     More deterioration
                    809    8     Blank but applicable
                  25405    Blank
             1491          Estimated level of difficulty: small
      PEP13E4A             motor movements in hand like opening a
                           jar, opening a door, or picking up a
                           pencil (5 years and over)
                  21069    1     No difficulty (PEP13E5A)
                   1722    2     Some difficulty
                    467    3     Moderate difficulty
                     48    4     Could not be done
                    807    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1492          Prognosis over 1 year: small motor
      PEP13E4B             movements in hand like opening a jar,
                           opening a door, or picking up a pencil
                           (5 years and over)
                     24    1     Full recovery
                     41    2     Partial recovery
                   2070    3     No change
                    101    4     More deterioration
                    808    8     Blank but applicable
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             1493          Estimated level of difficulty: doing
      PEP13E5A             heavy housework, gardening, exercise,
                           or play (5 years and over)
                  17530    1     No difficulty (End)
                   3042    2     Some difficulty
                   1678    3     Moderate difficulty
                   1054    4     Could not be done
                    809    8     Blank but applicable
                   7198    Blank
             1494          Prognosis over 1 year: doing heavy
      PEP13E5B             housework, gardening, exercise, or play
                           (5 years and over)
                    460    1     Full recovery
                    579    2     Partial recovery
                   4454    3     No change
                    279    4     More deterioration
                    811    8     Blank but applicable
                  24728    Blank
             1495          Estimated level of difficulty: play
      PEP13F1A             (2 months - 4 years)
                   6467    1     No difficulty
                     38    2     Some difficulty
                     14    3     Moderate difficulty
                      2    4     Could not be done
                    184    8     Blank but applicable
                  24606    Blank
             1496          Prognosis over 1 year: play
      PEP13F1B             (2 months - 4 years)
                      7    1     Full recovery
                     19    2     Partial recovery
                     10    3     No change
                     17    4     More deterioration
                    185    8     Blank but applicable
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1497          Referral level assigned to sample person See note
      PEPLEVEL      162    1     Level 1
                   1519    2     Level 2
                  28184    3     Level 3
                    953    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1498-1502          Examiner number
      PEPTECH      1970    03001
                   4129    03002
                    260    03003
                   3207    03004
                   1204    03005
                    371    03006
                   9529    03007
                   2293    03008
                   1907    03009
                    199    03010
                   2036    03011
                   2044    03012
                   1669    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

      
     NOTES
      
     PEP11B1:  Pubic hair stage
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner
          staging of pubic hair for males and females (Tanner, 1962) are
          tabulated below.
                      Male                            Female
     Age at     Number   Number  Percent   Number    Number  Percent
     interview  examined refused refused   examined  refused refused
      8           267     17        6         250      15        6
      9           288      9        3         277      21        8
     10           291     24        8         261      24        9
     11           279     13        5         289      26        9
     12           208     15        7         223      13        6
     13           196     15        8         232      20        9
     14           189     11        6         226      33       15
     15           185      7        4         193      19       10
     16           198     10        5         229      25       11
     17           195     20       10         215      20        9
     18           175     12        7         189      17        9
     PEP11B2:  Genitalia stage
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner
          staging of male genitalia (Tanner, 1962) are tabulated below.
                 Age at         Number    Number   Percent
                 interview      examined  refused  refused
                   8              267       17        6
                   9              288        8        3
                  10              291       23        8
                  11              279       13        5
                  12              208       15        7
                  13              196       15        8
                  14              189       11        6
                  15              185        7        4
                  16              198       10        5
                  17              195       20       10
                  18              175       12        7
     PEP11B3:  Breast stage, least developed breast
          A proportion of the "Blank but applicable" data for this variable
          was due to refusal to participate.  Refusal rates for Tanner
          staging of female breast development (Tanner, 1962) are tabulated
          below.
                 Age at      Number    Number   Percent
                 interview   examined  refused  refused
                   8            250       14        6
                   9            277       21        8
                  10            261       20        8
                  11            289       21        7
                  12            223       13        6
                  13            232       17        7
                  14            226       29       13
                  15            193       17        9
                  16            229       22       10
                  17            215       17        8
                  18            189       16        8
     PEP3A2:  In a wheelchair or stretcher
          Sitting in a wheelchair did not mean necessarily that the
          individual was confined to a wheelchair.  Examinees deemed frail
          or physically unable to maneuver in the MEC used a wheelchair
          while being examined.  Information about wheelchair use also can
          be found in the MEC Physical Function Evaluation.
     PEP3B2TL, PEP3B2TR, PEP3LLEG, PEP3RLEG:  Amputee/cast, great toes and
                                              legs findings
          These variables were recoded to ensure consistency between the
          first three and last three years of the survey.  Therefore,
          variable labels differ from those on the Physician's Examination
          form (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  The three cases of a "Cast" finding
          with no specific site noted (coded as 09) in PEP3LLEG and
          PEP3RLEG represent the early procedure in which the physician
          entered a finding for a cast anywhere on the leg (hip, knee, or
          ankle).  In later years, the physician specified where on the leg
          the cast was located.  During data editing, the specific cast
          locations coded separately were incorporated into PEP3LLEG and
          PEP3RLEG as codes "10  Cast hip," "11  Cast knee," and "12  Cast
          ankle."  In addition, if a joint was coded as amputated in
          PEP3LLEG or PEP3RLEG, the great toe distal to the amputated joint
          was coded as "3  Amputated above the toe."   For example, if the
          left leg was amputated below the knee and above the ankle joint
          (code 06), the great toe variables PEP3B2TL and PEP3B2TR were
          coded as "3  Amputated above the toe."
     PEP3B2TR:  Amputee/cast, right great toe
          See note for PEP3B2TL.
    PEP3BFL1-PEP3BFL5, PEP3BFR1-PEP3BFR5, PEP3LARM, PEP3RARM:  Amputee/cast,
                    fingers and arms findings
          These variables were recoded to ensure consistency between the
          first three and last three years of the survey.  Therefore,
          variable labels differ from those on the Physician's Examination
          form (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  The four cases of a "Cast" finding with
          no specific site noted (coded as 09) in PEP3LARM and PEP3RARM
          represent the early procedure in which the physician entered a
          finding for a cast anywhere on the arm (shoulder, elbow, or
          wrist).  In later years, the physician specified where on the arm
          the cast was located.  During data editing, the specific cast
          locations coded separately were incorporated into variables
          PEP3LARM and PEP3RARM as codes "10  Cast shoulder," "11  Cast
          elbow," and "12  Cast wrist."  If a joint was coded as amputated
          in PEP3LARM or PEP3RARM, the fingers distal to the amputated
          joint were coded as "4  Amputated above the finger."  For
          example, if the left wrist joint was coded as amputated (code
          07), the finger variables (PEP3BFL1-PEP3BFL5) were coded as "4
          Amputated above the finger."
     PEP3LARM: Left arm amputee/cast findings
          See note for PEP3BFL1.
     PEP3LLEG: Left leg amputee/cast findings
          See note for PEP3B2TL.
     PEP3RARM:  Right arm amputee/cast findings
          See note for PEP3BFL1.
     PEP3RLEG:  Right leg amputee/cast findings
          See note for PEP3B2TL.
     PEP5R:  Central pulse rate
          This variable is a 60-second pulse rate derived by multiplying
          the central pulse count at 30 seconds by two.
     PEP6DR:  Radial pulse rate
          This variable is a 60-second pulse rate derived by multiplying
          the radial pulse count at 15 seconds by four.
     PEP6F:  Maximum inflation level (MIL)
          The MIL was obtained to determine the highest level to which the
          blood pressure cuff should be inflated.  It represents a level 30
          mm Hg higher than the point at which the radial pulse disappeared.

     
     PEP6G3, PEP6H3, PEP6I3:  K5 blood pressure measurements
          Zero is considered a valid observation for diastolic (K5)
          measurements when pulse sounds continue to be heard down to 0 mm
          Hg.
     PEP6H3:  Second K5 blood pressure measurement
          See note for PEP6G3.
     PEP6I3:  Third K5 blood pressure measurement
          See note for PEP6G3.
     PEPLEVEL:  Medical referral level
          Based on the results of the physician's examination, the examinee
          was placed in one of the following three medical referral
          categories (U.S. DHHS, 1996b):
          Level I -- Major medical emergencies that warranted immediate
          attention by a health care provider
          Level II -- Major medical findings that warranted attention by a
          health care provider within two weeks
          Level III -- All other findings reported to the examinee
     PEPMNK1R:  Average K1, systolic blood pressure
          This variable is the arithmetic mean of six or fewer K1
          measurements obtained at the household interview (maximum of
          three) and the MEC examination (maximum of three).  If the
          examinee did not have blood pressure measurements taken in the
          examination center, this variable was calculated from measurements
          taken at the household interview.  All blood pressure
          determinations were recorded to the nearest even number.  However,
          since the variable is an arithmetic mean, it may include odd
          numbers.
     PEPMNK5R: Average K5, diastolic blood pressure
          This variable is the arithmetic mean of six or fewer K5
          measurements obtained at the household interview (maximum of
          three) and the MEC examination (maximum of three).  Even if the
          examinee did not have blood pressure measurements taken in the
          examination center, this variable was calculated from
          measurements taken at the household interview.  All blood pressure
          determinations were recorded to the nearest even number. However,
          since the variable is an arithmetic mean, it may include odd
          numbers.  The arithmetic mean was calculated using only (K5)
          measurements greater than zero.  Any K5 measurements of zero were
          set to missing when calculating the K5 arithmetic mean.
     BODY MEASUREMENTS
     Body measurements were recorded for all examinees by a trained
     examiner in the mobile examination center (MEC).  The protocol for this
     component did not detail any medical, safety or other exclusions.
     The body measurements examination included measures of weight, standing
     height, lengths, skinfolds, circumferences, and breadths.  In
     cases when examinees had to leave the MEC early and were unable
     to participate in the complete body measures component, at a
     minimum, weight and standing height or recumbent length were
     measured.
     Persons aged under one year or 20 years and over who were examined only
     in their homes were given a subset of the body measures.  These measures
     were taken by trained technicians who used equipment and procedures
     comparable to those used in the mobile examination centers.  Therefore,
     the home examination body measures were incorporated into the body
     measures data set.
     To determine which subjects were home examinees, the DMPSTAT
     variable (3=home-examined) should be used.  When analyzing data
     for combined home-examined and MEC-examined subjects, the
     combined MEC- plus home-examined sample weights should be used
     (WTPFHX6).  When using only MEC items or measures, the MEC
     examination sample weight should be used (WTPFEX6).  For more
     information on the use of sample weights in the NHANES III data
     analysis, refer to the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S.
     DHHS, 1996b).
     The following are the names shown on the Home Examination form in the
     Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition
     Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (original home exam variable name; new
     name) for home examination body measures (NCHS, 1994, p. 313; U.S. DHHS,
     1996b).  In the home exam, the only body measures taken were weight (A1;
     BMPWT), standing height (A2; BMPHT), arm circumference (A6; BMPARMCI),
     and triceps skinfold (A5; BMPTRI). For infants aged less than one year,
     recumbent length (A3; BMPRECUM) was measured instead of stature, and
     head circumference (A4; BMPHEAD) was added.  For examinees who received
     only a home examination, the measures listed above are the only body
     measures available for analysis.  Values for all other body measures for
     these examinees appear as blank.
     Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) data are considered a part
     of body measurements and have been included with the body
     measurement data.  However, the BIA resistance and reactance
     measures were recorded by the physicians in the physician's
     examination component, hence the "PEP" variable prefix.
     For general guidelines on standard procedures that were followed
     for the anthropometric measures, refer to The Anthropometric
     Standardization Reference Manual (Lohman, 1988).  For specific
     guidelines, the Anthropometric Procedures Video that demonstrates
     the NHANES III anthropometric procedures in detail is available
     from the U.S. Government Printing Office (U.S. DHHS, 1996a).
     The MEC health technicians, ultrasonographers, dentists, and home
     examination health technicians were trained by two trainers to do
     the anthropometric measurements.  The two trainers were
     cross-standardized initially and then annually during the survey.
     Group retraining occurred twice during the survey.  Periodic
     visits to the field by each of the trainers assured ongoing
     quality control in the accuracy and reliability of the
     procedures.
     This data set includes body measurements for women who were
     pregnant at the time of the exam.  Analysts should determine
     whether it is appropriate to exclude data for these women for a
     given analysis.  Pregnancy status information is found in the
     variable MAPF12R in the MEC Adult Questionnaire and in the
     variable MYPC17 in the MEC Youth Questionnaire.
     During the editing process, outliers were scrutinized using
     univariate and multivariate methods to help identify implausible
     values.  When there was insufficient information to conclude that
     values were invalid, they were left in the data set.  Analysts
     should examine the data spread and consider whether it is
     appropriate to include or exclude extreme values in a given
     analysis.
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal
     data consistency.  Notes have been provided for variables
     requiring additional explanation.
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1503-1507          Examiner number
      BMPTECH1    30426    01001-09018
                    392    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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                                     WEIGHT
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1508-1513          Weight (kg)
      BMPWT                (2 months and over)
                  31132    0002.8-0241.8
                    179    888888  Blank but applicable
             1514          Weight source flag                       See note
      BMPWTFLG    30324    0     No substitution
                    667    3     Modeled from reported value
                    320    4     Reported value
        1515-1519          Weight (lbs)                             See note
      BMPWTLBS             (2 months and over)
                  31132    006.2-00532
                    179    88888 Blank but applicable
        1520-1523          Self-reported weight (lbs)               See note
      BMPSRWL              (12-16 years)
                   1673    0078-0350
                    406    8888  Blank but applicable
                  29232    Blank
        1524-1527          Body mass index                          See note
      BMPBMI      27830    07.3-79.6
                    227    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3254    Blank

 

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                                HEIGHTS, LENGTHS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1528-1532          Standing height (cm)
      BMPHT                (2 years and over)
                  27935    073.6-206.5
                    122    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3254    Blank
             1533          Standing height source flag              See note
      BMPHTFLG    27514    0     No substitution
                    226    1     Modeled from spirometry height
                     66    2     Spirometry height
                    241    3     Modeled from reported value
                     10    5     Recumbent length
                   3254    Blank
        1534-1538          Standing height (in)                     See note
      BMPHTIN              (2 years and over)
                  27935    00029-081.3
                    122    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3254    Blank
        1539-1543          Recumbent length (cm)
      BMPRECUM             (2 months-3 years)
                   5525    039.1-119.5
                    118    88888 Blank but applicable
                  25668    Blank
             1544          Recumbent length flag                    See note
      BMPRECFL     5466    0     No substitution
                     42    3     Modeled from reported value
                    135    6     Stature
                  25668    Blank
        1545-1549          Sitting height (cm)
      BMPSITHT             (2 years and over)
                  27009    036.9-110.2
                    590    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank

 

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                                HEIGHTS, LENGTHS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1550-1552          Self-reported height (in)                See note
      BMPSRHIS             (12-16 years)
                   1957    036-091
                    122    888   Blank but applicable
                  29232    Blank
        1553-1556          Upper leg length (cm)
      BMPLEG               (2 years and over)
                  26313    12.9-58.1
                   1286    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1557-1560          Knee height (cm)
      BMPKNEE              (60 years and over)
                   4938    0032-63.3
                    364    8888  Blank but applicable
                  26009    Blank
        1561-1564          Upper arm length (cm)
      BMPARML              (2 months and over)
                  29606    06.2-64.8
                   1212    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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                                    BREADTHS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1565-1568          Biacromial breadth (cm)
      BMPBIAC              (3 years and over)
                  25357    15.3-58.3
                    973    8888  Blank but applicable
                   4981    Blank
        1569-1573          Biiliac breadth (cm)
      BMPBIIL              (2 years and over)
                  26352    009.8-048.7
                   1247    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1574-1577          Elbow breadth (cm)
      BMPELB               (2 years and over)
                  26541    0003-10.4
                   1058    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1578-1581          Wrist breadth (cm)
      BMPWRIST             (2 years and over)
                  26536    02.7-08.3
                   1063    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank

 

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                                 CIRCUMFERENCES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1582-1585          Head circumference (cm)
      BMPHEAD              (2 months-7 years)
                   8609    34.4-58.1
                    259    8888  Blank but applicable
                  22443    Blank
        1586-1589          Arm circumference (cm)
      BMPARMC              (2 months and over)
                  30020    0009-61.2
                   1291    8888  Blank but applicable
        1590-1594          Waist circumference (cm)
      BMPWAIST             (2 years and over)
                  26288    034.5-174.1
                   1311    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1595-1599          Buttocks circumference (cm)
      BMPBUTTO             (2 years and over)
                  26290    027.8-179.2
                   1309    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1600-1603          Waist-to-hip ratio                       See note
      BMPWHR      26236    0.51-2.09
                   1363    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1604-1608          Thigh circumference (cm)
      BMPTHICI             (2 years and over)
                  26188    00016-093.8
                   1411    88888 Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank

 

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                                   SKINFOLDS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1609-1612          Triceps skinfold (mm)                    See note
      BMPTRI               (2 months and over)
                  29571    01.9-48.5
                    311    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper
                   1429    8888  Blank but applicable
        1613-1616          Subscapular skinfold (mm)                See note
      BMPSUB               (2 months and over)
                  28502    02.8-0049
                    397    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper
                   1919    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1617-1620          Suprailiac skinfold (mm)                 See note
      BMPSUP               (2 years and over)
                  25487    02.3-49.4
                    636    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper
                   1476    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank
        1621-1624          Thigh skinfold (mm)                      See note
      BMPTHI               (2 years and over)
                  23814    02.2-49.5
                   1574    5555  Skinfold too large for caliper
                   2211    8888  Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank

 

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                     BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1625          Examinee pregnant--cannot obtain BIA     See note
      PEPPREG       197    1     Yes
                  17840    2     No
                   1662    8     Blank but applicable
                     85    9     Don't know
                  11527    Blank
             1626          Examinee had pacemaker--cannot           See note
      PEPPACE              obtain BIA
                     41    1     Yes
                  17996    2     No
                   1738    8     Blank but applicable
                      9    9     Don't know
                  11527    Blank
        1627-1630          BIA resistance (ohms)                    See note
      PEP12A1              (12 years and over)
                  17726    0269-0950
                   1820    8888  Blank but applicable
                  11765    Blank
        1631-1634          BIA reactance (ohms)                     See note
      PEP12B1              (12 years and over)
                  17712    0013-0135
                   1834    8888  Blank but applicable
                  11765    Blank
     NOTES
     BMPBMI:  Body mass index
          BMPBMI was computed from weight and standing height using the
          following formula:  BMPBMI=BMPWT/((BMPHT/100)**2).
     BMPHTFLG, BMPRECFL, BMPWTFLG:  Standing height, recumbent length, and
               weight source flags
          Weight, standing height, and recumbent length are fundamental
          body measures essential to most analyses of other health
          examination data.  Therefore, during data editing, a special
          procedure was established and followed only for those three
          variables when the primary measures were missing.  This
          procedure allowed available alternate source data to be
          substituted for missing primary source data.  In selected
          cases, when data were absent from the primary health
          examination, the source of the substitution is indicated by a
          derived indicator (flag) variable (i.e., BMPWTFLG, BMPHTFLG,
          BMPRECFL).  These substitutions were derived from tests on
          the actual data and evaluated and selected using cross-
          validations on the actual data; they yielded satisfactory
          results with R-squared values and correlations.  The flag
          values range from 00 to 06, and corresponding interpretations
          of these flag codes have been summarized as follows:
          00   No substitution
          01   Modeled from spirometry height (i.e., standing height
               measured in the spirometry exam)
          02   Direct substitution for standing height from spirometry
               standing height
          03   Modeled from interview reported value
          04   Direct substitution for weight from reported weight
          05   Direct substitution for standing height from measured
               recumbent length
          06   Direct substitution for recumbent length from measured
               standing height
          The approach to obtain substitutions for "Blank but
          applicable" (8-filled) primary recumbent length, standing
          height, and weight, ranked in order of data availability,
          included:

          Recumbent length (age 2-47 months)
          Direct substitution from stature, if present, into recumbent
          length (age 2-3 years)(code 06).
          If no substitution was possible from stature, a sex-specific
          model with reported length, race/ethnicity, age (mo),
          education of adult reference person, and reported weight was
          used (code 03).
          Height (age 2-16 years)
          Direct substitution from recumbent length (age 2-3 years)
          (code 05).
          Direct substitution from spirometry height (age 8-16 years)
          (code 02)
          If spirometry height was not available, a sex- and
          year-of-age-specific model with reported height, race/ethnicity,
          age (mo), education of adult reference person, and reported
          weight was used (code 03).
          Height (age 17 years and over)
          A sex-specific model with spirometry height, reported
          height, race/ethnicity, age (mo), and reported weight was
          used (code 01).
          If spirometry height was not available, a sex-specific model
          with reported height, race/ethnicity, and age (mo) was used
          (code 03).
          Weight (age 2-23 months)
          A sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,
          race/ethnicity, age (mo), education of adult reference
          person, and measured recumbent length was used (code 03).
          Weight (age 2-11 years)
          Sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,
          race/ethnicity, age (mo), education of adult reference
          person, and measured standing height was used (Code 03).
          Weight (age 12-16 years)
          Sex- and year-of-age-specific model with reported weight,
          race/ethnicity, and measured stature was used (code 03).


          Weight (age 17 years and over)
          A sex-specific model with reported weight, reported weight
          from bone density screener questionnaire, measured height,
          race/ethnicity, and age (yr) was used (code 03).
          If the above variables were not present, direct substitution
          from reported weight was used (code 04).
     BMPHTIN:  Standing height (in)
          BMPHTIN is standing height converted to inches from
          centimeters and was calculated as BMPHTIN=BMPHT/2.54.
     BMPRECFL:  Recumbent length source flag
          See note for BMPHTFLG.
     BMPSRHIS and BMPSRWL:  Self-reported height (in) and weight (lbs)
          BMPSRHIS is a derived variable that converts reported height in
          feet and inches to total inches.  It is equal to the reported
          height in feet multiplied by 12 plus the reported height in inches.
          All NHANES III participants were asked to report their current
          height in feet and inches and their weight in pounds.  Reported
          height (BMPSRHIS) and weight (BMPSRWL) information was obtained
          from adolescents (aged 12 through 16 years) during the body
          measures component just prior to the actual measurement of
          weight (BMPWT) and height (BMPHT).  For examinees of all other
          ages, data for similar reported values can be found in the
          Household Adult Questionnaire among persons aged over 17
          years for height (HAM5S) and weight (HAM6S) and in the
          Household Youth Questionnaire among persons aged less than
          12 years for height (HYB18S) and weight (HYB19S).  Note that
          in the data editing process some unusual values for reported
          height were observed. For persons aged 12 through 16 years,
          values less than 3 feet were deleted and recoded as "Blank
          but applicable" (8888).
     BMPSRWL:  Self-reported weight (lbs)
          See note for BMPSRHIS.
     BMPSUB, BMPSUP, BMPTHI, BMPTRI:  Skinfolds
          For NHANES III, the body measurements protocol specified
          that skinfolds would be measured at four different anatomic
          body sites.  Independent measures were taken at each body
          site by two technicians, resulting in a minimum of two
          skinfold observations for each site.

          If the difference between the two measurements at a given
          site was within a pre-specified tolerance limit, no further
          measurements were taken at that site.  The tolerance limits
          increased by 2 mm for every 10 mm measured.  For the first two
          measures, the first measure represents the base.  Thus, from 0-10
          mm, observations were acceptable if they differed from the base
          measurement by 2 mm or less; from 10-20 mm, observations were
          acceptable if they differed from the base measurement by 4 mm or
          less; from 20-30 mm, observations were acceptable if they differed
          from the base measurement by 6 mm or less, and so on.  If
          the difference between the two measurements at a given site
          did exceed the tolerance limit, each technician repeated and
          recorded a second measurement, resulting in a total of four
          measurements at that skinfold site.
          The summary skinfold values were computed as follows:
          If data were available for the third and fourth measurements
          and the difference between those measurements was within the
          specified tolerance limit, then the summary value was the
          mean of the third and fourth measurements.  In all other
          cases, the summary value was the mean of all available
          skinfold measurements at that site.
          Tolerance:  Tolerance was defined using the base skinfold measure.
          For the third and fourth measures, the third measure represents the
          base.
          If base >  0 and base <= 10 then tolerance is 2 mm
          If base > 10 and base <= 20 then tolerance is 4 mm
          If base > 20 and base <= 30 then tolerance is 6 mm
          If base > 30 and base <= 40 then tolerance is 8 mm
          If base > 40 then tolerance is 10 mm.
          This approach resulted in a single skinfold value for each
          of four anatomic locations in the final analytic data.
          These four locations were reported as triceps (BMPTRI),
          subscapular (BMPSUB), suprailiac (BMPSUP), and thigh
          (BMPTHI) skinfolds.
     BMPSUP:  Suprailiac skinfold (mm)
          See note for BMPSUB.
     BMPTHI:  Thigh skinfold (mm)
          See note for BMPSUB.
     BMPTRI:  Triceps skinfold (mm)
          See note for BMPSUB.
     BMPWHR:  Waist-to-hip ratio
          BMPWHR was calculated as BMPWAIST/BMPBUTTO.
     BMPWTFLG:  Weight source flag
          See note for BMPHTFLG.
     BMPWTLBS:  Weight (lbs)
          BMPWTLBS is weight converted to pounds from kilograms and
          was calculated as BMPWTLBS=BMPWT x 2.2.
     PEP12A1 and PEP12B1:  BIA resistance and reactance (ohms)
          Data for bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) are
          considered a part of body measurements and have been
          included here with the body measurement data.  However, the
          BIA resistance and reactance measures were recorded by the
          physicians in the Physician's Examination component, hence
          the "PEP" variable prefix.  Analyses that may require the
          examiner identification for BIA data should use the physician
          examiner number (PEPTECH).
          BIA measurements are known to be affected by a variety of
          factors, including amputations, metal replacements, and
          pregnancy.  Persons who were left-side amputees or had metal
          pins in their hips with hip replacements were not excluded
          from receiving the BIA procedure.  However, in the data
          editing process, BIA resistance (PEP12A1) and BIA reactance
          (PEP12B1) data for persons with either right- or left-side
          amputations, who were pregnant, or who had metal pins in
          their hips were recoded to 8888.
          The "Blank but applicable" counts for PEP12A1 and PEP12B1
          reflect cases in which persons were examined by the
          physician but in which the BIA procedure was not done for
          various reasons.  The balance is accounted for by persons
          who were not examined by the physician.
     PEP12B1:  BIA reactance (ohms)
            See note for PEP12A1.
     PEPPACE and PEPPREG:  Pacemaker or pregnancy -- cannot obtain BIA
            To determine who should be excluded from receiving the BIA
            procedure as a safety precaution, examinees were asked if they
            had a pacemaker or were pregnant.  PEPPREG was a self-reported
            variable and not an adjudicated assessment of pregnancy status;
            therefore, it should not be used as the definitive pregnancy
            variable (analysts are referred to MAPF12R and MYPC17 variables
            for pregnancy status).
     TOTAL NUTRIENT INTAKES
     Dietary interviews were administered to all examinees by a trained
     dietary interviewer in the mobile examination center (MEC).  The
     nutrient intakes reported in this file include nutrients from foods
     and beverages reported in the 24-hour dietary recall.  The nutrient
     intakes do not include nutrients obtained from other sources (i.e.,
     nutritional supplements, antacids, medications, salt and seasonings
     added to prepared foods at the table, and plain unbottled drinking
     water).  Questionnaire data on food sufficiency, intake of plain
     drinking water, and salt use are included in this file as well.
     Detailed information about the individual foods reported by
     respondents will be released as a separate dietary data file.
     Analysts are encouraged to use six years of survey data in their
     analyses.  The reliability of estimates is improved when larger sample
     sizes are used.  For more detailed information, see the Analytic and
     Reporting Guidelines for NHANES III (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  In addition,
     MEC final examination weights (WTPFEX6) should be used when analyzing
     the total nutrient intake data and related questionnaire data in this
     file.  For more information on the use of sample weights in NHANES III
     data analysis, refer to the NHANES III Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
     (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).
     Respondents reported all foods and beverages consumed except plain
     drinking water (i.e., not bottled) for the previous 24-hour time
     period (midnight to midnight).  An automated, microcomputer-based
     dietary interview and coding system known as the NHANES III Dietary
     Data Collection (DDC) System was used to collect all NHANES III
     dietary recall data.  The DDC system was developed for use in the
     survey by the University of Minnesota's Nutrition Coordinating Center
     (NCC).  Total nutrient intakes are reported in this file for
     respondents whose dietary recalls were coded complete and reliable
     (DRPSTAT=1).
     The dietary interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by
     bilingual dietary interviewers in a private room to ensure
     confidentiality.  Proxy respondents were permitted for infants and
     children aged two months through five years and for other respondents
     who were unable to report on their own.  Children aged six to 11 years
     were permitted to report their own intake if the interviewer deemed it
     acceptable and appropriate, but many interviewers for respondents in
     this age category were completed by proxy or with the child and a
     proxy.  The dietary interviewers contacted other information sources
     such as care providers and schools to obtain complete dietary intake
     data for respondents.
     The primary source of food composition data for NHANES III is the U.S.
     Department of Agriculture (USDA) Survey Nutrient Database; two nutrient
     files were provided by USDA for use in NHANES III (USDA 1993, 1995).
     Each USDA file contained food composition values that were appropriate
     for the time period during which the NHANES III data were collected.
     Additionally, food composition data for a small number of herbs and
     spices were obtained from NCC (NCC, 1996).

     The DDC system's foods database was designed specifically to handle
     time-related changes in food descriptions, food amounts, and recipes;
     updated information was applied retrospectively to data collected in
     the early part of NHANES III.  As was mentioned earlier, two USDA food
     composition databases were used to assign nutrient values to the
     NHANES III dietary recalls (USDA 1993; USDA, 1995).  In addition to
     data changes that occurred in the nutrient values of foods due to food
     product reformulations, recipe changes, and so forth, the U.S.
     marketplace underwent tremendous growth and change as new food product
     lines were introduced and new food components were added to the food
     supply (e.g., fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners).  The impact
     of these and other changes may require additional analysis.
     Dietary recall interviews were edited by the interviewers to ensure
     that they were as complete as possible.  NCHS completed all final
     editing and determinations regarding the completeness and reliability
     of the dietary recalls.  Analysts should note that the data reported
     are self-reported data.  Extreme values were verified.
     Information pertaining to the use of nutritional supplements and
     antacids was reported separately during the Household Adult and
     Household Youth Questionnaires.
     A number of quality-control monitoring techniques were employed during
     the survey.  For example, the techniques for monitoring the Dietary
     Interview component included observations of actual dietary interviews
     and reviews of audiotaped interviews by NCHS and contractor staff.  In
     addition, the dietary interviewers worked in two-person teams; there was
     one team in each MEC.  The dietary interviewers performed 10-percent
     cross-check reviews of their partners' work using printed recall
     reports.  Finally, newsletters, field memoranda, telephone calls, and
     staff retraining sessions were other methods used to maintain quality
     control during the survey.  Refer to the NHANES III Dietary
     Interviewer's Training Manual for the dietary interview protocol (U.S.
     DHHS, 1996b).

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                              GENERAL INFORMATION
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1635          Recall status code                       See note
      DRPSTAT     29105    1     Reliable and complete
                    586    2     Reliable, but incomplete
                    184    3     Unreliable
                    326    4     Interview lost due to computer
                                 malfunction or file transfer
                                 problem
                    300    5     Breastfeeding infant or child
                    317    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1636-1637          Recall day                               See note
      DRPRDAY      2707    01    Sunday
                   2729    02    Monday
                   3126    03    Tuesday
                   5734    04    Wednesday
                   5365    05    Thursday
                   7627    06    Friday
                   2893    07    Saturday
                    637    88    Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1638          Respondent for the 24-hour dietary       See note
      DRPRESP              recall interview
                  20727    1     Examinee, i.e. self-reported
                   8467    2     Proxy
                    987    3     Examinee and proxy
                    637    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
             1639          Language of 24-hour dietary recall       See note
      DRPLANG              interview
                  25936    1     English
                   3864    2     Spanish
                    230    3     English and Spanish
                    151    4     Other language
                    637    8     Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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                              GENERAL INFORMATION
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1640-1641          Interviewer number
      DRPIID       7195    01
                    596    02
                   7619    03
                   8076    04
                    333    05
                    169    06
                   2513    07
                   3844    08
                     94    10
                      2    11
                     19    12
                    358    88    Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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                                   QUESTIONS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1642          How does the amount of food consumed     See note
      DRPQ1                yesterday compare with (your/his/her)
                           usual consumption for that day of the
                           week?  Was it...
                    663    1     Much more than usual
                  25383    2     Usual
                   2893    3     Much less than usual
                   1513    8     Blank but applicable
                    366    9     Don't know
                    493    Blank
        1643-1645          How much plain drinking water do you     See note
      DRPQ2A               usually drink in a 24-hour period?
                           Include only plain tap or spring water.
                           (fl oz)
                   2362    000   None
                  26861    001-576
                    796    888   Blank but applicable
                    799    999   Don't know
                    493    Blank
             1646          What type of salt do you usually add to  See note
      DRPQ3                your food at the table?
                  15382    0     None (DRPQ5)
                  12985    2     Ordinary salt
                    872    3     Lite salt
                    298    4     Salt substitute
                    800    8     Blank but applicable
                    481    9     Don't know
                    493    Blank
             1647          How often do you add salt at the table?
      DRPQ4        5354    1     Rarely
                   5127    2     Occasionally
                   3982    3     Very often
                    811    8     Blank but applicable
                    162    9     Don't know
                  15875    Blank

 

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                                   QUESTIONS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1648-1649          Thinking about the past month, how many  See note
      DRPQ5                days did you have no food or money to
                           buy food?
                  28097    00    None (DRPQ7)
                   1664    01-31  Number of days
                      1    55    Refusal (DRPQ12)
                      7    66    Greater than zero number of days,
                                 not further specified
                    825    88    Blank but applicable
                    224    99    Don't know (DRPQ7)
                    493    Blank
             1650          Is that because there wasn't enough      See note
      DRPQ6                money to buy food or another reason?
                   1341    1     Not enough money
                    314    2     Another reason (DRPQ12)
                    832    8     Blank but applicable
                      9    9     Don't know
                  28815    Blank
             1651          During the past month, did (you/___)     See note
      DRPQ7                skip any meals because there wasn't
                           enough food or money to buy food?
                   1097    1     Yes
                  28489    2     No (DRPQ12)
                    831    8     Blank but applicable
                     86    9     Don't know (DRPQ9)
                    808    Blank
        1652-1653          How many days in the past month did      See note
      DRPQ8                (you/___) skip any meals because there
                           wasn't enough food or money to buy food?
                   1063    01-30
                      4    66    Greater than zero number of days,
                                 not further specified
                    832    88    Blank but applicable
                     29    99    Don't know
                  29383    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1654          Did (you/___) skip any meals yesterday   See note
      DRPQ9                because there wasn't enough food or
                           money to buy food?
                    207    1     Yes
                    943    2     No
                    832    8     Blank but applicable
                     32    9     Don't know
                  29297    Blank
             1655          During the past month, were there any    See note
      DRPQ10               days when (you/__) did not eat at all
                           because there wasn't enough food or
                           money to buy food?
                    202    1     Yes
                    945    2     No (DRPQ12)
                    832    8     Blank but applicable
                     35    9     Don't know (DRPQ12)
                  29297    Blank
        1656-1657          In the past month, how many days were    See note
      DRPQ11               there when (you/___) didn't eat at all?
                     53    01
                     49    02
                     38    03
                     19    04
                     23    05
                      4    06
                      5    07
                      3    08
                      3    10
                      1    12
                      1    66    Greater than zero number of days,
                                 not further specified
                    832    88    Blank but applicable
                      3    99    Don't know
                  30277    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1658          Are you the person who usually prepares
      DRPQ12               the meals at home?
                  17249    1     Yes
                  10586    2     No
                   1878    3     Shared preparation
                    262    4     Food not prepared at home
                    835    8     Blank but applicable
                      8    9     Don't know
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1659-1663          Total grams of foods and beverages       See note
      DRPGW                consumed
                  29105    00000-14802
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1664-1668          Water (gm)                               See note
      DRPNWATE    29105    00000-18175
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1669-1673          Food energy (kcal)
      DRPNKCAL    29105    00000-17739
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1674-1679          Protein (gm)
      DRPNPROT    29105    000000-000707
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1680-1685          Total fat (gm)
      DRPNTFAT    29105    000000-0856.2
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1686-1690          Total saturated fatty acids (gm)
      DRPNSFAT    29105    00000-282.4
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1691-1695          Total monounsaturated fatty acids (gm)
      DRPNMFAT    29105    00000-341.1
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1696-1700          Total polyunsaturated fatty acids (gm)
      DRPNPFAT    29105    00000-202.4
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1701-1704          Cholesterol (mg)
      DRPNCHOL    29105    0000-3752
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1705-1710          Carbohydrate (gm)
      DRPNCARB    29105    000000-2087.2
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1711-1715          Total dietary fiber (gm)
      DRPNFIBE    29105    00000-00134
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1716-1719          Alcohol (gm)
      DRPNALCO    29105    0000-0717
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1720-1725          Vitamin A (IU)
      DRPNVAIU    29105    000000-243618
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1726-1730          Vitamin A (RE)
      DRPNVARE    29105    00000-45237
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1731-1735          Carotenes (RE)
      DRPNCARO    29105    00000-24342
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1736-1741          Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents)
      DRPNVE      29105    000000-0601.1
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1742-1745          Ascorbic acid (mg)
      DRPNVC      29105    0000-1516
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1746-1750          Thiamin (mg)
      DRPNVB1     29105    00000-24.74
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1751-1755          Riboflavin (mg)
      DRPNVB2     29105    00000-029.1
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1756-1760          Niacin (mg)
      DRPNNIAC    29105    00000-320.4
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1761-1765          Vitamin B6 (mg)
      DRPNVB6     29105    00000-32.19
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1766-1770          Folacin (micrograms)
      DRPNFOLA    29105    00000-06426
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1771-1776          Vitamin B12 (micrograms)
      DRPNVB12    29105    000000-261.52
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1777-1781          Calcium (mg)
      DRPNCALC    29105    00000-10002
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1782-1786          Phosphorus (mg)
      DRPNPHOS    29105    00000-10041
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1787-1790          Magnesium (mg)
      DRPNMAGN    29105    0000-1920
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1791-1795          Iron (mg)
      DRPNIRON    29105    00000-286.5
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1796-1801          Zinc (mg)
      DRPNZINC    29105    000000-0748.3
                   1713    888888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1802-1805          Copper (mg)
      DRPNCOPP    29105    0000-37.5
                   1713    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1806-1810          Sodium (mg)
      DRPNSODI    29105    00000-33967
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1811-1815          Potassium (mg)
      DRPNPOTA    29105    00000-20572
                   1713    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1816-1820          Percent of kilocalories from total fat   See note
      DRPNKF      29103    00000-083.9
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        1821-1824          Percent of kilocalories from saturated   See note
      DRPNKSF              fat
                  29103    0000-51.5
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1825-1828          Percent of kilocalories from             See note
      DRPNKMF              monounsaturated fat
                  29103    0000-37.7
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1829-1832          Percent of kilocalories from             See note
      DRPNKPF              polyunsaturated fat
                  29103    0000-0040
                   1715    8888  Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1833-1837          Percent of kilocalories from protein     See note
      DRPNKP      29103    00000-102.2
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1838-1842          Percent of kilocalories from             See note
      DRPNKC               carbohydrate
                  29103    00000-00120
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
        1843-1847          Percent of kilocalories from alcohol     See note
      DRPNKA      29103    00000-082.7
                   1715    88888 Blank but applicable
                    493    Blank
                    NHANES III Examination Data File
     NOTES
     DRPGW:  Total grams of foods and beverages consumed
          This is the total gram weight of all foods and beverages,
          excluding plain drinking water consumed during a 24-hour time
          period.  Two examinees with DRPSTAT=1 consumed no foods or
          beverages on the recall day and have values of zero for all food
          and nutrient intake variables.
     DRPLANG:  Language of interview
          This is the language that was used primarily during the 24-
          hour recall.  The English/Spanish combination was selected if a
          significant portion of the interview was conducted in each
          language.  The "Other language" selection refers to interviews
          that were conducted in a language other than English or Spanish;
          interpreters were used to complete interviews in other languages.
          Note: There are six examinees who do not have 24-hour dietary
          recall data but do have information pertaining to drinking water,
          salt use, and food sufficiency; DRPLANG is reported for these
          examinees.
     DRPNKA:  Percent of kilocalories from alcohol
          DRPNKA=((DRPNALCO*7 kcal/gm alcohol)/DRPNKCAL)*100
     DRPNKC:  Percentage of kilocalories from carbohydrate
          DRPNKC=((DRPNCARB*4 kcal/gm carbohydrate)/DRPNKCAL)*100
          The grams of total carbohydrates include sugars and complex
          carbohydrates.  The carbohydrate values for foods are not derived
          by direct chemical analysis.  The total carbohydrate figure is
          the difference between 100 and the sum of the protein, fat, ash,
          and water.  This approach may overestimate the carbohydrate
          content of the food.
     DRPNKF:  Percentage of kilocalories from total fat
          DRPNKF=((DRPNTFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100
     DRPNKMF:  Percentage of kilocalories from monounsaturated fat
          DRPNKMF=((DRPNMFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100
     DRPNKP:  Percentage of kilocalories from protein
          DRPNKP=((DRPNPROT*4 kcal/gm protein)/DRPNKCAL)*100
          One respondent consumed a diet meal beverage exclusively.   When
          the nutrient composition database value for the protein content of
          the diet product was used to calculate the percentage of total food
          energy from protein, the resulting value was greater than 100
          percent.
     DRPNKPF:  Percentage of kilocalories from polyunsaturated fat
          DRPNKPF=((DRPNPFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100
     DRPNKSF:  Percentage of kilocalories from saturated fat
          DRPNKSF=((DRPNSFAT*9kcal/gm fat)/DRPNKCAL)*100
     DRPNWATE:  Grams of water
          This is the amount of water contained in foods and beverages
          reported as part of the 24-hour dietary recall.  Plain drinking
          water and spring water usually were excluded from the dietary
          recall unless beverages were diluted with plain water or water
          was a component of a combination food that was reported by
          components such as a homemade fruit and water drink.
     DRPQ1:  Usual amount of food consumed
          This question targets the total amount of food and beverages
          reported, not the types of foods nor the amount of a particular
          food.  The question targets major, not minor, changes in food
          consumption that occurred on the 24-hour recall for that day of
          the week.
     DRPQ2A:  Quantity of plain drinking water
          The quantity of plain drinking water was reported either in total
          fluid ounces per day or by specifying the number of glasses of
          water and the volume per glass using standardized measurement
          aids.  All responses were converted to fluid ounces.  If the
          respondent answered "None," meaning that no plain drinking water
          is usually consumed, the amount of water was reported to be 000
          fluid ounces; other quantities of plain drinking water were
          recorded as xxx fluid ounces.  The volume of plain drinking water
          is in addition to water found in foods and beverages; water from
          foods and beverages is included in the file variable named
          DRPNWATE.
     DRPQ3:  Salt added to food at the table
          Ordinary salt includes sea salt, flavored salts such as garlic,
          onion, and celery salt, and seasoning salts.  Lite salt is
          labeled as such and has a reduced sodium content.  Salt
          substitutes do not contain sodium.
     DRPQ5-DRPQ11:  Food sufficiency questions
          Similar questions about food sufficiency also were asked of a
          family respondent in the Family Questionnaire found in the
          Household Adult Data File (see HFF4-8).  The food sufficiency
          questions from the dietary recall (DRPQ5 - DRPQ11) should be
          analyzed independently from the food sufficiency questions in the
          Family Questionnaire (HFF4-8).  The appropriate sample weight
          should be chosen based on the specific analysis.
     DRPRDAY:  Recall day
          DRPRDAY corresponds to the day of the week for the 24-hour period
          (midnight to midnight) in which the examinee consumed the foods
          and beverages listed in the 24-hour recall.  This is the day
          before their MEC examination.  Note:  There are six examinees
          who do not have 24-hour dietary recall data but do have
          information pertaining to drinking water, salt use, and food
          sufficiency; DRPRDAY is reported for these examinees.
     DRPRESP:  Respondent for the 24-hour dietary recall interview
          If the examinee was under 12 years of age, the first choice for a
          respondent was the person who was primarily responsible for
          preparing meals for the child.  In the case of children six to
          eleven years old, the child and a proxy often participated in the
          interview.  Interviews completed with the examinee and a proxy
          respondent were coded as "Examinee and proxy."
          1    Examinee:  The examinee completed the interview without
               assistance from persons other than translators if the
               interview was conducted in a language other than English or
               Spanish.
          2    Proxy:  Someone else answered on behalf of the examinee.
               This includes parents, guardians, siblings over 11 years
               old, care providers, and persons responsible for planning or
               preparing foods eaten by the examinee.
          3    Examinee and Proxy:  The examinee and one or more proxies
               contributed information for the dietary interview.
               Note:  There are six examinees who do not have 24-hour
               dietary recall data but do have information pertaining to
               drinking water, salt use, and food sufficiency; DRPRESP is
               reported for these examinees.
     DRPSTAT:  Status of interview
          1    Reliable and complete:  The information provided by the
               respondent was deemed to be reliable and complete.  The
               count of Phase 1 examinees with DRPSTAT=1 in this file is
               seventeen fewer than the interim file NCHS released for
               Phase 1 in September, 1995 (U.S. DHHS, 1995).  The interim
               file included seventeen examinees whose replicate dietary
               interview was substituted for a missing initial interview.
               Replicate recalls were excluded from this final file because
               the replicate recall data did not reflect dietary intakes
               for the 24-hour time period prior to the MEC examination
               when other data were obtained.  Excluding the seventeen
               replicate recalls does not affect the overall Phase 1
               findings published earlier.  Also, two examinees with
               DRPSTAT=1 consumed no foods or beverages on the recall day
               and have values of zero for all food and nutrient intake
               variables; percentages of total energy intake from food
               energy sources are not reported for these examinees and are
               8-filled.
          2    Reliable but incomplete:  The information provided by the
               respondent was reliable but incomplete.  Approximately
               one-third of the recalls that were coded DRPSTAT=2 were
               coded incomplete because information for a significant
               portion of the recall day was not available; two-thirds of
               the incomplete recalls were coded incomplete because
               information (other than food amount information) for one or
               more meals, foods or beverages was not obtained.  The total
               energy and nutrient intakes for examinees with incomplete
               recalls were coded "Blank but applicable."  The Individual
               Foods File includes information for the partial dietary
               recall interview.
          3    Unreliable:  The information provided by the respondent was
               deemed to be unreliable.  Total energy and nutrient intakes
               are coded "Blank but applicable."
          4    Interview lost due to computer malfunction or data file
               transfer problem:  The dietary interview was completed, but
               the file was lost subsequently due to a computer malfunction
               or file transfer problem.  Total nutrient intakes are coded
               "Blank but applicable."
          5    Breast-feeding infant or child:  The foods reported during
               the dietary recall interview included human milk and the
               volume of milk consumed was not quantified.  The number of
               minutes per feeding session was recorded, but it was not
               possible to calculate total nutrient intakes for infants and
               children who were breast-fed.  Total nutrient intakes are
               coded "Blank but applicable."  The foods consumed by nursing
               infants and children are reported in the
               individual foods file.
          8    Blank but applicable:  The examinee should have a dietary
               recall interview but either was not interviewed or refused
               the dietary interview component.  Some examinees do not have
               24-hour dietary recall data because the proxy did not know
               what the examinee ate the day before.  In some instances,
               the proxy was able to answer the post-recall questions
               pertaining to drinking water consumption, salt use, and food
               sufficiency.
        Blank  Home examinees were not eligible for the Dietary
               Interview component.
     MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE
     The MEC Proxy Questionnaire was administered in the mobile examination
     center (MEC) to the parents or guardians of children aged 2 months-11
     years.  This was the only questionnaire in the MEC for children 2 months
     to 7 years; children 8-11 years were administered the MEC Youth
     Questionnaire, as well.  Topics of the Proxy Questionnaire were
     medicine, and vitamin and mineral usage, selected health conditions, WIC
     program participation, and the infant food frequency for children. The
     Home Examination also included the food frequency for infants (2-11
     months).  For analysis of items from the MEC Proxy Questionnaire, MEC
     examination weights (WTPFEX6) should be used, while MEC+home examination
     weights (WTPFHX6) should be used for the analysis of combined MEC and
     Home Examination questionnaire items.  For more information on the use
     of sample weights in NHANES III data analysis, refer to the NHANES III
     Analytic and Reporting Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).
     Analysts should be aware of missing data for this questionnaire.  Due to
     a training miscommunication, interviewers did not administer this
     questionnaire to children 8-11 years of age at several survey locations
     during Phase 1.  Therefore, it is possible that missing data for
     children in this group may introduce bias in analyzing the questions in
     Section A (MPPQA2, MPPQA3, and MPPQA4) and Section B (MPPB1,  MPPB2, and
     MPPB4).  Data processing and editing were performed to ensure
     consistency of responses within the sections of the questionnaire.  A
     note has been provided for a variable that was standardized.  The note
     references a question, by section and number, from the questionnaire
     which can be found in Plan and Operation of the National Health and
     Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994 (NCHS, 1994; U.S. DHHS,1996b).  
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                SECTION A. MEDICINE, VITAMIN, AND MINERAL USAGE
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1848          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.
      MPPA1        1961    1     Less than 1 year (MPPB1)
                   5787    2     1-5 years (MPPA3)
                   3286    3     6+ years (MPPA2)
                  20277    Blank
                           I would like to begin by asking you
                           a few questions about your child's
                           recent use of medicines, vitamins,
                           and minerals.
             1849          Has - taken or used any antihistamine
      MPPA2                medicines in the past 2 days?
                           (Antihistamines are medicines taken for
                           symptoms like sneezing, and a runny or
                           itchy nose.)
                    229    1     Yes
                   2786    2     No
                    257    8     Blank but applicable
                     14    9     Don't know
                  28025    Blank
             1850          Prescription medicines are medicines
      MPPA3                that cannot be obtained without a
                           doctor's or dentist's prescription.
                           Has - taken any prescription medicines
                           during the last 24 hours?
                    908    1     Yes
                   7829    2     No
                    333    8     Blank but applicable
                      3    9     Don't know
                  22238    Blank
             1851          Has - taken any vitamins or minerals
      MPPA4                during the past 24 hours?
                   1620    1     Yes
                   7099    2     No
                    334    8     Blank but applicable
                     20    9     Don't know
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                           Now I would like to ask a few
                           questions about -'s health.
             1852          Is - now or in the past 3 months has -
      MPPB1                been on treatment for anemia, sometimes
                           called "tired blood" or "low blood"?
                           (Include diet, iron pills, iron shots,
                           and transfusion as treatment.)
                    261    1     Yes
                  10413    2     No
                    355    8     Blank but applicable
                      5    9     Don't know
                  20277    Blank
        1853-1854          How many infections such as colds, flu,
      MPPB2                diarrhea, vomiting, pneumonia, and ear
                           infections has - had in the past four
                           weeks?
                   5883    00    None
                   4793    01-10
                    355    88    Blank but applicable
                      3    99    Don't know
                  20277    Blank
             1855          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE AND SEX OF SP.
      MPPB3         527    1     Female 8-9 years (MPPB4)
                   7748    2     Less than 6 years old (MPPB5)
                   2759    3     Other (MPPD1)
                  20277    Blank
        1856-1857          How old was - when her periods or
      MPPB4                menstrual cycles started, or haven't
                           they started yet?
                    474    00    Haven't started yet (MPPD1)
                      3    08-09  (MPPD1)
                     50    88    Blank but applicable (MPPD1)
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                           Next are a few questions about the WIC
                           program.
             1858          Did - receive benefits from WIC, that
      MPPB5                is, the Women, Infants, and Children
                           Program, in the past 12 months?
                   2395    1     Yes
                   5234    2     No (MPPC1)
                    105    8     Blank but applicable
                     14    9     Don't know (MPPC1)
                  23563    Blank
             1859          Is - now receiving benefits from the WIC
      MPPB6                program?
                   1801    1     Yes
                    587    2     No
                      1    8     Blank but applicable
                      6    9     Don't know
                  28916    Blank
        1860-1862          How long (did - receive/has - been       See note
      MPPB7S               receiving) benefits from the WIC
                           program? (months)
                   2380    001-060
                      6    777   Less than one month
                      9    999   Don't know
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                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             1863          CHECK ITEM. REFER TO AGE OF SP.
      MPPC1        5787    1     1 year or older (MPPD1)
                   1961    2     Under 1 year
                  23563    Blank
                           In this section, I would like to ask
                           whether or not - has eaten certain
                           foods or drunk certain beverages
                           during the past month.
                           In the past month, did - eat or drink
                           any of these foods or beverages?
                           Include baby food as well as strained
                           and regular table foods.
             1864          Cereal
      MPPC2A       1682    1     Yes
                    245    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1865          Fruit
      MPPC2B       1581    1     Yes
                    346    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1866          Yellow and orange vegetables
      MPPC2C       1376    1     Yes
                    551    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1867          Green vegetables
      MPPC2D       1302    1     Yes
                    624    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                      1    9     Don't know
                  29350    Blank

 

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                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1868          Meat
      MPPC2E       1062    1     Yes
                    865    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1869          Egg yolk or eggs
      MPPC2F        739    1     Yes
                   1188    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1870          Combination meat/vegetable dinners
      MPPC2G        972    1     Yes
                    955    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1871          Yogurt, cottage cheese and other
      MPPC2H               cheeses
                    782    1     Yes
                   1145    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1872          Bread, rolls, crackers, and biscuits
      MPPC2I       1195    1     Yes
                    732    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1873          Desserts
      MPPC2J       1127    1     Yes
                    799    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                      1    9     Don't know
                  29350    Blank

 

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                            MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        SECTION C. INFANT FOOD FREQUENCY
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1874          Breastmilk
      MPPC2K        365    1     Yes
                   1562    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1875          Formula
      MPPC2L       1541    1     Yes
                    386    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1876          Cow's milk (regular milk)
      MPPC2M        578    1     Yes
                   1348    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                      1    9     Don't know
                  29350    Blank
             1877          Fruit juices such as apple juice
      MPPC2N               and orange juice
                   1552    1     Yes
                    375    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank
             1878          Drinks such as Koolaid, fruit
      MPPC2O               punch and HI-C
                    499    1     Yes
                   1428    2     No
                     34    8     Blank but applicable
                  29350    Blank

 

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                            MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE
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                             SECTION D. RESPONDENT
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1879-1880          CHECK ITEM. MARK ONE BOX.  INDICATE
      MPPD1A               MAIN RESPONDENT'S RELATIONSHIP TO SP.
                   9529    01    Mother or adoptive mother
                    730    02    Father or adoptive father
                     33    03    Sister or brother
                    221    04    Grandparent or great grandparent
                     15    06    Close family friend or sitter
                     38    07    Foster parent
                     12    08    Step-parent
                     79    09    Aunt or uncle
                      9    10    Other relative
                      9    11    Guardian
                    359    88    Blank but applicable
                  20277    Blank

 

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                            MEC PROXY QUESTIONNAIRE
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                              GENERAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1881-1884          Interviewer number
      MPPEXMNR      972    4001
                    706    4002
                    913    4003
                   1860    4004
                   3811    4005
                   2506    4006
                    220    7002
                     21    7007
                     25    7073
                  20277    Blank

     NOTE
     MPPB7S:  Number of months received WIC
          This variable was created from the two-part question (quantity
          and unit) B7 using the conversion factor 12 months/year.
     DENTAL EXAMINATION
     The oral health examination consisted of a visual and tactile oral and
     dental examination performed on examinees aged 1 year and over by a
     licensed dentist specially trained in the use of specific epidemiologic
     indices for oral health.
     Because this examination was administered in the mobile examination
     center (MEC), the MEC examination weight (WTPFEX6) should be used for
     data analysis.  For more information on the use of sample weights in
     analysis of NHANES III data, refer to Analytic and Reporting
     Guidelines (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).
     The oral and dental examination consisted of a number of separate
     components applied to different age ranges.
          Component                          Ages
          Oral mucosal tissue exam           2 years and over
          Dental caries exam
              Nursing bottle caries          12-23 months
              Coronal caries                 2 years and over
              Root caries                    18 years and over
          Presence of third molars           18 years and over
          Restorations and tooth conditions  18-74 years
          Traumatic injuries                 6-50 years
          Occlusal characteristics           8-50 years
          Periodontal diseases               13 years and over
          Prosthesis assessment              18-74 years
               If full dentures              18 years and over
          Denture questionnaire              18-74 years
               If completely edentulous      18 years and over
     Before NHANES III, most of the measurements had been extensively
     field-tested and, in some cases, modified to improve examiner
     consistency and reproducibility and reduce examination time.  Others
     were new for this survey but were pilot tested a number of times
     before being adapted and modified as necessary (Epidemiology and Oral
     Disease Prevention Program, National Institute of Dental Research,
     1991).  IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA USED ARE
     INTENTIONALLY CONSERVATIVE.  To maximize examiner consistency the
     general rule was that when a choice existed between two possible
     diagnoses, the less severe diagnosis was recorded.  Protocols for
     measuring each component are found in the Oral Examination Component
     manual (U.S. DHHS, 1996b).  However a few specific guidelines on
     certain elements of the oral health examination are included here for
     clarification.
     Medical Exclusion
     Before beginning the examination the dentist asked a series of questions
     about specific heart problems and conditions that might require
     antibiotics before a dental examination.  If there was a positive
     response to any of the questions, the examinee was excluded from the
     periodontal and root caries components.  Variable DEPMEDXC indicates
     those examinees who were medically excluded.  Periodontal and root
     caries variables for those excluded examinees are blank.
     Soft Tissue Lesions
     A broad range of soft tissue conditions was of interest in this
     survey with a focus on cancer, pre-cancer and conditions predisposing
     to cancer, and pathologies related to denture wearing and tobacco use.
     Examiners were trained to recognize, classify, and record in a
     standard manner the clinical characteristics of each condition of
     interest as well as other conditions that might present problems in
     differential diagnosis.  Diagnosis and location were recorded for all
     soft tissue abnormalities observed.  Clinical descriptions were done
     for all candidiasis, erythroplakias, leukoplakias, tumors, ulcers, and
     unknown lesions.  The clinical descriptions included size, surface
     morphology, color/s consistency, pain, duration, and prior history.
     Smears were taken on candidiasis, erythroplakias, leukoplakias,
     denture stomatitis, angular cheilitis, and medium rhomboid glossitis
     of the tongue.  Smear results are in the form of counts of yeast and
     hyphae grouped on an ordinal scale from none to many.
     Additional lesion information was collected on occurrence of ulcers or
     sores (cold sores, canker sores) on lips and in the mouth in the
     Household Youth Questionnaire and the Household Adult Questionnaire.
     Extensive questions about use of tobacco including snuff and chewing
     tobacco are found in the MEC Youth Questionnaire for examinees ages 8-16
     years, and in the Household Adult Questionnaire and MEC Adult
     Questionnaire for those ages 17 and over.  These questionnaires are
     found in the Household Adult Data File and the Household Youth Data
     File.
     Dental Caries
     The examiner used a mirror and #23 explorer for the DMFS/T index
     (Klein, 1938), which is the sum of the number of decayed, missing or
     filled permanent tooth surfaces/teeth and is, thus, a summary of
     cumulative caries experience.  If a tooth surface was both carious and
     filled, only the caries was scored so some history of fillings is not
     included.  For teeth scored as missing, posterior teeth receive a
     count of five missing surfaces and anterior teeth receive a count of
     four missing surfaces.  The occlusal surface is not counted for
     anterior teeth.  A place-holder variable for these surfaces maintains
     the five-surface pattern (occlusal, lingual, buccal, mesial, distal) to
     facilitate systematic surface selection by analysts.  Third molars are
     only indicated as present or absent.  The index uses letters for the
     examiners calls which have been recoded as numbers from 00 to 13.
     Sealed surfaces have been recoded separately.  For children 12 to 23
     months of age a brief visual inspection for the presence or absence of
     early childhood caries in the maxillary incisors was conducted.  From
     the DMFS/T index, sums or counts per person of decayed, missing or
     filled permanent or primary surfaces and teeth were made (DEPFMS1,
     DEPFMS2, DEPDFSP, DEPDFSDC, DEPDFTDC, DEPDMFT1, DEPDMFT2).  Only persons
     with at least one permanent tooth space code indicated were eligible for
     permanent DMFS/T counts.  Only children with at least one primary tooth
     space code indicated were eligible for the dfs/t sums.

     Root Caries
     The area below the cemento-enamel junction, if visible, was also
     examined for decay and filling on the roots of permanent teeth in
     adults 18 years and over.  Each individual surface, four per tooth,
     was examined and coded separately.
     Periodontal Measures
     For adolescents and adults ages 13 years and over the periodontal
     measures were done on randomly assigned half-mouths, one upper
     quadrant and one lower quadrant selected at the beginning of the
     examination.  The buccal and mesial-buccal aspects of each tooth were
     scored separately for each periodontal measure: gingival bleeding,
     calculus, gingival recession, and pocket depth.  Loss of attachment
     was derived from two measurements made at each site:  (1) the distance
     from the free gingival margin (FGM) to the cemento-enamel junction
     (CEJ), and (2) the distance from the FGM to the bottom of the sulcus
     (pocket depth).  When the gingival margin had receded and the CEJ was
     exposed, the first number was scored as a negative value and was an
     indication of gingival recession.  The loss (level) of attachment
     variables were calculated by subtracting the recorded distance of the
     FGM to CEJ (1) from the recorded distance of the FGM to the base of
     the sulcus (2).
     Restorations and Tooth Conditions
     To obtain further information on the impact of dental caries and tooth
     restoration beyond the DMF index, a measure of selected restoration
     and tooth conditions was applied to the 28 permanent teeth or tooth
     spaces for dentate adults aged 18 to 74 years.  Teeth or tooth spaces
     were classified based on the following criteria:  defective
     intracoronal restorations, crowns, or bridges; gross loss of tooth
     structure associated with a restoration; pulpal involvement; or
     retained roots.  This index is hierarchical and only the highest score
     is recorded for each tooth space.  Therefore, a total estimate of
     individual conditions evaluated cannot be obtained.
     Trauma
     To obtain an estimate of the prevalence of tooth or dental trauma an
     index was developed to track the permanent tooth from sound (no
     evidence of trauma) through "missing due to trauma."  The index is
     based on clinical, non-radiographic evidence of tooth injury and
     treatment received by the eight, permanent incisors, including a
     positive history of injury obtained from the examinee.  Problems or
     biases associated with recall memory, particularly in adults, makes
     this a very conservative estimate of tooth trauma.  The trauma
     assessment index was applied immediately following the caries
     examination for dentate participants ages 6 to 50 years with at least
     one permanent incisor.
     Occlusal Characteristics
     Occlusal traits were measured on all examinees 8 to 50 years old.
     Disaggregated measures of the major characteristics of occlusion
     included were:  anterior alignment or irregularity score for maxillary
     and mandibular incisors, midline diastema, posterior crossbite;
     overjet, and overbite/openbite.  For all individual measurements, an
     assessment that could not be made (due to missing teeth) was recorded
     as excluded and 9-filled.  Assessment of overbite was made using the
     right central incisors.  If one or both of the right central incisors
     (upper or lower) were not fully erupted or were missing or fractured,
     the left permanent central incisors were substituted.  If the latter
     could not be scored, no further substitution was made.  Measurements
     were made to the nearest whole millimeter.  For openbite, a single
     measurement was made of the distance in millimeters from the edge of
     the lower central incisor to the edge of the upper central incisor.
     Incisor alignment measured in millimeters the linear displacement of
     anatomic contact points of each maxillary and mandibular incisor from
     the adjacent tooth anatomic point.  The sum of these five
     displacements represents the degree of irregularity in the alignment
     of incisors in each jaw.  Contacts were scored only if both teeth had
     erupted to the level of the occlusal plane.  Presence or absence of
     crossbite was scored only for posterior primary or permanent teeth
     that had erupted into occlusal contact.  A diastema was scored if a
     space was present between the maxillary central incisors equal to or
     greater than two millimeters wide.  Overjet was measured from the mid-
     point of the labial surface of the anterior lower incisor to the mid-
     point of the labial surface of the anterior upper incisor, parallel to
     the occlusal plane.  The overjet was positive if the upper incisor was
     ahead of the lower incisor, zero if the upper and lower incisors were
     end to end and negative if the lower incisor was in front of the upper
     incisor.  Questions on receipt of orthodontic treatment are found in
     the Household Youth Questionnaire for persons ages 2 months to 16
     years and the Household Adult Questionnaire for those ages 17-50.
     Prosthesis Assessment
     For persons 18 to 74 years of age and all persons over 18 with full
     dentures, a prosthetic evaluation was done.  For prosthetic
     assessment, the arch-specific presence or absence of a removable
     prothesis by type (full or partial denture) was recorded.  When
     present the prosthesis was evaluated for five characteristics:
     integrity; excessive tooth wear; reline material, conditioner, or
     denture adhesive; stability, and retention.  Positive scores were
     assigned for each characteristic if the prosthesis met the following
     criteria: 1) integrity--fractures, cracks, or holes of the base
     material and/or missing or chipped teeth and/or broken clasps, rests,
     or broken portions of the framework; 2) excessive tooth wear--greater
     than one-half of bicuspid and molar teeth lack occlusal anatomy; 3)
     presence of temporary reline material, tissue conditioner, or denture
     adhesive; 4) stability--full dentures move 2 mm or more in one
     direction when the denture is manually moved laterally or partial
     denture occlusal rests or indirect retainers move 1 mm or more when
     unilateral or bilateral forces are applied to the denture base and 5)
     retention--the denture dislodges when the examinee opens the mouth
     wide without strain.  The first three of these were made extraorally;
     the last two were made with the prosthesis in the mouth.  All-resin
     partial dentures were excluded.  Only one partial denture per arch was
     evaluated.  Where two partials were present in a single arch, the
     partial replacing the most teeth or for equal spans, the one in the
     right quadrant was selected for evaluation.  Tooth or implant-retained
     overdentures were treated the same as tissue-borne full dentures.
     Prostheses with a positive score on 3) reline material, conditioner,
     or denture adhesive, automatically received positive scores for 4)
     stability and 5) retention.  Conversely, fully tooth-supported partial
     dentures were automatically given scores of "zero" for 2) excessive
     tooth wear and for 3) reline material, conditioner, or denture
     adhesive.  In addition, during the examination, adults 18 to 74 years
     of age who were edentulous in one arch and all totally edentulous
     persons 18 and over were asked four questions about their use of
     dentures and length of time without natural teeth.
     Training and Quality Control
     The National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) and the dental
     consultant provided extensive training of the dental examiners at
     their time of hire.  One examiner was available for the entire six
     years and performed about half of the examinations.  Three more
     examiners and one back-up examiner performed the rest of the exams.
     As part of quality control, a separate "gold standard" examiner
     visited each dental examiner one or two times a year in the MEC for
     observation and to perform replicate exams of most indices on
     approximately 30 persons.  Each examiner also performed replicate
     examinations on selected sample persons within the six week
     examination period available at each location.  For all major
     components of the examination the intra- and inter-examiner measures
     were in satisfactory ranges (Brown, 1996a; Brown, 1996b; Brunelle, 1996;
     Drury, 1996; Kaste, 1996a; Kaste, 1996b; Marcus, 1996; Redford, 1996;
     Selwitz, 1996; Winn, 1996; White, 1996).
     Additional Information
     Data processing and editing were performed to ensure internal
     consistency of data.  Notes are provided for variables where
     additional explanations are necessary.  The dental data set differs
     from other NHANES III data sets in the use of two data processing
     conventions for variables with categorical responses.  They are,
     however, consistent with dental data from past NHANES and with other
     dental surveys conducted by NIDR.  The first deviation concerns the
     use of 9-fills which mean "Could not be assessed" or "Unknown."  In
     other NHANES III files, the 9-fill means the respondent did not know
     the answer.  The other deviation pertains to the use of "zero" which,
     in categorical data, usually means "none," "never," or the equivalent.
     In the dental data set, however, a zero is a code for something else,
     for example, "Tooth present but excluded" in the coronal caries
     examination (surfaces and teeth), "Sound surface" in the root caries
     examination, or "No treatment needed" in the restorations and tooth
     conditions section.
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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                     COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1885          Had some part of dental examination
      DEPEXFLG    28059    1     Yes
                    798    2     No
                   2454    Blank
             1886          Examiner number
      DEPEXMNR    14589    1     Examiner 1
                   1255    2     Examiner 2
                     95    3     Examiner 3
                   4908    4     Examiner 4
                   6946    5     Examiner 5
                    280    6     Examiner 6
                   3238    Blank
             1887          Upper quadrant periodontal assessments   See note
      DEPUQUAD     9478    1     Upper left
                   9377    2     Upper right
                  12456    Blank
             1888          Lower quadrant periodontal assessments   See note
      DEPLQUAD     9434    3     Lower left
                   9421    4     Lower right
                  12456    Blank
             1889          Medical exclusion flag
      DEPMEDXC     1622    1     Medical exclusion
                  26451    2     Not medically excluded
                   3238    Blank
             1890          Dentate status
      DEPEDENT     1957    1     Completely edentulous
                   1170    2     Edentulous in one arch
                  23670    3     Teeth present
                    802    8     Blank but applicable
                   3712    Blank

 

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                     COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1891          Completion code: coronal caries          See note
      DEPCCFLG    26796    1     Complete assessment
                      1    2     Partial assessment
                    802    3     No assessment
                   3712    Blank
             1892          Completion code: root caries             See note
      DEPRSFLG    12604    1     Complete assessment
                   1193    2     Partial assessment
                   2156    3     No assessment
                  15358    Blank
             1893          Completion code: restoration and tooth   See note
      DEPRCFLG             conditions
                  12797    1     Complete assessment
                    982    2     Partial assessment
                   1588    3     No assessment
                  15944    Blank
             1894          Completion code: traumatic injuries      See note
      DEPTRFLG    15364    1     Complete assessment
                    299    2     Partial assessment
                    452    3     No assessment
                  15196    Blank
             1895          Completion code: gingival bleeding       See note
      DEPGNFLG    14457    1     Complete assessment
                   1054    2     Partial assessment
                   2395    3     No assessment
                  13405    Blank
             1896          Completion code: calculus                See note
      DEPCLFLG    14447    1     Complete assessment
                   1058    2     Partial assessment
                   2401    3     No assessment
                  13405    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                     COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1897          Completion code: CEJ/FGM                 See note
      DEPCJFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment
                   1060    2     Partial assessment
                   2425    3     No assessment
                  13405    Blank
             1898          Completion code: pocket assessment       See note
      DEPPCFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment
                   1060    2     Partial assessment
                   2425    3     No assessment
                  13405    Blank
             1899          Completion code: loss of attachment      See note
      DEPLAFLG    14421    1     Complete assessment
                   1060    2     Partial assessment
                   2425    3     No assessment
                  13405    Blank
             1900          Completion code: denture questionnaire   See note
      DEPDQFLG     2760    1     Assessed
                     94    2     Not assessed
                  28457    Blank
             1901          Nursing bottle caries
      DEPNURSC     1147    0     Bottle caries absent
                     19    1     Bottle caries present
                     11    9     Could not be assessed
                  30134    Blank
        1902-1904          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled
      DEPDMFS1             permanent surfaces (DMFS) due to disease
                  22909    000-128
                   8402    Blank
        1905-1907          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled
      DEPDMFS2             permanent surfaces (DMFS) due to any
                           cause
                  22909    000-128
                   8402    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                     COMPLETION CODES AND SUMMARY VARIABLES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1908-1910          Sum of decayed and filled permanent
      DEPDFSP              surfaces (DFS)
                  20872    000-114
                  10439    Blank
        1911-1912          Sum of decayed and filled deciduous or
      DEPDFSDC             primary surfaces (dfs)
                   7505    00-72
                  23806    Blank
        1913-1914          Sum of decayed and filled deciduous or
      DEPDFTDC             primary teeth (dft)
                   7505    00-17
                  23806    Blank
        1915-1916          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled
      DEPDMFT1             permanent teeth due to disease (DMFT)
                  22909    00-28
                   8402    Blank
        1917-1918          Sum of decayed, missing, and filled
      DEPDMFT2             permanent teeth due to any cause (DMFT)
                  22909    00-28
                   8402    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           CORONAL CARIES, SURFACES
             1919          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS1               central incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        1920-1921          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS2               central incisor, lingual surface
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4196    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    275    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15445    05    Sound permanent
                    380    07    Decayed permanent
                   1524    08    Filled permanent
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1922-1923          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS3               central incisor, buccal surface
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4221    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    260    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     62    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth
                  16014    05    Sound permanent
                    320    07    Decayed permanent
                   1015    08    Filled permanent
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1924-1925          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS4               central incisor, mesial surface
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4105    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    366    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15267    05    Sound permanent
                    471    07    Decayed permanent
                   1611    08    Filled permanent
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1926-1927          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS5               central incisor, distal surface
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4270    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     61    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15311    05    Sound permanent
                    464    07    Decayed permanent
                   1574    08    Filled permanent
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             1928          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS6               lateral incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        1929-1930          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS7               lateral incisor, lingual surface
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4800    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    186    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     56    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14681    05    Sound permanent
                    390    07    Decayed permanent
                   1781    08    Filled permanent
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodonic or

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                                 non-disease)
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1931-1932          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS8               lateral incisor, buccal surface
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4795    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    193    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     54    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15537    05    Sound permanent
                    346    07    Decayed permanent
                    969    08    Filled permanent
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1933-1934          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS9               lateral incisor, mesial surface
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4755    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    234    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     53    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14711    05    Sound permanent
                    512    07    Decayed permanent
                   1629    08    Filled permanent
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1935-1936          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS10              lateral incisor, distal surface
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4911    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     83    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     48    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15303    05    Sound permanent
                    367    07    Decayed permanent
                   1182    08    Filled permanent
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             1937          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS11              cuspid, filler
                  31311    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1938-1939          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS12              cuspid, lingual surface
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6705    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     30    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14389    05    Sound permanent
                    283    07    Decayed permanent
                   1264    08    Filled permanent
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1940-1941          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS13              cuspid, buccal surface
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6649    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    101    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     35    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14674    05    Sound permanent
                    341    07    Decayed permanent
                    921    08    Filled permanent
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1942-1943          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS14              cuspid, mesial surface
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6744    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     25    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     16    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14692    05    Sound permanent
                    287    07    Decayed permanent
                    957    08    Filled permanent
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1944-1945          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPCS15              cuspid, distal surface
                    197    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6714    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     48    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     23    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14306    05    Sound permanent
                    318    07    Decayed permanent
                   1312    08    Filled permanent
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1946-1947          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS16              bicuspid, occlusal surface
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5664    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    359    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    348    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11046    05    Sound permanent
                    439    07    Decayed permanent
                   3459    08    Filled permanent
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1948-1949          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS17              bicuspid, lingual surface
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6201    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     77    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     93    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13889    05    Sound permanent
                    264    07    Decayed permanent
                    791    08    Filled permanent
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1950-1951          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS18              bicuspid, buccal surface
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6226    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     59    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     86    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13705    05    Sound permanent
                    322    07    Decayed permanent
                    917    08    Filled permanent
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1952-1953          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS19              bicuspid, mesial surface
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6164    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    105    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    102    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13157    05    Sound permanent
                    329    07    Decayed permanent
                   1458    08    Filled permanent
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1954-1955          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS20              bicuspid, distal surface
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5954    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    205    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    212    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11907    05    Sound permanent
                    445    07    Decayed permanent
                   2592    08    Filled permanent
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1956-1957          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS21              bicuspid, occlusal surface
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5475    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    491    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    649    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10108    05    Sound permanent
                    441    07    Decayed permanent
                   3897    08    Filled permanent
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1958-1959          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS22              bicuspid, lingual surface
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6011    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    216    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    388    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13269    05    Sound permanent
                    245    07    Decayed permanent
                    932    08    Filled permanent
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1960-1961          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS23              bicuspid, buccal surface
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6504    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     32    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     79    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13282    05    Sound permanent
                    236    07    Decayed permanent
                    928    08    Filled permanent
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1962-1963          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS24              bicuspid, mesial surface
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6224    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    152    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    238    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11700    05    Sound permanent
                    354    07    Decayed permanent
                   2393    08    Filled permanent
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1964-1965          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS25              bicuspid, distal surface
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6445    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     65    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    105    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11432    05    Sound permanent
                    358    07    Decayed permanent
                   2656    08    Filled permanent
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1966-1967          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS26              molar, occlusal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                   8546    05    Sound permanent
                    858    07    Decayed permanent
                   6731    08    Filled permanent
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1968-1969          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS27              molar, lingual surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11859    05    Sound permanent
                    439    07    Decayed permanent
                   3837    08    Filled permanent
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1970-1971          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS28              molar, buccal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14588    05    Sound permanent
                    287    07    Decayed permanent
                   1260    08    Filled permanent
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1972-1973          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS29              molar, mesial surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12880    05    Sound permanent
                    407    07    Decayed permanent
                   2848    08    Filled permanent
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1974-1975          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPCS30              molar, distal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13874    05    Sound permanent
                    327    07    Decayed permanent
                   1934    08    Filled permanent
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1976-1977          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS31              molar, occlusal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7439    05    Sound permanent
                    762    07    Decayed permanent
                   5548    08    Filled permanent
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1978-1979          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS32              molar, lingual surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11570    05    Sound permanent
                    279    07    Decayed permanent
                   1900    08    Filled permanent
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1980-1981          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS33              molar, buccal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12176    05    Sound permanent
                    280    07    Decayed permanent
                   1293    08    Filled permanent
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1982-1983          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS34              molar, mesial surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11897    05    Sound permanent
                    224    07    Decayed permanent
                   1628    08    Filled permanent
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1984-1985          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPCS35              molar, distal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12076    05    Sound permanent
                    286    07    Decayed permanent
                   1387    08    Filled permanent
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             1986          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS36              central incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1987-1988          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS37              central incisor, lingual surface
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4197    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    266    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     76    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15434    05    Sound permanent
                    359    07    Decayed permanent
                   1550    08    Filled permanent
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1989-1990          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS38              central incisor, buccal surface
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    234    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     70    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth
                  16032    05    Sound permanent
                    302    07    Decayed permanent
                   1009    08    Filled permanent
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1991-1992          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS39              central incisor, mesial surface
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4118    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    346    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     75    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15259    05    Sound permanent
                    485    07    Decayed permanent
                   1599    08    Filled permanent
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1993-1994          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS40              central incisor, distal surface
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4265    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     62    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15408    05    Sound permanent
                    395    07    Decayed permanent
                   1540    08    Filled permanent
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             1995          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS41              lateral incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        1996-1997          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS42              lateral incisor, lingual surface
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4804    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    179    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     53    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14808    05    Sound permanent
                    399    07    Decayed permanent
                   1655    08    Filled permanent
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        1998-1999          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS43              lateral incisor, buccal surface
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4798    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    184    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     54    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15583    05    Sound permanent
                    336    07    Decayed permanent
                    943    08    Filled permanent
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 non-disease)
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2000-2001          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS44              lateral incisor, mesial surface
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4773    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    212    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     51    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14853    05    Sound permanent
                    498    07    Decayed permanent
                   1511    08    Filled permanent
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2002-2003          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS45              lateral incisor, distal surface
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4914    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     77    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     45    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15355    05    Sound permanent
                    364    07    Decayed permanent
                   1143    08    Filled permanent
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             2004          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS46              cuspid, filler
                  31311    Blank
        2005-2006          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS47              cuspid, lingual surface
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6717    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     21    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14460    05    Sound permanent
                    290    07    Decayed permanent
                   1245    08    Filled permanent
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth
                                 (due to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2007-2008          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS48              cuspid, buccal surface
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6651    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    108    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     29    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14768    05    Sound permanent
                    319    07    Decayed permanent
                    908    08    Filled permanent
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2009-2010          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS49              cuspid, mesial surface
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6747    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     29    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     12    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14733    05    Sound permanent
                    284    07    Decayed permanent
                    978    08    Filled permanent
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2011-2012          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS50              cuspid, distal surface
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6722    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     51    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     15    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14467    05    Sound permanent
                    293    07    Decayed permanent
                   1235    08    Filled permanent
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2013-2014          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS51              1st bicuspid, occlusal surface
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5671    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    351    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    340    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11025    05    Sound permanent
                    430    07    Decayed permanent
                   3502    08    Filled permanent
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2015-2016          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS52              1st bicuspid, lingual surface
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6207    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     75    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     80    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13907    05    Sound permanent
                    248    07    Decayed permanent
                    802    08    Filled permanent
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2017-2018          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS53              1st bicuspid, buccal surface
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6238    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     50    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     74    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13723    05    Sound permanent
                    296    07    Decayed permanent
                    938    08    Filled permanent
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2019-2020          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS54              1st bicuspid, mesial surface
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6168    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     96    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     98    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13214    05    Sound permanent
                    306    07    Decayed permanent
                   1437    08    Filled permanent
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2021-2022          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS55              1st bicuspid, distal surface
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5943    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    215    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    204    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11972    05    Sound permanent
                    415    07    Decayed permanent
                   2570    08    Filled permanent
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2023-2024          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right,
      DEPCS56              2nd bicuspid, occlusal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5413    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    515    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    666    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10098    05    Sound permanent
                    425    07    Decayed permanent
                   3958    08    Filled permanent
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2025-2026          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS57              2nd bicuspid, lingual surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5949    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    251    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    394    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13301    05    Sound permanent
                    248    07    Decayed permanent
                    932    08    Filled permanent
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2027-2028          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS58              2nd bicuspid, buccal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6491    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     31    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     72    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13287    05    Sound permanent
                    245    07    Decayed permanent
                    949    08    Filled permanent
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2029-2030          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS59              2nd bicuspid, mesial surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6178    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    173    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    243    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11672    05    Sound permanent
                    364    07    Decayed permanent
                   2445    08    Filled permanent
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2031-2032          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS60              2nd bicuspid, distal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6412    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     81    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    101    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11423    05    Sound permanent
                    350    07    Decayed permanent
                   2708    08    Filled permanent
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2033-2034          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS61              1st molar, occlusal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                   8535    05    Sound permanent
                    865    07    Decayed permanent
                   6723    08    Filled permanent
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2035-2036          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS62              1st molar, lingual surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11801    05    Sound permanent
                    475    07    Decayed permanent
                   3847    08    Filled permanent
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2037-2038          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS63              1st molar, buccal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14640    05    Sound permanent
                    287    07    Decayed permanent
                   1196    08    Filled permanent
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2039-2040          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS64              1st molar, mesial surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12868    05    Sound permanent
                    411    07    Decayed permanent
                   2844    08    Filled permanent
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2041-2042          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS65              1st molar, distal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13933    05    Sound permanent
                    327    07    Decayed permanent
                   1863    08    Filled permanent
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2043-2044          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS66              2nd molar, occlusal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7383    05    Sound permanent
                    730    07    Decayed permanent
                   5685    08    Filled permanent
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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        2045-2046          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS67              2nd molar, lingual surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11567    05    Sound permanent
                    332    07    Decayed permanent
                   1899    08    Filled permanent
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2047-2048          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS68              2nd molar, buccal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12352    05    Sound permanent
                    293    07    Decayed permanent
                   1153    08    Filled permanent
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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        2049-2050          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS69              2nd molar, mesial surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11985    05    Sound permanent
                    231    07    Decayed permanent
                   1582    08    Filled permanent
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2051-2052          Coronal caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPCS70              2nd molar, distal surface
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12107    05    Sound permanent
                    301    07    Decayed permanent
                   1390    08    Filled permanent
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             2053          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS71              central incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        2054-2055          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS72              central incisor, lingual surface
                     64    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4130    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      7    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     44    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19231    05    Sound permanent
                     81    07    Decayed permanent
                    184    08    Filled permanent
                    506    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2423    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     62    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2056-2057          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS73              central incisor, buccal surface
                     64    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4131    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      6    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     44    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19238    05    Sound permanent
                     85    07    Decayed permanent
                    173    08    Filled permanent
                    506    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2423    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     62    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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        2058-2059          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS74              central incisor, mesial surface
                     64    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4126    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     11    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     44    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19200    05    Sound permanent
                    112    07    Decayed permanent
                    184    08    Filled permanent
                    506    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2423    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     62    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2060-2061          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS75              central incisor, distal surface
                     64    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4129    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      8    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     44    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19170    05    Sound permanent
                    105    07    Decayed permanent
                    221    08    Filled permanent
                    506    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2423    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     62    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             2062          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS76              lateral incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        2063-2064          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS77              lateral incisor, lingual surface
                     52    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4714    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      2    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      2    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    166    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18725    05    Sound permanent
                    105    07    Decayed permanent
                    210    08    Filled permanent
                    419    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2302    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     52    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 non-disease)
                     48    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2065-2066          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS78              lateral incisor, buccal surface
                     52    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4711    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      4    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    166    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18682    05    Sound permanent
                    113    07    Decayed permanent
                    245    08    Filled permanent
                    419    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2302    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     52    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     48    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2067-2068          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS79              lateral incisor, mesial surface
                     52    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4706    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     10    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      2    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    166    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18700    05    Sound permanent
                    112    07    Decayed permanent
                    228    08    Filled permanent
                    419    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2302    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     52    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     48    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2069-2070          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS80              lateral incisor, distal surface
                     52    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4709    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      8    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    166    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18599    05    Sound permanent
                    173    07    Decayed permanent
                    268    08    Filled permanent
                    419    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2302    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     52    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     48    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
             2071          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS81              cuspid, filler
                  31311    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2072-2073          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS82              cuspid, lingual surface
                     59    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6258    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     20    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     21    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17333    05    Sound permanent
                    118    07    Decayed permanent
                    446    08    Filled permanent
                    317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1992    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     26    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     22    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2074-2075          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS83              cuspid, buccal surface
                     59    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6180    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     81    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     38    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17027    05    Sound permanent
                    225    07    Decayed permanent
                    645    08    Filled permanent
                    317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1992    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     26    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     22    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2076-2077          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS84              cuspid, mesial surface
                     59    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6273    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     14    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     12    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17363    05    Sound permanent
                    146    07    Decayed permanent
                    388    08    Filled permanent
                    317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1992    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     26    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     22    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2078-2079          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPCS85              cuspid, distal surface
                     59    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6254    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     25    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     20    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17247    05    Sound permanent
                    149    07    Decayed permanent
                    501    08    Filled permanent
                    317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1992    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     26    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     22    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2080-2081          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS86              bicuspid, occlusal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5416    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    479    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    508    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14158    05    Sound permanent
                    266    07    Decayed permanent
                   2306    08    Filled permanent
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2082-2083          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS87              bicuspid, lingual surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6147    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    110    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    146    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15983    05    Sound permanent
                    170    07    Decayed permanent
                    577    08    Filled permanent
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2084-2085          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS88              bicuspid, buccal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6174    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     86    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    143    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15472    05    Sound permanent
                    282    07    Decayed permanent
                    976    08    Filled permanent
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2086-2087          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS89              bicuspid, mesial surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6204    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     66    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    133    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15848    05    Sound permanent
                    187    07    Decayed permanent
                    695    08    Filled permanent
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2088-2089          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS90              bicuspid, distal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5703    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    342    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    358    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14948    05    Sound permanent
                    276    07    Decayed permanent
                   1506    08    Filled permanent
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2090-2091          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS91              bicuspid, occlusal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5412    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    580    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    718    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11147    05    Sound permanent
                    369    07    Decayed permanent
                   3983    08    Filled permanent
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2092-2093          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS92              bicuspid, lingual surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6392    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    141    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    177    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14356    05    Sound permanent
                    183    07    Decayed permanent
                    960    08    Filled permanent
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2094-2095          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS93              bicuspid, buccal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6213    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    171    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    326    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14115    05    Sound permanent
                    251    07    Decayed permanent
                   1133    08    Filled permanent
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2096-2097          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS94              bicuspid, mesial surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6230    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    149    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    331    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13769    05    Sound permanent
                    213    07    Decayed permanent
                   1517    08    Filled permanent
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2098-2099          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS95              bicuspid, distal surface
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6417    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    107    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    186    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12588    05    Sound permanent
                    338    07    Decayed permanent
                   2573    08    Filled permanent
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2100-2101          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS96              molar, occlusal surface
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7725    05    Sound permanent
                    934    07    Decayed permanent
                   6160    08    Filled permanent
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2102-2103          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS97              molar, lingual surface
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12816    05    Sound permanent
                    398    07    Decayed permanent
                   1605    08    Filled permanent
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2104-2105          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS98              molar, buccal surface
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10002    05    Sound permanent
                    619    07    Decayed permanent
                   4198    08    Filled permanent
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2106-2107          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS99              molar, mesial surface
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12139    05    Sound permanent
                    345    07    Decayed permanent
                   2335    08    Filled permanent
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2108-2109          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPCS100             molar, distal surface
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12033    05    Sound permanent
                    429    07    Decayed permanent
                   2357    08    Filled permanent
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2110-2111          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS101             molar, occlusal surface
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                   6345    05    Sound permanent
                    913    07    Decayed permanent
                   5938    08    Filled permanent
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2112-2113          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS102             molar, lingual surface
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11627    05    Sound permanent
                    283    07    Decayed permanent
                   1286    08    Filled permanent
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2114-2115          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS103             molar, buccal surface
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                   9796    05    Sound permanent
                    570    07    Decayed permanent
                   2830    08    Filled permanent
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2116-2117          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS104             molar, mesial surface
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10939    05    Sound permanent
                    274    07    Decayed permanent
                   1983    08    Filled permanent
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2118-2119          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPCS105             molar, distal surface
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11511    05    Sound permanent
                    263    07    Decayed permanent
                   1422    08    Filled permanent
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
             2120          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS106             central incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2121-2122          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS107             central incisor, lingual surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4113    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      3    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     46    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19245    05    Sound permanent
                     78    07    Decayed permanent
                    179    08    Filled permanent
                    525    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2417    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     71    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     56    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2123-2124          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS108             central incisor, buccal surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4110    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      6    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     46    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19250    05    Sound permanent
                     85    07    Decayed permanent
                    167    08    Filled permanent
                    525    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2417    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     71    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     56    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2125-2126          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS109             central incisor, mesial surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4105    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     11    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     46    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19195    05    Sound permanent
                    101    07    Decayed permanent
                    206    08    Filled permanent
                    525    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2417    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     71    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     56    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2127-2128          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS110             central incisor, distal surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4107    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      9    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                     46    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19154    05    Sound permanent
                    114    07    Decayed permanent
                    234    08    Filled permanent
                    525    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2417    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     71    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     56    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2129          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS111             lateral incisor, filler
                  31311    Blank
        2130-2131          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS112             lateral incisor, lingual surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4716    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      5    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    151    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18745    05    Sound permanent
                    107    07    Decayed permanent
                    207    08    Filled permanent
                    404    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2306    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     50    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     44    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2132-2133          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS113             lateral incisor, buccal surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4711    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     10    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    151    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18690    05    Sound permanent
                    130    07    Decayed permanent
                    239    08    Filled permanent
                    404    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2306    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     50    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or

                        NHANES III Examination Data File
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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 non-disease)
                     44    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2134-2135          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS114             lateral incisor, mesial surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4708    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     13    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    151    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18735    05    Sound permanent
                    117    07    Decayed permanent
                    207    08    Filled permanent
                    404    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2306    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     50    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     44    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2136-2137          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS115             lateral incisor, distal surface
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4715    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                      6    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    151    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18625    05    Sound permanent
                    156    07    Decayed permanent
                    278    08    Filled permanent
                    404    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2306    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     50    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     44    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
             2138          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS116             cuspid, filler
                  31311    Blank
        2139-2140          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS117             cuspid, lingual surface
                     57    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6251    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     17    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     10    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    204    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17328    05    Sound permanent
                    144    07    Decayed permanent
                    468    08    Filled permanent
                    301    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1978    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     18    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2141-2142          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS118             cuspid, buccal surface
                     57    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6161    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     89    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     28    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    204    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17001    05    Sound permanent
                    258    07    Decayed permanent
                    681    08    Filled permanent
                    301    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1978    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     18    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2143-2144          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS119             cuspid, mesial surface
                     57    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6259    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     10    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                      9    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    204    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17414    05    Sound permanent
                    154    07    Decayed permanent
                    372    08    Filled permanent
                    301    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1978    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     18    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

                        NHANES III Examination Data File
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2145-2146          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS120             cuspid, distal surface
                     57    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6245    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     21    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                     12    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    204    04    Unerupted tooth
                  17252    05    Sound permanent
                    164    07    Decayed permanent
                    524    08    Filled permanent
                    301    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1978    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     18    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2147-2148          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS121             1st bicuspid, occlusal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5398    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    485    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    498    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14106    05    Sound permanent
                    259    07    Decayed permanent
                   2371    08    Filled permanent
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2149-2150          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS122             1st bicuspid, lingual surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6134    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    103    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    144    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15943    05    Sound permanent
                    173    07    Decayed permanent
                    620    08    Filled permanent
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2151-2152          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS123             1st bicuspid, buccal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6167    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     80    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    134    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15476    05    Sound permanent
                    293    07    Decayed permanent
                    967    08    Filled permanent
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2153-2154          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS124             1st bicuspid, mesial surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6203    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                     49    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    129    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  15822    05    Sound permanent
                    177    07    Decayed permanent
                    737    08    Filled permanent
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2155-2156          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS125             1st bicuspid, distal surface
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5698    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    328    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    355    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14879    05    Sound permanent
                    272    07    Decayed permanent
                   1585    08    Filled permanent
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2157-2158          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS126             2nd bicuspid, occlusal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5385    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    588    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    707    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11064    05    Sound permanent
                    388    07    Decayed permanent
                   3953    08    Filled permanent
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2159-2160          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS127             2nd bicuspid, lingual surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6366    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    137    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    178    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14229    05    Sound permanent
                    217    07    Decayed permanent
                    958    08    Filled permanent
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2161-2162          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS128             2nd bicuspid, buccal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6220    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    143    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    318    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13997    05    Sound permanent
                    261    07    Decayed permanent
                   1146    08    Filled permanent
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2163-2164          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS129             2nd bicuspid, mesial surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6230    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    127    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    324    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13589    05    Sound permanent
                    222    07    Decayed permanent
                   1593    08    Filled permanent
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2165-2166          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS130             2nd bicuspid, distal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6409    01    Sound deciduous or primary surface
                    101    02    Decayed deciduous or primary
                                 surface
                    171    03    Filled deciduous or primary surface
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12503    05    Sound permanent
                    340    07    Decayed permanent
                   2561    08    Filled permanent
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2167-2168          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS131             1st molar, occlusal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7826    05    Sound permanent
                    916    07    Decayed permanent
                   6237    08    Filled permanent
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2169-2170          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS132             1st molar, lingual surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13052    05    Sound permanent
                    343    07    Decayed permanent
                   1584    08    Filled permanent
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2171-2172          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS133             1st molar, buccal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                   9939    05    Sound permanent
                    615    07    Decayed permanent
                   4425    08    Filled permanent
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2173-2174          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS134             1st molar, mesial surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12131    05    Sound permanent
                    351    07    Decayed permanent
                   2497    08    Filled permanent
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2175-2176          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS135             1st molar, distal surface
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                  12160    05    Sound permanent
                    391    07    Decayed permanent
                   2428    08    Filled permanent
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2177-2178          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS136             2nd molar, occlusal surface
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                   6356    05    Sound permanent
                    831    07    Decayed permanent
                   5992    08    Filled permanent
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2179-2180          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS137             2nd molar, lingual surface
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11715    05    Sound permanent
                    245    07    Decayed permanent
                   1219    08    Filled permanent
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2181-2182          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS138             2nd molar, buccal surface
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                   9837    05    Sound permanent
                    510    07    Decayed permanent
                   2832    08    Filled permanent
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2183-2184          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS139             2nd molar, mesial surface
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10883    05    Sound permanent
                    239    07    Decayed permanent
                   2057    08    Filled permanent
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2185-2186          Coronal caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPCS140             2nd molar, distal surface
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                  11522    05    Sound permanent
                    243    07    Decayed permanent
                   1414    08    Filled permanent
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
                           CORONAL CARIES, TEETH
        2187-2188          Coronal tooth calls: upper left central
      DEPCT1               incisor
                    510    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   3987    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    477    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     79    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    193    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14292    05    Sound permanent
                    794    07    Decayed permanent
                   1833    08    Filled permanent
                    430    09    Full crown coverage
                    397    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3454    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     42    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    309    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2189-2190          Coronal tooth calls: upper left lateral
      DEPCT2               incisor
                    303    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4667    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    318    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     57    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    372    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13781    05    Sound permanent
                    766    07    Decayed permanent
                   1900    08    Filled permanent
                    405    09    Full crown coverage
                    439    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3507    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    204    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non- disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2191-2192          Coronal tooth calls: upper left cuspid
      DEPCT3        197    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6595    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    145    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     45    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    217    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13569    05    Sound permanent
                    568    07    Decayed permanent
                   1385    08    Filled permanent
                    414    09    Full crown coverage
                    387    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3147    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     53    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     75    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2193-2194          Coronal tooth calls: upper left 1st
      DEPCT4               bicuspid
                      7    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5612    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    414    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    345    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    116    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10823    05    Sound permanent
                    621    07    Decayed permanent
                   2882    08    Filled permanent
                    618    09    Full crown coverage
                   1027    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3749    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    545    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     38    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2195-2196          Coronal tooth calls: upper left 2nd
      DEPCT5               bicuspid
                      5    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5379    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    573    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    663    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    433    04    Unerupted tooth
                   9966    05    Sound permanent
                    568    07    Decayed permanent
                   3164    08    Filled permanent
                    748    09    Full crown coverage
                   1407    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3833    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     23    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2197-2198          Coronal tooth calls: upper left 1st
      DEPCT6               molar
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4365    04    Unerupted tooth
                   8317    05    Sound permanent
                   1022    07    Decayed permanent
                   6068    08    Filled permanent
                    728    09    Full crown coverage
                   2290    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3966    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2199-2200          Coronal tooth calls: upper left 2nd
      DEPCT7               molar
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7450    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7322    05    Sound permanent
                    883    07    Decayed permanent
                   4984    08    Filled permanent
                    560    09    Full crown coverage
                   1985    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3566    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     27    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2201          Coronal tooth calls: upper left 3rd
      DEP3M1               molar
                   5044    1     Present
                  11778    2     Absent
                  14489    Blank
        2202-2203          Coronal tooth calls: upper right
      DEPCT8               central incisor
                    489    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   3988    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    463    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     88    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    209    04    Unerupted tooth
                  14400    05    Sound permanent
                    775    07    Decayed permanent
                   1713    08    Filled permanent
                    455    09    Full crown coverage
                    400    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3452    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     59    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    306    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2204-2205          Coronal tooth calls: upper right
      DEPCT9               lateral incisor
                    336    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4683    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    295    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     58    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    400    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13955    05    Sound permanent
                    757    07    Decayed permanent
                   1712    08    Filled permanent
                    438    09    Full crown coverage
                    414    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3497    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     78    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                    174    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2206-2207          Coronal tooth calls: upper right
      DEPCT10              cuspid
                    178    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6603    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    148    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     37    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13692    05    Sound permanent
                    540    07    Decayed permanent
                   1358    08    Filled permanent
                    405    09    Full crown coverage
                    386    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3135    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     68    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2208-2209          Coronal tooth calls: upper right 1st
      DEPCT11              bicuspid
                     11    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5621    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    401    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    340    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    141    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10794    05    Sound permanent
                    590    07    Decayed permanent
                   2920    08    Filled permanent
                    653    09    Full crown coverage
                   1006    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3718    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    559    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     43    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2210-2211          Coronal tooth calls: upper right 2nd
      DEPCT12              bicuspid
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5303    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    616    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    675    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    446    04    Unerupted tooth
                   9930    05    Sound permanent
                    570    07    Decayed permanent
                   3226    08    Filled permanent
                    755    09    Full crown coverage
                   1403    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3811    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     21    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     35    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non- disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2212-2213          Coronal tooth calls: upper right 1st
      DEPCT13              molar
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4357    04    Unerupted tooth
                   8283    05    Sound permanent
                   1054    07    Decayed permanent
                   6102    08    Filled permanent
                    684    09    Full crown coverage
                   2322    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3951    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     29    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2214-2215          Coronal tooth calls: upper right 2nd
      DEPCT14              molar
                      6    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7476    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7274    05    Sound permanent
                    861    07    Decayed permanent
                   5158    08    Filled permanent
                    505    09    Full crown coverage
                   1930    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3552    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     28    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2216          Coronal tooth calls: upper right 3rd
      DEP3M2               molar
                   5096    1     Present
                  11726    2     Absent
                  14489    Blank
        2217-2218          Coronal tooth calls: lower left
      DEPCT15              central incisor
                     64    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4123    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                     14    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                     44    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19006    05    Sound permanent
                    176    07    Decayed permanent
                    248    08    Filled permanent
                     66    09    Full crown coverage
                    506    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2423    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     62    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     62    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2219-2220          Coronal tooth calls: lower left
      DEPCT16              lateral incisor
                     52    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4700    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                     16    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                      2    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    166    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18396    05    Sound permanent
                    228    07    Decayed permanent
                    332    08    Filled permanent
                     84    09    Full crown coverage
                    419    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2302    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     52    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     48    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non- disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2221-2222          Coronal tooth calls: lower left cuspid
      DEPCT17        59    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6148    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    102    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     49    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    185    04    Unerupted tooth
                  16710    05    Sound permanent
                    328    07    Decayed permanent
                    651    08    Filled permanent
                    208    09    Full crown coverage
                    317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1992    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     26    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     22    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2223-2224          Coronal tooth calls: lower left 1st
      DEPCT18              bicuspid
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5363    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    536    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    504    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    159    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13735    05    Sound permanent
                    452    07    Decayed permanent
                   2132    08    Filled permanent
                    411    09    Full crown coverage
                    651    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2386    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    438    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4514    Blank
        2225-2226          Coronal tooth calls: lower left 2nd
      DEPCT19              bicuspid
                     10    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5347    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    629    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    734    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    366    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10938    05    Sound permanent
                    534    07    Decayed permanent
                   3313    08    Filled permanent
                    714    09    Full crown coverage
                   1317    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2847    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     28    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non- disease)
                   4514    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2227-2228          Coronal tooth calls: lower left 1st
      DEPCT20              molar
                      9    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4235    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7171    05    Sound permanent
                   1189    07    Decayed permanent
                   5405    08    Filled permanent
                   1054    09    Full crown coverage
                   4126    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3582    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      9    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2229-2230          Coronal tooth calls: lower left 2nd
      DEPCT21              molar
                     12    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7200    04    Unerupted tooth
                   5958    05    Sound permanent
                   1204    07    Decayed permanent
                   5155    08    Filled permanent
                    879    09    Full crown coverage
                   3196    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3167    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     10    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     15    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2231          Coronal tooth calls: lower left 3rd
      DEP3M3               molar
                   5567    1     Present
                  11254    2     Absent
                  14490    Blank
        2232-2233          Coronal tooth calls: lower right
      DEPCT22              central incisor
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4100    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                     16    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                      3    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                     46    04    Unerupted tooth
                  19003    05    Sound permanent
                    168    07    Decayed permanent
                    259    08    Filled permanent
                     72    09    Full crown coverage
                    525    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2417    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     71    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     56    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2234-2235          Coronal tooth calls: lower right
      DEPCT23              lateral incisor
                     60    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4701    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                     20    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                      1    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    151    04    Unerupted tooth
                  18409    05    Sound permanent
                    237    07    Decayed permanent
                    333    08    Filled permanent
                     80    09    Full crown coverage
                    404    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2306    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     50    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     44    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2236-2237          Coronal tooth calls: lower right
      DEPCT24              cuspid
                     57    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   6141    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    102    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                     35    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    204    04    Unerupted tooth
                  16678    05    Sound permanent
                    366    07    Decayed permanent
                    682    08    Filled permanent
                    214    09    Full crown coverage
                    301    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   1978    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     18    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     20    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2238-2239          Coronal tooth calls: lower right 1st
      DEPCT25              bicuspid
                     15    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5350    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    534    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    497    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    147    04    Unerupted tooth
                  13683    05    Sound permanent
                    460    07    Decayed permanent
                   2184    08    Filled permanent
                    409    09    Full crown coverage
                    660    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2395    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                    445    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     17    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2240-2241          Coronal tooth calls: lower right 2nd
      DEPCT26              bicuspid
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   5336    01    Sound deciduous or primary tooth
                    625    02    Decayed deciduous or primary tooth
                    720    03    Filled deciduous or primary tooth
                    392    04    Unerupted tooth
                  10863    05    Sound permanent
                    532    07    Decayed permanent
                   3289    08    Filled permanent
                    720    09    Full crown coverage
                   1422    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   2841    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                     27    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     21    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2242-2243          Coronal tooth calls: lower right 1st
      DEPCT27              molar
                      8    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   4262    04    Unerupted tooth
                   7219    05    Sound permanent
                   1184    07    Decayed permanent
                   5599    08    Filled permanent
                    977    09    Full crown coverage
                   3975    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3547    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      7    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     18    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
                   4515    Blank
        2244-2245          Coronal tooth calls: lower right 2nd
      DEPCT28              molar
                     13    00    Tooth present but excluded
                   7212    04    Unerupted tooth
                   6008    05    Sound permanent
                   1101    07    Decayed permanent
                   5266    08    Filled permanent
                    804    09    Full crown coverage
                   3186    10    Missing (due to caries/periodontal
                                 disease)
                   3182    11    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to caries/periodontal disease)
                      8    12    Missing (due to orthodontic or
                                 non-disease)
                     16    13    Replacement for missing tooth (due
                                 to orthodontic or non-disease)
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2246          Coronal tooth calls: lower right 3rd
      DEP3M4               molar
                   5655    1     Present
                  11166    2     Absent
                  14490    Blank
                           SEALANTS
             2247          Sealant: upper left central incisor      See note
      DEPSE1      26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2248          Sealant: upper left lateral incisor      See note
      DEPSE2      21485    0     No sealant
                      4    1     Sealant present
                   5308    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2249          Sealant: upper left cuspid               See note
      DEPSE3      26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2250          Sealant: upper left 1st bicuspid         See note
      DEPSE4      20612    0     No sealant
                     85    1     Sealant present
                   6100    2     Not eligible for sealants
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             2251          Sealant: upper left 2nd bicuspid         See note
      DEPSE5      20211    0     No sealant
                    102    1     Sealant present
                   6484    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2252          Sealant: upper left 1st molar            See note
      DEPSE6      14839    0     No sealant
                    568    1     Sealant present
                  11390    2     Not eligible for sealants
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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2253          Sealant: upper left 2nd molar            See note
      DEPSE7      12986    0     No sealant
                    203    1     Sealant present
                  13608    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2254          Sealant: upper right central incisor     See note
      DEPSE8      26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2255          Sealant: upper right lateral incisor     See note
      DEPSE9      21456    0     No sealant
                      4    1     Sealant present
                   5337    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2256          Sealant: upper right cuspid              See note
      DEPSE10     26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2257          Sealant: upper right 1st bicuspid        See note
      DEPSE11     20581    0     No sealant
                     85    1     Sealant present
                   6131    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2258          Sealant: upper right 2nd bicuspid        See note
      DEPSE12     20208    0     No sealant
                    112    1     Sealant present
                   6477    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2259          Sealant: upper right 1st molar           See note
      DEPSE13     14860    0     No sealant
                    579    1     Sealant present
                  11358    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2260          Sealant: upper right 2nd molar           See note
      DEPSE14     13077    0     No sealant
                    216    1     Sealant present
                  13504    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2261          Sealant: lower left central incisor      See note
      DEPSE15     26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2262          Sealant: lower left lateral incisor      See note
      DEPSE16     26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2263          Sealant: lower left cuspid               See note
      DEPSE17     26797    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2264          Sealant: lower left 1st bicuspid         See note
      DEPSE18     22633    0     No sealant
                     89    1     Sealant present
                   4075    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2265          Sealant: lower left 2nd bicuspid         See note
      DEPSE19     21374    0     No sealant
                    121    1     Sealant present
                   5302    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4514    Blank
             2266          Sealant: lower left 1st molar            See note
      DEPSE20     13202    0     No sealant
                    563    1     Sealant present
                  13031    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2267          Sealant: lower left 2nd molar            See note
      DEPSE21     12108    0     No sealant
                    209    1     Sealant present
                  14479    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2268          Sealant: lower right central incisor     See note
      DEPSE22     26796    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2269          Sealant: lower right lateral incisor     See note
      DEPSE23     26796    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2270          Sealant: lower right cuspid              See note
      DEPSE24     26796    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2271          Sealant: lower right 1st bicuspid        See note
      DEPSE25     22621    0     No sealant
                     87    1     Sealant present
                   4088    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2272          Sealant: lower right 2nd bicuspid        See note
      DEPSE26     21255    0     No sealant
                    110    1     Sealant present
                   5431    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
             2273          Sealant: lower right 1st molar           See note
      DEPSE27     13402    0     No sealant
                    600    1     Sealant present
                  12794    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2274          Sealant: lower right 2nd molar           See note
      DEPSE28     12158    0     No sealant
                    217    1     Sealant present
                  14421    2     Not eligible for sealants
                   4515    Blank
                           ROOT CARIES, SURFACES
             2275          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS1               central incisor, lingual surface
                  11682    0     Sound surface
                     86    1     Caries
                      1    2     Filled
                   2950    8     Not present
                    772    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2276          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS2               central incisor, buccal surface
                  11553    0     Sound surface
                    142    1     Caries
                     74    2     Filled
                   2950    8     Not present
                    772    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2277          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS3               central incisor, mesial surface
                  11645    0     Sound surface
                    114    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2950    8     Not present
                    772    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2278          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS4               central incisor, distal surface
                  11628    0     Sound surface
                    131    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2950    8     Not present
                    772    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2279          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS5               lateral incisor, lingual surface
                  11563    0     Sound surface
                    115    1     Caries
                      5    2     Filled
                   3042    8     Not present
                    766    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2280          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS6               lateral incisor, buccal surface
                  11466    0     Sound surface
                    159    1     Caries
                     58    2     Filled
                   3042    8     Not present
                    766    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2281          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS7               lateral incisor, mesial surface
                  11505    0     Sound surface
                    165    1     Caries
                     13    2     Filled
                   3042    8     Not present
                    766    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2282          Root caries, surfaces: upper left
      DEPRS8               lateral incisor, distal surface
                  11524    0     Sound surface
                    144    1     Caries
                     15    2     Filled
                   3042    8     Not present
                    766    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2283          Root caries, surfaces: upper left cuspid,
      DEPRS9               lingual surface
                  12045    0     Sound surface
                    117    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2485    8     Not present
                    834    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2284          Root caries, surfaces: upper left cuspid,
      DEPRS10              buccal surface
                  11814    0     Sound surface
                    190    1     Caries
                    168    2     Filled
                   2485    8     Not present
                    834    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2285          Root caries, surfaces: upper left cuspid,
      DEPRS11              mesial surface
                  12008    0     Sound surface
                    154    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2485    8     Not present
                    834    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2286          Root caries, surfaces: upper left cuspid,
      DEPRS12              distal surface
                  11994    0     Sound surface
                    150    1     Caries
                     28    2     Filled
                   2485    8     Not present
                    834    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2287          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS13              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  10570    0     Sound surface
                    188    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   3930    8     Not present
                    793    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2288          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS14              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  10430    0     Sound surface
                    222    1     Caries
                    116    2     Filled
                   3930    8     Not present
                    793    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2289          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS15              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  10549    0     Sound surface
                    210    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   3930    8     Not present
                    793    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2290          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS16              bicuspid, distal surface
                  10540    0     Sound surface
                    219    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   3930    8     Not present
                    793    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2291          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS17              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  10597    0     Sound surface
                    147    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   3954    8     Not present
                    787    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2292          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS18              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  10539    0     Sound surface
                    154    1     Caries
                     57    2     Filled
                   3954    8     Not present
                    787    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2293          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS19              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  10573    0     Sound surface
                    171    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   3954    8     Not present
                    787    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2294          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS20              bicuspid, distal surface
                  10568    0     Sound surface
                    171    1     Caries
                     11    2     Filled
                   3954    8     Not present
                    787    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2295          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS21              molar, lingual surface
                   9586    0     Sound surface
                    212    1     Caries
                     37    2     Filled
                   4848    8     Not present
                    808    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2296          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS22              molar, buccal surface
                   9628    0     Sound surface
                    169    1     Caries
                     38    2     Filled
                   4848    8     Not present
                    808    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2297          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS23              molar, mesial surface
                   9629    0     Sound surface
                    201    1     Caries
                      5    2     Filled
                   4848    8     Not present
                    808    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2298          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 1st
      DEPRS24              molar, distal surface
                   9644    0     Sound surface
                    180    1     Caries
                     11    2     Filled
                   4848    8     Not present
                    808    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2299          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS25              molar, lingual surface
                  10340    0     Sound surface
                    112    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   4180    8     Not present
                    850    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2300          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS26              molar, buccal surface
                  10321    0     Sound surface
                    111    1     Caries
                     29    2     Filled
                   4180    8     Not present
                    850    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2301          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS27              molar, mesial surface
                  10394    0     Sound surface
                     61    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   4180    8     Not present
                    850    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2302          Root caries, surfaces: upper left 2nd
      DEPRS28              molar, distal surface
                  10347    0     Sound surface
                    104    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   4180    8     Not present
                    850    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2303          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS29              central incisor, lingual surface
                  11610    0     Sound surface
                     58    1     Caries
                      3    2     Filled
                   2951    8     Not present
                    869    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2304          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS30              central incisor, buccal surface
                  11539    0     Sound surface
                     87    1     Caries
                     45    2     Filled
                   2951    8     Not present
                    869    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2305          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS31              central incisor, mesial surface
                  11592    0     Sound surface
                     73    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   2951    8     Not present
                    869    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2306          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS32              central incisor, distal surface
                  11575    0     Sound surface
                     86    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2951    8     Not present
                    869    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2307          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS33              lateral incisor, lingual surface
                  11530    0     Sound surface
                     70    1     Caries
                   3012    8     Not present
                    879    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2308          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS34              lateral incisor, buccal surface
                  11452    0     Sound surface
                    113    1     Caries
                     35    2     Filled
                   3012    8     Not present
                    879    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2309          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS35              lateral incisor, mesial surface
                  11488    0     Sound surface
                    104    1     Caries
                      8    2     Filled
                   3012    8     Not present
                    879    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2310          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS36              lateral incisor, distal surface
                  11507    0     Sound surface
                     91    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   3012    8     Not present
                    879    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2311          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS37              cuspid, lingual surface
                  11984    0     Sound surface
                     94    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   2498    8     Not present
                    909    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2312          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS38              cuspid, buccal surface
                  11808    0     Sound surface
                    151    1     Caries
                    125    2     Filled
                   2498    8     Not present
                    909    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2313          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS39              cuspid, mesial surface
                  11939    0     Sound surface
                    128    1     Caries
                     17    2     Filled
                   2498    8     Not present
                    909    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2314          Root caries, surfaces: upper right
      DEPRS40              cuspid, distal surface
                  11946    0     Sound surface
                    118    1     Caries
                     20    2     Filled
                   2498    8     Not present
                    909    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2315          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS41              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  10672    0     Sound surface
                    184    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   3899    8     Not present
                    729    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2316          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS42              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  10498    0     Sound surface
                    234    1     Caries
                    131    2     Filled
                   3899    8     Not present
                    729    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2317          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS43              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  10632    0     Sound surface
                    219    1     Caries
                     12    2     Filled
                   3899    8     Not present
                    729    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2318          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS44              bicuspid, distal surface
                  10623    0     Sound surface
                    231    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   3899    8     Not present
                    729    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2319          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS45              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  10648    0     Sound surface
                    179    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   3928    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2320          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS46              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  10587    0     Sound surface
                    165    1     Caries
                     79    2     Filled
                   3928    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2321          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS47              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  10616    0     Sound surface
                    210    1     Caries
                      5    2     Filled
                   3928    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2322          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS48              bicuspid, distal surface
                  10603    0     Sound surface
                    216    1     Caries
                     12    2     Filled
                   3928    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2323          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS49              molar, lingual surface
                   9629    0     Sound surface
                    252    1     Caries
                     25    2     Filled
                   4851    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2324          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS50              molar, buccal surface
                   9641    0     Sound surface
                    204    1     Caries
                     61    2     Filled
                   4851    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2325          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS51              molar, mesial surface
                   9667    0     Sound surface
                    235    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   4851    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2326          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 1st
      DEPRS52              molar, distal surface
                   9688    0     Sound surface
                    210    1     Caries
                      8    2     Filled
                   4851    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2327          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS53              molar, lingual surface
                  10389    0     Sound surface
                    211    1     Caries
                     22    2     Filled
                   4136    8     Not present
                    733    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2328          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS54              molar, buccal surface
                  10392    0     Sound surface
                    178    1     Caries
                     52    2     Filled
                   4136    8     Not present
                    733    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2329          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS55              molar, mesial surface
                  10423    0     Sound surface
                    181    1     Caries
                     18    2     Filled
                   4136    8     Not present
                    733    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2330          Root caries, surfaces: upper right 2nd
      DEPRS56              molar, distal surface
                  10402    0     Sound surface
                    208    1     Caries
                     12    2     Filled
                   4136    8     Not present
                    733    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2331          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS57              central incisor, lingual surface
                  12790    0     Sound surface
                     24    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   1943    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2332          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS58              central incisor, buccal surface
                  12741    0     Sound surface
                     47    1     Caries
                     28    2     Filled
                   1943    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2333          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS59              central incisor, mesial surface
                  12773    0     Sound surface
                     41    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   1943    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2334          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS60              central incisor, distal surface
                  12774    0     Sound surface
                     38    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   1943    8     Not present
                    732    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2335          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS61              lateral incisor, lingual surface
                  12961    0     Sound surface
                     40    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   1754    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2336          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS62              lateral incisor, buccal surface
                  12896    0     Sound surface
                     69    1     Caries
                     38    2     Filled
                   1754    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2337          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS63              lateral incisor, mesial surface
                  12947    0     Sound surface
                     52    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   1754    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2338          Root caries, surfaces: lower left
      DEPRS64              lateral incisor, distal surface
                  12928    0     Sound surface
                     70    1     Caries
                      5    2     Filled
                   1754    8     Not present
                    734    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2339          Root caries, surfaces: lower left cuspid,
      DEPRS65              lingual surface
                  13355    0     Sound surface
                     59    1     Caries
                     11    2     Filled
                   1329    8     Not present
                    737    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2340          Root caries, surfaces: lower left cuspid,
      DEPRS66              buccal surface
                  13111    0     Sound surface
                    159    1     Caries
                    155    2     Filled
                   1329    8     Not present
                    737    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2341          Root caries, surfaces: lower left cuspid,
      DEPRS67              mesial surface
                  13320    0     Sound surface
                     83    1     Caries
                     22    2     Filled
                   1329    8     Not present
                    737    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2342          Root caries, surfaces: lower left cuspid,
      DEPRS68              distal surface
                  13325    0     Sound surface
                     83    1     Caries
                     17    2     Filled
                   1329    8     Not present
                    737    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2343          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS69              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  12351    0     Sound surface
                    114    1     Caries
                      6    2     Filled
                   2279    8     Not present
                    741    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2344          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS70              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  11920    0     Sound surface
                    273    1     Caries
                    278    2     Filled
                   2279    8     Not present
                    741    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2345          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS71              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  12335    0     Sound surface
                    131    1     Caries
                      5    2     Filled
                   2279    8     Not present
                    741    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2346          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS72              bicuspid, distal surface
                  12267    0     Sound surface
                    173    1     Caries
                     31    2     Filled
                   2279    8     Not present
                    741    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2347          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS73              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  11584    0     Sound surface
                    141    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   3021    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2348          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS74              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  11353    0     Sound surface
                    214    1     Caries
                    165    2     Filled
                   3021    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2349          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS75              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  11573    0     Sound surface
                    148    1     Caries
                     11    2     Filled
                   3021    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2350          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS76              bicuspid, distal surface
                  11512    0     Sound surface
                    183    1     Caries
                     37    2     Filled
                   3021    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2351          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS77              molar, lingual surface
                   8389    0     Sound surface
                    236    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   6128    8     Not present
                    731    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2352          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS78              molar, buccal surface
                   8281    0     Sound surface
                    258    1     Caries
                     93    2     Filled
                   6128    8     Not present
                    731    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2353          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS79              molar, mesial surface
                   8415    0     Sound surface
                    214    1     Caries
                      3    2     Filled
                   6128    8     Not present
                    731    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2354          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 1st
      DEPRS80              molar, distal surface
                   8383    0     Sound surface
                    247    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   6128    8     Not present
                    731    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2355          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS81              molar, lingual surface
                   9660    0     Sound surface
                    171    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   4915    8     Not present
                    736    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2356          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS82              molar, buccal surface
                   9524    0     Sound surface
                    211    1     Caries
                    105    2     Filled
                   4915    8     Not present
                    736    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2357          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS83              molar, mesial surface
                   9682    0     Sound surface
                    149    1     Caries
                      9    2     Filled
                   4915    8     Not present
                    736    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2358          Root caries, surfaces: lower left 2nd
      DEPRS84              molar, distal surface
                   9673    0     Sound surface
                    165    1     Caries
                      2    2     Filled
                   4915    8     Not present
                    736    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2359          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS85              central incisor, lingual surface
                  12775    0     Sound surface
                     23    1     Caries
                   1946    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2360          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS86              central incisor, buccal surface
                  12730    0     Sound surface
                     41    1     Caries
                     27    2     Filled
                   1946    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2361          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS87              central incisor, mesial surface
                  12759    0     Sound surface
                     36    1     Caries
                      3    2     Filled
                   1946    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2362          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS88              central incisor, distal surface
                  12755    0     Sound surface
                     39    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   1946    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2363          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS89              lateral incisor, lingual surface
                  12955    0     Sound surface
                     45    1     Caries
                      4    2     Filled
                   1740    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2364          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS90              lateral incisor, buccal surface
                  12890    0     Sound surface
                     73    1     Caries
                     41    2     Filled
                   1740    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2365          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS91              lateral incisor, mesial surface
                  12939    0     Sound surface
                     62    1     Caries
                      3    2     Filled
                   1740    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2366          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS92              lateral incisor, distal surface
                  12926    0     Sound surface
                     71    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   1740    8     Not present
                    747    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2367          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS93              cuspid, lingual surface
                  13370    0     Sound surface
                     70    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   1292    8     Not present
                    752    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2368          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS94              cuspid, buccal surface
                  13146    0     Sound surface
                    171    1     Caries
                    130    2     Filled
                   1292    8     Not present
                    752    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2369          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS95              cuspid, mesial surface
                  13311    0     Sound surface
                    117    1     Caries
                     19    2     Filled
                   1292    8     Not present
                    752    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2370          Root caries, surfaces: lower right
      DEPRS96              cuspid, distal surface
                  13317    0     Sound surface
                    110    1     Caries
                     20    2     Filled
                   1292    8     Not present
                    752    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2371          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS97              bicuspid, lingual surface
                  12310    0     Sound surface
                    124    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   2296    8     Not present
                    751    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2372          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS98              bicuspid, buccal surface
                  11902    0     Sound surface
                    261    1     Caries
                    281    2     Filled
                   2296    8     Not present
                    751    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2373          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS99              bicuspid, mesial surface
                  12300    0     Sound surface
                    133    1     Caries
                     11    2     Filled
                   2296    8     Not present
                    751    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2374          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS100             bicuspid, distal surface
                  12246    0     Sound surface
                    173    1     Caries
                     25    2     Filled
                   2296    8     Not present
                    751    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2375          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS101             bicuspid, lingual surface
                  11501    0     Sound surface
                    136    1     Caries
                     12    2     Filled
                   3097    8     Not present
                    745    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2376          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS102             bicuspid, buccal surface
                  11267    0     Sound surface
                    208    1     Caries
                    174    2     Filled
                   3097    8     Not present
                    745    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2377          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS103             bicuspid, mesial surface
                  11496    0     Sound surface
                    143    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   3097    8     Not present
                    745    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2378          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS104             bicuspid, distal surface
                  11433    0     Sound surface
                    187    1     Caries
                     29    2     Filled
                   3097    8     Not present
                    745    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2379          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS105             molar, lingual surface
                   8551    0     Sound surface
                    207    1     Caries
                     14    2     Filled
                   5981    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2380          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS106             molar, buccal surface
                   8420    0     Sound surface
                    240    1     Caries
                    112    2     Filled
                   5981    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2381          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS107             molar, mesial surface
                   8565    0     Sound surface
                    197    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   5981    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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                                 DENTAL CARIES
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2382          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 1st
      DEPRS108             molar, distal surface
                   8555    0     Sound surface
                    210    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   5981    8     Not present
                    738    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2383          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS109             molar, lingual surface
                   9678    0     Sound surface
                    148    1     Caries
                     10    2     Filled
                   4927    8     Not present
                    728    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2384          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS110             molar, buccal surface
                   9498    0     Sound surface
                    203    1     Caries
                    135    2     Filled
                   4927    8     Not present
                    728    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank
             2385          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS111             molar, mesial surface
                   9690    0     Sound surface
                    138    1     Caries
                      8    2     Filled
                   4927    8     Not present
                    728    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2386          Root caries, surfaces: lower right 2nd
      DEPRS112             molar, distal surface
                   9677    0     Sound surface
                    152    1     Caries
                      7    2     Filled
                   4927    8     Not present
                    728    9     Could not be assessed
                  15820    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                           GINGIVAL BLEEDING
             2387          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN1              bleeding - upper central incisor, mesial
                  12295    0     No bleeding
                   1214    1     Bleeding
                   3741    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2388          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN2              bleeding - upper central incisor, buccal
                  11923    0     No bleeding
                   1588    1     Bleeding
                   3739    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2389          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN3              bleeding - upper lateral incisor, mesial
                  12161    0     No bleeding
                   1220    1     Bleeding
                   3869    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2390          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN4              bleeding - upper lateral incisor, buccal
                  11696    0     No bleeding
                   1686    1     Bleeding
                   3868    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2391          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN5              bleeding - upper cuspid, mesial
                  12119    0     No bleeding
                   1779    1     Bleeding
                   3352    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2392          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN6              bleeding - upper cuspid, buccal
                  11719    0     No bleeding
                   2180    1     Bleeding
                   3351    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2393          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN7              bleeding - upper 1st bicuspid, mesial
                  11263    0     No bleeding
                   1120    1     Bleeding
                   4867    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2394          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN8              bleeding - upper 1st bicuspid, buccal
                  11060    0     No bleeding
                   1322    1     Bleeding
                   4868    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2395          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN9              bleeding - upper 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                  11270    0     No bleeding
                   1050    1     Bleeding
                   4930    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2396          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN10             bleeding - upper 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                  11135    0     No bleeding
                   1184    1     Bleeding
                   4931    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2397          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN11             bleeding - upper 1st molar, mesial
                  10070    0     No bleeding
                   1355    1     Bleeding
                   5825    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2398          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN12             bleeding - upper 1st molar, buccal
                   9704    0     No bleeding
                   1723    1     Bleeding
                   5823    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2399          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN13             bleeding - upper 2nd molar, mesial
                  10388    0     No bleeding
                   1761    1     Bleeding
                   5101    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2400          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPUGN14             bleeding - upper 2nd molar, buccal
                   9923    0     No bleeding
                   2225    1     Bleeding
                   5102    9     Could not be assessed
                  14061    Blank
             2401          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN1              bleeding - lower central incisor, mesial
                  13069    0     No bleeding
                   1462    1     Bleeding
                   2716    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2402          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN2              bleeding - lower central incisor, buccal
                  12155    0     No bleeding
                   2377    1     Bleeding
                   2715    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2403          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN3              bleeding - lower lateral incisor, mesial
                  13372    0     No bleeding
                   1359    1     Bleeding
                   2516    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2404          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN4              bleeding - lower lateral incisor, buccal
                  12376    0     No bleeding
                   2357    1     Bleeding
                   2514    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2405          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN5              bleeding - lower cuspid, mesial
                  13383    0     No bleeding
                   1767    1     Bleeding
                   2097    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2406          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN6              bleeding - lower cuspid, buccal
                  12731    0     No bleeding
                   2417    1     Bleeding
                   2099    9     Could not be assessed
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2407          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN7              bleeding - lower 1st bicuspid, mesial
                  13110    0     No bleeding
                    963    1     Bleeding
                   3174    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2408          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN8              bleeding - lower 1st bicuspid, buccal
                  12623    0     No bleeding
                   1453    1     Bleeding
                   3171    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2409          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN9              bleeding - lower 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                  12666    0     No bleeding
                    612    1     Bleeding
                   3969    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2410          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN10             bleeding - lower 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                  12380    0     No bleeding
                    901    1     Bleeding
                   3966    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2411          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN11             bleeding - lower 1st molar, mesial
                   9690    0     No bleeding
                    550    1     Bleeding
                   7007    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2412          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN12             bleeding - lower 1st molar, buccal
                   9284    0     No bleeding
                    957    1     Bleeding
                   7006    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2413          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN13             bleeding - lower 2nd molar, mesial
                  10428    0     No bleeding
                    954    1     Bleeding
                   5865    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2414          Periodontal assessments: gingival
      DEPLGN14             bleeding - lower 2nd molar, buccal
                   9899    0     No bleeding
                   1487    1     Bleeding
                   5861    9     Could not be assessed
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                           CALCULUS
             2415          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL1              score - upper central incisor, mesial
                   9729    0     Absence of calculus
                   1360    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2387    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3771    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2416          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL2              score - upper central incisor, buccal
                  10531    0     Absence of calculus
                   1258    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1689    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3769    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2417          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL3              score - upper lateral incisor, mesial
                   9013    0     Absence of calculus
                   1433    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2909    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3892    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2418          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL4              score - upper lateral incisor, buccal
                  10279    0     Absence of calculus
                   1250    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1827    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3891    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2419          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL5              score - upper cuspid, mesial
                   9170    0     Absence of calculus
                   1594    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3096    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3387    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2420          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL6              score - upper cuspid, buccal
                  10238    0     Absence of calculus
                   1538    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2094    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3377    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2421          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL7              score - upper 1st bicuspid, mesial
                   8751    0     Absence of calculus
                   1080    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2505    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4911    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2422          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL8              score - upper 1st bicuspid, buccal
                   9652    0     Absence of calculus
                   1091    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1605    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4899    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2423          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL9              score - upper 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                   8577    0     Absence of calculus
                   1089    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2610    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4971    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2424          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL10             score - upper 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                   9533    0     Absence of calculus
                   1063    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1687    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4964    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2425          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL11             score - upper 1st molar, mesial
                   6161    0     Absence of calculus
                   1437    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3786    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5863    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2426          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL12             score - upper 1st molar, buccal
                   7049    0     Absence of calculus
                   1706    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2636    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5856    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2427          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL13             score - upper 2nd molar, mesial
                   5131    0     Absence of calculus
                   1901    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   5093    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5122    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2428          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPUCL14             score - upper 2nd molar, buccal
                   6903    0     Absence of calculus
                   1572    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3652    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5120    9     Could not be assessed
                  14064    Blank
             2429          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL1              score - lower central incisor, mesial
                   3685    0     Absence of calculus
                   5333    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   5506    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2720    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2430          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL2              score - lower central incisor, buccal
                   6578    0     Absence of calculus
                   4498    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3452    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2716    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2431          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL3              score - lower lateral incisor, mesial
                   4157    0     Absence of calculus
                   5090    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   5466    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2531    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2432          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL4              score - lower lateral incisor, buccal
                   7813    0     Absence of calculus
                   3744    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3164    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2523    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2433          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL5              score - lower cuspid, mesial
                   5273    0     Absence of calculus
                   4354    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   5509    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2108    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2434          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL6              score - lower cuspid, buccal
                   8911    0     Absence of calculus
                   3209    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3016    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   2108    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2435          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL7              score - lower 1st bicuspid, mesial
                   7542    0     Absence of calculus
                   2823    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   3683    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3196    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2436          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL8              score - lower 1st bicuspid, buccal
                  10760    0     Absence of calculus
                   1475    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1814    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   3195    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2437          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL9              score - lower 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                   8561    0     Absence of calculus
                   1900    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2764    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4019    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2438          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL10             score - lower 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                  10540    0     Absence of calculus
                   1207    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1497    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   4000    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2439          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL11             score - lower 1st molar, mesial
                   6686    0     Absence of calculus
                   1267    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2232    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   7059    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2440          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL12             score - lower 1st molar, buccal
                   8141    0     Absence of calculus
                    866    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1189    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   7048    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2441          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL13             score - lower 2nd molar, mesial
                   6723    0     Absence of calculus
                   1620    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   2996    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5905    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
             2442          Periodontal assessments: calculus
      DEPLCL14             score - lower 2nd molar, buccal
                   8484    0     Absence of calculus
                   1137    1     Supragingival calculus only
                   1724    2     Supragingival and subgingival
                                 calculus or subgingival calculus
                                 only
                   5899    9     Could not be assessed
                  14067    Blank
                           FGM/CEJ, POCKET DEPTH
        2443-2444          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ1             upper central incisor, mesial (mm)
                  13446    -8-04
                   3354    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2445-2446          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC1             depth scores - upper central incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  13446    00-12
                   3354    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2447-2448          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ1             upper central incisor, buccal (mm)
                  13449    -7-04
                   3351    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2449-2450          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC1             depth scores - upper central incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  13449    00-12
                   3351    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2451-2452          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ - upper
      DEPUMCJ2             lateral incisor, mesial (mm)
                  13315    -8-05
                   3485    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2453-2454          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC2             depth - upper lateral incisor, mesial
                           (mm)
                  13315    00-11
                   3485    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2455-2456          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ - upper
      DEPUBCJ2             lateral incisor, buccal (mm)
                  13307    -8-04
                   3493    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2457-2458          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC2             depth - upper lateral incisor, buccal
                           (mm)
                  13307    00-09
                   3493    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2459-2461          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ3             upper cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  13835    -12-009
                   2965    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2462-2463          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC3             depth scores - upper cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  13835    00-12
                   2965    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2464-2466          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ3             upper cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  13824    -12-008
                   2976    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2467-2468          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC3             depth scores - upper cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  13824    00-12
                   2976    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2469-2470          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ4             upper 1st bicuspid, mesial (mm)
                  12335    -8-06
                   4465    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2471-2472          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC4             depth scores - upper 1st bicuspid,
                           mesial (mm)
                  12335    00-10
                   4465    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2473-2474          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ4             upper 1st bicuspid, buccal (mm)
                  12308    -8-04
                   4492    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2475-2476          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC4             depth scores - upper 1st bicuspid,
                           buccal (mm)
                  12308    00-11
                   4492    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2477-2478          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ5             upper 2nd bicuspid, mesial (mm)
                  12278    -6-05
                   4522    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2479-2480          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC5             depth scores - upper 2nd bicuspid,
                           mesial (mm)
                  12278    00-10
                   4522    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2481-2482          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ5             upper 2nd bicuspid, buccal (mm)
                  12238    -9-04
                   4562    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2483-2484          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC5             depth scores - upper 2nd bicuspid,
                           buccal (mm)
                  12238    00-10
                   4562    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2485-2487          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ6             upper 1st molar, mesial (mm)
                  11371    -12-006
                   5429    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2488-2489          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC6             depth scores - upper 1st molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  11371    00-10
                   5429    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2490-2492          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ6             upper 1st molar, buccal (mm)
                  11369    -12-004
                   5431    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2493-2494          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC6             depth scores - upper 1st molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  11369    00-11
                   5431    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2495-2497          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUMCJ7             upper 2nd molar, mesial (mm)
                  12060    -12-006
                   4740    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2498-2499          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUMPC7             depth scores - upper 2nd molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  12060    00-12
                   4740    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2500-2502          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPUBCJ7             upper 2nd molar, buccal (mm)
                  12075    -12-005
                   4725    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2503-2504          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPUBPC7             depth scores - upper 2nd molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  12075    00-12
                   4725    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2505-2506          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ1             lower central incisor, mesial (mm)
                  14018    -9-04
                   2782    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2507-2508          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC1             depth scores - lower central incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  14018    00-12
                   2782    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2509-2511          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ1             lower central incisor, buccal (mm)
                  14469    -12-006
                   2331    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2512-2513          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC1             depth scores - lower central incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  14469    00-08
                   2331    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2514-2515          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ2             lower lateral incisor, mesial (mm)
                  14642    -9-05
                   2158    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2516-2517          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC2             depth scores - lower lateral incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  14642    00-09
                   2158    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2518-2520          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ2             lower lateral incisor, buccal (mm)
                  14657    -12-005
                   2143    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2521-2522          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC2             depth scores - lower lateral incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  14657    00-08
                   2143    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2523-2525          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ3             lower cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  15097    -10-005
                   1703    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2526-2527          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC3             depth scores - lower cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  15097    00-12
                   1703    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2528-2530          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ3             lower cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  15075    -10-006
                   1725    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2531-2532          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC3             depth scores - lower cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  15075    00-07
                   1725    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2533-2535          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ4             lower 1st bicuspid, mesial (mm)
                  14011    -10-005
                   2789    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2536-2537          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC4             depth scores - lower 1st bicuspid,
                           mesial (mm)
                  14011    00-12
                   2789    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2538-2540          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ4             lower 1st bicuspid, buccal (mm)
                  13998    -10-003
                   2802    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2541-2542          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC4             depth scores - lower 1st bicuspid,
                           buccal (mm)
                  13998    00-11
                   2802    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2543-2544          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ5             lower 2nd bicuspid, mesial (mm)
                  13125    -7-06
                   3675    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2545-2546          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC5             depth scores - lower 2nd bicuspid,
                           mesial (mm)
                  13125    00-09
                   3675    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2547-2548          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ5             lower 2nd bicuspid, buccal (mm)
                  13195    -9-03
                   3605    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2549-2550          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC5             depth scores - lower 2nd bicuspid,
                           buccal (mm)
                  13195    00-12
                   3605    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2551-2553          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ6             lower 1st molar, mesial (mm)
                  10176    -12-005
                   6624    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2554-2555          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC6             depth scores - lower 1st molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  10176    00-12
                   6624    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2556-2558          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ6             lower 1st molar, buccal (mm)
                  10171    -12-004
                   6629    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2559-2560          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC6             depth scores - lower 1st molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  10171    00-09
                   6629    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2561-2563          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLMCJ7             lower 2nd molar, mesial (mm)
                  11304    -12-005
                   5496    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2564-2565          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLMPC7             depth scores - lower 2nd molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  11304    00-11
                   5496    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2566-2568          Periodontal assessments: FGM/CEJ scores -
      DEPLBCJ7             lower 2nd molar, buccal (mm)
                  11313    -12-006
                   5487    099   Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2569-2570          Periodontal assessments: probing pocket
      DEPLBPC7             depth scores - lower 2nd molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  11313    00-12
                   5487    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
                           LOSS OF ATTACHMENT
        2571-2572          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA1             attachment - upper central incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  13446    00-16
                   3354    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2573-2574          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA1             attachment - upper central incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  13449    00-13
                   3351    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2575-2576          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA2             attachment - upper lateral incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  13315    00-15  Loss of attachment
                   3485    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2577-2578          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA2             attachment - upper lateral incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  13307    00-12
                   3493    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2579-2580          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA3             attachment - upper cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  13835    00-17
                   2965    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2581-2582          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA3             attachment - upper cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  13824    00-17
                   2976    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2583-2584          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA4             attachment - upper 1st bicuspid, mesial
                           (mm)
                  12335    00-15
                   4465    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2585-2586          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA4             attachment - upper 1st bicuspid, buccal
                           (mm)
                  12308    00-14
                   4492    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2587-2588          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA5             attachment - upper 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                           (mm)
                  12278    00-13
                   4522    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2589-2590          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA5             attachment - upper 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                           (mm)
                  12238    00-14
                   4562    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2591-2592          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA6             attachment - upper 1st molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  11371    00-15
                   5429    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2593-2594          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA6             attachment - upper 1st molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  11369    00-13
                   5431    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2595-2596          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUMLA7             attachment - upper 2nd molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  12060    00-13
                   4740    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2597-2598          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPUBLA7             attachment - upper 2nd molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  12075    00-15
                   4725    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2599-2600          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA1             attachment - lower central incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  14018    00-14
                   2782    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2601-2602          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA1             attachment - lower central incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  14469    00-12
                   2331    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2603-2604          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA2             attachment - lower lateral incisor,
                           mesial (mm)
                  14642    00-14
                   2158    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2605-2606          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA2             attachment - lower lateral incisor,
                           buccal (mm)
                  14657    00-13
                   2143    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2607-2608          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA3             attachment - lower cuspid, mesial (mm)
                  15097    00-16
                   1703    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2609-2610          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA3             attachment - lower cuspid, buccal (mm)
                  15075    00-14
                   1725    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2611-2612          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA4             attachment - lower 1st bicuspid, mesial
                           (mm)
                  14011    00-15
                   2789    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2613-2614          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA4             attachment - lower 1st bicuspid, buccal
                           (mm)
                  13998    00-17
                   2802    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2615-2616          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA5             attachment - lower 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                           (mm)
                  13125    00-13
                   3675    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2617-2618          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA5             attachment - lower 2nd bicuspid, buccal
                           (mm)
                  13195    00-14
                   3605    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2619-2620          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA6             attachment - lower 1st molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  10176    00-12
                   6624    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2621-2622          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA6             attachment - lower 1st molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  10171    00-12
                   6629    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            PERIODONTAL ASSESSMENTS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2623-2624          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLMLA7             attachment - lower 2nd molar, mesial
                           (mm)
                  11304    00-13
                   5496    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
        2625-2626          Periodontal assessments: loss of
      DEPLBLA7             attachment - lower 2nd molar, buccal
                           (mm)
                  11313    00-12
                   5487    99    Could not be assessed
                  14511    Blank
                           FURCATIONS
             2627          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUB2MF             upper 2nd bicuspid, mesial
                  12254    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                     37    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                   3422    9     Could not be assessed
                  15598    Blank
             2628          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUB2DF             upper 2nd bicuspid, distal
                  12236    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                     49    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                      1    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   3425    9     Could not be assessed
                  15600    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2629          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM1MF             upper 1st molar, mesial
                  11077    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    223    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     27    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   4394    9     Could not be assessed
                  15590    Blank
             2630          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM1BF             upper 1st molar, buccal
                  10985    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    309    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     26    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   4401    9     Could not be assessed
                  15590    Blank
             2631          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM1DF             upper 1st molar, distal
                  10971    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    339    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     25    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   4380    9     Could not be assessed
                  15596    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2632          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM2MF             upper 2nd molar, mesial
                  11787    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    210    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     24    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   3697    9     Could not be assessed
                  15593    Blank
             2633          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM2BF             upper 2nd molar, buccal
                  11597    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    407    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     22    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   3692    9     Could not be assessed
                  15593    Blank
             2634          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPUM2DF             upper 2nd molar, distal
                  11664    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    315    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     24    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   3715    9     Could not be assessed
                  15593    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2635          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPLM1LF             lower 1st molar, lingual
                   9839    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    274    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     51    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   5568    9     Could not be assessed
                  15579    Blank
             2636          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPLM1BF             lower 1st molar, buccal
                   9789    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    313    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     51    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   5577    9     Could not be assessed
                  15581    Blank
             2637          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPLM2LF             lower 2nd molar, lingual
                  10950    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    317    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     35    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   4414    9     Could not be assessed
                  15595    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2638          Periodontal assessments: furcations -
      DEPLM2BF             lower 2nd molar, buccal
                  10972    0     No involvement, explorer cannot
                                 enter the furcation
                    298    1     Partial involvement, explorer
                                 cannot pass completely through the
                                 furcation
                     36    2     Complete involvement, explorer can
                                 pass between the roots through the
                                 entire furcation
                   4411    9     Could not be assessed
                  15594    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2639          Oral soft tissue lesions: number of
      DEPNUMLS             lesions
                  26797    0-6
                   4514    Blank
        2640-2645          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -     See note
      DEPSTLC1             locations
                    234    A       Upper lip
                   1132    AB-42U  Multiple locations
                     29    B       Upper labial mucosa
                    649    C       Lower lip
                    251    D       Lower labial mucosa
                     39    E       Commissure (right)
                    167    F       Buccal mucosa (right)
                     51    G       Commissure (left)
                    296    H       Buccal mucosa (left)
                      8    I       Vestibule (upper right)
                    110    J       Gingiva (upper right)
                     64    K       Vestibule (upper front)
                    212    L       Gingiva (upper front)
                      7    M       Vestibule (upper left)
                     67    N       Gingiva (upper left)
                     39    O       Vestibule (lower left)
                    152    P       Gingiva (lower left)
                    123    Q       Vestibule (lower front)
                    103    R       Gingiva (lower front)
                     33    S       Vestibule (lower right)
                    187    T       Gingiva (lower right)
                    611    U       Tongue/dorsum
                     27    V       Dorsum (right lateral border)
                     22    W       Dorsum (left lateral border)
                     35    X       Floor of mouth
                     21    Y       Tongue/ventral
                     20    2       Soft palate
                     10    3       Generalized area
                    944    4       Hard palate
                  25668    Blank
        2646-2647          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -     See note
      DEPSTDX1             clinical diagnosis
                     15    11    Actinic keratosis

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      4    12    Acute necrotizing ulcerative
                                 gingivitis
                    377    13    Amalgam tattoo
                     89    14    Angular cheilitis
                     12    15    Candidiasis
                      1    16    Candidiasis erythematous
                    617    17    Cheek/lip bite
                    129    18    Denture hyperplasia
                    475    19    Denture stomatitis type 1-2
                    355    20    Denture stomatitis type 3
                     93    21    Denture ulcer
                      1    22    Erythroplakia
                    322    23    Frictional white lesion
                      2    24    Galvanic white lesion
                     29    25    Gingival hyperplasia
                    316    26    Herpes labialis
                      6    27    Herpetic gingivostomatitis
                     37    28    Leukoplakia homogeneous
                      4    29    Leukoplakia non-homogeneous
                     13    30    Lichen planus
                      9    31    Mucocele
                    544    32    Nevus
                     49    33    Nicotinic stomatitis
                     92    34    Papillomas/warts
                    232    35    Recurrent aphthous ulcerations
                     46    36    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 1 (wrinkling of the
                                 mucosa)
                     65    37    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 2 (wrinkling with
                                 color change)
                     62    38    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 3 (wrinkling with
                                 color change, furrows, and
                                 thickening)
                    127    39    Tongue fissured
                    320    40    Tongue geographic
                     40    41    Tongue hairy
                      9    42    Tongue median rhomboid glossitis
                    135    43    Tumor (non-specific)
                     20    44    Ulcer (non-specific)

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    111    45    Unknown
                    186    46    Other
                     46    47    Other - abscess
                    186    48    Other - scar/surgical scar
                     35    49    Other - burn
                     36    50    Other - fibroma
                     58    51    Other - hemangioma
                     80    52    Other - trauma
                     72    53    Other - denture inflamation
                     32    54    Other - fistula
                     85    55    Other - perio abscess
                     16    56    Other - hematoma
                     14    57    Other - bite
                     35    58    Other - blood vessel
                      4    59    Other - cleft lip/palate
                  25668    Blank
             2648          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSMRQ1             smear required
                    996    1     Smear required
                   4647    2     Smear not required
                  25668    Blank
             2649          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSMTK1             smear taken
                    943    1     Smear taken
                     53    2     Smear not taken
                  30315    Blank
             2650          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPYEAS1             yeast result
                    803    0     Not found
                     67    1     Rare
                     59    2     Few
                     10    3     Moderate
                      4    4     Many
                     53    8     Blank but applicable
                  30315    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2651          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPHYPH1             hyphae result
                    788    0     Not found
                     44    1     Rare
                     82    2     Few
                     25    3     Moderate
                      4    4     Many
                     53    8     Blank but applicable
                  30315    Blank
             2652          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPCDRQ1             clinical description required
                    334    1     Clinical description required
                   5309    2     Clinical description not required
                  25668    Blank
        2653-2654          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTXT1             extent
                    223    01    Single
                     65    02    Multifocal
                     45    03    Generalized
                      1    99    Don't know
                  30977    Blank
        2655-2656          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTLN1             length, if width is coded; otherwise,
                           diameter (mm)
                    324    00-75
                     10    99    Unknown
                  30977    Blank
        2657-2658          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTWD1             width, coded only if lesion is
                           irregularly shaped, in which case length
                           is also coded instead of diameter (mm)
                    324    00-30
                     10    99    Unknown
                  30977    Blank

 

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                            ORAL SOFT TISSUE LESIONS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2659-2660          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTHT1             height (mm)
                    296    00-22
                     38    99    Unknown
                  30977    Blank
        2661-2662          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTMF1             surface morphology
                    195    01    Elevated
                     20    02    Vesicle/bulla
                     64    03    Non-elevated
                     17    04    Ulcer
                     37    05    Other
                      1    99    Don't know
                  30977    Blank
        2663-2665          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -     See note
      DEPSTCL1             color
                     89    001   Normal
                    121    002   White
                     46    003   Red
                     25    004   Blue
                      5    005   Brown/black
                      2    006   Other
                     46    012-235  Multiple colors
                  30977    Blank
        2666-2667          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTCS1             consistency
                    111    01    Soft
                    156    02    Firm
                      7    03    Fluid-filled
                     37    04    Not applicable
                     22    05    Other
                      1    99    Don't know
                  30977    Blank

 

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2668-2669          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTPN1             pain
                     20    01    Yes
                    309    02    No
                      3    03    Don't know
                      1    04    Not applicable
                      1    99    Don't know
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        2670-2671          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTPD1             duration
                     18    01    Less than 1 week
                     10    02    1 week to less than 1 month
                     11    03    1 month to less than 6 months
                      4    04    6 months to less than 12 months
                      9    05    12 months to 2 years
                     76    06    Over 2 years
                    205    07    Don't know
                      1    99    Don't know
                  30977    Blank
        2672-2673          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 1 -
      DEPSTHS1             prior history
                     76    01    Yes
                     54    02    No
                    181    03    Don't know
                     22    04    Not applicable
                      1    99    Don't know
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2674-2679          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -     See note
      DEPSTLC2             locations
                     20    A       Upper lip
                    226    AB-42   Multiple locations
                      8    B       Upper labial mucosa
                     55    C       Lower lip
                     26    D       Lower labial mucosa
                      9    E       Commissure (right)
                     24    F       Buccal mucosa (right)
                     10    G       Commissure (left)
                     38    H       Buccal mucosa (left)
                      5    I       Vestibule (upper right)
                     22    J       Gingiva (upper right)
                     19    K       Vestibule (upper front)
                     27    L       Gingiva (upper front)
                      2    M       Vestibule (upper left)
                     15    N       Gingiva (upper left)
                      7    O       Vestibule (lower left)
                     36    P       Gingiva (lower left)
                     26    Q       Vestibule (lower front)
                     24    R       Gingiva (lower front)
                     10    S       Vestibule (lower right)
                     37    T       Gingiva (lower right)
                    167    U       Tongue/dorsum
                      5    V       Dorsum (right lateral border)
                      8    W       Dorsum (left lateral border)
                     10    X       Floor of mouth
                      8    2       Soft palate
                    208    4       Hard palate
                  30259    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2680-2681          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -     See note
      DEPSTDX2             clinical diagnosis
                      5    11    Actinic keratosis
                     61    13    Amalgam tattoo
                     33    14    Angular cheilitis
                      7    15    Candidiasis
                     47    17    Cheek/lip bite
                     61    18    Denture hyperplasia
                    123    19    Denture stomatitis type 1-2
                     58    20    Denture stomatitis type 3
                     29    21    Denture ulcer
                     75    23    Frictional white lesion
                      5    25    Gingival hyperplasia
                     18    26    Herpes labialis
                     15    28    Leukoplakia homogeneous
                      3    29    Leukoplakia non-homogeneous
                      3    30    Lichen planus
                      2    31    Mucocele
                     30    32    Nevus
                     24    33    Nicotinic stomatitis
                     20    34    Papillomas/warts
                     30    35    Recurrent aphthous ulcerations
                      5    36    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 1 (wrinkling of the
                                 mucosa)
                     17    37    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 2 (wrinkling with
                                 color change)
                     10    38    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 3 (wrinkling with
                                 color change, furrows, and
                                 thickening)
                     60    39    Tongue fissured
                     67    40    Tongue geographic
                      9    41    Tongue hairy
                      5    42    Tongue median rhomboid glossitis
                     48    43    Tumor (non-specific)
                      1    44    Ulcer (non-specific)
                     28    45    Unknown
                     35    46    Other
                      6    47    Other - abscess

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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                     21    48    Other - scar/surgical scar
                      4    49    Other - burn
                      3    50    Other - fibroma
                      8    51    Other - hemangioma
                     12    52    Other - trauma
                     24    53    Other - denture inflamation
                      5    54    Other - fistula
                     15    55    Other - perio abscess
                      5    56    Other - hematoma
                      3    57    Other - bite
                      7    58    Other - blood vessel
                      4    59    Other - cleft lip/palate
                  30260    Blank
             2682          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSMRQ2             smear required
                    247    1     Smear required
                    804    2     Smear not required
                  30260    Blank
             2683          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSMTK2             smear taken
                    217    1     Smear taken
                     30    2     Smear not taken
                  31064    Blank
             2684          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPYEAS2             yeast result
                    176    0     Not found
                     15    1     Rare
                     20    2     Few
                      4    3     Moderate
                      2    4     Many
                     30    8     Blank but applicable
                  31064    Blank

 

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
             2685          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPHYPH2             hyphae result
                    178    0     Not found
                     12    1     Rare
                     23    2     Few
                      3    3     Moderate
                      1    4     Many
                     30    8     Blank but applicable
                  31064    Blank
             2686          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPCDRQ2             clinical description required
                    105    1     Clinical description required
                    946    2     Clinical description not required
                  30260    Blank
             2687          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTXT2             extent
                     63    1     Single
                     22    2     Multifocal
                     20    3     Generalized
                  31206    Blank
        2688-2689          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTLN2             length, if width is coded; otherwise,
                           diameter (mm)
                    103    00-50
                      2    99    Unknown
                  31206    Blank
        2690-2691          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTWD2             width, coded only if lesion is
                           irregularly shaped, in which case length
                           is also coded instead of diameter (mm)
                    103    00-40
                      2    99    Unknown
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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                            ORAL SOFT TISSUE LESIONS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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        2692-2693          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTHT2             height (mm)
                    102    00-20
                      3    99    Unknown
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             2694          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTMF2             surface morphology
                     66    1     Elevated
                     17    3     Non-elevated
                      1    4     Ulcer
                     21    5     Other
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        2695-2697          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -     See note
      DEPSTCL2             color
                     27    001   Normal
                     43    002   White
                     14    003   Red
                      3    004   Blue
                      2    006   Other
                      4    012   Multiple colors
                      9    023   Multiple colors
                      1    045   Multiple colors
                      1    123   Multiple colors
                      1    999   Could not be assessed
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             2698          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTCS2             consistency
                     32    1     Soft
                     58    2     Firm
                      2    4     Not applicable
                     13    5     Other
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                               DENTAL EXAMINATION
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                            ORAL SOFT TISSUE LESIONS
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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             2699          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTPN2             pain
                      7    1     Yes
                     95    2     No
                      2    3     Don't know
                      1    4     Not applicable
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             2700          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTPD2             duration
                      3    1     Less than 1 week
                      3    3     1 month to less than 6 months
                      2    4     6 months to less than 12 months
                      1    5     12 months to 2 years
                     22    6     Over 2 years
                     74    7     Don't know
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             2701          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 2 -
      DEPSTHS2             prior history
                     21    1     Yes
                      9    2     No
                     72    3     Don't know
                      3    4     Not applicable
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        2702-2707          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 3 -     See note
      DEPSTLC3             locations
                      2    A       Upper lip
                     50    AC-4NJIFH  Multiple locations
                      4    C       Lower lip
                      3    D       Lower labial mucosa
                      5    E       Commissure (right)
                      1    F       Buccal mucosa (right)
                      7    H       Buccal mucosa (left)
                      5    J       Gingiva (upper right)
                      2    K       Vestibule (upper front)
                      8    L       Gingiva (upper front)
                      2    O       Vestibule (lower left)
                      8    P       Gingiva (lower left)
                      4    Q       Vestibule (lower front)
                        NHANES III Examination Data File
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    Positions            Item description
    SAS name    Counts       and code                               Notes
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                     10    R       Gingiva (lower front)
                      1    S       Vestibule (lower right)
                      8    T       Gingiva (lower right)
                     30    U       Tongue/dorsum
                      1    W       Dorsum (left lateral border)
                      1    X       Floor of mouth
                      1    2       Soft palate
                     34    4       Hard palate
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        2708-2709          Oral soft tissue lesions: lesion 3 -     See note
      DEPSTDX3             clinical diagnosis
                      1    12    Acute necrotizing ulcerative
                                 gingivitis
                      7    13    Amalgam tattoo
                     15    14    Angular cheilitis
                      1    15    Candidiasis
                      4    17    Cheek/lip bite
                      6    18    Denture hyperplasia
                     14    19    Denture stomatitis type 1-2
                     15    20    Denture stomatitis type 3
                     10    21    Denture ulcer
                      9    23    Frictional white lesion
                      1    25    Gingival hyperplasia
                      1    26    Herpes labialis
                      6    28    Leukoplakia homogeneous
                      2    29    Leukoplakia non-homogeneous
                      4    32    Nevus
                      4    33    Nicotinic stomatitis
                      4    34    Papillomas/warts
                      2    36    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 1 (wrinkling of the
                                 mucosa)
                      3    37    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 2 (wrinkling with
                                 color change)
                      1    38    Smokeless tobacco associated
                                 lesion: degree 3 (wrinkling with
                                 color change, furrows, and
                                 thickening)
                      8    39    Tongue fissured




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