Add Health: Longitudinal Study of a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents in Grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 School Year, Followed into Adulthood with Five Interviews/Surveys in 1995, 1996, 2001-02, 2008, and 2016-18.

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs001367 Longitudinal

Study Description

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health [Add Health] is an ongoing longitudinal study of a nationally representative U.S. cohort of more than 20,000 adolescents in grades 7-12 (aged 12-19 years) in 1994 followed into adulthood with five interviews/surveys in 1995, 1996, 2001-02, 2008, and 2016-18. Add Health was designed to understand how social environments and behaviors in adolescence are linked to health and achievement outcomes in young adulthood. Add Health contains unprecedented environmental, behavioral, psychosocial, biological, and genetic data from early adolescence and into adulthood on a large, nationally representative cohort with unprecedented racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity. Add Health has a large, multidisciplinary user base of over 50,000 researchers around the world who have published over 3,400 research articles. Add Health is housed at the Carolina Population Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Add Health datasets are distributed according to a tiered data disclosure plan designed to protect ... (Show More)

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dbGaP phs001367

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