Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES)

Maintained/created by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/hhanes.htm
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national

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Users can purchase data regarding health and nutrition of Hispanic-origin participants of a national survey. Topics include: dietary practices; diabetes; acculturation; and the health of children, adolescents and adults, among others.


The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This nation-wide survey was conducted among Hispanic-origin respondents. This survey was conducted to generate estimates of the health of Hispanics in general and Latino subgroups. Topics include, but are not limited to: dietary practices, diabetes, depression, dental health, alcohol consumption, acculturation, child health, adolescent health, and adult health.

Data Notes

Users can purchase the dataset. Demographic information is available by race/ethnicity, income, age group, sex/gender, education, and marital status. Surveys were conducted among a national sample Hispanic-origin respondents ranging in age from 6 months to 74 years of age. Surveys were completed between 1982 and 1984 and information is available on a national level. Respondents include Mexican Americans living in the southwestern states; Cuban-Americans in Florida; and Puerto Ricans in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Data can be purchased through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).