TABLE B-1 General Health Assessment

Cycle

1

2

3

4

5

6

Examination Year

1982

1985

1987

1992

1997

2002

Analyzed Endpoints

 

Self-perception of health (Q)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Appearance of illness or distress as assessed by physician (PE)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Relative age appearance as assessed by physician (PE)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Calculated body fat (percentage) (PE)

X

X

X

X

X

 

BMI (PE)

 

X

Erythrocyte sedimentation (mm/hour) (LAB)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Covariates

 

Age (years) (MIL)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Race (MIL)

X

X

X

X

 

 

Military occupation (MIL)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Current cigarette smoking (cigarettes/day) (Q)

 

X

X

Lifetime cigarette smoking history (pack-years) (Q)

 

X

X

Current alcohol use (2 weeks prior to physical exam) (drinks/day) (Q)

 

X

Current alcohol use (drinks/day) (Q)

 

X

 

Lifetime alcohol history (drink-years) (Q)

 

X

X

Personality type (PE)

 

X

X

X

X

 

Caloric intake (Q)

 

X

 

NOTES: Data sources: (Q) questionnaires; (PE) physical examination; (LAB) laboratory tests; (MRV) medical records verified; (MIL) military records.

Areas in gray indicate that either an endpoint was not analyzed for a particular cycle or that it was unclear from the cycle report if an endpoint was analyzed. Gray areas do not indicate that an endpoint was not measured or recorded for a particular cycle. Shaded boxes with an X indicate that the endpoint was measured but not included in section analyses.



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