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Database and Data Dictionary
All medical history and risk factor information is coded and stored in a series of related SAS files. All information in the chart (medical examination findings, laboratory tests, diagnostic test results, questionnaire information) is housed
in SAS databases. The FCC database consists of over 160 individual files in SAS format. All data has been entered using SAS applications designed for double data entry with verification. In addition, various computer-generated quality
assurance reports have been used for follow-up and to detect data outliers, which are then verified with the paper chart and the laboratory, if needed. A separate set of SAS files were created for each year of the program to maintain and manage
the data collected from the physical exam forms and ongoing questionnaires. Some data collected during the program are maintained in single, cumulative SAS files rather than in separate files for each program year. Mammograms, chest x-rays,
and laboratory results are examples of data maintained in single SAS files. The entire SAS database totals more than 1 gigabyte of data and spans over 10,000 variables, although many of the variables are the same from one program year to the
A large, searchable data dictionary for the SAS files exists in a Microsoft Access database.
Click on the icon below to access a read-only copy of the FCC data dictionary database.
Fernald Community Cohort Data Dictionary (ACCDB)
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