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National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use Pregnancy, Live Births, Children and Parenting Data, Wave V




Hummer, R. A., Aiello, A. E., & Harris, K. M. (2022, June 10). National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use Pregnancy, Live Births, Children and Parenting Data, Wave V.


The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades seven through 12 in the United States. The Add Health cohort has been followed into adulthood (ages 31-42). Add Health combines longitudinal survey data on respondents' social, economic, psychological and physical well-being with contextual data on the family, neighborhood, community, school, friendships, peer groups, and romantic relationships, providing unique opportunities to study how social environments and behaviors in adolescence are linked to health and achievement outcomes in young adulthood. The fifth wave of data collection includes social and environmental data and continues to include biological data, like the fourth wave. This data file collects information on pregnancy, such as birth weights and other birth outcomes.

For more complete information on the Add Health studies, please refer to the study's documentation.

Data File

Cases: 6188
Variables: 38
Weight Variable: None

For information on how to apply the correct weights in analyzing this data, please refer to the study's documentation.

Data Collection


Funded By

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (OD/NIH)

Collection Procedures

Collection procedures incorporated mixed methods, using a combination of web surveys, mailed surveys, phone calls for non-response follow-ups, and biospecimen collection.

Sampling Procedures

Detailed information on the sample design is available on the Add Health website. All Wave I in-home respondents were eligible for in-home interviews at Wave V.

Principal Investigators

Robert A. Hummer, PhD - Director (2021-present)
Allison E. Aiello, PhD - Deputy Director (2021-present)
Kathleen Mullan Harris, PhD - Director (2004-2021)

Related Publications

To access a publications database on the Add Health website, visit here. There are more than 8,000 journal articles, presentations, manuscripts, books, book chapters, and dissertations using Add Health data sets. To obtain a copy of any item listed in this database, please contact the author(s).

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