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Table 1 Measures collected and analyzed in the US/BHPS and ELSA surveys

From: Nurse effects on measurement error in household biosocial surveys

TypeMeasureUnitsNumber of measurementsName in data
Anthropometric measuresHeightcm1height
PulseBeats per minute3pulse
Physical performanceGrip strengthIndividual readings for non-dominant hand in kg3mmgsn
Individual readings for dominant hand in kg3mmgsd
Lung capacityThe amount of air that can be blown out in one second, measured in liters1htfev
The speed of air moving out of lungs at the beginning of expiration, measured in liters per second1htpev
The total amount of air that can be forcibly blown out after a full inhalation, measured in liters1htfvc