The NLMS Reference Manual is the key document describing the variables and subject matter content of the study. The manual is a documentation of the variables available for analysis, as they exist on the NLMS Extract and Analysis file systems. Variables were selected for inclusion in the Extract and Analysis file systems according to the most current research interests of NLMS Principal Investigators who are responsible for promoting the research interests of the NLMS sponsoring agencies.
The NLMS Public-Use CD may be obtained for research purposes through the use of this Request form. In the creation of the NLMS Public-Use CD, variable content was restricted in order to protect the confidentiality of survey participants. Variables were permitted for use on the file if they would not lead to a record linkage potential with other public-use files. Important variables missing on the NLMS Public-Use file, which exist in the full NLMS study, include all geographical information and the complete NLMS follow-up history.
The NLMS Bibliography lists articles published in recognized public-health, or scientific, journals. Articles are included in the list if they are based all or in part on either the full NLMS database or the NLMS public-use file.
The Annotated NLMS Bibliography lists articles published in recognized public-health, or scientific, journals. Articles are included in the list if the research content of the article is derived directly from either the full NLMS database or from the NLMS public-use file. For many of the articles in this bibliographical list, the contributions and discoveries important to the public-health and scientific communities developed in the article are annotated for quick and easy reference.