Search for tables that contain a specified variable.

Description

Returns a list of table names that contain the variable

Usage

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nhanesSearchVarName(varname = NULL, ystart = NULL, ystop = NULL,
  includerdc = FALSE, nchar = 100, namesonly = TRUE)

Arguments

varname

Name of variable to match.

ystart

Four digit year of first survey included in search, where ystart >= 1999.

ystop

Four digit year of final survey included in search, where ystop >= ystart.

includerdc

If TRUE then RDC only tables are included in list (default=FALSE).

nchar

Truncates the variable description to a max length of nchar.

namesonly

If TRUE then only the table names are returned (default=TRUE).

Details

The NHANES Comprehensive Variable List is scanned to find all data tables that contain the given variable name. Only a single variable name may be entered, and only exact matches will be found.

Examples

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nhanesSearchVarName('BMXLEG')
nhanesSearchVarName('BMXHEAD', ystart=2003)