The Vietnam Experience Study Repository
The Vietnam Experience Study was a multidimensional assessment of the health of Vietnam veterans.
From a random sample of enlisted men who entered the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1971, 7,924 Vietnam and 7364 non-Vietnam veterans participated in a telephone interview.
Tragically, the dataset is no longer supported by the CDC.
The mission of the The Vietnam Experience Study Repository (VESRP) is to make the Vietnam Experience Study
available to contemporary researchers by hosting a large part of the dataset in modern formats.
The Vietnam Experience Study Repository offers
- Full open access data, no registration or fees required.
- Searchable codebook database created from an OCR scan of the original codebooks.
- Large dataset, n=4462 with 3996 variables including psychiatric (MMPI-2, DIS), medical (including lab tests), physical (e.g. height, weight, visual acuity, reaction time).
- Variables grouped into related categories
- The codebook contains 4155 variables with downloadable data available for 3990 of them.
- Long follow-up, 18 years from recruitment in 1967-1971 to follow-up in 1985-1986
- Extensive cognitive testing: 19 independent tests, 5 given at initial testing at recruitment, 14 at follow-up