The Data Resource Center (DRC), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is excited to announce the release of the combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data sets and codebooks through childhealthdata.org! The combined 2016-2017 NSCH is the first multi-year data set since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016, and includes data from over 71,000 children ages 0-17 years. The combined data sets from two years of the NSCH allow Title V programs and researchers to produce both national and state-level estimates for measures that are not possible with smaller sample sizes from just one year alone. The increased sample size allows for more precise estimates in some cases, as well as estimates of low prevalence measures. Single year 2017 NSCH data findings, downloadable data sets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in Spring 2019.
For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guides to topics and questions, survey methodology, survey instruments, and more, please visit the DRC NSCH Overview page. There are also numerous resources available at HRSA MCHB’s webpage on the NSCH, including the NSCH Fact Sheet. Public use files for the 2016 NSCH and 2017 NSCH are also available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.
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