Combined 2018-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health Downloadable Data sets and Codebooks are now available on CAHMI’s Data Resource Center
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), under a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is excited to announce the release of the combined 2018-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data sets and codebooks. These downloadable data sets and codebooks are available through! The combined 2018-2019 NSCH is the third multi-year data set since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 59,963 children ages 0-17 years.
Increased sample from multiple years of the NSCH allow Title V programs and researchers to produce more reliable national and state-level estimates, particularly for measures that are restricted to certain age ranges or subgroups (e.g. CSHCN). Single year 2019 NSCH estimates, downloadable data sets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in late spring 2021.
The DRC codebooks, available in SPSS, SAS, and Stata, provide the syntax and documentation used to create the estimates on the DRC’s interactive data query.
For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guides to topics and questions, survey methodology and instruments, crosswalk of survey items, 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 Data Brief. Public use files for the NSCH are also available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. If you are a Title V leader, please be sure to indicate this in your request for information. Thank you. 
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U59MC27866, National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Initiative, $4.5M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position of or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The CAHMI is a center within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health