Combined 2019-2020 National Survey of Children's Health Datasets 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 2019-2020 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These downloadable datasets and codebooks are available in SPSS, SAS, and Stata through!
The combined 2019-2020 NSCH is the fourth multi-year dataset since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 72,210 children ages 0-17 years. The 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). The DRC codebooks provide the syntax and documentation used to create the estimates on the DRC’s interactive data query. Single-year 2020 NSCH estimates, downloadable datasets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in late spring 2022.
CAHMI is also excited to announce a new data resource this year, utilizing data from the NSCH spanning 2016-2020. CAHMI will release data on the National Outcome and Performance Measures for the combined 2016-2020 NSCH on the DRC interactive data query in late spring 2022.
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 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.

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