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The combined 2020-2021 NSCH Downloadable 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), 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 2020-2021 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These downloadable datasets and codebooks are available through! The 2020-2021 NSCH is the fifth combined year dataset released since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 93,669 children ages 0-17 years. 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 on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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], and 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
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