Estimates from the Single-Year 2018 National Survey of Children’s Health are Now Available on the DRC Interactive Data Query

The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), 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 single-year  2018 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) . These estimate are available through the Interactive Data Query on ! The single-year 2018 NSCH is the third data set since its redesign in 2016 and includes data from 30,530 children ages 0-17 years.

For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guides to topics and questions, survey methodology and instruments, and more, please visit the  DRC NSCH Overview.  There are also additional NSCH resources available through  HRSA MCHB , including the  NSCH Fact Sheet . Public use files for each year of the NSCH are also available through the  U.S. Census Bureau.

The single-year 2018 NSCH downloadable data sets and codebooks with constructed variables displayed in the DRC Interactive Data Query will be available in late April 2020. Information about the availability of the 2019 NSCH estimates will be released at a future time.

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.

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