Now available on CAHMI’s Data Resource Center

Single-Year 2020 NSCH Downloadable Datasets and Codebooks


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 single-year 2020 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These downloadable datasets and codebooks are available through! The 2020 NSCH is the fifth single-year dataset since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 42,777 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.

Combined 2019-2020 State Comparison Maps and Tables

The Data Resource Center is also excited to announce the release of state comparison maps and tables of Title V National Performance (NPM) and Outcome Measures (NOM) from the combined 2019-2020 NSCH. Compare NPMs/NOMs across states and to the national average through these comparison tables and US Maps on the DRC. Increased samples 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).

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

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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