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2022 NSCH Datasets and Codebooks are Available to Download from 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 2022 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These downloadable datasets and codebooks are available through childhealthdata.org! Containing data from 54,103 children ages 0-17 years, the 2022 NSCH is the 7th single-year dataset since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016. 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.

Don’t forget, you can also compare states on all NSCH derived Title V National Outcome and Performance Measures using our Across-State Comparison Tables and Across-State Comparison U.S. Maps.

Data Alert

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Census Bureau revised imputation and weighting by race and ethnicity for the 2022 NSCH. As a result of these changes, estimates from the 2022 NSCH are not directly comparable to DRC indicator datasets from prior survey years, or with prior estimates found on the DRC data query. Revised 2021 datasets are available on the Census Bureau’s Data Release page with more revised datasets expected to follow soon. Please read the Census Bureau’s weighting revisions technical document for more information.

More Data Coming Soon

Be on the lookout for the 2021-2022 combined NSCH data launching on the Data Resource Center in the Spring!

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 pageThere are also numerous resources available at HRSA MCHB’s webpage on the NSCH, including the NSCH Data Briefs. Public use files for the NSCH are also available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.

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If you have any questions, please visit our “Ask Us a Question” page. There you will find FAQs and common technical assistance (TA) questions and responses. If you still cannot find what you need, please submit your question through a TA request form. Please note that we will respond once you submit your question or request through the webpage. 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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