New estimates from the combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) now available on the DRC Interactive Data Query

After much hard work and collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) , the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative is proud to announce the release of the combined 2016-2017 NSCH estimates through the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health’s (DRC) Interactive Data Query ! You can now access the newest national and state-level estimates from the NSCH. The combined 2016-2017 NSCH is the first multi-year data set since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016. Combining the data from both years of the NSCH increases the sample size available for research.

For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guides to topics and questions, survey methodology, survey instruments, and more, please visit the DRC NSCH Overview page. There are also numerous resources available at HRSA MCHB’s webpage, including NSCH Frequently Asked Questions , NSCH Fact Sheet , and the HRSA press release announcing the release of the 2017 NSCH data .
You may also notice that survey data prior to 2016 are now located on a separate query. These data and resources are still accessible via an Archived Data Query and archived data documents section. Due to changes in administration and methodology, data from prior to 2016 cannot be compared with the NSCH from 2016 and forward.

Timeline for Upcoming Data Releases
2016-2017 NSCH data sets and codebooks will be released mid-December 2018. We plan to release 2017 NSCH estimates through our Interactive Data Query and 2017 NSCH downloadable codebooks and data sets in spring 2019. In the meantime, the full Public Use File (PUF) for the 2017 NSCH is available on the US Census Bureau’s NSCH page.
The CAHMI is a center within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health