New estimates from the combined 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) 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 child and family health measures from the combined 2017-2018 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). These estimates are available through the Interactive Data Query on ! The combined 2017-2018 NSCH is the second multi-year data set since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 52,129 children ages 0-17 years.

For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guide to topics and questions, changes across years, survey methodology, survey instruments, and more, please visit the  DRC NSCH Overview page . There are also numerous resources available at  HRSA MCHB’s webpage on the NSCH , including a 2017-2018  NSCH Fact Sheet . Public use files for the NSCH are also available through the  U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page .

Combined DRC downloadable data sets for 2017-2018 NSCH will be available in winter 2020. Single year 2018 NSCH estimates, downloadable data sets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in spring 2020. If you have any questions, please contact us at . If you contact us and you are a Title V leader, please be sure to include this information. Thank you.

Find us at APHA 2019!
Want to meet the team behind the DRC and learn about the CAHMI projects?
Come say "Hi" to us in Philadelphia!

CAHMI will be attending APHA 2019 in Philadelphia, PA from November 2-5 . We will be located at Booth #427 on the exhibit floor. Check out our projects and ask us any questions about the newly released NSCH data. We can't wait to see you!

Important New Changes for Accessing Downloadable Data Sets

Thank you for being a loyal user of the DRC. We are grateful for your continued support and use of DRC resources to aid and supplement your research and projects.

Starting December 1st, the DRC will no longer require user accounts to request data sets. The “Register for Data Sets and Other Resources” feature will be removed. Instead, you will be able to download data sets by providing minimal information (name, email, and organization) and completing a Data Use Agreement. Once we obtain this information, you will receive a link by email that provides access to all available data sets and accompanying resources for download. Thank you for your understanding as we make this transition. Please note that all DRC codebooks are also available for download directly from the NSCH Codebooks webpage .  

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