Single-Year 2018 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) Downloadable Data Sets and Codebooks, and combined 2017-2018 State Comparison Maps and Tables are Now Available on the DRC

The Data Resource Center (DRC), a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative located at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health , 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) downloadable data sets and codebooks through ! The 2018 NSCH was the third year of data collection since the NSCH redesign in 2016. This data release includes response for 30,530 children ages 0-17 years.

The DRC has continuously offered SPSS and SAS  codebooks  for previous years of NSCH data sets.  The DRC is excited to announce the addition of a STATA codebook for the 2018 NSCH . A STATA codebook is also available for the combined 2017-2018 NSCH.

Don’t forget, the DRC also provides state comparison maps and tables for NSCH-derived Title V National Outcome and Performance Measures (NOM/NPMs). These are now available with the 2017-2018 combined NSCH data. You can:

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 .

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.

The CAHMI is a center within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health