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 2021 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These downloadable datasets and codebooks are available through childhealthdata.org! The 2021 NSCH is the 6th single-year dataset since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016. Containing data from 50,892 children ages 0-17 years, the 2021 NSCH includes new data assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health care utilization and child care. 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. Be sure to 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.
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 on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 email@example.com, and if you are a Title V leader, please be sure to indicate this in your request for information. Thank you.