The Combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health Downloadable Data Sets Are Now Available through the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

The Data Resource Center (DRC), 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 combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data sets and codebooks through ! The combined 2016-2017 NSCH is the first multi-year data set since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016, and includes data from over 71,000 children ages 0-17 years. The combined data sets from two years of the NSCH allow Title V programs and researchers to produce both national and state-level estimates for measures that are not possible with smaller sample sizes from just one year alone. The increased sample size allows for more precise estimates in some cases, as well as estimates of low prevalence measures. Single year 2017 NSCH data findings, downloadable data sets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in Spring 2019.

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 on the NSCH , including the  NSCH Fact Sheet . Public use files for the 2016 NSCH and 2017 NSCH are also available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.

If your questions are not answered, please contact us at . If you are a Title V leader, please be sure to let us know when you contact us. 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.
Find us at AMCHP 2019!
Want to meet the team behind the DRC and learn about the CAHMI Projects? Come say "Hi" to us in Texas!

CAHMI will be attending AMCHP 2019 in San Antonio, Texas from March 9-12 . We will be located at Booth #38 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!
The CAHMI is a center within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health