The Combined 2017-2018 National Survey of Children’s Health Downloadable Data Sets and Codebooks
Are Now Available through the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

The Data Resource Center (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 combined 2017-2018 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data sets and codebooks through ! 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. Increased sample from multiple years of the NSCH allow Title V programs and researchers to produce more reliable national and state-level estimates, particularly for measures that are restricted to certain age ranges or subgroups (e.g. CSHCN). Single year 2018 NSCH data findings, downloadable data sets, and codebooks will be available through the DRC in spring 2020.
The DRC has continuously offered SPSS and SAS codebooks for previous years of NSCH data sets. *New* for this release is the addition of a STATA codebook for the 2017-2018 NSCH . We hope this addition will make analyzing the data sets more accessible for all.

Additionally, there has been a *new* change to the data set request process on our website. The DRC no longer requires user accounts to access data sets. The “Register for Data Sets and Other Resources” feature has been removed for improved ease of access. 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.
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 single-year’s NSCH are also available through the  U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.
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.

Find us at the AMCHP Annual Conference 2020!
Want to meet the team behind the DRC and learn about the CAHMI projects?
Come say "Hi" to us in Arlington!

CAHMI will be attending AMCHP 2020 in Arlington, VA from March 21-24 . We will be located at Booth #33 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