National Survey of Children’s Health

Maintained/created by: SLAITS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Website: http://childhealthdata.org/learn/NSCH
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state, U.S. HRSA region, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration region

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Abstract:

Background

Users can search this database regarding the physical and emotional health of children. Topics include, but are not limited to: child health, family interactions, parental health, school experiences and neighborhood experiences. The National Survey of Children’s Health is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Department of Health and Human Services. This survey assesses the physical and emotional health of children. Topics include: child well-being, medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and safe neighborhoods.

Data Notes

Users can run data queries on key performance indicators; obtain national, state and regional profiles, charts and tables. Created items can be downloaded in PDF format. Users can also request the dataset, which can be used in SAS, SPSS, and STATA statistical software. Resources on using the database are available in html and PDF format. Randomly selected households were interviewed; interviews were conducted with parents of children ages 0-17 years of age. Data were collected in 2003 and 2007 and are available on a national and state level.