National Survey of Early Childhood Health

Maintained/created by: SLAITS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/slaits/nsech.htm
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state, U.S. county

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Abstract:

Background

Users can download data regarding the delivery of pediatric care to children under 3 years of age and the promotion of a home environment conducive to young child health. The National Survey of Early Childhood Health is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This survey contains national baseline data regarding pediatric care and its impact obtained from parent telephone interviews. Topics include the delivery of pediatric care to families with children under 3 years of age and the promotion of a home environment conducive to young child health.

Data Notes

Users can download the survey instrument, methodology report, list of variables, and frequency counts as PDFs. Users can download the public-access dataset into SAS statistical software. The telephone interview was administered to parents of children 4-35 months of age. Interviews were conducted from February to July, 2000; surveys were administered in English and Spanish. African-American and Hispanic children were oversampled in this survey to provide more precise estimates for these racial and ethnic groups. Data are available on a national and state level.