Supplier
HRSA/MCHB
Years Available
2003, 2007, 2011/12, 2016, 2017, 2018
Periodicity
Annual starting in 2016
Mode of Collection
Data is collected using self-administered web and paper-based questionnaires. The respondent to this questionnaire is a parent or guardian who is living in the home and has knowledge of the sampled child. Prior to 2016, the NSCH was conducted as a telephone survey.
Description
This National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) designed to provide annual national and state-level information on the health and wellbeing of children ages 0-17 years in the United States. The NSCH is conducted as a household survey, and one child per household is selected to be the subject of the detailed age-specific questionnaire. The respondent to this questionnaire is a parent or guardian who is living in the home and has knowledge of the sampled child. Starting in 2016, data is collected using self-administered web and paper-based questionnaires. Prior to 2016, the NSCH underwent a significant redesign which combined content from both the NSCH and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs and significantly altered data collection methods. Further information on that redesign can be found in the 2016 NSCH Methodology Report.
Population Covered
Children ages 0 through 17 years in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.