The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) provides rich data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context. The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), under a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announced the release of the child and family health measures from the combined 2017-2018 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). These estimates are available through the Interactive Data Query on childhealthdata.org! 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.
For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guide to topics and questions, changes across years, survey methodology, survey instruments, and more, visit the DRC NSCH Overview page. There are also numerous resources available at HRSA MCHB’s webpage on the NSCH, including a 2017-2018 NSCH Fact Sheet. Public use files for the NSCH are also available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page.