The Survey Orientation course includes three modules:
These three modules provide a general overview of the Continuous NHANES survey conducted since 1999, its website and data structure. NHANES contains a vast amount of data that is organized and released in separate data files on the NHANES website. These data files are organized according to certain conventions. Therefore, a thorough understanding of how information is laid out on the NHANES website and how the data files are organized will help you be more efficient in finding the information you need for your analysis.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced analyst, we recommend that you review this entire course before starting the tutorial, as these three modules serve as a roadmap that will help you get oriented quickly or refresh your knowledge of NHANES.
Users who wish to pick and choose topics of interest in this course may do so by using the navigation bar to the left or by using the Tutorial A-Z Index.
The course begins with Survey Overview, where you will learn about the history and methodology of NHANES as well as some of the ways in which NHANES data have been used in the past. In the next module, Navigate the NHANES Website, you will learn where to find different documents, how to access datasets, and how to get help with NHANES data. Finally, Data Structure & Contents will show you how the data are organized.
The requirements for computer software, knowledge and skills are listed for your convenience on the Software & Technical Requirements page. The Tech Tips page can help you troubleshoot if you run into technical difficulties. Before beginning the course, please see the Jump Start Guide for more information about how to use the tutorial and its features. You do not need to register to use this course, but if you choose to receive credit you will need to register with the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online website and take the quiz.
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and National Institute of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Non-Physicians: Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.
IACET CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.
Estimated time to complete: 1-1.5 hours
Release Date: 03/09/2012
Expiration Date: 03/09/2014
Objectives: See Objectives page.
Authors: See Authors page.
Fees: No fees are charged for CDC's CE activities.
Course Registration and Quizzes
Go to the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online at http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline. If you have not registered as a participant, click on New Participant to create a user ID and password; otherwise click on Participant Login and login.
Once logged on to the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online website, you will be on the Participant Services page. Click on Search and Register. Enter the course number WB2004 or a keyword under Keyword Search. Click on View.
Click on the course title Continuous NHANES Web Tutorial - Survey Orientation. Select the type of Continuing Education you would like to receive and then Submit. Three demographic questions will come up. Complete the questions and then Submit. A message will come up thanking you for registering for the course. After completing the course you will need to take the test and complete a course evaluation at the end to receive Continuing Education. A record of your course completion will be located in the Transcript and Certificate section of the training website.
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