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Resources for Children and Adolescents

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides statistics, data, and resources to monitor the health and well-being of children and adolescents in the United States.


Key Statistics


Data Sources With a Focus on Children and Adolescents




Additional Resources

  • Growth Charts
    Pediatric growth charts have been used by pediatricians, nurses, and parents to track the growth of infants, children, and adolescents in the United States since 1977.
  • NCHS Survey Measures Catalog
    An overview of questions about child and adolescent mental health, and functioning and disability, in various surveys of the NCHS Data Systems.

A picture of a child sitting in front of a computer that says, I want to be a statistician just like my mom.The National Center for Health Statistics has produced a poster entitled, “I Want to be a Statistician Just Like my Mom.”  Two electronic versions of the poster are available and may be freely printed and distributed:  The “Web Version" is created with a higher compression ratio and has a smaller file size more suitable for the Web.  The “Print Version" is considerably larger but will have better resolution when printed.

Web Version [PDF - 304 KB]

Print Version [PDF - 4.2 MB]


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