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Citations for Publications

All material appearing in NCHS publications, unless otherwise stated, is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Occasionally, copyrighted materials are used in NCHS publications and cannot be further reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. These materials are identified as such in the publication.

All material on this page has been cleared for public distribution by CDC/ATSDR and will be authentic if obtained from this Internet address. The use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Data Brief

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. NCHS data brief, and number. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Year publication printed.

Example:
Pratt LA, Brody DJ, Gu Q. Antidepressant use in persons aged 12 and over: United States, 2005–2008. NCHS data brief, no 76. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2011.

Early Release of Selected Estimates From NHIS

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. National Center for Health Statistics. Date of release. Available from: full URL.

Example:
Barnes PM, Ward BW, Freeman G, Schiller JS. Early release of selected estimates based on data from the January–March 2011 National Health Interview Survey. National Center for Health Statistics. September 2011. Available from: /nchs/nhis.htm.

NCHS Health E-Stat

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. National Center for Health Statistics. Date of release. Available from: full URL.

Example:
Sutton PD, Hamilton BE. Recent trends in births and fertility rates through 2010. National Center for Health Statistics. June 2011. Available from: /nchs/products/hestats.htm

Health, United States

National Center for Health Statistics. Name of report. Hyattsville, Maryland. Year publication printed.

Example:
National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2010: With Special Feature on Death and Dying. Hyattsville, Maryland. 2011.

National Health Statistics Report

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. National health statistics reports; and number. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Year publication printed.

Example:
Porter KS, Curtin LR, Carroll MD, et al. Health of adults in Los Angeles County: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004. National health statistics reports; no 42. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2011.

National Vital Statistics Report

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. National vital statistics reports; volume and number. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Year publication printed.

Example:
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Sutton PD, et al. Births: Final data for 2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 59 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2010.

Vital and Health Statistics Series

Author's name, last name first and initials. Name of report. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat and series(number). Year publication printed.

Example:
Pleis JR, Ward BW, Lucas JW. Summary health statistics for U.S. adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 10(249). 2010.

 

Citing Electronic Media

Citing Electronic Documents

When citing electronic versions of printed publications (e.g., PDF files), cite the usual bibliographic information. Suggested citations for publications are typically included on the last page of the document.

Web Pages

Author's name (if known). Page title. Full URL. Date of visit.

Example:
CDC - National Center for Health Statistics - Homepage. /nchs/. November 3, 2011.

Public-use Data File

Place of publication or publisher. Title of document. Full URL. Date of access.

Example:
National Center for Health Statistics. National Ambulatory Medical Survey, 1994. Public-use data file and documentation. ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/. 1996.

Entire Database

Place of publication or publisher. Name of database. Full URL. Date of access.

Example:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Wonder. http://wonder.cdc.gov/. April 1995.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Sites

Author's name (if known). Title of document. Full URL. Date of access.

Example:
User guide to the 2009 natality public use file. ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/DVS/ natality/UserGuide2009.pdf. November 2011.

 

 
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