# Knowledge and Skill Requirements

### Modules 1-4

These modules require:

- Basic familiarity with an Internet browser and computer; and
- No knowledge of statistical software or programming or previous experience with NHANES or CMS datasets and files.

### Modules 5-16

These modules assume:

- Basic knowledge of NHANES survey datasets and files, as well as CMS data files;
- Basic knowledge and skills in statistical analyses (e.g. ability to run frequently used descriptive and reference statistics, and correctly interpret the results);
- Basic knowledge and skills in SAS and SUDAAN statistical software;
- Basic statistical understanding of survey sampling;
- Basic knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics, and epidemiologic concepts;
- Basic statistical understanding of distributions, data transformations and adjustments; and
- Basic skill in preparing an analytic dataset with NHANES survey data, as well as CMS data files.

##### Contact Us:

- National Center for Health Statistics

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Hyattsville, MD 20782 - 1 (800) 232-4636
- cdcinfo@cdc.gov