The NHANES website is the most important data source and analytical resource for all data users. Since the website contains both historic and current datasets, and covers a wide range of critical topics, it is very important to learn how to navigate this website and use these resources effectively.
By getting acquainted with the NHANES homepage, you will gain an appreciation for the number and diversity of materials available through the NHANES website.
- Key Concepts about Datasets on the NHANES Website
- How to Find Publicly Released Datasets and Information on Non-publicly Released Datasets
Reviewing the NHANES survey background information is an important step as you determine the scope of your analysis and which variables to include.
The Analytic and Reporting Guidelines should be used for NHANES data analyses and publications. The suggested guidelines provide users a framework for producing estimates that conform to the analytic design of the survey.
- Key Concepts about Finding the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
- How to Find the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines
The What's New page is an important resource for staying updated with current information about the survey, including newly released data files. It is an important link to refer to on a periodic basis.
The FAQs will help you with common questions about NHANES.
- Key Concepts about Using the Frequently Asked Questions Page
- How to Use the Frequently Asked Questions
NHANES researchers are often asked to cite the data source for their research proposals and related publications.
There are two additional resources available for getting help: the NCHS email query and the NHANES listserv.