NCHS Data Linkage

Restricted-Use NCHS-USRDS End-Stage Renal Disease Data

NCHS survey data have been linked to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) data obtained from United States Renal Data System (USRDS). The ESRD data are divided into four files: the Combined ESRD Patient Profile and Death Notification (form 2746) File, the ESRD Medical Evidence Report (form 2728) File, the ESRD Treatment History File, and the ESRD Payment History File.

Brief descriptions of the ESRD files that have been linked to NCHS survey data can be found in the following NCHS report:

Golden C, Driscoll AK, Simon AE, et al. Linkage of NCHS population health surveys to administrative records from Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 1(58). 2015. Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.4 MB]


Data Access

Due to confidentiality requirements, the Restricted-Use NCHS-USRDS ESRD Data are accessible only through the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC). All interested researchers must submit a research proposal to the RDC. Please see the RDC web site for instructions on submitting a proposal (RDC website).


Data Dictionary and Variable List

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