NCHS Data Linkage

Restricted-Use NCHS-HUD Data

NCHS survey data have been linked to HUD administrative data containing information on the timing of receipt of housing assistance, type of housing assistance received, the structure of the housing unit, and household characteristics.

Descriptions of the HUD administrative files that have been linked to NCHS survey data can be found in the following online report:

Lloyd PC, Helms VE, Simon AE, et al. Linkage of 1999-2012 National Health Interview Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administrative records. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 1(60). 2017 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3 MB]


Data Access

Due to confidentiality requirements, the Restricted-use NCHS-HUD 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).

NCHS has created Feasibility Study Data files to assist researchers who are considering submitting an RDC application to analyze the linked NCHS-HUD data. Please consult the Public-Use NCHS-HUD Feasibility Files page for more information.


Data Dictionary

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