About the NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey
The information gathered in this survey will help public health officials, legislators, and researchers develop sound health policies, direct and design health programs and services, and expand the health knowledge for the nation. Over the past 50 years, landmark findings from NHANES have profiled the physical growth of children through pediatric growth charts used worldwide, and provided the data to direct the national programs to prevent high cholesterol and hypertension. The addition of the NNYFS data will provide information with which to evaluate the physical activity and fitness of our nation’s children.
For more information on the NNYFS survey design, implementation, and data analysis, see NNYFS Analytic Guidelines. For more information on NHANES, visit the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey page.