Series 1. Programs and Collection Procedures

Reports describing the general programs of the National Center for Health Statistics and its offices and divisions and the data collection methods used. Series 1 reports also include definitions and other material necessary for understanding the data.

Citation as to source is appreciated, when quotations are used in publications.

No. 63. Design and Operation: 2013 National Survey of Children in Nonparental Care and 2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome pdf icon[PDF – 3.31 MB]

No. 62. The U.S. National Vital Statistics System: Transitioning Into the 21st Century, 1990–2017 pp. 82 (PHS) 2018-1338. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

No. 61. Statistical Methodology of the National Immunization Survey, 2005–2014  pp. 107 (PHS) 2018-1337. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

No. 60. 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 pp. 40 (PHS) 2018-1336. pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB]

No. 59. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children’s Health, 2011–2012 pp.256 (PHS) 2017-1335. pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]

No. 58. Linkage of NCHS Population Health Surveys to Administrative Records From Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pp.53 (PHS) 2015-1334. pdf icon[PDF – 1.4 MB]

No. 57. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2009–2010. 282 pp. (PHS) 2015-1333. pdf icon[PDF – 9 MB]

No. 56. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: Plan and Operations, 1999–2010. 37 pp. (PHS) 2013-1332. pdf icon[PDF – 451 KB]

No. 55. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children’s Health, 2007. 159 pp. (PHS) 2012-1331. pdf icon[PDF – 1.5 MB]

No. 54. Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. 141 pp. (PHS) 2012-1330. pdf icon[PDF – 2.1 MB]

No. 53. Redesign and Operation of the National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2007. 201 pp. (PHS) 2010-1329. pdf icon[PDF – 3.0 MB]

No. 52. Design and Operation of the Survey of Adult Transition and Health, 2007. 94 pp. (PHS) 2010-1329. pdf icon[PDF – 710 KB]

No. 51. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2008. 128 pp. (PHS) 2010-1327. pdf icon[PDF – 920 KB]

No. 50. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Adoptive Parents, 2007. 164 pp. (PHS) 2010-1326. pdf icon[PDF – 1.4 MB]

No. 49. Design and Operation of the National Home Health Aide Survey: 2007-2008. 103 pp. (PHS) 2010-1325. pdf icon[PDF – 1.9 MB]

No. 48. Planning and Development of the Continuous National Survey of Family Growth. 73 pp. (PHS) 2009-1324. pdf icon[PDF – 1.4 MB]

No. 47. Collecting Medication Data in the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. 33 pp. (PHS) 2009-1323. pdf icon[PDF – 964 KB]

No. 46. Design and Operation of the National Asthma Survey. 131 pp. (PHS) 2008-1322. pdf icon[PDF – 1.2 MB]

No. 45. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2006. 198 pp. (PHS) 2009-1321. pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

No. 44. An Introduction to the National Nursing Assistant Survey. 62 pp. (PHS) 2007-1320. pdf icon[PDF – 7.3 MB]

No. 43. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children’s Health, 2003. 31 pp. (PHS) 2005-1319. pdf icon[PDF – 3.7 MB]

No. 42. Plan and Operation of Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth. 67 pp. (PHS) 2005-1318. pdf icon[PDF – 4.2 MB]

No. 41. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2001. 144 pp. (PHS) 2003-1317. pdf icon[PDF – 7.1 MB]

No. 40. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Early Childhood Health, 2000. 104 pp. (PHS) 2002-1316. pdf icon[PDF – 5.3 MB]

No. 39. Design and Operation of the National Hospital Discharge Survey: 1988 Redesign. 50 pp. (PHS) 2001-1315. pdf icon[PDF – 1.3 MB]

No. 38. Plan and Operation of the NHANES II Mortality Study, 1992. 24 pp. (PHS) 99-1314-1-38. GPO stock number 017-022-01449-1. pdf icon[PDF – 286 KB]

No. 37. Plan and Operation of the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery. 132 pp. (PHS) 98-1313. GPO stock number 017-022-01398-3. pdf icon[PDF – 3.8 MB]

No. 36. Plan and Operation of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. 96 pp. (PHS) 98-1312. GPO stock number 017-022-013971-5. pdf icon[PDF – 2.22 MB]

No. 35. Plan and Operation of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study, 1992. 236 pp. (PHS) 98-1311. GPO stock number 017-022-01405-0. pdf icon[PDF – 7.2 MB]

No. 34. Plan and Operation of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. 86 pp. (PHS) 94-1310. GPO stock number 017-022-01263-4. pdf icon[PDF – 5.8 MB]

No. 33. Development of the National Home and Hospice Care Survey. 163 pp. (PHS) 94-1309. GPO stock number 017-022-01265-1. pdf icon[PDF – 9.4 MB]

No. 32. Plan and Operation of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94. 407 pp. (PHS) 94-1308. GPO stock number 017-022-01260-0. pdf icon[PDF – 2.0 MB]

No. 31. Questionnaires From the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-89. Chyba, M. M., Washington, L. R. August 1993. 421 pp. (PHS) 93-1307. PB94-104486 PC A22 MF A05. pdf icon[PDF – 30.7 MB]

No. 30. National Nursing Home Survey Followup, 1987, 1988, 1990. Gottfried, I. B., Bush, M. A., Madans, J. H. September 1993. 73 pp. (PHS) 93-1306. PB 93-236180 PC A05 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 4.2 MB]

No. 29. Development, Methods, and Response Characteristics of the 1986 National Mortality Followback Survey. Seeman, I., Poe, G. S., Powell-Griner, E. May 1993. 72 pp. (PHS) 93-1305. PB93-197911 PC A05 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 5.9 MB]

No. 28. The Longitudinal Study of Aging: 1984-90. Kovar, M. G., Fitti, J. E., Chyba, M. M. July 1992. 248 pp. (PHS) 92-1304. PB 93-109346 PC A12 MF A03. pdf icon[PDF – 7.2 MB]

No. 27. Plan and Operation of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study, 1987. Cox, C. S., Rothwell, S. T., Madans, J. H., Finucane, F. F., Freid, V. M., Kleinman, J. C., Barbano, H. E., Feldman, J. J. September 1992. 197 pp. (PHS) 92-1303. PB93-109189 PC A09 MF A03. pdf icon[PDF – 7.3 MB]

No. 26. An Inventory of Pain Data Available From the National Center for Health Statistics. Turczyn, K. M., Drury, T. F. June 1992. 75 pp. (PHS) 92- 1308. PB 92-196153 PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]

No. 25. Plan and Operation of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study, 1986. Finucane, F. F., Freid, V. M., Madans, J. H., Cox, C. S., Kleinman, J. C., Rothwell, S.T., Barbano, H. E., Feldman, J. J. September 1990. 162 pp. (PHS) 90-1307. PB91-111856 PC A08 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 6.5 MB]

No. 24. Questionnaires From the National Health Interview Survey, 1980-84. Chyba, M. M., Washington, L. R. March 1990. 212 pp. (PHS) 90-1302. PB90-245028 PC A10 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 16.2 MB]

No. 23. Data Systems of the National Center for Health Statistics, 1989. Kovar, M. G. March 1989. 28 pp. (PHS) 87-1324. PB90-160607. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 3.1 MB]

No. 22. Plan and Operation of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study, 1982-84. Cohen, B.B., Barbano, H.E., Cox, C.S., Feldman, J.J., Finucane, F.F., Kleinman, J.C., Madans, J.H. June 1987. 150 pp. (PHS) 87-1324. PB90-246687. PC A08 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

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No. 21. Supplement on Aging to the 1984 National Health Interview Survey. Fitti, J.E., Kovar, M.G. October 1987. 122 pp. (PHS) 86-1323. PB90-235813. PC A06 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 20 MB]

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Chapters 1 and 2 (pages 1-10) pdf icon[PDF – 3.4 MB]

Chapters 3 – 6, References and Appendixes (pages 11-28) pdf icon[PDF – 4.1 MB]

Appendix I (pages 29-50) pdf icon[PDF – 2.3 MB]

Appendix II (pages 51-69) pdf icon[PDF – 2.6 MB]

Appendix III (pages 70-101) pdf icon[PDF – 4.9 MB]

Appendixes IV-VII (pages 102-116) pdf icon[PDF – 2.1 MB]

No. 20. TRANSAX: The NCHS System for Producing Multiple Cause-of-Death Statistics, 1968-1978. Chamblee, R.F., Evans, M.C. June 1986. 83 pp. (PHS) 86-1322. PB90-235821. PC A05 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 14 MB]

No. 19. Plan and Operation of the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1982-84. Maurer, K.R. September 1985. 433 pp. (PHS) 85-1321. PB86-151883. PC A19 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 22.7 MB]

No. 18. National Health Interview Survey, 1985. National Health Interview Survey Design, 1973-84, and Procedures, 1975-83. Kovar, M.G., Poe, G.S. August 1985. 135 pp. (PHS) 85-1320. PB87-148094. PC A07 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 12 MB]

No. 17. Inventory of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Data Available From the National Center for Health Statistics. Schoenborn, C.A. April 1985. 84 pp. (PHS) 85-1319. PB85-226199. PC A05 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 6.5 MB]

No. 16. Data Systems of the National Center for Health Statistics. Pearce, N. . December 1981. (PHS) 82-1318. 37 pp. PB87-155396. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 5.1 MB]

No. 15. Plan and Operation of the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1976-80. Programs and Collection Procedures. McDowell, A., Engel, A., Massey, J.T., Maurer, K.R. 152 pp. July 1981. PB83-207654. (PHS) 81-1317. PC A07 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 21 MB]

No. 14. Plan and Operation of the HANES 1 (Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) Augmentation Survey of Adult 25-74 Years: United States, 1974-1975. Engel, A., Murphy, R.S., Maurer, K., Collins, E. June 1978. 116 pp. (PHS) 78-1314. PB88-226105. PC A06 MF 02. pdf icon[PDF – 7.7 MB]

No. 13. Background and Development of the National Reporting System for Family Planning Services. Haupt, B. J. April 1978. 642 pp. (PHS) 87-1313. PB88-226113. PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 4.2 MB]

No. 12. Development of the National Inventory of Family Planning Services: United States. Kapantais, G.H., Morrow, D. January 1967. 43 pp. (HRA) 76-1312. PB-263056 PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 3.5 MB]

No. 11. Health Interview Survey Procedure, 1957-1974. April 1975. 153 pp. (HRA) 75-1311. PB-262954. PC A08 MF A02. pdf icon[PDF – 12.6 MB]

No. 10b. Plan and Operation of the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: United States-1971-1973. Part B, Data Collection Forms of the Survey. Miller, H.W. February 1973. 82 pp. (HSM) 73-1310. PB-263055. PC A05 MF A01.
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No. 10a. Plan and Operation of the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: United States-1971-1973. Part A, Development, Plan, and Operation. Miller, H.W. February 1973. 53 pp. (HSM) 73-1310. PB-263054. PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 4.1 MB]

No. 9. Design and Methodology of the 1967 Master Facility Inventory Survey. Miller, H.W. January 1971. 30 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-263058. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 2.7 MB]

No. 8. Plan and Operation of a Health Examination Survey of U.S. Youths 12-17 Years of Age. September 1969. 86 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB90-159567. PC A05 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 6.2 MB]

No. 7. Design and Methodology for a National Survey of Nursing Homes. September 1968. 36 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-260528. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 3.3 MB]

No. 6. The Agency Reporting System for Maintaining the National Inventory of Hospitals and Institutions. April 1968. 19 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-262955. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 2.2 MB]

No. 5. Plan, Operation, and Response Results of a Program of Children’s Examinations. October 1967. 64 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB90-158825. PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 12.4 MB]

No. 4. Plan and Initial Program of the Health Examination Survey. November 1973. 48 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB90-158841. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 9.4 MB]

No. 3. Development and Maintenance of a National Inventory of Hospitals and Institutions. February 1965. 25 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-260533. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 2.5 MB]

No. 2. Health Survey Procedure. Concepts, Questionnaire Development, and Definitions in the Health Interview Survey. May 1964. 66pp. (PHS) 1000. PB-235552. PC A04 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 6.5 MB]

No. 1. Origin, Program, and Operation of the U.S. National Health Survey. August 1963. 48 pp. (PHS) 1000. PB88-230131. PC A03 MF A01. pdf icon[PDF – 4 MB]

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