State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

Potential Sponsors of Future SLAITS Modules

What is SLAITS?
The State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) is a mechanism that permits survey sponsors to collect data using customized questionnaires and the National Immunization Survey sampling frame. Because the National Immunization Survey contacts nearly one million households annually, this frame can be customized to target particular subgroups of the population.

When will the next SLAITS survey be conducted?
SLAITS is not an ongoing survey, and it is not conducted at regular intervals. Rather, survey sponsors may implement SLAITS surveys at any time. Typically, it takes at least 3 to 6 months to develop, program, and test a new survey questionnaire before data collection can begin.

Where can I get SLAITS questionnaires?
Go to the SLAITS home page and choose ‘Survey Modules’ from the left navigation. Click on the survey module you are interested in, and you will find a link to the questionnaire.

How can my organization sponsor a new SLAITS module or add questions to a future SLAITS module?
If you are interested in using SLAITS for your own data needs, please contact us. SLAITS surveys may be sponsored by Federal, State, or local government agencies; educational institutions; or nonprofit organizations. Costs are determined based on the length of the survey questionnaire, the required sample size, and the target population. We can be contacted at:

National Center for Health Statistics
Division of Health Interview Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Room 2113
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

Phone: 301-458-4174
Fax: 301-458-4035