State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey

National Survey of Children's Health

This survey, sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administrationexternal icon, examines the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age. Special emphasis is placed on factors that may relate to well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and safe neighborhoods. In 2011-2012, questions also asked about uninsured children from some households, to assess their parents’ awareness of, experience with, and interest in enrolling in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The NSCH was redesigned by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau in 2016.  It is now an annual, cross-sectional, address-based survey that is fielded by the U.S. Census Bureau using both web-based and paper-and-pencil data collection.  Data from the 2016 NSCH and beyond are now available from the Health Resources and Services Administrationexternal icon (HRSA)  and Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Healthexternal icon.

2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health

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2007 National Survey of Children’s Health

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2003 National Survey of Children’s Health

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Page last reviewed: July 31, 2020