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Introduction to the Tutorials

What is NHANES?

National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) data provide a snapshot of the health and nutrition of the U.S. population.


Why was this tutorial created?

NCHS and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed this web-based tutorial to meet the growing demands of NHANES data users and to promote broader and more proficient use of NHANES data.


What does the tutorial provide?

To best serve the needs of a wide range of users, the tutorial has included as much information as possible to make it a complete on-line learning course.


What's the best way to use the tutorial?

Your own background and learning style will dictate how you can best use this tutorial.


Who is the audience?

We expect users of this tutorial will have different levels of experience with NHANES data and varied degrees of skill in statistics and software packages.


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