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NHANES Dietary Web Tutorial

Navigate NHANES Website


All NHANES data are available on the NHANES website, and dietary data are one of the main topics included there.  In order to analyze NHANES dietary data, it is therefore important to understand how the NHANES website is organized.  This module provides users with an orientation to the overall NHANES website.


Navigate the NHANES Homepage

By getting acquainted with the NHANES homepage, you will gain an appreciation for the number and diversity of materials available through the NHANES website.


Task 2: Find Datasets on the NHANES Website

All publicly available data and related documentation, including those for dietary data, are released and updated on the NHANES website.  Information on accessing non-publicly released data is also available on the NHANES website.


Task 3: Find Survey Background Information

Reviewing the NHANES survey background information is an important step as you determine the scope of your analysis and which variables to include.


Task 4: Find the Analytic and Reporting Guidelines

The Analytic and Reporting Guidelines should be used for NHANES data analyses and publications. The  guidelines provide users a framework for producing estimates that conform to the analytic design of the survey.


Task 5: Find Other Useful Information Within the NHANES Website

Being familiar with other NHANES website resources will help you in preparing and conducting analyses.  These resources include the What's New Page, the Frequently Asked Questions Page, information about citing NHANES and referencing NHANES' Institutional Review Board approval, and the email query system, and the NHANES listserv.


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