Task 6: How to Use the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

An important fact to know before beginning your analysis of NHANES data is where to find the correct weight to use with your dataset. In this task, you will  find the answer to this question using the FAQs page.


Step 1: Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page

At the NHANES homepage, shown here on the right,  select the link titled Questionnaires, Data Sets, and Related Documentation from the navigation menu, and then select the NHANES 2001-2002 link. Scroll down to and select the Frequently Asked Question link, under the Contents at a Glance heading.

Review the FAQs and select the link titled "Where can I find the analytic guidelines (weighting, variance estimation, sample design)?. The page scrolls to the answer for the question. It says that the Analytic Guidelines contain information on the survey design and weighting information and refers you directly to the analytic guidelines by way of an embedded link.

Review the list of questions for any other questions you may have and click them to read the answers.


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