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Request Data Sets and Indicator Codebooks

As part of our mission to advance the use of child health data, the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health offers enhanced analytical data sets and codebooks based on the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) data files provided to the public by the US Census Bureau or the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

2016 NSCH public use data files are available on the Census Bureau website. DRC Indicator Data Sets include all records and variables from the NCHS or Census Bureau public use data files for the surveys. Additional content includes dozens of additional variables corresponding to measures of children's health status, health care quality and system performance for any state featured in the DRC online data query. Also provided when possible are variables used for DRC subpopulation comparisons and analyses by any state, District of Columbia or HRSA region. SPSS, SAS and STATA datasets are available, and variables are formatted and clearly labeled.

To request a DRC data set and/or codebook from any NSCH or NS-CSHCN, please complete a one-time registration and fill out the online data set request form.

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***10/12/2018 The DRC is currently experiencing problems where some user accounts are unable to log-in properly. If you created an account July 2018 and after, you may be experiencing this issue. In the meantime, please be patient as our IT team is working hard to resolve this problem. We will update this message with further instructions once resolved. If there is an emergency need for data and you cannot access your account, please email us at We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to bring you the best quality data and customer service

Once we receive your request and Data Use Agreement, we will review your request form within 48 hours. You will then receive an automated e-mail letting you know that your data sets and/or codebooks are available for download on your My Requests page.