2001), including the National Immunization Survey, a telephone survey that collects vaccination data on children between 19 and 35 months. Most major ongoing national data collection efforts also continue to include children in general population surveys. This is true of the annual NHIS and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), as well as other special surveys that NCHS supports or administers from time to time. NCHS collaborates with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct the Medical

BOX 4-1
Key National Sources of Data on Children’s Health by Sponsor

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics

  • Vital Statistics

  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

  • State and Local Area Interview Telephone Survey (SLAITS)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS)

Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources and Services Administration

  • National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN)

  • National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)

  • National Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys (MEPS)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (ADD-Health)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

  • Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999 (ECLS-K)

  • Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)

  • National Household Education Surveys (NHES)

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  • National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY)

NOTE: See Appendix A for a brief description of each of these data sources and the relevant web link and Appendix B for an outline of the data elements corresponding to the health conditions, functioning, and health potential domains for 12 of the current surveys.



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