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The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) have been implemented multiple times since 2001. Data can be compared between the 2001, 2005/06 and 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and the 2003, 2007, and 2011/12 NSCH. Data from the 2011/12 NSCH will soon be integrated into the search feature below.

What determines whether a question can be compared across survey years?

In order to compare data across multiple years, the question and response options must be identical. Changes in the overall content of the question, the specific wording of the question, or response options can result in changes in overall prevalence and interpretation of the survey item; therefore, comparison across survey years is not available for all measures.

Please note that changes in survey methodology from 2001, 2005/06 and 2009/10 NS-CSHCN may have an impact on the observed differences between survey years. Formal statistical analyses to test those differences require special consideration due to the inclusion of a cell phone sample in 2009/10. Additional information is available in the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN Codebook.

 Which measures can be compared across survey years for the NSCH and NS-CSHCN?

The documents below outline the measures in the NSCH that are comparable across survey years.

The documents below outline the measures in the NS-CSHCN that are comparable across survey years.

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2. Choose a population for the State, Region or Nation

Browse Measures for CSHCN using the NS-CSHCN
CSHCN Prevalence and Demographics
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MCHB Core Outcomes and Key Indicators
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Subcomponents and Details for Core Outcomes
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Browse Measures for All Children using the NSCH
Overall Child Health
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Health Insurance, Health Care Access, and Quality of Care
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Community, Family, and Neighborhood
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