Chartbooks

National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Chartbooks

Funded and directed by MCHB, the National Survey of Children’s Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs were conducted every four years before 2016. In 2016, we combined the two surveys into a single, redesigned survey (retaining the name National Survey on Children’s Health). Now, the survey provides annual data on multiple aspects of children’s lives – including:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Access to quality health care
  • The child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social circumstances.

Chartbooks featuring archived (pre-2016) data from both surveys include:

NSCH – Portraits of the Nation 2011 – 2012

The Health and Well-Being of Children (PDF - 10 MB) – June 2014

The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas (PDF - 5 MB) – April 2015

NSCH – Portraits of States and the Nation 2007

The Health and Well-Being of Children (PDF - 22 MB) – July 2010

The Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Children (PDF - 17 MB) – June 2010

The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas (PDF - 6 MB) – September 2011

Children with Special Health Care Needs in Context (PDF - 18 MB) – September 2011 

The Health and Well-Being of American Indian and Alaska Native Children (PDF - 8 MB) – October 2013

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Chartbook 2009—2010 (PDF - 6.5 MB) – June 2013

Child Health USA and Women’s Health USA Chartbooks

Child Health USA

Women's Health USA

Related Resources

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC) Exit Disclaimer – Access the latest national and state-level data

National Center for Health Statistics – Get in-depth information from previous surveys or download the data

The Maternal and Child Health Digital Library Exit Disclaimer

Contact Us

Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Director MCHB Office of Epidemiology and Research

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2021