Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH) was conducted from February
2000 to July 2000 with parents and guardians most responsible for
the health care of children ages 4 to 35. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
collected the data using the sampling frame from its State and Local
Area Integrated Telephone Survey.
The NSECH is a random-digit-dial
telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,068 children
and includes an oversample of African American and Hispanic children
so that results for these groups could be estimated with greater precision.
Spanish-language interviews comprised 19% of all completed interviews.
The Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) response
rate was 65.6% and the proportion of completed NSECH interviews among
known age-eligible households was 79.2%.
A public use
NSECH micro data file can be downloaded.