NCHS CD-ROM Collection


Columbia receives National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data on CD-ROM from two sources: the NCHS Data Dissemination Program and the U.S. Government's Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

All the titles are listed in CU Numeric Data Catalog with both CD and online access options.

For products received through the FDLP, data is formatted for use with the NCHS data extraction software called SETS (Statistical Export and Tabulation System). SETS allows you to:

  • select variables and subset cases
  • write out a codebook detailing only the variables selected
  • output the data with SAS or SPSS programs.

The SETS software accompanies the data on each disc and is installed on a workstation in the DSSC Data Service.
For more information about SETS, refer to the NCHS SETS website.

Number Study Name Format
Coverage Starting In
  Longitudinal Study of Aging Supplement SETS 1984
10 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) SETS 1987
10 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) ASCII 1969
10 NHIS Disability Phase I and II SETS 1994
10a National Health Interview Survey State Files ASCII 1990
11 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III SETS 1988
11 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III ASCII 1988
13 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey SETS 1990
13 National Home and Hospice Care Survey SETS 1994
13 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey SETS 1993
13 National Hospital Discharge Survey SETS 1990
13 National Hospital Discharge Survey ASCII 1979
13 National Nursing Home Survey SETS 1995
20 Fetal Death SETS 1991
20 Fetal Death ASCII 1983
20 Linked Birth/Infant Death SETS 1985
20 Multiple Cause-of-Death SETS 1991
20 Multiple Cause-of-Death ASCII 1968
20 Perinatal Mortality SETS 1995
21 Marriage Detail File ASCII 1968
21 Divorce Detail File ASCII 1968
21 Marriage and Divorce SETS 1989
21 Natality Data Set SETS 1991
21 Natality Data Set ASCII 1979
21 Matched Multiple Births ASCII 1995
21 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey Longitudinal Followup to the 1988 NMIHS SETS 1998
23 National Survey of Family Growth Cycle IV and Telephone Followup SETS 1988
23 National Survey of Family Growth Cycle V SETS 1995
23 National Survey of Family Growth ASCII 1973