Vital and Health Statistics Series
Series 2, No. 177National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: Estimation Procedures, 2011-2014
This report describes the methods used to create NHANES 2011–2014 sample weights and variance units for the public-use data files, including sample weights for selected subsamples, such as the fasting subsample. The impacts of sample design changes on estimation for NHANES 2011–2014 and the addition of the NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS) 2012 are described. Approaches that data users can employ to modify sample weights when combining survey cycles or when combining subsamples are also included.