National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHANES 2011-2012 Procedure Manuals

These manuals are part of the protocol for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Manuals listed below were developed for interviewer and examiner training. These are important references for NHANES as all correct procedures, policies, and standards are comprehensively detailed. Dates on the first page of each manual reflect the most recent revision.


Manual Name Document
MEC Interviewers Procedures Manual [PDF - 14.5 MB]


Manual Name Document
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 9 MB]


Manual Name Document
Anthropometry (Body Measures) [PDF - 4.3 MB]
Audiometry [PDF - 3.8 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 8.4 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - Phone Follow-Up [PDF - 6.2 MB]
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan [PDF - 2.5 MB]
Home Urine [PDF - 2 MB]
Muscle Strength [PDF - 4.3 MB]
Oral Glucose Tolerance [PDF - 815 KB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 3.53 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Recorder) [PDF - 899 KB]
Physical Activity Monitor (PAM) [PDF - 1.26 MB]
Physician Examination [PDF - 5.59 MB]
Respiratory Health - Bronchodilator [PDF - 915 KB]
Respiratory Health - Exhaled Nitric Oxide [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Respiratory Health - Spirometry [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Taste and Smell [PDF - 3.4 MB]
Tuberculosis [PDF - 5.9 MB]