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NHANES 2003-2004 Examination and Laboratory Procedures

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 NameDocument
Audiometry [PDF - 4.3 MB]
Balance [PDF - 369 KB]
Body Composition [PDF - 1.8 MB]
Body Measurements [PDF - 803 KB]
Cardiovascular Fitness [PDF - 7 KB]
Dermatology [PDF - 635 KB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 8.8 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - Phone Follow-Up
Measuring Guides for the Dietary Recall Interview
[PDF - 11.2 MB]
Laboratory Procedure Manual [PDF - 14.7 MB]
Lower Extremity Disease [PDF - 2 MB]
MEC Interviewer [PDF - 23.9 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Recorder) [PDF - 597 KB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 5.4 MB]
Physician [PDF - 9.2 MB]
Vision [PDF - 1.2 MB]