National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHANES 2005-2006 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 - 12.1 MB]


Manual Name Document
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 7.8 MB]


Manual Name Document
Allergen Dust Collection [PDF - 9.6 MB]
Audiometry [PDF - 5.7 MB]
Body Composition [PDF - 4.4 MB]
Body Measurements [PDF - 2.2 MB]
Cardiovascular Fitness [PDF - 8.3 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 7 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - Phone Follow-Up [PDF - 4.4 MB]
Measuring Guides for the Dietary Recall Interview
Ophthalmology [PDF - 5.1 MB]
Ophthalmology Digital Grading Protocol [PDF - 143 KB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 6 MB]
Physician [PDF - 5.5 MB]
Vision [PDF - 2.4 MB]