National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHANES 2007-2008 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
Interpretation Guidelines [PDF - 412 KB]
MEC Interviewers Procedures Manual [PDF - 12.2 MB]


Manual Name Document
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 17.1 MB]


Manual Name Document
Anthropometry (Body Measurements) [PDF - 3.6 MB]
Audiometry [PDF - 4.9 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 5.4 B]
Dietary Interviewer - Phone Follow-Up [PDF - 7.5 MB]
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan [PDF - 3.8 MB]
Ophthalmology [PDF - 4.5 MB]
Ophthalmology Digital Grading Protocol [PDF - 143 KB]
Oral Glucose Tolerance [PDF - 2.3 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 6.2 MB]
Physician [PDF - 8.5 MB]
Respiratory Health - Bronchodilator [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Respiratory Health - Exhaled Nitric Oxide [PDF - 1.8 MB]
Respiratory Health - Spirometry [PDF - 1.6 MB]
Vision [PDF - 2.1 MB]
Volatile Organic Compounds and Perchlorate [PDF - 2.6 MB]