National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHANES 2003-2004 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 - 23.9 MB]


Manual Name Document
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 14.7 MB]


Manual Name Document
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 [PDF - 11.2 MB]
Lower Extremity Disease [PDF - 2 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 5.4 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Recorder) [PDF - 597 KB]
Physician [PDF - 9.2 MB]
Vision [PDF - 1.2 MB]