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NHANES 2013-2014 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 Name Document
Interviewer Procedure Manual [PDF - 12 MB]


Manual Name Document
24-Hour Urine Study Procedures Manual [PDF - 9.65 KB]
Anthropometry (Body Measures) [PDF - 5.6 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 7.7 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - Phone Follow-Up [PDF - 6.8 MB]
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan [PDF - 5.7 MB]
Home Urine [PDF - 3.9 MB]
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 9 MB]
MEC Interviewer [PDF - 13.3 MB]
Muscle Strength [PDF - 4.3 MB]
Oral Glucose Tolerance [PDF - 944 KB]
Oral Health (Dental Examiner) [PDF - 4 MB]
Oral Health (Dental Recorder) [PDF - 4 MB]
Physical Activity Monitor Manual [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Physician Examination [PDF - 5.6 MB]
Taste and Smell [PDF - 3.4 MB]