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NHANES 2017-2018 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 - 41.8 MB]


Manual Name Document
Anthropometry (Body Measures) [PDF - 5.3 MB]
Body Composition Procedures Manual [PDF - 5.66 MB]
Dietary Interviewer - In-Person [PDF - 11.9 MB]
Laboratory Procedures Manual [PDF - 13.5 MB]
MEC Interviewer [PDF - 22.2 MB]