National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Web Tutorial - Survey Design Factors (Web-based)
Course Number: WB1161
These modules will provide analysts an in-depth knowledge of NHANES sampling and weighting procedures, and the basic tools for variance estimation. In the Sample Design and Weighting modules, users will also learn how to specify sampling parameters and how to select the correct weights for an analysis. The Variance Estimation module introduces methods to calculate variance estimates and degrees of freedom.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is targeted to a broad range of NHANES users public health and other government staff involved in NHANES analyses research and education community analysts who use NHANES for scientific studies or education purposes public health and medical professionals who use NHANES data for planning, policy making or public health programs and other users of NHANES statistics or groups interested in NHANES.
MATERIALS: Web Browser with Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in installed and connected to the internet. Adobe Flash plug-in and speakers recommended but not required. If you wish to create your own dataset and use the sample datasets and programs provided, you will also need SAS version 9.0 or SUDAAN version 8.0 and higher.
PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of sampling, statistical and epidemiological concepts and basic knowledge and skills in SUDAAN and/or SAS statistical software.