Archive Update (Oct. 2017) – New NCS Child Exposure Data
Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Oct. 30, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
The October 2017 release of the NCS Archive presents two new data files: Childcare Exposures and Child Vaccinations. Childcare Exposures includes data on children’s exposure to cigarette smoke, types of outdoor playground surface, proximity of idling cars to outdoor play area, mold and other exposures children encounter during childcare. Child Vaccinations includes data on specific types of vaccinations received and refused and, for vaccinations received, data on side effects and follow-up care for side effects.
Additionally, the 30, 36 and 42 months visit data files have been updated to indicate if a child has a record on the Childcare Exposures or Child Vaccinations files, as well as to include indicators regarding well childcare routine medical visits.
- Protocol Browser
- The Protocol Browser has been re-designed to be accessible within a browsing window. Users will no longer have to open a new tab to explore the NCS protocol.
- Additionally, selected nodes remain expanded until the user closes it allowing multiple node expansions to remain on the screen for viewing and comparisons
- Variable Locator
- The two new child exposure datasets, Childcare Exposures and Child Vaccinations, have been added the variable locator.
Data and Documentation
- Public Data
- The supporting graphics on the IVS Protocol Data, ARS Protocol Data, and VS Data have been refreshed. Check out the new designs and the new information.
- NCS Study Documents
- NCS ARS and PBS Data User Manual V4.0, available from the NCS study documents tab, has been updated
Publications and Bibliography
- Two posters presented SSS Archive team members, Jodi Cisewski and Peter Gilbertson, at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference are now available on the Archive
- Analysis of Demographic Differences in Intent to Breastfeed and Sustained Breastfeeding in The National Children’s Study
- Exploratory Tools for National Children’s Study Data