China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) (ICPSR 176)

Principal Investigator(s): Popkin, Barry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Carolina Population Center


The China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), an ongoing open cohort, international collaborative project between the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was designed to examine the effects of the health, nutrition, and family planning policies and programs implemented by national and local governments and to see how the social and economic transformation of Chinese society is affecting the health and nutritional status of its population. The impact on nutrition and health behaviors and outcomes is gauged by changes in community organizations and programs as well as by changes in sets of household and individual economic, demographic, and social factors.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aging, diet, economic behavior, economic conditions, family planning, health, health behavior, health status, household composition, household income, households, nutrition

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, China (Peoples Republic), Global

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

Related Publications