National Health & Nutrition Survey in Collin County

The McKinney Police Department wants you to be informed in case NHANES personnel contact you that a national program called The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is in McKinney from March 17 through May 18.

Personnel from NHANES will be calling on households throughout the area and requesting participation. About 575 people from Collin County will be asked to participate in the study. Remember to request proper identification if a person representing themselves as a NHANES staff member contacts you. Participation is voluntary, and consists of health interviews conducted in participants’ homes and health measurements performed in mobile examination centers. All findings are strictly confidential.

Findings from the survey will be used to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors and to help create national standards for measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure. Data will be used to develop public health policy, direct and design health programs and services and expand health knowledge.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the NHANES General Hotline at 1-800-452-6115.

NHANES is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique because it combines interviews and physical examinations. It is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has the responsibility for producing vital and health statistics for the Nation.

Each year, 5,000 lucky residents across the nation have the chance to participate in the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

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