Oakland County has been selected to participate in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) during the summer of 2017.
What is NHANES?
NHANES is a survey used to evaluate the health and nutritional status of adults and children across the United States.
Why is NHANES unique?
- Determines the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases
- Combines interviews and physical examinations of participants
- Has been in existence since 1960 and surveyed over 190,000 people
What are the overall benefits of NHANES?
- Participants will find out more about their overall health and the health of their family.
- Results from local participants and persons across the nation will be combined in order to:
- Provide statistics that influence public health policy and services
- Identify risk factors for certain diseases
- Reduce problems associated with heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and more
How is data collected?
- Step 1: Home-based interviews with CDC employee
- Step 2 (Based on eligibility): Mobile Examination Centers
- Blood pressure testing
- Height and weight measurements
- Oral health screening with dentist
- Laboratory tests on blood & urine
What are the benefits to participating?
- Many measurements/tests performed are unique and not commonly done in doctor’s offices during routine physical exams.
- Chance for participants to take important tests and gain additional health information about themselves.
- Tests are done at no expense to participants.
- NHANES will pay back participants for transportation and baby/elder care.
Who in Oakland County will be participating in NHANES?
- Communities throughout Oakland County will have residents participating in the survey.
- Individual eligibility is determined by a set of questions administered by a NHANES interviewer during a home interview.
- For more information on how participants are selected, please visit the
CDC NHANES webpage.
Who do I call with questions?
- To discuss the survey or to speak to a CDC Senior Medical Officer about your results, call 800-452-6115.
- For questions about your rights as a survey participant, call Research Ethics Review Board at the National Center for Health Statistics at 800-223-8118.
NHANES Fact Sheet
NHANES Participant Webpage