City of Cleveland Selected to Participate in National Center for Health Statistics Survey

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The City of Cleveland – along with several other Cuyahoga County municipalities – has been selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The survey is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It serves as a comprehensive look at the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population and is used to set local, state and national health policy.

“This is an essential survey of our nation’s health and nutrition status and it is important Cleveland is included in this process,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “I encourage all eligible residents to participate and help us address the collective and individual health concerns facing our community.”

The survey began May 5, 2018 and will continue through July 2, 2018. Residents will have an invitation-only opportunity to participate, with households receiving a letter from the NCHS director. Individuals have been selected at random and include all ages, races, and ethnicities. Respondents first participate in a health interview conducted in the respondent’s home followed by a health examination in one of three mobile examination centers. Mobile clinics will be staged at East 105th Street and Carnegie Avenue.

While no medical care is provided directly in the mobile examination center, a free and confidential health and nutrition evaluation is given to each participant from survey medical staff. All information collected in the survey is kept confidential and privacy is protected by law.

Participants will also receive compensation for time and travel expenses of up to $125.

NHANES has provided valuable information for more than 50 years on the prevalence of major diseases, risk factors for diseases, and the relationship between nutrition and overall health of all people living in the United States.

The results of this survey have a significant impact on the health of the nation and the community. For questions about this study or about participation, call the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) office at 1-800-452-6115.

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