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Health survey checks Roswell’s pulse

August 29, 2013 • Local News

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Medical technician Joe Glynn takes measurements of John Hagstrom during a CDC National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey held at ENMU-R, Thursday morning.

Amy Vogelsang
Record Staff Writer

Four trailers sit parked at Eastern New Mexico University, looking nothing more than just that. But just like Doctor Who’s TARDIS, these traveling units are bigger on the inside, with a maze of halls and rooms where National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data is being collected.

Conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NHANES is a program that monitors the health and nutrition of the U.S. population based on a 5,000-person sample size. This data is then used to help develop health policies and programs.

Starting today, anonymous individuals selected as the sample size for data will start trickling in. Sometimes having 12 people for a given session, the study can consist of 15 different assessments depending on the individual’s age. The various Login to read more

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