National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey


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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

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NHANES

A survey of the population of the U.S., conducted periodically by the National Center for Health Statistics, that reviews the height, weight, and nutritional habits of Americans (and other demographic, environmental, and socioeconomic variables) and links those data to health outcomes, such as the incidence of heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, osteoporosis, psychiatric illnesses, sexually transmitted illnesses, and stroke.

Other accomplishments of NHANES have included the development of normal growth charts for children and infants and the reduction of blood lead levels among this population and the diseases caused by excessive exposure to lead.

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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a survey research program conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States, and to perform prevalence forecasting in the US population.
For example, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data were collected 10 years ago.
Editor's Note: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is an ongoing series of surveys, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that are designed to assess the health and nutritional status of children and adults in the United States.
ORLANDO -- The prevalence of peripheral artery disease in asymptomatic adults is increasing in the United States, according to data collected on a total of more than 5,000 people by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey during 1999-2004.
ORLANDO -- The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in asymptomatic adults is increasing in the United States, according to data collected on a total of more than 5,000 people by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey during 1999-2004.
Lutein and zeaxanthin in the diet and serum and their relation to age-related maculopathy in the third national health and nutrition examination survey.
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All participated between 1988 and 1994 in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
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These two departments conduct the two broadest nutrition and health surveys: USDA's Nationwide Food Consumption Survey and DHHS' National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES.
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