Wichita Co. to take part in CDC's health and nutrition survey
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Representatives from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey will be in Wichita Falls and Wichita County the next two months talking to residents about their health and nutrition habits.
The program, also known as NHANES, is taken every year to get a nationwide picture of the health of adults and children in the United States.
They do this by conducting surveys in counties throughout the country and this year Wichita County was one of 15 counties selected to take part.
"It's a great opportunity for us," Assistant Director of Public Health, Amy Fagan said. "And although we won't get the data back specifically for Wichita County, we know that for every person who's examined and does the survey represents about 65,000 people in our entire United States."
30 to 40 representatives will be in Wichita Falls and Wichita County randomly selecting individuals to take part, as well as going door-to-door.
Fagan wants people to know if they get something in the mail or someone at their door, it is real and she encourages residents to participate.
345 people will be sampled as part of the survey.
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