The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are launching the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 15 counties nationwide. The survey will pick 7,000 participants randomly, who will be asked to complete a survey. Those who qualify will also be asked to visit a mobile examination center, where doctors and lab technicians will conduct some tests and a dietary interview, according to the NY Daily News. Through June 26, 2011, 500 Bronxites will be asked to participate. While the Bronx ranked last in all New York counties for health, that was not the reason for its selection. Census data shows that the Bronx has a representative population.
The survey aims to map the country’s health and nutritional status.