Bedford County, Virginia has been selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a major study of the health of persons living in the United States.
The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting the study. The study has been successfully conducted for over 55 years and has provided us with current and vital data on health conditions and concerns in this country. Data are collected through household interviews and standardized medical examinations in our mobile examination center.
Personnel will be conducting the survey in Bedford County starting February 19, 2020 through April 23, 2020. A sample of about 686 people from Bedford County will be asked to participate in the survey. Interviewers will be knocking on the doors of randomly selected households throughout the county. They will conduct a brief questionnaire at the doorstep in order to obtain demographic information used to identify sample participants for the survey.
This is a legitimate survey is a federally funded national effort with significant influence on health policy across the nation. The interviewers who approach county residents will carry official CDC identification and active duty officers of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) may accompany NHANES field interviewers.
As always, please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (540)586-7827 if you are unsure if this survey is legitimate or have questions.