Lassen County Chosen to Be Part of National Health Survey

Lassen County has been chosen to be a part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), going on 60 years in the making. Results from the volunteer health examinations over this time span contribute to nationwide statistics on health including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and nutrition. Omar Bordatto who has helped conduct the survey for the past 40 years shared to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors that beginning April 1st you could see a letter in the mail asking for your participation in the survey. Households will be chosen by statisticians, based on age and location. Two medical teams will make up the staff at a site at Lassen Community College to conduct the screenings. The site will consist of three large trailers. If you volunteer to participate you can expect a medical and physical measurements and lab tests. A phone health interview will also be conducted. Your participation also comes with a payout. If chosen as a volunteer you could earn as much as $125 dollars. The group is expecting to test nearly 350 people throughout Lassen County by mid July.

 

More information on the NHANES can be found at cdc.gov/NHANES