Our office joined the CDC for the trial run! NHANES is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is responsible for producing vital health statistics for the nation. It has been in existence since 1960 and has surveyed more than 190,000 people.
NHANES was born out of the 1956 National Health Survey Act, which authorized a survey to provide current statistical data on the amount, distribution, and effects of illness and disability in the United States.
Go to www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm to learn more.