There is a recent update to the lab data document on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). All users interested in comparing vitamin D data between 2000-2006 and NHANES III data are strongly recommended to read this data advisory.
In brief, two issues are brought to attention. First, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D measurements from NHANES 2000-2006 and measurements obtained in NHANES III (1988-1994). Second, data users should also be aware that the 25(OH)D data from the 2000-2006 NHANES were most likely affected by drifts in the assay performance (method bias and imprecision) over time. For more information, you can read the analytical note contained in the Vitamin D data documentation.
The budget included the increase of $11.1M that had been sought for NCHS, bringing total FY 09 programmatic funding to $124.7M. This means that not only will the 2009 NHANES be carried out as planned, but also additional funds are available to replace more of the aging survey infrastructure.
Six of the trailers that make up the NHANES mobile examination centers (MECs) have been travelling the country for over 20 years now. In 2007, we initiated the process to build and purchase a new lab trailer. That trailer has just been integrated into the MEC and will soon be in operation. Two more lab trailers are being built with 2009 funding.
NHANES 50th Anniversary celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at NCHS, Hyattsville, Maryland. Please mark your calendar and join us at the celebration!
One of our summer interns, Brittany Mellinger, volunteered to write a couple poems to kick off our poetry jam. We offer them here as an invitation to inspire the poet inside you to come out, and submit your haiku or other poem for the 50th anniversary.
This summer I'm working with NHANES
There is so much knowledge to gain
About weight and diseases
Coughs, sniffs, and sneezes
And various germs that pertain.
NHANES has been here for awhile
A fact that makes many people smile
So hip, hip, hooray!
NHANES please do stay
Every last little file.
You can submit your poetry to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will compile the submissions to share them at the celebration. Please be sure to give us your full name so we can attribute them properly.
The deadlines are fast approaching for submitting the letter of intent. Current and potential collaborators who would like to propose new survey items need to pay close attention to the different deadlines for different survey components.
Examination - June 30, 2009
Questionaire - August 31, 2009
Laboratory - September 30, 2009
Please see the Deadlines for Proposals for 2011-12 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey content for more information.
In a recent NCHS Data Brief, Dr. Jacqueline Wright and co-authors reported the prevalence of following nine lifestyle changes recommended to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in 1999-2002. They found about one-third of U.S. adults reported following six or more recommendations. The recommendations to have blood pressure screened and consume alcohol only in moderation were followed by a majority of the population. While the recommendation to consume two to four servings of fruit per day had the lowest prevalence.
|1st class stamp||$.10||$.42|
|Loaf of Bread||$.20||$2.79|
|A gallon of Gas||$.25||$.2.36|
|Average Cost of a new car||$2,200||$27,958|
|Average Cost of new house||$12,400||$236,880|
|Average Yearly Wages||$5,010||$40,523|
*Statistics compiled from thepeoplehistory.com/pricebasket.
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