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Celebrating the First 50 Years of NHANES

NHANES 50th Anniversary Banner, including image of the Mobile Examination Center


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Meet the Directors

Biographical sketches of three NHANES directors provide a glimpse of the survey from the director’s perspective

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NHANES Newsletters

A bridge to connect the NHANES communities through stories, fun facts, and recent happenings

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The NHANES Story

A video presentation of NHANES history, most cherished memories, and birthday wishes for the future

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MEC Tour

A virtual tour of the Mobile Examination Center shows how different examination components are conducted

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NHANES in the News

A selection of recent newspaper articles or multi-media coverage about the NHANES studies

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Significant Contributions

An overview of the most significant contributions the NHANES program has made in its first 50 years

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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 50th anniversary

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