NHANES Survey Provides Valuable Data, Can Be Improved

08/05/2016 - The Academy reiterated its support for the observational dietary surveillance data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in two comments submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The comments, Academy Comments to CDC re NHANES Longitudinal Study — Feasibility Component and Academy Comments to CDC re Revisions to NHANES Survey, emphasized the value of this data, specifically its contribution to the body of evidence utilized in forming conclusions about the determinants of public health.

In addition to restating support for the data already compiled, Academy Comments to CDC re NHANES Longitudinal Study — Feasibility Component encouraged NHANES to include dietary interviews and assessments at the time of follow-up to ensure the best evidence is collected.

The comment were submitted on July 22 in response to the CDC's proposed data collection for NHANES.