Health survey well underway in Mathews

by Sherry Hamilton - Posted on Oct 13, 2010 - 04:23 PM

Photo: Larry Dobbins, study manager for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s local National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey, discusses equipment in the body measurement station at the facility on the grounds of the Piankatank Ruritan Club at Hudgins. The tall device to the left of the picture is a stadiometer, which is calibrated to measure height accurately.

Larry Dobbins, study manager for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s local National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey, discusses equipment in the body measurement station at the facility on the grounds of the Piankatank Ruritan Club at Hudgins. The tall device to the left of the picture is a stadiometer, which is calibrated to measure height accurately.

A health and nutrition survey of a sampling of Mathews County residents is well underway.

Larry Dobbins, study manager for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s local National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, said that around 475 people in Mathews have been or are being randomly chosen to participate in the survey, and as of Tuesday, about half of them had already completed their examinations.

The examination portion of the survey began on Sept. 30 and will come to a close on Nov. 2.

"We’ve had a good response from those who were notified they were eligible," said Dobbins. "People are scheduling appointments and keeping appointments."