CDC at mall to interview Mahoning County residents for national health survey

BOARDMAN — A national health survey that forms the scientific basis for public health policy is setting up shop in a cluster of four trailers at Southern Park Mall.

The study is the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This county [Mahoning County] is one of 15 counties across the USA that have been chosen this year to measure America’s health,” explained Jenni Echols, study manager.

“This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are selected to learn more about their health and to benefit America’s health into the future,” she added.

This is the first time in the 55-year history of the study Mahoning County is included.

The study measures long-term trends pertaining to ailments, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Read more about the survey and whether you will be interviewed in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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