- The US Center for Disease Control [CDC] administers the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), which studies obesity in the US. They just recently published their most recent evaluation of the entire population. The government and researchers use this information to try to design public health initiatives. The NHANES surveyed about 55,00 persons throughout the US in 2016.
- When all in, including UF students, Gainesville has about 130,000 residents. We have an educated, motivated population, I would offer the entire population the opportunity to participate. Just imagine if we could get a 50%-75% compliance rate! With 60,000-100,000 responses to surveys, we could rapidly obtain and evaluate actionable information, a researcher’s dream! THE GAINESVILLE SURVEY MACHINE.