|Amount of award, fiscal 2008: $148,500.00 fiscal 2006: $135,000.00 fiscal 2007: $135,000.00 fiscal 2004: $135,000.00 fiscal 2005: $132,522.00 fiscal 2003: $132,522.00 fiscal 2002: $129,416.00 fiscal 1999: $125,000.00 fiscal 2001: $120,578.00 fiscal 2000: $116,388.00 fiscal 1998: $100,000.00
|Detailed Objective: This study:
- collects data on diet, food consumption, and health status as part of the National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES);
develops and modifies survey questions to improve the measurement of the relationship
between diet and health for low-income individuals; and
supports inclusion of a battery of food security questions.
The purpose of the survey, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, is to provide nationally representative information on the health
and nutritional status for the population of the United States. The Third National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) was the seventh in a series
of large health examination surveys that began in 1960. In 1970, the nutrition
component was expanded to provide data which assessed nutritional status and
The sample for this study of the U.S. population is selected from households
in counties across the United States. About 40,000 persons 2 months of age and
over are selected, including large samples of both young and old persons. In
previous surveys, about 12,000 of the sample persons were black Americans, 12,000
were Mexican-Americans, and the remaining 16,000 were of all other race and
Some of the 30 topics investigated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey III were: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, passive
smoking, lung disease, osteoporosis, HIV, hepatitis, helicobacter pylori, immunization
status, diabetes, allergies, growth and development, blood lead, anemia, food
sufficiency, dietary intake including fats, antioxidants, and nutritional blood
A sampling frame has been developed and questions are being pretested for reliability.
Data collection is underway and will be completed by the end of the year 1999.
The key variables of interest to the Economic Research Service include dietary
intake and nutritional status, anthropometric measurements, use of vitamin and
mineral supplements and medications, tobacco and alcohol use, physical activity,
and sociodemographic characteristics.