Author(s): Bryan S, StDenis M, Wojtas D
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Abstract The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is conducted in two parts: a household interview and a visit to a mobile clinic. At 15 sites across Canada, the CHMS uses two trailers to collect physical measures on a sample of about 5,000 Canadians. The trailers contain clinic rooms outfitted with physical measures testing equipment; an administration area; and a fully functioning laboratory. The field team consists of 11 household interviewers and 20 clinic staff. At each site, about 350 respondents visit the clinic over a five- to six-week period. At the clinic, respondents participate in all tests for which they are eligible, including blood pressure, anthropometry, spirometry, a blood draw, a urine sample, tests of physical fitness, and an oral health examination. Respondents who are unable to visit the clinic may perform some of the tests in their home.
This article was published in Health Rep
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism