This schematic shows an example of the sequence of activities for NHANES.
We call our examination sites “stands”.
If a stand were to open in June/July, meaning we would be conducting
interviews/exams in a area at that time, the advance arrangements would begin in January or February of that year.
Actually a good bit of work is done in a community before individuals are even
contacted (via advance letter)
Public health officials
Local governing officials
Identify site for the Mobile Examination Centers (MECs)
Then the advance letter… and so on