National Health Survey 2010

May 06, 2010
Well, unfortunately or fortunately, I'm one of the 7500 and I'm on MC today! Terrible timing coz I'm really not feeling well and I dunno how I can managed to sit there in the hospital for 3-4 hours with this pain. So gotta rush now the tests begin at 8AM. Aja! :(

News Source: 98Live

The Ministry of Health will be conducting fieldwork for the National Health Survey 2010 from next month to June.

MOH says letters will be sent to 7,500 Singaporeans randomly selected to take part in the Survey.

They form a nationally representative sample of Singaporeans aged 18 to 79 years.

Each of them will be requested to participate in the Survey, which will be conducted at five polyclinics and the Toa Payoh South Community Club.

Bukit Batok Polyclinic; Woodlands Polyclinic; Hougang Polyclinic; Outram Polyclinic; Tampines Polyclinic.

During the survey, participants will undergo a free health screening and answer questionnaires on their lifestyle practices and dietary patterns.

The health screening will involve tests for diabetes, cholesterol, urine and hearing loss; and measurements of blood pressure, and height and weight.

Participants will receive their health screening results by post.

Those who complete the Survey will receive $40 worth of grocery vouchers as an appreciation token.

Participants also stand a chance to win $300 worth of grocery vouchers each in a lucky draw organized by the Health Promotion Board.

All individual information on participants collected from the Survey will be kept strictly confidential.

Information that is obtained from the Survey will only be used collectively to assess the health status of Singaporeans in relation to major health problems such as diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking and obesity.

The results of the Survey will also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ministry’s national disease control plans, and to formulate healthcare policies and programmes for Singaporeans.

More information on the National Health Survey 2010 can be obtained from the MOH website.

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