Local Interest
5:57 am
Mon October 23, 2006

The Health of Brunswick County

Wilmington, NC – The Centers for Disease Control is currently surveying residents of Brunswick County to get an idea of how healthy people are across the nation.

Brunswick County was randomly chosen by the national agency, as are the participants of the survey. CDC Study Manager, Sherwin Bates, says the data received is used to find out the health needs of Americans.

So, some of the things we look at are anemia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hearing loss, kidney disease, etc. And it is used to help drive health reform in the U.S.

The CDC will be in Brunswick County for nine weeks, surveying nearly four hundred people.