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Third nationwide survey on S'poreans' health and lifestyles

Published on Nov 9, 2012 7:24 PM
 
People jogging at Bidadari cemetery off the Serangoon Road. The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be surveying some 18,000 households nationwide to gather information on Singaporeans' general health and lifestyle practices. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) will be surveying some 18,000 households nationwide to gather information on Singaporeans' general health and lifestyle practices.

The National Health Surveillance Survey will be carried out from November to June next year. The ministry will use the survey results to monitor the health of the population and track how Singaporeans are progressing towards national health targets, it said in a statement on Friday.

The results will also be used to plan and evaluate health promotion programmes and healthcare services, added MOH.

The ministry will send letters to inform some 18,000 households that they have been randomly selected to take part in the survey. Participants will be interviewed on their health and lifestyle habits and have their height and weight measured at their homes.

 
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