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Health census to be carried out in 2018

16:19 03/11/2017

Next year, 11,000 Belgians will be asked questions about their lifestyles and diet and 1,100 will go through a medical examination as part of a major study to determine the general health of the nation.

The last such health census took place in 2013 and included only information provided by participants. This time, at the request of health minister Maggie De Block, blood will be drawn from 10% of the participants and put through a battery of tests.

“We will also measure their height and weight, take their measurements and assess their strength,” said Johan Vanderheyden of the Scientific Institute for Public Health. “We will take their blood pressure and a blood sample.”

De Block plans to use the new information to set priorities for public health policy.

Written by Lisa Bradshaw


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Apr 14, 2018 14:29

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Jan 15, 2019 10:48

The article indicates that health census to be carried out in 2018. It states that Next year, 11,000 Belgians will be inquired questions in relation to their lifestyles and diet. 1,100 will get through a medical test as part of the main study to decide on the broad health of the nation.

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