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1 European Health Examination Survey

2 What is EHES? A health examination survey (HES) Includes both questionnaire and physical measurements Based on a random sample of the general population For many health indicators, the most reliable data source Complementary to EHIS and administrative registers

3 Why EHES? To collect comparable, high quality data on health of the European adult population To provide reliable and comparable data for planning and evaluation of health policies and health promotion activities, and research

4 Setting up EHES Phase IPhase II Setting up EHES Reference Centre Manual for all EU and EEA/EFTA countries Training programme Planning and preparing a national HES, including a pilot survey, in 14 countries Full-size HES in the pilot countries Planning, preparing and conducting a national HES in other countries Gradual development to a sustainable EHES system

5 Funding of Phase I EHES Reference Centre (RC) received funding from the EC/DG Sanco through Tender Period August 2009-August 2011 Planning and pilot surveys in 14 countries received funding from the EC/DG Sanco through Joint Action Period January 2010-January 2012

6 EHES target population Entire country Permanent residents, including institutionalized persons Age group: years Can be extend to 18+

7 Core measurements Physical measurements Weight Height Waist circumference Blood pressure Blood samples Total cholesterol HDL cholesterol Fasting glucose Questionnaire items Basic background characteristics Health behaviours Health status Where applicable, EHIS questions will be used

8 HES measurements require Standardized protocols Good training and quality control Adherence to specific ethical and legal requirements Informed consent from the participants

9 Pilot countries

10 For more information EHES web site at


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