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A survey, which may be conducted by face-to-face or telephone interview or by a self-completed questionnaire, and/or physical examination and special tests to investigate aspects of health and disease, risk factors and determinants of health, use of and satisfaction with health care services, etc. There are many varieties and levels of complexity, from very simple brief sets of questions and/or cursory physical examinations, to detailed studies of samples of the general population, as in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) and similar national sample surveys in the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and other countries.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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