Doctor Evidence Tool Taps Into the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

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Epidemiologists, researchers, and policy makers seeking valuable insights from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) can now tap into this rich data set with Doctor Evidence's sophisticated analytical tool, which now includes SAS integration and an exhaustive content catalog. Contact newsletter(at)doctorevidence(dot)com now for more information about the free 15-day trial to the Variable Browser catalog.

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When seeking information from NHANES, we do all the hard work so that epidemiologists do not have to worry about weight variables, conforming data, complying with analytical guidelines, writing code, or calculating prevalence estimates.

Doctor Evidence is proud to announce several new features of its NHANES Evidence Engine, including advanced statistical analyses through integration with SAS software and a brand-new offer of a 15-day free trial to the complete catalog of survey topics within the Variable Browser.

The Evidence Engine enables browser-based access and in-depth analysis of the rich content of the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Although data from NHANES is available to the public, it is not provided in an easily searchable format, making it difficult and time-consuming to access. With the NHANES Evidence Engine, epidemiologists across organizations can avoid the painstaking task of mining survey data and can instead benefit from a centralized analytical tool.

“This is the only NHANES visual interface of its kind that follows the analytical guidelines of the Center for Disease Control,” said Edan Shalev, Chief Technology Officer of Doctor Evidence. “When seeking information from NHANES, we do all the hard work so that epidemiologists do not have to worry about weight variables, conforming data, complying with analytical guidelines, writing code, or calculating prevalence estimates.”

The NHANES Evidence Engine query tools display straightforward pull-screens and keyword searches. The system offers unlimited population breakdowns, survey cycle merges, prevalence comparisons, population estimates, variance estimates, forecasting models, and clear graphical statements. If desired, the raw data can be exported as well.

Now, with free trial access to the Evidence Engine’s Variable Browser, epidemiologists can see exactly what data is collected in the NHANES survey so to determine if their research questions can be answered and to see the breadth of information available. Please contact newsletter(at)doctorevidence(dot)com for more about this free trial.

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About SAS
SAS is the largest independent vendor of business intelligence solutions and leads market in business analytics software and services. This year the company celebrates 35 years of consistent revenue growth. SAS prides itself on its proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance, helping customers make informed, fact-based decisions.
SAS is used at more than 50,000 sites in over 100 countries, including 93 of the top 100 companies in the 2010 Fortune Global 500® list. Continued revenue growth has allowed SAS to substantially reinvest in R&D, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to innovation. They secret to SAS success rests in the simple goal of helping organizations across industries achieve the full potential of their greatest asset: data.

NHANES is a program of studies overseen by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that assesses the health and nutritional status of the United States. This survey, which accounts for both adults and children, is conducted through interviews, physical examinations and laboratory tests, resulting in an exhaustive database of vital health statistics.
The findings of this survey constitute one of the major efforts of the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the CDC responsible for making this information available to citizens for education and prevention purposes. They are used to determine disease risk factors, assess nutritional status, and suggest preventative measures.


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