Health department unveils plan to survey Bronx residents via home visits

To get a better understanding of the health issues that affect Bronx residents, Department of Health officials unveiled a plan to conduct a door-to-door survey.

In the past, surveys were done via the phone but now officials believe the only way to get a clearer picture is by talking to people in person. Health department officials say a random sample of 2,000 New Yorkers will be chosen.

From the survey, health officials hope to learn more about the conditions affecting both Bronx residents and all New Yorkers. Obesity, diabetes, blood pressure and depression are just a few of the conditions they will be looking at.Residents will receive a notice in the mail about participating in the survey. If they agree, an interviewer will then come to their home. Participants will receive $100 for taking part in the survey. Officials plan to survey Bronx residents in June and July.

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