Health interview surveys are a useful tool for characterizing health and risky behaviors and the health status of populations. The need for culturally-appropriate and culturally-sensitive survey instruments is essential for obtaining relevant and accurate information. Standardized health interview survey methodologies, including sampling techniques and survey instruments, enable investigators to examine trends over time and compare survey results among different Arctic countries. The Working Group will evaluate health interview surveys currently in use and monitor and develop plans for the use of advances in the field of survey design, sampling techniques, and implementation.
Peter Bjerregaard (pb [@] si-folkesundhed.dk)
Kue Young (kue.young [@] utoronto.ca)
Please note the efforts of this Working Group resulted in the development of the Circumpolar Health Research Network. The Circumpolar Health Research Network is also an Affiliated Member of the IUCH.