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Comparison of Demographic Indicators

 
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Use the Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution and Comparison of Age Distribution tables to compare one geographic area to another according to age, racial/ethnic, or education distributions.

PedNSS Comparison of Demographic Indicators tables include:

  • Table 4, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution
  • Table 5, Comparison of Age Distribution

PNSS Comparison of Demographic Indicators tables include:

  • Table 3, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution
  • Table 4, Comparison of Age Distribution

These tables can be used to answer questions such as:

  • What proportion of children less than 5 years old are Hispanic and live in a specific county?


Sample: PedNSS Table 4B, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution

We're going to look at sections of the PedNSS Table4B, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution. You can click on the View Sample Table link below each portion to review the entire table. The sample table is numbered to match the portions shown below.


Racial and Ethnic Distribution by County

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view tableView Sample PedNSS Table 4B, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution by County


1 The proportion of Hispanic children in Bond county is 0.4% compared to 55.1% in Boone county. The race/ethnic distribution by county may help explain differences in the prevalence of some health indicators from one county to another county.

The prevalence of overweight for these counties can be compared using data from the PedNSS Table 6B Comparison of Growth and Anemia Indicators by County below.


Comparison of Growth and Anemia Indicators by County

Compare the number of obese children birth to 5 years of age included in the analysis from PedNSS Table 4B, Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution by County to information from PedNSS Table 6B Comparison of Growth and Anemia Indicators by County, shown below.

Sample: PedNSS Table 4B Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Distribution
view tableView Sample PedNSS Table 6B, Comparison of Growth and Anemia Indicators by County

2 The prevalence of obesity for children birth to 5 years of age in Bond county is 10.4% compared to 17.3% in Boone county. Because Hispanic children have the highest prevalence of obesity for all race/ethnic groups in the national PNSS, the higher proportion of Hispanic children in Boone county may have resulted in the higher overall prevalence of obesity for this county compared to Bond county.

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Page last reviewed: October 29, 2009
Page last updated: October 29, 2009
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 

 



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