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Demographic Trend Tables

 
 More info on Demographic Tables:
 Summary of Demographic Indicators
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Use

Use the Demographic Trend tables to examine changes in the racial/ethnic or age distribution in the population over time. These tables include all years that a contributor has participated in PedNSS or PNSS, listed from the most recent year to the first year of participation.

Information on trends of demographic indicators can be helpful to:

  • Assess changes in overall prevalence of health indicators in a population.
  • Determine if you need to target outreach efforts and nutrition intervention programs to specific populations.

PedNSS Demographic Trend tables include:

  • Table 10, Summary of Trends in Racial and Ethnic Distribution
  • Table 11, Summary of Trends in Age Distribution

PNSS Demographic Trend tables include:

  • Table 14, Summary of Trends in Racial and Ethnic Distribution
  • Table 15, Summary of Trends in Age Distribution

These tables can be used to answer questions such as:

  • Are demographic characteristics consistent over time.
  • Are there specific populations for which we need to target our outreach and nutrition intervention programs?


Sample: PedNSS Table 10C, Demographic Trend Table

We're going to look at sections of the PedNSS Table 10C, Demographic Trend. 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.

Trends in Demographic Variables

Sample: PedNSS Table 10C Demographic Trend Table

view tableView Sample PedNSS Table 10C, Demographic Trend

1 Data start with the most recent year.
2 Note that for a 10-year period from 1993 to 2002 the percent of Black, Not Hispanic children in this state decreased from 41.7% to 26.8% and the percent of Hispanic children increased from 23.2% to 33.3%. The percentages of other racial/ethnic groups remained relatively the same during the 10-year period.

Because Hispanic children have the highest prevalence of obesity (indicated in PedNSS Table 8C Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and Age), the increase in the distribution of this population could affect the overall prevalence of obesity.

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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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