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More info on Prevalence Tables:
 Summary of Health Indicators
 Summary of Breastfeeding Indicators
 Geographic Comparison of Health Indicators
 Health Indicators by Demographic Variables
 Birth Outcome and Risk Factor Analysis
   

This section provides information on how to read and interpret the Prevalence Tables produced by the Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS).
The PedNSS and PNSS prevalence reports can be used to monitor specific health indicators in public health programs. You can use the PedNSS and PNSS prevalence tables to make comparisons of prevalence for each health indicator, including:

  • summary or overall prevalence
  • geographic comparisons of prevalence
  • prevalence stratified by demographic variables

Begin by reviewing the PedNSS and PNSS Summary of Health Indicators tables because these provide information about overall prevalence and can help you identify health problems or improvements in health indicators in your population. The number of records included in the data table analysis varies with each health indicator.


More Info on Prevalence Tables

Prevalence tables in PedNSS include:

Prevalence tables in PNSS include:

  • Summary of Health Indicators
    • Table 2, Summary of Health Indicators
  • Geographic Comparison of Health Indicators
    • Table 5, Comparison of Maternal Health Indicators
    • Table 6, Comparison of Maternal Behavioral Indicators
    • Table 7, Comparison of Smoking Indicators
    • Table 8, Comparison of Infant Health Indicators
  • Health Indicator by Demographic Variables
    • Table 9, Maternal Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, Age, or Education
    • Table 10, Maternal Behavioral Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, Age, or Education
    • Table 11, Smoking Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, Age, or Education
    • Table 12, Infant Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, Age, or Education
  • Birth Outcome and Risk Factor Analysis
    • Table 13, Maternal Weight Gain and Birth Outcomes by Select Health Indicators

The How To Interpret Data section will provide you with more information on how to interpret the data in the tables and apply the basic principles of epidemiology. The How To Review Data Quality section will provide guidance on how to evaluate the quality of your data so erroneous conclusions are not drawn from poor quality data.

In addition, there are sections covering Demographic Tables and Trend Tables.

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This page last updated March 04, 2010

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity