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What is PedNSS/PNSS? - What is PNSS?
How is PNSS data used?

PNSS data can be used in numerous ways. The How To section provides a detailed discussion and examples on using PNSS and PedNSS data. However, below are a few examples of uses for PNSS data.

  • Identify key nutrition-related health problems.
  • Identify high risk groups.
  • Determine state and local program priority health problems to be targeted for action.
  • Monitor trends in health problems.
  • Provide data for use in community assessments.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of program interventions.
  • Document the need to advocate for additional program funding through legislation or grant applications.
  • Monitor progress toward the Healthy People 2010 objectives in specific program populations.

Healthy People 2010 OnlineExample: Monitoring the Healthy People 2010 Objectives

An important use of the PNSS data is monitoring the Healthy People 2010 objectives. These objectives are designed to serve as a goal for monitoring progress towards improving the health status of the nation. Examples of those that are relevant to the health of pregnant women and their infants that can be monitored by PNSS include the following objectives:*

  • Reduce the pregnancies among adolescent females (15 to 17 years) to 46 pregnancies per 1,000. (9-7)
  • Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive
    prenatal care in the first trimester to 90 percent. (16-6)
  • Reduction of low birthweight to 5 percent and very low birthweight to 0.9 percent. (16-10)
  • Reduce preterm births to 7.6 percent. (16-11)
  • Increase the proportion of women who gain the recommended weight during pregnancy. (Developmental 16-12)
  • Increase the proportion of pregnancies begun with an optimum folic acid level to 80 percent. (16-16)
  • Increase the proportion of women who breastfeed their infants during the early postpartum period to 75 percent. (16-19)
  • Reduce the prevalence of anemia in low-income pregnant females in their third trimester to 20 percent. (19-13)
  • Reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in pregnant females. (Developmental 19-14)

* The objective number follows the objective.

 

 



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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