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Health Indicator by Demographic Variable

 
 More info on Trend Tables:
 Summary of Health Indicators
 Health Indicator by Demographic Variable
   

Use

Use the PedNSS and PNSS Health Indicator by Demographic Variable trend tables to identify increases or decreases in the prevalence of health indicators over time for specific race/ethnicity or age groups.

PedNSS Health Indicator by Demographic Variable Trend tables include:

  • Table 18, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity
  • Table 19, Summary of Trends in Breastfeeding Indicators by Race/Ethnicity
  • Table 20, Summary of Trends in Growth Indicators by Age
  • Table 21, Summary of Trends in Anemia Indicators by Age

PNSS Health Indicator by Demographic Variable Trend tables include:

  • Table 20, Summary of Trends in Maternal Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity
  • Table 21, Summary of Trends in Maternal Behavioral Indicators by Race/Ethnicity
  • Table 22, Summary of Trends in Smoking Indicators by Race/Ethnicity
  • Table 23, Summary of Trends in Infant Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity

These tables can be used to answer questions such as:

  • What racial/ethnic group has the higher prevalence of anemia?
  • Is anemia increasing or decreasing over time in this group?


Interpreting the Data

The following paragraphs provide general information about the table data that will help you with interpretation.

Title
For PedNSS and PNSS, the table titles show the health indicator or group of health indicators that are analyzed in the table.  For PNSS, the table title includes a group of health indicators but only selected health indicators are included in the group.
Review the PNSS table titles.


Sample: PedNSS Table 18C, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity

We're going to look at sections of the PedNSS Table 18C Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity. 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 Anemia and Overweight

Sample: PedNSS Table 18C Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity

view tableView Sample PedNSS Table 18C, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity

1 Data start with the most recent year for the 10-year period.
2 Although Anemia prevalence is higher among Black, Not Hispanic children than among White, Not Hispanic children, anemia decreased in both groups over the 10-year period.

The prevalence of Obesity (defined as > 95th) among children >2 years of age increased in the White, Non-Hispanic group and remained stable in the Black, Non-Hispanic group.

Review the definition of Birthweight and its prevalence calculation.
Review the definition of Growth Indicators and its prevalence calculation.
Review the definition of Anemia and its prevalence calculation.

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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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