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Summary of Health Indicators

 
 More info on Trend Tables:
 Summary of Health Indicators
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Use

Use the PedNSS and PNSS Summary Health Indicator Trend tables to monitor patterns in the prevalence of health indicators. Information in these tables can help to identify health indicators that improve or worsen over time. These tables include all years that the contributor has participated in PedNSS or PNSS.

PedNSS Summary Health Indicator Trend tables include:

  • Table 12, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators
  • Table 13, Summary of Trends in Breastfeeding Indicators

PNSS Summary Health Indicator Trend tables include:

  • Table 16, Summary of Trends in Maternal Health Indicators
  • Table 17, Summary of Trends in Maternal Behavioral Indicators
  • Table 18, Summary of Trends in Smoking Indicators
  • Table 19, Summary of Trends in Infant Health Indicators

These tables can be used to answer questions such as:

  • Is the prevalence of low birthweight, short stature, overweight, obesity, underweight, and anemia increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable from one year to the next?


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 12C, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators

We're going to look at sections of the PedNSS Table 12C Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators. 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 12C Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators

view tableView Sample PedNSS Table 12C, Summary of Trends in Growth and Anemia Indicators

1 Data start with the most recent year.
2 Note that Anemia prevalence (%) improved more than other health indicators during the 6-year period from 1997 to 2002 with a 5% decrease (from 16.9% to 11.9%).

A health indicator that worsened during the same time period was the prevalence of Obesity (defined as > 95th) among children > 2 years of age which increased 0.8% (from 13.2% to 14.0%).

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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