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

PedNSS data can be used in numerous ways. The How To section provides a detailed discussion and examples on using PedNSS data. However, below are a few examples of uses for PedNSS 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.
  • Supplement data to be used for community assessment.
  • 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 PedNSS 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 infants and children that can be monitored by PedNSS include the following 2010 objectives:*

  •  Reduce very low birthweight to 0.9 percent. (1610a)
  • Reduce low birthweight to 5 percent. (1610b)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed in the early post partum period to 75 percent. (1619a)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed at 6 months to 50 percent. (1619b)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed at 1 year to 25 percent. (1619c)
  • Reduce growth retardation among low-income children under 5 years of age to 5 percent. (194)

* The objective number follows the objective.

 

 



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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