What is PedNSS/PNSS? - What is PNSS?
Why was PNSS created?
PNSS has been in existence since 1979 when representatives from five
states (Arizona, California, Kentucky, Louisiana and Oregon) began working
with CDC to develop a system for monitoring the prevalence of nutrition
problems and behavioral risk factors related to mortality and low
birthweight among infants born to high risk pregnant women.
PNSS was developed to provide data useful in assessing community needs for maternal nutrition services. The number of surveillance records has increased from approximately 10,000 in 1979 to over 1.3 million in 2009.
last reviewed: November 24, 2010
Page last updated: November 24, 2010
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion