Data Source Information

This page provides information on data sources for select indicators on breastfeeding, early care and education, and fruits and vegetables. More detailed methodology for each indicator can be found in the provided websites.

Indicator Categories

  • Breastfeeding Surveillance Sources
  • Early Care and Education Surveillance Sources
    • Physical activity
    • Fruits and vegetables
  • Fruits and Vegetables Surveillance Sources

 

Breastfeeding Surveillance Sources

Indicators:

  • Births occurring at designated “baby friendly” hospitals
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants per 1000 live births
  • State child care regulation supports onsite breastfeeding
  • Number of La Leche League Leaders per 1,000 live births

Data source:

Data source information is available in the Breastfeeding Report Card. This report will be published every two years.

 

Early Care and Education Surveillance Sources

Physical Activity

Indicator: State requires physical activity for child care (preschool)

Fruits and Vegetables

Indicators:

  • State child care regulations meet national standards: fruit
  • State child care regulations meet national standards: vegetables

Data source:

Data were derived from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) reportexternal icon. The NRC report date corresponds to the year of data release. The year of the data on Data, Trends, and Maps corresponds to the year of data collection.

 

Fruits and Vegetables Surveillance Sources

Indicator: Census tracts with healthier food retailers

Data source:

Data for 2011 were derived using 2011 InfoUSA and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) authorized retailers’ data and the 2010 U.S. Census data. Data for 2014 were derived using 2014 InfoUSA and SNAP authorized retailers’ data and the 2010 U.S. Census data.

 

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