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California Obesity Prevention Data Sources - July 2011

Listed below is a summary of key obesity prevention data sources for California. Included are the names of the datasets, years available, populations surveyed, whether BMI is included, which target area(s) identified in the California Obesity Prevention Plan are covered, the level of specificity, and a hyperlink to the dataset.  Download a 2 page version here.

* SR = Self-report; M = Measured
BMI = Body Mass Index
FV = Fruit & Vegetable Consumption
PA = Physical Activity
BF =Breastfeeding
SSB = Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption
EDF = Energy Dense, Low Nutrient Food Consumption
TV = Television Viewing/Other Screen Time
 

 

DATASET

YEARS

POPULATION

BMI*

                  TARGET AREAS

LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY

Link to Dataset

FV

PA

BF

SSB

EDF

TV

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Biennial 2001-

Children, birth-11 yrs

Adolescents, 12-17 yrs

Adults, 18+ yrs

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

State/ Region/
County

http://www.chis.ucla.edu/

California Dietary Practices Survey (CDPS)

Biennial 1989-

Adults, 18+ yrs

SR

X

X

 

X

X

X

State

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Pages/CaliforniaStatewideSurveys.aspx

California Teen Eating, Exercise, and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)

Biennial 1998-

Adolescents, 12-17 yrs

SR

X

X

 

X

X

X

State

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Pages/CaliforniaStatewideSurveys.aspx

California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (CalCHEEPS)

Biennial 1999

Children, 9-11 yrs

SR

X

X

 

X

X

X

State

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Pages/CaliforniaStatewideSurveys.aspx

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

Annual 1999

Grades 5, 7, 9, and 11

SR

X

X

 

X

X

X

State/
County/

School District

http://chks.wested.org/

California Physical Fitness Test (FITNESSGRAM)

Annual 1996-

Grades 5, 7, and  9

M

 

X

 

 

 

 

State/
County/
School District/
School

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresults.asp

California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS)

Annual 1997-

Adult women, 18+ yrs

SR

X

X

 

X

X

X

State

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/surveys/Pages/CWHS.aspx

http://www.surveyresearchgroup.org/sub.php?page=data_ca_2

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)

Annual 1988-

Infants, Children, Adolescents (0-20 yr.) in Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

State/
County/
Some Cities

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/chdp/Pages/PedNSS2009.aspx

Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA)

Annual 1999-

Women aged 15+ who recently gave birth

SR

 

 

X

 

 

 

State/
Region

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/surveys/Pages/MaternalandInfantHealthAssessment(MIHA)survey.aspx

Los Angeles County Health Survey - Child

1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2005, 2007, 2010-

Children, birth-17 yrs

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

LA County/
Service Planning Area

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/hasurveyintro.htm

Los Angeles County Health Survey - Adult

1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2005, 2007, 2010-

Adults, 18+ yrs

SR

X

X

 

 

X

 

LA County/
Service Planning Area

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/hasurveyintro.htm

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Annual 1995-

Adults, 18+ yrs

SR

X

X

 

 

 

 

State

http://www.surveyresearchgroup.org/sub.php?page=data_ca_1

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Biennial 2011-

Adolescents, grades 9-12

SR

X

X

 

X

 

X

State

Not yet available

National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)

2003, 2007

Children and adolescents 6-17 yrs

SR

 

X

X

 

 

X

State

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/slaits/nsch.htm

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC)

2007
Plans to repeat

Hospitals and birth centers

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

State

http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/mpinc/index.htm

School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)

Every six years
1994-

State, district, school, and classroom levels

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

State

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/shpps/index.htm

School Health Profiles - Principal Survey

Biennial 1996-2000, 2008-

Middle and high school principals

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

State

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/profiles/

School Health Profiles - Teacher Survey

Biennial 1998, 2008

Lead health education teachers

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

State

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/profiles/

County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profiles

2010

Food Insecure

SR

 

 

X

 

 

 

County

http://www.cfpa.net/2010CountyProfiles/Main.html

Newborn Screening Data (Genetic Disease Screening Program)

2004-2007, and 2008, 2009

California in-hospital infant feeding practices

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Hospital/
County/
State

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Pages/BreastfeedingStatistics.aspx

 
 
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