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Obesity Prevention Surveillance Data Sources: California Data -

This resource contains a summary of sources of information about obesity in California.  Population, initial year, frequency data are collected, self-report vs. measured, year of latest data, and geographic specificity are included for each data source.  Other measures available on the source as well as basic demographics are also indicated: fruit/vegetable consumption, sugar sweetened beverage consumption, energy dense low nutrient food consumption, physical activity, screen time, and breastfeeding.

  • Obesity Prevention Data Surveillance Sources 2014Opens a new browser window.
  •  SNAP-Ed County Profiles
    The SNAP-Ed County Profiles is a summary of a variety of publically available county-level data relevant to the goals and objectives of SNAP-Ed. 

     Ask CHIS – California Health Interview Survey
    Select from hundreds of health topics and get immediate results for the population or geographic area that interests you from CHIS.

      2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Selected Indicators by County

    This collection of 53 selected indicators has been retrieved and assembled from AskCHIS. Every county in California is included, although smaller counties have been combined into groups to provide adequate sample size for analysis. 

  • 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Selected Indicators by County
  • Maps of Risk Factors by California NEOPB Training and Resource Centers, 2013 BRFS

    The California Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) has organized seven Training and Resource Centers (TRCs) covering the state. In order to provide feedback from the 2013 California BRFS findings to the TRCs, data from California’s 58 counties were aggregated into seven corresponding areas.

  • Maps by California NEOPB Training Resource Centers
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System – National and California data
    The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states. Select from health topics of interest and get immediate results:

  • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch posters  and presentations on California data from BRFSS annual conferences, 2006 (PDF, 2MB)Opens in a new browser window...2007-1 | 2007-2 | 2008 | 2011-1 | 2011-2
  • California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS)
    The California Women's Health Survey (CWHS) is an annually conducted survey about women's health. “Data Points” are a series of one to two page fact sheets of select women’s health topics that are analyzed results from the CWHS.

    California Healthy Kids Survey
    The California Healthy Kids Survey is a comprehensive youth risk behavior and resilience data collection service available to all California local education agencies.

    California Food Policy Advocates

    California Food Policy Advocates County Nutrition & Food Insecurity Profiles provide local data describing the need for nutritious, affordable food and the extent to which the federal nutrition programs can help address that need.

    California Department of Education
    The California Department of Education DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts, including Fitnessgram test results at the state, county, district, and school level.

    Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)
    PedNSS is a child based public health surveillance system that is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  It primarily monitors indicators of nutritional status. California data is posted on the Department of Health Care Services website.

    YRBSS: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national survey that monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults. Data tables are available for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, and San Francisco.

    Last modified on: 11/18/2014 3:39 PM