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Obesity
Adults

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this national survey provides state and national level data about rates of obesity and overweight.

National Diabetes Surveillance System
A data collection system administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that annually estimates county-level obesity rates. 

Children

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
An annual survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides overweight and obesity data for low-income children, ages 2 through 5. For the most recent data table, click here.

National Survey of Children's Health
Conducted every four years by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, the results of this survey offer information about over 100 indicators of child health and well-being, including rates of overweight and obesity in children 10 to 17 years, rates of physical activity in children ages 6 to 17 years, the amount of time spent watching TV (ages 6-17 years). Click here for the most recent New Jersey Fact Sheet.

New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJ SHS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The New Jersey Department of Education administers the NJ SHS every other year (odd years) and collects information from high school students about health related behaviors, including overweight and obesity. The results of the NJ SHS are included in the national reporting for the YRBS when enough students participate in the NJ SHS.

Cost

America's Health Rankings
A study conducted by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partners for Prevention, the results estimate obesity-attributable health care costs in 2008 and project those costs in 2018.

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Nutrition
Adults

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this national survey provides state and national level data about several topics, including the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten by individuals. Fruit and vegetable data is available for odd numbered years.

Fruit and Vegetable Indicator Report
This summary report, compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, outlines national and state  information about fruit and vegetable consumption as well as the policies and environmental supports present in each state that make accessing fruits and vegetables easier. Click here for the most recent report.

Children and Schools

New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJ SHS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The New Jersey Department of Education administers the NJ SHS every other year (odd years) and collects information from high school students about health related behaviors, including the amount of fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks consumed. The results of the NJ SHS are included in the national reporting for the YRBS when enough students participate in the NJ SHS.

Student Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
This study is conducted every six years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collects state level information about the policies and practices in schools that help kids live active, healthy lifestyles. New Jersey specific fact sheets can be accessed here.

School Health Profiles (SHP)
A series of surveys designed to provide state level information about school policies and practices around healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free schools. The most recent NJ summary sheet can be found here

Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report
A national and state-level summary report that includes data related to the amount of healthy foods children eat and drink as well as children's ability to have healthy foods in their schools and communities.

Breastfeeding

National Immunization Survey (NIS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention annually conduct the NIS to obtain national and state-level data about the rate of breastfeeding, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and the rate of formula supplementation. Select from the following links for the most recent NJ data: ever breastfed, exclusively breastfed.

Breastfeeding Report Card
This four page fact sheet outlines key national and state data points related to breastfeeding, including overall breastfeeding rates, exclusive breastfeeding rates, Baby-Friendly Hospitals, and other policy and environmental supports for breastfeeding. For the most recent Report Card, click here

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC)
A national survey conducted every other year (odd years) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that examines how well hospitals are meeting quality of care standards for mother-baby care. Click here for the most recent NJ results.

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Physical Activity
Adults 

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this national survey provides state and national level data about several topics, including rates of physical activity and physical inactivity.

National Diabetes Surveillance System
A data collection system administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that annually estimates county-level physical inactivity rates.

Physical Activity Indicator Report
A national and state-level summary report that includes data related to the amount of physical activity children and adults participate in as well as the policies and environmental characteristics that make physical activity easier in communities.

Children and Schools

New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJ SHS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The New Jersey Department of Education administers the NJ SHS every other year (odd years) and collects information from high school students about health related behaviors, including the amount of physical activity and screen time students report. The results of the NJ SHS are included in the national reporting for the YRBS when enough students participate in the NJ SHS.

Student Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
This study is conducted every six years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collects state level information about the policies and practices in schools that help kids live active, healthy lifestyles. New Jersey specific fact sheets can be accessed here.

School Health Profiles (SHP)
A series of surveys designed to provide state level information about school policies and practices around healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free schools. The most recent NJ summary sheet can be found here  

 

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