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The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina. Surveillance Systems and Data Source Descriptions. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). A state-based system of health surveys that collects information on: health risk behaviors preventive health practices

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the burden of obesity in north carolina

The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina

Surveillance Systems and

Data Source Descriptions

behavioral risk factor surveillance system brfss
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • A state-based system of health surveys that collects information on:
    • health risk behaviors
    • preventive health practices
    • health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury
  • Process of administering BRFSS:
    • Phone numbers are randomly selected throughout the state.
    • Business and nonworking numbers are omitted.
    • Individuals age 18 years and older are randomly selected from each household called.
child health assessment and monitoring program champ
Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
  • A statewide comprehensive surveillance system to monitor health and risk behaviors for children and adolescents (ages 0-17).
  • Process of administering CHAMP
    • NC-CHAMP- Follow-Back to BRFSS
    • During the BRFSS interview, households with children are identified as part of the demographic section.
    • The primary caregiver (PC) who is most knowledgeable with selected child’s health is identified and an interviewer calls back within a week to administer CHAMP.
north carolina nutrition and physical activity surveillance system nc npass
North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System (NC-NPASS)
  • NC-NPASS includes height, weight, a few lab measures, and limited behavioral data
  • Comprised of data collected on children seen in NC Public Health sponsored Women, Infants and Children and child health clinics and some school-based health centers.
national health and nutrition examination survey nhanes
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
  • Designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children nationally by combining interviews and physical examinations.
  • Process of administering NHANES:
    • Conducted as a series of surveys to represent the U.S. population of all ages.
    • A nationally representative sample of about 5,000 persons each year across the country.
pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system prams
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
  • A surveillance project used by CDC and state health departments to collect state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
  • Process of administering PRAMS:
    • Sample of women who have had a recent live birth is drawn from the state's birth certificate file.
    • Each state samples between 1,300 and 3,400 women per year by mail or interviewed by telephone.
youth risk behavior surveillance system yrbss
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
  • A surveillance system to monitor priority health-risk behaviors among youth based on risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems.
  • Process of administering YRBSS:
    • A national school-based survey is conducted by CDC as well as state, territorial, and local school-based surveys, conducted by education and health agencies.
    • Biennial surveys since 1991, drawing representative samples of The questionnaire, covering six categories of behavior, is completed by students in approximately 45 minutes in the classroom.
    • Survey is conducted biennially, every odd year at the national, state, and local levels for students in grades 9–12.
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