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Epidemiology and Adolescent Diabetes & Obesity: Statistical Sources

State Statistics

  • Alabama Center for Health Statistics: "Collects and tabulates health-related statistical data and operates the vital records system for the State of Alabama. Conducts studies and provides analysis of health data for public health policy and surveillance. Staff prepare various statistical analyses of natality, pregnancy, general mortality, infant mortality, causes of death, marriage, divorce, and other demographic and health-related data for the state and its geographical regions."
  • United States Census Bureau: "Provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more."

National Statistics

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Click here for the portal to "Overweight & Obesity" datasets.
  • "A service of the National Institutes of Health. A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
  • "Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade."
  • National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey: "The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations."
  • Second Nutrition Report: "A comprehensive biochemical assessment of nutrition status. Part of a series of publications that provide ongoing assessment of the U.S. population's nutrition status by measuring blood and urine concentrations of biochemical indicators (such as nutrients or a dietary indicator with potential health relevance). Covering 58 biochemical indicators, CDC's Second Report is the most comprehensive biochemical assessment of the nutritional status of the U.S. population – it shows us what the levels of nutrition indicators are actually in people – general population and selected groups such as children, women of childbearing age, and minorities."
  • Total Diet Study: "An ongoing FDA program that monitors levels of about 800 contaminants and nutrients in the average U.S. diet. ... Since it began in 1961, as a program to monitor for radioactive contamination of foods, the TDS has expanded to include pesticide residues, industrial and other toxic chemicals, and nutrient elements. ... The ongoing nature of the study enables us to track trends in the average American diet and inform the development of interventions to reduce or minimize risks, when needed."

Global Statistics

  • European Association for the Study of Obesity: Information and education strategies, focusing on childhood obesity in Europe.
  • Global Health Observatory: Data on global obesity trends.
  • Harvard School of Public Health: A list of top-quality national and global repositories, initiatives, and strategies.
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: An interactive repository of global obesity statistics. Categories include people ages 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19, 20-24, and 25-29.
  • World Health Organization: Fact sheets, child growth standards, and strategies related to the global obesity epidemic.
  • World Obesity Foundation: Features interactive maps of obesity statistics, broken down by gender, age, socioeconomic status, policies, and trends. "World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity."
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