The Resource Assessing prevalence and trends in obesity : navigating the evidence, Committee on Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Assessing prevalence and trends in obesity : navigating the evidence, Committee on Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Label
Assessing prevalence and trends in obesity : navigating the evidence
Title
Assessing prevalence and trends in obesity
Title remainder
navigating the evidence
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Obesity has come to the forefront of the American public health agenda. The increased attention has led to a growing interest in quantifying obesity prevalence and determining how the prevalence has changed over time. Estimates of obesity prevalence and trends are fundamental to understanding and describing the scope of issue. Policy makers, program planners, and other stakeholders at the national, state, and local levels are among those who search for estimates relevant to their population(s) of interest to inform their decision-making. The differences in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data have given rise to a body of evidence that is inconsistent and has created barriers to interpreting and applying published reports. As such, there is a need to provide guidance to those who seek to better understand and use estimates of obesity prevalence and trends. Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity examines the approaches to data collection, analysis, and interpretation that have been used in recent reports on obesity prevalence and trends at the national, state, and local level, particularly among U.S. children, adolescents, and young adults. This report offers a framework for assessing studies on trends in obesity, principally among children and young adults, for policy making and program planning purposes, and recommends ways decision makers and others can move forward in assessing and interpreting reports on obesity trends"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MMU
Dewey number
616.3/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Assessing prevalence and trends in obesity : navigating the evidence, Committee on Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Context -- Methodological approaches to data collection -- Comparison of data sources used to assess obesity prevalence and trends -- Analytic approaches and considerations -- Framework for assessing prevalence and trends in obesity to inform decision making -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Future directions for filling data gaps
Control code
ocn959930063
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309442725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.17226/23505
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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.b36227778
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959930063
  • pebc0309442729

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