Data and Statistics

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National Data


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS)

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Children and Youth

National Immunization Study (NIS)

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)

Prevalence of Overweight among Children and Adolescents: (United States 2003-2004) (NHANES)

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) (grades 9-12, odd years only)


Other Data Resources

Aging Stats      

Catalogue of Surveillance Systems (NCCOR)
This web tool provides a catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood and adult obesity research. It includes national, state and local systems that provide data at multiple levels. 

Diabetes, Obesity and Physical Activity Data 
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Diabetes Surveillance System provides data at the national, state and county levels. Indicators provided for mapping include diabetes, obesity and leisure time physical activity.

Offers a full range of official statistical information from more than 70 Federal agencies, including economic and population trends, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.

Healthy Eating Index (HEI)

Healthy People 2010

Healthy People 2020

Heart Disease and Stroke Maps (CDC)

Social Determinants of Health Maps (CDC)