The Epidemiology of Obesity

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.

Surveillance Systems
Active surveillance provides the most accurate and timely information, but it is also expensive. The primary surveillance tools for event detection and management are the traditional disease-reporting systems for notifiable diseases discussed elsewhere in this chapter. This systematic data collection of nationwide breastfeeding-related maternity care practices occurs every other year; the first survey was carried out in , the second in A similar pattern is observed for adolescents aged 12—19 years. Military networks, such as the U. For example, the polio surveillance system for acute flaccid paralysis in the Western Hemisphere detected no cases in July Currently, more than two thirds of US adults and approximately one third of US children and adolescents are overweight or obese, and some minority and low-SES groups are disproportionally affected.


Guidelines for Evaluating Surveillance Systems

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