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View Resource Early Release of Selected Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey Data From Year 2000 and Early 2001 (9/20/2001)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released eleven estimates of selected health measures for the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), prior to the final data editing and weighting, to speed access to the latest information. This release includes four new measures (lack of health insurance coverage, pneumococcal vaccination, obesity, and participation in leisure time physical...
View Resource From Wallet to Waistline: The Hidden Costs of Supersizing

Sponsored by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, this 14-page report documents the immense health risks that may result because of the ubiquity of "value" meals proffered by fast-food outlets. During the first week of May 2002, members of the National Alliance gathered pricing data of various convenience foods and meals in Washington DC, Des Moines, Little Rock, Sacramento, and...
View Resource Obesity and Genomics: A Public Health Perspective

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, this Web siteis a collection of information on the relationship between obesity and genetics. It offers links to a variety of sources of information, including Web resources and journal articles on the problem of obesity, the relationship between...