Data on Adults in North Carolina

North Carolina Maps

These maps are based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual telephone survey that collects information on adults.

2011 Overweight and Obesity among Adults
2011 Fruit & Vegetable Consumption among Adults
2011 Physical Activity among Adults

North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
In North Carolina, the BRFSS is coordinated by the NC State Center for Health Statistics. The BRFSS is a random telephone survey of adults. Interviews are conducted monthly and data are analyzed annually. Topic areas include physical activity, healthy eating, body weight, and many others. Nationally, BRFSS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
North Carolina Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS)
In North Carolina, the PNSS is maintained by the Nutrition Services Branch of the NC Division of Public Health. The PNSS monitors the prevalence of nutrition problems and behavioral risk factors among women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes who are enrolled in public health programs. At the national level, the PNSS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
In North Carolina, PRAMS is coordinated by the NC State Center for Health Statistics. Through PRAMS, data is collected on maternal attitudes and experiences prior to, during, and immediately after pregnancy. Data are collected from a sample of North Carolina women and are analyzed in a way that allows findings to be applied to all North Carolina women who have recently had a baby. Nationally, PRAMS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Data on Adults in the United States

U.S. Obesity Trends
See the PowerPoint slides provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which illustrate the national obesity epidemic across the country. One set of slides maps obesity prevalence in 2011 and 2012, and the another displays the increased prevalence of obesity among adults across the country from 1985 - 2010.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Established in 1984 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the BRFSS is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury.
Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS)
The PNSS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the national level and monitors the prevalence of nutrition problems and behavioral risk factors among women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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