California Data Sources
These resource documents contain detailed information about sources of health and nutrition data on California children, adolescents, and adults. The first document, entitled "California Data Sources with Contact Information," contains the contact information, methods, analysis, and reports/publications for each California data source listed. In the second document, entitled "California Data Sources Variable Summary Table," information is broken down by the specific variables assessed by each data source: fruit/vegetable consumption, BMI, physical activity, sedentary behavior, food insecurity, and other. Many of the data sources have interactive websites where you can enter queries about findings on topics that have been on the surveys or contain data tables or reports summarizing survey findings.
Ask CHIS – California Health Interview Survey
Select from hundreds of health topics and get immediate results for the population or geographic area that interests you from CHIS.
2009 CHIS Regional Comparisons
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System – National and California data
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states. Select from health topics of interest and get immediate results:
California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS)
The California Women's Health Survey (CWHS) is an annually conducted survey about women's health. Select from health topics of interest and get immediate results:
California Healthy Kids Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey is a comprehensive youth risk behavior and resilience data collection service available to all California local education agencies.
California Food Policy Advocates
California Food Policy Advocates County Profiles of Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in California
are not a survey, but are summary facts sheets containing county-specific information about population, poverty, food insecurity/hunger, obesity, diabetes , child health, and participation in federal nutrition assistance programs, such as Food Stamps, school meals, and WIC .
California Department of Education
The California Department of Education DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts, including Fitnessgram test results at the state, county, district, and school level.
Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)
PedNSS is a child based public health surveillance system that is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It primarily monitors indicators of nutritional status. California data is posted on the Department of Health Care Services website.
YRBSS: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national survey that monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults. Data tables are available for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, and San Francisco.