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This guide is designed to assist users in selecting the most appropriate method of measuring adiposity in children when conducting population-level research and/or evaluation on obesity.

Visualize data and locate information critical to understanding minority health, health disparities, and their determinants. Data are collected from public health surveillance systems by using either their published reports or public use files.

A webinar series featuring leading national and international experts presenting on emerging developments, opportunities, and challenges in childhood obesity prevention research, practice, and policy.

Reports and publications from the Surgeon General covering a range of topics including substance abuse, tobacco, suicide prevention, disease prevention, mental health, violence, oral health, physical activity and nutrition, skin cancer, breastfeeding, healthy homes, prevention of pre-term birth, and health literacy.  

Information and resources for measuring long-term average daily intake, or "usual intake, including an NCI-developed method for estimating usual dietary intakes of foods and nutrients using 24-hour recalls. This method can be used to:

  • Estimate the distribution of usual intake for a population or subpopulation
  • Assess the effects of individual covariates on consumption
  • Predict individual intake for use in a model to assess the relationship between diet and disease or other variable using the statistical technique of regression calibration.