Monitoring of population health is valuable in order to track changes and guide policy and program priorities.
PANORG has published a reference document on monitoring overweight and obesity: A Framework for Monitoring Overweight and Obesity in NSW
This document provides guidance on technical issues related to monitoring the weight status of NSW adults and children and will primarily be of interest to health professionals. It covers the tools for measuring weight status, as well as physical activity and nutrition behaviours associated with weight. It also includes discussion on selected environmental factors associated with nutrition, physical activity and weight.
- Grunseit AC, Hardy LL, King L, Rangan A. (2012) A Junk Food Index for Children and Adolescents: Secondary Analysis of the NSW SPANS 2010. Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health. View report
- Innes-Hughes C, Thrift A and Cosgrove C. (2010) A further analysis of the weight status and dietary characteristics of people reporting food insecurity in NSW: NSW Population Health Survey data 2007 and 2008. PANORG: Sydney. View Food insecurity update
- Espinel PT, Khambalia A, Cosgrove C and Thrift A. (2010) An examination of the demographic characteristics and dietary intake of people who meet the physical activity guidelines: NSW Population Health Survey data 2007. PANORG: Sydney. View PA and Nutrition update
- Espinel PT and Innes-Hughes C. (2010) Apparent consumption of selected foods and household food expenditure. Monitoring Update. PANORG: Sydney. View Apparent consumption update
- Rangan A and Hector D. (2010) Consumption of fruit and vegetables by children in Australia and NSW: Results from National Surveys in 1995 and 2007. Monitoring Update. PANORG: Sydney. View Fruit & Vegetables update