Delaware Survey of Children's Health (DSCH)

Sponsored by Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS)

DSCH shows data for healthy eating and weight in African-American males

The Delaware Survey of Children’s Health (DSCH), sponsored by Nemours, is a surveillance instrument, administered by telephone, with results from over 3,000 households with children from birth through age 17.

Data & Trends

Administered in 2006, 2008 and 2011, the DSCH provides data on trends in such issues as weight status, consumption of healthy foods, activity levels, use of screen media and parental understanding of a child’s weight.

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Nemours’ goal in administering the DSCH, and publicizing the findings, is to produce more data-driven decision making in the field of child health promotion.