How to Use the NCCOR Catalogue to Guide Multi-level Research Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS University of Illinois at Chicago State and National Local and Community State level policies addressing the built environment Availability and accessibility of physical activity opportunities School and Organizational National food and beverage television advertising Local zoning codes, Marketing of regulations, and food/beverages at ordinances that can school impact on healthy eating and physical activity Comprehensiveness of school district wellness policies State level Presence and Market-level policies and content of Availability of various PSAs BMI, physical activity, legislation vending foods/beverages in related to and measures of healthy eating around Safe machines at the school healthy Household food expenditures Routes to school environment eating, Information on School physical healthy eating and Marketing of activity, and physical activity Frequency and healthy/unhealthy obesity opportunities from Awareness and length of physical foods and beverages key informant implementation of education and in communities interviews Alliance for a Healthier recess Generation Guidelines School State taxation policies/practices of beverages, related to nutrition and State policies snack foods, PA related to and Availability and Characteristics of the built healthy eating restaurant accessibility of healthy environment that impact and physical food food and beverages in on physical activity activity stores and restaurants Individual and Household State laws related to school-based nutrition and physical activity Do state school-based nutrition-related laws influence the nutrition-related policies/ practices in U.S. schools and student BMI? Step 1: Identify a system that has state nutrition-related laws Step 2: Compare the systems Step 3: Review the scope of the system and its contents Key Variables Page State FIPS (and alpha) codes to enable linkages at the state level Key nutritionrelated policy variables of interest Next step: identify a system that contains school-level policy/practice data Step 4: Go back to the Catalogue home page SNDA has individual data Importantly, it also has weightrelated data Key: Measured height/weight Geocodes: City/MSA Region Question: Can I link any other data to the selected data sources? I am interested in trying to add additional contextual data to the selected data sources…where do I start? • Key linkage (geocode) variables State FIPS, city, MSA Review: Selected Data Sources State policy database: • NCI School-based Nutrition Environmentrelated State Policy Classification System (SNESPCS) School policy/practice and BMI data source: • USDA School Nutrition Dietary Assessment survey Other contextual data aggregated to the State or MSA levels: • NCES Common Core of Data Database Linkages Geocodes • SNESCPS: state FIPS • SNDA: City/MSA Can map city/msa to state • NCES CCD: state or MSA Summary: What questions might be explored with these data? State School Individual Context • What are the state competitive food and beverage requirements? • What types of foods are sold/served in competitive venues in schools? • Where are the foods sold, when, etc.? • Does student BMI vary based on the state laws and school policies/ practices? • Controls at the school/individual level from SNDA • Controls at the state/MSA level from NCES CCD • Could also include state obesity rates Next steps: the good news…. What used to be the hard part of locating the data sources has now been taken care of thanks to the Surveillance Catalogue However, the Surveillance Catalogue is only the starting point for your research ….the bad news…. Now the hard part begins! Use the Surveillance Catalogue to link to the respective data sources of interest • E.g., SNESPCS, SNDA, NCES If you are not familiar with conducting multi-level analysis or linking datasets, consider consulting with a statistician with the appropriate expertise Good luck…and have fun!