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NCCOR’s Global Reach

July 23, 2019

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research has been providing resources, tools, and information to the field for the last 10 years across the United States but did you know that NCCOR’s tools are also used in other countries? With the rates of childhood obesity on the rise in many countries, it’s no surprise that researchers and practitioners are turning to NCCOR for research tools to help tackle this growing problem. Keep reading to learn more about how NCCOR tools are used all over the world.

The Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. Since its launch in 2011, the Measures Registry has been visited more than 54,400 times by users in more than 41 countries. The Measures Registry User Guides have been visited more than 45,300 times. In 2019, 11% of page views on the Measures Registry were from outside the U.S. Australia has the second most Measures Registry Users.

The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. The Youth Compendium, launched in 2017, has been visited more than 37,600 times by people in more than 71 countries.

The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access to more than 100 publicly available datasets relevant to childhood obesity research. Nine percent of the Catalogue of Surveillance System’s page views come from outside the U.S. Israel has the second highest number of viewers, after the U.S. The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems has been visited more than 86,500 times all around the world.

It’s not just NCCOR tools making international appearances either! Last month, at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting in Prague, NCCOR members and researchers gave a presentation on the Measures Registry.

NCCOR hopes to continue providing helpful research and research tools that can be used on a global scale to make progress in the field of childhood obesity research for years to come.

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