Barbara A Laraia
Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- Violent crime exposure classification and adverse birth outcomes: a geographically-defined cohort studyLynne C Messer
US Environmental Protection Agency National Human Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Human Studies Division, MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Int J Health Geogr 5:22. 2006..When crime has been used in research, it has been variably defined, resulting in non-comparable associations across studies...
- Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancyBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Int J Health Geogr 5:11. 2006..In this paper, we describe a neighborhood data collection effort tailored to a southern urban area...
- Psychosocial factors and socioeconomic indicators are associated with household food insecurity among pregnant womenBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
J Nutr 136:177-82. 2006....
- Proximity of supermarkets is positively associated with diet quality index for pregnancyBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Prev Med 39:869-75. 2004..To investigate the association between distance to the closest supermarket and a composite measure of diet, the diet quality index for pregnancy (DQI-P) was constructed...
- Self-reported overweight and obesity are not associated with concern about enough food among adults in New York and LouisianaBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Prev Med 38:175-81. 2004..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between concern about enough food and obesity in an adult population at the state level...
- A framework for assessing the effectiveness of antihunger advocacy organizationsBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA
Health Educ Behav 30:756-70. 2003..The conceptual framework may be useful in assessing effectiveness of public health organizations and coalitions...
- Socioeconomic domains and associations with preterm birthLynne C Messer
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Soc Sci Med 67:1247-57. 2008..These socioeconomic domains represent potential targets for intervention or policy efforts designed to improve maternal and child health and reduce health disparities...
- The development of a standardized neighborhood deprivation indexLynne C Messer
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
J Urban Health 83:1041-62. 2006....
- A guide for developing intervention tools addressing environmental factors to improve diet and physical activityStephanie B Jilcott
Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Health Promot Pract 8:192-204. 2007..These tools were finalized using community members' feedback. This formative process can serve as a guide for other health promotion programs to create and use similar tools...
- Effects of racial density and income incongruity on pregnancy outcomes in less segregated communitiesLisa C Vinikoor
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Soc Sci Med 66:255-9. 2008....
- Reliability of variables on the North Carolina birth certificate: a comparison with directly queried values from a cohort studyLisa C Vinikoor
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7453, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:102-12. 2010..With the exception of a few variables that differed by education, most variables did not differ by stratum of race or education. Our research further supports the use of birth certificates as a reliable source of population-level data...
- Grandmothers, fathers, and depressive symptoms are associated with food insecurity among low-income first-time African-American mothers in North CarolinaBarbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 109:1042-7. 2009..Intergenerational support and transfer of knowledge can be a key protective attribute among low-income African-American households...
- Segregation and preterm birth: the effects of neighborhood racial composition in North CarolinaSusan M Mason
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 4635, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Health Place 15:1-9. 2009..01, 1.18) and black (OR=1.05, 95% CI: 0.99, 1.11) women. These small associations were similar to those observed in other US regions. Effects were robust to choice of neighborhood proxy and were not modified by area-level deprivation...
- Lower risk of overweight in school-aged food insecure girls who participate in food assistance: results from the panel study of income dynamics child development supplementSonya J Jones
Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:780-4. 2003..We hypothesized that the inconsistency in these results may be attributed to a differential effect of participation in food assistance programs in food secure and food insecure households...
- Association between physical activity and proximity to physical activity resources among low-income, midlife womenStephanie B Jilcott
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the UNC CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 4:A04. 2007..We examined correlations between perceived and objectively measured proximity to physical activity resources and then examined associations between both measures of proximity and objectively measured physical activity...
- The importance of accurate road data for spatial applications in public health: customizing a road networkBrian G Frizzelle
Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Int J Health Geogr 8:24. 2009....
- Neighborhood crime, deprivation, and preterm birthLynne C Messer
Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ann Epidemiol 16:455-62. 2006..Significant racial disparity in preterm birth (PTB; birth at <37 weeks' gestation) exists, poorly explained by Individual-level factors. This research explores whether neighborhood crime contributes to the racial disparity in PTB...
- Development of a master's in public health nutrition degree program using distance educationJanice M Dodds
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 103:602-7. 2003..The findings indicate that distance education strategies are appropriate to carry out a full MPH curriculum in nutrition, but sufficient enrollment is necessary to cover the added curriculum expenditures...
- Statewide prevalences of concern about enough food, 1996-1999Kelly R Evenson
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Public Health Rep 117:358-65. 2002..The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence of concern about enough food and its association with other sociodemographic and health characteristics at the state level...
- Assessing urban and rural neighborhood characteristics using audit and GIS data: derivation and reliability of constructsKelly R Evenson
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:44. 2009..abstract:..
- Can distance education prepare future public health nutritionists? A case studyBarbara A Laraia
Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
J Nutr Educ Behav 40:34-8. 2008..To assess student retention, readiness, support and outcomes among students completing the Professional Practice Program in Nutrition (PPPN)...
- Neighborhood deprivation and preterm birth among non-Hispanic Black and White women in eight geographic areas in the United StatesPatricia O'Campo
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Epidemiol 167:155-63. 2008..08, 1.23) for non-Hispanic Blacks. In this study, deprivation at the neighborhood level was significantly associated with increased risk of preterm birth among both non-Hispanic White women and non-Hispanic Black women...
- Pregravid body mass index is negatively associated with diet quality during pregnancyBarbara A Laraia
Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Public Health Nutr 10:920-6. 2007..To investigate the association between pregravid weight status and diet quality...