Lynne C Messer
Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- 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....
- 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...
- Invited commentary: Beyond the metrics for measuring neighborhood effectsLynne C Messer
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Am J Epidemiol 165:868-71; discussion 872-3. 2007..Clearly, Mujahid et al. have made progress in addressing how, and to a lesser extent what, to measure when researchers estimate neighborhood effects. But equally clearly, important work remains to be done...
- Pregnancy intendedness, maternal psychosocial factors and preterm birthLynne C Messer
USEPA NHEERL Human Studies Division MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Matern Child Health J 9:403-12. 2005..This study examined associations between reported pregnancy intendedness and several maternal psychosocial factors in relation to preterm birth (<37 weeks' completed gestation)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Perceptions of disease severity and barriers to self-care predict glycemic control in Aboriginal persons with type 2 diabetes mellitusMark Daniel
School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7440, Rosenau Hall, Room 302, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7440, USA
Chronic Dis Can 23:130-8. 2002..The empirical utility of the HBM in glycemic control was partially upheld...
- Comparison of gestational age at birth based on last menstrual period and ultrasound during the first trimesterCaroline S Hoffman
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:587-96. 2008..Results indicate first trimester report of LMP reasonably approximates gestational age obtained from first trimester ultrasound, but the degree of discrepancy between estimates varies by important maternal characteristics...
- Invited commentary: measuring social disparities in health--what was the question again?Lynne C Messer
Human Studies Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:900-4; author reply 908-16. 2008..Specifically, attention to these three areas would increase the capacity to communicate research findings to the public and policy-making consumers of disparity-related research...
- 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...