Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prepregnancy obesity: determinants, consequences, and solutions
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Gillings School of Global Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:105-7. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of participation in the WIC program on preschoolers' diets
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, and the Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Pediatr 144:229-34. 2004
  3. pmc Repeatability and measurement error in the assessment of choline and betaine dietary intake: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nutr J 8:14. 2009
  4. pmc Self efficacy for fruit, vegetable and water intakes: Expanded and abbreviated scales from item response modeling analyses
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:25. 2010
  5. pmc The effects of the HEALTHY study intervention on middle school student dietary intakes
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:7. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Implementation of the new institute of medicine gestational weight gain guidelines
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition, The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 55:512-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal nutrition: a practical guide for assessment and counseling
    Elizabeth Widen
    Department of Nutrition, The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 55:540-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Gestational weight gain of women with eating disorders in the Norwegian pregnancy cohort
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:428-34. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Food consumption patterns of infants and toddlers: where are we now?
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, 2105A McGavran Greenberg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:S38-51. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Second trimester folate status and preterm birth
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120 University Square, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1851-7. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Pregnancy Related Weight Gain: A Link to Obesity
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006

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Publications97

  1. pmc Prepregnancy obesity: determinants, consequences, and solutions
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Gillings School of Global Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:105-7. 2012
    ..This health disparity that exists within a framework of repeating cycle of risk emphasizes the urgency for accelerating the discovery of solutions for the obesity problem among women of childbearing age...
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of participation in the WIC program on preschoolers' diets
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, and the Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Pediatr 144:229-34. 2004
    ..To evaluate nutrient, food intake, and snacking behavior by participation in the WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) program...
  3. pmc Repeatability and measurement error in the assessment of choline and betaine dietary intake: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nutr J 8:14. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Self efficacy for fruit, vegetable and water intakes: Expanded and abbreviated scales from item response modeling analyses
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:25. 2010
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  5. pmc The effects of the HEALTHY study intervention on middle school student dietary intakes
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:7. 2011
    ..The objective of this analysis was to examine the effects of the HEALTHY study on student self-reported dietary intakes (energy, macronutrients and grams consumed of selected food groups)...
  6. doi request reprint Implementation of the new institute of medicine gestational weight gain guidelines
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition, The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 55:512-9. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal nutrition: a practical guide for assessment and counseling
    Elizabeth Widen
    Department of Nutrition, The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 55:540-9. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Gestational weight gain of women with eating disorders in the Norwegian pregnancy cohort
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:428-34. 2011
    ..To examine the amount of weight women with eating disorders [anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED)] gained during pregnancy and to evaluate the adequacy of total weight gain...
  9. doi request reprint Food consumption patterns of infants and toddlers: where are we now?
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, 2105A McGavran Greenberg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:S38-51. 2010
    ..To describe current infant-feeding practices and current food group consumption patterns of infants and toddlers and to compare 2008 data with 2002 data to identify shifts in these practices and food consumption over time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Second trimester folate status and preterm birth
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120 University Square, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1851-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to show that maternal folate status during pregnancy may be related to preterm birth...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of macronutrient intake on the development of glucose intolerance during pregnancy
    Tina M Saldana
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:479-86. 2004
    ..Dietary intake influences glucose tolerance status, yet the relation between macronutrient intake and the development of glucose intolerance during pregnancy has not been adequately examined...
  12. doi request reprint The joint effects of maternal prepregnancy body mass index and age on the risk of gastroschisis
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:51-7. 2009
    ..The increased risk of low maternal age and prepregnancy BMI associated with gastroschisis appears to suggest an aetiological role related to biological immaturity for this particular birth defect...
  13. ncbi request reprint Differences in food patterns at breakfast by sociodemographic characteristics among a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States
    A M Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    Prev Med 30:415-24. 2000
    ..Eating breakfast is considered an important determinant of a healthy lifestyle. This study explores the different food patterns of breakfast for adults aged 18-65 in the United States...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fat intake and the risk of gastroschisis
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:241-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between dietary fats and gastroschisis and whether maternal age modified this association...
  15. ncbi request reprint Frequency of eating during pregnancy and its effect on preterm delivery
    A M Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:647-52. 2001
    ..11, 95 percent confidence interval: 0.64, 1.89). This study supports previous animal model work of an association between decreased frequency of eating and preterm delivery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary trends among low socioeconomic status women of childbearing age in the United States from 1977 to 1996: a comparison among ethnic groups
    A M Siega-Riz
    Departments of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 56:44-8, 72. 2001
    ..To identify dietary trends among low socioeconomic status women of childbearing age from three ethnic groups from 1977 to 1996...
  17. pmc Nutrient and food group intakes of women with and without bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder during pregnancy
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1346-55. 2008
    ..Little is known concerning the dietary habits during pregnancy of women with eating disorders that may lie in the causal pathway of adverse birth outcomes...
  18. pmc Sociodemographic, perinatal, behavioral, and psychosocial predictors of weight retention at 3 and 12 months postpartum
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1996-2003. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc Behavioral influences on preterm birth: integrated analysis of the pregnancy, infection, and nutrition study
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Box G S 121 2, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1151-63. 2012
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Poverty, education, race, and pregnancy outcome
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:322-9. 2004
    ..7, 95% CI: 1.1, 2.7). Socioeconomic indicators appear to have complex joint effect patterns among racial subgroups, perhaps because the material and psychological implications of education and income status differ between groups...
  21. pmc Latent transition models to study women's changing of dietary patterns from pregnancy to 1 year postpartum
    Daniela Sotres-Alvarez
    Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:852-61. 2013
    ..Breastfeeding mothers were more likely than nonbreastfeeding mothers to switch dietary pattern class (P = 0.0286). Except for breastfeeding mothers, most women did not switch dietary patterns from pregnancy to postpartum...
  22. pmc Patterns of remission, continuation and incidence of broadly defined eating disorders during early pregnancy in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)
    Cynthia M Bulik
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Psychol Med 37:1109-18. 2007
    ..We explored the course of broadly defined eating disorders during pregnancy in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin use and the risk of preterm birth
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:886-92. 2004
    ..These results suggest that, compared with nonusers, women who take multivitamin supplements prior to conception may have a reduced risk of preterm birth, but further studies are needed with a larger sample of preconceptional users...
  24. pmc Lactational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and infant growth: an analysis of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Babies Study
    I Jen Pan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:262-71. 2010
    ..Breast feeding for 6 months or longer, with lactational exposure to PCBs, p,p'-DDT and p,p'-DDE at the low background level concentrations studied here, resulted in no measurable influence on infant growth in the first 12 months...
  25. ncbi request reprint Who should be screened for postpartum anemia? An evaluation of current recommendations
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524 USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:903-12. 2002
    ..However, if resources are available, universal screening should be considered in high-prevalence settings...
  26. ncbi request reprint A Diet Quality Index for Pregnancy detects variation in diet and differences by sociodemographic factors
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, USA
    Public Health Nutr 5:801-9. 2002
    ..A Diet Quality Index for Pregnancy (DQI-P) was developed to reflect current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and national dietary guidelines...
  27. pmc Associations between physical activity and postpartum depressive symptoms
    Zewditu Demissie
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1025-34. 2011
    ..The objective of this investigation was to examine the associations between total and domain-specific moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and depressive symptoms postpartum...
  28. ncbi request reprint The association between impaired glucose tolerance and birth weight among black and white women in central North Carolina
    Tina M Saldana
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:656-61. 2003
    ..This study examines the relationship of glucose intolerance during pregnancy to birth weight among black and white participants of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study...
  29. pmc Pregravid body mass index is associated with early introduction of complementary foods
    Ushma J Mehta
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1374-9. 2012
    ..In addition, we explored whether psychological factors accounted for any of the effect of pregravid body mass index on age of complementary food introduction...
  30. pmc Maternal obesity, psychological factors, and breastfeeding initiation
    Ushma J Mehta
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Breastfeed Med 6:369-76. 2011
    ..In this study, we examined associations among prepregnancy obesity, psychological factors during pregnancy, and breastfeeding initiation...
  31. pmc Association of childhood obesity with atopic and nonatopic asthma: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2006
    Cynthia M Visness
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, U S A
    J Asthma 47:822-9. 2010
    ..Some, but not all, studies have shown that the effect of obesity on asthma is stronger among nonatopic individuals than among those with atopy. Systemic inflammation may be a factor in this relationship...
  32. pmc Birth outcomes in women with eating disorders in the Norwegian Mother and Child cohort study (MoBa)
    Cynthia M Bulik
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:9-18. 2009
    ..We explored the impact of eating disorders on birth outcomes in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study...
  33. pmc Predictors of measurement error in energy intake during pregnancy
    Eric Nowicki
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:560-8. 2011
    ..LER and HER are prevalent during pregnancy. Identifying their predictors may improve data collection and analytic methods for reducing systematic bias in the study of diet and reproductive outcomes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Should spontaneous and medically indicated preterm births be separated for studying aetiology?
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:97-105. 2005
    ..Given the complexity of the aetiological pathways, both aggregation and disaggregation are well justified and should be included in studies of the causes of preterm birth...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prepregnancy obesity as a risk factor for structural birth defects
    D Kim Waller
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:745-50. 2007
    ..To describe the relation between maternal obesity, overweight and underweight status, and 16 categories of structural birth defects...
  36. doi request reprint New findings from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study 2008
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 68:83-100; discussion 100-5. 2011
    ..More preschoolers were drinking 2% milk than whole milk, but about one third were still drinking whole milk. Despite some of these positive changes, improvements in young children's diet still are needed...
  37. pmc The impact of exposure misclassification on associations between prepregnancy BMI and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2184-90. 2010
    ..However, the majority of relations remained readily apparent. This analysis suggests that in this population, associations between self-reported prepregnancy BMI and pregnancy outcomes are slightly overestimated...
  38. ncbi request reprint Probability samples of area births versus clinic populations for reproductive epidemiology studies
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:315-22. 2005
    ..6) vs. clinic women (1.1), whereas other predictors were similar. Patterns may differ across groups for many reasons, including self-selection of clinics and varying clinical practices...
  39. pmc Psychosocial factors and preterm birth among African American and White women in central North Carolina
    Nancy Dole
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8120, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1358-65. 2004
    ..We assessed associations between psychosocial factors and preterm birth, stratified by race in a prospective cohort study...
  40. pmc Dietary restraint and gestational weight gain
    Sunni L Mumford
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1646-53. 2008
    ..To determine whether a history of preconceptional dieting and restrained eating was related to higher weight gains in pregnancy...
  41. pmc Food insecurity with past experience of restrained eating is a recipe for increased gestational weight gain
    Barbara Laraia
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 207 B University Hall, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Appetite 65:178-84. 2013
    ..Models were consistent when restricted to low-income women and full-term deliveries. In the presence of marginal food insecurity, women who struggle with weight and dieting issues may be at risk for excessive weight gain...
  42. pmc The implications of maternal overweight and obesity on the course of pregnancy and birth outcomes
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:S153-6. 2006
    ..We present updated information on the weight trends among women. Finally, we present an overview of the prevention studies aimed at adolescents and women prior to pregnancy...
  43. pmc Pregravid body mass index, psychological factors during pregnancy and breastfeeding duration: is there a link?
    Ushma J Mehta
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 8:423-33. 2012
    ..Future research needs to explore the reasons behind the association between overweight/obesity and breastfeeding duration...
  44. pmc Severe obesity, gestational weight gain, and adverse birth outcomes
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1642-8. 2010
    ..Therefore, the committee recommended a single range, 5-9 kg at term, for all obese women...
  45. ncbi request reprint Eating at fast-food restaurants is associated with dietary intake, demographic, psychosocial and behavioural factors among African Americans in North Carolina
    Jessie A Satia
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:1089-96. 2004
    ..To examine associations of the frequency of eating at fast-food restaurants with demographic, behavioural and psychosocial factors and dietary intake in African American adults...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vigorous leisure activity and pregnancy outcome
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 13:653-9. 2002
    ..Because vigorous leisure activity may affect timing of delivery, this study examined association between vigorous leisure activity and birth outcomes...
  47. pmc Physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms
    Zewditu Demissie
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Midwifery 29:139-47. 2013
    ..to examine the associations between total and domain-specific moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms...
  48. pmc Maternal dietary patterns are associated with risk of neural tube and congenital heart defects
    Daniela Sotres-Alvarez
    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, 137 E Franklin Street, Suite 203, Campus Box 8030, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1279-88. 2013
    ..03, 1.35) times more likely to have an infant with septal heart defect than were women who adhered to a prudent diet. A prudent dietary pattern, even with folate fortification, may decrease the risk of NTDs and some heart defects...
  49. pmc Breastfeeding and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake in the first 4 post-natal months and infant cognitive development: an observational study
    Sarah A Keim
    Department of Epidemiology Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 8:471-82. 2012
    ..We found no evidence of enhanced infant development related to the LCPUFA content of breast milk or formula consumed during the first four post-natal months...
  50. doi request reprint Maternal body mass index and lifestyle exposures and the risk of bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia: the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Jennifer E Slickers
    UNC Kidney Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1259-67. 2008
    ..64, 95% CI: 1.19, 11.1). These results support the need for further exploration into the potential mechanisms by which such exposures could interfere with early fetal kidney formation resulting in RA/H...
  51. pmc Dietary energy density but not glycemic load is associated with gestational weight gain
    Andrea L Deierlein
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:693-9. 2008
    ..Most pregnant women gain more weight than the ranges recommended. Excessive weight gain is linked to pregnancy complications and to long-term maternal and child health outcomes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Predictors of pregnancy and postpartum haemoglobin concentrations in low-income women
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:701-11. 2004
    ..We identified predictors of Hb from 24 weeks' gestation until delivery and from 4 to 25 weeks postpartum...
  53. pmc Obesity and diabetes genetic variants associated with gestational weight gain
    Alison M Stuebe
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:283.e1-17. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether genetic variants associated with diabetes and obesity predict gestational weight gain...
  54. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-related weight gain--a link to obesity?
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Nutr Rev 62:S105-11. 2004
    ..Likewise, little is known concerning these same attitudes and behaviors during the postpartum period that may contribute to weight retention...
  55. ncbi request reprint Who is leading the change?. U.S. dietary quality comparison between 1965 and 1996
    Barry M Popkin
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:1-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore 30-year trends in diet quality and to examine whether income or education is the key socioeconomic factor linked with these shifts...
  56. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward participation in a pregnancy and child cohort study
    Julie L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:260-6. 2006
    ..This survey confirmed that once women are enrolled, they tend to be willing to complete most components of an intensive study, suggesting that initial efforts for recruitment are most important...
  57. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pregnancy weight gain and glucose tolerance status among black and white women in central North Carolina
    Tina M Saldana
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1629-35. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to examine weight and its relationship to glucose intolerance during pregnancy...
  58. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pregnancy dating by last menstrual period, ultrasound scanning, and their combination
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, The Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1660-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of algorithms for the assignment of gestational age with the use of the last menstrual period and early ultrasound information...
  59. ncbi request reprint Trends in food locations and sources among adolescents and young adults
    Samara Joy Nielsen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516 3997, USA
    Prev Med 35:107-13. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine overall trends of total energy intake by food location and food type in diets of adolescents and young adults...
  60. ncbi request reprint Self-reported overweight and obesity are not associated with concern about enough food among adults in New York and Louisiana
    Barbara 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...
  61. pmc A prospective study of maternal anxiety, perceived stress, and depressive symptoms in relation to infant cognitive development
    Sarah A Keim
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
    Early Hum Dev 87:373-80. 2011
    ....
  62. pmc Exercise during pregnancy and cesarean delivery: North Carolina PRAMS, 2004-2005
    Marit L Bovbjerg
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Birth 36:200-7. 2009
    ..This study examined whether or not an association exists between prenatal exercise and delivery mode using data from the 2004 and 2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey...
  63. pmc Effect of body image on pregnancy weight gain
    Ushma J Mehta
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:324-32. 2011
    ..Identifying factors that affect whether certain women are at greater risk of gaining outside of guidelines may improve our ability to decrease pregnancy-related health problems...
  64. ncbi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity and the risk of cesarean delivery in nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:467-74. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity on the risk of term cesarean delivery in nulliparous women...
  65. doi request reprint Patterns of objectively measured physical activity in the United States
    Jesse S Metzger
    Departments of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:630-8. 2008
    ..We used latent class analysis (LCA) to assess patterns of physical activity among adults, using the 7 d of accelerometer data from the 2003-2004 NHANES...
  66. pmc Correlates of sedentary time and physical activity among preschool-aged children
    Diana H Dolinsky
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A131. 2011
    ..We evaluated the demographic, biological, behavioral, social, and environmental correlates of the amount of sedentary time and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as measured by accelerometry in preschool-aged children...
  67. ncbi request reprint Maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the pattern of labor progression in term nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:943-51. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of maternal overweight and obesity on labor progression...
  68. ncbi request reprint Proximity of supermarkets is positively associated with diet quality index for pregnancy
    Barbara 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...
  69. doi request reprint A systematic review of outcomes of maternal weight gain according to the Institute of Medicine recommendations: birthweight, fetal growth, and postpartum weight retention
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:339.e1-14. 2009
    ..Improvements in future research include the use of consistent definitions of gestational weight gain and outcomes of interest, assessment of confounders, and better collection of weight and weight gain data...
  70. ncbi request reprint Trends in energy intake in U.S. between 1977 and 1996: similar shifts seen across age groups
    Samara Joy Nielsen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Obes Res 10:370-8. 2002
    ..To determine the trends in locations and food sources of Americans stratified by age group for both total energy and the meal and snack subcomponents...
  71. pmc Usual choline and betaine dietary intake and incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:20. 2007
    ..S. nutrient composition database. Our objective was to assess the association of dietary intake of choline and betaine with incident coronary heart disease (CHD), adjusting for dietary intake measurement error...
  72. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and socioeconomic indicators are associated with household food insecurity among pregnant women
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 136:177-82. 2006
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Marginal structural models for analyzing causal effects of time-dependent treatments: an application in perinatal epidemiology
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:926-34. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint The effects of prophylactic iron given in prenatal supplements on iron status and birth outcomes: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:512-9. 2006
    ..The hypothesis that daily use of a prenatal supplement with iron from enrollment to third trimester to initially iron-replete, nonanemic pregnant women would reduce third-trimester anemia and improve birth outcomes was tested...
  75. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C intake and the risk of preterm delivery
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:519-25. 2003
    ..Ascorbic acid deficiency may lead to premature rupture of the membranes...
  76. ncbi request reprint What are pregnant women eating? Nutrient and food group differences by race
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:480-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify foods that contributed most to nutrient and fiber intake in a sample of pregnant women in North Carolina...
  77. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic determinants of added sugar intake in preschoolers 2 to 5 years old
    Sibylle Kranz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516, USA
    J Pediatr 140:667-72. 2002
    ..To determine sociodemographic predictors of added sugar intake from a national representative sample of 2- to 5-year-old children...
  78. ncbi request reprint A cross-national comparison of lifestyle between China and the United States, using a comprehensive cross-national measurement tool of the healthfulness of lifestyles: the Lifestyle Index
    Soowon Kim
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 123 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Prev Med 38:160-71. 2004
    ..However, lifestyle factors have rarely been studied simultaneously. The authors propose an integrated approach to summarize total healthfulness of lifestyles and to enhance understanding of lifestyle patterns across countries...
  79. ncbi request reprint The Diet Quality Index-International (DQI-I) provides an effective tool for cross-national comparison of diet quality as illustrated by China and the United States
    Soowon Kim
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    J Nutr 133:3476-84. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the dietary problem areas identified by the DQI-I may be useful in guiding the development of programs to improve public health...
  80. pmc Association of obesity with IgE levels and allergy symptoms in children and adolescents: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
    Cynthia M Visness
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1163-9, 1169.e1-4. 2009
    ..Previous literature on the relationship between obesity and allergic disease has been inconsistent. It is not known whether systemic inflammation could be a factor in this relationship...
  81. pmc Self-reported vitamin supplementation in early pregnancy and risk of miscarriage
    Reem Hasan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1312-8. 2009
    ..These results should be viewed in the context of a potentially preventive biologic mechanism mitigated by possible confounding by healthy behaviors and practices that are also associated with vitamin supplement use during pregnancy...
  82. pmc Latent class analysis is useful to classify pregnant women into dietary patterns
    Daniela Sotres-Alvarez
    Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Nutr 140:2253-9. 2010
    ..When interested in both benefits, the 2-step classification using LCA on previously derived factor scores seems promising...
  83. pmc Perceived barriers to physical activity among pregnant women
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:364-75. 2009
    ..The objective was to examine barriers to physical activity in a large cohort of pregnant women and to explore these barriers in more depth with qualitative data derived from a separate focus group study using a socioecologic framework...
  84. pmc Physical activity and depressive symptoms among pregnant women: the PIN3 study
    Zewditu Demissie
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7435, USA
    Arch Womens Ment Health 14:145-57. 2011
    ..63, 95% CI = 0.99, 2.70) when compared to women with no MVPA. While overall MVPA may play a role in reducing the odds of developing elevated depressive symptoms, adult and child care and indoor household activities may increase it...
  85. ncbi request reprint Dietary supplement use in the context of health disparities: cultural, ethnic and demographic determinants of use
    Sunitha Jasti
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    J Nutr 133:2010S-2013S. 2003
    ....
  86. pmc Lactational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and infant neurodevelopment: an analysis of the pregnancy, infection, and nutrition babies study
    I Jen Pan
    Department of Epidemiology, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:488-94. 2009
    ..Common exposure to PCBs, DDT, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), the most stable metabolite of DDT, may influence children's neurodevelopment, but study results are not consistent...
  87. ncbi request reprint Adverse effect of high added sugar consumption on dietary intake in American preschoolers
    Sibylle Kranz
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16802, USA
    J Pediatr 146:105-11. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)-recommended added sugar intake levels on nutrient and food group consumption by preschoolers...
  88. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in folate metabolizing genes and risk for spontaneous preterm and small-for-gestational age birth
    Stephanie M Engel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1231.e1-11. 2006
    ..Variants in the folate metabolism pathway affect the accumulation of homocysteine are modified by nutrient levels and have been linked to adverse birth outcomes...
  89. ncbi request reprint Pregravid body mass index is negatively associated with diet quality during pregnancy
    Barbara 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...
  90. ncbi request reprint A diet quality index for American preschoolers based on current dietary intake recommendations and an indicator of energy balance
    Sibylle Kranz
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, 5 Henderson Building South, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1594-604. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Correction for errors in measuring adherence to prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplement use among low-income women
    Sunitha Jasti
    Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College of City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
    J Nutr 136:479-83. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our data show that both self-reports and pill counts overestimate adherence and that linear regression in comparison to an external standard such as MEMS can be used to correct for measurement error in adherence...
  92. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters, SLC23A1, and SLC23A2 and risk for preterm delivery
    Hans Christian Erichsen
    Section on Genomic Variation, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:245-54. 2006
    ..If the findings from this study are confirmed, they may serve as the foundation for genetic risk assessment of nutritional pathways in preterm birth...
  93. ncbi request reprint Pill count adherence to prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplement use among low-income women
    Sunitha Jasti
    Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, Queens College of City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
    J Nutr 135:1093-101. 2005
    ..Further research investigating the influence of cultural factors is necessary to better understand adherence to supplement use and the differences in adherence among ethnic groups...
  94. ncbi request reprint High prepregnancy BMI increases the risk of postpartum anemia
    Lisa M Bodnar
    Magee Women s Research Institute, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 204 Craft Avenue, PA 15213, USA
    Obes Res 12:941-8. 2004
    ..To assess the independent effect of prepregnancy BMI on the risk of postpartum anemia...
  95. pmc Changes in diet quality of American preschoolers between 1977 and 1998
    Sibylle Kranz
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1525-30. 2004
    ..We determined diet quality trends among nationally representative samples of preschoolers between 1977 and 1998...
  96. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber intake by American preschoolers is associated with more nutrient-dense diets
    Sibylle Kranz
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 5G Henderson Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:221-5. 2005
    ..To illustrate and discuss implications of the new Diet Reference Intakes for fiber, relative to a nationally representative sample of American preschoolers...
  97. ncbi request reprint Methodological challenges in studying labour progression in contemporary practice
    Anjel Vahratian
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:72-8. 2006
    ..Moreover, such detailed information could have important clinical implications towards reducing the rate of primary caesarean delivery in the United States...

Research Grants9

  1. Pregnancy Related Weight Gain: A Link to Obesity
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These data, both the quantitative and qualitative, will be used to identify modifiable behaviors for pregnant women that are associated with gaining weight above the recommended ranges and postpartum weight retention. ..
  2. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....