JUNE J STEVENS

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Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Long- and short-term weight change and incident coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2207 McGavran Greenberg Hall, CB 7461, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:239-48. 2013
  2. pmc Identifying state-level policy and provision domains for physical education and physical activity in high school
    Derek Hales
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1700 Martin Luther King Jr BLVD CB 7426, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:86. 2013
  3. pmc Sample size and repeated measures required in studies of foods in the homes of African-American families
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 142:1123-7. 2012
  4. pmc Body mass index at age 25 and all-cause mortality in whites and African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Adolesc Health 50:221-7. 2012
  5. pmc Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents
    Olivia Affuso
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave, South, RPHB 220E, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 10:2. 2011
  6. pmc Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: a tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children
    Maria J Bryant
    Clinical Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NG, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:23. 2008
  7. pmc Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:68. 2008
  8. pmc Integrating a family-focused approach into child obesity prevention: rationale and design for the My Parenting SOS study randomized control trial
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:431. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical activity as a predictor of body composition in American Indian children
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Obes Res 12:1974-80. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Associations of fitness and fatness with mortality in Russian and American men in the lipids research clinics study
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1463-70. 2004

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  1. pmc Long- and short-term weight change and incident coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2207 McGavran Greenberg Hall, CB 7461, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:239-48. 2013
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  2. pmc Identifying state-level policy and provision domains for physical education and physical activity in high school
    Derek Hales
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1700 Martin Luther King Jr BLVD CB 7426, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:86. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop state-level physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA) policy domain scores at the high-school level. Policy domain scores were developed with a focus on measuring policy change...
  3. pmc Sample size and repeated measures required in studies of foods in the homes of African-American families
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 142:1123-7. 2012
    ..Macronutrient characteristics of household foods appeared relatively stable over a 6-mo period and only 1 or 2 repeated measures of households may be sufficient for an efficient study design...
  4. pmc Body mass index at age 25 and all-cause mortality in whites and African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Adolesc Health 50:221-7. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, no such study has been conducted in African-American samples...
  5. pmc Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents
    Olivia Affuso
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave, South, RPHB 220E, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 10:2. 2011
    ..Criterion measure of sedentary behavior was via accelerometry over three days using a cut point of < 50 counts · 30 sec⁻¹ epoch. Comparisons between sedentary behavior by the two instruments were made...
  6. pmc Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: a tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children
    Maria J Bryant
    Clinical Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NG, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:23. 2008
    ..The Healthy Home Survey was designed to assess characteristics of the home environment that are hypothesized to influence healthy weight behaviors in children including diet and physical activity...
  7. pmc Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:68. 2008
    ..Television (TV) watching is the most common leisure activity in the United States. Few studies of adults have described the relationship between TV and health behaviors such as physical activity, diet, and body weight status...
  8. pmc Integrating a family-focused approach into child obesity prevention: rationale and design for the My Parenting SOS study randomized control trial
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:431. 2011
    ..Research is needed to explore intervention strategies that engage families with young children and motivate parents to adopt behaviors that will foster healthy weight development...
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical activity as a predictor of body composition in American Indian children
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Obes Res 12:1974-80. 2004
    ..To examine physical activity in second grade American Indian children as a predictor of percentage body fat 3 years later...
  10. ncbi request reprint Associations of fitness and fatness with mortality in Russian and American men in the lipids research clinics study
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1463-70. 2004
    ..To examine the relative size of the effects of fitness and fatness on mortality in Russian men, and to make comparison to US men...
  11. doi request reprint Prevention of excess gain
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:1207-10. 2009
    ..Prevention of excess gain communicates an easily understood public health message that is applicable to all individuals regardless of weight status...
  12. pmc Design of the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG)
    June Stevens
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:223-33. 2005
    ..The TAAG study addresses an important health behavior, and also advances the field of group-randomized trials through the use of a study design and analysis plan tailored to serve the main study hypothesis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Weight-related attitudes and behaviors in fourth grade American Indian children
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Obes Res 7:34-42. 1999
    ..This study assessed weight concerns, body size perceptions, weight reduction attempts, and weight loss methods in fourth grade American Indian children...
  14. ncbi request reprint The definition of weight maintenance
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:391-9. 2006
    ..Taking all these factors into consideration, the authors recommend that long-term weight maintenance in adults be defined as a weight change of <3% of body weight...
  15. ncbi request reprint Commentary: obesity claims and controversies
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:77-8; discussion 81-2. 2006
  16. doi request reprint Selection of measures in epidemiologic studies of the consequences of obesity
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S60-6. 2008
    ..Finally, public health messages to the public must be simple to be effective. Therefore, investigators may need to consider the ease of translation of results to the public when choosing a measure...
  17. pmc Impact of body mass index on incident hypertension and diabetes in Chinese Asians, American Whites, and American Blacks: the People's Republic of China Study and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1365-74. 2008
    ..05) but similar between Chinese Asians and American Blacks. Given the ethnic differences in associations, the results support advocacy of public health and medical actions toward obesity prevention and treatment in China...
  18. ncbi request reprint Advances and controversies in the design of obesity prevention trials
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2163-70. 2007
    ..Attention to design issues will ultimately lead to more successful, cost-effective randomized trials, and more rapid movement toward efficacious and effective obesity prevention programs...
  19. doi request reprint Associations between gender, age and waist circumference
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:6-15. 2010
    ..Although WC increases with age, so does the risk of many chronic diseases. An evaluation of the need for age-specific waist cut-points in adults would need to consider disease risk...
  20. pmc Objectively assessed associations between physical activity and body composition in middle-school girls: the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1298-305. 2007
    ..More population-based research using objective physical activity and body composition measurements is needed to make evidence-based physical activity recommendations for US youth...
  21. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Pathways intervention on psychosocial variables related to diet and physical activity in American Indian schoolchildren
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    Prev Med 37:S70-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Pathways intervention on pychosocial variables related to physical activity and diet in American Indian children...
  22. ncbi request reprint Development of a questionnaire to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in American Indian children
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:773S-781S. 1999
    ..The process described here serves as one model for the development of a culturally appropriate tool to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in American Indian children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Changes in body mass index prior to baseline among participants who are ill or who die during the early years of follow-up
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:946-53. 2001
    ..29; 95% ci: 1.01, 1.67)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of anthropometrics for the prediction of diabetes in a biracial cohort
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Obes Res 9:696-705. 2001
    ..To evaluate the ability of body mass index, waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, and combinations of these variables to discriminate individuals who will develop diabetes in adulthood...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effect of decision rules on the choice of a body mass index cutoff for obesity: examples from African American and white women
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:986-92. 2002
    ..Ethnic differences in the relation of body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) to morbidity and mortality have led investigators to question whether a single cutoff for obesity should be applied to all ethnic groups...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber intake and glycemic index and incidence of diabetes in African-American and white adults: the ARIC study
    June Stevens
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7461, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1715-21. 2002
    ..To determine the association of dietary fiber and glycemic index with incident type 2 diabetes in African-Americans and whites...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of body mass index on changes in common carotid artery wall thickness
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Obes Res 10:1000-7. 2002
    ..To examine associations between changes in body mass index (BMI) and changes in carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) in a community-based sample...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fitness and fatness as predictors of mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease in men and women in the lipid research clinics study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:832-41. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that both fitness and fatness are risk factors for mortality, and that being fit does not completely reverse the increased risk associated with excess adiposity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-specific revisions of body mass index cutoffs to define overweight and obesity in Asians are not warranted
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1297-9. 2003
    ..It seems prudent to separate the scientific construct of obesity from the politically linked, nationally specific BMI cutpoint used to trigger public health or clinical action...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-specific cutpoints for obesity vs country-specific guidelines for action
    J Stevens
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:287-8. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and consequences of obesity
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:438-42. 2003
  32. pmc Exhaustive measurement of food items in the home using a universal product code scanner
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, CB 7461, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:314-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to develop, test and describe the Exhaustive Home Food Inventory (EHFI), which measures foods in the home using scanning of the universal product code (UPC) and EHFI software to link codes to food identities and energy values...
  33. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric measures, body composition, body fat distribution, and knee osteoarthritis in women
    Lauren M Abbate
    Thurston Arthritis Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7280, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1274-81. 2006
    ..Increased BMI is a well-recognized risk factor for radiographic knee osteoarthritis (rKOA); however, the contributions of the components of body composition, body fat distribution, and height to this association are not clear...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dairy, fruit, and vegetable intakes and functional limitations and disability in a biracial cohort: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Denise K Houston
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:515-22. 2005
    ..Dairy, fruit, and vegetable intakes may be associated with functional limitations and disability through their role in muscle function, osteoporosis, and prevention of the oxidative damage associated with aging and chronic disease...
  35. pmc Race- and sex-specific associations of obesity measures with ischemic stroke incidence in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Hiroshi Yatsuya
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minn 55454, USA
    Stroke 41:417-25. 2010
    ..Studies have suggested differences in the association between obesity and ischemic stroke in black versus white populations. In this study, we explored ischemic stroke risk in relation to a variety of obesity measures by sex and race...
  36. pmc The female-male disparity in obesity prevalence among black American young adults: contributions of sociodemographic characteristics of the childhood family
    Whitney R Robinson
    Department of Epidemiology and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1204-12. 2009
    ..In the United States, black women are at much greater risk of obesity than are black men. Little is known about the factors underlying this disparity...
  37. pmc Prediction of hypertension by different anthropometric indices in adults: the change in estimate approach
    Nguyen T Tuan
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:639-46. 2010
    ....
  38. pmc Dietary patterns, food groups, and rectal cancer risk in Whites and African-Americans
    Christina Dawn Williams
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1552-61. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship between food groups and dietary patterns and risk for rectal cancer in non-Hispanic Whites and African-Americans...
  39. ncbi request reprint Obesity affects nursing-care facility admission among whites but not blacks
    Claire A Zizza
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 10:816-23. 2002
    ..This study examines whether obese individuals have a greater rate of nursing care facility admission than normal weight individuals...
  40. pmc Associations of obesity measures with subtypes of ischemic stroke in the ARIC Study
    Hiroshi Yatsuya
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Epidemiol 20:347-54. 2010
    ..Associations between obesity and lacunar, nonlacunar thrombotic, and cardioembolic stroke are not firmly established...
  41. pmc Nine-year changes in cardiovascular disease risk factors with weight maintenance in the atherosclerosis risk in communities cohort
    Kimberly P Truesdale
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:890-900. 2007
    ..These patterns were similar across weight status groups regardless of medication usage...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiorespiratory fitness on mortality among hypertensive and normotensive women and men
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 15:565-72. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of fitness on all-cause and CVD mortality among hypertensive and normotensive women and men...
  43. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgeries in north Carolina, 1990 to 2001: a gender comparison
    Claire A Zizza
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7590, USA
    Obes Res 11:1519-25. 2003
    ..The purpose of this research was to determine the number of bariatric procedures in obese men and women in a well-defined population and to examine gender differences among bariatric patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Obesity in American-Indian children: prevalence, consequences, and prevention
    Mary Story
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 37:S3-12. 2003
    ....
  45. pmc Antioxidant and DNA methylation-related nutrients and risk of distal colorectal cancer
    Christina Dawn Williams
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, McGavran Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1171-81. 2010
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint The effect of weight change on nursing care facility admission in the NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Survey
    Claire Zizza
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:906-13. 2003
    ..Preventing weight loss may help delay this process of decline. In overweight subjects, preventing weight gain may also be important in delaying this process of decline...
  47. pmc Associations of red meat, fat, and protein intake with distal colorectal cancer risk
    Christina Dawn Williams
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Nutr Cancer 62:701-9. 2010
    ..77). Red meat consumption in Whites was associated with a marginally significant risk reduction (Q4 OR = 0.66, 95% CI = 0.43-1.00). Our results do not support the hypotheses that fat, protein, and red meat increase the risk of distal CRC...
  48. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and mortality in asian populations: implications for obesity cut-points
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, CB 7461, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Nutr Rev 61:104-7. 2003
    ..A recent study examined the association between BMI and mortality in a population-based cohort of Japanese men and women. These and other results did not indicate a need for lower cut-points in Asians...
  49. ncbi request reprint Associations of aging and birth cohort with body mass index in a biethnic cohort
    - Juhaeri
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 11:426-33. 2003
    ..To examine associations of aging and birth cohort with body mass index (BMI) in a biethnic cohort...
  50. ncbi request reprint Associations of weight loss and changes in fat distribution with the remission of hypertension in a bi-ethnic cohort: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    - Juhaeri
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, CB 7400 McGavran Greenberg Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 27599 740, USA
    Prev Med 36:330-9. 2003
    ..To examine associations of weight loss and changes in fat distribution with changes in blood pressure and the remission of hypertension in a community-based sample...
  51. ncbi request reprint The effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on cancer mortality in women and men
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:270-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the independent and combined effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on all-cause cancer mortality for women and men...
  52. pmc Length of hospital stays among obese individuals
    Claire Zizza
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1587-91. 2004
    ..We examined lengths of hospital stay among individuals categorized according to weight status...
  53. ncbi request reprint Obesity before age 30 years and risk of advanced prostate cancer
    Whitney R Robinson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:1107-14. 2005
    ....
  54. pmc Associations of abdominal fat with perceived racism and passive emotional responses to racism in African American women
    Anissa I Vines
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:526-30. 2007
    ..Passive emotional responses to perceived racism, hypothesized to have particularly adverse effects, were also examined...
  55. pmc China's transition: the effect of rapid urbanization on adult occupational physical activity
    Keri L Monda
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University Square, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:858-70. 2007
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint General and abdominal obesity and survival among young women with breast cancer
    Page E Abrahamson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1871-7. 2006
    ..22; 95% CI, 1.45-3.40). This study provides evidence that breast cancer survival is reduced among younger women with general or abdominal obesity...
  57. pmc Effect of 3-year weight history on blood pressure: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kimberly P Truesdale
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1112-9. 2008
    ..Effects of 3-year weight change history appear to be stronger and more consistent in men than in women, and generally similar regardless of current weight status...
  58. pmc Social correlates of the chronic stress of perceived racism among Black women
    Anissa I Vines
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:101-7. 2006
    ..This study describes the perceptions of racism, passive and active responses to this psychosocial stressor, and it examines socioeconomic correlates of perceived racism in an economically diverse population of Black women...
  59. ncbi request reprint Measurement of food availability in the home
    Maria Bryant
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Nutr Rev 64:67-76. 2006
    ..Two checklists, validated using observation, showed high sensitivity and specificity (87% or above). We provide recommendations to develop and validate population-specific tools that measure home food availability...
  60. pmc Do the obese know they are obese?
    Kimberly P Truesdale
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    N C Med J 69:188-94. 2008
    ..To determine whether adults accurately perceived their weight status category and could report how much they would need to weigh in order to be classified as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese...
  61. pmc Tracking of physical activity and inactivity in middle school girls
    Chris D Baggett
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1916-22. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the levels of tracking of physical activity and inactivity as assessed by self-report and accelerometry in middle school girls during a 2-yr period...
  62. pmc The effect of weight history on glucose and lipids: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Kimberly P Truesdale
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:1133-43. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that, in addition to current weight, weight history may impact glucose and lipid levels...
  63. pmc The effect of a physical activity intervention on bias in self-reported activity
    Daniel R Taber
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:316-22. 2009
    ..Data collected from a multi-site randomized trial were examined to determine if adolescent girls who received a physical activity intervention over-reported their activity more than girls who received no intervention...
  64. pmc School-level intraclass correlation for physical activity in sixth grade girls
    David M Murray
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:926-36. 2006
    ..We report the school-level intraclass correlation (ICC) for MVPA from the TAAG baseline survey of sixth grade girls and describe the relationship between the schedule of data collection and the ICC...
  65. ncbi request reprint Role of weight history on functional limitations and disability in late adulthood: the ARIC study
    Denise K Houston
    Department of Nutrition, CB 7461, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Obes Res 13:1793-802. 2005
    ..To examine associations of weight history with functional limitations and disability in white and African-American men and women...
  66. doi request reprint Dietary intake and the development of the metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, USA
    Circulation 117:754-61. 2008
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber and risk of coronary heart disease: a pooled analysis of cohort studies
    Mark A Pereira
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN55454, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:370-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to conduct a pooled analysis of dietary fiber and its subtypes and risk of coronary heart disease...
  68. pmc Associations of toenail selenium levels with inflammatory biomarkers of fibrinogen, high-sensitivity c-reactive protein, and interleukin-6: The CARDIA Trace Element Study
    Pengcheng Xun
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:793-800. 2010
    ..Gender, race/ethnicity, smoking status, and selenium supplementation did not appreciably modify these results. This study found no associations between toenail selenium and inflammation as measured by fibrinogen, hs-CRP, and IL-6...

Research Grants6

  1. Obesity, diet and functional health in African-Americans
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..behavioral research on aging" and "... epidemiological research on the aging process and on the determinants of health and mortality in older populations .... " ..
  2. Obesity in early and middle adulthood and retirement
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..support researchers interested in undertaking secondary data analyses of data related to ... behavioral research on aging" and "... determinants of retirement .... " ..
  3. Weight Loss and CVD Risk Factors
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Development of a tool to measure food availability in the home
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By accurately measuring what foods are in the home, we can learn how food availability influences diet. ..