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IMPORTANCE Childhood obesity is the focus of public health efforts and accurate estimates of the prevalence and severity of obesity are needed for policy decisions and directions for future research. OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity over time for 14 years of the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of unmet needs for routine and specialty care among children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and to identify factors associated with the likelihood of having unmet need for medical care. METHODS Data come from the respondents for 38 866 children interviewed for the National Survey of Children With Special Health(More)
PURPOSE To examine the barriers and difficulties experienced by rural families of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in caring for their children. METHODS The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs was used to examine rural-urban differences in types of providers used, reasons CSHCN had unmet health care needs, insurance(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent public health and media attention on child obesity may have altered accuracy of self-perception of obesity and associated weight control behaviors in children and adolescents. Thus, we examined whether accuracy of weight perceptions were associated with weight loss behaviors. METHODS We examined children 8 to 15 years old in the National(More)
OBJECTIVE The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends intramuscular (IM) vitamin K prophylaxis for all newborns to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Given the serious implications of late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding, our objective was to examine factors influencing parents' decisions to refuse IM vitamin K prophylaxis. METHODS Parents(More)
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) are related to obesity in adults, but the association is less clear in children. Our objective was to examine relationships between multiple markers of inflammation and children's weight status; we hypothesized that the prevalence of inflammatory markers would increase as weight status(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to examine (1) how patient adherence and eye drop technique were associated with visual field defect severity and (2) how general glaucoma adherence self-efficacy and eye drop technique self-efficacy were related to visual field defect severity. DESIGN Cross-sectional study conducted at a single private practice(More)
The decline in physician job satisfaction is well documented, but its impact on physicians and patients is not. This article reviews 44 articles that address these impacts. Four findings emerge from this study along with recommendations for improving the measurement and management of job satisfaction.
OBJECTIVE Variation in energy intake by weight status at different ages may explain inconsistencies in previous research on energy intake and obesity. Therefore, our objective was to determine the relationship between reported daily energy intake and categorized weight status across childhood. METHODS We examined dietary reports of children ages 1 to 17(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe weight-for-length (WFL) trajectories in the children (birth-12 months) of mothers with and without eating disorders. METHOD This study is based on the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. We categorized women (N = 57,185) based on diagnosis prior to and during(More)