Asheley Cockrell Skinner

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OBJECTIVE Examine health of preschoolers by BMI status. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of children 3 to 5 years old in the 1999-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was carried out. The measured age- and sex-specific BMI percentiles were used to categorize children as very obese, obese, overweight, or healthy weight. The authors used(More)
BACKGROUND Although pregnancy can be associated with adaptive changes in weight and eating behaviour for women with eating disorders, less is known about whether these changes are maintained in the postpartum period. We used a longitudinal design to examine gestational and postpartum weight trajectories in mothers with and without eating disorders in the(More)
OBJECTIVE In this paper we discuss what regression to the mean (RTM) is, the magnitude of RTM in realistic situations, interpretation of RTM, and recommendations for how to address RTM in study design. METHODS Public health research faces many challenges in conducting gold standard randomized, controlled trials (RCT). Although there are many threats to(More)
INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity affects ~20% of children in the United States. Environmental influences, such as parks, are linked with increased physical activity (PA). OBJECTIVE To examine whether changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) z-score were associated with construction of a new park. METHODS A quasi-experimental design was used to determine whether(More)
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