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Social vulnerability and migration in the wake of disaster: the case of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
This study explores the relationship between place-based social vulnerability and post-disaster migration in the U.S. Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Using county-level dataExpand
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Personalized Mobile Health Intervention for Health and Weight Loss in Postpartum Women Receiving Women, Infants, and Children Benefit: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
BACKGROUND Prepregnancy maternal obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy lead to significant morbidities in mothers and their children. Mothers who never return to their prepregnancyExpand
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The geographic concentration of us adult obesity prevalence and associated social, economic, and environmental factors
This study used spatial statistical methods to test the hypotheses that county‐level adult obesity prevalence in the United States is (1) regionally concentrated at significant levels, and (2) linkedExpand
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Examination of the reliability and validity of the Mindful Eating Questionnaire in pregnant women
OBJECTIVE Mindfulness is theorized to affect the eating behavior and weight of pregnant women, yet no measure has been validated during pregnancy. METHODS This study qualitatively andExpand
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Smartloss: A Personalized Mobile Health Intervention for Weight Management and Health Promotion
Background Synonymous with increased use of mobile phones has been the development of mobile health (mHealth) technology for improving health, including weight management. Behavior change theory (eg,Expand
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Change in Obesity Prevalence across the United States Is Influenced by Recreational and Healthcare Contexts, Food Environments, and Hispanic Populations
Objective To examine change in county-level adult obesity prevalence between 2004 and 2009 and identify associated community characteristics. Methods Change in county-level adult (≥20 years) obesityExpand
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Validity of the Remote Food Photography Method against Doubly Labeled Water among Minority Preschoolers
The aim of this study was to determine the validity of energy intake (EI) estimations made using the remote food photography method (RFPM) compared to the doubly labeled water (DLW) method inExpand
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The Great Recession and the Changing Geography of Food Stamp Receipt
The Great Recession has been distinctive in driving up unprecedented levels of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This study extends the literature on theExpand
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The Influence of Neighborhood Crime on Increases in Physical Activity during a Pilot Physical Activity Intervention in Children
The purpose of this study was to examine whether neighborhood crime moderated the response (increases in steps) to a pilot intervention to increase physical activity in children. Twenty-sevenExpand
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Regional Disparities in Obesity Prevalence in the United States: A Spatial Regime Analysis
Significant clusters of high‐ and low‐obesity counties have been demonstrated across the United States (US). This study examined regional disparities in obesity prevalence and differences in theExpand
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