Harry W.B. Herrick

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OBJECTIVES We examined the effect on 3 behavioral risk factors for heart disease and diabetes (low fruit and vegetable consumption, low physical activity, and cigarette smoking) of an intervention in an African American community in North Carolina. METHODS A community coalition, a lay health advisor program, and policy and community environment change(More)
North Carolina's statewide, interagency Child Service Coordination Program (CSCP) serves children under five years of age with or at-risk for diverse health and developmental conditions. Preliminary assessment of the CSCP linked existing datasets to examine program coverage for two target populations: mothers < 15 year of age and infants < 1,500 g. The(More)
Objective: Among mothers with recent births, we identify the effects of self-reported stressful life events in the year before delivery on the risk of postpartum depression (PPD). Methods: Survey data (1997-1998) from the North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) were used to evaluate the impact of both the quantity of stress and(More)
Despite efforts to improve the quality and availability of prenatal care in the United States, the risk of preterm births remains significantly higher among black women, compared to women of other race or ethnic groups. Extensive research on black/white differences in poor birth outcomes has failed to produce a clear understanding of the excess risk of(More)
OBJECTIVES We explored the association of sexual orientation with poor adult health outcomes before and after adjustment for exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). METHODS Data were from the 2012 North Carolina, 2011 Washington, and 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys regarding health risks,(More)
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate trends in daily smoking among adult North Carolinians and identify factors that predict quit-smoking attempts among male and female daily smokers. For many smokers, multiple quit-smoking attempts are a precursor to quitting successfully. Methods: Telephone interview data from the NC Behavioral Risk Factor(More)
BACKGROUND Health disparities among persons with disabilities have been previously documented. However, there is little research specific to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in this population and how ACE exposure affects health outcomes in adulthood. METHODS Data from the 2012 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey(More)