Harry W.B. Herrick

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Overview This report describes the development and implementation of the North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (NC CHAMP) annual survey, conducted by the State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS). NC CHAMP has collected health information on children since 2005 and contributes to a seamless health data system for all North Carolina(More)
BACKGROUND Comparisons of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and adults in the general population are not well described. AIMS To examine associations between COPD and four measures of HRQOL in a population-based sample. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHODS These relationships were(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)
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide data on key public health indicators for the state's Hispanic Spanish-speaking population, and to compare these results with those for English-speaking Hispanics and non-Hispanic African Americans and whites. Comparison with other demographic groups provides the context for evaluating the health risks 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)
Prior research has found an association between mortgage delinquency and foreclosure and poor physical and mental health. A new question on housing stress was included in the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. In this study, we analyze 2011 BRFSS survey data to investigate how rates of poor health, chronic conditions and limited(More)
S S t t t t t u u u u u d d d d d ies ies ies ies ies Objectives: This study examines the association of breastfeeding duration and the incidence of diagnosed childhood asthma in North Carolina. Methods: The North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP) is a follow-up survey on the health and health practices of children (0 to 17(More)
Objectives: Eye health and use of eye care have not previously been measured among North Carolina adults. In 2006, questions from the newly developed vision module were included in North Carolina's BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) survey. In this study, we present data related to impaired vision, eye-care insurance, and recent eye exams.(More)