Peter C. van Dyck

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This study examines state- and regional disparities in obesity prevalence among 46,707 US children and adolescents aged 10–17 years before and after adjusting for individual socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics and area deprivation measures. The 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health was used to calculate obesity prevalence in nine geographic(More)
Context: Federal and state maternal and child health programs are responsible for promoting and improving the health and well-being of children. To support achievement of this goal, the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in partnership with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has(More)
This study examines the independent and joint associations between several socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics and physical activity (PA) and inactivity prevalence among 68,288 US children aged 6–17 years. The 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health was used to estimate PA prevalence. Multivariate logistic regression was used to estimate odds of(More)
Capture, coding and communication of newborn screening (NBS) information represent a challenge for public health laboratories, health departments, hospitals, and ambulatory care practices. An increasing number of conditions targeted for screening and the complexity of interpretation contribute to a growing need for integrated information-management(More)
The goals of this study are to estimate federal maternal and child health (MCH) expenditures and identify their sources. This analysis is intended to provide a broad view of MCH funding appropriations and a basis for discussion of whether funds could be better utilized for the benefit of the population served. Data on federal maternal and child health(More)
With roots going back to the formation of the Children’s Bureau in 1912, Title V (Maternal and Child Health) of the Social Security Act (SSA) provides a foundation for ensuring the health of our Nation’s mothers and children. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on August 14, 1935, Title V authorized the Maternal and(More)
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