Sara M. A. Donahue

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OBJECTIVE To estimate changes over time in birth weight for gestational age and in gestational length among term singleton neonates born from 1990 to 2005. METHODS We used data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics for 36,827,828 singleton neonates born at 37-41 weeks of gestation, 1990-2005. We examined trends in birth weight, birth weight(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in early life may influence adiposity development. OBJECTIVE We examined the extent to which prenatal n-3 (omega-3) and n-6 (omega-6) PUFA concentrations were associated with childhood adiposity. DESIGN In mother-child pairs in the Project Viva cohort, we assessed midpregnancy fatty acid intakes(More)
Objectives Evaluate the prevalence of physical inactivity (no physical activity or exercise for 30 min or more at least one day per week) in the 3 months prior to pregnancy in a population-based sample of women and identify individual socio-demographic, personal, health, and behavioral factors predictive of pre-pregnancy physical inactivity. Methods In this(More)
PURPOSE Distance to provider might be an important barrier to timely diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients who qualify for Medicaid coverage. Whether driving time or driving distance is a better indicator of travel burden is also of interest. METHODS Driving distances and times from patient residence to primary care provider were calculated for(More)
Maternal n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) status may influence birth outcomes and child health. We assessed second trimester maternal diet with food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) (n=1666), mid-pregnancy maternal erythrocyte PUFA concentrations (n=1550), and umbilical cord plasma PUFA concentrations (n=449). Mean (SD) maternal intake of total(More)
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