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Danelle T. Lobdell  - - - 
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Pauline Mendola

112 shared publications

Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD

Lynne C. Messer

31 shared publications

School of Community Health–College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

Jennifer Horney

20 shared publications

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

John M Weiner

14 shared publications

XXIV Century Press

Shannon Grabich

8 shared publications

Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, USA

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(2003 - 2018)
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The association between physical inactivity and obesity is modified by five domains of environmental quality in U.S. adu... Christine L. Gray, Lynne C. Messer, Kristen M. Rappazzo, Jyo... Published: 30 August 2018
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203301
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Physical inactivity is a primary contributor to the obesity epidemic, but may be promoted or hindered by environmental factors. To examine how cumulative environmental quality may modify the inactivity-obesity relationship, we conducted a cross-sectional study by linking county-level Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data with the Environmental Quality Index (EQI), a composite measure of five environmental domains (air, water, land, built, sociodemographic) across all U.S. counties. We estimated the county-level association (N = 3,137 counties) between 2009 age-adjusted leisure-time physical inactivity (LTPIA) and 2010 age-adjusted obesity from BRFSS across EQI tertiles using multi-level linear regression, with a random intercept for state, adjusted for percent minority and rural-urban status. We modelled overall and sex-specific estimates, reporting prevalence differences (PD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). In the overall population, the PD increased from best (PD = 0.341 (95% CI: 0.287, 0.396)) to worst (PD = 0.645 (95% CI: 0.599, 0.690)) EQI tertile. We observed similar trends in males from best (PD = 0.244 (95% CI: 0.194, 0.294)) to worst (PD = 0.601 (95% CI: 0.556, 0.647)) quality environments, and in females from best (PD = 0.446 (95% CI: 0.385, 0.507)) to worst (PD = 0.655 (95% CI: 0.607, 0.703)). We found that poor environmental quality exacerbates the LTPIA-obesity relationship. Efforts to improve obesity through LTPIA may benefit from considering this relationship.
Article 3 Reads 3 Citations Measuring the Storm: Methods of Quantifying Hurricane Exposure with Pregnancy Outcomes S. C. Grabich, J. Horney, C. Konrad, D. T. Lobdell Published: 01 February 2016
Natural Hazards Review, doi: 10.1061/(asce)nh.1527-6996.0000204
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Construction of an environmental quality index for public health research Lynne C Messer, Jyotsna S Jagai, Kristen M Rappazzo, Danelle... Published: 22 May 2014
Environmental Health, doi: 10.1186/1476-069x-13-39
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A more comprehensive estimate of environmental quality would improve our understanding of the relationship between environmental conditions and human health. An environmental quality index (EQI) for all counties in the U.S. was developed.
Article 2 Reads 1 Citation Putting Regulatory Data to Work at the Service of Public Health: Utilizing Data Collected Under the Clean Water Act Jyotsna S. Jagai, Barbara J. Rosenbaum, Suzanne M. Pierson, ... Published: 02 July 2013
Water Quality, Exposure and Health, doi: 10.1007/s12403-013-0095-1
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Use of focus groups for the environmental health researcher. Danelle T Lobdell, Suzanne Gilboa, Pauline Mendola, Bradford... Published: 01 May 2005
J Environ Health,
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Using commercial telephone directories to obtain a population-based sample for mail survey of women of reproductive age. Danelle T Lobdell, Germaine M Buck, John M Weiner, Pauline M... Published: 01 July 2003
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology,
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