Charity G. Moore, PhD


Completed Projects - (3)

  • Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs and Provider Availability for Rural Children
    The study will examine the prevalence of subclinical problems in rural children, assess risk factors associated with problems in children, and assess the influence of local provider availability on healthcare provider contact.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Health services, Mental and behavioral health
  • Poverty, Parental Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home Among Rural Families
    Using the National Survey of Children's Health, this study will address the prevalence of poverty, parental stress and violent disagreements in the home in rural and urban families. Associations among economic hardships, parent stress, violent disagreements in the home and mental health problems in children will also be investigated.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Poverty, Violence and abuse, Women
  • Teen Violence
    This study will use national data to assess the prevalence of violence among rural youth, define risk factors for violence exposure among rural youth, and assess the current ability of rural school systems to provide appropriate mental health care and/or referrals for youth exposed to violence.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Mental and behavioral health, Violence and abuse

Publications - (25)

2007

2006

2005

  • Early Alcohol Use, Rural Residence, and Adulthood Employment
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    Findings indicate that drinking during youth and early adulthood was common in the early 1980s. Nearly half of respondents reported drinking before age 18, and 55.3% reported binge drinking. Drinking behaviors did not differ significantly between rural and urban residents.
  • Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    Using 21 years of data from the National Health Interview Survey to explore trends in health insurance and health services utilization for children between 1980 and 2001, the authors found that rural children have been consistently less likely to have insurance than urban children, and minority status adds to the disparity.
  • Effects of Uninsurance during the Preceding 10 Years on Health Status among Rural Working Age Adults
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2005
    In a population just reaching age 40, continuous health insurance coverage in the preceding 8 to 10 years was not associated with better self-perceived health than interrupted coverage. However, continuous insurance coverage was significantly related to better mental health.
  • Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs, and Provider Availability for Rural Children
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2005
    This study used the 2001 National Health Interview Survey to assess the prevalence of sub-clinical mental health problems among children, the degree to which children with potential problems use mental health and general providers for these problems, and the degree of unmet need.
  • The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on Rural Communities
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 08/2005
    This study assesses the perception of state Medicaid staff and individuals from State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) and Rural Health Associations (RHA) regarding the impact on rural areas of state Medicaid policy changes that occurred between 2002 and 2004.
  • Poverty, Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home Among Rural Families
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2005
    This study used information from a large, nationally representative telephone survey of households with children, carried out by the National Center for Health Statistics, to explore the prevalence of violent disagreements in the home.
  • Depression in Rural Populations: Prevalence, Effects on Life Quality, And Treatment-Seeking Behavior
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2005
    The authors found the prevalence of major depression was higher among rural than among urban populations. Nearly all individuals scoring positive for depression reported their symptoms interfered with their life/activities. Persons without health insurance were less likely to have talked with a physician than were the privately/publicly insured.
  • Violence And Rural Teens: Teen Violence, Drug Use, And School-Based Prevention Services In Rural America
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2005
    This report describes a study to explore the prevalence of violence-related exposures and drug use among rural teens, to investigate the effects of race and gender on the risk of exposure to violence and drug use, and to compare the policies and mental healthcare services of rural and urban schools.
  • Update: Health Insurance and Utilization of Care Among Rural Adolescents
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 2005
    Using data from the 1999-2000 National Health Interview Survey, it was found that across races, rural adolescents were as likely to have insurance but less likely to report a preventive visit than urban children; residence did not affect the likelihood of a visit or a usual source of care.

2004

2003

2002