Children and adolescents
Creating County- and Census Tract-Level Estimates of Childhood Obesity in the U.S.: A Spatial Multilevel Modeling Approach
Using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, spatial multilevel models will be constructed to estimate county- and Census tract-level rates of childhood obesity in the U.S. Particular emphasis will be placed on rural areas, for which direct estimates are often unavailable because of small sample sizes in population-based surveys.
Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Topics: Children and adolescents, Obesity
Predictors and Barriers to Achieving Immunization in Rural and Urban Areas
Prenatal and timely childhood immunizations offer the optimal strategy for preventing severe morbidity and mortality due to vaccine-preventable disease. This project will evaluate possible gaps in immunization services for pregnant women and their infants in rural areas as compared to urban areas.
Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Children and adolescents, Health promotion and disease prevention, Health services, Maternal health