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Cardiovascular Health of Mothers in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2014.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2019 Sep 20;28(9):1227-1236. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jwh.2018.7204
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2018.7204DOI Listing
September 2019

Availability of Services Related to Achieving Pregnancy in U.S. Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics.

Womens Health Issues 2019 Sep 4. Epub 2019 Sep 4.

Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10493867193013
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.07.005DOI Listing
September 2019

Beyond birth outcomes: Interpregnancy interval and injury-related infant mortality.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2019 Sep 12;33(5):360-370. Epub 2019 Sep 12.

Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12575DOI Listing
September 2019

Female Age at First Sexual Intercourse by Rural-Urban Residence and Birth Cohort.

Womens Health Issues 2019 Aug 20. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.07.004DOI Listing
August 2019

Electronic Cigarette Use in US Households With Children: The "New" Secondhand Smoke.

JAMA Pediatr 2019 Jul;173(7):693-695

Muskie School of Public Service, Public Health Program, Portland, Maine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1139DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6503574PMC
July 2019

Short interpregnancy intervals and adverse pregnancy outcomes by maternal age in the United States.

Ann Epidemiol 2019 Mar 11;31:38-44. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.12.002DOI Listing
March 2019

Side Effects and Health Benefits of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: A Systematic Review.

Obstet Gynecol 2019 Feb;133(2):332-341

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; the Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland; Social Solutions International's USAID Global Health Support, Initiative-III, Arlington, Virginia; The Ohio State University, College of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Columbus, Ohio; and Atlas Research LLC, Washington, DC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003089DOI Listing
February 2019

Short interpregnancy intervals and adverse maternal outcomes in high-resource settings: An updated systematic review.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2019 01 12;33(1):O48-O59. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Rockville, Maryland.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ppe.12518
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12518DOI Listing
January 2019

Birth spacing in the United States-Towards evidence-based recommendations.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2019 01 22;33(1):O1-O4. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ppe.12523
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12523DOI Listing
January 2019

Short interpregnancy intervals and adverse perinatal outcomes in high-resource settings: An updated systematic review.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2019 01 24;33(1):O25-O47. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ppe.12503
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12503DOI Listing
January 2019

Clinic-Based Programs to Prevent Repeat Teen Pregnancy: A Systematic Review.

Am J Prev Med 2018 11;55(5):736-746

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs, HHS, Rockville, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.08.001DOI Listing
November 2018

Unintended pregnancy and interpregnancy interval by maternal age, National Survey of Family Growth.

Contraception 2018 07 1;98(1):52-55. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Rockville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.02.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379777PMC
July 2018

Pilot study of placental tissue collection, processing, and measurement procedures for large scale assessment of placental inflammation.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(5):e0197039. Epub 2018 May 11.

Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5947903PMC
July 2018

Trends in Health Insurance Coverage of Title X Family Planning Program Clients, 2005-2015.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2018 05 13;27(5):684-690. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health , Office of Population Affairs, Rockville, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2017.6465DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6750757PMC
May 2018

Optimal Birth Spacing: What Can We Measure and What Do We Want to Know?

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2018 03 26;32(2):149-151. Epub 2018 Jan 26.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12447DOI Listing
March 2018

Trends in Risk of Pregnancy Loss Among US Women, 1990-2011.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2018 01 20;32(1):19-29. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

Office of the Center Director, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ppe.12417
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12417DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5771868PMC
January 2018

Does Contraceptive Use in the United States Meet Global Goals?

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 10;49(4):197-205. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Senior health scientist, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Rockville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12042DOI Listing
December 2017

Birth Order and Injury-Related Infant Mortality in the U.S.

Am J Prev Med 2017 Oct 27;53(4):412-420. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Office on Women's Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. DHHS, Washington, District of Columbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.04.018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5697982PMC
October 2017

Receipt of Selected Preventive Health Services for Women and Men of Reproductive Age - United States, 2011-2013.

MMWR Surveill Summ 2017 10 27;66(20):1-31. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6620a1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5879726PMC
October 2017

Future directions in performance measures for contraceptive care: a proposed framework.

Contraception 2017 09 27;96(3):138-144. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

The Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2017.06.001DOI Listing
September 2017

Interpregnancy Interval and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: An Analysis of Successive Pregnancies.

Obstet Gynecol 2017 08;130(2):464

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Rockville, Maryland University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland Mortality Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000002173DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5592837PMC
August 2017

Reducing Unintended Pregnancies as a Strategy to Avert Zika-Related Microcephaly Births in the United States: A Simulation Study.

Matern Child Health J 2017 05;21(5):982-987

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD, 20852, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-017-2275-2DOI Listing
May 2017

Trends in Timing of Pregnancy Awareness Among US Women.

Matern Child Health J 2017 04;21(4):715-726

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, Infant, Child, and Women's Health Statistics Branch, Hyattsville, MD, 20782, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-2155-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5269518PMC
April 2017

Influenza Vaccination Among US Children With Asthma, 2005-2013.

Acad Pediatr 2016 Jan-Feb;16(1):68-74. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2015.10.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4739299PMC
January 2017

Collinearity and Causal Diagrams: A Lesson on the Importance of Model Specification.

Epidemiology 2017 01;28(1):47-53

From the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000554DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5131787PMC
January 2017

Reconstructing a Pregnancy Cohort to Examine Potential Selection Bias in Studies on Racial Disparities in Preterm Delivery.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2017 01 29;31(1):55-63. Epub 2016 Oct 29.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12322DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5195858PMC
January 2017

Housing Assistance and Blood Lead Levels: Children in the United States, 2005-2012.

Am J Public Health 2016 11 15;106(11):2049-2056. Epub 2016 Sep 15.

Katherine A. Ahrens, Lauren M. Rossen, and Patricia C. Lloyd are with the Office of Analysis & Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, MD. Barbara A. Haley is with the Office of Policy Development and Research, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Yutaka Aoki is with the Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303432DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5055789PMC
November 2016

Relationship Between Mean Leucocyte Telomere Length and Measures of Allostatic Load in US Reproductive-Aged Women, NHANES 1999-2002.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2016 Jul 8;30(4):325-35. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Analysis & Epidemiology, Infant, Child & Women's Health Statistics Branch, Hyattsville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12277DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6697084PMC
July 2016

Pregnancy loss history at first parity and selected adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Ann Epidemiol 2016 07 13;26(7):474-481.e9. Epub 2016 May 13.

Reproductive Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.04.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6626662PMC
July 2016

Adherence to Vitamin D Recommendations Among US Infants Aged 0 to 11 Months, NHANES, 2009 to 2012.

Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2016 06 7;55(6):555-6. Epub 2015 Jun 7.

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0009922815589916DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746103PMC
June 2016

Complications and Safety of Preconception Low-Dose Aspirin Among Women With Prior Pregnancy Losses.

Obstet Gynecol 2016 Apr;127(4):689-98

Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, Maryland; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; the Department of Statistics, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel; the Department of Family, Community and Rural Health, Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania; and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000001301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4805457PMC
April 2016

The relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and liver enzymes among healthy premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study.

Eur J Nutr 2016 Mar 24;55(2):569-576. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, 7B03M, Rockville, MD, 20852, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-015-0876-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151355PMC
March 2016

Association of cadmium, lead and mercury with paraoxonase 1 activity in women.

PLoS One 2014 28;9(3):e92152. Epub 2014 Mar 28.

Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0092152PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969354PMC
June 2015

Perceived stress, reproductive hormones, and ovulatory function: a prospective cohort study.

Epidemiology 2015 Mar;26(2):177-84

From the aEpidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Rockville, MD; bDepartment of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; cProgram of Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD; and dEpidemiology and Environmental Health, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000238DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4315337PMC
March 2015

Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy and the risks of preterm delivery and small for gestational age birth.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2014 Nov 21;28(6):498-509. Epub 2014 Oct 21.

Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA; Epidemiology Department, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12152DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813306PMC
November 2014

Sexual activity, endogenous reproductive hormones and ovulation in premenopausal women.

Horm Behav 2014 Jul 20;66(2):330-8. Epub 2014 Jun 20.

Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.06.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4127088PMC
July 2014

Luteal phase deficiency in regularly menstruating women: prevalence and overlap in identification based on clinical and biochemical diagnostic criteria.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Jun 27;99(6):E1007-14. Epub 2014 Feb 27.

Division of Intramural Population Health Research (K.C.S., S.L.M., K.A.K., L.A.S., N.J.P., K.A.A., P.M., E.F.S.) and Program of Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology (K.A.K.), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852; Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology (A.O.H.), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132; Department of Family and Preventative Medicine (A.O.H., J.B.S.), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106; and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (J.W.-W.), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14209.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2013-3534DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4037737PMC
June 2014

The effect of physical activity across the menstrual cycle on reproductive function.

Ann Epidemiol 2014 Feb 15;24(2):127-34. Epub 2013 Nov 15.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.11.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3946734PMC
February 2014

A time and place for causal inference methods in perinatal and paediatric epidemiology.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2013 May;27(3):258-62

Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3670602PMC
May 2013