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Lung-Chang Chien

Published: Lung-Chang Chien

Sep 1, 2017

Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Geographic Variability in Gestational Weight Gain: a Multilevel Population-based Study of Women Having Term Births in Florida (2005-2012)", which appeared in the July issue of Annals of Epidemiology. This study examined the extent of geographic variability in gestational weight gain in Florida by analyzing Florida’s birth certificates (2005-2012) and ZIP code tabulation areas (ZCTAs; 2010 Census). The research team found that gestational weight gain varied widely within Florida, and the northwest of Florida exhibited increased likelihood of excessive gestational weight gain. The research findings can help policymakers prioritize in the implementation of public health programs and policies aimed at optimizing gestational weight gain.