- Hispanic ethnicity, race and blood donation in the United States
Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
Transfus Med 18:366-70. 2008
..Similar patterns were also seen at ages 15-24 years. HAs and AAs have similar low blood donation rates compared with non-Hispanic EAs. The difference is not explained by sociodemographic variables...
- Cognitive function, social integration and mortality in a U.S. national cohort study of older adults
Thomas O Obisesan
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
BMC Geriatr 9:33. 2009
- Religious involvement and seroprevalence of six infectious diseases in US adults
R F Gillum
Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
South Med J 103:403-8. 2010
..In the United States, religious practice is inversely associated with several chronic conditions, but no reports show whether it is inversely associated with prevalence of positive serology for infections...
- Religiousness and blood donation: findings from a national survey
R Frank Gillum
Howard University, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
J Health Psychol 15:163-72. 2010
..Religiousness was not associated with history of blood donation in men, with the exception of higher donation rates in Catholic men aged 35-44...
- Associations of prayer, mind-body therapy, and smoking cessation in a national survey
R F Gillum
School of Divinity and College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC 20017, USA
Psychol Rep 105:593-604. 2009
..prior to interview and attempting to quit during the year prior to interview, the odds of reporting no longer smoking at interview were no greater for those who used prayer, any mind-body therapy, or both, than in those using neither...
- Smokeless tobacco use and religiousness
Howard University College of Medicine, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:225-31. 2009
..09, 95% confidence limits 1.12-3.92, p=0.02. This negative association suggests a protective effect of early-life religiousness on ST use, which might be taken into account in planning ST prevention efforts...
- Associations between breast cancer risk factors and religiousness in American women in a national health survey
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
J Relig Health 48:178-88. 2009
..Multiple dimensions of religiousness are independently associated with multiple breast cancer risk factors...
- Prayer and spiritual practices for health reasons among American adults: the role of race and ethnicity
College of Medicine, Howard University, 1112 Nora Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
J Relig Health 49:283-95. 2010
..Surprisingly African American men were just as likely to report these practices as European American men. Sociodemographic variables and health status could not explain these differences...
- Associations between religious involvement and behavioral risk factors for HIV/AIDS in American women and men in a national health survey
R F Gillum
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Howard University, 2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20060, USA
Ann Behav Med 40:284-93. 2010
..Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is a leading cause of death...
- Physical activity, cognitive function, and mortality in a US national cohort
R F Gillum
Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, 2041 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20060, USA
Ann Epidemiol 20:251-7. 2010
..We test the hypothesis that the relative protective effect of high physical activity level as related to mortality is greater in persons with impaired cognitive function than in others...