I B Ahluwalia

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Multiple lifestyle and psychosocial risks and delivery of small for gestational age infants
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:649-56. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, weight, and weight-related behaviors among Mexican Americans in the United States
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, CA 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:643-9. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Breastfeeding practices: does method of delivery matter?
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:231-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Maternity care practices and breastfeeding experiences of women in different racial and ethnic groups: Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail stop K 22, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1672-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Association between acculturation and breastfeeding among Hispanic women: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Hum Lact 28:167-73. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Medicaid coverage before pregnancy: Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:431-4. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Lack of health insurance coverage among working-age adults, evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993-2006
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Community Health 33:293-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical distress and high-risk behaviors among reproductive-age women
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:477-83. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy intention and contraceptive use among adult women
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:347-51. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with use of multivitamins by women of childbearing age
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE Mailstop K 66 Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Community Health 32:57-69. 2007

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Multiple lifestyle and psychosocial risks and delivery of small for gestational age infants
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:649-56. 2001
    ..To examine the occurrence of multiple risk behaviors during pregnancy among women who delivered a live birth and to examine the risk of delivering small for gestational age (SGA) infants for women with multiple risks...
  2. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, weight, and weight-related behaviors among Mexican Americans in the United States
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, CA 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:643-9. 2007
    ..This analysis explores the association between acculturation and body weight, self-perceptions of weight, and attempt to lose weight among Mexican Americans...
  3. doi request reprint Breastfeeding practices: does method of delivery matter?
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:231-7. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Maternity care practices and breastfeeding experiences of women in different racial and ethnic groups: Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail stop K 22, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1672-8. 2012
    ..Hospitals may want to examine the implementation of specific practices in relation to the cultural backgrounds of women to promote breastfeeding...
  5. doi request reprint Association between acculturation and breastfeeding among Hispanic women: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Hum Lact 28:167-73. 2012
    ..This study examined the association between acculturation and breastfeeding behaviors using population-based data...
  6. doi request reprint Medicaid coverage before pregnancy: Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:431-4. 2009
    ..Research also is needed to identify how PRAMS data can be used to guide programs and policies intended to reduce adverse outcomes for mothers and infants...
  7. doi request reprint Lack of health insurance coverage among working-age adults, evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993-2006
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Community Health 33:293-6. 2008
    ..Effective approaches to reducing uninsurance and the consequences related to lack of coverage are needed in the face of increasing health disparities in the United States...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical distress and high-risk behaviors among reproductive-age women
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:477-83. 2004
    ..To examine the prevalence of mental and physical distress indicators among women of reproductive age and the association of these indicators with cigarette smoking and alcohol use, by pregnancy status...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy intention and contraceptive use among adult women
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:347-51. 2007
    ..We examined pregnancy intention measures and contraceptive use behaviors among reproductive-age women using data from two CDC-based surveillance systems...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with use of multivitamins by women of childbearing age
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE Mailstop K 66 Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Community Health 32:57-69. 2007
    ..43; 95% CI: 0.36-0.52) or to be regular users (OR = 0.68; 95% CI: 0.50-0.91). Results suggest that certain psychosocial factors as well as advice from a health care provider help women to make decisions about multivitamin use...
  11. ncbi request reprint Report from the CDC. Changes in selected chronic disease-related risks and health conditions for nonpregnant women 18-44 years old BRFSS
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:382-6. 2005
    ..The BRFSS data can be used for monitoring the prevalence of multiple chronic disease-related behaviors and conditions...
  12. doi request reprint Self-reported and clinical measurement of three chronic disease risks among low-income women in West Virginia
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1857-62. 2009
    ..This study assessed the validity of several self-reported cardiovascular risk factors among low-income women aged 40-64 years in West Virginia...
  13. doi request reprint Factors associated with control of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes among low-income women in West Virginia
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:417-24. 2010
    ..Low-income women living in rural areas with limited health services may experience special challenges in managing chronic conditions...
  14. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a community-based approach to safe motherhood in northwestern Tanzania
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 82:231-40. 2003
    ..We present an evaluation of the Community Capacity Building and Empowerment initiative, undertaken by the Community-Based Reproductive Health Project (CBRHP), designed to address high maternal morbidity and mortality...
  15. doi request reprint Sustainability of community-capacity to promote safer motherhood in northwestern Tanzania: what remains?
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Glob Health Promot 17:39-49. 2010
    ..To examine the remains of the Community-Based Reproductive Health Project (CBRHP) implemented by CARE-Tanzania to address high maternal mortality in two rural districts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Who is breast-feeding? Recent trends from the pregnancy risk assessment and monitoring system
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Pediatr 142:486-91. 2003
    ..To examine breast-feeding initiation and continuation among women with recent live births in 10 states...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life among women of reproductive age: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998-2001
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:5-9. 2003
  18. doi request reprint Correlates of seasonal influenza vaccine coverage among pregnant women in Georgia and Rhode Island
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Applied Sciences Branch, Women s Health and Fertility Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:949-55. 2010
    ..To identify facilitators of and barriers to pregnant women being vaccinated against seasonal influenza by identifying factors associated with influenza vaccination during pregnancy among women who had recently given birth to a live infant...
  19. doi request reprint Seasonal influenza vaccine coverage among pregnant women: pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:649-51. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Why do women stop breastfeeding? Findings from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 116:1408-12. 2005
    ..We examined breastfeeding behaviors, periods of vulnerability for breastfeeding cessation, reasons for breastfeeding cessation, and the association between predelivery intentions and breastfeeding behaviors...
  21. pmc The effect of WIC participation on small-for-gestational-age births: Michigan, 1992
    I B Ahluwalia
    National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Altanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1374-7. 1998
    ..This study examined the relationship between enrollment in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and delivery of small-for-gestational-age infants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Social support and coping behaviors of low-income families experiencing food insufficiency in North Carolina
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Health Educ Behav 25:599-612. 1998
    ..In conclusion, as the social welfare system becomes constrained, more and more households may experience food insufficiency. Responsive policies are therefore needed to assist low-income families...
  23. ncbi request reprint Social relationships and cardiovascular disease risk factors: findings from the third national health and nutrition examination survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 30:83-92. 2000
    ..Conclusions. These results support findings from previous studies and indicate that social relationships have a beneficial effect on several behaviors that directly or indirectly affect the risk of cardiovascular disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Georgia's breastfeeding promotion program for low-income women
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 105:E85. 2000
    ..The objective of our research was to evaluate the impact of breastfeeding promotion strategies on breastfeeding initiation among WIC participants in Georgia...
  25. ncbi request reprint Correlates of postpartum smoking relapse. Results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    S L Carmichael
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, and the Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:193-6. 2000
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Are women with recent live births aware of the benefits of folic acid?
    I B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 50:3-14. 2001
    ..However, this awareness might be too late for the pregnancy that has occurred, indicating a continued need to educate all reproductive-aged women regarding the need to take folic acid before they become pregnant...
  27. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among adults during the 2004-2005 season
    Michael W Link
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:571-8. 2006
    ..Yearly monitoring of influenza vaccine coverage is important to assess the long-term impact of shortages on overall coverage and gaps in coverage between racial/ethnic groups...
  28. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: consequences of a neglected disease in a Bangladeshi community
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:624-8. 2003
    ..To decrease the KA burden in endemic areas, community efforts should be supplemented with effective treatment programs to ensure access to appropriate and affordable diagnosis and case management...
  29. ncbi request reprint State-specific prevalence of selected chronic disease-related characteristics--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 52:1-80. 2003
    ..Monitoring chronic disease-related behaviors is also key to developing targeted education and intervention programs at the national, state, and local levels to improve the health of the public...
  30. ncbi request reprint Observations from the CDC: Monitoring women's health in the United States: selected chronic disease indicators, 1991-2001 BRFSS
    Karin A Mack
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:309-14. 2003
    ..This analysis considers factors that underlie the leading causes of death and disability for adult women in the United States and changes in those factors over the previous decade...
  31. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: consequences to women in a Bangladeshi community
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:360-4. 2004
    ..Future work needs to focus on understanding the implications of KA on women and to develop sustainable strategies for appropriate and timely access to treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for certain health behaviors among selected local areas--United States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Lina Balluz
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 53:1-100. 2004
    ..Therefore, continual monitoring of these behaviors and practices at the state, city, and county levels can assist public health programs in evaluating and monitoring progress toward improving their community's health...
  33. ncbi request reprint Language preference as a predictor of access to and use of healthcare services among Hispanics in the United States
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:93-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if Spanish language preference was significantly associated with barriers to healthcare services among a nationally representative sample of Hispanic persons in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage and use of selected preventive services by working-age women, BRFSS, 2006
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:935-40. 2007
    ..Future research and programs need to address the public health issues of unmet healthcare needs and health insurance coverage of U.S. women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Modifiable characteristics of a healthy lifestyle in U.S. older adults with or without frequent mental distress: 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:754-61. 2007
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  36. pmc Risk factors for kala-azar in Bangladesh
    Caryn Bern
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:655-62. 2005
    ..Our data confirm strong clustering and suggest that insecticide-treated nets could be effective in preventing kala-azar...
  37. ncbi request reprint Menstrual-related problems and psychological distress among women in the United States
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:316-23. 2005
    ..To examine the associations of menstrual-related problems with mental health and health behaviors in a U.S. population-based study...
  38. pmc Healthy lifestyle behaviors among older U.S. adults with and without disabilities, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 51, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A09. 2007
    ..This study examines the prevalence of selected healthy lifestyle behaviors related to chronic diseases among adults aged 65 years and older with and without disabilities...
  39. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of visceral leishmaniasis on households in Bangladesh
    D Anoopa Sharma
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:757-64. 2006
    ..To explore current patterns of diagnosis and treatment, quantify household economic impact and identify household strategies to cover the costs of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) care in rural Bangladesh...
  40. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease-related behaviors in U.S. older women: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:3-7. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence of selected behaviors related to chronic diseases among women > or =65 years old using the 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data...