Lina S Balluz

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A systematic review of publications assessing reliability and validity of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2004-2011
    Carol Pierannunzi
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:49. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors for people's response to a tornado warning: Arkansas, 1 March 1997
    L Balluz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Studies Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Disasters 24:71-7. 2000
  3. pmc Environmental pesticide exposure in Honduras following hurricane Mitch
    L Balluz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 23, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 79:288-95. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Association between selected unhealthy lifestyle factors, body mass index, and chronic health conditions among individuals 50 years of age or older, by race/ethnicity
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:450-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among United States adults with disabilities using assistive technology
    Catherine A Okoro
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 50:204-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of prevalence estimates for selected health indicators and chronic diseases or conditions from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 200
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Prev Med 54:381-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Trends in health-related behavioral risk factors among pregnant women in the United States: 2001-2009
    Guixiang Zhao
    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 Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:255-63. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The associations between depression, health-related quality of life, social support, life satisfaction, and disability in community-dwelling US adults
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:61-4. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Multiple healthy behaviors and optimal self-rated health: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey
    James Tsai
    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
    Prev Med 51:268-74. 2010
  10. pmc Vitamin or supplement use among adults, behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 13 states, 2001
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:117-23. 2005

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Publications68

  1. pmc A systematic review of publications assessing reliability and validity of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2004-2011
    Carol Pierannunzi
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:49. 2013
    ..As the BRFSS makes changes in its methods of sampling and weighting, a review of reliability and validity studies of the BRFSS is needed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors for people's response to a tornado warning: Arkansas, 1 March 1997
    L Balluz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Studies Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Disasters 24:71-7. 2000
    ..Thus, shelters in tornado-prone areas should be quickly accessible by residents...
  3. pmc Environmental pesticide exposure in Honduras following hurricane Mitch
    L Balluz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 23, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 79:288-95. 2001
    ..The goals were to evaluate chemical contamination of potable water and the extent of human exposure to chemicals as a result of extensive flooding...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association between selected unhealthy lifestyle factors, body mass index, and chronic health conditions among individuals 50 years of age or older, by race/ethnicity
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:450-7. 2008
    ..To examine the association between selected unhealthy lifestyle factors, body mass index (BMI), and chronic conditions among individuals 50 years of age or older, by race/ethnicity...
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among United States adults with disabilities using assistive technology
    Catherine A Okoro
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 50:204-9. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of prevalence estimates for selected health indicators and chronic diseases or conditions from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 200
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Prev Med 54:381-7. 2012
    ..To compare the prevalence estimates of selected health indicators and chronic diseases or conditions among three national health surveys in the United States...
  7. doi request reprint Trends in health-related behavioral risk factors among pregnant women in the United States: 2001-2009
    Guixiang Zhao
    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 Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:255-63. 2012
    ..This study assessed the trends in the prevalence of health-related behavioral risk factors over time among U.S. pregnant women...
  8. doi request reprint The associations between depression, health-related quality of life, social support, life satisfaction, and disability in community-dwelling US adults
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:61-4. 2009
    ..These profound associations underscore the need for recognition and treatment of depression in all healthcare settings...
  9. doi request reprint Multiple healthy behaviors and optimal self-rated health: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey
    James Tsai
    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
    Prev Med 51:268-74. 2010
    ..S. adults or adults with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) or diabetes...
  10. pmc Vitamin or supplement use among adults, behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 13 states, 2001
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:117-23. 2005
    ..The authors examined vitamin/supplement (V/S) use and its relationship to sociodemographics, health behaviors, and health conditions among adults in 13 states...
  11. doi request reprint Serious psychological distress among adults with and without disabilities
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:52-60. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the extent to which serious psychological distress (SPD) is associated with behavioral and social correlates among US adults with self-reported disabilities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and health risk behaviors among smokers
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:182-7. 2005
    ..It is well established that smoking has detrimental effects on physical health, but its associations with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and a variety of health behaviors have not been widely investigated in the U.S. population...
  13. doi request reprint State and local area estimates of depression and anxiety among adults with disabilities in 2006
    Catherine A Okoro
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:78-90. 2011
    ..Depression and anxiety are prevalent among adults with disabilities. However, little is known regarding the geographic variability of depression and anxiety among adults with disabilities in the United States...
  14. doi request reprint The association between depression and anxiety and use of oral health services and tooth loss
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 40:134-44. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the associations among depression, anxiety, use of oral health services, and tooth loss...
  15. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine among US adults with and without functional limitations
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 34:128-35. 2012
    ..We also examine the reasons for using CAM and for disclosing its use to conventional medical professionals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disability among older American Indians and Alaska Natives: disparities in prevalence, health-risk behaviors, obesity, and chronic conditions
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:686-92. 2007
    ..To estimate, within the population with disabilities, the health-risk behaviors, obesity, and chronic conditions of older AIANs and compare them with estimates for other racial/ethnic groups...
  17. pmc Undertreatment of mental health problems in adults with diagnosed diabetes and serious psychological distress: the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2007
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:1061-4. 2010
    ..To assess the prevalence and correlates of undertreatment for mental health problems among adults with diabetes and serious psychological distress (SPD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas --- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2009
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 60:1-250. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for certain health behaviors among States and selected local areas - United States, 2010
    Fang Xu
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 62:1-247. 2013
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress, comorbidities, and health behaviors among U.S. adults with seizures: results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, U S A
    Epilepsia 46:1133-9. 2005
    ..To examine the association of seizures with health-related quality of life (HRQOL), physical and psychiatric comorbidities, and health behaviors...
  21. pmc Physical activity and optimal self-rated health of adults with and without diabetes
    James Tsai
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:365. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between levels of physical activity and optimal self-rated health (SRH) of U.S. adults with and without diabetes in all 50 states and territories of the Unites States...
  22. pmc Serum non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration and risk of death from cardiovascular diseases among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey linked mortality study
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:46. 2011
    ..The association of non-HDL-C with risk of death from CVD in diabetes is not well understood. This study assessed the hypothesis that, among adults with diabetes, non-HDL-C may be related to the risk of death from CVD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association of self-reported leisure-time physical inactivity with particulate matter 2.5 air pollution
    Xiao Jun Wen
    Survey Operation Section, Behavioral Surveillance Branch, National Center for Chronic Diseases Division for Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Environ Health 72:40-4; quiz 45. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Waist circumference, abdominal obesity, and depression among overweight and obese U.S. adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:130. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of depressive symptoms with waist circumference or abdominal obesity among overweight and obese U.S. adults...
  25. doi request reprint Depression and anxiety in the United States: findings from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Surveillance Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, N E, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1383-90. 2008
    ..This study examined the unadjusted and adjusted prevalence estimates of depression and anxiety at the state level and examined the odds ratios of depression and anxiety for selected risk behaviors, obesity, and chronic diseases...
  26. doi request reprint Independent associations of serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone with blood pressure among US adults
    Guixiang Zhao
    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 Hypertens 28:1821-8. 2010
    ..This study examined whether serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and PTH were independently associated with blood pressure and the presence of hypertension or prehypertension among the United States adults...
  27. doi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported clinically diagnosed sleep apnea according to obesity status in men and women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006
    Chaoyang Li
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, 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
    Prev Med 51:18-23. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of self-reported clinically diagnosed sleep apnea (diagnosed sleep apnea) according to body mass index (BMI, measure of total obesity) and waist circumference (measure of abdominal obesity) in US adults...
  28. pmc Association between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among U.S. adults aged 50 years and older: a cross-sectional analysis
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:282. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among older U.S. men and women. Whether these associations are independent of physical activity was also explored...
  29. doi request reprint Physical activity, psychological distress, and receipt of mental healthcare services among cancer survivors
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:131-9. 2013
    ..This study examined the associations of physical activity with serious psychological distress (SPD) and receipt of mental healthcare services among U.S. adult cancer survivors...
  30. pmc Use of folic acid and vitamin supplementation among adults with depression and anxiety: a cross-sectional, population-based survey
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Nutr J 10:102. 2011
    ..This study examined the prevalence and the likelihood of use of folic acid or vitamin supplements among adults with depression and anxiety in comparison to those without these conditions...
  31. doi request reprint Impact of depression and anxiety on quality of life, health behaviors, and asthma control among adults in the United States with asthma, 2006
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Asthma 45:123-33. 2008
    ..Psychological factors such as anxiety and depression are increasingly being recognized as influencing the onset and course of asthma...
  32. doi request reprint Physical activity in U.S. older adults with diabetes mellitus: prevalence and correlates of meeting physical activity recommendations
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:132-7. 2011
    ..To compare the prevalence and correlates of meeting current recommendations for physical activity in older adults with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) in the United States...
  33. ncbi request reprint Uninsured adults aged 65 years and older: is their health at risk?
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:453-63. 2005
    ..Given the projected growth of the elderly population, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, it is crucial to ensure all older adults have access to preventive health services...
  34. doi request reprint Psychological distress severity of adults reporting receipt of treatment for mental health problems in the BRFSS
    Satvinder S Dhingra
    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
    Psychiatr Serv 62:396-403. 2011
    ..This study aimed to understand the association between symptoms and treatment receipt with data from the U.S Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey...
  35. ncbi request reprint The associations between life satisfaction and health-related quality of life, chronic illness, and health behaviors among U.S. community-dwelling adults
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Community Health 33:40-50. 2008
    ..Our findings showed that HRQOL and health risk behaviors varied with level of life satisfaction. As life satisfaction appears to encompass many individual life domains, it may be an important concept for public health research...
  36. doi request reprint State-based differences in the prevalence and characteristics of untreated persons with serious psychological distress
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:9-15. 2009
    ..To examine the state-based prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD) and its treatment using the Kessler-6 scale...
  37. doi request reprint Clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors and health-related quality of life among US adults
    Chaoyang Li
    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
    Value Health 11:689-99. 2008
    ..To assess the association of clusters of multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among US adults aged 18 years or older in 2003...
  38. doi request reprint Has the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies by U.S. adults with chronic disease-related functional limitations changed from 2002 to 2007?
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 19:217-23. 2013
    ..This study examined changes in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies by U.S. adults aged 18 years or older with chronic disease-related functional limitations between 2002 and 2007...
  39. doi request reprint Trends of insulin use among US adults with type 2 diabetes: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1995-2007
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 26:17-22. 2012
    ..People with type 2 diabetes may need insulin therapy to compensate for their underlying pathogenic abnormalities and to improve glycemic control. We examined trends of insulin use among US adults aged ≥40 years with type 2 diabetes...
  40. doi request reprint Association of total calcium and dietary protein intakes with fracture risk in postmenopausal women: the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    Yuna Zhong
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Nutrition 25:647-54. 2009
    ..We examined the associations of total calcium intake (TCI) and dietary protein intake (DPI) with risk of fracture...
  41. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and health-related quality of life among older adults. Findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS)
    David W Brown
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 65:105-15. 2004
    ..These results reinforce the importance of preventing diabetes and its complications through health education messages stressing a balanced diet and increased physical activity...
  42. doi request reprint No associations between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone and depression among US adults
    Guixiang Zhao
    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
    Br J Nutr 104:1696-702. 2010
    ..However, these findings need to be further confirmed in future studies...
  43. pmc Association between diagnosed diabetes and self-reported cancer among U.S. adults: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1365-8. 2011
    ..To assess the association between diagnosed diabetes and self-reported cancer among U.S. adults...
  44. doi request reprint Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area estimates of depression and anxiety using the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 in the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:117-24. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the United States by state and MMSA...
  45. pmc Prevalence of diagnosed cancer according to duration of diagnosed diabetes and current insulin use among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:1569-76. 2013
    ..To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed cancer according to duration of diagnosed diabetes and current insulin use among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes...
  46. pmc Associations between Overall and Abdominal Obesity and Suicidal Ideation among US Adult Women
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Obes 2012:263142. 2012
    ..Thus, the previously reported association between obesity and suicidal ideation appears to be confounded by coexistence of chronic conditions and current depression among women of the United States...
  47. pmc State and metropolitan-area estimates of disability in the United States, 2001
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1964-9. 2005
    ..We sought to provide estimates of disability prevalence for states and metropolitan areas in the United States...
  48. ncbi request reprint Associations between short- and long-term unemployment and frequent mental distress among a national sample of men and women
    David W Brown
    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 Occup Environ Med 45:1159-66. 2003
    ..Public health officials should work with government officials to incorporate the health consequences of unemployment into economic policymaking...
  49. doi request reprint The association of depression and anxiety with obesity and unhealthy behaviors among community-dwelling US adults
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:127-37. 2008
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Estimates of body composition with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in adults
    Chaoyang Li
    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
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1457-65. 2009
    ..Little is known about the distributions of percentage body fat (PBF), total body fat (TBF), and fat-free mass (FFM) in the adult population in the United States...
  51. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine among USA adults with functional limitations: for treatment or general use?
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Complement Ther Med 19:208-15. 2011
    ..This study compared the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat health conditions with CAM use for general wellness or disease prevention among USA adults with and without functional limitations...
  52. doi request reprint A comparison of depression prevalence estimates measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire with two administration modes: computer-assisted telephone interviewing versus computer-assisted personal interviewing
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Public Health 57:225-33. 2012
    ..To compare depression prevalence estimates measured by the 8-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-8) with two administration modes in two national surveys...
  53. ncbi request reprint Access to health care among older adults and receipt of preventive services. Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 40:337-43. 2005
    ..S. adults aged 65 years and older have health care coverage, many do not receive preventive care. To investigate why, we examined various barriers to access of health care and their effect on obtaining preventive care...
  54. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for heart disease and stroke among diabetic persons, by disability status
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 19:201-6. 2005
    ..The logit form of each model was used to estimate conditional marginal probabilities of risk factors for heart disease and stroke among diabetic persons, by disability status...
  55. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and heart disease: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:50-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between tooth loss and heart disease...
  56. ncbi request reprint The associations among childhood headaches, emotional and behavioral difficulties, and health care use
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1728-35. 2006
    ..They contribute to missed school days, affect children's peer and family relationships, and significantly impact children's quality of life, often times into adulthood...
  57. doi request reprint Serum α-carotene concentrations and risk of death among US Adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Follow-up Study
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E97, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:507-15. 2011
    ..Limited data are emerging to implicate the important role of α-carotene in the development of CVD or cancer...
  58. ncbi request reprint Disability, arthritis, and body weight among adults 45 years and older
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obes Res 12:854-61. 2004
    ..To examine the association between body weight and disability among persons with and without self-reported arthritis...
  59. pmc Binge drinking intensity and health-related quality of life among US adult binge drinkers
    Xiao Jun Wen
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E86. 2012
    ..The frequency of binge drinking is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but the association between binge drinking intensity and HRQOL is unknown. Our objective was to examine this association...
  60. pmc Emotional and behavioral difficulties and impairments in everyday functioning among children with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A52. 2006
    ..However, little is known about the spectrum of emotional and behavioral problems and areas of impairment among children with a history of ADHD in nonclinical, nationally representative samples...
  61. ncbi request reprint Associations between white blood cell count and risk for cerebrovascular disease mortality: NHANES II Mortality Study, 1976-1992
    David W Brown
    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
    Ann Epidemiol 14:425-30. 2004
    ..To examine associations between elevated white blood cell count (WBC) and cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) mortality independent of cigarette smoking and by gender...
  62. ncbi request reprint Physical activity level and ischemic heart disease prevalence among individuals aged 45 years and older with normal weight, BRFSS, 2007
    Xiao Jun Wen
    Behavioral and Clinic Surveillance Branch, Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:475-80. 2011
    ..Studies exploring the risk of IHD and PA level among adults aged 45 years and older with normal weight are limited...
  63. pmc Chronic disease in health emergencies: in the eye of the hurricane
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A46. 2006
    ..We explored how a current surveillance system could be used to provide estimates of the potential needs for emergency treatment of chronic diseases in the wake of a natural disaster...
  64. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of household firearms and firearm-storage practices in the 50 states and the District of Columbia: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e370-6. 2005
    ..To examine the prevalence of household firearms and firearm-storage practices in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and estimate the number of children exposed to unsafe storage practices...
  65. ncbi request reprint Population-based U.S. study of severe headaches in adults: psychological distress and comorbidities
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Headache 46:223-32. 2006
    ..To examine the associations between severe headaches (SH), psychological distress, and comorbid conditions among U.S. adults...
  66. pmc PHQ-8 Days: a measurement option for DSM-5 Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) severity
    Satvinder S Dhingra
    Northrop Grumman Information Systems, CDC Programs, University Office Park Harvard Building, 3375 Northwest Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Popul Health Metr 9:11. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  67. ncbi request reprint Associations between recommended levels of physical activity and health-related quality of life. Findings from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey
    David W Brown
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 37:520-8. 2003
    ..The authors examined whether recommended levels of physical activity were associated with better HRQOL and perceived health status...
  68. pmc Analysis of five-year trends in self-reported language preference and issues of item non-response among Hispanic persons in a large cross-sectional health survey: implications for the measurement of an ethnic minority population
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Popul Health Metr 8:7. 2010
    ....