Chaoyang Li

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Elevated cardiovascular risk among adults with obstructive and restrictive airway functioning in the United States: a cross-sectional study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007-2010
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Respir Res 13:115. 2012
  3. pmc Temporal changes in concentrations of lipids and apolipoprotein B among adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and normoglycemia: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1991 to 2005-2008
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 12:26. 2013
  4. 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Diabetes and anxiety in US adults: findings from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    C 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
    Diabet Med 25:878-81. 2008
  9. pmc Does the association of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio with fasting serum insulin differ by race/ethnicity?
    Chaoyang Li
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:4. 2008
  10. 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

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Publications100

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Elevated cardiovascular risk among adults with obstructive and restrictive airway functioning in the United States: a cross-sectional study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007-2010
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Respir Res 13:115. 2012
    ..Our objective was to examine the cardiovascular risk profile for adults with obstructive and restrictive impairments of lung functioning in a representative sample of adults from the United States...
  3. pmc Temporal changes in concentrations of lipids and apolipoprotein B among adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and normoglycemia: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1991 to 2005-2008
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 12:26. 2013
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Diabetes and anxiety in US adults: findings from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    C 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
    Diabet Med 25:878-81. 2008
    ..Little is known about the relationship between diabetes and anxiety. We estimated the prevalence of lifetime diagnosis of anxiety in adults aged > or = 18 years with and without diabetes in the USA...
  9. pmc Does the association of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio with fasting serum insulin differ by race/ethnicity?
    Chaoyang Li
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:4. 2008
    ..However, conflicting findings exist for the association of the TG/HDL-C ratio with FSI by race/ethnicity...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Waist-to-thigh ratio and diabetes among US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    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
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 89:79-87. 2010
    ..We sought to examine whether waist-to-thigh ratio (WTR) performed better than waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR), waist circumference (WC), or body mass index (BMI) in relation to diabetes among US adults...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration is associated with the metabolic syndrome among US youth aged 12-19 years
    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 30333, USA
    J Pediatr 158:201-7. 2011
    ..To test the hypothesis that the concentration of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) is associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in youth...
  14. pmc Prevalence of pre-diabetes and its association with clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors and hyperinsulinemia among U.S. adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
    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 32:342-7. 2009
    ..We estimated the prevalence of IFG, IGT, and pre-diabetes among U.S. adolescents using data from a nationally representative sample...
  15. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of undiagnosed depression among U.S. adults with diabetes: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006
    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
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 83:268-79. 2009
    ..Many people with depression may be undiagnosed and thus untreated. We sought to assess the prevalence and correlates of undiagnosed depression among adults with diabetes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Association between diagnosed diabetes and serious psychological distress among U.S. adults: 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, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:43-51. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD) according to diabetes status and to assess the association of diabetes-related risks and conditions with SPD among U.S. adults...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Association of testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in men
    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 33:1618-24. 2010
    ..We sought to assess the associations of testosterones and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in men...
  20. 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)...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of depression among U.S. adults with diabetes: findings from the 2006 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:105-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence rate of depression among adults with diabetes using a large population-based sample in the U.S...
  23. ncbi request reprint Increasing trends in waist circumference and abdominal obesity 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, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:216-24. 2007
    ..This study sought to examine the recent trends in waist circumference (WC) among adults in the United States...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in waist circumference and waist-height ratio among US children and adolescents
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1390-8. 2006
    ..We sought to examine the recent trends in mean waist circumference and waist-height ratio and prevalence of abdominal obesity among children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years in the United States...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trends in hyperinsulinemia among nondiabetic adults in the U.S
    Chaoyang Li
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2396-402. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess the trends in the mean concentrations of fasting serum insulin and the prevalence of hyperinsulinemia among nondiabetic adults during the periods of 1988-1994 and 1999-2002 in the U.S...
  26. pmc Association of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance with congestive heart failure: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Chaoyang Li
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:67-73. 2007
    ..Little is known about whether insulin resistance explains the association between MetS and CHF...
  27. doi request reprint Associations of health risk factors and chronic illnesses with life dissatisfaction among U.S. adults: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 49:253-9. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of life dissatisfaction and assess its associations with health risk factors and chronic illnesses in adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is there a single underlying factor for the metabolic syndrome in adolescents? A confirmatory factor analysis
    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 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1556-61. 2007
    ..We sought to assess whether a single underlying factor could represent the metabolic syndrome in adolescents...
  29. ncbi request reprint Developmental trajectories of overweight during childhood: role of early life factors
    Chaoyang Li
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:760-71. 2007
    ..Our goal was to identify developmental trajectories of overweight in children and to assess early life influences on these trajectories...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clustering of multiple healthy lifestyle habits and health-related quality of life among U.S. adults with diabetes
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1770-6. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the association between clustering of multiple healthy lifestyle habits (HLHs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with diabetes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of C-reactive protein with surrogate measures of insulin resistance among nondiabetic US from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002
    Yuan Xiang Meng
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30344, USA
    Clin Chem 53:2152-9. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the relationship of CRP with surrogate measures of IR among nondiabetic adults in the US...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in coronary heart disease and health-related quality of life: findings from 10 states from the 2004 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    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) 17:757-68. 2008
    ..S. adults and to examine the interaction between CHD and diabetes on HRQOL...
  34. doi request reprint Healthy lifestyle behaviors and all-cause mortality among adults in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 55:23-7. 2012
    ..To examine the links between three fundamental healthy lifestyle behaviors (not smoking, healthy diet, and adequate physical activity) and all-cause mortality in a national sample of adults in the United States...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Trends in hypercholesterolemia, treatment and control among United States adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Int J Cardiol 140:226-35. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine trends in the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, having a cholesterol check, awareness, treatment, and control among United States adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Serious psychological distress and its associations with body mass index: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:30-6. 2009
    ..To examine the associations of body mass index (BMI) with serious psychological distress (SPD) after taking into consideration the obesity-related comorbidities (ORCs), lifestyle factors, or emotional support...
  38. ncbi request reprint Trends in modifiable lifestyle-related risk factors following diagnosis in breast cancer survivors
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2500 Century Parkway, Mailstop E 97, Atlanta, GA, 30345, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:563-9. 2013
    ..This study examined the prevalence of lifestyle-related risk factors among female breast cancer survivors by duration of survivorship in the United States...
  39. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome based on a harmonious definition among adults in the US
    Earl S Ford
    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 Diabetes 2:180-93. 2010
    ..Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a representative sample of US adults and to examine its correlates...
  40. doi request reprint Co-occurrence of obesity and patterns of alcohol use associated with elevated serum hepatic enzymes in US adults
    James Tsai
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Behav Med 35:200-10. 2012
    ..Our study findings provide support for evidence-based clinical and population-based interventions that integrate health behavior change among adults who have these co-occurring risk factors...
  41. pmc Low-risk lifestyle behaviors and all-cause mortality: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1922-9. 2011
    ..We examined the relationship between 4 low-risk behaviors-never smoked, healthy diet, adequate physical activity, and moderate alcohol consumption-and mortality in a representative sample of people in the United States...
  42. doi request reprint Trends in low-risk lifestyle factors among adults in the United States: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 1996-2007
    Earl S Ford
    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 51:403-7. 2010
    ..S. adults...
  43. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of uric acid and the metabolic syndrome among US children and adolescents
    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, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Circulation 115:2526-32. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine how these 2 were associated in a nationally representative sample of US children and adolescents...
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of low risk factor burden for cardiovascular disease among United States adults
    Earl S Ford
    MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Circulation 120:1181-8. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the prevalence and trends in low risk factor burden for cardiovascular disease among adults in the US population...
  45. 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...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and concentrations of insulin among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    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
    Metabolism 59:1268-75. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior, particularly the amount of time spent watching television, may be an important modifiable determinant of concentrations of insulin...
  48. doi request reprint Disability and its correlates with chronic morbidities among U.S. adults aged 50-<65 years
    Guixiang Zhao
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Prev Med 48:117-21. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence of disability and its associations with multiple chronic morbidities in U.S. adults aged 50-<65 years...
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Are United States adults with coronary heart disease 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, GA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:557-61. 2008
    ..Intensive physical activity counseling is needed for patients with CHD to increase their physical activity levels if no contraindications to increased physical activity exist...
  52. doi request reprint Serum concentrations of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone and prevalent metabolic syndrome among adults in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    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 Diabetes 1:296-303. 2009
    ....
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. doi request reprint Past and current alcohol consumption patterns and elevations in serum hepatic enzymes among US adults
    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
    Addict Behav 37:78-84. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between patterns of past and current alcohol consumption and elevations in serum hepatic enzymes among a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States...
  58. pmc Patterns of change in cardiometabolic risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents: the Fels Longitudinal Study
    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, USA
    J Pediatr 155:S5.e9-16. 2009
    ..To examine the patterns of change in cardiometabolic risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 19 years...
  59. doi request reprint Trends in obesity and abdominal obesity among hypertensive and nonhypertensive adults in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:1124-8. 2008
    ..Because little is known about this issue, our objective was to compare secular trends in the prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity among hypertensive and nonhypertensive adults in the United States...
  60. ncbi request reprint Low concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D associated with increased risk for chronic bronchitis 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, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Br J Nutr 107:1386-92. 2012
    ..6 % (P = 0.016). In conclusion, low serum 25(OH)D levels are associated with the increased risk of chronic bronchitis among US adults. The present results provide support for continuing research on the role of vitamin D in lung diseases...
  61. pmc Associations of serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone with surrogate markers of insulin resistance among U.S. adults without physician-diagnosed diabetes: NHANES, 2003-2006
    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
    Diabetes Care 33:344-7. 2010
    ..To examine whether concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) are associated with surrogate markers of insulin resistance (IR) in U.S. adults without physician-diagnosed diabetes...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. doi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality among US adults with hypertension: the NHANES linked mortality study
    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
    J Hypertens 30:284-9. 2012
    ..This study examined whether concentrations of 25(OH)D are inversely associated with mortality risk among US adults with hypertension...
  65. ncbi request reprint Age, sex, and ethnic variations in serum insulin concentrations among U.S. youth: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2605-11. 2006
    ..S. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of serum insulin across demographic characteristics of U.S. adolescents and young adults...
  66. ncbi request reprint Intake of dietary magnesium and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1139-46. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations between dietary intake of magnesium and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults...
  67. doi request reprint The prevalence and correlates of taking folic acid and vitamin supplements among adults aged ≥ 45 years with CVD
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1810-7. 2010
    ..To examine the prevalence and likelihood of taking folic acid or vitamin supplements among adults with CHD or stroke v. adults without these conditions...
  68. pmc Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes
    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
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:13. 2009
    ..Losing weight by means of energy restriction and physical activity has been effective in preventing and managing these diseases. However, weight control behaviors among overweight/obese adults with these conditions are poorly understood...
  69. pmc Prevalence and trends of receipt of cancer screenings among US women with diagnosed diabetes
    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
    J Gen Intern Med 24:270-5. 2009
    ..Diabetes increases the risk of breast and colorectal cancers and has an undetermined relationship to cervical cancer. Improved screenings for these cancers are effective in reducing cancer mortality...
  70. ncbi request reprint Binge drinking and suboptimal self-rated health among adult drinkers
    James Tsai
    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
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:1465-71. 2010
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  71. doi request reprint Adverse childhood experiences and smoking status in five states
    Earl S Ford
    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 53:188-93. 2011
    ..Our objective was to examine the associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and smoking behavior among a random sample of adults living in five U.S. states...
  72. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among U.S. adolescents using the definition from the International Diabetes Federation
    Earl S Ford
    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
    Diabetes Care 31:587-9. 2008
    ..Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome using the 2007 pediatric International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition among adolescents in the U.S...
  73. doi request reprint Pre-diabetes and the risk for cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of the evidence
    Earl S Ford
    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 Am Coll Cardiol 55:1310-7. 2010
    ..Our objective was to estimate the magnitude of the relative risk (RR) for cardiovascular disease associated with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) from published prospective observational studies...
  74. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    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 18:165-71. 2008
    ..Little is known about the association between health-related quality of life and the metabolic syndrome. The objective of this study was to compare health-related quality of life in adults with and without the metabolic syndrome...
  75. pmc Metabolic syndrome and incident diabetes: current state of the evidence
    Earl S Ford
    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 31:1898-904. 2008
    ..Our objective was to perform a quantitative review of prospective studies examining the association between the metabolic syndrome and incident diabetes...
  76. ncbi request reprint Concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol among children and adolescents in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Controland Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 119:1108-15. 2009
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  77. ncbi 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Additive interactions of maternal prepregnancy BMI and breast-feeding on childhood overweight
    Chaoyang Li
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Obes Res 13:362-71. 2005
    ..To examine the interactions of maternal prepregnancy BMI and breast-feeding on the risk of overweight among children 2 to 14 years of age...
  79. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of the child-feeding questionnaire among parents of adolescents
    Harsohena Kaur
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, 66160, USA
    Appetite 47:36-45. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the psychometric properties of the modified CFQ tested among parents of a multi-ethnic adolescent sample were similar to those of the original CFQ...
  80. ncbi request reprint Distribution of 7-year risk of diabetes mellitus among United States adults
    Earl S Ford
    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
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 89:e19-21. 2010
    ..Similar age-adjusted percentages of men and women were at high risk (> or =21%). A larger age-adjusted percentage of Mexican Americans than whites and African Americans were at high risk...
  81. doi request reprint Hypertriglyceridemia and its pharmacologic treatment among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:572-8. 2009
    ..The prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia during a period of rising prevalence of obesity and its pharmacological treatment among US adults are poorly understood...
  82. ncbi request reprint Defining the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents: will the real definition please stand up?
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Pediatr 152:160-4. 2008
    ..To review the use of definitions of the metabolic syndrome in studies of children and adolescents and to review results from studies that used factor analysis to examine structure among cardiometabolic variables...
  83. ncbi request reprint Trends in A1C concentrations among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes from 1999 to 2004
    Earl S Ford
    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
    Diabetes Care 31:102-4. 2008
  84. ncbi request reprint Physical activity or fitness and the metabolic syndrome
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 4:897-915. 2006
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint The relationships of social participation and community ratings to health and health behaviors in areas with high and low population density
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2303-12. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that individuals in rural areas, especially in densely settled rural areas, may face increased risks of poor health...
  86. pmc Associations between concentrations of vitamin D and concentrations of insulin, glucose, and HbA1c among adolescents in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    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 34:646-8. 2011
    ..Our objective was to examine the associations between concentrations of vitamin D and concentrations of insulin, glucose, and HbA(1c) in a nationally representative sample of adolescents in the U.S...
  87. doi request reprint Iron-deficiency anemia, non-iron-deficiency anemia and HbA1c among adults in the US
    Earl S Ford
    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 Diabetes 3:67-73. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of iron and hemoglobin (Hb) status on HbA1c and on the relationship between concentrations of fasting glucose and HbA1c in a national sample of adults in the US...
  88. ncbi request reprint Compliance with physical activity recommendations in US adults with diabetes
    G 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
    Diabet Med 25:221-7. 2008
    ....
  89. doi request reprint Depression and anxiety among US adults: associations with body mass index
    G 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
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:257-66. 2009
    ..We examined the associations of depression and anxiety with body mass index (BMI) after taking into consideration the obesity-related comorbidities (ORCs) and other psychosocial or lifestyle factors...
  90. doi request reprint Body mass index and headaches: findings from a national sample of US adults
    E S Ford
    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
    Cephalalgia 28:1270-6. 2008
    ..37; 95% CI 1.09, 1.72) had a significantly elevated OR for having a headache compared with participants with a BMI of 18.5-< 25 kg/m(2). BMI is associated with the prevalence of severe headaches or migraines in a non-linear manner...
  91. doi request reprint Changes in mortality among US adults with COPD in two national cohorts recruited from 1971-1975 and 1988-1994
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Chest 141:101-10. 2012
    ..COPD is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Our objective was to examine changes in the mortality rate among persons with COPD in the United States...
  92. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with gout: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Hyon K Choi
    Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:109-15. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among patients with gout and to examine the association between the 2 conditions in a nationally representative sample of US adults...
  93. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome rates in United States adolescents, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002
    Stephen Cook
    Division of General Pediatrics and Strong Children s Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
    J Pediatr 152:165-70. 2008
    ..To report the prevalence rates of the metabolic syndrome in a nationally representative sample of adolescents in the United States using 4 previously reported definitions of the syndrome...
  94. ncbi request reprint Overweight and components of the metabolic syndrome in college students
    Terry T K Huang
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:3000-1. 2004
  95. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal influence of mother's child-feeding practices on adiposity in children
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    University of Southern California, Alhambra, 91803, USA
    J Pediatr 148:314-20. 2006
    ..To date, research has focused on white middle class mother-child dyads. This study examines the longitudinal influences of child-feeding practices with time on total fat mass in white and African American boys and girls...
  96. ncbi request reprint Parental substance use as a modifier of adolescent substance use risk
    Chaoyang Li
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Addiction 97:1537-50. 2002
    ..The present study examines whether parents act as gatekeepers by testing the moderator effects of parents' substance use on the relationships of friends' substance use to adolescent substance use (cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Leptin as a marker of body fat and hyperinsulinemia in college students
    Angela M Kempf
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, USA
    J Am Coll Health 55:175-80. 2006
    ..Leptin, even more so than BMI, is an important marker of adiposity and hyperinsulinemia in normal-weight college students and may potentially be used to predict type 2 diabetes...
  98. ncbi request reprint Adolescent to emerging adulthood smoking trajectories: when do smoking trajectories diverge, and do they predict early adulthood nicotine dependence?
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1147-54. 2007
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Parallel developmental trajectories of sensation seeking and regular substance use in adolescents
    Anne M Crawford
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:179-92. 2003
    ..Advantages of this methodology are discussed in the context of substance use research...
  100. ncbi request reprint Youths' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): associations with health beliefs and social pressure
    Chaoyang Li
    Institute for Preventive Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 28:39-53. 2003
    ..These findings underscore the need to increase the awareness of harms associated with second hand smoke and alter social pressure, to minimize exposure to ETS...