Ali H Mokdad

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000
    Ali H Mokdad
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 291:1238-45. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint State of disparities in cardiovascular health in the United States
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1233-41. 2005
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress associated with self-reported high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol in U.S. adults, 2007
    Amy Z Fan
    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 54:94-9. 2009
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of formal diabetes education on the preventive health practices and behaviors of persons with type 2 diabetes
    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
    Prev Med 41:79-84. 2005
  8. 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
  9. doi 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
  10. 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

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000
    Ali H Mokdad
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 291:1238-45. 2004
    ..Modifiable behavioral risk factors are leading causes of mortality in the United States. Quantifying these will provide insight into the effects of recent trends and the implications of missed prevention opportunities...
  2. ncbi request reprint State of disparities in cardiovascular health in the United States
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1233-41. 2005
    ..Having timely access to current data on disparities is important for policy and program development. Accordingly, we assessed the current magnitude of disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors in the United States...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress associated with self-reported high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol in U.S. adults, 2007
    Amy Z Fan
    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 54:94-9. 2009
    ..we examined the association between persons with HBP or HBC and psychological distress using a population-based study...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of formal diabetes education on the preventive health practices and behaviors of persons with type 2 diabetes
    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
    Prev Med 41:79-84. 2005
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  8. 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...
  9. doi 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...
  10. 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
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  11. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and confounders among nondrinking and moderate-drinking U.S. adults
    Timothy S Naimi
    Emerging Investigations and Analytic Methods Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:369-73. 2005
    ..Although most observational studies control for major cardiac risk factors, CVD is independently associated with other factors that could explain the CVD benefits ascribed to moderate drinking...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modifiable characteristics of a healthy lifestyle and chronic health conditions in older adults with or without serious psychological distress, 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:84-93. 2009
    ....
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and the metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obes Res 13:608-14. 2005
    ..We examined the associations among physical activity, sedentary behavior, and metabolic syndrome in a representative sample of U.S. adults...
  16. 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...
  17. doi 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...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors and health-related quality of life among adults with asthma: the role of mental health status
    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
    Chest 126:1849-54. 2004
    ....
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relationship between smoking status and serious psychological distress: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Shanta R Dube
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:68-74. 2009
    ..To examine the associations between smoking and quit attempts with psychological distress and also by socioeconomic groups...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress, use of rehabilitation services, and disability status among noninstitutionalized US adults aged 35 years and older, who have cardiovascular conditions, 2007
    Amy Z Fan
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:100-5. 2009
    ..To investigate whether psychological distress is associated with disability status and use of rehabilitation services among adults aged 35 years and older with cardiovascular conditions...
  25. pmc Multivitamin use in pregnant and nonpregnant women: results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Kevin M Sullivan
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:384-90. 2009
    ..S. We examined multivitamin use among pregnant and nonpregnant women of childbearing age, in relation to socioeconomic factors, demographic data, health behaviors, and health status...
  26. 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...
  27. 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)...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. doi 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationships between serious psychological distress and the use of health services in the United States: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    William S Pearson
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:23-9. 2009
    ..To determine rates of access to and use of health services among adults with Serious Psychological Distress (SPD)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and obesity-related behaviors
    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 Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obes Res 13:118-22. 2005
    ..To examine the variation in the prevalences of obesity and type 2 diabetes in weight loss counseling by health providers and in other potential obesity-related determinants in 100 metropolitan statistical areas in the United States...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Associations between health-related quality of life and smoking status among a large sample of U.S. adults
    Annette K McClave
    Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Prev Med 48:173-9. 2009
    ..To examine the association between self-perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and smoking status...
  34. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption, drinking pattern, and self-reported visual impairment
    Amy Z Fan
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services OSELS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 19:8-15. 2012
    ..To examine whether alcohol drinking status and drinking pattern are associated with self-reported visual impairment...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Validation of reported physical activity for cholesterol control using two different physical activity instruments
    Amy Z Fan
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, NCCDPHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 5:649-61. 2009
    ..However, there were no significant differences in cholesterol levels between comparison groups. These findings suggest that self-report of exercising more to control or lower cholesterol levels among US adults might be valid...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Distribution of serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol in the US population
    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
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:375-83. 2006
    ..Although the population distribution of serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol has been described in the United States, little is known about the distribution of gamma-tocopherol or the ratio of alpha-tocopherol to gamma-tocopherol...
  39. 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
    ....
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome 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
    Diabetes Care 27:2444-9. 2004
    ..The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is high among U.S. adults. Our purpose was to determine whether the prevalence of this syndrome has changed since 1988-1994...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Binge drinking and health-related quality of life: do popular perceptions match reality?
    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 26:230-3. 2004
    ..This study examined the association between binge drinking (consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among U.S. adults...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. doi request reprint Associations between smoking cessation and anxiety and depression among U.S. adults
    Annette K McClave
    Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K 50, Atlanta, GA, 30341, United States
    Addict Behav 34:491-7. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that smokers who attempt to quit unsuccessfully may experience lifetime depression as well as current depression at a higher rate than other smokers and former smokers...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Smoking and visual impairment among older adults with age-related eye diseases
    Xinzhi Zhang
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3727, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A84. 2011
    ..The relationship between smoking and visual impairment is not clearly understood. We assessed the association between smoking and visual impairment among older adults with age-related eye diseases...
  57. ncbi request reprint Associations between physical activity dose and health-related quality of life
    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
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:890-6. 2004
    ..Although the beneficial effects of participation in regular physical activity (PA) are widely accepted, dose-response relationships between PA and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) remain unclear...
  58. doi request reprint Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among smokers: data from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    William S Pearson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 48:180-3. 2009
    ..Smoking is associated with increased risk for respiratory infections. The objective of this study was to determine if differences in influenza and pneumoccocal vaccination rates exist based on smoking status...
  59. 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...
  60. doi request reprint The prevalence of depression in older U.S. women: 2006 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Lisa C McGuire
    Healthy Aging Program, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:501-7. 2008
    ..Continued surveillance from a system such as the BRFSS is needed to track changes in the mental health of older adults...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors and healthcare coverage among adults by frequent mental distress status, 2001
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prenvetion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:213-6. 2004
    ..Studies indicate that these measures can be more powerful predictors of chronic disease-related morbidity and mortality than objective measures...
  63. doi request reprint Lifestyle behaviors and receipt of preventive health care services among hypertensive Americans aged 45 years or older in 2007
    Amy Z Fan
    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 50:138-42. 2010
    ..Intervention programs should be tailored accordingly to achieve optimal outcome on lifestyle modification...
  64. 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
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban variations in psychological distress: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2007
    Satvinder S Dhingra
    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 54:16-22. 2009
    ..To describe rural and urban differences in the prevalence and correlates of psychological distress in the United States...
  66. ncbi request reprint Determinants of quality of life among people with asthma: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Asthma 41:327-36. 2004
    ..Furthermore, among people with asthma, the elderly, women, poorly educated, and low-income participants are especially likely to experience impaired quality of life...
  67. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of influenza vaccination among people with cardiovascular disease--BRFSS
    Umed A Ajani
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:31-5. 2005
    ..People with cardiovascular disease are at high risk of complication from influenza. However, little is known about influenza vaccine coverage among this population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: The prevalence of high intake of vitamin E from the use of supplements among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:116-20. 2005
    ..People who consume at least 400 IU of vitamin E per day from supplements may be at slightly increased risk for premature mortality...
  69. ncbi request reprint Dietary magnesium intake in a national sample of 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
    J Nutr 133:2879-82. 2003
    ..Substantial numbers of U.S. adults fail to consume adequate magnesium in their diets. Furthermore, racial or ethnic differences in magnesium persist and may contribute to some health disparities...
  70. pmc Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996
    Zhen Zhao
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:156-62. 2004
    ..To show how health insurance (privately and publicly insured, insured and uninsured) relates to vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, and how this can be used to better target public health interventions...
  71. ncbi request reprint Self-reported asthma and health-related quality of life: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E17, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Chest 123:119-27. 2003
    ..Few population-based data regarding the impact of asthma on health-related quality of life in the US adult population are available...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Public health surveillance for disease prevention: lessons from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Ali H Mokdad
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S19-23. 2003
    ..This strategy will provide the basis for developing intervention programs designed to reduce, or prevent a further increase in, the burden of chronic diseases...
  74. pmc Changes in health behaviors among older Americans, 1990 to 2000
    Ali H Mokdad
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:356-61. 2004
    ....
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint Vaccination coverage of foreign-born children 19 to 35 months of age: findings from the National Immunization Survey, 1999-2000
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e15. 2002
    ..To compare coverage estimates of foreign-born children 19 to 35 months old with those of US-born children of the same age group...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint The distribution of 10-Year risk for coronary heart disease among US adults: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III
    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 43:1791-6. 2004
    ..We sought to establish the distribution of the 10-year risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among U.S. adults...
  79. ncbi request reprint Are persons with diabetes practicing healthier behaviors in the year 2001? Results 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, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 38:203-8. 2004
    ..To examine changes in modifiable health-risk behaviors of diabetic persons in the United States...
  80. doi request reprint The Patient Health Questionnaire 8: current depressive symptoms among U.S. older adults, 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:324-34. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence and sociodemographic predictors of current depressive symptoms among adults aged 65 years and older...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of high C-reactive protein in persons with serum lipid concentrations within recommended values
    Umed A Ajani
    Department of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Clin Chem 50:1618-22. 2004
    ..The number of normolipidemic individuals who are eligible for evaluation of CRP in overall CHD risk assessment is not known...
  82. pmc Use of BRFSS data and GIS technology for rapid public health response during natural disasters
    James B Holt
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A97. 2008
    ..To illustrate the flexible nature of planning made possible through the interactive use of a GIS, we use a hypothetical scenario of a hurricane making landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint Family history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease and C-reactive protein concentration: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2000
    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
    Am J Prev Med 29:57-62. 2005
    ..Whether a family history of diabetes or coronary heart disease is associated with C-reactive protein concentration is uncertain...
  85. 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and physical impairments and quality of life in the U.S. noninstitutionalized population
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1408-13. 2004
    ....
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and health behaviors by social and emotional support. Their relevance to psychiatry and medicine
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:151-9. 2008
    ..In order to better address this issue, we examined health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and health behaviors by level of social and emotional support in community-dwelling adults in the United States and its territories...
  92. 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint Alternative modes for health surveillance surveys: an experiment with web, mail, and telephone
    Michael W Link
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiology 16:701-4. 2005
    ..Little is known, however, about how responses obtained in Web surveys compare with those from mail or telephone surveys...
  94. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and concentrations of C-reactive protein among U.S. youth
    Earl S Ford
    Divion 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
    Diabetes Care 28:878-81. 2005
    ..Adults with the metabolic syndrome show biochemical evidence of low-grade inflammation. We sought to examine whether this is true among U.S. youth with the metabolic syndrome...
  95. ncbi request reprint Trends in state-specific prevalence of overweight and underweight in 2- through 4-year-old children from low-income families from 1989 through 2000
    Bettylou Sherry
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1116-24. 2004
    ..To document overweight and underweight state-specific prevalence and examine trends among 2- through 4-year-old children from low-income families...
  96. ncbi request reprint State-specific prevalence of selected chronic disease-related characteristics--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 52:1-80. 2003
    ..Monitoring chronic disease-related behaviors is also key to developing targeted education and intervention programs at the national, state, and local levels to improve the health of the public...
  97. ncbi request reprint Sodium intake among people with normal and high blood pressure
    Umed A Ajani
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:63-7. 2005
    ..Healthy People 2010 goals are to increase the proportion of persons who consume 2400 mg or less of sodium daily. We examined daily sodium intake among people with and without high blood pressure...
  98. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria and concentrations of antioxidants 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
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:248-55. 2005
    ....
  99. pmc Race, ethnicity, and linguistic isolation as determinants of participation in public health surveillance surveys
    Michael W Link
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A09. 2006
    ..This study assesses the effects of race, ethnicity, and linguistic isolation on rates of participation in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Weight-loss practices and asthma: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Obes Res 11:81-6. 2003
    ..To describe weight-control practices and receipt of weight-loss advice among obese people with asthma...
  101. ncbi request reprint My personal perspective on the obesity epidemic
    Ali H Mokdad
    Soz Praventivmed 48:143-4. 2003