Ike S Okosun

Summary

Affiliation: Mercer University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of birth weight on ethnic variations in subcutaneous and central adiposity in American children aged 5-11 years. A study from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207 0001, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:479-84. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity defined as a larger than expected waist girth is associated with racial/ethnic differences in risk of hypertension
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 1550 College Street Macon, GA 31207, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 15:307-12. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends of abdominal adiposity in white, black, and Mexican-American adults, 1988 to 2000
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Obes Res 11:1010-7. 2003
  4. pmc Diagnosed diabetes and ethnic disparities in adverse health behaviors of American women
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:523-32. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and ethnic differences in diabetes awareness, treatment, and glycemic control
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    Obes Res 10:1241-50. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids and clustering of adverse health behaviors in American adults
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon GA 31207, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:145-58. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Low birth weight is associated with elevated serum lipoprotein(a) in white and black American children ages 5-11 y
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Public Health 116:33-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in rates of type 2 diabetes in American women: how much is due to differences in overall adiposity?
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1500 College Street, Macon, GA 31207 0001, USA
    Ethn Health 6:27-34. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein B, ratio of total cholesterol to HDL-C, and blood pressure in abdominally obese white and black American women
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 1550 College Street Macon, GA 31207, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 15:299-305. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and type 2 diabetes comorbidity in adults in the United States: risk of overall and regional adiposity
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    Obes Res 9:1-9. 2001

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of birth weight on ethnic variations in subcutaneous and central adiposity in American children aged 5-11 years. A study from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207 0001, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:479-84. 2000
    ..We also determined the contribution of birth weight to ethnic differences in subcutaneous and central adiposity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity defined as a larger than expected waist girth is associated with racial/ethnic differences in risk of hypertension
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 1550 College Street Macon, GA 31207, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 15:307-12. 2001
    ..The aim of this investigation was to determine whether abdominal obesity free of the influence of overall heaviness is associated with increased risk of hypertension in a representative sample of white and black Americans...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends of abdominal adiposity in white, black, and Mexican-American adults, 1988 to 2000
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Obes Res 11:1010-7. 2003
    ..To describe changes in the distribution of waist circumference (WC) and abdominal obesity (AO) in white, black, and Mexican-American adults from 1988 through 2000...
  4. pmc Diagnosed diabetes and ethnic disparities in adverse health behaviors of American women
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:523-32. 2003
    ..This shows the need for physicians to educate their diabetic patients regarding benefits of exercise and smoking avoidance...
  5. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and ethnic differences in diabetes awareness, treatment, and glycemic control
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    Obes Res 10:1241-50. 2002
    ..We also determined the impact of abdominal obesity on racial/ethnic differences in diabetes awareness, treatment, and glycemic control between these population groups...
  6. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids and clustering of adverse health behaviors in American adults
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon GA 31207, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:145-58. 2002
    ..To determine the association between clustering of adverse health behaviors (cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, and sedentarism) and serum carotenoids in a representative sample of white, Black, and Hispanic Americans...
  7. ncbi request reprint Low birth weight is associated with elevated serum lipoprotein(a) in white and black American children ages 5-11 y
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Public Health 116:33-8. 2002
    ..Since interactions between in utero factors and risk exposures after birth are likely, definitive studies evaluating these interactions are warranted...
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in rates of type 2 diabetes in American women: how much is due to differences in overall adiposity?
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1500 College Street, Macon, GA 31207 0001, USA
    Ethn Health 6:27-34. 2001
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  9. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein B, ratio of total cholesterol to HDL-C, and blood pressure in abdominally obese white and black American women
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 1550 College Street Macon, GA 31207, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 15:299-305. 2001
    ..We also sought to determine if there are ethnic differences in blood pressure values that could be explained by differences in mean values of ApoB and TC/HDL...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and type 2 diabetes comorbidity in adults in the United States: risk of overall and regional adiposity
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    Obes Res 9:1-9. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Obesity is associated with reduced self-rated general health status: evidence from a representative sample of white, black, and Hispanic Americans
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Prev Med 32:429-36. 2001
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  12. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the risk of type 2 diabetes attributable to differences in abdominal adiposity in American women
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1500 College Street, Macon, GA 31207 0001, USA
    J Cardiovasc Risk 7:425-30. 2000
    ..To determine how much of the relative difference in the risk of type 2 diabetes between White and non-White (Black and Hispanic) American women can be explained by differences in the prevalence of abdominal obesity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Abdominal adiposity values associated with established body mass indexes in white, black and hispanic Americans. A study from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1279-85. 2000
    ..9 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI > or = 30 kg/m2)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Translation of the National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program in African American churches
    John M Boltri
    Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Center for Educational Research, 3780 Eisenhower Pkwy, Ste 3, Macon, GA 31206, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:194-202. 2011
    ..To translate the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for delivery in African American churches...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin A1c levels in diagnosed and undiagnosed black, Hispanic, and white persons with diabetes: results from NHANES 1999-2000
    John M Boltri
    Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Macon, GA 31206, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:562-7. 2005
    ..This study describes racial/ethnic differences in HbA1c among US Black, Hispanic, and White diagnosed and undiagnosed persons with diabetes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Abdominal adiposity in U.S. adults: prevalence and trends, 1960-2000
    Ike S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Prev Med 39:197-206. 2004
    ..There is a large body of epidemiologic evidence linking abdominal obesity to cardiovascular diseases. Abdominal adiposity is an important component of insulin resistance syndrome...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of a patient-based risk assessment prompt on diabetes screening
    John M Boltri
    Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:102-7. 2007
    ..This pilot study tested the impact of a diabetes risk assessment completed by patients without nursing assistance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Diabetes prevention in a faith-based setting: results of translational research
    John Mark Boltri
    Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia 31206, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:29-32. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to translate the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) into a church-based setting...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do volunteer community-based preceptors value students' feedback?
    M Marie Dent
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Acad Med 79:1103-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether volunteer community preceptors value evaluation and feedback by students as much as they value other resources or rewards...
  20. ncbi request reprint Abdominal adiposity and clustering of multiple metabolic syndrome in White, Black and Hispanic americans
    I S Okosun
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 10:263-70. 2000
    ..MMS was defined as the occurrence of two or more of either hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia or hyperinsulinemia...
  21. doi request reprint Characteristics of problem drinking in an urban South American indigenous population
    J Paul Seale
    Family Medicine, Family Health Center, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31206, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:2185-202. 2010
    ..Limitations and implications are discussed. Awareness of high levels of problem drinking and desire for assistance present compelling mandates for community intervention efforts...
  22. doi request reprint Applicability of a combination of hemoglobin A(1c) and fasting plasma glucose in population-based prediabetes screening
    Ike S Okosun
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Diabetes 4:407-16. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint Trends in abdominal obesity in young people: United States 1988-2002
    Ike S Okosun
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:338-44. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence and trends of abdominal obesity from 1988-1994 to 1999-2002 in American White, Black, and Hispanic youths...
  24. ncbi request reprint For the patient. Children's waist size found to increase from 1988 to 2002
    Ike S Okosun
    Ethn Dis 16:591. 2006