Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Long and happy living: trends and patterns of happy life expectancy in the U.S., 1970-2000Yang Yang
Department of Sociology, Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Soc Sci Res 37:1235-52. 2008..Although race differentials generally decreased at older ages and with time, relative disadvantages of blacks persisted...
- Trends in U.S. adult chronic disease mortality, 1960-1999: age, period, and cohort variationsYang Yang
Department of Sociology and Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago IL, USA
Demography 45:387-416. 2008....
- Dynamics and heterogeneity in the process of human frailty and aging: evidence from the U.S. older adult populationYang Yang
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:246-55. 2010..This study investigated the dynamics and heterogeneity of the frailty index (FI) conceived as a systemic indicator of biological aging in the community-dwelling older adult population in the United States...
- How does functional disability affect depressive symptoms in late life? The role of perceived social support and psychological resourcesYang Yang
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Health Soc Behav 47:355-72. 2006..Self-esteem appears to be the strongest mediator...
- Is old age depressing? Growth trajectories and cohort variations in late-life depressionYang Yang
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Health Soc Behav 48:16-32. 2007..The growth trajectories can be accounted for by factors associated with historical trends in education, life course stages, health decline, differential survival, stress, and coping resources...
- Population heterogeneity in the impact of body weight on mortalityHui Zheng
Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Soc Sci Med 75:990-6. 2012..We discuss these findings in the context of the extant literature and the long-term prospect of life expectancy in the U.S...
- Functional disability, disability transitions, and depressive symptoms in late lifeYang Yang
Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
J Aging Health 17:263-92. 2005..These effects also differ by types of transitions in disability statuses. DISCUSSION: The authors discuss alternative interpretations of the findings and methodological concerns and also suggest avenues for future research...
- Change of sex gaps in total and cause-specific mortality over the life span in the United StatesYang Yang
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
Ann Epidemiol 22:94-103. 2012..However, the patterns and explanations of variations in sex disparities in mortality across the life span and underlying causes of death are not well understood. We conducted a population-based study to further test this hypothesis...
- Sex differences in age trajectories of physiological dysregulation: inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and allostatic loadYang Yang
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:493-500. 2011..These patterns remain robust after adjustment of risk factors and shed light on the biological base of the reduction of sex difference in mortality in the post-reproductive life span...
- Heterogeneity in the Strehler-Mildvan general theory of mortality and agingHui Zheng
Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
Demography 48:267-90. 2011..These findings indicate that the SM theory needs to be generalized to incorporate heterogeneity among human populations...
- New forecasting methodology indicates more disease and earlier mortality ahead for today's younger AmericansEric N Reither
Department of Sociology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1562-8. 2011..We suggest that public policy makers adopt this more robust forecasting tool and redouble efforts to develop and implement effective obesity-related prevention programs and interventions...
- Do birth cohorts matter? Age-period-cohort analyses of the obesity epidemic in the United StatesEric N Reither
Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Logan, UT 84322 0730, USA
Soc Sci Med 69:1439-48. 2009..s...
- The effects of a multimodal intervention on outcomes of persons with early-stage dementiaSandy C Burgener
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:382-94. 2008..Continued improvement in outcomes was not observed at 40 weeks. However, findings support further testing of the intervention along with potential for achieving positive outcomes in early-stage dementia...
- A family-based likelihood ratio test for general pedigree structures that allows for genotyping error and missing dataYang Yang
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Hum Hered 66:99-110. 2008..For the IS data, the marker rs7843033 shows the most significant evidence for our method (p = 0.0003), which is consistent with a previous report, which found rs7843033 to be the 2nd most significant TDTae p value among a set of 23 SNPs...
- Resampling-based multiple testing methods with covariate adjustment: application to investigation of antiretroviral drug susceptibilityYang Yang
Program of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
Biometrics 64:329-36. 2008..Our focus is on relating HIV genotype to viral susceptibility to abacavir after adjustment for the number of active antiretroviral drugs (excluding abacavir) in the patient's regimen...
- Lipids and lactate in human immunodeficiency virus-1 infected pregnancies with or without protease inhibitor-based therapyElizabeth G Livingston
Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Obstet Gynecol 110:391-7. 2007..To evaluate the effect of protease inhibitors on lipid and lactate levels and gastrointestinal symptoms in pregnancy...
- Effect of combined Taiji and Qigong training on balance mechanisms: a randomized controlled trial of older adultsYang Yang
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Med Sci Monit 13:CR339-48. 2007....
- Testing a measure of cyberloafingGary Blau
HRA Department, 384 Speakman Hall, Temple University, 1810 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
J Allied Health 35:9-17. 2006..Finally, MTs who perceived an inability to control their work environment (i.e., powerlessness) were more likely to display interactive cyberloafing. Study limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed...
- Containing bioterrorist smallpoxM Elizabeth Halloran
Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Science 298:1428-32. 2002..It could also help targeted vaccination be more competitive with mass vaccination at both preventing and containing a deliberate introduction of smallpox...
- Trends and Sociodemographic Differentials in Happy Life Expectancies in the U.S.Yang Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007..This research will shed light on the implications of compression of morbidity on overall population quality of life, social disparities in the expansion of happiness, and cross-country comparisons of national quality of life. ..