health surveys

Summary

Summary: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:593-602. 2005
  2. pmc Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:617-27. 2005
  3. ncbi Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys
    Saba Moussavi
    Department of Measurement and Health Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:851-8. 2007
  4. ncbi Household catastrophic health expenditure: a multicountry analysis
    Ke Xu
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:111-7. 2003
  5. ncbi Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
  6. ncbi Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
  7. ncbi Non-response and related factors in a nation-wide health survey
    K Korkeila
    Department of General Practice, University of Turku, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:991-9. 2001
  8. doi Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity from ages 9 to 15 years
    Philip R Nader
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0927, USA
    JAMA 300:295-305. 2008
  9. ncbi The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
  10. doi Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in China: data from the China National Nutrition and Health Survey 2002
    Yangfeng Wu
    National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, No 29 Nanweilu, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100050, China
    Circulation 118:2679-86. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Intra-Urban Health Assessed by Remote-Sensing and GIS
    John Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Multivariate Analysis of the Total Fertility Rate and Its Components
    Robert D Retherford; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Community factors shaping the sexual behavior of males
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Molecular Epidemiology and Natural History of SIVcpz
    Beatrice Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Molecular Epidemiology and Natural History of SIVcpz
    Beatrice H Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2006
  8. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2010
  9. Mental Health and Mexico-U.S. Migration
    JOSHUA A BRESLAU; Fiscal Year: 2010
  10. Functional Status and the Menopause Transition
    MaryFran Sowers; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications250 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:593-602. 2005
    ..Little is known about lifetime prevalence or age of onset of DSM-IV disorders...
  2. pmc Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:617-27. 2005
    ..Little is known about the general population prevalence or severity of DSM-IV mental disorders...
  3. ncbi Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys
    Saba Moussavi
    Department of Measurement and Health Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:851-8. 2007
    ..Depression is often comorbid with other chronic diseases and can worsen their associated health outcomes. Few studies have explored the effect of depression, alone or as a comorbidity, on overall health status...
  4. ncbi Household catastrophic health expenditure: a multicountry analysis
    Ke Xu
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:111-7. 2003
    ..Yet catastrophic expenditure is not rare. We investigated the extent of catastrophic health expenditure as a first step to developing appropriate policy responses...
  5. ncbi Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
    ..Public Law 102-321 established a block grant for adults with "serious mental illness" (SMI) and required the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a method to estimate the prevalence of SMI...
  6. ncbi Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent or severity of untreated mental disorders, especially in less-developed countries...
  7. ncbi Non-response and related factors in a nation-wide health survey
    K Korkeila
    Department of General Practice, University of Turku, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:991-9. 2001
    ..To analyse selective factors associated with an unexpectedly low response rate...
  8. doi Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity from ages 9 to 15 years
    Philip R Nader
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0927, USA
    JAMA 300:295-305. 2008
    ..Although at least 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is recommended, few longitudinal studies have determined the recent patterns of physical activity of youth...
  9. ncbi The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
    ..9% of the variance. In general, the Iranian version of the SF-36 performed well and the findings suggest that it is a reliable and valid measure of health related quality of life among the general population...
  10. doi Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in China: data from the China National Nutrition and Health Survey 2002
    Yangfeng Wu
    National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, No 29 Nanweilu, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100050, China
    Circulation 118:2679-86. 2008
    ..The present article aims to provide accurate estimates of the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in adults in China...
  11. pmc Obesity prevalence from a European perspective: a systematic review
    Anne Berghöfer
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:200. 2008
    ..We therefore aimed to identify and discuss current epidemiological data on the prevalence of obesity in European countries...
  12. pmc Comparisons of percentage body fat, body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-stature ratio in adults
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:500-8. 2009
    ..Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and the waist-stature ratio (WSR) are considered to be possible proxies for adiposity...
  13. ncbi Twelve-month use of mental health services in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:629-40. 2005
    ..Dramatic changes have occurred in mental health treatments during the past decade. Data on recent treatment patterns are needed to estimate the unmet need for services...
  14. pmc Use of mental health services for anxiety, mood, and substance disorders in 17 countries in the WHO world mental health surveys
    Philip S Wang
    Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD, USA
    Lancet 370:841-50. 2007
    ..We describe mental health care in 17 countries participating in the WHO world mental health (WMH) survey initiative and examine unmet needs for treatment...
  15. ncbi Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in the Chinese adult population: International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia (InterASIA)
    D Gu
    Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
    Diabetologia 46:1190-8. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in the general adult population of China...
  16. ncbi The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
    David W Dunstan
    International Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabetes Care 25:829-34. 2002
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  17. doi Child survival gains in Tanzania: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys
    Honorati Masanja
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 371:1276-83. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate yearly changes to identify what might have contributed to this reduction and to investigate the prospects for meeting the Millennium Development Goal for child survival (MDG 4)...
  18. pmc Cross-national associations between gender and mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Soraya Seedat
    Medical Research Council Research Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorder, Cape Town, South Africa
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:785-95. 2009
    ..The gender roles hypothesis suggests that these differences narrow as the roles of women and men become more equal...
  19. pmc Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Chinese adults, China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002
    Shuqian Liu
    College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A13. 2011
    ..We also compare the results with those from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002...
  20. ncbi Are urban children really healthier? Evidence from 47 developing countries
    Ellen Van de Poel
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 65:1986-2003. 2007
    ..Using micro-data on child health taken from the most recent Demographic and Health Surveys for 47 developing countries, the purpose of this paper is threefold...
  21. pmc Weight of nations: a socioeconomic analysis of women in low- to middle-income countries
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:413-21. 2011
    ..The increasing trend in body mass index (BMI) and overweight in rapidly developing economies is well recognized...
  22. pmc Volume, patterns, and types of sedentary behavior and cardio-metabolic health in children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Valerie Carson
    School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:274. 2011
    ..Therefore, the objective was to examine the independent associations between volume, patterns, and types of sedentary behavior with cardio-metabolic risk factors among children and adolescents...
  23. ncbi A comparative evaluation of waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index as indicators of cardiovascular risk factors. The Canadian Heart Health Surveys
    C J Dobbelsteyn
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:652-61. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Health professionals should incorporate the use of waist circumference measurements in their routine clinical examination of adult patients...
  24. ncbi Worldwide severity and control of asthma in children and adults: the global asthma insights and reality surveys
    Klaus F Rabe
    Department of Pulmonology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:40-7. 2004
    ..In 1995, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines recommended goals for the management of asthma, which were updated in 2002. However, there are no recent international surveys on the real management of asthma...
  25. doi Association of insomnia with quality of life, work productivity, and activity impairment
    Susan C Bolge
    Consumer Health Sciences, 1 Independence Way, Suite 220, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:415-22. 2009
    ..To assess the association of insomnia with health-related quality of life (HRQOL), work productivity, and activity impairment...
  26. ncbi Nicotine dependence and psychiatric disorders in the United States: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions
    Bridget F Grant
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1107-15. 2004
    ..No information is available on the co-occurrence of DSM-IV nicotine dependence and Axis I and II psychiatric disorders in the US population...
  27. ncbi Life satisfaction and suicide: a 20-year follow-up study
    H Koivumaa-Honkanen
    Department of Psychiatry, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 158:433-9. 2001
    ..The authors investigated whether self-reported life satisfaction predicted suicide over a period of 20 years (1976-1995) in adults unselected for mental health status...
  28. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity in China
    Kristi Reynolds
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue SL 18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:10-8. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity in China...
  29. ncbi Prevalence of a metabolic syndrome phenotype in adolescents: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
    Stephen Cook
    Strong Children s Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY 14642, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:821-7. 2003
    ..In adults the metabolic syndrome imposes a substantial risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and premature coronary heart disease. Even so, no national estimate is currently available of the prevalence of this syndrome in adolescents...
  30. pmc Self-reported health assessments in the 2002 World Health Survey: how do they correlate with education?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 88:131-8. 2010
    ..To assess the value of self-rated health assessments by examining the association between education and self-rated poor health...
  31. doi Validity of the EuroQoL (EQ-5D) instrument in a Greek general population
    Nick Kontodimopoulos
    Hellenic Open University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Patras, Greece
    Value Health 11:1162-9. 2008
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  32. ncbi Concordance of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI 3.0) with standardized clinical assessments in the WHO World Mental Health surveys
    Josep Maria Haro
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:167-80. 2006
    ..The validity of the CIDI is likely to be under-estimated in these comparisons due to the fact that the reliability of the SCID diagnoses, which is presumably less than perfect, sets a ceiling on maximum CIDI-SCID concordance...
  33. pmc Accuracy and usefulness of BMI measures based on self-reported weight and height: findings from the NHANES & NHIS 2001-2006
    Manfred Stommel
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, W 149 Owen Graduate Center, East Lansing, MI 48825 1109, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:421. 2009
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  34. ncbi Survey non-response in the Netherlands: effects on prevalence estimates and associations
    A Jeanne M van Loon
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 13:105-10. 2003
    ..Both forms of non-response bias are investigated in a study on psychosocial factors and cancer risk, which is a sub-study of a large-scale monitoring survey in the Netherlands...
  35. pmc Sampling and coverage issues of telephone surveys used for collecting health information in Australia: results from a face-to-face survey from 1999 to 2008
    Eleonora Dal Grande
    Population Research and Outcome Studies, Department of Health, South Australia, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:77. 2010
    ..To examine the trend of "mobile only" households, and households that have a mobile phone or landline telephone listed in the telephone directory, and to describe these groups by various socio-demographic and health indicators...
  36. ncbi Gender differences in health: a Canadian study of the psychosocial, structural and behavioural determinants of health
    Margaret Denton
    McMaster University, W Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 58:2585-600. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest the value of models that include a wide range of health and health-determinant variables, and affirm the importance of looking more closely at gender differences in health...
  37. ncbi Urban-rural differentials in child malnutrition: trends and socioeconomic correlates in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jean Christophe Fotso
    African Population and Health Research Center, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Place 13:205-23. 2007
    ..Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys of 15 sub-Saharan African countries, and multilevel modelling, it shows that urban-rural differentials are ..
  38. ncbi Association of usual sleep duration with hypertension: the Sleep Heart Health Study
    Daniel J Gottlieb
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R 304, Boston, MA 02118 2394, USA
    Sleep 29:1009-14. 2006
    ..This study assesses the relationship between usual sleep duration and hypertension in a community-based cohort...
  39. ncbi Self-reported health status of the general adult U.S. population as assessed by the EQ-5D and Health Utilities Index
    Nan Luo
    QualityMetric Incorporated, Lincoln, RI, USA
    Med Care 43:1078-86. 2005
    ..This study aimed to describe the self-reported health status of the general adult U.S. population using 3 multi-attribute preference-based measures: the EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2), and Mark 3 (HUI3)...
  40. ncbi The continuing epidemics of obesity and diabetes in the United States
    A H Mokdad
    Data Management Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS E62, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 286:1195-200. 2001
    ..Recent reports show that obesity and diabetes have increased in the United States in the past decade...
  41. ncbi Cohort Profile: The 1946 National Birth Cohort (MRC National Survey of Health and Development)
    Michael Wadsworth
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and UCL Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:49-54. 2006
  42. ncbi New challenges for telephone survey research in the twenty-first century
    Angela M Kempf
    Population Health Institute, Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:113-26. 2007
    ..Cell phones have made telephone communication an even greater part of the everyday culture and could make potential telephone survey respondents even more accessible to public health researchers...
  43. ncbi Epidemiology of major depressive disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcoholism and Related Conditions
    Deborah S Hasin
    Mailman School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1097-106. 2005
    ..DESIGN/SETTING/ PARTICIPANTS: Face-to-face survey of more than 43 000 adults aged 18 years and older residing in households and group quarters in the United States...
  44. pmc Comparison of cardiovascular risk profiles among ethnic groups using population health surveys between 1996 and 2007
    Maria Chiu
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 182:E301-10. 2010
    ..We conducted a large, population-based comparison of cardiovascular risk among people of white, South Asian, Chinese and black ethnicity living in Ontario, Canada...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in American adolescents: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Sarah D de Ferranti
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 110:2494-7. 2004
    ..Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined by the Third Report of the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III) using criteria easily applied by clinicians and researchers. There is no standard pediatric definition...
  47. ncbi Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in self-assessed health in 10 European countries
    Anton E Kunst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 34:295-305. 2005
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  48. doi The reliability of the Minimum European Health Module
    Bianca Cox
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 54:55-60. 2009
    ..The objective of this paper is to evaluate the reliability of the MEHM...
  49. doi Prevalence of risk factors for metabolic syndrome in adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2001-2006
    William D Johnson
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:371-7. 2009
    ..To investigate the prevalence of distinct combinations of components of the metabolic syndrome among adolescents...
  50. ncbi Social relations or social capital? Individual and community health effects of bonding social capital
    Wouter Poortinga
    Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Soc Sci Med 63:255-70. 2006
    ..These results show that bonding social capital collectively contributes to people's self-rated health over and above the beneficial effects of personal social networks and support...
  51. doi The WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire: French adult population norms for the physical health, psychological health and social relationship dimensions
    C Baumann
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Faculte de Medecine, Nancy Universite, 9, avenue Forêt de Haye, BP 184, 54505 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy Cedex, France
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 58:33-9. 2010
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  52. pmc Are self-reports of health and morbidities in developing countries misleading? Evidence from India
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:260-5. 2009
    ..A less dismissive and pessimistic view of health data obtained through self-reports seems warranted...
  53. doi The SF-36 scales are not accurately summarised by independent physical and mental component scores
    Mark Hann
    NPCRDC, The University of Manchester, 5th Floor, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Qual Life Res 17:413-23. 2008
    ..This paper investigates: (1) the assumption that PCS and MCS are orthogonal, (2) the applicability of a single model to different condition-specific subgroups, and (3) a reduced five-scale model...
  54. pmc Prevalence of frailty in middle-aged and older community-dwelling Europeans living in 10 countries
    Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
    Department of Community Medicine and Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:675-81. 2009
    ..Its frequency has been described mainly for North America; comparable data from other countries are lacking. Here we report on the prevalence of frailty in 10 European countries included in a population-based survey...
  55. doi Prevalence of hearing loss and differences by demographic characteristics among US adults: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004
    Yuri Agrawal
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 601 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1522-30. 2008
    ..The prevalence of hearing loss may be growing because of an aging population and increasing noise exposure. However, accurate national estimates of hearing loss prevalence based on recent objective criteria are lacking...
  56. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to total and cardiovascular mortality among Finnish subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 110:666-73. 2004
    ..Some previous studies have assessed the association between leisure-time physical activity and mortality among patients with diabetes, but the potential effect of occupational and commuting physical activity remains uncertain...
  57. doi Accuracy of body mass index estimated from self-reported height and weight in mid-aged Australian women
    Nicola W Burton
    School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:620-3. 2010
    ..To assess the accuracy of body mass index (BMI) estimated from self-reported height and weight from a mailed survey, in a population-based sample of mid-aged Australian women...
  58. ncbi Comorbid mental disorders account for the role impairment of commonly occurring chronic physical disorders: results from the National Comorbidity Survey
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1257-66. 2003
    ..Effectiveness trials in workplace samples are needed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of treating comorbid mental disorders among workers with chronic physical disorders...
  59. doi Register-based study among employees showed small nonparticipation bias in health surveys and check-ups
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:900-6. 2008
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  60. pmc Methodological considerations in implementing the WHO Global Survey for Monitoring Maternal and Perinatal Health
    Archana Shah
    Department of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:126-31. 2008
    ..To set up a global system for monitoring maternal and perinatal health in 54 countries worldwide...
  61. pmc Variations in population health status: results from a United Kingdom national questionnaire survey
    P Kind
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York
    BMJ 316:736-41. 1998
    ..To measure the health of a representative sample of the population of the United Kingdom by using the EuroQoL EQ-5D questionnaire...
  62. pmc Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis
    Herbert L Bonkovsky
    Liver Biliary Pancreatic Center and the Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    J Hepatol 46:420-31. 2007
    ..This study assessed HRQOL and sexual health in patients with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis in the HALT-C Trial...
  63. ncbi Obesity as a risk factor for antipsychotic noncompliance
    Peter J Weiden
    SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11203 2098, USA
    Schizophr Res 66:51-7. 2004
    ..It is, therefore, increasingly important to understand the impact of obesity and perceived weight problems on compliance with these medications...
  64. doi Danish EQ-5D population norms
    Jan Sørensen
    Centre for Applied Health Services Research and Technology Assessment, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 37:467-74. 2009
    ..The EQ-5D is a widely used generic health-related quality of life instrument that has been used to describe population health and health outcomes in clinical trials and health economic evaluations...
  65. ncbi Evidence for reliability, validity and usefulness of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV)
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 6:481-93. 1997
    ..The interpretation of scores is facilitated by an explanation in terms meaningful to the intended audience. Research is needed to compare the MOS-HIV to other strategies for HRQoL assessment in early HIV disease...
  66. pmc Methods of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    M E Thompson
    Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada
    Tob Control 15:iii12-8. 2006
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  67. doi Method of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in Asia: the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health 2007-08
    Pisake Lumbiganon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
    Lancet 375:490-9. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi HIV infection does not disproportionately affect the poorer in sub-Saharan Africa
    Vinod Mishra
    Macro International Inc, Calverton, Maryland, USA
    AIDS 21:S17-28. 2007
    ..Wealthier populations do better than poorer ones on most measures of health status, including nutrition, morbidity and mortality, and healthcare utilization...
  69. ncbi The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity
    A Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    JAMA 282:1523-9. 1999
    ..Overweight and obesity are increasing dramatically in the United States and most likely contribute substantially to the burden of chronic health conditions...
  70. pmc How common are common mental disorders? Evidence that lifetime prevalence rates are doubled by prospective versus retrospective ascertainment
    T E Moffitt
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Psychol Med 40:899-909. 2010
    ..We compared results from a prospective study with those from retrospective studies...
  71. ncbi Women's Health Australia: recruitment for a national longitudinal cohort study
    W J Brown
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Women Health 28:23-40. 1998
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  72. pmc Development of lifetime comorbidity in the World Health Organization world mental health surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:90-100. 2011
    ..Although numerous studies have examined the role of latent variables in the structure of comorbidity among mental disorders, none has examined their role in the development of comorbidity...
  73. ncbi Older adults' perceived physical activity enablers and barriers: a multicultural perspective
    Anna E Mathews
    Dept of Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:119-40. 2010
    ..Findings suggest several ways to promote PA among older people, including developing exercise programs designed for older adults and health messages promoting existing places and programs older adults can use to engage in PA...
  74. doi Smoking kills, obesity disables: a multistate approach of the US Health and Retirement Survey
    Mieke Reuser
    Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:783-9. 2009
    ..3 (0.5; 2.5) years (men) and 1.4 (0.3; 2.6) years (women). A lower education decreased disability-free life, but not duration of ADL disability. In the aging baby boom, higher BMI will further increase care dependence...
  75. ncbi Association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and employment by industry and occupation in the US population: a study of data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Eva Hnizdo
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:738-46. 2002
    ..The fraction of COPD attributable to work was estimated as 19.2% overall and 31.1% among never smokers...
  76. ncbi Serum total and lipoprotein cholesterol levels and awareness, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia in China
    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave SL18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Circulation 110:405-11. 2004
    ..Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death in China. We examined the levels of serum total and lipoprotein cholesterol and status of awareness, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia in China...
  77. doi Studying place effects on health by synthesising individual and area-level outcomes
    Christopher H Jackson
    MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
    Soc Sci Med 67:1995-2006. 2008
    ..Our study illustrates that extending multilevel models to incorporate both individual and area-level outcomes increases power to distinguish between contextual and compositional effects...
  78. ncbi Comorbidity of substance use disorders with mood and anxiety disorders: results of the International Consortium in Psychiatric Epidemiology
    K R Merikangas
    Yale University School of Medicine, Genetic Epidemiology Research Unit, New Haven, CT 06510 3223, USA
    Addict Behav 23:893-907. 1998
    ..These results illustrate the contribution of cross-national data to understanding the patterns and risk factors for psychopathology and substance use disorders...
  79. pmc Serious psychological distress in U.S. adults with arthritis
    Margaret Shih
    Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1160-6. 2006
    ..Several studies demonstrate a higher prevalence of anxiety and depression in persons with arthritis versus those without arthritis...
  80. pmc Validity of rapid estimates of household wealth and income for health surveys in rural Africa
    S S Morris
    Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K St NW, Washington DC 20006, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:381-7. 2000
    To test the validity of proxy measures of household wealth and income that can be readily implemented in health surveys in rural Africa.
  81. ncbi 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...
  82. doi Is obesity becoming a public health problem in India? Examine the shift from under- to overnutrition problems over time
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Obes Rev 10:456-74. 2009
    ..were regional or local surveys in urban areas, while good representative data from the India National Family Health Surveys (NFHS, 1992-1993, 1998-1999 and 2005-2006) allowed for examining the trends at the national level...
  83. ncbi Healthy aging and where you live: community design relationships with physical activity and body weight in older Americans
    Lawrence Frank
    School of Environmental Health and Community, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    J Phys Act Health 7:S82-90. 2010
    ..Suburban development patterns may impede physical activity (PA) and mobility and affect healthy aging. This paper investigates the relationships between neighborhood design and walking, driving, PA, and obesity in adults over age 65 years...
  84. ncbi Overweight and obesity in Portugal: national prevalence in 2003-2005
    I do Carmo
    Lisbon Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
    Obes Rev 9:11-9. 2008
    ..Well-defined public health intervention must be targeted to specific population groups where higher levels of obesity prevalence were found: low socioeconomic level groups and low-education level groups...
  85. doi Trends in obesity among adults in England from 1993 to 2004 by age and social class and projections of prevalence to 2012
    P Zaninotto
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:140-6. 2009
    ..Repeated cross-sectional surveys were carried out of representative samples of the general population living in households in England conducted annually (1993 to 2004)...
  86. ncbi Metabolic syndrome vs Framingham Risk Score for prediction of coronary heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes mellitus
    S Goya Wannamethee
    Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, England
    Arch Intern Med 165:2644-50. 2005
    ..We sought to compare metabolic syndrome (MetS) with the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) as predictors of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) in middle-aged men...
  87. ncbi Patterns, distribution, and determinants of under- and overnutrition: a population-based study of women in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:633-40. 2006
    ..Little systematic evidence exists for the relation between socioeconomic position and nutritional status in countries experiencing the simultaneous presence of under- and overnutrition...
  88. pmc Use of Bayesian geostatistical prediction to estimate local variations in Schistosoma haematobium infection in western Africa
    Archie C A Clements
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston Road, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 87:921-9. 2009
    ..To predict the subnational spatial variation in the number of people infected with Schistosoma haematobium in Burkina Faso, Mali and the Niger prior to national control programmes...
  89. ncbi The contribution of childhood and adult socioeconomic position to adult obesity and smoking behaviour: an international comparison
    Chris Power
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:335-44. 2005
    ....
  90. ncbi Factors associated with restricted mobility outside the home in community-dwelling adults ages fifty years and older with knee pain: an example of use of the International Classification of Functioning to investigate participation restriction
    Ross Wilkie
    Keele University, Keele, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1381-9. 2007
    ....
  91. ncbi Obesity in Indian children: time trends and relationship with hypertension
    Manu Raj
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
    Natl Med J India 20:288-93. 2007
    ..We examined the time trends in childhood obesity in a representative sample of schoolchildren from Ernakulam District, Kerala and determined the relationship of obesity with blood pressure...
  92. ncbi Age at drinking onset and alcohol dependence: age at onset, duration, and severity
    Ralph W Hingson
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:739-46. 2006
    ....
  93. pmc Support for and reported compliance with smoke-free restaurants and bars by smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    R Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii34-41. 2006
    ..To explore determinants of support for and reported compliance with smoke-free policies in restaurants and bars across the four countries of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey...
  94. ncbi Lifetime risk for diabetes mellitus in the United States
    K M Venkat Narayan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 290:1884-90. 2003
    ..Although diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent and costly chronic diseases in the United States, no estimates have been published of individuals' average lifetime risk of developing diabetes...
  95. pmc Determinants and consequences of smoke-free homes: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    R Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii42-50. 2006
    ..To report on prevalence, trends and determinants of smoke-free home policies in smokers' homes in different countries and to estimate the effects of these policies on smoking cessation...
  96. doi Comparison of socioeconomic differences in self-perceived health in Estonia and Finland
    Kersti Pärna
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, and Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Tallinn Tartu, Estonia
    Scand J Public Health 38:129-34. 2010
    ..To compare self-perceived health in relation to socioeconomic factors in Estonia and Finland...
  97. pmc Cross-national analysis of the associations among mental disorders and suicidal behavior: findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
    Matthew K Nock
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 6:e1000123. 2009
    ..This study was designed to test each of these questions with a focus on nonfatal suicide attempts...
  98. doi Trends in overweight and obesity in Swedish schoolchildren 1999-2005: has the epidemic reached a plateau?
    L Lissner
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Public Health Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Obes Rev 11:553-9. 2010
    ..The stabilized rates are probably a result of regional and local actions that have taken place in many sectors of society, rather than one specific measure or national political action...
  99. doi Association of Western and traditional diets with depression and anxiety in women
    Felice N Jacka
    Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne, Geelong 3220, Australia
    Am J Psychiatry 167:305-11. 2010
    ..This study examined the extent to which the high-prevalence mental disorders are related to habitual diet in 1,046 women ages 20-93 years randomly selected from the population...
  100. doi Rising social inequalities in US childhood obesity, 2003-2007
    Gopal K Singh
    U S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Rockville, MD 20857, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:40-52. 2010
    ..This study examines changes between 2003 and 2007 in obesity and overweight prevalence among U.S. children and adolescents 10 to 17 years of age from detailed racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups...
  101. ncbi Prolonged recruitment efforts in health surveys: effects on response, costs, and potential bias
    Rolf Holle
    Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany
    Epidemiology 17:639-43. 2006
    In health surveys, considerable effort and expense are invested to achieve a high response proportion and thereby to reduce selection bias...

Research Grants77

  1. Intra-Urban Health Assessed by Remote-Sensing and GIS
    John Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..georeferenced variables to be measured, including data from the 2000 Census, the 1998 and 2003 Demographic and Health Surveys, the 2003 Women's Health in Accra Survey, the 2003 WHO World Health Survey in Ghana, data from the vital ..
  2. Multivariate Analysis of the Total Fertility Rate and Its Components
    Robert D Retherford; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The methodology will be tested and refined using the 1993, 1998, and 2003 Philippines Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which include birth histories...
  3. Community factors shaping the sexual behavior of males
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Data and Method: The analysis samples are sexually active males (15-54) from the latest Demographic and Health Surveys from Ghana (2003), Nigeria (2003) and Zambia (2001-02) and Zimbabwe (1999)...
  4. Molecular Epidemiology and Natural History of SIVcpz
    Beatrice Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..2. To elucidate the immunopathological mechanisms underlying SIVcpz pathogenicity. We will conduct health surveys and parasitology studies, as well as post mortem analyses on all apes that die during the study period...
  5. Molecular Epidemiology and Natural History of SIVcpz
    Beatrice H Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..2. To elucidate the immunopathological mechanisms underlying SIVcpz pathogenicity. We will conduct health surveys and parasitology studies, as well as post mortem analyses on all apes that die during the study period...
  6. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The analysis of these sources will be complemented by the use of data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys...
  7. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The analysis of these sources will be complemented by the use of data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys...
  8. Mortality in Central Asia
    Michel Guillot; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The analysis of these sources will be complemented by the use of data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys...
  9. Mental Health and Mexico-U.S. Migration
    JOSHUA A BRESLAU; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to fill this gap by combining data from two recent mental health surveys that used consistent methodologies, one on the Mexican population and the other on Mexican-Americans in the US...
  10. Functional Status and the Menopause Transition
    MaryFran Sowers; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..National health surveys have identified that 15% of persons aged 45-64 had some functional limitation or disability...
  11. Functional Status and the Menopause Transition
    MaryFran Sowers; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..National health surveys have identified that 15% of persons aged 45-64 had some functional limitation or disability...
  12. SEXUAL MATURITY FOR U.S. CHILDREN
    Shumei Sun; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Existing sexual maturity and growth data from the national health surveys will be used...
  13. An exploratory study to integrate cell phones into RDD health surveys
    Cristine Delnevo; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The relevance of the proposed research to public health is its ability to generate a better understanding of cell phone only households and how they impact public health surveillance in the US. ..
  14. Community Influences on Young People's HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Data and Method: The analysis samples are males and females (15-24) from the latest Demographic and Health Surveys from Burkina Faso (2003), Ghana (2003) and Zambia (2001-02)...
  15. Telehealth delivery of a weight loss program in diabetes
    Jennifer Lovejoy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..on screen health status tracking, patient education (audio, text and multimedia), and interactive health surveys. The program will be based on Internet-aided behavioral weight loss programs previously developed by the ..
  16. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER
    Peter Thorne; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..have been in areas of respiratory biology and airborne environmental exposures, environmental epidemiology and health surveys in relation to environmental exposures, exposure assessment, and the control of environmental exposures, ..
  17. Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in Kazakhstan
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The project will utilize data from the 1995 and 1999 Kazakhstan Demographic and Health Surveys (KDHS), combined with data from the recent decennial censuses and vital registration and health statistics to ..
  18. Model-Based Methods for the Analyses of Weighted Data
    Michael Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..sample designs often found in national, population-based, complex-sample-design health surveys, correlations between the probability of selection and the sampled data can induce bias...
  19. Enacted Stigma, Gender & Risk Behaviors of School Youth
    Elizabeth Saewyc; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..S., to develop cross-cultural measures of enacted stigma for adolescent health surveys, and to examine the association of types of stigma and HIV risk behaviors among adolescents...
  20. Enacted Stigma, Gender & Risk Behaviors of School Youth
    Carol Skay; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..S., to develop cross-cultural measures of enacted stigma for adolescent health surveys, and to examine the association of types of stigma and HIV risk behaviors among adolescents...
  21. Enacted Stigma, Gender & Risk Behaviors of School Youth
    Elizabeth Saewyc; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..in Canada, New Zea- land, and the US, to develop cross-cultural measures of enacted stigma for adolescent health surveys, and to examine the association of types of stigma and HIV risk behaviors among adolescents...
  22. PESTICIDES--HEALTH FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE RISK
    VINCENT GARRY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract): Earlier human health surveys, cytogenic and molecular biologic studies by the investigators suggested that offspring of pesticide appliers might have excess reproductive risk ..
  23. Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity Levels
    I Min Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..HAHS comprises about 10,000 men who returned health surveys in 1988 and 1993...
  24. Using Relationship Calendars to Improve Sexual Behavior Data among Kenyan Couples
    Nancy Luke; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..or a comparison standard Sexual Partnership Questionnaire (SPQ), such as the one used in the Demographic and Health Surveys, thereby allowing the assessment across instrument type and by sex of respondents...
  25. Social Role Disability and Mental-Physical Co-Morbidity
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..disability research methods by calibrating WMH disability measures for use in national and international health surveys and health outcomes research; Aim3: Establish the specific contributions of mental disorders to global and ..
  26. NET - Selective Ligands for the Treatment of Depression
    Kenneth Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    World-wide public health surveys point to an increased global health burden for serious psychiatric disorders, particularly depression...
  27. Partner Violence Norms and HIV Risk-Taking Among Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Ilene Speizer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study uses secondary data from more than 15 recent African Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) to examine the association between partner violence norms and youth HIV risk and preventive behaviors in ..
  28. Examining California's Oral Health Disparities: New Models and Methods
    Stuart Gansky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..to oral health, and to provide a suite of methods/tools to colleagues that can be used in similar state oral health surveys and beyond...