health surveys

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

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  1. ncbi A 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey: construction of scales and preliminary tests of reliability and validity
    J Ware
    Health Institute, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 34:220-33. 1996
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi A 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey: construction of scales and preliminary tests of reliability and validity
    J Ware
    Health Institute, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 34:220-33. 1996
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi Development of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire
    C M Mangione
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 119:1050-8. 2001
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  12. 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. pmc A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007
    Simon I Hay
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute University of Oxford Wellcome TrustCollaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 6:e1000048. 2009
    ..It is exactly 40 y since the last global map of malaria endemicity was published. This paper describes the generation of a new world map of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity for the year 2007...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi Prevalence, co-morbidity and correlates of mental disorders in the general population: results from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (GHS)
    F Jacobi
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Unit Epidemiology and Service Research, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 34:597-611. 2004
    ..This paper reports results from its Mental Health Supplement (GHS-MHS) on 4-week 12-month, and selected lifetime prevalence of a broad range of DSM-IV mental disorders, their co-morbidity and correlates in the community...
  17. pmc The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) developed and tested its first wave of adult self-reported health outcome item banks: 2005-2008
    David Cella
    Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, 710 North Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1179-94. 2010
    ..We report results from the first large-scale testing of PROMIS items...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi Evaluating the quality of self-reports of hypertension and diabetes
    Noreen Goldman
    Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 243 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 2091, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:148-54. 2003
    ..Significant correlates of the accuracy of the self-reports include age, education, time of the most recent health exam, and cognitive function...
  22. ncbi Sexual behavior in the United States: results from a national probability sample of men and women ages 14-94
    Debby Herbenick
    Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    J Sex Med 7:255-65. 2010
    ..Despite a demonstrated relationship between sexual behaviors and health, including clinical risks, little is known about contemporary sexual behavior...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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  25. ncbi Validation of self-reported chronic conditions and health services in a managed care population
    L M Martin
    Division of Public Health, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 18:215-8. 2000
    ..Self-reported data are commonly used to estimate the prevalence of health conditions and the use of preventive health services in the population, but the validity of such data is often questioned...
  26. ncbi The bounds of the concentration index when the variable of interest is binary, with an application to immunization inequality
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 14:429-32. 2005
    ..Examples are presented on levels of and inequalities in immunization across 41 developing countries, and on changes in coverage and inequalities in selected countries...
  27. ncbi 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)...
  28. ncbi Prevalence, correlates, disability, and comorbidity of DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence in the United States: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Deborah S Hasin
    Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:830-42. 2007
    ..Epidemiologic information is important to inform etiological research and service delivery planning. However, current information on the epidemiology of alcohol use disorders in the United States is lacking...
  29. 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)...
  30. pmc National, regional, and global trends in infertility prevalence since 1990: a systematic analysis of 277 health surveys
    Maya N Mascarenhas
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    PLoS Med 9:e1001356. 2012
    ..By applying a consistent algorithm to demographic and reproductive surveys available from developed and developing countries, we estimate infertility prevalence and trends, 1990 to 2010, by country and region...
  31. ncbi Relationship of depression and diabetes self-care, medication adherence, and preventive care
    Elizabeth H B Lin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2154-60. 2004
    ..We assessed whether diabetes self-care, medication adherence, and use of preventive services were associated with depressive illness...
  32. ncbi Failure and delay in initial treatment contact after first onset of mental disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:603-13. 2005
    ..An understudied crucial step in the help-seeking process is making prompt initial contact with a treatment provider after first onset of a mental disorder...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi International comparison of the relationship of chronic kidney disease prevalence and ESRD risk
    Stein I Hallan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, St Olav University Hospital, N 7006 Trondheim, Norway
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:2275-84. 2006
    ..In conclusion, CKD prevalence in Norway was similar to that in the United States, suggesting that lower progression to ESRD rather than a smaller pool of individuals at risk accounts for the lower incidence of ESRD in Norway...
  35. 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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  36. 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...
  37. ncbi What determines Self-Rated Health (SRH)? A cross-sectional study of SF-36 health domains in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort
    Nahal Mavaddat
    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:800-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to determine the extent to which dimensions of physical, mental and social functioning are associated with SRH...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. 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 ..
  40. ncbi Reliability of the 1999 youth risk behavior survey questionnaire
    Nancy D Brener
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:336-42. 2002
    ..To assess the test-retest reliability of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire...
  41. ncbi Social capital and health-purely a question of context?
    Giuseppe Nicola Giordano
    Social Epidemiology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Skånes University Hospital, SUS, Lund University, Clinical Research Centre, Building 28, Floor 12, Entrance 72, 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Health Place 17:946-53. 2011
    ..However, individual-level social capital variables and other health determinants appear to influence contextual-level variance the most...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi Mortality trends in men and women with diabetes, 1971 to 2000
    Edward W Gregg
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3727, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:149-55. 2007
    ..Whether mortality rates among diabetic adults or excess mortality associated with diabetes in the United States has declined in recent decades is not known...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Twelve-month prevalence of and risk factors for suicide attempts in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Guilherme Borges
    National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico City, Mexico
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1617-28. 2010
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  52. pmc The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:716-23. 2006
    ..Despite growing interest in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little is known about its prevalence or correlates...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi Quality control and data reduction procedures for accelerometry-derived measures of physical activity
    Rachel Colley
    Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
    Health Rep 21:63-9. 2010
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  55. 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...
  56. ncbi 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...
  57. 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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  58. ncbi Metabolic syndrome: recent prevalence in East and Southeast Asian populations
    Paul Nestel
    Baker Heart Research Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Central, Melbourne, 8008, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:362-7. 2007
    ..The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among a number of Asian populations as defined by several current criteria has been increasing rapidly and appears to resemble that among Western populations...
  59. ncbi Inequalities in healthy life years in the 25 countries of the European Union in 2005: a cross-national meta-regression analysis
    Carol Jagger
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Lancet 372:2124-31. 2008
    ..We investigated inequalities in life expectancies and healthy life years (HLYs) at 50 years of age for the 25 countries in the EU in 2005 and the potential for increasing the proportion of older people in the labour force...
  60. ncbi Diet and health trends in Taiwan: comparison of two nutrition and health surveys from 1993-1996 and 2005-2008
    Wen Harn Pan
    Nutrition Medicine Research Program, Division of Health Sciences Research and Preventive Medicine, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institute, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 20:238-50. 2011
    ..recall data, and biochemical and anthropometric measurements from the 1993-1996 and 2005-2008 Nutrition and Health Surveys in Taiwan (NAHSIT) to investigate trends in dietary habits, and cardiovascular and metabolic disease markers ..
  61. ncbi The effect of water and sanitation on child health: evidence from the demographic and health surveys 1986-2007
    Günther Fink
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1196-204. 2011
    ..The health consequences of lacking access to water and sanitation are severe, and particularly important for child development...
  62. ncbi Disease and disadvantage in the United States and in England
    James Banks
    University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, England
    JAMA 295:2037-45. 2006
    ..The United States spends considerably more money on health care than the United Kingdom, but whether that translates to better health outcomes is unknown...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi Childhood overweight, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome in developing countries
    Roya Kelishadi
    Department of Preventive Pediatric Cardiology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center WHO Collaborating Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
    Epidemiol Rev 29:62-76. 2007
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  66. ncbi Effects of preceding birth intervals on neonatal, infant and under-five years mortality and nutritional status in developing countries: evidence from the demographic and health surveys
    S O Rutstein
    ORC Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 89:S7-24. 2005
    ..This paper examines the association between birth intervals and infant and child mortality and nutritional status...
  67. pmc Obesity and mental disorders in the general population: results from the world mental health surveys
    K M Scott
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:192-200. 2008
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  68. 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...
  69. ncbi Hypertension in South African adults: results from the Demographic and Health Survey, 1998
    K Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Hypertens 19:1717-25. 2001
    ..To determine the prevalence and treatment status of hypertension in South Africa...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi 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...
  76. pmc Canadian normative data for the SF-36 health survey. Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study Research Group
    W M Hopman
    MacKenzie Health Services Research Group, Queen s University, Kingston, Ont
    CMAJ 163:265-71. 2000
    ..Published norms for the SF-36 exist for other countries but have not been previously published for Canada...
  77. ncbi Researching domestic violence against women: methodological and ethical considerations
    M Ellsberg
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stud Fam Plann 32:1-16. 2001
    ..The results indicate that prevalence estimates for violence are highly sensitive to methodological factors, and that underreporting is a significant threat to validity...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi 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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  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi 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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  89. ncbi 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...
  90. ncbi 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...
  91. ncbi 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. 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...
  96. ncbi 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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  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. ncbi 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...

Research Grants68

  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. Understanding the malaria-poverty vicious circle
    MARCIA CALDAS DE CASTRO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The empirical model will be based on a system of simultaneous equations and will utilize Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data for Tanzania, Rwanda, and Angola...
  3. Functional Status and the Menopause Transition
    MaryFran R Sowers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..National health surveys have identified that 15% of persons aged 45-64 had some functional limitation or disability...
  4. Patient-Reported Oral Health Outcomes Measurement Information System
    Honghu Liu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Despite the fact that many oral health surveys exist, they are limited by lack of systematization, precision, effectiveness, standardization and ..
  5. Validation of a community survey methodology for measuring PMTCT impact
    Benjamin H Chi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., Demographic and Health Surveys). However, potential ascertainment and reporting biases could lead to inaccurate results...
  6. Molecular Epidemiology and Natural History of SIVcpz
    Beatrice H Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..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 who die during the study period...
  7. Experimental evidence and validation of measures on gender-based violence
    TIA MARIA PALERMO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the first part we will analyze recent data from 23 countries using Demographic and Health Surveys, and in the second part we analyze new data from an original, randomized-design survey in Uganda...
  8. The Role of Development Assistance for Health in Reducing Child Mortality
    Chunling Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in the level of neonatal, infant and child mortality rates for the 64 countries with Demographic and Health Surveys and to generate complete time-series country-specific disbursement datasets for overall DAH, DAH for child ..
  9. Microdata for Analysis of Early Life Conditions, Health, and Population
    STEVEN RUGGLES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Researchers will be able to link recent health surveys, administrative records, and the national death index to the 1940 database, allowing study of the impact of ..
  10. Center for Transdisciplinary ELSI Research in Translational Genomics
    Carol P Somkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The RPGEH links together participants'data from electronic medical records, biospecimens, health surveys and geographic information systems...
  11. Child Gender and Parental Investments: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently
    Adriana Lleras-Muney; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..previous findings, we will-combining our empirical methodology and data from the Indian Demographic and Health Surveys-further examine gender differences in other measures of child investments that have been studied in the ..
  12. Integrated Demographic and Health Series (IDHS)
    ELIZABETH H BOYLE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), including 260 nationally-representative household surveys from 90 developing countries, are the principal source of information on pressing health and ..
  13. Timing of Marriage and Women's Economic Empowerment in Egypt
    Kathryn M Yount; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We also will use data from the ELMPS and repeated cross-national Demographic and Health Surveys spanning 20 years for Egypt (1988 - 2008) to construct aggregate indicators to reflect aspects of the local ..
  14. Constrained Provider Choice: The Effect of a TBA Ban on Morality
    Edward N Okeke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Using data from the 2004 and 2010 waves of the Demographic and Health Surveys for Malawi, we compare outcomes before and after the law was passed, in places where the ban should have had a ..
  15. Effective Observational Strategies for Health Survey Interviewers
    Brady T West; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In large health surveys like the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS, currently conducted by the U.S...
  16. Hierarchical Bayesian Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data
    Michael R Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..b>Health surveys are a rich source of data for such efforts, but methods for extracting information about small areas remain ..
  17. Sampling Weights for Couples in Demographic and Health Surveys
    Stan Becker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) using standardized questionnaires have been conducted in over 90 developing countries with many countries having 3, 4 or more such cross-sectional surveys since ..
  18. 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...
  19. Cost-related Underuse of Medications and the Health of Older Adults
    Becky A Briesacher; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The research program includes: (1) creating a unique, longitudinal dataset from two national health surveys of older adults, (2) describing the longitudinal course of CRN, including identifying the predictors and ..
  20. Social Interactions and Malaria Preventive Behaviors in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Gabriel Picone; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..these social interactions in the adoption and spread of ITNs, IPT, and ACT using data from all the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS), Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS), and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) between 1999 and 2010 ..
  21. Addressing acquiescence: Reducing survey error to promote Latino health
    RACHEL ELLEN DAVIS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Research by the investigators and others suggests that 22-24 percent of Latino survey respondents acquiesce on health surveys, as compared to 13 percent of non-Latino Whites...
  22. Evaluation of the Healthy Foods Program
    Roland Sturm; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Data sources include both individual health surveys, sales data from supermarkets (individual line items and linkable to individuals), and health care claims.
  23. Statistical Methods for Incomplete Data with Measurement Errors
    Edward C Chao; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Examples include health surveys containing non-responders or missing items, surrogate marker data with measurement errors, etc...
  24. CONTRACEPTION, BREASTFEEDING, AND THE USE OF HEALTH CARE
    JOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    Using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) recently conducted in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the proposed research will undertake a comparative assessment of the contextual determinants ..
  25. The Economics of Natural Disasters and Epidemics
    Ashlesha Datar; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The data to estimate these relationships will include (1) household data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 39 countries and (2) an international natural disaster database (Emergency Events Database, EMDAT) ..
  26. TOBACCO TRENDS: A REAL-TIME SENTINEL FOR TOBACCO CONTROL EVALUATIONS
    Melbourne F Hovell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by applicant): Population smoking trends are principally documented by aggregating individual responses to health surveys that are only collected intermittently...
  27. New Statistical Methods to Handle Spatial Uncertainty in Cancer Risk Estimation
    Xiaomei Ma; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Cancer epidemiologists can extract data from many different sources such as census, statewide health surveys, tumor registries and population-based case-control studies, and each source may yield data with different ..
  28. 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)...
  29. Genetic epidemiology of malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    STEVEN RICHARD MESHNICK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We propose to use >16,000 dried blood spots from the 2007 and 2012 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in the DRC to conduct the first longitudinal, nation-wide study of malaria genetic epidemiology...
  30. Comparing Measures of Survey Data Quality
    James R Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The risk of non response bias is a major threat to the validity of health surveys. Many special studies have found that this bias can impact the results of important health measures...
  31. 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...
  32. Balancing Disclosure Risk with Inferential Power: Software for Intervalized Data
    SCOTT D FERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patient data collected during health care delivery and public health surveys possess a great deal of information that could be used in biomedical and epidemiological research...
  33. Improving the Design of Health Surveys on the Web
    ROGER E TOURANGEAU; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  34. 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)...
  35. 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 ..
  36. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
    BARRY LEVY; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..on these risks and their impact; risk assessment and exposure assessment; and epidemiological studies and health surveys. The conference will aim to increase participants' awareness of the essentials for effective risk management, ..
  37. CVD TRENDS 1980 TO 1991--A GENDER SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVE
    Carol Derby; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Health Program between 1980 and 1993, and risk factor data obtained through biennial cross-sectional household health surveys conducted in random samples of residents in the two study communities...
  38. 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 ..
  39. QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES FOR ORAL HEALTH CARE
    Gary Slade; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The need for such an instrument has emerged from oral health surveys that have demonstrated poorer quality of life among people with untreated oral disease and inadequate dental ..
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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 ..
  43. 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...
  44. COUPLES FERTILITY PREFERENCES AND CONTRACEPTIVE USE
    Stan Becker; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..of her/his partner's attitudes using data from monogamous couples interviewed in 17 Demographic and Health Surveys in developing nations during the 1990s. Six surveys to be completed in 1998 will also be included...
  45. HIV DYNAMICS AND PREVENTION, RAKAI DISTRICT UGANDA
    Maria Wawer; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Scope of work will include annual KAB/serologic and health surveys, a vertical transmission study with 6-monthly follow up, social science research (indepth interviews and focus ..
  46. CONTRACEPTIVE DYNAMICS AND PROGRAM EFFECTS
    JACOB KLERMAN; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..First, using the 5-year calendars from two Demographic and Health Surveys in Indonesia (1991 and 1994) with a combined sample of over 40,000 women (over 2 million months), the project ..
  47. 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 ..
  48. COMMUNITY BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION
    Leslie Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The study presumes a link between the exposures and adverse health efforts as assessed by health surveys conducted among the study population, reports from local health providers, complaints filed with state ..
  49. SEX DIFFERENCES IN MORBIDITY AND HEALTH ACTIONS
    LOIS VERBRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 1980
    b>Health surveys consistently find that women have higher rates of illness, disability days, health services use, and medicine use than men...
  50. 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...
  51. Rochester Collaborative to Reduce Oral Health Dispariti*
    Ronald Billings; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..On the basis of regularly scheduled oral health surveys of Rochester school children, a comprehensive database on the distribution of dental caries has been compiled...
  52. Errors in Housing Unit Listing and Their Effects on Survey Estimates
    Stephanie Eckman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Errors in the sampling frames that underlie critical national health surveys threaten the quality of the statistical estimates used to track the nation's health...
  53. New York State Angler Cohort Follow-up Study
    Matthew Bonner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..sample of anglers who already have demonstrated a willingness to complete and return mailed follow-up health surveys, the detailed exposure assessment on contaminated fish consumption, and the relative cost- effectiveness of ..
  54. Menstrual Health Disparities of Low SES African-America*
    Patricia Koch; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The women will be given the option of responding to the research instruments, (two health surveys and twelve monthly menstrual calendars), through mailed paper self-report forms or using Web and email modes...
  55. Web-based Tool for Coordinating Patient-Centered Cancer Care
    John Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..212 project during which we implemented processes, infrastructure, and technology for administering Web-based health surveys to all UCSF and Dartmouth-Hitchcock new Breast Cancer patients, providing clinicians with reports summarizing ..
  56. SEVENTH CONFERENCE OF HEALTH SURVEY METHODS
    DIANE O ROURKE; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..the federal statistical system; (b) the potential impact of ongoing, relevant, methodological research on health surveys; and (c) how survey methods affect the usefulness of survey data in addressing the information and policy ..
  57. MULTILEVEL MODELS FOR BINARY RESPONSES AND COUNT DATA
    GERMAN RODRIGUEZ; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..to social scientists and epidemiologists are binary or discrete counts and because practically all social and health surveys rely on multi-stage clustered samples...
  58. Development of NET-Selective Piperidine-Based PET Ligand
    Anna Liisa Brownell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): World-wide public health surveys point to an increasing global health burden resulting from serious brain disorders, particularly mood-related disorders such as depression...
  59. Fraternity and sorority normative feedback interventions
    Susan Bruce; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Outcome measures are derived from the two annual University-wide health surveys and existing validated instruments...
  60. STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
    Roderick Little; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..A second focus of our research concerns the analysis of mental health surveys, with emphasis on nonresponse adjustments...
  61. 8th Conference on Health Survey Methods
    Timothy Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..meet to review state-of-the-art survey data collection methods, identify major methodological problems facing health surveys today, and define hypotheses and specify priorities for future methodological research...
  62. COMMUNITY EFFECTS ON CHILD HEALTH
    Narayan Sastry; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The major sources include: Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 1986, 1991 and 1996; large Brazilian household surveys conducted in 1974/75, 1984 and 1988; and ..
  63. Quantifying the Value of Value-Based Purchasing
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  64. Substance Use Comorbidity Care: Evidence-Based Stepped Strategies for Depression
    Carlos Blanco; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  65. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  66. An exploratory study to integrate cell phones into RDD health surveys
    Cristine Delnevo; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..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. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  67. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
    Ronald C Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....