Ali H Mokdad

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System: past, present, and future
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98121, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:43-54. 2009
  2. pmc Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985-2010
    Haidong Wang
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Popul Health Metr 11:8. 2013
  3. pmc Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:13. 2009
  4. pmc The impact of obesity on time spent with the provider and number of medications managed during office-based physician visits using a cross-sectional, national health survey
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Communty Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:436. 2009
  5. pmc Gene polymorphisms in association with emerging cardiovascular risk markers in adult women
    Amy Z Fan
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMC Med Genet 11:6. 2010
  6. pmc Use of dental clinics and oral hygiene practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int Dent J 66:99-104. 2016
  7. pmc Coverage and timing of antenatal care among poor women in 6 Mesoamerican countries
    Emily Dansereau
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16:234. 2016
  8. doi request reprint Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 4:e704-13. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint Diet in Saudi Arabia: findings from a nationally representative survey
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    1Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Public Health Nutr . 2016
  10. doi request reprint Self-Rated Health Among Saudi Adults: Findings from a National Survey, 2013
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    J Community Health 40:920-6. 2015

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System: past, present, and future
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98121, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:43-54. 2009
    ..This article provides an overview of the issues faced by BRFSS and the strategies in place to address them...
  2. pmc Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985-2010
    Haidong Wang
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Popul Health Metr 11:8. 2013
    ..An important dimension to poor national performance is the large disparities in life expectancy...
  3. pmc Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:13. 2009
    ..Losing weight by means of energy restriction and physical activity has been effective in preventing and managing these diseases. However, weight control behaviors among overweight/obese adults with these conditions are poorly understood...
  4. pmc The impact of obesity on time spent with the provider and number of medications managed during office-based physician visits using a cross-sectional, national health survey
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Communty Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:436. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if outpatient visits by obese persons required more time with the provider and more prescription medication management compared to visits made by non-obese persons...
  5. pmc Gene polymorphisms in association with emerging cardiovascular risk markers in adult women
    Amy Z Fan
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMC Med Genet 11:6. 2010
    ..This population-based study is aimed to determine the presence of associations between a wide array of genetic variants and emerging cardiovascular risk markers among adult US women...
  6. pmc Use of dental clinics and oral hygiene practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int Dent J 66:99-104. 2016
    ..We conducted a large household survey in 2013 to determine the current status of oral health practices and use of oral health services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
  7. pmc Coverage and timing of antenatal care among poor women in 6 Mesoamerican countries
    Emily Dansereau
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16:234. 2016
    ..This study examines factors associated with the number and timing of ANC visits for poor women in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador...
  8. doi request reprint Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 4:e704-13. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to present the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the eastern Mediterranean region as of 2013...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diet in Saudi Arabia: findings from a nationally representative survey
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    1Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Public Health Nutr . 2016
    ..No recent original studies on the pattern of diet are available for Saudi Arabia at the national level. The present study was performed to describe the consumption of foods and beverages by Saudi adults...
  10. doi request reprint Self-Rated Health Among Saudi Adults: Findings from a National Survey, 2013
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    J Community Health 40:920-6. 2015
    ..This optimistic perception of health poses a challenge for preventive interventions in the Kingdom and calls for campaigns to educate the public about the harm of unhealthy behaviors...
  11. doi request reprint On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Levels of Physical Activity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    J Phys Act Health 13:231-8. 2016
    ..With the lack of appropriate data, we conducted a large household survey in 2013 to determine current rates of physical activity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
  12. pmc Prevalence of asthma in Saudi adults: findings from a national household survey, 2013
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 15:77. 2015
    ..We analyzed data from a national household survey conducted in KSA in 2013 to estimate prevalence, associated risk factors and control measurements of asthma...
  13. doi request reprint Medication use for chronic health conditions among adults in Saudi Arabia: findings from a national household survey
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 25:73-81. 2016
    ..Most of them require long-term management through medications. We examined patterns of medication use for chronic health conditions (CHC) in KSA based on a national survey...
  14. doi request reprint Get a license, buckle up, and slow down: risky driving patterns among saudis
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    a Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    Traffic Inj Prev 16:587-92. 2015
    ..To inform policymakers on drivers' abilities and driving habits, we analyzed data from the Saudi Health Interview Survey 2013...
  15. ncbi request reprint High Fasting Plasma Glucose, Diabetes, and Its Risk Factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013: Findings From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Diabetes Care . 2016
    ..The prevalence of diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is among the highest in the world. We used findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study to calculate the burden of diabetes in the EMR...
  16. pmc Tobacco consumption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013: findings from a national survey
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    BMC Public Health 15:611. 2015
    ..The Saudi Ministry of Health started a national tobacco control program in 2002 with increased and intensified efforts after joining the World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in 2005...
  17. pmc The health of Saudi youths: current challenges and future opportunities
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 17:26. 2016
    ..In order to understand the health risk factors of Saudi youth, we analyzed data from a large national survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
  18. pmc Institutional Delivery and Satisfaction among Indigenous and Poor Women in Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama
    Danny V Colombara
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 11:e0154388. 2016
    ..Improving access to antenatal care and opportunities for higher-level education may increase institutional delivery rates, and providing culturally adapted services may improve satisfaction. ..
  19. pmc Missed Opportunities for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Immunization in Mesoamerica: Potential Impact on Coverage and Days at Risk
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0139680. 2015
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  20. pmc Access and barriers to healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013: findings from a national multistage survey
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMJ Open 5:e007801. 2015
    ..We analysed data from a large household survey to identify barriers to healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
  21. pmc Breast cancer screening in Saudi Arabia: free but almost no takers
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0119051. 2015
    ..We conducted a national survey to investigate knowledge and practices of breast cancer screening among Saudi women aged 50 years or older in order to inform the breast cancer national health programs...
  22. doi request reprint Results of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey and implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) countries
    Gulnoza Usmanova
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, United States Electronic address
    J Epidemiol Glob Health 3:217-34. 2013
    ..We used Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data collected over time to monitor articles of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR)...
  23. doi request reprint In denial: misperceptions of weight change among adults in the United States
    Catherine M Wetmore
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Prev Med 55:93-100. 2012
    ..We used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to explore how adults in the United States recall their weight change and to identify characteristics associated with weight changes...
  24. doi request reprint Global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for young people's health during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 387:2383-401. 2016
    ..We report the past, present, and anticipated burden of disease in young people aged 10-24 years from 1990 to 2013 using data on mortality, disability, injuries, and health risk factors...
  25. pmc Burden of Diarrhea in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Ibrahim Khalil
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 95:1319-1329. 2016
    ..Our findings will guide preventive and treatment interventions which are based on evidence and which follow the ultimate goal of reducing the DD burden...
  26. pmc The Burden of Mental Disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013
    Raghid Charara
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 12:e0169575. 2017
    ..Indeed, mental health problems, if not properly addressed, will lead to an increased burden of diseases in the region...
  27. pmc Diarrhea Prevalence, Care, and Risk Factors Among Poor Children Under 5 Years of Age in Mesoamerica
    Danny V Colombara
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Salud Mesoamérica Initiative, Inter American Development Bank, Panama, Panama
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 94:544-52. 2016
    ..49, 95% CI = 1.15, 1.95). Our results call for programs to examine and remedy low adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines. ..
  28. doi request reprint US County-Level Trends in Mortality Rates for Major Causes of Death, 1980-2014
    Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 316:2385-2401. 2016
    ..County-level patterns in mortality rates by cause have not been systematically described but are potentially useful for public health officials, clinicians, and researchers seeking to improve health and reduce geographic disparities...
  29. doi request reprint Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes Prevalence by County in the U.S., 1999-2012
    Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Diabetes Care 39:1556-62. 2016
    ..We estimated county-level trends in the prevalence of diagnosed, undiagnosed, and total diabetes as well as rates of diagnosis and effective treatment from 1999 to 2012...
  30. pmc Cigarette smoking prevalence in US counties: 1996-2012
    Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Popul Health Metr 12:5. 2014
    ..Cigarette smoking is a leading risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality in the United States, yet information about smoking prevalence and trends is not routinely available below the state level, impeding local-level action...
  31. doi request reprint Characteristics associated with the uptake of influenza vaccination among adults in the United States
    Mayuko Takayama
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Prev Med 54:358-62. 2012
    ..We identified characteristics associated with influenza vaccination that might inform strategies for increasing coverage...
  32. doi request reprint Trends and Patterns of Disparities in Cancer Mortality Among US Counties, 1980-2014
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 317:388-406. 2017
    ..Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and results in a high economic burden...
  33. pmc The global burden of viral hepatitis from 1990 to 2013: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Jeffrey D Stanaway
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 388:1081-8. 2016
    ..We used data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study to estimate morbidity and mortality for acute viral hepatitis, and for cirrhosis and liver cancer caused by viral hepatitis, by age, sex, and country from 1990 to 2013...
  34. doi request reprint Mental distress and functional health in the United States
    Raghid Charara
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Prev Med 89:292-300. 2016
    ..Mental illness prevalence is increasing in USA. Understanding the relationship between functional status and mental health is crucial in optimizing psychiatric treatment...
  35. doi request reprint Use of a commercial ELISA for the detection of measles-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) in dried blood spots collected from children living in low-resource settings
    K Ellicott Colson
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Med Virol 87:1491-9. 2015
    ..Analyzing DBS collected in low-resources settings is a feasible and accurate means of measuring population immunity to measles and should be used to generate objective measures of health status and health system performance...
  36. doi request reprint The state of health in the Arab world, 1990-2010: an analysis of the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 383:309-20. 2014
    ..We aimed to examine the burden of diseases and injuries in the Arab world for 1990, 2005, and 2010 using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010)...
  37. pmc Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in United States counties, 2001-2009
    Casey Olives
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e60308. 2013
    ..Concurrent increases in treatment and control of hypertension are promising, but efforts to decrease the prevalence of hypertension are needed...
  38. doi request reprint Global Burden of Hypertension and Systolic Blood Pressure of at Least 110 to 115 mm Hg, 1990-2015
    Mohammad H Forouzanfar
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 317:165-182. 2017
    ..Elevated systolic blood (SBP) pressure is a leading global health risk. Quantifying the levels of SBP is important to guide prevention policies and interventions...
  39. doi request reprint Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study
    Christina Fitzmaurice
    Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle2Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA Oncol . 2016
    ..Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are needed for cancer control planning...
  40. pmc Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Haidong Wang
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 384:957-79. 2014
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Estimates of global and regional premature cardiovascular mortality in 2025
    Gregory A Roth
    From Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation G A R, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation G N, M H F, A H M, M N, C J L M, University of Washington, Seattle
    Circulation 132:1270-82. 2015
    ..Global CVD risk factor targets have been recommended. We produced estimates to show how selected risk factor reduction would affect CVD mortality for different regions and countries...
  42. pmc Aspirin use and knowledge in the community: a population- and health facility based survey for measuring local health system performance
    Gregory A Roth
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:16. 2014
    ..Little is known about the relationship between cardiovascular risk, disease and actual use of aspirin in the community...
  43. doi request reprint Results of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey and implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in former Soviet Union countries
    Gulnoza Usmanova
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Int J Public Health 58:217-26. 2013
    ..We used data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) to monitor articles of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries...
  44. pmc Health and wealth in Mesoamerica: findings from Salud Mesomérica 2015
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Med 13:164. 2015
    ..Individual income and poverty are associated with poor health outcomes. The poor face unique challenges related to access, education, financial capacity, environmental effects, and other factors that threaten their health outcomes...
  45. pmc Drinking Patterns in US Counties From 2002 to 2012
    Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
    All authors are with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
    Am J Public Health 105:1120-7. 2015
    ..We estimated the prevalence of any drinking and binge drinking from 2002 to 2012 and heavy drinking from 2005 to 2012 in every US county...
  46. doi request reprint Status of the diabetes epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013
    Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
    Int J Public Health 59:1011-21. 2014
    ..To inform public health authorities on the current status of the diabetes epidemic, we analyzed data from the Saudi Health Interview Survey (SHIS)...
  47. pmc Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA, USA
    Lancet 384:1005-70. 2014
    ....
  48. pmc Measuring health behaviors in populations
    Ali H Mokdad
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 Fifth Ave, Ste 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A75. 2010
    ..With changes in telephone use (eg, rapid decline in the ownership of landlines), innovative methods to collect data on health behaviors, such as in health care settings or through Internet-based surveys, need to be developed...
  49. pmc High total serum cholesterol, medication coverage and therapeutic control: an analysis of national health examination survey data from eight countries
    Gregory A Roth
    Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street room AA522, Seattle, WA 98195 6422, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 89:92-101. 2011
    ..To determine the fraction of individuals with high total serum cholesterol who get diagnosed and effectively treated in eight high- and middle-income countries...