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Resources by Topic: Men

HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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In Over Half of U.S. Counties, More Working-Age Men Than Women Are Uninsured
Compares health insurance coverage for working-age men and women in 2016 based on Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) data. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties, as well as a map showing county-level estimates of the difference in uninsured rates between men and women.
Author(s): Rachel Upton
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis among Licensed Male Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Details a study on the correlation between exposure to pesticides by agricultural applicators and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bases conclusions on questionnaire data from male pesticide applicators in 1993-1997.
Author(s): Armando Meyer, Dale P. Sandler, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Christine G. Parks
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Firearm Ownership and Suicide Rates among US Men and Women, 1981–2013
Examines rates of firearm ownership, and age-adjusted firearm and total suicide rates for men and women in all 50 states from 1981 to 2013.
Author(s): Michael Siegel, Emily F. Rothman
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 106(7), 1316-1322
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Building Capacity in a Rural North Carolina Community to Address Prostate Health Using a Lay Health Advisor Model
Describes the feasibility of using a lay health advisors (LHAs) model to engage a rural African American community in North Carolina about prostate health. LHAs, also called Ambassadors, work to share information about prostate health and collect survey data. Includes demographic characteristics of the 15 Ambassadors, such as age, gender, education, employment, and previous health education training.
Author(s): Anissa I. Vines, Jaimie C. Hunter, Brandolyn S. White, Alan N. Richmond
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 17(3), 364-372
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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A Qualitative Study of Factors Related to Cardiometabolic Risk in Rural Men
A study of men in the western United States and their knowledge of risk factors for higher rates of cardiometabolic disorders. Includes a discussion of individual, social, and community influences on healthy behaviors as well as data and statistics such as demographics, physical activity level, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Emily H. Morgan, Meredith L. Graham, Sara C. Folta, Rebecca A. Seguin
Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 305
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Associations of Poor Housing with Mental Health Among North Carolina Latino Migrant Farmworkers
Presents a study on the mental health of Latino farmworkers living in grower-owned camps in eastern North Carolina. Analyzes data based on levels of depression, anxiety, and alcohol misuse, as well as by participant and housing characteristics.
Author(s): Dana C. Mora, Sara A. Quandt, Haiying Chen, Thomas A. Arcury
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(4), 327-334
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Development and Evaluation of a Support Program for Prostate Cancer Survivors in Alaska
Examines the needs of Alaska Native and non-Native prostate cancer survivors. Assesses survivors' satisfaction with, and acceptance of, a men's cancer survivor retreat to inform the development of a prostate cancer support program.
Author(s): Stacy Kelley, Christine DeCourtney, Julia Thorsness
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74(1)
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
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