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More than Black and White: Differences in Predictors of Obesity among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and European Americans
Analyzes predictors of obesity in rural Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian American, and European American undergraduate students by examining body mass index (BMI), exercise frequency, symptoms of psychiatric disorders, health outcomes, health status, and health behaviors.
Author(s): Alok Madan, Olga G. Archambeau, Vanessa A. Milsom, et al.
Citation: Obesity, 20(6), 1325-1328
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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Weight Status of American Indian and White Elementary School Students Living in the Same Rural Environment, Oklahoma, 2005-2009
Compares statistics on American Indian and White students at three schools in Anadarko, Oklahoma, with categories ranging from underweight to very obese. Includes breakdowns by year, weight status, race, sex, and age.
Author(s): Amanda E. Janitz, William E. Moore, Aietah L. Stephens, Kathryn E. Abbott, June E. Eichner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Smoke-Free Policies at Home, Church, and Work: Smoking Levels and Recent Quit Attempts Among a Southeastern Rural Population, 2007
Examines the effect of smoke-free policies and social support for quitting smoking in the home, at church, and at work for rural African American and White people in 4 Georgia counties.
Author(s): Carla Berg, Deanne W. Swan, Michelle C. Kegler, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
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Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among American Indian/Alaska Native Women of Reproductive Age
Discusses prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors among a nationally representative sample of American Indian/Alaska Native women aged 18-44 years and makes comparisons with White women. Includes statistical breakdowns by weight status, physical activity level, cigarette use, and insurance coverage.
Author(s): Pamela Amparo, Sherry L. Farr, Patricia M. Dietz
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(6)
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Cancer-Related Disparities and Opportunities for Intervention in Northern Plains American Indian Communities
Discusses behavioral trends associated with cancer risk and cancer screening from 1997-2006 among American Indians (AI) in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Examines disparities between the AI population and non-Hispanic White population in the Northern Plains and AI populations in other regions. Includes breakdowns by sex, age, education, income level, employment status, rural-urban classification, lifestyle factors, and screening for specific types of cancer.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Nicole Flom, Liyan Xu, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(3)
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Heart Disease Mortality Among Alaska Native People, 1981-2007
Compares mortality rates of Alaska Native people with their U.S. White counterparts, based on data from Alaska death certificates. Includes breakdowns by type of heart disease, sex, age group, and 9-year time periods.
Author(s): Janet M. Johnston, Gretchen Ehrsam Day, Mark A. Veazie, Ellen Provost
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(1)
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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The Effect of Minority Status and Rural Residence on Actions to Control High Blood Pressure in the U.S.
Compares differences in current and recommended strategies to control blood pressure with breakdowns by White urban, White rural, Black urban, and Black rural status. Includes statistics covering sex, age group, education, income level, marital status, employment, health status, insurance, and treatment methods.
Author(s): Charles Ellis, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Leonard E. Egede
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(6)
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Differences in Prescribing Patterns of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents between Rural and Urban Prescribers
Examines changes in psychotropic drug prescriptions to rural and urban youth over time. Includes data for type of medication, prescriber (psychiatrist, generalist, other), and top prescribed drugs for Caucasians and minorities.
Author(s): Scott J. Adams, Stan Xu, Fran Dong
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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Trends in Perinatal and Infant Health Disparities Between Rural American Indians and Alaska Natives and Rural Whites
Describes differences over time in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native and rural White populations by tracking hospital death rates and characteristics of the parents.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, David C. Grossman, Elise Murowchick, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 99(4), 638-646
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
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National Trends in the Perinatal and Infant Health of Rural American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs): Have the Disparities Between AI/ANs and Whites Narrowed?
Summarizes findings from a study examining trends in prenatal care receipt, low-birthweight rates, neonatal and postneonatal death rates, and cause of death among rural American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and White populations between 1985 and 1997.
Date: 09/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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