Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 18, Number 4


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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Prevalence and Awareness of Hypertension in an Urban Township of South Africa: Compelling Need for Action
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Rahul Malhotra, MD, MPH; Thandi Puoane, DrPH; Catherine Hoyo, PhD; Gail Hughes, DrPH, MPH; Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: INFECTIOUS DISEASE

The Impact of Acculturation on Latinos’ Perceived Barriers to HIV Primary Care
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Serena Rajabiun, MA, MPH; Maureen H. Rumptz, PhD; Jesus Felizzola, MD; Alison Frye, MPH; Michael Relf, PhD, RN; Gary Yu, MPH; William E. Cunningham, MD, MPH

ORIGINAL REPORTS: HYPERTENSION

Regional Differences in the Prevalence, Treatment and Control of Hypertension and Dyslipidemia in US Urban Hispanic Populations Participating in Health Screening Events
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EunMee Lee, PharmD; Sean D. Candrilli, MS; Craig S. Roberts, PharmD, MPA; Simon S.K. Tang, MPH; Stanley Bassin, EdD; Nathan D. Wong, PhD

Self-reported and Measured Height and Weight: Impact on Racial/Ethnic Differences in Hypertension
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Ike S. Okosun, MS, MPH, PhD; Digant Virendrakumar Bhatt,MD; John M. Boltri, MD; Murugi Ndirangu, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RISK FACTORS

Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in African American Girls
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Sofiya Alhassan, PhD; Thomas N. Robinson, MD

A Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Biomarkers in African Americans and Yoruba Nigerians
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M. Deeg, MD, PhD; O. Baiyewu, MD; S. Gao, PhD; A. Ogunniyi, MBChB; J. Shen, MS; O. Gureje, MBBS, MSc, PhD; S. Taylor, MA; J. Murrell, PhD; F. Unverzagt, PhD; V. Smith-Gamble, MD; R. Evans, MD; J. Dickens, MD; H. Hendrie, MBChB, DSc; K. Hall, PhD

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Cynthia M. Pérez, PhD; Manuel Guzmán, MD; Ana P. Ortiz, PhD; Mayra Estrella, MPH; Yari Valle, MPH; Naydi Pérez, MS; Lillian Haddock, MD; Erick Suárez, PhD

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Related to Congenital Heart Defects Among Children and Adults in the United States
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Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD; Elizabeth B. Pathak, PhD; Douglas D. Schocken, MD

Association Between Selected Unhealthy Lifestyle Factors, Body Mass Index, and Chronic Health Conditions Among Individuals 50 Years of Age or Older, by Race/Ethnicity
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Lina S. Balluz, ScD; Catherine A. Okoro, MS; Ali Mokdad, PhD

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence, Associated Risk Factors, and Plasma Adiponectin Levels Among Filipino American Women
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Cheryl P. Magno, MPH;Maria Rosario G. Araneta, PhD; Caroline A. Macera, PhD; Gwen W. Anderson, PhD, RN

ORIGINAL REPORTS: MENTAL HEALTH

Factors Associated with Self-reported Depression in Arab, Chaldean, and African Americans
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Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Mary Grzybowski, PhD; Julie Hakim-Larson, PhD; Monty Fakhouri, MSCHS; Jessica Sahutoglu, MS; Radwan Khoury, PhD; Haifa Fakhouri, PhD

Patterns of Relationships between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Neurocognitive Function in African Americans
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Regina Sims, PhD; Serge Madhere, PhD; Clive Callender, MD; Alfonso Campbell Jr, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Caregivers, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2000
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Lisa C. McGuire, PhD; Catherine A. Okoro, MS; R. Turner Goins, PhD; Lynda A. Anderson, PhD

Health-related Quality of Life Among Minority Populations in the United States, BRFSS 2001-2002
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Pranesh P. Chowdhury, MBBS, MPH; Lina Balluz, ScD; Tara W. Strine, MPH

Black Newspapers as a Tool for Cancer Education in African American Communities
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Charlene A. Caburnay, PhD, MPH; Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH; Glen Cameron, PhD; Douglas A. Luke, PhD; Elisia Cohen, PhD; Lillie McDaniels, MPH; Monica Wohlberg, MHA; Paul Atkins, MHA

Using ”Socially Assigned Race” to Probe White Advantages in Health Status Abs
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Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD; Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH; Laurie D. Elam-Evans, PhD, MPH; Camille A. Jones, MD, MPH; Clara Y. Jones, MD, MPH; Ruth Jiles, PhD; Susan F. Rumisha, MSc; Geraldine S. Perry, DrPH

ORIGINAL REPORTS: GLOBAL HEALTH

Prevalence, Detection, Management, and Control of Hypertension in Ghanaian Civil Servants
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Juliet Addo, MBChB, PhD; Liam Smeeth, MRCGP, PhD; David A. Leon, PhD

Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Profiles of Africans Who Migrate to a Western Country
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Ligia J. Dominguez, MD; Antonio Galioto, MD; Antonella Pineo, MD; Anna Ferlisi, MD; Laura Vernuccio, MD; Mario Belvedere, MD; Giuseppe Costanza, MD; Ernesto Putignano, MD; Mario Barbagallo, MD, PhD

DEPARTMENTS FOR THE PATIENTS

POOR DIET, LITTLE EXERCISE, SMOKING: WESTERN WAYS THAT PROMOTE HEART DISEASE
Source: Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Profiles of Africans Who Migrate to a Western Country Ligia J. Dominguez, MD; Antonio Galioto, MD; Antonella Pineo, MD; Anna Ferlisi, MD; Laura Vernuccio, MD; Mario Belvedere, MD; Giuseppe Costanza, MD; Ernesto Putignano, MD; Mario Barbagallo, MD

EXERCISE AND REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK
Source: Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in African American Girls Sofiya Alhassan, PhD; Thomas N. Robinson, MD

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE FAMILIES CARING FOR THEIR OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS
Source: Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Caregivers, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2000 Lisa C. McGuire, PhD; Catherine A. Okoro, MS; R. Turner Goins, PhD; Lynda A. Anderson, PhD

WESTERN DIET AND HEART DISEASE
Source: A Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Biomarkers in African Americans and Yoruba Nigerians M. Deeg MD, PhD; O. Baiyewu, MD; S. Gao, PhD; A. Ogunniyi, MBChB; J. Shen, MS; O. Gureje, MBBS, MSc, PhD; S. Taylor, MA; J. Murrell, PhD; F. Unverzagt, PhD; V. Smith-Gamble, MD; R. Evans, MD; J. Dickens, MD; H. Hendrie, MBChB, DSc; K. Hall, PhD

THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PUERTO RICO
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Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in San Juan, Puerto Rico Cynthia M. Pérez, PhD; Manuel Guzmán, MD; Ana P. Ortiz, PhD; Mayra Estrella, MPH; Yari Valle, MPH; Naydi Pérez, MS; Lillian Haddock, MD; Erick Suárez, PhD

HOW CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS MAY BE LINKED TO POORER MENTAL ABILITY
Source: Patterns of Relationships between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Neurocognitive Function in African Americans Regina Sims, PhD; Serge Madhere, PhD; Clive Callender, MD; Alfonso Campbell Jr, PhD

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN URBAN GHANA
Source: Prevalence, Detection, Management, and Control of Hypertension in Ghanaian Civil Servants Juliet Addo, MBChB, PhD; Liam Smeeth, MRCGP, PhD; David A. Leon, PhD

UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS LEAD TO CHRONIC DISEASE IN THOSE 50 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER
Source: Association Between Selected Unhealthy Lifestyle Factors, Body Mass Index, and Chronic Health Conditions Among Individuals 50 Years of Age or Older, by Race/Ethnicity
Lina S. Balluz, ScD; Catherine A. Okoro, MS; Ali Mokdad, PhD

READ THE NEWSPAPER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION
Source: Black Newspapers as a Tool for Cancer Education in African American Communities
Charlene A. Caburnay, PhD, MPH; Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH; Glen Cameron, PhD; Douglas A. Luke, PhD; Elisia Cohen, PhD; Lillie McDaniels, MPH; Monica Wohlberg, MHA; Paul Atkins, MHA

LOW LEVELS OF ADIPONECTIN LINKED TO HEART DISEASE
Source: Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence, Associated Risk Factors, and Plasma Adiponectin Levels among Filipino American Women Cheryl P. Magno, MPH; Maria Rosario G. Araneta, PhD; Caroline A. Macera, PhD; Gwen W. Anderson, PhD, RN

DEPARTMENTS CLINICAL RESEARCH
GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
UPDATES FROM US HEALTH AGENCIES
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
CORRECTIONS