Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 18, Number 1


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ORIGINAL REPORTS ON FOCUS AREA:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN MINORITY POPULATIONS

Impact of Breathing Awareness Meditation on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Sodium Handling in Prehypertensive African American Adolescents
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Vernon A. Barnes, PhD; Robert A. Pendergrast, MD, MPH; Gregory A. Harshfield, PhD; Frank A. Treiber, PhD

Rural African Americans’ Dietary Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behavior in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease
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Ralphenia Pace, PhD, RD, LD; Norma Dawkins, PhD; Baowu Wang, PhD; Sharina Person, PhD; James M. Shikany, DrPH

Differences in Food Intake and Disparity in Obesity Rates between Adult Jews and Bedouins in Southern Israel
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Drora Fraser, PhD; Natalya Bilenko, MD, MPH; Hillel Vardy, MA; Kathleene Abu-Saad, MA; Iris Shai, PhD; Heijar Abu-Shareb; Danit R. Shahar, PhD

Self-Reported Heart Disease among Arab and Chaldean American Women Residing in Southeast Michigan
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Hikmet Jamil,MD, PhD;Monty Fakhouri,MS; Florence Dallo, PhD; Thomas Templin, PhD; Radwan Khoury, PhD; Haifa Fakhouri, PhD

Serum Biochemistry in Nigerians with Hyperglycemic Emergencies
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Felicia Anumah, MBBS, MWCP, FMCP; Augustine Ohwovoriole, MBBS, FMCP, FWACS

A Comparison of Anthropometric Indices for Predicting Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes in a Male Industrial Population of Chennai, South India
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Prabhdeep Kaur, DNB; Ezhil Radhakrishnan, PhD; Suresh Sankarasubbaiyan, MD; Sudha Ramachandra Rao, MSc; Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, MPH; Thota Venkata Rao, MSc; Mohan Digamber Gupte, MD

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in an Ethnically Diverse Inner-City Cardiology Practice
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Ghazanfar Qureshi, MD; Louis Salciccioli, MD; Luther T. Clark, MD; Jason Lazar, MD

Hypertension Knowledge Among Patients from an Urban Clinic
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Shane Sanne, BS; Paul Muntner, PhD; Lumie Kawasaki, MD; Amanda Hyre, MPH; Karen B. DeSalvo, MD

Prevalence of Mitral Annulus Calcification in African Americans: Comparison with non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics
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Howard J. Willens, MD; Julio A. Chirinos, MD; Orlando Go´mez-Marin, MSc, PhD; Joshua M. Hare, MD; Eduardo de Marchena, MD

Ethnic and Sex Differences in Disease Burden in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: the Confounding Influence of Obesity
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Luis Afonso,MD; Ashutosh Niraj,MD,MS; Vikas Veeranna,MD; Hesham Fakhry,MD; Jyotiranajan Pradhan,MD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Smokers’ Response to Combination Bupropion, Nicotine Patch, and Counseling Treatment by Race/Ethnicity
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Lirio S. Covey, PhD; Maria Botello-Harbaum, EdD; Alexander H. Glassman, MD; Jenny Masmela, BA; Catherine LoDuca, BS; Victoria Salzman, BA; Jane Fried, MD

Socioeconomic Factors and Women’s Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Four Racial/Ethnic Groups
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Maria T. Chao, DrPH; Christine M. Wade, MPH

Asian and Pacific Islander Childhood Vaccination Coverage: National Immunization Survey, 2002-2004
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Kate M. Shaw, MS; Tammy A. Santibanez, PhD; Susan Y. Chu, PhD, MSPH

Concept Mapping as a Tool to Engage a Community in Health Disparity Identification
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Debra Risisky, PhD; Vijaya K. Hogan, DrPH; Mary Kane, MS; Beneta Burt, MS; Cassandra Dove, MSPH; Marinelle Payton, MD, PhD

Educating and Mobilizing Youth to Detect Undiagnosed Elevated Blood Pressure: Searching for the Silent Killer
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Bruce Ovbiagele, MD; Patti Hutchison, RN, BSN, MA; Linda Handschumacher, RN, MPA, MA; Andrea Coleman, RN, BSN, MA; Marilou Gutierrez, RN, BSN, MA; Stephanie Yellin-Mednick, RN, BSN, MA; Sylvia Beanes, MPA; Elizabeth M. Cooper, BS, MAOM; Franklin D. Pratt, MD

Patient Preferences: Do They Contribute to Healthcare Disparities?
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James Gerard Caillier, PhD; Sandra C. Brown, DNS, FNP-C; Sharon Parsons, PhD; Phillip J. Ardoin, PhD; Peter Cruise, PhD

Language Preference as a Predictor of Access to and Use of Healthcare Services Among Hispanics in the United States
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William S. Pearson, PhD; Indu B. Ahluwalia, PhD; Earl S. Ford, MD; Ali H. Mokdad, PhD

The Prevalence and Characteristics of Childhood Overweight in a Multiethnic, School-based Health Setting
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Wing Wah Ho, MD, MSc; Richard E. Adams, PhD; Joseph A. Boscarino, PhD; Danielle Laraque, MD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CASE STUDY

Acromegaly Presenting as Cardiac Failure
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Felicia Anumah, MBBS, MWCP, FMCP; Solomon Danbauchi, MBBS, FWCP; Sani Garko, MBBS, FWCP

DEPARTMENTS FOR THE PATIENTS

SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENTS: MEASURING RESPONSES AMONG ETHNIC GROUPS
Source: Smokers’ Response to Combination Bupropion, Nicotine Patch, and Counseling Treatment by Race/Ethnicity Lirio S. Covey, PhD; Maria Botello-Harbaum, EdD; Alexander H. Glassman, MD; Jenny Masmela, BA; Catherine LoDuca, BS; Victoria Salzman, BA; Jane Fried, MD

USE OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AMONG MINORITY WOMEN
Source: Socioeconomic Factors and Women’s Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Four Racial/Ethnic Groups Maria T. Chao, DrPH; Christine M. Wade, MPH

A LIFESAVING EDUCATION
Source: Educating and Mobilizing Youths to Detect Undiagnosed Elevated Blood Pressure: Searching for the Silent Killer Bruce Ovbiagele, MD; Patti Hutchison, RN, BSN, MA; Linda Handschumacher, RN, MPA, MA; Andrea Coleman, RN, BSN, MA; Marilou Gutierrez, RN, BSN, MA; Stephanie Yellin-Mednick, RN, BSN, MA; Sylvia Beanes, MPA; Elizabeth M. Cooper, BS, MAOM; Franklin D. Pratt, MD

A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF ARTERIES AND VALVES WOULD HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE
Source: Prevalence of Mitral Annulus Calcification in African Americans: Comparison with non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics
Howard J. Willens, MD; Julio A. Chirinos, MD; Orlando Go´mez-Mar?´n, MSc, PhD; Joshua M. Hare, MD; Eduardo de Marchena, MD

DO BLACK AND WHITE PATIENTS ACCEPT AND REJECT DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEART TREATMENTS AT THE SAME RATE?
Source: Patient Preferences: Do They Contribute to Healthcare Disparities? JamesGerardCaillier, PhD; SandraC. Brown, DNS, FNP-C; Sharon Parsons, PhD; Phillip J. Ardoin, PhD; Peter Cruise, PhD

LANGUAGE MAY PREVENT SOME HISPANICS FROM RECEIVING GOOD HEALTH CARE
Source: Language Preference as a Predictor of Access to and Use of Healthcare Services Among Hispanics in the United States William S. Pearson, PhD; Indu B. Ahluwalia, PhD; Earl S. Ford, MD; Ali H. Mokdad, PhD

MINORITY CHILDREN IN A LOW SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOUND TO HAVE INCREASED RATES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT
Source: The Prevalence and Characteristics of Childhood Overweight in a Multiethnic, School-based Health Setting Wing Wah Ho, MD, MSc; Richard E. Adams, PhD; Joseph A. Boscarino, PhD; Danielle Laraque, MD

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