Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 17, Number 1


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FOCUS: OBESITY

Racial Influences Associated with Weight-Related Beliefs in African American and Caucasian Women
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Christie Z. Malpede, MA; Lori F. Greene, MS, RD; Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, BS; Wendy K. Jefferson, BS; Richard M. Shewchuk, PhD; Monica L. Baskin, PhD; Jamy D. Ard, MD

An Inverse Association Between Calcium and Adiposity in Women with High Fat and Calcium Intakes
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H. Salome Kruger, PhD; Petro H. Rautenbach, MSc; Christina S. Venter, DSc; Hattie H. Wright, PhD; Peter E.H. Schwarz, MD

Obesity and Pulmonary Function in Navajo and Hopi Children
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Joey C. Eisenmann, PhD; David A. Arnall, PhD; Verdell Kanuho, BS; Christina Interpretter, BS; J. Richard Coast, PhD

Relations of Changes in Exercise Self-Efficacy, Physical Self-Concept, and Body Satisfaction with Weight Changes in Obese White and African American Women Initiating a Physical Activity Program
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James J. Annesi, PhD

Childhood Obesity Among Head Start Enrollees in Southeastern Minnesota: Prevalence and Risk Factors
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William T. Hu, MD, PhD; Thomas A. Foley, MD; Ryan A. Wilcox, MD, PhD; Rochelle M. Kozera, RN; Bruce Z. Morgenstern, MD; Young J. Juhn, MD, MPH

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RELATED RISK FACTORS

Ascribing Meaning to Hypertension: A Qualitative Study among African Americans with Uncontrolled Hypertension
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Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD; Joseph E. Ravenell, MD; Laura Robbins, PhD; Mary E. Charlson, MD

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Middle-Aged and Older Adults With and Without Diabetes – A Preliminary Analysis of the NHANES 1999-2002 Data
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Susan X. Lin, DrPH; F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD

Black-White Differences in Age Trajectories of Hypertension Prevalence Among Adult Women and Men, 1999-2002
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Arline T. Geronimus, ScD; John Bound, PhD; Danya Keene, MAT; Margaret Hicken, MPH

Prevention of Hypertension and Diabetes in an Urban Setting in South Africa: Participatory Action Research with Community Health Workers
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Hazel A. Bradley, MPH; Thandi Puoane, DrPH

Aerobic Exercise Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness But Does Not Reduce Blood Pressure in Prehypertensive African American Women
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Quiona Stephens, PhD; Timothy Kirby, PhD; Janet Buckworth, PhD; Steven Devor, PhD; Robert Hamlin, PhD

Blood Pressure Responses of Sedentary African American Women During Cycle and Treadmill Exercise
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Justy Reed, PhD

Ethnicity, Language, Specialty Care, and Quality of Diabetes Care
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Tung T. Nguyen, MD; Nicholas A. Daniels, MD; Ginny L. Gildengorin, PhD; Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

Effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation on Functional Capacity and Quality of Life of African Americans with Congestive Heart Failure: A Randomized Control Study
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Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD; Jerry C. Johnson, MD; Bernard S. Bloom, PhD; Sanford Nidich, EdD; Shashank Desai, MD; Sumedha Chhatre, PhD; Donna B. Raziano, MD; Robert Schneider, MD

Autoimmunity Does Not Contribute to the Highly Prevalent Glucose Metabolism Disturbances in a Japanese Brazilian Population
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Silvia M. Hashimoto, MD; Suely GA. Gimeno, PhD; Luiza Matsumura, PhD; Laercio J. Franco, PhD; Walkiria L. Miranda, MsC; Sandra RG. Ferreira, PhD; for the Japanese Brazilian Diabetes Study Group

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Associations Between Ethnicity and Child Health Factors in New Zealand
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Lisa M. Jamieson, PhD; Pauline I. Koopu, McomDent

Beliefs About Tobacco Use in African Americans
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Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD; Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., PhD; Aliya Collier, BA; Lee Shaker, BA

The New York City Community Outreach Study: Biomedical and Mental Health Status Among a Community Sample of Urban Hispanics
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Roger Vaughan, DrPH, MS; Linda F. Cushman, PhD; Andrea Nye, MPH

Correlates of Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Rural African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
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Steven M. Kogan, PhD; Gene H. Brody, PhD; Connie Crawley, RD; Patricia Logan, PhD; Velma McBride Murry, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: WOMEN’S HEALTH

Preterm Birth Among African American and White Women with a Lifelong Residence in High-Income Chicago Neighborhoods: An Exploratory Study
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James W. Collins, Jr., MD, MPH; Richard J. David, MD; Dyan M. Simon, MD; Nikhil G. Prachand, MPH

Preeclampsia Among Hispanic Women in a Detroit Health System
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SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD; Pamela J. Wells, MSN; Edith C. Kieffer, PhD; George H. Nolan, MD, MPH

Racial Disparities and Trends in Radiation Therapy After Breast-Conserving Surgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Women, 1992 to 2002
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Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD; Beverly J. Gor, EdD, RD

Barriers and Facilitators of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Women
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Theresa L. Byrd, DrPH; Rafelita Chavez, MD; Katherine M. Wilson, PhD

REVIEWS AND COMMENTARIES

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Among US Adults: A Qualitative Review
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Julienne K. Kirk, PharmD, CDE; Darby E. Graves, MPH, RD, CDE; Ronny A. Bell, PhD; Carol A. Hildebrandt, BA; KM. Venkat Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors:A Systematic Review
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Anita K. Kurian, DrPH, MPH, MBBS; Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD

Commentary: Fatalismo Reconsidered: A Cautionary Note for Health-Related Research and Practice with Latino Populations
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Ana F. Abraido-Lanza, PhD; Anahi Viladrich, PhD; Karen R. Flórez, MPH; Amarilis Céspedes, MPH; Alejandra N. Aguirre, MPH; Ana Alicia De La Cruz, MA

DEPARTMENTS

CLINICAL RESEARCH

GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

UPDATES FROM US HEALTH AGENCIES

HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

FOR THE PATIENT

OBESITY AND LUNG FUNCTION IN NAVAJO AND HOPI CHILDREN
Source: Obesity and Pulmonary Function in Navajo and Hopi Children
Joey C. Eisenmann, PhD; David A. Arnall, PhD; Verdell Kanuho, BS; ChristinaInterpretter, BS; J. Richard Coast,PhD

WHAT CAUSES DIABETES IN JAPANESE BRAZILIANS?
Source: Autoimmunity Does Not Contribute to the Highly Prevalent Glucose Metabolism Disturbances in a Japanese Brazilian Population Silvia M. Hashimoto, MD; Suely G. A.Gimeno, PhD; Luiza Matsumura, PhD;Laercio J. Franco, PhD; Walkiria L.Miranda, MsC; Sandra R. G. Ferreira,PhD; for the Japanese Brazilian DiabetesStudy Group

PREECLAMPSIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND PROTEIN IN THE URINE
Source: Preeclampsia Among Hispanic Women in a Detroit Health System SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD; Pamela J. Wells,MSN; Edith C. Kieffer, PhD; George H.Nolan, MD, MPH

PATIENTS WITH DIABETES: USING BLOOD GLUCOSE SELF-MONITORING MAY HELP AVOIDVISITS TO THE HOSPITAL
Source: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Among US Adults: A Qualitative Review Julienne K. Kirk, PharmD, CDE; DarbyE. Graves, MPH, RD, CDE; Ronny A.Bell, PhD; Carol A. Hildebrandt, BA;K.M.Venkat Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA

DO BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN THINK THE SAME ABOUT HOW RACE AFFECTS THEIR WEIGHT?
Source: Racial Influences Associated with Weight-Related Beliefs in African American and Caucasian Women Christie Z. Malpede, MA; Lori F. Greene,MS, RD; Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, BS;Wendy K. Jefferson, BS; Richard M.Shewchuk, PhD; Monica L. Baskin,PhD; Jamy D. Ard, MD

BLACK-WHITE DIFFERENCES IN HYPERTENSION AMONG ADULT WOMEN AND MEN
Source: Black-White Differences in Age Trajectories of Hypertension Prevalence Among Adult Women and Men, 1999-2002 Arline T. Geronimus, ScD; John Bound,PhD; Danya Keene, MAT; MargaretHicken, MPH

SIMPLE STEPS TO CONTROL CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Source: Effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation on Functional Capacity and Quality of Life of African Americans with Congestive Heart Failure: A Randomized Control Study Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD; Jerry C.Johnson, MD; Bernard S. Bloom, PhD;Sanford Nidich, EdD; Shashank Desai,MD; Sumedha Chhatre, PhD; Donna B.Raziano, MD; Robert Schneider, MD

HEALTH IN A HISPANIC INNER-CITY COMMUNITY: HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS FOUND AT HIGH RATES
Source: The New York City Community Outreach Study: Biomedical and Mental Health Status Among a Community Sample of Urban Hispanics Roger Vaughan, DrPH, MS; Linda F.Cushman, PhD; Andrea Nye, MPH

BREAST-CONSERVING SURGERY AND RADIATION THERAPY: DO THE TWO GO HAND-INHAND AS RECOMMENDED?
Source: Racial Disparities and Trends in Radiation Therapy After Breast-Conserving Surgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Women, 1992 to 2002
Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD; Beverly J. Gor, EdD, RD

METABOLIC SYNDROME IS NOT ALIKE ACROSS RACE AND ETHNICITY
Source: Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Middle-Aged and Older Adults With and Without Diabetes – A Preliminary Analysis of the NHANES 1999-2002 Data Susan X. Lin, DrPH; F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD

A HIGHER CALCIUM INTAKE MAY BE IMPORTANT IN WEIGHT LOSS DIETS
Source: An Inverse Association Between Calcium and Adiposity in Women with High Fat and Calcium Intakes H. Salome Kruger, PhD; Petro H. Rautenbach, MSc; Christina S. Venter, DSc; Hattie H. Wright, PhD; Peter E. H. Schwarz, MD

CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG HEAD START CHILDREN IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
Source: Childhood Obesity Among Head Start Enrollees in Southeastern Minnesota: Prevalence and Risk Factors William T. Hu, MD, PhD; Thomas A. Foley, MD; Ryan A. Wilcox, MD, PhD; Rochelle M. Kozera, RN; Bruce Z. Morgenstern, MD; Young J. Juhn, MD, MPH

UNDERSTANDING HOW EXERCISE CAN REDUCE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Source: Aerobic Exercise Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness But Does Not Reduce Blood Pressure in Prehypertensive African American Women Quiona Stephens, PhD; Timothy Kirby, PhD; Janet Buckworth, PhD; Steven Devor, PhD; Robert Hamlin, PhD

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