Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 16, Number 4


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FOCUS: QUALITY OF CARE: THE ECOLOGY OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hypertension in Sub-Saharan African Populations: The Burden of Hypertension in Nigeria
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Okechukwu Samuel Ogah, MBBS, MSc

ORIGINAL REPORTS ON FOCUS AREA: QUALITY OF CARE: THE ECOLOGY OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Perceived Discrimination in Health Care Among American Indians/Alaska Natives
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Patrik Johansson, MD; Clemma Jacobsen, MS; Dedra Buchwald, MD

Measuring the Quality of Diabetes Care in Urban and Rural Indian Health Programs
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Kelly Moore, MD; Yvette Roubideaux, MD, MPH; Carolyn Noonan, MS; Jack Goldberg, PhD; Ray Shields, MD; Kelly Acton, MD, MPH

Perceptions of Cultural Competency Among Elderly African Americans
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Jerry C. Johnson, MD; Mary Beth Slusar, MA; Sumedha Chaatre, PhD; Pauline Johnsen, PhD

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Effects of Regular Providers and Self-Management Education on Diabetes Preventive Care
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Anita K. Kurian, DrPH, MBBS; Tyrone F. Borders, PhD

Perception of Racism Explains the Difference between Blacks’ and Whites’ Level of Healthcare Trust
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Albert O. Adegbembo, BDS, FRCD(C); Scott L. Tomar, DMD, DrPH; Henrietta L. Logan, PhD

Disparities by Insurance Status in Quality of Care for Elderly Patients with Unstable Angina
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Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, MSPH; Ellen Funkhouser, DrPH; Ian G. Child, MHSA; Jeroan J. Allison, MD, MSc Epi; Norman W. Weissman, PhD; Catarina I. Kiefe, MD, PhD

Factors Associated with Adherence to Recommendations for Screening Mammography Among American Indian Women in Colorado
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Nina S. Wampler, DSc; Laura Saba, BS; Saleh M. M. Rahman, PhD; Mark Dignan, PhD; Jenifer H. Voeks, PhD; Jadwiga (Jodi) Strzelczyk, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RELATED RISK FACTORS

Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Differences in HFE Mutation Frequencies in the Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Screening (HEIRS) Study
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Ronald T. Acton, PhD; James C. Barton, MD; Beverly M. Snively, PhD; Christine E. McLaren, PhD; Paul C. Adams, MD; Emily L. Harris, PhD; Mark R. Speechley, PhD; Gordon D. McLaren, MD; Fitzroy W. Dawkins, MD; Catherine Leiendecker-Foster, MS; Joan L. Holup, MA; Aarthi Balasubramanyam, MStat; for the Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Screening Study Research Investigators

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and Blood Groups in a Population of African Ancestry
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Barbara Nemesure, PhD; Suh-Yuh Wu, MA; Anselm Hennis, MRCP (UK), PhD; M. Cristina Leske, MD, MPH; for the Barbados Eye Study Group

Metabolic Syndrome in Nondiabetic, Obese, First-Degree Relatives of African American Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: African American Triglycerides-HDL-C and Insulin Resistance Paradox
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Sophia Boudoulas Meis, DO, MPH; Dara Schuster, MD; Trudy Gaillard, RN, PhD; Kwame Osei, MD

Differences in Arterial Stiffness and Its Correlates in Tri-Ethnic Young Men and Women
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WayWay M. Hlaing, MBBS, MS, PhD; Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD; Fatma G. Huffman, PhD

Dietary Sodium Restriction Alters Postprandial Ghrelin: Implications for Race Differences in Obesity
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Kimberly A. Brownley, PhD; Kathleen C. Light, PhD; Karen M. Grewen, PhD; Alan L. Hinderliter, MD; Sheila G. West, PhD

Potentially Modifiable Metabolic Factors and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalizations in Urban African Americans with Diabetes
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Curtiss B. Cook, MD; Joseph G. Hentz, MS; Circe Tsui, BBA; David C. Ziemer, MD; Dorothy B. Naylor, MN; William J. Miller, PhD

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in African Black Patients with Chronic Renal Failure at First Evaluation
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Ifeoma I. Ulasi, FWACP; Ejikeme B. Arodiwe, FWACP; Chinwuba K. Ijoma, FMCP

Glycemic Control Predicts Diabetic Extrarenal Microvascular Complications But Not Renal Survival in Patients with
Moderate to Severe Chronic Kidney Disease
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Errol D. Crook, MD; Sejal Patel, MD

Coronary Heart Disease and Risk Factors in Black South Africans: A Case-Control Study
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Magriet Loock, MD; Krisela Steyn, MD; Piet Becker, PhD; Jean Fourie, MPhil

Poor Glycemic Control Increases Risk of Hospitalization in Urban African Americans with Diabetes
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Curtiss B. Cook, MD; Joseph G. Hentz, MS; Circe Tsui, BBA; David C. Ziemer, MD; Dorothy B. Naylor, MN; William J. Miller, PhD

Prevalence and Correlates of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in South Asians: Population-Based Data from Two California Surveys
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Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA; Kala M. Mehta, DSc; Christina L. Wassel Fyr, MS; Alka M. Kanaya, MD

The Changing Patterns of Hypertension in Ghana: A Study of Four Rural Communities in the Ga District
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Juliet Addo, MD, MPH; Albert G. B. Amoah, MD, PHD, FRCP; Kwadwo A. Koram, MD, PHD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Racial/Ethnic Neighborhood Concentration and Self-Reported Health in New York City
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Kellee White, MPH; Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD

Exercise Participation Before and During Pregnancy Among Low-Income, Urban, Black Women: The Baltimore Preterm Birth Study
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Suezanne T. Orr, PhD; Sherman A. James, PhD; Joseph Garry, MD; Edward Newton, MD

Attitudes Toward Life-Sustaining Interventions Among Ambulatory Black and White Patients
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William Bayer, MD; Julie B. Mallinger, MPH; Ashok Krishnan, BS; Cleveland G. Shields, PhD

The National Eye Health Education Program: Increasing Awareness of Diabetic Eye Disease Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
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Karen Silver, MPH; Meredith Williams, MPH; Everly Macario, ScD, MS, EdM

The Relationships Among Acculturation, Biobehavioral Risk, Stress, Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone, and Poor Birth Outcomes in Hispanic Women
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R. Jeanne Ruiz, PhD, RNC, WHCNP; Christyn L. Dolbier, PhD; Robin Fleschler, PhD, RNC, CNS

Exercise and Pregnancy Outcome Among Urban, Low-Income, Black Women
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Suezanne T. Orr, PhD; Sherman A. James, PhD; Joseph Garry, MD; Cheryl B. Prince, PhD; Edward R. Newton, MD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: RESEARCH DESIGN

Recruitment of African American and White Postmenopausal Women into Clinical Trials: The Beneficial Effects of Soy Trial Experience
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Kathleen A. Lindenstruth, BA; Carol B. Curtis, BS; Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD

Validation of Physical Activity Instruments: Black Women’s Health Study
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Pamela L. Carter-Nolan, PhD, MPH; Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD; Kepher Makambi, PhD; Shantell Lewis, MS; Julie R. Palmer, ScD; Lynn Rosenberg, ScD

Psychometric Characteristics of a Patient Satisfaction Instrument Tailored to the Concerns of African Americans
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Marie N. Fongwa, RN, MPH, PhD; Ron D. Hays, PhD; Peter R. Gutierrez, MA; Anita L. Stewart, PhD

Recruitment of Black Women with Type 2 Diabetes into a Self-Management Intervention Trial
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Kelley Newlin, DNSc; Gail D’Eramo Melkus, EdD, RN; Vanessa Jefferson, MSN; Susan Langerman, MSN; Julie Womack, MSN; Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CANCER

Dietary Intake to Reduce Cancer Risk Among African American Women in Public Housing: Do Sociodemographic Factors Make a Difference?
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Sherry R. Crump, MD, MPH; Beverly D. Taylor, MD; John F. C. Sung, PhD; Laurita Burley, PhD, RD, LD; Joyce Sheats, RN, MPH; Frederick G. Murphy, MSPH, MPIA; Lee Caplan, MD, PhD, MPH

A Systematic Review of Culturally Sensitive Cancer Prevention Resources for Ethnic Minorities
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Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, PhD, MPH; Daniela B. Friedman, PhD

Stress, Coping, Social Support, and Prostate Cancer Risk Among Older African American and Caucasian Men
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Ann L. Coker, PhD; Maureen Sanderson, PhD; Gary L. Ellison, PhD; Mary K. Fadden, MPH

Radical Prostatectomy and Quality of Life Among African Americans
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Flora A. Ukoli, MBBS, DPH, MPH; Barlow S. Lynch, MD; Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening for Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites Attending
Inner-City Family Practice Centers
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Maureen F. Finney, PA-C, MS; Laurene M. Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD; Chester Fox, MD; Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD

DEPARTMENTS

CLINICAL RESEARCH
GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
UPDATES FROM US HEALTH AGENCIES
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
FOR THE PATIENT

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MEASURE PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH HEALTHCARE SERVICES?
Source: Psychometric Characteristics of a Patient Satisfaction Instrument Tailored to the Concerns of African Americans
Marie N. Fongwa, RN, MPH, PhD; Ron D. Hays, PhD; Peter R. Gutierrez, MA; Anita L. Stewart, PhD

PREPARING DIABETES EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR TARGETED GROUPS
Source: The National Eye Health Education Program: Increasing Awareness of Diabetic Eye Disease Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Karen Silver, MPH; Meredith Williams,MPH; Everly Macario, ScD, MS, EdM

MAKING CANCER EDUCATION MATERIALS USABLE BY DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS
Source: A Systematic Review of Culturally Sensitive Cancer Prevention Resources for Ethnic Minorities
Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, PhD, MPH; Daniela B. Friedman, PhD

TRUSTING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, RACISM, AND LOCATIONS
Source: Perception of Racism Explains the Difference between Blacks’ and Whites’ Level of Healthcare Trust
Albert O. Adegbembo, BDS, FRCD(C); Scott L. Tomar, DMD, DrPH; Henrietta L. Logan, PhD

SEGREGATED NEIGHBORHOODS LINKED TO UNHEALTHY RESIDENTS
Source: Racial/Ethnic Neighborhood Concentration and Self-ReportedHealth in New York City
Kellee White, MPH; Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD

IS TYPE OF BLOOD LINKED TO HYPERTENSION, TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Source: Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and Blood Groups in a Population of African Ancestry
Barbara Nemesure, PhD; Suh-Yuh Wu, MA; Anselm Hennis, MRCP (UK), PhD; M. Cristina Leske, MD, MPH; for the Barbados Eye Study Group

DO AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN RECEIVE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS AT THE SAME RATE AS NON-HISPANIC WHITE WOMEN?
Source: Factors Associated with Adherence to Recommendations for Screening Mammography Among American Indian Women in Colorado
Nina S. Wampler, DSc, MPH; Laura Saba, BS; Saleh M. M. Rahman, PhD; Mark Dignan, PhD; Jenifer H. Voeks, PhD; Jadwiga (Jodi) Strzelczyk, PhD

HEART DISEASE RISKS IN YOUNG ADULTS
Source: Differences in Arterial Stiffnessand its Correlates in Tri-Ethnic YoungMen and Women
WayWay M. Hlaing, MBBS, MS, PhD; Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD; Fatma G. Huffman, PhD

DIABETES EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DOCTORS TEAM UP FOR BETTER CARE FOR
Source: Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Effects of Regular Providers and Self-Management Education on DiabetesPreventive Care.
Anita K. Kurian, DrPH, MBBS; Tyrone F. Borders, PhD

ENLARGED HEART FOUND IN NIGERIANS REPORTING WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE
Source: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in African Black Patients with Chronic Renal Failure at First Evaluation
Ifeoma I. Ulasi, FWACP; Ejikeme B. Arodiwe, FWACP; Chinwuba K. Ijoma,FMCP

CORONARY HEART DISEASE ON THE RISE IN AFRICA
Source: Coronary Heart Disease and Risk Factors in Black South Africans: A Case-Control Study
Magriet Loock, MD; Krisela Steyn, MD;Piet Becker, PhD; Jean Fourie, MPhil

SOUTH ASIAN HEALTH STUDIED
Source: Prevalence and Correlates of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in South Asians: Population-Based Data from Two California Surveys
Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA; Kala M. Mehta, DSc; Christina L. Wassel Fyr, MS; Alka M. Kanaya, MD

RECRUITING BLACK WOMEN WITH DIABETES TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH STUDY
Source: Recruitment of Black Women with Type 2 Diabetes into a Self-Management Intervention Trial
Kelley Newlin, DNSc; Gail D’Eramo Melkus, EdD; Vanessa Jefferson, MSN; Susan Langerman, MSN; Julie Womack, MSN; Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN