Ethnicity & Disease/ Volume 15, Number 4

(Fall 2005)


Ethnicity & Disease Online

Focus Areas Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risk Factors, Diabetes, Mental Health, Cancer, and Public Health

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ORIGINAL REPORTS: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Alternative Healthcare Use in the Under-Served Population
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Mohsen Bazargan, PhD; Keith Norris, MD; Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, PhD; Lutful Akhanjee, MD, MPH; José L. Calderon, MD; Shahriar D. Safvati, MD; Richard S. Baker, MD

Predictors of Multivitamin Supplement Use Among African-American Female Students: A Prospective Study Utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior
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Roman Pawlak, PhD, RD; Carol Connell, PhD, RD; Denise Brown, PhD, RD; Mary Kay Meyer, PhD, RD; Kathleen Yadrick, PhD, RD

ORIGINAL REPORTS:CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RELATED RISK FACTORS

Low High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol is Associated with Impaired Endothelial Function inAsian Indians
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Kathleen A. Packard, PharmD; Farhan Majeed, MD; Syed M. Mohiuddin, MD; Aryan N. Mooss, MD; Daniel E. Hilleman, PharmD; Amy J. Arouni, MD

Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Black, Hispanic, and White Persons with Diabetes: Results From NHANES 1999-2000
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John M. Boltri, MD; Ike S. Okosun, PhD; Monique Davis-Smith, MD; Robert L. Vogel, PhD

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Lipid Profile in Black and White Youth: A Study of Four Candidate Genes
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Catherine L. Davis, PhD; Xiaoling Wang, PhD; Harold Sneider, PhD; Frank A. Treiber, PhD

Standard Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Nigerian Hypertensives
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Adekola Dada, FWACP; Adewole A. Adebiyi, FWACP; Akinyemi Aje, FMCP; Olulola O. Oladapo, FWACP; Ayodele O. Falase, FRCP

Stress-Related Racial Discrimination and Hypertension Likelihood in a Population-Based Sample of African Americans: The Metro Atlanta Heart Disease Study
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Sharon K. Davis, MEd, MPA, PhD; Yong Liu, MS; Rakale Collins Quarells, PhD; Rebecca Din-Dzietham, MD, PhD

The Development of a Race and Gender-Specific Stress Measure for African-American Women: Jackson, Hogue, Phillips Contextualized Stress Measure
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Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD, MS; Carol Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH; Mona Taylor Phillips, PhD

Race/Ethnic and Sex Differentials in Pulse Pressure Among US Adults
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Richard G. Rogers, PhD; Jarron M. Saint Onge, BA

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Cuban Americans
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Subrata D. Nath, MBBS, MPH, PhD

Clinical Characteristics of South Asian Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure
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Narendra Singh, MD; Milan Gupta, MD

Racial Differences in the Use of Aspirin: An Important Tool for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
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David W. Brown, MSPH, MSc; David Shepard; Wayne H. Giles, MD, MSc; Kurt J. Greenlund, PhD; Janet B. Croft, PhD

Leisure Time Physical Activity and Metabolic Syndrome in Asian Indian Immigrants Residing in Northern California
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Kiran B. Misra, PhD, RD; Sarah W. Endemann, MS; Mandeep Ayer, MD

Left Ventricular Function in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Without Cardiac Symptoms in Zaria, Nigeria
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Solomon S. Danbauchi, MBBS, FWACP; Felicia E. Anumah, MBBS, FMCP; Mohammed A. Alhassan, MBBS, FMCP; Samuel O. David, MBBS; Prof. Geoffrey C. Onyemelukwe; Imhoagene A. Oyati, MBBS, FMCP

ORIGINAL REPORTS:DIABETES

Discrepancies in the Regulation of Plasma Adiponectin and TNF-a levels and Adipose Tissue Gene Expression in Obese African Americans with Glucose Intolerance: A Pilot Study Using Rosiglitazone
View Article Kwame Osei, MD; Trudy Gaillard, RN, MS, CDE; Charles Cook, MD; June Kaplow, PhD; Matthew Bullock, BS; Dara Schuster, MD
Diabetes Management by Residents in Training in a Municipal Hospital Primary Care Site (IPCAAD 2)
View Article Christopher D. Miller, MD; David C. Ziemer, MD; Joyce P. Doyle, MD; Curtiss B. Cook, MD; Imad M. El-Kebbi, MD; Daniel L. Gallina, MD; Clyde Watkins Jr, MD; Catherine S. Barnes, RN, PhD; Genene D. Walker, MPH; Robert H. Lyles, PhD; Vicki S. Hertzberg, PhD; William M. McClellan, MD, MPH; William T. Branch Jr, MD; Lawrence S. Phillips, MD
Ethnic Disparities in Glycemic Control Among Rural Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
View Article Sara A. Quandt, PhD; Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS; Beverly M. Snively, PhD; Shannon L. Smith, MA; Jeanette M. Stafford, MS; Lindsay K. Wetmore, BA; Thomas A. Arcury, PhD
Ethnic Comparisons of Sarcopenia and Obesity in Diabetes
View Article Carmen Castaneda, MD, PhD; Ian Janssen, PhD
Evaluating a Problem-Based Empowerment Program for African Americans with Diabetes: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
View Article Robert M. Anderson, EdD; Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE; Robin Nwankwo, RD, MPH; Mary Lou Gillard, MS, RN, CDE; Mary Oh, BS; J. Thomas Fitzgerald, PhD
Knowledge of Heart Disease Risk Among Spanish Speakers with Diabetes: the Role of Interpreters in the Medical Encounter
View Article Julie Wagner, PhD; Gina Abbott, PhD; Kimberly Lacey, DNSc, MSN, APRN

ORIGINAL REPORTS:MENTAL HEALTH

Depression Among Hispanic Women with Type 2 Diabetes
View Article Zara C. Shah; Fatma G. Huffman
Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in New Mexico Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Elderly
View Article Linda J. Romero, MD; Irene E. Ortiz, MD; M. Rosina Finley, MD; Sharon Wayne, MSPH; Robert D. Lindeman, MD
Associations of Stress and Depressive Symptoms with Cancer in Older Mexican Americans
View Article Myra G. Schneider, PhD; David A. Chiriboga, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS:CANCER

Dietary Patterns of Reservation and Non-Reservation Native American Youths
View Article Jennifer Di Noia, PhD; Steven P. Schinke, PhD; Isobel R. Contento, PhD
Evaluation of African-American and White Racial Classification in a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Cancer Registry
View Article Divya A. Patel, PhD; Alicia Knowles, BS; Ann G. Schwartz, PhD; Kendra Schwartz, MD
Barriers to Breast Abnormality Follow-up: Minority, Low-Income Patients’ and Their Providers’ View
View Article Celia Patricia Kaplan, DrPH, MA; Merrill Eisenberg, PhD; Pamela I. Erickson, PhD, DrPH; Lori A. Crane, PhD, MPH; Susan Duffey, BA
Explaining Geographic Variation in Breast and Cervical Cancer Incidence Rates in US Hispanic Women
View Article Anthony P. Polednak, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS:PUBLIC HEALTH

Acculturation and Its Association with Health-Risk Behaviors in a Rural Latina Population
View Article Olivia C. Kasirye, MD, MS; Julia A. Walsh, MD; Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH; Laurel A. Beckett, PhD; Jorge A. Garcia, MD, MS; Brenda Elvine-Kreis, MA; Jeffrey W. Bethel, BS; Marc B. Schenker, MD, MPH
African-American Preference for Same-Race Healthcare Providers: the Role of Healthcare Discrimination
View Article Jennifer Malat, PhD; Michelle van Ryn, PhD, MPH
Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Blood Pressure Control in a Community-Based Sample in Ghana
View Article Jacqueline Spencer, MD; Erica Phillips, MD, MS; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS
Health Problems and Hospitalizations Among Asian-American Ethnic Groups
View Article Arthur L. Klatsky, MD; Irene Tekawa, MA
Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Blood Pressure Control in a Community-Based Sample in Ghana
View Article Jacqueline Spencer, MD; Erica Phillips, MD, MS; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS
Hepatitis B Knowledge and Testing Among Vietnamese-American
View Article MPH; Yutaka Yasui, PhD; Nancy Burke, PhD; John H. Choe, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Acorda, BA; J. Carey Jackson, MD, MA, MPH
Hair-Relaxer Use and Risk of Preterm Birth Among African-American Women
View Article Lynn Rosenberg, ScD; Lauren A. Wise, ScD; Julie R. Palmer, ScD
Strategies for Recruiting African-American Residents of Public Housing Developments into a Randomized Controlled Trial
View Article Shawn K. Jeffries, PhD; Won Choi, PhD, MPH; James Butler, DrPH; Kari Jo Harris, PhD, MPH; Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS

REVIEWS AND COMMENTARIES

Revisiting the 1973 Report, “Alarming Increase of the Cancer Mortality in the US Black Population (1950-1967)”.
View Article Anthony P. Polednak, PhD
Esophageal Cancer in African Blacks of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: An Epidemiological Brief
View Article Zodwa Dlamini, PhD; Kanti Bhoola, MD, PhD

DEPARTMENTS

CLINICAL RESEARCH RELATED TO ETHNIC MINORITY HEALTH
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GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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UPDATES FROM HEALTH AGENCIES WORLDWIDE
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HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
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FOR THE PATIENT
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Depression Among Hispanic Women With Diabetes
Source: Depression Among Hispanic Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Zara C. Shah; Fatma G. Huffman
Race, Stress and the Health of African-American Women
Source: The Development of a Race and Gender-Specific Stress Measure for African-American Women: Jackson, Hogue, Phillips Contextualized Stress Measure
Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD, MS; Carol Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH; Mona Taylor Phillips, PhD
Understanding the Health Problems of Asian Americans
Source: Health Problems and Hospitalizations Among Asian-American Ethnic Groups
Arthur L. Klatsky, MD; Irene Tekawa, MA
Pulse Pressure Among US Adults
Source: Race/Ethnic and Sex Differentials in Pulse Pressure Among US Adults
Richard G. Rogers, PhD; Jarron M. Saint Onge, BA
Heart Disease Risk Factors For Cuban Americans
Source: Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Cuban Americans
Subrata D. Nath, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Diabetes Affects Your Heart, Too
Source: Type 2 Diabetes Patients Without Cardiac Symptoms in Zaria, Nigeria
Solomon S. Danbauchi, MBBS, FWACP; Felicia E. Anumah, MBBS, FMCP; Mohammed A. Alhassan, MBBS, FMCP; Samuel O. David, MBBS; Prof. Geoffrey C. Onyemelukwe; Imhoagene A. Oyati, MBBS, FMCP
How Fat Tissue Affects Disease
Source: Discrepancies in the Regulation of Plasma Adiponectin and TNF-a levels and Adipose Tissue Gene Expression in Obese African Americans with Glucose Intolerance: A Pilot Study Using Rosiglitazone
Kwame Osei, MD; Trudy Gaillard, RN, MS, CDE; Charles Cook, MD; June Kaplow, PhD; Matthew Bullock, BS; Dara Schuster, MD
Why Do Some Women Avoid Follow-up Care For Breast Cancer?
Source: Barriers to Breast Abnormality Follow-up: Minority, Low-Income Patients’ and Their Providers’ View
Celia Patricia Kaplan, DrPH, MA; Merrill Eisenberg, PhD; Pamela I. Erickson, PhD, DrPH; Lori A. Crane, PhD, MPH; Susan Duffey, BA
Hair Relaxer Not Linked to Early Births
Source: Hair-Relaxer Use and Risk of Preterm Birth Among African-American Women
Lynn Rosenberg, ScD; Lauren A. Wise, ScD; Julie R. Palmer, ScD
Use of Aspirin Lower Among Ethnic Populations
Source: Racial Differences in the Use of Aspirin: An Important Tool for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
David W. Brown, MSPH, MSc; David Shepard; Wayne H. Giles, MD, MSc; Kurt J. Greenlund, PhD; Janet B. Croft, PhD
Genetic Science Working to Find Solutions For Healthier Hearts
Source: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Lipid Profile in Black and White Youth: A Study of Four Candidate Genes
Catherine L. Davis, PhD; Xiaoling Wang, PhD; Harold Sneider, PhD; Frank A. Treiber, PhD
Language is Important To Diabetes Care
Translated in: Spanish
Source: Knowledge of Heart Disease Risk Among Spanish Speakers With Diabetes: The Role of Interpreters in the Medical Encounters
Julie Wagner, PhD; Gina Abbott, PhD; Kimberly Lacey, DNSc, MSN, APRN
Recruiting For Clinical Studies
Source: Strategies for Recruiting African-American Residents of Public Housing Developments into a Randomized Controlled Trial
Shawn K. Jeffries, PhD; Won Choi, PhD, MPH; James Butler, DrPH; Kari Jo Harris, PhD, MPH; Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS
Prevent or Control Diabetes-It’s Important to Your Heart
Source: Hemoglobin A1C Levels in Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Black, Hispanic, and White Persons With Diabetes: Results From NHNES 1999-2000
John M. Boltri, MD; Ike S. Okosun, PhD; Monique Davis-Smith, MD; Robert L. Vogel, PhD
Exercise and How it Affects Risk Factors for Heart Disease Among Asian Indians
Source: Leisure Time Physical Activity and Metabolic Syndrome in Indian Americans Residing in Northern California
Kiran B. Misra, PhD, RD; Sarah W. Endemann, MS; Mandeep Ayer, MD