Ethnicity & Disease/ Volume 14, Number 1


Ethnicity & Disease Online

Primary Care Access: Are We Addressing Barriers to Care
for Ethnic Minority Populations?

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ORIGINAL REPORTS: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Culture-Specific Foods Consumed by African-American Women in the Rural South
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Monique Robertson-Spencer, MS, RD, LD; R. Jean Hine, PhD; Christine Ambrosone, PhD;Mildred Savidge, PhD

Association of Perceived Family Support Through Glycemic Control in Native Greek Patients Managing Diabetes with Diet Alone
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Ioannis Ilias, MD, DSc; Athanasios Tselebis, MSc; Ioulia Theotoka, MSc; Eftychios Hatzimichelakis, MD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PRIMARY CARE ACCESS

Barriers and Facilitators of Medication Adherence in Hypertensive African Americans: A Qualitative Study
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Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS; Melanie Harrison, MD, MS; Laura Robbins, DSW; Carol A. Mancuso, MD; John P. Allegrante, PhD

Prenatal Patients’ Views of Prenatal Care Services: A Medical Center-Based Assessment of Knowledge and Intent to Use Support Services
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Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH; Bergina Brickhouse, MHS; Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA;Yvonne Bronner, ScD, RD, LD

Comparison of Methods for Identifying a Population-Based Sample of Filipina Women for a Health Survey
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Katherine J. Hoggatt, MPH; Susan L. Stewart, PhD; Rena Pasick, DrPH; Fabio Sabogal, PhD;Noe Tuason, MA; Melen R. McBride, PhD, RN; Grace Villarin Duenas, MPH; Pamela L. Horn-Ross, PhD

Cognitive Status and Incident Disability in Older Mexican Americans: Findings from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly
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Mukaila A. Raji, MD; Soham Al Snih, MD; Laura A. Ray, MPA; Kushang V. Patel, MPH;Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD

Perceptions of Breast and Cervical Cancer Risk and Screening among Dominicans and Puerto
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Roberta E. Goldman, PhD; Patricia Markham Risica, DrPH

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in the Clustering of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
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Sameer Sharma, BMSc; Ann M. Malarcher, PhD; Wayne H. Giles, MD; Gary Myers, PhD

Serum Total Homocysteine Levels and the Prevalence of Folic Acid Deficiency and C677T Mutation at the MTHFR Gene in an Indigenous Population of Amazonia: The Relationship of Homocysteine with Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors
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Edelweiss F. Tavares, MD, PhD; João P. B. Vieira-Filho, MD, PhD; Adagmar Andriolo, MD, PhD; Ana B. A. Perez, MD, PhD; Naja Vergani; Adriana Sañudo; Suely G. A. Gimeno, PhD; Lae´rcio J. Franco, MD, PhD

Genetic Influences on the Increase in Blood Pressure with Age in Normotensive Subjects in Barbados
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Miguel T. Robinson, PhD; Nathan Fischel-Ghodsian, MD; Henry S. Fraser, MBBS, PhD; George D. Nicholson, MD; Carlene M. Grim, RN, MSN, SpDN; Dorothea M. Wilson, MA; Thomas W. Wilson, PhD, MPH, DrPH; Clarence E. Grim, MS, MD

Serum Total Homocysteine Levels, Folate, and B-Vitamins Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Tri-Ethnic College Students
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Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD; Fatma G. Huffman, PhD, RD

Countries of Ancestry Reported by Hemochromatosis Probands and Control Subjects in Central Alabama
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Ellen H. Barton, BA; James C. Barton, MD; William W. Hollowell, BS; Ronald T. Acton, PhD

Inadequate Control of Blood Pressure in Nigerians with Diabetes
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E. O. Okoro, MBBS; B. A. Oyejola

Relative Effects of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Calcium Antagonists in Advanced Diabetic Nephropathy
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Errol D. Crook, MD, Dean C. Preddie, MD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: WEIGHT CONTROL

Overweight as a Risk Factor in Children: A Focus on Ethnicity
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Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS; Modele O. Ashaye, MD, MPH; Nicolas Stettler, MD, MSCE;Jonathan M. Sorof, MD; Michael I. Goran, PhD; Rulan Parekh, MD, MS; Bonita E. Falkner, MD

The Relationship Between Ethnicity and Obesity in Asian and Pacific Islander Populations: A Literature Review
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James Davis, PhD; Jessica Busch, MA; Zoe Hammatt, Esq; Rachel Novotny, PhD; Rosanne Harrigan, EdD; Andrew Grandinetti, PhD; David Easa, MD

Do Low-Income Women Attain Their Pre-Pregnant Weight by the 6th Week of Postpartum?
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Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD; Gayle M. Timmerman, RN, PhD; Bobbie Sue Sterling, RN, PhD; Minseong Kim, MEd; Pat Dickson, MA, MS

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CANCER

Differences in Smoking and Quitting Experiences by Levels of Smoking Among African Americans
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Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH; Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS; Rachel Banks, BA;Kari Jo Harris, PhD, MPH; Michael C. Mosier, PhD; Niaman Nazir, MBBS, MPH; Joshua Powell

Socioeconomic Status, Immigration/Acculturation, and Ethnic Variations in Breast Conserving Surgery, San Francisco Bay Area
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Scarlett L. Gomez, PhD; Anne-Marie France, BA; Marion M. Lee, PhD

Cancer Among Arab Americans in the Metropolitan Detroit Area
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Kendra L. Schwartz, MD, MSPH; Anahid Kulwicki, DNS; Linda K. Weiss, PhD; Haifa Fakhouri, PhD; Wael Sakr, MD; Gregory Kau, BS; Richard K. Severson, PhD

FOR THE PATIENT

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REASONS PATIENTS DO OR DO NOT TAKE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS
Source: Barriers and Facilitators of Medication Adherence in Hypertensive African-Americans: A Qualitative Study
Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS; Melanie Harrison, MD, MS; Laura Robbins, DSW; Carol A. Mancuso, MD; John P. Allegrante, PhD

EARLY MENTAL ABILITY MAY PREDICT FUTURE ABILITY TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY
Source: Cognitive Status and Incident Disability in Older Mexican Americans: Findings from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly
Mukaila A. Raji, MD; Soham Al Snih, MD; Laura A. Ray, MPA; Kushang V. Patel, MPH; Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD

RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE
Source: Serum Total Homocysteine Levels and the Prevalence of Folic Acid Deficiency and C677T Mutation at the MTHFR Gene in an Indigenous Population of Amazonia: The Relation of Homocysteine with Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Edelweiss F. Tavares, MD, PhD; João P. B. Vieira-Filho, MD, PhD; Adagmar Andriolo, MD, PhD; Ana B. A. Perez, MD, PhD; Naja Vergani; Adriana Sañudo; Suely G. A. Gimeno, PhD; Laercio J. Franco, MD, PhD

EAT RIGHT AND EXERCISE FOR LOWER HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS AND LESS CHANCE OF HEART DISEASE
Source: Serum Total Homocysteine Levels, Folate, and B-Vitamins Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Tri-Ethnic College Students
Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD; Fatma G. Huffman, PhD, RD

TREATING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN AFRICANS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES
Source: Treating Hypertension in Individuals of African Descent with Type 2 Diabetes
E. O. Okoro, MBBS; B. A. Oyejola

USING THE RIGHT MEDICATION TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHANCE FOR KIDNEY DISEASE
Source: Relative Effects of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Calcium Antagonists in Advanced Diabetic Nephropathy
Errol D. Crook, MD; Dean C. Preddie, MD

KEEPING PREGNANCY-RELATED WEIGHT MAY RESULT IN LONG-TERM WEIGHT PROBLEMS FOR WOMEN
Source: Do Low-income Women Attain their Pre-Pregnant Weight by the 6th Week of Postpartum?
Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD; Gayle M. Timmerman, RN, PhD; Bobbie Sue Sterling, RN, PhD; Minseong Kim, MEd; Pat Dickson, MS