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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925859/home-and-community-based-service-and-other-senior-service-use-prevalence-and-characteristics-in-a-national-sample
#1
Amanda Sonnega, Kristen Robinson, Helen Levy
We report on the use of home- and community-based services and other senior services and factors affecting utilization of both among Americans over age 60 in the Health and Retirement Study. Those using home- and community-based services were more likely than to be older, single, Black, lower income, receiving Medicaid, and in worse health. Past use of less traditional senior services, such as exercise classes and help with tax preparation, were found to are associated with current use of home- and community-based services...
December 7, 2016: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925486/real-talk-developing-a-computer-delivered-sexual-health-program-for-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#2
Charles Klein, Carmela Lomonaco
HIV disproportionately affects Black men who have sex with men (MSM), yet there are few evidence-based programs that respond to the diverse realities of Black MSM communities. This article examines the development of Real Talk, a new harm reduction-based, sexual health intervention for Black MSM. We first analyze the key themes from our formative research: (1) stigma, discrimination, and intersectionalities in the lives of Black MSM, (2) the importance of safe spaces and community provided by health promotion programs, and (3) moving beyond condoms in sexual health messaging...
December 2016: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925140/tea-consumption-reduces-the-incidence-of-neurocognitive-disorders-findings-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-aging-study
#3
L Feng, M-S Chong, W-S Lim, Q Gao, M S Nyunt, T-S Lee, S L Collinson, T Tsoi, E-H Kua, T-P Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationships between tea consumption habits and incident neurocognitive disorders (NCD) and explore potential effect modification by gender and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype. DESIGN: Population-based longitudinal study. SETTING: The Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study (SLAS). PARTICIPANTS: 957 community-living Chinese elderly who were cognitively intact at baseline. MEASUREMENTS: We collected tea consumption information at baseline from 2003 to 2005 and ascertained incident cases of neurocognitive disorders (NCD) from 2006 to 2010...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923363/ankle-brachial-index-and-incident-diabetes-mellitus-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
#4
Simin Hua, Laura R Loehr, Hirofumi Tanaka, Gerardo Heiss, Josef Coresh, Elizabeth Selvin, Kunihiro Matsushita
BACKGROUND: Individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD) often have reduced physical activity, which may increase the future risk of diabetes mellitus. Although diabetes is a risk factor for PAD, whether low ankle-brachial index (ABI) predates diabetes has not been studied. METHODS: We examined the association of ABI with incident diabetes using Cox proportional hazards models in the ARIC Study. ABI was measured in 12,247 black and white participants without prevalent diabetes at baseline (1987-1989)...
December 7, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920306/underrepresented-minority-dentists-quantifying-their-numbers-and-characterizing-the-communities-they-serve
#5
Elizabeth A Mertz, Cynthia D Wides, Aubri M Kottek, Jean Marie Calvo, Paul E Gates
The underrepresentation of Blacks, Hispanics or Latinos, and American Indians or Alaska Natives among dentists raises concerns about the diversity of the dental workforce, disparities in access to dental care and in oral health status, and social justice. We quantified the shortage of underrepresented minority dentists and examined these dentists' practice patterns in relation to the characteristics of the communities they serve. The underrepresented minority dentist workforce is disproportionately smaller than, and unevenly distributed in relation to, minority populations in the United States...
December 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917300/household-structure-and-suburbia-residence-in-u-s-metropolitan-areas-evidence-from-the-american-housing-survey
#6
Gowoon Jung, Tse-Chuan Yang
Suburbs have demographically diversified in terms of race, yet little research has been done on household structures in suburbs. Using the 2011 American Housing Survey and 2009-2013 American Community Survey, this study investigates the distributions of household structures in suburbia and central cities, and the relationship between household structures and residential attainment. The findings of this research include: (1) The distribution of household structures differs between suburbia and central cities...
2016: Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914258/centralised-decentralised-or-hybrid-sanitation-systems-economic-evaluation-under-urban-development-uncertainty-and-phased-expansion
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Ivar Roefs, Brendo Meulman, Jan H G Vreeburg, Marc Spiller
Sanitation systems are built to be robust, that is, they are dimensioned to cope with population growth and other variability that occurs throughout their lifetime. It was recently shown that building sanitation systems in phases is more cost effective than one robust design. This phasing can take place by building small autonomous decentralised units that operate closer to the actual demand. Research has shown that variability and uncertainty in urban development does affect the cost effectiveness of this approach...
November 23, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910102/association-of-serum-klotho-with-loss-of-bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-older-adults
#8
Didier Chalhoub, Elisa Marques, Osorio Meirelles, Richard D Semba, Luigi Ferrucci, Suzanne Satterfield, Michael Nevitt, Jane A Cauley, Tamara Harris
OBJECTIVES: Klotho deficiency has been previously linked to aging-like phenotypes such as osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, and sarcopenia. Low serum klotho was shown to be related to grip strength and disability. Nonetheless, no previous study has explored the association between serum klotho and fractures. The purpose of this report is to examine the relationship of serum klotho with bone mineral density (BMD) loss and fractures in older adults. DESIGN: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study is a longitudinal cohort study of 3,075 community-dwelling older adults...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902495/methodological-evaluation-of-the-noninvasive-estimation-of-central-systolic-blood-pressure-in-nontreated-patients-the-bogalusa-heart-study
#9
Camilo Fernandez, Robert Hsu, Gary Sander, Azad Hussain, Rupert Barshop, Shengxu Li, Tian Shu, Tao Zhang, Patrycja Galazka, Wei Chen, Lydia Bazzano, Thomas D Giles
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the estimation of central systolic blood pressure (cSBP) obtained by two different noninvasive devices, in addition to its comparisons with measured peripheral systolic blood pressure (pSBP), in a biracial (Black/White) community-based cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Estimations of cSBP by applanation tonometry were obtained in 586 participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study (mean age: 43.5 years; 69% White, 54% women) using two different commonly used instruments: Omron HEM-9000AI and SphygmoCor CPV...
November 29, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899920/impacts-of-fertilization-regimes-on-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungal-amf-community-composition-were-correlated-with-organic-matter-composition-in-maize-rhizosphere-soil
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Chen Zhu, Ning Ling, Junjie Guo, Min Wang, Shiwei Guo, Qirong Shen
The understanding of the response of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) community composition to fertilization is of great significance in sustainable agriculture. However, how fertilization influences AMF diversity and composition is not well-established yet. A field experiment located in northeast China in typical black soil (Chernozem) was conducted and high-throughput sequencing approach was used to investigate the effects of different fertilizations on the variation of AMF community in the rhizosphere soil of maize crop...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899479/a-formative-review-of-physical-activity-interventions-for-minority-ethnic-populations-in-england
#11
E Such, S Salway, R Copeland, S Haake, S Domone, S Mann
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) levels are lower among some UK Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups than the majority White British population and a variety of tailored interventions have emerged. This study documents the characteristics and logic of local adaptations, a vital first step in evaluating such innovations. METHODS: An English PA data set was examined to identify and characterize PA programmes focussed on BME populations. Three case studies were conducted, employing documentary analysis and qualitative interviews...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894007/infant-attention-to-same-and-other-race-faces
#12
Anantha Singarajah, Jill Chanley, Yoselin Gutierrez, Yoselin Cordon, Bryan Nguyen, Lauren Burakowski, Scott P Johnson
We recorded visual attention to same- and other-race faces in Hispanic and White 11-month-old infants, an age at which face processing is presumably biased by an own-race recognition advantage. Infants viewed pairs of faces differing in race or ethnicity as their eye movements were recorded. We discovered consistently greater attention to Black over Hispanic faces, to Black faces over White faces, and to Hispanic over White faces. Inversion of face stimuli, and infant ethnicity, had little effect on performance...
November 25, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893853/four-decades-of-obesity-trends-among-non-hispanic-whites-and-blacks-in-the-united-states-analyzing-the-influences-of-educational-inequalities-in-obesity-and-population-improvements-in-education
#13
Yan Yu
Both obesity (body mass index ≥ 30) and educational attainment have increased dramatically in the United States since the 1970s. This study analyzed the influences of educational inequalities in obesity and population improvements in education on national obesity trends between 1970 and 2010. For non-Hispanic white and black males and females aged 25-74 years, educational differences in the probability of being obese were estimated from the 1971-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and population distributions of age and educational groups, from the 1970 Census and 2010 American Community Survey...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891300/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-fasd-an-approach-to-effective-prevention
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REVIEW
Sylvia Roozen, D Black, G-J Y Peters, G Kok, D Townend, J G Nijhuis, G H Koek, L M G Curfs
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of the current contribution is to propose an evidence-based, six-step approach to develop effective programs for prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite widespread campaigns aimed to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure, the number of affected children continues to be high. Current strategies to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure may be ineffective or counterproductive. However, proven principles of health promotion could be applied to reduce drinking in pregnancy...
2016: Current Developmental Disorders Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889400/facilitators-and-barriers-to-implementing-church-based-adolescent-sexual-health-programs-in-baltimore-city
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Terrinieka W Powell, Fiona H Weeks, Samantha Illangasekare, Eric Rice, James Wilson, Debra Hickman, Robert W Blum
PURPOSE: Black churches are an important community resource and a potentially powerful actor in adolescent health promotion. However, limited research exists describing the factors that may influence the successful implementation of evidence-based adolescent sexual health programs in churches. In the present study, a multi-informant approach was used to identify facilitators and barriers to implementing adolescent sexual health programs in black churches. METHODS: Nine Black churches located in Baltimore, MD, were recruited to participate in this study...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889043/pr-interval-components-and-atrial-fibrillation-risk-from-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Justin W Smith, Wesley T O'Neal, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Lin Y Chen, Alvaro Alonso, S Patrick Whalen, Elsayed Z Soliman
Reports on the association between the PR-interval and atrial fibrillation (AF) are conflicting. We hypothesized that inconsistencies stem from that fact that the PR-interval represents a composite of several distinct components. We examined the associations of the PR-interval and its components (P-wave onset to P-wave peak duration, P-wave peak to P-wave end duration, and PR-segment) with incident AF in 14,924 participants (mean age 54 ± 5.8 years; 26% black; 55% women) from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities study...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888516/beyond-the-two-group-paradigm-in-studies-of-intergroup-conflict-and-inequality-third-parties-and-intergroup-alliances-in-xenophobic-violence-in-south-africa
#17
Philippa Kerr, Kevin Durrheim, John Dixon
Social psychologists typically conceptualize intergroup processes in terms of unequal pairs of social categories, such as an advantaged majority (e.g., 'Whites') and a disadvantaged minority (e.g., 'Blacks'). We argue that this two-group paradigm may obscure the workings of intergroup power by overlooking: (1) the unique dynamics of intergroup relations involving three or more groups, and (2) the way some two-group relationships function as strategic alliances that derive meaning from their location within a wider relational context...
November 26, 2016: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888471/the-role-of-incarceration-and-reentry-on-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-formerly-incarcerated-black-and-hispanic-latino-men-in-new-york-city
#18
Anibal Cortes, Cristina Villagra, Suky Martinez, Vir Patel, Lina Jandorf
In the USA, the rate of incarceration has steadily increased from 1980 to 2010, a period called mass incarceration. Incarcerated individuals are now leaving the jail system in large numbers, the majority of whom are returning to low-income and Black and Hispanic-Latino communities. Although highly preventable, colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant risk for minority and underserved men over the age of 50. Black men have the highest CRC incidence and mortality rates, which can be prevented and treated effectively when detected early, especially via colonoscopy...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886722/gender-race-the-veteran-wage-gap
#19
Brandon Vick, Gabrielle Fontanella
This paper analyzes earnings outcomes of Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. We utilize the 2009-2013 American Community Survey and a worker-matching methodology to decompose wage differences between veteran and non-veteran workers. Among fully-employed, 25-40 year-olds, veteran workers make 3% less than non-veteran workers. While male veterans make 9% less than non-veterans, female and black veterans experience a wage premium (2% and 7% respectively). Decomposition of the earnings gap identifies some of its sources...
January 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886721/appointment-of-racial-ethnic-minority-directors-ethnic-matching-or-visibility-threat
#20
Christy Glass, Alison Cook
The purpose of this study is to identify the industry and community-level compositional factors that influence the appointment of racial/ethnic minorities to corporate boards. We derived hypotheses from two theoretical perspectives: ethnic matching and visibility threat. Our analysis relied on data from seventy-three Standard & Poor's 500 companies between 1980 and 2000. We find important differences between and among racial/ethnic groups in terms of the mechanisms that shape board appointments. Consistent with the ethnic matching perspective, we find that the representation of Black and Hispanic board directors is strongly predicted by the racial/ethnic composition of the industry's labor force...
January 2017: Social Science Research
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