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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774300/epidemiology-of-intestinal-parasite-infections-in-three-departments-of-south-central-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-before-the-implementation-of-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Gaoussou Coulibaly, Mamadou Ouattara, Kouassi Dongo, Eveline Hürlimann, Fidèle K Bassa, Naférima Koné, Clémence Essé, Richard B Yapi, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso, Eliézer K N'Goran
Hundreds of millions of people are infected with helminths and intestinal protozoa, particularly children in low- and middle-income countries. Preventive chemotherapy is the main strategy to control helminthiases. However, rapid re-infection occurs in settings where there is a lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. In August and September 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional epidemiological survey in 56 communities of three departments of south-central Côte d'Ivoire. Study participants were invited to provide stool and urine samples...
May 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770438/health-insurance-and-poverty-in-trajectories-of-out-of-pocket-expenditure-among-low-income-middle-aged-adults
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Eunsun Kwon, Sojung Park, Timothy D McBride
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of longitudinal patterns of health insurance and poverty on out-of-pocket expenditures among low-income late middle-aged adults. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Six waves (2002-2012) of the Health and Retirement Study, in combination with RAND Center for the Study of Aging data, were used. STUDY DESIGN: A random coefficient regression analysis was conducted in a multilevel growth curve framework to estimate the impact of health insurance and poverty on out-of-pocket expenditures...
May 16, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769045/food-availability-and-food-access-in-rural-agricultural-communities-use-of-mixed-methods
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Linda K Ko, Cassandra Enzler, Cynthia K Perry, Edgar Rodriguez, Norma Mariscal, Sandra Linde, Catherine Duggan
BACKGROUND: Hispanics bear some of the highest burden of the obesity epidemic and the disparities gap is bigger among Hispanics in rural communities. This mixed methods study examined the objective and subjective assessment of food availability and food access in four rural, agricultural, and predominantly Hispanic communities. METHODS: In this convergent parallel mixed methods study, we used the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) of Food Stores and Restaurants to objectively assess 57 food stores and 69 restaurants in four rural agricultural communities in Washington State...
May 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768416/poverty-dynamics-poverty-thresholds-and-mortality-an-age-stage-markovian-model
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Shayna Fae Bernstein, David Rehkopf, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Carol C Horvitz
Recent studies have examined the risk of poverty throughout the life course, but few have considered how transitioning in and out of poverty shape the dynamic heterogeneity and mortality disparities of a cohort at each age. Here we use state-by-age modeling to capture individual heterogeneity in crossing one of three different poverty thresholds (defined as 1×, 2× or 3× the "official" poverty threshold) at each age. We examine age-specific state structure, the remaining life expectancy, its variance, and cohort simulations for those above and below each threshold...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764767/a-systematic-review-of-mobile-produce-markets-facilitators-and-barriers-to-use-and-associations-with-reported-fruit-and-vegetable-intake
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Bi-Sek Hsiao, Lindiwe Sibeko, Lisa M Troy
BACKGROUND: Diet-related chronic diseases are a major public health burden. There is growing awareness that disparities in healthful food access contribute to disparities in health. Mobile produce markets (MPMs) have emerged as a strategy to improve fruit and vegetable access and consumption, particularly among low-income, minority, and other vulnerable populations (eg, older adults and children) in food desert neighborhoods. OBJECTIVE: This review examined research on MPMs in the United States and specifically aimed to assess the relationship between MPM use and fruit and/or vegetable intake, and facilitators and barriers related to MPM use within a social ecological framework...
May 12, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764333/is-fear-of-falling-the-missing-link-to-explain-racial-disparities-in-fall-risk-data-from-the-national-health-and-aging-trends-study
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Tanvee Singh, Emmanuelle Bélanger, Kali Thomas
OBJECTIVES: Emerging research suggests Black older adults experience a 30% decreased risk for falls compared with their White U.S. counterparts, and this is mediated neither by physical performance nor activity. Fear of falling (FOF) is a significant risk factor for falls, yet we know little about how FOF varies by race/ethnicity. The purpose of this original research brief was to investigate the relationship between race/ethnicity and FOF among older adults. METHODS: 4,981 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) who had not self-reported a fall in the past 12 months were analyzed...
April 25, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763786/born-equal-the-distribution-of-government-medicare-spending-for-children
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Kim M Dalziel, Li Huang, Harriet Hiscock, Philip M Clarke
Providing equitable care is an objective of many national healthcare systems. Using the birth cohort of the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of Australian Children linked with the Medicare Benefits Scheme billing data who were recruited in 2004 at ages 0-1 years and assessed biennially for six waves, we assessed the distribution of out-of-hospital government Medicare spending by household income. 4853 children followed over 11 years were included in the study. Distributions of major spending components including general practitioner and specialist care were assessed using concentration indices...
April 25, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760227/socioeconomic-status-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-challenges-and-interventions
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REVIEW
William M Schultz, Heval M Kelli, John C Lisko, Tina Varghese, Jia Shen, Pratik Sandesara, Arshed A Quyyumi, Herman A Taylor, Martha Gulati, John G Harold, Jennifer H Mieres, Keith C Ferdinand, George A Mensah, Laurence S Sperling
Socioeconomic status (SES) has a measurable and significant effect on cardiovascular health. Biological, behavioral, and psychosocial risk factors prevalent in disadvantaged individuals accentuate the link between SES and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Four measures have been consistently associated with CVD in high-income countries: income level, educational attainment, employment status, and neighborhood socioeconomic factors. In addition, disparities based on sex have been shown in several studies. Interventions targeting patients with low SES have predominantly focused on modification of traditional CVD risk factors...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759437/cleaning-and-sterilization-of-used-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-with-process-validation-the-next-hurdle-in-device-recycling
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Thomas C Crawford, Craig Allmendinger, Jay Snell, Kevin Weatherwax, Balasundaram Lavan, Timir S Baman, Pat Sovitch, Daniel Alyesh, Thomas Carrigan, Noah Klugman, Denis Kune, Andrew Hughey, Daniel Lautenbach, Nathan Sovitch, Karman Tandon, George Samson, Charles Newman, Sheldon Davis, Archie Brown, Brad Wasserman, Ed Goldman, Sandra L Arlinghaus, Hakan Oral, Kim A Eagle
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a validated, reproducible sterilization protocol, which could be used in the reprocessing of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). BACKGROUND: Access to cardiac CIED therapy in high-income and in low- and middle-income countries varies greatly. CIED reuse may reduce this disparity. METHODS: A cleaning and sterilization protocol was developed that includes washing CIEDs in an enzymatic detergent, screw cap and set screw replacement, brushing, inspection, and sterilization in ethylene oxide...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755051/investing-in-gulfport-development-of-an-academic-community-partnership-to-address-health-disparities
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Danielle Fastring, Susan Mayfield-Johnson, Tanya Funchess, Julie Egressy, Greg Wilson
BACKGROUND: Invest Health, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund, selected 50 midsized cities to participate in a health initiative that encourages cross-sector alliances to think creatively about mechanisms that address barriers to reducing health disparities among low-income populations. Gulfport, Mississippi, was 1 of 50 teams chosen to participate. OBJECTIVE: To develop an academic-community partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi, Coastal Family Health Center (CFHC), Mercy Housing and Human Development (MHHD), the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Health Disparity Elimination, and Gulfport residents to create the Healthy Gulfport Initiative, and, ultimately, the Gulf Coast Healthy Communities Collaborative (GCHCC)...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755048/school-based-interprofessional-asthma-self-management-education-program-for-middle-school-students-a-feasibility-trial
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Ellen B Buckner, Donna J Copeland, Kristina S Miller, Timothy Op Holt
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease among school-aged children under 18 years of age and is a major cause of morbidity, loss of school days, and increased hospitalizations. Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth in Alabama. The benefits of improving asthma control and self-management have significance for improving health, preventing disease, and reducing health disparities by addressing social, behavioral, environmental, economic, and medical determinants of health...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753137/perceptions-of-intersectional-stigma-among-diverse-women-living-with-hiv-in-the-united-states
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Whitney S Rice, Carmen H Logie, Tessa M Napoles, Melonie Walcott, Abigail W Batchelder, Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Gina M Wingood, Deborah J Konkle-Parker, Bulent Turan, Tracey E Wilson, Mallory O Johnson, Sheri D Weiser, Janet M Turan
Attitudes and behavior that devalue individuals based upon their HIV status (HIV-related stigma) are barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, and wellbeing among women living with HIV. Other coexisting forms of stigma (e.g., racism, sexism) may worsen the effects of HIV-related stigma, and may contribute to persistent racial and gendered disparities in HIV prevention and treatment. Few studies examine perceptions of intersectional stigma among women living with HIV. From June to December 2015, we conducted 76 qualitative interviews with diverse women living with HIV from varied socioeconomic backgrounds enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) in Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Francisco, California...
May 4, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752022/composition-of-gut-microbiota-and-its-influence-on-the-immunogenicity-of-oral-rotavirus-vaccines
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REVIEW
Cliff A Magwira, Maureen B Taylor
The introduction of oral rotavirus vaccines (ORVVs) has led to a reduction in number of hospitalisations and deaths due to rotavirus (RV) infection. However, the efficacy of the vaccines has been varied with low-income countries showing significantly lower efficacy as compared to high-income countries. The reasons for the disparity are not fully understood but are thought to be multi-factorial. In this review article, we discuss the concept that the disparity in the efficacy of oral rotavirus vaccines between the higher and lower socio-economical countries could be due the nature of the bacteria that colonises and establishes in the gut early in life...
May 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750787/distributional-change-of-women-s-adult-height-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-over-the-past-half-century-an-observational-study-using-cross-sectional-survey-data
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Jewel Gausman, Ivan Meija Guevara, S V Subramanian, Fahad Razak
BACKGROUND: Adult height reflects childhood circumstances and is associated with health, longevity, and maternal-fetal outcomes. Mean height is an important population metric, and declines in height have occurred in several low- and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, over the last several decades. This study examines changes at the population level in the distribution of height over time across a broad range of low- and middle-income countries during the past half century...
May 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748418/reductions-in-national-cardiometabolic-mortality-achievable-by-food-price-changes-according-to-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap-eligibility-and-participation
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Parke Edward Wilde, Zach Conrad, Colin D Rehm, Jennifer L Pomeranz, Jose L Penalvo, Frederick Cudhea, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Martin O'Flaherty, Renata Micha, Dariush Mozaffarian
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal diets are a major contributor to cardiometabolic disease (CMD) mortality, and substantial disparities exist for both dietary quality and mortality risk across income groups in the USA. Research is needed to quantify how food pricing policies to subsidise healthy foods and tax unhealthy foods could affect the US CMD mortality, overall and by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and participation. METHODS: Comparative risk analysis based on national data on diet (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2012) and mortality (mortality-linked National Health Interview Survey) and meta-analyses of policy-diet and diet-disease relationships...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747862/the-effect-of-insurance-type-on-access-to-inguinal-hernia-repair-under-the-affordable-care-act
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Walter Hsiang, Catherine McGeoch, Sarah Lee, William Cheung, Robert Becher, Kimberly A Davis, Kevin M Schuster
BACKGROUND: The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act extended coverage to any individual with an income up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Our study of surgeon practice management investigated the impact of the type of insurance on access to elective inguinal hernia repair and the disparities in access between Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states. METHODS: Practices of 240 hernia repair surgeons across 8 states were randomly selected from the American College of Surgeons Find a Surgeon Database...
May 7, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741920/trends-in-socioeconomic-disparities-in-obesity-prevalence-among-low-income-children-aged-2-4-years-in-los-angeles-county-2003-2014
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Tabashir Z Nobari, Shannon E Whaley, Michael L Prelip, Catherine M Crespi, May C Wang
BACKGROUND: Obesity prevalence among low-income preschool-aged children in the United States decreased between 2010 and 2014. However, this decreasing trend may be varied across socioeconomic subgroups. This study examined trends in obesity prevalence among low-income children from 2003 to 2014 by child's age and household and neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS: This study used administrative data for all children, aged 2-4 years, participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Los Angeles County (LAC) during the years 2003-2014...
May 9, 2018: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739721/trends-in-influenza-vaccination-coverage-rates-in-south-korea-from-2005-to-2014-effect-of-public-health-policies-on-vaccination-behavior
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Jeongmin Seo, Juwon Lim
BACKGROUND: Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Annual vaccination is effective in its prevention and is recommended especially in susceptible populations such as the elderly over 65 years, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with chronic diseases. Overall, South Korea has a high vaccination rate owing to its National Immunization Program, although the method and extent of its coverage varies among the target subgroups. The aim of this study is to assess the trend of influenza vaccination coverage between 2005 and 2014 in South Korea to address the influence of sociodemographic and disease factors on vaccination behavior...
May 5, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737188/the-color-of-death-race-observed-skin-tone-and-all-cause-mortality-in-the-united-states
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Quincy Thomas Stewart, Ryon J Cobb, Verna M Keith
OBJECTIVE: This paper examines how mortality covaries with observed skin tone among blacks and in relation to whites. Additionally, the study analyzes the extent to which social factors such as socioeconomic status affect this relationship. DESIGN: This study uses data from the 1982 General Social Survey (N = 1,689) data linked to the National Death Index until 2008. We use this data to examine the links between race, observed skin tone among blacks, and all-cause mortality...
May 8, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736922/socioeconomic-status-and-survival-for-patients-with-melanoma-in-the-united-states-an-ncdb-analysis
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REVIEW
Jenna L Sitenga, Gregory Aird, Aabra Ahmed, Ryan Walters, Peter T Silberstein
BACKGROUND: The importance of socioeconomic factors and healthcare treatment and outcomes for lower income patients is tremendous, affecting not only those afflicted by poverty and decreased quality of care but also physicians, healthcare professionals, and society at large. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was used to identify 80,907 patients with stage 0-4 melanoma and analyze variables to track patterns in survival and outcome. RESULTS: This study demonstrates that disparities in income, insurance status, and education affects treatment and survival rates across all stages of melanoma and seeks to establish further understanding surrounding socioeconomic factors and quality of healthcare in America...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
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