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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040545/ethnicity-and-place-the-geography-of-diabetes-inequalities-under-a-strong-welfare-state
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Elias Nosrati, Anne Karen Jenum, Anh Thi Tran, Sir Michael Marmot, Lawrence Peter King
Background: The Nordic 'health paradox' designates the seemingly puzzling empirical reality in which, despite the presence of strong welfare policies targeting structural inequalities, distinct health disparities persist in Scandinavian societies. In Norway, previous research has shown that inequalities in diabetes prevalence are particularly salient, notably between ethnic groups. These have often been attributed to lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, or genetics. No previous research has sought to investigate the sociospatial mediation of diabetes inequities...
October 10, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040542/high-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-protection-in-higher-but-not-in-lower-socioeconomic-groups-prospective-findings-from-the-moli-sani-study
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Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, George Pounis, Simona Costanzo, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano, Licia Iacoviello
Background: It is uncertain whether the cardiovascular benefits associated with Mediterranean diet (MD) may differ across socioeconomic groups. Methods: Prospective analysis on 18991 men and women aged ≥35 years from the general population of the Moli-sani cohort (Italy). Adherence to MD was appraised by the Mediterranean diet score (MDS). Household income (euros/year) and educational level were used as indicators of socioeconomic status. Hazard ratios (HR) were calculated by multivariable Cox proportional hazard models...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036012/a-fresh-perspective-on-a-familiar-problem-examining-disparities-in-knee-osteoarthritis-using-a-markov-model
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Taruja D Karmarkar, Anne Maurer, Michael L Parks, Thomas Mason, Ana Bejinez-Eastman, Melvyn Harrington, Randall Morgan, Mary I O'Connor, James E Wood, Darrell J Gaskin
BACKGROUND: Disparities in the presentation of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and in the utilization of treatment across sex, racial, and ethnic groups in the United States are well documented. OBJECTIVES: We used a Markov model to calculate lifetime costs of knee OA treatment. We then used the model results to compute costs of disparities in treatment by race, ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status. RESEARCH DESIGN: We used the literature to construct a Markov Model of knee OA and publicly available data to create the model parameters and patient populations of interest...
October 13, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035642/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-cancer-survival-the-contribution-of-tumor-sociodemographic-institutional-and-neighborhood-characteristics
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Libby Ellis, Alison J Canchola, David Spiegel, Uri Ladabaum, Robert Haile, Scarlett Lin Gomez
Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival in the United States are well documented, but the underlying causes are not well understood. We quantified the contribution of tumor, treatment, hospital, sociodemographic, and neighborhood factors to racial/ethnic survival disparities in California. Materials and Methods California Cancer Registry data were used to estimate population-based cancer-specific survival for patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, colorectal, or lung cancer between 2000 and 2013 for each racial/ethnic group (non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and separately each for Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino) compared with non-Hispanic whites...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035106/does-the-hispanic-health-advantage-extend-to-better-management-of-hypertension-the-role-of-socioeconomic-status-sociobehavioral-factors-and-health-care-access
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Emily Bacon, Fernando Riosmena, Richard G Rogers
Hispanics in the United States (and foreign-born Hispanics in particular) have relatively favorable health given their lower socioeconomic status compared to, for example, non-Hispanic whites. This phenomenon is often called the Hispanic health paradox (HHP). This study examines whether the previously documented HHP in hypertension prevalence extends to its management using clinical and self-reported measures from the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Multivariate models adjusting for demographic, socioeconomic, and sociobehavioral characteristics show an advantage among foreign-born Mexicans in hypertension prevalence relative to non-Hispanic whites (adjusted OR = 0...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035105/racial-ethnic-differences-in-early-life-mortality-in-the-united-states
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Richard G Rogers, Elizabeth M Lawrence, Robert A Hummer, Andrea M Tilstra
U.S. early-life (ages 1-24) deaths are tragic, far too common, and largely preventable. Yet demographers have focused scant attention on U.S. early-life mortality patterns, particularly as they vary across racial and ethnic groups. We employed the restricted-use 1999-2011 National Health Interview Survey-Linked Mortality Files and hazard models to examine racial/ethnic differences in early-life mortality. Our results reveal that these disparities are large, strongly related to differences in parental socioeconomic status, and expressed through different causes of death...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035103/racial-disparities-in-the-association-between-alcohol-use-disorders-and-health-in-black-and-white-women
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Yusuf Ransome, Denise C Carty, Courtney D Cogburn, David R Williams
Adverse health attributed to alcohol use disorders (AUD) is more pronounced among black than white women. We investigated whether socioeconomic status (education and income), health care factors (insurance, alcoholism treatment), or psychosocial stressors (stressful life events, racial discrimination, alcoholism stigma) could account for black-white differences in the association between AUD and physical and functional health among current women drinkers 25 years and older (N = 8,877) in the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034410/caste-matters-perceived-discrimination-among-women-in-rural-india
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Jasmine Khubchandani, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nitin Raithatha, Anusha Prabhakaran, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Ajay Phatak, Milagros Rosal, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Jeroan J Allison
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of caste and class with perceived discrimination among pregnant women from rural western India. A cross-sectional survey was administered to 170 pregnant women in rural Gujarat, India, who were enrolled in a longitudinal cohort study. The Everyday Discrimination Scale and the Experiences of Discrimination questionnaires were used to assess perceived discrimination and response to discrimination. Based on self-report caste, women were classified into three categories with increasing historical disadvantage: General, Other Backward Castes (OBC), and Scheduled Caste or Tribes (SC/ST)...
October 15, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030150/sociodemographic-socioeconomic-and-clinical-determinants-of-survival-in-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-focused-on-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Angéline Galvin, Fleur Delva, Catherine Helmer, Muriel Rainfray, Carine Bellera, Virginie Rondeau, Pierre Soubeyran, Gaëlle Coureau, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier
Studies on cancer survival have revealed disparities not only between the elderly and their younger counterparts, but also among the elderly themselves. The aim of this work was to identify sociodemographic, socioeconomic, clinical, and care-related determinants of survival or mortality in older patients with cancer by a systematic synthesis of the literature. Understanding these factors is of great value for guiding health policies and programs aimed at reducing cancer survival disparities. We conducted a search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases under PRISMA guidelines...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028756/financial-performance-of-hospitals-in-the-mississippi-delta-region-under-the-hospital-readmissions-reduction-program-and-hospital-value-based-purchasing-program
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Hsueh-Fen Chen, Saleema Karim, Fei Wan, Adrienne Nevola, Michael E Morris, T Mac Bird, J Mick Tilford
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) and the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program (HVBP) disproportionately penalized hospitals caring for the poor. The Mississippi Delta Region (Delta Region) is among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in the United States. The financial performance of hospitals in the Delta Region under both HRRP and HVBP remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in financial performance under both HRRP and HVBP between hospitals in the Delta Region (Delta hospitals) and others in the nation (non-Delta hospitals)...
November 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027481/narrowing-urban-suburban-rural-disparities-in-physical-growth-among-children-in-china-findings-from-the-5th-national-survey-in-2015
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Xinnan Zong, Hui Li, Ya-Qin Zhang, Huahong Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported a narrowing tendency in urban-suburban rural differences for height, but almost no tendency of narrowing for weight in Chinese children between 1975-2005. AIM: To examine urban-suburban rural disparities for both height and weight in a recent 10-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A representative sample of 161,643 children under 7 years old was obtained from the 5th national survey conducted in urban and suburban rural areas of the nine cities in China in 2015...
November 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020957/social-disparities-in-the-prevalence-of-diabetes-in-australia-and-in-the-development-of-end-stage-renal-disease-due-to-diabetes-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islanders-in-australia-and-maori-and-pacific-islanders-in-new-zealand
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Kathleen Hill, Paul Ward, Blair S Grace, Jonathan Gleadle
BACKGROUND: Disparities in health status occur between people with differing socioeconomic status and disadvantaged groups usually have the highest risk exposure and the worst health outcome. We sought to examine the social disparities in the population prevalence of diabetes and in the development of treated end stage renal disease due to type 1 diabetes which has not previously been studied in Australia and New Zealand in isolation from type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This observational study examined the population prevalence of diabetes in a sample of the Australian population (7,434,492) using data from the National Diabetes Services Scheme and of treated end stage renal disease due to diabetes using data from the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry...
October 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020025/worry-about-racial-discrimination-a-missing-piece-of-the-puzzle-of-black-white-disparities-in-preterm-birth
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Paula Braveman, Katherine Heck, Susan Egerter, Tyan Parker Dominguez, Christine Rinki, Kristen S Marchi, Michael Curtis
OBJECTIVES: The causes of the large and persistent Black-White disparity in preterm birth (PTB) are unknown. It is biologically plausible that chronic stress across a woman's life course could be a contributor. Prior research suggests that chronic worry about experiencing racial discrimination could affect PTB through neuroendocrine, vascular, or immune mechanisms involved in both responses to stress and the initiation of labor. This study aimed to examine the role of chronic worry about racial discrimination in Black-White disparities in PTB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017956/burden-of-pneumonia-associated-hospitalizations-united-states-2001-2014
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Brandon H Hayes, Dana L Haberling, Jordan Kennedy, Jay K Varma, Alicia M Fry, Neil M Vora
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of pneumonia has likely evolved in recent years, reflecting an aging population, changes in population immunity, and socioeconomic disparities. METHODS: Using the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS), estimated numbers and rates of pneumonia-associated hospitalizations for 2001-2014 were calculated. A pneumonia-associated hospitalization was defined as one in which the discharge record listed a principal diagnosis of pneumonia or a secondary diagnosis of pneumonia if the principal diagnosis was respiratory failure or sepsis...
October 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016436/trends-and-disparities-in-cervical-spine-fusion-procedures-utilization-in-the-new-york-state
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Rui Feng, Mark Finkelstein, Khawaja Bilal, Eric K Oermann, Michael Palese, John Caridi
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database of the New York State. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the rate of increase of cervical spine fusion procedures at low-, medium-, and high-volume hospitals, and analyzed racial and socioeconomic characteristics of the patient population treated at these three volume categories. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a steady increase in spinal fusion procedures performed each year in the US, especially cervical and lumbar fusion...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994744/multi-contextual-segregation-and-environmental-justice-research-toward-fine-scale-spatiotemporal-approaches
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REVIEW
Yoo Min Park, Mei-Po Kwan
Many environmental justice studies have sought to examine the effect of residential segregation on unequal exposure to environmental factors among different social groups, but little is known about how segregation in non-residential contexts affects such disparity. Based on a review of the relevant literature, this paper discusses the limitations of traditional residence-based approaches in examining the association between socioeconomic or racial/ethnic segregation and unequal environmental exposure in environmental justice research...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993471/early-life-socioeconomic-determinants-of-dietary-score-and-pattern-trajectories-across-six-waves-of-the-longitudinal-study-of-australian-children
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Constantine E Gasser, Fiona K Mensah, Jessica A Kerr, Melissa Wake
BACKGROUND: Social patterning of dietary-related diseases may partly be explained by population disparities in children's diets. This study aimed to determine which early life socioeconomic factors best predict dietary trajectories across childhood. METHODS: For waves 2-6 of the Baby (B) Cohort (ages 2-3 to 10-11 years) and waves 1-6 of the Kindergarten (K) Cohort (ages 4-5 to 14-15 years) of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, we constructed trajectories of dietary scores and of empirically derived dietary patterns...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992450/multilevel-analysis-of-the-role-of-human-factors-in-regional-disparities-in-crash-outcomes
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Emmanuel Kofi Adanu, Randy Smith, Lars Powell, Steven Jones
A growing body of research has examined the disparities in road traffic safety among population groups and geographic regions. These studies reveal disparities in crash outcomes between people and regions with different socioeconomic characteristics. A critical aspect of the road traffic crash epidemic that has received limited attention is the influence of local characteristics on human elements that increase the risk of getting into a crash. This paper applies multilevel logistic regression modeling techniques to investigate the influence of driver residential factors on driver behaviors in an attempt to explain the area-based differences in the severity of road crashes across the State of Alabama...
October 6, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988685/socioeconomic-disparities-affect-survival-in-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-in-aya-population
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L V Bownes, L L Stafman, I I Maizlin, M Dellinger, K W Gow, A B Goldin, M Goldfarb, M Langer, M V Raval, J J Doski, J G Nuchtern, S A Vasudevan, E A Beierle
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are a rare form of ovarian malignancy. Socioeconomic status (SES) has been shown to affect survival in several gynecologic cancers. We examined whether SES impacted survival in adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with MOGCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was used to identify AYAs (aged 15-39 years) with MOGCT from 1998 to 2012. Three SES surrogate variables identified were as follows: insurance type, income quartile, and education quartile...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987332/disparities-in-cancer-screening-by-occupational-characteristics
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Stacey A Fedewa, Ann Goding Sauer, Carol DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
Cancer screening patterns according to occupation characteristics in the United States are not well known, but could be used to help inform cancer control efforts. We examined cervical (CC), breast (BC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) screening prevalence and prevalence ratios (PR) by occupational characteristics in 2010, 2013 and 2015 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) among eligible US workers (CC women 21-65years; n=20,997), (BC women ≥40years; n=14,258) and (CRC men and women ≥50years; n=17,333). Cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening prevalence among US workers was 84...
October 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
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