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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100563/effect-of-socioeconomic-disadvantage-remoteness-and-indigenous-status-on-hospital-usage-for-western-australian-preterm-infants-under-12%C3%A2-months-of-age-a-population-based-data-linkage-study
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Natalie A Strobel, Sue Peter, Kimberley E McAuley, Daniel R McAullay, Rhonda Marriott, Karen M Edmond
OBJECTIVES: Our primary objective was to determine the incidence of hospital admission and emergency department presentation in Indigenous and non-Indigenous preterm infants aged postdischarge from birth admission to 11 months in Western Australia. Secondary objectives were to assess incidence in the poorest infants from remote areas and to determine the primary causes of hospital usage in preterm infants. DESIGN: Prospective population-based linked data set. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: All preterm babies born in Western Australia during 2010 and 2011...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095446/neglected-intestinal-parasites-malnutrition-and-associated-key-factors-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-among-indigenous-communities-in-sarawak-malaysia
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Yamuna Rajoo, Stephen Ambu, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Komalaveni Rajoo, Siew Chang Tey, Chan Woon Lu, Romano Ngui
Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) have been recognized as one of the most significant causes of illness among disadvantaged communities. Many studies have been conducted on the prevalence of IPIs in Malaysia. However, these studies mostly focused on the indigenous groups in Peninsular Malaysia. The present study was conducted to provide the current baseline data on prevalence of IPIs, anaemia, malnutrition and associated risk factors among the indigenous communities in Sarawak, situation at northwest Borneo island of Malaysia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093927/impact-of-social-disadvantage-and-parental-offending-on-rates-of-criminal-offending-among-offspring-of-women-with-severe-mental-illness
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Giulietta Maria Valuri, Frank Morgan, Assen Jablensky, Vera Anne Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Children of parents with severe mental illness have an increased risk of offending. Studies suggest that risk factors such as parental offending and social disadvantage may be associated with the increased risk. This paper assesses the impact of these risk factors on offending rates in the offspring of women with severe mental illness compared to offspring of unaffected women. METHODS: This is part of a longitudinal record-linked whole-population study of 467,945 children born in Western Australia from 1980 to 2001 to mothers with severe mental illness and mothers with no recorded psychiatric illness...
January 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092965/a-national-analysis-of-dental-waiting-lists-and-point-in-time-geographic-access-to-subsidised-dental-care-can-geographic-access-be-improved-by-offering-public-dental-care-through-private-dental-clinics
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Yevgeni Dudko, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
INTRODUCTION: Australia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, with a population concentrated on or around coastal areas. Up to 33% of the Australian population are likely to have untreated dental decay, while people with inadequate dentition (fewer than 21 teeth) account for up to 34% of Australian adults. Historically, inadequate access to public dental care has resulted in long waiting lists, received much media coverage and been the subject of a new federal and state initiative...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092072/public-sector-employment-inequality-in-the-united-states-and-the-great-recession
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Jennifer Laird
Historically in the United States, the public sector has served as an equalizing institution through the expansion of job opportunities for minority workers. This study examines whether the public sector continues to serve as an equalizing institution in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Using data from the Current Population Survey, I investigate changes in public sector employment between 2003 and 2013. My results point to a post-recession double disadvantage for black public sector workers: they are concentrated in a shrinking sector of the economy, and they are more likely than white and Hispanic public sector workers to experience job loss...
January 13, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089396/comparison-between-measured-and-perceived-weight-status-in-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-australian-adults
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Jessica Herbert, Karen Louise Peterson, Laura Alston, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols
BACKGROUND: Many individuals may not accurately perceive whether their weight status poses a health risk. This paper aimed to determine how accurately Australians perceived their weight status compared to objective measurements, and to determine what factors were associated with underestimating weight status. METHODS: Participants were 7947 non-pregnant adults from the 2011 to 2012 Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, with complete data for self-reported and measured weight status...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088198/does-equity-in-healthcare-spending-exist-among-indian-states-explaining-regional-variations-from-national-sample-survey-data
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Rinshu Dwivedi, Jalandhar Pradhan
BACKGROUND: Equity and justice in healthcare payment form an integral part of health policy and planning. In the majority of low and middle-income countries (LMICs), healthcare inequalities are further aggravated by Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE). This paper examines the pattern of health equity and regional disparities in healthcare spending among Indian states by applying Andersen's behavioural model of healthcare utilization. METHODS: The present study uses data from the 66(th) quinquennial round of Consumer Expenditure Survey, of the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), conducted in 2009-10 by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India (GoI)...
January 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087404/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-precede-development-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-patients-but-not-in-the-population
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Michael P Jones, Jan Tack, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Marjorie M Walker, Gerald Holtmann, Natasha A Koloski, Nicholas J Talley
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Understanding the interactions between brain and gastrointestinal disorders requires analysis of the order of disease onset. We analyzed data from 2 independent studies to determine the proportion of individuals with diagnoses of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) before diagnoses of mood or anxiety disorders (gut to brain), and vice versa (brain to gut). METHODS: We collected data from a retrospective study of 4966 patients diagnosed with a FGID (irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, or constipation) and mood or anxiety disorder at general practices in the United Kingdom (health care seekers) over an average period of 13...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081258/the-effect-of-individual-and-neighbourhood-socioeconomic-status-on-diabetes-mellitus-survival-in-working-age-patients-in-taiwan
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Shih-Hsien Yang, Su-Feng Chen, Shin Nieh, Chia-Lin Liu, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Ching-Chih Lee, Fu-Huang Lin
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global pandemic metabolic disorder. In recent years, the amount of medical resources required for the treatment of diabetes has increased as diabetes rates have gradually risen. The combined effects of individual and neighbourhood socio-economic status (SES) on DM survival rates are still not clear, especially in patients of working age. In this paper, we aim to analyze the combined effects of neighbourhood and individual SES on DM survival rates in patients of working age in Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077413/cancer-related-hospitalisations-and-unknown-stage-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-record-linkage-study
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Qingwei Luo, Xue Qin Yu, David Paul Smith, David Eamon Goldsbury, Claire Cooke-Yarborough, Manish Indravadan Patel, Dianne Lesley O'Connell
OBJECTIVES: To identify reasons for prostate cancer stage being recorded as 'unknown' in Australia's largest population-based cancer registry. DESIGN: Prospective population-based cohort. SETTING: New South Wales (NSW) is the most populous state in Australia, with almost one third of the total national population. PARTICIPANTS: NSW Cancer Registry (NSWCR) records for prostate cancer cases diagnosed in 2001-2009 were linked to the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection (APDC) for 2000-2010...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074843/sexy-males-and-sexless-females-the-origin-of-triploid-apomicts
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P Muralidhar, D Haig
Apomixis and polyploidy are closely associated in angiosperms, but the evolutionary reason for this association is unknown. Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion, exists both as diploid sexuals and triploid apomicts. Here, in the context of T. officinale, we provide a model of the evolution of triploid apomicts from diploid sexuals. We posit an apomictic allele that arrests female meiosis in diploids, so that the plant produces diploid egg cells that can develop without fertilization, but haploid pollen...
January 11, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073794/socioeconomic-remoteness-and-sex-differences-in-life-expectancy-in-new-south-wales-australia-2001-2012-a-population-based-study
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Alexandre S Stephens, Leena Gupta, Sarah Thackway, Richard A Broome
OBJECTIVES: Despite being one of the healthiest countries in the world, Australia displays substantial mortality differentials by socioeconomic disadvantage, remoteness and sex. In this study, we examined how these mortality differentials translated to differences in life expectancy between 2001 and 2012. DESIGN AND SETTING: Population-based study using mortality and estimated residential population data from Australia's largest state, New South Wales (NSW), between 2001 and 2012...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069849/lower-versus-higher-income-populations-in-the-alternative-quality-contract-improved-quality-and-similar-spending
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Zirui Song, Sherri Rose, Michael E Chernew, Dana Gelb Safran
As population-based payment models become increasingly common, it is crucial to understand how such payment models affect health disparities. We evaluated health care quality and spending among enrollees in areas with lower versus higher socioeconomic status in Massachusetts before and after providers entered into the Alternative Quality Contract, a two-sided population-based payment model with substantial incentives tied to quality. We compared changes in process measures, outcome measures, and spending between enrollees in areas with lower and higher socioeconomic status from 2006 to 2012 (outcome measures were measured after the intervention only)...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066893/content-and-cultural-validity-in-the-development-of-the-indigenous-play-partner-scale
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Alma M Dender, Karen E Stagnitti
BACKGROUND/AIM: Culturally relevant assessments of Australian Indigenous children's social pretend play do not exist. This study investigated the content validity and cultural validity of the Indigenous Play Partner Scale (I-PPS). METHODS: Six pairs of children (i.e. 12 children) aged four-six years from a remote Australian town were videoed playing in pairs, and 14 community elders and mothers participated across three focus groups. The social interactions between the children were transcribed from the videos...
January 8, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060876/socioeconomic-status-is-not-related-with-facial-fluctuating-asymmetry-evidence-from-latin-american-populations
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Mirsha Quinto-Sánchez, Celia Cintas, Caio Cesar Silva de Cerqueira, Virginia Ramallo, Victor Acuña-Alonzo, Kaustubh Adhikari, Lucía Castillo, Jorge Gomez-Valdés, Paola Everardo, Francisco De Avila, Tábita Hünemeier, Claudia Jaramillo, Williams Arias, Macarena Fuentes, Carla Gallo, Giovani Poletti, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Maria Cátira Bortolini, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Francisco Rothhammer, Gabriel Bedoya, Javier Rosique, Andrés Ruiz-Linares, Rolando González-José
The expression of facial asymmetries has been recurrently related with poverty and/or disadvantaged socioeconomic status. Departing from the developmental instability theory, previous approaches attempted to test the statistical relationship between the stress experienced by individuals grown in poor conditions and an increase in facial and corporal asymmetry. Here we aim to further evaluate such hypothesis on a large sample of admixed Latin Americans individuals by exploring if low socioeconomic status individuals tend to exhibit greater facial fluctuating asymmetry values...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060428/the-social-value-of-health-research-and-the-worst-off
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Nicola Barsdorf, Joseph Millum
In this article we argue that the social value of health research should be conceptualized as a function of both the expected benefits of the research and the priority that the beneficiaries deserve. People deserve greater priority the worse off they are. This conception of social value can be applied for at least two important purposes: (1) in health research priority setting when research funders, policy-makers, or researchers decide between alternative research projects; and (2) in evaluating the ethics of proposed research proposals when research ethics committees (RECs) assess whether the social value of the research is sufficient to justify the risks and burdens to research participants and others...
February 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057696/using-a-smartphone-based-ecological-momentary-assessment-protocol-with-community-dwelling-older-african-americans
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Heather Fritz, Wassim Tarraf, Dan J Saleh, Malcolm P Cutchin
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the feasibility of smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) approaches to collect psychosocial data from older populations, especially disadvantaged older populations. In response to this gap, this report provides evidence of the feasibility and utility of a smartphone-based EMA approach for real-time assessment with older African Americans. In addition, we share lessons learned about how to improve utility. METHODS: Ninety-seven older African Americans ages 55 and older (range: 55-95 years) used an Android smartphone loaded with an EMA application to provide data about their everyday activities and stress four times per day for seven consecutive days...
January 4, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056990/stigmatization-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-mountainous-areas-in-northern-vietnam
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Hung Van Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Hue Thi Mai, Hai Quan Le, Bach Xuan Tran, Canh Dinh Hoang, Huong Thi Le, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Carl A Latkin, Thuc Minh Thi Vu
BACKGROUND: Stigma and discrimination may adversely affect the benefits of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for drug users, especially in disadvantaged settings. This study assessed stigma and discrimination against MMT patients in the mountainous and rural areas in Vietnam and explored their associated factors to inform implementation strategies. METHODS: We interviewed 241 MMT patients in two clinics: one in Tuyen Quang Province's inner city and the other in Son Duong District, to assess stigma and discrimination that patients perceived and experienced...
January 6, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056954/estimating-direct-effects-of-parental-occupation-on-spaniards-health-by-birth-cohort
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Jaime Pinilla, Beatriz G Lopez-Valcarcel, Rosa M Urbanos-Garrido
BACKGROUND: Social health inequalities in adult population are partly due to socioeconomic circumstances in childhood. A better understanding of how those circumstances affect health during adulthood may improve the opportunities for reducing health disparities. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of parental socioeconomic status, which is proxied by occupation, on adult Spaniards' health by birth cohort. The analysis will allow checking not only the direct impact of parental occupation on their offspring's health, but also whether inherited inequality has been reduced over time...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054571/factors-associated-with-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-a-disadvantaged-rural-indian-population
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D Busingye, S Arabshahi, R G Evans, V K Srikanth, K Kartik, K Kalyanram, M A Riddell, X Zhu, O Suresh, A G Thrift
The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in a rural setting in India. Following screening of the population, all individuals with hypertension (blood pressure (BP) ⩾140/90 mm Hg or taking antihypertensive medications) were invited to participate in this study. We measured BP, height, weight, skinfolds, waist and hip circumference, and administered a questionnaire to obtain information regarding socioeconomic and behavioural characteristics...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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