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Hui Pan, Binglin Cui, Dangui Zhang, Jeremy Farrar, Frieda Law, William Ba-Thein
BACKGROUND: Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) has been reported among university students in many countries, but little research has been done on this issue in China. The objective of this study was to evaluate knowledge and behaviors of university students and risk factors concerning SMA. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using a novel questionnaire-based data collection instrument, an anonymous online survey was conducted with the students of Shantou University (STU), a university comprising 8 schools/colleges in eastern Guangdong, China...
2012: PloS One
Robyn T Cohen, Juan C Celedón
The Hispanic population in the United States is diverse in many respects. Although there is marked variation in the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of asthma among Hispanic subgroups in the United States, these differences are poorly understood. Future stu-dies of asthma should include large samples of Hispanic subgroups that are well characterized in terms of self-reported ethnicity, country of origin, place of birth, area of residence, and indicators of socioeconomic status. Because a significant proportion of Hispanics live in poverty, public health interventions aimed at improving access to health care and housing conditions would have a major impact on reducing asthma morbidity among Hispanics in the United States...
September 2006: Clinics in Chest Medicine
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