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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444451/risk-factors-for-neonatal-death-in-the-capital-city-with-the-lowest-infant-mortality-rate-in-brazil
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Leandro Pereira Garcia, Camila Mariano Fernandes, Jefferson Traebert
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the risk factors for neonatal death in Florianópolis, the Brazilian city capital with the lowest infant mortality rate. METHOD: Data were extracted from a historical cohort with 15,879 live births. A model was used that included socioeconomic, behavioral, and health service use risk factors, as well as the Apgar score and biological factors. Risk factors were analyzed by hierarchical logistic regression. RESULTS: Based on the multivariate analysis, socioeconomic factors showed no association with death...
February 11, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444311/income-inequality-and-self-reported-health-in-a-representative-sample-of-27-017-residents-of-state-capitals-of-brazil
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K H C Massa, R Pabayo, A D P Chiavegatto Filho
Background: The association between income inequality and health has been analyzed predominantly in developed countries with modest levels of inequality. The study aimed to analyze the association between income inequality and self-reported health (SRH) in the adult population of the 27 Brazilian capitals. Methods: Individuals aged 18 years or older from the National Health survey residing in Brazilian capitals in 2013 were analyzed (n = 27 017). Bayesian multilevel models were applied after controlling for individual factors and area-level socioeconomic characteristics...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444293/the-som-la-pera-intervention-sustainability-capacity-evaluation-of-a-peer-led-social-marketing-intervention-to-encourage-healthy-lifestyles-among-adolescents
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Elisabet Llauradó, Magaly Aceves-Martins, Lucia Tarro, Ignasi Papell-Garcia, Francesc Puiggròs, Jordi Prades-Tena, Helle Kettner, Lluis Arola, Montse Giralt, Rosa Solà
Sustainability capacity, always considered a challenge, is the ability to maintain effective long-term intervention in a community. The aim of the study was to improve the sustainability capacity of effective "Som la Pera," a school-based, peer-led, social-marketing intervention that encourages healthy diet and physical activity, in low socioeconomic adolescents from Spain. The sustainability capacity was analyzed by a "programme sustainability assessment tool (PSAT)" comprising eight domains: political support, funding stability, partnerships, organizational capacity, programme evaluation, programme adaptation, communications, and strategic planning...
February 10, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444225/association-of-neighborhood-socioeconomic-status-with-risk-of-infection-and-sepsis
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John P Donnelly, Sindhu Lakkur, Suzanne E Judd, Emily B Levitan, Russell Griffin, George Howard, Monika M Safford, Henry E Wang
Background: Prior studies suggest disparities in sepsis risk and outcomes based on place of residence. We sought to examine the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (nSES) and hospitalization for infection and sepsis. Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study using data from 30239 participants in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. nSES was defined using a score derived from census data and classified into quartiles...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444213/systematic-review-methodological-flaws-in-racial-ethnic-reporting-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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M R Craven, L Kia, L C O'Dwyer, E Stern, T H Taft, L Keefer
Health care disparities affecting the care of multiple disease groups are of growing concern internationally. Research guidelines, governmental institutions, and scientific journals have attempted to minimize disparities through policies regarding the collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data. One area where shortcomings remain is in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This systematic review, which adheres to the PRISMA statement, focuses on characterizing existing methodological weaknesses in research focusing on studies regarding the assessment, prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of GERD patients...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444106/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-strabismus-in-children-and-adolescents-in-south-korea-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2011
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Kyung Eun Han, Seung-Hee Baek, Seung-Hyun Kim, Key Hwan Lim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors associated with horizontal strabismus in children and adolescents in South Korea. METHODS: A total of 5,935 children and adolescents 5-18 years of age who participated in the fourth and fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV-V) from July 2008 to December 2011 were evaluated and the prevalence of horizontal strabismus was estimated. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine the association between demographic, socioeconomic and clinical risk factors and clinically significant exodeviation (≥15 prism diopters [PD]) and esodeviation (≥10 PD)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442613/beyond-the-30-million-word-gap-children-s-conversational-exposure-is-associated-with-language-related-brain-function
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Rachel R Romeo, Julia A Leonard, Sydney T Robinson, Martin R West, Allyson P Mackey, Meredith L Rowe, John D E Gabrieli
Children's early language exposure impacts their later linguistic skills, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement, and large disparities in language exposure are associated with family socioeconomic status (SES). However, there is little evidence about the neural mechanisms underlying the relation between language experience and linguistic and cognitive development. Here, language experience was measured from home audio recordings of 36 SES-diverse 4- to 6-year-old children. During a story-listening functional MRI task, children who had experienced more conversational turns with adults-independently of SES, IQ, and adult-child utterances alone-exhibited greater left inferior frontal (Broca's area) activation, which significantly explained the relation between children's language exposure and verbal skill...
February 1, 2018: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442457/dietary-patterns-and-breast-or-lung-cancer-risk-a-pooled-analysis-of-2-case-control-studies-in-north-eastern-poland
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Beata Krusińska, Iwona Hawrysz, Małgorzata A Słowińska, Lidia Wądołowska, Maciej Biernacki, Anna Czerwińska, Janusz J Gołota
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men are the most prevalent cancers in Poland and worldwide. Evidence of the impact of food groups and nutrients on the risk of breast and lung cancer is limited and lacking conclusions. Studies on food consumption and breast or lung cancer are limited. OBJECTIVES: Assessment of the association between dietary patterns and the prevalence of breast and lung cancers in adult Poles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved a pooled analysis of 2 case-control studies on 320 subjects aged 50-70 years from north-eastern Poland (160 women, 160 men)...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442409/socioeconomic-status-and-multimorbidity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thanya I Pathirana, Caroline A Jackson
OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review to identify, critically appraise and synthesise the existing literature on the association between SEP and multimorbidity occurrence. METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase from inception to December 2014. Where possible we performed meta-analysis to obtain summary odds ratios (ORs), exploring heterogeneity between studies through sub-group analysis. RESULTS: We identified 24 cross-sectional studies that largely reported on education, deprivation or income in relation to multimorbidity occurrence...
February 14, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442408/the-long-history-of-health-inequality-in-new-zealand-occupational-class-and-lifespan-in-the-late-1800s-and-early-1900s
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Nick Wilson, Christine Clement, Matt Boyd, Andrea Teng, Alistair Woodward, Tony Blakely
OBJECTIVE: As relatively little is known about how socioeconomic position might have affected health prior to the Second World War, we aimed to study lifespan by occupational class in two cohorts in New Zealand. METHODS: The first study included men on the electoral rolls in Dunedin in the period 1893 to 1902. The second study used an established cohort of male military personnel who were recruited for the First World War. Linear regression was used to estimate lifespan by occupational class...
February 14, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442253/socioeconomic-inequality-in-screen-time-frequency-in-children-and-adolescents-the-weight-disorders-survey-of-the-caspian-iv-study
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Ramin Heshmat, Mostafa Qorbani, Nafiseh Mozaffarian, Shirin Djalalinia, Ali Sheidaei, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Saeid Safiri, Kimia Gohari, Asal Ataie-Jafari, Gelayol Ardalan, Hamid Asayesh, Morteza Mansourian, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the socioeconomic inequality and determinants of screen time (ST) frequency in Iranian children and adolescents. METHODS: This nationwide study was conducted as part of a national school-based surveillance program among 36,486 students consisting of 50.79% boys and 74.23% urban inhabitants, aged 6-18 years, living in urban and rural areas of 30 provinces of Iran. Socioeconomic inequality in ST, including the time spent for ST, watching TV and leisure-time working with computer, was assessed across quintiles of SES using concentration index (C) and slope index of inequality (SII)...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441505/eliciting-the-monetary-value-of-a-quality-adjusted-life-year-in-a-greek-outpatient-department-in-times-of-economic-austerity
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A Mavrodi, V Aletras, A Spanou, D Niakas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Contingent valuation is widely used to determine individuals' willingness to pay (WTP) for a health gain. Our study aimed to elicit an empirical estimate of the monetary value of a quality-adjusted life year (QALY) in a Greek outpatient setting in times of economic austerity and assess the impact of patients' characteristics on their valuations. METHODS: We used a questionnaire as a survey tool to determine the maximum WTP for a health gain of a hypothetical therapy and to evaluate patients' health-related quality of life (EuroQoL-5D-3L) and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics...
December 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441293/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rattan S Rashpa, Vikram K Mahajan, Pankaj Kumar, Karaninder S Mehta, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mucocutaneous manifestations significantly impair the quality of life but often remain understudied. They may also vary across regions, socioeconomic and nutritional status, and racial differences. Objectives: To study the patterns of mucocutaneous disorders and their prevalence in CKD patients irrespective of clinical stage or dialysis status. Materials and Methods: 122 (M:F = 77:45) patients aged 21‒85 (Mean ± SD = 57...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440938/domestic-violence-a-hidden-barrier-to-contraceptive-use-among-women-in-nigeria
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Ghose Bishwajit, Sanni Yaya
Background: The nonuse of family planning methods remains a major public health concern in the low-and-middle-income countries, especially due to its impact on unwanted pregnancy, high rate of abortion, and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Various demographic and socioeconomic factors have been reported to be associated with the nonuse of family planning methods. In the present study, we aimed at assessing the influence of domestic violence (DV) on contraceptive use among ever married women in Nigeria...
2018: Open access journal of contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440934/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-maternal-mortality-in-referral-hospitals-in-nigeria-a-multicenter-study
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Lorretta F Ntoimo, Friday E Okonofua, Rosemary N Ogu, Hadiza S Galadanci, Mohammed Gana, Ola N Okike, Kingsley N Agholor, Rukiyat A Abdus-Salam, Adetoye Durodola, Eghe Abe, Abdullahi J Randawa
Introduction: While reports from individual hospitals have helped to provide insights into the causes of maternal mortality in low-income countries, they are often limited for policymaking at national and subnational levels. This multisite study was designed to determine maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) and identify the risk factors for maternal deaths in referral health facilities in Nigeria. Methods: A pretested study protocol was used over a 6-month period (January 1-June 30, 2014) to obtain clinical data on pregnancies, births, and maternal deaths in eight referral hospitals across eight states and four geopolitical zones of Nigeria...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440157/is-socioeconomic-segregation-of-the-poor-associated-with-higher-premature-mortality-under-the-age-of-60-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-survey-data-in-major-indian-cities
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Tarani Chandola, Sitamma Mikkilineni, Anil Chandran, Souvik Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Nan Zhang, Sergio Luiz Bassanesi
OBJECTIVES: Although urbanisation is generally associated with poverty reduction in low-income and middle-income countries, it also results in increased socioeconomic segregation of the poor. Cities with higher levels of socioeconomic segregation tend to have higher mortality rates, although the evidence is based on ecological associations. The paper examines whether socioeconomic segregation of the poor is associated with higher under-60 years ('premature') mortality risk in Indian cities and whether this association is confounded by contextual and compositional sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440156/association-between-social-health-insurance-and-choice-of-hospitals-among-internal-migrants-in-china-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Haiqin Wang, Donglan Zhang, Zhiying Hou, Fei Yan, Zhiyuan Hou
OBJECTIVES: There is a tendency to pursue higher-level hospitalisation services in China, especially for internal migrants. This study aims to investigate the choices of hospitalisation services among internal migrants, and evaluate the association between social health insurance and hospitalisation choices. METHODS: Data were from a 2014 nationally representative cross-sectional sample of internal migrants aged 15-59 years in China. Descriptive analyses were used to perform the distribution of healthcare facility levels for hospitalisation services, and multinomial logistic regression was applied to examine the association between social health insurance and hospitalisation choices...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440153/does-assistive-technology-contribute-to-social-inclusion-for-people-with-intellectual-disability-a-systematic-review-protocol
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John Owuor, Fiona Larkan, Bonnix Kayabu, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Greg Sheaf, John Dinsmore, Roy McConkey, Mike Clarke, Malcolm MacLachlan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to answer the following question: Does assistive technology contribute to social inclusion for people with intellectual disability? Previous research on assistive technology has focused on socioeconomic impacts such as education, employment and access to healthcare by people with intellectual disability. There is a need to consolidate evidence on the interaction between intellectual disability, assistive technology, community living and social inclusion...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440123/portrait-patient-centered-outcomes-related-to-treatment-practices-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-investigating-trajectories-overview-of-design-and-rationale-of-an-international-prospective-peripheral-arterial-disease-study
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Kim G Smolderen, Kensey Gosch, Manesh Patel, W Schuyler Jones, Alan T Hirsch, John Beltrame, Rob Fitridge, Mehdi H Shishehbor, Johan Denollet, Patrick Vriens, Jan Heyligers, Nancy Stone MEd, Herbert Aronow, J Dawn Abbott, Clementine Labrosciano, Rudolf Tutein-Nolthenius, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Health status outcomes, including symptoms, functional status, and quality of life, are critically important outcomes from patients' perspectives. The PORTRAIT study (Patient-Centered Outcomes Related to Treatment Practices in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Investigating Trajectories) was designed to prospectively define health status outcomes and examine associations between patients' characteristics and care to these outcomes among those presenting with new-onset or worsened claudication...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440043/acupuncture-versus-medication-for-pain-management-a-cross-sectional-study-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ting Bao, Susan Q Li, Josh L Dearing, Lauren A Piulson, Christina M Seluzicki, Robert Sidlow, Jun J Mao
AIM OF THE STUDY: Breast cancer survivors who take aromatase inhibitors (AI) often suffer from chronic pain. Emerging evidence supports the use of acupuncture as an effective pain management strategy for this condition, but its acceptability among cancer survivors is unknown. We evaluated breast cancer survivors' preferences for acupuncture as compared with medication use and identified factors predictive of this preference. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among breast cancer survivors who were currently, or had been, taking an AI...
February 10, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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