HEALTH BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS: ARE WE MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD THE HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010 GOALS?
- Flu Fears Don't Increase Vaccinations. // Black Enterprise;Feb2010, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p20
The article reports on a survey of African Americans' health in the U.S., particularly the higher risk of developing flu-related complications.
- Straight-up health heroes. Johnson, Kirk A. // Heart & Soul;Feb/Mar97, Issue 19, p72
Features five African-Americans who took part in providing African-Americans the right to be healthy. Their goals, health tips and philosophy; Details about the health programs they took part.
- Telephone Coverage and Measurement of Health Risk Indicators: Data From the National Health Interview Survey. Anderson, John E.; Nelson, David E.; Wilson, Ronald W. // American Journal of Public Health;Sep98, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p1392
Compares health behavior variables for with or without telephones in the United States, to measure the potential impact of telephone coverage on estimates from telephone surveys. Differences in health indicators; Effects of telephone noncoverage.
- A GEOGRAPHIC COMPARISON OF AFRICAN AMERICANS HEALTH BEHAVIORS USING THE BRFSS. Lewis, Rhonda K.; Green, B. Lee // American Journal of Health Studies;2000, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p141
Abstract: Health disparities continue to exist between African Americans and Caucasians. Health promotion efforts have been in place for many years in an attempt to better the health of African Americans. Despite these efforts disparities continue to exist and in some cases the gap has widened....
- Black Health. Fletcher Jr., Bill // Washington Informer;1/6/2011, Vol. 46 Issue 62, p18
In this article, the author reflects on African Americans' state of health. He believes that most African American patients are in denial about the issue of taking care of their health and the need for regular check-ups, screening, and preventive measures despite the presence of health insurance...
- STATE OF BLACK HEALTH. // Ebony;Nov2010, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p78
The article discusses health issues facing African Americans. Topics discussed in the article include the rate of obesity amongst African Americans, diseases that African Americans contract, such as heart disease, and steps that people can take to improve their health, such as by walking on a...
- Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Self-Rated Health Status Among Adults With and Without Disabilities -- United States, 2004-2006. Wolf, L. A.; Armour, B. S.; Campbell, V. A. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/19/2008, Vol. 300 Issue 19, p2240
The article discusses a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which found ethnic disparities in self-rated health status among U.S. adults. Data from 2004-2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys was used for the analysis. Ethnic categories included white,...
- Racial Disparities in Nationally Notifiable Diseases -- United States, 2002. Adekoya, N.; Hopkins, R. S. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/14/2005, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p9
Examines the racial disparities in nationally notifiable diseases in the U.S. in 2002 according to the data from the Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Number of gonorrhea cases which were reported; Percentage of African...
- Epilepsy Surveillance Among Adults -- 19 States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2005. Kobau, Rosemarie; Zahran, Hatice; Thurman, David J.; Zack, Matthew M.; Henry, Thomas R.; Schachter, Steven C.; Price, Patricia H. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/10/2008, Vol. 57 Issue SS-6, p1
Problem/Condition: Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by brief, recurrent disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain that result in seizures. Few population-based studies of epilepsy have been published for the United States, and the prevalence is expected to increase...