Neighborhood conditions, diabetes, and risk of lower-body functional limitations among middle-aged African Americans: A cohort study
- Observer ratings of neighborhoods: comparison of two methods. Andresen, Elena M.; Malmstrom, Theodore K.; Schootman, Mario; Wolinsky, Fredric D.; Miller, J. Philip; Miller, Douglas K. // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background Although neighborhood characteristics have important relationships with health outcomes, direct observation often involves imperfect measurement. The African American Health (AAH) study included two observer neighborhood rating systems (5-item Krause and 22-item AAH Neighborhood...
- Help save the Bayview. Mecca, Tommi Avicolli // Bay Area Reporter;3/2/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p6
The article reflects on the plans of the San Francisco Redevelopment Authority to increase the size of the redevelopment project at the Bayview Hunters Point, a historic African American neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It comments on the gentrification activities throughout the...
- Self-Rated Health Trajectories in the African American Health Cohort. Ayyagari, Padmaja; Ullrich, Fred; Malmstrom, Theodore K.; Andresen, Elena M.; Schootman, Mario; Miller, J. Philip; Miller, Douglas K.; Wolinsky, Fredric D. // PLoS ONE;Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p1
Background: Self-rated health taps health holistically and dynamically blends prior health histories with current illness burdens and expectations for future health. While consistently found as an independent predictor of functional decline, sentinel health events, physician visits, hospital...
- Chapter 11: Family Preservation and Neighborhood-Based Services. Carten, Alma J.; Dumpson, James R. // Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective;10/25/2004, p225
Chapter 11 of the book "Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective" is presented. It describes the concept of family preservation as a universal approach to the framework of child welfare services. Neighborhood-based services and conceptual frameworks for family preservation are discussed.
- THE IMPACT OF DIABETES ON ETHNIC DISPARITIES SEEN IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION. Taber, David J.; Meadows, Holly B.; Pilch, Nicole A.; Chavin, Kenneth D.; Baliga, Prabhakar K.; Egede, Leonard E. // Ethnicity & Disease;Spring2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p238
Graft failure rates following kidney transplant is disproportionately higher in African American (AA) renal transplant recipients. The aim of our study was to measure the impact of diabetes and other known confounding risk factors on this disparity. This was a long-term cohort study of adult...
- Non-Traditional Risk Factors are Important Contributors to the Racial Disparity in Diabetes Risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Chatterjee, Ranee; Brancati, Frederick; Shafi, Tariq; Edelman, David; Pankow, James; Mosley, Thomas; Selvin, Elizabeth; Yeh, Hsin // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Feb2014, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p290
BACKGROUND: Traditional risk factors, particularly obesity, do not completely explain the excess risk of diabetes among African Americans compared to whites. OBJECTIVE: We sought to quantify the impact of recently identified, non-traditional risk factors on the racial disparity in diabetes risk....
- HbA1c and Lower-Extremity Amputation Risk in Low-Income Patients With Diabetes. WENHUI ZHAO; KATZMARZYK, PETER T.; HORSWELL, RONALD; YUJIE WANG; JOHNSON, JOLENE; HEYMSFIELD, STEVEN B.; CEFALU, WILLIAM T.; RYAN, DONNA H.; GANG HU // Diabetes Care;Nov2013, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p3591
OBJECTIVE-Diabetes confers a very high risk of lower-extremity amputation (LEA); however, few studies have assessed whether blood glucose control can reduce LEA risk among patients with diabetes, especially in practice settings where low-income patients predominate. RESEARCH DESIGN AND...
- Sheriff seeking Neighborhood Watch groups. // Ellis County Press;9/27/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 25, p1
The article invites rural residents interested in forming Neighborhood Watch groups to contact the Ellis County Sheriff''s Office's Community Relations/Crime Prevention Division, which receives information relating to criminal activity in a Neighborhood Watch group's area in Texas.
- Butcher, baker, barber, neighborhoods once had it all. Fox, Jim // Jefferson County Journal;6/1/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 22, pA4
In this article, the author describes self-sustaining early neighborhoods where barbershop, grocery, bakery, school and church were in walking distance and stores were not lacking personal touch.