The prevalence and social patterning of chronic diseases among older people in a population undergoing health transition. A 10/66 Group cross-sectional population-based survey in the Dominican Republic
- Decreasing uptake of predictive testing for Huntington's disease in a German centre: 12 years' experience (1993—2004). Bernhardt, Christiane; Schwan, Anne-Marie; Kraus, Peter; Epplen, Joerg Thomas; Kunstmann, Erdmute // European Journal of Human Genetics;Mar2009, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p295
In this retrospective study, we examined changes in decision-making for and against the predictive genetic test for Huntington's disease including 478 persons at risk who had undergone genetic counselling in one centre in Germany between 1993 and 2004. At the outset of the counselling procedure...
- Predictors of mortality among elderly people living in a south Indian urban community; a 10/66 Dementia Research Group prospective population-based cohort study. Jotheeswaran, A. T.; Williams, Joseph D.; Prince, Martin J. // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p366
Background:Eighty percent of deaths occur in low and middle income countries (LMIC), where chronic diseases are the leading cause. Most of these deaths are of older people, but there is little information on the extent, pattern and predictors of their mortality. We studied these...
- Prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease by education level in racial/ethnic... // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/9/1994, Vol. 43 Issue 48, p894
Analyzes the prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease by education level in racial/ethnic populations in the United States from 1991 to 1992. Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); Percentage of respondents reporting current cigarette smoking;...
- Kynurenines in chronic neurodegenerative disorders: future therapeutic strategies. Zádori, D.; Klivényi, P.; Vámos, E.; Fülöp, F.; Toldi, J.; Vécsei, L. // Journal of Neural Transmission;Nov2009, Vol. 116 Issue 11, p1403
Parkinsonâ€™s, Alzheimerâ€™s and Huntingtonâ€™s diseases are chronic neurodegenerative disorders of a progressive nature which lead to a considerable deterioration of the quality of life. Their pathomechanisms display some common features, including an imbalance of the tryptophan...
- State- and Sex-Specific Prevalence of Selected Characteristics-Behavioral Risk... Holtzman, Deborah; Powell-Griner, Eve; Bolen, Julie C.; Rhodes, Luann // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/7/2000 Supplement SS-6, Vol. 49 Issue 26, p1
Presents a study which determined the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and preventive health care practices associated with morbidity and mortality from chronic disease and injury. Methods used; Risk factors for chronic diseases; Awareness of certain medical conditions; Results and discussion.
- Overweight associated with chronic health conditions. // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p3
Deals with a study which examined the risk of obese men and women for the development of chronic disease. Methodology; Results; Discussion.
- Surveying managed care members on chronic disease. Cogswell, Mary E.; Nelson, David // Health Affairs;Nov/Dec1997, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p219
Compares prevalence estimates of self-perceived health status and chronic disease risk factors from a managed care member survey with estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. Details on the methods used in this study; Information from the results of the study.
- Obesity on the rise. // Better Nutrition;May2002, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p27
Reports the increase on the percentage of obese people in the U.S. Classification of an obese person; Factors contributing to chronic health conditions; Effects of obesity on the number of chronic conditions.
- An Apple a Day... Mangels, Reed // Vegetarian Journal;2003, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p13
Presents an abstract of the study 'Flavonoid intake and risk of chronic diseases,' by P. Knekt, J. Kumpulainen, R. Jarvinen et al, published in the 'American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.'