Quality of care for women undergoing a hysterectomy: effects of insurance and race/ethnicity.


OBJECTIVE:We assessed the quality of hospital care for women who underwent a hysterectomy to compare Medicaid-covered women with privately insured women and minority women with White women. METHODS:We evaluated medical decisions, inpatient care, quality of inpatient care, and outcomes. RESULTS:Quality of hospital care was equivalent for Medicaid-covered women compared with privately insured women and for non-Hispanic Black women compared with White women. Medicaid-covered women (40%) and Black women (68%) were more likely to have a complication compared with privately insured women and White women, respectively. CONCLUSIONS:Increased complications after hysterectomy may result in increased economic burdens to Medicaid. Further studies of the racial/ethnic and sociodemographic issues are needed so that disparities may be adequately addressed.


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Hakim RB,Benedict MB,Merrick NJ




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  • Error in smoking measures: effects of intervention on relations of cotinine and carbon monoxide to self-reported smoking. The Lung Health Study Research Group.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Sources of measurement error in assessing smoking status are examined. METHODS:The Lung Health Study, a randomized trial in 10 clinical centers, includes 3923 participants in a smoking cessation program and 1964 usual care participants. Smoking at first annual follow-up was assessed by salivary cotinine, ex...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Murray RP,Connett JE,Lauger GG,Voelker HT

    更新日期:1993-09-01 00:00:00

  • Leukemia incidence and ethnicity in Nassau County, New York.

    abstract::The religious distribution of Nassau County resident leukemia cases diagnosed between 1966 and 1974 was studied to see if the elevated incidence of the disease among Jews reported in the 1950s and early 1960s was persisting. The results showed, for both males and females, virtually no difference in attack rates betwee...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cuneo JM

    更新日期:1976-11-01 00:00:00

  • Improving the oral health of Alaska Natives.

    abstract::There is a high prevalence of oral disease in the Alaska Native population, much of which goes untreated, creating a large discrepancy between the level of their oral health and that of the general population. The causes of this discrepancy are multiple--a major cause being the lack of access to care, especially in re...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sekiguchi E,Guay AH,Brown LJ,Spangler TJ Jr

    更新日期:2005-05-01 00:00:00

  • An interactive CD-ROM for nutrition screening and counseling.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The goal of this project was to develop an interactive CD-ROM for nutrition screening and counseling, designed to produce dietary behavior change in fat and fruit and vegetable intake. METHODS:The design was based on principles of relevance to the learner, readiness for change, feedback, individualization, ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Block G,Miller M,Harnack L,Kayman S,Mandel S,Cristofar S

    更新日期:2000-05-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of mental effects of disaster, Mount St. Helens eruption.

    abstract::This psychiatric epidemiology study following the Mount St. Helens volcanic disaster revealed a significant morbidity for psychiatric disorders. The increased prevalence showed a dose response pattern in three population groups. The findings are reported as relative and attributable risk for the two exposed population...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shore JH,Tatum EL,Vollmer WM

    更新日期:1986-03-01 00:00:00

  • Adding sexual orientation questions to statewide public health surveillance: New Mexico's experience.

    abstract::We examined refusal rates for sensitive demographic questions to determine whether questions on sexual orientation are too sensitive for routine use on public health surveys. We compared the percentage of active refusals in New Mexico for a sexual orientation question and 6 other sensitive demographic questions. In 20...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: VanKim NA,Padilla JL,Lee JG,Goldstein AO

    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

  • Cessation of hormone replacement therapy after reports of adverse findings from randomized controlled trials: evidence from a British Birth Cohort.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the cessation of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among British women, by educational level, social class, and cardiovascular risk factors, at the time of publicity about 2 clinical trials of HRT that were halted after adverse findings. METHODS:A total of 1387 women aged 57 years reported their...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mishra G,Kok H,Ecob R,Cooper R,Hardy R,Kuh D

    更新日期:2006-07-01 00:00:00

  • Side effects of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid in adults.

    abstract::During a mass diphtheria-tetanus immunization campaign in November 1975, more than 220,000 doses of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid, adult type were administered to adults throughout Alaska. In Anchorage, where more than 87,000 doses were given, a survey was conducted to determine the frequency of side effects. Postcard que...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Middaugh JP

    更新日期:1979-03-01 00:00:00

  • Household crowding and food insecurity among Inuit families with school-aged children in the Canadian Arctic.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the relation of household crowding to food insecurity among Inuit families with school-aged children in Arctic Quebec. METHODS:We analyzed data collected between October 2005 and February 2010 from 292 primary caregiver-child dyads from 14 Inuit communities. We collected information about househ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ruiz-Castell M,Muckle G,Dewailly É,Jacobson JL,Jacobson SW,Ayotte P,Riva M

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Incidence of Colles' fracture in a North American community.

    abstract::In a 30-year period, 1,137 adult residents of Rochester, Minnesota experienced 1235 Colles' fractures. Fracture incidence among women increased over sixfold between ages 35-39 and 60-64 and then leveled off. Male rates were lower in every age group and did not rise as dramatically. Fractures associated with moderate t...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Owen RA,Melton LJ 3rd,Johnson KA,Ilstrup DM,Riggs BL

    更新日期:1982-06-01 00:00:00

  • Employment and Health Among Recently Incarcerated Men Before and After the Affordable Care Act (2009-2017).

    abstract::Objectives. To explore whether and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects the relationship between employment and health insurance coverage, health care utilization, and health outcomes among recently incarcerated men aged 18 to 64 years in the United States.Methods. With data from the National Survey on Drug Use a...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gutierrez CM,Pettit B

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • Systems analysis of collaboration in 5 national tobacco control networks.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Luke DA,Harris JK,Shelton S,Allen P,Carothers BJ,Mueller NB

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Racial/ethnic differences in cigarette smoking initiation and progression to daily smoking: a multilevel analysis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We sought to identify individual and contextual predictors of adolescent smoking initiation and progression to daily smoking by race/ethnicity. METHODS:We used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to estimate the effects of individual (adolescent, family, peer) and contextual (scho...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kandel DB,Kiros GE,Schaffran C,Hu MC

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00

  • Polychlorinated biphenyls: influence on birthweight and gestation.

    abstract::Fifty-one infants born to women employed at two capacitor manufacturing facilities with a history of high exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) had a mean birthweight of 153 grams less than that of 337 infants born to women who had worked in low-exposure areas (90 per cent confidence interval, -286 to -20 g); m...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taylor PR,Lawrence CE,Hwang HL,Paulson AS

    更新日期:1984-10-01 00:00:00

  • AIDS-related knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors among impoverished minority women.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The aims of this study were to (1) describe AIDS-related knowledge, perceptions, and risky behaviors of impoverished African-American and high- and low-acculturated Latina women; (2) delineate relationships involving high-risk behaviors; and (3) determine whether risky behaviors differ by race and levels of ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nyamathi A,Bennett C,Leake B,Lewis C,Flaskerud J

    更新日期:1993-01-01 00:00:00

  • Zika-Associated Microcephaly Epidemic and Birth Rate Reduction in Brazilian Cities.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To estimate birth reduction potentially in response to Zika virus-associated microcephaly among the 36 largest Brazilian cities. METHODS:We analyzed the number of live births per month on the basis of information on approximately 8.2 million births from all of Brazil's state capitals and cities that had mor...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Diaz-Quijano FA,Pelissari DM,Chiavegatto Filho ADP

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Structural Racism, Historical Redlining, and Risk of Preterm Birth in New York City, 2013-2017.

    abstract::Objectives. To assess if historical redlining, the US government's 1930s racially discriminatory grading of neighborhoods' mortgage credit-worthiness, implemented via the federally sponsored Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) color-coded maps, is associated with contemporary risk of preterm birth (< 37 weeks gestati...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Krieger N,Van Wye G,Huynh M,Waterman PD,Maduro G,Li W,Gwynn RC,Barbot O,Bassett MT

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer's disease: the implications of progress in molecular medicine.

    abstract::We review the current status as well as the risks and benefits of a recently developed DNA test of risk for Alzheimer's disease: the apolipoprotein E genotype. While apolipoprotein E genotypes may indicate a degree of susceptibility, the gene is neither necessary nor sufficient to cause the disease; thus, many questio...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mayeux R,Schupf N

    更新日期:1995-09-01 00:00:00

  • Health Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St Thomas and St John, US Virgin Islands, 2017-2018.

    abstract::Objectives. To assess the health impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.Methods. We collected data from interviews conducted 6 and 9 months after the hurricanes, a review of 597 randomly selected emergency department (ED) encounters, and administrative records from 10 716 ED visit...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chowdhury MAB,Fiore AJ,Cohen SA,Wheatley C,Wheatley B,Balakrishnan MP,Chami M,Scieszka L,Drabin M,Roberts KA,Toben AC,Tyndall JA,Grattan LM,Morris JG Jr

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Comprehensive health care for high-risk adolescents: an evaluation study.

    abstract::This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a large scale program to improve health care for high-risk adolescents. Seven clinics, funded to provide comprehensive primary care to adolescents, were compared to three non-funded clinics. The majority of the 2,788 adolescent patients sampled in these clinics ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Earls F,Robins LN,Stiffman AR,Powell J

    更新日期:1989-08-01 00:00:00

  • The nutritional status of the elderly in Russia, 1992 through 1994.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to ascertain how economic reform has affected nutritional well-being of the elderly in the Russian Federation. METHODS:A sample of more than 2932 Russians 60 years of age and older was selected from a nationally representative survey of Russian households. A 24-hour dietary rec...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Popkin BM,Zohoori N,Baturin A

    更新日期:1996-03-01 00:00:00

  • Changing the child labor laws for agriculture: impact on injury.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The child labor laws are intended to protect young workers from the most dangerous jobs. However, children who work on their parents' farms are exempt from these laws. We evaluated the potential for preventing the occurrence of farm injuries among children by changing the US Federal Child Labor Laws, Hazardou...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marlenga B,Berg RL,Linneman JG,Brison RJ,Pickett W

    更新日期:2007-02-01 00:00:00

  • Locking devices on cigarette vending machines: evaluation of a city ordinance.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Policymakers, researchers, and citizens are beginning to recognize the need to limit minors' access to tobacco by restricting the sale of cigarettes through vending machines. One policy alternative that has been proposed by the tobacco industry is a requirement that vending machines be fitted with electronic...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forster JL,Hourigan ME,Kelder S

    更新日期:1992-09-01 00:00:00

  • Public health advocacy: process and product.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In this article the author describes public health advocacy and proposes a conceptual framework for understanding how it works. METHODS:The proposed framework incorporates the image of an assembly line. The public health advocacy assembly line produces changes in societal resource allocation that are necess...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Christoffel KK

    更新日期:2000-05-01 00:00:00

  • Determinants of community-based coverage: periodic vitamin A supplementation. Aceh Study Group.

    abstract::Factors related to preschool child receipt of vitamin A during the first year of a semi-annual vitamin A capsule delivery program were investigated in 229 villages in Aceh, Indonesia. Coverage was higher in villages which were more rural and less economically developed. Highest performance was achieved by village dist...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tarwotjo I,West KP Jr,Mele L,Nur S,Nendrawati H,Kraushaar D,Tilden RL

    更新日期:1989-07-01 00:00:00

  • Health Behaviors and Outcomes Associated With Personal and Family History of Criminal Justice System Involvement, New York City, 2017.

    abstract::Objectives. To quantify the association between personal and family history of criminal justice system (CJS) involvement (PHJI and FHJI, respectively), health outcomes, and health-related behaviors.Methods. We examined 2017 New York City Community Health Survey data (n = 10 005) with multivariable logistic regression....

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baquero M,Zweig K,Angell SY,Meropol SB

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Psychological Attempts to Change a Person's Gender Identity From Transgender to Cisgender: Estimated Prevalence Across US States, 2015.

    abstract::Objectives. To examine exposure to psychological attempts to change a person's gender identity from transgender to cisgender (PACGI) among transgender people in the United States, lifetime and between the years 2010 and 2015, by US state.Methods. We obtained data from the 2015 US Transgender Survey, a cross-sectional ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Turban JL,King D,Reisner SL,Keuroghlian AS

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

  • Receipt of prevention services among HIV-infected men who have sex with men.

    abstract::Unprotected sexual intercourse remains a primary mode of HIV transmission in the United States. We found that receipt of services to reduce HIV transmission-risk behaviors was low among 3787 HIV-infected individuals and that men who have sex with men were especially unlikely to receive these services even though they ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Steward WT,Charlebois ED,Johnson MO,Remien RH,Goldstein RB,Wong FL,Morin SF

    更新日期:2008-06-01 00:00:00

  • Characteristics of physically active smokers and implications for harm reduction.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We sought to establish the prevalence of physical activity among smokers, whether or not physically active smokers were more likely to attempt cessation, and who these physically active smokers were. METHODS:We used logistic regression to contrast physically active and inactive smokers in a secondary data a...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Deruiter WK,Faulkner G,Cairney J,Veldhuizen S

    更新日期:2008-05-01 00:00:00

  • The Collateral Damage of Mass Incarceration: Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Among Nonincarcerated Residents of High-Incarceration Neighborhoods.

    abstract::Objectives. We examined whether residence in neighborhoods with high levels of incarceration is associated with psychiatric morbidity among nonincarcerated community members. Methods. We linked zip code-linked information on neighborhood prison admissions rates to individual-level data on mental health from the Detroi...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hatzenbuehler ML,Keyes K,Hamilton A,Uddin M,Galea S

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00