Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Vaccination Coverage Rates and Factors Associated With Incomplete Vaccination or Exemption Among School-age Children Based in Public Schools in New York State

By |September 27th, 2016|

JAMA Pediatrics

Jessica A. Nadeau, Louise-Anne McNutt* and Jana Shaw

ABSTRACT
This study assesses vaccination coverage rates and factors associated with either incomplete vaccination or exemptions among school-age children in New York State public schools outside of New York City. Gaps in intentional and unintentional vaccination coverage persist and appear to be associated with socioeconomic factors that often drive […]

Climatic conditions and human mortality: spatial and regional variation in the United States

By |September 27th, 2016|

Population and Environment

Tse-Chuan Yang* and Leif Jensen

ABSTRACT
Previous research on climatic conditions and human mortality in the United States has three gaps: largely ignoring social conditions, lack of nationwide focus, and overlooking potential spatial variations. Our goal is to understand whether climatic conditions contribute to mortality after considering social conditions and to investigate whether spatial non-stationarity exists in these […]

The (Null) Effects of Percent Young on 15 to 24 Age-Specific and Male- and Female-Specific Cross-National Homicide Rates

By |September 21st, 2016|

Homicide Studies

Meghan L. Rogers and William Alex Pridemore

ABSTRACT
Recent systematic research indicated percent of the population that is young is not significantly associated with cross-national homicide victimization rates. However, there are theoretical reasons to expect percent young may be associated with 15 to 24 age-specific and with gender-specific cross-national homicide victimization rates. We test three hypotheses: […]

The U.S. housing crisis and suicide rates: an examination of total-, sex-, and race-specific suicide rates

By |September 21st, 2016|

Housing Studies 31:2

Roderick W. Jones and William Alex Pridemore*

ABSTRACT
The US housing crisis affected millions of people nationwide. One recent study found a connection between foreclosure and suicide, and prior research showed an association between macro-level economic hardship and suicide rates. Using data from 142 US metropolitan statistical areas and a measure of housing stress that […]

Comparative approaches for assessing access to alcohol outlets: exploring the utility of a gravity potential approach

By |September 21st, 2016|

Population Health Metrics 14:25

Tony H. Grubesic, Ran Wei, Alan T. Murray and William Alex Pridemore*

ABSTRACT
Background: A growing body of research recommends controlling alcohol availability to reduce harm. Various common approaches, however, provide dramatically different pictures of the physical availability of alcohol. This limits our understanding of the distribution of alcohol access, the causes and consequences […]

What is past is prologue: A population-based case-control study of repeat victimization, premature mortality, and homicide

By |September 21st, 2016|

Aggressive Behavior

William Alex Pridemore* and Mark T. Berg

ABSTRACT
We examined risk of male premature mortality associated with recent criminal victimization. Prior victimization is among the most consistent predictors of future risk but the explanation of repeat victimization remains elusive. Two general perspectives frame this debate. According to the state-dependence perspective, repeat victimization is forged through intervening […]

Fathers’ Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis

By |September 21st, 2016|

American Journal of Public Health

Kirsten K. Davison, Selma Gicevic, Alyssa Aftosmes-Tobio, Claudia Ganter, Christine L. Simon, Sami Newlan, and Jennifer A. Manganello*

ABSTRACT
Background. Childhood obesity is one of the leading causes of compromised health in children. Because parents are fundamental stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention, it is critical that research informing parenting interventions is based on […]

Impact of exposure to tobacco smoke, arsenic, and phthalates on locally advanced cervical cancer treatment—preliminary results

By |September 21st, 2016|

PeerJ

Iulia A. Neamtiu​, Michael S. Bloom*, Irina Dumitrascu, Carmen A. Roba, Cristian Pop, Claudia Ordeanu, Ovidiu Balacescu, and Eugen S. Gurzau

ABSTRACT
Background: Cancer research is a national and international priority, with the efficiency and effectiveness of current anti-tumor therapies being one of the major challenges with which physicians are faced. Objective: To assess the impact of […]

Call Home? Mobile Phones and Contacts With Mother in 24 Countries

By |September 6th, 2016|

Journal of Marriage and Family

Zoya Gubernskaya* and Judith Treas

ABSTRACT: This article explores how the diffusion of mobile phones is associated with communication between adult children and their mothers. The article analyzes 2001 International Social Survey Program data from 24 countries (N = 12,313) combined with the country-level data on the prevalence of mobile phones. Net […]

Public Reporting of Hospital-Specific Breastfeeding Measures: A Qualitative Study of Hospital Staff and Administrators

By |September 6th, 2016|

Journal of Human Lactation

Janine M. Jurkowski, , Juliana Svistova, Trang Nguyen and Barbara A. Dennison

ABSTRACT
Background: Establishing breastfeeding in the first days of an infant’s life is important for longer term success in breastfeeding. In 2009, New York State (NYS) was the second state to require maternity care facilities to collect infant feeding information and to […]