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World Health Organization Scientists Say Tactics To Fight Virus Are Working. According to a group of scientists, gathered by the World Health Organization, the SARS has been effectively contained by public health measures taken in countries.
Aspinall, P.J. (1999). For debate. Ethnic groups and Our
Healthier Nation: whither the information base? JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE
Bartlett, C. J., & Coles, E. C. (1998). Psychological health and
well-being: why and how should public health specialists measure it? Part 1: rationale and
methods of the investigation, and review of psychiatric epidemiology. JOURNAL OF
PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 281-287.
Benichou, J., Chow, W-H., Fraumeni Jr., J. F. (1998). Population Attributable Risk of Renal Cell Cancer in Minnesota. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 148 (5): 424.
Caldwell, J. C., Barkat-e-Khuda, Caldwell, B., Pieris, I., &
Caldwell, P. (1999). The Bangladesh fertility decline: An interpretation.
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 25 (1): 67-84,203.
Collins, S. E., Haining, R. P., Bowns, I. R., Crofts, D. J., Williams, T. S.,
Rigby, A. S., & Hall, D. M. B. (1998). Errors in postcode to enumeration
district mapping and their effect on small area analyses of health data. JOURNAL
OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 325-330.
Devesa, S. S., Grauman, D. J., Blot, W. J., & Fraumeni, Jr.,
J. F. (1999). Cancer Surveillance Series: Changing Geographic Patterns of Lung Cancer
Mortality in the United States, 1950 Through 1994. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER
INSTITUTE 91: 1040-1050.
DeWit, D.J., & Beneteau, B. (1999). Predictors of the
prevalence of tobacco use among Francophones and Anglophones in the province of Ontario.
HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH 14 (2): 209-223.
Dinse, G. E., Umbach, D. M., Sasco, A. J., Hoel, D. G., &
Davis, D. L. (1999). Unexplained Increases in Cancer Incidence in the United
States from 1975 to 1994: Possible Sentinel Health Indicators. ANNUAL REVIEW OF
PUBLIC HEALTH 20: 173-210.
Etzioni, R., Legler, J. M., Feuer, E. J., Merrill, R. M., Cronin,
K . A., & Hankey, B. F. (1999). Cancer Surveillance Series: Interpreting Trends in
Prostate Cancer? Part III: Quantifying the Link Between Population Prostate-Specific
Antigen Testing and Recent Declines in Prostate Cancer Mortality. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL
CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 1033-1039.
Feuer, E. J., Merrill, R. M., & Hankey, B. F. (1999). Cancer
Surveillance Series: Interpreting Trends in Prostate Cancer? Part II: Cause of Death
Misclassification and the Recent Rise and Fall in Prostate Cancer Mortality. JOURNAL
OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 1025-1032.
Fraumeni, Jr., J. F., & Rimer, B. K. (1999). Cancer Surveillance
Series: Inauguration. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 1004.
Froom, P., Kristal-Boneh, E., Melamed, S., Gofer, D., Benbassat, J.,
& Ribak, J. (1999). Smoking cessation and body mass index of occupationally
active men: The Israeli CORDIS study.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 89 (5): 718-722.
Graubard, B. i., & Korn, E. L. (1999). Analyzing Health
Surveys for Cancer-Related Objectives. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91:
Hall, V. P. (1999). The Relationship Between Social Support and
Health in Gay Men With HIV/AIDS: An Integrative View. JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION
OF NURSES IN AIDS CARE 10(3): 74.
Hankey, B. F., Feuer, E. J., Clegg, L. X., Hayes, R. B., Legler, J. M.,
Prorok, P. C., Ries, L. A., Merrill, R. M., & Kaplan, R. S. (1999). Cancer
Surveillance Series: Interpreting Trends in Prostate Cancer? Part I: Evidence of the
Effects of Screening in Recent Prostate Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Survival Rates.
JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 1017-1024.
Hutchinson, M. R., Milhouse, C., & Gapski, M. (1998). Comparison of injury patterns in elite hockey players using ice versus in-line skates. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE 30(9): 1371-1374, SEP 01.
Jones, K., & Klein, H. (1999). Lessons from 12 Years
of Comparative Risk Projects. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH 20: 159-172.
Kahn, H. S., Tatham, L. M., Heath Jr., C. W. (1998). Increased Cancer Mortality Following a History of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer. http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v280n10/abs/jbr80075.html 280(10): 910-912, SEP 09.
Kaplan, G. A., Haan, M. N., & Wallace, R. B. (1999). Understanding
Changing Risk Factor Associations with Increasing Age in Adults. ANNUAL REVIEW OF
PUBLIC HEALTH 20: 89-107.
Kaplan, M. S., & Geling, O. (1999). Sociodemographic and geographic patterns of firearm suicide in the United States, 1989-1993. HEALTH AND PLACE 5 (2): 179-185.
Kisely, S. (1998). More alike than different. Comparing the mental health
needs of London and other inner city areas. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20
Liao, Y. L., McGee, D. L., Cao, G. C., Cooper, R. S. (1999). Black-white
differences in disability and morbidity in the last years of life.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
149 (12): 1097-1103.
Malcoe, L. H., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., Herman,
A. A. (1999). The effect of congenital anomalies on mortality risk in White and
Black infants. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PUBLIC HEALTH 89 (6): 887-892.
Mansfield, C. J., Wilson, J. L., Kobrinski, E. J., & Mitchell, J. (1999). Premature
mortality in the United States: The roles of geographic area, socioeconomic status,
household type, and availability of medical care.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 89 (6): 893-898.
McKee, M., Sanderson, C., Chenet, L., Vassin, S., & Shkolnikov, V.
(1998). Seasonal variation in mortality in Moscow. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC
HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 268-274.
McHorney, C. A. (1999). Health Status Assessment Methods for
Adults: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 20: 309-336.
Michaud, D. S., Spiegelman, D., Clinton, S. K., Rimm, E. B.,
Willett, W. C., & Giovannucci, E. L. (1999). Fruit and Vegetable Intake and
Incidence of Bladder Cancer in a Male Prospective Cohort. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER
INSTITUTE 91: 605-613.
Moloo, J., Jackson, K. L., Waller, J. L., McKeown, R. E., Addy, C. L.,
Cuffe, S. P., Garrison, C. Z. (1998). Xenotransmission of the socioeconomic
gradient in health? A population based study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
Mustard, C. A., Derksen, S., Berthelot, J. M., & Wolfson, M. (1999). Assessing ecologic proxies for household income: a comparison of household and neighbourhood level income measures in the study of population health status. HEALTH AND PLACE 5 (2): 157-171.
Noseworthy, J. H. (1999). Progress in determining the causes and
treatment of multiple sclerosis. NATURE
Polednak, A. P. (1999). Melanoma incidence in Connecticut by town of residence. HEALTH AND PLACE 5 (2): 131-137.
Rich-Edwards, J. W., Colditz, G. A., Stampfer, M. J., Willett, W. C.,
Gillman, M. W., Hennekens, C. H., Speizer, F. E., Manson, J. E.. (1999). Birthweight
and the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adult Women. ANNALS OF INTERNAL
MEDICINE 130: 278-284.
Saunderson, T., Haynes, R., & Langford, I. H. (1998). Urban-rural
variations in suicides and undetermined deaths in England and Wales. JOURNAL OF
PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 261-267.
Sundquist, J., & Winkleby, M.A. (1999). Cardiovascular risk
factors in Mexican American adults: A transcultural analysis of NHANES III, 1988-1994.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 89 (5): 723-730.
Thomason, M. J., Lord, J., Bain, M. D., Chalmers, R. A., Littlejohns, P.,
Addison, G. M., Wilcox, A. H., & Seymour, C. A. (1998). A systematic
review of evidence for the appropriateness of neonatal screening programmes for inborn
errors of metabolism. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 331-343.
Veenstra, G. & Lomas, J. (1999). Home is where the governing is: Social capital and regional health governance. HEALTH AND PLACE 5(1): 1-12.
Walter, S. D. (1998). Attributable Risk in Practice. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 148 (5): 411.
Wannamethee, S.G., & Shaper, A.G. (1999). Type of
alcoholic drink and risk of major coronary heart disease events and all-cause mortality.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 89 (5): 685-690.
Wilkins, K., Parsons, G. F., Gentleman, J. F., & Forbes, W.
F. (1999). Deaths due to dementia: An Analysis of Multiple-cause-of-death Data.
CHRONIC DISEASES IN CANADA 20 (1): 26-35.
Wood, D., Saarlas, K. N., Inkelas, M., and Matyas, B. T. (1999). Immunization
Registries in the United States: Implications for the Practice of Public Health in a
Changing Health Care System. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH 20: 231-256.
Yusuf, H.R., Rochat, R.W., Baughman, W.S., Gargiullo, P.M., Perkins,
B.A., Brantley, M.D., & Stephens, D.S. (1999). Maternal cigarette smoking and
invasive meningococcal disease: A cohort study among young children in metropolitan
Atlanta, 1989-1996. THE AMERICAN
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 89 (5): 712-717.
More advanced text on issues and concepts relevant to understanding and altering population health. The table of contents includes:
--A historical framework for social epidemiology (Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi)
--Socioeconomic position (John Lynch and George Kaplan)
--Discrimination and health (Nancy Krieger)
--Income inequality and health (Ichiro Kawachi)
--Working conditions and health (Tores Theorell)
--The impact of job loss and retirement on health (Stanislav V.Kasl and Beth A. Jones)
--Social integration, social networks, social support and health(Lisa F. Berkman and Thomas A. Glass)
--Social cohesion, social capital and health (Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman)
--Depression and medical illness (Robert M. Carney and Kenneth E. Freedland)
--Affective states (Laura Kubzansky and Ichiro Kawachi)
--Health behaviors in social context (Karen M. Emmons)
--Psychosocial intervention (Thomas A. Glass)
--Towards a new social biology (Eric J. Brunner)
--Ecological approaches: rediscovering the role of the physical and social environment (Sally Macintyre and Anne Ellaway)
--Multi-level approaches to understanding social determinants (Michael Marmot)
--Health and social policy (S. Jody Heymann)
Brownson, R., Remington, P., & Davis, J. R. (Eds.).(1998). Chronic
Disease Epidemiology and Control, 2nd Edition. Washington, DC: American
Public Health Association.
Young, T. K. (1998). Population health: concepts and methods.
New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-511972-X.
Other References Stat Bite: U.S. Cancer Death Rates With and Without Lung Cancer. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 999.
FULL-TEXT: http://jncicancerspectrum.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jnci;91/12/999 Stat Bite: Race and Sex Differences in U.S. Cancer. JOURNAL OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 91: 586.
FULL-TEXT: http://jncicancerspectrum.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jnci;91/7/586 National Center for Health Statistics (1999). Decreasing Hospital Use for HIV. NCHS Health E-Stats, No. 1.
The reduction in hospitalization for AIDS patients from 1995 to 1997 is consistent with the dramatic 62 percent decline in the AIDS death rate during the same period. The use of intensive antiretroviral therapies and continued AIDS prevention efforts were credited with the drop in the death rate and appear to have had a major impact on the need for hospital care for the treatment of HIV. "Decreasing Hospital Use for HIV, NCHS Health E-Stats, No. 1" is available on the NCHS Home Page at http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww.
State-Specific Maternal Mortality Among Black and White Women
--- United States, 1987--1996. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports 48(23),
June 18 1999.
Surveillance of Morbidity During Wildfires --- Central Florida, 1998. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports 48 (4), Feb. 5, 1999.
Maternal Mortality --- United States, 1982--1996. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports 47 (34), September 4 1998. http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/mmwr.html
Hepatitis A Vaccination of Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Atlanta, Ga.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports 47 (34), September 4 1998. http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/mmwr.html
National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2002. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2002. http://www.cancer.ca/files/stats2002_e.pdf
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/about/major/nsfg/nsfg.htm At this site you can access the National Survey of Family Growth, a source of recent news about the decline in the percent of teens having intercourse and increased contraceptives at first intercourse.
Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program. Browse the newly posted reports for injuries associated with shopping carts, personal powered watercraft, hot beverages, fireworks, dog bites and dog attacks... http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/brch/injury/index.hml
American Anorexia Bulimia Association -
Infectious Disease Weblink - http://pages.prodigy.com/idweblink/ - is a comprehensive listing of infectious disease resources available on the Internet from government, university, medical, and microbiology sites.
Canada Disease surveillance reports now online (31 December 1998) Health Canada
introduces an online disease surveillance service that not only gives you access to
multi-year data on cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other notifiable diseases from AIDS
to yellow fever, but also allows
Center for Eating Disorders provides information on diagnosis and treatment of the major eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating. For more information, visit http://eatingdisorders.home.mindspring.com/For a tutorial slide presentation on how to obtain and use data from the US Census Bureau, go to: http://www.siu.edu/~kittle/HEDIR/state/. For a tutorial on accessing US, State, and county statistics through the CDC Wonder site, go to: http://www.siu.edu/~kittle/HEDIR/state /
For a list of some 200 other web sites for demographic and census sources, go to: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServletCONSENSUS ON CENSUS: Background, updates, email alerts on the U.S. Census 2000 debates over sampling and other issue in compiling the national database on population: http://www.census2000.org
PATHWAYS TO ONE AMERICA: latest report from the President's Initiative on Race. Key questions for evaluating promising practices, and program examples. http://www.whitehouse.gov/Initiatives/OneAmerica/america.html .
RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH, 1996: Chartbook from the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: http://www.medpsahcpr.gov/papers/cb2_99-0001/cb2.htm.Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin. Prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors for the President's Initiative on Race, "This chart book documents current differences in well-being by race and Hispanic origin and describes how such differences have evolved over the past several decades. The book is designed to further one of the goals of the President's Initiative on Race: To educate Americans about the facts surrounding the issue of race in America." In addition to the report, which can be downloaded in Acrobat documents from http://www.access.gpo.gov/eop/ca/index.html ; the data are available as spreadsheets from: http://www.access.gpo.gov/eop/ca/charts/index.html . The list of charts:
II. Population: Racial/Ethnic Composition of the Population (2k); Foreign-Born Population (2k); Minority Population by Region, 1995 (3k); Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Residence (3k); Intergroup Married Couples, 1990 (3k); Household Structure (3k); Age Distribution, 1997 (2k).
III. Education:Participation in Literacy Activities with a Parent or Family Member by Children Aged Three to Five (2k); Children Aged Three to Four Enrolled in Center-Based Programs or Kindergarten (2k); Computer Use by Children in First through Sixth Grade (2k); Average Reading Proficiency Scores (2k); Average Mathematics Proficiency Scores (2k); Educational Attainment of Audults Aged 25 and Over (3k); Persons Aged 25 to 29 with a High School Degree or Equivalent (4k); Persons Aged 25 to 29 with a Four-Year College Degree or Higher (4k).
IV. Labor Markets: Labor Force Participation Rates of Persons Aged 25 to 54 (7k); Unemployment Rates of Persons Aged 16 and Over (6k); Persons Aged 16 to 24 Who Are Not in School and Not Employed (4k); Median Usual Weekly Earnings of Male Full-Time Workers (4k); Median Usual Weekly Earnings of Female Full-Time Workers (4k); Black and Hispanic Male Earnings as a Percentage of White Male Earnings (3k); Black and Hispanic Female Earnings as a Percentage of White Female Earnings (3k); Occupations of Employed Persons, 1997 (4k).
V. Economic Status:Median Family Income (4k); Poverty Rates for Individuals (4k); Poverty Rates for Children (4k); Poverty Rates by Selected Individual Characteristics, 1996 (2k); Households Owning Selected Assets, 1993 (2k);
VI. Health: Infant Mortality Rates (2k); Life Expectancy at Birth (4k); Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Who Are Up to Date with Recommended Vaccinations, 1995-96 (2k); Prevalence of Smoking Among Persons Aged 18 to 24 (4k); Death Rates by Cause for Persons Aged 15 to 34, 1994-95 (2k); Death Rates by Cause for Persons Aged 45 to 64, 1995 (3k); Persons Aged 18 to 64 without Health Insurance Coverage, 1994-95 (2k)
VII. Crime and Criminal Justice: Victims of Homicide (7k); Victims of Property Crime (6k); Admissions to State and Federal Prisons (3k); Adults under Correctional Supervision (4k); Arrests, Convictions, and Prison Admissions for Violent Crimes, 1994 (4k); Minority Composition of Local Police and Sheriffs' Departments (3k); Perception of Whether Blacks or Whites are Treated More Harshly by the Criminal Justice System (3k).
VIII. Housing and Neighborhoods: Homeownership Rates (2k); Households with High Housing Cost Burdens (2k); Housing Units with Physical Problems (2k); Crowding- Households with More Than One Person per Room (3k);Reported Problems in Neighborhood, 1993-95 (2k); Average Racial and Ethnic Composition of Metropolitan Neighborhoods, 1990 (2k); Whites' Attitudes towards Integration (3k). September 22, 1998.