Ahmed Albatineh

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PURPOSE Bone demineralization affects the skeletal system, including the temporal bone, which contains the cochlea and the vestibular labyrinth. However, research on the association of bone mineral density (BMD) with balance and hearing sensitivity is limited with conflicting results. Therefore, we examined the relationship in a population representative(More)
Correcting a similarity index for chance agreement requires computing its expectation under fixed marginal totals of a matching counts matrix. For some indices, such as Jaccard, Rogers and Tanimoto, Sokal and Sneath, and Gower and Legendre the expectations cannot be easily found. We show how such similarity indices can be expressed as functions of other(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence and negative health effects of chronic diseases are disproportionately high among Hispanics, the largest minority group in the United States. Self-management of chronic conditions by older adults is a public health priority. The objective of this study was to examine 6-week differences in self-efficacy, time spent performing(More)
The neurotropic parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects one third of the world population, but its effect on memory remains ambiguous. To examine a potential relationship of the infection with immediate and delayed memory, a population-based study was conducted in 4485 participants of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey aged 60years and(More)
OBJECTIVES Physician recommendation plays a crucial role in receiving endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer (CRC). This study explored factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in rates of screening recommendation. METHODS Data on 5900 adults eligible for endoscopic screening were obtained from the National Health Interview Survey. Odds(More)
BACKGROUND Mammography screening is essential for early detection of breast cancer and increased survival rates. Women, particularly those of low socioeconomic status, face barriers that impede their screening adherence. Although many studies have sought to identify these barriers, more research is needed on to address these obstacles in practice. The(More)
Changing social capital among recent Latino immigrants (RLIs) influences substance use post-immigration. This was a longitudinal study of 476 South/Central American RLIs examining social capital and substance use changes pre to post-immigration. Self-reported measures of social capital and substance use were compared between surveys administered within 1(More)
AIMS To examine the association between type II diabetes, prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes with falls, physical limitations, confusion and memory problems, and to evaluate the effects of vitamins A, D and E levels on the associations. METHODS Data from 37,973 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was analyzed. RESULTS(More)
The purpose of this paper is to derive the predictive densities for future responses from the three-parameterWeibullmodel given a doubly censored sample. The predictive density for a single future response, bivariate future response, and a set of future responses has been derived when the shape parameter α is unknown. A real data example representing 44(More)