Andrea S. Robertson

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Objective: Calcium, vitamin D, and dairy product intake may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. We therefore examined the association between these factors and risk of colorectal cancer in a large prospective cohort of United States men and women. Methods: Participants in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort completed a detailed questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the characteristics of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) who have unmet dental care needs. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the magnitude of unmet needs for dental care among CSHCN and to characterize those with unmet dental care needs. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS We used data from the National Survey of(More)
Objective: We examined the relation between whole grains, fruit, vegetables and dietary fiber and colon cancer risk in the prospective Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. Methods: In 1992–1993, 62,609 men and 70,554 women completed questionnaires on medical history, diet and lifestyle behaviors. After exclusions, we confirmed 298 cases of incident(More)
Objective: To investigate the hypothesis that alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer mortality. Methods: We examined breast cancer mortality in relation to self-reported alcohol consumption in women from the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study (CPS)-II. After 14 years of follow-up, 1,442 eligible breast cancer deaths were(More)
HYPOTHESIS That pediatric resident trainees would demonstrate increased counseling skill following training in brief motivational interviewing (MI). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING University of Washington Pediatric Residency. PARTICIPANTS Pediatric residents (N = 18), including residents in postgraduate years 1, 2, 3, and 4. (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the validity of parents' self reported home safety practices concerning smoke detectors, bike helmets, car seats, and water heater temperature. SETTING Parents of children 12 years old and under whose child had made at least one visit to a study clinic in the years 2000-2003. METHODS As part of a randomized controlled trial to(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed this study to determine the frequency of previous hospitalization among children hospitalized with influenza. METHODS The Pediatric Health Information System database (discharges that occurred between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2006) was used to determine the proportion of children hospitalized with influenza or respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Children from low-income families face barriers to preventive dental care (PDC) and are disproportionately affected by dental caries. The Access to the Baby and Childhood Dentistry (ABCD) program of Washington State is targeted to Medicaid-insured children <6 years of age to improve their access to PDC. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to published care guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is unknown. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association of AGE guideline adherence with outcomes and resource use at pediatric hospitals. DESIGN/METHODS We studied children aged 6 months to 6 years with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth(More)
BACKGROUND Cholesterol metabolism is mediated, in part, by the sterol-regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) that are activated by a SREBP cleavage-activating protein (SCAP). We examined whether coding variations in the interacting domains of both genes, are related to early-onset MI risk in a population-based case-control study from western(More)