Anita K. Kurian

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OBJECTIVE This systematic review was undertaken to expand our understanding of the factors associated with racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, no leisure-time physical activity, and smoking), to assess the potential differences in the CVD risk factors by(More)
In July 2008, clusters of laboratory-confirmed cryptosporidiosis cases and reports of gastrointestinal illness in persons who visited a lake were reported to Tarrant County Public Health. In response, epidemiologic, laboratory, and environmental health investigations were initiated. A matched case-control study determined that swallowing the lake water was(More)
Patients undergoing rehabilitation have been evidenced to improve in different ways depending on their coping styles. Amplifiers, Repressors, and Social Copers are examples of patients who present differently in rehabilitation settings and tend to have differing levels of success in their response to treatment. The current study examined the differential(More)
BACKGROUND Following detection of pandemic influenza A H1N1 (pH1N1) in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, a school district (intervention community, [IC]) closed all public schools for 8 days to reduce transmission. Nearby school districts (control community [CC]) mostly remained open. METHODS We collected household data to measure self-reported acute respiratory(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between having a personal health care provider and adequate cervical and breast cancer screening behavior. METHODS Cross-sectional data were obtained from the 2004 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System. For cervical cancer, female respondents 18 years of age and older who did not(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose was to examine the association between paternal race/ethnicity and very low birth weight stratified by maternal race/ethnicity. METHODS Birth data for Tarrant County, Texas 2006-2010 were analyzed. Very low birth weight was dichotomized as yes (<1,500 g) and no (≥1,500 g). Paternal race/ethnicity was categorized as Caucasian,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of having regular healthcare providers and diabetes self-management education (DSME) on the receipt of diabetes preventive care among all groups and by race/ethnicity. DATA SOURCE The 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. METHODS Logistic regression analyses were performed for the full sample and separately(More)
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