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OBJECTIVES We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement. METHODS We used Veterans Affairs administrative data and VA 1999 Large Health survey race/ethnicity data. RESULTS Relatively low rates of agreement (approximately 60%) between data sources were largely the result of(More)
With the use of Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense databases of veterans who completed a Department of Veterans Affairs comprehensive traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluation, the objectives of this study were to (1) identify the co-occurrence of self-reported auditory, visual, and vestibular impairment, referred to as multisensory(More)
OBJECTIVES To use databases of the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to describe the impact of Parkinson's disease on health related quality of life (HRQoL) of veterans; to compare the HRQoL of veterans with Parkinson's disease with that of veterans reporting eight other neurological or chronic conditions; and to estimate the unique effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has substantial negative implications for the post-deployment adjustment of veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); however, most research on veterans has focused on males. This study investigated gender differences in psychiatric diagnoses and neurobehavioral symptom(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether employers who do not provide health insurance would offer such benefits after a 50% reduction in the price of health insurance. DESIGN Using a survey of 530 firms at two sites in New York State, we estimate the number of firms that added insurance during 1988 as a percentage of firms that were eligible for the subsidy. We use(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of self-reported rates of auditory, visual, and dual sensory impairment (DSI) in Afghanistan and Iraq war Veterans receiving traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluations. DESIGN Retrospective medical chart review. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-six thousand nine hundred nineteen Veterans who received a TBI evaluation between(More)
In general, people with dual diagnoses account for a significant proportion of both the mental health and substance abuse populations. Most published information on dual diagnosis comes from research on selected treatment programs that are largely funded from public sources. This analysis uses private health insurance claims and eligibility files for 1989(More)
The current investigation identified the gender-specific prevalence of sexual harassment and assault experienced during U.S. military service and the negative mental and physical health correlates of these experiences in a sample of former reservists. We surveyed a stratified random sample of 3,946 former reservists about their experiences during military(More)
This article describes a Home Safety/Injury Model derived from Social Cognitive Theory. The model's three components are safety platform, the person with dementia, and risky behaviors. The person with dementia is in the center, located on the safety platform composed of the physical environment and caregiver competence. The interaction between the(More)
Data from two surveys are used in this DataWatch to explore Americans' understanding of their health insurance. First, data from a national survey of consumers are used to examine if people with private health insurance correctly report their coverage for six services. Second, information from an evaluation of a pilot project of subsidized insurance in New(More)