April A. Greek

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OBJECTIVE To describe common 10-year drinking trajectories followed by men age 50 years or older and identify risk factors for those trajectories. DESIGN Longitudinal data were used to derive a semiparametric group-based model. PARTICIPANTS Men from the Health and Retirement Study age 50-65 years in 1998 who completed three or more of the six interviews(More)
INTRODUCTION We examined how differences in health service utilization among children with asthma are associated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (family income, mother's education), and health insurance coverage. METHODS We analyzed Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data from 1996 through 2000 (982 children younger than 18 years with asthma). We(More)
Older women who routinely drink alcohol may experience health benefits, but they are also at risk for adverse effects. Despite the importance of their drinking patterns, few studies have analyzed longitudinal data on changes in drinking among community-based samples of women ages 50 and older. Reported here are findings from a semi-parametric group-based(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the information providers share with patients when ordering a co-test, or combined human papillomavirus (HPV) and Papanicolaou (Pap) test, for cervical cancer screening. We assessed provider perceptions of such communication practices with female patients aged 30-60 years. METHODS We analyzed data from 98 providers in 15(More)
BACKGROUND Among providers who serve low-income and uninsured women, resistance to extending the cervical cancer screening interval following normal Pap and co-test results has been documented. Our objective was to examine provider characteristics and beliefs associated with guideline-consistent screening interval recommendations. METHOD We collected(More)
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