Bankole A Olatosi

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OBJECTIVE Identify factors associated with HIV care utilization in South Carolina. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of South Carolina nonpregnant HIV-infected individuals (N = 13,042) for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2006. METHODS Reporting of HIV laboratory markers is legally mandated in South Carolina. Individuals with reported viral load(More)
CONTEXT Years lived with and without physical impairment are central measures of public health. PURPOSE We sought to determine whether these measures differed between rural and urban residents who were impaired at the time of a baseline measurement. We examined 16 subgroups defined by rural/urban residence, gender, race, and education. METHODS This is a(More)
Attitudes toward older people can influence how they are treated and their cognitive and physical health. The populations of the United States and many other countries have become more ethnically diverse, and are aging. Yet little research examines how ethnic diversity affects attitudes toward older people. Our study addresses this research gap. Using the(More)
PURPOSE To assess women's attitudes, beliefs, characteristics, the perception of risks, and their relationships with not utilizing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing services. METHODS This study is a retrospective study and secondary data analysis of the 2006 National Health Interview Survey. Parametric testing using univariate, bivariate, and(More)
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