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Neighborhood socioeconomic status and fruit and vegetable intake among whites, blacks, and Mexican Americans in the United States.
BACKGROUND Socioeconomic and racial-ethnic disparities in health status across the United States are large and persistent. Obesity rates are rising faster in black and Hispanic populations than inExpand
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Neighbourhood socioeconomic status and biological ‘wear and tear’ in a nationally representative sample of US adults
Objective To assess whether neighbourhood socioeconomic status (NSES) is independently associated with disparities in biological ‘wear and tear’ measured by allostatic load in a nationallyExpand
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Gender, household labor, and psychological distress: the impact of the amount and division of housework.
  • C. Bird
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 March 1999
Using a national longitudinal survey of a representative sample of 1,256 adults, I assess the impact of the amount of household labor performed and its division within the household on men's andExpand
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Neighborhood context and ethnicity differences in body mass index: a multilevel analysis using the NHANES III survey (1988-1994).
A growing body of literature has documented a link between neighborhood context and health outcomes. However, little is known about the relationship between neighborhood context and body mass indexExpand
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The Association of Partner Abuse with Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Women and Men with HIV/AIDS
Prior studies have found that partner abuse is related to risky sexual behavior. However, few studies have explored gender, sexual orientation, or substance use differences in this association,Expand
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Neighborhoods and cumulative biological risk profiles by race/ethnicity in a national sample of U.S. adults: NHANES III.
PURPOSE To examine race/ethnic-specific patterns of association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (NSES) and a cumulative biological risk index in a nationally representative population. Expand
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Developing Predictive Models of Health Literacy
INTRODUCTIONLow health literacy (LHL) remains a formidable barrier to improving health care quality and outcomes. Given the lack of precision of single demographic characteristics to predict healthExpand
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Gender differences in the social and economic burdens of parenting and psychological distress
In a representative national sample of 1,601 adults aged 18-59, parents with children younger than age 18 living in the household reported higher levels of psychological distress than other adults.Expand
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The Women's Health Initiative: The Food Environment, Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status, BMI, and Blood Pressure
Using data (n = 60,775 women) from the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trial (WHI CT)—a national study of postmenopausal women aged 50–79 years—we analyzed cross‐sectional associations between theExpand
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Does place explain racial health disparities? Quantifying the contribution of residential context to the Black/white health gap in the United States.
The persistence of the black health disadvantage has been a puzzling component of health in the United States in spite of general declines in rates of morbidity and mortality over the past century.Expand
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