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Brief Report: Prevalence of Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Sultanate of Oman
Prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in Oman is unknown. We conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of ASD among 0–14 year old children. Diagnoses were made as perExpand
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Health status and health care use of Massachusetts women reporting partner abuse.
BACKGROUND Studies indicate that women abused by their intimate partners are at increased risk for a number of health problems and have increased rates of health care utilization. However, theseExpand
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Prevalence of and risk factors for chronic kidney disease in rural Nicaragua.
BACKGROUND Mostly anecdotal reports describe a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in northwestern Nicaragua, predominantly among younger men, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality.Expand
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Frequent Tanning Bed Use, Weight Concerns, and Other Health Risk Behaviors in Adolescent Females (United States)
ObjectiveTo examine the association between tanning bed use and weight concerns, health risk behaviors, and peer influence.MethodsThe Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) is an ongoing prospective cohortExpand
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Use of a population-based survey to describe the health of Boston public housing residents.
OBJECTIVES We compared the health of public housing residents with other Boston residents through a random-digit-dial survey. METHODS We used data from the Boston Behavioral Risk FactorExpand
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Changes in kidney function among Nicaraguan sugarcane workers
Abstract Background: There is an epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown etiology in Central American workers. Objectives: To investigate changes and job-specific differences in kidneyExpand
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Biomarkers of Kidney Injury Among Nicaraguan Sugarcane Workers.
BACKGROUND In Central America, an epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown cause disproportionately affects young male agricultural workers. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING &Expand
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The first 15 years of the American Academy of Dermatology skin cancer screening programs: 1985-1999.
BACKGROUND In response to the precipitous increase of melanoma, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has coupled melanoma/skin cancer education with free skin cancer screening programsExpand
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Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists
BackgroundNorthwestern Nicaragua has a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown cause among young adult men. In addition, frequent occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTI) amongExpand
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The Central American epidemic of CKD.
Recent reports have described an apparent epidemic of CKD along the Pacific coast of Central America, such that CKD is a leading cause of death among working-age men in lower-altitude agriculturalExpand
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