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Hearing level data from several North Carolina industrial populations is analyzed. The analysis considered several different test retest criteria as well as changes in hearing levels with time at different testing frequencies. The findings demonstrate the necessity fo subdividing the populations by race and sex. A characteristic of programs that are(More)
BACKGROUND There is revived interest in home hemodialysis (HD), which is spurred by cost containment and experience indicating lower mortality risk compared with facility HD and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Social barriers to home HD include disruptions to the home environment, interference with family life, overburdening of support networks, and fear of(More)
A large general industrial population (n = 10,000) is analyzed using different low fences (15 bB HTL to 35 dB HTL) with the high fence held constant at 93 dB HTL. Three different audiometric test frequency combinations are considered: HTL.5,1,2 kHz, HTL.5,1,2,3 kHz and HTL1,2,3 kHz. The data base is analyzed first as a total population and then divided into(More)
Although evaluations of process and implementation suggest that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding program has resulted in positive outcomes, no study has evaluated its impact on violent crime. This study examines panel data from 1996 to 2002 (10,371 jurisdictions) throughout the United States. Findings indicate that VAWA grants were associated(More)
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