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Using a hierarchical model with an adjustment for sample selection, we estimate the overweight prevalence for adults, by states, using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). A two-stage hierarchical model was selected to account for geographic variability of outcomes and to model possible overdispersion of(More)
We studied the theoretical basis for continuous monitoring of pulmonary gas exchange using arterial and mixed venous oximetry by examining the mathematical relationships between the calculated venous admixture (Qsp/Qt) and the ventilation-perfusion index, which is derived from oxyhemoglobin saturations. We compared this relationship with that between Qsp/Qt(More)
Between April 1984 and August 1984, a national survey, the Ross Laboratories Infant Nutrition Survey, was undertaken to assess patterns of food consumption of American infants ranging in age from 6.5 months to 13.4 months. Nutrient intakes of 865 infants were evaluated according to different foods (milk and milk products, non-iron-fortified formula,(More)
In a regulatory environment, the regulators and the regulated may not be able to agree on the use of subjective prior information for a clinical trial. The use of a data-based prior offers a greater possibility for agreement, however, the degree of importance given to the prior data may still be contentious. The use of a hierarchical model to link the prior(More)
In public health management there is a need to produce subna-tional estimates of health outcomes. Often, however, funds are not available to collect samples large enough to produce traditional survey sample estimates for each subnational area. Although parametric hierarchical methods have been successfully used to derive estimates from small samples, there(More)
Total body oxygen utilization coefficient was estimated using continuous pulse and pulmonary artery oximetry (dual oximetry) in 17 patients with respiratory failure. Change in arterial and mixed venous oxygen saturations was induced by altering airway pressure. Continuous measurement of mixed venous oxygen saturation provided an accurate and linear estimate(More)
Disclaimer: This report is released to inform interested parties of ongoing research and to encourage discussion of work in progress. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau. Abstract A multivariate binomial/multinomial model is proposed for estimating poverty and housing-unit characteristics of small(More)
Disclaimer: This report is released to inform interested parties of research and to encourage discussion. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau. Abstract In order to reduce variance and correct for coverage of ACS estimates, there is a desire for controlling estimates of demographic characteristics(More)
The synthetic estimation approach currently in use for estimating net coverage error in the U.S. Census is evaluated using random effects models. The synthetic estimates from the 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (ACE) Revision II are evaluated in two parts. First, a model is used, which produces the synthetic estimate components and, second, the model(More)