Dorothy L . Smith

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This epidemiologic study explored the sex differential in risk of death from coronary heart disease in persons with or without clinically diagnosed diabetes or asymptomatic hyperglycemia. Use was made of 9-year follow-up data from the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry for 11,220 white men and 8,030 white women aged 35-64 years at entry(More)
In this paper we consider the effects of family migration on women's employment status, using census microdata from Great Britain and the United States. We test a simple hypothesis that families tend to move long distances in favor of the male's career and that this can have a detrimental effect on women's employment status. Unlike many previous studies of(More)
Minimizing loss to follow-up (LTFU) in long-term cohort studies is essential for reducing bias and maintaining statistical stability. However, factors associated with attrition of children in observational studies have received little attention. The authors used survival analysis methods to evaluate the association of participant and site characteristics(More)
This study determined whether a "Contract for Change" goal-setting exercise enhanced the effectiveness of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education/Food Stamp Nutrition Education programs to increase produce consumption in low-income (<130% of poverty) women after 4 weeks. Thirty-eight participants were randomized in this three-group parallel arm study: (a)(More)
BACKGROUND GB virus C (GBV-C) infection occurs in 20-40% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, and coinfection is associated with improved HIV disease outcome. METHODS To determine the prevalence of GBV-C infection in children who were perinatally infected with HIV, we conducted a cross-sectional prevalence survey in a cohort of(More)
Rates of cell proliferation within tumours may provide prognostic information and help in the rational administration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In vivo labelling with 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) was used in 89 women with breast cancer to determine the labelling index for BrdU (BLI), the length of S phase (TS) and the potential doubling time of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability and validity of self-reported attendance for mammographic screening. METHODS To assess reliability of recall of attendance for a screening mammogram, 100 women selected at random were interviewed twice (approximately one week apart). To assess validity, 127 women who reported having a mammogram within the national(More)
Ethanol is present in more than 700 phanmaceutical liquid preparations, ostensibly as an “inert” solvent on diluent.’ Despite recent voluntary efforts by several pharmaceutical companies to replace alcohol or reduce its content, there remain on the market an excessive number of liquid medications containing alcohol in concentrations ranging from 0.3% to(More)