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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Framingham Participants With Diabetes: The Importance of Blood Pressure
We designed this study to explore to what extent the excess risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic individuals is attributable to hypertension. We retrospectively analyzed prospectively collected… Expand
Measuring agreement of administrative data with chart data using prevalence unadjusted and adjusted kappa
- G. Chen, P. Faris, B. Hemmelgarn, R. Walker, H. Quan
- BMC medical research methodology
- 21 January 2009
BackgroundKappa is commonly used when assessing the agreement of conditions with reference standard, but has been criticized for being highly dependent on the prevalence. To overcome this limitation,… Expand
Proportionate mortality among unionized roofers and waterproofers.
BACKGROUND The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers (UURWAW) is one of the 15 building and construction trades departments in the AFL-CIO. The U.S. roofing industry, including… Expand
Nonfatal injuries among US children with disabling conditions.
- H. Xiang, L. Stallones, G. Chen, S. Hostetler, K. Kelleher
- American journal of public health
- 25 August 2005
OBJECTIVES We investigated the risk of nonfatal injury in US children with disabilities. Disability was defined as a long-term reduction in the ability to conduct social role activities, such as… Expand
Validating ICD coding algorithms for diabetes mellitus from administrative data.
AIM To assess validity of diabetes International Classification of Disease (ICD) 9 and 10 coding algorithms from administrative data using physicians' charts as the 'gold standard' across time… Expand
Work-related eye injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US.
BACKGROUND Eye injuries account for 3.3% of all occupational injuries resulting in lost workdays in private industry in the United States. Work-related eye injuries among individuals 15 years of age… Expand
Coding of obesity in administrative hospital discharge abstract data: accuracy and impact for future research studies
BackgroundObesity is a pervasive problem and a popular subject of academic assessment. The ability to take advantage of existing data, such as administrative databases, to study obesity is appealing.… Expand
Obesity and risk of nonfatal unintentional injuries.
- H. Xiang, G. Smith, J. R. Wilkins, G. Chen, S. Hostetler, L. Stallones
- American journal of preventive medicine
- 1 July 2005
BACKGROUND Obesity is recognized as a risk factor for multiple chronic diseases. Yet, it is unclear whether obesity is also associated with an increased risk of nonfatal unintentional injury. … Expand
Trends in antihypertensive drug prescriptions and physician visits in Canada between 1996 and 2006.
BACKGROUND In 1999, the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) was launched to develop and implement evidence-based hypertension guidelines. OBJECTIVES To determine temporal trends in… Expand
Incidence, cardiovascular complications and mortality of hypertension by sex and ethnicity
Objective To compare ethnic and sex difference in the incidence of newly diagnosed hypertension, and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease outcomes among South Asian, Chinese and white patients.… Expand