Geetanjali Dabral Datta

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BACKGROUND Cervical carcinoma is the fifth most common cancer among African American women in the U.S. Although the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is an efficacious screening tool in the early detection of the disease, disparities are known to persist in the utilization of this procedure across socioeconomic groups. METHODS Data regarding cervical carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND The use of self-rated health (SRH) for measuring health inequalities could present some limits. The impact of the same disease on SRH could be different according to health expectations people have which are associated with social characteristics. The aim of this study was to analyse the link between physical health status and SRH, according to(More)
Characteristics associated with disadvantaged social position, such as low socioeconomic status (SES) and female gender, may play a significant role in the development of internalizing symptoms among adolescents. Indeed, theories of "double jeopardy" suggest that these disadvantaged status characteristics interact to produce particularly harmful mental(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed with HIV infection since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), taking late testing into account. METHODS Prospective cohort study of adults diagnosed with HIV since 1996 in six large HIV reference centres in France.(More)
Baseline data from the Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) were analyzed to assess the relation of smoking to individual, neighborhood, and state socioeconomic characteristics. Data on smoking status and individual socioeconomic characteristics were obtained via a self-administered postal questionnaire at entry. Neighborhood characteristics of 41,726 never(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the impact of education level on the association between self-rated health and cardiovascular risk factors (blood pressure, glycosylated hemoglobin level, and total cholesterol and triglyceride levels). METHODS We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 2001 through 2004 (4015 men and 4066(More)
BACKGROUND Marital status has been implicated as a prognostic factor in bladder cancer survival. However, few studies have explored potential mechanisms through which this might occur. METHODS The study identified 19,982 bladder cancer patients from the SEER-Medicare database (1992-8) and constructed sex-specific Cox proportional hazard models to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective was to analyse the influence of education on the link between functional limitation (FL) and self-rated health (SRH) in two countries, France and the USA. METHODS The data of the North American NHANES study (n = 9254) and the French National Health Survey (n = 25 559) were used. FL was measured by the ADL and IADL scales. We(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a declining prevalence in many countries, smoking rates remain consistently high among young adults. Targeting contextual influences on smoking, such as the availability of tobacco retailers, is one promising avenue of intervention. Most studies have focused on residential or school neighbourhoods, without accounting for other settings(More)
CONTEXT The onset of cigarette smoking typically occurs during childhood or early adolescence. Nicotine dependence symptoms can manifest soon after onset, contributing to sustained, long-term smoking. Previous reviews have not clarified the determinants of onset. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION In 2015, a systematic review of the literature in PubMed and EMBASE was(More)