Learn More
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke risk after transient ischemic attack (TIA) has not been examined in an ethnically diverse population-based community setting. The purpose of this study was to identify stroke risk among TIA patients in a population-based cerebrovascular disease surveillance project. METHODS The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of selected psychiatric disorders among incarcerated youths, compare prevalence rates by sex and ethnicity, assess comorbidity, and determine previous diagnosis. METHOD From July-December 2000, a total of 1,024 incarcerated adolescents completed self-administered questionnaires that included the Beck Depression(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup of Hispanic Americans, now the most numerous US minority population. We compared access to care, acculturation, and biological risk factors among Mexican American and non-Hispanic white stroke patients and the general population. METHODS The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi(More)
Several recent studies have utilized respondent-driven sampling (RDS) methods to survey hidden populations such as commercial sex-workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and injection drug users (IDU). Few studies, however, have provided a direct comparison between RDS and other more traditional sampling methods such as venue-based, targeted or time/space(More)
Ischemic stroke subtype distribution was compared between Mexican Americans (MAs) and non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) in a community-based stroke surveillance study in Nueces County, TX. There was no difference in the distribution of stroke subtype by ethnicity (p = 0.19). There was a similar proportion of small-vessel and large-artery strokes between the two(More)
BACKGROUND Acute stroke therapy is heavily dependent on the diagnostic acumen of the physician in the emergency department (ED). OBJECTIVE To determine this diagnostic accuracy in a population-based multiethnic stroke study. METHODS The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) Project prospectively ascertained all acute stroke or TIA cases in(More)
This study investigated the social and behavioral predictors of consistent condom use among female commercial sex workers (FCSWs) in Ghana. Four hundred fifty street commercial sex workers were interviewed in Accra, Kumasi and Techiman. The level of condom education was very low (14%); however consistent condom use (all the time) with clients was relatively(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether stroke recurrence and the effect of recurrence on mortality differ by ethnicity. METHODS Using methods from the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi project, we prospectively identified first-ever ischemic strokes from emergency department logs and hospital admissions (January 2000 to December 2004). Recurrent strokes(More)
In epidemiologic studies of the relation between circumcision and sexually transmitted infections, it is necessary to rely on self-report of circumcision status. The purpose of this 2002 study in Houston, Texas, was to determine whether adolescent males could make correct self-reports. During physical examinations, adolescents were asked whether they were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to describe the association of spirituality, optimism, fatalism, and depressive symptoms with initial stroke severity, stroke recurrence, and poststroke mortality. METHODS Stroke cases from June 2004 to December 2008 were ascertained in Nueces County, TX. Patients without aphasia were queried on their recall of depressive(More)