Jeanette A. Stingone

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PURPOSE The goal of this study was to assess the relationship between hospitalization rates and asthma prevalence in New York City children and investigate the role that sociodemographic factors play in asthma. METHODS A parent-report questionnaire was distributed in 26 randomly selected New York City public elementary schools, stratified according to(More)
BACKGROUND Urgent care composes one third of the total costs associated with asthma. Asthmatic children of African American and Latino backgrounds have higher rates of emergency department (ED) use and hospitalizations than white children, especially in urban settings. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of socioeconomic, disease-related, and access-to-care(More)
Tobacco and alcohol use are well-known risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), but there has been little examination of disparities in SCCHN and racial patterns of tobacco and alcohol use, especially for African-Americans. The Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study, a population-based case–control study, was utilized to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic literature suggests that exposure to air pollutants is associated with fetal development. OBJECTIVES We investigated maternal exposures to air pollutants during weeks 2-8 of pregnancy and their associations with congenital heart defects. METHODS Mothers from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, a nine-state case-control(More)
BACKGROUND Children's health is an important indicator of community health because children are especially vulnerable to disease. The school setting is ideal for assessing these vulnerabilities and prevalence of disease, yet the methods that produce high participation among students and their families are not usually described or evaluated. This is(More)
The goal of this study was to assess the relationship between type and quality of housing and childhood asthma in an urban community with a wide gradient of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and housing characteristics. A parent-report questionnaire was distributed in 26 randomly selected New York City public elementary schools. Type of housing was categorized(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has documented an underuse of long-term control medications among children with asthma, in nonadherence with national guidelines on asthma care. OBJECTIVES To determine if factors related to access and quality of asthma care are associated with underuse of long-term control medication among children with asthma. RESEARCH(More)
To determine if language barriers affect the level of asthma management and quality of health care in Latino children, a cross-sectional, parent-report survey was conducted in 26 randomly selected public elementary schools in New York City. The overall response rate was 76.9%, yielding a sample of 1,847 Latino children. The prevalence of asthma among(More)
Nutrients that regulate methylation processes may modify susceptibility to the effects of air pollutants. Data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (United States, 1997-2006) were used to estimate associations between maternal exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), dietary intake of methyl nutrients, and the odds of congenital heart defects in(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma and overweight are epidemic in urban children but the relationship between these conditions is not fully understood. This study presents demographic and risk profiles of comorbidity for overweight asthmatic children, characterizes morbidity by comparing health outcomes among overweight asthmatics and healthy weight asthmatics, and examines(More)