Jeanne Steele

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OBJECTIVES To assess how the dental status of older people affected their stated ability to eat common foods, their nutrient intake and some nutrition-related blood analytes. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey part of nation-wide British National Diet and Nutrition Survey: people aged 65 years and older. Data from a questionnaire were linked to clinical data(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the feasibility and effectiveness of an intervention to mobilize women in the social networks of pregnant smokers to support smoking cessation. METHODS This study was conducted in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Columbus, Ohio, from 2005 through 2007. Pregnant smokers (n=82) identified a woman in their social network to help them quit(More)
The relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and oral health is well-established. We investigated whether the association between SES and the number of sound teeth in adults is explained by dental attendance patterns, in turn determined by the effect of SES on barriers to dental attendance. Data on 3817 participants from the 1998 Adult Dental Health(More)
The prevalence of Down syndrome by age and sex was established from questionnaires sent to heads of 30 registers in the United Kingdom covering a general population of over 7 million. Possible underascertainment and factors affecting prevalence were discussed. The overall prevalence of Down syndrome in the United Kingdom was 6.7 per 10,000 general(More)
This paper seeks to demonstrate that a slow but steady rise in the Down's syndrome population can be expected. Studies concerned with Down's populations have been critically examined along with factors effecting such populations; i.e. better health care, changes in maternal child-bearing age, under-diagnosis and prenatal diagnosis. It is suggested that(More)
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