Jonathan Bolen

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OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability and validity of measures on the BRFSS, to assist users in evaluating the quality of BRFSS data, and to identify areas for further research. METHODS Review and summary of reliability and validity studies of measures on the BRFSS and studies of measures that were the same or similar to those on the BRFSS from other(More)
INTRODUCTION Persons who drive after drinking or ride with drinking drivers are at increased risk of motor vehicle crash. Although alcohol is involved in 40% of fatal motor vehicle crashes yearly, there exist few systems to monitor alcohol-impaired driving. In this study we compare driver- and passenger-based estimates of the prevalence of alcohol-impaired(More)
This study estimates bicycle helmet use among adults in the United States, examines factors associated with helmet use among adult bicyclists in 1994, and examines other safety-related practices. A telephone survey of 5238 randomly dialed households in the United States was conducted. The participants were randomly selected adult (aged > or = 18 years)(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined trends in safety belt use by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, and type of safety belt law. METHODS We analyzed Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data on safety belt use from 33 states for 1987 through 1993 and used linear regression models to determine trends in prevalence. RESULTS Asian/Pacific Islanders and(More)
Effective care of young people with rare conditions requires ongoing coordinated medical treatment as well as educational and social support services. However, information on treatment is often lacking due to limited data. South Carolina has a repository of comprehensive health and human service data with which individuals may be tracked across the data(More)
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