Linda Carlin

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In 1991, the Women in Engineering (WIE) Initiative at the University of Washington was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a longitudinal study of undergraduate women pursuing degrees in science or engineering. Cohorts of approximately 100 students have been added to the study each year, for a current total of 672 participants. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in BMI among different ethnic groups in Hawaii and to explore the relation of nutrient and food intake with excess weight. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We pooled demographic, anthropometric, and nutritional data derived from a detailed diet history for 159,683 participants of 18 population-based epidemiological studies(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed clinician knowledge and practices since the marketing of tests for sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and the release of HPV testing guidelines for two indications: 1) as an adjunct to cytologic screening and 2) to guide colposcopic triage of patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Information about human papillomavirus (HPV) has evolved rapidly and HPV DNA tests are now available. Little is known about family physicians' knowledge about HPV and how it relates to HPV test use and counseling practices. METHODS In mid-2004, confidential surveys were mailed to a nationally representative sample of 760 family(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of youth smoking has great potential to improve the health of Americans. There is limited information about correlates of tobacco use among adolescents from ethnic minority groups, especially Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians. PURPOSE This article examines the relationships among ethnicity, sense of coherence (SOC), and(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of smoking continues to be higher in some ethnic groups than in others, despite the overall decrease of smoking during the last 30 years. The goal of this project was to investigate the trends and predictors of cigarette smoking among a population of Caucasians, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Native Hawaiians. METHODS We(More)
Since 1999, human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA tests have been approved only for abnormal cervical cytology management and as an adjunct to cervical cytology screening. To assess HPV DNA testing practices, we mailed surveys to 6906 randomly selected clinicians in mid-2004. Awareness (87%) and ever use (67%) of HPV DNA tests was high. Test users were more likely(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to describe clinicians serving women in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) with regard to demographic and practice characteristics and their usual practices in cervical cancer screening and abnormal cytology management, as well as human papillomavirus (HPV) test use. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated changes in risk factors in Hawaii over 20 years and compared health behaviors among ethnic groups with well-documented differences in disease risk. DESIGN Comparison of scores of a Chronic Disease Risk Index (CDRI) in the population of two large population-based cohorts. PARTICIPANTS The respective sample sizes for the(More)