Mark Warren Rosenberg

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Obesity is associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL). As perceived constructs, self-rated health (SRH) and general life satisfaction (LS) might be more strongly related to perceived weight status than actual weight status. The aim was to assess agreement between perceived weight status and self-reported body mass index (BMI), and to(More)
PURPOSE Physical activity (PA) positively influences health-related quality of life (HRQL), whereas obesity is associated with significant HRQL impairments. Active-obese persons often have similar or lower risk of cardiovascular outcomes and mortality than inactive-healthy weight persons; however, the combined PA-weight status effects on HRQL are unclear.(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to estimate the proportion of the relationship between low socioeconomic status (SES) and the incidence of these cancer types accounted for by health risk behaviors. METHODS A study population of 569 bladder, 592 colon, and 558 rectal cancer cases and 1549 controls was used to investigate health risk behaviors and(More)
Cross-lagged panel correlation technique is used to examine whether self-esteem has a greater effect on delinquency than delinquency has on self-esteem. Analysis of a nationwide study of tenth-grade boys shows that self-esteem is the more powerful causal factor, even when initial levels of delinquency are held constant. This result, however, is found to be(More)
This paper seeks to examine how immigrants in a multicultural society access and utilize culturally- and linguistically-diverse family physicians. It focuses on Mainland Chinese (MLC) immigrants - the most important source of immigrants to Canada since 1996 - in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), Canada. Specifically, the paper aims to explore the(More)
The 1984 Canada Health Act (CHA) is the major piece of Federal legislation that governs health care accessibility in the provinces and territories. According to the CHA, all provinces and territories in Canada must uphold five principles in order to receive federal funding for health care (universality, comprehensiveness, portability, public administration,(More)
BACKGROUND As the population is ageing rapidly in Beijing, the residential care sector is in a fast expansion process with the support of the municipal government. Understanding spatial accessibility to residential care resources by older people supports the need for rational allocation of care resources in future planning. METHODS Based on population(More)
INTRODUCTION Many studies have demonstrated that health is a function of relative and not absolute income within populations. Canadian studies are not conclusive; most indicate that there is no relationship between income inequality and health within Canada. There is a need for further investigation into the validity of the 'relative income' hypothesis in(More)
BACKGROUND Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic heart failure but it remains unclear if the etiology of heart failure influences the prognostic value of dimethylarginines. METHODS AND RESULTS L-Arginine, ADMA, and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) were measured by liquid chromatography-tandem(More)
The starting point for this paper is a review of the literature, which seeks to explain the use of alternative medicines, therapies and practices in developed countries. Using the Statistics Canada 1996-97 National Population Health Survey--Health File, we then examine the profile of alternative service users. Our analysis shows that use of alternative(More)