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Association of paternal age with prevalence of selected birth defects.
BACKGROUND Unlike maternal age, the effect of paternal age on birth defect prevalence has not been well examined. We used cases from the Texas birth defect registry, born during 1996-2002, toExpand
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Association of paternal age and risk for major congenital anomalies from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997 to 2004.
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine the associations between paternal age and birth defects of unknown etiologies while carefully controlling for maternal age. METHODS By using 1997Expand
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Fluoride exposure in public drinking water and childhood and adolescent osteosarcoma in Texas
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to examine the association between fluoride levels in public drinking water and childhood and adolescent osteosarcoma in Texas; to date, studies examining thisExpand
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Family-based exome-wide association study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia among Hispanics confirms role of ARID5B in susceptibility
We conducted an exome-wide association study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) among Hispanics to confirm and identify novel variants associated with disease risk in this population. WeExpand
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Relationship between vapor intrusion and human exposure to trichloroethylene
Trichloroethylene (TCE) in groundwater has the potential to volatilize through soil into indoor air where it can be inhaled. The purpose of this study was to determine whether individuals livingExpand
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Parental and peer social support is associated with healthier physical activity behaviors in adolescents: a cross-sectional analysis of Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition (TX SPAN) data
BackgroundParental and peer support can influence children’s physical activity; however, these associations have not been fully examined in a multi-ethnic population across early and lateExpand
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Self-reported use of nutrition labels to make food choices is associated with healthier dietary behaviours in adolescents.
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to examine nutrition label use and dietary behaviours among ethnically diverse middle- and high-school students, in Texas, USA. DESIGN The School Physical Activity andExpand
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Genetic, psychosocial, and demographic factors associated with social disinhibition in Mexican-origin youth
The genetic heritability for sensation‐seeking tendencies ranges from 40 to 60%. Sensation‐seeking behaviors typically manifest during adolescence and are associated with alcohol and cigaretteExpand
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Identifying Maternal Deaths in Texas Using an Enhanced Method, 2012.
OBJECTIVE To more accurately estimate the 2012 maternal mortality ratio for Texas using an enhanced method for identifying maternal deaths. METHODS This population-based descriptive study used bothExpand
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Maternal Mortality in Texas.
A commentary on maternal mortality in Texas is provided in response to a 2016 article in Obstetrics & Gynecology by MacDorman et al. While the Texas Department of State Health Services and the TexasExpand
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