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AIMS To determine the incidence of, and clinically relevant risk factors for, new foot ulceration in a large cohort of diabetic patients in the community healthcare setting. METHODS Diabetic patients (n = 9710) underwent foot screening in six districts of North-west England in various healthcare settings. All were assessed at baseline for demographic(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Short and/or long sleep duration are associated with cardiometabolic disease risk and may be differentially experienced among minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. The present study examined nationally representative data along multiple dimensions of race/ ethnicity and socioeconomic status. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Growing evidence indicates sleep is a major public health issue. Race/ethnicity and socioeconomics may contribute to sleep problems. This study assessed whether sleep symptoms were more prevalent among minorities and/or the socioeconomically disadvantaged. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Epidemiologic survey. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS(More)
Perceived discrimination is a potential cause of racial and ethnic disparities in health. Disturbed sleep may serve as a mechanism linking perceived racism with health consequences. This study investigates data from 7,148 adults from Michigan and Wisconsin who participated in the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Hierarchical logistic(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Explore the prevalence of sleep-related complaints across age groups, examining effects of sex, general health, and depressed mood. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). SETTING Epidemiologic. PARTICIPANTS Complete-case analysis included 155,877 participants who(More)
Explore how social factors influence sleep, especially sleep-related beliefs and behaviors. Sleep complaints, sleep hygiene behaviors, and beliefs about sleep were studied in 65 black/African American and white/European American women. Differences were found for snoring and discrepancy between sleep duration and need. Sleep behaviors differed across groups(More)
The physical association of regulatory enzymes and ion channels at relevant intracellular sites contributes to the diversity and specificity of second messenger-mediated signal transduction in cells. mAKAP is a scaffolding protein that targets the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A and phosphodiesterase type 4D3 to the nuclear envelope of differentiated(More)
Existing research has demonstrated associations between sleep duration and obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality. Sleep disorders research has shown that sleep apnoea, insomnia and other sleep disorders confer risk for cardiometabolic disease, particularly in the presence of reduced sleep duration. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Insufficient sleep is associated with cardiometabolic disease and poor health. However, few studies have assessed its determinants in a nationally representative sample. Data from the 2009 behavioral risk factor surveillance system were used (N = 323,047 adults). Insufficient sleep was assessed as insufficient rest/sleep over 30 days. This was evaluated(More)
Short sleep duration is associated with weight gain and obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric illness, and performance deficits. Likewise, long sleep duration is also associated with poor physical and mental health. The role of a healthy diet in habitual sleep duration represents a largely unexplored pathway linking sleep and health. This(More)