Rachael R McCleary

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Using data from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the 2000 Census, the authors explored whether race/ethnic disparities in health care use were associated with residential segregation. They used five measures of health care use: office-based physician visits, outpatient department physician visits, visits to nurses and physician's assistants,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between residential segregation and geographic access to primary care physicians (PCPs) in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). DATA SOURCES We combined zip code level data on primary care physicians from the 2006 American Medical Association master file with demographic, socioeconomic, and segregation measures from(More)
BACKGROUND Place of residence, particularly residential segregation, has been implicated in health and health care disparities. However, prior studies have not focused on care for diabetes, a prevalent condition for minority populations. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of residential segregation with a range of access and quality of care outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the strength of association between average 5-year county-level mortality rates and area-level measures, including air quality, sociodemographic characteristics, violence, and economic distress. METHODS . We obtained mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System and linked it to socioeconomic and demographic data from the(More)
OBJECTIVE Persistent and consistently observed racial disparities in physical functioning likely stem from racial differences in social resources and environmental conditions. METHOD We examined the association between race and reported difficulty performing instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in 347 African American (45.5%) and Whites aged 50(More)
Few studies have examined the relationship between education and diabetes among men in the United States and whether this relationship differs by race/ethnicity. This study examined whether racial disparities in diabetes existed by educational attainment in 336,746 non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic men 18 years of age and older in the(More)
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