Rachel S Murphy

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Data from the second National Health Nutrition Examination Survey showed that 22 per cent of persons six months through 75 years old had blood lead levels under 10 micrograms per deciliter; 1.9 per cent had elevated levels (greater than or equal to 30 micrograms per deciliter [greater than or equal to 1.45 mumol per liter]). Among children six months(More)
Based on 75-g oral glucose tolerance test results from the second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1976-1980), women 20-44 years reporting the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) had decreased glucose tolerance compared with women not using OCs in this age group. Estimates of decreased glucose tolerance after adjustment for age and body mass(More)
Data from the second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted in 1976-1980, were analyzed for the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (cigarette smoking, serum cholesterol, and blood pressure) among 2,342 premenopausal women ages 20-44 years, stratified by oral contraceptive use. For oral contraceptive users and non-users, adjusted(More)
The study aim was to determine benefits and challenges of a community initiative to introduce the nurse practitioner (NP) role in rural primary care. We used a mixed-methods, participatory action research design. Data collection included surveys, interviews, patient record data and shadow billing data. Patient, physician and healthcare professional (HCP)(More)
AIMS To explain how nicotine dependency causes mood fluctuation and increases daily stress. METHODS Prospective studies show that taking-up smoking leads to higher stress and depression. Cross-sectional studies show that adult smokers report more irritability, stress and depression than non-smokers. Prospective studies show that smoking cessation leads to(More)
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