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BACKGROUND Poor lower-body capacity is associated with reduced mobility in older populations. PURPOSE This study sought to determine whether neighborhood environments (e.g., land-use patterns and safety) moderate that association. METHODS The study is based on a cross-sectional sample of 884 people aged > or =65 years identified through service(More)
The U.S. mental health workforce is varied and flexible. The strong growth in supply of nonphysician mental health professionals, ranging from psychologists to "midlevel" professionals like social workers and nurse specialists, helps to offset the dwindling numbers of medical graduates entering the field of psychiatry. Primary care physicians often see(More)
In response to concerns from feminists, demographers, bioethicists, journalists, and health care professionals, the Indian government passed legislation in 1994 and 2003 prohibiting the use of sex selection technology and sex-selective abortion. In contrast, South Asian families immigrating to the United States find themselves in an environment where(More)
OBJECTIVE Few population-based studies report cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor prevalence for South Asians in the United States. We examined CVD risk for South Asians in California. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS We used data from two population-based surveys with South Asian participants in California, the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)(More)
PURPOSE To understand racial/ethnic minority adolescent females' experiences with the vaginal ring. METHODS We conducted in-depth interviews with a clinic-based sample of 32 young women aged 15-24 years who had used the vaginal ring. RESULTS Qualitative analysis using grounded theory revealed that adolescents undergo a multi-stage process when trying(More)
BACKGROUND Deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf/HH) individuals have been underserved before and during emergencies. This paper will assess Deaf/HH related emergency preparedness training needs for state emergency management agencies and deaf-serving community-based organizations (CBOs). METHODS Four approaches were used: 1) a literature review; 2) results from(More)
The authors examine recent trends in the supply and earnings of various mental health providers from 1989 to 1995. The makeup of the mental health workforce is fundamentally different now than a decade ago. The number and earnings of psychiatrists have been relatively flat. The number of psychologists increased by 24%, with their earnings rising rapidly in(More)
In response to concerns from feminists, demographers, bioethicists, journalists, and health care professionals, the Indian government passed legislation in 1994 and 2003 prohibiting the use of sex selection technology and sex-selective abortion. In contrast, South Asian families immigrating to the United States find themselves in an environment where(More)