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29475
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This study examined breastfeeding trends over time and identified demographic, maternal, infant, and environmental factors associated with initiation of breastfeeding and duration over eight weeks in North Carolina. The results provide a method for monitoring changes in breastfeeding and helps identify groups that could benefit from additional education, support or services.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 142, June 2004, p1-11, il, bibl, f
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29476
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This study examined the relationship between health status and perceived social treatment based on race among North Carolina adults. Using data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the results show that racism is an important underlying determinant of health disparities and quality of life.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 144, Sep 2004, p1-12, bibl, f
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29478
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American Indians in North Carolina have high death rates due to various causes of death, but the state lacks comprehensive information about health risks in this population. This study examined health risks and conditions among adult North Carolina American Indians, and provided baseline data for health indicators among American Indians.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 146, Dec 2004, p1-13, bibl, f
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24893
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System has found that there is a geography factor to consider when looking for health indicators. Health care access is varied across various counties and regions. Poorer areas had worse health care outcomes while the wealthiest areas had better health outcomes.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 137, Aug 2003, p1-7, bibl, f
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29469
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Survey data from the 2001 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were used in this study to investigate county and regional differences in selected health indicators before and after age adjustments. Results show that the use of synthetic estimates does not capture the variation across counties in health risks and behaviors, and can be misleading.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 137, Aug 2003, p1-7, bibl, f
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5504
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Military veterans are about 30 percent of the adult male population in North Carolina and around the country. However, very little is known about their health. This study seeks to \"describe selected health conditions and behaviors of the discharged male veterans compared to male non-veterans in North Carolina and the United States.\"
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 133, Jin 2002, p1-6, il, bibl
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5523
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This study seeks to calculate healthy life expectancy for North Carolina's population. Among the results were the following: the state's overall life expectancy at birth is 75.6 years; women live longer than men; whites live longer than minorities; healthy life is on average 63 years, with 12.6 years spent with health status perceived as either fair or poor.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 129, Jan 2002, p1-16, il, bibl
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24889
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The Veterans Health Administration collaborated with the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to compare the health conditions and behaviors of discharged male veterans with male non-veterans in North Carolina as well as compared to the United States. As a whole, some of the behaviors and risks explored are smoking, disability, arthritis, and being overweight.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 133, June 2002, p1-6, bibl, f
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24888
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As healthcare is necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the question of whether health risks mean limited healthcare must be answered. Three groups are studied: those with chronic illnesses, high risk behaviors, or who fail to comply with recommended preventative health care practices.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 131, February 2002, p1-9, bibl, f
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24886
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The life expectancy is affected by factors such as how many years will be spent in good mental health, good health and good mobility. This survey shows significant factors affecting health and life expectancy in North Carolina.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 129, Jan 2002, p1-16, il, bibl, f
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29426
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Data from 1997 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System showed deficits in cancer screening in North Carolina. This study focused on four site-specific cancers and occupational mortality. The results from death certificates highlight the potential for using the worksite to bring health promotion information and disease screening to North Carolina residents.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 117, Sep 1999, p1-10, bibl, f
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29423
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This study examined occupational mortality differences among working-age North Carolinians in order to identify associations between cause of death and occupation. An analysis of death certificate data provided clues to occupational health problems, and suggest which occupations need health promotion/disease prevention activities.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 115, May 1999, p1-19, bibl, f
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3574
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The death rate for breast cancer in the state declined eleven percent between 1986 and 1995. Survival rates were higher among whites than minorities. Factors for the decline included improved health status for women.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 108, Sept 1997, p1-13, il, bibl