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29509
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Between 2000 and 2007, the unintentional overdose death rate in North Carolina more than doubled. Many of the deaths were caused by opioid analgesic use and methadone. To gain a better understanding of unintentional overdoses, this study examined medical and prescription drug paid claims among the North Carolina Medicaid population.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 162, Aug 2010, p1-11, bibl, f
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29508
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This study examined colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, as well as stage at diagnosis and treatment patterns among whites and African Americans in North Carolina. The results show that African Americans are less likely to receive appropriate screening and act to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 161, Feb 2010, p1-7, il, bibl, f
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29511
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The benefits of breastfeeding in reducing the risk of childhood overweight have been well-documented. This study examined the relationship between breastfeeding initiation and duration with child overweight among children and adolescents in North Carolina. The results support recommendations promoting breastfeeding to help reduce obesity.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 164, Oct 2010, p1-10, bibl, f
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29510
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Cancer survival rates have not been tracked by the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, largely due to the insufficient resources necessary to actively follow up with patients after diagnosis. This study compared survival rates for North Carolina patients followed via passive methods to survival rates reported by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, which actively follows patients after diagnosis.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 163, June 2010, p1-7, il, bibl, f
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29507
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Health disparities for many diseases are large and longstanding in North Carolina and the nation. This study examined medical care costs for diabetes associated with health disparities among adults enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina during state fiscal year 2007-2008. The impacts of racial and economic health disparities on medical care costs were also compared.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 160, Aug 2009, p1-7, il, bibl, f
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29496
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Orofacial clefts can impair child development and psychomotor and cognitive skills. Services and treatment for children with orofacial clefts can vary depending on cleft severity, presence of associated syndromes, other birth defects and age. This study examined the proportion of children with orofacial clefts enrolled in Medicaid who received primary cleft surgery or received specialized services.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 157, Apr 2008, p1-5, bibl, f
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29495
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North Carolina has not yet adopted the new national model certificate of live birth, and still uses the birth certificate and death certificate that were adopted in the late 1980s. Because race is perceived in different ways by different people, race as collected on vital records is imprecise. This report compared race and ethnicity of the mother reported on the live birth certificates with race and ethnicity of the decedent reported on the matching infant death certificate.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 156, Feb 2008, p1-5, bibl, f
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29498
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There is a large amount of misclassification on death certificates and in other disease surveillance systems for American Indians in North Carolina. This study evaluated the accuracy of classification of American Indians in North Carolina’s cancer incidence records, and estimated the effect on reported cancer incidence.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 159, Sep 2008, p1-7, bibl, f
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29497
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North Carolina has conducted the Youth Tobacco Survey among middle and high school students since 1999. This report summarizes tobacco use prevalence estimates from the 2007 survey and describes changes in prevalence from 1999 to 2007. Overall, results suggest that smoking reduction strategies in North Carolina are successful.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 158, June 2008, p1-7, bibl, f
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29487
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The North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey has been conducted since 1997 to help find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not. This report summarizes survey information and comments collected from mothers in 2004 and 2005. Topics were on prenatal care, folic acid use, breastfeeding, smoking, alcohol use, postpartum blues and depression, toxemia of pregnancy, Medicaid, and satisfaction with prenatal services.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 153, May 2007, p1-13, bibl, f
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29490
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Eye health and use of eye care have not previously been measured among North Carolina adults. In 2006, questions from the newly developed vision module were included in North Carolina’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. This study presents data related to impaired vision, eye-care insurance, and recent eye exams.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 155, Dec 2007, p1-5, bibl, f
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29486
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Data from the North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program were analyzed to determine the association of breastfeeding duration and the incidence of diagnosed childhood asthma in North Carolina. The results suggest that new mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed for as long as possible, in order to reduce the risk for childhood asthma.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 152, Jan 2007, p1-8, il, bibl, f
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29488
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The North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey is a mail and telephone survey of mothers who have recently given birth. When the characteristics and outcomes of respondents and non-respondents differ, non-response to the survey causes bias in the survey results. This study examined which maternal characteristics are associated with survey non-response.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 154, Oct 2007, p1-6, bibl, f
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29483
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Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in North Carolina. This study examined recent breast cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and mortality differences between white and African American women in North Carolina.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 150, June 2006, p1-6, il, bibl, f
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29484
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Obesity is recognized as a serious public health epidemic and a significant underlying cause of morbidity and mortality. This study examined medical care expenditure and utilization patterns in a sample of adolescents in North Carolina enrolled in Medicaid. Results show negative health consequences of overweight as early as adolescence.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 151, Aug 2006, p1-8, bibl, f