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Submissions from 2017

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Estimates for Cell Counts and Common Odds Ratio in Three-way Contingency Tables by Homogeneous Log-linear Models With Missing Data, Haresh Rochani, Robert L. Vogel, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Self-Reported Physical Activity Levels of Older Cancer Survivors: Results from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Chen Chen, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Physical Activity Levels and Counseling by Health Care Providers in Cancer Survivors, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Eric A. Miller, Chen Chen, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Self-perceived Income Sufficiency and Self-reported Income Level among a Health Inequity Population, Yelena N. Tarasenko and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Does Vigilance in Decision-making Matter for Dementia Family Caregivers?, Sarah B. Wackerbarth and Yelena N. Tarasenko

Submissions from 2016

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Serum Folate Levels and Fatality among Diabetic Adults: A 15-Y Follow- of a National Cohort, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Emeka Ifebi, Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah, Brittany Kyte, Sambridhi Shrestha, and Jian Zhang

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Predictors of Mammogram and Pap Screenings Among US Women, Sewuese Akuse, Koren Tate, Tiffany Addison, Tierra Drayton, Deborah Kanda, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Understanding Forced Sex During Adolescence: An Exploratory Study of Risk and Protective Factors, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert L. Vogel, Akrati Gupta, and Karmen S. Williams

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Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Associated With Increased Odds of Depression, Chad E. Burleson, Kent Andersen, Z. Copeland, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Impact of a prevention bundle on Clostridium difficile infection rates in a hospital in the Southeastern United States, Bionca M. Davis, Jingjing Yin, Doug Blomberg, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Do Smoking Bans Improve Neonatal Health?, Scott Hankins and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Physical Activity, Screen Time, and School Absenteeism: Self-Reports from NHANES 2005–2008, Andrew R. Hansen, Tony A. Pritchard, Irina Melnic, and Jian Zhang

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Evaluating the Efficiency of Treatment Comparison in Crossover Design by Allocating Subjects Based On Ranked Auxiliary Variable, Yisong Huang, Hani Samawi, Robert Vogel, Jingjing Yin, Worlanyo E. Gato, and Daniel Linder

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Engaging Rural Georgians in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-mandated Community Health Needs Assessment, Raymona H. Lawrence, Dziyana Nazaruk, Marie Denis-Luque, and Stuart H. Tedders

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The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, and Robert Vogel

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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The Association between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005-2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing in Changing Public Health Landscape: Contributory Factors and Theoretical Explanations, Gulzar H. Shah, Adrian Badana, Claire Robb, and William C. Livingood

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Health Departments’ Engagement in Emergency Preparedness Activities: The Influence of Health Informatics Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah, Bobbie J. Newell, and Ruth E. Whitworth

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Rural-Urban Differences in Perceptions of Child Overweight Among Children and Adolescents, Their Guardians and Health Care Professionals in the United States, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Chen Chen, Bryant Smalley, and Jacob Warren

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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Ambient Air Pollution: A Retrospective Study in Georgia, USA, Jun Tu, Wei Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

Submissions from 2015

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Suicide History and Mortality: A Follow-Up of a National Cohort in the United States, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Joseph Lowry, Ram N. Polur, Robert B. Hines, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Typhoid Transmission: A Historical Perspective on Mathematical Model Development, Iurii Bakach, Matthew Just, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Gender Disparities in Water, Sanitation and Global Health, Bethany A. Caruso, Varadan Sevilimedu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Archana Patkar, and Kelly Baker

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Why We Should Care about Ebola in West Africa and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea: Global Health Ethics and the Moral Insignificance of Proximity, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, King-Wa Fu, Chi-Ngai Cheung, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Transmission Models of Historical Ebola Outbreaks, John Drake, Iurii Bakach, Matthew Just, Suzanne O'Regan, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Change in Misperception of Child's Body Weight among Parents of American Preschool Children, Dustin T. Duncan, Andrew Hansen, Wei Wang, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Global Handwashing Day 2012: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Chinese Social Media Reaction to a Health Promotion Event, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Modeling the Effect of School Closures in a Pandemic Scenario: Exploring Two Different Contact Matrices, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Manoj Gambhir, John Glasser, Hongjiang Gao, Michael Washington, Amra Uzicanin, and Martin Meltzer

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to Information about 42 Notifiable Infectious Diseases, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yi Hao, Jingxian Cai, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Cynthia Mengxi Yu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea: Transparency and Communication Are Key, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, and King-Wa Fu

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Converting Big Data into public health, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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More Overweight Adolescents Think They Are Just Fine: Generational Shift in Body Weight Perceptions Among Adolescents in the U.S., Hui Lu, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Farrah C. Asgari-Majd, Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Moya L. Alfonso, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and L. Watson

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Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Siddhartha Roy, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, and Clement K. Gwede

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Salud es Vida: A Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women, John S. Luque, Yelena Tarasenko, Claudia M. Reyes-Garcia, Moya L. Alfonso, and Daron Ferris

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Terry Alford, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, and Willie Underwood III

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Neuroprotective Core Measure 2: Partnering with Families - Effects of a Weighted Maternally-Scented Parental Simulation Device on Premature Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care, Kendra Russell, Barbara Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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On Inference of Partially Correlated Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Ranked Set Sampling Variation and Its Applications to Public Health Research, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On the Inference of Partially Correlated Data with Applications to Public Health Issues, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Occupational Characteristics and Patterns as Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Control Study, Kelly L. Sullivan, James A. Mortimer, Wei Wang, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, H. J. Brownlee, and Amy R. Borenstein

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Occupational Characteristics and Patterns as Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Control Study, Kelly Sullivan, James Mortimer, Wei Wang, Theresa Zesiewicz, H. Brownlee, and Amy Borenstein

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Acceptability and Feasibility of Physical Activity Assessment Methods for an Appalachian Population, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Britteny M. Howell, Christina R. Studts, Scott J. Strath, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena N. Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Cyber-Attack Risk Low for Medical Devices, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Sheng Xu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Bradford J. Wood

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A Multilevel Analysis of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Effect on Preterm Births in Georgia, Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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The Relationship between Excess Body Weight and the Risk of Death from Unnatural Causes, Wei Wang, Jane C. Obi, Selam Engida, Elizabeth R. Carter, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Evaluation of Diverse Community Asthma Interventions: Balancing Health Outcomes with Developing Community Capacity for Evidence-Based Program Measurement, Lynn D. Woodhouse, William C. Livingood, Russ Toal, DeAnna Keene, Stuart H. Tedders, Simone M. Charles, Raymona H. Lawrence, Laura H. Gunn, Natalie Williams, and Andrea Kellum

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Global Implications of China's Healthcare Reform, Fei Yan, Shenglan Tang, and Jian Zhang

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Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial of Solifenacin Succinate for Overactive Bladder in Parkinson's Disease, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Marian Evatt, Camille P. Vaughan, Israt Jahan, Carlos Singer, Raul Ordorica, Jason L. Salemi, Jessica D. Shaw, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Non-Motor Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group

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Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial of Solifenacin Succinate for Overactive Bladder in Parkinson's Disease, Theresa Zesiewicz, Marian Evatt, Camille Vaughan, Israt Jahan, Carlos Singer, Raul Ordorica, Jason Salemi, Jessica Shaw, and Kelly Sullivan

Submissions from 2014

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A More Efficient Gibbs Sampler Estimation Using Steady States Simulation: Application to Public Health Studies, Martin Dunbar, Hani Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Lili Yu

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Cholera Transmission Dynamic Models for Public Health Practitioners, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Ebola and the Social Media, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Adriana Miu, and King-Wa Fu

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Generational Shift in Parental Perceptions of Overweight Among School-Aged Children, Andrew Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Cross-cultural Models of Suicide Risk, Jeff Klibert, K. Barefoot, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, K. Bryant Smalley, and Jacob C. Warren

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Association between C-Reactive Protein and Depression: Modulated by Gender and Mediated by Body Weight, Yuexing Liu, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Rajai Jabrah, Wei Wang, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Impaired Verbal Memory is a Significant Predictor of Early Cerebral-Cardiovascular Death, an 18-year Follow-up of a National Cohort, Joseph Lowry, Anissa Austin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Fei Yan, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Recommendations and Administration of the HPV Vaccine to 11-to-12-Year Old Girls and Boys: A Statewide Survey of Georgia Vaccinations for Children Provider Practices, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Betty T. Dixon, Robert L. Vogel, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer Screening among Men and Women in the USA:National Health Interview Survey: 2008, 2010, Eric A. Miller, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jennifer D. Parker, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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A More Efficient Nonparametric Test of Symmetry Based on Overlapping Coefficient, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Notes on Two Sample Tests for Partially Correlated (Paired) Data, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Children’s, Their Guardians’, and Health Care Professionals’ Perceptions of Child Overweight in Relation to Children’s Weight Loss Attempts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Lauren M. Rossen, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Estimating Neighbourhood-Level Socio-Economic Effect on Preterm Births Using a Multilevel Approach: A Case Study in Georgia, USA, Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Strategies for Annual Influenza Vaccination among Children Aged 6 Months to 14 Years in Four Provinces in China, Lei Zhou, Sujian Situ, Zijian Feng, Charisma Y. Atkins, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zhen Xu, Ting Huang, Shixiong Hu, and Xianjun Wang

Submissions from 2013

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to the MERS-Cov and Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Outbreaks, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Yi Hao, Chung-Hong Chan, and Zion Tsz-Ho Tse

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Efficient Use of Social Media During the Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Emergency Response, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung and Karen Wong

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Perception or Reality of Body Weight: Which Matters to the Depressive Symptoms, Jaynie L. Gaskin, Adam J. Pulver, Kiswana Branch, Ahmed Kabore, Tabitha James, and Jian Zhang

Social Contacts and Depression among US General Population, L. Parker, R. Polur, W. Cholrelia, and Jian Zhang

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Health and Personal Resources in Older Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy, Claire Robb

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Abdominal Adiposity and Caregiver Recall of Healthcare Provider Identification of Child Overweight in the United States, 2001-2010, Lauren M. Rossen, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Amy M. Branum, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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More Efficient Approximation of Multiple Integration Using Steady State Ranked Simulated Sampling, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Patient and Provider Perspectives on the Relationship Between Multiple Morbidity Management and Disease Prevention, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Shoshana H. Bardach, and Steven T. Fleming

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Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening among Middle-Aged and Older Rural Appalachian Women, Christina R. Studts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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The Relationship between Perceived Burden of Chronic Conditions and Colorectal Cancer Screening among Appalachian Residents, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Steven T. Fleming, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Low Birth Weight Prevalence in Georgia, USA, Jia Tian, Wei Tu, Stuart H. Tedders, and Dongmei Chen

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A Merged Model of Quality Improvement and Evaluation: Maximizing Return on Investment, Lynn D. Woodhouse, Russ Toal, Trang Nguyen, DeAnna Keene, Laura Gunn, Andrea Kellum, Gary Nelson, Simone M. Charles, Stuart H. Tedders, Natalie Williams, and William C. Livingood

Submissions from 2012

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Health Insurance Coverage among Nonelderly Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes among Three Major Race/ethnicity Groups in US, Linda I. Ekperi, S. Greene, Ahmed Dehal, and Jian Zhang

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The Effect of Music Listening Interventions on the Volume, Fat Content and Caloric Content of Breast Milk Produced by Mothers of Premature and Critically Ill Infants, Douglas R. Keith, Barbara S. Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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Increased BMI Is Associated with School Absenteeism among US Children and Adolescents, Y. Li, Stuart H. Tedders, and Jian Zhang

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One Country, Two Worlds – Health Disparity in China, Qingue Meng, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, Edward J. Hoekstra, and Jiatong Zhuo

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An Assessment of America’s Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities, Sara S. Plaspohl, Anthony V. Parrillo, Robert Vogel, Stuart H. Tedders, and Andrew Epstein

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General Pivotal Goodness of Fit Test Based on Kernel Density Estimation, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Health Risk Behaviors in Insured and Uninsured Rural Patients, K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and Jeff J. Klibert

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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Behavioral Factors in Georgia, USA, Jun Tu, Wei Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Socioeoncomic, Environmental, and Behavioral Factors in Georgia, U.S.A., Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Body Mass Index and Suicidal Behaviors: A Critical Review of Epidemiological Evidence, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, Yanfeng Li, and Robert McKeown

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Incoherency of China’s National Health Development, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, and Shenglan Tang

Submissions from 2011

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Fish Consumption and Severe Depressed Mood, Findings from the First National Nutrition Follow-Up Study, Qi Dai, Y. Li, and Jian Zhang

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Body Mass Index and Death Rate of Colorectal Cancer among a National Cohort of U.S. Adults, Tiatiannia Garrett, Ahmed Dehal, Stuart H. Tedders, Cassandra Arroyo, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, and Jian Zhang

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Nonparametric Overlap Coefficient Estimate Using Ranked Set Sampling, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, and Robert L. Vogel

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Early Cardiac Pacemaker Placement for Life-Threatening Bradycardia in Traumatic Spinal- Cord Injury, Jacob R. Moerman, Benjamin D. Christie, Leon N. Sykes, Robert L. Vogel, Tracy L. Nolan, and Ashley W. Dennis

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Nonparametric Test of Symmetry Based on Overlapping Coefficient, Hani M. Samawi, Amal Helu, and Robert L. Vogel

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Low Serum Cholesterol is Associated with Depression among Household US Population, T. Stuart, F. Kunuwo, L. Parker, W. Cholrelia, and Jian Zhang