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Rahma Mkuu
Texas A&M University
13Publications
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#1Rahma MkuuH-Index: 2
Last.Idethia Shevon HarveyH-Index: 7
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#1Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
#2Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo (Columbia University)H-Index: 2
Last.Idethia Shevon Harvey (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTBlack Americans are overrepresented among those incarcerated for drug-related offenses. Drug use, postincarceration, is associated with high risk of recidivism and overdose deaths. We explored factors influencing drug use among former Black drug offenders. Qualitative interviews with 30 Black Americans released from prison within the past year explored drug behavior as well as institutional, environmental, and social factors that influence drug use. Findings show participants reentered d...
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#1Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
#2Adam E. Barry (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 22
Last.Fredrick Muyia Nafukho (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Alcohol misuse contributes substantially to the global morbidity and mortality burden. Unrecorded alcohol, alcohol that is purchased by means which precludes regulation, represents a substantial proportion of the alcohol consumed in East Africa. In Kenya, homebrew also known as traditional brew, has been linked to several fatalities and hospitalizations. Previously banned, the Kenyan government recently legalized homebrew in an effort to regulate and reduce its harm. Despite legalizatio...
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#1Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
#2Adam E. Barry (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 22
Last.Ann O. Amuta (Texas Woman's University)H-Index: 5
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Background Due to media reports of several deaths, consumption of unrecorded alcohol (i.e., alcohol brewed at home) has emerged as a public health threat in developing countries like Kenya. Empirical data on this issue, however, is scarce. This investigation compared demographic characteristics of Kenyans who drank recorded (regulated) and unrecorded alcohol.
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#1Ann O. Amuta (Texas Woman's University)H-Index: 5
#2Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
Last.Agbenu Z. EjembiH-Index: 1
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The aims of this study were to assess what sociodemographic characteristics are associated with cancer worry and what the influence of cancer worry is on four cancer-related protective health behaviors. Data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) (4th cycle of the 4th iteration) were used. Multiple regression models were used for all analyses. Behaviors analyzed were as follows: physical activity, diets, smoking, and routine medical screening. Demographics controls included p...
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#1Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo (Columbia University)H-Index: 2
#2Yue Long (Columbia University)
Last.Nabila El-Bassel (Columbia University)H-Index: 46
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AbstractBlack Americans are overrepresented among incarcerated individuals and those infected with sexually transmitted infections. We assessed unprotected sexual behavior among 165 formerly incarcerated Black Americans in New York City, New York. Most participants (63%) reported engaging in unprotected sexual behavior postincarceration. According to our regression results, more time spent in jail reduced the odds of engaging in unprotected sex while reporting multiple sexual partnerships was as...
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#1Xuewei Chen (UB: University at Buffalo)H-Index: 1
Last.E. Lisako J. McKyer (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 11
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Objective:Due to the disproportionately high rates of obesity within the US Hispanic community, there is a critical need to address this health disparity issue. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between parents’ socio-demographic characteristics and their children’s food consumption.Design:Cross-sectional study.Setting:Participants were recruited from schools in a predominately Hispanic rural area of Texas, USA.Method:Parents (n = 298) of fourth grade (9–10 years old) children...
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#1Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
#2Katrina EpnereH-Index: 1
Last.Muhammad Abdul Baker Chowdhury (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 4
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#1Ann O. Amuta (Texas Woman's University)H-Index: 5
#2Xuewei Chen (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 1
Last.Rahma Mkuu (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
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ABSTRACTBackground: Information seeking is crucial in the health behavior context. Cancer information seeking may play a key role in individuals’ perceptions and subsequent health behaviors. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of cancer information seeking on perceptions of cancer worry, fatalism and risk. Methods: Data from the 2014 U.S. Health Information and National Trends Survey were used. Fatality index, lifetime risk perceptions, and cancer worry were depend...
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