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Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa
University of Georgia
Public healthLogistic regressionHealth careMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2Donglan Zhang (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 9
Last. Kiran Thapa (UGA: University of Georgia)
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OBJECTIVE: This study examines insurance coverage rates among working-age adults with low income and with or without obesity before and after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. METHODS: Individual-level data on noninstitutionalized and nonpregnant adult participants aged 18 to 64 years with household income below $15,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2006-2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were used. A difference-in-differences design with logist...
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BACKGROUND: Even as many states adopt physical activity policies to promote physical activity and prevent childhood obesity, little is known about differences in policy implementation based on school characteristics. We studied association of school characteristics and changes in physical activity opportunities at the school level during the implementation of a statewide physical activity policy in the state of Georgia. METHODS: A web-based school survey was administered to elementary schools at...
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#1Michelle R. vanDellen (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 14
#2Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa (UGA: University of Georgia)
Last. Julio Sevilla (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Fruit and vegetable consumption in the United States is below the recommended level for two reasons: lack of access and low preference. In this work, we identify lack of preference for vegetables as a public health issue and apply theories from psychology and marketing literature to study the effect of partitioned presentation of vegetables on consumption of vegetables. Separating items into single units with clear partitions generally reduces consumption of relatively appealing foods b...
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#1Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2Donglan Zhang (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 9
Last. Sae Rom Chung (UGA: University of Georgia)
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Chronic disease and opioid-related hospitalizations in the United States are increasing. We analyzed nationally representative data on patients aged 18 years or older from the 2011-2015 National Inpatient Sample to assess the association between opioid-related hospitalization and chronic diseases. We found that most patients with opioid-related hospitalization were white, aged 35-54 years, in urban hospitals, and had 2 or more comorbid conditions. Patients with 2 or more chronic conditions accou...
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#1Lu Shi (Clemson University)H-Index: 9
#2Donglan Zhang (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 9
Last. Yan Li (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 52
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Abstract The healthy immigrant effect—whereby immigrants are on average healthier than the native-born—have been well studied. However, little is known about the relationship between immigration and the health of the native-born. This study fills this important research gap by examining the association between neighborhood immigrant density and several population health measures among native-born Americans. We used data from the Los Angeles County Health Survey to analyze four individual-level h...
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#1D KatapodisNicole (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2ZhangDonglan (UGA: University of Georgia)
Last. Rajbhandari-ThapaJanani (UGA: University of Georgia)
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Abstract Purpose: Most residents in rural regions of the United States consume fewer amounts of fruits and vegetables (FVs) compared with their urban counterparts. Difficulties in access to FVs oft...
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#1Kiran Thapa (TU: Tribhuvan University)H-Index: 4
#2Parash Mani Bhandari (TU: Tribhuvan University)H-Index: 5
Last. Ramjee Prasad Pathak (TU: Tribhuvan University)
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Data on adolescents’ physical activity and determinants are scarce in Nepal. In this study, we aim to assess the level of physical activity, its correlates and the sedentary behavior of high school students in an urban district of Nepal. This is a cross-sectional study. Participants were selected using two-stage cluster sampling technique. We used Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) to collect information regarding physical activity and sedentary behavior. We also collected information...
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#1Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2Katherine Ingerson (UGA: University of Georgia)
Last. Kristina H. Lewis (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)H-Index: 7
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Students live outside of their family homes for the first time in college and are expected to make their own decisions regarding dietary choices. College food environment could be a major determinant of dietary intake and is of importance in relation to obesity. This research determines the impact of removing cafeteria trays on student’s food choice. A quasi experimental pre-post research with control treatment was conducted in university dining halls. The participants were the dining hall patro...
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