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Wayne H. Giles
University of Alabama at Birmingham
19Publications
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47 CitationsSource
#1Kevin MatthewsH-Index: 6
#2Janet B. CroftH-Index: 71
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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Persons living in rural areas are recognized as a health disparity population because the prevalence of disease and rate of premature death are higher than for the overall population of the United States. Surveillance data about health-related behaviors are rarely reported by urban-rural status, which makes comparisons difficult among persons living in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
39 CitationsSource
#1Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
#2Robert F. AndaH-Index: 1
Last.Frank DeStefanoH-Index: 3
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Objective.\p=m-\Toinvestigate recent trends in the percentage and characteristics of patients being treated by a physician for high blood cholesterol (HBC) and to assess missed clinical opportunities to screen for HBC. Design, Setting, Participants.\p=m-\Telephone interviews of 154735 adults in 37 states that participated in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System during 1988-1990 to assess trends in the percentage of patients treated for HBC by a physician. An opportunity was considered ...
#1Yong LiuH-Index: 17
#2Janet B. CroftH-Index: 71
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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Introduction Five key health-related behaviors for chronic disease prevention are never smoking, getting regular physical activity, consuming no alcohol or only moderate amounts, maintaining a normal body weight, and obtaining daily sufficient sleep. The objective of this study was to estimate the clustering of these 5 health-related behaviors among adults aged 21 years or older in each state and the District of Columbia and to assess geographic variation in clustering.
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#1Hussain R. YusufH-Index: 26
#2Janet B. CroftH-Index: 71
Last.Deborah A. JonesH-Index: 16
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older. Methods: Data from 2783 older male and 5018 older female respondents to the 1990 National Health Interview Survey were used. Regular physical activity was defined as participation in leisure-time physical activities 3 times or more per week for 30 minutes or more during the previous 2 weeks. Odds ratios (ORs) were estimated from multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: Prevalence of regular physical activity was 37% among older men and 24% among older women. Correlates of regul...
9 Citations
#1Michele CasperH-Index: 29
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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#1Timothy J. Cunningham (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 13
#2Anne G. WheatonH-Index: 24
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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Mental health and sleep are intricately linked. This study characterized associations of psychological distress with short (≤6 hours) and long (≥9 hours) sleep duration among adults aged ≥18 years. 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data (n = 36,859) from Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennessee, and Washington included the Kessler 6 (K6) scale, which has been psychometrically validated for measuring severe psychological distress (SPD); three specifications were evaluated. Overall, 4....
15 CitationsSource
#1Timothy J. Cunningham (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 13
#2Earl S. FordH-Index: 112
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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Purpose Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) before age 18 have been repeatedly associated with several chronic diseases in adulthood such as depression, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. We examined sex-specific relationships between individual ACEs and the number of ACEs with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the general population.
26 CitationsSource
#1Earl S. FordH-Index: 112
#2Janet B. CroftH-Index: 71
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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Public health and clinical strategies for meeting the emerging challenges of multiple chronic conditions must address the high prevalence of lifestyle-related causes. Our objective was to assess prevalence and trends in the chronic conditions that are leading causes of disease and death among adults in the United States that are amenable to preventive lifestyle interventions.
30 CitationsSource
#1Robert F. AndaH-Index: 69
#2David W. J. BrownH-Index: 1
Last.Wayne H. GilesH-Index: 9
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