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Tak, SangWoo; Groenewold, Matthew; Alterman, Toni; Park, Robert M.; Calvert, Geoffrey M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Work-related injuries and illnesses in the educational services sector have not been well studied. This analysis examined whether teachers and other school workers are at higher risk of head/chest cold compared to all other workers in the United States. Methods: Seven years (1998-2004) of National Health Interview Survey data on…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Anatomy, Class Size, School Personnel
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Cuffe, Steven P.; Moore, Charity G.; McKeown, Robert – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2009
Objective: Describe the general health, comorbidities and health service use among U.S. children with ADHD. Method: The 2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) contained the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ; used to determine probable ADHD), data on medical problems, overall health, and health care utilization. Results: Asthma…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Problems, Family Income, Health Insurance
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Schnittker, Jason – Social Forces, 2009
Pooling National Health Interview Survey 1972-1996 data, this study examines whether the threshold of health is rising, such that individuals are more likely to report poor health based on weaker symptoms. The results suggest that those with some form of disability report poor health more often today than they did in the past. Yet the results also…
Descriptors: Health, Status, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Standards
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Berrigan, David; Dodd, Kevin; Troiano, Richard P.; Reeve, Bryce B.; Ballard-Barbash, Rachel – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
Understanding the prevalence and demographic correlates of physical activity is important for public health and epidemiological research. This analysis examines the association between acculturation and physical activity in a large (similar to 5,000) sample of Hispanic adults from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey. Scores for eight…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Acculturation, Adults, Hispanic Americans
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Bourdon, Karen H.; Goodman, Robert; Rae, Donald S.; Simpson, Gloria; Koretz, Doreen S. – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005
Objective: To evaluate the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in a U.S. national population sample of children and adolescents, develop normative scoring bands, and test the association of high-scoring groups with service contacts or use for mental health reasons. Method: An Americanized version of the Strengths and Difficulties…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Rating Scales, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Test Construction
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Patterson, Paul Daniel; Moore, Charity G.; Probst, Janice C.; Shinogle, Judith Ann – Journal of Rural Health, 2004
Context and Purpose: Obesity and physical inactivity are common in the United States, but few studies examine this issue within rural populations. The present study uses nationally representative data to study obesity and physical inactivity in rural populations. Methods: Data came from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Obesity, Rural Population, Predictor Variables