Tag: "weighted" at medical news
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
... 1,299 U.S. adults aged 40 and over. The data were weighted
to be representative of the total U.S. adult popul... primary care physician and cardiologist data were weighted
to be representative of their respective populations in the U.S. The nurse data are unweighted and a...
Study investigates value of 'center of excellence' designation
...gests that NCI cancer center designation should be weighted
less heavily than other factors in deciding where to undergo major cancer surgery." And they reassure patients who do not live near an NCI cancer center, saying they can optimize their odds after cancer surgery by selecting high-volume surgeons with ...
Researchers show the BEST way to reduce osteoporosis risk
...of cardiovascular weight-bearing activity, such as weighted
walking, stair climbing and jogging, and small muscle group exercises involving therabands and physio-balls round out the study regimen. The key to achieving the goal of improved bone health is in the intensity of the weight-bearing workout and the l...
One in 6 chronically ill adults skip Rx drugs due to cost
...illnesses. When the sample of surveyed adults was weighted
to reflect national population characteristics, the researchers found that half of all respondents had monthly prescription-related costs of $50 or more, and 25 percent had monthly costs of $100 or more. Eighty-three percent of respondents had some f...
National study shows 82 percent of U.S. homes have mouse allergens
...the 831 homes, the contribution from each home was weighted
as necessary to ensure that the statistics are representative of the U.S. population. Dust samples used in the study were collected from kitchen and living room floors, upholstered furniture, beds, and bedroom floors. Kitchen floor concentrations exc...
Poor kids' health insurance situation changes often, affecting their medical care, study finds
...r public insurance programs. The survey sample was weighted
so that results could be extrapolated to the entire U.S. population. "If the trends we see were true in 1999, when the economy was healthy and states had just developed new SCHIP public insurance programs for low-income children, we can only speculat...
2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified
...portance as an indicator of allergy severity. The weighted
factors were then tallied to assign a total score that determined the ranking as a Spring Allergy Capital TM . The following list includes 1 through 50 of America's Top 100 Spring Allergy Capitals TM for 2004: 1. Atlanta, GA 2. Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC ...
Are toddlers who can't sleep at higher risk of becoming teens who smoke, drink or do drugs?
... an alcohol problem, reflecting the larger study's weighted
population. All of the children lived with both parents, and all were Caucasian. The children were from similar economic backgrounds. By age 12 to 14, about 32 percent of the boys had started drinking alcohol, and 40 percent of that group had been...
Risk for lowered cognitive performance is greater in people at high risk for stroke
...ility of experiencing stroke within 10 years using weighted
combinations of age, systolic blood-pressure, presence of diabetes, cigarette smoking, history of cardiovascular disease, treatment for hypertension and atrial fibrillation. After determining the risk of stroke for each individual, the researchers as...
Fox Chase Cancer Center named best place to work in the US for academia researchers
...nstitutions' overall rankings, The Scientist first weighted
each factor based on the percentage of respondents...er institution from all respondents on all factors weighted
according to their regional importance. "We are extremely collegial and collaborative, with a can-do...
Medicare+Choice enrollees face continued cost increases in 2003, costs have doubled since 1999
...1438 2002 - $1786 2003 - $1964 Note: Results are weighted
by plan enrollment. Out-of-pocket cost estimates include the Medicare Part B premium, the Medicare+Choice premium, spending for physician and hospital copayments, and outpatient prescription drugs not covered by the M+C package. Source: Mathematica P...
Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy
...performing the screenings. In some cases, data was weighted
in a way to favor more screenings. For example, it's not known how accurate vaginal smears are for detecting vaginal cancer. Researchers assumed it was as accurate as the test is for cervical cancer. At best, the difference between no screening and a...
Straightforward assessment to improve identification of people at high risk from colorectal cancer
...practitioner's letter and for the questionnaire. A weighted
numerical score was derived from the weighting of ...e 2268 patients had colorectal cancer. The average weighted
numerical score was substantially higher (76.5) for patients with cancer than for patients who did n...
New research on Tourette's syndrome
...th Tourette's, "BF", by asking him to hold a small weighted
boxfitted with sensors that recorded his grip force and movements. The sensorsmeasured how BF modified his grip on the box when asked to move his arm. If the tics were spasmodic reflex actions, BF would not have time toadjust his grip during ...
... reports, while thehighest rates of damage reports weighted
by population are on the plains fromNorth Dakota and Oklahoma. According to Richard Kithil of the National Lightning Safety Institute, mostreports of the economic impact of lightning are contradictory and underreported.The National Weather Service St...