Tag: "households" at medical news
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
...mly selected from a panel of more than 40,000 U.S. households
maintained by Knowledge Networks, a survey research firm. The firm recruits panel members via standard telephone sampling methods; in return for regularly completing online surveys, the panel members receive free Internet equipment and access. Prev...
Number of insecticide-treated nets available to African households needs to be increased
...icide-treated nets (ITNs) are available in African households
that are at risk of malaria and how many ITNs are ...ican countries for 2003, the average proportion of households
possessing at least 1 ITN was 6.7 percent; an estimated 16.7 million ITNs were available in househol...
Research demonstrates link between domestic violence and asthma
...large nationally representative database of 92,000 households
in India, where domestic violence is highly prevalent. Each respondent was surveyed in a face-to-face interview in one of 18 Indian languages. Respondents were asked if anyone in the household suffered from asthma, and were also asked about a person...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...hen the programme began, only 31% of India's rural households
had electricity connections compared to 76% of urban households. On average, power went down for one hour of every six in peak periods. And tariffs for grid power, up drastically in recent years, are expected to rise even further. Despite high cap...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...uld decline the most for lower and moderate income households
and rise for the highest income earners. Under President Bush's proposal, family spending on health care is estimated to fall by a net $31 billion in 2007 due to income tax savings. But tax savings disproportionately accrue to people in higher income...
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
...onao, Dominican Republic. They monitored about 150 households
without filters for four months, assessing the rat...concrete containers that hold gravel and sand. All households
were monitored for another six months. The team's initial analysis showed the filter reduced diarrhe...
1-parent households double risk of childhood sexual abuse
...HILADELPHIA -- Adult men who grew up in one-parent households
are more likely to have been abused as children, a...tatus, and still found that children of one-parent households
were at an increased risk for childhood sexual abuse. Though all one-parent homes appeared to have i...
RAND study finds walking more likely in neighborhoods with more 4-way intersections
... Survey of 1995 that included interviews of 42,033 households
nationwide. The main cities were Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington. Information about the urban makeup of study neighborhoods was taken from the 2000 Census. ...
States with higher levels of gun ownership have higher homicide rates
...d men of all ages, are higher in states where more households
have guns. The study appears in the February 2007 ...vey found that approximately one in three American households
reported firearm ownership. Analyses that controlled for several measures of resource deprivation...
Study finds major variation in Medicare Rx drug costs
... District of Columbia, based on average income for households
with no wage earners (such as retirees) adjusted for the cost of living in each state. In two of the four cases, they found that the expected costs of prescription drugs were comparatively higher in the states with comparatively lower average income...
New Congress should focus on covering the uninsured, reducing health costs, according to new survey
...spondents said (on average) that the proportion of households
spending more than 10 percent of income (and 5 percent for those with low incomes) on health care costs could be reduced from 17 percent currently to 10 percent. Respondents also said that the total cost of health care as a percentage of gross domest...
The future of federally funded food programs -- Can they also fight obesity?
... be more at-risk for weight gain. "Many low-income households
face what is known as the 'double burden of diseas...ich is now a more prevalent problem for low-income households
than under-nutrition." Kennedy and Tufts co-authors, including Beatrice Rogers, PhD, and Parke Wi...
Australians support mandatory fitness testing to combat childhood obesity
...ndatory fitness testing was almost as high amongst households
with dependent children under the age of 16 as those without, with 77% of parents supporting such a measure. Research Australia Chief Executive Officer Rebecca James said such strong support for mandatory fitness testing is surprising given expert o...
Study finds three-quarters of women are households' chief cook and food shopper
...men, 79 per cent were mainly responsible for their households
food shopping and 72 per cent were mainly responsi... be that many of our study participants grew up in households
that were traditionally structured, with their mothers in charge of most domestic duties. With this...
In case of pandemic flu majority of Americans willing to make major changes in their lives
.... More than four in ten people living in one-adult households
(45%) and about one third of low-income (36%), African-American (34%), disabled (33%), and chronically ill (32%) adults say they would not have anyone to take care of them if they were sick and had to remain at home that long. A substantial proport...
Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal mortality worldwide
...ell, a Series author from LSHTM. Currently, many households
do not seek professional care at delivery because they cannot afford the costs, according to the fourth paper in the Series. To make the health centre strategy work, health care fees for mothers need to be removed and where insurance schemes exists, ...
Surveys find outright hunger among Latino immigrants in North Carolina
...d. "National data showed that 82.4 percent of U.S. households
with children were food secure, 13.3 percent were food insecure without hunger and 4.3 percent reported hunger." She added, "Policy makers need to reconsider access to food programs in the light of the levels of food insecurity and hunger and its sho...
Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying
...ner violence annually. Overall, 51 percent of the households
in the Seattle study reported intimate partner violence during either or both of two specified times over a five-year period. It also found that: Girls reported higher rates than boys for bullying others, accounting for 61 percent of the reported ...
Human rights abuses frequent in Haiti's capital
...e University, Detroit, USA, did a random survey of households
in the greater Port-au-Prince area of Haiti. Participants were asked if they or anyone in their household had suffered any human rights violations such as murders, rapes, extra-judiciary arrests, larceny, or physical assaults in the 22-month period f...
Parents of teens more likely than parents of younger children to store firearms unsafely
... JAMA/Archives journals. About one-third of U.S. households
with children also contain firearms, and many fire...ional injury or suicide, 14 to 30 percent of these households
store at least one firearm loaded and about 43 percent store one unlocked. Nearly 2 million childre...
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