Tag: "income" at medical news
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...o secondhand smoke outside the home. Families with income
over $41,000 per year were more likely to report having an entirely smoke-free home and to limit exposure outside the home. Exposure to all this secondhand smoke a Class A environmental carcinogen is especially harmful to children, according to th...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...cluding those who are regularly employed but whose income
is below the nation's poverty level, Barnes said. .... For those surveyed, the average annual household income
was less than $15,000, and more than three-fourths of the respondents were employed. Barnes analyzed...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...researchers then divided the participants into two income
groups: those with financial assets above the median level, and those below the median. Assets in the HRS are measured by adding together home equity, savings, stocks, bonds and other assets, and subtracting debts. The median net worth in the study w...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...e range of risk factors, including age, education, income
level, and the toll of other adverse health conditions. The researchers also took note of potentially unhealthy behaviors, including smoking, alcohol use, extreme weight gain or loss, and a sedentary lifestyle. Then, they traced each subject's func...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...or age, sex, race, education, region and household income
were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online. Though this online sample is not a probability sample...
Health inequalities continue to widen, despite government rhetoric
...ngside a general trend of widening inequalities in income
and wealth. Life expectancy continues to rise in t...d into the 2000s, although encouragingly a fall in income
inequalities in the most recent time period can be seen. However, income
inequalities are such that ...
Obesity spreading out to all income levels
...to measure individuals' heights and weights.Family income
was adjusted to 2000 U.S. dollars and was divided into income
quartiles of below $25,000, $25,000-$39,999, $40,000 to $60,000 and above $60,000. The same income
Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas
...bution of the elderly population in the state, and income
and other economic variables. According to her ana...a positive correlation between population density, income
and health care resource availability. Almost all counties of western Kansas and southeastern Kansa...
Poor understanding of coverage deters breast cancer screening
...ithin the last two years. Nearly 40 percent of low income
women have never had a mammogram. Barriers to scre...r in breast cancer screening. Furthermore, age and income
were factors predicting poor understanding of insurance coverage. Women 65 years and older and women...
Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage
...coverage also were more likely to report an annual income
of less than $40,000, compared to those who were willing to pay extra. Surprisingly, Davis says, consumer information about "private gain" and "public good" did not play a significant role in participants' decision-making process. However, participan...
The Lancet calls for higher tax on cigarettes
Governments of high, middle, and low income
countries should commit to annual price increases ...-income countries, people living in low and middle income
countries will be the worst affected, states the editorial. Public-information campaigns and regulat...
Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies
... on the pharmaceutical industry is the substantial income
from drug advertisements, but Smith believes that this is "the least corrupting form of dependence," since the ads are "there for all to see and criticize." The much bigger problem, he argues, lies with journals publishing clinical trials funded by i...
U.S. ranks highest worldwide in use of high-tech imaging
...ied by a factor of 100," Dr. Schweitzer said. When income
was factored into the equation, some of the world's poorest countries (India, China and Indonesia,) had the highest utilization of X-rays relative to dollars of income. "Not surprisingly, the most capital intensive countries more often used CT and MR...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...ly overlooked in medical research. With an average income
of about $18,000 a year, the sample comprised primarily minorities enrolled in the IMPACT public assistance program, which Litwin directs. In addition to battling cancer, the men studied face the day-to-day struggle of making ends meet. However, thes...
In less dense neighborhoods
...ol quality, neighborhood safety, average household income
in the neighborhood, and actual price for the home. The results showed people preferred neighborhoods that were less dense, had a park, had better schools, lower crime, and shorter commutes. Changing various characteristics such as adding a nearby ...
Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...derly, racial/ethnic minorities and those with low income
or without insurance, had the greatest unmet need for treatment. Future and Ongoing Efforts The NIMH epidemiological research portfolio contains several related projects that are focused on mental disorders among adolescents and ethnic subgroup...
Research links heavy drinking and increased mental health risk
...king was also linked to smoking and women from low income
groups were more likely to be heavy drinkers. "In part these relationships may be responsible for the association between heavy drinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression," Dr Alati said. The research is part of the MaterUniversity of Queensla...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...rvey of 325 women of all age groups and across all income
levels conducted by the developers from a group of family, friends, acquaintances and others via word of mouth, 83% of respondents said they would be interested in a screening device they could use at home. Most of the women's concerns related to th...
Even in Canada's universal health plan, wealth effects hospitalization
...equal access to care, independent of the patient's income
level. A study in Health Services Research examin...hospitalizations than their counterparts in higher income
areas," author Leslie Roos states. For six of the nine conditions, individuals living in the lowest...
Seven deadly sins: A new look at society through an old lens
... effect is small compared with the effects of age, income
and changes in circumstances. SLOTH Turnout: a crisis in UK politics? The last two general elections had the second and third worst turnouts since 1900. Professor Charlie Jeffery uses the British Election Study and other surveys of political part...
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