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EQ-5D Value Sets : Inventory, Comparative Review and User Guide

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edited by Agota Szende, Mark Oppe, and Nancy Devlin. --Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer , c2007.
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Szende, Agota
Other Authors
Oppe, Mark
Devlin, Nancy
Responsibility
edited by Agota Szende, Mark Oppe, and Nancy Devlin
Place of Publication
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Series Vol.
v. 2
Series Title
EuroQol Group Monographs
ISBN
9781402055119
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Indicators
Quality of Life
Research Design
Subjects (LCSH)
Quality of Life
Format
e-Book
Location
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Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures

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Victor R. Preedy, Ronald R. Watson (eds.). --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Preedy, Victor R.
Watson, Ronald R.
Responsibility
Victor R. Preedy, Ronald R. Watson (eds.)
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9780387786650
9780387786643 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost of Illness
Health Status Indicators
Quality of Life
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Health at a glance : OECD indicators 2005

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (3rd ed.) --Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development | OECD Publishing , 2005.
Call Number
W 74 H43345 2005
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 74 H43345 2005
Corporate Author
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Other Authors
OECD
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Paris, France
Publisher
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
OECD Publishing
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
172 p. : col. ill.
ISBN
9264012621
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Indicators
Delivery of Health Care - utilization
Health Care Costs
Medical Economics
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Health indicators

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Canadian Institute for Health Information. --Ottawa, ON: CIHI , 2003.
Call Number
W 84 DC2 H341 2003 RES
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IWK Health Sciences Library
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RESERVE
Call Number
W 84 DC2 H341 2003 RES
Corporate Author
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
CIHI
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
24 p.
ISBN
1553921933
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - statistics & numerical data
Health Services Needs and Demands - statistics & numerical data
Health Surveys
Health Status Indicators
Canada
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
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Health in rural Canada

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Kulig, Judith C. --Vancouver, BC: UBC Press , c2012.
Call Number
WA 390 H434 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 390 H434 2012
Author
Kulig, Judith C
Other Authors
Williams, Allison M
Place of Publication
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
UBC Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
543 p.
ISBN
9780774821735
Subjects (MeSH)
Rural Health - Canada
Rural Health Services - Canada
Health Status Indicators - Canada
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use

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Streiner, David L. (5th ed.) --New York, NY: Oxford University Press , 2015.
Call Number
WA 950 S915 2015
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 950 S915 2015
Author
Streiner, David L.
Other Authors
Norman, Geoffrey R.
Cairney, John
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2015
Physical Description
399 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Health Status Indicators
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Surveys
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use

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Streiner, David L. (4th ed.) --Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 2008.
Call Number
WA 950 S915h 2008
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Call Number
WA 950 S915h 2008
Author
Streiner, David L
Other Authors
Norman, Geoffrey R
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
431 p.
ISBN
9780199231881
Subjects (MeSH)
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Copies
2
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3 weeks
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Health, United States, 2019

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National Center for Health Statistics (US). (2019 edition) --Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics , 2021.
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Health, United States, 2019 is the 43rd report on the health status of the nation and is submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of the United States in compliance with Section 308 of the Public Health Service Act. This report was compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Health, United States series presents an annual overview of national trends in key health indicators. …
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National Center for Health Statistics (US)
Edition
2019 edition
Place of Publication
Hyattsville, MD
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Health Status Indicators
Social Determinants of Health
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Demography
Public Health
Abstract
Health, United States, 2019 is the 43rd report on the health status of the nation and is submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of the United States in compliance with Section 308 of the Public Health Service Act. This report was compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Health, United States series presents an annual overview of national trends in key health indicators. The 2019 report presents current information and trends on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures in a 20-figure Chartbook. The Health, United States, 2019 Chartbook is supplemented by several other products, including Trend Tables, an At-a-Glance table, Appendixes, and Spotlight Infographics available for download on the Health, United States website at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/index.htm.
Contents
Highlights: Health Status and Determinants -- Health Care Access and Utilization -- Health Care Resources -- Health Care Expenditures and Payers -- Chartbook: Health Status and Determinants -- Health Care Access and Utilization -- Health Care Resources -- Health Care Expenditures and Payers -- Chartbook Data Tables -- Technical Notes -- References -- Trend Tables Appendixes: Appendix I. Data Sources -- Appendix II. Definitions and Methods.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Statistics
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Nova Scotia health survey, 1995

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Nova Scotia. Dept. of Health, Heart Health Nova Scotia. --Halifax, NS: N.S. Dept. of Health , 1996.
Call Number
WA 900 N935 1996
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 900 N935 1996
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia. Dept. of Health
Heart Health Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
N.S. Dept. of Health
Date of Publication
1996
ISBN
0888713878
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Surveys - Nova Scotia
Health Status Indicators - Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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1
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Nova Scotia health survey, The : 1995

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Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness. --Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness | Heart Health Nova Scotia , 1996.
Call Number
WA 900 DC2.1 N9 1996
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 900 DC2.1 N9 1996
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness
Other Authors
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness
Heart Health Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness
Heart Health Nova Scotia
Date of Publication
1996
Physical Description
65 p.
ISBN
888713878
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Surveys - statistics & numerical data
Public Health - statistics & numerical data
Health Status Indicators
Health Behavior
Health Status - statistics
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Right-to-Work Laws and the Crumbling of American Public Health

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Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses the socioeconomic effects of Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on state populations. RTW laws forbid requiring union membership even at union-represented worksites. The core of the 22 long-term RTW states was the Confederacy, cultural descendants of rigidly hierarchical agrarian feudal England. RTW laws buttress hierarchy and power imbalance which unions minimize at the worksite and by encouraging higher educational attainment, social mobility, and individual empowerment through grou…
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Wallace, Deborah
Other Authors
Wallace, Rodrick
Responsibility
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 160 p.) : 64 illus.
ISBN
9783319727844
9783319727837 (print ed.)
9783319727851 (print ed.)
9783319892078 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Employment - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Status Indicators
Labor Unions
Public Health - statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book discusses the socioeconomic effects of Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on state populations. RTW laws forbid requiring union membership even at union-represented worksites. The core of the 22 long-term RTW states was the Confederacy, cultural descendants of rigidly hierarchical agrarian feudal England. RTW laws buttress hierarchy and power imbalance which unions minimize at the worksite and by encouraging higher educational attainment, social mobility, and individual empowerment through group validation. Contrary to claims of RTW proponents, RTW and non-RTW states do not differ significantly in unemployment rates. RTW states have higher poverty rates, lower median household incomes, and lower educational attainment on average and median than non-RTW states. RTW states on average and median have lower life expectancy, higher obesity prevalence, and higher rates of all-cause mortality, early mortality from chronic conditions, child mortality, and risk behaviors than non-RTW states. The higher mortality rates result in startlingly higher annual numbers of years of life lost before age 75. Stroke mortality at age 55-64 in RTW states results in nearly 10,000 years annually lost in excess of what it would be if the mortality rate were that of non-RTW states. A review of respected publications describes the physiological mechanisms and epidemiology of accelerated aging due to socioeconomic stress. Unions challenge hierarchy directly at work-sites and indirectly through encouraging college education, social mobility, and community and political engagement. How startling that feudal hierarchy lives in 21stácentury America, shaping vast differences between states in macro- and micro-economics, educational attainment, innovation, life expectancy, obesity prevalence, chronic disease mortality, infant and child mortality, risk behaviors, and other public health markers! Readers will gain insight about the coming clash between feudal individualism and adaptive collectivism, and, in the last chapter, on ways to win the clash by "missionary" work for collectivism.
Contents
The post-World War II America and the high point of union participation -- What unions do for workers -- Social and economic measures nationally and by RTW status -- Social economic differences: RTW and non-RTW states -- Measures of death -- Early mortality from Ischemic heart disease (Coronary Heart Disease) -- Premature unspecified stroke mortality -- Obesity and diabetes -- American child mortality, low-weight births -- Taking risks -- Resilience -- RTW laws and public health.
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Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors

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Damien de Walque editor. --Washington, D.C.: The World Bank , c2014.
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Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are …
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Walque, Damien de
Responsibility
Damien de Walque editor
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
The World Bank
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (207 p.)
Series Title
Human Development Perspectives
ISBN
9780821399071
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Public Health
Health Behavior
Health Status Indicators
Poverty
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Social Problems
Subjects (LCSH)
Risk-taking (Psychology) - Developing countries
Health risk assessment - Developing countries
Health behavior - Developing countries
Public health - Developing countries
Poverty - Developing countries
Health status indicators - Developing countries
Social problems - Developing countries
Health behavior
Abstract
Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are formed and what are their consequences.
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Notes; References; Chapter 1: Overview of the Prevalence and Trends of Risky Behaviors in the Developing World; Introduction; Illicit Drug Use; Tables; 1.1 Annual Prevalence of Drug Use by World Region; Smoking; Maps; 1.1 Males Who Smoke Cigarettes, 2010 or latest available data; 1.2 Females Who Smoke Cigarettes, 2010 or latest available data; 1.2 Countries with Highest Percentage of Male Smokers; 1.3 Countries with Highest Percentage of Female Smokers; Figures 1.1 The Tobacco Continuum and the Four Stages of the Smoking Epidemic in Males; 1.2 The Tobacco Continuum and the Four Stages of the Smoking Epidemic in Females; Alcohol Consumption; 1.3 Total Adult Per Capita Consumption, in liters of pure alcohol, 2008 or latest available; 1.4 Countries with Highest Per Capita Consumption of Alcohol, liters of pure alcohol; 1.4 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths as a Percentage of Total Deaths, 2004; 1.5 Patterns of Drinking Score by Country, 2005; 1.5 Countries with Highest Patterns of Drinking Score (PDS); Overweight and Obesity 1.6 Male Overweight (BMI> 25) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.7 Female Overweight (BMI> 25) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.8 Male Obesity (BMI> 30) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.9 Female Obesity (BMI> 30) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.6 Countries with Highest Percentage of Obese Males, 2008; 1.7 Countries with Highest Percentage of Obese Females, 2008; 1.3 Trends in Overweight Males (BMI> 25) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; 1.4 Trends in Obese Males (BMI> 30) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa 1.5 Trends in Overweight Females (BMI> 25) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; 1.6 Trends in Obese Females (BMI> 30) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; Risky Sex; 1.10 Adult HIV Prevalence by Country, 2011; 1.8 Countries with Highest HIV Prevalence; 1.11 Age-Specific Fertility Rate among Young Women Ages 15-19; Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Determinants of Risky Behavior; Introduction; Education; Wealth and Income; Prices; Life Expectancy and Competing Risks; Information and Beliefs; Risk Compensation; Psychological Determinants of Risk-Taking Social Determinants of Risk-Taking; Biological Determinants of Risk-Taking; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: The Consequences of Risky Behaviors; Introduction; Individual Consequences; 3.1 Opportunity Costs of Smoking; 3.1 Calories That Can Be Purchased with the Cost of One Pack of Cigarettes; 3.1 Annual Per-Patient Spending for Diabetes Management; 3.2 Diabetes Expenditure in 2012; 3.3 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths; 3.4 Drug Use and Disease Prevalence, Selected Countries; Consequences to Immediate Peers; 3.2 Fraction of Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in the Home, Selected Countries 3.3 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Violence.
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Self-Reported Population Health : An International Perspective based on EQ-5D

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Agota Szende, Bas Janssen, Juan Cabases, editors. --Dordrecht: SpringerOpen , c2014.
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The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets…
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Szende, Agota
Janssen, Bas
Cabases, Juan
Other Authors
EuroQol Group
Responsibility
Agota Szende, Bas Janssen, Juan Cabases, editors
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 196 p.) : 14 illus., 9 illus. in color.
ISBN
9789400775961
9789400775978 (Print ed.)
9789400775954 (Print ed.)
9789402402117 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Population Health
Self Report
Other Subjects
Europe
Specialty
Health Services Research
Public Health
Abstract
The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets of EQ-5D data, as well as clear explanations and guidance for users. There is an unmet need to produce a comprehensive book that captures up-to-date and expanded information of EQ-5D self-reported health and index values. EQ-5D population norms and cross-country analyses are provided from representative national surveys of 20 countries and additional regional surveys. This book will be a must for those who believe that how people report and value health is very important.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Data and Methods -- 3. Population Norms for the EQ-5D -- 4. Cross-Country Analysis of EQ-5D Data -- 5. Socio-demographic Indicators Based on EQ-5D -- Annex 1: EQ-5D Population Norms. National Surveys -- Annex 2: EQ-5D Population Norms. Regional Surveys.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Statistics
Tables
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Social determinants of health

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Marmot, Michael. (2nd ed.) --Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 2006.
Call Number
WA 30 S678 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 30 S678 2006
Author
Marmot, Michael
Other Authors
Wilkinson, Richard G.
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
x, 366 p. : ill., maps
ISBN
0198565895
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Status Indicators
Public Health
Social Determinants of Health
Social Medicine
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Services Accessibility
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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The South Texas Health Status Review : A Health Disparities Roadmap

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Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2013.
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As America's most populous state goes, so goes the nation. And within that state, the 38 counties comprising South Texas--a highly populated, largely Hispanic area characterized by high uninsured rates and low numbers of health care providers--are emblematic of nationwide crises in public health. The South Texas Health Status Review: A Health Disparities Roadmap brings health care disparities to light in instructive detail. Over thirty key health conditions and risk factors, such as breast canc…
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Ramirez, Amelie G
Thompson, Ian M
Vela, Leonel
Responsibility
Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 138 p.) : 127 illus.
ISBN
9783319002330
9783319002323 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Disparities
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Minority Health
Hispanic Americans
Other Subjects
Texas
Specialty
Health Services Research
Public Health
Abstract
As America's most populous state goes, so goes the nation. And within that state, the 38 counties comprising South Texas--a highly populated, largely Hispanic area characterized by high uninsured rates and low numbers of health care providers--are emblematic of nationwide crises in public health. The South Texas Health Status Review: A Health Disparities Roadmap brings health care disparities to light in instructive detail. Over thirty key health conditions and risk factors, such as breast cancer, diabetes, obesity, tuberculosis, smoking and alcohol use, lead exposure, birth defects, and homicide rates, are analyzed by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and location (urban or rural). The results are compared with the rest of Texas and the nation as a whole. A section on conclusions and recommendations outlines factors contributing to these conditions and offers suggestions for improvement. This important data should stimulate further population studies and provide impetus for targeted public health interventions and community outreach programs to reduce health inequities and advance care access in the state and the U.S. at large. Major health issues covered in the report include: communicable diseases, cancer incidence and mortality, maternal and child health, chronic diseases, behavioral risk factors in adults, environmental health issues, suicide, homicide, and vehicular mortality. The South Texas Health Status Review contains valuable lessons for researchers in health promotion and health disparities, as well as community health professionals. Policymakers involved in reducing health disparities will find it especially useful.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. South Texas Population Characteristics. -- 3. Access to Health Care in South Texas -- 4. Communicable Diseases -- 5. Cancer Incidence and Mortality -- 6. Maternal and Child Health -- 7. Chronic Diseases -- 8. Behavioral Risk Factors in Adults -- 9. Environmental Health Issues -- 10. Injury -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Data Sources -- Appendix B: Data Analysis Methods -- Appendix C: South Texas County Demographics, 2010.
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Statistical report on the health of Canadians

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--Ottawa, ON: Health Canada , 1999.
Call Number
WA 100 S64 1999
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 100 S64 1999
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Health Canada
Date of Publication
1999
Physical Description
[various pagings]
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status
Health Status Indicators
Attitude to Health
Canada
Notes
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Format
Book
Publication Type
Statistics
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course

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Michel Oris, Caroline Roberts, Dominique Joye, Michèle Ernst Stähli, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2016.
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This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such p…
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Oris, Michel
Roberts, Caroline
Joye, Dominique
Ernst Stähli, Michèle
Responsibility
Michel Oris, Caroline Roberts, Dominique Joye, Michèle Ernst Stähli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 244 p. 23 illus.)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Life course research and social policies
ISBN
9783319241579
9783319241555 (Print ed.)
9783319241562 (Print ed.)
9783319795867 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2211-7776
Subjects (MeSH)
Demography
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys - methods
Risk Factors
Vulnerable Populations
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.
Contents
Surveying Human Vulnerabilities Across the Life Course: Balancing Substantive and Methodological Challenges -- Representation of Vulnerability and the Elderly. A Total Survey Error Perspective on the VLV Survey -- Adapting Quantitative Survey Procedures: The Price for Assessing Vulnerability? Lessons from a Large-Scale Survey on Aging and Migration in Switzerland -- Vulnerability Following a Critical Life Event: Temporary Crisis or Chronic Distress? A Psychological Controversy, Methodological Considerations, and Empirical Evidence -- A Survey of Couples Facing Breast Cancer in Women -- Career Pathways and Professional Transitions: Preliminary Results from the First Wave of a 7-Year Longitudinal Study -- How to Survey Displaced Workers in Switzerland: Ways of Addressing Sources of Bias -- Using Life History Calendars to Survey Vulnerability -- Studying Youth Transitions Through a Social Network: First Impressions -- Attrition in the Swiss Household Panel: Are Vulnerable Groups more Affected than Others?
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Toward a healthy future

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Prepared by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health. --[Ottawa, ON]: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada , 1999.
Call Number
WA 100 T64 1999
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 100 T64 1999
Corporate Author
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health
Other Authors
Meeting of the Ministers of Health (Sept., 1999: Charlottetown, PE)
Responsibility
Prepared by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health
Place of Publication
[Ottawa, ON]
Publisher
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Date of Publication
1999
Physical Description
various pagings
ISBN
662276256
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status
Health Status Indicators
Child Development
Child Welfare
Attitude to Health
Canada
Notes
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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