Directory of Minority Health Data Resources of the Public Health Service

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Minority Health, 1992 - Health surveys - 232 pages
 

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Page 198 - ... blindness, child health and human development, and general medical sciences. 16 Through our science and advances in health knowledge and technology we have almost doubled life expectancy. Yet the incidence of cataract among people age 60 is nearly 60 percent, and at age 80, it is almost 100 percent. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, yet less than half the people in a national survey could identify glaucoma as a disease of the eye. The causes of blindness...
Page 21 - DAWN collects information only about those drug abuse occurrences which have resulted in an emergency room episode and/or death. The major objectives of the DAWN data system include: the monitoring of drug abuse patterns and trends. Identification of substances associated with drug abuse episodes. and the assessment of health hazards associated with drug abuse.
Page 64 - Site means the land or water area where any facility or activity is physically located or conducted, including adjacent land used in connection with the facility or activity. State means any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. State Director means the chief administrative officer of any State agency operating an approved program, or the delegated representative...
Page 106 - Medicaid certification, staffing patterns, and services offered. Financial characteristics: Total expenses and major components of operation. Residents: Demographic characteristics, living arrangements prior to admission, diagnosis and conditions, functional status, receipt of services (medical, nursing, and therapeutic), cost of care, source of payment. Discharges: A subset of items collected for current residents available from the record. Staff: Data varied with survey. In 1985 survey, characteristics...
Page 106 - ... on residents and discharges are collected by interviewing the nurse who obtains the needed information from the medical records and the next of kin. Estimates are produced for the United States, census regions, and DHHS regions, and in 1977 for five states with the largest nursing home populations. The survey collects data on characteristics of the facility and its finances, of residents, of discharges, and of staff, as follows: Facility: size, ownership, Medicare and Medicaid certification,...
Page 101 - Sample persons were between the ages of 6 months and 74 years inclusive and were noninstitutlonalized civilians. Laboratory analyses, diagnostic tests, interviews, body measurements, and physical and dental examinations were used to collect measures of health and nutritional status. Target conditions of this survey included diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, gallstones, dental disease, otitis media and hearing problems, vision, kidney disease, liver disease, alcohol consumption, drug abuse, depression,...
Page 99 - ... (b) It is, therefore, the purpose of this Act to provide (1) for a continuing survey and special studies to secure on a non-compulsory basis accurate and current statistical information on the amount, distribution, and effects of illness and disability in the United States and the services received for or because of such conditions...
Page 47 - ... traditional measures of birthweight and Apgar score. This tool will be valuable in assessing variation in neonatal outcomes across hospital settings. "Mediators of Birth Outcomes Among Three Low-Income Ethnic Groups" Ruth E. Zambrana, University of California at Los Angeles, Grant No. HS05518 Dr. Zambrana is examining the ethnic differences in birth outcomes among primiparous, low-income Black, Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant women who receive their prenatal care from providers in community...
Page 14 - NIAAA and NIDA announce a new initiative to encourage research on the prevalence of mental disorders that co-occur with drug and/or alcohol disorders, and on drug, alcohol, and mental health services use by American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Applicants for research support...
Page 106 - Data are collected from a sample of all nursing homes in the coterminous United States (1,200 nursing homes listed in the Master Facility Inventory).

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