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Greg Sharp, The State University of New York at Buffalo
Activity Spaces and Adult Health: The Role of (Non)Residential Connections
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Desai leads establishment of National Data Innovation Centre in New Delhi
Far-reaching program will stimulate research, support graduate student development in India and U.S.
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Chen research identifies benefits of local mental health services
American Journal of Preventive Medicine article reports racial and ethnic minorities experience a disproportionate burden of co-existing mental, physical conditions
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File Troff document (with manpage macros)Flies Without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on improving India’s municipal public health services
Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland, et al. // Keywords: Public health, Sanitation, Urban, Local government, India, Governance, Devolution; 2017-005
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Das Gupta research cited in Gorakhpur tragedy story
Opinion piece calls to make "provision of public goods" central to Indian democracy
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Keera Allendorf, Indiana University Bloomington
Parents’ Valuation of Approving a Child’s Spouse in a Context of Marital Change
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Hui Zheng, The Ohio State University
The Role of Mortality Selection in Demography of Aging and Health Disparities
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Astri Syse, Statistics Norway
The role of family members' resources on an individual's health
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Mieke Eeckhaut, University of Delaware
Recent Trends and Patterns in the Use of Long-Acting Contraception in the United States
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Article Reference Troff document (with manpage macros)Prevalence and Correlates of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy in Georgia: Evidence from a National Survey
Background: While alcohol consumption is pervasive in the country of Georgia, the extent of alcohol consumption among pregnant women is yet to be examined. The goal of this study is to examine prevalence and correlates of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Georgia. Methods: Using data from the World Health Organization’s Stepwise approach to noncommunicable disease risk factor surveillance in Georgia, this study examined prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of alcohol use among pregnant women in Georgia. The study sample of reproductive age (18-45) women was drawn from the STEPS, which is a large and nationally representative survey of adults with a 95% participation rate. Frequencies, multivariate analyses and related statistics were computed to describe and study associations among the target population and the odds of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Results: Only 66 individuals in the sample were pregnant. About 13% of pregnant women consumed alcohol in the past 30 days and nearly 70% of them engaged in binge drinking on at least one occasion. Pregnant women who were young, married, homemakers, living in two-member households and in the lowest bracket of monthly income had the highest likelihood of consuming alcohol and binge drinking. The study results were statistically significant (p< .05). Conclusions: This study reveals the magnitude of alcohol consumption and binge drinking among reproductive age women in Georgia. This study also shows prevalence and correlates of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Georgia. The results identify characteristics of women who are most likely to use alcohol during pregnancy. Given that, alcohol use is a modifiable behavioral risk factor, the findings in this study provide the foundation for evidence-based prevention strategies that target pregnant and reproductive age women.
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