This collection includes articles written by the faculty of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health about environmental health risks including lead poisoning, invasive species, polychlorinated biphenyls (PBCs)

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Submissions from 2016

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Cancer incidence among Asian American populations in the United States, 2009-2011, Hongbin Jin, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Jianbo Xu, and Amei Amei

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Educators' Perceptions Associated with School Garden Programs in Clark County, Nevada: Practices, Resources, Benefits and Barriers, Tomomi Murakami, Jennifer Pharr, and Timothy Bungum

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Inter-Annual Variability of Wintertime PM2.5 Chemical Composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of Changing Source Emissions, Hongmei Xu, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, R.-J. Huang, Zhenxing Shen, L.-W. Antony Chen, Kin Fai Ho, and John G. Watson

Submissions from 2015

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A Grounded Theory Study of Nurse Managers' Preferences in Hiring Newly Licensed RNs, Susan C. Adamek, Lori L. Candela, and Carolee Dodge Francis

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A Neonate with Deformities of the Bilateral Lower Extremities and Bowel and Urinary Incontinence., Tiffany Aman, Dahna Reyes, Francis Banfro, and Echezona Exeanolue

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Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Indigenous Projects in Tribal Reservation Contexts, Nicole R. Bowman, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Monique Tyndall

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Full Day Kindergarten in Nevada: A Health Impact Assessment, K Callahan, S Clark, L Coker, C Coughenour, M Gakh, and Jennifer R. Pharr

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Multi-Wavelength Optical Measurement to Enhance Thermal/Optical Analysis for Carbonaceous Aerosol, L.-W. A. Chen, J. C. Chow, X. L. Wang, J. A. Robles, B. J. Sumlin, D. H. Lowenthal, R. Zimmermann, and J. G. Watson

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Renewable Hydrogen Production from Bio-oil in an Aerosol Pyrolysis System, L.W. Antony Chen, Jerome A. Robles, Judith C. Chow, and S. Kent Hoekman

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Mass Reconstruction Methods for PM2.5: A Review, Judith C. Chow, Douglas H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, and John G. Watson

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Optical Calibration and Equivalence of a Multiwavelength Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, Judith C. Chow, Xiaoliang Wang, Benjamin J. Sumlin, Steven B. Gronstal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Dana L. Trimble, Steven D. Kohl, Sierra R. Mayorga, Gustavo Riggio, and Patrick R. Hurbain

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Characterization of Ambient PM10 Bioaerosols in a California Agricultural Town, Judith C. Chow, Xufei Yang, Xiaoliang Wang, Steven D. Kohl, Patrick R. Hurbain, L.-W. Antony Chen, and John G. Watson

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Happy Trails: The Effect of a Media Campaign on Urban Trail use in Southern Nevada, Sheila Clark, Tim Bungum, Mindy Meacham, and Lisa Coker

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Hyphenation of a EC / OC Thermal-Optical Carbon Analyzer to Photo Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: A New Off-Line Aerosol Mass Spectrometric Approach for Characterization of Primary and Secondary Particulate Matter, J. Diab, T. Streibel, F. Cavalli, S. C. Lee, H. Saathoff, T. Mamakos, J. C. Chow, L.-W. A. Chen, J. G. Watson, and O. Sippula

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Impact of self esteem on risky sexual behaviors among Nigerian adolescents, Victor Enejoh, Jennifer Pharr, Bertille Octavie Mavegam, Ayodotun Olutola, Haruna Karick, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Impact of male partner’s awareness and support for contraceptives on female intent to use contraceptives in southeast Nigeria, Echezona E. Ezeanolue, Juliet Iwelunmor, Ibitola Asaolu, Michael C. Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, Alice Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Wei Yang, and John E. Ehiri

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Effect of a Congregation-Based Intervention on Uptake of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Pregnant Women in Nigeria (Baby Shower): A Cluster Randomised Trial, Echezona E. Ezeanolue, Michael C. Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, John E. Ehiri, Alice Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Wei Yang, Jennifer Pharr, and Gbenga Ogedegbe

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Why are Children Still Being Infected with HIV? Impact of an Integrated Public Health and Clinical Practice Intervention on Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2007-2012., Echezona Ezeanolue, Jennifer R. Pharr, A Hunt, D Patel, and D Jackson

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Knowledge and Awareness of Personal Sickle Cell Genotype Among Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Southeast Nigeria, O U. Ezenwosu, B F. Chukwu, A N. Ikefuna, A T. Hunt, J Keane, I J. Emodi, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Population-Based Prevalence of Malaria Among Pregnant Women in Enugu State, Nigeria: the Healthy Beginning Initiative., J K. Gunn, J E. Ehiri, E T. Jacobs, K C. Ernst, S Pettygrove, L N. Kohler, S D. Haenchen, M C. Obiefune, C O. Ezeanolue, A G. Ogidi, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Integrating Mental Health Screening into Routine Community Maternal and Child Health Activity: Experience from Prevention of Mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) trial in Nigeria., Theddeus Iheanacho, Michael Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Okey C. Nwanyanwu, John E. Ehiri, Jude Ohaeri, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Understanding Factors that Influence Fear of Drowning in Children and Adolescents, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Richard Irwin

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Comorbidity and Survival in Lung Cancer Patients, KM Islam, Xiaqing Jiang, and Ge L. Kan

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Impact of Periodontal Disease on Outcomes in Diabetes, Kenneth Izuora, Echezona Ezeanolue, Karen Schlauch, Michael Neubauer, Civon Gewelber, and Guillermo Umpierrez

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Effect of Periodontal Disease Treatment on Inflammation and Bone Turnover Markers in Patients with Diabetes, Kenneth Izuora, Echezona Ezeanolue, Guogen Shan, Michael F. Neubauer, Civon L. Gewelber, and Guillermo Umpierrez

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Homogeneity Test for Correlated Binary Data, Changxing Ma, Guogen Shan, and Song Liu

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Analyzing U.S. Nurse Turnover: Are Nurses Leaving their Jobs or the Profession Itself?, Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and Guogen Shan

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Reducing the Radiation Dose for Computed Tomography Colonography Using Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction., P J. Millerd, R G. Paden, J T. Lund, A K. Hara, W L. Stiles, M He, Qing Wu, and C D. Johnson

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Longitudinal trends in asthma health care use in Southern Nevada, Sheniz Monnie, Joram S. Seggev, Guogen Shan, Brianna Pergola, and Masaru Teramoto

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Personalized medicine in the era of genomics: An Exciting Time for Today's Practice, Michael A. Nasiak, Xiangning Chen, Qing Wu, Mira Han, Justin Zhan, Jingchun Chen, Jenica Abrudan, and Martin R. Schiller

Nevada State Cancer Plan: 2016-2020 Refining Strategies for the Future of Cancer Control in Nevada, Nevada Cancer Coalition, State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Paulo M. Pinheiro

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Emission Characteristics of Carbonaceous Particles and Trace Gases from Open Burning of Crop Residues in China, Haiyan Ni, Yongming Han, Junji Cao, L.-W. Antony Chen, Jie Tian, Xiaoliang Wang, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Qiyuan Wang, and Ping Wang

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A Comparison of the J-1 Visa Waiver and Loan Repayment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Physicians in Rural Nebraska, Samuel T. Opoku, Betty A. Apenteng, Ge L. Kan, Li-Wu Chen, David Palm, and Thomas Rauner

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Impact of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Knowledge on HIV Prevention Practices Among Traditional Birth Attendants in Nigeria, Alice Osuji, Jennifer R. Pharr, Uche Nwokoro, Anulika Ike, Christiana Ali, Ogheneaga Ejiro, John Osuyali, Michael Obiefune, Kevin Fiscella, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Angiosarcoma of the Scalp and Face: the Mayo Clinic Experience, Samir H. Patel, Richard E. Hayden, Michael L. Hinni, W W. Wong, R L. Foote, S Milani, Qing Wu, S J. Ko, and M Y. Halyard

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Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria: Increasing Ebola Knowledge of Volunteer Health Advisors, Unnati Patel, Jennifer R. Pharr, Chidi Ihesiaba, Frances U. Oduenyi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Michael Obiefune, Nkem Chukwumerije, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Relationship Between Health Locus of Control and Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Nigerian Adolescents, Jennifer R. Pharr and Victor Enejoh

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Barriers to HIV testing among young men who have sex with men (MSM): Experiences from Clark County, Nevada, Jennifer R. Pharr, Nancy L. Lough, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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No Increased Risk for Mesothelioma in Relation to Natural-Occurring Asbestos in Southern Nevada., P S. Pinheiro and H Jin

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Kinematic Analysis of Wrist Motion During Simulated Colonoscopy in First-Year Gastroenterology Fellows, Shiva K. Ratuapli, Kevin C. Ruff, Francisco C. Ramirez, Qing Wu, Deepika Mohankumar, Marco Santello, and David E. Fleischer

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Risk Stratification for Cardiovascular Disease in Women in the Primary Care Setting., R R. Roy, R T. Hurst, S J. Lester, C Kendall, C Baxter, Qing Wu, J Borovansky, J Files, P Panse, S Wilansky, Megan Johnson, Ralf Zimmermann, and John G. Watson

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Feasibility of Ultra-Low Radiation Dose Reduction for Renal Stone CT Using Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction: Prospective Pilot Study, J Scott Kriegshauser, S G. Naidu, R G. Paden, M He, Qing Wu, and A K. Hara

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Exact Statistical Inference for Categorical Data, Guogen Shan

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Improved Confidence Intervals for the Youden Index, Guogen Shan

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Efficient Noninferiority Testing Procedures for Simultaneously Assessing Sensitivity and Specificity of Two Diagnostic Tests, Guogen Shan, Amei Amei, and Daniel Young

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Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2015, Rebecca L. Siegel, Stacey A. Fedewa, Kimberly D. Miller, Ann Goding-Sauer, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, and Ahmedin Jemal

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Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Improving Evidence-Based Asthma Management in an Urban University Student Health Center, Hedian Swanson, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, and Susan VanBeuge

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Association of Physical Activity and the Risk of Obesity in Adolescents with Physical Disabilities., Masa Teramoto, Timothy J. Bungum, Jerry Landwer, and Dale R. Wagner

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Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Relation to Smoking among Adult Nevadans, Masaru Teramoto, Sheniz Moonie, Chad L. Cross, Michelle Chino, and Patricia T. Alpert

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A Biomass Combustion Chamber: Design, Evaluation, and a Case Study of Wheat Straw Combustion Emission Tests, Jie Tian, Junji Cao, Yongming Han, Haiyan Ni, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Rujin Huang, Hans Moosmueller, and John G. Watson

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Exact Confidence Intervals for the Relative Risk and the Odds Ratio, Weizhen Wang and Guogen Shan

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PM2.5 Source Apportionment with Organic Markers in the Southeastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) study, J G. Watson, J C. Chow, D H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, S Shaw, E S. Edgerton, and C L. Blanchard

Social Determinants of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in Nebraska, Jia Wen, Ge L. Kan, and KM Islam

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The Effect of Pre Exercise Carbohydrate Consumption on Cognitive Function, Brian T. Williams, Peter J. Horvath, Harold Burton, John Leddy, Gregory Wilding, Daniel Rosney, and Guogen Shan

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Comparison of Unweighted and Weighted Rank Based Tests for an Ordered Alternative in Randomized Complete Block Designs, Hua Zhang, Guogen Shan, and Daniel Young

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Spatial Parameterization of Infant Mortality in Anhui Province, China, Tonglin Zhang, Xue Shang, and Ge L. Kan

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The Optical Properties of Urban Aerosol in Northern China: A Case Study at Xi’an, Chong-Shu Zhu, Jun-Ji Cao, Kin-Fai Ho, L.-W. Antony Chen, Ru-Jin Huang, Yi-Chen Wang, Hua Li, Zhen-Xing Shen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Hua Li, and Ru-Jin Huang

Submissions from 2014

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Development of a New Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for the Rapid Detection of the Oral Pathogenic Bacterium, Selenomonas Noxia, Patrica Cruz-Perez, Arthuro Mehretu, Mark P. Buttner, Katherine M. Howard, and Theresa Trice

Predicting Multiple Myeloma Disease Activity by Analyzing Natural Calcium Isotopic Composition, G Gordon, J Monge, M Channon, Qing Wu, J Skulan, A Anbar, and R Fonseca

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Runner Identity and Sponsorship: Evaluating the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Nancy L. Lough, Jennifer Pharr, and Jason O. Owen

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Parental Factors That Influence Swimming in Children and Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, and Richard L. Irwin

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Considering Sport Participation as a Source for Physical Activity Among Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

Considering Sport Participation as a Source for Physical Activity among Adolescents, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

Exact approaches for testing non-inferiority or superiority of two incidence rates, Guogen Shan

A new exact unconditional testing procedure for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Unconditional tests for comparing two ordered multinomials, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

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Unconditional Tests for Association in 2 by 2 Contingency Tables in the Total Sum Fixed Design, Guogen Shan and Gregory Wilding

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Risk of Multiple Myeloma In Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies, Kaini Shen, Gufeng Xu, Qing Wu, Daobin Zhou, and Jian Li

Submissions from 2013

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Prevention of type 2 diabetes in urban American Indian/Alaskan Native communities: The Life in BALANCE pilot study, Daniel C. Benyshek, Michelle Chino, Carolee Dodge-Francis, Toricellas O. Begay, Hongbin Jin, and Celeste Giordano

Diet, acculturation and BMI in Hispanics living in Southern Nevada, Anne L. Bolstad and Timothy J. Bungum

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Awareness and beliefs regarding intimate partner violence among first-year dental students, Rhonda J. Everett, Karl Kingsley, Christina A. Demopoulos, Edward E. Herschaft, Christine Lamun, Sheniz Moonie, Timothy J. Bungum, and Michelle Chino

Identifying and reconstruction common cold misconceptions among developing K-12 educators, Marcus L. Johnson and Timothy J. Bungum

Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor-Induced Macrophage Differentiation Influences Myotube Elongation, Sara Keeling, Nadia Deashinta, Katherine M. Howard, Sara Vigil, Sheniz Moonie, and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

Measurement of Polypectomy Rate Using Administrative Claims Data with Validation Against the Adenoma Detection Rate, N. C. Patel, R. S. Islam, Qing Wu, S. R. Gurudu, F. C. Ramirez, M. D. Crowell, and D. O. Faigel

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Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accommodations for patients with disabilities in primary care: a mixed methods study of practice administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino

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Environmental, Human and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Pedestrian Injury and Death in Las Vegas, NV, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Courtney Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

A note on exact conditional and unconditional tests for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Guogen Shan

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Exact unconditional testing procedures for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan

More Efficient Unconditional Tests for Exchangeable Binary Data with Equal Cluster Sizes, Guogen Shan

Efficient tests for one sample correlated binary data with applications, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Randomized two- stage phase II clinical trial designs based on Barnard’s exact test, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

Some tests for detecting trends based on the modified Baumgartner-Weiβ-Schindler statistics, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

ExactCIdiff: An R Package for Computing Exact Confidence Intervals for the Difference of Two Proportions, Guogen Shan and Weizhen Wang

Using Logistic Regression to Investigate Self-Efficacy and the Predictors for NCLEX® Success for Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Linda A. Silvestri, Michele Clark, and Sheniz Moonie

Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and Risk of Fractures: a Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case-Control Studies, Qing Wu, W Qu, M. D. Crowell, J. G. Hentz, and K. A. Frey

Submissions from 2012

Perceived environmental physical activity correlates among Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Timothy J. Bungum, Merrill Russen Landers, Maria Azzarelli, and Sheniz Moonie

Efforts to Identify At-Risk Children for Blood Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics – Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, Lopa H. Shah, Erika R. Marquez, Scott L. Denton, Beverly A. Neyland, Diana Vereschzagin, David A. Gremse, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Asthma severity in children and the quality of life of their parents, Noelle S. Cerdan, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, Dianne J. Cyrkiel, and Shona Rue

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Type 2 Diabetes Science and American Indian / Alaska Native Culture: Creating a National K-12 Curriculum Prevention Strategy for Native Youth, Carolee Dodge Francis and Michelle Chino

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Health Effects Associated with Foreclosure: A Secondary Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data, Nancy N. Menzel, Sheniz Moonie, and Melva Thompson-Robinson

Application of field portable-XRF to the analysis of desert varnish samples in areas impacted by coal-fired power plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, and Shawn Gerstenberger

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Health Disparities Experienced by People with Disabilities in the US: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Timothy J. Bungum

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Differentiation of Social and Cause-Related Marketing in Professional Sport, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

Lead Poisoning due to Geophagia: The Consumption of Miniature Pottery, Ashley Marie Phipps, Heather Fels, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Two-stage k-sample designs for the ordered alternative problem, Guogen Shan, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

An efficient and exact approach for detecting trends with binary endpoints, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

Body Weight and Leukocyte Infiltration After an Acute Exercise-Related Injury in Ovariectomized Mice Treated with Estrogen and Progesterone, Barbara St Pierre Schneider, Sara A. Vigil, and Sheniz Moonie