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adolescent comprehension of emergency contraception in new york city.to estimate comprehension of the over-the-counter emergency contraception label among female adolescents aged 12 through 17 years, and to compare the results with a similar study that focused on adults.200919305328
the impact of prescriptions on sex partner treatment using expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis infection, new york city, 2014-2015.chlamydia trachomatis reinfections, often resulting from resuming sex with untreated partners, can increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. expedited partner therapy (ept) has been shown to prevent reinfection when provided as medication (medication-ept) that patients give to sex partners; however, ept is often provided as a prescription (prescription-ept). we compared partner treatment outcomes for medication-ept versus prescription-ept.201627893595
differential habitat use or intraguild interactions: what structures a carnivore community?differential habitat use and intraguild competition are both thought to be important drivers of animal population sizes and distributions. habitat associations for individual species are well-established, and interactions between particular pairs of species have been highlighted in many focal studies. however, community-wide assessments of the relative strengths of these two factors have not been conducted. we built multi-scale habitat occupancy models for five carnivore taxa of new york's adiro ...201626731404
specialist availability in emergencies: contributions of response times and the use of ad hoc coverage in new york state.nationwide, hospitals struggle to maintain specialist on-call coverage for emergencies. we seek to further understand the issue by examining reliability of scheduled coverage and the role of ad hoc coverage when none is scheduled.201626868050
extending the 5cs: the health plan tobacco cessation index.to describe the smoking cessation services covered by licensed health plans in new york, and to evaluate plan characteristics that could account for variation in services.201425414983
pediatric hematology providers on referral for transplant evaluation for sickle cell disease: a regional perspective.hematology referral for evaluation is a key step for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for sickle cell disease (scd). pediatric scd providers in the us northeast (new york-mid-atlantic and new england regions) were surveyed anonymously for perspectives and practices regarding transplant referral and compared by whether they practiced at scd transplant centers. data were analyzed using the fisher exact test, χ test, and logistic regression. half of the respondents practiced primarily at tra ...201424633300
perceptions of the risks and benefits of fish consumption: individual choices to reduce risk and increase health benefits.studies of fish consumption often focus on awareness of and adherence to advisories, how much fish people eat, and contaminant levels in those fish. this paper examines knowledge and accuracy of risks and benefits of fish consumption among fishers and other recreationists in the new york bight, indicative of whether they could make sound dietary decisions. while most respondents knew about health risks (70%) and benefits (94%) of consuming fish, far fewer could name specific risks and benefits. ...200919193369
homicide and community-based psychiatry.the authors studied the records of all persons convicted of homicide or found not guilty by reason of insanity during the uears 1963 through 1975, 6 years before and after the opening of the community-based psychiatric facility, in albany county, new york. using the fisher exact probability test, a statistically significant increase was found for those found not guilty by reason of insanity (p = .041) and those with a history of mental illness found guilty (p = .036). other factors, including ag ...1978722309
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