Your Zip Code Could Affect Your Lifespan. These Maps Show How

Predicting lifespan isn’t an exact science. U.S. life expectancy is currently estimated at 78.6 years, but that one number doesn’t tell the whole story. Genes, gender, lifestyle and luck all play an important part, but it’s impossible to know exactly how much and in what proportion each ingredient influences a person’s longevity. The single best predictor, though, might not be one of these factors at all. A growing body of evidence suggests it may be a person’s zip code that holds the most information about how long they’ll live. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine recently used data from NYU Langone Health’s City Health Dashboard to find that 56 of the U.S.’ 500 largest cities are home to people who can expect to live at least 20 fewer years than those in other neighborhoods, even if they’re just blocks or miles away. In Chicago, the city with the largest disparity, life expectancy varied by up to 30.1 years, and in both Washington, D.C. and New York City it varied by more than 27 years. Meanwhile, residents of Fishers, Ind., the city with the smallest gap, can expect to die within about 2.5 years of their neighbors across the city. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe_form = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-a84aa7ebd...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized data visualization public health Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Preventive health care practices among the doctors are low. There an urgent need for them to follow good health care practices which they in turn can advocate to their patients. PMID: 31324085 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: poorer quality maternal diets were observed among the women who were overweight and obese during pregnancy.Resumo Objetivos: investigar a rela ção entre o Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Adaptado para Gestantes (IQDAG) e o excesso de peso materno. Métodos: estudo transversal conduzido entre 754 gestantes adultas em Ribeirão Preto, SP, entre 2011 e 2012. Os critérios propostos por Atalah foram empregados para a classificação do índic e de massa corporal (IMC). Modelos de regressão logística multinomial ajustados foram utilizados para inve...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Resumo Objetivou-se avaliar a ambi ência escolar e o estado nutricional de pré-escolares da rede pública de Macaé. Trata-se de um estudo transversal, com dados antropométricos secundários, coletados entre 2012 e 2014. Foram analisadas 962 crianças, de 2,1 a 6,6 anos, de quatro escolas, segundo recomendação da Organização M undial da Saúde. A ambiência foi avaliada, qualitativamente, por observação direta. Por regressão logística, foi verificado se a chance de ocorrer desvios nutricionais diferia entre as esc...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Abstract It was assessed the intake and prevalence of inadequate nutrient intake according to weight status among Brazilian adults from urban areas (n=16,198) evaluated in the Brazilian National Dietary Survey (NDS – 2008-2009), that obtained food records from two non-consecutive days. The prevalence of inadequate nutrient intake according to weight status was estimated based on Brazilian and international recommendations, in which usual intake was estimated applying the National Cancer Institute method. From 14 nutrients evaluated, six differed according to weight status in men, and only two among women. For men, th...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O estudo buscou caracterizar a inseguran ça alimentar, o estado nutricional e os hábitos alimentares de pessoas acometidas por hanseníase. Trata-se de um estudo transversal descritivo, de população censitária, em que foram avaliados 276 casos, notificados no Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação, entre 2001 e 2014, nos municípios de Vitória da Conquista e Tremedal, Bahia. Na análise foi empregada a Escala Brasileira de Insegurança Alimentar. Foram coletadas medidas de peso e altura, frequência alimentar,...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the predictive capacity of different obesity indicators (OIs) for metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adult quilombolas (inhabitants of black communities). A cross-sectional study involving a representative sample of 850 adult quilombolas (18 to 92 years) living in the geographic micro-region of Guanambi, Bahia, Brazil, was conducted. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed between OI [body fat percentage (BF%), body adiposity index (BAI), and body mass index (BMI)] and MetS. The balance between sensitivity and specificity defined the best predictive cutoff point...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é identificar os efeitos das morbidades maternas sobre a composição nutricional do leite humano. Revisão sistemática da literatura utilizando protocolo PRISMA para a busca, seleção e extração de dados. De acordo com o fluxograma proposto a busca bibliográfica resultou em 1.582 artigos e, d estes, 14 foram selecionados. Os artigos elegidos para a presente revisão foram publicados entre 1987 e 2016. Nove estudos verificaram diferenças significativas na composição nutricional do leite de mães...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Obesity, Adolescent Intervention:   Other: Reinforcing value of HED and LED foods in response to snack food monotony Sponsors:   State University of New York at Buffalo;   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Obesity;   Childhood Obesity Interventions:   Behavioral: FBT;   Behavioral: FBT+Variety Sponsors:   The University of Tennessee, Knoxville;   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK);   The Miriam Hospital;   University of Memphis;   University at Buffalo Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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