Epidemiology

Tracking the path to diabetes over time

More than 84 million Americans have elevated levels of glycemia. If not treated, the condition leads to type 2 diabetes , the 7th leading cause of death in the...

Providing assistance with the collection of data on adolescent health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants to help identify risk behavior among youth to help guide efforts to reduce these behaviors and improve health outcomes of...

Monitoring Zika in Mexico

As in so many countries, Mexico faces a variety of mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Westat will help conduct research in Mexico, sponsored by the National Institute...

Veterans' exposure to burn pit emissions

At sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military burned its waste in open pits. The smoke contained pollutants that may have short- and long-term health effects in certain cases...

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Tracking and monitoring diabetes prevalence

Since 1980, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled, from 5.6 million to 20.9 million. States bear substantial responsibility for addressing the rising rates of...

What's the accumulated cancer risk from where you've lived?

The environment in which one lives can affect the risk of developing cancer. Risks and exposures vary by region and by neighborhood. Epidemiologists concerned with describing the totality of...

NHANES: Assessing the health and nutritional status of Americans over time

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) assesses the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S. The NHANES interview includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and...

Does cancer screening save lives?

Questions about the efficacy of screening are key to impacting cancer morbidity and mortality. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial was designed by the National...

Surveying substance use disorders and treatment services in Minnesota

The Minnesota Survey on Adult Substance Use (MNSASU) measures the prevalence of substance use disorders and depression among Minnesotans. It collects information for the entire state and for groups...

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