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Callahan LF, Shreffler J, Mielenz TJ, Kaufman JS, Schoster B, Randolph R et al. Health-related quality of life in adults from 17 family practice clinics in North Carolina. Prev Chronic Dis 2009;6(1):A05. abstract

Bandiera FC, Pereira DB, Arif AA, Dodge B, Asal N. Race/ethnicity, income, chronic asthma, and mental health: A cross-sectional study using the behavioral risk factor surveillance system. Psychosom Med 2008;70(1):77–84. abstract

Skarupski KA, Mendes de Leon CF, Bienias JL, Scherr PA, Zack MM, Moriarty DG, Evans DA. Black-white differences in health-related quality of life among older adults. Qual Life Res 2007;16(2):287–296. Published online October 16, 2006. abstract

Gabbidon SL, SA Peterson SA. Living while black—A state-level analysis of the influence of select social stressors on the quality of life among black Americans. J Black Studies 2006;37(1)83–102. See

Kieffer EC, Sinco BR, Rafferty A, Spencer MS, Palmisano G, Watt EE, Heisler M. Chronic disease-related behaviors and health among African Americans and Hispanics in the REACH Detroit 2010 communities, Michigan, and the United States. Health Promot Pract 2006;7(3 Suppl):256S–264S. abstract

McCann JJ, Hebert LE, Bienias JL, Morris MC, Evans DA. Predictors of beginning and ending caregiving during a 3-year period in a biracial community population of older adults. Am J Public Health, 2004;94(10):1800–1818. abstract html

Albert SM. Change in BRFSS health status/HRQOL measures predicts volume of medical use: Results from the Harlem Men's Health Cohort (presentation abstract). 17th Annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Conference, Memphis, TN (Mar 2000).

Perry M, Tasheff L, Marmet P, Miller C, Potsic S, Pezzino G, CDC. Factors associated with self-perceived excellent and very good health among blacks—Kansas, 1995. MMWR 1996;(45/42),906–911. abstract html pdf [416K]

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