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Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Holt JB, Chapman DP, Safran MA. Geographic Patterns of Frequent Mental Distress US Adults, 1993-2001 and 2003-2006. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009;36(6):497-505. abstract

Kim D, Kawachi I. U.S. State-level social capital and health-related quality of life: multilevel evidence of main, mediating, and modifying effects. Ann Epidemiol 2007;17(4):258–69. Epub 2007 Feb 26. abstract

Mark TL, Shern DL, Bagalman JE, Cao Z. Ranking America's mental health: an analysis of depression across the states. Mental Health America 2007 (December 11):1–46. html pdf [278KB]

Strine TW, Chapman DP, Balluz L, Mokdad AH. Health-related quality of life and health behaviors by social and emotional support: Their relevance to psychiatry and medicine. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2007; Oct 25 [E-pub ahead of print]. 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 See pdf (125K)

Ho G, Qian H, Kim MY, Melnik TA, Tucker KL, Jimenez-Velazquez IZ, Kaplan RC, Lee-Rey ET, Stein DT, Rivera W, Rohan TE. Health disparities between island and mainland Puerto Ricans. Pan Am J Publ H 2006;19(5):331–339. abstract

Bertozzi N, Vitali P, Binkin N, Perra A, DArgenio P. "Quality of life" of the elderly population: a survey to evaluate elderly people's self -perceived health in 11 Italian regions (Argento Study, 2002)[Italian; English Abstract]. Ig Sanita Pubbl 2005;61(6):545–59. abstract

Zahran HS, Kobau R, Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Holt J, Donehoo R. Health-related quality of life surveillance—United States, 1993–2002. MMWR Surveillance Summary 2005;54(SS–4):1–35. abstract html pdf [483K]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors. Indicators for chronic disease surveillance. MMWR Recomm Rep 2004;53(RR–11):1–6. abstract html pdf [600K]

Doyle R. Getting sicker: State budget constraints threaten public health. Scientific Amer 2004 Nov;291(5):30.

Borawski EA, Jia H, Wu GW and Case Western Reserve University. The use of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to estimate the prevalence of state and substate disability. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1999.

Kawachi I, Kennedy BP, Gupta V, Prothrow-Stith D. Women's status and the health of women and men: a view from the States. Soc Sci Med 1999;48(1):21–32. abstract

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State differences in reported healthy days among adults—United States, 1993–1996. MMWR 1998;47(12):239–244. abstract html pdf [335K]

Borawski E, Bowlin, S, Wu G, Jia H, Chen H. The use of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in estimating disability at the state and substate levels (abstract). Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Indianapolis 1997:350.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health-related quality of life measures—United States, 1993. MMWR 1995;44:195–200. abstract html pdf [577K]

Siegel PZ. Self-reported health status: Public health surveillance and small-area analysis, In: Schechter S (ed.), Proceedings of the 1993 NCHS Conference on the Cognitive Aspects of Self-Reported Health Status. Cognitive Methods Staff Working Paper Series (No. 10). Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Center for Health Statistics, 1994:11–27.

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