Recent Federal Government Publications that May be of Interest to our Viewers

(10/22/12)- General Health Issues

  1. Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Adults Aged 45 and Over: Trends Over the Past 10 Years. NCHS Data Brief, No. 100, July 2012. This publication presents data from the National Health Interview Survey, 1999-2000 and 2009-2010. "The percentage of adults aged 45-64 with two or more of nine selected chronic conditions who did not receive or delayed needed care due to cost increased from 17% to 23%, and the percentage who did not receive needed prescription drugs due to cost increased from 14% to 22%."
  2. Prevalence of Uncontrolled risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease: United States, 1999-2010. NCHS Data Brief, No.103, August 2012. This publication presents data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES). "The prevalence of uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontolled LDL cholesterol declined between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, but no significant change occurred in the percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes."
  3. The Health of Male Veterans and Nonveterans Aged 25-64: United States, 2007-2010. NCHS Data Brief, No.101, August 2012. This publication presents data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2007-2010. Veterans were more likely than nonveterans to have health insurance."
  4. Generalists and Specialty Physicians: supply and Access, 2009-2010. NCHS Data Brief, No.105, September 2012. This publication presents data from The National ambulatory Medical Care Survey. "Generalist physicians were more likely to set aside time for same day appointments (82%) compared with specialty physicians (49%) in 2009-2010."


Publications on obesity and exercise-

  1. Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009-2010. NCHS Data Brief No.82; Jan. 2012
  2. Trends in Adults receiving a recommendation for Exercise or Other physical activity From a Physician or Other Health Professional. NCHS Data Brief No.86; Feb. 2012

Publications on nursing homes-

  1. Residents Living in Residential Care Facilities: United States, 2010. NCHS Data Brief No.91; 2010

Publications on nutrition-

  1. Nutrition Action Health Letter from the Center for Science in Public Interest. September 2011 entitled Multiplex: What you need to know about multivitamins

Books on Aging and Related Topics-

  1. Hadler, Norton M. Rethinking Aging: Growing old and Living Well in an Overeating Society. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2011
  2. Connolly, Tristanne ed. Spectacular Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and (Un)Representability. Chicago IL. Intell LTD. University of Chicago Press 2011
  3. Schneiderman, Lawrence J. and Jecker, Nancy S. Wrong Medicine: Doctor, Patients and Futile Treatment. Baltimore MD, John Hopkins University Press 2011
  4. Leavitt, Jessica and Leavitt, Fred.Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2011

Publications on Home Health Care-

  1. Characteristics and Use of Home Health Care by Men and Women Aged 65 and older: National Health Statistics Reports No. 52, April 2012



Harold Rubin, MS, ABD, CRC, Guest Lecturer
updated October 22, 2012

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