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Margaret R. Savoca

**Education and Positions: - B.S. Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1974 - M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000 - Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002

There are 7 included publications by Margaret R. Savoca :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Association Between Dietary Quality of Rural Older Adults and Self-Reported Food Avoidance and Food Modification Due to Oral Health Problems 2010 151 OBJECTIVES: To quantify the association between food avoidance and modification due to oral health problems, to examine the association between food practices and dietary quality, and to determine foods associated with these self-management behaviors...
The association of ambulatory blood pressure and caffeine in adolescents 2005 522 Background: Although relatively little is known about the responsible factors, there is an increased prevalence of essential hypertension in youth. Our previous research using casual blood pressure (BP) suggests a role for caffeine intake. The object...
Food Selection and Eating Patterns: Themes Found among People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 2001 1367 Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the beliefs and perspectives among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus about dietary requirements, food selection and eating patterns, and attitudes about self-management practices. Design: Semi...
Oral Health Self-Care Behaviors of Rural Older Adults 2009 132 Objectives: This analysis describes the dental self-care behaviors used by a multiethnic sample of older adults and delineates the associations of self-care behaviors with personal characteristics and oral health problems. Methods: A cross-sectional...
Profiles of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the extremes of glycemic control 2004 533 For people with diabetes, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a measure of blood glucose control and an indication of the risk of developing diabetes complications. However, a given HbA1c value does not provide information about the diabetes self-management pr...
Severe tooth loss in older adults as a key indicator of compromised dietary quality 2010 494 Objective. Poor oral health influences the dietary quality of older individuals. The objective of the present study was to relate the number of teeth to adherence to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans among an ethnically diverse sample of olde...
Use of tobacco products among rural older adults: prevalence of ever use and cumulative lifetime use 2009 242 Tobacco use is a well-documented contributor to morbidity and mortality in the US and worldwide. Information on the comprehensive use of tobacco products is lacking, particularly smokeless tobacco in its various forms. Data from 635 older (>_60 years...