Sandra E. Echeverría

There are 33 included publications by Sandra E. Echeverría :

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Assessing the feasibility and sample quality of a national random digit dial cell phone survey of young adults 2013 6 The majority of adults aged 18–34 years have only cellular phones, making random-digit dialing of landline telephones an obsolete methodology for surveillance of this population. However, 95% of this group has cellular phones. This article reports on...
Association of Diabetes and Prediabetes Risk Perception with Leisure-time Physical Activity and Weight Loss 2018 8 Purpose: To examine the association of perceived risk of prediabetes and diabetes with leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and weight loss, and determine whether the association of risk perception with LTPA and weight loss varies by race/ethnicity....
Associations of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with mental health and health behaviors: the Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis 2008 22 Few studies have investigated the specific features implicated in neighborhood–health associations. We examined associations between measures of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with depression, smoking, drinking, and walking fo...
Clashing paradigms: An empirical examination of cultural proxies and socioeconomic condition shaping Latino health 2013 10 Objective: Much debate exists regarding the role of culture versus socioeconomic position in shaping the health of Latino populations. We propose that both may matter for health and explicitly test their independent and joint effects on smoking and p...
A community survey on neighborhood violence, park use and youth physical activity 2014 5 Background: Neighborhoods can be an important feature of the built environment influencing physical activity; however, neighborhood poverty and violence may pose significant barriers for youth physical activity. We conducted a community survey of 107...
Comparison of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Attainment and Acculturation among Asian Americans and Latinos 2019 5 Objective: To determine the association between language and ideal cardiovascular health among Asian Americans and Latinos. Design/ Study Participants: Cross-sectional study using 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of Asian Am...
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of neighborhood cohesion and stressors with depressive symptoms in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis 2008 5 Purpose: This study examined associations of neighborhood social cohesion, violence, and aesthetic quality with depressive symptoms among 2,619 healthy adults aged 45–84 years enrolled in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Methods: Neighborhoo...
Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations of Neighborhood Social Environment and Smoking Behavior: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis 2017 4 Background: Social features of neighbourhood environments may influence smoking by creating a stressful environment or by buffering stress through social cohesion. However, the association of the overall neighbourhood social environment (NSE) with sm...
Debunking paradoxes: integrating complexity in CVD research among Latinos. Editorial to ‘County-level Hispanic Ethnicity Density and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality’ 2018 12 Consistent with the migration history of the United States, immigrants today represent a large and important segment of the population and the nation's health. Latino/Hispanic (herein Latino) individuals represented more than half of the growth of th...
Development of a Wellness Trust to Improve Population Health: A Case-Study of a United States Urban Center 2018 8 Across the United States health systems are recognizing the urgency of addressing the social determinants of health in order to improve population health. Wellness trusts, modeled after financial trusts support primary health prevention in community ...
Differences in neighborhood social cohesion and aerobic physical activity by Latino subgroup 2019 7 Previous research has examined the role of neighborhood social cohesion in physical activity outcomes; however, less is known about this relationship across Latino subgroups. The purpose of our study was to examine the association between neighborhoo...
The Effect of Language Congruency on the Out-Of-Hospital Management of Chest Pain 2013 5 Language incongruences between patients and providers are associated with delays in hospital based care, yet little is known about how they affect the prehospital setting. The out-of hospital (OOH) management of chest pain is protocol driven, however...
En las manos de Dios [In God’s hands]: religious and other forms of coping among Latinos with arthritis 2004 10 This study tested a theoretical model concerning religious, passive, and active coping; pain; and psychological adjustment among a sample of 200 Latinos with arthritis. Respondents reported using high levels of religious coping. A path analysis indic...
Ethnic enclaves and gestational diabetes among immigrant women in New York City 2014 6 Previous research has shown that immigrants living in their own ethnic enclave are at decreased risk of poor health outcomes, but this question has not been studied in relation to gestational diabetes, an important early marker of lifecourse cardiova...
Food allergy among low birthweight children in a national survey 2012 6 The aim of this paper was to investigate the association between birthweight and prevalence of food allergies using a national sample of US children. Adult report of birthweight and child food allergies were obtained for years 2005–2009 from the Nati...
Foreign- Born Blacks Experience Lower Risk of Obesity but Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes than US-Born Blacks in NYC 2018 8 Research is limited on the health of foreign-born Blacks (FBBs), who are often grouped with African Americans. This study compared obesity and diabetes odds in FBBs and US-born Blacks (USBBs) in NYC. Analyzing the 2009–2013 NYC Community Health Surve...
Heterogeneity in past year cigarette smoking quit attempts among Latinos 2012 3 Objective. Examine the association between English language proficiency (ELP) and immigrant generation and having made a cigarette smoking quit attempt in the past 12 months among Latinos. Examine if gender moderates the association between accultura...
How neighborhood poverty structures types and levels of social integration 2015 7 Social integration is fundamental to health and well-being. However, few studies have explored how neighborhood contexts pattern types and levels of social integration that individuals experience. We examined how neighborhood poverty structures two d...
Hypertension prevalence jointly influenced by acculturation and gender in U.S. immigrant groups 2018 10 BACKGROUND: Latinos and Asians in the United States are disproportionately burdened by hypertension, a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Few studies have used multicomponent measures of acculturation to compare cardiovascular risk facto...
The influence of parental nativity, neighborhood disadvantage and built environment determinants on physical activity behaviors in Latino youth 2013 6 Little evidence exists examining if parental nativity, neighborhood disadvantage and built environment features are associated with physical activity behaviors in Latino youth. We used a representative sample of Latino youth (n = 616) living in New J...
Is there a relationship between accelerometer- assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior and cognitive function in U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults? The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) 2017 6 Normative changes in cognitive function are expected with increasing age. Research on the relationship between normative cognitive decline and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SED) needs further investigation in H...
The joint contribution of neighborhood poverty and social integration on mortality risk in the United States 2016 6 Purpose: A well-established literature has shown that social integration strongly patterns health, including mortality risk. However, the extent to which living in high-poverty neighborhoods and having few social ties jointly pattern survival in the ...
A local area analysis of racial, ethnic, and neighborhood disparities in advanced-stage breast cancer 2009 5 Few studies have examined the role of neighborhood socioeconomic condition in shaping breast cancer disparities in defined local areas. We tested associations between three measures of neighborhood socioeconomic condition (poverty, median income, and...
Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Walking Limitations in Ethnically Diverse Older Latinos in the United States 2019 7 Walking is the most common form of physical activity and socially cohesive neighborhoods may provide the context for racially/ethnically diverse groups to maintain an active lifestyle, particularly at older ages. Among Latinos, the association betwee...
Parks as social and cultural spaces among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinas 2017 5 Parks provide opportunities for people to engage in activities that can promote physical and emotional well-being. Using focus groups and personal interviews conducted in select neighborhoods of a Northeastern city with a high rate of obesity, we exa...
The role of poverty status and obesity on school attendance in the U.S. 2014 11 Purpose: Several studies have shown that obesity influences school performance. Little is known about the joint effect of poverty and obesity associated with school attendance. Methods: Data are from the National Survey of Children's Health (N = 93,1...
The roles of citizenship status, acculturation and health insurance in breast and cervical cancer screening among immigrant women 2006 9 Background: Immigrant women are less likely to undergo cancer screening. However, few national studies have examined the role of citizenship status or acculturation. Objective: The objective of this study was to examine differences in Papanicolaou (P...
Smoking cessation prevalence among menthol and non-menthol smokers: findings from a national population survey 2011 6 Background: The Food and Drug Administration currently is assessing the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Whether menthol cigarettes pose increased barriers to quitting is a critical issue because previous declines in smoking prevalence hav...
Social and clinically-relevant cardiovascular risk factors in Asian Americans: NHANES 2011-2014 2017 5 Little evidence exists examining cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans and how social determinants such as nativity status and education pattern risk in the United States (U.S.) context. We used the National Health and Nutrition Examinati...
Social engagement and chronic disease risk behaviors: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis 2015 5 Objective: Although engagement in social networks is important to health, multiple different dimensions exist. This study identifies which dimensions are associated with chronic disease risk behaviors. Methods: Cross-sectional data on social support,...
Social norms and its correlates as a pathway to smoking among young Latino adults 2015 16 Socially and culturally embedded norms regarding smoking may be one pathway by which individuals adopt smoking behaviors. However, few studies have examined if social norms operate in young adults, a population at high risk of becoming regular smoker...
Two-Year Update on ACHA-NCHA II Results Following the Implementation of a Sexual Assault Violence Prevention and Awareness Campaign at a State- Supported Regional 2016 4 Objective: We measured, progress on seven (7) objectives from Topic Area: Injury and Violence Prevention of the Healthy Campus 2020 campaign at our university. We assessed execution of a Sexual Assault Violence Prevention and Awareness campaign one-y...
Type II diabetes emergency room visits associated with Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey: implications for preparedness 2016 3 On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, causing major power outages, flooded roads, and disruption of public transportation. Individuals diagnosed with diabetes may be especially vulnerable to natural disasters because of li...