Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2009


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA046000

In the year 2009 the new “International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health” was begun under the auspices of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel, in collaboration with Nova Science Publishers in New York, in order to facilitate an outlet for peer-reviewed papers in the areas of both child and adolescent health and human development. The editors hoped that there would be an international interest in such a new journal, and they hoped to receive good-quality reviews and original papers in these areas. This in fact happened, and in this yearbook they have gathered papers from the year 2009. This new book discusses recent advances in child and adolescent health with research findings published in the year 2009. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section One – Poverty pp.1-2

Chapter 1. Inner-city violence in the United States: What pediatricians can do to make a difference
(Mario Cruz and Daniel Taylor)pp.3-16

Chapter 2. Disparities in asthma care and outcome
(Gary A. Emmett and Amy C. Rothkopf) pp.17-24

Chapter 3. Guiding family-based obesity prevention efforts in low-income children in the United States. Part I: What determinants do we target?
(Lenna Ontai, Lorrene D Ritchie, Shannon T. Williams, Tara Young and Marilyn S. Townsend)pp.25-40

Chapter 4. Guiding family-based obesity prevention efforts in low-income children in the United States. Part 2: What behaviors do we measure?
(Marilyn S. Townsend, Lenna Ontai, Tara Young, Lorrene D. Ritchie and Shannon T. Williams)pp.41-60

Chapter 5. The continuity of care to nowhere: Poverty, child protective services, juvenile justice, homelessness and incarceration: The disproportionate representation of African American children and youth
(Curren W. Warf, Leslie F. Clark, Denise C. Herz and Susan J. Rabinovitz)pp.61-80

Chapter 6. Prevalence and incidence of anemia among adolescent females in urban public health clinics
(Brian R. Torcato, Louise M. Lisi, Susan W. Robbins, Tilak R. Baba, Edna C. Garcia and Jessica M. Robbins)pp.81-90

Chapter 7. Outcomes related to low literacy in low-income adolescents
(Alexis Lieberman, Jennifer Cromley, Lauren Charles, Oscar Rodriguez, Maria G. Lopez-Marti, Srikant Das and Diego Moguillansky)pp.91-100

Chapter 8. The psychological disturbances of war-traumatized adolescents in rural and urban areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina and correlation with poverty and hopelessness
(Mevludin Hasanovic, Edin Haracic, Šemsa Ahmetspahic, Sanja Kurtovic and Hajrudin Haracic) pp.101-122

Chapter 9. Health-poverty nexus: A study of low income households in India
(Arup Mitra and Yuko Tsujita)pp.123-134

Chapter 10. Poverty as a context for understanding adolescent sexual risk taking: Links to parental values
(Kathleen Boyce Rodgers and Jenifer K. McGuire)pp.135-144

Chapter 11. Adolescent injuries in urban South Africa: A multi-city investigation of intentional and unintentional injuries
(Stephanie Burrows, Lu-Anne Swart and Lucie Laflamme)pp.145-160

Chapter 12. Trends in poverty in Israel
(Efrat Merrick-Kenig, Mohammed Morad, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick)pp.161-170

Section Two – Eating Disorders pp.171-172

Chapter 13. The genetics of anorexia nervosa: Current findings and future perspectives
(Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro, Tammy Root, and Cynthia M. Bulik)pp.173-186

Chapter 14. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and binge eating: Shared phenomenology, genetics and response to treatment.
(Allan S. Kaplan, Andrew L. Howlett, Zeynep Yilmaz and Robert Levitan)pp.187-200

Chapter 15. What is night eating syndrome? New directions toward a unified definition
(Kelly C. Allison, Yael Latzer, Orna Tzischinsky and Piergiuseppe Vinai) pp.201-214

Chapter 16. A review of eating disorders in males: Working towards an improved diagnostic system
(Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD and Lauren Alfano)pp.215-230

Chapter 17. Is psychoanalytic psychotherapy still an option in anorexia nervosa?
(Edith Mitrany)pp.231-242

Chapter 18. Individual psychotherapy with eating disorders patients: The integration of art and science
(Deborah M. Michel and Susan G. Willard)pp.243-252

Chapter 19. Managing eating disorders: Countertransference processes in the therapeutic milieu
(Moria Golan, Amit Yaroslavski and Daniel Stein)pp.253-270

Chapter 20. The control and worry-centered treatment of eating disorders (CWT-ED)
(Sandra Sassaroli and Giovanni Maria Ruggiero)pp.271-286

Chapter 21. Family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders: Current status, new applications and future directions
(Katharine L. Loeb and Daniel le Grange) pp.287-300

Chapter 22. Families around the table: Experiences with a multi-family approach in the treatment of eating-disordered adolescents
(Lies Depestele and Walter Vandereycken) pp.301-310

Section Three – Break the Cycle of Disparity pp.311-312

Chapter 23. Breaking the cycle of disadvantage and disability for low-income and minority children with asthma: Pragmatic solutions for easier breathing
(Brian Basinger)pp.313-324

Chapter 24. A media reflection: Combating mass media’s influence on the cycle of disadvantage and disability
(Rasaan Jones) pp.325-334

Chapter 25. The regulation of agricultural pesticides in North Carolina: Implications for migrant farm workers and their families
(Kara Koehrn and Martha H. Keating) pp.335-346

Chapter 26. Pesticide exposure and neurodevelopment in migrant farmworker children of South Georgia
(Rachel Kauffman, Michele Marcus, Judith L Wold and Chensheng Lu)pp.347-358

Chapter 27. Uninsured children: Characteristics, consequences and solutions
(Kathryn Lemmond) pp.359-374

Chapter 28. Use of undergraduate curriculum as a vehicle for breaking the cycle of environmental health disparities within disadvantaged communities
(Dominique Bibbins and Joanne Chu)pp.375-388

Chapter 29. Obesity intervention strategies and the built environment in Durham
(Kelly Henderson and Pamela Maxson)pp.389-398

Chapter 30. Early childhood lead exposure and exceptionality designations for students
(Marie Lynn Miranda, Pamela Maxson and Dohyeong Kim)pp.399-410

Chapter 31. The impact of multi-level factors on family planning use among Mayan-Quiché couples in the rural highlands of Guatemala
(Kathryn L. Schmidt, Carol J. Hogue and Karen L. Andes)pp.411-432

Chapter 32. The relationship of BMI to menarche differs by race in three nationally representative samples of girls in the United States
(Amparo G. Gonzalez-Feliciano, Mildred Maisonet and Michele Marcus)pp.433-442

Chapter 33. In utero exposure to a brominated flame retardant and male growth and development
(Chanley M. Small, Metrecia L. Terrell, Lorraine L. Cameron, Julie Wirth, Carolyn P. Monteilh and Michele Marcus)pp.443-456

Chapter 34. Heritability of age at menarche and menstrual cycle length in a population exposed to a brominated flame retardant
(Kira C. Taylor, Chanley M. Small, Michael P. Epstein, Metrecia L. Terrell and Michele Marcus) pp.457-470

Chapter 35. A pilot study of exposures to endocrine-disrupting compounds in pregnant women and children from the United Kingdom
(Adrianne Holmes, Mildred Maisonet, Carol Rubin, Stephanie Kieszak, Dana B. Barr, Antonia M. Calafat, Andreas Sjodin, Richard W. Jones, Jean Golding, Dana Flanders, Michael McGeehin and Michele Marcus)pp.471-478

Chapter 36. Impact of chronic pain and other health problems on the quality of life in children and young adults with spina bifida
(David Wood, Graham Watts, Kimberlea Hauser, Panta Rouhani and Jaime Frias) pp.479-490

Chapter 37. Parental knowledge of disaster preparedness in schools
(Delon FP Brennen, Myra Barnes-Eley and Michael P. Poirier)pp.491-502

Chapter 38. Service dogs: Taking the ‘dis” out of disabilities in children with intellectual or behavioral disabilities
(Yvonne W. Fry-Johnson, Suzanne Powell and Donnie Kanter Winokur)pp.503-508

Section Four – A Good Youth Program pp.509-510

Section Five – Acknowledgments pp.665-666

Chapter 48. About the editor pp667-668

Chapter 49. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pp.669-672

Section Six – Index pp.673-674

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