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Women Health. 2008;48(1):103-22. doi: 10.1080/03630240802132203.

Women's health policies associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking: a follow-up on the women's health report card.

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New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10031, USA. jwisdom@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu

Abstract

This study sought to elucidate associations between state-level policies related to women's health and state prevalence of obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes among women. Using data from national sources compiled for Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card, state policies on key women's health issues were evaluated on the degree to which policies adequately protected women's health. Blocked regressions assessed the policies associated with state outcomes. Antidiscrimination policies were prominent for high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity; models accounted for significant variance for all outcomes. State policies that support women may improve women's health.

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18843842
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10.1080/03630240802132203
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