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  • Prevalence and Ethnic Pattern of Diabetes and Prediabetes in China in 2013

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(24):2515-2523. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.7596

    This population epidemiology study uses national survey data to estimate the prevalence and ethnic patterns of diabetes and prediabetes in China in 2013.

  • Association Between Diabetes and Cause-Specific Mortality in Rural and Urban Areas of China

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(3):280-289. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19720

    This population epidemiology study uses national survey data to compare the prevalence of diabetes and to provide estimates of the diabetes-related absolute excess mortality for adults living in rural and urban areas of China.

  • Global Burden of Hypertension and Systolic Blood Pressure of at Least 110 to 115 mm Hg, 1990-2015

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(2):165-182. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19043

    This population epidemiology study uses pooled global health evaluation surveys data to estimate trends in the association between elevated stystolic blood pressure and death and disability between 1990 and 2015.

  • JAMA January 10, 2017

    Figure 4: Projected Global Disability-Adjusted Life-Years by Systolic Blood Pressure Level and Country or Region, 2015

    Reported data include both sexes combined and individuals aged 25 years and older. Data are reported for the 3 most populous countries (United States, China, and India) to highlight burden at the highest population levels and utility of country-specific results. Data for other countries and regions are presented on a regional scale using super regions from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study 2015 (the regions that contain the United States, China, and India were excluded to prevent double representation of the following results: high income, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania) and have presented the remainder of countries from those super regions as an additional group. The boxes show the median and extend from the 25th to the 75th percentiles. The upper whiskers extend from the third quartile to the highest value within 1.5 × the IQR of the third quartile; the lower whiskers extend from the first quartile to the lowest value within 1.5 × the IQR of the first quartile. Data outside the whisker range are plotted as open circles.aCategory includes 45 countries.
  • Geographic Variations and Temporal Trends in Cesarean Delivery Rates in China, 2008-2014

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(1):69-76. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.18663

    This population epidemiology study describes the trends in the rate of cesarean deliveries and maternal and perinatal deaths in mainland China, 2008-2014.

  • Medical Informatics and the “Three Long, One Short” Problem of Large Urban Hospitals in China

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(3):269-270. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.5487

    This Viewpoint discusses ways in which use of informatics technologies have improved triage, reduced patient waiting times, and mitigated overcrowding at large urban hospitals in China.

  • Global Burden of Mental Illness in China and India

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(3):259-259. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.9025
  • Salt and Sodium Intake in China

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    JAMA. 2016; 315(7):703-705. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.15816

    This nutritional epidemiology study compares salt and sodium intake in China in 2000 and in 2009-2012.

  • The End of the One-Child Policy: Lasting Implications for China

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    JAMA. 2015; 314(24):2619-2620. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.16279

    This Viewpoint discusses aspects of the one-child policy in China and speculates on the future of the population with the newly announced two-child policy.

  • Effect of Time Spent Outdoors at School on the Development of Myopia Among Children in China: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2015; 314(11):1142-1148. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.10803

    This cluster randomized trial uses data collected between October 2010 and October 2013 at elementary schools in China to assess the efficacy of increasing time spent outdoors for the prevention of incident myopia in children.

  • Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China: The CSPPT Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2015; 313(13):1325-1335. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.2274

    This randomized, double-blind clinical trial found that among adults with hypertension in China without a history of stroke or myocardial infarction, the combined use of enalapril and folic acid, compared with enalapril alone, significantly reduced the risk of first stroke.

  • JAMA January 13, 2015

    Figure 9: Top 10 Countries by Size of Science and Technology Workforce, 1996-2011

    The sizes of national science and technology workforces were obtained from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.aWorkforce size was measured in number of full-time equivalents and includes all science and technology sectors (eg, engineering, physical sciences) in addition to the medical and health sciences.bCompound annual growth rate (CAGR) supposing that year A is x and year B is y, CAGR = (y/x){1/(B−A)}−1.cAnnual growth in China’s science and technology workforce may be underestimated because of a change in reporting methods for China in 2009.
  • JAMA January 13, 2015

    Figure 8: Global Medical Research Funding in Select Countries/Regions, 2011

    The regions/countries/economies in the analysis include the major countries of North America (United States, Canada), Europe (including the 10 largest European countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), and Asia-Oceania (Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea). Data for African and South American countries and Russia were not available. Data were calculated according to methods outlined in eTable 6 in the Supplement.aData were converted to US currency using an average annual exchange rate for the respective year and adjusted to 2012 dollars using the Biomedical Research and Development Price Index.bPublic research and development funding included that from government agencies, higher educational institutes, and not-for-profit organizations.cIndustry research and development funding included pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device firms.dCompound annual growth rate (CAGR) supposing that year A is x and year B is y, CAGR = (y/x){1/(B−A)}−1.eGlobal total for medical research funding includes research and development expenditures from 36 major world countries across 4 continents.fOther Asia includes India, Singapore, and South Korea.
  • JAMA August 20, 2014

    Figure: Broccoli Sprout Beverage May Speed Excretion of Air Pollutants

    Consuming a beverage made from broccoli sprouts may enhance detoxication of some airborne pollutants, suggests a study in China.
  • Cancer in China, India, and Russia

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    JAMA. 2014; 311(19):1958-1958. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.5398
  • Closing Live Poultry Markets Slowed Avian Flu in China

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    JAMA. 2013; 310(23):2497-2497. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.283885
  • Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials in Emerging Markets: Time to Review the Terms of Engagement

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    JAMA. 2013; 310(9):907-908. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.276913
  • JAMA July 3, 2013

    Figure: Preparedness Key to Combating Potential Pandemic Resulting From Any New Influenza Strain

    Poultry markets were likely the source of human infections with H7N9 influenza in China.Hugh MacDougall/
  • JAMA February 20, 2013

    Figure: Tobacco Smoke and Dementia

    Research in China suggests that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke may increase the risk of developing severe dementia.
  • Expanding Poliomyelitis and Measles Surveillance Networks to Establish Surveillance for Acute Meningitis and Encephalitis Syndromes—Bangladesh, China, and India, 2006-2008

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    JAMA. 2013; 309(5):434-436. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.217214