In this study, 85% women with BCHD were educated up to matiric and 15% were educated up to intermediate and above.
Table 2: Regression analysis for sleep disturbances among female patients with BCHD (n=120)
Descriptive statistics (Table 2) indicated mild level of sleep disturbance in adult female patients with BCHD. BC patients having significant sleep problems had greater deficits in many areas of health-related quality of life (QoL)21.
BCHD was created in 1955 as a political subdivision of the State of Texas, independent and legally separate from Bexar County and provides comprehensive healthcare services to Bexar County and throughout South Texas.
BCHD is the largest public hospital district in Texas as measured by assets and fulfills an essential role in providing safety net healthcare services in Bexar County, its primary service area.
To assess the magnitude of the syphilis epidemic in pregnant women and to identify ways to improve CS prevention, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), and CDC analyzed CS surveillance data for and reviewed medical records of pregnant women with syphilis.
BCHD surveillance data and hospital discharge records were reviewed to identify women who had active syphilis during pregnancy and deliveries during January 1, 1996-March 30, 1997, and to assess completeness of surveillance data.
To identify potential reasons for this increase, CDC, in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, analyzed data about primary and secondary syphilis cases during 1992-1995 and about temporal trends in factors that may affect syphilis rates (e.g., partner-notification results, access to medical care, and community illicit-drug use).
From 1993 to 1994, the number of clinicians at the two BCHD STD clinics decreased from 12 to eight and, f rom 1993 to 1995, the number of public health workers conducting partner notification decreased from 14 to eight.