Higher Diabetes Incidence In Southeast United States

Dr. Munsif reported that the incidence of diabetes is higher in the South when compared to states in the Northwest. Among other states with low incidence of diabetes is Vermont. Incidence in these states was 10 to 12 cases per 1000 when compared to 4 to 6 cases in the Northwest. Similar data was reported for obesity and physical inactivity.
Regional imbalances in incidence of diabetes have been reported. Regions of the country with higher incidence of diabetes signifies existence of environmental factors which trigger such higher numbers.
Diabetes is a major public health problem in the United States and the world.
There are 23 million people (7.9% of total population)who suffer from diabetes in North America and 194 million (5.1% of total population) in the world.
Distinction between incidence and prevalence of a disease
Incidence of a disease is defined as the occurrance of new cases of a disease over period of one year in a given population per 1,000 population. This is different from prevalence of a disease, which refers to all cases of a disease (old and new cases).
Regional imbalances in incidence of diabetes
In the United States, the states with higher incidence of diabetes (10.8 to 12.8 per 1000 population) include not only the states in the south (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia), but also Texas and Arizona and Puerto Rico. States with lower incidence (5.0 to 7.6 per 1,000 population are not only in the northwest (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) but also Colorado, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont, with Vemont with the lowest incidence of 5 cases per 1,000 population. Virginia has lower incidence of diabetes, although it is surrounded by states with much higher incidence.
Modifiable risk factors for diabetes and correlation of prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity with geography
The South also has higher incidence of the modifiable risk factors for type 2 diabetes, viz. obesity and physical inactivity. The prevalence of obesity is greatest in the south (27.3%) and least in the northwest (23.1%). The Midwest (25.5%) and Northeast are in the middle with regard to prevalence of diabetes. Therefore, the higher incidence of diabetes in the south is not surprising. Obesity prevalence exceeded 30% in three southern states: Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
The South had greater prevalence of physical inactivity (17.4%), compared with the Northeast (15.7%), Midwest (14.1%), and West (11.2%).
Conclusions
Diabetes statistics reveal regional imbalances. The causes of these regional imbalances (primarily higher incidence in the south) are not known. However, an inference ccan be made from statistics which reveal higher incidence of modifiable risk factors for diabetes (obesity and physical inactivity) in the same geographical area. Copyright (c) 2009 A. N. Munsif.
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KEYWORDS
Diabetes, Incidence, Prevalence, Obesity, Risk factors
Description
Dr. Munsif reported that incidence of diabetes is higher in the southern states of the United States when compared to states in the Northwest. Among other states with low incidence of diabetes is Vermont. Incidence in these states was 10 to 12 cases per 1000 when compared to 4 to 6 cases in the northwest. Similar data was reported for obesity.

How To Make Money As A Children’s Author

If you want to make money writing for children, then becoming a children’s author is a great place to start.

Children’s books are quick to write and very easy to market. You can write a manuscript for a children’s book in as little as 2 weeks. And because the market for children’s books is so huge right now, it’s easy to get an agent or publisher interested in your book in less than a month.

Let me explain.

Unlike some adult books, children’s books aren’t huge tomes and are not full of long complicated words or difficult-to-follow plots.

This makes them easier, and therefore faster, to write.

If you sat down and wrote for only 2 hours a day, you could get your work to final manuscript in 2 weeks or less.

And working this quickly doesn’t mean that your book won’t be good. On the contrary; you’ll find it’s plenty of time to write a future best-seller.

And because the children’s book market is constantly growing, there are plenty of agents and publishers looking for the next Terry Pratchett, Dr Seuss or J K Rowling.

So once your manuscript is written you only need to write a great synopsis and query letter, and send it to every children’s literary agent and publisher to quickly get your work snapped up and under contract in a short time.

Or, because it’s so simple to market a children’s book, you might want to self publish the book yourself.

One of the easiest and most profitable places to market your children’s book is to the library supply companies.

Libraries stock thousands of children’s books and with so many libraries in the world, the supply companies have to buy in bulk to keep up with demand.

Children’s books are the most borrowed type of book from the public libraries. In Australia (where I live) in 2007, ninety seven of the top one hundred most-borrowed library books were all children’s books. So knowing just how popular they are, you can imagine the enormous number of children’s books that are sold to the libraries every year.

For instance; there are over 14,000 libraries in Australia, so if only half of them bought a copy of your book (and when it comes to children’s books they usually want to buy more than one copy each), you’d still sell over 7,000 books. And the USA has over 10-times the number of libraries that Australia has. So you can imagine how massive their library sales can be.

There are also hundreds of children’s book clubs and they buy in even bigger bulk than the library supply companies. Just one order from a book club could be a single sale of 20,000 copies of your book, or more.

And we haven’t even begun to look at the sales from book stores, online book stores, children’s stores, play groups and more.

Once you know the age group that your book is intended for, you’ll probably come up with dozens more targeted places to market your book such as children’s web sites and children’s magazines.

But there’s one thing for certain; children are reading more. Even parents of very young children are introducing them to books at a very young age.

And all this has created a significant rise in the demand for new children’s book.

So if you want to make money as a children’s author, there’s never been a better time to start.

Kp System Astrology Vs Traditional Vedic Astrology And Barack Obama’s Horoscope

In this article I would cover the uniqueness of KP Astrology ( Branch of Vedic Astrology which is known for its accuracy in pin pointing events of future ) and Barack Obama’s horoscope. First of all I will give a brief of KP Astrology and then I will discuss Obama’s Horoscope in line with KP Astrology. KP is astrology was propounded by the famous astrologer Prof. K.S Krishnamurti from India around mid fifties. Krishnamurti Paddhati or KP took the best of Vedic Astrology and Western astrology to derive a unique style of interpreting a horoscope. Unlike traditional Vedic Astrology which gives importance to houses KP gives importance to nakshatras or constellations. Nakshatras are same as the vedic astrology but more importance are given to it. Above all KSK came with a unique discovery of “sub” which is nothing but the sub division of nakshatras. According to KSK a planet is good or bad depends on which nakshatras it is positioned with respect to one’s ascendant and more so which “sub” of that nakshatra it is positioned. This discovery of “sub” has helped KP astrologers around the world to determine whether a planet is malefic or benefic. Earlier the method of determination of the strength of a planet was not scientific.

In vedic astrology the zodiac is divided into 27 nakshatras or constellations each covering 13 degree 20 minutes. Each of these nakshatras are having their own lords. Each of the 7 planets including 2 nodes (rahu and ketu) are the lords of 3 nakshatras in total . For example Ashwini, Magha and Moola are ruled by Ketu. KSK has sub divided these nakshatras into 9 unequal parts (ruled by 7 planets and 2 subs) known as “Subs”. Division of sub is based on Vimshottari Dasa system followed by Vedic Astrologers. Now to judge whether a planet is favorable or unfavorable is based on the position of a planet in that particular zone (degree, minute) of the zodiac with respect to the chart under consideration. Now to site an example according to traditional Vedic Astrology Jupiter should give benefic result if it is positioned in Cancer (where it gets exalted ) but according to KP system it can be malefic as well if it occupies unfavorable constellation and “sub” so much so Jupiter can be benefic even when it is placed in Capricorn ( where it gets debilited ) Now the next question is how to determine whether a planet is favorable or not. One more unique findings of KSK was the unequal division of houses based on Placidus system and in this system house beginning where the cusp has fallen is taken as the House ( bhava ) lord. This could very well be explained citing an example.

Lets take the example of Barack Obama’s horoscope. He was born on 4th August 1961 at 7:24 pm in Honolulu HI, USA, 21n18, 157w51 (source astrodatabank ) If we see his horoscope his ascendant is Capricorn and moon sign is Taurus and presently he is running maha dasa ( time ) of Jupiter . Student of astrology would immediately say Jupiter is the lord of 3rd and 12th in his case so how could he reach to that height in the time of Jupiter. KP astrology has the answer to the question. His 11th and 12th cusp both has fallen in Sagittarius (lord is Jupiter ) and also 2nd cusp as fallen in Pieces (lord is Jupiter ) as result of which entire picture is changed. Now if we see the position of Jupiter, it is in Capricorn ( where it gets debilited ) 7degree 37 minutes as a result it is positioned in the constellation of Sun and sub of Ketu . Again similar contradiction is arising for Capricorn ascendant Leo (lord is Sun) is the eight lord then how come Jupiter positioned in the 8th lord star is beneficial. KP again answers this. In the case of Obama 8th cusp has fallen in Virgo not in Leo. Sun the lord of Leo is positioned in 19 degree 19 minutes Cancer which happens to be the 6th bhava for him. As a result Jupiter is signifying 2, 6, 11, 12 houses and it is one of the best (2,6,11) significance which a planet can have. The 2 (second house ) means accumulation of wealth, 6 (6th house ) means competition and 11 (11th house) means gains or fulfillment of desires as a result the combination of the three indicates success of higher order . Now we will discuss the sub lord Ketu where Jupiter is positioned. Ketu in Obama’ s Horoscope is positioned in Aquarius 4 degree 39 minutes as a result it is in the sign of Saturn and in the constellation of Mars. Saturn in his case is the lord of 1st house and Mars is the lord of 3rd and 10th ( 3rd has fallen in Aries and the 10th cusp has fallen in Scorpio) so Ketu is signifying 1,3 ,10 which in no way is a unfavorable signification. Particularly 10th house signification talks about success in career and fame. So the contradiction of Obama’s Horoscope can be fully explained by KP. There are lots of other factors which also played a role in his rise the main factors has been the dasa of Jupiter which apparently looked unfavorable but in reality a planet Jupiter is very strong and is responsible for his rise to the position of becoming the President of United States of America.

Homeless Man Becomes International Author

Bruce Goldwell was destitute for almost a decade. He learned the secret of how to overcome his adversities and is now a published and soon to become film producer. In fact, Bruce has 8 books in publication and has an 9th book about to be published. He is not only published in the USA but in Brazil as well. His fan base is rising in the United States as well as expanding in other countries worldwide.

He once held up a sign that read, ‘Homeless Vietnam veteran, please Help” but now he is helping others through his books, through speaking engagements and through personal coaching he does with businesses as well as individuals. Bruce’s story is not unique as others have also overcome great adversities to achieve great success. His story is inspirational just the same and there are many who think that Bruce should appear on shows like Oprah Winfrey whereby ten of thousands can hear how Bruce overcame the streets and has become not just a winner in his own right but is helping others to achieve their dreams as well.

The third book of Goldwell’s ‘Dragon Keepers’ trilogy is about to be released and with the first of the ‘Dragon Keepers’ movies about to go into Development, it will be no time at all before this fantasy/adventure Trilogy will be known worldwide. Saga Books in Canada is Bruce’s publisher and they have been working hard to re-brand the ‘Dragon Keepers’ books and getting the Trilogy prepared to re-release before fall of 2009.

Goldwell is expanding his ability to help motivate and inspire others. He has just begun a Monthly Consultation Newsletter that will be sent out to those people who are on the Newsletter Mailing list. Each month Goldwell offers advise and consultation for others to use so they can live a life of abundance and achieve their hopes and dreams. As Goldwell reaches out to help others to make their dreams a reality, his fan base continues to grow and he continues to move mountains.