Jim E Banta

Jim E Banta
Loma Linda University · Department of Health Policy and Management

PhD Health Services, UCLA

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Introduction
A health services researcher focusing on mental health. Main area of interest is the intersection of mental health with physical health / healthcare.
Additional affiliations
November 2004 - present
Loma Linda University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 1998 - June 2004
University of California, Los Angeles
Field of study
  • Health Services

Publications

Publications (94)
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Background: Empirical evidence demonstrates the substantial burden of mental illness among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). Current literature also notes the co-morbidity of these two illnesses and its impact on quality of life and mortality. However, little evidence exists on patient outcomes, such as hospital length of stay or post-discha...
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Background: Low food security and poor mental health are a persistent concern for college students. Objective: Examine how food security and mental health are associated with college student's grade point average (GPA). Methods: American College Health Association (ACHA)-National College Health Assessment III survey data Spring 2020 of student...
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Background: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 and implemented in 2014 in the United States (U.S.). It was partly intended to reduce the cost burden to health coverage and care. Objective: To determine if ACA implementation reduced the odds of experiencing cost barriers to needed healthcare services for vulnerable groups. Methodol...
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Background Asthma disproportionately affects minority and low-income children. We examined asthma prevalence, management and outcomes, focusing on race/ethnicity and acculturation of parents (particularly English language proficiency). Methods This cross-sectional, correlational analysis used a de-identified population-based survey, the California...
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Falls are the leading cause of injuries and death among the elderly in the United States (U.S.). This study examined unintentional fall related-injuries and potential associations between various consumer products. Data was analyzed from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) of hospital emergency department (ED) visits for unin...
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Primarily we aimed to examine the crude and standardized schizophrenia hospitalization trend from 2005 to 2014. We hypothesized that there will be a statistically significant linear trend in hospitalization rates for schizophrenia from 2005 to 2014. Secondarily we also examined trends in hospitalization by race/ethnicity, age, gender, as well as tr...
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Introduction Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption rates for office-based physicians doubled between 2008 and 2015, from 42% to 89%, and more than 60% of all office-based physicians achieved meaningful use by 2016. The US government has paid billions of dollars in incentives to promote EHR meaningful use. Nonetheless, evidence linking EHR meaning...
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Background: researchers have documented the association between stressful life events (sLes) and health. We set to investigate racial/ethnic and nativity, Usa-born vs. immigrant vs. first-generation variations in SLEs in the USA and develop a comprehensive stress-rating scale. MethODs: We conducted a qualitative study in 2020 with 119 diverse indiv...
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Objective The impact of stressful life events (SLEs) on health has been empirically studied with significant correlations documented. We developed a comprehensive stress rating toolkit, the Cross-Cultural Stress Scale (CCSS) from a triangulated qualitative research study. This article describes our pilot test of the scale to explore demographic-spe...
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In this study, we explored who is most likely to use electronic means to seek health information and why; our research was guided by the Health Belief Model (HBM). We used the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information Trends Survey (HINTS) dataset for 2017 and 2018 (n=6,697). We found that 67.5% of US adults used electronic means to seek healt...
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Objective: Explore Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on associations between mental health, nine structural barriers, and four measures of healthcare services. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, Pre-ACA (2011-2012) to Post-ACA (2016-2017), n=95,016 adults (18-64 years). Kessler6 scale defined Mild-to...
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Background While the link between frequent cannabis use and alcohol use disorders is well documented, it is not clear whether alcohol drinkers who use cannabis less frequently are also vulnerable to alcohol use disorders. We estimate the association of frequency of past 12-months cannabis use with alcohol-associated adverse effects variables in the...
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Background: In the wake of the rising rate of prescription opioid misuse, there has been increased public health interest in the possibility that cannabis might help to curb or prevent opioid use disorder. Previous studies were limited to young adult marijuana use population. Little is known about whether in older adult population, marijuana use i...
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Background A novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, China late December 2019. The disease has as of the end of March 2020, affected over 35 countries (with over 570,000 cases and 26,000 deaths) worldwide. This includes the U.S., where cases are increasing by the thousands every day (100,000 cases with 1,500 deaths as of April 2...
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Abstract Background: Asthma continues to be the leading chronic disease affecting children in the United States. With mounting evidence of how diet plays a role in both chronic and allergic diseases, it is important to identify types of foods that may potentially promote a pro-inflammatory state. The study aims to examine the association between cu...
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Background: Few studies have explored the relative burden and trends in pulmonary (PTB) vs. extra-pulmonary (EPTB) tuberculosis in the United States using a nationally representative sample. Methods: This study examined trends in hospitalization rates, length-of-stay (LOS), in-hospital mortality and inflation-adjusted charges, for PTB vs. EPTB u...
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Background: One in five adults are diagnosed with mental illness in the United States. Young adults, ages 18 to 25, have the highest prevalence of depression (10.9%). Depression is also a risk factor for suicide. The current study applied the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the predictors that in...
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Young adults who are 18 to 25 years old have the highest prevalence of depression (10.9%). Depression is a risk factor for suicide. Mental health literacy (MHL) is a key component in assessing recognition and help-seeking for depression with suicidal ideation. This study investigated MHL as it relates to help-seeking for depression with suicidal id...
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The intent of this research was to determine if disability, BMI, and serious psychological distress are associated with food insecurity among residents of California. We conducted a secondary analysis of 61,274 Californians who responded to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) for 2013–2015. Disability was measured as having a physical, me...
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California Health Interview Survey (2005–2015) data were used to examine the association between dietary intake frequencies and mental health – Kessler-6 scores categorised as no/low (NLPD), moderate (MPD) or serious psychological distress (SPD). The 245,891 surveys represented 27.7 million adults annually, with 13.2% having MPD and 3.7% SPD. Surve...
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Background and Purpose: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act resulted in establishment of Covered California (Covered CA), a marketplace providing federally subsidized health insurance in California. This study explored whether obtaining Covered CA coverage improves healthcare access and utilization among Latinos, and whether acculturatio...
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The intent of this research was to determine if disability, BMI, and serious psychological distress are associated with food insecurity among residents of California. We conducted a secondary analysis of 61,274 Californians who responded to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) for 2013-2015. Disability was measured as having a physical, me...
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The emphasis on health ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) movement led to the development of sanitariums in mid-nineteenth century America. These facilities, the most notable being in Battle Creek, Michigan, initiated the development of vegetarian foods, such as breakfast cereals and analogue meats. The SDA Church still operates a hand...
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Childhood obesity is a cause of concern in the United States due to its consequences to children and long-term consequences when these children become adults. Readily identifiable causes include the consumption of high caloric foods, low intake of fiber, sedentariness, and lack of physical activity. Other issues might be involved, such as family st...
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Background: Antiretroviral treatment is imperative for increasing survival among HIV positive individuals. Treatment success is assured by strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) resulting in improved quality and quantity of life. Aim: To compare visual analogue scale (VAS) (self-report) adherence with pill counts adherence reports of indi...
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We examined current treatment patterns at faith-based hospitals. Psychiatric discharges from all community-based hospitals in California were obtained for 2002–2011 and a Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization approach used to study hospital religious affiliation and length of stay (LOS). During 10 years there were 1,976,893 psychiatric in...
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BACKGROUND: There has long been interest in reducing firearms-related violence. This study examines hospitalizations in California over a 14-year period. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of inpatient discharges between 1999 and 2012 with public-use data released by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Firearms discharges were ide...
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Objective: Empirical evidence demonstrates the comorbidity of asthma and mental illness, though limited studies have evaluated the patient and hospital outcomes associated with such conditions. As such, this study evaluated the burden of this comorbidity on health resource utilization and patient disposition among asthma hospitalizations. Methods:...
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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains one of the major hospital acquired infections in the nation, often attributable to increased antibiotic use. Little research, however, exists on the prevalence and impact of CDI on patient and hospital outcomes among populations requiring such treatment. As such, the goal of this study was to examine th...
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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related hospitalizations in the United States (2002-2011). Over this period, there were an estimated 1,477,944 hospitalizations (915,591 women) with either a primary (reason for hospitalization) or secondary PTSD diagnosis. Population-based hospitalization rates r...
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Objective: The purpose of this research was to determine if poor mental health is associated with the intake of specific foods among California children. Design: Secondary data analysis of the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was conducted. Mental health was measured using a shortened version of the Strengths and Difficult...
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Background: Current empirical evidence demonstrates the comorbidity of asthma and mental illness, though limited studies have evaluated the patient and hospital outcomes associated with such conditions. Objective: Evaluate the burden of this comorbidity on health resource utilization and patient disposition among asthma hospitalizations. Methods:...
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The objective of this study was to assess key determinants of substance use among Hispanic adults using 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Results from this study suggest that health education measures should target acculturated Hispanic adults and those with incarceration history to reduce substance use.
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p> Background . Socio-demographic factors are associated with increased emergency department (ED) use among patients with epilepsy. However, there has been limited spatial analysis of such visits. Design and methods. California ED visit at the patient ZIP Code level were examined using Kulldorf’s spatial scan statistic to identify clusters of incre...
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The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between generational status and fast food consumption among South-Asian Americans. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the California Health Interview Survey for 2007, 2009, and 2011. After adjusting for control variables, South-Asian Americans of the third generation or more had a f...
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Objective: Asian-Americans are the fastest growing population in U.S. Addressing this heterogeneous group simply as Asian-Americans has limited the ability to identify high risk groups, especially related to cardiovascular health outcomes. As such, this study evaluated the association between acculturation and current smoking behavior among six Asi...
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Objective: The influence of religion, acculturation, and incarceration on substance abuse has been studied, though predominantly among adolescents. Little research exists on how such factors influence substance use among Hispanic adults. The objective of this study was to assess key determinants of substance use among Hispanic adults. Methods: P...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the key social determinants of physical activity among six Asian-American subgroups using public access 2007 California Health Interview Survey data. Physical activity was defined as meeting the American College of Sports Medicine recommendation of 450 metabolic equivalent-minutes per week. Factors positi...
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Mental health and addiction parity initiatives may encourage population-based analyses. GIS was used to study psychiatric emergency department (ED) visits, notably those leading to hospitalization. Of the 2.1 million visits in 7 years to 348 hospitals, geocoded per patients’ 5-digit zipcode of residence, 13% ended in hospitalization. Descriptive ma...
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Background: This study provides binge drinking population estimates for California adults by gender and detailed race/ethnicity categories. This information may be helpful for planning targeted initiatives to decrease binge drinking. Method: Data were from the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys. The 98 662 respondents represent an...
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Objective: Evaluate the association between acculturation and binge drinking among six Asian-American subgroups using the California Health Interview Survey (2007, 2009). Methods: Our study included a total of 8,826 participants, relating to an annual population estimate of 3,310,988 Asian-Americans in California. Univariate and multivariable logis...
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Objective. Evaluate the association between acculturation and binge drinking among six Asian-American subgroups. Methods. A cross-sectional analysis of public access adult portion of 2007, 2009, and 2011/2012 California Health Interview Survey data was conducted. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were utilized with any binge...
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Objectives: To estimate fibromyalgia (FM) hospitalisation costs (i.e. charges) for patients in the United States from 1999 to 2007; to determine factors associated with variation in costs of FM and non-FM hospitalisations; and to investigate hospital procedures associated with FM hospitalisations. Methods: Data were from the Nationwide Inpatient...
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Few studies have considered whether the habitual use of tobacco in Southeast Asia is part of an established pattern of addiction that includes regular alcohol use. As part of a national survey of adult tobacco use in Cambodia (n = 13 988), we found that men who smoked were 2 times more likely to have drank alcohol in the past week (odds ratio = 2.5...
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Background: Although Asians generally have lower mental illness rates, statistics are based on limited population-level data not separating Asians by national origin; partly, because few national surveys are translated into multiple Asian languages. Objective: Present serious mental illness rates by gender and seven Asian national origins and exa...
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Variability in mental health services utilization by race/ethnicity was evaluated with a Behavioral Model approach. Subjects were 17,705 children 5 to 11 years of age in the 2005, 2007, and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys. Parents identified minor emotional difficulties in 18.7% of these children (ranging from 14.8% in Asians to 24.4% in A...
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: The primary objective of this study was to identify which patient demographic, patient health, and hospital characteristics were associated with in-hospital mortality. A secondary objective was to determine the relative influence of these characteristics on mortality. : Public-use data for 2005-2010 were used in this retrospective, cross-sectiona...
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To evaluate hospitalisation data for patients with a primary or secondary fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis. We estimated the number of men and women with an FM diagnostic code and compared them across a number of demographic and hospitalisation characteristics; examined age-specific, population-based FM hospitalisation rates; and determined the most com...
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The aim of the study was to examine the performance of the Predisposition, Insult/Infection, Response, and Organ dysfunction (PIRO) model compared with the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) scoring systems in predicting in-hospital mortality for patients presenting to the...
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BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a controversial chronic pain condition affecting approximately 2-4% of all adults, but mostly women. Fibromyalgia patients account for more medical cost, medication use, physician visits, and disability when compared to other chronic pain patients. Prevalence, co-morbidity, and cost estimates, however, largely are based...
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BACKGROUND: There are a limited number of population-based studies of mental health treatment among children. OBJECTIVE: To conduct an epidemiological study of factors associated with children's receipt of mental health services in the prior year (yes/no), using the largest state-level survey in the United States. METHOD: A Behavioral Model approac...
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Inpatient costs related to mental illness are substantial, though declining as a percentage of overall mental health treatment costs. The public sector has become increasingly involved in funding and providing mental health services. Nationwide Inpatient Sample data for the years 1999-2007 were used to: 1) examine Medicare, Medicaid, and private in...
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A Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization approach was used to examine the impact of comorbid mental illness on mortality of veterans admitted to Veterans Affairs medical centers in fiscal year 2001 with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (n = 15,497). Thirty percent had a psychiatric diagnosis, 4.7% died during the index hospi...
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To evaluate three aspects of diabetes care (foot checks, eye examinations, and hemoglobin A 1 C checks by a physician) among California adults with Type 2 diabetes and serious psychological distress (SPD). Data were from the population-based 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Estimates were that in 2005, 1,516,171 Californians (5.75% of all a...
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Serious mental illness often is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and sub-optimal diabetes care. To examine diabetes prevalence and care among Medicaid patients from one county mental health system. Retrospective cohort study combining county records and 12 months of state Medicaid claims. Patients ages 18 to 59 receiving mental health...
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This article summarizes a large body of industry air sampling data (8134 samples) in which airborne MDI concentrations were measured in a wide variety of manufacturing processes that use either polymeric MDI (PMDI) or monomeric (pure) MDI. Data were collected during the period 1984 through 1999. A total of 606 surveys were conducted for 251 compani...
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To evaluate the relationship between self-reported mental health and binge drinking, as well as health status, sociodemographic, social support, economic resource, and health care access indicators to antihypertension medication adherence. Analysis of 2003 California Health Interview Survey data. Having poor mental health days predicted medication...
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Nuts have been shown to have beneficial effects on human health due to the healthy fat content; however, the effect of antioxidants (i.e. polyphenols) in nuts have not been fully investigated. The present study aimed to assess the immediate effect of a polyphenol-rich meal (75% of energy from nuts: walnuts or almonds) and a polyphenol-free meal on...
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INTRODUCTION: A handful of studies have reported relationships between measures of hospitals' financial health and patient outcomes. Others have observed that financial measures may have differential effects depending on ownership type (profit or non-profit). However, there is little consistency across studies as to the best financial measures. Cal...
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Background. Studies of medical care among diabetics with serious mental illness (SMI) have produced equivocal results, some show adequate and others show suboptimal treatment. This study examines the relationship of SMI to diabetes care among adults using a large survey, adjusting for sociodemographics, insurance, income, and physical health status...
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Successful disease surveillance activities require standardized methodology, appropriate data collection tools, and seamless data integration, with analysis and timely dissemination of the resulting information to appropriate health officials and the public when necessary. We developed a field data collection model solution for San Bernardino Count...
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Physiologic scoring systems are often used to prognosticate mortality in critically ill patients. This study examined the performance of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II, Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS), and Mortality Probability Models (MPM) II0 in predicting in...