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Biostatistics and methods

Section edited by Shankar Viswanathan.

This section aims to publish studies looking at statistical models and methods and their application to problems of human health and disease.

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  1. Dengue, a mosquito-borne febrile viral disease, is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions and is now extending its range to temperate regions. The spread of the dengue viruses mainly depends on vector popu...

    Authors: Muhammad Shahzad Sarfraz, Nitin K Tripathi, Taravudh Tipdecho, Thawisak Thongbu, Pornsuk Kerdthong and Marc Souris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:853

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  2. The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS) is part of the recently established national health monitoring conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. DEGS combines a nationally representa...

    Authors: Christa Scheidt-Nave, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris, Antje Gößwald, Heike Hölling, Michael Lange, Markus A Busch, Stefan Dahm, Rüdiger Dölle, Ute Ellert, Judith Fuchs, Ulfert Hapke, Christin Heidemann, Hildtraud Knopf, Detlef Laussmann, Gert BM Mensink, Hannelore Neuhauser…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:730

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Although daily emergency department (ED) data is a source of information that often includes residence, its potential for space-time analyses at the individual level has not been fully explored. We propose tha...

    Authors: Verónica M Vieira, Janice M Weinberg and Thomas F Webster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:687

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents a serious health care problem in the Czech Republic, introducing a need for a prospective modelling of the incidence and prevalence rates. The prevalence of patients requirin...

    Authors: Tomáš Pavlík, Ondřej Májek, Jan Mužík, Jana Koptíková, Lubomír Slavíček, Jindřich Fínek, David Feltl, Rostislav Vyzula and Ladislav Dušek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:117

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  5. Reasons for the widespread declines in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in high income countries are controversial. Here we explore how the type of metric chosen for the analyses of these declines affect...

    Authors: Hebe N Gouda, Julia Critchley, John Powles and Simon Capewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:88

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  6. Much remains unknown about the effect of timing and prioritization of vaccination against pandemic (pH1N1) 2009 virus on health outcomes. We adapted a city-level contact network model to study different campai...

    Authors: Jessica M Conway, Ashleigh R Tuite, David N Fisman, Nathaniel Hupert, Rafael Meza, Bahman Davoudi, Krista English, P van den Driessche, Fred Brauer, Junling Ma, Lauren Ancel Meyers, Marek Smieja, Amy Greer, Danuta M Skowronski, David L Buckeridge, Jeffrey C Kwong…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:932

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The demand for induced abortions in Uganda is high despite legal and moral proscriptions. Abortion seekers usually go to illegal, hidden clinics where procedures are performed in unhygienic environments by und...

    Authors: Joseph B Babigumira, Andy Stergachis, David L Veenstra, Jacqueline S Gardner, Joseph Ngonzi, Peter Mukasa-Kivunike and Louis P Garrison

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:904

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The potential benefits of coordinating infectious disease eradication programs that use campaigns such as supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) should not be over-looked. One example of a coordinated ap...

    Authors: Tiffany Fitzpatrick and Chris T Bauch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:739

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The recently-observed trend towards younger stroke patients in Korea raises economic concerns, including erosion of the workforce. We compared per-person lifetime costs of stroke according to the age of stroke...

    Authors: Hye-Young Kang, Seung-Ji Lim, Hae Sun Suh and Danny Liew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:646

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are serious public health burdens in the US. These burdens vary by geographic location with the highest mortality risks reported in the southeastern US. While these dispar...

    Authors: Ashley Pedigo, Tim Aldrich and Agricola Odoi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:644

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Inexpensive, reliable objective methods are needed to measure physical activity (PA) in large scale trials. This study compared the number of pedometer step counts with accelerometer data in pregnant women in ...

    Authors: Tarja I Kinnunen, Peter WG Tennant, Catherine McParlin, Lucilla Poston, Stephen C Robson and Ruth Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:501

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) combined with spatial analytical methods could be helpful in examining patterns of drug use. Little attention has been paid to geographic variation of cardiovascular prescr...

    Authors: Ching-Lan Cheng, Yi-Chi Chen, Tzu-Ming Liu and Yea-Huei Kao Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:380

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Many factors have been associated with circulation of the dengue fever virus and vector, although the dynamics of transmission are not yet fully understood. The aim of this work is to estimate the spatial dist...

    Authors: Ricardo Cordeiro, Maria R Donalisio, Valmir R Andrade, Ana CN Mafra, Luciana B Nucci, John C Brown and Celso Stephan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:355

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is associated with several negative outcomes, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The objective of this study was to estimate the numbers of CRS and ASD cases prevente...

    Authors: Brynn E Berger, Ann Marie Navar-Boggan and Saad B Omer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:340

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The alcohol-attributable fraction for injury mortality is defined as the proportion of fatal injury that would disappear if consumption went to zero. Estimating this fraction has previously been based on a sim...

    Authors: Benjamin J Taylor, Kevin D Shield and Jürgen T Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:265

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In Australia, HIV is concentrated in men who have sex with men (MSM) and rates have increased steadily over the past ten years. Health promotion strategies should ideally be informed by an understanding of bot...

    Authors: Rebecca J Guy, Handan Wand, David P Wilson, Garrett Prestage, Fengyi Jin, David J Templeton, Basil Donovan, Andrew E Grulich and John M Kaldor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:247

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Since most patients prefer out-of-hospital death, place of death can be considered an indicator of end-of-life care quality. The study of trends in place of death is necessary to examine causes of shifts, to e...

    Authors: Dirk Houttekier, Joachim Cohen, Johan Surkyn and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:228

    Content type: Research article

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