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Biostatistics and methods

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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 J├╝rgen T Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:265

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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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