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Chronic disease epidemiology

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The burden of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol and hypertension, is unequally distributed across ethnic groups. Recent findings suggest an ...

    Authors: Lara Hartog, Martijn S. van Rooijen, Joanne Ujčič-Voortman, Maria Prins and Irene G. M. van Valkengoed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:276

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    Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a major morbidity factor contributing largely to health care costs and individual quality of life. The aim of the study was to test whether obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) is one ...

    Authors: Livia Maccioni, Susanne Weber, Magdeldin Elgizouli, Anne-Sophie Stoehlker, Ilona Geist, Hans-Hartmut Peter, Werner Vach and Alexandra Nieters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:271

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    Regular physical activity is recommended for all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the dose of physical activity required to gain mortality benefit in this population is not yet kno...

    Authors: Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Zoe McKeough, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Mark Hamer and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:268

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    The effect of cardio-metabolic profile on the relationship of body mass index (BMI) with mortality is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore association between BMI and mortality at all ages, taking acc...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Hsu, Mark L. Wahlqvist, I-Chien Wu, Yu-Hung Chang, I-Shou Chang, Yi-Fen Tsai, Ting-Ting Liu, Chwen Keng Tsao and Chao A. Hsiung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:142

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The population-based incidence of sarcoma and its histological subtypes in Germany is unknown. Up-to-date information on a disease with an incidence comparable to other cancer entities is of high public health...

    Authors: Meike Ressing, Eva Wardelmann, Peter Hohenberger, Jens Jakob, Bernd Kasper, Katharina Emrich, Andrea Eberle, Maria Blettner and Sylke Ruth Zeissig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:235

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation may lead to deliberate self-harm which increases the risk of death by suicide. Globally, the main cause of deliberate self-harm is depression. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence ...

    Authors: Epiphany Munetsi, Victoria Simms, Lloyd Dzapasi, Georgina Chapoterera, Nyaradzo Goba, Tichaona Gumunyu, Helen A. Weiss, Ruth Verhey, Melanie Abas, Ricardo Araya and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:227

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often associated with chronic pain, but pain in COPD remains poorly understood, particularly in comparison to pain in other groups. We compared the pain reported...

    Authors: Randi Andenæs, Astrid Momyr and Idunn Brekke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:181

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The differences between breast cancer risk factors in white British/Irish and Asian women attending screening in the UK are not well documented.

    Authors: D. Gareth Evans, Adam R. Brentnall, Michelle Harvie, Susan Astley, Elaine F. Harkness, Paula Stavrinos, Louise S. Donnelly, Sarah Sampson, Faiza Idries, Donna Watterson, Jack Cuzick, Mary Wilson, Anil Jain, Fiona Harrison, Anthony J. Maxwell and Anthony Howell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:178

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To examine the relation between self-reported hypoglycemic events, worries about these episodes, and the burden of diabetes in adults with diabetes and family members from The Netherlands.

    Authors: Giesje Nefs and François Pouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:156

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The disease burden related to mental disorders and metabolic syndrome is growing in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (COTASS) is a population-based sample of twins a...

    Authors: Kaushalya Jayaweera, Lisa Aschan, Gayani Pannala, Anushka Adikari, Nicholas Glozier, Khalida Ismail, Carmine M. Pariante, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Sisira Siribaddana, Helena M. S. Zavos, Patricia A. Zunszain, Athula Sumathipala and Matthew Hotopf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:145

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Elderly patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) frequently complicated with more cardiovascular risk factors, but received fewer evidence-based medications (EBMs). This study explored the association of EB...

    Authors: Tian-li Xia, Fang-yang Huang, Yi-ming Li, Hua Chai, Bao-tao Huang, Yuan-Wei-Xiang Ou, Qiao Li, Xiao-bo Pu, Zhi-liang Zuo, Yong Peng, Mao Chen and De-jia Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:150

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we compared stage at diagnosis, standardized incidence ratio (SIR) and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of most frequent cancer diagnoses between re-settlers (Aussiedler) from the former Sovie...

    Authors: An Bin Cho, Philipp Jaehn, Bernd Holleczek, Heiko Becher and Volker Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:148

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A rising trend in Sri Lanka for asthma and wheezing illness is observed with higher morbidity in younger children and a paucity of related research. ‘Under-served settlements’ (USS) of Colombo Municipal Counci...

    Authors: Ruwanika Seneviratne and Nalika S. Gunawardena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:127

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with 80% of the cases occurring in developing countries. Cervical cancer is largely preventable by effective screening programs. This has not been...

    Authors: Ghufran Jassim, Alaaeddin Obeid and Huda A. Al Nasheet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:128

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The association between systolic blood pressure (SBP) and all-cause mortality in Chinese adults remains unclear. This study aimed to identify the relationship of SBP with all-cause mortality in Chinese men and...

    Authors: Chunsheng Li, Youren Chen, Qiongbing Zheng, Weiqiang Wu, Zhichao Chen, Lu Song, Shasha An, Zhifang Li, Shuohua Chen and S. L. Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:107

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Many interventions have attempted to increase vulnerable and remote populations’ access to ORS and zinc to reduce child mortality from diarrhoea. However, the impact of these interventions is difficult to meas...

    Authors: Jayachandran A. Ayyanat, Catherine Harbour, Sanjeev Kumar and Manjula Singh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:103

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Youth with chronic physical health problems often experience social and emotional problems. We investigate the relationship between participation in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada community-based mento...

    Authors: Ellen L. Lipman, David DeWit, David L. DuBois, Simon Larose and Gizem Erdem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:102

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