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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

    There is sufficient evidence supporting a relationship between increased body mass index (BMI) and an increased risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women. However, most studies have found a decreased r...

    Authors: Yanzi Chen, Li Liu, Quan Zhou, Mustapha Umar Imam, Jialin Cai, Yaxuan Wang, Minjie Qi, Panpan Sun, Zhiguang Ping and Xiaoli Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:936

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    Some longitudinal studies have shown that blood pressure tracks from adolescence to adulthood, yet there is limited evidence regarding the predictive factors of adulthood hypertension during adolescence. This ...

    Authors: Saeed Kalantari, Davood Khalili, Samaneh Asgari, Noushin Fahimfar, Farzad Hadaegh, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:915

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    Substantial evidence suggests that weight gain in early life is associated with increased adiposity and other metabolic disorders later in life. It is, however, unknown whether physical activity (PA) may modif...

    Authors: Elin Kolle, Bernardo L. Horta, Jonathan Wells, Soren Brage, Fernando C. Barros, Ulf Ekelund and Pedro C. Hallal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:905

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Social relations influence mental health through different pathways. To capture the complexity of social relations, it is beneficial to consider both the structural (e.g., reachability of social network and so...

    Authors: Lise Røntved Hansen, Stinna Bibi Pedersen, Charlotte Overgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Line Rosenkilde Ullits

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:860

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a global problem and pediatric obesity has risen dramatically. Early NAFLD might progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or liver cirrhosis and significantly...

    Authors: Ming-Shyan Lin, Tsai-Hui Lin, Su-Er Guo, Ming-Horng Tsai, Ming-Shin Chiang, Tung-Jung Huang and Mei-Yen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:851

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and little is known about trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment and the control of hypertension in Myanmar. This study aims at evaluati...

    Authors: Aung Soe Htet, Marius B. Bjertness, Win Myint Oo, Marte Karoline Kjøllesdal, Lhamo Y. Sherpa, Ko Ko Zaw, Ko Ko, Hein Stigum, Haakon E. Meyer and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:847

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between multiple chronic diseases and depressive symptoms in middle-aged and elderly populations.

    Authors: JooYeon Seo, BoYoul Choi, Shinah Kim, HyeYoung Lee and DongHoon Oh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:844

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The two-way relationship between obesity and socioeconomic disadvantage is well established but previous studies on social and economic consequences of obesity have primarily focused on relatively young study ...

    Authors: Aapo Hiilamo, Tea Lallukka, Minna Mänty and Anne Kouvonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:842

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    The latest scientific reports raise concerns about the rapidly increasing burden of chronic diseases in the state of Qatar. Pregnant Qatari women often confront complications during pregnancy including gestati...

    Authors: Eman Sadoun, Vasiliki Leventakou, Maribel Casas, Heba Fawzy Ahmed, Manolis Kogevinas and Eleni Fthenou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:836

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Disparities in health status occur between people with differing socioeconomic status and disadvantaged groups usually have the highest risk exposure and the worst health outcome. We sought to examine the soci...

    Authors: Kathleen Hill, Paul Ward, Blair S. Grace and Jonathan Gleadle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:802

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the relationship between vegetarian diet and breast cancer in Asian populations are limited. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between vegetarian diet, dietary patterns, and breast ca...

    Authors: Yao-Jen Chang, Yi-Cheng Hou, Li-Ju Chen, Jing-Hui Wu, Chao-Chuan Wu, Yun-Jau Chang and Kuo-Piao Chung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:800

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the association between smoking and blood pressure is unclear. Thus, the current study examined the association between cigarette ...

    Authors: Guoju Li, Hailing Wang, Ke Wang, Wenrui Wang, Fen Dong, Yonggang Qian, Haiying Gong, Chunxia Hui, Guodong Xu, Yanlong Li, Li Pan, Biao Zhang and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:797

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes is a major health problem and cause of death worldwide. It is predicted that the prevalence of diabetes will increase from 415 million in 2015 to 642 million in 2040. However, the burden of diabetes i...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Lumbwe Chola, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova, Demetre Labadarios and Charles Hongoro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:745

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Asthma remains a leading cause of illness, where primary care can assist to reduce hospitalisations through prevention, controlling acute episodes, and overall management of asthma. In Victoria, Asthma hospita...

    Authors: Daniel Terry, Shalley Robins, Samantha Gardiner, Ruby Wyett and Md Rafiqul Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:723

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategi...

    Authors: Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Natália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alvares Domene, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres, Ana Paula Reis de Oliveira, Ricardo Sesso and Ana Lydia Sawaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:708

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Public concerns are commonly expressed about widening health gaps. This cohort study examines variations and trends in cancer survival by socio-economic disadvantage, geographical remoteness and country of bir...

    Authors: Hanna E. Tervonen, Sanchia Aranda, David Roder, Hui You, Richard Walton, Stephen Morrell, Deborah Baker and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:691

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern that includes associations with the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors during childhood and adolescence as well as premature mortal...

    Authors: Amna Umer, George A. Kelley, Lesley E. Cottrell, Peter Giacobbi Jr, Kim E. Innes and Christa L. Lilly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:683

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  18. Content type: Research article

    High blood pressure is increasing worldwide, disproportionately so in developing countries. Inadequate health care systems and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles have been linked to this emergent pattern. To bet...

    Authors: L. K. Katalambula, D. N. Meyer, T. Ngoma, J. Buza, E. Mpolya, A. H. Mtumwa and P. Petrucka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:659

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