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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

    Daytime napping has been postulated as both a protective and a risk factor for depression in previous studies. In addition to these conflicting results, research gaps also exist with regard to controlling conf...

    Authors: Yuning Liu, Tingting Peng, Siqiao Zhang and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:759

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    Diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and chronic kidney disease are three major chronic conditions that develop with increasing risks among adults as they get older. The interconnectedness of these three...

    Authors: Chathura Siriwardhana, Eunjung Lim, James Davis and John J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:752

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    People with psychosis die on average 25 years earlier than those in the general population, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) contributing to much of the excess mortality. This cross-sectional study aimed to i...

    Authors: Doreen Mucheru, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E. Campbell, Mark McEvoy and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:742

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    Understanding the correlates of self-rated health (SRH) can help public health professionals prioritize health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions. This study aimed to investigate the association be...

    Authors: Xingyue Song, Jing Wu, Canqing Yu, Wenhong Dong, Jun Lv, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Zhengming Chen, An Pan and Liming Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:744

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    Both short and long sleep duration have been consistently studied as a risk factor for obesity, hyperglycemia and hypertension. In this cross-sectional study, we provide an updated analysis of the Health Exami...

    Authors: Claire E. Kim, Sangah Shin, Hwi-Won Lee, Jiyeon Lim, Jong-koo Lee, Aesun Shin and Daehee Kang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:720

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    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension (HT) are major noncommunicable health problems in both developing and developed countries, including Thailand. Each year, a large amount of money is budgeted fo...

    Authors: Tawatchai Apidechkul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:694

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    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of mortality in low- and middle-income countries like Nepal. Different risk factors usually cluster and interact multiplicatively to increase the risk of develo...

    Authors: Mahesh Kumar Khanal, M. S. A. Mansur Ahmed, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Palash Chandra Banik, Raja Ram Dhungana, Pratiksha Bhandari, Surya Devkota and Arun Shayami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:677

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    High quality, contemporary data regarding patterns of chronic disease is essential for planning by health services, policy makers and local governments, but surprisingly scarce, including in rural Australia. T...

    Authors: Kristen M. Glenister, Lisa Bourke, Leslie Bolitho, Sian Wright, Stuart Roberts, William Kemp, Leigh Rhode, Ravi Bhat, Sönke Tremper, Dianna J. Magliano, Mike Morgan, Rodrigo Mariño, William Adam and David Simmons

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:670

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Prospective cohort studies are considered ideal choices to study multiple outcomes and risk factors for Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Our aim is to set-up the protocol and analyze risk factors, incidence r...

    Authors: Arsalan Khaledifar, Morteza Hashemzadeh, Kamal Solati, Hosseion Poustchi, Valentina Bollati, Ali Ahmadi, Soleiman Kheiri, Keihan Ghatreh samani, Mehdi Banitalebi, Morteza Sedehi and Reza Malekzadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:660

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  10. Content type: Research article

    With the social development and lifestyle transition, increasing trends of overweight and obesity prevalence are commonly reported worldwide. Data focusing on overweight and obesity trends in rural residents a...

    Authors: Ye Wang, Li Pan, Shaoping Wan, Huowuli Yi, Fang Yang, Huijing He, Zheng Li, Jia Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Zhengping Yong and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:659

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    While the direct (medical) costs of arthritis are regularly reported in cost of illness studies, the 'true' cost to indivdiuals and goverment requires the calculation of the indirect costs as well including lo...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich, Rupendra N. Shrestha, Robert Tanton, Lennert Veerman, Simon Kelly and Megan E. Passey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:654

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We describe hospital-based management of acute ischaemic stroke patients in 2010–2013 in Barbados, by comparing documented treatment given in the single tertiary public hospital with international guideline re...

    Authors: Asanchia S. Harewood-Marshall, Leslie S. Craig, Tanya P. Martelly, David O. C. Corbin, Lauren Maul, Damani McIntosh-Clarke, Tracey Blackman, Kenneth S. George, Anselm J. M. Hennis, Ian R. Hambleton and Angela M. C. Rose

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:648

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    This study includes, for the first time, estimates of general and abdominal obesity prevalence for all ages of the Portuguese population, using common standardized methodologies. Results are compared by sex, a...

    Authors: Andreia Oliveira, Joana Araújo, Milton Severo, Daniela Correia, Elisabete Ramos, Duarte Torres and Carla Lopes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:614

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    An elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level is a surrogate marker of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disorder in adolescents. The majority of previous NAFLD studies in ado...

    Authors: Ju Whi Kim, Kyung Jae Lee, Hye Ran Yang, Ju Young Chang, Jin Soo Moon, Young-Ho Khang and Jae Sung Ko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:617

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    There have been previous representative nutritional status surveys conducted in Hungary, but this is the first one that examines overweight and obesity prevalence according to the level of urbanization and in ...

    Authors: Gergő Erdei, Márta Bakacs, Éva Illés, Barbara Nagy, Csilla Kaposvári, Erzsébet Mák, Eszter Sarkadi Nagy, Zoltán Cserháti and Viktória Anna Kovács

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:611

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    Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading cause of death and more than 40% of NCD deaths are premature occurring before the age of 70 years. In 2012, World Health Assembly declared its commitme...

    Authors: Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Palitha Karunapema, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran and Mahendra Arnold

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:584

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries appears to be plateauing. The purpose of this study was to provide the most recent data on the prevalence and trends in overweight and ...

    Authors: Jiguo Zhang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Wenwen Du, Chang Su, Ji Zhang, Hongru Jiang, Xiaofang Jia, Feifei Huang, Yifei Ouyang, Yun Wang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:571

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    Worldwide, the burden of Sickle Cell disease (SCD) has not been amply addressed. In Africa, Uganda has the 5th highest burden, a situation aggravated by limited and inaccessible formal social support structure...

    Authors: Sharifu K. Tusuubira, Ritah Nakayinga, Bashir Mwambi, John Odda, Sylvia Kiconco and Alimah Komuhangi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:561

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