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Chronic disease epidemiology

Section edited by Jianguang Ji.

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

    First-degree relatives of individuals diagnosed with melanoma are at increased disease risk. However, many first-degree relatives do not receive a periodic total cutaneous examination from a health care provid...

    Authors: Elliot J Coups, Sharon L Manne, Paul B Jacobsen, Michael E Ming, Carolyn J Heckman and Stuart R Lessin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:866

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    The prevalence of hyperglycaemia and its association with socioeconomic factors have been well studied in developed countries, however, little is known about them in transforming rural China.

    Authors: Chaowei Fu, Yue Chen, Fadi Wang, Xuecai Wang, Jiangen Song and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:862

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in Cyprus was significantly higher in urban compared to rural areas back in the year 2000, against a background of an overall low prevalence (e.g. current wheez...

    Authors: Ourania Kolokotroni, Nicos Middleton, Nicolas Nicolaou, Spyros Pipis, Kostas N Priftis, Donald K Milton and Panayiotis K Yiallouros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:858

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Information on the distribution of Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its combinations by urban/rural areas in lower-middle income countries has been limited. It is not clear how the various combinations of MetS co...

    Authors: Wichai Aekplakorn, Pattapong Kessomboon, Rassamee Sangthong, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Panwadee Putwatana, Rungkarn Inthawong, Wannee Nitiyanant and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:854

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D insufficiency is highly prevalent. Most of the studies concerning vitamin D status were generated from countries situated at temperate latitudes. It is less clear what the extent of vitamin D insuffi...

    Authors: La-or Chailurkit, Wichai Aekplakorn and Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:853

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of overweight and elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among workers in the construction industry is relatively high. Improving lifestyle lowers CVD risk and may have work-related benefits...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Vincent H Hildebrandt and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:836

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of hyperuricemia varied in different populations and it appeared to be increasing in the past decades. Recent studies suggest that hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Liu B, Wang T, Zhao HN, Yue WW, Yu HP, Liu CX, Yin J, Jia RY and Nie HW

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:832

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The rate of macrosomia (birth weight≥4, 000 g) increased over the past four decades in many parts of the world. Macrosomia is associated not only with higher risks of maternal and neonatal complications but al...

    Authors: Yanyu Lu, Jun Zhang, Xinrong Lu, Wei Xi and Zhu Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:818

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Métis are descendants of early 17th century relationships between North American Indians and Europeans. This study's objectives were: (1) to compare the health status of the Métis people to all other residents of...

    Authors: Patricia J Martens, Judith G Bartlett, Heather J Prior, Julianne Sanguins, Charles A Burchill, Elaine MJ Burland and Sheila Carter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:814

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in 15-34-year-aged Lithuanian males and females during 1991 - 2008

    Authors: Rytas Ostrauskas, Rimantas Žalinkevičius, Nijolė Jurgevičienė, Lina Radzevičienė and Lina Lašaitė

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:813

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of MetS on arterial stiffness in a longitudinal study.

    Authors: Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Yi-Dar Lee, Fung-Chang Sung, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:808

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  12. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent years have seen a number of attempts to reduce the stigma related to mental illness; the media can play a significant role in perpetuating this stigma. This paper analyses trends in newspaper coverage o...

    Authors: Robert Goulden, Elizabeth Corker, Sara Evans-Lacko, Diana Rose, Graham Thornicroft and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:796

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Research about the relationship between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and major depression is limited. This study examined the relationship between moderate to severe PMS and major depression in a population-bas...

    Authors: Christine Forrester-Knauss, Elisabeth Zemp Stutz, Carine Weiss and Sibil Tschudin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:795

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) was designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure, compare, and analyze the burden of various diseases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first stu...

    Authors: Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Mohammad R Rasouli, Alexander R Vaccaro, Soheil Saadat, Mohammad R Zarei and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:789

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) were collected as part of a randomised controlled trial of a multi-component intervention to reduce smoking among male prisoners. Cross-sectional baseline data on CVRF were c...

    Authors: Robyn L Richmond, Kay A Wilhelm, Devon Indig, Tony G Butler, Vicki A Archer and Alex D Wodak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:783

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  16. Content type: Debate

    Pain is an enormous problem globally. Estimates suggest that 20% of adults suffer from pain globally and 10% are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. Nevertheless, the problem of pain has primarily bee...

    Authors: Daniel S Goldberg and Summer J McGee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:770

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The knowledge of background alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children is of utmost importance for introducing optimal and safe caries preventive measures for both individuals and communities. The aim of...

    Authors: Edgar Oganessian, Romana Ivancakova, Erika Lencova and Zdenek Broukal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:768

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have found a non-linear relationship between mental ill-health and BMI with higher rates in both the underweight and the obese. This study evaluated the shape of the relationship between BMI an...

    Authors: Shona J Kelly, Mark Daniel, Eleonora Dal Grande and Anne Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:765

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Self-treatment is a treatment of oneself without professional help, which may cause health-related consequences. This investigation examined the self-treatment behaviors in patients with diabetes mellitus in I...

    Authors: Negin Masoudi Alavi, Leila Alami, Sedigheh Taefi and Gholamali Shojae Gharabagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:761

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this work was to examine the prevalence of different metabolical phenotypes of obesity, and to analyze, by using different risk scores, how the metabolic syndrome (MetS) definition discriminates bet...

    Authors: Pia Pajunen, Anna Kotronen, Eeva Korpi-Hyövälti, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Heikki Oksa, Leo Niskanen, Timo Saaristo, Juha T Saltevo, Jouko Sundvall, Mauno Vanhala, Matti Uusitupa and Markku Peltonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:754

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Increasing incidence of diabetes has been reported in many countries and the disease burden related to diabetes to be distributed unevenly across the population. Patients with lower socioeconomic position have...

    Authors: Kristiina Manderbacka, Riina Peltonen, Seppo Koskinen and Pekka Martikainen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:747

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D status, as indicated by 25-hydroxyvitamin D is inversely associated with adiposity, glucose homeostasis, lipid profiles, and blood pressure along with its classic role in calcium homeostasis and bone...

    Authors: Foong-Ming Moy and Awang Bulgiba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:735

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  23. Content type: Research article

    No comprehensive assessment of diabetes prevalence in Nauru has been conducted since an extreme prevalence was documented more than two decades ago. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors...

    Authors: Amina Khambalia, Philayrath Phongsavan, Ben J Smith, Kieren Keke, Li Dan, Andrew Fitzhardinge and Adrian E Bauman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:719

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Promoting cognitive health and preventing its decline are longstanding public health goals, but long-term changes in cognitive function are not well-documented. Therefore, we first examined long-term changes i...

    Authors: Fredric D Wolinsky, Suzanne E Bentler, Jason Hockenberry, Michael P Jones, Paula A Weigel, Brian Kaskie and Robert B Wallace

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:710

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Telephone-based care management programmes have been shown to improve health outcomes in some chronic diseases. Birmingham Own Health® is a telephone-based care service (nurse-delivered motivational coaching and ...

    Authors: Rachel E Jordan, Robert J Lancashire and Peymané Adab

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:707

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Physicians involved in primary prevention are key players in CVD risk control strategies, but the expected reduction in CVD risk that would be obtained if all patients attending primary care had their risk fac...

    Authors: Eliseo Guallar, José R Banegas, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, F Javier Jiménez, Jean Dallongeville, Julian P Halcox, Claudio Borghi, Elvira L Massó-González, Mónica Tafalla, Joep Perk, Guy De Backer, Philippe G Steg and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:704

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The estimate of the prevalence of the most common chronic conditions (CCs) is calculated using direct methods such as prevalence surveys but also indirect methods using health administrative databases.

    Authors: Francesco Chini, Patrizio Pezzotti, Letizia Orzella, Piero Borgia and Gabriella Guasticchi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:688

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Understanding people's social lived experiences of chronic illness is fundamental to improving health service delivery and health outcomes, particularly in relation to self-management activity. In explorations...

    Authors: Nathaniel J Ward, Tanisha Jowsey, Penny J Haora, Clive Aspin and Laurann E Yen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:686

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In adults, there is a substantial body of evidence that physical inactivity or low cardiorespiratory fitness levels are strongly associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. Although this association...

    Authors: Antonio Stabelini Neto, Jeffer E Sasaki, Luis PG Mascarenhas, Margaret CS Boguszewski, Rodrigo Bozza, Anderson Z Ulbrich, Sergio G da Silva and Wagner de Campos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:674

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The literature reveals that structured education programmes, such as DAFNE, result in many positive outcomes for people with Type 1 diabetes including a decrease in HbA1c levels and reductions in hypoglycaemia. W...

    Authors: Dympna Casey, Kathy Murphy, Julia Lawton, Florence Findlay White and Sean Dineen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:672

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study compared the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) between native Danes and immigrants born in Turkey, Pakistan and the former Yugoslavia. Furthermore, we e...

    Authors: Nana F Hempler, Finn B Larsen, Signe S Nielsen, Finn Diderichsen, Anne H Andreasen and Torben Jørgensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:662

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Results concerning the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and depression in adolescence are conflicting, some describing a linear association (increase in BMI with level of depression), some a U-shaped ...

    Authors: Anne Revah-Levy, Mario Speranza, Caroline Barry, Christine Hassler, Isabelle Gasquet, Marie-Rose Moro and Bruno Falissard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:649

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Poor adherence to non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension represents a serious challenge for public health policies in several countries. This study was conducted to compare two intervention strategies r...

    Authors: Amanda G Ribeiro, Sônia MR Ribeiro, Cristina MGC Dias, Andréia Q Ribeiro, Fátima AF Castro, Maria M Suárez-Varela and Rosângela MM Cotta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:637

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  34. Content type: Research article

    As immune compromised HIV sero-positive people regain health after initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART), they may seek a return to an active 'normal' life, including sexual activity. The aim of the paper ...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Martin Mbonye, Janet Seeley, Josephine Birungi and Shabbar Jaffar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:633

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Increasing childhood obesity has become a major health threat. This cross-sectional study reports associations between schoolchildren's waist circumference (WC) and risk of elevated blood pressure.

    Authors: Cheuk-Sing Choy, Wan-Yu Chan, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chuan Shih, Li-Chu Wu and Chien-Chang Liao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:613

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 210 million people are estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] worldwide. The burden of disease is known to be high, though less is known about those of a younger age. The ...

    Authors: Monica J Fletcher, Jane Upton, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Sonia A Buist, Christine Jenkins, John Hutton, Neil Barnes, Thys Van Der Molen, John W Walsh, Paul Jones and Samantha Walker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:612

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic status (SES) has been shown to be an important contributor to lung function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between lung function in adolescence and (a) SES at birth; (b) S...

    Authors: Ana MB Menezes, Samuel C Dumith, Rogélio Perez-Padilla, Ricardo B Noal, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Jeovany Martínez-Mesa, Cora LP Araújo and Pedro C Hallal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:596

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic status is likely an independent risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but little research has been done in China to study this association in a nationwide sample.

    Authors: Peng Yin, Mei Zhang, Yichong Li, Yong Jiang and Wenhua Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:586

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although neck pain is common in young adulthood, studies on predictive factors for its onset and persistence are scarce. It is therefore important to identify possible risk factors among young adults so as to ...

    Authors: Siriluck Kanchanomai, Prawit Janwantanakul, Praneet Pensri and Wiroj Jiamjarasrangsi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:566

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes prevalence is increasing globally, and Sub-Saharan Africa is no exception. With diverse health challenges, health authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa and international donors need robust data on the epi...

    Authors: Victoria Hall, Reimar W Thomsen, Ole Henriksen and Nicolai Lohse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:564

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with subsequent appearance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As compared to other Spanish regions, Murcia (southern Spain) registers increased obesity as well as car...

    Authors: Diana Gavrila, Diego Salmerón, José-Manuel Egea-Caparrós, José M Huerta, Alfonso Pérez-Martínez, Carmen Navarro and María-José Tormo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:562

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Although an inverse relationship between number of siblings and likelihood of allergic disorders has been shown in many epidemiological studies, the biological mechanism underlying this phenomenon has not yet ...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka and Masashi Arakawa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:561

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The population in Norway has become multi-ethnic due to migration from Asia and Africa over the recent decades. The aim of the present study was to explore differences in the self-reported prevalence of cardio...

    Authors: Anh T Tran, Jørund Straand, Lien M Diep, Haakon E Meyer, Kåre I Birkeland and Anne K Jenum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:554

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