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Global health

Section edited by Timothy Mackey and Zohra Lassi.

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health of populations in a global context which transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The estimated life expectancy at birth for Indigenous Australians is 10-11 years less than the general Australian population. The mean family income for Indigenous people is also significantly lower than for n...

    Authors: Yuejen Zhao, Jiqiong You, Steven L Guthridge and Andy H Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:737

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The negative effects of stigma on persons living with HIV (PLHIV) have been documented in many settings and it is thought that stigma against PLHIV leads to more difficulties for those who need to access HIV t...

    Authors: Anastasia Pharris, Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Carol Tishelman, Gaetano Marrone, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Ruairí Brugha and Anna Thorson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:705

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    Subjects with non-fatal poisoning may be left with permanent, disabling sequelae, and the resultant long-term use of medical services smay be a burden on the public health care system. The objective of this st...

    Authors: Wu-Chien Chien, Jin-Ding Lin, Ching-Huang Lai, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Yu-Chen Hung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:703

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    In Vietnam, primary government health services are now accessible for the whole population including ethnic minority groups (EMGs) living in rural and mountainous areas. However, little is known about EMGs' ow...

    Authors: Thilde Rheinländer, Helle Samuelsen, Anders Dalsgaard and Flemming Konradsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:690

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Social and emotional well-being is an important component of overall health. In the Indigenous Australian context, risk indicators of poor social and emotional well-being include social determinants such as po...

    Authors: Lisa M Jamieson, Yin C Paradies, Wendy Gunthorpe, Sheree J Cairney and Susan M Sayers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:656

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  6. Content type: Research article

    HIV is treated as a chronic disease, but high lost-to-follow-up rates and poor adherence to medication result in higher mortality, morbidity, and viral mutation. Within 18 clinical sites in rural Zambézia Prov...

    Authors: Kate Groh, Carolyn M Audet, Alberto Baptista, Mohsin Sidat, Alfredo Vergara, Sten H Vermund and Troy D Moon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:650

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Body art practices have emerged as common activities among youth, yet few studies have investigated awareness in different age groups of possible health complications associated with piercing and tattooing.

    Authors: Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Aniello Visciano, Vincenza Alfano, Roberto Mastronuzzi, Marco Guida and Giorgio Liguori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:625

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In India, 55% of women and 69.5% of preschool children are anaemic despite national policies recommending routine iron supplementation. Understanding factors associated with receipt of iron in the field could ...

    Authors: Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Beverley-Ann Biggs, NS Prashanth, H Sudarshan, Rob Moodie, Jim Black and Arun Shet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:617

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Approximately one-third of a million women die each year from pregnancy-related conditions. Three-quarters of these deaths are considered avoidable. Millennium Development Goal five calls for a reduction in ma...

    Authors: Saffron Karlsen, Lale Say, João-Paulo Souza, Carol J Hogue, Dinorah L Calles, A Metin Gülmezoglu and Rosalind Raine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:606

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Racism has been identified as an important determinant of health but few studies have explored associations between racism and health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal young people in urban areas.

    Authors: Naomi Priest, Yin Paradies, Paul Stewart and Joanne Luke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:568

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide and most of the decay remains untreated. In the Philippines caries levels are among the highest in the South East Asian region. Elementary school chi...

    Authors: Habib Benzian, Bella Monse, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Martin Hobdell, Jan Mulder and Wim van Palenstein Helderman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:558

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Targeted interventions (TIs) have been a major strategy for HIV prevention in India. We evaluated the impact of TIs on HIV prevalence in high HIV prevalence southern states (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Prade...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar, Sanjay M Mehendale, Samiran Panda, S Venkatesh, PVM Lakshmi, Manmeet Kaur, Shankar Prinja, Tarundeep Singh, Navkiran K Virdi, Pankaj Bahuguna, Arun K Sharma, Samiksha Singh, Sheela V Godbole, Arun Risbud, Boymkesh Manna, V Thirumugal…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:549

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The two issues mostly affecting the success of tuberculosis (TB) control programmes are delay in presentation and non-adherence to treatment. It is important to understand the factors that contribute to these ...

    Authors: John G Ayisi, Anna H van't Hoog, Janet A Agaya, Walter Mchembere, Peter O Nyamthimba, Odylia Muhenje and Barbara J Marston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:515

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  14. Content type: Correspondence

    Public health researchers are increasingly encouraged to establish international collaborations and to undertake cross-national comparative studies. To-date relatively few such studies have addressed migration...

    Authors: Sarah M Salway, Gina Higginbottom, Birgit Reime, Kuldip K Bharj, Punita Chowbey, Caroline Foster, Jule Friedrich, Kate Gerrish, Zubia Mumtaz and Beverley O'Brien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:514

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate utilization of healthcare services by migrant populations is an important public health concern. Inadequate drug consumption and poor compliance to the therapeutic regimen are common manifestations ...

    Authors: Anna Volodina, Thilo Bertsche, Karel Kostev, Volker Winkler, Walter Emil Haefeli and Heiko Becher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:509

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is a rising prevalence of excessive weight gain in pregnancy and an increasing number of pregnant women who are overweight or obese at the start of the pregnancy. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy i...

    Authors: Fiona Campbell, Maxine Johnson, Josie Messina, Louise Guillaume and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:491

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Nicaragua has made progress in the reduction of the under-five mortality since 1980s. Data for the national trends indicate that this poor Central American country is on track to reach the Millennium Developme...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Rodolfo Peña, Lars-Åke Persson and Carina Källestål

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:455

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In developed countries, perinatal death is known to cause major emotional and social effects on mothers. However, little is known about these effects in low income countries which bear the brunt of perinatal m...

    Authors: Kaniz Gausia, Allisyn C Moran, Mohammed Ali, David Ryder, Colleen Fisher and Marge Koblinsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:451

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life for optimal growth, development and health. Breastfeeding should continue up to two years or more and ...

    Authors: Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage, Nyovani J Madise, Jean-Christophe Fotso, Catherine Kyobutungi, Martin K Mutua, Tabither M Gitau and Nelly Yatich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:396

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiological investigation of acculturation has often been hampered by inconsistent definitions and measurement, and methodological short-comings. Adopting a bi-directional model, with good theoretical ...

    Authors: Philip J Schluter, El-Shadan Tautolo and Janis Paterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:307

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Research on children's responses to wartime trauma has mostly addressed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, PTSD is only one aspect of a complex set of responses. This study proposes to expand know...

    Authors: Salwa G Massad, F Javier Nieto, Mari Palta, Maureen Smith, Roseanne Clark and Abdel-Aziz Thabet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:253

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Investment in strategies to promote 'a healthy start to life' has been identified as having the greatest potential to reduce health inequalities across the life course. The aim of this study was to examine soc...

    Authors: Stephanie J Brown, Jane S Yelland, Georgina A Sutherland, Peter A Baghurst and Jeffrey S Robinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:196

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Being an immigrant in a high-income country is a risk factor for severe mental ill health. Studies on mental ill health among immigrants have found significant differences in mental health outcome between immi...

    Authors: Anna-Clara Hollander, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:180

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol use is increasing among women in Africa, and comparable information about women's current alcohol use is needed to inform national and international health policies relevant to the entire population. T...

    Authors: Priscilla Martinez, Jo Røislien, Nirmala Naidoo and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:160

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Ghana's maternal mortality ratio remains high despite efforts made to meet Millennium Development Goal 5. A number of studies have been conducted on maternal mortality in Ghana; however, little is known about ...

    Authors: Benedict O Asamoah, Kontie M Moussa, Martin Stafström and Geofrey Musinguzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:159

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