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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite more than a decade of extensive, international efforts to characterize and understand the increased symptom and illness-reporting among veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, concern over possible long-term he...

    Authors: Tomoko I Hooper, Samar F DeBakey, Barbara E Nagaraj, Kimberly S Bellis, Besa Smith, Tyler C Smith and Gary D Gackstetter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:60

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    There is little consensus about how the influenza season should be defined in studies that assess influenza-attributable risk. The objective of this study was to compare estimates of influenza-associated risk ...

    Authors: Carolyn Sandoval, Stephen D Walter, Paul Krueger and Mark B Loeb

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:59

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    Men's lifestyles are generally less healthy than women's. This study identifies associations between health-related behaviour in different groups of men working in a Higher Education (HE) institution. In addit...

    Authors: Alena Vasianovich, Edwin R van Teijlingen, Garth Reid and Neil W Scott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:58

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    Lower socioeconomic position is generally associated with higher rates of smoking and alcohol consumption and lower levels of physical activity. Health-related behaviour is usually established during late chil...

    Authors: Ferdinand Salonna, Jitse P van Dijk, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Maria Sleskova, Johan W Groothoff and Sijmen A Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:57

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    This population-based study investigated the different forms, magnitude and risk factors of men's violence against women in intimate relationships in a rural part of northern Vietnam and whether a difference i...

    Authors: Nguyen Dang Vung, Per-Olof Ostergren and Gunilla Krantz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:55

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes is common in the older population and is increasing. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is an indicator of average blood glucose concentration over the past three months. The HbA1c test is currently one of clin...

    Authors: Lu Gao, Fiona E Matthews, Lincoln A Sargeant, Carol Brayne and MRC CFAS

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:54

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Schools have the potential to influence their pupils' behaviour through the school's social organisation and culture, as well as through the formal curriculum. This paper provides the first attempt to explain ...

    Authors: Marion Henderson, Isabella Butcher, Daniel Wight, Lisa Williamson and Gillian Raab

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:53

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the paucity of epidemiological information on maternal deaths, and the high maternal mortality estimates found earlier in...

    Authors: Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Rolv Terje Lie, Per Bergsjø, Peter Gasheka and Gunnar Kvåle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:52

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The explosive epidemics of dengue that have been occurring in various countries have stimulated investigation into new approaches to improve understanding of the problem and to develop new strategies for contr...

    Authors: Florisneide R Barreto, Maria Gloria Teixeira, Maria da Conceição N Costa, Marilia S Carvalho and Mauricio L Barreto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:51

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Taiwan's national vaccination program has successfully decreased the prevalence of hepatitis B infection after twenty years of implementation and might be indirectly beneficial to the second generation. In thi...

    Authors: Ching-Chiang Lin, Hsiu-Shu Hsieh, Yu-Jie Huang, Yeou-Lih Huang, Ming-Kun Ku and Hsin-Chia Hung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:49

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The relationships between working conditions [job demand, job control and social support]; stress, anxiety, and depression; and perceived quality of life factors [physical health, psychological wellbeing, soci...

    Authors: Bin Nordin Rusli, Bin Abdin Edimansyah and Lin Naing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:48

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Awareness of the negative effects of smoking on children's health prompted a decrease in the self-reporting of parental tobacco use in periodic surveys from most industrialized countries. Our aim is to assess ...

    Authors: Carme Puig, Oscar Garcia-Algar, Toni Monleon, Roberta Pacifici, Piergiorgio Zuccaro, Jordi Sunyer, Cecilia Figueroa, Simona Pichini and Oriol Vall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:47

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sense of coherence (SOC) is an individual characteristic related to a positive life orientation leading to effective coping. A weak SOC has been associated with indicators of general morbidity and mortality. H...

    Authors: Anne M Kouvonen, Ari Väänänen, Stephen A Woods, Tarja Heponiemi, Aki Koskinen and Salla Toppinen-Tanner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:46

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Parents' reported ambivalence toward large-scale vaccination programs for childhood diseases may be related to their perception of the risks of side-effects or safety of vaccination and the risk of contracting...

    Authors: Danielle RM Timmermans, Lidewij Henneman, Remy A Hirasing and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:45

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    Patients living under better socioeconomic circumstances often receive more active treatments after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) compared to less affluent patients. However, most previous studies were ...

    Authors: Maria Rosvall, Basile Chaix, John Lynch, Martin Lindström and Juan Merlo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:44

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The long-term impact of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on morbidity and health care utilization among heroin addicts has been insufficiently studied. The objective of this study was to investigate whether ...

    Authors: Ivar Skeie, Mette Brekke, Morten Lindbæk and Helge Waal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:43

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The growing epidemics of emerging infectious diseases has raised the importance of a setting approach and include the Health Promoting School (HPS) framework to promote better health and hygiene. Built on the ...

    Authors: Albert Lee, Martin CS Wong, Vera MW Keung, Hilda SK Yuen, Frances Cheng and Jennifer SY Mok

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:42

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Extensive research has shown that ethnic health disparities are prevalent and many psychological and social factors influence health disparities. Understanding what factors influence health disparities and how...

    Authors: Jennifer M Watson, Henrietta L Logan and Scott L Tomar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:41

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Social environment and health status are related, and changes affecting social relations may also affect the general health state of a group. During the past few years, several events have affected the relatio...

    Authors: Majda Lamkaddem, Peter M Spreeuwenberg, Walter L Devillé, Marleen Foets and Peter P Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:40

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Much research has shown that soy products inhibited various diseases. However, no published studies have examined the effects of consumption of soy and isoflavones on periodontal disease. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Keiko Tanaka, Satoshi Sasaki, Kentaro Murakami, Hitomi Okubo, Yoshiko Takahashi and Yoshihiro Miyake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:39

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    The HIV epidemic in Vietnam is still concentrated among high risk populations, including IDU and FSW. The response of the government has focused on the recognized high risk populations, mainly young male drug ...

    Authors: Thu Anh Nguyen, Pauline Oosterhoff, Anita Hardon, Hien Nguyen Tran, Roel A Coutinho and Pamela Wright

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Medical waste is infectious and hazardous. It poses serious threats to environmental health and requires specific treatment and management prior to its final disposal. The problem is growing with an ever-incre...

    Authors: M Manzurul Hassan, Shafiul Azam Ahmed, K Anisur Rahman and Tarit Kanti Biswas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:36

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cutaneous melanoma (CM) is a cancer usually associated with high socio-economic level in the literature. Few studies have, however, assessed this relationship by gender and site or the association between CM a...

    Authors: Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Per Gustavsson, Virginia Lope, Gonzalo López-Abente and Marina Pollán

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:33

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The male excess risk of premature ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality may be partially due to an unknown macro-environmental influence associated with economic development. We examined whether excess male r...

    Authors: C Mary Schooling, Tai Hing Lam, Sai Yin Ho, Kwok Hang Mak and Gabriel M Leung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:32

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Several studies in the UK have suggested that women with learning disabilities may be less likely to receive cervical screening tests and a previous local study in had found that GPs considered screening unnec...

    Authors: Fiona Reynolds, Debbi Stanistreet and Peter Elton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:30

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Self-poisoning is one of the most common methods of suicide worldwide. The intentional ingestion of pesticides is the main contributor to such deaths and in many parts of rural Asia pesticide self-poisoning is...

    Authors: Celie Manuel, David J Gunnell, Wim van der Hoek, Andrew Dawson, Ishika K Wijeratne and Flemming Konradsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:26

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In Turkey, the studies have reported that the age at which sexual intercourse and sexual activity starts has been steadily declining. There is an urgent need to increase social and health services for young pe...

    Authors: Vildan Mevsim, Dilek Guldal, Nilgun Ozcakar and Ozge Saygin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    A better understanding of how prostate cancer survivors differ from men without prostate cancer and whether these potential differences vary across demographic subgroups will help to focus and prioritize futur...

    Authors: Laura Q Rogers, Kerry S Courneya, Rammarayan Paragi-Gururaja, Stephen J Markwell and Remi Imeokparia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:23

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  29. Content type: Correspondence

    The production of vinyl chloride (VC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) involves the use of various chemicals, some known to be toxic and potentially or definitely carcinogenic. The related potential risk often has...

    Authors: Valerio Gennaro, Marcello Ceppi, Paolo Crosignani and Fabio Montanaro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:21

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  30. Content type: Research article

    While evidence on the cost of mental illness is growing, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of programmes in the areas of mental health promotion (MHP) and mental disorder prevention (MDP). The paper...

    Authors: Ingrid Zechmeister, Reinhold Kilian and David McDaid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:20

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Health problems, health behavior, and the consequences of bad health are often intertwined. There is a growing need among physicians, researchers and policy makers to obtain a comprehensive insight into the mu...

    Authors: Marjan van den Akker, Mark G Spigt, Lore De Raeve, Ben van Steenkiste, Job FM Metsemakers, Ernst J van Voorst and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:19

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  32. Content type: Research article

    With international concern over emerging infectious diseases (EID) and bioterrorist attacks, public health is being required to have early outbreak detection systems. A disease surveillance team was organized ...

    Authors: Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu, Fuh-Yuan Frank Shih, Muh-Yong Yen, Jiunn-Shyan Julian Wu, Shiou-Wen Lu, Kevin Chi-Ming Chang, Chao Hsiung, Jr-How Chou, Yu-Tseng Chu, Hang Chang, Chan-Hsien Chiu, Fu-Chiang Richard Tsui, Michael M Wagner, Ih-Jen Su and Chwan-Chuen King

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:18

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological studies over the last decade have supplied growing evidence of an association between urbanization and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders. Our aim was to examine the link between levels of...

    Authors: Jack Dekker, Jaap Peen, Jurrijn Koelen, Filip Smit and Robert Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:17

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Medical students develop interest in a specialty career during medical school based on knowledge and clinical experience of different specialties. How valid this knowledge is and how this knowledge relates to ...

    Authors: Marc BM Soethout, Olle TJ ten Cate and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:14

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Breast Health Surveys, conducted by the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) in 1996 and 2003, are designed to gain insight into the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of a nationally representative sampl...

    Authors: Elmer V Villanueva, Sandra Jones, Caroline Nehill, Simone Favelle, David Steel, Donald Iverson and Helen Zorbas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:13

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Considering the high costs of sick leave and the consequences of sick leave for employees, an early return-to-work of employees with mental disorders is very important. Therefore, a workplace intervention is d...

    Authors: Sandra H van Oostrom, Johannes R Anema, Berend Terluin, Henrica CW de Vet, Dirk L Knol and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:12

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment is an important barrier for TB control programs because incomplete treatment may result in prolonged infectiousness, drug resistance, relapse, and death. The aim of...

    Authors: Mette Sagbakken, Jan C Frich and Gunnar Bjune

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:11

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