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  1. Content type: Research article

    Given the high prevalence of mental health problems after disasters it is important to study health services utilization. This study examines predictors for mental health services (MHS) utilization among survi...

    Authors: Dirk-Jan den Ouden, Peter G van der Velden, Linda Grievink, Mattijn Morren, Anja JE Dirkzwager and C Joris Yzermans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:173

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of self-reported low back pain among professional cooks was estimated to examine the effects of daily life conditions, job-related factors, and psychological factors on this disorder.

    Authors: Miwako Nagasu, Kazuhiro Sakai, Akiyoshi Ito, Shigeru Tomita, Yoshiomi Temmyo, Mitsuo Ueno and Shigeji Miyagi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:171

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A large measles outbreak occurred in Italy in 2002–2003. This study evaluates the health burden and economic impact of measles-related hospitalizations in Italy during the specified period.

    Authors: Antonietta Filia, Antonio Brenna, Augusto Panà, Gianluca Maggio Cavallaro, Marco Massari and Marta L Ciofi degli Atti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:169

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. There is evidence that increasing physical activity can reduce the risk of developing these chronic diseases, but less evidence...

    Authors: Sally B Rose, Beverley A Lawton, C Raina Elley, Anthony C Dowell and Anna J Fenton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:166

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Latin America, China and India are experiencing unprecedentedly rapid demographic ageing with an increasing number of people with dementia. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group's title refers to the 66% of people...

    Authors: Martin Prince, Cleusa P Ferri, Daisy Acosta, Emiliano Albanese, Raul Arizaga, Michael Dewey, Svetlana I Gavrilova, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, KS Jacob, ES Krishnamoorthy, Paul McKeigue, Juan Llibre Rodriguez, Aquiles Salas, Ana Luisa Sosa, Renata MM Sousa…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:165

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Long waiting times for elective surgical treatment threaten timely care provision in several countries. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of waiting for elective general surgery on the quality...

    Authors: JP Oudhoff, DRM Timmermans, DL Knol, AB Bijnen and G van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:164

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The evidence for a "diabesity" epidemic is accumulating worldwide but population-based data are still scarce in the African region. We assessed the prevalence, awareness and control of diabetes (DM) in the Sey...

    Authors: David Faeh, Julita William, Luc Tappy, Eric Ravussin and Pascal Bovet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:163

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To present and compare population-based and antenatal-care (ANC) sentinel surveillance HIV prevalence estimates among women in a rural South African population where both provision of ANC services and family p...

    Authors: Brian D Rice, Jörg Bätzing-Feigenbaum, Victoria Hosegood, Frank Tanser, Caterina Hill, Till Barnighausen, Kobus Herbst, Tanya Welz and Marie-Louise Newell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:160

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In 2000, the overall rate of injury deaths in children aged 0–14 was 28.7 per 100000 in Estonia, which is more than 5 times higher than the corresponding rate in neighbouring Finland. This paper describes chil...

    Authors: Marika Väli, Katrin Lang, Ruth Soonets, Marika Talumäe and Andrej M Grjibovski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:158

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Community-wide preparedness for pandemic influenza is an issue that has featured prominently in the recent news media, and is currently a priority for health authorities in many countries. The small and medium...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Feonagh C Cooke, Robert J Donovan, C Raina MacIntyre, Ralf Itzwerth and Aileen J Plant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:157

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Projections of health and social care need are highly sensitive to assumptions about cohort trends in health and disability. We use a repeated population-based cross-sectional study from the Cambridgeshire cen...

    Authors: Carol Jagger, Ruth J Matthews, Fiona E Matthews, Nicola A Spiers, Judith Nickson, Eugene S Paykel, Felicia A Huppert and Carol Brayne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:156

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems are a worldwide public health burden. The literature concerning the mental health benefits from physical activity among adults has grown. Adolescents are less studied, and especially lon...

    Authors: Aase Sagatun, Anne Johanne Søgaard, Espen Bjertness, Randi Selmer and Sonja Heyerdahl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:155

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Data are scarce on the long term relationship between leisure time physical activity, smoking and development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We wanted to investigate the relationship between leisure time ...

    Authors: Ingar Holme, Serena Tonstad, Anne Johanne Sogaard, Per G Lund Larsen and Lise Lund Haheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:154

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  14. Content type: Research article

    National level estimates of injuries are not readily available for developing countries. This study estimated the annual incidence, patterns and severity of unintentional injuries among persons over five years...

    Authors: Zafar Fatmi, Wilbur C Hadden, Junaid A Razzak, Huma I Qureshi, Adnan A Hyder and Gregory Pappas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:152

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We assessed direct effects of neighborhood-level characteristics and interactive effects of neighborhood-level characteristics and individual socioeconomic position on adult smoking and drinking, after conside...

    Authors: Ying-Chih Chuang, Yu-Sheng Li, Yi-Hua Wu and Hsing Jasmine Chao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:151

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The initiation of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study in 1996, and subsequent follow-up of the cohort 5 years later, provided longitudinal body mass index (BMI) data for a random sample of Canadians.

    Authors: Wilma M Hopman, Cristine Leroux, Claudie Berger, Lawrence Joseph, Susan I Barr, Jerilynn C Prior, Mark Harrison, Suzette Poliquin, Tanveer Towheed, Tassos Anastassiades and David Goltzman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:150

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Early onset of menopause is a risk factor for several health problems. The objective was primarily to investigate the association between early menopause and current, past active and passive smoking. A second ...

    Authors: Thea F Mikkelsen, Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Johanne Sundby and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:149

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Challenges to retention in prenatal care seem to exist under both universal systems of care, as in Canada, and non-universal systems of care, as in the United States. However, among populations being served by...

    Authors: Suzanne C Tough, Jodi E Siever and David W Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:148

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The ankle brachial index (ABI) is an efficient tool for objectively documenting the presence of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, different methods exist for ABI calculation, which mi...

    Authors: Stefan F Lange, Hans-Joachim Trampisch, David Pittrow, Harald Darius, Matthias Mahn, Jens R Allenberg, Gerhart Tepohl, Roman L Haberl and Curt Diehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:147

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  20. Content type: Correspondence

    Learning about the impact of public health policy presents significant challenges for evaluators. These include the nebulous and organic nature of interventions ensuing from policy directives, the tension betw...

    Authors: Mhairi Mackenzie, Avril Blamey, Emma Halliday, Margaret Maxwell, Allyson McCollam, David McDaid, Joanne MacLean, Amy Woodhouse and Stephen Platt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:146

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To determine differences among persons who provided blood specimens for HIV testing compared with those who did not among those interviewed for the population-based Zimbabwe Young Adult Survey (YAS).

    Authors: AD McNaghten, Joan M Herold, Hazel M Dube and Michael E St Louis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:145

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Mortality rates for older persons in Botswana have been unavailable and little is known of predictors of mortality in old age. This study may serve as a precursor for more detailed assessments.

    Authors: Thomas Clausen, Adrian O Wilson, Robert M Molebatsi and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:144

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Law and policy in several countries require health services to demonstrate that they are promoting racial/ethnic equality. However, suitable and accurate data are usually not available. We demonstrated, using ...

    Authors: CM Fischbacher, R Bhopal, C Povey, M Steiner, J Chalmers, G Mueller, J Jamieson and D Knowles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:142

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is little experience with carefully developed interventions in the HIV/STI prevention field aimed at adult heterosexual target groups in the Netherlands. The ability to apply intervention development pro...

    Authors: Mireille EG Wolfers, Caty van den Hoek, Johannes Brug and Onno de Zwart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:141

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  25. Content type: Research article

    To determine the prevalence of asthma symptoms in a sample of Greek children aged 10–12 years, and to evaluate these rates in relation to anthropometric, lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits.

    Authors: Kostas N Priftis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Michael B Anthracopoulos, Anastasios Papadimitriou and Polyxeni Nicolaidou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:140

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Ensuring the sexual and reproductive health of the population is essential for the wellbeing of a nation. At least three aspects of sexual and reproductive health are among the key policy issues for present Au...

    Authors: Anthony MA Smith, Marian K Pitts, Julia M Shelley, Juliet Richters and Jason Ferris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:139

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Unhealthy lifestyle choices tend to cluster, but controversy remains regarding relationships between smoking and dietary habits. The aim of this study was to compare dietary intake and alcohol consumption, acc...

    Authors: Patrícia Padrão, Nuno Lunet, Ana Cristina Santos and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:138

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  28. Content type: Research article

    An earlier case-control study from Western Australia reported a protective effect of maternal folic acid supplementation during pregnancy on the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The prese...

    Authors: John D Dockerty, Peter Herbison, David CG Skegg and Mark Elwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:136

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Few studies, particularly in developing countries, have explored the relationship between adolescents and parental values with adolescent problem behaviors. The objectives of the study are to (1) describe adol...

    Authors: Hongjie Liu, Shuli Yu, Lesley Cottrell, Sonja Lunn, Lynette Deveaux, Nanika V Brathwaite, Sharon Marshall, Xiaoming Li and Bonita Stanton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:135

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis treatment failure and death rates are low in the Western Pacific Region, including Vietnam. However, failure or death may also occur among patients who did not complete treatment, i.e. reported as...

    Authors: Marleen Vree, Nguyen T Huong, Bui D Duong, Dinh N Sy, Le N Van, Nguyen V Co, Frank GJ Cobelens and Martien W Borgdorff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:134

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  31. Content type: Research article

    During a microbicide trial feasibility study among women at high-risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Mwanza, northern Tanzania we used participatory research tools to facilitate open dialogue an...

    Authors: Andrew Vallely, Charles Shagi, Stella Kasindi, Nicola Desmond, Shelley Lees, Betty Chiduo, Richard Hayes, Caroline Allen and David Ross

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:133

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic status is a predictor not only of mortality, but also of cardiovascular risk and morbidity. An ongoing debate in the field of social inequalities and health focuses on two questions: 1) Is indivi...

    Authors: Juergen Breckenkamp, Andreas Mielck and Oliver Razum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:132

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Objectives: To compare support for, and perceptions of, the impacts of smoke-free workplace legislation among bar workers in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) pre- and post-implementation, and to identify predictors...

    Authors: Lisa Pursell, Shane Allwright, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Gillian Paul, Alan Kelly, Bernie J Mullally and Maureen D'Eath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:131

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Meningococcal disease can have devastating consequences. As new vaccines emerge, it is necessary to assess their impact on public health. In the absence of long-term real world data, modeling the effects of di...

    Authors: J Jaime Caro, Jörgen Möller, Denis Getsios, L Coudeville, Wissam El-Hadi, Catherine Chevat, Van Hung Nguyen and Ingrid Caro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:130

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The effect of sleep on the risk of developing diabetes has not been explored in an Asian population. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of self-reported sleep duration and sleep quality o...

    Authors: Yasuaki Hayashino, Shunichi Fukuhara, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Tomonori Okamura, Taichiro Tanaka and Hirotsugu Ueshima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:129

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In this study the focus is on social insurance officers judging applications for disability pensions. The number of applications for disability pension increased during the late 1990s, which has resulted in an...

    Authors: Berit Ydreborg, Kerstin Ekberg and Kerstin Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:128

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  37. Content type: Research article

    For individuals with AIDS, data exist relatively soon after diagnosis to allow estimation of "early" survival quantiles (e.g., the 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 quantiles, etc.). Many years of additional observation ...

    Authors: Wayne TA Enanoria, Alan E Hubbard, Mark J van der Laan, Mi Chen, Juan Ruiz and John M Colford Jr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:127

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In the last decades, there have been no studies carried out in Lithuania on the quality of life of breast cancer patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate changes in the quality of life of Lithuan...

    Authors: Giedre Bulotiene, Jonas Veseliunas and Valerijus Ostapenko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:124

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Commercial sources of information are known to have greater influence than scientific sources on general practitioners' (GPs) prescribing behavior in under developed and developing countries. The study aimed t...

    Authors: Serhat Vancelik, Nazim E Beyhun, Hamit Acemoglu and Oksan Calikoglu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:122

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