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  1. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common condition worldwide that has many negative effects on people who were afflicted with it, especially on their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The Epworth S...

    Authors: Shunquan Wu, Rui Wang, Xiuqiang Ma, Yanfang Zhao, Xiaoyan Yan and Jia He

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:849

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian co-regulatory system in limiting children’s exposure to unhealthy television food advertising by measuring compliance with mandator...

    Authors: Michele Roberts, Simone Pettigrew, Kathy Chapman, Caroline Miller and Pascale Quester

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:846

    Content type: Correspondence

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  3. There are many immigrants in the Swedish workforce, but knowledge of their general and work-related health is limited. The aim of this register-based study was to explore whether documented migrant residents i...

    Authors: Bo Johansson, Magnus Helgesson, Ingvar Lundberg, Tobias Nordquist, Ola Leijon, Per Lindberg and Eva Vingård

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:845

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Epidemiological studies suggest an association between obesity and asthma in adults and children. Asthma diagnosis criteria are different among studies. The aim of this study was to test the influence of asthm...

    Authors: Andrea Antunes Cetlin, Manoel Romeu Gutierrez, Heloísa Bettiol, Marco Antônio Barbieri and Elcio Oliveira Vianna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:844

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Well managed diabetes requires active self-management in order to ensure optimal glycaemic control and appropriate use of available clinical services and other supports. Peer supporters can assist people with ...

    Authors: Michaela A Riddell, Carla Renwick, Rory Wolfe, Stephen Colgan, James Dunbar, Virginia Hagger, Pilvikki Absetz and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:843

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. This study describes the patterns and socioeconomic influences of tobacco use among adults in tobacco-cultivating regions of rural southwest China.

    Authors: Le Cai, Xinan Wu, Abhinav Goyal, Yuntao Han, Wenlong Cui, Xia Xiao, Jianhui He, Keying Zhao, Ying Song and Feng Jiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:842

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Studies of the effects of environmental interventions on physical activity should include valid measures of physical activity before and after the intervention. Baseline data collection can be difficult when t...

    Authors: Lin Yang, Simon Griffin, Cheryl Chapman and David Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:841

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Studies among adults show an association between abuse and Body Mass Index (BMI) status. When an aberrant BMI status as a consequence of abuse is already prevalent in adolescence, early detection and treatment...

    Authors: Jorien Veldwijk, Karin I Proper, Henriëtte B Hoeven-Mulder and Wanda JE Bemelmans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:840

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In order to adapt oral care and treatment to the demands of the growing group of frail dentulous older people, it is important to understand how and to which extent having natural teeth contributes to the qual...

    Authors: Dominique Niesten, Krista van Mourik and Wil van der Sanden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:839

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Poor adherence to the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) is reported as one of the main causes of unintended pregnancy in women that rely on this form of contraception. This study aims to estimate the associations ...

    Authors: Gerard J Molloy, Heather Graham and Hannah McGuinness

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:838

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Food borne disease are major health problems in developing countries like Ethiopia. Food handlers with poor personal hygiene working in food establishments could be potential sources of disease due to pathogen...

    Authors: Mulat Dagnew, Moges Tiruneh, Feleke Moges and Zinaye Tekeste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:837

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The beneficial effect of physical activity for the prevention of a range of chronic diseases is widely acknowledged. These conditions are most prevalent in low-income groups where physical activity levels are ...

    Authors: Janet Withall, Russell Jago and Kenneth R Fox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:836

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Childhood obesity has become a major public health problem in China. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of age and sex on the relationship between fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM), fat-...

    Authors: Kai-Yu Xiong, Hui He, Yi-Ming Zhang and Guo-Xin Ni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:835

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The physical activity (PA) levels of many children and adolescents in Australia are currently insufficient to promote health benefits. Physical education (PE) programs aim to promote PA and reach nearly all sc...

    Authors: Richard R Rosenkranz, David R Lubans, Louisa R Peralta, Andrew Bennie, Taren Sanders and Chris Lonsdale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:834

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Korea saw a sharp increase in HIV diagnosis from 2000. This serious public health concern must be monitored diligently. We identified the characteristics and trends in HIV prevalence among visitors to public h...

    Authors: Mee-Kyung Kee, Jin-Hee Lee, Jiyoung Whang and Sung Soon Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:831

    Content type: Research article

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  16. There is not much information on the differences in clinical, epidemiological and spatial characteristics of diarrhea due to V. cholerae and V. parahaemolyticus from non-coastal areas. We investigated the differe...

    Authors: Suman Kanungo, Dipika Sur, Mohammad Ali, Young Ae You, Debottam Pal, Byomkesh Manna, Swapan K Niyogi, Banwarilal Sarkar, Sujit K Bhattacharya, John D Clemens and G Balakrish Nair

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:830

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Interventions designed to prevent HIV and STIs in female sex-workers (FSWs) reach women after they formally enter the sex-trade. We aimed to characterize the pattern of sexual behaviour among FSWs from first-s...

    Authors: Sharmistha Mishra, Satyanarayana Ramanaik, James F Blanchard, Shiva Halli, Stephen Moses, T Raghavendra, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Rob Lorway and Marissa Becker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:829

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Podoconiosis is a form of non-filarial elephantiasis that affects barefoot individuals in highland tropical areas. The disease presents with bilateral, asymmetric swelling of the legs, usually confined to belo...

    Authors: Yordanos B Molla, Sara Tomczyk, Tsige Amberbir, Abreham Tamiru and Gail Davey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:828

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The association between childhood school desegregation and later life sense of control and physical performance among African Americans is not clear. We hypothesized that childhood school desegregation adverse...

    Authors: Fredric D Wolinsky, Elena M Andresen, Theodore K Malmstrom, J Philip Miller, Mario Schootman and Douglas K Miller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:827

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Mid to late adolescence is characterised by a vulnerability to problematic substance use since the consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs is frequently initiated and increased in this life period. While the ...

    Authors: Nicolas Arnaud, Sonja Bröning, Magdalena Drechsel, Rainer Thomasius and Christiane Baldus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:826

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. The North-east Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland consistently report relatively high HIV prevalence. The targeted HIV prevention interventions in these two states are mostly delivered by non-government org...

    Authors: Michelle Kermode, Chinzaning Hangzo Songput, Collins Z Sono, Temjen Nungsang Jamir and Alex Devine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:825

    Content type: Research article

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  22. HIV counselling and testing (HCT) is a critical gateway for addressing HIV prevention and linking people to treatment, care, and support. Since national testing rates are often less than optimal, there is grow...

    Authors: Reshma Naik, Hanani Tabana, Tanya Doherty, Wanga Zembe and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:824

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in reducing diabetes incidence has been well established. Little is known, however, about factors influencing the reach of diabetes prevention programs. This study ...

    Authors: Rachel A Laws, Philip Vita, Kamalesh Venugopal, Chris Rissel, Daniel Davies and Stephen Colagiuri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:822

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To examine the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in Songming county, Yunnan province, South-west China and examine influences of anthropometric indicators on diabetic risk.

    Authors: Xiaolong Zhao, Xiaoming Zhu, Hengsheng Zhang, Weiwei Zhao, Jinhui Li, Yonghui Shu, Songwu Li, Minghui Yang, Linghu Cai, Jiping Zhou and Yiming Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:821

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Environment, health behavior, and genetic background are important in the development of obesity. Adolescents spend substantial part of daily leisure time on cultural and social activities, but knowledge about...

    Authors: Koenraad Cuypers, Karin De Ridder, Kirsti Kvaløy, Margunn Skjei Knudtsen, Steinar Krokstad, Jostein Holmen and Turid Lingaas Holmen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:820

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Nearly all California casinos currently allow smoking, which leads to potentially high patron exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke pollutants. Some argue that smoking restrictions or bans would result in a bus...

    Authors: Neil E Klepeis, Jason Omoto, Seow Ling Ong, Harmeena Sahota Omoto and Narinder Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:819

    Content type: Research article

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  27. People in lower socioeconomic positions report worse health-related functioning. Only few examined whether perceptions of unfairness are particularly common in these people and whether this perceived unfairnes...

    Authors: Hans Bosma, Anouk Gerritsma, Gonnie Klabbers and Marjan van den Akker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:818

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Comprehensive sex education, including the promotion of consistent condom use, is still an important intervention strategy in tackling unplanned pregnancies, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...

    Authors: Liesbeth E Rijsdijk, Arjan ER Bos, Rico Lie, Robert AC Ruiter, Joanne N Leerlooijer and Gerjo Kok

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:817

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In 2007, a regulation on smoke-free health facilities and institutions was adopted by the Lao government. Little is known about health policymakers’ knowledge and opinions regarding tobacco policy control, inc...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Alongkone Phengsavanh, Visanou Hansana, Sysavanh Phommachanh, Mayfong Mayxay and Tanja Tomson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:816

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In most European origin populations measures of socioeconomic position are positively associated with leisure time physical activity (LTPA), this is unclear for active commuting. In addition, these association...

    Authors: Jeroen SL de Munter, Charles Agyemang, Lizzy M Brewster, Karien Stronks and Irene GM van Valkengoed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:815

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is a shortage of information about the factors that mediate physical activity intervention effects which involve youth. The purpose of this study was to examine whether personal, social and physical-envi...

    Authors: Ingunn H Bergh, Maartje M van Stralen, May Grydeland, Mona Bjelland, Nanna Lien, Lene F Andersen, Sigmund A Anderssen and Yngvar Ommundsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:814

    Content type: Research article

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  32. High prevalence of sickness absence in countries with generous welfare schemes has generated debates on mechanisms that may influence workers’ decisions about calling in sick for work. Little is known about th...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Inger Haukenes and Liv Heide Magnussen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:813

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Intimate partner violence (IPV) can result in significant harm to women and families and is especially prevalent when women are pregnant or recent mothers. Maternal and child health nurses (MCHN) in Victoria, ...

    Authors: Angela J Taft, Rhonda Small, Cathy Humphreys, Kelsey Hegarty, Ruby Walter, Catina Adams and Paul Agius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:811

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Until now, insomnia has not been much of interest in epidemiological neighbourhood studies, although literature provides evidence enough for insomnia-related mechanisms being potentially dependent on neighbour...

    Authors: Natalie Riedel, Kateryna Fuks, Barbara Hoffmann, Simone Weyers, Johannes Siegrist, Raimund Erbel, Anja Viehmann, Andreas Stang, Joachim Scheiner and Nico Dragano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:810

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Research results from large, national population-based studies investigating gender differences in weight dissatisfaction and disordered eating across the adult life span are still limited. Gender is a signifi...

    Authors: Christine Forrester-Knauss and Elisabeth Zemp Stutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:809

    Content type: Research article

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  36. A project was implemented in 2010 to improve TB notification and TB screening and diagnostic routines in large general hospitals. The aims of present study was to assess baseline TB screening and diagnostic pr...

    Authors: Hoa Nguyen Binh, Khanh Pham Huyen, Cornelia Hennig, Hanh Chu Thi, Cuong Le Xuan, Vu Le Thuong and Knut Lönnroth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:808

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In the past decade, various reviews described the relationship between the physical environment and different physical activity (PA) domains. Yet, the majority of the current review evidence relies on North Am...

    Authors: Veerle Van Holle, Benedicte Deforche, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Liesbet Goubert, Lea Maes, Nico Van de Weghe and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:807

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Many public health interventions based on apparently sound evidence from randomised controlled trials encounter difficulties when being scaled up within health systems. Even under the best of circumstances, im...

    Authors: James Dunbar, Andrea Hernan, Edward Janus, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Dino Asproloupos, Sharleen O’Reilly, Amy Timoshanko, Elizabeth Stewart, Catherine M Bennett, Greg Johnson and Rob Carter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:806

    Content type: Correspondence

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  39. The first aim was to examine the effect of the UP4FUN pilot intervention on children’s total sedentary time. The second aim was to investigate if the intervention had an effect on children’s physical activity ...

    Authors: Maïte Verloigne, Elling Bere, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Lea Maes, Nanna Lien, Froydis N Vik, Johannes Brug, Greet Cardon and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:805

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark have high levels of sexually transmitted infections including Chlamydia trachomatis. Modelling studies suggest that reductions in the prevalence of chlamydia infection...

    Authors: Sebastian Kalwij, Sarah French, Rumbi Mugezi and Paula Baraitser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:802

    Content type: Research article

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  41. HIV-negative members of sero-discordant couples are at high risk for HIV acquisition but few behavioral prevention interventions have been implemented in sub-Saharan Africa and discordance is not well understo...

    Authors: Rachel King, Nafuna Wamai, Kenneth Khana, Eva Johansson, Pille Lindkvist and Rebecca Bunnell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:801

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control calls for the elimination of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. To test whether tobacco packaging functions as advertising by communicating attractive a...

    Authors: Philip Gendall, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards and Judith McCool

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:796

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Europe is high. It is a major cause of the overall rates of many of the main chronic (or non communicable) diseases in this region and is characterized by an unequal...

    Authors: Jeroen Lakerveld, Johannes Brug, Sandra Bot, Pedro J Teixeira, Harry Rutter, Euan Woodward, Oddrun Samdal, Lynn Stockley, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Patricia van Assema, Aileen Robertson, Tim Lobstein, Jean-Michel Oppert, Róza Ádány and Giel Nijpels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:793

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Worldwide urbanization has become a crucial issue in recent years. Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely-populated countries in the world, has been facing rapid urbanization. In urban areas, maternal...

    Authors: Nuzhat Choudhury, Allisyn C Moran, M Ashraful Alam, Karar Zunaid Ahsan, Sabina F Rashid and Peter Kim Streatfield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:791

    Content type: Research article

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