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  1. Cigarette/alcohol use and premarital sex, and their subsequent consequences on the well-being of college students, are international health promotion issues. However, little is known about the temporal relatio...

    Authors: Chi Chiao, Chin-Chun Yi and Kate Ksobiech

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:527

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  2. Weight-related stigmatization is a public health problem. It impairs the psychological well-being of obese individuals and hinders them from adopting weight-loss behaviors. We conducted an experimental study t...

    Authors: Katrin E Giel, Stephan Zipfel, Manuela Alizadeh, Norbert Schäffeler, Carmen Zahn, Daniel Wessel, Friedrich W Hesse, Syra Thiel and Ansgar Thiel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:525

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  3. Published incidence rates of human salmonella infections are mostly based on numbers of stool culture-confirmed cases reported to public health surveillance. These cases constitute only a small fraction of all...

    Authors: Gerhard Falkenhorst, Jacob Simonsen, Tina H Ceper, Wilfrid van Pelt, Henriette de Valk, Malgorzata Sadkowska-Todys, Lavinia Zota, Markku Kuusi, Cecilia Jernberg, Maria Cristina Rota, Yvonne THP van Duynhoven, Peter FM Teunis, Karen A Krogfelt and Kåre Mølbak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:523

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  4. Stigma and discrimination against people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are obstacles in the way of effective responses to HIV. Understanding the extent of stigma / discrimination and the under...

    Authors: Garumma T Feyissa, Lakew Abebe, Eshetu Girma and Mirkuzie Woldie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:522

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Urban renewal programs aim to target both the physical and social environments to improve the social capital, social connectedness, sense of community and economic conditions of residents of the neighbourhoods...

    Authors: Bin Jalaludin, Michelle Maxwell, Basema Saddik, Elizabeth Lobb, Roy Byun, Rodrigo Gutierrez and John Paszek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:521

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Preventive health care services, such as cancer screening can be particularly vulnerable to a lack of paid leave from work since care is not being sought for illness or symptoms. We first describe the prevalen...

    Authors: Lucy A Peipins, Ashwini Soman, Zahava Berkowitz and Mary C White

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:520

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  7. Cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are increasingly considered a major public health problem. The MemoVie cohort study aims to investigate the living conditions or risk factors under which the n...

    Authors: Magali Perquin, Anne-Marie Schuller, Michel Vaillant, Nico Diederich, Alexandre Bisdorff, Jean-Claude Leners, Marylène D’Incau, Jean-Luc Ludewig, Danielle Hoffmann, Dirk Ulbricht, Stephanie Thoma, René Dondelinger, Paul Heuschling, Sophie Couffignal, Jean-François Dartigues and Marie-Lise Lair

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:519

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Although few studies have linked cognitive variables with adherence to mammography screening in women with family histories of breast and/or ovarian cancer, research studies suggest cognitive phenomena can be ...

    Authors: Paul Ritvo, Sarah A Edwards, Gord Glendon, Lucia Mirea, Julia A Knight, Irene L Andrulis and Anna M Chiarelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:518

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Long-term recipients of social assistance face barriers to social and economic inclusion, and have poorer health and more limited opportunities for improving their health than many other groups in the populati...

    Authors: Anneli Marttila, Eva Johansson, Margaret Whitehead and Bo Burström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:517

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is a lack of knowledge on the influence of different levels of physical activity (PA) on unintentional injuries among those with depressive symptoms (DS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relati...

    Authors: Katariina Korniloff, Arja Häkkinen, Hannu J Koponen, Hannu Kautiainen, Salme Järvenpää, Markku Peltonen, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Olli Kampman, Heikki Oksa and Mauno Vanhala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:516

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  11. Data on prevalence, pattern of tobacco use, proportion of population dependent on nicotine and their determinants are important for developing and implementing tobacco control strategies. The aim of the study ...

    Authors: Sathya Prakash Manimunda, Vivek Benegal, Attayuru Purushottaman Sugunan, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Nagalla Balakrishna, Kandavelu Thennarusu, Dhanasekara Pandian and Kasturi S Pesala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:515

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  12. Increased physical activity is a cornerstone of type 2 diabetes prevention. The perception of a need to change is considered essential in behaviour change processes. However, the existing literature on individ...

    Authors: Kati Vähäsarja, Sanna Salmela, Jari Villberg, Pauli Rintala, Mauno Vanhala, Timo Saaristo, Markku Peltonen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Eeva Korpi-Hyövälti, Urho M Kujala, Leena Moilanen, Leo Niskanen, Heikki Oksa and Marita Poskiparta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:514

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  13. Smoking is a UK public health threat but GPs can be effective in helping patients to quit; consequently, the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) incentivises the recording of smoking status and delivery of ce...

    Authors: Jaspal S Taggar, Tim Coleman, Sarah Lewis and Lisa Szatkowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:329

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  14. Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in low-resource countries. One contagious patient can infect 10 to 20 contacts in these settings. Delays in diagnosing TB therefore con...

    Authors: Ndeindo Ndeikoundam Ngangro, Doudeadoum Ngarhounoum, Mosurel N Ngangro, Ngakoutou Rangar, Mahinda G Siriwardana, Virginie Halley des Fontaines and Pierre Chauvin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:513

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  15. Socioeconomic inequalities in child nutrition may change rapidly over time, particularly in populations undergoing the nutrition transition. Yet, the few available studies are repeated cross-sectional surveys....

    Authors: Alicia Matijasevich, Iná S Santos, Ana M B Menezes, Aluísio J D Barros, Denise P Gigante, Bernardo L Horta, Fernando C Barros and Cesar G Victora

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:511

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  16. Error in self-reported measures of obesity has been frequently described, but the effect of self-reported error on recruitment into diabetes prevention programs is not well established. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Andrea Hernan, Benjamin Philpot, Edward D Janus and James A Dunbar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:510

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  17. With several new vaccine recommendations specifically targeting adolescents, improving adolescent vaccination rates has become a major health priority. Vaccination attitudes are an important, modifiable target...

    Authors: Charitha Gowda, Sarah E Schaffer, Kevin J Dombkowski and Amanda F Dempsey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:509

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  18. The aim of the study was, despite the special characteristics of prisons, to identify the features which led prisoners who attended the Smoking Cessation Centre at the Kassavetia Detention Centre in Volos (reg...

    Authors: Elias Makris, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis and Chrysi Hatzoglou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:508

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  19. Tobacco dependence is a chronic, relapsing condition that typically requires multiple quit attempts and extended treatment. When offered the opportunity, relapsed smokers are interested in recycling back into ...

    Authors: Beatriz H Carlini, Anna M McDaniel, Michael T Weaver, Ross M Kauffman, Barbara Cerutti, Renée M Stratton and Susan M Zbikowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:507

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  20. Micronutrient deficiency is a common public health problem in developing countries, especially for infants and children in the first two years of life. As this is an important time window for child development...

    Authors: Klaus Eichler, Simon Wieser, Isabelle Rüthemann and Urs Brügger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:506

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  21. Charcoal burning in a sealed room has recently emerged as the second most common suicide means in Hong Kong, causing approximately 200 deaths each year. As charcoal burning suicide victims have a unique sociod...

    Authors: Chi-kin Law and Candi MC Leung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:505

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  22. In Ethiopia where there is no strong surveillance system and diagnostic facilities are limited, the real burden of tuberculosis (TB) lymphadenitis is not well known. Therefore, we conducted a study to estimate...

    Authors: Gemeda Abebe, Amare Deribew, Ludwig Apers, Alemseged Abdissa, Fetene Deribie, Kifle Woldemichael, Jaffer Shiffa, Markos Tesfaye, Chali Jira, Mesele Bezabih, Abraham Aseffa, Alemayehu Bekele and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:504

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  23. Due to a paucity of data regarding the availability and efficacy of equipment, health promotion methods and materials currently used by health professionals for the management of patients with non-communicable...

    Authors: Whadi-ah Parker, Nelia P Steyn, Naomi S Levitt and Carl J Lombard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:503

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  24. A preliminary study was undertaken in a community of Cyprus where low-level arsenic (As) concentrations were recently detected in the groundwater that was chronically used to satisfy potable needs of the commu...

    Authors: Konstantinos C Makris, Costas A Christophi, Martha Paisi and Adrienne S Ettinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:334

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  25. Sufficient exercise is important for people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), as it can prevent future health problems. Despite, it is estimated that only 30-40% of people with T2DM are sufficiently active...

    Authors: Marion MP van der Heijden, François Pouwer, Arnold C Romeijnders and Victor JM Pop

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:331

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Smoking cessation is beneficial for our health at any point in life, both in healthy people and in people already suffering from a smoking-related disease. Any help to quit smoking can produce considerable ben...

    Authors: Joana Ripoll, Helena Girauta, Maria Ramos, David Medina-Bombardó, Agnès Pastor, Cristina Alvarez-Ossorio, Lucía Gorreto, Maria Esteva, Elena García, Ana Uréndez, Ana Buades and Elena Torres

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:322

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  27. The prevalence of mental illness and psychological suffering is greater than the availability of primary care services in Europe and, in particular, in Italy. The main barriers that hinder the access to these ...

    Authors: Enrico Molinari, Francesco Pagnini, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Edoardo Lozza and Claudio Albino Bosio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:501

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  28. This paper explores smoking cessation participants’ perceptions of attempting weight management alongside smoking cessation within the context of a health improvement intervention implemented in Glasgow, Scotl...

    Authors: Preethi Koshy, Mhairi Mackenzie, Wilma Leslie, Mike Lean and Catherine Hankey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:500

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  29. Chinese Uygur, Kazakh, Mongolian and Han populations represent >90% of the total population of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and their genetic backgrounds, customs, culture, and food consumption are differ...

    Authors: Nanfang Li, Hongmei Wang, Zhitao Yan, Xiaoguang Yao, Jing Hong and Ling Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:499

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  30. The Dutch Human Papillomavirus (HPV) catch-up vaccination program in 2009 appeared less successful than expected. We aimed to identify the most important determinants of refusing the vaccination.

    Authors: Giedre Gefenaite, Marieke Smit, Hans W Nijman, Adriana Tami, Ingrid H Drijfhout, Astrid Pascal, Maarten J Postma, Bert A Wolters, Johannes J M van Delden, Jan C Wilschut and Eelko Hak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:498

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  31. Health education interventions are generally complex. Their outcomes result from both the intervention itself and the context for which they are developed. Thus, when an intervention carried out in one context...

    Authors: Linda Cambon, Laetitia Minary, Valery Ridde and François Alla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:497

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  32. Workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often experience restrictions in functioning at work and participation in employment. Strategies to maintain work productivity exist, but these interventions do not invol...

    Authors: Myrthe van Vilsteren, Cécile RL Boot, Romy Steenbeek, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Alexandre E Voskuyl and Johannes R Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:496

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  33. Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour...

    Authors: Pauline W Jansen, Marina Verlinden, Anke Dommisse-van Berkel, Cathelijne Mieloo, Jan van der Ende, René Veenstra, Frank C Verhulst, Wilma Jansen and Henning Tiemeier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:494

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  34. The increasing gender equality during the 20th century, mainly in the Nordic countries, represents a major social change. A well-established theory is that this may affect the mental health patterns of women a...

    Authors: Anna Månsdotter, Mikael Nordenmark and Anne Hammarström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:493

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  35. Improving life satisfaction (LS) and mental wellbeing (MWB) is important for better public health. Like other health issues, LS and MWB are closely related to deprivation (i.e. lack of resources). Developing p...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Helen Lowey, Karen Hughes, Lynn Deacon, Jude Stansfield and Clare Perkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:492

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  36. Parents play a critical role in their children’s introduction to alcohol. A range of parenting factors have been associated with the progression to risky drinking among adolescents, and have recently formed th...

    Authors: Conor Gilligan and Kypros Kypri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:491

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  37. The Austrian diabetes disease management program (DMP) was introduced in 2007 in order to improve health care delivery for diabetics via the promotion of treatment according to guidelines. Considering the curr...

    Authors: Herwig Ostermann, Victoria Hoess and Michael Mueller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:490

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  38. Stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems is an important public health issue, and interventions aimed at reducing exposure to stigma and discrimination can improve the lives of people w...

    Authors: Sara Evans-Lacko, Jillian London, Sarah Japhet, Nicolas Rüsch, Clare Flach, Elizabeth Corker, Claire Henderson and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:489

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  39. In France, the rapid scale-up of buprenorphine, an opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), in primary care for drug users has led to an impressive reduction in HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDU) but h...

    Authors: Perrine Roux, Laurent Michel, Julien Cohen, Marion Mora, Alain Morel, Jean-Francois Aubertin, Jean-Claude Desenclos, Bruno Spire and Patrizia M Carrieri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:488

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Unintentional injuries are an important cause of death in India. However, no reliable nationally representative estimates of unintentional injury deaths are available. Thus, we examined unintentional injury de...

    Authors: Jagnoor Jagnoor, Wilson Suraweera, Lisa Keay, Rebecca Q Ivers, JS Thakur and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:487

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  41. Unemployment is associated with reduced physical and psychological well-being. Perceived health is an important factor influencing health outcomes as well as successful returns to work. This study aims to dete...

    Authors: Heribert Limm, Mechthild Heinmüller, Katrin Liel, Karin Seeger, Harald Gündel, Ahmet Kimil and Peter Angerer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:485

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  42. Dental caries is the result of a complex interplay of multiple determinants which may change overtime. Therefore, periodic surveys of caries experience and redetermination of the risk indicators of the disease...

    Authors: Eleni Mamai-Homata, Vassiliki Topitsoglou, Constantine Oulis, Vasileios Margaritis and Argy Polychronopoulou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:484

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  43. Both treatment and prevention strategies are recommended by the World Health Organization for the control of malaria during pregnancy in tropical areas. The aim of this study was to assess use of a rapid diagn...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Eugène Serdouma, Luc Salva Heredeïbona, Djibrine Djalle, Nestor Madji, Methode Moyen, Georges Soula, Alain Le Faou and Jean Delmont

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:482

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