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  1. The length of stay in asylum centres is generally mentioned as a possible health risk to asylum seekers. Medical staff working with asylum seekers has claimed that long lengths of stay in asylum centres might ...

    Authors: Peter Hallas, Anne R Hansen, Mia A Stæhr, Ebbe Munk-Andersen and Henrik L Jorgensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:288

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  2. UK Government expenditure on combatting drug abuse is based on estimates of illicit drug users, yet the validity of these estimates is unknown. This study aims to assess the face validity of problematic drug u...

    Authors: Martin Frisher, Heath Heatlie and Matthew Hickman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:286

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  3. In this study we examined whether (1) the neighbourhood aspects of access to amenities, neighbourhood quality, neighbourhood disorder, and neighbourhood social cohesion are associated with people's self rated ...

    Authors: Wouter Poortinga, Frank D Dunstan and David L Fone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:285

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  4. We conducted an observational study to determine the delay in presentation to hospital, and its associates among patients experiencing first Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Authors: Muhammad S Khan, Fahim H Jafary, Azhar M Faruqui, Syed I Rasool, Juanita Hatcher, Nish Chaturvedi and Tazeen H Jafar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:284

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  5. Systematic and reliable epidemiological information at population level, preferably cross-national, is needed for an adequate planning of (end-of-life) health care policies, e.g. concerning place of death, but...

    Authors: Joachim Cohen, Johan Bilsen, Guido Miccinesi, Rurik Löfmark, Julia Addington-Hall, Stein Kaasa, Michael Norup, Gerrit van der Wal and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:283

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  6. Worldwide there is growing attention paid to the reproductive decisions faced by HIV-infected individuals. Studies in both developed and developing countries have suggested that many HIV-infected women continu...

    Authors: Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Landon Myer, Hillary Bracken, Virginia Zweigenthal and Phyllis Orner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:282

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the leading cause of diarrheal disease mortality among children under five, resulting in 450,000 to 700,000 deaths each year, and another 2 million hospitalizations, mostly in the ...

    Authors: Evan Simpson, Scott Wittet, Josefina Bonilla, Kateryna Gamazina, Laura Cooley and Jennifer L Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:281

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  8. HIV/AIDS related stigma interferes with the provision of appropriate care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, programs to address the stigma approach it as if it occurs in isolation, separa...

    Authors: Kit Yee Chan, Yi Yang, Kong-Lai Zhang and Daniel D Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:280

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The increasing focus on functional ability assessments in relation to sickness absence necessitates the measurement of population functional levels. This study assessed the reliability of the Norwegian Functio...

    Authors: Nina Østerås, Søren Brage, Andrew Garratt, Jurate Saltyte Benth, Bård Natvig and Pål Gulbrandsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:278

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Studies derived from continuous national surveys have shown that the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes mellitus in the US is increasing. This study estimated the prevalence in 2004 of self-reported diagnosis of...

    Authors: Harold E Bays, Debbra D Bazata, Nathaniel G Clark, James R Gavin III, Andrew J Green, Sandra J Lewis, Michael L Reed, Walter Stewart, Richard H Chapman, Kathleen M Fox and Susan Grandy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:277

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Education is one of the key elements in the promotion of a thorough paradigm for active aging. The aim of this study is to analyze factors that contribute the empowerment of older adults in a rural Mexican com...

    Authors: María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado, Elsa Correa-Muñoz and Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:276

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  12. Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to the affects of war and violence than adults. At the time of initiation of this study, nothing was known about the prevalence of childhood and early adolescence m...

    Authors: Asma A Al-Jawadi and Shatha Abdul-Rhman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:274

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  13. In order to get sickness benefit a sick-listed person need a medical certificate issued by a physician; in Sweden after one week of self-certification. Physicians experience sick-listing tasks as problematic a...

    Authors: Britt Arrelöv, Kristina Alexanderson, Jan Hagberg, Anna Löfgren, Gunnar Nilsson and Sari Ponzer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:273

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  14. A number of studies suggest females may be more likely to engage in injection and sex risk behavior than males. Most data on gender differences come from industrialized countries, so data are needed in develop...

    Authors: Charles M Cleland, Don C Des Jarlais, Theresa E Perlis, Gerry Stimson and Vladimir Poznyak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:271

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  15. The results of a cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate whether genetic polymorphisms (biomarkers of susceptibility) for CYP1A1, EPHX and GSTM1 genes that affect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) activation...

    Authors: Massimo Moretti, Marco Dell'Omo, Milena Villarini, Roberta Pastorelli, Giacomo Muzi, Luisa Airoldi and Rossana Pasquini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:270

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  16. Consistent with global trends, the prevalence of obesity is increasing among Norwegian adults. This study aimed to investigate individual trends in BMI (kg/m2) by age, gender, and socio-economic status over an 11...

    Authors: Deborah L Reas, Jan F Nygård, Elisabeth Svensson, Tom Sørensen and Inger Sandanger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:269

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  17. The objective of this cohort study was to examine the effect on birth weight of living in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in a Nordic welfare state. Birth weight is a health indicator known to be sensitive to po...

    Authors: Eva Sellström, Göran Arnoldsson, Sven Bremberg and Anders Hjern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:267

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  18. The aim of the present study is to describe the inter-province variability of Road Traffic Injury (RTI) mortality on Spanish roads, adjusted for vehicle-kilometres travelled, and to assess the possible role pl...

    Authors: Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Emilio Perea-Milla and Alberto Jimenez-Puente

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:266

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  19. Migrant studies in France revealed that Mediterranean migrant men have lower mortality and morbidity than local-born populations for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We studied overweight and NCDs among Tunis...

    Authors: Caroline Méjean, Pierre Traissac, Sabrina Eymard-Duvernay, Jalila El Ati, Francis Delpeuch and Bernard Maire

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:265

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  20. Vitamin A can have a positive impact on growth and development of children, but vitamin A deficiency (VAD) was found to be a public health problem in Zhejiang Province, China in 1998. There have been no studie...

    Authors: Rongwang Yang, Rong Li, Shujiong Mao, Liying Sun, Xinwen Huang, Chai Ji, Zhiwei Zhu, Lingling Wu, Yufeng Qin and Zhengyan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:264

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  21. To determine radiological features of arthropathy in systemic sclerosis patients with polyarthritis.

    Authors: Fadoua Allali, Latifa Tahiri, Adil Senjari, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:260

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  22. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of disability and mortality in most Western countries. The prevalence of several risk factors, most notably low physical activity and poor nutrition, is very high. T...

    Authors: Suzan JW Robroek, Folef J Bredt and Alex Burdorf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:259

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. School-based breakfast provision is increasingly being seen as a means of improving educational performance and dietary behaviour amongst children. Furthermore, recognition is growing that breakfast provision ...

    Authors: Laurence Moore, Graham F Moore, Katy Tapper, Rebecca Lynch, Carol Desousa, Janine Hale, Chris Roberts and Simon Murphy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:258

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Casino workers are exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke (SHS) at work, yet remain at risk of being excluded from smoke-free legislation around the world. If the prime motivation for smoke-free legislatio...

    Authors: Paul A Pilkington, Selena Gray and Anna B Gilmore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:257

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  25. Previous studies have shown that deprived neighbourhoods have higher cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates. Inequalities in the distribution of behaviour related risk factors are one possible explanatio...

    Authors: Nico Dragano, Martin Bobak, Natalia Wege, Anne Peasey, Pablo E Verde, Ruzena Kubinova, Simone Weyers, Susanne Moebus, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Andreas Stang, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Johannes Siegrist and Hynek Pikhart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:255

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  26. Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a major public and occupational health problem, which is associated with very high costs. Although medical costs for chronic LBP are high, most costs are related to productivity ...

    Authors: Ludeke C Lambeek, Johannes R Anema, Barend J van Royen, Peter C Buijs, Paul I Wuisman, Maurits W van Tulder and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:254

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  27. Most depressed patients are attended at primary care. However, there are significant shortcomings in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of these patients. The aim of this study is to determine whether the ...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Antonia Caballero, Josep Ll Piñol, Germán López-Cortacans, Waleska Badia, Josep M Hernández, Pilar Casaus, Sílvia Folch, Josep Basora and Antonio Labad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:253

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  28. Comprehensive information about national spending on prevention is crucial for health policy development and evaluation. This study provides a comprehensive overview of prevention spending in the Netherlands, ...

    Authors: Esther W de Bekker-Grob, Johan J Polder, Johan P Mackenbach and Willem Jan Meerding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:252

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  29. Very little is known about the physical health needs of lesbian and bisexual women in the UK; most research has looked at mental or sexual health only. This article reports the results of four surveys carried ...

    Authors: Catherine Meads, Emily Buckley and Paul Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:251

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  30. Although syndromic surveillance systems are gaining acceptance as useful tools in public health, doubts remain about whether the anticipated early warning benefits exist. Many assessments of this question do n...

    Authors: Wei Zheng, Robert Aitken, David J Muscatello and Tim Churches

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:250

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  31. Randomised controlled trials demonstrate a 60% reduction in type 2 diabetes incidence through lifestyle modification programmes. The aim of this study is to determine whether such programmes are feasible in pr...

    Authors: Tiina Laatikainen, James A Dunbar, Anna Chapman, Annamari Kilkkinen, Erkki Vartiainen, Sami Heistaro, Ben Philpot, Pilvikki Absetz, Stephen Bunker, Adrienne O'Neil, Prasuna Reddy, James D Best and Edward D Janus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:249

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  32. The Chinese National People's Congress ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on 27 August 2005, signaling China's commitment to implement tobacco control policies and legislation cons...

    Authors: Tingzhong Yang, Yanwei Wu, Abu Saleh M Abdullah, Di Dai, Fuzhong Li, Junqing Wu and Haiqing Xiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:248

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  33. Smoking is one of the most important risk factors for burden of disease. Our objective was to estimate the number of hospital diagnoses and days of treatment attributable to smoking for Canada, 2002.

    Authors: Dolly Baliunas, Jayadeep Patra, Jürgen Rehm, Svetlana Popova and Benjamin Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:247

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  34. In 2002 the oil-tanker Prestige sank off the Galician coast. This study analyzes the effect of this accident on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mental health in the affected population.

    Authors: José Miguel Carrasco, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Maria José García-Mendizábal, Virginia Lope, Nuria Aragonés, Maria João Forjaz, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Gonzalo López-Abente, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo and Marina Pollán

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:245

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  35. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in times of Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART). We compared the HRQoL of HIV positive patients receiving HAART with those awaiting tre...

    Authors: Goedele M Louwagie, Max O Bachmann, Kobus Meyer, Frikkie le R Booysen, Lara R Fairall and Christo Heunis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:244

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  36. Despite the relatively low recorded alcohol consumption level, the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and neighbouring Finland suffer from similar harmful consequences related to the use of alcoh...

    Authors: Ville Helasoja, Eero Lahelma, Ritva Prättälä, Janina Petkeviciene, Iveta Pudule and Mare Tekkel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:241

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  37. Increasing severe vegetation fires worldwide has been attributed to both global environmental change and land management practices. However there is little evidence concerning the population health effects of ...

    Authors: Fay H Johnston, Ross S Bailie, Louis S Pilotto and Ivan C Hanigan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:240

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  38. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a combination of medical disorders that increase one's risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Little information exists on the prevalence of MS in a general adult population i...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chiu-Shong Liu, Ming-May Lai, Chia-Ing Li, Ching-Chu Chen, Pei-Chia Chang, Wen-Yuan Lin, Yih-Dar Lee, Tsann Lin and Tsai-Chung Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:239

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