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  1. Different water choices affect access to drinking water with different quality. Previous studies suggested social-economic status may affect the choice of domestic drinking water. The aim of this study is to i...

    Authors: Hanyi Chen, Yaying Zhang, Linlin Ma, Fangmin Liu, Weiwei Zheng, Qinfeng Shen, Hongmei Zhang, Xiao Wei, Dajun Tian, Gengsheng He and Weidong Qu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:450

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  2. Around the globe, school closures were used sporadically to mitigate the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. However, such closures can detrimentally impact economic and social life.

    Authors: Ozgur M Araz, Paul Damien, David A Paltiel, Sean Burke, Bryce van de Geijn, Alison Galvani and Lauren Ancel Meyers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:449

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  3. The degree to which parental alcohol abuse is a risk factor for offspring mental distress is unclear, due to conflicting results of previous research. The inconsistencies in previous findings may be related to...

    Authors: Kamilla Rognmo, Fartein Ask Torvik, Helga Ask, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:448

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  4. Japanese suicide rate is one of the highest among industrialized nations, especially following the economic crisis of the 1990s, with more than 30000 suicides every year since 1998. Previous studies have point...

    Authors: Mayumi Ohnishi, Rieko Nakao, Ryokko Kawasaki, Akiko Nitta, Yukari Hamada and Hideyuki Nakane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:446

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  5. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of morbidity and premature mortality. Among those at high risk, incidence can be halved through healthy changes in behaviour. Information about genetic a...

    Authors: Job G Godino, Esther MF van Sluijs, Theresa M Marteau, Stephen Sutton, Stephen J Sharp and Simon J Griffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:444

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Obesity is a major global epidemic and a burden to society and health systems. It is well known risk factor for a number of chronic medical conditions with high morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to pro...

    Authors: Luciana Bahia, Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho, Laura Augusta Barufaldi, Gabriela de Azevedo Abreu, Thainá Alves Malhão, Camila Pepe Ribeiro de Souza and Denizar Vianna Araujo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:440

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  7. Voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) is one of the key strategies in the HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes in Ethiopia. However, utilization of this service among adults is very low. The aim of...

    Authors: Tesfaye H Leta, Ingvild F Sandøy and Knut Fylkesnes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:438

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  8. Social determinants have been described as having a greater influence than other determinants of health status. The major social determinants of health and the necessary policy objectives have been defined; it...

    Authors: Evci (Kiraz) Emine Didem, Ergin Filiz, Okur Orhan, Saruhan Gulnur and Beser Erdal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:437

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The prevalence of childhood obesity among adolescents has been rapidly rising in Mainland China in recent decades, especially in urban and rich areas. There is an urgent need to develop effective interventions...

    Authors: Fei Xu, Robert S Ware, Lap Ah Tse, Zhiyong Wang, Xin Hong, Aiju Song, Jiequan Li and Youfa Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:316

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Nearly 60% of black women are obese. Despite their increased risk of obesity and associated chronic diseases, black women have been underrepresented in clinical trials of weight loss interventions, particularl...

    Authors: Perry Foley, Erica Levine, Sandy Askew, Elaine Puleo, Jessica Whiteley, Bryan Batch, Daniel Heil, Daniel Dix, Veronica Lett, Michele Lanpher, Jade Miller, Karen Emmons and Gary Bennett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:305

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  11. Several studies have demonstrated an association between the exposure to indoor air pollution (IAP) and childhood asthma. Evidence is suggesting that several air pollutants may contribute to both exacerbation ...

    Authors: Sofia I V Sousa, Catarina Ferraz, Maria C M Alvim-Ferraz, Luisa G Vaz, Agostinho J Marques and Fernando G Martins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:435

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  12. Belief is that chronic disease prevalence is rising in Bangladesh since death from them has increased. We reviewed published cardiovascular (CVD) and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) studies between 1995 and 20...

    Authors: Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, Tahmeed Ahmed, Masuma Akter Khanam and Mark R Cullen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:434

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Although men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in Mexico, data on current risk behaviors in this population are lacking. This study investigated the prevalence and correla...

    Authors: Sergio Barrón-Limón, Shirley J Semple, Steffanie A Strathdee, Remedios Lozada, Adriana Vargas-Ojeda and Thomas L Patterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:433

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  14. In recent years in Japan, electronic games, home computers, and the internet have assumed an important place in people’s lives, even for elementary school children. Subjective health complaints have also becom...

    Authors: Harunobu Nakamura, Kumiko Ohara, Katsuyasu Kouda, Yuki Fujita, Tomoki Mase, Chiemi Miyawaki, Yoshimitsu Okita and Tetsuya Ishikawa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:432

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  15. Growing attention is given to the effects of health promotion programs targeting physical activity and healthy eating in individuals with mental disorders. The design of evaluation studies of public health int...

    Authors: Nick Verhaeghe, Jan De Maeseneer, Lea Maes, Cornelis Van Heeringen, Veerle Bogaert, Els Clays, Dirk De Bacquer and Lieven Annemans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:431

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  16. The major aim of this study was to investigate whether maternal risk factors associated with socioeconomic status and small for gestational age (SGA) might be viable targets of interventions to reduce differen...

    Authors: Irene Hayward, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Lesley A Cleathero, Patricia A Janssen, Bruce P Lanphear, Michael V Hayes, Andre Mattman, Robert Pampalon and Scott A Venners

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:333

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  17. Childhood mortality rate is high in Nigeria. There is dearth of information on the comparison of childhood mortality probability and its causal factors in the Northern and Southern Nigeria. This study was desi...

    Authors: Ayo S Adebowale, Bidemi O Yusuf and Adeniyi F Fagbamigbe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:430

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  18. Excess alcohol consumption has serious adverse effects on health and violence-related harm. In the UK around 37% of men and 29% of women drink to excess and 20% and 13% report binge drinking. The potential imp...

    Authors: David Fone, Frank Dunstan, James White, Chris Webster, Sarah Rodgers, Shin Lee, Narushige Shiode, Scott Orford, Alison Weightman, Iain Brennan, Vas Sivarajasingam, Jennifer Morgan, Richard Fry and Ronan Lyons

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:428

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  19. Many Australian children are insufficiently active to accrue health benefits and physical activity (PA) levels are consistently lower among youth of low socio-economic position. PA levels decline dramatically ...

    Authors: David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Kristen Weaver, Robin Callister, Deborah L Dewar, Sarah A Costigan, Tara L Finn, Jordan Smith, Lee Upton and Ronald C Plotnikoff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:427

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  20. Few studies in Africa have explored in detail the ability of output-based aid (OBA) voucher programs to increase access to gender-based violence recovery (GBVR) services.

    Authors: Rebecca Njuki, Jerry Okal, Charlotte E Warren, Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Chi-Chi Undie, Ben Bellows and Ian Askew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:426

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  21. Perceived body appearance and body satisfaction are potentially related to weight problems and poor health. The purpose of this study was to examine how gender, and ethnic differences in body satisfaction, per...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Ronald J Iannotti, Tilda Farhat and Vijaya Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:425

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  22. It is important to understand the psycho-social context of obesity to inform prevention and treatment of obesity at both the individual and public health level.

    Authors: Barbara Stewart-Knox, Maresa E Duffy, Brendan Bunting, Heather Parr, Maria Daniel Vas de Almeida and Mike Gibney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:424

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  23. Accumulation of lifestyle physical activity is a current aim of health promotion, with increased stair climbing one public health target. While the workplace provides an opportunity for regular stair climbing,...

    Authors: Frank F Eves, Oliver J Webb, Carl Griffin and Jackie Chambers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:423

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  24. Although the number of smokers has declined in the last decade, smoking is still a major health problem among youngsters and adolescents. For this reason, there is a need for effective smoking prevention progr...

    Authors: Henricus-Paul Cremers, Liesbeth Mercken, Anke Oenema and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:277

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  25. Although linear growth during childhood may be affected by early-life exposures, few studies have examined whether the effects of these exposures linger on during school age, particularly in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Barbara H Lourenço, Eduardo Villamor, Rosângela A Augusto and Marly A Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:265

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  26. An increase in new HIV cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been reported in Switzerland since 2001. A rapid result HIV testing for MSM through voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) facility (“Che...

    Authors: Cédric Gumy, André Jeannin, Hugues Balthasar, Thérèse Huissoud, Vincent Jobin, Michael Häusermann, Hubert Crevoisier, Philippe Sudre and Françoise Dubois-Arber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:422

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  27. Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a major public health problem worldwide. Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D and its measurement using dosimeters is expensive and difficult for use in populati...

    Authors: Quratulain Humayun, Romaina Iqbal, Iqbal Azam, Aysha Habib Khan, Amna Rehana Siddiqui and Naila Baig-Ansari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:421

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  28. Externalising and internalising problems affect one in seven school-aged children and are the single strongest predictor of mental health problems into early adolescence. As the burden of mental health problem...

    Authors: Harriet Hiscock, Jordana K Bayer, Kate Lycett, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Daniel Shaw, Lisa Gold, Bibi Gerner, Amy Loughman and Melissa Wake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:420

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  29. It has been recently demonstrated that serum uric acid (UA) is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or its related clinical indications based on cross-sectional or prospective cohort studies. Nonetheless,...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Chengqi Zhang, Xinhong Song, Haiyan Lin, Dongzhi Zhang, Wenjia Meng, Yongyuan Zhang, Zhenxin Zhu, Fang Tang, Longjian Liu, Xiaowei Yang and Fuzhong Xue

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:419

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  30. Debates persist around the world over the development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMO). News media has been shown to both reflect and influence public perceptions of health and science related d...

    Authors: Li Du and Christen Rachul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:326

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  31. There is a major gradient in burden of disease between Central and Eastern Europe compared to Western Europe. Many of the underlying causes and risk factors are amenable to public health interventions. The pur...

    Authors: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg, Klara G Dokova, Neda Milevska-Kostova, Gratiana Chicin, Timo Ulrichs, Bernd Rechel, Stefan N Willich, John Powles and Peter Tinnemann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:311

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  32. The risk of influenza infection depends on biological characteristics, individual or collective behaviors and the environmental context. The Cohorts for Pandemic Influenza (CoPanFlu) France study was set up in...

    Authors: Nathanael Lapidus, Xavier de Lamballerie, Nicolas Salez, Michel Setbon, Pascal Ferrari, Rosemary M Delabre, Marie-Lise Gougeon, Frédéric Vely, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Laurent Andreoletti, Simon Cauchemez, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Eric Vivier, Laurent Abel, Michaël Schwarzinger, Michèle Legeas…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:417

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  33. Obesity in children has increased in recent years throughout the world and is associated with adverse health consequences. Early interventions, including appropriate pedagogy strategies, are important for a su...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Laurent Béghin, Paul Stephen Fardy, Gilles Bui-Xuan and Jacques Mikulovic

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:416

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  34. In November 2009, Sierra Leone conducted a preventive yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaign targeting individuals aged nine months and older in six health districts. The campaign was integrated with a measles...

    Authors: Lorenzo Pezzoli, Ishata Conteh, Wogba Kamara, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Olivier Ronveaux, William A Perea and Rosamund F Lewis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:415

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  35. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is one of the common causes of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men and is associated with cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) in women. The prevalence o...

    Authors: Zhi Xiang, Yue-Ping Yin, Mei-Qin Shi, Ning Jiang, Yan Han, Hong-Chun Wang, Bing-Jie Zheng, Guo-Jun Liang and Xiang-Sheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:414

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  36. The Asian population is one of the fastest growing ethnic minority groups in western countries. However, cancer screening uptake is consistently lower in this group than in the native-born populations. As a fi...

    Authors: Mingshan Lu, Sabina Moritz, Diane Lorenzetti, Lindsay Sykes, Sharon Straus and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:413

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  37. To assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a licensed premises intervention to reduce severe intoxication and disorder; to establish effect sizes and identify appropriate approaches to the d...

    Authors: Simon C Moore, Simon Murphy, Susan N Moore, Iain Brennan, Ellie Byrne, Jonathan Shepherd and Laurence Moore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:412

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  38. Violence victimization represents a serious risk factor for health related symptoms, for both men and women. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of violence exposure in late adolescence...

    Authors: Niclas Olofsson, Kent Lindqvist, Benjamin A Shaw and Ingela Danielsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:411

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  39. Little has been known regarding the relationship between ocular chemical injury and victims’ medical expenditure, income loss and socio-economic status changes. So we conduct this retrospective cross-sectional...

    Authors: Qihua Le, Yan Chen, Xin Wang, Jiaxu Hong, Xinghuai Sun and Jianjiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:409

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  40. Recent years have seen rapid and significant progress in science and implementation of programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Programs that support PMTCT routinely monitor service provision b...

    Authors: Justin Mandala, Tiwonge Moyo, Kwasi Torpey, Mark Weaver, Chiho Suzuki, Rebecca Dirks and Chika Hayashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:405

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  41. The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, occurring during pregnancy, delivery/labour and breastfeeding, still remains high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The World Health Organization recommends HIV infe...

    Authors: Stella M Adegbehingbe, Virginia Paul-Ebhohimhen and Debbie Marais

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:402

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  42. There are growing worldwide concerns about the ability of primary health care systems to manage the major burden of illness in young people. Over two thirds of premature adult deaths result from risks that man...

    Authors: Lena Sanci, Brenda Grabsch, Patty Chondros, Alan Shiell, Jane Pirkis, Susan Sawyer, Kelsey Hegarty, Elizabeth Patterson, Helen Cahill, Elizabeth Ozer, Janelle Seymour and George Patton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:400

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  43. Problem drinking has been identified as a major risk factor for physical intimate partner violence (PIPV) in many studies. However, few studies have been carried on the subject in developing countries and even...

    Authors: Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Thomas Kennedy Greenfield and Rhoda K Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:399

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