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  1. Less sleep time and snoring have been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Western populations; however, few studies have evaluated the different aspects of sleep duration and snoring frequency...

    Authors: Dongfang Xie, Wei Li, Yang Wang, Hongqiu Gu, Koon Teo, Lisheng Liu and Salim Yusuf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:531
  2. The burden of chronic conditions and multimorbidity is a growing health problem in developed countries. The study aimed to determine the estimated prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in urban areas of Ca...

    Authors: Concepción Violán, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Albert Roso-Llorach, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Miguel Ángel Muñoz-Pérez and Jose M Valderas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:530
  3. Prior studies focused on bioaccumulation of mercury (Hg) and on large, long-lived fish species as the major environmental source of Hg, but little is known about consumption of small-sized fish or about non-di...

    Authors: Seongbeom Cho, David R Jacobs Jr and Kyong Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:527
  4. Stability in alcohol habits varies over time and in subgroups, but there are few longitudinal studies assessing stability in alcohol habits by socio-demographic subgroups and potential predictors of stability ...

    Authors: Lovisa Sydén, Peter Wennberg, Yvonne Forsell and Anders Romelsjö
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:525
  5. Nigeria continues to have one of the highest rates of neonatal deaths in Africa. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with neonatal death in Nigeria using the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Healt...

    Authors: Osita Kingsley Ezeh, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, Michael John Dibley, John Hall and Andrew Nicholas Page
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:521
  6. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the SC-StepRx pedometer to assess moderate and vigorous physical activity during treadmill walking and running in a heterogeneous sample of children a...

    Authors: Travis John Saunders, Casey Ellen Gray, Michael Marc Borghese, Allison McFarlane, Afekwo Mbonu, Zachary Michael Ferraro and Mark Stephen Tremblay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:519
  7. Adolescent smoking is still highly prevalent in Denmark. One in four 13-year olds indicates that they have tried to smoke, and one in four 15-year olds answer that they smoke regularly. Smoking is more prevale...

    Authors: Anette Andersen, Lotus Sofie Bast, Lene Winther Ringgaard, Louise Wohllebe, Poul Dengsøe Jensen, Maria Svendsen, Peter Dalum and Pernille Due
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:518
  8. Metabolic syndrome (MS) and hepatitis B (HBV) infection are two major public health problems in China. There are few studies about their association, and the results of these studies are contradictory. We cond...

    Authors: Yanbing Zhou, Yan Cui, Haiju Deng and Jinming Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:516
  9. The percentage of older and chronically ill workers is increasing rapidly in the US and in many other countries, but few interventions are available to help employees overcome the workplace challenges of chron...

    Authors: William S Shaw, Elyssa Besen, Glenn Pransky, Cécile RL Boot, Michael K Nicholas, Robert K McLellan and Torill H Tveito
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:515
  10. Studies implemented to evaluate the success of Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) distribution campaigns are often limited to ownership and utilization rates, neglecting other factors that directly affect t...

    Authors: Abiodun Obembe, Okorie Okogbue Anyaele and Adedayo Olatunbosun Oduola
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:514
  11. Individual work performance is an important outcome measure in studies in the workplace. Nevertheless, its conceptualization and measurement has proven challenging. To overcome limitations of existing scales, ...

    Authors: Linda Koopmans, Jennifer K Coffeng, Claire M Bernaards, Cécile RL Boot, Vincent H Hildebrandt, Henrica CW de Vet and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:513
  12. Disparity in maternal mortality exists between rural–urban migrant and urban resident women in China, but little research has provided evidence for related policy development. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Jingxu Zhang, Xiaozhuang Zhang, Liqian Qiu, Ronglian Zhang, David B Hipgrave, Yan Wang, Pei Zhang, Ruyan Pang and Sufang Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:512
  13. Walking for transport is increasingly considered an important component for meeting physical activity guidelines. This is true for individuals of all ages, and particularly important for seniors, for whom othe...

    Authors: Md Moniruzzaman, Antonio Páez and Catherine Morency
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:511
  14. By 2050, it has been estimated that approximately one-fifth of the population will be made up of older adults (aged ≥60 years). Old age often comes with cognitive decline and dementia. Physical activity may pr...

    Authors: Sarah J Blondell, Rachel Hammersley-Mather and J Lennert Veerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:510
  15. Governments require high-quality scientific evidence to prioritize resource allocation and the cost-of-illness (COI) methodology is one technique used to estimate the economic burden of a disease. However, var...

    Authors: Taylor McLinden, Jan M Sargeant, M Kate Thomas, Andrew Papadopoulos and Aamir Fazil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:509
  16. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a high risk population for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Our study aims to find whether MSM who were recruited online had a higher prevalence of self-reporte...

    Authors: Zhongrong Yang, Sichao Zhang, Zhengquan Dong, Meihua Jin and Jiankang Han
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:508
  17. Socioeconomic circumstances in childhood and early adulthood may influence the later onset of chronic disease, although such research is limited for type 2 diabetes and its risk factors at the different stages...

    Authors: Jitka Pikhartova, David Blane and Gopalakrishnan Netuveli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:505
  18. Stunting, is a linear growth retardation, which results from inadequate intake of food over a long period of time that may be worsened by chronic illness. Over a long period of time, inadequate nutrition or it...

    Authors: Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh, Evelyn Acquah and Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:504
  19. Community health service in China is designed to provide a convenient and affordable primary health service for the city residents, and to promote health equity. Based on data from a large national study of 35...

    Authors: Xiaoxin Dong, Ling Liu, Shiyi Cao, Huajie Yang, Fujian Song, Chen Yang, Yanhong Gong, Yunxia Wang, Xiaoxu Yin, Xing Xu, Jun Xie, Yi Sun and Zuxun Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:503
  20. Increasing evidence on associations between mental health and chronic diseases like cardio-vascular disease and diabetes together with the fact that little is known about the prevalence of anxiety/depression a...

    Authors: Faiza Siddiqui, Ulf Lindblad and Louise Bennet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:502
  21. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), one of the most fatal types of malignancy, is increasing worldwide, and particularly in Egypt where there is a confluence of its contributing factors, including high prevalence ...

    Authors: Doa’a A Saleh, Sania Amr, Irene A Jillson, Judy Huei-yu Wang, Walaa A Khairy and Christopher A Loffredo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:501
  22. Cross-sectional studies detected associations between physical fitness, living area, and sports participation in children. Yet, their scientific value is limited because the identification of cause-and-effect ...

    Authors: Kathleen Golle, Urs Granacher, Martin Hoffmann, Ditmar Wick and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:499
  23. Low levels of physical activity (PA) have been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined whether meeting international PA guidelin...

    Authors: Kasha Dickie, Lisa K Micklesfield, Sarah Chantler, Estelle V Lambert and Julia H Goedecke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:498
  24. Active school transport (AST) is an important source of children’s daily physical activity (PA). However, decreasing rates of AST have been reported in multiple countries during the last decades. The purpose o...

    Authors: Richard Larouche, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Geneviève Leduc, Charles Boyer, Priscilla Bélanger, Allana G LeBlanc, Michael M Borghese and Mark S Tremblay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:497
  25. Observed breast, cervical and colon cancer screening rates are below provincial targets for the province of Ontario, Canada. The populations who are under- or never-screened for these cancers have not been des...

    Authors: Dionne Gesink, Alanna Mihic, Joan Antal, Brooke Filsinger, C Sarai Racey, Daniel Felipe Perez, Todd Norwood, Farah Ahmad, Nancy Kreiger and Paul Ritvo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:495
  26. Targeted interventions for the long-term sick-listed may prevent permanent exclusion from the labour force. We aimed to develop a prediction method for identifying high risk groups for continued or recurrent l...

    Authors: Jacob Pedersen, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Jakob Bue Bjorner and Karl Bang Christensen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:494
  27. In Japan, although the incidence of overweight (BMI ≥ 25) is still low compared with that in Europe and the United States, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased over the last 15 years,. In both Japan...

    Authors: Yuki Someya, Sachio Kawai, Yoshimitsu Kohmura, Kazuhiro Aoki and Hiroyuki Daida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:493
  28. Self-rated health is a robust predictor of several health outcomes, such as functional ability, health care utilization, morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to investigate and explore how hea...

    Authors: Erik Berglund, Per Lytsy and Ragnar Westerling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:492
  29. There is little current information about the unmet mental health care need (UMHCN) and reasons for it among those exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks. The purpose of this study was to as...

    Authors: Sharon J Ghuman, Robert M Brackbill, Steven D Stellman, Mark R Farfel and James E Cone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:491
  30. HPV vaccine coverage is far from ideal in Valencia, Spain, and this could be partially related to the low knowledge about the disease and the vaccine, therefore we assessed these, as well as the attitude towar...

    Authors: Pedro Navarro-Illana, Javier Diez-Domingo, Esther Navarro-Illana, José Tuells, Sara Alemán and Joan Puig-Barberá
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:490
  31. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, millions of households have been left with debts that they are unable to manage. Indebtedness may impair the wellbeing of those affected by it for years to come...

    Authors: Elina Turunen and Heikki Hiilamo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:489
  32. The objective of this research project is to understand and to improve workers’ recovery from work stress. Although recovery during lunch breaks is the most common within-workday break, it has received only mi...

    Authors: Jessica de Bloom, Ulla Kinnunen and Kalevi Korpela
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:488
  33. Premorbid metabolic syndrome (pre-MetS) is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors characterised by central obesity, elevated fasting glucose, atherogenic dyslipidaemia and hypertension without established c...

    Authors: Maria Angeles Via-Sosa, Cristina Toro, Pere Travé and Marian A March
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:487
  34. Random digit dialing is often used in public health research initiatives to accrue and establish a study sample; however few studies have fully described the utility of this approach. The primary objective of ...

    Authors: Jeff K Vallance, Dean T Eurich, Paul A Gardiner, Lorian M Taylor, Gillian Stevens and Steven T Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:486
  35. Physical activity in adolescents is associated with short- and long-term health benefits. Physical activity can occur in various domains and is influenced by a complex network of factors. The aims of this stud...

    Authors: Leandro Fornias Machado de Rezende, Catarina Machado Azeredo, Daniela Silva Canella, Rafael Moreira Claro, Inês Rugani Ribeiro de Castro, Renata Bertazzi Levy and Olinda do Carmo Luiz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:485
  36. During public health emergencies, public officials are busy in developing communication strategies to protect the population from existing or potential threats. However, a population’s social and individual de...

    Authors: Leesa Lin, Elena Savoia, Foluso Agboola and Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:484
  37. Media content can increase awareness of, and shape interactions with, public health interventions. As part of a natural experimental evaluation of the travel, physical activity and health impacts of the Cambri...

    Authors: Joanna May Kesten, Simon Cohn and David Ogilvie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:482
  38. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), measured by a simple step test, and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Korean adults, in a c...

    Authors: Sunghyun Hong, Junga Lee, Jihye Park, Mikyung Lee, Ji Young Kim, Kyong-Chol Kim, Sun Hyun Kim, Jee Aee Im, Sang Hui Chu, Sang Hoon Suh, Sang Hwan Kim and Justin Y Jeon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:481
  39. Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) were first implemented by the Queensland Government a decade ago (2002–03). In 2008, further stringent controls were implemented and alcohol was effectively prohibited in some o...

    Authors: Caryn West, Kim Usher and Alan R Clough
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:479
  40. Three-year duration Demand-Based Reproductive Commodity Project (DBRHCP) was launched in three low performing areas: rural Nabiganj (population 323,357), Raipur (population 260,983) and urban slum in Dhaka (po...

    Authors: Rukhsana Gazi, Humayun Kabir and Nirod Chandra Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:478
  41. In Nepal, childhood unintentional injury is an emerging public health problem but it has not been prioritised on national health agenda. There is lack of literature on community perceptions about child injurie...

    Authors: Puspa Raj Pant, Elizabeth Towner, Paul Pilkington, Matthew Ellis and Dharma Manandhar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:476
  42. Body mass index (BMI) and hemoglobin (Hb) are positively associated with hypertensive disorders among pregnant women. The aim of this study was to estimate a potential interaction between high BMI and high Hb ...

    Authors: Qiuan Zhong, Jiangyan Xu, Yingquan Long, Yingying Deng, Jinlan Hu, Xiaofei Li and Xiaoqiang Qiu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:474

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