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  1. There is currently a lack of reliable information on the exposures of residents and bystanders to pesticides in the UK. Previous research has shown that the methods currently used for assessing pesticide expos...

    Authors: Karen S Galea, Laura MacCalman, Kate Jones, John Cocker, Paul Teedon, Anne J Sleeuwenhoek, John W Cherrie and Martie van Tongeren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:856

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  2. Information on the distribution of Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its combinations by urban/rural areas in lower-middle income countries has been limited. It is not clear how the various combinations of MetS co...

    Authors: Wichai Aekplakorn, Pattapong Kessomboon, Rassamee Sangthong, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Panwadee Putwatana, Rungkarn Inthawong, Wannee Nitiyanant and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:854

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Cutting and piercing injuries are among the leading causes of unintentional injury morbidity in developed countries. In New Zealand, cutting and piercing are second only to falls as the most frequent cause of ...

    Authors: Simon Thornley, Bridget Kool, Elizabeth Robinson, Roger Marshall, Gordon S Smith and Shanthi Ameratunga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:852

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Walking is a preferred, prevalent and recommended activity for aging populations and is influenced by the neighborhood built environment. To study this influence it is necessary to differentiate whether walkin...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Cindy HP Sit, Man-chin Cheung, Lok-chun Janet Lee, Sai-yin Ho and Wai-man Chan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:851

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Although communities have long been exhorted to make efforts to enhance their own health, such approaches have often floundered and resulted in little or no health benefits when the capacity of the community h...

    Authors: Selma C Liberato, Julie Brimblecombe, Jan Ritchie, Megan Ferguson and John Coveney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:850

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Alcohol use and misuse and their relation to sociodemograhic factors are well studied among university students in Western European countries and the USA, but less is known about students in Eastern Europe. Th...

    Authors: Rene Sebena, Olga Orosova, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and Jitse P van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:849

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In California, some 40, 000 retailers sell tobacco products. Tobacco's ubiquitousness in retail settings normalizes use and cues smoking urges among former smokers and those attempting cessation. Thus, limitin...

    Authors: Patricia A McDaniel and Ruth E Malone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:848

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The study aims to test the differential effects of a web-based text and a web-based video-driven computer-tailored approach for lower socio-economic status (LSES) and higher socio-economic status (HSES) smoker...

    Authors: Nicola E Stanczyk, Catherine Bolman, Jean WM Muris and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:847

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Since 1953, through the cooperation of state and local health departments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collected information on incident cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease in ...

    Authors: Carla A Winston, Thomas R Navin, Jose E Becerra, Michael P Chen, Lori R Armstrong, Carla Jeffries, Rachel S Yelk Woodruff, Jessie Wing, Angela M Starks, Craig M Hales, J Steve Kammerer, William R Mac Kenzie, Kiren Mitruka, Mark C Miner, Sandy Price, Joseph Scavotto…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:846

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Studies have established that most regular adult smokers become addicted in their adolescent years. We investigated the incidence of and risk factors associated with initial experimental smoking among a group ...

    Authors: Hsing-Yi Chang, Wen-Chi Wu, Chi-Chen Wu, Jennifer Y Cheng, Baai-Shyun Hurng and Lee-Lan Yen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:844

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Inadequate consumption of dairy products without appropriate dietary substitution may have deleterious health consequences. Social research reveals the factors that may impede compliance with dietary recommend...

    Authors: Deborah J Nolan-Clark, Elizabeth P Neale, Yasmine C Probst, Karen E Charlton and Linda C Tapsell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:843

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Childhood mental health problems are highly prevalent, experienced by one in five children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged families. Although childcare settings, including family day care are ideal t...

    Authors: Elise Davis, Lara Williamson, Andrew Mackinnon, Kay Cook, Elizabeth Waters, Helen Herrman, Margaret Sims, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Linda Harrison and Bernard Marshall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:842

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  13. Only a few workplace initiatives among cleaners have been reported, even though they constitute a job group in great need of health promotion. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effect of either phy...

    Authors: Marie B Jørgensen, Anne Faber, Jørgen V Hansen, Andreas Holtermann and Karen Søgaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:840

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy...

    Authors: Elizabeth J Burton, Lynne Mitchell and Chris B Stride

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:839

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Posttraumatic stress disorder acquired at work can be debilitating both for workers and their employers. The disorder can result in increased sick leave, reduced productivity, and even unemployment. Furthermor...

    Authors: Erene Stergiopoulos, Adriana Cimo, Chiachen Cheng, Sarah Bonato and Carolyn S Dewa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:838

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Population surveys and health services registers are the main source of data for the management of public health. Yet, the validity of survey data on the use of mental health services has been questioned repea...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Richard Boyer and Fatoumata Binta Diallo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:837

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The prevalence of overweight and elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among workers in the construction industry is relatively high. Improving lifestyle lowers CVD risk and may have work-related benefits...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Vincent H Hildebrandt and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:836

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Body shape dissatisfaction has been thought to have an indispensable impact on weight control behaviors. We investigated the prevalence of body shape dissatisfaction (BSD) and explored its association with wei...

    Authors: Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Antoinette Marie Lee, Sai Yin Ho, Edmund Tsze Shing Li, Tai Hing Lam, Susan Yun Sun Fan and Paul Siu Fai Yip

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:835

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The need for a mobile workforce inevitably means that the length of the total work day (working and traveling time) will increase, but the health effects of commuting have been surprisingly little studied apar...

    Authors: Erik Hansson, Kristoffer Mattisson, Jonas Björk, Per-Olof Östergren and Kristina Jakobsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:834

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Montreal is Canada's second-largest city, where mean annual tuberculosis (TB) incidence from 1996 to 2007 was 8.9/100,000. The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology of TB among homeless pe...

    Authors: Jason Tan de Bibiana, Carmine Rossi, Paul Rivest, Alice Zwerling, Louise Thibert, Fiona McIntosh, Marcel A Behr, Dick Menzies and Kevin Schwartzman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:833

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The prevalence of hyperuricemia varied in different populations and it appeared to be increasing in the past decades. Recent studies suggest that hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Liu B, Wang T, Zhao HN, Yue WW, Yu HP, Liu CX, Yin J, Jia RY and Nie HW

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:832

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Low childhood physical activity levels are currently one of the most pressing public health concerns. Numerous school-based physical activity interventions have been conducted with varied success. Identifying ...

    Authors: Kelly A Mackintosh, Zoe R Knowles, Nicola D Ridgers and Stuart J Fairclough

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:831

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Low levels of physical activity in children have been linked to an increased risk of obesity, but many children lack confidence in relation to exercise (exercise self-efficacy). Factors which can impact on con...

    Authors: Cris Glazebrook, Martin J Batty, Nivette Mullan, Ian MacDonald, Dilip Nathan, Kapil Sayal, Alan Smyth, Min Yang, Boliang Guo and Chris Hollis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:830

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Substance use and sexual risk behaviour affect young people's current and future health and wellbeing in many high-income countries. Our understanding of time-trends in adolescent health-risk behaviour is larg...

    Authors: Helen Sweeting, Caroline Jackson and Sally Haw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:829

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There is limited evidence that interventions for depression and other common mental disorders (CMD) can be integrated sustainably into primary health care in Africa. We aimed to pilot a low-cost multi-componen...

    Authors: Dixon Chibanda, Petra Mesu, Lazarus Kajawu, Frances Cowan, Ricardo Araya and Melanie A Abas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:828

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Social and community service organisations (SCSOs) are non-government, not-for-profit organisations that provide welfare services to disadvantaged individuals. SCSOs hold considerable potential for providing s...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Billie Bonevski and Christine Paul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:827

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Depressive symptoms and chronic disease have adverse effects on patients' health-related quality of life (H-RQOL). However, little is known about this effect on H-RQOL when only the two core depressive symptom...

    Authors: Valeri D Guajardo, Bruno PF Souza, Sérgio G Henriques, Mara CS Lucia, Paulo R Menezes, Milton A Martins, Leila SLPC Tardivo, Wagner F Gattaz and Renério Fráguas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:826

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cancer is mainly a disease of older patients. In older cancer patients, additional endpoints such as quality of survival and daily functioning might be considered equally relevant as overall or disease free su...

    Authors: Laura Deckx, Doris van Abbema, Katherine Nelissen, Liesbeth Daniels, Piet Stinissen, Paul Bulens, Loes Linsen, Jean-Luc Rummens, Geert Robaeys, Eric T de Jonge, Bert Houben, Karin Pat, Daan Walgraeve, Luc Spaas, Jolanda Verheezen, Thessa Verniest…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:825

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  29. Workplace health programs have demonstrated improvements in a number of risk factors for chronic disease. However, there has been little investigation of participant characteristics that may be associated with...

    Authors: Rosanne LA Freak-Poli, Rory Wolfe, Helen Walls, Kathryn Backholer and Anna Peeters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:824

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Low socio-economic status combined with other risk factors affects a person's physical and psychosocial health from childhood to adulthood. The societal impact of these problems is huge, and the consequences c...

    Authors: Jamila Mejdoubi, Silvia van den Heijkant, Elle Struijf, Frank van Leerdam, Remy HiraSing and Alfons Crijnen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:823

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  31. Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents...

    Authors: Anna Rosén, Maria Emmelin, Annelie Carlsson, Solveig Hammarroth, Eva Karlsson and Anneli Ivarsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:822

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  32. The public health system in England is currently facing dramatic change. Renewed attention has recently been paid to the best approaches for tackling the health inequalities which remain entrenched within Brit...

    Authors: Lois C Orton, Ffion Lloyd-Williams, David C Taylor-Robinson, May Moonan, Martin O'Flaherty and Simon Capewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:821

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  33. The rate of macrosomia (birth weight≥4, 000 g) increased over the past four decades in many parts of the world. Macrosomia is associated not only with higher risks of maternal and neonatal complications but al...

    Authors: Yanyu Lu, Jun Zhang, Xinrong Lu, Wei Xi and Zhu Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:818

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  34. Infant mortality rate (IMR) is a key public health indicator. Maternal age is a well-known determinant of pregnancy and delivery complications and of infant morbidity and mortality. In Italy the Infant Mortali...

    Authors: Walter Mazzucco, Rosanna Cusimano, Maurizio Macaluso, Claudio La Scola, Giovanna Fiumanò, Salvatore Scondotto, Achille Cernigliaro, Giovanni Corsello, Giuseppe La Torre and Francesco Vitale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:817

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  35. Use of information campaigns and educational interventions directed to citizens and supported by physicians, aimed at promoting the appropriate use of medicines, have been evaluated by several studies with con...

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    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:816

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  36. Improving the lifestyle of overweight and obese adults is of increasing interest in view of its role in several chronic diseases. Interventions aiming at overweight or weight-related chronic diseases suffer fr...

    Authors: Brenda AJ Berendsen, Marike RC Hendriks, Evert ALM Verhagen, Nicolaas C Schaper, Stef PJ Kremers and Hans HCM Savelberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:815

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  37. Métis are descendants of early 17th century relationships between North American Indians and Europeans. This study's objectives were: (1) to compare the health status of the Métis people to all other residents of...

    Authors: Patricia J Martens, Judith G Bartlett, Heather J Prior, Julianne Sanguins, Charles A Burchill, Elaine MJ Burland and Sheila Carter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:814

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  38. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in 15-34-year-aged Lithuanian males and females during 1991 - 2008

    Authors: Rytas Ostrauskas, Rimantas Žalinkevičius, Nijolė Jurgevičienė, Lina Radzevičienė and Lina Lašaitė

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:813

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  39. Kenya experienced rapid scale up of HIV testing and counselling services in government health services from 2001. We set out to examine the human resource policy implications of scaling up HIV testing and coun...

    Authors: Miriam Taegtmeyer, Tim Martineau, Jane H Namwebya, Annrita Ikahu, Carol W Ngare, James Sakwa, David G Lalloo and Sally Theobald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:812

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  40. Despite the increase in the number of clinical trials in low and middle income countries (LMICs), there has been little serious discussion of whether First in Human (FIH; phase 0 and phase 1) clinical trials s...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri, James V Lavery, Peter A Singer, Hassan Mshinda, Lorne Babiuk and Abdallah S Daar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:811

    Content type: Debate

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  41. Alcohol misuse by young people is an important public health issue, and has led to the development of a range of prevention interventions. Evidence concerning the most effective approaches to intervention desi...

    Authors: Heather Rothwell and Jeremy Segrott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:810

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  42. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of MetS on arterial stiffness in a longitudinal study.

    Authors: Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Yi-Dar Lee, Fung-Chang Sung, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:808

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) (2006-2015) aims to reach and sustain high levels of vaccine coverage, provide immunization services to age groups beyond infancy and to those currently not r...

    Authors: David W Brown, Anthony Burton, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Rouslan I Karimov, Jos Vandelaer and Jean Marie Okwo-Bele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:806

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  44. Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies. Parenting pro...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Bonin, Madeleine Stevens, Jennifer Beecham, Sarah Byford and Michael Parsonage

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:803

    Content type: Research article

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