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  1. Few studies have examined plain water consumption among US adults. This study evaluated the consumption of plain water (tap and bottled) and total water among US adults by age group (20-50y, 51-70y, and ≥71y),...

    Authors: Adam Drewnowski, Colin D Rehm and Florence Constant
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1068
  2. To support parents in improving the health of their young children, examples of effective parenting practices for a healthy diet, physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) are needed. This study explo...

    Authors: Sara De Lepeleere, Ann DeSmet, Maïté Verloigne, Greet Cardon and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1067
  3. Data on the psychosocial burden of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases other than cervical cancer are scarce. The objectives of this study were to measure and compare the psychosocial burden and the im...

    Authors: Géraldine Dominiak-Felden, Catherine Cohet, Samantha Atrux-Tallau, Hélène Gilet, Amanda Tristram and Alison Fiander
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1065
  4. Lifestyles such as unhealthy diets and the lack of physical activity have been contributed to the increased prevalence of obesity. In 2012, the world health organization published the first global recommendati...

    Authors: Catalina Medina, Ian Janssen, Ismael Campos and Simón Barquera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1063
  5. Perception of Masculinity plays an important role in men’s lifestyles and health behaviors. Although, the importance of masculinity has been widely discussed in men’s health literature, very little is known ab...

    Authors: Zahra Fazli Khalaf, Wah Yun Low, Behzad Ghorbani and Effat Merghati Khoei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1062
  6. This study investigated the role of key individual- and community-level determinants to explore persisting racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis in California during 1990 and 2000.

    Authors: Yvonne N Flores, Pamela L Davidson, Terry T Nakazono, Daisy C Carreon, Cynthia M Mojica and Roshan Bastani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1061
  7. Dental caries remains one of the most common chronic diseases of adolescents. In Australia there have been few epidemiological studies of the caries experience of adolescents with most surveys focusing on chil...

    Authors: John Skinner, George Johnson, Claire Phelan and Anthony Blinkhorn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1060
  8. Men who have sex with men (MSM) who also report transactional sex (male sex workers or MSWs) are known to be at higher risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The study aimed to profile socio-...

    Authors: Prakash Narayanan, Anjana Das, Guy Morineau, Parimi Prabhakar, Gururaj Rao Deshpande, Raman Gangakhedkar and Arun Risbud
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1059
  9. Exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy, whether as active smoking or by exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including low birth weight (LBW) and small for gest...

    Authors: Hayfaa A Wahabi, Ahmed A Mandil, Rasmieh A Alzeidan, Ahmed A Bahnassy and Amel A Fayed
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1058
  10. Excessive time spent in sedentary behaviours (sitting or lying with low energy expenditure) is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Desk-based office ...

    Authors: David W Dunstan, Glen Wiesner, Elizabeth G Eakin, Maike Neuhaus, Neville Owen, Anthony D LaMontagne, Marj Moodie, Elisabeth AH Winkler, Brianna S Fjeldsoe, Sheleigh Lawler and Genevieve N Healy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1057
  11. Educational attainment has been shown to influence access to and quality of health care. However, the influence of educational attainment on decision-making at the end of life with possible or certain life-sho...

    Authors: Kenneth Chambaere, Judith AC Rietjens, Joachim Cohen, Koen Pardon, Reginald Deschepper, H Roeline W Pasman and Luc Deliens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1055
  12. Walking is the most popular form of physical activity among older people and for community-dwelling older people walking for errands is especially important. The aim of this study is to examine the association...

    Authors: Li-Tang Tsai, Merja Rantakokko, Erja Portegijs, Anne Viljanen, Milla Saajanaho, Johanna Eronen and Taina Rantanen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1054
  13. Prior research has shown increased risk of injury for female employees compared to male employees after controlling for job and tasks, but have not explored whether this increased risk might be moderated by ma...

    Authors: Jessica T Kubo, Mark R Cullen, Manisha Desai and Sepideh Modrek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1053
  14. Inequities in both health status and coverage of health services are considered important barriers to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4. Community-based health promotion is a strategy that is believed to...

    Authors: Jennifer A Callaghan-Koru, Bareng AS Nonyane, Tanya Guenther, Deborah Sitrin, Reuben Ligowe, Emmanuel Chimbalanga, Evelyn Zimba, Fannie Kachale, Rashed Shah and Abdullah H Baqui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1052
  15. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors that greatly increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise improves the risk profile, but most peop...

    Authors: Melanie I Stuckey, Sheree Shapiro, Dawn P Gill and Robert J Petrella
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1051
  16. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life is critical for the wellbeing of the child. In the mean while, timely initiation and starting nutritionally-adequate, safe, age-appropriate comple...

    Authors: Ashenafi Shumey, Meaza Demissie and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1050
  17. The social environment is a fundamental determinant of early child development and, in turn, early child development is a determinant of health, well-being, and learning skills across the life course. Redistri...

    Authors: Meta van den Heuvel, Jessica Hopkins, Anne Biscaro, Cinntha Srikanthan, Andrea Feller, Sven Bremberg, Nienke Verkuijl, Boudien Flapper, Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones and Robin Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1049
  18. Dengue disease surveillance and vector surveillance are presumed to detect dengue outbreaks at an early stage and to save – through early response activities – resources, and reduce the social and economic imp...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Stahl, Vicki Marie Butenschoen, Hien Tinh Tran, Ernesto Gozzer, Ronald Skewes, Yodi Mahendradhata, Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Axel Kroeger and Andrew Farlow
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1048
  19. The introduction of antiretroviral therapy in 1996 improved the longevity and wellbeing of peoples living with HIV in the industrialized world including children. This survival benefit of antiretroviral therap...

    Authors: Aregay Gebremedhin, Solomon Gebremariam, Fisaha Haile, Berhe Weldearegawi and Carla Decotelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1047
  20. Secondary school can be a stressful period for adolescents, having to cope with many life changes. Very little research has been conducted on the mental health status of secondary school pupils in South East A...

    Authors: Dat Tan Nguyen, Christine Dedding, Tam Thi Pham and Joske Bunders
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1046
  21. In 2009, a unified definition of metabolic syndrome (MetS) was proposed, of which, the glycemic component is defined on the basis of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level. Recently, the American Diabetes Associat...

    Authors: Xingxing Sun, Tingting Du, Rui Huo, Xuefeng Yu and Lixian Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1045
  22. We aimed to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an individualized, long-term support lifestyle counseling approach in promoting healthy physical activity, improving dietary and sleeping behaviors, and pr...

    Authors: Päivi Valve, Susanna Lehtinen-Jacks, Tiina Eriksson, Matti Lehtinen, Pirjo Lindfors, Marja-Terttu Saha, Arja Rimpelä and Susanna Anglé
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1044
  23. Non-communicable Disease (NCD) is increasingly burdening developing countries including Indonesia. However only a few intervention studies on NCD control in developing countries are reported. This study aims t...

    Authors: Fatwa Sari Tetra Dewi, Hans Stenlund, V Utari Marlinawati, Ann Öhman and Lars Weinehall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1043
  24. Several epidemiological studies have observed an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among subjects with a higher consumption of red and processed meat. Heme iron intake has been directly associa...

    Authors: Jose Candido Fernandez-Cao, Victoria Arija, Nuria Aranda, Monica Bullo, Josep Basora, Miguel Angel Martínez-González, Javier Díez-Espino and Jordi Salas-Salvadó
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1042
  25. The epidemiology of infection with multiple human papillomavirus (HPV) types in female adolescents is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the epidemiology of infection with multiple HPV...

    Authors: Rosane Ribeiro Figueiredo Alves, Marília Dalva Turchi, Lyana Elias Santos, Eleuse Machado de Britto Guimarães, Mônica Maria Danda Garcia, Mirian Socorro Cardoso Seixas, Luisa Lina Villa, Maria Cecília Costa, Marise Amaral Rebouças Moreira and Maria de Fátima da Costa Alves
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1041
  26. High Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) prevalence have been reported in populations that do not regularly access health centres for sexually transmissible infections (STI) testing. We revi...

    Authors: Belinda Hengel, Muhammad S Jamil, Jacqueline K Mein, Lisa Maher, John M Kaldor and Rebecca J Guy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1040
  27. Socioeconomic status is strongly associated with obesity. Current economic circumstances are also independently associated with self-reported weight status in Finnish civil servants. We aimed to examine three ...

    Authors: Annalijn I Conklin, Nita G Forouhi, Marc Suhrcke, Paul Surtees, Nicholas J Wareham and Pablo Monsivais
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1039
  28. The exposure to air pollution has negative effects on human health, increasing the risk of respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Few data are yet available on the epidemiology of childhood asthma in some areas...

    Authors: Giancarlo Ripabelli, Manuela Tamburro, Michela Lucia Sammarco, Guglielmo de Laurentiis and Andrea Bianco
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1038
  29. The linkage between the socio-economic inequality and HIV outcomes was analysed using data from a population-based household survey that employed multistage-stratified sampling. The goal is to help refocus att...

    Authors: Njeri Wabiri and Negussie Taffa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1037
  30. Natural disasters represent an increasing threat both in terms of incidence and severity as a result of climate change. Although much is known about individual responses to disasters, much less is known about ...

    Authors: Lisa Gibbs, Elizabeth Waters, Richard A Bryant, Philippa Pattison, Dean Lusher, Louise Harms, John Richardson, Colin MacDougall, Karen Block, Elyse Snowdon, Hugh Colin Gallagher, Vikki Sinnott, Greg Ireton and David Forbes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1036
  31. India currently has more than 60 million people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and this is predicted to increase by nearly two-thirds by 2030. While management of those with T2DM is important, preventing...

    Authors: Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Emily D Williams, Naanki Pasricha, Pilvikki Absetz, Paula Lorgelly, Rory Wolfe, Elezebeth Mathews, Zahra Aziz, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Paul Zimmet, Edwin Fisher, Robyn Tapp, Bruce Hollingsworth, Ajay Mahal, Jonathan Shaw, Damien Jolley…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1035
  32. This paper describes early results of an integrated maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) program in Northern Nigeria where child mortality rates are two to three times higher than in the southern states....

    Authors: Sally E Findley, Omolara T Uwemedimo, Henry V Doctor, Cathy Green, Fatima Adamu and Godwin Y Afenyadu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1034
  33. Overweight and obese children are likely to develop serious health problems. Among children in the U.S., Latino children are affected disproportionally by the obesity epidemic. Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healt...

    Authors: Adela de la Torre, Banafsheh Sadeghi, Richard D Green, Lucia L Kaiser, Yvette G Flores, Carlos F Jackson, Ulfat Shaikh, Linda Whent and Sara E Schaefer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1033
  34. The prevalence of type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are increasing in the developing world; we assessed their prevalence among the urban middle class in Bangladesh.

    Authors: Nazmus Saquib, Masuma Akter Khanam, Juliann Saquib, Shuchi Anand, Glenn M Chertow, Michele Barry, Tahmeed Ahmed and Mark R Cullen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1032
  35. Tuberculosis (TB) patients who smoke tobacco are at an increased risk for adverse TB treatment outcomes. This study describes tobacco use patterns among newly diagnosed TB patients, their readiness to quit, an...

    Authors: Goedele MC Louwagie and Olalekan A Ayo-Yusuf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1031
  36. Quantifying population health is important for public health policy. Since national disease registers recording clinical diagnoses are often not available, pharmacy data were frequently used to identify chroni...

    Authors: Carola A Huber, Thomas D Szucs, Roland Rapold and Oliver Reich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1030
  37. Early reports of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic (pH1N1) indicated that a disproportionate burden of illness fell on First Nations reserve communities. In addition, the impact of the pandemic on different c...

    Authors: Michael E Green, Sabrina T Wong, Josée G Lavoie, Jeff Kwong, Leonard MacWilliam, Sandra Peterson, Guoyuan Liu and Alan Katz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1029
  38. The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) consists of 13 items and assesses patient (or consumer) self-reported knowledge, skills, and confidence for self-management of one’s health or chronic condition. The aim of...

    Authors: Jördis M Zill, Sarah Dwinger, Levente Kriston, Anja Rohenkohl, Martin Härter and Jörg Dirmaier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1027
  39. The impact of influenza on young children can be severe and even fatal. Influenza vaccination (IV) has been shown to be effective in reducing complications of influenza among children. This study investigated ...

    Authors: Joseph TF Lau, Phoenix KH Mo, Yan Shan Cai, Hi Yi Tsui and Kai Chow Choi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1026
  40. The clinical and economic burden associated with invasive and non-invasive pneumococcal and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) diseases is substantial in the Latin America and Caribbean region, where pneu...

    Authors: Jorge Alberto Gomez, Juan Carlos Tirado, Aldo Amador Navarro Rojas, Maria Mercedes Castrejon Alba and Oleksandr Topachevskyi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1025
  41. Although neighborhood characteristics have important relationships with health outcomes, direct observation involves imperfect measurement. The African American Health (AAH) study included two observer neighbo...

    Authors: Elena M Andresen, Theodore K Malmstrom, Mario Schootman, Fredric D Wolinsky, J Philip Miller and Douglas K Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1024
  42. Malaria is ranked as the major public health problem in Cameroon, representing 50% of illness in less than five year old children, 40-45% of medical consultation and 40% of the annual home income spent on heal...

    Authors: Roger Moyou-Somo, Paul Essomba, Eva Songue, Natacha Nsiewe Tchoubou, Anita Ntambo, Huguette Ngo Hiol, Jacques Pokam Kemajou, Marie-José Essi and Pascal Millet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1023
  43. Childhood falls is a major public health problem in Bangladesh. In-depth understanding of the situation by the target groups and their families is necessary for successful development, implementation and evalu...

    Authors: Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, Leif Svanström, Lars-Gunnar Hörte, Rabiul Awal Chowdhury and Fazlur Rahman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1022
  44. A recent HTA review concluded that there was a need for RCTs of exercise referral schemes (ERS) for people with a medical diagnosis who might benefit from exercise. Overall, there is still uncertainty as to th...

    Authors: Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Pat Linck, Natalia Hounsome, Larry Raisanen, Nefyn Williams, Laurence Moore and Simon Murphy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1021
  45. Females who perpetrated violence in the community have important mental health and public protection implications. There is a dearth of research in this area. This study investigated the prevalence of psychiat...

    Authors: Min Yang, Stephen CP Wong and Jeremy W Coid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1020
  46. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent and is associated with a broad range of adverse consequences. In military organizations, IPV may have special implications, such as the potential of service-related...

    Authors: Mark A Zamorski and Miriam E Wiens-Kinkaid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1019
  47. Rural and regional Australians have a higher likelihood of mental illness throughout their lifetime than people living in major cities, although the underlying reasons are not yet well defined. Additionally, r...

    Authors: Susan Brumby, Ananda Chandrasekara, Peter Kremer, Susan Torres, Scott McCoombe and Paul Lewandowski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:1018

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