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  1. Nonrandom sampling of populations in developing nations has limitations and can inaccurately estimate health phenomena, especially among hard-to-reach populations such as rural residents. However, random sampl...

    Authors: Michelle C Kondo, Kent DW Bream, Frances K Barg and Charles C Branas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:338
  2. There is a high prevalence of smoking and high burden of tobacco-related diseases among low-income populations. Effective, evidenced-based smoking cessation treatments are available, but low-income smokers are...

    Authors: Steven S Fu, Michelle van Ryn, Diana J Burgess, David Nelson, Barbara Clothier, Janet L Thomas, John A Nyman and Anne M Joseph
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:337
  3. Abuse against the elderly is recognized as an important challenge to elderly health, but its determinants are not yet well understood. We present findings from a new dataset which covers a representative sampl...

    Authors: Vegard Skirbekk and KS James
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:336
  4. Childhood obesity is a growing concern in Sweden. Children with overweight and obesity run a high risk of becoming obese as adults, and are likely to develop comorbidities. Despite the immense demand, there is...

    Authors: Nora Döring, Lena M Hansson, Elina Scheers Andersson, Benjamin Bohman, Maria Westin, Margaretha Magnusson, Christel Larsson, Elinor Sundblom, Mikaela Willmer, Margareta Blennow, Berit L Heitmann, Lars Forsberg, Sanna Wallin, Per Tynelius, Ata Ghaderi and Finn Rasmussen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:335
  5. It is unknown whether childhood physical development in Asian populations differs from western populations, since no longitudinal analysis has been performed in Asian countries yet. Utilizing the 21st Century Lon...

    Authors: Yoko Franchetti and Hiroo Ide
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:334
  6. In the last decade, sedentary behavior has emerged as a new risk factor for health. The elderly spend most of their awake time in sedentary activities. Despite this high exposure, the impact of this sedentary ...

    Authors: Leandro Fornias Machado de Rezende, Juan Pablo Rey-López, Victor Keihan Rodrigues Matsudo and Olinda do Carmo Luiz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:333
  7. The commonly accepted gold standard diagnostic method for detecting malaria is a microscopic reading of Giemsa-stained blood films. However, symptomatic diagnosis remains the basis of therapeutic care for the ...

    Authors: Joseph K Choge, Ng’wena G Magak, Willis Akhwale, Julius Koech, Moses M Ngeiywa, Elijah Oyoo-Okoth, Fabian Esamai, Odipo Osano, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa and Eliningaya J Kweka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:332
  8. Few researchers have the data required to adequately understand how the school environment impacts youth health behaviour development over time.

    Authors: Scott T Leatherdale, K Stephen Brown, Valerie Carson, Ruth A Childs, Joel A Dubin, Susan J Elliott, Guy Faulkner, David Hammond, Steve Manske, Catherine M Sabiston, Rachel E Laxer, Chad Bredin and Audra Thompson-Haile
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:331
  9. Risk taking behaviours in relation to HIV among the mobile population is a growing public health concern in many developing countries, including Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to describe risky sexual beh...

    Authors: Yihunie Lakew and Habtamu Tamene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:330
  10. It has been reported that there is a difference in drug prescription between males and females. Even after adjustment for multi-morbidity, females tend to use more prescription drugs compared to males. In this...

    Authors: Jessica Skoog, Patrik Midlöv, Lars Borgquist, Jan Sundquist and Anders Halling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:329
  11. Although food and nutrient consumption among the Japanese population, known to have one of the longest life expectancies in the world, has changed markedly after World War II, little is known about the influen...

    Authors: Rei Otsuka, Hiroshi Yatsuya and Koji Tamakoshi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:328
  12. Despite being the third largest tobacco producer in the world, Brazil has developed a comprehensive tobacco control policy that includes a broad restriction on both advertising and smoking in indoor public pla...

    Authors: Analice Gigliotti, Valeska C Figueiredo, Clarice S Madruga, Ana CPR Marques, Ilana Pinsky, Raul Caetano, Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Martin Raw and Ronaldo Laranjeira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:327
  13. Breast cancer presents specific challenges both physiologically and psychologically to women, and consequently affect the patients’ mental health. Psychosocial factors may play important roles in the symptoms ...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Jiajia Liu, Liyuan Liu, Fei Wang, Zhongbing Ma, Dezong Gao, Qiang Zhang and Zhigang Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:326
  14. Childhood and adolescent overweight is a recognized public health concern as the prevalence is already high and continues to increase. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between socioeco...

    Authors: Jin-Won Noh, Young-eun Kim, In-Hwan Oh and Young Dae Kwon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:324
  15. Obesity is a growing public health concern in Canada. Excess weight is particularly a concern among youth given that obesity in youth predicts obesity in adulthood. Eating behaviors, both inside and outside th...

    Authors: Heather G Lillico, David Hammond, Steve Manske and Donna Murnaghan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:323
  16. Aboriginal Australians experience a disproportionately high burden of alcohol-related harm compared to the general Australian population. Alcohol treatment approaches that simultaneously target individuals and...

    Authors: Bianca Calabria, Anton Clifford, Miranda Rose and Anthony P Shakeshaft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:322
  17. Stress-related eating is associated with unhealthy eating and drinking habits and an increased risk of obesity among adults, but less is known about factors related to stress-driven eating behaviour among chil...

    Authors: Anne Jääskeläinen, Nina Nevanperä, Jouko Remes, Fanni Rahkonen, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin and Jaana Laitinen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:321
  18. The pattern of obesity in relation to socioeconomic status is of public health concern. This study investigates whether the association between height and obesity in children is affected by their socioeconomic...

    Authors: Lifoter K Navti, Uta Ferrari, Emmanuel Tange, Susanne Bechtold-Dalla Pozza and Klaus G Parhofer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:320
  19. Tuberculosis is a global emergency predominantly affecting developing countries. HIV has been the single most important reason for acquisition of tuberculosis for many patients. Conversely, tuberculosis can re...

    Authors: Getahun Asres Alemie and Feseha Gebreselassie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:319
  20. Child safety restraints are effective measures in protecting children from an injury while traveling in a car. However, the rate of child restraint use is extremely low in Chinese cities. Parent drivers could ...

    Authors: Xiaojun Chen, Jingzhen Yang, Corinne Peek-Asa and Liping Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:318
  21. Despite an increasing body of knowledge concerning gender and lifestyle factors as determinants of sickness absence in well-developed countries, the relationship between these variables has not been elucidated...

    Authors: Fabiana Maluf Rabacow, Renata Bertazzi Levy, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Olinda do Carmo Luiz, Ana Maria Malik and Alex Burdorf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:317
  22. The influence of visual exposure to health-related behaviours, such as smoking, is increasingly acknowledged in the public health literature. Social contagion or normalisation is thought to operate through the...

    Authors: Amber L Pearson, Daniel Nutsford and George Thomson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:300
  23. The literature from developed countries suggests a relationship between alcohol use and quality of life and social engagement, where harmful drinkers have lower quality of life and less social engagement. Desp...

    Authors: Priscilla Martinez, Lars Lien, Anne Landheim, Paul Kowal and Thomas Clausen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:316
  24. Many households own, use and spend money on many malaria preventive tools, some of which are inappropriate and ineffective in preventing malaria. This is despite the promotion of use of effective preventive me...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Uguru, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Alex Adjagba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:315
  25. As part of site development for clinical trials in novel TB vaccines, a cohort of infants was enrolled in eastern Uganda to estimate the incidence of tuberculosis. The study introduced several mortality reduct...

    Authors: Patrick Nabongo, Suzanne Verver, Elizabeth Nangobi, Ronald Mutunzi, Anne Wajja, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Dan Kadobera, Edward Galiwango, Robert Colebunders and Philippa Musoke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:314
  26. Childhood overweight has noticeable psychological and social consequences for the child and leads to an increased risk of mortality and morbidity later in life. With the high prevalence of overweight in childr...

    Authors: Kristian Traberg Larsen, Tao Huang, Niels Christian Møller, Lars Bo Andersen and Mathias Ried-Larsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:313
  27. Several studies have shown a protective association of moderate alcohol intake with mortality. However, it remains unclear whether this relationship could be due to misclassification confounding. As psychosoci...

    Authors: Esther Ruf, Jens Baumert, Christa Meisinger, Angela Döring and Karl-Heinz Ladwig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:312
  28. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a unique pathogenic fatty deposit, in that it is closely correlated with risk of cardiovascular diseases. The present study is to investigate the usefulness of neck circumferen...

    Authors: Hong-Xing Li, Fen Zhang, Dong Zhao, Zhong Xin, Shu-Qin Guo, Shu-Mei Wang, Jian-Jun Zhang, Jun Wang, Yan Li, Guang-Ran Yang and Jin-Kui Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:311
  29. Obesity and stress are among the most common lifestyle-related health problems. Most of the current disease prevention and management models are not satisfactorily cost-effective and hardly reach those who nee...

    Authors: Raimo Lappalainen, Essi Sairanen, Elina Järvelä, Sanni Rantala, Riitta Korpela, Sampsa Puttonen, Urho M Kujala, Tero Myllymäki, Katri Peuhkuri, Elina Mattila, Kirsikka Kaipainen, Aino Ahtinen, Leila Karhunen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Heli Järnefelt, Jaana Laitinen…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:310
  30. The purpose of this paper is to portray the views of key stakeholders on the potential impacts of Samoa’s free trade negotiations and agreements, on health and wellbeing in Samoa.

    Authors: Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow, Judith McCool and Teuila Percival
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:309
  31. Many studies have investigated the impact of a wide range of social events on suicide-related behaviour. However, these studies have predominantly examined national events. The aim of this study is to provide ...

    Authors: Vasiliy S Usenko, Sergey N Svirin, Yan N Shchekaturov and Eduard D Ponarin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:308
  32. The impact of reduced kidney function in children is substantial. End-stage kidney disease (ESKD), the most severe form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), is a devastating illness associated with substantially i...

    Authors: Germaine Wong, Meredith Medway, Madeleine Didsbury, Allison Tong, Robin Turner, Fiona Mackie, Steven McTaggart, Amanda Walker, Sarah White, Kirsten Howard, Siah Kim and Jonathan C Craig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:307
  33. Promotion of institutional delivery is a key intervention in reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal and neonatal health. This study explored factors associated with institutional delivery in rural ...

    Authors: Sudesh Raj Sharma, Amod Kumar Poudyal, Bharat Mani Devkota and Sarswoti Singh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:306
  34. Change of job could be a strategy in vocational rehabilitation when return to the original job is not possible, but research is very limited concerning the effects of job mobility on the future vocational situ...

    Authors: Karin Nordström, Kerstin Ekberg, Tomas Hemmingsson and Gun Johansson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:305
  35. The aims of tuberculosis (TB) control programme are to detect TB cases and treat them to disrupt transmission, decrease mortality and avert the emergence of drug resistance. In 1992, DOTS strategy was started ...

    Authors: Shallo Daba Hamusse, Meaza Demissie and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:304
  36. Reducing health inequalities is a top priority of the public health agendas in Europe. The EPHE project aims to analyse the added value of a community-based interventional programme based on EPODE methodology,...

    Authors: Krystallia Mantziki, Achilleas Vassilopoulos, Gabriella Radulian, Jean-Michel Borys, Hugues du Plessis, Maria João Gregório, Pedro Graça, Stefaan de Henauw, Svetoslav Handjiev, Tommy LS Visscher and Jacob C Seidell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:303
  37. Adequate dietary intake is essential to maintain good health. This is particularly true for the elderly. This study investigated the dietary intakes of seniors residing in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and as...

    Authors: Jing Yan, Lin Liu, Barbara Roebothan, Ann Ryan, Zhi Chen, Yanqing Yi and Peizhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:302
  38. Ethiopia is a developing country with a demographic profile dominated by young population with in the ages of 15–24, constituting one third of the total population. Only little has been explored about the role...

    Authors: Elias Legesse Negeri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:301
  39. While research continues into indicators such as preventable and amenable mortality in order to evaluate quality, access, and equity in the healthcare, it is also necessary to continue identifying the areas of...

    Authors: Andreu Nolasco, José Antonio Quesada, Joaquín Moncho, Inmaculada Melchor, Pamela Pereyra-Zamora, Nayara Tamayo-Fonseca, Miguel Angel Martínez-Beneito and Oscar Zurriaga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:299
  40. People with pre-diabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Measurements of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among pre-diabetics enable the health care providers ...

    Authors: Norliza Ibrahim, Foong Ming Moy, Intan Attikah Nur Awalludin, Zainudin Ali and Ikram Shah Ismail
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:298
  41. One approach to preventing opioid overdose, a leading cause of premature, preventable mortality, is to provide overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND). Two outstanding issues for OEND implementatio...

    Authors: Maya Doe-Simkins, Emily Quinn, Ziming Xuan, Amy Sorensen-Alawad, Holly Hackman, Al Ozonoff and Alexander Y Walley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:297
  42. Of the estimated 800,000 adults living with HIV in Zambia in 2011, roughly half were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). As treatment scale up continues, information on the care provided to patients after ...

    Authors: Callie A Scott, Hari S Iyer, Kelly McCoy, Crispin Moyo, Lawrence Long, Bruce A Larson and Sydney Rosen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:296
  43. Previous studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and cancer. However, the information on sleep duration regard to risk of lung cancer is scanty.

    Authors: Maria K Luojus, Soili M Lehto, Tommi Tolmunen, Arja T Erkkilä and Jussi Kauhanen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:295
  44. Understanding HIV testing behaviour is vital to developing evidence-based policy and programming that supports optimal HIV care, support, and prevention. This has not been investigated among younger gay, bisex...

    Authors: Nathan J Lachowsky, Peter JW Saxton, Nigel P Dickson, Anthony J Hughes, Alastair JS Summerlee and Cate E Dewey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:294
  45. Early maternal age at first birth and elevated parity may have long-term consequences for the health of women as they age. Both are known risk factors for obstetrical complications with lifelong associated mor...

    Authors: Catherine M Pirkle, Ana Carolina Patrício de Albuquerque Sousa, Beatriz Alvarado and Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:293
  46. An inequitable distribution of parks and other ‘green spaces’ could exacerbate health inequalities if people on lower incomes, who are already at greater risk of preventable diseases, have poorer access.

    Authors: Thomas Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi Feng, Suzanne Mavoa, Hannah M Badland and Billie Giles-Corti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:292
  47. Parents often fail to correctly perceive their children’s weight status, but no studies have examined the association between parental weight status perception and longitudinal BMIz change (BMI standardized to...

    Authors: Sanne MPL Gerards, Jessica S Gubbels, Pieter C Dagnelie, Stef PJ Kremers, Annette Stafleu, Nanne K de Vries and Carel Thijs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:291
  48. Epidemiologic studies show a curvilinear relationship between inadequate sleep (< 7 or > 8 hours) and obesity (Body Mass Index > 30 kg/m2), which have enormous public health impact.

    Authors: Girardin Jean-Louis, Natasha J Williams, Daniel Sarpong, Abhishek Pandey, Shawn Youngstedt, Ferdinand Zizi and Gbenga Ogedegbe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:290

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