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  1. Limited data are available on the development, implementation and evaluation processes of physical activity promotion programmes among older adults. More integrative insights into interventions describing the ...

    Authors: Maartje M van Stralen, Gerjo Kok, Hein de Vries, Aart N Mudde, Catherine Bolman and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:399

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. The Pearl River Origin area, Qujing District of Yunnan Province, has one of the highest female lung cancer mortality rates in China. Smoking was excluded as a cause of the lung cancer excess because almost all...

    Authors: Linwei Tian, Shifeng Dai, Jianfang Wang, Yunchao Huang, Suzanne C Ho, Yiping Zhou, Donald Lucas and Catherine P Koshland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:398

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  3. Food prepared away from home has become increasingly popular to U.S. families, and may contribute to obesity. Sales have been dominated by fast food outlets, where meals are purchased for dining away from home...

    Authors: Jennifer S Creel, Joseph R Sharkey, Alex McIntosh, Jenna Anding and J Charles Huber Jr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:395

    Content type: Research article

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  4. China will experience an overall growth and aging of its adult population in coming decades. We used a computer model to forecast the future impact of these demographic changes on coronary heart disease (CHD) ...

    Authors: Andrew Moran, Dong Zhao, Dongfeng Gu, Pamela Coxson, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jun Cheng, Jing Liu, Jiang He and Lee Goldman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:394

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Chlamydia trachomatis infection (CTI) is the most frequent sexual transmitted disease (STI) in Switzerland but its prevalence in undocumented migrants is unknown. We aimed to compare CTI prevalence among undoc...

    Authors: Hans Wolff, Ana Lourenço, Patrick Bodenmann, Manuella Epiney, Monique Uny, Nicole Andreoli, Olivier Irion, Jean-Michel Gaspoz and Jean-Bernard Dubuisson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:391

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Legionnaires' disease continues to be a public health concern in passenger ships. This study was scheduled in order to investigate Legionella spp. colonization of water distribution systems (WDS), recreational po...

    Authors: Georgia Goutziana, Varvara A Mouchtouri, Maria Karanika, Antonios Kavagias, Nikolaos E Stathakis, Kostantinos Gourgoulianis, Jenny Kremastinou and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:390

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Over the past two decades, the prevalence of overweight or obesity has increased in China. The aims of this study were to firstly assess the baseline prevelences and the risk factors for overweight and obesity...

    Authors: Xuhong Hou, Weiping Jia, Yuqian Bao, Huijuan Lu, Shan Jiang, Yuhua Zuo, Huilin Gu and Kunsan Xiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:389

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The SPEEDY study was set up to quantify levels of physical activity (PA) and dietary habits and the association with potential correlates in 9–10 year old British school children. We present here the analyses ...

    Authors: Esther MF van Sluijs, Paula ML Skidmore, Kim Mwanza, Andrew P Jones, Alison M Callaghan, Ulf Ekelund, Flo Harrison, Ian Harvey, Jenna Panter, Nicolas J Wareham, Aedin Cassidy and Simon J Griffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:388

    Content type: Research article

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  9. High participation rates are needed to ensure that breast cancer screening programs effectively reduce mortality. We identified the determinants of non-participation in a public breast cancer screening program.

    Authors: Magdalena Esteva, Joana Ripoll, Alfonso Leiva, Carmen Sánchez-Contador and Francisca Collado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:387

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The optimum age for measles vaccination varies from country to country and thus a standardized vaccination schedule is controversial. While the increase in measles vaccination coverage has produced significant...

    Authors: Jagrati V Jani, Carol Holm-Hansen, Tufária Mussá, Arlinda Zango, Ivan Manhiça, Gunnar Bjune and Ilesh V Jani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:386

    Content type: Research article

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  11. HIV and HIV-TB co-infection are slowly increasing in Indonesia. WHO recommends HIV testing among TB patients as a key response to the dual HIV-TB epidemic. Concerns over potential negative impacts to TB contro...

    Authors: Yodi Mahendradhata, Riris Andono Ahmad, Pierre Lefèvre, Marleen Boelaert and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:385

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In aging populations, the prevalence of multimorbidity is high, and the role of socioeconomic status and its correlates is not well described. Thus, we investigated the association between educational attainme...

    Authors: Gabriele Nagel, Richard Peter, Stefanie Braig, Silke Hermann, Sabine Rohrmann and Jakob Linseisen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:384

    Content type: Research article

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  13. An examination of where in the income distribution income is most strongly associated with risk of mortality will provide guidance for identifying the most critical pathways underlying the connections between ...

    Authors: David H Rehkopf, Lisa F Berkman, Brent Coull and Nancy Krieger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:383

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Collaborations are important to health promotion in addressing multi-party problems. Interest in collaborative processes in health promotion is rising, but still lacks monitoring instruments. The authors devel...

    Authors: Mariken TW Leurs, Ingrid M Mur-Veeman, Rosalie van der Sar, Herman P Schaalma and Nanne K de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:382

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Childhood immunization is a cost effective public health strategy. Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) services have been provided in a rural Nigerian community (Sabongidda-Ora, Edo State) at no cost to t...

    Authors: Olumuyiwa O Odusanya, Ewan F Alufohai, Francois P Meurice and Vincent I Ahonkhai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:381

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  16. Doctors and patients hold varying beliefs concerning illness and treatment. Patients' and families' explanatory models (EMs) vary according to personality and sociocultural factors. In a multi-ethnic society, ...

    Authors: QM van Dellen, WMC van Aalderen, PJE Bindels, FG Öry, J Bruil and K Stronks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:380

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The Licensing Act 2003 (The Act) was implemented on the 24th November 2005 across England and Wales. The Act allowed more flexible and longer opening hours for licensed premises. We investigated the effect of ...

    Authors: AJ Durnford, TJ Perkins and JM Perry

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:379

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Racial and ethnic disparities in cervical cancer screening have been attributed to socioeconomic, insurance, and cultural differences. Our objective was to explore racial and ethnic differences in adherence to...

    Authors: Joseph S Ross, Marcella Nuñez-Smith, Beverly A Forsyth and Julie R Rosenbaum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:378

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Since the 9/11 attack and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the development of qualified and able public health leaders has become a new urgency in building the infrastructure needed to address public ...

    Authors: Chongjian Wang, Sheng Wei, Hao Xiang, Jing Wu, Yihua Xu, Li Liu and Shaofa Nie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:377

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Ecstasy (MDMA, 3, 4-methylenodioxymethamphetamine) use is widespread in the Netherlands, with a lifetime prevalence of 4.3%, and two-thirds of dance party visitors being ecstasy users. However, research into D...

    Authors: Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters, Gerjo Kok and Herman P Schaalma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:376

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite growing concern about illicit methadone use in the US and other countries, there is little data about the prevalence and correlates of methadone use in large urban areas. We assessed the prevalence and...

    Authors: Danielle C Ompad, Crystal M Fuller, Christina A Chan, Victoria Frye, David Vlahov and Sandro Galea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:375

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a socially relevant condition associated with biomechanical risk factors. We evaluated age-sex-specific incidence rates of in-hospital cases of CTS in central/northern Italy and...

    Authors: Stefano Mattioli, Alberto Baldasseroni, Stefania Curti, Robin MT Cooke, Antonella Bena, Giovanna de Giacomi, Marco dell'Omo, Pirous Fateh-Moghadam, Carla Melani, Marco Biocca, Eva Buiatti, Giuseppe Campo, Francesca Zanardi and Francesco S Violante

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:374

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Deliberate self-poisoning is a major public heath issue in developing countries. In rural Sri Lanka deliberate self-poisoning is one of the leading causes of hospital death. The majority of patients with poiso...

    Authors: Lalith Senarathna, Jon Adams, Dhammika De Silva, Nick A Buckley and Andrew H Dawson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:373

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  24. The epidemiological importance of varicella and zoster and the availability of an efficacious and safe vaccine have led to an important international debate regarding the suitability of mass vaccination. The o...

    Authors: Giovanni Gabutti, Maria C Rota, Marcello Guido, Antonella De Donno, Antonino Bella, Marta L Ciofi degli Atti and Pietro Crovari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:372

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  25. Exercise referral schemes (ERS) have become a popular way of promoting physical activity. The aim of these schemes is to encourage high risk patients to exercise. In evaluating these schemes, little attention ...

    Authors: Melanie Schmidt, Saida Absalah, Vera Nierkens and Karien Stronks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:371

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The demographics and lifestyles of Canadians are changing, thereby influencing food choices and food preparation in the home. Although different dietary practices are associated with increased risk of foodborn...

    Authors: Andrea Nesbitt, Shannon Majowicz, Rita Finley, Frank Pollari, Katarina Pintar, Barbara Marshall, Angela Cook, Jan Sargeant, Jeff Wilson, Carl Ribble and Lewinda Knowles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:370

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has undergone successful trials and has recently been approved for use for the primary prevention of cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to determine knowledge and at...

    Authors: Charlotte Devereaux Walsh, Aradhana Gera, Meeraj Shah, Amit Sharma, Judy E Powell and Sue Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:368

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Current physical activity guidelines acknowledge the importance of total health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) compared to leisure time physical activity or exercise alone. Assessing total HEPA may result ...

    Authors: Patrick Bergman, Andrej M Grjibovski, Maria Hagströmer, Adrian Bauman and Michael Sjöström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:367

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The high prevalence of childhood obesity underscores the importance of monitoring population trends in children's activity and screen time, and describing associations with child age, gender, race/ethnicity, a...

    Authors: Sarah E Anderson, Christina D Economos and Aviva Must

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:366

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Drugs to protect the liver are frequently prescribed in some countries as part of treatment for tuberculosis. The biological rationale is not clear, they are expensive and may do harm. We conducted a systemati...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Paul Garner, Yang Wang, Binghua Huang and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:365

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  31. Oral health is basicly important for the well-being of people. Thus, it is strongly suggested to organize epidemiological surveys in order to gain representative data on oral condition of the given population....

    Authors: Melinda Madléna, Péter Hermann, Marianna Jáhn and Pál Fejérdy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:364

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  32. Female strangulation in South Africa occurs in a context of pervasive and often extreme violence perpetrated against women, and therefore represents a major public health, social and human rights concern. Sout...

    Authors: Shahnaaz Suffla, Ashley Van Niekerk and Najuwa Arendse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:363

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  33. The epidemic of HIV/AIDS and treatments that have emerged to alleviate, have brought about a shift in the burden of disease from death to quality of life/disability. The aim was to determine which factors are ...

    Authors: Clara Bermudez-Tamayo, Jose Jesus Martin Martin, Isabel Ruiz-Pérez and Antonio Olry de Labry Lima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:362

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Dengue virus (DENV) affects nonimunne human populations in tropical and subtropical regions. In the Americas, dengue has drastically increased in the last two decades and Brazil is considered one of the most a...

    Authors: João B Siqueira-Junior, Ivan J Maciel, Christovam Barcellos, Wayner V Souza, Marilia S Carvalho, Nazareth E Nascimento, Renato M Oliveira, Otaliba Morais-Neto and Celina MT Martelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:361

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (HTSE), or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is a group of rare and fatal diseases in central nervous system. Since outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (...

    Authors: Qi Shi, Chen Gao, Wei Zhou, Bao-Yun Zhang, Jian-Ming Chen, Chan Tian, Hui-Ying Jiang, Jun Han, Ni-Juan Xiang, Xiao-Fang Wang, Yong-Jun Gao and Xiao-Ping Dong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:360

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  36. Young breast cancer patients have a lower rate of survival than old breast cancer patients due to being diagnosed at advanced stages. Breast self-examination makes women more "breast aware", which in turn may ...

    Authors: Özgül Karayurt, Dilek Özmen and Aynur Çakmakçi Çetinkaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:359

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Insecticide treated nets (ITN) have been proven to be an effective tool in reducing the burden of malaria. Few randomized clinical trials examined the spatial effect of ITNs on child mortality at a high covera...

    Authors: Laura Gosoniu, Penelope Vounatsou, Adriana Tami, Rose Nathan, Hajo Grundmann and Christian Lengeler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:356

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Tuberculosis (TB) detection under the national TB control program in China follows passive case-finding guidelines, which could be influenced by the accessibility of health service and patient's health-care se...

    Authors: Jianming Wang, Yang Fei, Hongbing Shen and Biao Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:354

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  39. Germany currently experiences a situation of major physician attrition. The incompatibility between work and family has been discussed as one of the major reasons for the increasing departure of German physici...

    Authors: Isabelle Fuß, Matthias Nübling, Hans-Martin Hasselhorn, David Schwappach and Monika A Rieger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:353

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  40. In order to screen for the most inactive individuals in the population and target health-related interventions where they are most needed it is important to assess different forms of physical activity in popul...

    Authors: Marita Södergren, Jan Sundquist, Sven-Erik Johansson and Kristina Sundquist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:352

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  41. People travelling abroad tend to increase their use of alcohol and other drugs. In the present study we describe organized party activities in connection with young tourists' drinking, and the differences betw...

    Authors: Morten Hesse, Sébastien Tutenges, Sanna Schliewe and Tine Reinholdt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:351

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  42. To assess the feasibility and uptake of a diabetes screening programme; to examine the effects of invitation to diabetes screening on anxiety, self-rated health and illness perceptions.

    Authors: Paul Park, Rebecca K Simmons, A Toby Prevost and Simon J Griffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:350

    Content type: Research article

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