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  1. We implemented a community based interventional health screening for individuals located within one mile of a 54 metric tons release of liquid chlorine following a 16 tanker car train derailment on 6 January, ...

    Authors: Kathleen A Clark, Debjani Chanda, Pallavi Balte, Wilfried J Karmaus, Bo Cai, John Vena, Andrew B Lawson, Lawrence C Mohr, James J Gibson and Erik R Svendsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:945
  2. In Ethiopia, undernutrition among women on antiretroviral therapy has been a major challenge to achieve the full impact of intervention. Twenty seven percent and 17% of reproductive age Ethiopian women are chr...

    Authors: Tsegazeab Hailu Hadgu, Walelegn Worku, Desalegn Tetemke and Hailemariam Berhe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:943
  3. High school dropout and long-term sickness absence/disability pension in young adulthood are strongly associated. We investigated whether common risk factors in adolescence may confound this association.

    Authors: Karin A A De Ridder, Kristine Pape, Koenraad Cuypers, Roar Johnsen, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Steinar Westin and Johan Håkon Bjørngaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:941
  4. Mathematical and computational models provide valuable tools that help public health planners to evaluate competing health interventions, especially for novel circumstances that cannot be examined through obse...

    Authors: John J Grefenstette, Shawn T Brown, Roni Rosenfeld, Jay DePasse, Nathan TB Stone, Phillip C Cooley, William D Wheaton, Alona Fyshe, David D Galloway, Anuroop Sriram, Hasan Guclu, Thomas Abraham and Donald S Burke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:940
  5. We developed a Dutch outpatient multidisciplinary group treatment (Go4it) for obese adolescents, including cognitive behavioural therapy and education on healthy dietary and physical activity behaviour. This s...

    Authors: Geesje H Hofsteenge, Peter JM Weijs, Henriette A Delemarre-van de Waal, Maartje de Wit and Mai JM Chinapaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:939
  6. The effect of urban sprawl on body weight in Finland is not well known. To provide more information, we examined whether body mass index (BMI) and the prevalence of overweight are associated with an individual...

    Authors: Simo Näyhä, Tiina Lankila, Arja Rautio, Markku Koiranen, Tuija H Tammelin, Anja Taanila, Jarmo Rusanen and Jaana Laitinen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:938
  7. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, more than one-third of admissions to the two paediatric hospitals are attributable to four infectious syndromes: dengue, diarrhoeal disease, acute respiratory infection, and hand,...

    Authors: Katherine L Anders, Nguyet Minh Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Van Thuy, Nguyen Trong Hieu, Hoa L Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Hong Tham, Phan Thi Thanh Ha, Le Bich Lien, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau and Cameron P Simmons
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:937
  8. The global trend of increased life expectancy and increased prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases will impact on health systems. To identify effective intervention and prevention strategies, greater ...

    Authors: Alan James, Michael Hunter, Leon Straker, John Beilby, Romola Bucks, Tim Davis, Robert H Eikelboom, David Hillman, Jennie Hui, Joe Hung, Matthew Knuiman, David A Mackey, Robert U Newton, Lyle J Palmer and AW Bill Musk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:936
  9. Family planning is an important public health intervention with numerous potential health benefits for all women. One of those key benefits is the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, through the...

    Authors: Kevin R O’Reilly, Caitlin E Kennedy, Virginia A Fonner and Michael D Sweat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:935
  10. Public health strategies that focus on legislative and policy change involving chronic disease risk factors such as unhealthy diet and physical inactivity have the potential to prevent chronic diseases and imp...

    Authors: Anita Kothari, Dana Gore, Marjorie MacDonald, Gayle Bursey, Diane Allan and Jennifer Scarr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:934
  11. Among life-style factors affecting mental health, dietary habits are becoming a public health concern in their relation to psychological distress and social capital. We examined associations between interest i...

    Authors: Kazuyo Motohashi, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Koji Fujita, Yutaka Motohashi and Akira Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:933
  12. Despite the importance of early initiation of and exclusive breastfeeding, prelacteal feeds continue to pose a barrier to optimal breastfeeding practices in several countries, including Vietnam. This study exa...

    Authors: Phuong H Nguyen, Sarah C Keithly, Nam T Nguyen, Tuan T Nguyen, Lan M Tran and Nemat Hajeebhoy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:932
  13. South Asian babies born in developed countries are generally lighter than babies from other ethnic groups born in the same country. While the mean birth weight of Caucasian babies in the Netherlands has increa...

    Authors: Jeroen A de Wilde, Stef van Buuren and Barend JC Middelkoop
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:931
  14. Perceived susceptibility to an illness has been shown to affect Health-risk behavior. The objective of the present study was to determine the risk taking behaviors and the demographic predictors of perceived s...

    Authors: Sami AR Al-Dubai, Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Aied M Alabsi, Shamsul A Shah, Farid MM Razali and John T Arokiasamy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:930
  15. A holistic perspective on health implies giving careful consideration to the relationship between physical and mental health. In this regard the present study sought to determine the level of Positive Mental H...

    Authors: Teresa Lluch-Canut, Montserrat Puig-Llobet, Aurelia Sánchez-Ortega, Juan Roldán-Merino and Carmen Ferré-Grau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:928
  16. The aim of the study was to investigate obesity status and associated health risk behaviors in a sample of German kindergarten teachers. At present, such data are not available, despite the fact that kindergar...

    Authors: Sascha W Hoffmann, Suzan Tug and Perikles Simon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:927
  17. Attempted and completed suicide constitute a major public health problem among young people world-wide, including South Africa (SA). Suicide attempt and completed suicide increase during the adolescent period....

    Authors: Hilda N Shilubane, Robert AC Ruiter, Bart van den Borne, Ronel Sewpaul, Shamagonam James and Priscilla S Reddy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:926
  18. Previous studies have found higher employment rates and lower risk of relative poverty among people with chronic illness in the Nordic countries than in the rest of Europe. However, Nordic countries have not b...

    Authors: Johanna Falk, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström, Karsten Thielen, Margaret Whitehead and Lotta Nylén
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:925
  19. Factors associated with parental awareness of children’s physical activity (PA) levels have not been explored in preschool-aged children. This paper investigates maternal awareness of preschool-aged children’s...

    Authors: Kathryn R Hesketh, Alison M McMinn, Simon J Griffin, Nicholas C Harvey, Keith M Godfrey, Hazel M Inskip, Cyrus Cooper and Esther MF van Sluijs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:924
  20. Overweight and obesity in pregnancy increase the risk of several adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, both mothers’ and fathers’ health play an important role for long-term health outcomes in offspring. While ...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Marie Lindkvist, Eva Eurenius, Ingrid Mogren, Rhonda Small and Anneli Ivarsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:923
  21. Diarrhea remains one of the leading public health issues in developing countries and is a major contributor in morbidity and mortality in children under five years of age. Interventions such as ORS, Zinc, wate...

    Authors: Muhammad Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Kamran Sadiq, Tariq Samejo, Musawar Hussain, Mushtaq Mirani, Asmatullah Rehmatullah, Imran Ahmed and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:922
  22. In order to elucidate the individual and community health burden of body dissatisfaction (BD), we examined impairment in quality of life associated with BD in a large, general population sample of women.

    Authors: Jonathan Mond, Deborah Mitchison, Janet Latner, Phillipa Hay, Cathy Owen and Bryan Rodgers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:920
  23. Comparison of rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections among MSM across countries is challenging for a variety of reasons, including the unknown size of MSM populations. In this paper we propose a method of tri...

    Authors: Ulrich Marcus, Ford Hickson, Peter Weatherburn and Axel J Schmidt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:919
  24. Multimorbidity is clearly a major challenge for healthcare systems. However, currently, its magnitude and impact on healthcare expenditures is still not well known. The objective of this paper is to present an...

    Authors: Juan F Orueta, Roberto Nuño-Solinís, Arturo García-Alvarez and Edurne Alonso-Morán
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:918
  25. Health care workers have high physical work demands, involving patient handling and manual work tasks. A strategy for prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders can enhance the physical capacity of t...

    Authors: Lotte Nygaard Andersen, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Kirsten Kaya Roessler, Lene Gram Herborg, Thomas Lund Sørensen and Karen Søgaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:917
  26. Due to the potential of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for decreasing cervical cancer rates in Mainland China, where some of the highest incidences in the world have been reported, our study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Irene J Chang, Rong Huang, Wei He, Shao-Kai Zhang, Shao-Ming Wang, Fang-Hui Zhao, Jennifer S Smith and You-Lin Qiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:916
  27. The English mass media campaign ‘Act FAST’ aimed to raise stroke awareness and the need to call emergency services at the onset of suspected stroke. We examined the perceived impact and views of the campaign i...

    Authors: Stephan U Dombrowski, Joan E Mackintosh, Falko F Sniehotta, Vera Araujo-Soares, Helen Rodgers, Richard G Thomson, Madeleine J Murtagh, Gary A Ford, Martin P Eccles and Martin White
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:915
  28. Lung cancer is the most common fatal malignacy and also the primary cause of cancer mortality. Participation in lung screening is an important step in diagnosing patient in early stage and it can promise bette...

    Authors: Mariann Moizs, Gábor Bajzik, Zsuzsanna Lelovics, Marianna Rakvács, János Strausz and Imre Repa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:914
  29. In many parts of the world, including in China, extreme heat events or heat waves are likely to increase in intensity, frequency, and duration in light of climate change in the next decades. Risk perception an...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Yan Jun Xu, Yong Hui Zhang, Qing Hua Yan, Xiu Ling Song, Hui Yan Xie, Yuan Luo, Shannon Rutherford, Cordia Chu, Hua Liang Lin and Wen Jun Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:913
  30. Raised blood pressure (BP) is associated with the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). It is unknown if subjects with different BP levels may develop certain components of MetS over time. We investigated th...

    Authors: Da Huo, Lixin Tao, Xia Li, Wei Wang, Zhaoping Wang, Dongning Chen, Huiping Zhu, Xinghua Yang, Yanxia Luo and Xiuhua Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:912
  31. By the end of 2009 an estimated 2.5 million children worldwide were living with HIV-1, mostly as a consequence of vertical transmission, and more than 90% of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008 ...

    Authors: Mercy G Chiduo, Bruno P Mmbando, Zahra P Theilgaard, Ib C Bygbjerg, Jan Gerstoft, Martha Lemnge and Terese L Katzenstein
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:910
  32. This study investigates the coverage of adherence to medicine by the UK and US newsprint media. Adherence to medicine is recognised as an important issue facing healthcare professionals and the newsprint media...

    Authors: Nicola A Goodfellow, Basima A Almomani, Ahmed F Hawwa and James C McElnay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:909
  33. In Greece, several new childhood vaccines were introduced recently but were reimbursed gradually and at different time points. The aim of this study was to assess immunization coverage and identify factors inf...

    Authors: Ioanna D Pavlopoulou, Koralia A Michail, Evangelia Samoli, George Tsiftis and Konstantinos Tsoumakas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:908
  34. Mental health problems among young people, and girls and young women in particular, are a well-known health problem. Such gendered mental health patterns are also seen in conjunction with stress-related proble...

    Authors: Maria Strömbäck, Eva-Britt Malmgren-Olsson and Maria Wiklund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:907
  35. The degree of health disparities present in rural communities is of growing concern and is considered "urgent" since rural residents lag behind their urban counterparts in health status. Understanding the prev...

    Authors: Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, Keith Muller and Joseph Riley III
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:906
  36. Emergency medical service (EMS) data, particularly from the emergency department (ED), is a common source of information for syndromic surveillance. However, the entire EMS chain, consists of both out-of-hospi...

    Authors: Nicole Rosenkötter, Alexandra Ziemann, Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo, Jean Bernard Gillet, Gernot Vergeiner, Thomas Krafft and Helmut Brand
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:905
  37. Traditionally, women have been the main respondents for most of knowledge, attitude and practice survey related to family planning and fertility intention. However it is not well known how responses of women a...

    Authors: Chala W Diro and Mesganaw F Afework
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:903
  38. Brucellosis is among the most widespread zoonotic infections estimated at 14% in Uganda. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the sero-prevalence, risk factors of Brucella infection and malaria among...

    Authors: Immaculate Nabukenya, Deogratius Kaddu-Mulindwa and George William Nasinyama
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:901
  39. The primary aim of the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) was to determine the relationships between lifestyle behaviours and obesity in a multi-national study of ...

    Authors: Peter T Katzmarzyk, Tiago V Barreira, Stephanie T Broyles, Catherine M Champagne, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, William D Johnson, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V Lambert, Carol Maher, José Maia, Victor Matsudo, Tim Olds, Vincent Onywera…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:900
  40. HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection is highly common among Chinese injection drug users but it is difficult to reach IDUs at traditional VCT (Voluntary HIV counseling treatment) clinics. A new national mode...

    Authors: Ying-Hua Xia, Wen Chen, Joseph D Tucker, Charles Wang and Li Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:899
  41. Zoonoses are a growing international threat interacting at the human-animal-environment interface and call for transdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approaches in order to achieve effective disease management. ...

    Authors: Cécile Aenishaenslin, Valérie Hongoh, Hassane Djibrilla Cissé, Anne Gatewood Hoen, Karim Samoura, Pascal Michel, Jean-Philippe Waaub and Denise Bélanger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:897
  42. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality increased in developed countries until the 1970s then started to decline. Turkey is about to complete its demographic transition, which may also influence mortality trend...

    Authors: Gönül Dinç, Kaan Sözmen, Gül Gerçeklioğlu, Hale Arık, Julia Critchley and Belgin Ünal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:896
  43. Only a small proportion of children and adolescents meet current recommendations of at least 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. Most of the available data, however, relies on subjec...

    Authors: Sarah Kettner, Susanne Kobel, Nanette Fischbach, Clemens Drenowatz, Jens Dreyhaupt, Tamara Wirt, Benjamin Koch and Jürgen Michael Steinacker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:895
  44. Patient adherence to isoniazid (INH) monotherapy for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has been suboptimal despite its proven efficacy. Various strategies have been studied to improve adherence, but all hav...

    Authors: Alicia H Chang, Andrea Polesky and Gulshan Bhatia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:894

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