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  1. A thorough examination of the morbidity and comorbidity profiles among the elderly and an evaluation of the related factors are required to improve the delivery of health care to the elderly and to estimate th...

    Authors: Eun-kyung Woo, Changsu Han, Sangmee Ahn Jo, Min Kyu Park, Sungsoo Kim, Eunkyung Kim, Moon Ho Park, Juyoung Lee and Inho Jo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The volume, extent and speed of travel have dramatically increased in the past decades, providing the potential for an infectious disease to spread through the transportation network. By collecting information...

    Authors: Philippe J Guerin, Rebecca Freeman Grais, John Arne Rottingen and Alain Jacques Valleron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Recent reports suggest an increase in sexually-transmitted hepatitis C infection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in European cities. We investigated whether current national surveillance sys...

    Authors: Sarah Dougan, M Adekoyejo Balogun, Jonathan Elford, Lisa J Brant, Katy Sinka, Barry G Evans and Mary E Ramsay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In the Latin America and Caribbean region over 210 million people live below the poverty line. These impoverished and marginalized populations are heavily burdened with neglected communicable diseases. These d...

    Authors: John C Holveck, John P Ehrenberg, Steven K Ault, Rocio Rojas, Javier Vasquez, Maria Teresa Cerqueira, Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd, Miguel A Genovese and Mirta Roses Periago

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:6

    Content type: Debate

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  5. Health behaviours among doctors has been suggested to be an important marker of how harmful lifestyle behaviours are perceived. In several countries, decrease in smoking among physicians was spectacular, indic...

    Authors: Paul Sebo, Martine Bouvier Gallacchi, Catherine Goehring, Beat Künzi and Patrick A Bovier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Palliative care in cancer aims at alleviating the suffering of patients. A previous study in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer showed that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) infusions had a favour...

    Authors: Sandra Beijer, Erik van Rossum, Pierre S Hupperets, Cor Spreeuwenberg, Marieke van den Beuken, Ron A Winkens, Lisette Ars, Ben E van den Borne, Alexander de Graeff and Pieter C Dagnelie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Data on the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers in Greece are limited. We examined the prevalence of smoking among middle-school students in Greece using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).

    Authors: Athina Kyrlesi, Elpidoforos S Soteriades, Charles W Warren, Jeni Kremastinou, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Nathan R Jones and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Anthropometric evaluation is an essential feature of geriatric nutritional evaluation for determining malnutrition, being overweight, obesity, muscular mass loss, fat mass gain and adipose tissue redistributio...

    Authors: Sergio Sánchez-García, Carmen García-Peña, María Ximena Duque-López, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Alma Rosa Cortés-Núñez and Sandra Reyes-Beaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Whilst alcohol and drug use among young people is known to escalate during short holidays and working breaks in international nightlife resorts, little empirical data are available on the impact of longer back...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Karen E Hughes, Paul Dillon, Jan Copeland and Peter Gates

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Fever is the clinical hallmark of malaria disease. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) movement promotes prompt, effective treatment of childhood fevers as a key component to achieving its optimistic mortality reducti...

    Authors: Bruce A Larson, Abdinasir A Amin, Abdisalan M Noor, Dejan Zurovac and Robert W Snow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:314

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recent international and national events have brought critical attention to the Canadian public health system and how prepared the system is to respond to various types of contemporary public health threats. T...

    Authors: Douglas Moore, Alan Shiell, Tom Noseworthy, Margaret Russell and Gerald Predy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:313

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Social inequalities in health exist globally and are a major public health concern. This study focus on a systematic investigation into the associations between health indicators, living conditions and parenta...

    Authors: Xianming du Prel, Ursula Krämer, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Hanna Oppermann, Tamara Schikowski and Ulrich Ranft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:312

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Interest in the reproductive health of adolescents continues to grow throughout the world. Few studies had explored the reproductive health knowledge, sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among se...

    Authors: Ademola J Ajuwon, Adeniyi Olaleye, Banji Faromoju and Oladapo Ladipo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:310

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Recent developments within the United Kingdom's (UK) health care system have re-awakened interest in community hospitals (CHs) and their role in the provision of health care. This integrative literature review...

    Authors: David Heaney, Corri Black, Catherine A O'Donnell, Cameron Stark and Edwin van Teijlingen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:309

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The HIV burden estimate for India has a very wide plausibility range. A recent population-based study in a south Indian district demonstrated that the official method used in India to estimate HIV burden in th...

    Authors: Lalit Dandona, Vemu Lakshmi, G Anil Kumar and Rakhi Dandona

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:308

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In developed countries, gastrointestinal illness (GI) is typically mild and self-limiting, however, it has considerable economic impact due to high morbidity.

    Authors: M Kate Thomas, Shannon E Majowicz, Laura MacDougall, Paul N Sockett, Suzie J Kovacs, Murray Fyfe, Victoria L Edge, Kathryn Doré, James A Flint, Spencer Henson and Andria Q Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:307

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Management of environmental health issues is an integral part of public health systems. An active integrated environmental health surveillance and response system was developed for the Athens Olympics to monit...

    Authors: Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Varvara Mouchtouri, Vasiliki Vaitsi, Christina Kapoula, Anastasia Vousoureli, Isidiros Kalivitis, Julia Chervoni, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Antonios Vasilogiannakopoulos, Vasilis D Daniilidis and Jenny Kremastinou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:306

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The policy of the diminution of the social isolation of the disabled is the main objective of the strategy of the EU new policy concerning the disabled. Lithuanian society faces this objective as well. For thi...

    Authors: Laimute Samsoniene, Algirdas Juozulynas, Gene Surkiene, Konstancija Jankauskiene and Aloyza Lukšiene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:305

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Only limited data are available on the development, implementation, and evaluation processes of weight gain prevention programs in adolescents. To be able to learn from successes and failures of such intervent...

    Authors: Amika S Singh, Marijke JM Chin A Paw, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:304

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. The TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) industry is rapidly growing in Taiwan and many other countries. A large number of workers, mainly women, are employed in the light-on test process to d...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Chih-Wei Lu, Jiunn-Woei Sheen, Shu-Chun Kuo and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:303

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Thyroid cancer is a tumor with a low but growing incidence in Spain. This study sought to depict its spatial municipal mortality pattern, using the classic model proposed by Besag, York and Mollié.

    Authors: Virginia Lope, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Rebeca Ramis, Diana Gómez-Barroso and Gonzalo López-Abente

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:302

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Research in the fields of Preventive Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health play an important role in the advancement of knowledge. In order to map the research productio...

    Authors: Elpidoforos S Soteriades and Matthew E Falagas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:301

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In the 1980s there was substantial interest in early pregnancy and pre-pregnancy interventions to increase birth weight and reduce preterm birth. We developed an inter-pregnancy intervention, implemented in a ...

    Authors: Judith Lumley and Lisa Donohue

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:299

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Little is known regarding the cardiovascular disease risk factors among Chamorros residing in the United States.

    Authors: Binh Chiem, Victoria Nguyen, Phillis L Wu, Celine M Ko, Lee Ann Cruz and Georgia Robins Sadler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:298

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Effective health protection requires systematised responses with clear accountabilities. In England, Primary Care Trusts and the Health Protection Agency both have statutory responsibilities for health protect...

    Authors: Paul A Cosford, Mary O'Mahony, Emma Angell, Graham Bickler, Shirley Crawshaw, Janet Glencross, Stephen S Horsley, Brian McCloskey, Richard Puleston, Nichola Seare and Martin D Tobin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:297

    Content type: Research article

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  26. High body mass index (BMI) and lack of physical activity have been recognized as important risk factors for coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether leisure-time physical ac...

    Authors: Eleonor Fransson, Ulf de Faire, Anders Ahlbom, Christina Reuterwall, Johan Hallqvist and Lars Alfredsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:296

    Content type: Research article

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  27. As little is known about the determinants of smoking in large ethnic minorities in the Netherlands and other Western European countries, we studied the determinants of smoking young adult offspring of Turkish ...

    Authors: Floor VA van Oort, Jan van der Ende, Alfons AM Crijnen, Frank C Verhulst, Johan P Mackenbach and Inez MA Joung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:294

    Content type: Research article

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  28. People in transitional life stages, such as occupational retirement, are likely to gain weight and accumulate abdominal fat mass caused by changes in physical activity and diet. Hence, retirees are an importan...

    Authors: Andrea Werkman, Albertine J Schuit, Lydia Kwak, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Frans J Kok and Evert G Schouten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:293

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. In Mozambique most of demographic data are obtained using census or sample survey including indirect estimations. A method of collecting longitudinal demographic data was introduced in southern Mozambique sinc...

    Authors: Ariel Q Nhacolo, Delino A Nhalungo, Charfudin N Sacoor, John J Aponte, Ricardo Thompson and Pedro Alonso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:291

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Behavioral factors such as (excessive) alcohol consumption play a major role in the explanation of social inequalities in health. The unequal distribution of health risk behaviors among socio-economic groups h...

    Authors: Matthias Richter, Anja Leppin and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:289

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Previous studies of the relationship between job strain and blood or saliva cortisol levels have been small and based on selected occupational groups. Our aim was to examine the association between job strain ...

    Authors: Magnus Alderling, Töres Theorell, Bartolomé de la Torre and Ingvar Lundberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:288

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Family is considered to be the first and the most important child development and socialization bond. Nevertheless, parental behaviour model importance for the children, as well as family time for shared activ...

    Authors: Asta Garmienė, Nida Žemaitienė and Apolinaras Zaborskis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:287

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Spatial and temporal heterogeneities in the risk of malaria have led the WHO to recommend fine-scale stratification of the epidemiological situation, making it possible to set up actions and clinical or basic ...

    Authors: Jean Gaudart, Belco Poudiougou, Alassane Dicko, Stéphane Ranque, Ousmane Toure, Issaka Sagara, Mouctar Diallo, Sory Diawara, Amed Ouattara, Mahamadou Diakite and Ogobara K Doumbo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:286

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  34. We were interested in finding out if the very low antenatal VCT acceptance rate reported in Mbale Hospital was linked to intimate partner violence against women. We therefore set out to i) determine the preval...

    Authors: Charles AS Karamagi, James K Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskar and Kristian Heggenhougen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:284

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In Vietnam, illnesses create high out-of-pocket health care expenditures for households. In this study, the burden of illness in the Bavi district, Vietnam is measured based upon individual household health ex...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Bich Thuan, Curt Lofgren, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Urban Janlert and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:283

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To examine the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among older U.S. men and women. Whether these associations are independent of physical activity was also explored.

    Authors: Catherine A Okoro, Yuna Zhong, Earl S Ford, Lina S Balluz, Tara W Strine and Ali H Mokdad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:282

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The collection of ethnicity information as part of cancer datasets is important for planning services and ensuring equal access, and for epidemiological studies. However, ethnicity has generally not been well ...

    Authors: Ruth H Jack, Karen M Linklater, David Hofman, Justine Fitzpatrick and Henrik Møller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:281

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Daily smoking adolescents are a public health problem as they are more likely to become adult smokers and to develop smoking-related health problems later on in their lives.

    Authors: Anne Hublet, Dirk De Bacquer, Raili Valimaa, Emmanuelle Godeau, Holger Schmid, Giora Rahav and Lea Maes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:280

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  39. Understanding the epidemiological HIV context is critical in building effective setting-specific preventive strategies. We examined HIV prevalence patterns in selected communities of men and women aged 15–59 y...

    Authors: Charles Michelo, Ingvild F Sandøy, Kumbutso Dzekedzeke, Seter Siziya and Knut Fylkesnes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:279

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The objective of this study was to describe the diagnostic panorama of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies across 11 countries.

    Authors: Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta, Markus Glatzel, Javier Almazán, Katharina Stoeck, Vittorio Mellina, Maria Puopolo, Maurizio Pocchiari, Inga Zerr, Hans A Kretszchmar, Jean-Philippe Brandel, Nicole Delasnerie-Lauprêtre, Annick Alpérovitch, Cornelia Van Duijn, Pascual Sanchez-Juan, Steven Collins, Victoria Lewis…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:278

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  41. Studies on school students are indicating that somatic complaints and pain have increased during the past decades. Throughout this period there has been a change in methodology from proxy reports by parents to...

    Authors: Gunilla M Brun Sundblad, Tönu Saartok and Lars-Magnus T Engström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:276

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 'Sitting month' is a Chinese tradition for women's postpartum custom. The present study aims to explore the postpartum dietary and health practices of puerperal women and identify their influential factors in ...

    Authors: Nian Liu, Limei Mao, Xiufa Sun, Liegang Liu, Banghua Chen and Qiang Ding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:274

    Content type: Research article

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