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  1. This paper presents the study design, intervention components, and baseline data from Open Doors to Health, a study designed to address social contextual factors in colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention for low-inco...

    Authors: Lorna H McNeill, Molly Coeling, Elaine Puleo, Elizabeth Gonzalez Suarez, Gary G Bennett and Karen M Emmons

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:353

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The HIV epidemic in Peru is still regarded as concentrated - sentinel surveillance data shows greatest rates of infection in men who have sex with men, while much lower rates are found in female sex workers an...

    Authors: Robert W Aldridge, David Iglesias, Carlos F Cáceres and J Jaime Miranda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:352

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Social networks predict longevity across societies but specific mechanisms are largely unknown. The aim of this work was to examine the role of children in the longevity of elderly men and women in a cohort of...

    Authors: Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui, François Béland, Maria-Teresa Sanchez and Angel Otero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:351

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although reducing intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive public health problem, few longitudinal studies in developing countries have assessed ways to end such abuse. To this end, this paper aims to an...

    Authors: Mariano Salazar, Eliette Valladares, Ann Öhman and Ulf Högberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:350

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Despite Australia's wealth, poor growth is common among Aboriginal children living in remote communities. An important underlying factor for poor growth is the unhygienic state of the living environment in the...

    Authors: Elizabeth McDonald, Ross Bailie, Jocelyn Grace and David Brewster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:346

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This paper aimed to identify the best way to engage, motivate and support early childhood services (ECS) and primary schools (PS) to create policy and practise changes to promote healthy eating and physical ac...

    Authors: Suzy Honisett, Suzi Woolcock, Creina Porter and Ian Hughes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:345

    Content type: Research article

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  7. We developed a methodology using vital statistics to estimate the impact of osteoporotic fractures on the mortality of an entire population, and applied it to France for the period 2000-2004.

    Authors: Nelly Ziadé, Eric Jougla and Joël Coste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:344

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a socially and economically relevant disease caused by compression or entrapment of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. This population-based case-control study aims to i...

    Authors: Stefano Mattioli, Alberto Baldasseroni, Massimo Bovenzi, Stefania Curti, Robin MT Cooke, Giuseppe Campo, Pietro G Barbieri, Rinaldo Ghersi, Marco Broccoli, Maria Pia Cancellieri, Anna Maria Colao, Marco dell'Omo, Pirous Fateh-Moghadam, Flavia Franceschini, Serenella Fucksia, Paolo Galli…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:343

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Diabetes prevalence is increasing. The Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study (DPS) showed a 58% reduction in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) incidence in adults with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The European Diabetes P...

    Authors: Linda Penn, Martin White, John Oldroyd, Mark Walker, K George MM Alberti and John C Mathers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:342

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) as a shorter alternative of the SF-36 is largely used in health outcomes surveys. The aim of this study was to validate the SF-12 in Iran.

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, Mariam Vahdaninia, Sayed Javad Mousavi and Speideh Omidvari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:341

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Several studies with conflicting findings have investigated the association between acne and mental health problems. Acne usually starts in adolescents, as does an increase in the prevalence of depression and ...

    Authors: Jon A Halvorsen, Florence Dalgard, Magne Thoresen, Espen Bjertness and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:340

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Influenza surveillance systems provide important and timely information to health service providers on trends in the circulation of influenza virus and other upper respiratory tract infections. Online dissemin...

    Authors: Calvin KY Cheng, Eric HY Lau, Dennis KM Ip, Alfred SY Yeung, Lai Ming Ho and Benjamin J Cowling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:339

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In the Netherlands no formal recommendations exist concerning preconceptional or antenatal testing for carriership of hereditary haemoglobinopathies. Those at highest risk may be unaware of the possibility of ...

    Authors: Stephanie S Weinreich, Elly SM de Lange-de Klerk, Frank Rijmen, Martina C Cornel, Marja de Kinderen and Anne Marie C Plass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:338

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The correlates of quality of life (QOL), as measured by the OSQOL questionnaire were investigated in a convenience sample of overweight patients recruited in pharmacies.

    Authors: Laurent Laforest, Eric Van Ganse, Cécile Ritleng, Gaelle Desamericq, Laurent Letrilliart, Alain Moreau, Sarah Rosen, Hubert Mechin and Genevieve Chamba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:337

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Anemia is regarded as a major risk factor for unfavorable pregnancy outcomes, but there have been no previous studies describing the pattern of hemoglobin concentration during pregnancy in Tibet and the relati...

    Authors: Yuan Xing, Hong Yan, Shaonong Dang, Bianba Zhuoma, Xiaoyan Zhou and Duolao Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:336

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The postnatal period is the ideal time to deliver interventions to improve the health of both the newborn and the mother. However, postnatal care shows low-level coverage in a large number of countries. The ob...

    Authors: Alicia Matijasevich, Iná S Santos, Mariângela F Silveira, Marlos R Domingues, Aluísio JD Barros, Paula L Marco and Fernando C Barros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:335

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Research evidence is essential to inform policies, interventions and programs, and yet research activities in mental and neurological (MN) health have been largely neglected, particularly in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Fabián Fiestas, Carla Gallo, Giovanni Poletti, Inés Bustamante, Renato D Alarcón, Jair J Mari, Denise Razzouk, Sylvie Olifson and Guido Mazzotti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:334

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Limited information on the covariates of burnout syndrome in French teachers is available. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative contributions of individual and contextual factors on the three bur...

    Authors: Marie-Noël Vercambre, Pauline Brosselin, Fabien Gilbert, Eléna Nerrière and Viviane Kovess-Masféty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:333

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is insufficient empirical evidence which shows if and how there is an interrelation between acculturation and health care utilisation. The present study seeks to establish this evidence within first gene...

    Authors: Thijs Fassaert, Arlette E Hesselink and Arnoud P Verhoeff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:332

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Engaging in regular physical activity can be challenging, particularly during the winter months. To promote physical activity at the University of Michigan during the winter months, an eight-week Internet-medi...

    Authors: Lorraine R Buis, Timothy A Poulton, Robert G Holleman, Ananda Sen, Paul J Resnick, David E Goodrich, LaVaughn Palma-Davis and Caroline R Richardson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:331

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In 2004, hog farming operations were introduced in the village of Sarsfield in the eastern part of Ottawa, Canada. This study evaluates the health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and the prevalence of respira...

    Authors: Paul J Villeneuve, Amira Ali, Laurel Challacombe and Sophie Hebert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:330

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is an important screening instrument that is used routinely with mothers during the postpartum period for early identification of postnatal depression. The purpose o...

    Authors: Victoria G Vivilaki, Vassilis Dafermos, Manolis Kogevinas, Panos Bitsios and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:329

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Hepatitis B is an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands. Increased voluntary screening is necessary in this community, to detect individuals eligible for treatment and to prevent...

    Authors: Ytje JJ van der Veen, Onno de Zwart, Hélène ACM Voeten, Johan P Mackenbach and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:328

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks have occurred in individuals engaged in athletic activities such as wrestling and football. Potential disease reduction interventions inc...

    Authors: Anthony L Newsome, John D DuBois and Joel D Tenney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:326

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Mental health problems have become more common among young people over the last twenty years, especially in certain countries. The reasons for this have remained unclear. The hypothesis tested in this study is...

    Authors: Anton CJ Lager and Sven G Bremberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:325

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Mass gatherings have been defined by the World Health Organisation as "events attended by a sufficient number of people to strain the planning and response resources of a community, state or nation". This pape...

    Authors: Sarah Thackway, Timothy Churches, Jan Fizzell, David Muscatello and Paul Armstrong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:324

    Content type: Debate

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  27. A discrete sub-group of iatrogenically-acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected individuals exists in the Irish population on whom limited current research data is available. The aim of this study was to esta...

    Authors: Olivia McKenna, Caitriona Cunningham and Catherine Blake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:323

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Identifying leisure time activities performed before and after school that influence time in physical activity (PA) and/or time spent sedentary can provide useful information when designing interventions aimed...

    Authors: Andreas Nilsson, Lars Bo Andersen, Yngvar Ommundsen, Karsten Froberg, Luis B Sardinha, Karin Piehl-Aulin and Ulf Ekelund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:322

    Content type: Research article

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  29. This article is based on information collected about the situation of double orphans who are heading households in Rakai District, Uganda. The information will be used as justification and guidance for plannin...

    Authors: Nina Dalen, Ann Jacqueline Nakitende and Seggane Musisi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:321

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Characterizing and comparing the determinant of cotinine concentrations in different populations should facilitate a better understanding of smoking patterns and addiction. This study describes and characteriz...

    Authors: Marcela Fu, Esteve Fernandez, Jose M Martínez-Sánchez, José A Pascual, Anna Schiaffino, Antoni Agudo, Carles Ariza, Josep M Borràs and Jonathan M Samet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:320

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In many low-income countries, children are at high risk of iodine deficiency disorders, including brain damage. In the early 1990s, Tanzania, a country that previously suffered from moderate to severe iodine d...

    Authors: Vincent D Assey, Stefan Peterson, Sabas Kimboka, Daniel Ngemera, Celestin Mgoba, Deusdedit M Ruhiye, Godwin D Ndossi, Ted Greiner and Thorkild Tylleskär

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:319

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The number of patients in whom mental illness progresses to stages in which acute, and often forced treatment is warranted, is on the increase across Europe. As a consequence, more patients are involuntarily a...

    Authors: Vincent Koppelmans, Robert Schoevers, Cecile Gijsbers van Wijk, Wijnand Mulder, Annett Hornbach, Emile Barkhof, André Klaassen, Marieke van Egmond, Janine van Venrooij, Yan Bijpost, Hans Nusselder, Marjan van Herrewaarden, Igor Maksimovic, Alexander Achilles and Jack Dekker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:318

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. The prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use has been reported to be higher amongst lesbian and bisexual women (LBW) than their heterosexual counterparts. However, few studies have been conducted wi...

    Authors: Zoë Hyde, Jude Comfort, Alexandra McManus, Graham Brown and Peter Howat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:317

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The case-crossover (CC) design has proved effective to investigate the association between alcohol use and injuries in general, but has never been applied to study alcohol use and road traffic crashes (RTCs) s...

    Authors: Stefano Di Bartolomeo, Francesca Valent, Rodolfo Sbrojavacca, Riccardo Marchetti and Fabio Barbone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:316

    Content type: Research article

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  35. People with mental disorders have a higher prevalence of physical illnesses and reduced life expectancy as compared with the general population. However, there is a lack of knowledge across Europe concerning i...

    Authors: Prisca Weiser, Thomas Becker, Carolin Losert, Köksal Alptekin, Loretta Berti, Lorenzo Burti, Alexandra Burton, Mojca Dernovsek, Eva Dragomirecka, Marion Freidl, Fabian Friedrich, Aneta Genova, Arunas Germanavicius, Ulaş Halis, John Henderson, Peter Hjorth…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:315

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Safety and effectiveness of efficacious antiretroviral (ARV) regimens beyond single-dose nevirapine (sdNVP) for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) have been demonstrated in well-controlled clin...

    Authors: Justin Mandala, Kwasi Torpey, Prisca Kasonde, Mushota Kabaso, Rebecca Dirks, Chiho Suzuki, Catherine Thompson, Gloria Sangiwa and Ya Diul Mukadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:314

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There is no consensus about the possible relation between in-hospital mortality in surgery for gastric cancer and the hospital annual volume of interventions. The objectives were to identify factors associated...

    Authors: Marisa Baré, Joan Cabrol, Jordi Real, Gemma Navarro, Rafel Campo, Carles Pericay and Antonio Sarría

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:312

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Most public health guidelines recommend that adults participate in 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week. Establishing new ways to achieve these targets in sedentary popul...

    Authors: Sebely Pal, Cheryl Cheng, Garry Egger, Colin Binns and Robert Donovan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:309

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The slogan "Suicide prevention is everyone's business" has been used in a number of campaigns worldwide in recent years, but most research into suicide prevention has focused on the role of medical professiona...

    Authors: Christabel Owens, Gareth Owen, Helen Lambert, Jenny Donovan, Judith Belam, Frances Rapport and Keith Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:308

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Migration and ethnic minority status have been associated with higher occurrence of common mental disorders (CMD), while mental health care utilisation by non-Western migrants has been reported to be low compa...

    Authors: Thijs Fassaert, Matty AS de Wit, Arnoud P Verhoeff, Wilco C Tuinebreijer, Wim HM Gorissen, Aartjan TF Beekman and Jack Dekker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:307

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The aim of the present study was to assess the characteristics of long-stay inpatients in public and private Italian acute inpatient facilities, to identify risk factors and correlates of the long duration of ...

    Authors: Antonella Gigantesco, Giovanni de Girolamo, Giovanni Santone, Rossella Miglio and Angelo Picardi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:306

    Content type: Research article

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  42. China is realizing increases in women engaged in premarital sex and multiple sex partner behavior. Our aim was to examine prevalence and determinants of multiple sex partner behavior among female undergraduate...

    Authors: Hong Yan, Weiqi Chen, Haocheng Wu, Yongyi Bi, Miaoxuan Zhang, Shiyue Li and Kathryn L Braun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:305

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Despite a strong social gradient in the prevalence of obesity, there is little scientific understanding of obesity in people settled in deprived neighbourhoods. Few studies are actually based on objectively me...

    Authors: Johan Faskunger, Ulf Eriksson, Sven-Erik Johansson, Kristina Sundquist and Jan Sundquist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:304

    Content type: Research article

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  44. There are few studies on age and sex-specific asthma prevalence in the age range 1–6 years. The purpose of this report was to estimate age and sex specific asthma prevalence in preschool children and to analys...

    Authors: Kristina Bröms, Dan Norbäck, Margaretha Eriksson, Claes Sundelin and Kurt Svärdsudd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:303

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Poor mental health has large social and economic consequences both for the individual and society. In Sweden, the prevalence of mental health symptoms has increased since the beginning of the 1990s. There is a...

    Authors: Anu Molarius, Kenneth Berglund, Charli Eriksson, Hans G Eriksson, Margareta Lindén-Boström, Eva Nordström, Carina Persson, Lotta Sahlqvist, Bengt Starrin and Berit Ydreborg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:302

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Recent studies suggest a substantially reduced risk of invasive bacterial infection in children vaccinated with heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). To investigate whether the introduction of PCV ...

    Authors: Elena Chiappini, Luisa Galli, Francesca Bonsignori, Elisabetta Venturini, Nicola Principi and Maurizio de Martino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:300

    Content type: Research article

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