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  1. Diabetes disproportionately affects Latinos. However, examining Latinos as one group obscures important intra-group differences. This study examined how generational status, duration of US residence, and langu...

    Authors: Ameena T Ahmed, Virginia P Quinn, Bette Caan, Barbara Sternfeld, Reina Haque and Stephen K Van Den Eeden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:392

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Birth defects are a major cause of infant mortality and disability in many parts of the world. Neural tube defects (NTDs) are one of the most common types of birth defects. In 2001, the Chinese population and ...

    Authors: Yilan Liao, Jinfeng Wang, Xinhu Li, Yaoqin Guo and Xiaoying Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:391

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Interventions to increase hand washing in schools have been advocated as a means to reduce the transmission of pandemic influenza and other infections. However, the feasibility and acceptability of effective s...

    Authors: Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Catherine Wloch, Adam Biran, Val Curtis and Punam Mangtani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:390

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Due to the negative health consequences of childhood obesity monitoring trends in body mass and adiposity is essential. The purpose of this study was to describe secular trends in the prevalence of overweight ...

    Authors: Elin Kolle, Jostein Steene-Johannessen, Ingar Holme, Lars B Andersen and Sigmund A Anderssen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:389

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Some studies have implicated several possible metabolic linkages between osteoporosis and vascular calcification, including estrogen deficiency, vitamin D excess, vitamin K deficiency and lipid oxidation produ...

    Authors: Ihsane Hmamouchi, Fadoua Allali, Hamza Khazzani, Loubna Bennani, Leila EL Mansouri, Linda Ichchou, Mohammed Cherkaoui, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:388

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Primary prevention of childhood overweight is an international priority. In Australia 20-25% of 2-8 year olds are already overweight. These children are at substantially increased the risk of becoming overweig...

    Authors: Lynne A Daniels, Anthea Magarey, Diana Battistutta, Jan M Nicholson, Ann Farrell, Geoffrey Davidson and Geoffrey Cleghorn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:387

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. A significant reduction in road traffic accidents has been observed since prevention measures were introduced by the French public authorities in 2002. The goals of this study are to describe the burden of roa...

    Authors: Annabelle Lapostolle, Blandine Gadegbeku, Amina Ndiaye, Emmanuelle Amoros, Mireille Chiron, Alfred Spira and Bernard Laumon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:386

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Prison populations are known to be at high risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). In accordance with State health guidelines, the Western Australian Department of Correc...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Donna B Mak and Crystal Connelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:385

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Postpartum anxiety and depression is a major public health concern because of its adverse effects on the cognitive and social development of the infant. Globally postpartum depression has been widely investiga...

    Authors: Niloufer S Ali, Badar S Ali and Iqbal S Azam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:384

    Content type: Research article

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  10. General practice staff are reluctant to discuss sexual health opportunistically in all consultations. Health promotion materials may help alleviate this barrier. Chlamydia screening promotion posters and leafl...

    Authors: Elaine Freeman, Rebecca Howell-Jones, Isabel Oliver, Sarah Randall, William Ford-Young, Philippa Beckwith and Cliodna McNulty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:383

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study compared parental smoking with school personnel smoking in relation to adolescents' smoking behaviours, alcohol use, and illicit drug use.

    Authors: Marianna Virtanen, Minna Pietikäinen, Mika Kivimäki, Pauliina Luopa, Jukka Jokela, Marko Elovainio and Jussi Vahtera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:382

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is a lack of empirical analyses examining how alcohol consumption patterns in children relate to harms. Such intelligence is required to inform parents, children and policy relating to the provision and ...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Penelope A Phillips-Howard, Karen Hughes, Sara Hughes, Penny A Cook, Michela Morleo, Kerin Hannon, Linda Smallthwaite and Lisa Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:380

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This is the first population based study exploring health service use and ethno-cultural factors in indigenous Sami and non-Sami youth in North Norway. The first aim of the present study was to compare the fre...

    Authors: Anne Lene Turi, Margrethe Bals, Ingunn B Skre and Siv Kvernmo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:378

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The existing estimates of there being 250,000 - 350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003) and 780,000 - 1.3 million children of adults with an alcohol problem (AHRSE, 2004) are extrapolatio...

    Authors: Victoria Manning, David W Best, Nathan Faulkner and Emily Titherington

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:377

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Since 1998, the U.S. Armed Forces has used the mandatory Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (PreDHA) screening questionnaire as a means of assessing the health and suitability of U.S. service members for deploym...

    Authors: Remington L Nevin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:376

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Research in different fields of medicine suggests that communication is important in physician-patient encounters and influences satisfaction with these encounters. It is argued that this also applies to the n...

    Authors: H Jolanda van Rijssen, Antonius JM Schellart, Johannes R Anema and Allard J van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:375

    Content type: Correspondence

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  17. Burns are a persisting public health problem in low- and middle-income countries; however, epidemiologic data for these settings is scarce. South Africa is no exception although there is an emerging knowledge ...

    Authors: A Van Niekerk, R Laubscher and L Laflamme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:374

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Sexual activities are increasingly changing from the cultural point of view what they used to be. Knowledge of these practices among adolescents may be a basis to create awareness among adolescents on practice...

    Authors: Method R Kazaura and Melkiory C Masatu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:373

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Stress-related disorders are widespread and responsible for high societal costs e.g. sick leave payment and reduced productivity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention program on ...

    Authors: Flemming Lander, Claus Friche, Helle Tornemand, Johan Hviid Andersen and Lilli Kirkeskov

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:372

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In Gondar University Teaching Hospital standardized tuberculosis prevention and control programme, incorporating Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) started in 2000. According to the proposal of W...

    Authors: Belay Tessema, Abebe Muche, Assegedech Bekele, Dieter Reissig, Frank Emmrich and Ulrich Sack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:371

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Teachers, as professional voice users, are at particular risk of voice disorders. Among contributing factors, stress and psychological tension could play a role but epidemiological data on this problem are sca...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:370

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The scaling of malaria control to achieve universal coverage requires a better understanding of the population sub-groups that are least protected and provide barriers to interrupted transmission. Here we exam...

    Authors: Abdisalan M Noor, Viola C Kirui, Simon J Brooker and Robert W Snow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:369

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Self-rated health (SRH) has been demonstrated to be an accurate reflection of a person's health and a valid predictor of incident mortality and chronic morbidity. We aimed to evaluate the distribution and fact...

    Authors: Nazanin Haseli-Mashhadi, An Pan, Xingwang Ye, Jing Wang, Qibin Qi, Yong Liu, Huaixing Li, Zhijie Yu, Xu Lin and Oscar H Franco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:368

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Physician practical support (e.g. setting goals, pro-active follow-up) and communicative support (e.g., empathic listening, eliciting preferences) have been hypothesized to influence diabetes outcomes.

    Authors: Jochen Gensichen, Michael Von Korff, Carolyn M Rutter, Michelle D Seelig, Evette J Ludman, Elizabeth HB Lin, Paul Ciechanowski, Bessie A Young, Edward H Wagner and Wayne J Katon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:367

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is a preventable, but not fully curable occupational lung disease. More and more coal miners are likely to be at risk of developing CWP owing to an increase in coal productio...

    Authors: Hongbo Liu, Zhifeng Tang, Yongli Yang, Dong Weng, Gao Sun, Zhiwen Duan and Jie Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:366

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The ability to identify patients for hospice care results in better end-of-life care. To develop a validated prognostic scale for 7-day survival prediction, a prospective observational cohort study was made of...

    Authors: Jui-Kun Chiang, Ning-Sheng Lai, Mei-Huang Wang, Shi-Chi Chen and Yee-Hsin Kao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:365

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A previous suicide attempt is a potent risk factor for suicide later on. Crisis intervention, psychiatric and psychosocial evaluation at emergency medical facilities, and follow-up care for suicide attempters ...

    Authors: Yoshio Hirayasu, Chiaki Kawanishi, Naohiro Yonemoto, Naoki Ishizuka, Yoshiro Okubo, Akio Sakai, Toshifumi Kishimoto, Hitoshi Miyaoka, Kotaro Otsuka, Yoshito Kamijo, Yutaka Matsuoka and Toru Aruga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:364

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Completion of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening testing is lower among low-income and minority groups than the population as a whole. Given the multiple cancer screening health disparities known to exist withi...

    Authors: Wendi Born, Kimberly Engelman, K Allen Greiner, Shelley B Bhattacharya, Sandra Hall, Qingjiang Hou and Jasjit S Ahluwalia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:363

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There is a degree of dissonance between the types of evaluative research required by organisations providing or commissioning health care, those recommended by organisations developing evidence-based guidance,...

    Authors: Rebecca K Simmons, David Ogilvie, Simon J Griffin and Lincoln A Sargeant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:362

    Content type: Correspondence

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  30. Seasonal influenza is a viral disease whose annual epidemics are estimated to cause three to five million cases of severe illness and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide. Vaccination is the main strategy for p...

    Authors: Alba María Ropero-Álvarez, Hannah J Kurtis, M Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus and Jon K Andrus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:361

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In Spain, more than 85% of coronary heart disease deaths occur in adults older than 65 years. However, coronary heart disease incidence and mortality in the Spanish elderly have been poorly described. The aim ...

    Authors: Rafael Gabriel, Margarita Alonso, Blanca Reviriego, Javier Muñiz, Saturio Vega, Isidro López, Blanca Novella, Carmen Suárez and Francisco Rodríguez-Salvanés

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:360

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  32. Recent surveys show that the knowledge of the general public about the correct use of antibiotics is limited. This contributes to the problem of inappropriate antibiotic use, leading to a progressive loss of b...

    Authors: Maria Manuel Azevedo, Céline Pinheiro, John Yaphe and Fátima Baltazar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:359

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Epidemiologic studies of the association between alcohol consumption and carotid artery structure have reported conflicting results. We investigated the association between alcohol consumption and carotid athe...

    Authors: Young-Hoon Lee, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Sung-Woo Choi, Hye-Yeon Kim, So-Yeon Ryu, Bok-Hee Kim, Jung-Ae Rhee and Jin-Su Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:358

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  34. Nocturnal enuresis is an important problem among young children living in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible differences in the prevalence of enuresis between children in boarding ...

    Authors: Ali Gunes, Gulsen Gunes, Yasemin Acik and Adem Akilli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:357

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Although in developing countries the burden of morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases has often overshadowed that due to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), there is evidence now of a shift o...

    Authors: Dermot Maher, Anthony D Harries, Rony Zachariah and Don Enarson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:355

    Content type: Correspondence

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  36. Although the number of people living in the United States with limited English proficiency (LEP) is substantial, the impact of language on patients' experience of provider-patient communication has been little...

    Authors: Doug Brugge, Timothy Edgar, Kelly George, Janette Heung and M Barton Laws

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:354

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. In social insurance, the evaluation of work disability is becoming stricter as priority is given to the resumption of work, which calls for a guarantee of quality for these evaluations. Evidence-based guidelin...

    Authors: Wout EL de Boer, David J Bruinvels, Arie M Rijkenberg, Peter Donceel and Johannes R Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:349

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Decentralization of DOTS has increased the number of cured smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) patients. However, the rate of recurrence has increased mainly due to HIV infection. Recurrence rate could be taken a...

    Authors: Daniel G Datiko and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:348

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Adequate resource allocation is an important factor to ensure equity in health care. Previous reimbursement models have been based on age, gender and socioeconomic factors. An explanatory model based on indivi...

    Authors: Andrzej Zielinski, Maria Kronogård, Håkan Lenhoff and Anders Halling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:347

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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

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  47. 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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