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  1. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, frequency and type of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among adults in Greece, as well as its relationship with socio-demographic, lifestyle and clinical characteristi...

    Authors: Christos Pitsavos, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Yannis Lentzas and Christodoulos Stefanadis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:37

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  2. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and results in significant morbidity. The purpose of this study is to determine what demographic, health status, treatment, access/quality of care, and behavioral f...

    Authors: Stephen R Benoit, Regina Fleming, Athena Philis-Tsimikas and Ming Ji

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:36

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  3. The on call service for health protection in most parts of the UK is provided by general public health consultants, registrars and nurses as the first tier of response backed up by medical consultants in healt...

    Authors: Ibrahim Abubakar, Christopher J Williams and Marian McEvoy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:35

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  4. We conducted a retrospective study to determine if potential past exposure to dioxin had resulted in increased incidence of cancer in people living near a former manufacturing plant in New South Wales, Austral...

    Authors: Trish Mannes, Katy Emmett, Alan Willmore, Tim Churches, Vicky Sheppeard and Jill Kaldor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:34

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  5. The subject of infertility has taken its place in the health sector at the top level. Since primary health care services are insufficient, most people, especially women, keep on suffering from it all over the ...

    Authors: Hikmet Hassa, Unal Ayranci, Ilhami Unluoglu, Selma Metintas and Alaeddin Unsal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:33

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  6. In the UK, obesity is associated with a clear socioeconomic gradient, with individuals of lower socioeconomic status being more likely to be obese. Several previous studies, using individual measures of soecio...

    Authors: Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Patrick McElduff, Richard F Heller, Margaret Hanily and Philip S Lewis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:32

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  7. When an emerging infectious disease like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) strikes suddenly, many wonder the public's overwhelming fears of SARS may deterred patients from seeking routine care from hosp...

    Authors: Cheng-Hua Lee, Nicole Huang, Hong-Jen Chang, Yea-Jen Hsu, Mei-Chu Wang and Yiing-Jenq Chou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:30

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Malaria is a serious illness among children aged 5 years and below in Zambia, which carries with it many adverse effects including anemia and high parasites exposure that lead to infant and childhood mortality...

    Authors: Frederick AD Kaona and Mary Tuba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:28

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  9. Fear of falling and associated activity restriction is common in older persons living in the community. Adverse consequences of fear of falling and associated activity restriction, like functional decline and ...

    Authors: GAR Zijlstra, JCM van Haastregt, JThM van Eijk and GIJM Kempen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:26

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Tuberculosis is still a great challenge to public health in Brazil and worldwide. Early detection followed by effective therapy is extremely important in controlling the disease. Recent studies have investigat...

    Authors: Martinho APS dos Santos, Maria FPM Albuquerque, Ricardo AA Ximenes, Norma LCL Lucena-Silva, Cynthia Braga, Antônio RL Campelo, Odimariles MS Dantas, Ulisses R Montarroyos, Wayner V Souza, Alexandre M Kawasaki and Laura C Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:25

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  11. Journal impact factor (IF) is linked to the probability of a paper being cited and is progressively becoming incorporated into researchers' curricula vitae. Furthermore, the decision as to which journal a given s...

    Authors: Gonzalo López-Abente and Concha Muñoz-Tinoco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:24

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  12. The present study GREECS was conducted in order to evaluate the annual incidence of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and to delineate the role of clinical, biochemical, lifestyle and behavioral characteristics o...

    Authors: Christos Pitsavos, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Antonis Antonoulas, Spyros Zombolos, Yannis Kogias, Yannis Mantas, Peter Stravopodis, Georgia Kourlaba and Christodoulos Stefanadis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Low birth weight (LBW) is a public health problem linked to lack of equity in populations. Despite efforts to decrease the proportion of newborns with LBW, success has been quite limited. In recent years, stud...

    Authors: Laura P Torres-Arreola, Patricia Constantino-Casas, Sergio Flores-Hernández, Juan Pablo Villa-Barragán and Enrique Rendón-Macías

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:20

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  14. To compare patterns of use, beliefs, and attitudes related to waterpipe smoking between university students (beginning smokers) and café customers (established smokers) in Aleppo Syria, in order to explore the...

    Authors: Taghrid Asfar, Kenneth D Ward, Thomas Eissenberg and Wasim Maziak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:19

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  15. Low adherence is a key factor in explaining impaired effectiveness and efficiency in the pharmacological treatment of hypertension. However, little is known about which factors determine low adherence in actua...

    Authors: Kristina Johnell, Lennart Råstam, Thor Lithman, Jan Sundquist and Juan Merlo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:17

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  16. Low physical activity is known to be a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease. With high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the Portuguese urban population, little is known about how sedentary ...

    Authors: Diane L Gal, Ana-Cristina Santos and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:16

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  17. We sought to determine the frequency and distribution of cardiovascular comorbidities in a large cohort of low-income patients with diabetes who had received primary care for diabetes at municipal health clinics.

    Authors: Jessica M Robbins, David A Webb and Christopher N Sciamanna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:15

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  18. The key elements in tuberculosis (TB) control are to cure the individual patient, interrupt transmission of TB to others and prevent the tubercle bacilli from becoming drug resistant. Incomplete treatment may ...

    Authors: Mohamed Guled Farah, Aage Tverdal, Tore W Steen, Einar Heldal, Arne B Brantsaeter and Gunnar Bjune

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:14

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  19. It is widely accepted that the development of atherosclerosis starts at an early age. However, there are very few studies evaluating the prevalence of the common clinical and behavioral cardiovascular disease ...

    Authors: Bike Kocaoglu, George Moschonis, Maria Dimitriou, Maria Kolotourou, Yasar Keskin, Haydar Sur, Osman Hayran and Yannis Manios

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:13

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  20. Children with congenital hearing impairment benefit from early detection and treatment. At present, no model exists which explicitly quantifies the effectiveness of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) v...

    Authors: Eva Grill, Franz Hessel, Uwe Siebert, Petra Schnell-Inderst, Silke Kunze, Andreas Nickisch and Jürgen Wasem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:12

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  21. Injuries are becoming a major health problem in developing countries. Few population based studies have been carried out in African countries. We examined the pattern of nonfatal injuries and associated risk f...

    Authors: Candida Moshiro, Ivar Heuch, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, Philip Setel, Yusuf Hemed and Gunnar Kvåle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:11

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  22. Over the past two decades, social marketing programs have become an important element of the national family planning and HIV prevention strategy in several developing countries. As yet, there has not been any...

    Authors: Dominique Meekers and Stephen Rahaim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:10

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  23. Epidemiological studies on the potential role of surgery in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease transmission have disclosed associations with history of specific surgical interventions or reported negative results.

    Authors: Alberto Rábano, Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta, Kåre Mølbak, Åke Siden, Miguel Calero and Henning Laursen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:9

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  24. HIV/AIDS is the most dramatic epidemic of the century that has claimed over two decade more than 3 million deaths. Sub Saharan Africa is heavily affected and accounts for nearly 70% of all cases. Despite aware...

    Authors: Sennen H Hounton, Hélène Carabin and Neil J Henderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:8

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  25. A relatively consistent body of research supports an inverse graded relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). More recently, researchers have proposed various life cours...

    Authors: Ricardo A Pollitt, Kathryn M Rose and Jay S Kaufman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:7

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  26. Falls are common among community-dwelling elderly people and can have a considerable impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. People who have sustained a fall are at greater risk of falling again.

    Authors: Marike RC Hendriks, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Joseph PM Diederiks, Silvia MAA Evers, Harry FJM Crebolder and Jacques ThM van Eijk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Tetanus is a serious but vaccine-preventable disease and fatality rate of the disease is high in the neonates and the elderly. The aim of this study was to detect the tetanus antibody prevalence in the over si...

    Authors: Oguz Karabay, Fatma Ozkardes, Ali Tamer and Kazım Karaarslan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:5

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  28. An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the city of Bam in Iran on the 26th of December 2003 at 5.26 A.M. It was devastating, and left over 40,000 dead and around 30,000 injured. The profound t...

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, Hamid Baradaran, Sepideh Omidvari, Seyed Ali Azin, Mehdi Ebadi, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Amir Mahmood Harirchi and Mohammad Shariati

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:4

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  29. As part of qualitative research for developing a culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate videotape-based HIV prevention intervention for heterosexual African- American men, six focus groups were c...

    Authors: Ekere J Essien, Angela F Meshack, Ronald J Peters, Gbadebo O Ogungbade and Nora I Osemene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:3

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  30. Inappropriate use of antibiotics by individuals worried about biological agent exposures during bioterrorism events is an important public health concern. However, little is documented about the extent to whic...

    Authors: Nkuchia M M'ikanatha, Kathleen G Julian, Allen R Kunselman, Robert C Aber, James T Rankin and Ebbing Lautenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:2

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  31. Absence of knowledge of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) has prompted the start of a large cohort study in the Netherlands. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and incidenc...

    Authors: Janneke M Bastiaanssen, Rob A de Bie, Caroline HG Bastiaenen, Annie Heuts, Mariëlle EAL Kroese, Gerard GM Essed and Piet A van den Brandt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:1

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Public health practitioners and researchers for many years have been attempting to understand more clearly the links between social conditions and the health of populations. Until recently, most public health ...

    Authors: Jonathan D Eldredge, Howard Waitzkin, Holly S Buchanan, Janis Teal, Celia Iriart, Kevin Wiley and Jonathan Tregear

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:69

    Content type: Database

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  33. The treatment guidelines for tuberculosis treatment under Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) have been a common strategy for TB treatment in Zambia. The study was carried out in Ndola, Zambia, to...

    Authors: Frederick AD Kaona, Mary Tuba, Seter Siziya and Lenganji Sikaona

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:68

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  34. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain is a controversial syndrome because insight in etiology and prognosis is lacking. The controversy relates to factors eliciting pain and some prognostic fact...

    Authors: Caroline HG Bastiaenen, Rob A de Bie, Pieter MJC Wolters, Johan WS Vlaeyen, Janneke M Bastiaanssen, Aldegonda BA Klabbers, Annie Heuts, Piet A van den Brandt and Gerard GM Essed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:67

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  35. Healthy life expectancy – sometimes called health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) – is a form of health expectancy indicator that extends measures of life expectancy to account for the distribution of health s...

    Authors: Colin D Mathers, Kim Moesgaard Iburg, Joshua A Salomon, Ajay Tandon, Somnath Chatterji, Bedirhan Ustün and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:66

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  36. Nearly 10% of the population of Turkey lives in the Southeast Anatolian Project (SEAP) region. The population growth rate and the rate of unintended pregnancies are high and family planning services are insuff...

    Authors: Ali Ihsan Bozkurt, Birgul Özcirpici, Servet Ozgur, Saime Sahinoz, Turgut Sahinoz, Gunay Saka, Ali Ceylan, Ersen Ilcin, Hamit Acemoglu, Yilmaz Palanci, Feridun Akkafa and Mucide Ak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:65

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  37. Intestinal parasitic infections are amongst the most common infections worldwide. Epidemiological research carried out in different countries has shown that the social and economical situation of the individua...

    Authors: Pinar Okyay, Sema Ertug, Berna Gultekin, Ozlem Onen and Erdal Beser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:64

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  38. Antidepressant prescribing has been increasing in England. Studies in other countries suggest that while this may be associated with reduced suicide rates, it may also be associated with increased fatal poison...

    Authors: Oliver WC Morgan, Clare Griffiths and Azeem Majeed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:63

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  39. A healthcare provider's recommendation to undergo screening has been shown to be one of the strongest predictors of completing a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test. We sought to determine the relationship ...

    Authors: Mira L Katz, Aimee S James, Michael P Pignone, Marlyn A Hudson, Ethel Jackson, Veronica Oates and Marci K Campbell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:62

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  40. This study uses cigarette price elasticity to evaluate the effect of a new excise tax increase on cigarette consumption and to investigate responses from various types of smokers.

    Authors: Jie-Min Lee, Tsorng-Chyi Hwang, Chun-Yuan Ye and Sheng-Hong Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:61

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  41. It is widely recognized and accepted that job strain adversely impacts the workforce. Individual responses to stressful situations can vary greatly and it has been shown that certain people are more likely to ...

    Authors: Giedrius Vanagas and Susanna Bihari-Axelsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:59

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