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  1. Members of the Deaf community face communication barriers to accessing health information. To resolve these inequalities, educational programs must be designed in the appropriate format and language to meet th...

    Authors: Ann Folkins, Georgia Robins Sadler, Celine Ko, Patricia Branz, Shane Marsh and Michael Bovee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:63

    Content type: Research article

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  2. DOTS as a strategy was introduced to the tuberculosis control programme in Southern region of Ethiopia in 1996. The impact of the programme on treatment outcomes and the trend in the service coverage for tuber...

    Authors: Estifanos B Shargie and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:62

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  3. Due to low vaccine coverage, Japan has not only experienced outbreaks of measles but has also been exporting it overseas. This study aims to survey measles vaccine coverage and the factors uncompleted vaccinat...

    Authors: Takayo Matsumura, Takeo Nakayama, Shigeru Okamoto and Hideko Ito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:59

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  4. Injection overuse and unsafe injection practices facilitate transmission of bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Anecdotal repo...

    Authors: Sirenda Vong, Joseph F Perz, Srun Sok, Seiharath Som, Susan Goldstein, Yvan Hutin and James Tulloch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:56

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  5. In 1992, a cargo aircraft crashed into apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 victims and destroying 266 apartments. In the aftermath there were speculations about the cause of the crash, potential expos...

    Authors: Pauline Slottje, Anja C Huizink, Jos WR Twisk, Anke B Witteveen, Henk M van der Ploeg, Inge Bramsen, Nynke Smidt, Joost A Bijlsma, Lex M Bouter, Willem van Mechelen and Tjabe Smid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:54

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Little is known about the socioeconomic differences in health-related behaviours in Japan. The present study was performed to elucidate the effects of individual and regional socioeconomic factors on selected ...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Fukuda, Keiko Nakamura and Takehito Takano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:53

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In evaluation of smoking cessation programs including surveys and clinical trials the tradition has been to treat non-responders as smokers. The aim of this paper is to assess smoking behaviour of non-responde...

    Authors: Tanja Tomson, Catrine Björnström, Hans Gilljam and Asgeir Helgason

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:52

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  8. One of the goals of this study was to learn the coverage, safety and logistics of a mass vaccination campaign against typhoid fever in children and adults using locally produced typhoid Vi polysaccharide (PS) ...

    Authors: Jin Yang, Camilo J Acosta, Guo-ai Si, Jun Zeng, Cui-yun Li, Da-bin Liang, R Leon Ochiai, Anne-Laure Page, M Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Jie Zhang, Bao-de Zhou, He-zhuang Liao, Ming-liu Wang, Dong-mei Tan, Zhen-zhu Tang, Jian Gong…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:49

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  9. Asthma prevalence among Chinese immigrant children is poorly understood and attempts to screen these children have produced varied outcomes. We sought to learn how to improve screening for asthma in Chinese im...

    Authors: Robyn O Greenfield, Angela C Lee, Roland Tang and Doug Brugge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:48

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Residents of rural areas may be at increased risk of mental health problems. If so, public health programs aimed at preventing poor mental health may have to be customized for delivery to rural areas. The purp...

    Authors: James E Rohrer, Tyrone F Borders and Jimmy Blanton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:46

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  11. Mental health literacy is a prerequisite for early recognition and intervention in mental disorders. The aims of this paper are to determine whether a sample of university students recognise different symptoms...

    Authors: Christoph Lauber, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Nadja Fritschi, Niklaus Stulz and Wulf Rössler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:44

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  12. To date, no school-based intervention has been proven to be effective in preventing adolescent smoking, despite continuing concern about smoking levels amongst young people in the United Kingdom. Although form...

    Authors: Fenella Starkey, Laurence Moore, Rona Campbell, Mark Sidaway and Michael Bloor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:43

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Since vaccinations are an effective prevention tool for maintaining the health of society, the monitoring of immunization coverage allows us to identify areas where disease outbreaks are likely to occur, and p...

    Authors: Serena Stampi, Rita Ricci, Isa Ruffilli and Franca Zanetti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:42

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  14. Although age-related loss of fat free mass (FFM) is well known, there is paucity of data on national estimates, and on the differential influence of ethnicity on the decline in FFM with increasing age. We dete...

    Authors: Thomas O Obisesan, Muktar H Aliyu, Vernon Bond, Richard G Adams, Abimbola Akomolafe and Charles N Rotimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:41

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  15. A sharp reduction in heroin supply in Australia in 2001 was followed by a large but transient increase in cocaine use among injecting drug users (IDU) in Sydney. This paper assesses whether the increase in coc...

    Authors: Louisa Degenhardt, Carolyn Day, Wayne Hall, Elizabeth Conroy and Stuart Gilmour

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:40

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  16. Mobile phones have become indispensable as communication tools; however, to date there is only a limited knowledge about interaction between electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by mobile phones and auditory f...

    Authors: Ingrida Uloziene, Virgilijus Uloza, Egle Gradauskiene and Viktoras Saferis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:39

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  17. This article discusses the study design and methods used to contextualize and assess the social capital of seniors living in congregate housing residences in Calgary, Alberta. The project is being funded as a ...

    Authors: Spencer Moore, Alan Shiell, Valerie Haines, Therese Riley and Carrie Collier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2005 5:38

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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