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  1. People with diabetes who experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a higher risk of death and recurrence of AMI. This study was commissioned by the Department for Transport to develop survival table...

    Authors: Sinead Brophy, Roxanne Cooksey, Michael B Gravenor, Clive Weston, Steven M Macey, Gareth John, Rhys Williams and Ronan A Lyons

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:338

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  2. Although there are an increasing number of studies on HIV-related stigma in Nigeria, very little research has focused on how power differences based on gender perpetuate the stigmatization of people living wit...

    Authors: Ngozi C Mbonu, Bart Van den Borne and Nanne K De Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:334

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The purpose of this work was to explore the knowledge and acceptance of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)-Herpes Zoster (HZ) vaccination in the general Italian population, where the HZ vaccine has not yet been dist...

    Authors: Antonino Parlato, Vincenzo Romano Spica, Massimo Ciccozzi, Francesca Farchi, Francesca Gallè, Valeria Di Onofrio, Elisabetta Franco and Giorgio Liguori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:333

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  4. Vitamin D supplementation for fracture prevention is widespread despite conflicting interpretation of relevant randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence. This study summarises quantitatively the current evide...

    Authors: Jeffrey K C Lai, Robyn M Lucas, Mark S Clements, Andrew W Roddam and Emily Banks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:331

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Risk factors are often considered individually, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of combinations of multiple behavioural risk factors and their association with socioeconomic determinants.

    Authors: Richard Lawder, Oliver Harding, Diane Stockton, Colin Fischbacher, David H Brewster, Jim Chalmers, Alan Finlayson and David I Conway

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:330

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Anemia is considered a severe public health problem by World Health Organization when anemia prevalence is equal to or greater than 40% in the population. The purpose of this study was to determine the anemia ...

    Authors: Leyla Karaoglu, Erkan Pehlivan, Mucahit Egri, Cihan Deprem, Gulsen Gunes, Metin F Genc and Ismail Temel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:329

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem in Australia with prevalence increasing in parallel with increasing obesity. Prevention is an essential component of strategies to reduce the diabetes burden. T...

    Authors: Stephen Colagiuri, Philip Vita, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Maria Fiatarone Singh, Louise Farrell, Andrew Milat, Marion Haas and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:328

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Cutaneous injection-related infections (CIRI) are a primary reason individuals who inject drugs (IDU) are hospitalized. The objective of this study was to investigate determinants of hospitalization for a CIRI...

    Authors: Elisa Lloyd-Smith, Evan Wood, Ruth Zhang, Mark W Tyndall, Sam Sheps, Julio SG Montaner and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:327

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Sick-leave because of mental and behavioural disorders has increased considerably in Sweden since the late nineties, and especially in women. The aim of this study was to assess the level of burnout in the gen...

    Authors: Sofia Norlund, Christina Reuterwall, Jonas Höög, Bernt Lindahl, Urban Janlert and Lisbeth Slunga Birgander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:326

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Smoking during pregnancy has been associated with socioeconomic determinants and it is recognized as the most important preventable risk factor for an unsuccessful pregnancy outcome. Turkey has national data o...

    Authors: Isil Ergin, Hur Hassoy, Feride A Tanik and Gokce Aslan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:325

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A positive association between time spent on sedentary screen-based activities and physical complaints has been reported, but the cumulative association between different types of screen-based activities and p...

    Authors: Torbjørn Torsheim, Lilly Eriksson, Christina W Schnohr, Fredrik Hansen, Thoroddur Bjarnason and Raili Välimaa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:324

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is evidence that the adverse consequences of alcohol impose a substantial economic burden on societies worldwide. Given the lack of generalizability of study results across different settings, many attem...

    Authors: Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, Jomkwan Yothasamut, Chanida Lertpitakpong, Khannika Thitiboonsuwan, Prapag Neramitpitagkul and Usa Chaikledkaew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:323

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Since 2003, Asia-Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia, has received substantial attention because of the anticipation that it could be the epicentre of the next pandemic. There has been active investment but e...

    Authors: Piya Hanvoravongchai, Wiku Adisasmito, Pham Ngoc Chau, Alexandra Conseil, Joia de Sa, Ralf Krumkamp, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Bounlay Phommasack, Weerasak Putthasri, Chin-Shui Shih, Sok Touch and Richard Coker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:322

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Cessation of smoking reduces morbidity and mortality related to tobacco smoking. It is essential to explore the intention of individuals to quit smoking to design effective interventions. The objective of this...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Tsion Assefa and Amare Deribew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:320

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Participatory health education interventions and/or community-based primary health care in remote regions can improve child survival. The most recent data from Guinea Bissau shows that the country ranks 5th from ...

    Authors: Rebecca King, Vera Mann and Peter D Boone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:319

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  16. Insulin resistance is the primary metabolic disorder associated with obesity; yet little is known about its role as a determinant of the metabolic syndrome in obese children. The aim of this study is to assess...

    Authors: Carlos Juárez-López, Miguel Klünder-Klünder, Patricia Medina-Bravo, Adrián Madrigal-Azcárate, Eliezer Mass-Díaz and Samuel Flores-Huerta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:318

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The Brazilian response towards AIDS epidemic is well known, but the absence of a systematic review of vulnerable populations ─ men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), and drug users (DU) rem...

    Authors: Monica Malta, Monica MF Magnanini, Maeve B Mello, Ana Roberta P Pascom, Yohana Linhares and Francisco I Bastos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:317

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The evidence evaluating the benefits of programmatic nutrition interventions to HIV-infected individuals in developing countries, where there is a large overlap between HIV prevalence and malnutrition, is limi...

    Authors: Rahul Rawat, Suneetha Kadiyala and Paul E McNamara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:316

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Racial/ethnic minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM) represent populations with disparate sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates. While race-specific STI rates have been widely reported, STI rates ...

    Authors: Hyman M Scott, Kyle T Bernstein, Henry F Raymond, Robert Kohn and Jeffrey D Klausner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:315

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Previous research with adolescents has shown associations of body weight, weight control concerns and behaviors with eating disorder symptoms, but it is unclear whether these associations are direct or whether...

    Authors: Yiou Fan, Yanping Li, Ailing Liu, Xiaoqi Hu, Guansheng Ma and Guifa Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:314

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The efficacy of physical activity in improving cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profiles has been well established. However, the effectiveness of health promotion programs implemented at the community level r...

    Authors: Noha H Farag, William E Moore, David M Thompson, Cee E Kobza, Kathryn Abbott and June E Eichner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:313

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Previous studies have shown that neighborhood factors are associated with obesity, but few studies have evaluated the association with weight control behaviors. This study aims to conduct a multi-level analysi...

    Authors: Tiffany L Gary-Webb, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Luu Pham, Jacqueline Wesche-Thobaben, Jennifer Patricio, F Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Arleen F Brown, LaShanda Jones and Frederick L Brancati

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:312

    Content type: Research article

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  23. We are a society that is fixated on the health consequences of 'being fat'. Public health agencies play an important role in 'alerting' people about the risks that obesity poses both to individuals and to the ...

    Authors: Sophie Lewis, Samantha L Thomas, Jim Hyde, David Castle, R Warwick Blood and Paul A Komesaroff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:309

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The metabolic syndrome has a high prevalence in many countries and has been associated with socioeconomic status (SES). This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components ...

    Authors: Trevor S Ferguson, Marshall K Tulloch-Reid, Novie OM Younger, Jennifer M Knight-Madden, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Deanna Ashley, Jan Van den Broeck and Rainford J Wilks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:307

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Smoking and metabolic syndrome are known to be related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk. In Asian countries, prevalence of obesity has increased and smoking rate in men is still high. We investigated the ...

    Authors: Naoyuki Takashima, Katsuyuki Miura, Atsushi Hozawa, Aya Kadota, Tomonori Okamura, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Takehito Hayakawa, Nagako Okuda, Akira Fujiyoshi, Shin-ya Nagasawa, Takashi Kadowaki, Yoshitaka Murakami, Yoshikuni Kita, Akira Okayama and Hirotsugu Ueshima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:306

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  26. Whole-body-vibrations are often associated with adverse health effect but the long term effects are less known. This study investigates the association between occupational exposures to whole-body vibrations, ...

    Authors: Finn Tüchsen, Helene Feveile, Karl B Christensen and Niklas Krause

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:305

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  27. Environmental factors have been associated with the outbreak of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We evaluated the association of Cadmium (Cd) exposure with the risk of CKD in U.S. adults who participated in the 1...

    Authors: Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Stefano Costanzi, Alessandro Naticchia, Antonio Sturniolo and Giovanni Gambaro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:304

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods of habit formation with substantial tracking of lifestyle and cardiovascular risk into adulthood. There are various guidelines on recommended levels of physical a...

    Authors: Alice PS Kong, Kai-Chow Choi, Albert MC Li, Stanley SC Hui, Michael HM Chan, YK Wing, Ronald CW Ma, Christopher WK Lam, Joseph TF Lau, Wing Yee So, Gary TC Ko and Juliana CN Chan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:303

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  29. Burnout syndrome has been clinically characterised by a series of three subtypes: frenetic, underchallenged and worn-out, with reference to coping strategies for stress and frustration at work with different d...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín and Javier García-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:302

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In the present study the effect of a workplace-oriented intervention for persons on long-term sick leave for clinical burnout, aimed at facilitating return to work (RTW) by job-person match through patient-sup...

    Authors: Björn Karlson, Peter Jönsson, Birgitta Pålsson, Gunnel Åbjörnsson, Birgitta Malmberg, Britt Larsson and Kai Österberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:301

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  31. Air pollution is increasingly documented as a threat to public health in most developing countries. Evaluation of current air quality levels, regulatory standards and scientific literature on outdoor and indoo...

    Authors: Yatagama Lokuge S Nandasena, Ananda R Wickremasinghe and Nalini Sathiakumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:300

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Climate change is taking a toll on human health, and some leaders in the public health community have urged their colleagues to give voice to its health implications. Previous research has shown that Americans...

    Authors: Edward W Maibach, Matthew Nisbet, Paula Baldwin, Karen Akerlof and Guoqing Diao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:299

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  33. Several epidemiologic studies have shown a possible association between thyroid function and cognitive decline. Our aim was to evaluate the association of subclinical hyperthyroidism and dementia in a populati...

    Authors: Isabela M Benseñor, Paulo A Lotufo, Paulo R Menezes and Márcia Scazufca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:298

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  34. Irish teenagers demonstrate high rates of drunkenness and there has been a progressive fall in age of first drinking in recent decades. International research indicates that parents exert substantial influence...

    Authors: Bobby P Smyth, Catherine D Darker, Erica Donnelly-Swift, Joe M Barry and Shane PA Allwright

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:297

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  35. Among European countries, Italy is one of the countries where regional health disparities contribute substantially to socioeconomic health disparities. In this paper, we report on regional differences in self-...

    Authors: Luisa Franzini and Margherita Giannoni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:296

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  36. Publichealth care providers, stakeholders and policy makers request a rapid insight into health status and needs of the affected population after disasters. To our knowledge, there is no standardized rapid ass...

    Authors: Helena A Korteweg, Irene van Bokhoven, CJ Yzermans and Linda Grievink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:295

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  37. Journal advertising is used by pharmaceutical companies to disseminate medicine information to doctors. The quality of claims, references and the presentation of risk results in Australia and the US has been q...

    Authors: Noordin Othman, Agnes I Vitry and Elizabeth E Roughead

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:294

    Content type: Correspondence

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  38. Because of high demands at work, nurses are at high risk for occupational burnout and physical complaints. The presence of job resources (such as job autonomy or social support) and recovery opportunities coul...

    Authors: Ellen Spoor, Jan de Jonge and Jan PH Hamers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:293

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Results from HIV vaccine trials on potential volunteers will contribute to global efforts to develop an HIV vaccine. The purpose of this study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was to explore t...

    Authors: Edith AM Tarimo, Anna Thorson, Thecla W Kohi, Joachim Mwami, Muhammad Bakari, Eric Sandström and Asli Kulane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:292

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Sub-Saharan Africa has been severely affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Global efforts at improving care and treatment has included scaling up use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Tanzania, HIV care and...

    Authors: Sabina F Mugusi, Julius C Mwita, Joel M Francis, Said Aboud, Muhammad Bakari, Eric A Aris, Andrew B Swai, Ferdinand M Mugusi, Kisali Pallangyo and Eric Sandstrom

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:291

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  41. Withdrawal as a method of birth control is still used in Iran. The aim of this study was to explore married women's perspectives and attitudes on withdrawal use instead of oral contraceptive (OC) in Tehran, Iran.

    Authors: Parvin Rahnama, Alireza Hidarnia, Farkhondeh Amin Shokravi, Anoushiravan Kazemnejad, Deborah Oakley and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:289

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  42. Kids - 'Go for your life' (K-GFYL) is an award-based health promotion program being implemented across Victoria, Australia. The program aims to reduce the risk of childhood obesity by improving the socio-cultu...

    Authors: Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski, Lauren Prosser, Lauren Carpenter, Suzy Honisett, Lisa Gibbs, Marj Moodie, Lauren Sheppard, Boyd Swinburn and Elizabeth Waters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:288

    Content type: Study protocol

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