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  1. An inverse social gradient in overweight among adolescents has been shown in developed countries, but few studies have examined whether weight gain and the development of overweight differs among adolescents f...

    Authors: Camilla Schmidt Morgen, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Mette Rasmussen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Thorkild IA Sørensen and Pernille Due

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:520

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There remains limited evidence on how armed conflict affects overall physical and mental well-being rather than specific physical or mental health conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the influ...

    Authors: Bayard Roberts, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Olivia Lomoro and Egbert Sondorp

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:518

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the role of pharmacists in low-income settings be expanded to address the increasing complexity of HIV antiretroviral (ARV) and co-infection drug regimens. H...

    Authors: Amita Gupta, Suvarna S Sane, Ajay Gurbani, Robert C Bollinger, Sanjay M Mehendale and Sheela V Godbole

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:517

    Content type: Research article

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  4. There is a high prevalence of antepartum depression and low birth weight (LBW) in Bangladesh. In high- and low-income countries, prior evidence linking maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms with infant LBW ...

    Authors: Hashima E Nasreen, Zarina Nahar Kabir, Yvonne Forsell and Maigun Edhborg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:515

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Hepatitis B virus infection is an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands. To prevent transmission and progression of the disease in this community, increased screening is necessar...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:512

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Frailty among older people is related to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes such as acute and chronic diseases, disability and mortality. Although many intervention studies for frail older people hav...

    Authors: Silke F Metzelthin, Erik van Rossum, Luc P de Witte, Marike RC Hendriks and Gertrudis IJM Kempen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:511

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Alcohol exposure in pregnancy is a common and modifiable risk factor for poor pregnancy and child outcomes. Alcohol exposure in pregnancy can cause a range of physical and neurodevelopmental problems in the ch...

    Authors: Elizabeth Peadon, Jan Payne, Nadine Henley, Heather D'Antoine, Anne Bartu, Colleen O'Leary, Carol Bower and Elizabeth J Elliott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:510

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Children living in Roma settlements in Central and Eastern Europe face extreme levels of social exclusion and poverty, but their health status has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to eluc...

    Authors: Teresa Janevic, Oliver Petrovic, Ivana Bjelic and Amber Kubera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:509

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Age-related declines in lean body mass appear to be more rapid in men than in women but our understanding of muscle mass and function among different subgroups of men and their changes with age is quite limite...

    Authors: Andre B Araujo, Gretchen R Chiu, Varant Kupelian, Susan A Hall, Rachel E Williams, Richard V Clark and John B McKinlay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:508

    Content type: Research article

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  10. We examined which adaptive coping strategies, referring to the concept of 'locus of disease control', were of relevance for patients with chronic pain conditions, and how they were interconnected with patients...

    Authors: Arndt Büssing, Thomas Ostermann, Edmund AM Neugebauer and Peter Heusser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:507

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Little is known about the efficiency and effectiveness of the current level of diabetes screening activity in Ontario where there is universal access to health services. Our study aims were to: (i) determine h...

    Authors: Sarah E Wilson, Laura C Rosella, Lorraine L Lipscombe and Douglas G Manuel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:506

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In pregnancy, untreated chlamydia infection has been associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and infant. Like most women, pregnant women infected with chlamydia do not report genital symptoms, and are...

    Authors: Jade E Bilardi, Deborah L De Guingand, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Suzanne Garland, Christopher K Fairley, Sonia Grover, Euan Wallace, Jane S Hocking, Sepehr Tabrizi, Marie Pirotta and Marcus Y Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:505

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has contributed to the dramatic increase in orphans and abandoned children (OAC) worldwide, caregiver attitudes about HIV, and HIV-related stigma, are two attributes t...

    Authors: Lynne C Messer, Brian W Pence, Kathryn Whetten, Rachel Whetten, Nathan Thielman, Karen O'Donnell and Jan Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:504

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The family plays a vital role in shaping adolescent behaviours. The present study investigated the associations between family structure and substance use among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents.

    Authors: Kwok-Kei Mak, Sai-Yin Ho, G Neil Thomas, C Mary Schooling, Sarah M McGhee and Tai-Hing Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:503

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Since July 2004, routine varicella vaccination is recommended by the German Standing Vaccination Committee in Germany. Health Insurance Funds started to cover vaccination costs at different time points between...

    Authors: Annicka M Reuss, Marcel Feig, Lutz Kappelmayer, Anette Siedler, Tim Eckmanns and Gabriele Poggensee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:502

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Against a background of pandemic threat posed by SARS and avian H5N1 influenza, this study used deliberative forums to elucidate informed community perspectives on aspects of pandemic planning.

    Authors: Annette J Braunack-Mayer, Jackie M Street, Wendy A Rogers, Rodney Givney, John R Moss and Janet E Hiller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:501

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Recent years have seen a growing research and policy interest in prevention in many developed countries. However, the actual efforts and resources devoted to prevention appear to have lagged well behind the li...

    Authors: Ulla Walter, Marc Suhrcke, Miriam G Gerlich and Till A Boluarte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:500

    Content type: Debate

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  18. Prevention of postnatal mental disorders in women is an important component of comprehensive health service delivery because of the substantial potential benefits for population health. However, diverse approa...

    Authors: Heather J Rowe and Jane RW Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:499

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Some countries have started to extend indoor smokefree laws to cover cars and various outdoor settings. However, policy-modifiable factors around smoker support for these new laws are not well described.

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Deepa Weerasekera, Tony Blakely, Richard Edwards, George Thomson and Heather Gifford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:498

    Content type: Research article

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  20. India has an estimated 2.0 million to 3.1 million people living with HIV; it has the highest number of HIV-positive people in Asia and ranks third in the world. The Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP) was imple...

    Authors: Juan-Pablo Gutierrez, Sam McPherson, Ade Fakoya, Alexander Matheou and Stefano M Bertozzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:497

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The ultimate goal of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities is to facilitate incorporation of research knowledge into program and policy development decision making. Evidence-informed decision mak...

    Authors: Maureen Dobbins, Kara DeCorby, Paula Robeson, Heather Husson, Daiva Tirilis and Lori Greco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:496

    Content type: Database

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  22. Few data are available on prescriber adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment guidelines. In particular, excessively long treatment carries a risk of avoidable adverse effects and represents a waste of healthc...

    Authors: Nadia Valin, Gilles Hejblum, Isabelle Borget, Henri-Pierre Mallet, Fadi Antoun, Didier Che and Christos Chouaid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:495

    Content type: Research article

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  23. One-third of all new HIV infections in Cambodia are estimated to be due to mother-to-child transmission. Although the Ministry of Health adopted a policy of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC)...

    Authors: Yuri Sasaki, Moazzam Ali, Vong Sathiarany, Koum Kanal and Kazuhiro Kakimoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:494

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Although the correlation coefficient between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (%BF) or waist circumference (WC) has been reported, studies conducted among population-based schoolchildren to date have...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Rimei Nishimura, Aya Morimoto, Naoki Shimada, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Emiko Kujirai, Hiromi Hoshino, Naoko Tajima and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:493

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The prevalence and correlates of physical disability and functional limitation among older people have been studied in many developed countries but not in a middle income country such as Malaysia. The present ...

    Authors: Noran N Hairi, Awang Bulgiba, Robert G Cumming, Vasi Naganathan and Izzuna Mudla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:492

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Most households in low and middle income countries, including in India, use solid fuels (coal/coke/lignite, firewood, dung, and crop residue) for cooking and heating. Such fuels increase child mortality, chief...

    Authors: Diego G Bassani, Prabhat Jha, Neeraj Dhingra and Rajesh Kumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:491

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Social capital is hypothesized to be relevant to health promotion, and the association between community social capital and cigarette smoking has been examined. Individual-level social capital has been found t...

    Authors: Etsuji Suzuki, Takeo Fujiwara, Soshi Takao, S V Subramanian, Eiji Yamamoto and Ichiro Kawachi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:489

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Large variations in CVD mortality between countries and also between population subgroups within countries have been obse...

    Authors: Andreas Deckert, Volker Winkler, Ari Paltiel, Oliver Razum and Heiko Becher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:488

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) have been widely advocated by government and the international community as cost-effective tools for diagnosis and treatment of mal...

    Authors: Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Lausdeus O Chiegboka, Chibuike Enwereuzo, Usonwanne Nwosu, David Okorafor, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Nkoli P Uguru, Florence T Sibeudu and Ogochukwu P Ezeoke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:486

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Antenatal care aims to prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In Indonesia, at least four antenatal visits are recommended during pregnancy. However, this service has been underutilized. This ...

    Authors: Christiana R Titaley, Michael J Dibley and Christine L Roberts

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:485

    Content type: Research article

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  31. During the past two decades, the hypothesis of fetal origins of adult disease has received considerable attention. However, critique has also been raised regarding the failure to take the explanatory role of a...

    Authors: Per E Gustafsson, Urban Janlert, Töres Theorell, Hugo Westerlund and Anne Hammarström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:484

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Little research has been done on the relationship between dental caries and the personal characteristics of institutionalized residents diagnosed with schizophrenia. This study investigates the individual and ...

    Authors: Kuan-Yu Chu, Nan-Ping Yang, Pesus Chou, Hsien-Jane Chiu and Lin-Yang Chi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:482

    Content type: Research article

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  33. We ascertained the degree to which language (English versus Spanish), and residence time in the US influence responses to survey questions concerning two topics: self-reported acculturation status, and recent ...

    Authors: David Berrigan, Barbara H Forsyth, Cynthia Helba, Kerry Levin, Alicia Norberg and Gordon B Willis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:481

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Diverse socioeconomic and cultural developments between geographic regions and cities/counties have resulted in different physical availability and socio-cultural acceptability of certain methods of suicide. T...

    Authors: Jin-Jia Lin, Shu-Sen Chang and Tsung-Hsueh Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:480

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Prospective cohorts represent an essential design for epidemiological studies and allow for the study of the combined effects of lifestyle, environment, genetic predisposition, and other risk factors on a larg...

    Authors: Marie Zins, Sébastien Bonenfant, Matthieu Carton, Mireille Coeuret-Pellicer, Alice Guéguen, Julie Gourmelen, Mélissa Nachtigal, Anna Ozguler, Ariane Quesnot, Céline Ribet, Grégory Rodrigues, Angel Serrano, Rémi Sitta, Alain Brigand, Joseph Henny and Marcel Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:479

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Dental erosion has been investigated in developed and developing countries and the prevalence varies considerably in different countries, geographic locations, and age groups. With the lifestyle of the Chinese...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Huan Cai Lin, Jian Hong Chen and Huan You Liang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:478

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In many developing countries, adolescents have become increasingly prone to engage in habitual risky sexual behavior such as early sexual initiation and unprotected sex. The objective of this study was to iden...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Krishna C Poudel, Junko Yasuoka, Paula H Palmer, Songky Yi and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:477

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Violence against female sex workers (FSWs) can impede HIV prevention efforts and contravenes their human rights. We developed a multi-layered violence intervention targeting policy makers, secondary stakeholde...

    Authors: Tara SH Beattie, Parinita Bhattacharjee, BM Ramesh, Vandana Gurnani, John Anthony, Shajy Isac, HL Mohan, Aparajita Ramakrishnan, Tisha Wheeler, Janet Bradley, James F Blanchard and Stephen Moses

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:476

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Little is known about the social determinants of sleep attainment. This study examines the relationship of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES) and other factors upon sleep quality.

    Authors: Nirav P Patel, Michael A Grandner, Dawei Xie, Charles C Branas and Nalaka Gooneratne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:475

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Increasing physical activity (PA) among adolescents is an important health promotion goal. PA has numerous positive health effects, but the majority of Dutch adolescents do not meet PA requirements. The presen...

    Authors: Richard G Prins, Pepijn van Empelen, Marielle A Beenackers, Johannes Brug and Anke Oenema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:474

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Area deprivation is a known determinant of health. It is also known that area deprivation is associated with lower impact health promotion. It is less well known, however, whether deprived areas are less respo...

    Authors: Corina M Chivu and Daniel D Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:473

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Injecting drug use is an increasingly important cause of HIV transmission in most countries worldwide, especially in eastern Europe, South America, and east and southeast Asia. Among people actively injecting ...

    Authors: Shelly Iskandar, Diba Basar, Teddy Hidayat, Ike MP Siregar, Lucas Pinxten, Reinout van Crevel, Andre JAM Van der Ven and Cor AJ De Jong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:472

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging opportunistic pathogens whose role in human and animal disease is increasingly being recognized. Major concerns are their role as opportunistic pathogens in HIV/A...

    Authors: Clovice Kankya, Adrian Muwonge, Susan Olet, Musso Munyeme, Demelash Biffa, John Opuda-Asibo, Eystein Skjerve and James Oloya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:471

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Preventive interventions are developed for children of parents with mental and substance use disorders (COPMI), because these children have a higher risk of developing a psychological or behavioral disorder in...

    Authors: Marla Woolderink, Filip Smit, Rianne van der Zanden, Jennifer Beecham, Martin Knapp, Aggie Paulus and Silvia Evers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:470

    Content type: Study protocol

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