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  1. Although researchers have focused on women's smoking during pregnancy and the postpartum period and the influence of household interactions on their tobacco reduction efforts, little attention has been given t...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Mary T Kelly, John L Oliffe, Joy L Johnson, Lorraine Greaves and Anna Chan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:239

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The economic value attributed by users of health services in public health systems can be useful in planning and evaluation. This value can differ from the perspectives of Willingness to Pay (WTP) and Willingn...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Ma Isabel del Cura-González, Tomás Gómez-Gascón, Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julia Domínguez-Bidagor, Milagros Beamud-Lagos and Francisco Javier Pérez-Rivas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:236

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  3. The prevalence of obesity and overweight is increasing globally. Frequently coexisting with under-nutrition in developing countries, obesity is a major contributor to chronic disease, and will become a serious...

    Authors: Kate S Collison, Marya Z Zaidi, Shazia N Subhani, Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Mohammed Shoukri and Futwan A Al-Mohanna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:234

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  4. Healthy lifestyles may help to delay arterial aging. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship of physical activity and dietary pattern to the circadian pattern of blood pressure, central and pe...

    Authors: Luis García-Ortiz, José I Recio-Rodríguez, Carlos Martín-Cantera, Alfredo Cabrejas-Sánchez, Amparo Gómez-Arranz, Natividad González-Viejo, Eguskiñe Iturregui-San Nicolás, Maria C Patino-Alonso and Manuel A Gómez-Marcos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:233

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  5. Increasingly more men who have sex with men (MSM) are using the internet to seek sex partners, and many HIV-related studies targeting MSM collect data from gay venues in order to inform the design of preventio...

    Authors: Hi Yi Tsui and Joseph TF Lau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:232

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  6. The lack of epidemiologic information on osteoporotic hip fractures hampers the development of preventive or curative measures against osteoporosis in South Korea. We conducted a population-based study to esti...

    Authors: Hye-Young Kang, Kyu-hyeon Yang, Yoon Nam Kim, Seong-hwan Moon, Won-Jung Choi, Dae Ryong Kang and Seong Eun Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:230

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  7. Childhood obesity and its related metabolic and psychological abnormalities are becoming serious health problems in China. Effective, feasible and practical interventions should be developed in order to preven...

    Authors: Yanping Li, Xiaoqi Hu, Qian Zhang, Ailing Liu, Hongyun Fang, Linan Hao, Yifan Duan, Haiquan Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jun Ma, Guifa Xu, Lin Du, Ying Li, Hongwei Guo, Tingyu Li and Guansheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:229

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  8. Recent declines in invasive breast cancer have been reported in the US, with many studies linking these declines to reductions in the use of combination estrogen/progestin hormone therapy (EPHT). We evaluated ...

    Authors: Rochelle R Ereman, Lee Ann Prebil, Mary Mockus, Kathy Koblick, Fern Orenstein, Christopher Benz and Christina A Clarke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:228

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The aim was to identify predictors of change in objectively measured physical activity over 12 months in the ProActive cohort to improve understanding of factors influencing change in physical activity.

    Authors: Rebecca K Simmons, Esther MF van Sluijs, Wendy Hardeman, Stephen Sutton and Simon J Griffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:226

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  10. As HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) share some modes of transmission co-infection is not uncommon. This study used a population-based sample of HIV and HCV tested individuals to determine the prevalence of HIV/HCV co...

    Authors: Jane A Buxton, Amanda Yu, Paul H Kim, John J Spinelli, Margot Kuo, Maria Alvarez, Mark Gilbert and Mel Krajden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:225

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  11. Little is known about differences in professional care seeking based on marital status. The few existing studies show more professional care seeking among the divorced or separated compared to the married or c...

    Authors: Piet F Bracke, Elien Colman, Sara AA Symoens and Lore Van Praag

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:224

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  12. Attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) has been suggested as one of the prominent predictor of IPVAW. In this study, we take a step back from individual-level variables and examine r...

    Authors: Olalekan A Uthman, Stephen Lawoko and Tahereh Moradi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:223

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  13. Palliative Care is an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing the problems associated with incurable life-threatening illness. In many countries, due to the rapidly ageing...

    Authors: Nils Schneider, Sara L Lueckmann, Franziska Kuehne, Katharina Klindtworth and Mareike Behmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:222

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  14. Injection drug use (IDU) is one of the major modes of HIV transmission in China. Drug use is illegal in China, all identified drug users are registered by Public Security Bureau, and most were sent to detentio...

    Authors: Weidong Zhang, Xinya Wang, Xi Chen and Fan Lv

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:221

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  15. Waterborne disease is a major risk for small water supplies in rural settings. This study was done to assess the impact of an educational intervention designed to improve water quality and estimate the contrib...

    Authors: Paul R Hunter, Graciela I Ramírez Toro and Harvey A Minnigh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:219

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  16. The Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme was introduced at Bindura Hospital in 2003. Seven additional satellite PMTCT clinics were set up in the district to increase service cove...

    Authors: Lazarus R Kuonza, Clemence D Tshuma, Gerald N Shambira and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:218

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  17. Cellular phone use (CPU) is an important part of life for many adolescents. However, problematic CPU may complicate physiological and psychological problems. The aim of our study was to examine the association...

    Authors: Yuan-Sheng Yang, Ju-Yu Yen, Chih-Hung Ko, Chung-Ping Cheng and Cheng-Fang Yen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:217

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  18. Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption in childhood increases the risk of developing chronic disease. Despite this, a substantial proportion of children in developed nations, including Australia, do not co...

    Authors: Rebecca J Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Leah Brennan, Karen J Campbell, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, Todd R Heard and John Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:216

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Many DOTS experiences in developing countries have been reported. However, experience in a rural hospital and information on the differences between children and adults are limited. We described the epidemiolo...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Ramos, Francisco Reyes and Abraham Tesfamariam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:215

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  20. While socio-economic status has been shown to be an important determinant of health and physical activity in adults, results for children and adolescents are less consistent. The purpose of this study, therefo...

    Authors: Clemens Drenowatz, Joey C Eisenmann, Karin A Pfeiffer, Greg Welk, Kate Heelan, Douglas Gentile and David Walsh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:214

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  21. Knowledge about important factors in reduction of burnout is needed, but there is a dearth of burnout intervention program studies and their effects among physicians. The present three-year follow-up study aim...

    Authors: Karin E Isaksson Ro, Reidar Tyssen, Asle Hoffart, Harold Sexton, Olaf G Aasland and Tore Gude

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:213

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  22. Hip fracture patients often have an impaired nutritional status at the time of fracture, which can result in a higher complication rate, prolonged rehabilitation time and increased mortality. A study was desig...

    Authors: Caroline E Wyers, José JL Breedveld-Peters, Petronella LM Reijven, Svenjhalmar van Helden, Nick A Guldemond, Johan L Severens, Aart D Verburg, Berry Meesters, Lodewijk W van Rhijn and Pieter C Dagnelie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:212

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  23. The reductions in smoking prevalence in a number of industrialised countries are accompanied by a strong social gap and associated health inequality. Groups such as the World Health Organisation emphasise the ...

    Authors: Christine L Paul, Samantha Ross, Jamie Bryant, Wesley Hill, Billie Bonevski and Nichola Keevy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:211

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  24. Sick leave rates in Sweden have been significant since the end of the 1990s. In this paper we focus on individual female white-collar workers and explore various factors and setting-based sources of ill health...

    Authors: Hélène Sandmark and Monica Renstig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:210

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  25. Medical male circumcision is now part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention. It has been shown that awareness of the protective effect of male circumcision leads to high acceptability towards the intro...

    Authors: Andrea Wilcken, Flavia Miiro-Nakayima, Ramadhan NB Hizaamu, Thomas Keil and Dorothy Balaba-Byansi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:209

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  26. Young adults experience many adverse health behavior changes as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. A better understanding of the relationships between health promoting and risky health behaviors ...

    Authors: Nicole A VanKim, Melissa Nelson Laska, Edward Ehlinger, Katherine Lust and Mary Story

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:208

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  27. Occupational exposures are thought to be responsible for 10-15% of new-onset asthma cases in adults, with disparities across sectors. Because most of the data are derived from registries and cross-sectional st...

    Authors: Thomas Rémen, Vincent Coevoet, Dovi-Stéphanie Acouetey, Jean-Louis Guéant, Rosa-Maria Guéant-Rodriguez, Christophe Paris and Denis Zmirou-Navier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:206

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  28. Young individuals are the age group with the highest risk of car accidents. One of main explanations relies on the use of psychoactive substances (alcohol, illegal and medicinal drugs), which are known to be m...

    Authors: Roberta Siliquini, Simone Chiadò Piat, Francisco Alonso, Axel Druart, Marcin Kedzia, Antonio Mollica, Valeria Siliquini, Daniel Vankov, Anita Villerusa and Lamberto Manzoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:205

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  29. Obesity is one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time: it increases the risk of many health complications such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, needs l...

    Authors: Gianluca Castelnuovo, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Paola Cuzziol, Gian Luca Cesa, Cristina Tuzzi, Valentina Villa, Antonio Liuzzi, Maria Letizia Petroni and Enrico Molinari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:204

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  30. Asbestos related diseases include a number of conditions due to inhalation of asbestos fibres at work, at home or in the environment, such as pleural mesothelioma, asbestosis and calcified pleural plaques. Few...

    Authors: Magdalena Rosell-Murphy, Rafael Abós-Herràndiz, Josep Tarrés, Xavier Martínez-Artés, Isabel García-Allas, Ilona Krier, Gloria Cantarell, Miguel Gallego, Ramon Orriols and Constança Albertí

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:203

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  31. For the purposes of this paper "weaning is defined as the introduction of the first solid foods to infants". Global recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend that all infants be exclusiv...

    Authors: Claire Allcutt and Mary-Rose Sweeney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:201

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  32. The composition of habitual diets is associated with adverse or protective effects on aspects of health. Consequently, UK public health policy strongly advocates dietary change for the improvement of populatio...

    Authors: Phil Edwards, Lambert Felix, Jody Harris, Elaine Ferguson, Caroline Free, Jane Landon, Karen Lock, Susan Michie, Alec Miners and Elizabeth Murray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:200

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  33. Children with a low socioeconomic position are more affected by mental difficulties as compared to children with a higher socioeconomic position. This paper explores whether this socioeconomic pattern persists...

    Authors: Laura Perna, Gabriele Bolte, Heidi Mayrhofer, Gabriele Spies and Andreas Mielck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:199

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  34. Exercise has been recommended for improving global-well being in adults with fibromyalgia. However, no meta-analysis has determined the effects of exercise on global well-being using a single instrument and wh...

    Authors: George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley, Jennifer M Hootman and Dina L Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:198

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  35. A large proportion of the 2.5 million new adult HIV infections that occurred worldwide in 2007 were in stable couples. Feasible and acceptable strategies to improve HIV prevention in a conjugal context are sca...

    Authors: Joanna Orne-Gliemann, Patrice T Tchendjou, Marija Miric, Mukta Gadgil, Maia Butsashvili, Fred Eboko, Eddy Perez-Then, Shrinivas Darak, Sanjeevani Kulkarni, George Kamkamidze, Eric Balestre, Annabel Desgrées du Loû and Francois Dabis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:197

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  36. Although several studies have reported the direct cost of oral cancer (OC), little research has invested the factors that could influence the costs of OC patient. This study analyzes the epidemiological charac...

    Authors: Sheng Han, Yan Chen, Xu Ge, Ming Zhang, Jinwei Wang, Qingbo Zhao, Jianjun He and Zhenghong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:196

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  37. Physical activity has many positive effects on children's health while TV viewing has been associated with adverse health outcomes. Many children do not meet physical activity recommendations and exceed TV vie...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Kenneth R Fox, Angie S Page, Rowan Brockman and Janice L Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:194

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  38. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a traditional practice which is harmful to health and is profoundly rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. It is estimated that between 100 and 140 million women aroun...

    Authors: Adriana Kaplan-Marcusán, Natividad Fernández del Rio, Juana Moreno-Navarro, Ma José Castany-Fàbregas, Marta Ruiz Nogueras, Laura Muñoz-Ortiz, Eliana Monguí-Avila and Pere Torán-Monserrat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:193

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  39. There have been only a few reports illustrating the moderate effectiveness of suicide-preventive interventions in reducing suicidal behavior, and, in most of those studies, the target populations were primaril...

    Authors: Danuta Wasserman, Vladimir Carli, Camilla Wasserman, Alan Apter, Judit Balazs, Julia Bobes, Renata Bracale, Romuald Brunner, Cendrine Bursztein-Lipsicas, Paul Corcoran, Doina Cosman, Tony Durkee, Dana Feldman, Julia Gadoros, Francis Guillemin, Christian Haring…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:192

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  40. To efficiently plan appropriate public health interventions during possible epidemics, governments must take into consideration the following factors about the general population: their knowledge of epidemics,...

    Authors: Mitra Saadatian-Elahi, Françoise Facy, Corinne Del Signore and Philippe Vanhems

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:191

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  41. Validity of self-reported height and weight has not been adequately evaluated in diverse adolescent populations. In fact there are no reported validity studies conducted in Asian children and adolescents. This...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhou, Michael J Dibley, Yue Cheng, Xue Ouyang and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:190

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  42. It is still uncertain whether increased blood pressure (BP) has a stronger effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in lean persons than in obese persons. We tested it using a data set collected from...

    Authors: Hongwei Wang, Jie Cao, Jianxin Li, Jichun Chen, Xigui Wu, Xiufang Duan, Jianfeng Huang and Dongfeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:189

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  43. Sarcomas are rare tumors (1-2% of all cancers) of mesenchymal origin that may develop in soft tissues and viscera. Since the International Classification of Disease (ICD) attributes visceral sarcomas (VS) to t...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Emanuela Fadda, Luca Cegolon, Maria C Montesco, Isabel Ray-Coquard, Alessandra Buja, Ugo Fedeli, Alvise Frasson, Paolo Spolaore and Carlo R Rossi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:188

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  44. Afar pastoralists live in the northeast of Ethiopia, confined to the most arid part of the country, where there is least access to educational, health and other social services. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the...

    Authors: Mengistu Legesse, Gobena Ameni, Gezahegne Mamo, Girmay Medhin, Dawit Shawel, Gunnar Bjune and Fekadu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:187

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