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  1. Despite the high prevalence of subthreshold depression in patients with type 2 diabetes, evidence on cost-effectiveness of different therapy options for these patients is currently lacking.

    Authors: Nadja Chernyak, Bernd Kulzer, Norbert Hermanns, Andreas Schmitt, Annika Gahr, Thomas Haak, Johannes Kruse, Christian Ohmann, Marsel Scheer, Guido Giani and Andrea Icks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:625

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  2. One important component of social inclusion is the improvement of well-being through encouraging participation in employment and work life. However, the ways that employment contributes to wellbeing are comple...

    Authors: Liana S Leach, Peter Butterworth, Lyndall Strazdins, Bryan Rodgers, Dorothy H Broom and Sarah C Olesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:621

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Exercise training has been shown to reduce angina and promote collateral vessel development in patients with coronary artery disease. However, the mechanism whereby exercise exerts these beneficial effects is ...

    Authors: Liam Bourke, Garry A Tew, Marta Milo, David C Crossman, John M Saxton and Timothy JA Chico

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:620

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  4. Socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of snus users have not been systematically described. Such knowledge is pivotal for tobacco control efforts and for the assessment of health effects of snus use.

    Authors: Karin Engström, Cecilia Magnusson and Maria Rosaria Galanti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:619

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  5. Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are the main cause for hospitalisation. These hospitalisations result in a high pressure on hospital beds and high health care costs. Because of th...

    Authors: Cecile MA Utens, Lucas MA Goossens, Frank WJM Smeenk, Onno CP van Schayck, Walter van Litsenburg, Annet Janssen, Monique van Vliet, Wiel Seezink, Dirk RAJ Demunck, Brigitte van de Pas, Peter J de Bruijn, Anouschka van der Pouw, Jeroen MAM Retera, Petra de Laat-Bierings, Loes van Eijsden, Maria Braken…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:618

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  6. American Indians (AI) have the highest smoking rates of any ethnic group in the US (40.8%), followed most closely by African Americans (24.3%) and European Americans (23.6%). AI smokers also have more difficul...

    Authors: Babalola Faseru, Christine M Daley, Byron Gajewski, Christina M Pacheco and Won S Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:617

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  7. Despite the known health and healthcare costs of untreated chlamydia infection and the efforts of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) to control chlamydia through early detection and treatment of...

    Authors: Angela H Hogan, Rebecca S Howell-Jones, Elizabeth Pottinger, Louise M Wallace and Cliodna AM McNulty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:616

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Low health literacy is considered a worldwide health threat. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence and socio-demographic covariates of low health literacy in Taiwanese adults and to investigate...

    Authors: Shoou-Yih D Lee, Tzu-I Tsai, Yi-Wen Tsai and Ken N Kuo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:614

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The present study protocol is designed to assess the relationship between outdoor air pollution and low birth weight and preterm births outcomes performing a semi-ecological analysis. Semi-ecological design st...

    Authors: Manuel C Ribeiro, Maria J Pereira, Amílcar Soares, Cristina Branquinho, Sofia Augusto, Esteve Llop, Susana Fonseca, Joaquim G Nave, António B Tavares, Carlos M Dias, Ana Silva, Ismael Selemane, Joaquin de Toro, Mário J Santos and Fernanda Santos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:613

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  10. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria have long been identified as capable of causing human disease and the number at risk, due to immune-suppression, is rising. Several reports have suggested incidence to be increasin...

    Authors: Jonathan E Moore, Michelle E Kruijshaar, L Peter Ormerod, Francis Drobniewski and Ibrahim Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:612

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  11. Telephone hotlines designed to address common concerns in the early postpartum could be a useful resource for parents. Our aim was to test the feasibility of using a telephone as an intervention in a randomize...

    Authors: Hibah Osman, Monique Chaaya, Lama El Zein, Georges Naassan and Livia Wick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:611

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  12. Self-medication with antibiotics is an important factor contributing to the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of self-medication with anti...

    Authors: Amy R Sapkota, Morenike E Coker, Rachel E Rosenberg Goldstein, Nancy L Atkinson, Shauna J Sweet, Priscilla O Sopeju, Modupe T Ojo, Elizabeth Otivhia, Olayemi O Ayepola, Olufunmiso O Olajuyigbe, Laura Shireman, Paul S Pottinger and Kayode K Ojo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:610

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  13. There is limited information on sleep duration and obesity among Australian children. The objective of the study is to cross-sectionally examine the relationship between sleep duration and obesity in Australia...

    Authors: Zumin Shi, Anne W Taylor, Tiffany K Gill, Jane Tuckerman, Robert Adams and James Martin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:609

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  14. High quality maternal health care is an important tool to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Services offered should be evidence based and adapted to the local setting. This qualitative descriptive study ...

    Authors: Sophie Graner, Ingrid Mogren, Le Q Duong, Gunilla Krantz and Marie Klingberg-Allvin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:608

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  15. Second-hand Smoke (SHS) exposure is a significant public health problem that may be responsible for serious health hazards for child. This study aimed to examine the exposure status of SHS and the factors asso...

    Authors: Pi-Li Lin, Hsiao-Ling Huang, Kuei-Yun Lu, Ted Chen, Wei-Ting Lin, Chien-Hung Lee and Hsiang-Ming Hsu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:606

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  16. Selection bias is a threat to the internal validity of epidemiological studies. In light of a growing number of studies which aim to provide DNA, as well as a considerable number of invitees who declined to pa...

    Authors: Espen Bjertness, Åse Sagatun, Kristian Green, Lars Lien, Anne Johanne Søgaard and Randi Selmer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:602

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  17. Routine ART programme statistics generally only provide information about individuals who start treatment. We aimed to investigate the outcome of those who are eligible but do not start ART in the Malawi progr...

    Authors: Nuala McGrath, Judith R Glynn, Jacqueline Saul, Katharina Kranzer, Andreas Jahn, Frank Mwaungulu, Msenga HC Ngwira, Hazzie Mvula, Fipson Munthali, Venance Mwinuka, Lorren Mwaungulu, Paul EM Fine and Amelia C Crampin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:601

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  18. The Swedish midwife plays a significant role in the antenatal care (ANC) system, and a majority of pregnant women are satisfied with their ANC. Pelvic pain during pregnancy (PP) is prevalent. The study investi...

    Authors: Ingrid Mogren, Anna Winkvist and Lars Dahlgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:600

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  19. An estimated 285 million people worldwide have diabetes and its prevalence is predicted to increase to 439 million by 2030. For the year 2010, it is estimated that 3.96 million excess deaths in the age group 2...

    Authors: Dominique Bird, Brian Oldenburg, Mandy Cassimatis, Anthony Russell, Susan Ash, Mary D Courtney, Paul A Scuffham, Ian Stewart, Richard Wootton and Robert H Friedman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:599

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  20. Anxiety disorders are associated with functional disability, sickness absence, and decreased productivity. Effective treatments of anxiety disorders can result in remission of symptoms. However the effects on ...

    Authors: Erik Noordik, Jac JL van der Klink, Elmer F Klingen, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen and Frank JH van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:598

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  21. Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are rare systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases with high fatality rates. There have been few population-based mortality studies of dermatomyositis and polymyositis i...

    Authors: Augusto H Santo, José Maria P Souza, Celso E Pinheiro, Deborah CC Souza and Emilia I Sato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:597

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  22. Both the health care workers (HCWs) and children are target groups for pandemic influenza vaccination. The coverage of the target populations is an important determinant for impact of mass vaccination. The obj...

    Authors: Sebahat D Torun, Fuat Torun and Binali Catak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:596

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  23. Diet has an impact on cognitive function in most prior studies but its association with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in Chinese nonagenarians and centenarians has not been explored.

    Authors: Ziqi Wang, Birong Dong, Guo Zeng, Jun Li, Wenlei Wang, Binyou Wang and Qiyuan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:595

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  24. The purpose of this study was to describe actual measured weight and perceived weight and to explore associations with depressive, anxiety symptoms in school adolescents in China.

    Authors: Jie Tang, Yizhen Yu, Yukai Du, Ying Ma, Huiping Zhu and Zhuoya Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:594

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  25. Parents can influence their children's physical activity participation and screen time.This study examined the relative significance of perceived parental barriers and self-efficacy in relation to children's p...

    Authors: Ben J Smith, Anne Grunseit, Louise L Hardy, Lesley King, Luke Wolfenden and Andrew Milat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:593

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  26. Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with physical fitness and, to a lesser extent, physical activity. Lifestyle interventions directed at enhancing physical fitness in order to decrease the risk of card...

    Authors: Barbara Sassen, Gerjo Kok, Herman Schaalma, Henri Kiers and Luc Vanhees

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:592

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  27. Most of the global neonatal deaths occur in developing nations, mostly in rural homes. Many of the newborns who receive formal medical care are treated in rural district hospitals and other peripheral health c...

    Authors: Michael K Mwaniki, Hellen W Gatakaa, Florence N Mturi, Charles R Chesaro, Jane M Chuma, Norbert M Peshu, Linda Mason, Piet Kager, Kevin Marsh, Mike English, James A Berkley and Charles R Newton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:591

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  28. Childhood obesity is on the rise and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes later in life. Recent evidence indicates that abnormalities that increase risk for diabetes may be initiated early in infancy. Si...

    Authors: Sylvia H Ley, Deborah L O'Connor, Ravi Retnakaran, Jill K Hamilton, Mathew Sermer, Bernard Zinman and Anthony J Hanley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:590

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  29. There is a lack of population-based studies of developmental trajectories following mothers throughout the whole child-rearing phase and there are few longitudinal studies focusing on both symptoms of depressi...

    Authors: Anni Skipstein, Harald Janson, Mike Stoolmiller and Kristin S Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:589

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  30. Recruitment, willingness to participate, and retention in interventions are indispensable for successful prevention. This study investigated the effectiveness of different strategies for recruiting and retaini...

    Authors: Judith EB van der Waerden, Cees Hoefnagels, Maria WJ Jansen and Clemens MH Hosman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:588

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  31. Social isolation and disengagement fragments local communities. Evidence indicates that refugee families are highly vulnerable to social isolation in their countries of resettlement. Research to identify appro...

    Authors: Sally Nathan, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Clifton Evers, Lynn Kemp, Julie MacKenzie and Robert Henley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:587

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  32. Suboptimal diet and physical inactivity are prevalent, co-occurring chronic disease risk factors, yet little is known about how to maximize multiple risk behavior change. Make Better Choices, a randomized cont...

    Authors: Bonnie Spring, Kristin Schneider, HG McFadden, Jocelyn Vaughn, Andrea T Kozak, Malaina Smith, Arlen C Moller, Leonard Epstein, Stephanie W Russell, Andrew DeMott and Donald Hedeker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:586

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  33. KwaZulu-Natal is the South African province worst affected by HIV and the focus of early modeling studies investigating strategies of antiretroviral treatment (ART) delivery. The reality of antiretroviral roll...

    Authors: Graham S Cooke, Frank C Tanser, Till W Bärnighausen and Marie-Louise Newell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:585

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  34. A public health response is essential to meet the multidimensional needs of patients and families affected by HIV disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to appraise curret provision of HIV care and support in...

    Authors: Richard Harding, Victoria Simms, Suzanne Penfold, Paul McCrone, Scott Moreland, Julia Downing, Richard A Powell, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Eve Namisango, Peter Fayers, Siân Curtis and Irene J Higginson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:584

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  35. The aim of the current study was to analyze the perceptions, knowledge, and practices of primary healthcare professionals in providing patient education to people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Heloisa C Torres, Brani Rozemberg, Marta A Amaral and Regina CA Bodstein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:583

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  36. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of four major obesity-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Russia has one of the highest CVD mortality in the world, but its association with MetS remai...

    Authors: Oleg Sidorenkov, Odd Nilssen and Andrej M Grjibovski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:582

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  37. Compared with whites, sleep disturbance and sleep deprivation appear more prevalent in African Americans (AA). Long-term sleep deprivation may increase the risk of obesity through multiple metabolic and endocr...

    Authors: Aurelian Bidulescu, Rebecca Din-Dzietham, Dorothy L Coverson, Zhimin Chen, Yuan-Xiang Meng, Sarah G Buxbaum, Gary H Gibbons and Verna L Welch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:581

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  38. Rest deprivation (rest/napping/sleep 6 or less hours daily) is a clinically recognised risk factor for poor health, but its epidemiology is little studied. This study reports prevalence's and social correlates...

    Authors: Maurice B Mittelmark and Torill Bull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:580

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  39. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an easily measured inflammatory biomarker. This study compared the association of percent body fat mass (%FM), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), a...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Sharon LR Kardia, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Ming-May Lai, Wen-Yuan Lin, Pei-Chia Chang, Yih-Dar Lee, Ching-Chu Chen, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Chuan-Wei Yang, Chih-Yi Hsiao, Walter Chen and Tsai-Chung Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:579

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  40. Following an extensive recruitment campaign, a 16-week lunchtime intervention to increase walking was implemented with insufficiently physically active University employees to examine programme feasibility and...

    Authors: Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Elizabeth A Loughren, Joan L Duda, Kenneth R Fox and Florence-Emilie Kinnafick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:578

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  41. Military conscripts may experience a change in their attitude towards sex at times when sexual urges are at their peak during their physical growth. This study examines the experience, understanding, knowledge...

    Authors: Jiankang Chao, Yenchin Lin, Michia Ma, Yanchiou Ku, Chinghong Tsai and Mingder Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:577

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  42. Although health is one of the main determinants of the welfare of societies, few studies have evaluated health related quality of life in representative samples of the population of a region or a country. Our ...

    Authors: Juan Oliva-Moreno, Néboa Zozaya and Beatriz G López-Valcárcel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:576

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  43. Concomitant with the rise in childhood obesity there has been a significant increase in the number of adolescents with clinical features of insulin resistance and prediabetes. Clinical insulin resistance and p...

    Authors: Sarah P Garnett, Louise A Baur, Manny Noakes, Katharine Steinbeck, Helen J Woodhead, Susie Burrell, Kerryn Chisholm, Carolyn R Broderick, Robert Parker, Sukanya De, Shubha Shrinivasan, Lori Hopley, Gilly Hendrie, Geoffrey R Ambler, Michael R Kohn and Chris T Cowell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:575

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  44. Social factors could offer useful information for planning prevention strategy for cardiovascular diseases. This analysis aims to explore the relationship between education, marital status and major cardiovasc...

    Authors: Carla Fornari, Chiara Donfrancesco, Michele A Riva, Luigi Palmieri, Salvatore Panico, Diego Vanuzzo, Marco M Ferrario, Lorenza Pilotto, Simona Giampaoli and Giancarlo Cesana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:574

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  45. The deep south of Thailand is an area which has been affected by violence since 2004, yet the concurrent coverage of antenatal care has remained at over 90%. Our study aimed to describe the prevalence of nutri...

    Authors: Phnom Sukchan, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Praneed Songwathana, Vosasit Sornsrivichai and Metta Kuning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:572

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