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  1. Several World Health Organisation reports over recent years have highlighted the high incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer. Contributory factors include unhealthy d...

    Authors: Ruth G Jepson, Fiona M Harris, Stephen Platt and Carol Tannahill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:538

    Content type: Research article

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  2. With the emergence of influenza H1N1v the world is facing its first 21st century global pandemic. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza H5N1 prompted development of pandemic preparedness pl...

    Authors: Robyn Martin, Alexandra Conseil, Abie Longstaff, Jimmy Kodo, Joachim Siegert, Anne-Marie Duguet, Paula Lobato de Faria, George Haringhuizen, Jaime Espin and Richard Coker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:532

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Insomnia is a major public health concern affecting about 10% of the general population in its chronic form. Furthermore, epidemiological surveys demonstrate that poor sleep and sleep dissatisfaction are even ...

    Authors: Thomas Paparrigopoulos, Chara Tzavara, Christos Theleritis, Constantin Psarros, Constantin Soldatos and Yiannis Tountas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:531

    Content type: Research article

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  4. High fertility among young people aged 15-24 years is a public health concern in Uganda. Unwanted pregnancy, unsafe induced abortions and associated high morbidity and mortality among young women may be attrib...

    Authors: Gorrette Nalwadda, Florence Mirembe, Josaphat Byamugisha and Elisabeth Faxelid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:530

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The presence of metabolic syndrome in patients with hypertension significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and mortality. Our aim is to estimate the epidemiological and econom...

    Authors: Jürgen Scholze, Eduardo Alegria, Claudio Ferri, Sue Langham, Warren Stevens, David Jeffries and Kerstin Uhl-Hochgraeber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:529

    Content type: Research article

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  6. To determine male outpatient attenders' sexual behaviours, expectations and experience of talking about their sexuality and sexual health needs with a doctor.

    Authors: Françoise Dubois-Arber, Giovanna Meystre-Agustoni, André Jeannin, Kim De Heller, Alain Pécoud and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:528

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Determinants of children's school wellbeing have not been extensively studied. In this cross-sectional study of school children we assessed how factors assumed to promote wellbeing and factors assumed to adver...

    Authors: Audhild Løhre, Stian Lydersen and Lars J Vatten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:526

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Psychological factors and socioeconomic status (SES) have a notable impact on health disparities, including type 2 diabetes risk. However, the link between childhood psychosocial factors, such as childhood adv...

    Authors: Teresa Tamayo, Christian Herder and Wolfgang Rathmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:525

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is among the leading causes of death in the world, and further increases in the prevalence and mortality are predicted. Delay in diagnosing COPD appears frequently ...

    Authors: Anne Marie Lyngsø, Vibeke Backer, Vibeke Gottlieb, Birgitte Nybo, Marianne S Østergaard and Anne Frølich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:524

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Immunization information systems (IISs) are electronic registries used to monitor individual vaccination status and assess vaccine coverage. IISs are currently not widely used across Canada, where health juris...

    Authors: Christine L Heidebrecht, Julie Foisy, Jennifer A Pereira, Sherman D Quan, Donald J Willison, Shelley L Deeks, Michael Finkelstein, Natasha S Crowcroft, David L Buckeridge, Maryse Guay, Christopher A Sikora and Jeffrey C Kwong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:523

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Obesity is a major public health issue; however, only limited evidence is available about effective ways to prevent obesity, particularly in early childhood. Romp & Chomp was a community-wide obesity prevention i...

    Authors: Florentine P de Groot, Narelle M Robertson, Boyd A Swinburn and Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:522

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Dengue is endemic in Cambodia (pop. estimates 14.4 million), a country with poor health and economic indicators. Disease burden estimates help decision makers in setting priorities. Using recent estimates of d...

    Authors: Julien Beauté and Sirenda Vong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:521

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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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  14. Inadequate radiation or insufficient cutaneous absorption of UVB is one of the cardinal causes of vitamin D deficiency. The aim of this study is to determine whether air pollution and low ground level of ultra...

    Authors: Farhad Hosseinpanah, Sima Hashemi pour, Motahare Heibatollahi, Nilufar Moghbel, Saeed Asefzade and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:519

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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