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  1. High birth weight has serious adverse impacts on chronic health conditions and development in children. This study identifies the social determinants and obstetric complications of high birth weight adjusted f...

    Authors: Shu-Kay Ng, Adriana Olog, Anneliese B Spinks, Cate M Cameron, Judy Searle and Rod J McClure

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:460

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The Kanyini Guidelines Adherence with the Polypill (Kanyini-GAP) Study aims to examine whether a polypill-based strategy (using a single capsule containing aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure-lowering age...

    Authors: Hueiming Liu, Anushka Patel, Alex Brown, Sandra Eades, Noel Hayman, Stephen Jan, Ian Ring, Greg Stewart, Andrew Tonkin, Tarun Weeramanthri, Vicki Wade, Anthony Rodgers, Tim Usherwood, Bruce Neal, David Peiris, Hugh Burke…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:458

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an increased risk to develop severe diabetes related complications, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD). The risk to develop CVD can be estimated by means...

    Authors: Laura MC Welschen, Sandra DM Bot, Jacqueline M Dekker, Daniëlle RM Timmermans, Trudy van der Weijden and Giel Nijpels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:457

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. There is increasing interest in the potential role of the natural environment in human health and well-being. However, the evidence-base for specific and direct health or well-being benefits of activity within...

    Authors: Diana E Bowler, Lisette M Buyung-Ali, Teri M Knight and Andrew S Pullin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:456

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Several health determinants are related to local conditions and prerequisites at community level. For this reason, strengthening community action has been one of five strategies implemented in health promotion...

    Authors: Elisabeth VG Jansson and Per E Tillgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:455

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The interaction between overweight/obesity and alcohol intake on liver enzyme concentrations have been demonstrated. No studies have yet examined the interaction between metabolic syndrome or multiple metaboli...

    Authors: Matthew T Haren, Ming Li, John Petkov and Robyn A McDermott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:454

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Self-tests are available to consumers for more than 25 conditions, ranging from infectious diseases to cardiovascular risk factors. Self-tests are defined as in-vitro tests on body materials such as blood, uri...

    Authors: Janaica EJ Grispen, Martine HP Ickenroth, Nanne K de Vries, Geert-Jan Dinant, Gaby Ronda and Trudy van der Weijden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:453

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. By 2025, it is estimated that approximately 1.8 million Australian adults (approximately 8.4% of the adult population) will have diabetes, with the majority having type 2 diabetes. Weight management via improv...

    Authors: Elizabeth G Eakin, Marina M Reeves, Alison L Marshall, David W Dunstan, Nicholas Graves, Genevieve N Healy, Jonathan Bleier, Adrian G Barnett, Trisha O'Moore-Sullivan, Anthony Russell and Ken Wilkie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:452

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. During the early stages of the 2009 swine flu (influenza H1N1) outbreak, the large majority of patients who contacted the health services about the illness did not have it. In the UK, the NHS Direct telephone ...

    Authors: G James Rubin, Richard Amlôt, Holly Carter, Shirley Large, Simon Wessely and Lisa Page

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:451

    Content type: Research article

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  10. High blood pressure (HBP) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). European hypertension and cardiology societies as well as expert committees on CVD prevention recommend stratifying cardiovasc...

    Authors: Isidro Rodríguez-Salceda, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Rosario Riesgo-Fuertes, Angel Asúnsolo-del Barco, Antonio Valdivia-Pérez, Isabel del Cura-González, Ana B García-Cañón, María F Ortiz-Jiménez, Luisa Cabello-Ballesteros, Sofia Garrido-Elustondo, Laura Chamorro-González and Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:449

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Evidence on interventions for preventing unhealthy weight gain in adolescents is urgently needed. The aim of this paper is to describe the process evaluation for a three-year (2005-2008) project conducted in f...

    Authors: Louise B Mathews, Marj M Moodie, Annie M Simmons and Boyd A Swinburn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:448

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Public health triangulation is a process for reviewing, synthesising and interpreting secondary data from multiple sources that bear on the same question to make public health decisions. It can be used to unde...

    Authors: George W Rutherford, William McFarland, Hilary Spindler, Karen White, Sadhna V Patel, John Aberle-Grasse, Keith Sabin, Nathan Smith, Stephanie Taché, Jesus M Calleja-Garcia and Rand L Stoneburner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:447

    Content type: Correspondence

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  13. Considerable socioeconomic and health inequalities have been reported in China. However, because of a lack of appropriate data, limited research has been conducted on variations in disability-free life expecta...

    Authors: Jufen Liu, Gong Chen, Iris Chi, Jilei Wu, Lijun Pei, Xinming Song, Lei Zhang, Lihua Pang, Youli Han and Xiaoying Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:446

    Content type: Research article

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  14. It has been recognized that the availability of foods in the home are important to nutritional health, and may influence the dietary behavior of children, adolescents, and adults. It is therefore important to ...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Wesley R Dean, Julie A St John and J Charles Huber Jr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:445

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Guidelines on smoking cessation (SC) emphasize healthcare cooperation and community pharmacists' involvement. This study explored the familiarity and implementation of the National SC Guideline in Finnish comm...

    Authors: Terhi Kurko, Kari Linden, Kirsi Pietilä, Patrick Sandström and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:444

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a primary prevention intervention program on risk behavior for allergic diseases among children up to 2 years of age. The setting was in ordinary pre- and postnatal p...

    Authors: Ola Storrø, Torbjørn Øien, Christian K Dotterud, Jon A Jenssen and Roar Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:443

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Effective influenza pandemic management requires understanding of the factors influencing behavioral changes. We aim to determine the differences in knowledge, attitudes and practices in various different coho...

    Authors: Jonathan Yap, Vernon J Lee, Teng Yan Yau, Tze Pin Ng and Phern-Chern Tor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:442

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that human activities have changed and will continue to change the climate of the Earth. Eco-environmental health, which refers to the interdependencies between ecolog...

    Authors: Linn B Strand, Shilu Tong, Rosemary Aird and David McRae

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:441

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Public health services in the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe were delivered through centrally planned and managed networks of sanitary-epidemiological (san-epid) facilities...

    Authors: George Gotsadze, Ivdity Chikovani, Ketevan Goguadze, Dina Balabanova and Martin McKee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:440

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Developed countries are facing a huge rise in the prevalence of obesity and its associated chronic medical problems. In the UK Primary Care Trusts are charged with addressing this in the populations they serve...

    Authors: Kate Jolly, Amanda Daley, Peymane Adab, Amanda Lewis, John Denley, Jane Beach and Paul Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:439

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with combat intensity, lack of social support, and adverse childhood factors among military personnel in previous studies. It has not been well establis...

    Authors: Cynthia A LeardMann, Besa Smith and Margaret AK Ryan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:437

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Hospital-based providers' willingness to report to work during an influenza pandemic is a critical yet under-studied phenomenon. Witte's Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM) has been shown to be useful for u...

    Authors: Ran D Balicer, Daniel J Barnett, Carol B Thompson, Edbert B Hsu, Christina L Catlett, Christopher M Watson, Natalie L Semon, Howard S Gwon and Jonathan M Links

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:436

    Content type: Research article

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  23. We investigated the association between maternal anthropometric measurements in prepregnancy and at the end of pregnancy and their children's systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure at 11 years of ag...

    Authors: Helen C Laura, Ana B Menezes, Ricardo B Noal, Pedro C Hallal and Cora L Araújo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:434

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced morbidity and mortality among people with HIV infection; however, mortality after the start of ART is high in resource-limited settings. We investigated ri...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Russell, Salome Charalambous, Lindiwe Pemba, Gavin J Churchyard, Alison D Grant and Katherine Fielding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:433

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Universal interventions to prevent postnatal mental disorders in women have had limited success, perhaps because they were insufficiently theorised, not gender-informed and overlooked relevant risk factors. Th...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Karen H Wynter and Heather J Rowe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:432

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Many national antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes encourage providers to identify and address baseline factors associated with poor treatment outcomes, including modifiable adherence-related behaviours, be...

    Authors: Mison Dahab, Salome Charalambous, Alan S Karstaedt, Katherine L Fielding, Robin Hamilton, Lettie La Grange, Gavin J Churchyard and Alison D Grant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:430

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although sex differences have been reported for associations between components of metabolic syndrome and inflammation, the question of whether there is an effect modification by sex in the association between...

    Authors: Ming-May Lai, Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Yih-Dar Lee, Pei-Chia Chang, Cheng-Chieh Lin and Tsai-Chung Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:429

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Due to the decrease in informal care by family members and the demographic development, the importance of professional geriatric care will rise considerably. Aim of this study was to investigate the psychosoci...

    Authors: Matthias Nübling, Martin Vomstein, Sascha G Schmidt, Sabine Gregersen, Madeleine Dulon and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:428

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The role of religious beliefs in the prevention of HIV and attitudes towards the infected has received considerable attention. However, little research has been conducted on Faith Leaders' (FLs) perceptions of...

    Authors: Maria Roura, Ray Nsigaye, Benjamin Nhandi, Joyce Wamoyi, Joanna Busza, Mark Urassa, Jim Todd and Basia Zaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:427

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Common mental disorders (CMDs) are an important cause of sickness absence and long-term work disability. Although CMDs are known to have high recurrence rates, little is known about the recurrence of sickness ...

    Authors: Petra C Koopmans, Corné AM Roelen, Ute Bültmann, Rob Hoedeman, Jac JL van der Klink and Johan W Groothoff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:426

    Content type: Research article

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  31. An understanding of the factors that encourage young women to accept, and discourage them from accepting, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing is needed to underpin opportunistic screening programs for...

    Authors: Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Emer O'Connell and Deirdre Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:425

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The aims of the present study were to examine relations between parents' self-reported smoking behavior and infants' daily exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, as assessed by urinary cotinine-to-creatinine...

    Authors: Doris Kehl, Jochen R Thyrian, Jan Lüdemann, Matthias Nauck and Ulrich John

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:424

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Campylobacteriosis is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in most developed countries. People are exposed to infection from contaminated food and environmental sources. However, the translation of t...

    Authors: Paul R Bessell, Louise Matthews, Alison Smith-Palmer, Ovidiu Rotariu, Norval JC Strachan, Ken J Forbes, John M Cowden, Stuart WJ Reid and Giles T Innocent

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:423

    Content type: Research article

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  34. During the last 35 years the poor ranking of Hungary on the list of life expectancy at birth among European countries, has not changed. In 1970 our lag behind the leading European countries was the smallest. T...

    Authors: Sandor Balogh, Renata Papp, Peter Jozan and Albert Csaszar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:422

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The associations between socioeconomic status and community-acquired pneumonia outcomes in adults have been studied although studies did not always document a relationship.

    Authors: Conchita Izquierdo, Manuel Oviedo, Laura Ruiz, Xavier Sintes, Isabel Vera, Manel Nebot, Jose-María Bayas, Jordi Carratalà, Wenceslao Varona, Dolores Sousa, Jose-Miguel Celorrio, Luis Salleras and Angela Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:421

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Previous studies of public perceptions of obesity interventions have been quantitative and based on general population surveys. This study aims to explore the opinions and attitudes of obese individuals toward...

    Authors: Samantha L Thomas, Sophie Lewis, Jim Hyde, David Castle and Paul Komesaroff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:420

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Men who have sex with men (MSM) remain the group most at risk of acquiring HIV infection in Britain. HIV prevalence appears to vary widely between MSM from different ethnic minority groups in this country for ...

    Authors: Jonathan Elford, Eamonn McKeown, Rita Doerner, Simon Nelson, Nicola Low and Jane Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:419

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Hypertension is a major risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases in developing countries. A comprehensive review of the prevalence of hypertension provides crucial information for the evaluation and implem...

    Authors: William K Bosu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:418

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In 2001, the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) carried out a major reorganization to provide comprehensive preventive care to reinforce primary care services through the PREVENIMSS program. This prog...

    Authors: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Santiago Levy, Hortensia Reyes, Benjamín Acosta, Sonia Fernández Cantón and Onofre Muñoz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:417

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Timely access to antiretroviral therapy is a key to controlling HIV infection. Late diagnosis and presentation to care diminish the benefits of antiretrovirals and increase risk of transmission. We aimed to id...

    Authors: Kamalika Mojumdar, Madhu Vajpayee, Neeraj K Chauhan and Sanjay Mendiratta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:416

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The primary objective was to systematically review the medical literature for instruments validated for use in epidemiological and clinical research on waterpipe smoking.

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Sohaib Aleem, Sameer K Gunukula, Roland Honeine, Philippe Abou Jaoude and Jihad Irani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:415

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Concerns have been raised about the public health implications of the presence of antibiotic residues in the aquatic environment and their effect on the development of bacterial resistance. While there is info...

    Authors: Vishal Diwan, Ashok J Tamhankar, Rakesh K Khandal, Shanta Sen, Manjeet Aggarwal, Yogyata Marothi, Rama V Iyer, Karin Sundblad-Tonderski and Cecilia Stålsby- Lundborg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:414

    Content type: Research article

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  43. During an influenza pandemic, higher education institutions with large populations of young adults can become serious outbreak centers. Since outbreak management is essential to disease control, we aimed to ex...

    Authors: Hulya Akan, Yesim Gurol, Guldal Izbirak, Sukran Ozdatlı, Gulden Yilmaz, Ayca Vitrinel and Osman Hayran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:413

    Content type: Research article

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  44. HIV counseling and testing is considered an important component of HIV prevention and treatment. This paper examines the characteristics of young males and females at the time of first reported HIV test, inclu...

    Authors: Caroline W Kabiru, Nancy Luke, Chimaraoke O Izugbara and Eliya M Zulu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:412

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The number of Koreans diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections is increasing annually; however, CD4+ T-cell counts at diagnosis have decreased. The purpose of the present study was to ident...

    Authors: Jin-Hee Lee, Gab Jung Kim, Byeong-Sun Choi, Kee-Jong Hong, Mi-Kyung Heo, Sung Soon Kim and Mee-Kyung Kee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:411

    Content type: Research article

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