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  1. The relationship between subjective social status (SSS), a person's perception of his/her relative position in the social hierarchy, and the ability to achieve long-term smoking abstinence during a specific qu...

    Authors: Lorraine R Reitzel, Michael S Businelle, Darla E Kendzor, Yisheng Li, Yumei Cao, Yessenia Castro, Carlos A Mazas, Ludmila Cofta-Woerpel, Paul M Cinciripini and David W Wetter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:135
  2. Previous cross-sectional research has suggested single cigarettes could either promote or inhibit consumption. The present study aimed to assess the effects of single cigarette availability and consumption on ...

    Authors: James F Thrasher, Victor Villalobos, Joaquin Barnoya, Raul Sansores and Richard O'Connor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:134
  3. To compare reactions to warning labels presented on cigarette packages with a specific focus on whether the new Chinese warning labels are better than the old labels and international labels.

    Authors: Yu Qin, Ming Wu, Xiaoqun Pan, Quanyong Xiang, Jianping Huang, Zenghui Gu, Zumin Shi and Minghao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:133
  4. Recent studies have suggested that vaccination with seasonal influenza vaccine resulted in an apparent higher risk of infection with pandemic influenza H1N1 2009. A simple mathematical model incorporating stra...

    Authors: Geoffry N Mercer, Steven I Barry and Heath Kelly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  5. For a typical influenza infection in vivo, viral titers over time are characterized by 1–2 days of exponential growth followed by an exponential decay. This simple dynamic can be reproduced by a broad range of...

    Authors: Benjamin P Holder and Catherine AA Beauchemin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  6. In April 2009, a new strain of H1N1 influenza virus, referred to as pandemic influenza A (H1N1) was first detected in humans in the United States, followed by an outbreak in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Soon...

    Authors: Zhen Jin, Juping Zhang, Li-Peng Song, Gui-Quan Sun, Jianli Kan and Huaiping Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  7. Human influenza is characterized by seasonal epidemics, caused by rapid viral adaptation to population immunity. Vaccination against influenza must be updated annually, following surveillance of newly appearin...

    Authors: Murray E Alexander and Randy Kobes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  8. Most mathematical models used to study the dynamics of influenza A have thus far focused on the between-host population level, with the aim to inform public health decisions regarding issues such as drug and s...

    Authors: Catherine AA Beauchemin and Andreas Handel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  9. There is an urgent need to understand how the provision of information influences individual risk perception and how this in turn shapes the evolution of epidemics. Individuals are influenced by information in...

    Authors: Jean M Tchuenche, Nothabo Dube, Claver P Bhunu, Robert J Smith and Chris T Bauch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  10. Influenza vaccination is vital for reducing H1N1 infection-mediated morbidity and mortality. To reduce transmission and achieve herd immunity during the initial 2009-2010 pandemic season, the US Centers for Di...

    Authors: Eunha Shim, Lauren Ancel Meyers and Alison P Galvani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  11. Epidemics with multiple infection waves have been documented for some human diseases, most notably during past influenza pandemics. While pathogen evolution, co-infection, and behavioural changes have been pro...

    Authors: Lindsay Wessel, Yi Hua, Jianhong Wu and Seyed M Moghadas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  12. In 2009 and the early part of 2010, the northern hemisphere had to cope with the first waves of the new influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. Despite high-profile vaccination campaigns in many countries, delays in admi...

    Authors: Sigrún Andradóttir, Wenchi Chiu, David Goldsman, Mi Lim Lee, Kwok-Leung Tsui, Beate Sander, David N Fisman and Azhar Nizam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  13. Community-based interventions are a promising approach and an important component of a comprehensive response to obesity. In this paper we describe the Collaboration of COmmunity-based Obesity Prevention Sites (C...

    Authors: Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Chad Foulkes, Rebecca Reynolds, Elizabeth Waters, Lesley King, Tim Gill, Rebecca Armstrong and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:132
  14. Approximately 20-40% of outpatients with diabetes experience elevated levels of emotional distress, varying from disease-specific distress to general symptoms of anxiety and depression. The patient's emotional...

    Authors: Jenny van Son, Ivan Nyklíček, Victor JM Pop and François Pouwer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:131
  15. Current human and experimental studies are indicating an association between stress and hearing problems; however potential risk factors have not been established. Hearing problems are projected to become amon...

    Authors: Dan Hasson, Töres Theorell, Martin Benka Wallén, Constanze Leineweber and Barbara Canlon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:130
  16. Systematic reviews have identified a range of brief interventions which increase physical activity in previously sedentary people. A randomised controlled trial is needed to assess whether providing motivation...

    Authors: Emma J Scott, Munyaradzi Dimairo, Daniel Hind, Elizabeth Goyder, Robert J Copeland, Jeff D Breckon, Helen Crank, Stephen J Walters, Amanda Loban and Cindy L Cooper
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:129
  17. In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared an A(H1N1) influenza pandemic. In October 2009, the largest vaccination campaign in Canadian history began. The aim of this study was to document paediatric...

    Authors: Eve Dubé, Fannie Defay, Vladimir Gilca, Julie A Bettinger, Chantal Sauvageau, France Lavoie, François D Boucher, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill and Nicole Boulianne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:128
  18. Traditional tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcome measures, such as cure rate, do not provide insight into the underlying reasons for missing clinical targets. We evaluated a TB Process-Based Performance Review ...

    Authors: Nigel Field, Jill Murray, Michelle L Wong, Rob Dowdeswell, Ntomboxolo Dudumayo, Lesego Rametsi, Neil Martinson, Marc Lipman, Judith R Glynn and Pam Sonnenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:127
  19. In comparison to other Europe countries, Dutch adolescents are at the top in drinking frequency and binge drinking. A total of 75% of the Dutch 12 to 16 year olds who drink alcohol also engage in binge drinkin...

    Authors: Jeroen Lammers, Ferry Goossens, Suzanne Lokman, Karin Monshouwer, Lex Lemmers, Patricia Conrod, Reinout Wiers, Rutger Engels and Marloes Kleinjan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:126
  20. Poor mental health predicts sexual risk behaviours in high-income countries, but little is known about this association in low-income settings in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is prevalent. This study investiga...

    Authors: Patric Lundberg, Godfrey Rukundo, Schola Ashaba, Anna Thorson, Peter Allebeck, Per-Olof Östergren and Elizabeth Cantor-Graae
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:125
  21. Detectable HIV RNA in mothers at delivery is an important risk factor for HIV transmission to newborns. Our hypothesis was that, in migrant women, the risk of detectable HIV RNA at delivery is greater owing to...

    Authors: Ilaria Izzo, Maria A Forleo, Salvatore Casari, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Michele Magoni, Giampiero Carosi and Carlo Torti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:124
  22. In the past years, there has been a growing concern in designing physical activity (PA) programmes for elderly people, because evidence suggests that such health promotion interventions may reduce the deleteri...

    Authors: Ana I Marques, Maria J Rosa, Pedro Soares, Rute Santos, Jorge Mota and Joana Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:123
  23. Despite the increased level of familial risk, research indicates that family members of patients with melanoma engage in relatively low levels of sun protection and high levels of sun exposure. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Sharon L Manne, Elliot J Coups, Paul B Jacobsen, Michael Ming, Carolyn J Heckman and Stuart Lessin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:122
  24. Diagnosed HIV-infected people form an increasingly large sub-population in South Africa, one that will continue to grow with widely promoted HIV testing and greater availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

    Authors: Nuala McGrath, Linda Richter and Marie-Louise Newell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:121
  25. In Scotland, older adults are a key target group for physical activity intervention due to the large proportion who are inactive. The health benefits of an active lifestyle are well established but more resear...

    Authors: Freya MacMillan, Claire Fitzsimons, Karen Black, Malcolm H Granat, Margaret P Grant, Madeleine Grealy, Hazel Macdonald, Alex McConnachie, David A Rowe, Rebecca Shaw, Dawn A Skelton and Nanette Mutrie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:120
  26. To develop more efficient programmes for promoting dietary and/or physical activity change (in order to prevent type 2 diabetes) it is critical to ensure that the intervention components and characteristics mo...

    Authors: Colin J Greaves, Kate E Sheppard, Charles Abraham, Wendy Hardeman, Michael Roden, Philip H Evans and Peter Schwarz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:119
  27. Alcohol use during adolescence and young adulthood remains a prominent public health problem. Despite growing problems of global alcohol abuse, accurate information on the prevalence and pattern of use in Nige...

    Authors: Ebirim IC Chikere and Morakinyo O Mayowa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:118
  28. Surveys have provided evidence that tobacco use is widely prevalent amongst the youth in Pakistan. Several reviews have evaluated the effectiveness of various tobacco control programs, however, few have taken ...

    Authors: Syed MA Zaidi, Abdul L Bikak, Ayesha Shaheryar, Syed H Imam and Javaid A Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:117
  29. Since it was first defined in 1995, Public Health Informatics (PHI) has become a recognized discipline, with a research agenda, defined domain-specific competencies and a specialized corpus of technical knowle...

    Authors: Blaine Reeder, Rebecca A Hills, George Demiris, Debra Revere and Jamie Pina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:116
  30. This study aimed to assess the relationship of air pollution and plasma surrogate markers of endothelial dysfunction in the pediatric age group.

    Authors: Parinaz Poursafa, Roya Kelishadi, Ahmadreza Lahijanzadeh, Mohammadreza Modaresi, Shaghayegh Haghjouy Javanmard, Raheleh Assari, Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Faramarz Moattar, Abbasgholi Amini and Babak Sadeghian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:115
  31. Switzerland has a low mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases, but little is known regarding prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors (CV RFs: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabete...

    Authors: Daniel Estoppey, Fred Paccaud, Peter Vollenweider and Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:114
  32. Female commercial sex workers (FSWs) are at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in China. This study was designed to examine the predictors of condom use with clients during vaginal in...

    Authors: Hua Zhang, Meizhen Liao, Xijuan Nie, Rongjian Pan, Chuangxin Wang, Shiman Ruan, Changqing Zhang, Xiaorun Tao, Dianmin Kang and Baofa Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:113
  33. Although self-tests are increasingly available and widely used, it is not clear whether their use is beneficial to the users, and little is known concerning the determinants of self-test use. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Janaica EJ Grispen, Gaby Ronda, Geert-Jan Dinant, Nanne K de Vries and Trudy van der Weijden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:112
  34. Adoption of a healthy diet has been identified as the cornerstone in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. However, non-adherence to lifestyle changes raises an important issue since adherence lev...

    Authors: Sophie Desroches, Annie Lapointe, Stéphane Ratté, Karine Gravel, France Légaré and Jayne Thirsk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:111
  35. Drug resistance has been a cause of concern for tuberculosis (TB) control in both developed and developing countries. Careful monitoring of the patterns and trends of drug resistance should remain a priority.

    Authors: Yan Shao, Dandan Yang, Weiguo Xu, Wei Lu, Honghuan Song, Yaoyao Dai, Hongbing Shen and Jianming Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:110
  36. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global public health and human rights concern. Despite a growing body of research into risk factors for IPV, methodological differences limit the extent to wh...

    Authors: Tanya Abramsky, Charlotte H Watts, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Karen Devries, Ligia Kiss, Mary Ellsberg, Henrica AFM Jansen and Lori Heise
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:109
  37. Smoking, high alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity often lead to (chronic) diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Tailored online interventions have been proven t...

    Authors: Daniela N Schulz, Stef PJ Kremers, Liesbeth ADM van Osch, Francine Schneider, Mathieu JG van Adrichem and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:108
  38. Sickness absence has represented a growing public health problem in many Western countries over the last decade. In Sweden disorders of the musculoskeletal system cause approximately one third of all sick leav...

    Authors: Jenny Hubertsson, Ingemar F Petersson, Barbro Arvidsson and Carina A Thorstensson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:107
  39. Parenting through control and monitoring has been found to have an effect on young people's sexual behaviour. There is a dearth of literature from sub-Saharan Africa on this subject. This paper examines parent...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba and William Stones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:106
  40. The prevalence of overweight appears to vary in people of first and second generation ethnic minority groups. Insight into the factors that underlie these weight differences might help in understanding the hea...

    Authors: Karen Hosper, Mary Nicolaou, Irene van Valkengoed, Vera Nierkens and Karien Stronks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:105
  41. Social inequalities in cardiovascular diseases are well documented. Yet, the relation of social status inconsistency (having different ranks in two or more status indicators like education, occupational positi...

    Authors: Stefanie Braig, Richard Peter, Gabriele Nagel, Silke Hermann, Sabine Rohrmann and Jakob Linseisen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:104
  42. In 2004, the Ministry of Health issued the policy of decentralising microscopy services (MCs) to one third of all township hospitals in China. The study was conducted in Gansu Province, a poor western one in C...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Hui Zhang, Renzhong Li, John D Walley, Shiwen Jiang, Jia Yin, Shuigao Jin, You Li, Qiang Sun, James N Newell, Sian Griffiths and Lixia Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:103
  43. The Netherlands has experienced epidemics of vaccine preventable diseases largely confined to the Bible belt, an area where -among others- orthodox protestant groups are living. Lacking information on the vacc...

    Authors: Wilhelmina LM Ruijs, Jeannine LA Hautvast, Koos van der Velden, Sjoerd de Vos, Hans Knippenberg and Marlies EJL Hulscher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:102
  44. Growing interest in multimorbidity is observable in industrialized countries. For Germany, the increasing attention still goes still hand in hand with a small number of studies on multimorbidity. The authors r...

    Authors: Hendrik van den Bussche, Daniela Koller, Tina Kolonko, Heike Hansen, Karl Wegscheider, Gerd Glaeske, Eike-Christin von Leitner, Ingmar Schäfer and Gerhard Schön
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:101
  45. The use of sealants as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented by several studies; either they are used on an individual or on a public health bas...

    Authors: Constantine J Oulis, Elias D Berdouses, Eleni Mamai-Homata and Argyro Polychronopoulou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:100
  46. The health problems that working people suffer can affect their functional abilities and, consequently, can cause a mismatch between those abilities and the demands of the work, leading to sickness absence. A ...

    Authors: Jake PJ Broersen, Henny PG Mulders, Antonius JM Schellart and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:99
  47. Obesity exerts an enormous health impact through its effect on coronary heart disease and its risk factors. Primary care-based and community-based intensive lifestyle counseling may effectively promote weight ...

    Authors: Rebecca L Drieling, Jun Ma and Randall S Stafford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:98
  48. In developed European countries in the last phase of the smoking epidemic, education is a stronger predictor of smoking than income or employment. We examine whether this also applies in economically less deve...

    Authors: Mall Leinsalu, Csilla Kaposvári and Anton E Kunst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:97
  49. It is important to understand which factors increase the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adolescents. Previous studies have shown that the most important risk factors for PTSD include the type,...

    Authors: Daxing Wu, Huifang Yin, Shujing Xu and Ying Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:96
  50. We investigated the association of cumulative smoking exposure and duration of smoking cessation with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

    Authors: Young-Hoon Lee, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Hye-Ran Ahn, Woo-Jun Yun, So-Yeon Ryu, Bok-Hee Kim, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong and Kyeong-Soo Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:94

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