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  1. Intestinal parasitic infections are a public health problem in developing countries such as Mexico. As a result, two governmental programmes have been implemented: a) "National Deworming Campaign" and b) "Oppo...

    Authors: Luis Quihui, Mauro E Valencia, David WT Crompton, Stephen Phillips, Paul Hagan, Gloria Morales and Silvia P Díaz-Camacho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:225

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  2. The association between poverty and mental health has been widely investigated. There is, however, limited evidence of mental health implications of working poverty, despite its representing a rapidly expandin...

    Authors: Stefan Vetter, Jerome Endrass, Ivo Schweizer, Hsun-Mei Teng, Wulf Rossler and William T Gallo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:223

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  3. Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection that can have serious consequences. It is universally agreed that screening for chlamydia infection should be offered to sexually active young wom...

    Authors: Natasha L Pavlin, Jane M Gunn, Rhian Parker, Christopher K Fairley and Jane Hocking

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:221

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  4. There is a debate on whether preventive home visits to older people have any impact. This study was undertaken to investigate whether preventive home visits by professional health workers to older persons can ...

    Authors: Klas-Göran Sahlen, Lars Dahlgren, Britt Mari Hellner, Hans Stenlund and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:220

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  5. Most western countries have disability benefit schemes ostensibly based upon requiring (1) a work inhibiting functional limitation that (2) can be attributed to a diagnosable condition, injury or disease. The ...

    Authors: Simon Overland, Nicholas Glozier, John Gunnar Mæland, Leif Edvard Aarø and Arnstein Mykletun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:219

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The harmful effects of urban air pollution on general population in terms of annoying symptoms are not adequately evaluated. This is in contrast to the hospital admissions and short term mortality. The present...

    Authors: Masud Yunesian, Fariba Asghari, Javad Homayoun Vash, Mohammad Hossein Forouzanfar and Dariush Farhud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:218

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a workgroup to revise the tuberculosis (TB) case report in the United States of America (U.S.). The group proposed substantial revisions. Study obj...

    Authors: Joan E Sprinson, Elizabeth S Lawton, Travis C Porco, Jennifer M Flood and Janice L Westenhouse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:217

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Heroin addiction often severely disrupts normal social functioning. The aims of this multi-centre study of heroin users in long-term replacement treatment were: i) to provide information on aspects of social c...

    Authors: Gianluca Quaglio, Fabio Lugoboni, Cristian Pattaro, GICS, Linda Montanari, Alessandro Lechi, Paolo Mezzelani and Don C Des Jarlais

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:216

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Early detection and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents and young adults can lead to better health outcomes. Mental health literacy is a key to early recognition and help seeking. Whilst a number of p...

    Authors: Annemarie Wright, Patrick D McGorry, Meredith G Harris, Anthony F Jorm and Kerryn Pennell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:215

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In response to increases in methamphatemine-associated sexually transmitted diseases, the San Francisco Department of Public Health implemented a contingency management (CM) field program called the Positive R...

    Authors: Steven Shoptaw, Jeffrey D Klausner, Cathy J Reback, Stephen Tierney, John Stansell, C Bradley Hare, Steven Gibson, Michael Siever, William D King, Uyen Kao and Jeffrey Dang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:214

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) is complex. A variety of models have therefore been developed to try and explain past trends and predict future possibilities. The aim of this syste...

    Authors: Belgin Unal, Simon Capewell and Julia Alison Critchley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:213

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a genetically inherited autosomal recessive condition and OCA2, tyrosine-positive albinism, is the most prevalent type found throughout Africa. Due to the lack of melanin, peop...

    Authors: Esther S Hong, Hajo Zeeb and Michael H Repacholi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:212

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Information on clinical acceptability is needed when making cost-utility decisions about health screening implementation. Despite being in use for two decades, most data on the clinical acceptability of the Ed...

    Authors: Alan W Gemmill, Bronwyn Leigh, Jennifer Ericksen and Jeannette Milgrom

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:211

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  14. Implementation of the World Health Organization's DOTS strategy (Directly Observed Treatment Short-course therapy) can result in significant reduction in tuberculosis incidence. We estimated potential costs an...

    Authors: Vary Jacquet, Willy Morose, Kevin Schwartzman, Olivia Oxlade, Graham Barr, Franque Grimard and Dick Menzies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:209

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  15. In March of 2003, an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) occurred in Northern Vietnam. This outbreak began when a traveler arriving from Hong Kong sought medical care at a small hospital (Hosp...

    Authors: Mary G Reynolds, Bach Huy Anh, Vu Hoang Thu, Joel M Montgomery, Daniel G Bausch, J Jina Shah, Susan Maloney, Katrin C Leitmeyer, Vu Quang Huy, Peter Horby, Aileen J Plant and Timothy M Uyeki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:207

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  16. Hypertension leads to many degenerative diseases, the most common being cardiovascular in origin. This study has been designed to estimate the prevalence of self-reported hypertension in a random nationwide sa...

    Authors: Christos Pitsavos, George A Milias, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Dimitra Xenaki, George Panagopoulos and Christodoulos Stefanadis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:206

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  17. Governments aim to increase treatment participation by problematic drug users. In the UK this has been achieved by fiscal investment, an expanded workforce, reduced waiting times and coercive measures (usually...

    Authors: Caryl M Beynon, Mark A Bellis and Jim McVeigh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:205

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  18. Little is known about how sexual and reproductive (SRH) health can be made accessible and appropriate to adolescents. This study evaluates the impact and sustainability of a competitive voucher program on the ...

    Authors: Liesbeth E Meuwissen, Anna C Gorter, Arnold DM Kester and J Andre Knottnerus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:204

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  19. There are at least three broad conceptual models for the impact of the social environment on adult disease: the critical period, social mobility, and cumulative life course models. Several studies have shown a...

    Authors: Maria Rosvall, Basile Chaix, John Lynch, Martin Lindström and Juan Merlo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:203

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The health benefits of an active lifestyle have been extensively documented and generally accepted. In the UK, declining physical activity levels are a major contributing factor to a number of public health co...

    Authors: Helen Wormald, Heidi Waters, Mike Sleap and Lee Ingle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:202

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  21. Factors determining human sexual behaviour are not completely understood, but are important in the context of sexually transmitted disease epidemiology and prevention. Being obese is commonly associated with a...

    Authors: Nico JD Nagelkerke, Roos MD Bernsen, Sema K Sgaier and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:199

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Although most diabetic patients do not achieve good physiologic control, patients who live closer to their source of primary care tend to have better glycemic control than those who live farther away. We sough...

    Authors: Benjamin Littenberg, Kaitlin Strauss, Charles D MacLean and Austin R Troy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:198

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  23. Early detection and treatment of psychosocial problems by preventive child healthcare may lead to considerable health benefits, and a short questionnaire could support this aim. The aim of this study was to as...

    Authors: Sijmen A Reijneveld, Anton GC Vogels, Femke Hoekstra and Matty R Crone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:197

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  24. Breastfeeding is an important factor in infant health and there have been no previous studies of breastfeeding practices in the different ethnic groups of this region of China. We aimed to compare breastfeedin...

    Authors: Fenglian Xu, Colin Binns, Guli Nazi, Lin Shi, Yun Zhao and Andy Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:196

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  25. Since the stage of cancer detection generally predicts future mortality rates, a key cancer control strategy is to increase the proportion of cancers found in the early stage. This study compared stage of dete...

    Authors: Sarah L Blair, Georgia R Sadler, Rebecca Bristol, Courtney Summers, Zanera Tahir and Sidney L Saltzstein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:194

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  26. The history of governmental responses to the accumulation of scientific evidence about the harms of secondhand smoke (SHS) presents an intriguing case study of incremental public health policy development. Aus...

    Authors: Katherine Bryan-Jones and Simon Chapman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:192

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  27. Back pain (including neck pain) is one of the most prevalent health problems for which physicians are consulted. Back pain can decrease the quality of life considerably during a great part of the lives of thos...

    Authors: Ivan A Steenstra, Jos H Verbeek, Femmeke J Prinsze and Dirk L Knol

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:190

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  28. Although there has been concern about the levels of carbon monoxide exposure, particularly among older people, little is known about COHb levels and their determinants in the general population. We examined th...

    Authors: Peter Whincup, Olia Papacosta, Lucy Lennon and Andrew Haines

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:189

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  29. In Canada, there are many formal public health programs under development that aim to prevent injuries in the early years (e.g. 0–6). There are paradoxically no population-based studies that have examined patt...

    Authors: Michael P Flavin, Suzanne M Dostaler, Kelly Simpson, Robert J Brison and William Pickett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:187

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  30. In frail elderly, the effects of depression and anxiety are deep encroaching. Indicated prevention studies, aimed at subjects with subthreshold disorder, have shown that well designed interventions are capable...

    Authors: Nelleke van 't Veer-Tazelaar, Harm van Marwijk, Patricia van Oppen, Giel Nijpels, Hein van Hout, Pim Cuijpers, Wim Stalman and Aartjan Beekman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:186

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Factors associated with the loss of participants in long-term longitudinal studies of ageing, due to refusal or moves, have been discussed less than those with short term follow-up.

    Authors: Fiona E Matthews, Mark Chatfield and Carol Brayne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:185

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  32. Throughout the last decade of the twentieth century, Lithuania had the highest suicide rates in Europe among both men and women aged 25–64 years. The rates increased from 1986 until 1995, but later there was a...

    Authors: Abdonas Tamosiunas, Regina Reklaitiene, Dalia Virviciute and Diana Sopagiene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:184

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  33. currently road accidents are mostly monitored through mortality and injury rates. This paper reports the methodology and the results of a project set forth by the European Union (EU) and coordinated by the WHO...

    Authors: Sara Farchi, Nunzio Molino, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Piero Borgia, Michael Krzyzanowski, Dafina Dalbokova and Rokho Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:183

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  34. In the Norwegian context, higher mental distress has been reported for the non-Western immigrants compared to the ethnic Norwegians and Western immigrants. This high level of distress is often related to diffe...

    Authors: Hammad Raza Syed, Odd Steffen Dalgard, Ingvild Dalen, Bjørgulf Claussen, Akthar Hussain, Randi Selmer and Nora Ahlberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:182

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  35. A major outbreak of human enterovirus 71-associated hand, foot and mouth disease in Sarawak in 1997 marked the beginning of a series of outbreaks in the Asia Pacific region. Some of these outbreaks had unusual...

    Authors: Yuwana Podin, Edna LM Gias, Flora Ong, Yee-Wei Leong, Siew-Fung Yee, Mohd Apandi Yusof, David Perera, Bibiana Teo, Thian-Yew Wee, Sik-Chi Yao, Sik-King Yao, Andrew Kiyu, Mohd Taha Arif and Mary Jane Cardosa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:180

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  36. The objectives of the study were to evaluate whether the increase in incidence of campylobacteriosis observed in humans in Norway from 1995 to 2001 was statistically significant and whether different biologica...

    Authors: Marianne Sandberg, Karin Nygård, Hege Meldal, Paul Steinar Valle, Hilde Kruse and Eystein Skjerve

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:179

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  37. Most of the research concerning place of death focuses on terminally ill patients (cancer patients) while the determinants of place of death of the elderly of the general population are not intensively studied...

    Authors: Gilberte Van Rensbergen, Tim S Nawrot, Ettiene Van Hecke and Benoit Nemery

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:178

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  38. Health care planning for chronic pelvic pain (CPP), an important cause of morbidity amongst women is hampered due to lack of clear collated summaries of its basic epidemiological data. We systematically review...

    Authors: Pallavi Latthe, Manish Latthe, Lale Say, Metin Gülmezoglu and Khalid S Khan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:177

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  39. Pediatricians are in an ideal position to advise families about the prevention and management of oral diseases in children. The objective of the study was to determine knowledge, attitude, and practices regard...

    Authors: Gabriella Di Giuseppe, Carmelo GA Nobile, Alessandra Marinelli and Italo F Angelillo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:176

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In spite of a growing economy, unemployment is still a severe socio-economic problem in Lithuania. Nonetheless, no studies have been performed about the associations between unemployment and mental health in L...

    Authors: Mindaugas Stankunas, Ramune Kalediene, Skirmante Starkuviene and Violeta Kapustinskiene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:174

    Content type: Research article

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