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  1. Sentinel surveillance for HIV in ante-natal clinics (ANC) remains the primary method for collecting timely trend data on HIV prevalence in most of sub-Saharan Africa. We describe prevalence of HIV and syphilis...

    Authors: Yusufu Kumogola, Emma Slaymaker, Basia Zaba, Julius Mngara, Raphael Isingo, John Changalucha, Patrick Mwidunda, Daniel Kimaro and Mark Urassa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:553
  2. The aim of this paper is to provide the rationale for an evaluation design for a complex intervention program targeting loneliness among non-institutionalized elderly people in a Dutch community. Complex publi...

    Authors: Rianne de Vlaming, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Pieter van't Veer and Lisette CPGM de Groot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:552
  3. Several studies conducted during the 1990s indicated that childhood allergic diseases were increasing worldwide, but more recent investigations in some Western countries have suggested that the trend is stabil...

    Authors: Jing Zhao, Juan Bai, Kunling Shen, Li Xiang, Sui Huang, Aihuan Chen, Ying Huang, Jiansheng Wang and Rongwei Ye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:551
  4. The Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI) was developed to assess two key factors for effective worksite health promotion: collective willingness and the systematic implementation of health pro...

    Authors: Julia Jung, Anika Nitzsche, Melanie Neumann, Markus Wirtz, Christoph Kowalski, Jürgen Wasem, Brigitte Stieler-Lorenz and Holger Pfaff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:550
  5. Cultural and ethnic roots impact women's fertility and delivery preferences This study investigated whether the likelihood of cesarean delivery, primary cesarean, and vaginal delivery after cesarean (VBAC) var...

    Authors: Jung-Chung Fu, Sudha Xirasagar, Jihong Liu and Janice C Probst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:548
  6. The Chief Medical Officer for England has developed the first guidance in England and some of the first internationally on alcohol consumption by children. Using the most recent iteration of a large biennial s...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Michela Morleo, Karen Hughes, Jennifer Downing, Sara Wood, Linda Smallthwaite and Penny A Cook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:547
  7. The study aim was to compare lifestyle behaviors, body mass index (BMI) and perceived health in subjects with and without chronic bronchitis or emphysema, and to explore if these comparisons differed between d...

    Authors: Dejana S Vukovic, Ljudmila M Nagorni-Obradovic and Goran M Vukovic
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:546
  8. We analyzed data from the baseline assessment of a large intervention project to describe typical handwashing practices in rural Bangladesh, and compare measures of hand cleanliness with household characterist...

    Authors: Amal K Halder, Carole Tronchet, Shamima Akhter, Abbas Bhuiya, Richard Johnston and Stephen P Luby
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:545
  9. This study investigated the Internet and game use of secondary school children, the compulsiveness of their use and the relationship with other health behaviours. It also evaluated the preliminary results of a...

    Authors: J Rob J de Leeuw, Marieke de Bruijn, Gerdien H de Weert-van Oene and August JP Schrijvers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:544
  10. China has the largest population of cataract patients in the world. However, the cataract surgery rate per million remains low in China. We carried out a survey on costs of cataract surgery from four different...

    Authors: Jiahua Fang, Xinghua Wang, Zhende Lin, Jihua Yan, Ye Yang and Jingbo Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:543
  11. Playground injuries are fairly common and can require hospitalization and or surgery. Previous research has suggested that compliance with guidelines or standards can reduce the incidence of such injuries, and...

    Authors: Alison K Macpherson, Jennifer Jones, Linda Rothman, Colin Macarthur and Andrew W Howard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:542
  12. Substance use is highly prevalent among Dutch adolescents. The Healthy School and Drugs program is a nationally implemented school-based prevention program aimed at reducing early and excessive substance use a...

    Authors: Monique Malmberg, Geertjan Overbeek, Marloes Kleinjan, Ad Vermulst, Karin Monshouwer, Jeroen Lammers, Wilma AM Vollebergh and Rutger CME Engels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:541
  13. Much of the debate as to whether or not the scaling up of HIV service delivery in Africa benefits non-HIV priority services has focused on the use of nationally aggregated data. This paper analyses and present...

    Authors: Ruairí Brugha, Joseph Simbaya, Aisling Walsh, Patrick Dicker and Phillimon Ndubani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:540
  14. There is considerable geographic variation in stroke mortality around the United Kingdom (UK). Whether this is due to geographical differences in incidence or case-fatality is unclear. We conducted a systemati...

    Authors: Prachi Bhatnagar, Peter Scarborough, Nigel C Smeeton and Steven Allender
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:539
  15. 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
  16. The eye is well known to be sensitive to clearly high doses (>2 Gy) of ionizing radiation. In recent years, however, cataracts have been observed in populations exposed to lower doses. Interventional cardiolog...

    Authors: Sophie Jacob, Morgane Michel, Christian Spaulding, Serge Boveda, Olivier Bar, Antoine P Brézin, Maté Streho, Carlo Maccia, Pascale Scanff, Dominique Laurier and Marie-Odile Bernier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:537
  17. The first aim of this study was to analyze whether self-reported satisfaction with one's sexual life was associated with ethnicity (Swedish and Assyrian/Syrian) in patients with type 2 diabetes. The second was...

    Authors: Marina Taloyan, Alexandre Wajngot, Sven-Erik Johansson, Jonas Tovi and Jan Sundquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:536
  18. Young children are not participating in recommended levels of physical activity and exhibit high levels of sedentary behaviour. Childcare services provide access to large numbers of young children for prolonge...

    Authors: Meghan Finch, Luke Wolfenden, Philip J Morgan, Megan Freund, Rebecca Wyse and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:534
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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