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  1. Informal payments for health care are common in most former communist countries. This paper explores the demand side of these payments in Albania. By using data from the Living Standard Measurement Survey 2005...

    Authors: Sonila Tomini and Hans Maarse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:375
  2. Suicide is a global public health problem. Recently in the U.S., much attention has been given to preventing suicide and other premature mortality in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A strong pred...

    Authors: Janet Weiner, Therese S Richmond, Joseph Conigliaro and Douglas J Wiebe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:374
  3. Data from traditionally circumcising communities show that non-circumcised males and those circumcised in the medical settings are stigmatised. This is because traditional circumcision embodies local notions o...

    Authors: Mwita Wambura, Joseph R Mwanga, Jacklin F Mosha, Gerry Mshana, Frank Mosha and John Changalucha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:373
  4. The 'Physical Activity Care Pathway' (a Pilot for the 'Let's Get Moving' policy) is a systematic approach to integrating physical activity promotion into the primary care setting. It combines several methods r...

    Authors: Christian EH Boehler, Karen E Milton, Fiona C Bull and Julia A Fox-Rushby
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:370
  5. The prevalence of smoking in Spain is high in both men and women. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of gender in the effectiveness of a specific smoking cessation intervention conducted in Spain.

    Authors: Diana Puente, Carmen Cabezas, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Carmen Fernández-Alonso, Tránsito Cebrian, Miguel Torrecilla, Lourdes Clemente and Carlos Martín
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:369
  6. This qualitative study examines parent and child experiences of participation in a multi-component community-based program aimed at reducing offending behaviour, and increasing social competence in boys 6 to 1...

    Authors: Ellen L Lipman, Meghan Kenny, Erin Brennan, Susanne O'Grady and Leena Augimeri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:364
  7. The study was undertaken to evaluate the contribution of a process which uses clinical trial data plus linked de-identified administrative health data to forecast potential risk of adverse events associated wi...

    Authors: Margaret T Whitstock, Christopher M Pearce, Stephen C Ridout and Elizabeth J Eckermann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:361
  8. A measure of the proportion of deliveries assisted by skilled attendants is one of the indicators of progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims at improving maternal health. Thi...

    Authors: Carol Wanjira, Moses Mwangi, Evans Mathenge, Gabriel Mbugua and Zipporah Ng'ang'a
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:360
  9. The potential of web-based interventions in dietary behaviour modification of the diabetics has not been fully explored. We describe the protocol of a 12-month match-design randomised controlled trial of a web...

    Authors: Amutha Ramadas, Kia Fatt Quek, Carina KY Chan, Brian Oldenburg and Zanariah Hussein
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:359
  10. The recent increase in the prevalence of allergic disorders might be a consequence of increased intake of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and reduced intake of n-3 PUFAs. The current cross-sectional st...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Satoshi Sasaki and Masashi Arakawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:358
  11. Female sex workers (FSWs) are a population sub-group most affected by the HIV epidemic in India and elsewhere. Despite research and programmatic attention to FSWs, little is known regarding sex workers' reprod...

    Authors: Suvakanta N Swain, Niranjan Saggurti, Madhusudana Battala, Ravi K Verma and Anrudh K Jain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:357
  12. The beneficial effects of human milk on decreasing rates of paediatric infections such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and sepsis have been clearly demonstrated. Donor breastmilk has been encouraged as the ...

    Authors: Irene Coutsoudis, Miriam Adhikari, Nadia Nair and Anna Coutsoudis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:356
  13. Many factors have been associated with circulation of the dengue fever virus and vector, although the dynamics of transmission are not yet fully understood. The aim of this work is to estimate the spatial dist...

    Authors: Ricardo Cordeiro, Maria R Donalisio, Valmir R Andrade, Ana CN Mafra, Luciana B Nucci, John C Brown and Celso Stephan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:355
  14. In 2008, the outbreak of kidney stones in children fed by melamine-tainted milk products in Mainland China has caused major public concern of food safety. We identified Hong Kong school children with elevated ...

    Authors: Alice PS Kong, Kai-Chow Choi, Chung Shun Ho, Michael HM Chan, Chun Kwok Wong, Eric KH Liu, Winnie CW Chu, Viola CY Chow, Joseph TF Lau and Juliana CN Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:354
  15. During the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic, policy makers debated over whether, when, and how long to close schools. While closing schools could have reduced influenza transmission thereby preventing cases, death...

    Authors: Shawn T Brown, Julie HY Tai, Rachel R Bailey, Philip C Cooley, William D Wheaton, Margaret A Potter, Ronald E Voorhees, Megan LeJeune, John J Grefenstette, Donald S Burke, Sarah M McGlone and Bruce Y Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:353
  16. Mental health problems in young people are an important public health issue. Students leaving their hometown and family at a young age to pursue better educational opportunities overseas are confronted with li...

    Authors: Pi-Chi Chou, Yu-Mei Y Chao, Hao-Jan Yang, Gwo-Liang Yeh and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:352
  17. In Luxembourg, viral hepatitis and HIV infection data in problem drug users (PDUs) are primarily based on self-reporting. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence of HAV, HBV, HCV and HIV infections in ever...

    Authors: Nathalie Removille, Alain Origer, Sophie Couffignal, Michel Vaillant, Jean-Claude Schmit and Marie-Lise Lair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:351
  18. The implementation project of the national diabetes prevention programme in Finland, FIN-D2D, was carried out in primary health care in the area of five hospital districts during 2003-2007.

    Authors: Titta M Salopuro, Timo Saaristo, Heikki Oksa, Hannu Puolijoki, Mauno Vanhala, Tapani Ebeling, Leo Niskanen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Matti Uusitupa and Markku Peltonen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:350
  19. Depression and diminished health status are common in adults with diabetes, but few studies have investigated associations with socio-economic environment. The objective of this manuscript was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Tiffany L Gary-Webb, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Luu Pham, Jacqueline Wesche-Thobaben, Jennifer Patricio, F Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Arleen F Brown, LaShanda Jones-Corneille and Frederick L Brancati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:349
  20. The last three decades have seen a series of HIV interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. However, youths still have a mixture of correct and incorrect HIV/AIDS knowledge of transmission routes and prevention stra...

    Authors: Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene and Barthelemy Kuate Defo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:348
  21. The prevalence and incidence of asthma are believed to be increasing but research on the true incidence, prevalence and mortality from asthma has met methodological obstacles since it has been difficult to def...

    Authors: Jaime Correia de Sousa, Maria Espírito Santo, Tânia Colaço, Filipa Almada-Lobo and John Yaphe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:347
  22. Indigenous Australians have an incidence of end stage kidney disease 8-10 times higher than non-Indigenous Australians. The majority of research studies concerning Indigenous Australians have been performed in...

    Authors: Louise J Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Allison M Hodge, Tarun Weeramanthri, Terry Dunbar, Paul D Lawton, Paul Z Zimmet, Steve J Chadban, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Jonathan E Shaw and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:346
  23. Asthma is a common complex disease responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly in urban minority populations. The Mechanistic Indicators of Childhood Asthma study was designed to pilot a...

    Authors: Jane Gallagher, Edward Hudgens, Ann Williams, Jefferson Inmon, Scott Rhoney, Gina Andrews, David Reif, Brooke Heidenfelder, Lucas Neas, Ronald Williams, Markey Johnson, Haluk Özkaynak, Stephen Edwards and Elaine Cohen Hubal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:344
  24. Young men tend to have a low intake of vegetables and fruit. Unfortunately, this group is difficult to reach with health information. Furthermore, knowledge about weight perceptions and the relationship to foo...

    Authors: Solveig Uglem, Tonje H Stea, Wenche Frølich and Margareta Wandel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:343
  25. Women in developing countries are either under collective decision making with their partners or completely rely on the male partner's decision on issues that affect their reproductive live. Identifying the ma...

    Authors: Binyam Bogale, Mekitie Wondafrash, Tizta Tilahun and Eshetu Girma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:342
  26. Brucellosis is regarded as one of the major zoonotic infections worldwide. It was first reported in Egypt in 1939 and is now endemic, the predominate species of Brucella in cattle and buffalo in Egypt is B. melit...

    Authors: Hannah R Holt, Mahmoud M Eltholth, Yamen M Hegazy, Wael F El-Tras, Ahmed A Tayel and Javier Guitian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:341
  27. Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is associated with several negative outcomes, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The objective of this study was to estimate the numbers of CRS and ASD cases prevente...

    Authors: Brynn E Berger, Ann Marie Navar-Boggan and Saad B Omer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:340
  28. The Domestic Violence Prevention Act came into effect in Japan in 2001, but covers only marriage partner violence and post-divorce partner violence, and does not recognize intimate partner violence (IPV). The ...

    Authors: Mayumi Ohnishi, Rieko Nakao, Satomi Shibayama, Yumi Matsuyama, Kazuyo Oishi and Harumi Miyahara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:339
  29. Interest in the use of emergency department (ED) data by syndromic surveillance systems to detect influenza outbreaks has been growing. Evaluations of these systems generally focus on events during influenza s...

    Authors: Karen Moore, James Black, Stacey Rowe and Lucinda Franklin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:338
  30. Health care providers (HCPs) play an important role in public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) so need to be aware of public health threats and emergencies. To inform HCPs, public health issu...

    Authors: Debra Revere, Kailey Nelson, Hanne Thiede, Jeffrey Duchin, Andy Stergachis and Janet Baseman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:337
  31. Overweight and obesity have a dramatic negative impact on children's health not only during the childhood but also throughout the adult life. Preventing the development of obesity in children is therefore a wo...

    Authors: Tanja Sobko, Viktoria Svensson, Anna Ek, Mirjam Ekstedt, Håkan Karlsson, Elin Johansson, Yingting Cao, Maria Hagströmer and Claude Marcus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:336
  32. An increasingly significant public health issue in Canada, and elsewhere throughout the developed world, pertains to the provision of adequate palliative/end-of-life (P/EOL) care. Informal caregivers who take ...

    Authors: Allison M Williams, Jeanette A Eby, Valorie A Crooks, Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Mirjana Vuksan, S Robin Cohen, Kevin Brazil and Diane Allan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:335
  33. This paper evaluates the effect of the World Starts With Me (WSWM), a comprehensive sex education programme in secondary schools in Uganda. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of WSWM on soc...

    Authors: Liesbeth E Rijsdijk, Arjan ER Bos, Robert AC Ruiter, Joanne N Leerlooijer, Billie de Haas and Herman P Schaalma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:334
  34. With the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, the metabolic syndrome has been studied among children in many countries but not in Malaysia. Hence, this study aimed to compare metabolic risk factors betw...

    Authors: Bee S Wee, Bee K Poh, Awang Bulgiba, Mohd N Ismail, Abdul T Ruzita and Andrew P Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:333
  35. Cultural pressures to be thin and tall are postulated to cause people to misreport their body weight and height towards more socially normative (i.e., desirable) values, but a paucity of direct evidence suppor...

    Authors: Jonathan R Brestoff, Ivan J Perry and Jan Van den Broeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:331
  36. Caesarean section rates have risen over the last 20 years. Elective Caesarean section rates have been shown to be linked to area deprivation in England, women in the most deprived areas were less likely to hav...

    Authors: Lesley Fairley, Ruth Dundas and Alastair H Leyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:330
  37. The province of Ontario, Canada initiated mass immunization clinics with adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine in October 2009. Due to the scale of the campaign, temporal associations with Guillain-Barré ...

    Authors: Shelley L Deeks, Gillian H Lim, Mary Anne Simpson, Laura Rosella, Christopher O Mackie, Camille Achonu and Natasha S Crowcroft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:329
  38. Evidence suggests possible synergetic effects of multiple lifestyle behaviors on health risks like obesity and other health outcomes. A better insight in the clustering of those behaviors, could help to identi...

    Authors: Charlene Ottevaere, Inge Huybrechts, Jasmin Benser, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Magdalena Cuenca-Garcia, Jean Dallongeville, Maria Zaccaria, Frederic Gottrand, Mathilde Kersting, Juan P Rey-López, Yannis Manios, Dénes Molnár, Luis A Moreno, Emmanouel Smpokos, Kurt Widhalm and Stefaan De Henauw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:328
  39. Passively acquired maternal antibodies are necessary to protect infants against circulating measles virus until they reach the eligible age of vaccination. Likewise, high levels of population immunity must be ...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Jean Marie Kipela, Stephen Sosler, Régis M'Bary Daba and Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:327
  40. Overweight develops gradually as a result of a long term surplus on the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Aim of this study was to quantify the positive energy balance responsible for exces...

    Authors: Saskia W van den Berg, Jolanda MA Boer, Salome Scholtens, Johan C de Jongste, Bert Brunekreef, Henriette A Smit and Alet H Wijga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:326
  41. Costly efforts have been invested to control and prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors but the ideal solutions for low resource settings remain unclear. This paper aims at summarising ou...

    Authors: Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Son Thai Pham, Viet Lan Nguyen, Stig Wall, Lars Weinehall, Ruth Bonita and Peter Byass
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:325
  42. Despite the need for a reduction in levels of childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) being a recognised public health goal, the delivery of ETS preventive care in child health service settings...

    Authors: Todd R Heard, Justine B Daly, Jennifer A Bowman, Megan AG Freund and John H Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:324
  43. Early detection and intervention in schizophrenia are important in improving quality of life after treatment and are major issues in psychiatric care. Therefore, it is necessary to increase knowledge of schizo...

    Authors: Hatsumi Yoshii, Yuichiro Watanabe, Hideaki Kitamura, Jun Chen and Kouhei Akazawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:323
  44. Maputo, the Mozambique capital, contrasts with the rest of the country with regard to its sociodemographic characteristics and patterns of tobacco exposure. We conducted a migrant study to compare the prevalen...

    Authors: Nuno Lunet, Carla Araújo, Carla Silva-Matos, Albertino Damasceno, Lídia Gouveia and Ana Azevedo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:322
  45. Few studies have documented the experiences of individuals who participated in the recovery and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills Landfill, on debris loading piers, an...

    Authors: Christine C Ekenga, Katherine E Scheu, James E Cone, Steven D Stellman and Mark R Farfel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:321
  46. The importance of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections in humans and animals in sub-Saharan Africa at the human-environment-livestock-wildlife interface has recently received increased attention. NTM ...

    Authors: Clovice Kankya, Adrian Muwonge, Berit Djønne, Musso Munyeme, John Opuda-Asibo, Eystein Skjerve, James Oloya, Vigdis Edvardsen and Tone B Johansen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:320
  47. The Dabaoshan mine in the southeast of Guangdong Province, China, is at high risk of multi-metal pollutant discharge into a local river (Hengshihe) and the surrounding area. Following approximately 30 years of...

    Authors: Mao Wang, Hong Song, Wei-Qing Chen, Ciyong Lu, Qianshen Hu, Zefang Ren, Yan Yang, Yanjun Xu, Aiming Zhong and Wenhua Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:319
  48. Organizational changes in modern corporate life have become increasingly common and there are indications that they often fail to achieve their ends. An earlier study of 24,036 employees showed that those who ...

    Authors: Maria Baltzer, Hugo Westerlund, Mona Backhans and Karin Melinder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:318

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