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  1. Race is commonly described in epidemiological surveys based on phenotypic characteristics. Training of interviewers to identify race is time-consuming and self identification of race might be difficult to inte...

    Authors: Sandra C Fuchs, Sylvia M Guimarães, Cristine Sortica, Fernanda Wainberg, Karine O Dias, Mariana Ughini, José Augusto S Castro and Flavio D Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  2. So far the prevalence of viral hepatitis infection in hospitalized patients has not been extensively studied. Therefore we conducted the present five-year observational study to evaluate the prevalence of HBV ...

    Authors: Meri Koulentaki, Maria Ergazaki, Joanna Moschandrea, Stelios Spanoudakis, Nikolaos Tzagarakis, Pandelis E Drandakis, Dimitrios A Spandidos and Elias A Kouroumalis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:17

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Invasive meningococcal disease is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK. Administration of chemoprophylaxis to close contacts reduces the risk of a secondary case. However, unnecessary chemo...

    Authors: Peter J Marks and Keith R Neal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:16

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a 20-year process of de-industrialization in the British Columbia (BC) sawmill industry on labour force trajectories, unemployment history, and physic...

    Authors: Aleck S Ostry, Ruth Hershler, Shona Kelly, Paul Demers, Kay Teschke and Clyde Hertzman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:15

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Widespread scepticism persists on the use of the Under-Privileged Area (UPA8) score of Jarman in distributing supplementary resources to so-attributed 'deprived' UK general practices. The search for better 'ne...

    Authors: Norman Beale, Gordon Taylor and Dawn Straker-Cook

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:13

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In most endemic parts of the world, onchocerciasis (river blindness) control relies, or will soon rely, exclusively on mass treatment with the microfilaricide ivermectin. Worldwide eradication of the parasite ...

    Authors: William Soumbey Alley, Gerrit J van Oortmarssen, Boakye A Boatin, Nico JD Nagelkerke, Anton P Plaisier, Jan HF Remme, Janis Lazdins, Gerard JJM Borsboom and J Dik F Habbema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Gaps in disease surveillance capacity, particularly for emerging infections and bioterrorist attack, highlight a need for efficient, real time identification of diseases.

    Authors: Ross Lazarus, Ken P Kleinman, Inna Dashevsky, Alfred DeMaria and Richard Platt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:9

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Clustered within the nomenclature of Asian American are numerous subgroups, each with their own ethnic heritage, cultural, and linguistic characteristics. An understanding of the prevailing health knowledge, a...

    Authors: Georgia R Sadler, Lisa T Ryujin, Celine Marie Ko and Emily Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:7

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Good prescribing practice has an important part to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Whilst it was perceived that most hospitals and Health Authorities possessed an antibiotic policy, a revie...

    Authors: Philip J Wiffen and Richard T Mayon White

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In Brazil coronary heart disease (CHD) constitutes the most important cause of death in both sexes in all the regions of the country and interestingly, the difference between the sexes in the CHD mortality rat...

    Authors: Vera S Castanho, Letícia S Oliveira, Hildete P Pinheiro, Helena CF Oliveira and Eliana C de Faria

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:3

    Content type: Survey/Cross sectional study

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  11. An association between mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccination and the onset of symptoms typical of autism has recently been suggested. This has led to considerable concern about the safety of the vaccine.

    Authors: Liam Smeeth, Andrew J Hall, Eric Fombonne, Laura C Rodrigues, Xiangning Huang and Peter G Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2001 1:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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