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  1. Although HIV prevalence has remained low in Laos thus far, there is reason to be concerned that Lao male-to-female (MtF) transgender persons (kathoy) and their partners may facilitate the spread of HIV. Little is...

    Authors: Kim Longfield, Xouchai Panyanouvong, Judy Chen and Megan B Kays
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:872
  2. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS has exacerbated the impact of childhood undernutrition in many developing countries, including Tanzania. Even with the provision of antiretroviral therapy, undernutrition among HIV-p...

    Authors: Bruno F Sunguya, Krishna C Poudel, Keiko Otsuka, Junko Yasuoka, Linda B Mlunde, David P Urassa, Namala P Mkopi and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:869
  3. Poor feeding practices during infancy contribute to obesity risk. As infants transition from human milk and/or formula-based diets to solid foods, these practices interfere with infant feeding self-regulation ...

    Authors: Mildred A Horodynski, Beth Olson, Susan Baker, Holly Brophy-Herb, Garry Auld, Laurie Van Egeren, Joel Lindau and Lisa Singleterry
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:868
  4. The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of self reported criteria of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) in the SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) cohort using their medical records as the gold stan...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Barrio-Lopez, Maira Bes-Rastrollo, Juan Jose Beunza, Alejandro Fernandez-Montero, Martin Garcia-Lopez and Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:867
  5. First-degree relatives of individuals diagnosed with melanoma are at increased disease risk. However, many first-degree relatives do not receive a periodic total cutaneous examination from a health care provid...

    Authors: Elliot J Coups, Sharon L Manne, Paul B Jacobsen, Michael E Ming, Carolyn J Heckman and Stuart R Lessin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:866
  6. Alcohol problems are a major UK and international public health issue. The prevalence of alcohol problems is markedly higher among prisoners than the general population. However, studies suggest alcohol proble...

    Authors: Susan MacAskill, Tessa Parkes, Oona Brooks, Lesley Graham, Andrew McAuley and Abraham Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:865
  7. The aim of this study was to determine the - largely unexplored - extent of systematic variation in the work disability assessment by Dutch insurance physicians (IPs) of employees on long-term sick leave, and ...

    Authors: Antonius JM Schellart, Henny Mulders, Romy Steenbeek, Johannes R Anema, Herman Kroneman and Jan Besseling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:864
  8. Reproductive morbidity has a huge impact on the health and quality of life of women. We aimed to determine the prevalence of reproductive morbidities and the health seeking behavior of a nationally representat...

    Authors: Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Masoumeh Simbar and Mehrandokht Abedini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:863
  9. The prevalence of hyperglycaemia and its association with socioeconomic factors have been well studied in developed countries, however, little is known about them in transforming rural China.

    Authors: Chaowei Fu, Yue Chen, Fadi Wang, Xuecai Wang, Jiangen Song and Qingwu Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:862
  10. Responses to public health need require information on the distribution of mental and physical ill health by demographic and socioeconomic factors at the local community level.

    Authors: Stephani L Hatch, Souci Frissa, Maria Verdecchia, Robert Stewart, Nicola T Fear, Abraham Reichenberg, Craig Morgan, Bwalya Kankulu, Jennifer Clark, Billy Gazard, Robert Medcalf and Matthew Hotopf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:861
  11. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and to explore the distribution, including gender differences, of health proble...

    Authors: Roland Morgell, Lars G Backlund, Britt Arrelöv, Lars-Erik Strender and Gunnar H Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:860
  12. There is current controversy about the efficacy of smoking cessation interventions that are based on information obtained by spirometry. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness in the prim...

    Authors: Francisco Martin-Lujan, Josep Ll Piñol-Moreso, Nuria Martin-Vergara, Josep Basora-Gallisa, Irene Pascual-Palacios, Ramon Sagarra-Alamo, Estefania Aparicio Llopis, Maria T Basora-Gallisa and Roser Pedret-Llaberia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:859
  13. The prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in Cyprus was significantly higher in urban compared to rural areas back in the year 2000, against a background of an overall low prevalence (e.g. current wheez...

    Authors: Ourania Kolokotroni, Nicos Middleton, Nicolas Nicolaou, Spyros Pipis, Kostas N Priftis, Donald K Milton and Panayiotis K Yiallouros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:858
  14. There is pressing need to diagnose lung cancer earlier in the United Kingdom (UK) and it is likely that research using computerised general practice records will help this process. Linkage of these records to ...

    Authors: Barbara Iyen-Omofoman, Richard B Hubbard, Chris JP Smith, Emily Sparks, Emma Bradley, Alison Bourke and Laila J Tata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:857
  15. There is currently a lack of reliable information on the exposures of residents and bystanders to pesticides in the UK. Previous research has shown that the methods currently used for assessing pesticide expos...

    Authors: Karen S Galea, Laura MacCalman, Kate Jones, John Cocker, Paul Teedon, Anne J Sleeuwenhoek, John W Cherrie and Martie van Tongeren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:856
  16. In Africa, herbal medicines are often used as primary treatment for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related problems. Concurrent use of traditional herbal medicines (THM) with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) is...

    Authors: Betty Namuddu, Joan N Kalyango, Charles Karamagi, Peter Mudiope, Samwel Sumba, Henry Kalende, Eric Wobudeya, Brian K Kigozi and Paul Waako
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:855
  17. Information on the distribution of Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its combinations by urban/rural areas in lower-middle income countries has been limited. It is not clear how the various combinations of MetS co...

    Authors: Wichai Aekplakorn, Pattapong Kessomboon, Rassamee Sangthong, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Panwadee Putwatana, Rungkarn Inthawong, Wannee Nitiyanant and Surasak Taneepanichskul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:854
  18. Vitamin D insufficiency is highly prevalent. Most of the studies concerning vitamin D status were generated from countries situated at temperate latitudes. It is less clear what the extent of vitamin D insuffi...

    Authors: La-or Chailurkit, Wichai Aekplakorn and Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:853
  19. Cutting and piercing injuries are among the leading causes of unintentional injury morbidity in developed countries. In New Zealand, cutting and piercing are second only to falls as the most frequent cause of ...

    Authors: Simon Thornley, Bridget Kool, Elizabeth Robinson, Roger Marshall, Gordon S Smith and Shanthi Ameratunga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:852
  20. Walking is a preferred, prevalent and recommended activity for aging populations and is influenced by the neighborhood built environment. To study this influence it is necessary to differentiate whether walkin...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Cindy HP Sit, Man-chin Cheung, Lok-chun Janet Lee, Sai-yin Ho and Wai-man Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:851
  21. Although communities have long been exhorted to make efforts to enhance their own health, such approaches have often floundered and resulted in little or no health benefits when the capacity of the community h...

    Authors: Selma C Liberato, Julie Brimblecombe, Jan Ritchie, Megan Ferguson and John Coveney
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:850
  22. Alcohol use and misuse and their relation to sociodemograhic factors are well studied among university students in Western European countries and the USA, but less is known about students in Eastern Europe. Th...

    Authors: Rene Sebena, Olga Orosova, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and Jitse P van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:849
  23. In California, some 40, 000 retailers sell tobacco products. Tobacco's ubiquitousness in retail settings normalizes use and cues smoking urges among former smokers and those attempting cessation. Thus, limitin...

    Authors: Patricia A McDaniel and Ruth E Malone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:848
  24. The study aims to test the differential effects of a web-based text and a web-based video-driven computer-tailored approach for lower socio-economic status (LSES) and higher socio-economic status (HSES) smoker...

    Authors: Nicola E Stanczyk, Catherine Bolman, Jean WM Muris and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:847
  25. Since 1953, through the cooperation of state and local health departments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collected information on incident cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease in ...

    Authors: Carla A Winston, Thomas R Navin, Jose E Becerra, Michael P Chen, Lori R Armstrong, Carla Jeffries, Rachel S Yelk Woodruff, Jessie Wing, Angela M Starks, Craig M Hales, J Steve Kammerer, William R Mac Kenzie, Kiren Mitruka, Mark C Miner, Sandy Price, Joseph Scavotto…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:846
  26. Studies have established that most regular adult smokers become addicted in their adolescent years. We investigated the incidence of and risk factors associated with initial experimental smoking among a group ...

    Authors: Hsing-Yi Chang, Wen-Chi Wu, Chi-Chen Wu, Jennifer Y Cheng, Baai-Shyun Hurng and Lee-Lan Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:844
  27. Inadequate consumption of dairy products without appropriate dietary substitution may have deleterious health consequences. Social research reveals the factors that may impede compliance with dietary recommend...

    Authors: Deborah J Nolan-Clark, Elizabeth P Neale, Yasmine C Probst, Karen E Charlton and Linda C Tapsell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:843
  28. Childhood mental health problems are highly prevalent, experienced by one in five children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged families. Although childcare settings, including family day care are ideal t...

    Authors: Elise Davis, Lara Williamson, Andrew Mackinnon, Kay Cook, Elizabeth Waters, Helen Herrman, Margaret Sims, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Linda Harrison and Bernard Marshall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:842
  29. Only a few workplace initiatives among cleaners have been reported, even though they constitute a job group in great need of health promotion. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effect of either phy...

    Authors: Marie B Jørgensen, Anne Faber, Jørgen V Hansen, Andreas Holtermann and Karen Søgaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:840
  30. There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy...

    Authors: Elizabeth J Burton, Lynne Mitchell and Chris B Stride
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:839
  31. Posttraumatic stress disorder acquired at work can be debilitating both for workers and their employers. The disorder can result in increased sick leave, reduced productivity, and even unemployment. Furthermor...

    Authors: Erene Stergiopoulos, Adriana Cimo, Chiachen Cheng, Sarah Bonato and Carolyn S Dewa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:838
  32. Population surveys and health services registers are the main source of data for the management of public health. Yet, the validity of survey data on the use of mental health services has been questioned repea...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Richard Boyer and Fatoumata Binta Diallo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:837
  33. The prevalence of overweight and elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among workers in the construction industry is relatively high. Improving lifestyle lowers CVD risk and may have work-related benefits...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Vincent H Hildebrandt and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:836
  34. Body shape dissatisfaction has been thought to have an indispensable impact on weight control behaviors. We investigated the prevalence of body shape dissatisfaction (BSD) and explored its association with wei...

    Authors: Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Antoinette Marie Lee, Sai Yin Ho, Edmund Tsze Shing Li, Tai Hing Lam, Susan Yun Sun Fan and Paul Siu Fai Yip
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:835
  35. The need for a mobile workforce inevitably means that the length of the total work day (working and traveling time) will increase, but the health effects of commuting have been surprisingly little studied apar...

    Authors: Erik Hansson, Kristoffer Mattisson, Jonas Björk, Per-Olof Östergren and Kristina Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:834
  36. Montreal is Canada's second-largest city, where mean annual tuberculosis (TB) incidence from 1996 to 2007 was 8.9/100,000. The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology of TB among homeless pe...

    Authors: Jason Tan de Bibiana, Carmine Rossi, Paul Rivest, Alice Zwerling, Louise Thibert, Fiona McIntosh, Marcel A Behr, Dick Menzies and Kevin Schwartzman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:833
  37. The prevalence of hyperuricemia varied in different populations and it appeared to be increasing in the past decades. Recent studies suggest that hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Liu B, Wang T, Zhao HN, Yue WW, Yu HP, Liu CX, Yin J, Jia RY and Nie HW
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:832
  38. Low childhood physical activity levels are currently one of the most pressing public health concerns. Numerous school-based physical activity interventions have been conducted with varied success. Identifying ...

    Authors: Kelly A Mackintosh, Zoe R Knowles, Nicola D Ridgers and Stuart J Fairclough
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:831
  39. Low levels of physical activity in children have been linked to an increased risk of obesity, but many children lack confidence in relation to exercise (exercise self-efficacy). Factors which can impact on con...

    Authors: Cris Glazebrook, Martin J Batty, Nivette Mullan, Ian MacDonald, Dilip Nathan, Kapil Sayal, Alan Smyth, Min Yang, Boliang Guo and Chris Hollis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:830
  40. Substance use and sexual risk behaviour affect young people's current and future health and wellbeing in many high-income countries. Our understanding of time-trends in adolescent health-risk behaviour is larg...

    Authors: Helen Sweeting, Caroline Jackson and Sally Haw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:829
  41. There is limited evidence that interventions for depression and other common mental disorders (CMD) can be integrated sustainably into primary health care in Africa. We aimed to pilot a low-cost multi-componen...

    Authors: Dixon Chibanda, Petra Mesu, Lazarus Kajawu, Frances Cowan, Ricardo Araya and Melanie A Abas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:828
  42. Social and community service organisations (SCSOs) are non-government, not-for-profit organisations that provide welfare services to disadvantaged individuals. SCSOs hold considerable potential for providing s...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Billie Bonevski and Christine Paul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:827
  43. Depressive symptoms and chronic disease have adverse effects on patients' health-related quality of life (H-RQOL). However, little is known about this effect on H-RQOL when only the two core depressive symptom...

    Authors: Valeri D Guajardo, Bruno PF Souza, Sérgio G Henriques, Mara CS Lucia, Paulo R Menezes, Milton A Martins, Leila SLPC Tardivo, Wagner F Gattaz and Renério Fráguas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:826
  44. Cancer is mainly a disease of older patients. In older cancer patients, additional endpoints such as quality of survival and daily functioning might be considered equally relevant as overall or disease free su...

    Authors: Laura Deckx, Doris van Abbema, Katherine Nelissen, Liesbeth Daniels, Piet Stinissen, Paul Bulens, Loes Linsen, Jean-Luc Rummens, Geert Robaeys, Eric T de Jonge, Bert Houben, Karin Pat, Daan Walgraeve, Luc Spaas, Jolanda Verheezen, Thessa Verniest…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:825
  45. Workplace health programs have demonstrated improvements in a number of risk factors for chronic disease. However, there has been little investigation of participant characteristics that may be associated with...

    Authors: Rosanne LA Freak-Poli, Rory Wolfe, Helen Walls, Kathryn Backholer and Anna Peeters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:824
  46. Low socio-economic status combined with other risk factors affects a person's physical and psychosocial health from childhood to adulthood. The societal impact of these problems is huge, and the consequences c...

    Authors: Jamila Mejdoubi, Silvia van den Heijkant, Elle Struijf, Frank van Leerdam, Remy HiraSing and Alfons Crijnen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:823
  47. Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents...

    Authors: Anna Rosén, Maria Emmelin, Annelie Carlsson, Solveig Hammarroth, Eva Karlsson and Anneli Ivarsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:822

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