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  1. India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) is deemed highly successful in terms of detection and cure rates. However, some patients experience delays in accessing diagnosis and treatment. ...

    Authors: Anagha Pradhan, Karina Kielmann, Himanshu Gupte, Arun Bamne, John DH Porter and Sheela Rangan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:263
  2. In the United Kingdom, there has been an increase in cigarette smoking in ethnic minority adults since the 1970s; in some groups levels are now similar to that of White British people. We aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Melissa J Whitrow, Seeromanie Harding and Maria J Maynard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:262
  3. Alcohol consumption has been regarded as an important contributor to the high premature mortality rates. The objective of this paper was to provide an overview and comparison of alcohol consumption and its soc...

    Authors: Kersti Pärna, Kaja Rahu, Satu Helakorpi and Mare Tekkel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:261
  4. European comparative studies documented a clear North-South divide in socioeconomic inequalities with cancer being the most important contributor to inequalities in total mortality among middle aged men in Lat...

    Authors: Gwenn Menvielle, Annette Leclerc, Jean-François Chastang and Danièle Luce
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:260
  5. The health impacts of pulmonary impairment after tuberculosis (TB) treatment have not been included in assessments of TB burden. Therefore, previous global and national TB burden estimates do not reflect the f...

    Authors: Jotam G Pasipanodya, Scott JN McNabb, Peter Hilsenrath, Sejong Bae, Kristine Lykens, Edgar Vecino, Guadalupe Munguia, Thaddeus L Miller, Gerry Drewyer and Stephen E Weis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:259
  6. Observational studies have suggested a complex relationship between alcohol consumption and stroke, dependent on sex, type of stroke and outcome (morbidity vs. mortality). We undertook a systematic review and ...

    Authors: Jayadeep Patra, Benjamin Taylor, Hyacinth Irving, Michael Roerecke, Dolly Baliunas, Satya Mohapatra and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:258
  7. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are designed to make walking and bicycling to school safe and accessible for children. Despite their growing popularity, few validated measures exist for assessing importa...

    Authors: Jason A Mendoza, Kathy Watson, Tom Baranowski, Theresa A Nicklas, Doris K Uscanga and Marcus J Hanfling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:257
  8. Radon is the second risk factor for lung cancer after tobacco consumption and therefore it is necessary to know the burden of disease due to its exposure. The objective of this study is to estimate radon-attri...

    Authors: Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Juan M Barros-Dios, Agustín Montes-Martínez and Alberto Ruano-Ravina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:256
  9. Health professionals and organizations in developed countries adapt slowly to the increase of ethnically diverse populations attending health care centres. Several studies report that attention to immigrant me...

    Authors: Inés Cruz, Catalina Serna, Jordi Real, Montse Rué, Jorge Soler and Leonardo Galván
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:255
  10. UK policy direction for recipients of unemployment and sickness benefits is to support these people into employment by increasing 'into work' interventions. Although the main aim of associated interventions is...

    Authors: Kathryn Skivington, Gerry McCartney, Hilary Thomson and Lyndal Bond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:254
  11. Work related stress is associated with a range of debilitating health outcomes. However, no unanimously accepted assessment tool exists for the early identification of individuals suffering from chronic job st...

    Authors: Heribert Limm, Peter Angerer, Mechthild Heinmueller, Birgitt Marten-Mittag, Urs M Nater and Harald Guendel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:252
  12. Recent evidence, both animal and human, suggests that modifiable factors during fetal and infant development predispose for cardiovascular disease in adult life and that they may become possible future targets...

    Authors: Aimée E van Dijk, Manon van Eijsden, Karien Stronks, Reinoud JBJ Gemke and Tanja GM Vrijkotte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:251
  13. In Heilongjiang province, the HIV prevalence in men who have sex with men (MSM) is generally lower than other part of China. However, the official perception for their risk of HIV/AIDS infection has been incre...

    Authors: Shengyuan Liu, Kaili Wang, Songpo Yao, Xiaotong Guo, Yancheng Liu and Binyou Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:250
  14. Guidelines for initiating ART recommend pregnancy testing, typically a urine test, as part of the basic laboratory package. The principal reason for this recommendation is that Efavirenz, a first-line antiretr...

    Authors: Kwasi Torpey, Lona Mwenda, Mushota Kabaso, Thierry Malebe, Patrick Makelele, Francis Mwema, Henry Phiri, Jonathan Mukundu, Mark A Weaver and John Stanback
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:249
  15. A family history, reflecting genetic susceptibility as well as shared environmental and behavioral factors, is an important risk factor for common chronic multifactorial diseases such as cardiovascular disease...

    Authors: Liesbeth Claassen, Lidewij Henneman, A Cecile JW Janssens, Miranda Wijdenes-Pijl, Nadeem Qureshi, Fiona M Walter, Paula W Yoon and Danielle RM Timmermans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:248
  16. The percentages of couples in HIV sero-discordant relationships range from 5 to 31% in the various countries of Africa. Given the importance of procreation and the lack of assisted reproduction to avoid partne...

    Authors: Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Frank Kaharuza, Florence Mirembe, Stella Neema and Asli Kulane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:247
  17. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has been increasing in China in recent years. The aim of this study is to estimate and compare the prevalence of MS among Chinese adults in Shanghai, one of the most e...

    Authors: Wang-hong Xu, Xiao-nan Ruan, Xiao-jin Fu, Qiu-li Zhu, Hong Zhang, Yun Bai, Hong-yan Wu, Yi Zhou, Hua Qiu, Qiao Sun, Qing-wu Jiang, Li-ming Yang, Jian-jun Gu and Gen-ming Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:246
  18. HIV/AIDS negatively impacts poverty alleviation and food security, which reciprocally hinder the rapid scale up and effectiveness of HIV care programs. Nyanza province has the highest HIV prevalence (15.3%), a...

    Authors: Jay A Pandit, Nicole Sirotin, Robin Tittle, Elijah Onjolo, Elizabeth A Bukusi and Craig R Cohen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:245
  19. The computerisation of primary health care (PHC) records offers the opportunity to focus on pharmacy expenditure from the perspective of the morbidity of individuals. The objective of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Anselmo López-Cabañas, José Tomás Alcalá-Nalvaiz, José María Abad-Díez, Daniel Bordonaba-Bosque and Alexandra Prados-Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:244
  20. In India, children who are traveling during mass immunization campaigns for polio represent a substantial component of the total target population. These children are not easily accessible to health workers an...

    Authors: Naman K Shah, Ashok Talyan, Vibhour Jain, Sunil D Khaparde, Sunil Bahl, Yvan Hutin and Jay Wenger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:243
  21. Nutrition-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer are of multiple origin, and may be due to genetic, biologic, behavioural and environmental factors. In order to detangle the specif...

    Authors: Serge Hercberg, Katia Castetbon, Sébastien Czernichow, Aurélie Malon, Caroline Mejean, Emmanuelle Kesse, Mathilde Touvier and Pilar Galan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:242
  22. Weight-related issues such as obesity, dieting and eating disorders in adolescents are major public health problems. Moreover, undertaking a diet tends to be common among school children and the reasons for do...

    Authors: Margherita Ferrante, Maria Fiore, Gina E Sciacca, Luca Leon, Salvatore Sciacca, Marine Castaing and Gianbattista Modonutti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:241
  23. There is mounting international evidence that exposure to green environments is associated with health benefits, including lower mortality rates. Consequently, it has been suggested that the uneven distributio...

    Authors: Elizabeth Richardson, Jamie Pearce, Richard Mitchell, Peter Day and Simon Kingham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:240
  24. Although researchers have focused on women's smoking during pregnancy and the postpartum period and the influence of household interactions on their tobacco reduction efforts, little attention has been given t...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Mary T Kelly, John L Oliffe, Joy L Johnson, Lorraine Greaves and Anna Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:239
  25. Current tuberculosis (TB) reporting protocols are insufficient to achieve the goals established by the Stop TB partnership. Some countries have recommended implementation of active case finding program. We ass...

    Authors: Ching-Hsiung Lin, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Chun-Eng Liu, Mei-Li Huang, Shu-Chen Chang, Jen-Ho Wen and Woei-Horng Chai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:238
  26. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is known to be associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and abnormal glucose tolerance. Whether alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) is associated with similar me...

    Authors: Anna Kotronen, Hannele Yki-Järvinen, Satu Männistö, Liisa Saarikoski, Eeva Korpi-Hyövälti, Heikki Oksa, Juha Saltevo, Timo Saaristo, Jouko Sundvall, Jaakko Tuomilehto and Markku Peltonen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:237
  27. The economic value attributed by users of health services in public health systems can be useful in planning and evaluation. This value can differ from the perspectives of Willingness to Pay (WTP) and Willingn...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Ma Isabel del Cura-González, Tomás Gómez-Gascón, Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julia Domínguez-Bidagor, Milagros Beamud-Lagos and Francisco Javier Pérez-Rivas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:236
  28. Although marital status and low occupation level has been associated with mortality, the relationship with case fatality rates (CFR) after a coronary event (CE) is unclear. This study explored whether incidenc...

    Authors: Sofia Gerward, Patrik Tydén, Gunnar Engström and Bo Hedblad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:235
  29. The prevalence of obesity and overweight is increasing globally. Frequently coexisting with under-nutrition in developing countries, obesity is a major contributor to chronic disease, and will become a serious...

    Authors: Kate S Collison, Marya Z Zaidi, Shazia N Subhani, Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Mohammed Shoukri and Futwan A Al-Mohanna
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:234
  30. Healthy lifestyles may help to delay arterial aging. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship of physical activity and dietary pattern to the circadian pattern of blood pressure, central and pe...

    Authors: Luis García-Ortiz, José I Recio-Rodríguez, Carlos Martín-Cantera, Alfredo Cabrejas-Sánchez, Amparo Gómez-Arranz, Natividad González-Viejo, Eguskiñe Iturregui-San Nicolás, Maria C Patino-Alonso and Manuel A Gómez-Marcos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:233
  31. Increasingly more men who have sex with men (MSM) are using the internet to seek sex partners, and many HIV-related studies targeting MSM collect data from gay venues in order to inform the design of preventio...

    Authors: Hi Yi Tsui and Joseph TF Lau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:232
  32. The lack of epidemiologic information on osteoporotic hip fractures hampers the development of preventive or curative measures against osteoporosis in South Korea. We conducted a population-based study to esti...

    Authors: Hye-Young Kang, Kyu-hyeon Yang, Yoon Nam Kim, Seong-hwan Moon, Won-Jung Choi, Dae Ryong Kang and Seong Eun Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:230
  33. Childhood obesity and its related metabolic and psychological abnormalities are becoming serious health problems in China. Effective, feasible and practical interventions should be developed in order to preven...

    Authors: Yanping Li, Xiaoqi Hu, Qian Zhang, Ailing Liu, Hongyun Fang, Linan Hao, Yifan Duan, Haiquan Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jun Ma, Guifa Xu, Lin Du, Ying Li, Hongwei Guo, Tingyu Li and Guansheng Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:229
  34. Recent declines in invasive breast cancer have been reported in the US, with many studies linking these declines to reductions in the use of combination estrogen/progestin hormone therapy (EPHT). We evaluated ...

    Authors: Rochelle R Ereman, Lee Ann Prebil, Mary Mockus, Kathy Koblick, Fern Orenstein, Christopher Benz and Christina A Clarke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:228
  35. The aim was to identify predictors of change in objectively measured physical activity over 12 months in the ProActive cohort to improve understanding of factors influencing change in physical activity.

    Authors: Rebecca K Simmons, Esther MF van Sluijs, Wendy Hardeman, Stephen Sutton and Simon J Griffin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:226
  36. As HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) share some modes of transmission co-infection is not uncommon. This study used a population-based sample of HIV and HCV tested individuals to determine the prevalence of HIV/HCV co...

    Authors: Jane A Buxton, Amanda Yu, Paul H Kim, John J Spinelli, Margot Kuo, Maria Alvarez, Mark Gilbert and Mel Krajden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:225
  37. Little is known about differences in professional care seeking based on marital status. The few existing studies show more professional care seeking among the divorced or separated compared to the married or c...

    Authors: Piet F Bracke, Elien Colman, Sara AA Symoens and Lore Van Praag
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:224
  38. Attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) has been suggested as one of the prominent predictor of IPVAW. In this study, we take a step back from individual-level variables and examine r...

    Authors: Olalekan A Uthman, Stephen Lawoko and Tahereh Moradi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:223
  39. Palliative Care is an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing the problems associated with incurable life-threatening illness. In many countries, due to the rapidly ageing...

    Authors: Nils Schneider, Sara L Lueckmann, Franziska Kuehne, Katharina Klindtworth and Mareike Behmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:222
  40. Injection drug use (IDU) is one of the major modes of HIV transmission in China. Drug use is illegal in China, all identified drug users are registered by Public Security Bureau, and most were sent to detentio...

    Authors: Weidong Zhang, Xinya Wang, Xi Chen and Fan Lv
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:221
  41. Waterborne disease is a major risk for small water supplies in rural settings. This study was done to assess the impact of an educational intervention designed to improve water quality and estimate the contrib...

    Authors: Paul R Hunter, Graciela I Ramírez Toro and Harvey A Minnigh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:219
  42. The Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme was introduced at Bindura Hospital in 2003. Seven additional satellite PMTCT clinics were set up in the district to increase service cove...

    Authors: Lazarus R Kuonza, Clemence D Tshuma, Gerald N Shambira and Mufuta Tshimanga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:218
  43. Cellular phone use (CPU) is an important part of life for many adolescents. However, problematic CPU may complicate physiological and psychological problems. The aim of our study was to examine the association...

    Authors: Yuan-Sheng Yang, Ju-Yu Yen, Chih-Hung Ko, Chung-Ping Cheng and Cheng-Fang Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:217
  44. Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption in childhood increases the risk of developing chronic disease. Despite this, a substantial proportion of children in developed nations, including Australia, do not co...

    Authors: Rebecca J Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Leah Brennan, Karen J Campbell, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, Todd R Heard and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:216
  45. The reductions in smoking prevalence in a number of industrialised countries are accompanied by a strong social gap and associated health inequality. Groups such as the World Health Organisation emphasise the ...

    Authors: Christine L Paul, Samantha Ross, Jamie Bryant, Wesley Hill, Billie Bonevski and Nichola Keevy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:211

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