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  1. The proven benefit of integrating cervical cancer screening programme into HIV care has led to its adoption as a standard of care. However this is not operational in most HIV clinics in Nigeria. Of the various...

    Authors: Oliver C Ezechi, Chidinma V Gab-Okafor, Per Olof Ostergren and Karen Odberg Pettersson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:46
  2. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV antibody testing and associated factors among heterosexual sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic attendees in China.

    Authors: Qiaoqin Ma, Xiaohong Pan, Gaofeng Cai, Jiezhe Yan, Masako Ono-Kihara and Masahiro Kihara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:44
  3. Mammography has been used in developed countries with considerable success but very little is known about this imaging modality in low resource settings. This study examined the level of awareness of mammograp...

    Authors: Millicent O Obajimi, Ikeoluwapo O Ajayi, Abideen O Oluwasola, Babatunde O Adedokun, Adenike T Adeniji-Sofoluwe, Olushola A Mosuro, Titilola S Akingbola, Oku S Bassey, Eric Umeh, Temitope O Soyemi, Folasade Adegoke, Idiat Ogungbade, Chinwe Ukaigwe and Olufunmilayo I Olopade
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:40
  4. A number of studies have demonstrated that solvents may induce auditory dysfunction. However, there is still little knowledge regarding the main signs and symptoms of solvent-induced hearing loss (SIHL). The a...

    Authors: Adrian Fuente, Bradley McPherson and Louise Hickson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:39
  5. We investigated gender differences in treatment outcome during first line antiretroviral treatment (ART) in a hospital setting in Tanzania, assessing clinical, social demographic, virological and immunological...

    Authors: Fausta Mosha, Victor Muchunguzi, Mecey Matee, Raphael Z Sangeda, Jurgen Vercauteren, Peter Nsubuga, Eligius Lyamuya and Anne-Mieke Vandamme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:38
  6. A large number of women from countries with a high perinatal mortality rate (PMR) settle in countries with a low PMR. We compared the PMRs for migrants in Norway with the PMRs in their countries of birth. We a...

    Authors: Zainab Naimy, Jostein Grytten, Lars Monkerud and Anne Eskild
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:37
  7. A decline in mortality rates due to cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality has led to increased life expectancy in the Western world in recent decades. At the same time, the prevalence of type 2 diabe...

    Authors: Elin Olafsdottir, Thor Aspelund, Gunnar Sigurdsson, Rafn Benediktsson, Bolli Thorsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Gudny Eiriksdottir and Vilmundur Gudnason
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:36
  8. Many low- to middle-income countries are faced with an increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity while that for underweight remains high, a duality termed “double burden”; both are key risk factors for chron...

    Authors: Kiet A Ly, Thanh GN Ton, Quang V Ngo, Tung T Vo and Annette L Fitzpatrick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:35
  9. The objective of screening programs is to discover life threatening diseases in as many patients as early as possible and to increase the chance of survival. To be able to compare aspects of health care qualit...

    Authors: Christian O Jacke, Iris Reinhard and Ute S Albert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:34
  10. Although vitamin D deficiency has been studied in various adult populations, there are few data on the prevalence of this nutritional deficiency among healthy adolescents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thi...

    Authors: Shamma J Muhairi, Aaesha E Mehairi, Aysha A Khouri, Muna M Naqbi, Fatima A Maskari, Juma Al Kaabi, Ayesha S Al Dhaheri, Nico Nagelkerke and Syed M Shah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:33
  11. Inactive and unhealthy lifestyles are common among adolescent men. The planned intervention examines the effectiveness of an interactive, gamified activation method, based on tailored health information, peer ...

    Authors: Riikka Ahola, Riitta Pyky, Timo Jämsä, Matti Mäntysaari, Heli Koskimäki, Tiina M Ikäheimo, Maija-Leena Huotari, Juha Röning, Hannu I Heikkinen and Raija Korpelainen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:32
  12. Adolescents in Latin America are at high risk for unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, which often result in unsafe abortions or poor maternal health outcomes. Both young men and women in the region face an inc...

    Authors: Peter Decat, Erica Nelson, Sarah De Meyer, Lina Jaruseviciene, Miguel Orozco, Zoyla Segura, Anna Gorter, Bernardo Vega, Kathya Cordova, Lea Maes, Marleen Temmerman, Els Leye and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:31
  13. Despite the increasing risk of HIV infections, few studies concerning the characteristics of non-injecting heterosexual methamphetamine (MA) users and related risk behaviours have been conducted in China.

    Authors: Dianchang Liu, Zhenhong Wang, Tongsheng Chu and Shumin Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:30
  14. Despite the increasing rates of childhood obesity and rapid change in socio-economic status, the mean age at menarche remains mostly unknown among contemporary girls in Kuwait and other countries in the Gulf r...

    Authors: Nora Al-Awadhi, Nouf Al-Kandari, Teebah Al-Hasan, Daliah AlMurjan, Salhah Ali and Abdullah Al-Taiar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:29
  15. Healthcare waste management options are varying in Ethiopia. One of the first critical steps in the process of developing a reliable waste management plan requires a widespread understanding of the amount and ...

    Authors: Mesfin Kote Debere, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Andamlak Gizaw Alamdo and Zemedu Mehamed Trifa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:28
  16. We wanted to investigate if firm downsizing is related to an increased rate of disability pensions among the former employed, especially for those with musculoskeletal and psychiatric diagnoses, and for those ...

    Authors: Bjørgulf Claussen, Øyvind Næss, Leif Jostein Reime and Alastair H Leyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:27
  17. Exhaustion and fatigue are commonly experienced by parents during the post-partum period, and can have implications for daily functioning, mental health and parenting practices. There is a need for the develop...

    Authors: Melissa Dunning, Monique Seymour, Amanda Cooklin and Rebecca Giallo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:26
  18. The prevalence of health risk behaviours is growing amongst South African employees. Health risk behaviours have been identified as a major contributor to reduced health related quality of life (HRQoL) and the...

    Authors: Naila Edries, Jennifer Jelsma and Soraya Maart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:25
  19. The ongoing rise in the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents is considered to be accompanied with the epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity. In this study, we established a large scale...

    Authors: Xi Lu, Peng Shi, Chun-Yan Luo, Yue-Fang Zhou, Hui-Ting Yu, Chang-Yi Guo and Fan Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:24
  20. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that has an impact on the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of sufferers as well as their children. To date, no study has investigated the effects of parental lepro...

    Authors: Nobuko Yamaguchi, Krishna C Poudel and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:22
  21. Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of nutritional disorder. New strategies for the treatment of anemia are very important for its reduction. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and fea...

    Authors: Geraldo GPL Coutinho, Patrícia M Cury and José A Cordeiro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:21
  22. Governments sometimes face important decisions in the absence of direct evidence. In these cases, expert elicitation methods can be used to quantify uncertainty. We report the results of an expert elicitation ...

    Authors: Rachel Pechey, David Spiegelhalter and Theresa M Marteau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:18
  23. The effectiveness of paraprofessional home-visitations on improving the circumstances of disadvantaged families is unclear. The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the effectiveness of paraprofes...

    Authors: Shelley Peacock, Stephanie Konrad, Erin Watson, Darren Nickel and Nazeem Muhajarine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:17
  24. Health administrative data is increasingly being used for chronic disease surveillance. This study explored agreement between administrative and survey data for ascertainment of seven key chronic diseases, usi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Muggah, Erin Graves, Carol Bennett and Douglas G Manuel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:16
  25. Administrative databases are widely available and have been extensively used to provide estimates of chronic disease prevalence for the purpose of surveillance of both geographical and temporal trends. There a...

    Authors: Rosa Gini, Paolo Francesconi, Giampiero Mazzaglia, Iacopo Cricelli, Alessandro Pasqua, Pietro Gallina, Salvatore Brugaletta, Daniele Donato, Andrea Donatini, Alessandro Marini, Carlo Zocchetti, Claudio Cricelli, Gianfranco Damiani, Mariadonata Bellentani, Miriam CJM Sturkenboom and Martijn J Schuemie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:15
  26. The increasing numbers of colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border are characterized by disproportionately poor families of Mexican-origin, limited access to resources and health services, and heightened risk for ob...

    Authors: M Renée Umstattd Meyer, Joseph R Sharkey, Megan S Patterson and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:14
  27. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer experienced by women worldwide; however, screening techniques are very effective for reducing the risk of death. The national cervical cancer screening program was imp...

    Authors: Shih-Yung Su, Jing-Yang Huang, Chien-Chang Ho and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:13
  28. Obesity is regarded as a potential risk factor for atopy. The aim of this study was to assess the associations of obesity with atopic dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and food allergy in Chinese adults.

    Authors: Xiao Luo, Jing Xiang, Xiaohui Dong, Fuwen Cai, Jianing Suo, Zhiqiang Wang and Meina Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:12
  29. Malnutrition is one of the principal causes of child mortality in developing countries including Bangladesh. According to our knowledge, most of the available studies, that addressed the issue of malnutrition ...

    Authors: Mohammad Mafijul Islam, Morshed Alam, Md Tariquzaman, Mohammad Alamgir Kabir, Rokhsona Pervin, Munni Begum and Md Mobarak Hossain Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:11
  30. Gambling disorders affect about one percent of adults. Effective treatments are available but only a small proportion of affected individuals will choose to attend formal treatment. As a result, self-directed ...

    Authors: David C Hodgins, Gordon H Fick, Robert Murray and John A Cunningham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:10
  31. Three National Health and Morbidity Surveys (NHMSs) had been conducted in Malaysia in 10-year intervals from 1986–2006. Based on the latest NHMS survey in 2006, we describe the prevalence of smoking and identi...

    Authors: Hock Kuang Lim, Sumarni Mohd Ghazali, Cheong Chee Kee, Kuay Kuang Lim, Ying Ying Chan, Huey Chien Teh, Ahmad Faudzi Mohd Yusoff, Gurpreet Kaur, Zarihah Mohd Zain, Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamad and Sallehuddin Salleh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:8
  32. Although rural Canadians are reported to have higher rates of diabetes than others, little is known about the relative influence of known versus agriculture-related risk factors. The purpose of this research w...

    Authors: Roland Dyck, Chandima Karunanayake, Punam Pahwa, Louise Hagel, Josh Lawson, Donna Rennie and James Dosman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:7
  33. Working-aged individuals diagnosed and treated for cancer require support and assistance to make decisions regarding work. However, healthcare professionals do not consider the work-related needs of patients a...

    Authors: Fehmidah Munir, Katryna Kalawsky, Deborah J Wallis and Emma Donaldson-Feilder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:6
  34. Physical activity is essential for older peoples’ physical and mental health and for maintaining independence. Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes weekly, of at least moderate intensity physical activity...

    Authors: Tess Harris, Sally Kerry, Christina Victor, Ulf Ekelund, Alison Woodcock, Steve Iliffe, Peter Whincup, Carole Beighton, Michael Ussher, Lee David, Debbie Brewin, Fredrika Adams, Annabelle Rogers and Derek Cook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:5
  35. Suicide, a social phenomenon, is a major health problem in most countries. Yet data relating to the role social factors play in the development of this condition are lacking, with some factors shrouded in grea...

    Authors: Milad Nazarzadeh, Zeinab Bidel, Erfan Ayubi, Khirollah Asadollahi, Kristin V Carson and Kourosh Sayehmiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:4
  36. Although adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have previously been demonstrated to be adversely associated with a variety of health outcomes in adulthood, their specific association with sleep among adults has...

    Authors: Daniel P Chapman, Yong Liu, Letitia R Presley-Cantrell, Valerie J Edwards, Anne G Wheaton, Geraldine S Perry and Janet B Croft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:3
  37. Quality and essential health information is considered one of the most cost-effective interventions to improve health for a developing country. Healthcare portals have revolutionalized access to health informa...

    Authors: Rajesh Khanna, N Karikalan, Anil Kumar Mishra, Anchal Agarwal, Madhulekha Bhattacharya and Jayanta K Das
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:2
  38. This paper describes efforts to generate evidence for community-developed programs to enhance family relationships in the Chinese culture of Hong Kong, within the framework of community-based participatory res...

    Authors: Cecilia S Fabrizio, Malia R Hirschmann, Tai Hing Lam, Teresa Cheung, Irene Pang, Sophia Chan and Sunita M Stewart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1129
  39. Although knowledge on single health-related behaviors and their association with health parameters is available, research on multiple health-related behaviors is needed to understand the interactions among the...

    Authors: Sarah Spengler, Filip Mess, Nadine Mewes, Gert BM Mensink and Alexander Woll
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1128
  40. The first 18 months of life are the most important for long-term childhood well-being. Anemia and malnutrition occurring in this key period have serious implications for individuals and societies, especially i...

    Authors: Wenfang Yang, Xu Li, Ying Li, Shuiping Zhang, Liming Liu, Xiang Wang and Weimin Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1127
  41. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer are jointly responsible for more than half all deaths in Portugal. They also share some important risk factors and act as mutual competing risks. We aimed firstly to describe...

    Authors: Marta Pereira, Bárbara Peleteiro, Simon Capewell, Kathleen Bennett, Ana Azevedo and Nuno Lunet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1126
  42. Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) that result in one or more fatalities on the 400-series Highways represent a serious public health problem in Ontario, and were estimated to have cost $11 billion in 2004. To da...

    Authors: Damian Rzeznikiewiz, Hala Tamim and Alison K Macpherson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1125
  43. High rates of mental health disorders have been reported in veterans returning from deployment to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom: OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom: OIF); however, less is known a...

    Authors: Michael J Falvo, Jorge M Serrador, Lisa M McAndrew, Helena K Chandler, Shou-En Lu and Karen S Quigley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1124
  44. In Australia there have been many calls for government action to halt the effects of unhealthy food marketing on children's health, yet implementation has not occurred. The attitudes of those involved in the p...

    Authors: Alexandra Chung, Jane Shill, Boyd Swinburn, Helen Mavoa, Mark Lawrence, Bebe Loff, Bradley Crammond, Gary Sacks, Steven Allender and Anna Peeters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1123

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