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  1. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global public health and human rights concern. Despite a growing body of research into risk factors for IPV, methodological differences limit the extent to wh...

    Authors: Tanya Abramsky, Charlotte H Watts, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Karen Devries, Ligia Kiss, Mary Ellsberg, Henrica AFM Jansen and Lori Heise
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:109
  2. Smoking, high alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity often lead to (chronic) diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Tailored online interventions have been proven t...

    Authors: Daniela N Schulz, Stef PJ Kremers, Liesbeth ADM van Osch, Francine Schneider, Mathieu JG van Adrichem and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:108
  3. Parenting through control and monitoring has been found to have an effect on young people's sexual behaviour. There is a dearth of literature from sub-Saharan Africa on this subject. This paper examines parent...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba and William Stones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:106
  4. In 2004, the Ministry of Health issued the policy of decentralising microscopy services (MCs) to one third of all township hospitals in China. The study was conducted in Gansu Province, a poor western one in C...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Hui Zhang, Renzhong Li, John D Walley, Shiwen Jiang, Jia Yin, Shuigao Jin, You Li, Qiang Sun, James N Newell, Sian Griffiths and Lixia Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:103
  5. The Netherlands has experienced epidemics of vaccine preventable diseases largely confined to the Bible belt, an area where -among others- orthodox protestant groups are living. Lacking information on the vacc...

    Authors: Wilhelmina LM Ruijs, Jeannine LA Hautvast, Koos van der Velden, Sjoerd de Vos, Hans Knippenberg and Marlies EJL Hulscher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:102
  6. Growing interest in multimorbidity is observable in industrialized countries. For Germany, the increasing attention still goes still hand in hand with a small number of studies on multimorbidity. The authors r...

    Authors: Hendrik van den Bussche, Daniela Koller, Tina Kolonko, Heike Hansen, Karl Wegscheider, Gerd Glaeske, Eike-Christin von Leitner, Ingmar Schäfer and Gerhard Schön
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:101
  7. The use of sealants as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented by several studies; either they are used on an individual or on a public health bas...

    Authors: Constantine J Oulis, Elias D Berdouses, Eleni Mamai-Homata and Argyro Polychronopoulou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:100
  8. The health problems that working people suffer can affect their functional abilities and, consequently, can cause a mismatch between those abilities and the demands of the work, leading to sickness absence. A ...

    Authors: Jake PJ Broersen, Henny PG Mulders, Antonius JM Schellart and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:99
  9. Obesity exerts an enormous health impact through its effect on coronary heart disease and its risk factors. Primary care-based and community-based intensive lifestyle counseling may effectively promote weight ...

    Authors: Rebecca L Drieling, Jun Ma and Randall S Stafford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:98
  10. In developed European countries in the last phase of the smoking epidemic, education is a stronger predictor of smoking than income or employment. We examine whether this also applies in economically less deve...

    Authors: Mall Leinsalu, Csilla Kaposvári and Anton E Kunst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:97
  11. It is important to understand which factors increase the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adolescents. Previous studies have shown that the most important risk factors for PTSD include the type,...

    Authors: Daxing Wu, Huifang Yin, Shujing Xu and Ying Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:96
  12. Deficiencies of micronutrients can affect the growth and development of children. There is increasing evidence of vitamin D deficiency world-wide resulting in nutritional rickets in children and osteoporosis i...

    Authors: Geok L Khor, Winnie SS Chee, Zalilah M Shariff, Bee K Poh, Mohan Arumugam, Jamalludin A Rahman and Hannah E Theobald
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:95
  13. We investigated the association of cumulative smoking exposure and duration of smoking cessation with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

    Authors: Young-Hoon Lee, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Hye-Ran Ahn, Woo-Jun Yun, So-Yeon Ryu, Bok-Hee Kim, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong and Kyeong-Soo Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:94
  14. A physically active life promotes both physical and mental health, increasing well-being and quality of life. Physical activity (PA) performed outdoors has been found to be particularly good for promoting well...

    Authors: Katarina Sjögren, Eva Ekvall Hansson and Louise Stjernberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:93
  15. An often-used tool to measure adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS), an electronic pill-cap that registers date and time of pill-bottle openings. Despite it...

    Authors: Ramsey A Lyimo, Jossy van den Boogaard, Elizabeth Msoka, Harm J Hospers, Andre van der Ven, Declare Mushi and Marijn de Bruin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:92
  16. Efficiency and efficacy of organised mammography screening programs have been proven in large randomised trials. But every local implementation of mammography screening has to check whether the well establishe...

    Authors: Willi Oberaigner, Wolfgang Buchberger, Thomas Frede, Martin Daniaux, Rudolf Knapp, Christian Marth and Uwe Siebert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:91
  17. The Happy Life Club™ is an intervention that utilises health coaches trained in behavioural change and motivational interviewing techniques to assist with the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in p...

    Authors: Colette Browning, Anna Chapman, Sean Cowlishaw, Zhixin Li, Shane A Thomas, Hui Yang and Tuohong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:90
  18. Disaster Medicine training is not included in medical education curriculum in China, even though the country has suffered various disasters annually. We intended to assess the need for continual education rega...

    Authors: Bo Huang, Jing Li, Yunkai Li, Weidong Zhang, Futang Pan and Shujun Miao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:89
  19. Adherence is a necessary part of successful antiretroviral treatment (ART). We assessed risk factors for incomplete adherence among a cohort of HIV-infected women initiating ART and examined associations betwe...

    Authors: Ziad El-Khatib, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine J Abrams, Max Petzold, David Katzenstein, Lynn Morris and Louise Kuhn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:88
  20. Positive alcohol outcome expectancy has consistently been linked with problematic drinking, but there is little population-based evidence on its role on early stages of drinking in childhood. The present study...

    Authors: Chuan-Yu Chen, Carla L Storr, Chieh-Yu Liu, Kuang-Hung Chen, Wei J Chen and Keh-Ming Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:87
  21. This study aimed to inform the design of a pragmatic trial of stroke prevention in primary care by evaluating data recorded in electronic patient records (EPRs) as potential outcome measures. The study also ev...

    Authors: Alex Dregan, Michael A Toschke, Charles D Wolfe, Anthony Rudd, Mark Ashworth and Martin C Gulliford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:86
  22. A relationship between betel quid chewing in Bangladeshi populations and the development of skin lesions and tremor has been previously reported, for people exposed to high levels of arsenic (As) through drink...

    Authors: Shaban W Al-Rmalli, Richard O Jenkins and Parvez I Haris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:85
  23. Binge drinking is a constant problem behavior in adolescents across Europe. Epidemiological investigations have been reported. However, epidemiological data on alcohol consumption of adolescents with different...

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Elmar Gräßel, Dirk Baier, Christian Pfeiffer, Deniz Karagülle, Stefan Bleich and Thomas Hillemacher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:84
  24. The frequency of bloodborne pathogen healthcare-associated infections is thought to be high in developing Southeast Asian Countries. The underlying social-cultural logics contributing to the risks of transmiss...

    Authors: Pascale Hancart-Petitet, Céline Dumas, Anne-Laure Faurand-Tournaire, Alice Desclaux and Sirenda Vong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:83
  25. Betel quid chewing is a common habit widely practiced in Southern Asian populations. However, variations are seen in the content of a betel quid across the different countries. Factors associated with commence...

    Authors: Wan MN Ghani, Ishak A Razak, Yi-Hsin Yang, Norain A Talib, Noriaki Ikeda, Tony Axell, Prakash C Gupta, Yujiro Handa, Norlida Abdullah and Rosnah B Zain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:82
  26. Individuals who have attempted suicide are at increased risk of subsequent suicidal behavior. Since 1983, a community-based suicide prevention team has been operating in the municipality of Bærum, Norway. This...

    Authors: Håkon A Johannessen, Gudrun Dieserud, Diego De Leo, Bjørgulf Claussen and Per-Henrik Zahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:81
  27. Many diabetic patients fear visual loss as the worst consequence of diabetes. In most studies the main eye pathology is assigned as the cause of visual impairment. This study analysed a broad range of possible...

    Authors: Niels de Fine Olivarius, Volkert Siersma, Gitte Juul Almind and Niels Vesti Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:80
  28. A worldwide outbreak of swine flu H1N1 pandemic influenza occurred in April 2009. To determine the mechanism underlying the spread of infection, we prospectively evaluated a survey implemented at a local unive...

    Authors: Mitsuo Uchida, Teruomi Tsukahara, Minoru Kaneko, Shinsuke Washizuka and Shigeyuki Kawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:79
  29. More than a year after an influenza pandemic was declared in June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the pandemic to be over. Evaluations of the pandemic response are beginning to appear in the publi...

    Authors: Heath A Kelly, Patricia C Priest, Geoffry N Mercer and Gary K Dowse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:78
  30. The purpose of this study was to quantify the contribution of comorbidity to activity limitations in populations with chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory disease (index conditions), with em...

    Authors: Morgan Slater, Anthony V Perruccio and Elizabeth M Badley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:77
  31. Indigenous Australians experience poorer health than other Australians. Poor diet may contribute to this, and be related to their generally lower socioeconomic status (SES). Even within Indigenous populations,...

    Authors: Allison Hodge, Joan Cunningham, Louise Maple-Brown, Terry Dunbar and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:76
  32. Stop smoking medications significantly increase the likelihood of smoking cessation. However, there are no population-based studies of stop-smoking medication use in China, the largest tobacco market in the wo...

    Authors: Jilan Yang, David Hammond, Pete Driezen, Richard J O'Connor, Qiang Li, Hua-Hie Yong, Geoffrey T Fong and Yuan Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:75
  33. Large numbers of unmarried migrants are on the continuous move from rural-to-urban areas within China mainland, meanwhile their Reproductive Health (RH) is underserved when it is compared with the present urba...

    Authors: Zhiyong Liu, Minmin Zhu, Hassan H Dib, Zi Li, Shuhua Shi and Zengzhen Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:74
  34. School closure was employed as a non-pharmaceutical intervention against pandemic 2009 H1N1, particularly during the first wave. More than 700 schools in the United States were closed. However, closure decisio...

    Authors: Tamar Klaiman, John D Kraemer and Michael A Stoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:73
  35. GHPSS is a school-based survey that collects self-administered data from students in regular classroom settings. GHPSS produces representative data at the national or city level in each country. This study aim...

    Authors: Charles W Warren, Dhirendra N Sinha, Juliette Lee, Veronica Lea and Nathan R Jones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:72
  36. Wartime stress has been associated with increased late-life mortality of all causes of death. We evaluated whether wounded Finnish World War II veterans who were alive at the age of 55 have increased long-term...

    Authors: Tarja Kunnas, Tiina Solakivi, Jaana Renko, Anne Kalela and Seppo T Nikkari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:71
  37. Disadvantaged groups are an important target for smoking cessation intervention. Smoking rates are markedly higher among severely socially disadvantaged groups such as indigenous people, the homeless, people w...

    Authors: Billie Bonevski, Christine Paul, Catherine D'Este, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Robert West, Afaf Girgis, Mohammad Siahpush and Robert Carter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:70
  38. Combat-intense, lengthy, and multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan have characterized the new millennium. The US military's all-volunteer force has never been better trained and technologically equipped...

    Authors: Tyler C Smith, Isabel G Jacobson, Tomoko I Hooper, Cynthia A LeardMann, Edward J Boyko, Besa Smith, Gary D Gackstetter, Timothy S Wells, Paul J Amoroso, Gregory C Gray, James R Riddle and Margaret AK Ryan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:69
  39. The prevalence of obesity and overweight in youth has increased dramatically since the 1980s, and some researchers hypothesize that increased consumption of low-nutrient, energy-dense foods is a key contributo...

    Authors: Philip H Howard, Margaret Fitzpatrick and Brian Fulfrost
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:68
  40. Because of the quick development and widespread use of mobile phones, and their vast effect on communication and interactions, it is important to study possible negative health effects of mobile phone exposure...

    Authors: Sara Thomée, Annika Härenstam and Mats Hagberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:66
  41. Obesity treatment is by large ineffective long term, and more emphasis on the prevention of excessive weight gain in childhood and adolescence is warranted. To inform energy balance related behaviour (EBRB) ch...

    Authors: Maartje M van Stralen, Saskia J te Velde, Amika S Singh, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Marloes K Martens, Maria van der Sluis, Yannis Manios, Evangelia Grammatikaki, Mai JM Chinapaw¹, Lea Maes, Elling Bere, Jorgen Jensen, Luis Moreno, Nataša Jan, Dénes Molnár, Helen Moore…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:65
  42. Injecting drugs is the major driving force of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Northeastern India. We have assessed the spatial distribution of locations where injecting drug users (IDU) congrega...

    Authors: Gajendra Kumar Medhi, Jagadish Mahanta, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Brogen S Akoijam, Buno Liegise, Kalpana Sarathy, Chelliah Joshua Thomas and Bhupen Sarmah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:64
  43. Vaginitis is a common complaint in primary care. In uncomplicated candidal vaginitis, there are no differences in effectiveness between oral or vaginal treatment. Some studies describe that the preferred treat...

    Authors: Isabel Del-Cura González, Francisca García-de-Blas González, Teresa Sanz Cuesta, Jesús Martín Fernández, Justo M Del-Alamo Rodríguez, Rosa A Escriva Ferrairo, M del Canto De-Hoyos Alonso, Laura Balsalobre Arenas, Ricardo Rodríguez Barrientos, Elisa Ceresuela Wiesmann, Cristina De-Alba Romero, Yolanda Ginés Díaz, Ana Pastor Rodríguez-Moñino, Blanca Gutiérrez Teira, Marta Sánchez-Celaya del Pozo, Jesús Fernández Horcajuelo…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:63
  44. In developing countries, overweight prevalence is increasing while underweight prevalence is still high. This situation is known as the double nutrition burden. Both underweight and overweight are related to i...

    Authors: Do TP Ha, Edith JM Feskens, Paul Deurenberg, Le B Mai, Nguyen C Khan and Frans J Kok
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:62
  45. There is a lack of international research on suicide by drug overdose as a preventable suicide method. Sex- and age-specific rates of suicide by drug self-poisoning (ICD-10, X60-64) and the distribution of dru...

    Authors: Airi Värnik, Merike Sisask, Peeter Värnik, Jing Wu, Kairi Kõlves, Ella Arensman, Margareth Maxwell, Thomas Reisch, Ricardo Gusmão, Chantal van Audenhove, Gert Scheerder, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis, Claire Coffey, Maria Kopp, Andras Szekely, Saska Roskar…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:61
  46. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are a major cause for concern in public health and the main causes of sick leave. Treatments for WMSD have given disappointing results; prevention is the best stra...

    Authors: Antonio C Santos, Markus Bredemeier, Karen F Rosa, Vinicius A Amantéa and Ricardo M Xavier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:60
  47. Limited attention has been paid to the issue of reproductive health as it affects women with intellectual disabilities, despite reproductive health being a vital issue in public health policy for women in the ...

    Authors: Lan-Ping Lin, Pei-Ying Lin, Shang-Wei Hsu, Ching-Hui Loh, Jin-Ding Lin, Chia-Im Lai, Wu-Chien Chien and Fu-Gong Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:59
  48. Working women of childbearing age are a vital part of the population. Following childbirth, this group of women can experience a myriad of physical and mental health problems that can interfere with their abil...

    Authors: Kimi Uegaki, Suzanne GM Stomp-van den Berg, Martine C de Bruijne, Mireille NM van Poppel, Martijn W Heymans, Willem van Mechelen and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:57
  49. Premature death from suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. However, the pattern and risk factors for suicide and other external cause injuries are not well understood. This study investigates mortalit...

    Authors: Casey M Rebholz, Dongfeng Gu, Wenjie Yang, Jing Chen, Xigui Wu, Jian-feng Huang, Ji-chun Chen, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Tanika N Kelly, Xiufang Duan, Lydia A Bazzano and Jiang He
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:56

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