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  1. Belief is that chronic disease prevalence is rising in Bangladesh since death from them has increased. We reviewed published cardiovascular (CVD) and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) studies between 1995 and 20...

    Authors: Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, Tahmeed Ahmed, Masuma Akter Khanam and Mark R Cullen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:434
  2. Although men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in Mexico, data on current risk behaviors in this population are lacking. This study investigated the prevalence and correla...

    Authors: Sergio Barrón-Limón, Shirley J Semple, Steffanie A Strathdee, Remedios Lozada, Adriana Vargas-Ojeda and Thomas L Patterson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:433
  3. In recent years in Japan, electronic games, home computers, and the internet have assumed an important place in people’s lives, even for elementary school children. Subjective health complaints have also becom...

    Authors: Harunobu Nakamura, Kumiko Ohara, Katsuyasu Kouda, Yuki Fujita, Tomoki Mase, Chiemi Miyawaki, Yoshimitsu Okita and Tetsuya Ishikawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:432
  4. Growing attention is given to the effects of health promotion programs targeting physical activity and healthy eating in individuals with mental disorders. The design of evaluation studies of public health int...

    Authors: Nick Verhaeghe, Jan De Maeseneer, Lea Maes, Cornelis Van Heeringen, Veerle Bogaert, Els Clays, Dirk De Bacquer and Lieven Annemans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:431
  5. The major aim of this study was to investigate whether maternal risk factors associated with socioeconomic status and small for gestational age (SGA) might be viable targets of interventions to reduce differen...

    Authors: Irene Hayward, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Lesley A Cleathero, Patricia A Janssen, Bruce P Lanphear, Michael V Hayes, Andre Mattman, Robert Pampalon and Scott A Venners
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:333
  6. Childhood mortality rate is high in Nigeria. There is dearth of information on the comparison of childhood mortality probability and its causal factors in the Northern and Southern Nigeria. This study was desi...

    Authors: Ayo S Adebowale, Bidemi O Yusuf and Adeniyi F Fagbamigbe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:430
  7. Excess alcohol consumption has serious adverse effects on health and violence-related harm. In the UK around 37% of men and 29% of women drink to excess and 20% and 13% report binge drinking. The potential imp...

    Authors: David Fone, Frank Dunstan, James White, Chris Webster, Sarah Rodgers, Shin Lee, Narushige Shiode, Scott Orford, Alison Weightman, Iain Brennan, Vas Sivarajasingam, Jennifer Morgan, Richard Fry and Ronan Lyons
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:428
  8. Many Australian children are insufficiently active to accrue health benefits and physical activity (PA) levels are consistently lower among youth of low socio-economic position. PA levels decline dramatically ...

    Authors: David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Kristen Weaver, Robin Callister, Deborah L Dewar, Sarah A Costigan, Tara L Finn, Jordan Smith, Lee Upton and Ronald C Plotnikoff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:427
  9. Few studies in Africa have explored in detail the ability of output-based aid (OBA) voucher programs to increase access to gender-based violence recovery (GBVR) services.

    Authors: Rebecca Njuki, Jerry Okal, Charlotte E Warren, Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Chi-Chi Undie, Ben Bellows and Ian Askew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:426
  10. Perceived body appearance and body satisfaction are potentially related to weight problems and poor health. The purpose of this study was to examine how gender, and ethnic differences in body satisfaction, per...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Ronald J Iannotti, Tilda Farhat and Vijaya Thomas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:425
  11. It is important to understand the psycho-social context of obesity to inform prevention and treatment of obesity at both the individual and public health level.

    Authors: Barbara Stewart-Knox, Maresa E Duffy, Brendan Bunting, Heather Parr, Maria Daniel Vas de Almeida and Mike Gibney
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:424
  12. Accumulation of lifestyle physical activity is a current aim of health promotion, with increased stair climbing one public health target. While the workplace provides an opportunity for regular stair climbing,...

    Authors: Frank F Eves, Oliver J Webb, Carl Griffin and Jackie Chambers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:423
  13. Although the number of smokers has declined in the last decade, smoking is still a major health problem among youngsters and adolescents. For this reason, there is a need for effective smoking prevention progr...

    Authors: Henricus-Paul Cremers, Liesbeth Mercken, Anke Oenema and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:277
  14. Although linear growth during childhood may be affected by early-life exposures, few studies have examined whether the effects of these exposures linger on during school age, particularly in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Barbara H Lourenço, Eduardo Villamor, Rosângela A Augusto and Marly A Cardoso
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:265
  15. An increase in new HIV cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been reported in Switzerland since 2001. A rapid result HIV testing for MSM through voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) facility (“Che...

    Authors: Cédric Gumy, André Jeannin, Hugues Balthasar, Thérèse Huissoud, Vincent Jobin, Michael Häusermann, Hubert Crevoisier, Philippe Sudre and Françoise Dubois-Arber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:422
  16. Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a major public health problem worldwide. Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D and its measurement using dosimeters is expensive and difficult for use in populati...

    Authors: Quratulain Humayun, Romaina Iqbal, Iqbal Azam, Aysha Habib Khan, Amna Rehana Siddiqui and Naila Baig-Ansari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:421
  17. Externalising and internalising problems affect one in seven school-aged children and are the single strongest predictor of mental health problems into early adolescence. As the burden of mental health problem...

    Authors: Harriet Hiscock, Jordana K Bayer, Kate Lycett, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Daniel Shaw, Lisa Gold, Bibi Gerner, Amy Loughman and Melissa Wake
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:420
  18. It has been recently demonstrated that serum uric acid (UA) is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or its related clinical indications based on cross-sectional or prospective cohort studies. Nonetheless,...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Chengqi Zhang, Xinhong Song, Haiyan Lin, Dongzhi Zhang, Wenjia Meng, Yongyuan Zhang, Zhenxin Zhu, Fang Tang, Longjian Liu, Xiaowei Yang and Fuzhong Xue
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:419
  19. Debates persist around the world over the development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMO). News media has been shown to both reflect and influence public perceptions of health and science related d...

    Authors: Li Du and Christen Rachul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:326
  20. There is a major gradient in burden of disease between Central and Eastern Europe compared to Western Europe. Many of the underlying causes and risk factors are amenable to public health interventions. The pur...

    Authors: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg, Klara G Dokova, Neda Milevska-Kostova, Gratiana Chicin, Timo Ulrichs, Bernd Rechel, Stefan N Willich, John Powles and Peter Tinnemann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:311
  21. The risk of influenza infection depends on biological characteristics, individual or collective behaviors and the environmental context. The Cohorts for Pandemic Influenza (CoPanFlu) France study was set up in...

    Authors: Nathanael Lapidus, Xavier de Lamballerie, Nicolas Salez, Michel Setbon, Pascal Ferrari, Rosemary M Delabre, Marie-Lise Gougeon, Frédéric Vely, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Laurent Andreoletti, Simon Cauchemez, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Eric Vivier, Laurent Abel, Michaël Schwarzinger, Michèle Legeas…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:417
  22. Obesity in children has increased in recent years throughout the world and is associated with adverse health consequences. Early interventions, including appropriate pedagogy strategies, are important for a su...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Laurent Béghin, Paul Stephen Fardy, Gilles Bui-Xuan and Jacques Mikulovic
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:416
  23. In November 2009, Sierra Leone conducted a preventive yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaign targeting individuals aged nine months and older in six health districts. The campaign was integrated with a measles...

    Authors: Lorenzo Pezzoli, Ishata Conteh, Wogba Kamara, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Olivier Ronveaux, William A Perea and Rosamund F Lewis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:415
  24. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is one of the common causes of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men and is associated with cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) in women. The prevalence o...

    Authors: Zhi Xiang, Yue-Ping Yin, Mei-Qin Shi, Ning Jiang, Yan Han, Hong-Chun Wang, Bing-Jie Zheng, Guo-Jun Liang and Xiang-Sheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:414
  25. The Asian population is one of the fastest growing ethnic minority groups in western countries. However, cancer screening uptake is consistently lower in this group than in the native-born populations. As a fi...

    Authors: Mingshan Lu, Sabina Moritz, Diane Lorenzetti, Lindsay Sykes, Sharon Straus and Hude Quan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:413
  26. To assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a licensed premises intervention to reduce severe intoxication and disorder; to establish effect sizes and identify appropriate approaches to the d...

    Authors: Simon C Moore, Simon Murphy, Susan N Moore, Iain Brennan, Ellie Byrne, Jonathan Shepherd and Laurence Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:412
  27. Violence victimization represents a serious risk factor for health related symptoms, for both men and women. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of violence exposure in late adolescence...

    Authors: Niclas Olofsson, Kent Lindqvist, Benjamin A Shaw and Ingela Danielsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:411
  28. Little has been known regarding the relationship between ocular chemical injury and victims’ medical expenditure, income loss and socio-economic status changes. So we conduct this retrospective cross-sectional...

    Authors: Qihua Le, Yan Chen, Xin Wang, Jiaxu Hong, Xinghuai Sun and Jianjiang Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:409
  29. Despite high vaccination coverage, there have recently been epidemics of vaccine preventable diseases in the Netherlands, largely confined to an orthodox protestant minority with religious objections to vaccin...

    Authors: Wilhelmina L M Ruijs, Jeannine L A Hautvast, Giovanna van IJzendoorn, Wilke J C van Ansem, Koos van der Velden and Marlies EJL Hulscher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:408
  30. Recent years have seen rapid and significant progress in science and implementation of programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Programs that support PMTCT routinely monitor service provision b...

    Authors: Justin Mandala, Tiwonge Moyo, Kwasi Torpey, Mark Weaver, Chiho Suzuki, Rebecca Dirks and Chika Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:405
  31. The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, occurring during pregnancy, delivery/labour and breastfeeding, still remains high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The World Health Organization recommends HIV infe...

    Authors: Stella M Adegbehingbe, Virginia Paul-Ebhohimhen and Debbie Marais
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:402
  32. In young Chinese men of the highland immigrant population, chronic mountain sickness (CMS) is a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to measure the disease burden of CMS in this population.

    Authors: Tao Pei, Xiaoxiao Li, Fasheng Tao, Haotong Xu, Haiyan You, Linlin Zhou, Yan Liu and Yuqi Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:401
  33. There are growing worldwide concerns about the ability of primary health care systems to manage the major burden of illness in young people. Over two thirds of premature adult deaths result from risks that man...

    Authors: Lena Sanci, Brenda Grabsch, Patty Chondros, Alan Shiell, Jane Pirkis, Susan Sawyer, Kelsey Hegarty, Elizabeth Patterson, Helen Cahill, Elizabeth Ozer, Janelle Seymour and George Patton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:400
  34. Problem drinking has been identified as a major risk factor for physical intimate partner violence (PIPV) in many studies. However, few studies have been carried on the subject in developing countries and even...

    Authors: Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Thomas Kennedy Greenfield and Rhoda K Wanyenze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:399
  35. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Like many countries, Australia is currently changing its guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention from drug treatment for everyone with ‘...

    Authors: Linda J Cobiac, Anne Magnus, Jan J Barendregt, Rob Carter and Theo Vos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:398
  36. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suffer increased risk of disability andpremature mortality. Health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) could be one importantfactor to reduce this risk. Rising health care ...

    Authors: Birgitta Nordgren, Cecilia Fridén, Ingrid Demmelmaier, Gunnar Bergström and Christina H Opava
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:397
  37. Preventive home visits are offered to community dwelling older people in Denmark aimed at maintaining their functional ability for as long as possible, but only two thirds of older people accept the offer from...

    Authors: Yukari Yamada, Anette Ekmann, Charlotte Juul Nilsson, Mikkel Vass and Kirsten Avlund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:396
  38. Understanding the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes are important not only in saving lives, but also in preserving quality of life. Findings from recent research have yielded that the prevalence ...

    Authors: Michael T Swanoski, May Nawal Lutfiyya, Maria L Amaro, Michael F Akers and Krista L Huot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:283
  39. Rural residents are increasingly identified as being at greater risk for health disparities. These inequities may be related to health behaviors such as adequate fruits and vegetable consumption. There is litt...

    Authors: M Nawal Lutfiyya, Linda F Chang and Martin S Lipsky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:280
  40. The oral administration of vitamin B12 offers a potentially simpler and cheaper alternative to parenteral administration, but its effectiveness has not been definitively demonstrated. The following protocol wa...

    Authors: Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, Paloma González-Escobar, Rosario Riesgo-Fuertes, Sofía Garrido-Elustondo, Isabel del Cura-González, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Francisco Rodríguez-Salvanés, Marta García-Solano, Rocío González-González, María Ángeles Martín-de la Sierra-San Agustín, Carmen Olmedo-Lucerón, María Luisa Sevillano Palmero, Carmen Mateo-Ruiz, Beatriz Medina-Bustillo, Antonio Valdivia-Pérez…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:394
  41. Very few studies having decision support systems as an intervention report on patient outcomes for cardiovascular disease in the Western world. The potential role of decision support system for the management ...

    Authors: Raghupathy Anchala, Hira Pant, Dorairaj Prabhakaran and Oscar H Franco
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:393

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