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  1. Although the number of studies on anti-smoking interventions has increased, studies focused on identifying social contextual factors in rural areas are scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore the role...

    Authors: E Hwa Yun, Yoon Hwa Kang, Min Kyung Lim, Jin-Kyoung Oh and Jung Min Son
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:78
  2. The Taiwanese government began reimbursement for smoking cessation in 2002. Certification from a training program was required for physicians who wanted reimbursement. The program certified 6,009 physicians ti...

    Authors: Fei-Ran Guo, Ling-Yu Hung, Chih-Jen Chang, Kai-Kuen Leung and Ching-Yu Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:77
  3. A community-based public health program to provide a dental home for women covered by the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) in Klamath County, Oregon USA was instituted with the long-term goal to promote preventiv...

    Authors: Peter Milgrom, Marilynn Sutherland, R Mike Shirtcliff, Sharity Ludwig and Darlene Smolen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:76
  4. The aims of this study were to determine factors associated with dental visit and to describe barriers to utilisation of oral health care services among antenatal mothers attending the Obstetric and Gynaecolog...

    Authors: Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Yew L Hwang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:75
  5. The rate of smoking and lung cancer among women is rising in Europe. The primary aim of this study was to determine why women begin smoking in five different European countries at different stages of the tobac...

    Authors: Debora L Oh, Julia E Heck, Carolyn Dresler, Shane Allwright, Margaretha Haglund, Sara S Del Mazo, Eva Kralikova, Isabelle Stucker, Elizabeth Tamang, Ellen R Gritz and Mia Hashibe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:74
  6. The awareness of health risks associated with body art among secondary school pupils has never previously been studied in depth. A large sample of secondary school adolescents from the Veneto Region (North Eas...

    Authors: Luca Cegolon, Enrico Miatto, Melania Bortolotto, Mirca Benetton, Francesco Mazzoleni and Giuseppe Mastrangelo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:73
  7. Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health concern. Inadequate case finding and case holding has been cited as major barrier to the control of TB. The TB literature is written almost entirely from a biomedical persp...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm, Harry JM Finkenflügel, Valerie Møller and Anna P Nieboer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:72
  8. Financial incentives have been used for many years internationally to improve quality of care in general practice. The aim of this pilot study was to determine if offering general practitioners (GP) a small in...

    Authors: Jade E Bilardi, Christopher K Fairley, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Marie V Pirotta, Kathleen M McNamee, Siobhan Bourke, Lyle C Gurrin, Margaret Hellard, Lena A Sanci, Michelle J Wills, Jennifer Walker, Marcus Y Chen and Jane S Hocking
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:70
  9. Because of a high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), early prevention of cardiovascular disease is important for health gain and cost reduction. This project f...

    Authors: Karen Broekhuizen, Mireille NM van Poppel, Lando LJ Koppes, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:69
  10. To explore if exposures to specific heavy metals in the environment is a new risk factor of oral cancer, one of the fastest growing malignancies in Taiwan, in addition to the two established risk factors, ciga...

    Authors: Che-Chun Su, Yo-Yu Lin, Tsun-Kuo Chang, Chi-Ting Chiang, Jian-An Chung, Yun-Ying Hsu and Ie-Bin Lian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:67
  11. Prospective associations have been found between high use of information and communication technology (ICT) and reported mental symptoms among young adult university students, but the causal mechanisms are unc...

    Authors: Sara Thomée, Lotta Dellve, Annika Härenstam and Mats Hagberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:66
  12. There is only limited evidence available on how best to prevent childhood obesity and community-based interventions hold promise, as several successful interventions have now been published. The Victorian Gove...

    Authors: Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, Kristy Bolton, Michelle Haby, Peter Kremer, Lisa Gibbs, Elizabeth Waters and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:65
  13. Major depression (MD) is one of the most frequent diagnoses in Primary Care. It is a disabling illness that increases the use of health resources. Aim: To describe the concordance between remission according t...

    Authors: Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Milagrosa Blanca-Tamayo, Laura Gutiérrez-Nicuesa, Jordi Salvatella-Pasant and Ruth Navarro-Artieda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:64
  14. Many western nations continue to have high rates of teenage pregnancies and births, which can result in adverse outcomes for both mother and child. This study identified possible antecedents of teenage pregnan...

    Authors: Jennifer Gaudie, Francis Mitrou, David Lawrence, Fiona J Stanley, Sven R Silburn and Stephen R Zubrick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:63
  15. Sickness absence is a problem in many Western countries. Physicians have an essential role in sickness certification of patients, which is often recommended in health care but may have side effects. Despite th...

    Authors: Anna Löfgren, Jan Hagberg and Kristina Alexanderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:61
  16. The success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was remarkable, but four countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria - never interrupted polio transmission. Pakistan reportedly achieved all mil...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh, Mohsin Zia Sana Ullah, Javed Akram, Arif Mahmood Siddiqui, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad, Muhammad Waqas, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Waqar Ahmad, Ubeera Shahid and Usman Khurshid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:60
  17. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality but is rarely assessed in medical settings due to burdens of time, cost, risk, and resources. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Emily L Mailey, Siobhan M White, Thomas R Wójcicki, Amanda N Szabo, Arthur F Kramer and Edward McAuley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:59
  18. It is a priority to achieve smoking cessation in diabetic smokers, given that this is a group of patients with elevated cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, tobacco has a multiplying effect on micro and macro vas...

    Authors: Lydia Roig, Santiago Perez, Gemma Prieto, Carlos Martin, Mamta Advani, Angelina Armengol, Pilar Roura, Josep Maria Manresa and Elena Briones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:58
  19. Although several studies have reported findings concerning the association between smoking and emotional/behavioural problems, little research has investigated this association after controlling for confoundin...

    Authors: George Giannakopoulos, Chara Tzavara, Christine Dimitrakaki, Gerasimos Kolaitis, Vasiliki Rotsika and Yannis Tountas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:57
  20. One out of ten of China's population are migrants, moving from rural to urban areas. Many leave their families behind resulting in millions of school children living in their rural home towns without one or bo...

    Authors: Yang Gao, Li Ping Li, Jean Hee Kim, Nathan Congdon, Joseph Lau and Sian Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:56
  21. Although educational disparity has been linked to single risk behaviours, it has not previously been studied as a predictor of overall lifestyle. We examined if current education, parental education or educati...

    Authors: Seana L Gall, Joan Abbott-Chapman, George C Patton, Terence Dwyer and Alison Venn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:55
  22. Domestic violence, which may be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional, is a major public health problem due to the long-term health consequences for women who have experienced it and for thei...

    Authors: Alison Gregory, Jean Ramsay, Roxane Agnew-Davies, Kathleen Baird, Angela Devine, Danielle Dunne, Sandra Eldridge, Annie Howell, Medina Johnson, Clare Rutterford, Debbie Sharp and Gene Feder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:54
  23. Acculturation is a continuous, firsthand contact with other cultures functioning at both group and individual levels and is reflected in our culturally diverse society, calling for a greater understanding of t...

    Authors: Katandria L Johnson, Joan F Carroll, Kimberly G Fulda, Kathryn Cardarelli and Roberto Cardarelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:53
  24. Neural tube defect (NTD) prevalence in northern China is among the highest worldwide. Dealing with the NTD situation is ranked as the number one task in China's scientific development plan in population and he...

    Authors: Jin-Feng Wang, Xin Liu, George Christakos, Yi-Lan Liao, Xue Gu and Xiao-Ying Zheng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:52
  25. Overweight and obesity are considerable public health problems internationally as well as in Sweden. The long-term results of obesity treatment are modest as reported by other studies. The importance of extend...

    Authors: Kristina Lindvall, Christel Larsson, Lars Weinehall and Maria Emmelin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:51
  26. The role of workplaces in promoting active travel (walking, cycling or using public transport) is relatively unexplored. This study explores the potential for workplaces to reduce employees' driving to work in...

    Authors: Li Ming Wen, James Kite and Chris Rissel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:50
  27. With rates of childhood obesity increasing, physical activity (PA) promotion especially in young children has assumed greater importance. Given the limited effectiveness of most interventions to date, new appr...

    Authors: Freia De Bock, Joachim E Fischer, Kristina Hoffmann and Herbert Renz-Polster
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:49

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2012 12:355

  28. Increasing livestock density and animal manure spreading, along with climate factors such as heavy rainfall, may increase the risk of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI). In this study we evaluated the associ...

    Authors: Yossi Febriani, Patrick Levallois, Suzanne Gingras, Pierre Gosselin, Shannon E Majowicz and Manon D Fleury
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:48
  29. Sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) rank among the most important health issues for the people especially the young adults worldwide. Young people tend to engage in sexual activity at younger ages in the pa...

    Authors: Mudassir Anwar, Syed Azhar S Sulaiman, Keivan Ahmadi and Tahir M Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:47

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2010 10:571

  30. Several studies evaluated variations in hip fracture incidences, as well as trends of the hip fracture incidences. Comparisons of trends are lacking so far. We compared the incidence rates and, in particular, ...

    Authors: Eva Mann, Gabriele Meyer, Burkhart Haastert and Andrea Icks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:46
  31. Injury is the major cause of death and suffering among children and adolescents, but awareness of the problem and political commitment for preventive actions remain unacceptably low. We have assessed variation...

    Authors: Suzanne Polinder, Juanita A Haagsma, Hidde Toet, Marco JP Brugmans and Ed F van Beeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:45
  32. Cigarette smoking cannot fully explain the epidemiologic characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women, particularly for those who rarely smoke, but COPD risk is not less than men. T...

    Authors: Chia-Fang Wu, Nan-Hsiung Feng, Inn-Wen Chong, Kuen-Yuh Wu, Chien-Hung Lee, Jhi-Jhu Hwang, Chia-Tsuan Huang, Chung-Ying Lee, Shao-Ting Chou, David C Christiani and Ming-Tsang Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:44
  33. Schools are regarded as an important setting for the prevention of overweight. This study presents a nationally representative picture of the obesogenity of the school environment, the awareness of schools reg...

    Authors: Salome Scholtens, Lideke Middelbeek, Suzanne I Rutz, Goof Buijs and Wanda JE Bemelmans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:42
  34. In developed countries, giardiasis is considered a travel related disease. However, routine surveillance data from Germany indicate that >50% of infections were acquired indigenously. We studied the epidemiolo...

    Authors: Werner Espelage, Matthias an der Heiden, Klaus Stark and Katharina Alpers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:41
  35. Despite low rates of obesity, many university students perceive themselves as overweight, especially women. This is of concern, because inappropriate weight perceptions can lead to unhealthy behaviours includi...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Annette E Maxwell, Walid El Ansari, Christiane Stock, Janina Petkeviciene and Francisco Guillen-Grima
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:40
  36. Regular cycling has been shown to improve health and has a role in tackling the threats posed by obesity and inactivity. Cycle collisions, particularly those involving motorised vehicles, can lead to significa...

    Authors: Philip D Miller, Denise Kendrick, Carol Coupland and Frank Coffey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:39
  37. The early diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease is essential for developing preventive strategies in populations at high risk and acting when the disease is still asymptomatic. A low ankle-arm index is a good m...

    Authors: María Teresa Alzamora, Rosa Forés, José Miguel Baena-Díez, Guillem Pera, Pere Toran, Marta Sorribes, Marisa Vicheto, María Dolores Reina, Amparo Sancho, Carlos Albaladejo and Judith Llussà
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:38
  38. To characterize the smoking patterns of hospitality employees in blue-collar and service occupations, and to examine its relations with psychosocial work conditions.

    Authors: Xun Li, Huiying Liang, Xuelian Li, Peng Guan, Zhihua Yin and Baosen Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:37
  39. Dietary treatment is often recommended as the first line of treatment for women with mild iron deficiency. Although it is well established that ascorbic acid enhances iron absorption, it is less clear whether ...

    Authors: Kathryn Beck, Cathryn Conlon, Rozanne Kruger, Jane Coad and Welma Stonehouse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:36
  40. Ghana has not conducted a national tuberculin survey or tuberculosis prevalence survey since the establishment of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme. The primary objective of this study was therefore ...

    Authors: Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Susan van den Hof, Gloria Ivy Mensah, Adukwei Hesse, Christian Bonsu, Kwadwo Ansah Koram, Felix Kwami Afutu and Frank Adae Bonsu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:35
  41. Health care providers in many countries have delivered interventions to improve physical activity levels among their patients. Thus far, less is known about the population's interest to increase their physical...

    Authors: Matti E Leijon, Diana Stark-Ekman, Per Nilsen, Kerstin Ekberg, Lars Walter, Agneta Ståhle and Preben Bendtsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:34
  42. Quality of life (QoL) decreases as heart failure worsens, which is one of the greatest worries of these patients. Physical exercise has been shown to be safe for people with heart failure. Previous studies hav...

    Authors: Ana Zuazagoitia, Gonzalo Grandes, Jesús Torcal, Iñaki Lekuona, Pilar Echevarria, Manuel A Gómez, Mar Domingo, Maria M de la Torre, Jose I Ramírez, Imanol Montoya, Juana Oyanguren and Ricardo Ortega-Sánchez Pinilla
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:33
  43. Following the rapid increase of migrant workers in China, the number of "absent migrant parents" children is also rising fast. The "absent migrant parents" children might have an insecure relationship with the...

    Authors: Li-Juan Liu, Xun Sun, Chun-Li Zhang, Yue Wang and Qiang Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:32
  44. Following the outbreak of chikungunya in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Health directed the necessary development of an early outbreak detection system. A disease surveillance team including the Institut Pa...

    Authors: Laurence Randrianasolo, Yolande Raoelina, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Lisette Ravolomanana, Soa Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Heraud, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Robinson Ramanjato, Armand Eugène Randrianarivo-Solofoniaina and Vincent Richard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:31
  45. The behavior of adolescents puts them at an increased risk for HIV and other STIs, and their knowledge about HIV/AIDS is often inadequate. An understanding of how AIDS knowledge and sexual activity co-vary amo...

    Authors: Ronan Van Rossem, Hans Berten and Charlotte Van Tuyckom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:30

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