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  1. Recent international and national events have brought critical attention to the Canadian public health system and how prepared the system is to respond to various types of contemporary public health threats. T...

    Authors: Douglas Moore, Alan Shiell, Tom Noseworthy, Margaret Russell and Gerald Predy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:313
  2. Social inequalities in health exist globally and are a major public health concern. This study focus on a systematic investigation into the associations between health indicators, living conditions and parenta...

    Authors: Xianming du Prel, Ursula Krämer, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Hanna Oppermann, Tamara Schikowski and Ulrich Ranft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:312
  3. Interest in the reproductive health of adolescents continues to grow throughout the world. Few studies had explored the reproductive health knowledge, sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among se...

    Authors: Ademola J Ajuwon, Adeniyi Olaleye, Banji Faromoju and Oladapo Ladipo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:310
  4. Recent developments within the United Kingdom's (UK) health care system have re-awakened interest in community hospitals (CHs) and their role in the provision of health care. This integrative literature review...

    Authors: David Heaney, Corri Black, Catherine A O'Donnell, Cameron Stark and Edwin van Teijlingen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:309
  5. The HIV burden estimate for India has a very wide plausibility range. A recent population-based study in a south Indian district demonstrated that the official method used in India to estimate HIV burden in th...

    Authors: Lalit Dandona, Vemu Lakshmi, G Anil Kumar and Rakhi Dandona
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:308
  6. In developed countries, gastrointestinal illness (GI) is typically mild and self-limiting, however, it has considerable economic impact due to high morbidity.

    Authors: M Kate Thomas, Shannon E Majowicz, Laura MacDougall, Paul N Sockett, Suzie J Kovacs, Murray Fyfe, Victoria L Edge, Kathryn Doré, James A Flint, Spencer Henson and Andria Q Jones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:307
  7. Management of environmental health issues is an integral part of public health systems. An active integrated environmental health surveillance and response system was developed for the Athens Olympics to monit...

    Authors: Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Varvara Mouchtouri, Vasiliki Vaitsi, Christina Kapoula, Anastasia Vousoureli, Isidiros Kalivitis, Julia Chervoni, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Antonios Vasilogiannakopoulos, Vasilis D Daniilidis and Jenny Kremastinou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:306
  8. The policy of the diminution of the social isolation of the disabled is the main objective of the strategy of the EU new policy concerning the disabled. Lithuanian society faces this objective as well. For thi...

    Authors: Laimute Samsoniene, Algirdas Juozulynas, Gene Surkiene, Konstancija Jankauskiene and Aloyza Lukšiene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:305
  9. Only limited data are available on the development, implementation, and evaluation processes of weight gain prevention programs in adolescents. To be able to learn from successes and failures of such intervent...

    Authors: Amika S Singh, Marijke JM Chin A Paw, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:304
  10. The TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) industry is rapidly growing in Taiwan and many other countries. A large number of workers, mainly women, are employed in the light-on test process to d...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Chih-Wei Lu, Jiunn-Woei Sheen, Shu-Chun Kuo and How-Ran Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:303
  11. Thyroid cancer is a tumor with a low but growing incidence in Spain. This study sought to depict its spatial municipal mortality pattern, using the classic model proposed by Besag, York and Mollié.

    Authors: Virginia Lope, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Rebeca Ramis, Diana Gómez-Barroso and Gonzalo López-Abente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:302
  12. Research in the fields of Preventive Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health play an important role in the advancement of knowledge. In order to map the research productio...

    Authors: Elpidoforos S Soteriades and Matthew E Falagas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:301
  13. In the 1980s there was substantial interest in early pregnancy and pre-pregnancy interventions to increase birth weight and reduce preterm birth. We developed an inter-pregnancy intervention, implemented in a ...

    Authors: Judith Lumley and Lisa Donohue
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:299
  14. Little is known regarding the cardiovascular disease risk factors among Chamorros residing in the United States.

    Authors: Binh Chiem, Victoria Nguyen, Phillis L Wu, Celine M Ko, Lee Ann Cruz and Georgia Robins Sadler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:298
  15. Effective health protection requires systematised responses with clear accountabilities. In England, Primary Care Trusts and the Health Protection Agency both have statutory responsibilities for health protect...

    Authors: Paul A Cosford, Mary O'Mahony, Emma Angell, Graham Bickler, Shirley Crawshaw, Janet Glencross, Stephen S Horsley, Brian McCloskey, Richard Puleston, Nichola Seare and Martin D Tobin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:297
  16. High body mass index (BMI) and lack of physical activity have been recognized as important risk factors for coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether leisure-time physical ac...

    Authors: Eleonor Fransson, Ulf de Faire, Anders Ahlbom, Christina Reuterwall, Johan Hallqvist and Lars Alfredsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:296
  17. As little is known about the determinants of smoking in large ethnic minorities in the Netherlands and other Western European countries, we studied the determinants of smoking young adult offspring of Turkish ...

    Authors: Floor VA van Oort, Jan van der Ende, Alfons AM Crijnen, Frank C Verhulst, Johan P Mackenbach and Inez MA Joung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:294
  18. People in transitional life stages, such as occupational retirement, are likely to gain weight and accumulate abdominal fat mass caused by changes in physical activity and diet. Hence, retirees are an importan...

    Authors: Andrea Werkman, Albertine J Schuit, Lydia Kwak, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Frans J Kok and Evert G Schouten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:293
  19. In Mozambique most of demographic data are obtained using census or sample survey including indirect estimations. A method of collecting longitudinal demographic data was introduced in southern Mozambique sinc...

    Authors: Ariel Q Nhacolo, Delino A Nhalungo, Charfudin N Sacoor, John J Aponte, Ricardo Thompson and Pedro Alonso
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:291
  20. Behavioral factors such as (excessive) alcohol consumption play a major role in the explanation of social inequalities in health. The unequal distribution of health risk behaviors among socio-economic groups h...

    Authors: Matthias Richter, Anja Leppin and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:289
  21. Previous studies of the relationship between job strain and blood or saliva cortisol levels have been small and based on selected occupational groups. Our aim was to examine the association between job strain ...

    Authors: Magnus Alderling, Töres Theorell, Bartolomé de la Torre and Ingvar Lundberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:288
  22. Family is considered to be the first and the most important child development and socialization bond. Nevertheless, parental behaviour model importance for the children, as well as family time for shared activ...

    Authors: Asta Garmienė, Nida Žemaitienė and Apolinaras Zaborskis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:287
  23. Spatial and temporal heterogeneities in the risk of malaria have led the WHO to recommend fine-scale stratification of the epidemiological situation, making it possible to set up actions and clinical or basic ...

    Authors: Jean Gaudart, Belco Poudiougou, Alassane Dicko, Stéphane Ranque, Ousmane Toure, Issaka Sagara, Mouctar Diallo, Sory Diawara, Amed Ouattara, Mahamadou Diakite and Ogobara K Doumbo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:286
  24. We were interested in finding out if the very low antenatal VCT acceptance rate reported in Mbale Hospital was linked to intimate partner violence against women. We therefore set out to i) determine the preval...

    Authors: Charles AS Karamagi, James K Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskar and Kristian Heggenhougen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:284
  25. In Vietnam, illnesses create high out-of-pocket health care expenditures for households. In this study, the burden of illness in the Bavi district, Vietnam is measured based upon individual household health ex...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Bich Thuan, Curt Lofgren, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Urban Janlert and Lars Lindholm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:283
  26. To examine the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among older U.S. men and women. Whether these associations are independent of physical activity was also explored.

    Authors: Catherine A Okoro, Yuna Zhong, Earl S Ford, Lina S Balluz, Tara W Strine and Ali H Mokdad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:282
  27. The collection of ethnicity information as part of cancer datasets is important for planning services and ensuring equal access, and for epidemiological studies. However, ethnicity has generally not been well ...

    Authors: Ruth H Jack, Karen M Linklater, David Hofman, Justine Fitzpatrick and Henrik Møller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:281
  28. Daily smoking adolescents are a public health problem as they are more likely to become adult smokers and to develop smoking-related health problems later on in their lives.

    Authors: Anne Hublet, Dirk De Bacquer, Raili Valimaa, Emmanuelle Godeau, Holger Schmid, Giora Rahav and Lea Maes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:280
  29. Understanding the epidemiological HIV context is critical in building effective setting-specific preventive strategies. We examined HIV prevalence patterns in selected communities of men and women aged 15–59 y...

    Authors: Charles Michelo, Ingvild F Sandøy, Kumbutso Dzekedzeke, Seter Siziya and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:279
  30. The objective of this study was to describe the diagnostic panorama of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies across 11 countries.

    Authors: Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta, Markus Glatzel, Javier Almazán, Katharina Stoeck, Vittorio Mellina, Maria Puopolo, Maurizio Pocchiari, Inga Zerr, Hans A Kretszchmar, Jean-Philippe Brandel, Nicole Delasnerie-Lauprêtre, Annick Alpérovitch, Cornelia Van Duijn, Pascual Sanchez-Juan, Steven Collins, Victoria Lewis…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:278
  31. Studies on school students are indicating that somatic complaints and pain have increased during the past decades. Throughout this period there has been a change in methodology from proxy reports by parents to...

    Authors: Gunilla M Brun Sundblad, Tönu Saartok and Lars-Magnus T Engström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:276
  32. 'Sitting month' is a Chinese tradition for women's postpartum custom. The present study aims to explore the postpartum dietary and health practices of puerperal women and identify their influential factors in ...

    Authors: Nian Liu, Limei Mao, Xiufa Sun, Liegang Liu, Banghua Chen and Qiang Ding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:274
  33. SPARCLE is a cross-sectional survey in nine European regions, examining the relationship of the environment of children with cerebral palsy to their participation and quality of life. The objective of this rep...

    Authors: Heather Dickinson, Kathryn Parkinson, Vicki McManus, Catherine Arnaud, Eva Beckung, Jérôme Fauconnier, Susan I Michelsen, Jackie Parkes, Giorgio Schirripa, Ute Thyen and Allan Colver
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:273
  34. To increase adherence rate to recommendations for follow-up after abnormal colorectal cancer (CRC) screening results, factors that inhibit and facilitate follow-up must be identified. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Ying-Fang Zheng, Tami Saito, Miyako Takahashi, Teruo Ishibashi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:272
  35. Betel quid, chewed by about 600 million people worldwide, is one of the most widely used addictive substances. Cessation factors in betel quid chewers are unknown. The present study explores prevalence and the...

    Authors: Chin-Feng Lin, Jung-Der Wang, Ping-Ho Chen, Shun-Jen Chang, Yi-Hsin Yang and Ying-Chin Ko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:271
  36. While socioeconomic inequalities in mortality have widened in many countries, evidence of social differentials is scarce in Southern Europe. We studied temporal changes in premature mortality across socioecono...

    Authors: Giulia Cesaroni, Nera Agabiti, Francesco Forastiere, Carla Ancona and Carlo A Perucci
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:270
  37. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in developed and developing countries. Diabetes is known to strongly affect the health-related quality of life (HRQOL). HRQOL is also influenced by living conditio...

    Authors: Ashraf Eljedi, Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Alexander Kraemer and Ulrich Laaser
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:268
  38. We quantified the air quality benefits of a smoke-free workplace law in Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A., by measuring air pollution from secondhand smoke (SHS) in 7 pubs before and after the law, comparing actual...

    Authors: James L Repace, James N Hyde and Doug Brugge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:266
  39. Detrimental effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure on child health are well documented. Because young children's primary exposure to ETS occurs in homes and automobiles, voluntary smoking restri...

    Authors: Melissa Gonzales, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Michelle C Kegler and Judith Espinoza
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:265
  40. Current routine surveillance schemes for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United Kingdom (UK) are not designed for outbreak identification. Recognising STI outbreaks, therefore, depends almost ent...

    Authors: Dirk Werber, Meirion R Evans and Daniel Rh Thomas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:264

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