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  1. Cross-sectional studies have reported associations between social support and health, but prospective evidence is less conclusive. This study aims to investigate the associations of positive and negative exper...

    Authors: Simone Croezen, H Susan J Picavet, Annemien Haveman-Nies, WM Monique Verschuren, Lisette CPGM de Groot and Pieter van't Veer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:65
  2. The metabolic syndrome has been shown to increase the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Little information exists on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome for southern Chinese. We therefore investigate t...

    Authors: Xiang Qian Lao, Yong Hui Zhang, Martin Chi Sang Wong, Yan Jun Xu, Hao Feng Xu, Shao Ping Nie, Wen Jun Ma, G Neil Thomas and Ignatius Tak Sun Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:64
  3. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are an important cause of gastroenteritis in Australia and worldwide and can also result in serious sequelae such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). In this paper ...

    Authors: Hassan Vally, Gillian Hall, Amalie Dyda, Jane Raupach, Katrina Knope, Barry Combs and Patricia Desmarchelier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:63
  4. Job strain (i.e., high job demands combined with low job control) is a frequently used indicator of harmful work stress, but studies have often used partial versions of the complete multi-item job demands and ...

    Authors: Eleonor I Fransson, Solja T Nyberg, Katriina Heikkilä, Lars Alfredsson, De Dirk Bacquer, G David Batty, Sébastien Bonenfant, Annalisa Casini, Els Clays, Marcel Goldberg, France Kittel, Markku Koskenvuo, Anders Knutsson, Constanze Leineweber, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Maria Nordin…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:62
  5. This study was constructed as a comparison group pre-test/post-test quasi-experiment to assess the effect of the implementation of the PE curriculum by specialist PE teachers on children's physical development...

    Authors: Gregor Starc and Janko Strel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:61
  6. The association between socioeconomic status and health-related behaviours has been clarified in several epidemiological studies. The aim of this study was to reveal the socioeconomic differences in health-rel...

    Authors: Erika Nédó and Edit Paulik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:60
  7. Reports on the state of knowledge about medicines and driving showed an increased concern about the role that the use of medicines might play in car crashes. Much of patient knowledge regarding medicines comes...

    Authors: Susana P Monteiro, Liset van Dijk, Alain G Verstraete, F Javier Álvarez, Michael Heissing and Johan J de Gier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:59
  8. Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become a high-risk group of HIV infection in China. To date, little is known regarding the behavioral, social and psychological characteristics in Chinese MSM, which makes ...

    Authors: Guanzhi Chen, Yang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Zengzhao Yu, Xiufang Li, Lixin Wang and Ziming Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:58
  9. Knowledge about the determinants of participation and attitude towards the National Immunisation Program (NIP) may be helpful in tailoring information campaigns for this program. Our aim was to determine which...

    Authors: Liesbeth Mollema, Nancy Wijers, Susan JM Hahné, Fiona RM van der Klis, Hendriek C Boshuizen and Hester E de Melker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:57
  10. Persons who default from tuberculosis treatment are at risk for clinical deterioration and complications including worsening drug resistance and death. Our objective was to identify risk factors associated wit...

    Authors: Alyssa Finlay, Joey Lancaster, Timothy H Holtz, Karin Weyer, Abe Miranda and Martie van der Walt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:56
  11. Implementing new initiatives and physical activity interventions in schools represents a myriad of challenges that if overcome can potentially facilitate a range of behavioural changes. The aim of this paper i...

    Authors: Kate A Jenkinson, Geraldine Naughton and Amanda C Benson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:55
  12. As well as biomedical risk factors, psychological factors have been reported to be related to mortality rate. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between life satisfaction and mortality i...

    Authors: Heejin Kimm, Jae Woong Sull, Bayasgalan Gombojav, Sang-Wook Yi and Heechoul Ohrr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:54
  13. Few data exist on the health status of the immigrant population in French Guiana. The main objective of this article was to identify differences in its health status in relation to that of the native-born popu...

    Authors: Anne Jolivet, Emmanuelle Cadot, Sophie Florence, Sophie Lesieur, Jacques Lebas and Pierre Chauvin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:53
  14. Intermittent monitoring of food intake at the population level is essential for the planning and evaluation of national dietary intervention programs. Social-economic changes in Lithuania have likely affected ...

    Authors: Apolinaras Zaborskis, Reda Lagunaite, Ryan Busha and Jolita Lubiene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:52
  15. Particularly in groups of adolescents with lower educational level the smoking prevalence is still high and constitutes a serious public health problem. There is limited evidence of effective smoking cessation...

    Authors: Severin Haug, Christian Meyer, Andrea Dymalski, Sonia Lippke and Ulrich John
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:51
  16. The societal and personal burden of depressive illness is considerable. Despite the developments in treatment strategies, the effectiveness of both medication and psychotherapy is not ideal. Physical activity,...

    Authors: Frank R Kruisdijk, Ingrid JM Hendriksen, Erwin CPM Tak, Aartjan TF Beekman and Marijke Hopman-Rock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:50
  17. Metabolic syndrome (MS), defined as a constellation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, is one of the fastest growing public health burdens in the Asia-Pacific region. This trend is despite the fact ...

    Authors: Subrina Jesmin, Md Reazul Islam, A M Shahidul Islam, Md Sohag Mia, Sayeeda Nusrat Sultana, Sohel Zaedi, Naoto Yamaguchi, Yoshio Iwashima, Michiaki Hiroe and Tetsu Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:49
  18. Housing-led regeneration has been shown to have limited effects on mental health. Considering housing and neighbourhoods as a psychosocial environment, regeneration may have greater impact on positive mental w...

    Authors: Lyndal Bond, Ade Kearns, Phil Mason, Carol Tannahill, Matt Egan and Elise Whitely
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:48
  19. Co-morbid major depressive disorder (MDD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with poor clinical and psychological outcomes. However, the full extent of the burden of, and interaction between, this ...

    Authors: Adrienne O'Neil, Emily D Williams, Christopher E Stevenson, Brian Oldenburg and Kristy Sanderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:47
  20. In the Netherlands, as in many European countries, inequalities in health exist between people with a high and a low socioeconomic status (SES). From the perspective of the 'indirect selection hypothesis', thi...

    Authors: Marja JH van Bon-Martens, Johan Denollet, Lambertus ALM Kiemeney, Mariël Droomers, Monique JA de Beer, Ien AM van de Goor and Hans AM van Oers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:46
  21. Reported ethnic discrimination is higher among indigenous and minority adult populations. There is a paucity of nationally representative prevalence studies of ethnic discrimination among adolescents. Experien...

    Authors: Sue Crengle, Elizabeth Robinson, Shanthi Ameratunga, Terryann Clark and Deborah Raphael
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:45
  22. As countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop their economies, it is important to understand the health of employees and its impact on productivity and absenteeism. While previous studies have assessed the impact...

    Authors: Leonor Guariguata, Ingrid de Beer, Rina Hough, Els Bindels, Delia Weimers-Maasdorp, Frank G Feeley III and Tobias F Rinke de Wit
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:44
  23. In the Netherlands, absenteeism and reduced productivity due to work disability lead to high yearly costs reaching almost 5% of the gross national product. To reduce the economic burden of sick leave and reduc...

    Authors: Cindy YG Noben, Frans JN Nijhuis, Angelique E de Rijk and Silvia MAA Evers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:43
  24. Type D (distressed) personality has been associated with adverse cardiac prognosis and poor emotional well-being in cardiac patients, but it is still unclear what mechanisms link Type D personality with poor c...

    Authors: Erla Svansdottir, Krista C van den Broek, Hrobjartur D Karlsson, Thorarinn Gudnason and Johan Denollet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:42
  25. Physical activity (PA) surveillance is an important component of non-communicable disease risk factor monitoring, and occurs through national and international surveillance systems. This review identifies popu...

    Authors: Rona Macniven, Adrian Bauman and Marian Abouzeid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:41
  26. Exposure to household Secondhand Smoke (SHS) poses a major health threat to children after an indoor smoking ban was imposed in Taiwan. This study aimed to assess the household SHS exposure in elementary schoo...

    Authors: Hsiao-Ling Huang, Yea-Yin Yen, Pi-Li Lin, Chin-Hsuan Chiu, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ted Chen, Chih-Yang Hu, Ya-Ying Lin, Chien-Hung Lee and Fu-Li Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:40
  27. Most previous studies on mortality in violent offenders or victims are based on prison or hospital samples, while this study analyzed overall and cause specific mortality among violent offenders, victims, and ...

    Authors: Marlene Stenbacka, Tomas Moberg, Anders Romelsjö and Jussi Jokinen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:38
  28. There is considerable interest in university student hazardous drinking among the media and policy makers. However there have been no population-based studies in Australia to date. We sought to estimate the pr...

    Authors: Jonathan Hallett, Peter M Howat, Bruce R Maycock, Alexandra McManus, Kypros Kypri and Satvinder S Dhaliwal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:37
  29. Regaining good health and returning to work are important for people injured in road traffic crashes and for society. The handling of claims by insurance companies may play an important role in the rate at whi...

    Authors: Frederieke Schaafsma, Annelies De Wolf, Areen Kayaian and Ian D Cameron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:36
  30. It has been estimated that approximately 20% of all Swedish children grow up with parents having alcohol problems, which may result in negative outcomes among these children. Therefore, most Swedish municipali...

    Authors: Tobias H Elgán, Helena Hansson, Ulla Zetterlind, Nicklas Kartengren and Håkan Leifman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:35
  31. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of global disease burden. Although stroke was thought to be more prevalent than coronary heart disease (CHD) in Chinese, the epidemic pattern might have been c...

    Authors: Liu He, Xun Tang, Yan Song, Na Li, Jingrong Li, Zongxin Zhang, Jianjiang Liu, Liping Yu, Haitao Xu, Jianguo Zhang and Yonghua Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:34
  32. Consumption of illegal drugs is a public health problem in Mexico, and the prison population is a vulnerable group with higher rates of prevalence than in the general population. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Armando Nevárez-Sida, Patricia Constantino-Casas and Angélica Castro-Ríos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:33
  33. Subclinical forms of eating disorders (ED) are highly prevalent, but relatively little is known about age trends, gender differences and distinctions among symptoms. This study investigates age trends and gend...

    Authors: Dawit Shawel Abebe, Lars Lien, Leila Torgersen and Tilmann von Soest
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:32
  34. Although lower uptake rates of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations have been documented, less is known about the relationships between awareness and accepta...

    Authors: Young Kyung Do and Ker Yi Wong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:31
  35. While India has made significant progress in reducing maternal mortality, attaining further declines will require increased skilled birth attendance and institutional delivery among marginalized and difficult ...

    Authors: Paul C Adamson, Karl Krupp, Bhavana Niranjankumar, Alexandra H Freeman, Mudassir Khan and Purnima Madhivanan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:30
  36. Variety of environmental and individual factors can cause tuberculosis (TB) incidence change. The purpose of this study was to assess the characteristics of TB trends in the period 2004 - 2008 in Taiwan by mon...

    Authors: Chung-Min Liao, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Tang-Luen Huang, Yi-Hsien Cheng, Yi-Jun Lin, Chia-Pin Chio, Szu-Chieh Chen and Min-Pei Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:29
  37. Overall the physical health of Indigenous men is among the worst in Australia. Research has indicated that modifiable lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity, appear to contribute str...

    Authors: Lina A Ricciardelli, David Mellor, Marita P McCabe, Alexander J Mussap, David J Hallford and Matthew Tyler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:28
  38. Ambitious UN goals to reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV have not been met in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper focuses on the quality of information provision and counseling and disclosure pa...

    Authors: Anita Hardon, Eva Vernooij, Grace Bongololo-Mbera, Peter Cherutich, Alice Desclaux, David Kyaddondo, Odette Ky-Zerbo, Melissa Neuman, Rhoda Wanyenze and Carla Obermeyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:26
  39. Given limited research evidence for community-based alcohol interventions, this study examines the intervention preferences of rural communities and alcohol professionals, and factors that influence their choi...

    Authors: Anthony Shakeshaft, Dennis Petrie, Christopher Doran, Courtney Breen and Robert Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:25
  40. WHO estimates suggest that age-specific death rates from non-communicable diseases are higher in sub-Saharan Africa than in high-income countries. The objectives of this study were to examine, in Burkina Faso,...

    Authors: Malgorzata Miszkurka, Slim Haddad, Étienne V Langlois, Ellen E Freeman, Seni Kouanda and Maria Victoria Zunzunegui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:24
  41. Rapid socioeconomic development resulting in changing lifestyles and life expectancy appears to be accompanied by an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Genetic predisposition related to ethnicity is a m...

    Authors: Yan Feng, Yumei Yang, Xuesong Ma, Kaiting Chen, Nannan Wu, Dongmei Wang, Pengjie Li, Minnan Wang, Qiang Li and Jinchao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:23
  42. Cervical cancer is an important public health problem worldwide, which comprises approximately 12% of all cancers in women. In Tanzania, the estimated incidence rate is 30 to 40 per 100,000 women, indicating a...

    Authors: Frida S Lyimo and Tanya N Beran
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:22
  43. The incidence of depressive symptoms increases during adolescence, from 10.0% to 24.5% at age 11 to 15, respectively. Experiencing elevated levels of depressive symptoms increases the risk of a depressive diso...

    Authors: Yuli R Tak, Rinka MP Van Zundert, Rowella CWM Kuijpers, Boukje S Van Vlokhoven, Hettie FW Rensink and Rutger CME Engels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:21
  44. Self-rated Health (SRH) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are used to evaluate health disparities. Like all subjective measures of health, they are dependent on health expectations that are associated...

    Authors: Cyrille Delpierre, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Mette Munch-Petersen, Valérie Lauwers-Cances, Geetanjali D Datta, Benoît Lepage and Thierry Lang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:19
  45. A link between low parental socioeconomic status and mental health problems in offspring is well established in previous research. The mechanisms that explain this link are largely unknown. The present study i...

    Authors: Beata Jablonska, Frank Lindblad, Viveca Östberg, Lene Lindberg, Finn Rasmussen and Anders Hjern
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:17
  46. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among prisoners in New South Wales, Australia; and, among prisoners reporting suicidal ideation, to identify factors associated with...

    Authors: Sarah Larney, Libby Topp, Devon Indig, Colmán O'Driscoll and David Greenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:14

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