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  1. The process of seeking asylum and the related organisational conditions in the host country may adversely affect the children's mental health. The objective of this study was to examine the mental health of ch...

    Authors: Signe S Nielsen, Marie Norredam, Karen L Christiansen, Carsten Obel, Jørgen Hilden and Allan Krasnik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:293
  2. Since it is essential to maintain a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness to prevent life-style related disease, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan in 2006 proposed to determine the maximal ...

    Authors: Masae Miyatani, Hiroshi Kawano, Kei Masani, Yuko Gando, Kenta Yamamoto, Michiya Tanimoto, Taewoong Oh, Chiyoko Usui, Kiyoshi Sanada, Mitsuru Higuchi, Izumi Tabata and Motohiko Miyachi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:291
  3. Adolescent neck/shoulder pain (NSP) is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. Several risk factors for this condition have been investigated, but no studies have previously evaluated associations between...

    Authors: Mark C Perry, Leon M Straker, Peter B O'Sullivan, Anne J Smith and Beth Hands
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:290
  4. It has long been evident that there is an association between alcohol use and risk of tuberculosis. It has not been established to what extent this association is confounded by social and other factors related...

    Authors: Knut Lönnroth, Brian G Williams, Stephanie Stadlin, Ernesto Jaramillo and Christopher Dye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:289
  5. This study sought to ascertain whether there might be excess lung cancer mortality among the population residing in the vicinity of Spanish paper and board industries which report their emissions to the Europe...

    Authors: Susana Monge-Corella, Javier García-Pérez, Nuria Aragonés, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez and Gonzalo López-Abente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:288
  6. As in other Western countries, the number of immigrants in the Netherlands is growing rapidly. In 1980 non-western immigrants constituted about 3% of the population, in 1990 it was 6% and currently it is more ...

    Authors: Loes C Lanting, Aart H Bootsma, Steven WJ Lamberts, Johan P Mackenbach and Inez MA Joung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:287
  7. Information on the HIV and AIDS-related knowledge among dental students provides a crucial foundation for efforts aimed at developing an appropriate dental curriculum on HIV and AIDS, and for attracting the at...

    Authors: Elwalid Fadul Nasir, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, Jamil David and Rouf Wahab Ali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:286
  8. Demographic ageing, and the health transition will soon lead to large increases in the number of dependent older people in low and middle income countries. Despite its importance, this topic has not previously...

    Authors: Daisy Acosta, Ruth Rottbeck, Guillermina Rodríguez, Cleusa P Ferri and Martin J Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:285
  9. Trust as a measure of social capital has been documented to be associated with health. Mediating factors for this association are not well investigated. Harmful alcohol consumption is believed to be one of the...

    Authors: Johanna Ahnquist, Martin Lindström and Sarah P Wamala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:283
  10. Obesity is one of the greatest challenges in primary health care. The BMI describes fat mass and waist circumference (WC) fat distribution and total metabolic and cardiovascular risk. It was aim of the present...

    Authors: Hans Hauner, Peter Bramlage, Christian Lösch, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Heribert Schunkert, Jürgen Wasem, Karl-Heinz Jöckel and Susanne Moebus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:282
  11. Preventive activities carried out in primary care have important variability that makes necessary to know which factors have an impact in order to establish future strategies for improvement. The present study...

    Authors: Bonaventura Bolíbar, Clara Pareja, M Pilar Astier-Peña, Julio Morán, Teresa Rodríguez-Blanco, Magdalena Rosell-Murphy, Manuel Iglesias, Sebastián Juncosa, Juanjo Mascort, Concepció Violan, Rosa Magallón and Javier Apezteguia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:281
  12. To assess the intake of sugar-added beverages such as soft drinks and commercially available fruit juices in kindergarten children, and to examine its association with obesity indices, physical activity levels...

    Authors: Manolis Linardakis, Katerina Sarri, Maria-Styliani Pateraki, Manolis Sbokos and Anthony Kafatos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:279
  13. Improving immunisation rates in risk groups is one of the main objectives in vaccination strategies. However, achieving high vaccination rates in children with chronic conditions is difficult. Different types ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Pandolfi, Maria C Graziani, Roberto Ieraci, Giovanni Cavagni and Alberto E Tozzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:278
  14. Self-poisoning with pesticides is the cause of an estimated 300,000 deaths annually in rural Asia. The great majority of these deaths are from impulsive acts of self-harm using pesticides that are readily avai...

    Authors: Manjula Weerasinghe, Ravi Pieris, Michael Eddleston, Wim van der Hoek, Andrew Dawson and Flemming Konradsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:276
  15. Reliable information on the prevalence of hypertension is crucial in the development of health policies for prevention, control, and early diagnosis of this condition. This study describes the prevalence of hy...

    Authors: Ericka Méndez-Chacón, Carolina Santamaría-Ulloa and Luis Rosero-Bixby
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:275
  16. The majority of Polish smokers declare their will to quit smoking and many of them attempt to quit. Although morbidity and mortality from tobacco-related diseases are among the highest in the world, there is a...

    Authors: Alicja Sieminska, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Ewa Jassem, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Romana Ucinska and Marta Chelminska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:274
  17. Recent initiatives have been introduced by the UK government into secondary schools to increase pupils' access to physical activity (PA). Despite this, not enough is known about pupils' levels of physical acti...

    Authors: Spencer Earl Boyle, Georgina L Jones and Stephen J Walters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:273
  18. The objectives of the survey were to identify the level of influenza vaccination coverage in five European countries between 2001 and 2007, to understand the drivers and barriers to vaccination, to assess vacc...

    Authors: Patricia R Blank, Matthias Schwenkglenks and Thomas D Szucs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:272
  19. While the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is high, tailored risk scores for screening among South Asian and African origin populations are lacking. The aim of this study was, first, to compare the ...

    Authors: Navin R Bindraban, Irene GM van Valkengoed, Gideon Mairuhu, Frits Holleman, Joost BL Hoekstra, Bob PJ Michels, Richard P Koopmans and Karien Stronks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:271
  20. Attempts to identify particular aspects of psychosocial work conditions as predictors of sickness absence remain inconclusive. A global measure has previously been suggested to be an efficient way to measure p...

    Authors: Torsten Munch-Hansen, Joanna Wieclaw, Esben Agerbo, Niels Westergaard-Nielsen and Jens Peter Bonde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:270
  21. Knowledge is sparse concerning injuries affecting rural populations in low and middle-income countries in general and in Iran in particular. This study documents the incidence and characteristics of severe inj...

    Authors: Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai, Mohsen Naghavi, Mohammadreza Shokouhi and Lucie Laflamme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:269
  22. Public health research characterising the course of life through the middle age in developing societies is scarce. The aim of this study is to explore patterns of adult (15–64 years) mortality in an Ethiopian ...

    Authors: Mesganaw Fantahun, Yemane Berhane, Ulf Högberg, Stig Wall and Peter Byass
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:268
  23. The identification of the vitamin D receptor in the endocrine pancreas suggests a role for vitamin D in insulin secretion. There is also some limited evidence that vitamin D influences insulin resistance, and ...

    Authors: Pamela R von Hurst, Welma Stonehouse, Christophe Matthys, Cathryn Conlon, Marlena C Kruger and Jane Coad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:267
  24. A complex interaction exists between tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection at an individual and community level. Limited knowledge about the rate of HIV infection in TB patients an...

    Authors: Daniel G Datiko, Mohammed A Yassin, Luelseged T Chekol, Lopisso E Kabeto and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:266
  25. The devastating impact of AIDS in the world especially in sub-Saharan Africa has led to an unprecedented global effort to ensure access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. Given that medication-taking behavior can ...

    Authors: Alemayehu Amberbir, Kifle Woldemichael, Sofonias Getachew, Belaineh Girma and Kebede Deribe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:265
  26. Voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) is one of the key strategies in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. However, the utilization of VCT services particularly among men is low in Kasese di...

    Authors: Francis M Bwambale, Sarah N Ssali, Simon Byaruhanga, Joan N Kalyango and Charles AS Karamagi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:263
  27. Cancer of the cervix is the second commonest malignancy in females worldwide and is the leading malignancy among women in Tanzania. Cancer of the cervix has been strongly associated with Human Papilloma Virus ...

    Authors: Crispin Kahesa, Julius Mwaiselage, Henry R Wabinga, Twalib Ngoma, Joan N Kalyango and Charles AS Karamagi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:262
  28. An increasing proportion of Australia's chronic disease burden is carried by the ageing male. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma, cancer, diabetes, angina and musculoskeletal condi...

    Authors: Sean A Martin, Matthew T Haren, Anne W Taylor, Sue M Middleton and Gary A Wittert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:261
  29. The TB operational guideline (the deskguide) is a detailed action guide for county TB doctors aiming to improve the quality of DOTS, while the China national TB policy guide is a guide to TB control that is compr...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Xinyuan Liang, Feiying Liu, Xiulei Zhang and Renzhong Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:260
  30. Scotland has a policy aimed at increasing physical activity levels in the population, but evidence on how to achieve this is still developing. Studies that focus on encouraging real world participants to start...

    Authors: Claire F Fitzsimons, Graham Baker, Annemarie Wright, Myra A Nimmo, Catharine Ward Thompson, Ruth Lowry, Catherine Millington, Rebecca Shaw, Elisabeth Fenwick, David Ogilvie, Joanna Inchley, Charlie E Foster and Nanette Mutrie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:259
  31. Effective interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children are urgently needed especially in inner-city neighbourhoods where prevalence of overweight and inactivity among primary school children is ...

    Authors: Wilma Jansen, Hein Raat, Evelien Joosten-van Zwanenburg, Ivo Reuvers, Ron van Walsem and Johannes Brug
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:257
  32. The effects of putative risk factors on the onset and/or persistence of depression remain unclear. We aim to develop comprehensive models to predict the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in prima...

    Authors: Juan Ángel Bellón, Berta Moreno-Küstner, Francisco Torres-González, Carmen Montón-Franco, María Josefa GildeGómez-Barragán, Marta Sánchez-Celaya, Miguel Ángel Díaz-Barreiros, Catalina Vicens, Juan de Dios Luna, Jorge A Cervilla, Blanca Gutierrez, María Teresa Martínez-Cañavate, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Vázquez-Medrano, María Soledad Sánchez-Artiaga, Sebastia March…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:256
  33. Traditional medicine use has been reported is common among individuals with moderate and advanced HIV disease. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the use of Traditional Complementary and Alter...

    Authors: Karl Peltzer, Natalie Friend-du Preez, Shandir Ramlagan and Henry Fomundam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:255
  34. Worldwide one billion people are living in slum communities and experts projected that this number would double by 2030. Slum populations, which are increasing at an alarming rate in Bangladesh mainly due to r...

    Authors: Md Mobarak H Khan and Alexander Kraemer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:254
  35. Few epidemiologic studies have attempted to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for osteopenia and osteoporosis in middle-aged Asian men. We performed this study to determine the prevalence and risk fa...

    Authors: Hyun-Ju Seo, Soo-Geun Kim and Chong-Soon Kim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:253
  36. To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a population receiving attention in primary care centers (PCC) we selected a random cohort of ostensibly normal subjects from the registers of 5 basic-h...

    Authors: Joan-Josep Cabré, Francisco Martín, Bernardo Costa, Josep L Piñol, Josep L Llor, Yolanda Ortega, Josep Basora, Marta Baldrich, Rosa Solà, Jordi Daniel, Josep Ma Hernández, Judit Saumell, Jordi Bladé, Ramon Sagarra, Teresa Basora, Dolors Montañés…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:251
  37. The risks for Chinese male university students who have sex with other men (MSM) have not been compared with those for non-MSM students. This information is important for the development of targeted HIV preven...

    Authors: Liming Cong, Masako Ono-Kihara, Guozhang Xu, Qiaoqin Ma, Xiaohong Pan, Dandan Zhang, Takayuki Homma and Masahiro Kihara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:250
  38. Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem in the Sultanate of Oman. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and perception of diabetes in a sample of the Omani general population, and the associati...

    Authors: Mohammed A Al Shafaee, Sulaiman Al-Shukaili, Syed Gauher A Rizvi, Yahya Al Farsi, Mushtaq A Khan, Shyam S Ganguly, Mustafa Afifi and Samir Al Adawi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:249
  39. Although evidence has shown high prevalence rates of tobacco use in the general urban populations in China, relatively little is known in its rural population. The purposes of this study were to examine smokin...

    Authors: Tingzhong Yang, Fuzhong Li, Xiaozhao Yang, Zhenyi Wu, Xiangxian Feng, Yibo Wang, Xuhui Wang and Abu Saleh M Abdullah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:248
  40. Public information about prevention of zoonoses should be based on the perceived problem by the public and should be adapted to regional circumstances. Growing fox populations have led to increasing concern ab...

    Authors: Daniel Hegglin, Fabio Bontadina, Sandra Gloor, Thomas Romig, Peter Deplazes and Peter Kern
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:247
  41. This study was carried out to compare the HRQoL of patients in general practice with differing chronic diseases with the HRQoL of patients without chronic conditions, to evaluate the HRQoL of general practice ...

    Authors: Hong-Mei Wang, Martin Beyer, Jochen Gensichen and Ferdinand M Gerlach
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:246
  42. The occurrence of tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and viral hepatitis infections in the same patient poses unique clinical and public health challenges, because medications to treat TB a...

    Authors: Chawin Sirinak, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Duangporn Pinjeesekikul, Pricha Charusuntonsri, Phinai Luanloed, La-ong Srisuwanvilai, Sriprapa Nateniyom, Somsak Akksilp, Sirirat Likanonsakul, Wanchai Sattayawuthipong, Channawong Burapat and Jay K Varma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:245
  43. In Africa low birth weight (LBW) (<2500 g), is the strongest determinant of infant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of maternal anthropometry, education and socio-econo...

    Authors: Eltahir M Elshibly and Gerd Schmalisch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:244
  44. To examine the association of social ties and income with self reported health, in order to investigate if social ties have a greater impact on the health of people on low incomes compared to those financially...

    Authors: Zoë Heritage, Richard G Wilkinson, Olivier Grimaud and Kate E Pickett
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:243

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