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  1. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and psychosocial problems are common in schools worldwide, yet longitudinal research on the issue is scarce. We examined whether the level of or a change in pupil-reported school ...

    Authors: Jenni Ervasti, Mika Kivimäki, Ichiro Kawachi, SV Subramanian, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Riikka Puusniekka, Tiina Pohjonen, Jussi Vahtera and Marianna Virtanen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:770
  2. Individual and community health are adversely impacted by disparities in health outcomes among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. Understanding the underlying causes for variations in health outcomes is...

    Authors: Michael F Dulin, Hazel Tapp, Heather A Smith, Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, Maren J Coffman, Tom Ludden, Janni Sorensen and Owen J Furuseth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:769
  3. Hispanics are the fasting growing population in the U.S. and disproportionately suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Little is known about the complex interplay between acculturation...

    Authors: Fátima Rodriguez, LeRoi S Hicks and Lenny López
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:768
  4. Although several studies have investigated the relationship between the number of siblings or birth order and childhood overweight, the results are inconsistent. In addition, little is known about the impact o...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Rimei Nishimura, Aya Morimoto, Ritsuko Obuchi, Hiromi Hoshino, Naoko Tajima and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:766
  5. The aim of this study was to estimate use of helmets, lights, and visible clothing among cyclists and to examine trip and personal characteristics associated with their use.

    Authors: Kay Teschke, Jeff R Brubacher, Steven M Friedman, Peter A Cripton, M Anne Harris, Conor CO Reynolds, Hui Shen, Melody Monro, Garth Hunte, Mary Chipman, Michael D Cusimano, Nancy Smith Lea, Shelina Babul and Meghan Winters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:765
  6. Violence and mobility have been identified as critical factors contributing to the spread of HIV worldwide. This study aimed to assess the independent and combined associations of mobility and violence with se...

    Authors: Sowmya Ramesh, Deepika Ganju, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Ram Manohar Mishra and Niranjan Saggurti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:764
  7. Important unanswered questions remain on the impact of international sporting events on the sex industry. Speculation about increased demand and supply of sex work often generates significant attention, but al...

    Authors: Marlise Richter, Stanley Luchters, Dudu Ndlovu, Marleen Temmerman and Matthew Francis Chersich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:763
  8. Global obesity prevalence is increasing and population health programs are required to support changes to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. Such interventions benefit from mass-communications to promote their...

    Authors: Blythe J O’Hara, Adrian E Bauman and Philayrath Phongsavan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:762
  9. Research in recent decades increasingly indicates the importance of conditions in early life for health in adulthood. Only few studies have investigated socioeconomic conditions in both childhood and adulthood...

    Authors: Martin Lindström, Kristina Hansen and Maria Rosvall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:761
  10. Although the percentage of women who initiate breast cancer screening is rising, the rate of continued adherence is poor. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a ...

    Authors: Yoshiki Ishikawa, Kei Hirai, Hiroshi Saito, Jun Fukuyoshi, Akio Yonekura, Kazuhiro Harada, Aiko Seki, Daisuke Shibuya and Yosikazu Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:760

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  11. In Western countries, individuals from multi-ethnic disadvantaged populations are less physically active than the Western population as a whole. This lack of physical activity (PA) may be one of the factors ex...

    Authors: Maaike GJ Gademan, Marije Deutekom, Karen Hosper and Karien Stronks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:758
  12. Comparisons of mortality patterns between different migrant groups, and between migrants and natives, are relevant to understanding, and ultimately reducing, inequalities in health. To date, European studies o...

    Authors: Marie Norredam, Maja Olsbjerg, Jorgen H Petersen, Knud Juel and Allan Krasnik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:757
  13. The burden of mental health problems among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is a major public health problem in Australia. While socioeconomic factors are implicated as important determinants of ...

    Authors: Carrington CJ Shepherd, Jianghong Li, Francis Mitrou and Stephen R Zubrick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:756
  14. Overweight and obesity are steadily increasing worldwide with the greatest prevalence occurring in high-income countries. Many factors influence body mass index (BMI); however multiple influences assessed in f...

    Authors: Andrea Gonzalez, Michael H Boyle, Katholiki Georgiades, Laura Duncan, Leslie R Atkinson and Harriet L MacMillan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:755
  15. Despite advances made in treating coronary heart disease (CHD), mortality due to CHD in Syria has been increasing for the past two decades. This study aims to assess CHD mortality trends in Syria between 1996 ...

    Authors: Samer Rastam, Radwan AL Ali, Wasim Maziak, Fawaz Mzayek, Fouad M Fouad, Martin O'Flaherty and Simon Capewell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:754
  16. The emphasis on prevention in English health policy continues to centre predominantly on major diseases such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. A number of key documents detailing self-management techniqu...

    Authors: Fizzah Ali, Clare Jinks and Bie Nio Ong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:753
  17. There is paucity of data on the dietary intake and nutritional status of urban Ethiopians which necessitates comprehensive nutritional assessments. Therefore, the present study was aimed at evaluating the diet...

    Authors: Bemnet Amare, Beyene Moges, Feleke Moges, Bereket Fantahun, Mengesha Admassu, Andargachew Mulu and Afework Kassu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:752
  18. Literature related to the effectiveness of knowledge translation (KT) strategies used in public health is lacking. The capacity to seek, analyze, and synthesize evidence-based information in public health is l...

    Authors: Rebecca LaRocca, Jennifer Yost, Maureen Dobbins, Donna Ciliska and Michelle Butt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:751
  19. Adolescents with intellectual disability often have poor health and healthcare. This is partly as a consequence of poor communication and recall difficulties, and the possible loss of specialised paediatric se...

    Authors: Nicholas Lennox, Robert Ware, Suzanne Carrington, Michael O’Callaghan, Gail Williams, Lyn McPherson and Chris Bain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:750
  20. The discourse about mental health problems among migrants and refugees tends to focus on adverse pre-migration experiences; there is less investigation of the environmental conditions in which refugee migrants...

    Authors: Nasir Warfa, Sarah Curtis, Charles Watters, Ken Carswell, David Ingleby and Kamaldeep Bhui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:749
  21. Return to work (RTW) after long-term sick leave can be a long-lasting process where the individual may shift between work and receiving different social security benefits, as well as between part-time and full...

    Authors: Irene Øyeflaten, Stein Atle Lie, Camilla M Ihlebæk and Hege R Eriksen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:748
  22. Condom use problems are common amongst Scotland’s men who have sex with men (MSM). To date condom errors have been associated with the likelihood of sexually transmitted infections in heterosexual sexually tra...

    Authors: Lisa Goodall, Daniel Clutterbuck and Paul Flowers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:747
  23. Emergency department (ED) data have the potential to provide critical intelligence on when violence is most likely to occur and the characteristics of those who suffer the greatest health impacts. We use a nat...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Nicola Leckenby, Karen Hughes, Chris Luke, Sacha Wyke and Zara Quigg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:746
  24. There is limited knowledge about what happens to people after long-term sick leave. The aim of this report was to conduct a prospective study of individuals who were on prolonged sick leave during a particular...

    Authors: Anders Wikman, Michael Wiberg, Staffan Marklund and Kristina Alexanderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:745
  25. Previous follow-up studies of repeated self-harm show that the cumulative risk of repeated self-harm within one year is 5.7%–15%, with females at greatest risk. However, relatively few studies have focused on ...

    Authors: Chi-Hsiang Chung, Ching-Huang Lai, Chi-Ming Chu, Lu Pai, Senyeong Kao and Wu-Chien Chien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:744
  26. Malaysia has relatively liberal abortion laws in that they permit abortions for both physical and mental health cases. However, abortion remains a taboo subject. The stagnating contraceptive prevalence rate co...

    Authors: Wen Ting Tong, Wah Yun Low, Yut Lin Wong, Sim Poey Choong and Ravindran Jegasothy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:743
  27. So far, audience segmentation of adolescents with respect to alcohol has been carried out mainly on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics. In this study we examined whether it is possible to segment a...

    Authors: Jolanda Mathijssen, Meriam Janssen, Marja van Bon-Martens and Ien van de Goor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:742
  28. In the developed world, information on vital events is routinely collected nationally to inform population and health policies. However, in many low-and middle-income countries, especially those in sub-Saharan...

    Authors: Yazoume Ye, Marilyn Wamukoya, Alex Ezeh, Jacques B O Emina and Osman Sankoh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:741
  29. The organized Cervical Cancer Screening Programme (CCSP) in Italy might represent an occasion to deliver smoking cessation (SC) counselling to women attending the Pap test examination. Evidence of effectivenes...

    Authors: Giuseppe Gorini, Giulia Carreras, Livia Giordano, Emanuela Anghinoni, Anna Iossa, Alessandro Coppo, Fiorella Talassi, Maurizio Galavotti and Elisabetta Chellini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:740
  30. Infant mortality rates (IMR) remain high in many sub-Saharan African countries, especially in rural settings where access to health services may be limited. Studies in such communities can provide relevant dat...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Nicolas Meda, Halvor Sommerfelt, Germain S Traore, Simon Cousens and Thorkild Tylleskar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:739
  31. Recent evidence has confirmed that circumcision can be performed as a preventive strategy for HIV and early infant male circumcision (EIMC) is regarded to be safer than circumcision in adulthood; however, limi...

    Authors: Lianjun Pan, Aixia Zhang, Rong Shen and Zhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:738
  32. Tobacco use is responsible for 5.4 million deaths every year worldwide and is a leading cause of preventable death. The burden of these deaths is rapidly shifting to low and middle-income countries, such as Br...

    Authors: Christine M White, David Hammond, James F Thrasher and Geoffrey T Fong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:737
  33. Ugandan national guidelines recommend initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) at CD4+ T cell (CD4) count below 350 cell/μl, but the implementation of this is limited due to availability of medicat...

    Authors: Joseph Sempa, Mark Ssennono, Andreas Kuznik, Mohammed Lamorde, Stefanie Sowinski, Aggrey Semeere, Sabine Hermans, Barbara Castelnuovo and Yukari C Manabe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:736
  34. Healthy couple relationships are fundamental to a healthy society, whereas relationship breakdown and discord are linked to a wide range of negative health and wellbeing outcomes. Two types of relationship ser...

    Authors: Margot J Schofield, Nicholas Mumford, Dubravko Jurkovic, Ivancica Jurkovic and Andrew Bickerdike
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:735
  35. The prevalence of alcohol and other psychoactive substances is high in biological specimens from injured drivers, while the prevalence of these psychoactive substances in samples from drivers in normal traffic...

    Authors: Stig Tore Bogstrand, Hallvard Gjerde, Per Trygve Normann, Ingeborg Rossow and Øivind Ekeberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:734
  36. The injury mortality burden of Guinea has been rarely addressed. The paper aimed to report patterns of injury mortality burden in Guinea.

    Authors: Keita Mamady, Hongyan Yao, Xujun Zhang, Huiyun Xiang, Hongzhuan Tan and Guoqing Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:733
  37. Obesity has been shown to be a prognostic indicator of type 2 diabetes (T2D); however, the power of different obesity indicators in the detection of T2D remains controversial. This study evaluates the detectin...

    Authors: Zhong Xin, Chang Liu, Wen-Yan Niu, Jian-Ping Feng, Lei Zhao, Ya-Hong Ma, Lin Hua and Jin-Kui Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:732
  38. Cigarette prices at military exchanges historically have been discounted. DoD Instruction 1330.9 has mandated that prices be within 5% of the price offered in the local community since 2001. Because minorities...

    Authors: Walker SC Poston, Sara A Jahnke, Christopher K Haddock, Melissa L Hyder, Jennifer E Taylor, Harry A Lando and Christopher M Kaipust
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:731
  39. The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS) is part of the recently established national health monitoring conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. DEGS combines a nationally representa...

    Authors: Christa Scheidt-Nave, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris, Antje Gößwald, Heike Hölling, Michael Lange, Markus A Busch, Stefan Dahm, Rüdiger Dölle, Ute Ellert, Judith Fuchs, Ulfert Hapke, Christin Heidemann, Hildtraud Knopf, Detlef Laussmann, Gert BM Mensink, Hannelore Neuhauser…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:730
  40. While the HIV epidemic is levelling off in sub-Saharan Africa, it remains at an unacceptably high level. Young people aged 15-24 years remain particularly vulnerable, resulting in a regional HIV prevalence of ...

    Authors: Kristien Michielsen, Roxanne Beauclair, Wim Delva, Kristien Roelens, Ronan Van Rossem and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:729
  41. The impact of vertical programs on health systems is a much-debated topic, and more evidence on this complex relationship is needed. This article describes a research protocol developed to assess the relations...

    Authors: Svea Closser, Anat Rosenthal, Thomas Parris, Kenneth Maes, Judith Justice, Kelly Cox, Matthew A Luck, R Matthew Landis, John Grove, Pauley Tedoff, Linda Venczel, Peter Nsubuga, Jennifer Kuzara and Vanessa Neergheen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:728
  42. In Europe, progress in the development of health policies that address the needs of migrants and ethnic minorities has been slow. This is partly due to the absence of a strategic commitment by the health autho...

    Authors: Marie Dauvrin, Ilse Derluyn, Isabelle Coune, Hans Verrept and Vincent Lorant
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:726
  43. Severe dental caries and the treatment thereof are reported to affect growth and well-being of young children. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of extraction of severely decayed pulpally i...

    Authors: Bella Monse, Denise Duijster, Aubrey Sheiham, Carlos S Grijalva-Eternod, Wim van Palenstein Helderman and Martin H Hobdell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:725
  44. Many previous studies did not sufficiently control for several confounding factors that may affect the association between smoking and depression, such as socioeconomic status. We investigated the association ...

    Authors: Woo-Jun Yun, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, So-Yeon Ryu and Jung-Ae Rhee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:724
  45. General and preventive health checks are a key feature of contemporary policies of anticipatory care. Ensuring high and equitable uptake of such general health checks is essential to ensuring health gain and p...

    Authors: Ruth Dryden, Brian Williams, Colin McCowan and Markus Themessl-Huber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:723
  46. Induction of labor is being increasingly used to prevent adverse outcomes in the mother and the newborn.This study assessed the prevalence of induction of labor and determinants of its use in Africa.

    Authors: Fawole Bukola, Nafiou Idi, Machoki M’Mimunya, Wolomby-Molondo Jean-Jose, Mugerwa Kidza, Neves Isilda, Amokrane Faouzi, Shah Archana, Souza Joao Paulo, Mathai Matthews and Gulmezoglu Metin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:722
  47. Many individuals who have 9/11-related physical and mental health symptoms do not use or are unaware of 9/11-related health care services despite extensive education and outreach efforts by the World Trade Cen...

    Authors: Alice E Welch, Kimberly Caramanica, Indira Debchoudhury, Allison Pulizzi, Mark R Farfel, Steven D Stellman and James E Cone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:721
  48. Women’s higher risk of disability pension compared with men is found in countries with high female work participation and universal welfare schemes. The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which self...

    Authors: Inger Haukenes, Sturla Gjesdal, Guri Rortveit, Trond Riise and John Gunnar Mæland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:720

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