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  1. A healthy start to life requires adequate motor development and physical activity participation. Currently 5-15% of children have impaired motor development without any obvious disorder. These children are at ...

    Authors: Leon M Straker, Amity C Campbell, Lyn M Jensen, Deborah R Metcalf, Anne J Smith, Rebecca A Abbott, Clare M Pollock and Jan P Piek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:654
  2. Bicycle use has increased in some of France's major cities, mainly as a means of transport. Bicycle crashes need to be studied, preferably by type of cycling. Here we conduct a descriptive analysis.

    Authors: Emmanuelle Amoros, Mireille Chiron, Bertrand Thélot and Bernard Laumon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:653
  3. Discrimination is an important determinant of health inequalities, and immigrants may be more vulnerable to certain types of discrimination than the native-born. This study analyses the relationship between im...

    Authors: Andrés A Agudelo-Suárez, Elena Ronda-Pérez, Diana Gil-González, Carmen Vives-Cases, Ana M García, Carlos Ruiz-Frutos, Emily Felt and Fernando G Benavides
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:652
  4. Although concurrent sexual partnerships may play an important role in HIV transmission in Africa, the lack of an agreed definition of concurrency and of standard methodological approaches has hindered studies....

    Authors: Dermot Maher, Laban Waswa, Alex Karabarinde and Kathy Baisley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:651
  5. HIV is treated as a chronic disease, but high lost-to-follow-up rates and poor adherence to medication result in higher mortality, morbidity, and viral mutation. Within 18 clinical sites in rural Zambézia Prov...

    Authors: Kate Groh, Carolyn M Audet, Alberto Baptista, Mohsin Sidat, Alfredo Vergara, Sten H Vermund and Troy D Moon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:650
  6. Results concerning the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and depression in adolescence are conflicting, some describing a linear association (increase in BMI with level of depression), some a U-shaped ...

    Authors: Anne Revah-Levy, Mario Speranza, Caroline Barry, Christine Hassler, Isabelle Gasquet, Marie-Rose Moro and Bruno Falissard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:649
  7. Mother's physical activity levels are relatively low, while their energy consumption is generally high resulting in 58% of Australian women over the age of 18 years being overweight or obese. This study aims t...

    Authors: Sarojini MDR Monteiro, Jonine Jancey, Peter Howat, Sharyn Burns, Carlie Jones, Satvinder S Dhaliwal, Alexandra McManus, Andrew P Hills and Annie S Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:648
  8. The recently-observed trend towards younger stroke patients in Korea raises economic concerns, including erosion of the workforce. We compared per-person lifetime costs of stroke according to the age of stroke...

    Authors: Hye-Young Kang, Seung-Ji Lim, Hae Sun Suh and Danny Liew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:646
  9. Although over a hundred million dollars have been invested in offering free quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to young girls in Ontario, there continues to be very little information about it...

    Authors: Leah M Smith, Paul Brassard, Jeffrey C Kwong, Shelley L Deeks, Anne K Ellis and Linda E Lévesque
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:645
  10. Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are serious public health burdens in the US. These burdens vary by geographic location with the highest mortality risks reported in the southeastern US. While these dispar...

    Authors: Ashley Pedigo, Tim Aldrich and Agricola Odoi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:644
  11. Drawing on data from a community-based prospective cohort study in Vancouver, Canada, we examined the prevalence and individual, interpersonal and work environment correlates of homelessness among 252 women in...

    Authors: Putu Duff, Kathleen Deering, Kate Gibson, Mark Tyndall and Kate Shannon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:643
  12. Growing levels of both obesity and chronic disease in the general population pose a major public health problem. In the UK, an innovative 'health and weight' cohort trials facility, the 'South Yorkshire Cohort...

    Authors: Clare Relton, Paul Bissell, Christine Smith, Joanna Blackburn, Cindy L Cooper, Jon Nicholl, Angela Tod, Rob Copeland, Amanda Loban, Tim Chater, Kate Thomas, Tracy Young, Carol Weir, Gill Harrison, Alison Millbourn and Rachel Manners
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:640
  13. This study aimed to evaluate social evolution in Taiwan in recent decades using the changing pattern of care provided by grandparents for their grandchildren as an indicator.

    Authors: Feng-jen Tsai, Sandrine Motamed, Nadia Elia and André C Rougemont
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:639
  14. Research on interventions to positively impact health and housing status of people who are homeless has received substantially increased attention over the past 5 years. This rapid review examines recent evide...

    Authors: Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Rebecca Ganann, Shari Krishnaratne, Donna Ciliska, Fiona Kouyoumdjian and Stephen W Hwang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:638
  15. Poor adherence to non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension represents a serious challenge for public health policies in several countries. This study was conducted to compare two intervention strategies r...

    Authors: Amanda G Ribeiro, Sônia MR Ribeiro, Cristina MGC Dias, Andréia Q Ribeiro, Fátima AF Castro, Maria M Suárez-Varela and Rosângela MM Cotta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:637
  16. Social-emotional and behavioral problems are common in childhood. Early identification of these is important as it can lead to interventions which may improve the child's prognosis. In Dutch Preventive Child H...

    Authors: Margriet Hielkema, Andrea F de Winter, Gea de Meer and Sijmen A Reijneveld
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:636
  17. There is a lack of data describing the exposure of Malaysian schoolchildren to Secondhand Smoke (SHS). The aim of this study is to identify factors influencing schoolchildren's exposures to SHS in Malaysia.

    Authors: Emilia Zainal Abidin, Sean Semple, Affandi Omar, Hejar A Rahman, Stephen W Turner and Jon G Ayres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:634
  18. As immune compromised HIV sero-positive people regain health after initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART), they may seek a return to an active 'normal' life, including sexual activity. The aim of the paper ...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Martin Mbonye, Janet Seeley, Josephine Birungi and Shabbar Jaffar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:633
  19. In order to improve the health of the most vulnerable groups in society, the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) called for multi-sectoral action, which requires research and policy on the m...

    Authors: Paul R Ward, Samantha B Meyer, Fiona Verity, Tiffany K Gill and Tini CN Luong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:630
  20. Alcohol misuse has been linked to intimate partner violence (IPV). However, this association is not usually examined in Russia. Moreover, more investigation is required as to whether specific drinking contexts...

    Authors: Weihai Zhan, Alla V Shaboltas, Roman V Skochilov, Andrei P Kozlov, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh and Nadia Abdala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:629
  21. The burden of injury from violence and the costs attributable to violence are extremely high in Colombia. Despite a dramatic decline in homicides over the last ten years, homicide rate in Medellin, Colombia se...

    Authors: Luis F Duque, Nilton E Montoya and Alexandra Restrepo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:628
  22. Disease management programmes (DMPs) have been shown to reduce hospital readmissions and mortality in adults with heart failure (HF), but their effectiveness in elderly patients or in those with major comorbid...

    Authors: Carlos Rodríguez Pascual, Emilio Paredes Galán, Jose Luis Gonzalez Guerrero, Rocio Menendez Colino, Pedro Abizanda Soler, Mercedes Hornillos Calvo, Juan Jose Solano Jaurieta, Jorge Manzarbeitia Arambarri, Jose Manuel Ribera Casado and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:627
  23. Current occupational and public health guidance does not distinguish between rendering plant workers and cullers/poultry workers in terms of infection risk in their respective roles during highly pathogenic av...

    Authors: Nicol Coetzee, Obaghe Edeghere, Musarrat Afza and Harsh V Duggal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:626
  24. Body art practices have emerged as common activities among youth, yet few studies have investigated awareness in different age groups of possible health complications associated with piercing and tattooing.

    Authors: Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Aniello Visciano, Vincenza Alfano, Roberto Mastronuzzi, Marco Guida and Giorgio Liguori
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:625
  25. Although many studies have reported an association between self-reported physical activity and metabolic syndrome (MetS), there is limited information on the optimal level of physical activity required to prev...

    Authors: Junghoon Kim, Kai Tanabe, Noriko Yokoyama, Hirofumi Zempo and Shinya Kuno
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:624
  26. Type 2 diabetes is an important preventable disease and a growing public health problem. Based on information provided by clinical trials, we know that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle ...

    Authors: Bernardo Costa, Joan J Cabré, Ramon Sagarra, Oriol Solà-Morales, Francisco Barrio, Josep L Piñol, Xavier Cos, Bonaventura Bolíbar, Conxa Castell, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek and Jaakko Tuomilehto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:623
  27. In the Netherlands, children start to drink at an early age; of the Dutch 12-year olds, 40% reports lifetime alcohol use, while 9.7% reports last-month drinking. Starting to drink at an early age puts youth at...

    Authors: Suzanne HW Mares, Haske van der Vorst, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Ingrid Schulten, Jacqueline EE Verdurmen, Roy Otten and Rutger CME Engels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:622
  28. Since many health problems are associated with abuse and neglect at all ages, domestic violence victims may be considered as a group of primary care patients in need of special attention.

    Authors: Polona Selic, Katja Pesjak and Janko Kersnik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:621
  29. Constant high-level numbers of railway suicides indicate that prevention strategies against railway suicides are urgently needed. The main question of the present study was whether pre-crash railway suicide be...

    Authors: Karoline Lukaschek, Jens Baumert and Karl-Heinz Ladwig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:620
  30. Self-rated health (SRH) is a popular health measure determined by multiple factors. International literature is increasingly focusing on health-related behaviors such as smoking, dietary habits, physical activ...

    Authors: Christina Darviri, Artemios K Artemiadis, Xanthi Tigani and Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:619
  31. Studies examining the correlates of school transport commonly fail to make the distinction between morning and afternoon school trips. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of ...

    Authors: Bonny Yee-Man Wong, Guy Faulkner, Ron Buliung and Hyacinth Irving
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:618
  32. In India, 55% of women and 69.5% of preschool children are anaemic despite national policies recommending routine iron supplementation. Understanding factors associated with receipt of iron in the field could ...

    Authors: Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Beverley-Ann Biggs, NS Prashanth, H Sudarshan, Rob Moodie, Jim Black and Arun Shet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:617
  33. Crucial connections between sexual network structure and the distribution of HIV remain inadequately understood, especially in regard to the role of concurrency and age disparity in relationships, and how thes...

    Authors: Wim Delva, Roxanne Beauclair, Alex Welte, Stijn Vansteelandt, Niel Hens, Marc Aerts, Elizabeth du Toit, Nulda Beyers and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:616
  34. The primary aim of this review study was to gather evidence on the effectiveness in terms of return to work (RTW) of occupational therapy interventions (OTIs) in rehabilitation patients with non-congenital dis...

    Authors: Huguette AM Désiron, Angelique de Rijk, Elke Van Hoof and Peter Donceel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:615
  35. Increasing childhood obesity has become a major health threat. This cross-sectional study reports associations between schoolchildren's waist circumference (WC) and risk of elevated blood pressure.

    Authors: Cheuk-Sing Choy, Wan-Yu Chan, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chuan Shih, Li-Chu Wu and Chien-Chang Liao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:613
  36. Approximately 210 million people are estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] worldwide. The burden of disease is known to be high, though less is known about those of a younger age. The ...

    Authors: Monica J Fletcher, Jane Upton, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Sonia A Buist, Christine Jenkins, John Hutton, Neil Barnes, Thys Van Der Molen, John W Walsh, Paul Jones and Samantha Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:612
  37. Childhood overweight/obesity is a major public health problem worldwide which disproportionally affects specific ethnic groups. Little is known about whether such differences already exist at an early age and ...

    Authors: Marieke LA de Hoog, Manon van Eijsden, Karien Stronks, Reinoud JBJ Gemke and Tanja GM Vrijkotte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:611
  38. There is limited uptake of measures to prevent malaria by pregnant women in Nigeria which is often related to the lack of knowledge on Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) and its effects on mother and foetus. This stud...

    Authors: Petra F Mens, Pauline FD Scheelbeek, Hind Al Atabbi and Ehijie FO Enato
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:610
  39. The ability to accurately detect differential resource use between persons of different socioeconomic status relies on the accuracy of health-needs adjustment measures. This study tests different approaches to...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi, Ran D Balicer, Karen Kinder, Chad Abrams and Jonathan P Weiner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:609
  40. Approximately one-third of a million women die each year from pregnancy-related conditions. Three-quarters of these deaths are considered avoidable. Millennium Development Goal five calls for a reduction in ma...

    Authors: Saffron Karlsen, Lale Say, João-Paulo Souza, Carol J Hogue, Dinorah L Calles, A Metin Gülmezoglu and Rosalind Raine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:606
  41. International cohort studies have shown that antiretroviral treatment (ART) has improved survival of HIV-infected individuals. National population based studies of HIV mortality exist in industrialized setting...

    Authors: Monica Alonso Gonzalez, Luise Martin, Sergio Munoz and Jerry O Jacobson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:605
  42. The number of middle-aged working individuals being diagnosed with cancer is increasing and so too will disruptions to their employment. The aim of the Working After Cancer Study is to examine the changes to w...

    Authors: Louisa G Gordon, Brigid M Lynch, Vanessa L Beesley, Nicholas Graves, Catherine McGrath, Peter O'Rourke and Penelope M Webb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:604

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