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  1. Alcohol misuse by young people is an important public health issue, and has led to the development of a range of prevention interventions. Evidence concerning the most effective approaches to intervention desi...

    Authors: Heather Rothwell and Jeremy Segrott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:810
  2. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of MetS on arterial stiffness in a longitudinal study.

    Authors: Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Yi-Dar Lee, Fung-Chang Sung, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:808
  3. The most efficient sexual behavior for HIV transmission is unprotected receptive anal intercourse. However, it is unclear what role heterosexual unprotected anal sex is playing in the world's worst HIV epidemi...

    Authors: Seth C Kalichman, Steven D Pinkerton, Michael P Carey, Demetria Cain, Vuyelwa Mehlomakulu, Kate B Carey, Leickness C Simbayi, Kelvin Mwaba and Ofer Harel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:807
  4. The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) (2006-2015) aims to reach and sustain high levels of vaccine coverage, provide immunization services to age groups beyond infancy and to those currently not r...

    Authors: David W Brown, Anthony Burton, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Rouslan I Karimov, Jos Vandelaer and Jean Marie Okwo-Bele
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:806
  5. Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies. Parenting pro...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Bonin, Madeleine Stevens, Jennifer Beecham, Sarah Byford and Michael Parsonage
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:803
  6. Problematic Internet use (PIU) is a growing problem in Chinese adolescents. Little is known about associations of PIU with physical and psychological health. This study was designed to investigate the prevalen...

    Authors: Hui Cao, Ying Sun, Yuhui Wan, Jiahu Hao and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:802
  7. Workplace violence (WPV) is an occupational health hazard in both low and high income countries. To design WPV prevention programs, prior knowledge and understanding of conditions in the targeted population ar...

    Authors: Maria T Couto, Per Tillgren and Maja Söderbäck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:800
  8. To estimate trends in leisure time physical activity and physical fitness between 1987-2006 in older Spanish people.

    Authors: Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Cristina Alonso-Blanco, Rodrigo Jiménez-Garcia, Valentin Hernández-Barrera, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Elena Pileño-Martinez and Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:799
  9. Variability in health behaviours is an important cause of socioeconomic health disparities. Socioeconomic differences in health behaviours are poorly understood. Previous studies have examined whether (single)...

    Authors: Bob C Mulder, Marijn de Bruin, Hanneke Schreurs, Erik JC van Ameijden and Cees MJ van Woerkum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:798
  10. Previous Australian research has highlighted disparities in community perceptions of the threat posed by terrorism. A study with a large sample size is needed to examine reported concerns and anticipated respo...

    Authors: Garry Stevens, Kingsley Agho, Melanie Taylor, Alison L Jones, Jennifer Jacobs, Margo Barr and Beverley Raphael
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:797
  11. Recent years have seen a number of attempts to reduce the stigma related to mental illness; the media can play a significant role in perpetuating this stigma. This paper analyses trends in newspaper coverage o...

    Authors: Robert Goulden, Elizabeth Corker, Sara Evans-Lacko, Diana Rose, Graham Thornicroft and Claire Henderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:796
  12. Research about the relationship between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and major depression is limited. This study examined the relationship between moderate to severe PMS and major depression in a population-bas...

    Authors: Christine Forrester-Knauss, Elisabeth Zemp Stutz, Carine Weiss and Sibil Tschudin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:795
  13. Prehypertension and prediabetes are major risk factors of cardiovascular disease, and their combined presence may result in more serious cardiovascular outcomes than expected with either prehypertension or pre...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Wen-hua Yan, Ling Qiu, Xin-qi Chen, Xiu-zhi Guo, Wei Wu, Liang-yu Xia, Xu-zhen Qin, Yan-hong Liu, Hai-tao Ding, Shao-mei Han, Cheng-li Xu and Guang-jin Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:794
  14. The few studies that have attempted to estimate the future cost of caring for people with dementia in Australia are typically based on total prevalence and the cost per patient over the average duration of ill...

    Authors: Victor Vickland, Joel Werner, Thomas Morris, Geoff McDonnell, Brian Draper, Lee-Fay Low and Henry Brodaty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:793
  15. Child growth is internationally recognized as an important indicator of nutritional status and health in populations. Child under-nutrition is estimated to be the largest contributor to global burden of diseas...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Sibgha Gull, Usman Khurshid, Ubeera Shahid, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad and Arif Mahmood Siddiqui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:790
  16. The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) was designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure, compare, and analyze the burden of various diseases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first stu...

    Authors: Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Mohammad R Rasouli, Alexander R Vaccaro, Soheil Saadat, Mohammad R Zarei and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:789
  17. Measures of premature mortality have been used to guide debates on future health priorities and to monitor the population health status. Standard expected years of life lost (SEYLL) is one of the methods used ...

    Authors: Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Ferrán Catalá-López, Nerea Fernández de Larrea-Baz, Elena Álvarez-Martín and Consuelo Morant-Ginestar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:787
  18. Cigarette smoking is a tough addiction to break. Therefore, improved approaches to smoking cessation are necessary. The electronic-cigarette (e-Cigarette), a battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery device...

    Authors: Riccardo Polosa, Pasquale Caponnetto, Jaymin B Morjaria, Gabriella Papale, Davide Campagna and Cristina Russo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:786
  19. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with several disorders of the genital tract, skin and oropharynx. The aims of our study were to evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection in women between 15 and 5...

    Authors: Andrea Piana, Giovanni Sotgiu, Paolo Castiglia, Stefania Pischedda, Clementina Cocuzza, Giampiero Capobianco, Vincenzo Marras, Salvatore Dessole and Elena Muresu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:785
  20. Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been neglected in the fight against TB. Despite implementation of Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse (DOTS) program in public and private hospitals in Indonesia since 2000,...

    Authors: Trisasi Lestari, Ari Probandari, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Adi Utarini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:784
  21. Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) were collected as part of a randomised controlled trial of a multi-component intervention to reduce smoking among male prisoners. Cross-sectional baseline data on CVRF were c...

    Authors: Robyn L Richmond, Kay A Wilhelm, Devon Indig, Tony G Butler, Vicki A Archer and Alex D Wodak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:783
  22. The role of young maternal age as a determinant of adverse child health outcomes is controversial, with existing studies providing conflicting results. This work assessed the association between adolescent chi...

    Authors: María C Restrepo-Méndez, Aluísio JD Barros, Iná S Santos, Ana MB Menezes, Alicia Matijasevich, Fernando C Barros and Cesar G Victora
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:781
  23. Objective of the study was to assess the effects of strategies to integrate targeted priority population, health and nutrition interventions into health systems on patient health outcomes and health system eff...

    Authors: Rifat Atun, Thyra E de Jongh, Federica V Secci, Kelechi Ohiri, Olusoji Adeyi and Josip Car
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:780
  24. Understanding injection practices is crucial for evidence-based development of intervention initiatives. This study explored the extent of injection use and injection safety practices in primary care hospitals...

    Authors: AK Azad Chowdhury, Tapash Roy, ABM Faroque, Sitesh C Bachar, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Nishat Nasrin, Nahid Akter, Hamidur Rahman Gazi, Abul Kalam Lutful Kabir, Masuma Parvin and Claire Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:779
  25. Despite the availability of a dual therapy treatment protocol and infant feeding guidelines designed to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, of the over 1 million babies born in South Africa ea...

    Authors: Karl Peltzer, Deborah Jones, Stephen M Weiss and Elisa Shikwane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:778
  26. The aim of the School site, Play Spot, Active transport, Club fitness and Environment (SPACE) Study was to develop, document, and assess a comprehensive intervention in local school districts that promote ever...

    Authors: Mette Toftager, Lars B Christiansen, Peter L Kristensen and Jens Troelsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:777
  27. Cleaners constitute a job group with poor health and low socioeconomic resources. Therefore, there is a great need for scientifically documented health promoting initiatives for cleaners. However, both workpla...

    Authors: Marie Birk Jørgensen, John Ektor-Andersen, Gisela Sjøgaard, Andreas Holtermann and Karen Søgaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:776
  28. Osteoporosis is a serious health problem that worsens the quality of life and the survival rate of individuals with this disease on account the osteoporotic fractures. Studies have long focused on women, and i...

    Authors: Marta Zwart, Rafael Azagra, Gloria Encabo, Amada Aguye, Genís Roca, Sílvia Güell, Núria Puchol, Emili Gene, Francesc López-Expósito, Silvia Solà, Sergio Ortiz, Pilar Sancho, Liz Abado, Milagros Iglesias, Jesus Pujol-Salud and Adolf Diez-Perez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:775
  29. The practice of tattooing and piercing has expanded in western society. In order to verify young adults' knowledge of the risk and practices related to body art, an investigation was conducted among freshmen o...

    Authors: Alessia Quaranta, Christian Napoli, Fabrizio Fasano, Claudio Montagna, Giuseppina Caggiano and Maria Teresa Montagna
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:774
  30. Accurate and timely regional data on smoking trends allow tobacco control interventions to be targeted at the areas most in need and facilitate the evaluation of such interventions. Electronic primary care dat...

    Authors: Tessa E Langley, Lisa C Szatkowski, Stephen Wythe and Sarah A Lewis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:773
  31. A common characteristic of health systems in most developing countries is unequal access to health services. As a result, members of the poorest population groups often do not receive formal attention for heal...

    Authors: Laura G Danese-dlSantos, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí and Atanacio Valencia-Mendoza
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:771
  32. Pain is an enormous problem globally. Estimates suggest that 20% of adults suffer from pain globally and 10% are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. Nevertheless, the problem of pain has primarily bee...

    Authors: Daniel S Goldberg and Summer J McGee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:770
  33. No information exists on the nutritional status of primary school children residing in Makurdi, Nigeria. It is envisaged that the data could serve as baseline data for future studies, as well as inform public ...

    Authors: Daniel T Goon, Abel L Toriola, Brandon S Shaw, Lateef O Amusa, Makama A Monyeki, Oluwadare Akinyemi and Olubola A Alabi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:769
  34. The knowledge of background alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children is of utmost importance for introducing optimal and safe caries preventive measures for both individuals and communities. The aim of...

    Authors: Edgar Oganessian, Romana Ivancakova, Erika Lencova and Zdenek Broukal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:768
  35. Incarcerated individuals suffer disproportionately from the health effects of tobacco smoking due to the high smoking prevalence in this population. In addition there is an over-representation of ethnic and ra...

    Authors: Jennifer G Clarke, Rosemarie A Martin, LAR Stein, Cheryl E Lopes, Jennifer Mello, Peter Friedmann and Beth Bock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:767
  36. The HIV epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa has been traditionally assumed to be driven by high risk heterosexual and vertical transmission. However, there is an increasing body of data highlighting the disproporti...

    Authors: Stefan Baral, Earl Burrell, Andrew Scheibe, Ben Brown, Chris Beyrer and Linda-Gail Bekker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:766
  37. Several studies have found a non-linear relationship between mental ill-health and BMI with higher rates in both the underweight and the obese. This study evaluated the shape of the relationship between BMI an...

    Authors: Shona J Kelly, Mark Daniel, Eleonora Dal Grande and Anne Taylor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:765
  38. Sexual habits and risky sexual behaviour strongly affect public health. Available data indicate that sexually transmitted infections are increasing in many EU countries. Changes in the epidemiology of sexually...

    Authors: Nina Buttmann, Ann Nielsen, Christian Munk, Kai L Liaw and Susanne K Kjaer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:764
  39. Self-treatment is a treatment of oneself without professional help, which may cause health-related consequences. This investigation examined the self-treatment behaviors in patients with diabetes mellitus in I...

    Authors: Negin Masoudi Alavi, Leila Alami, Sedigheh Taefi and Gholamali Shojae Gharabagh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:761
  40. The reported prevalence of infertility in Pakistan is approximately 22% with 4% primary and 18% secondary infertility. Infertility is not only a medical but also a social problem in our society as cultural cus...

    Authors: Sumera Ali, Raafay Sophie, Ayesha M Imam, Faisal I Khan, Syed F Ali, Annum Shaikh and Syed Farid-ul-Hasnain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:760

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