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  1. The increased prevalence of overweight and obesity warrants preventive actions, particularly among people in transitional stages associated with lifestyle changes, such as occupational retirement. The purpose ...

    Authors: Andrea Werkman, Paul JM Hulshof, Annette Stafleu, Stef PJ Kremers, Frans J Kok, Evert G Schouten and Albertine J Schuit
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:110
  2. The growth of children is an indicator of health and society's wellbeing. Growth references are useful in monitoring a child's growth, which is a very important part of child care. Poland's growth references a...

    Authors: Zbigniew Kulaga, Mieczysław Litwin, Marcin Tkaczyk, Agnieszka Różdżyńska, Katarzyna Barwicka, Aneta Grajda, Anna Świąder, Beata Gurzkowska, Ewelina Napieralska and Huiqi Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:109
  3. Communicating risk is part of primary prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke, collectively referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD). In Australia, health organisations have promoted an absolute ris...

    Authors: Sophie Hill, Janet Spink, Dominique Cadilhac, Adrian Edwards, Caroline Kaufman, Sophie Rogers, Rebecca Ryan and Andrew Tonkin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:108
  4. The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study designed to examine the role of psychosocial stress on presence and development of allostatic load and health outcomes in Puerto Ric...

    Authors: Katherine L Tucker, Josiemer Mattei, Sabrina E Noel, Bridgette M Collado, Jackie Mendez, Jason Nelson, John Griffith, Jose M Ordovas and Luis M Falcon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:107
  5. Although number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in STI surveillance increased rapidly for women in Japan during the 1990s, the sexual behavior of women potentially at risk of STI infection r...

    Authors: Masako Ono-Kihara, Tatsuya Sato, Hideko Kato, Sonia P Suguimoto-Watanabe, Saman Zamani and Masahiro Kihara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:106
  6. Coinfection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV-infected patients receiving a commonly used nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy is a major concern for African clinicians owing to...

    Authors: Jules B Tchatchueng Mbougua, Christian Laurent, Charles Kouanfack, Anke Bourgeois, Laura Ciaffi, Alexandra Calmy, Henri Gwet, Sinata Koulla-Shiro, Jacques Ducos, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngolé, Nicolas Molinari and Eric Delaporte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:105
  7. Social networks play a key role in caring for older adults. A better understanding of the characteristics of different social networks types (TSNs) in a given community provides useful information for designin...

    Authors: Svetlana Vladislavovna Doubova (Dubova), Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Patricia Espinosa-Alarcón and Sergio Flores-Hernández
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:104
  8. "Doing the month", or "sitting month", is a traditional practice for postpartum women in China and other Asian countries, which includes some taboos against well-accepted healthy diet and lifestyles in general...

    Authors: Wei Bao, Aiguo Ma, Limei Mao, Jianqiang Lai, Mei Xiao, Guoqiang Sun, Yingying Ouyang, Shuang Wu, Wei Yang, Nanping Wang, Yanting Zhao, Juan Fu and Liegang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:103
  9. In South Africa, HIV prevalence among youth aged 15-24 is among the world's highest. Given the urgent need to identify effective HIV prevention approaches, this review assesses the evidence base for youth HIV ...

    Authors: Abigail Harrison, Marie-Louise Newell, John Imrie and Graeme Hoddinott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:102
  10. Injection drug use is an important public health problem. Epidemiological understanding of this problem is incomplete as longitudinal studies in the general population are difficult to undertake. In particular...

    Authors: John Macleod, Lorraine Copeland, Matthew Hickman, James McKenzie, Jo Kimber, Daniela De Angelis and James R Robertson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:101
  11. Despite increasing governmental anti-smoking measures, smoking prevalence remains at a high level in France.

    Authors: Henri-Jean Aubin, Gérard Peiffer, Anne Stoebner-Delbarre, Eric Vicaut, Yasmine Jeanpetit, Anne Solesse, Geneviève Bonnelye and Daniel Thomas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:100
  12. Many causes of death are directly attributable to the toxic effects of alcohol and deaths from these causes are increasing in the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to investigate variation in alcohol-r...

    Authors: Sally Erskine, Ravi Maheswaran, Tim Pearson and Dermot Gleeson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:99
  13. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the leading cause of liver disease and liver cancer and a major source of health-related discrimination in China. To better target HBV detection and prevention prog...

    Authors: Jonathan Chao, Ellen T Chang and Samuel KS So
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:98
  14. Dental caries (decay) during childhood is largely preventable however it remains a significant and costly public health concern, identified as the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Caries in childre...

    Authors: Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, Hanny Calache, Mark Gussy, Stuart Dashper, Jane Gibson and Elizabeth Waters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:97
  15. The relationship between reproductive health disorders and lifestyle factors in middle-aged and older men is not clear. The aim of this study is to describe lifestyle and biomedical associations as possible ca...

    Authors: Carol A Holden, Robert I McLachlan, Marian Pitts, Robert Cumming, Gary Wittert, Johnathon P Ehsani, David M de Kretser and David J Handelsman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:96
  16. Drug use is believed to be an important factor contributing to the poor health and increased mortality risk that has been widely observed among homeless individuals. The objective of this study was to determin...

    Authors: Michelle N Grinman, Shirley Chiu, Donald A Redelmeier, Wendy Levinson, Alex Kiss, George Tolomiczenko, Laura Cowan and Stephen W Hwang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:94
  17. Kenya has experienced a number of retail sector initiatives aimed at improving access to antimalarial medicines. This study explored stakeholders' perceptions of the role of private medicine retailers (PMRs), ...

    Authors: Yvonne Rowa, Timothy O Abuya, Wilfred K Mutemi, Sam Ochola, Sassy Molyneux and Vicki Marsh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:93
  18. A large and increasing part of the European population has a history of migration. Germany, for example, is home to about 15 million people with migrant background, which amounts to 19% of its population. Migr...

    Authors: Jacob Spallek, Hajo Zeeb and Oliver Razum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:92
  19. The prevalence of population-wide hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia has not been well studied in the pasture area of Xinjiang. The present epidemiological study was performed to determine the prevalence o...

    Authors: Xiao-Guang Yao, Florian Frommlet, Ling Zhou, Feiya Zu, Hong-Mei Wang, Zhi-Tao Yan, Wen-Li Luo, Jing Hong, Xin-Ling Wang and Nan-Fang Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:91
  20. Community coalitions are rooted in complex and dynamic community systems. Despite recognition that environmental factors affect coalition behavior, few studies have examined how community context impacts coali...

    Authors: Michelle C Kegler, Jessica Rigler and Sally Honeycutt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:90
  21. Primary: To compare the effectiveness of intensive group and individual interventions for smoking cessation in a primary health care setting; secondary: to identify the variables associated with smoking cessat...

    Authors: Maria Ramos, Joana Ripoll, Teresa Estrades, Isabel Socias, Antonia Fe, Rosa Duro, Maria José González and Margarita Servera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:89
  22. In many high income developed countries, obesity is inversely associated with educational level. In some countries, a widening gap of obesity between educational groups has been reported. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Pedro Marques-Vidal, Pascal Bovet, Fred Paccaud and Arnaud Chiolero
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:87
  23. The aim of this study was to analyse breast cancer incidence and mortality in Tyrol from 1970 to 2006, namely after performing more than a decade of opportunistic mammography screening and just before piloting...

    Authors: Willi Oberaigner, Wolfgang Buchberger, Thomas Frede, Rudolf Knapp, Christian Marth and Uwe Siebert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:86
  24. Both giardiasis and zinc deficiency are serious health problems worldwide. In Mexico, the prevalence of G. intestinalis was estimated at 32% in 1994. It remains a health problem in northwestern Mexico. Recent sur...

    Authors: Luis Quihui, Gloria G Morales, Rosa O Méndez, Johanna G Leyva, Julián Esparza and Mauro E Valencia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:85
  25. Fever is an undifferentiated clinical feature that may enhance the sensitivity of syndromic surveillance systems. By studying the spatiotemporal associations of febrile patients, it may allow early detection o...

    Authors: Kin-wing Choi, Ngai-sze Wong, Lap-yip Lee and Shui-shan Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:84
  26. Waist circumference has been identified as a valuable predictor of cardiovascular risk in children. The development of waist circumference percentiles and cut-offs for various ethnic groups are necessary becau...

    Authors: Ailing Liu, Andrew P Hills, Xiaoqi Hu, Yanping Li, Lin Du, Ying Xu, Nuala M Byrne and Guansheng Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:82
  27. Girl Scouting may offer a viable channel for health promotion and obesity prevention programs. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention program delivered through Girl Scout Junior troops that ...

    Authors: Richard R Rosenkranz, Timothy K Behrens and David A Dzewaltowski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:81
  28. There is an overwhelming burden of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease among Indigenous Australians. In this high risk population, it is vital that we are able to measure accurat...

    Authors: Louise J Maple-Brown, Paul D Lawton, Jaquelyne T Hughes, Suresh K Sharma, Graham RD Jones, Andrew G Ellis, Wendy Hoy, Alan Cass, Richard J MacIsaac, Ashim K Sinha, Mark AB Thomas, Leonard S Piers, Leigh C Ward, Katrina Drabsch, Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Robyn McDermott…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:80
  29. There is a sound rationale for the population-based approach to falls injury prevention but there is currently insufficient evidence to advise governments and communities on how they can use population-based s...

    Authors: Rod J McClure, Karen Hughes, Cizao Ren, Kirsten McKenzie, Uta Dietrich, Paul Vardon, Elizabeth Davis and Beth Newman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:79
  30. Although the number of studies on anti-smoking interventions has increased, studies focused on identifying social contextual factors in rural areas are scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore the role...

    Authors: E Hwa Yun, Yoon Hwa Kang, Min Kyung Lim, Jin-Kyoung Oh and Jung Min Son
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:78
  31. The Taiwanese government began reimbursement for smoking cessation in 2002. Certification from a training program was required for physicians who wanted reimbursement. The program certified 6,009 physicians ti...

    Authors: Fei-Ran Guo, Ling-Yu Hung, Chih-Jen Chang, Kai-Kuen Leung and Ching-Yu Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:77
  32. A community-based public health program to provide a dental home for women covered by the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) in Klamath County, Oregon USA was instituted with the long-term goal to promote preventiv...

    Authors: Peter Milgrom, Marilynn Sutherland, R Mike Shirtcliff, Sharity Ludwig and Darlene Smolen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:76
  33. The aims of this study were to determine factors associated with dental visit and to describe barriers to utilisation of oral health care services among antenatal mothers attending the Obstetric and Gynaecolog...

    Authors: Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Yew L Hwang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:75
  34. The rate of smoking and lung cancer among women is rising in Europe. The primary aim of this study was to determine why women begin smoking in five different European countries at different stages of the tobac...

    Authors: Debora L Oh, Julia E Heck, Carolyn Dresler, Shane Allwright, Margaretha Haglund, Sara S Del Mazo, Eva Kralikova, Isabelle Stucker, Elizabeth Tamang, Ellen R Gritz and Mia Hashibe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:74
  35. The awareness of health risks associated with body art among secondary school pupils has never previously been studied in depth. A large sample of secondary school adolescents from the Veneto Region (North Eas...

    Authors: Luca Cegolon, Enrico Miatto, Melania Bortolotto, Mirca Benetton, Francesco Mazzoleni and Giuseppe Mastrangelo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:73
  36. Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health concern. Inadequate case finding and case holding has been cited as major barrier to the control of TB. The TB literature is written almost entirely from a biomedical persp...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm, Harry JM Finkenflügel, Valerie Møller and Anna P Nieboer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:72
  37. Financial incentives have been used for many years internationally to improve quality of care in general practice. The aim of this pilot study was to determine if offering general practitioners (GP) a small in...

    Authors: Jade E Bilardi, Christopher K Fairley, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Marie V Pirotta, Kathleen M McNamee, Siobhan Bourke, Lyle C Gurrin, Margaret Hellard, Lena A Sanci, Michelle J Wills, Jennifer Walker, Marcus Y Chen and Jane S Hocking
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:70
  38. Because of a high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), early prevention of cardiovascular disease is important for health gain and cost reduction. This project f...

    Authors: Karen Broekhuizen, Mireille NM van Poppel, Lando LJ Koppes, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:69
  39. To explore if exposures to specific heavy metals in the environment is a new risk factor of oral cancer, one of the fastest growing malignancies in Taiwan, in addition to the two established risk factors, ciga...

    Authors: Che-Chun Su, Yo-Yu Lin, Tsun-Kuo Chang, Chi-Ting Chiang, Jian-An Chung, Yun-Ying Hsu and Ie-Bin Lian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:67
  40. Prospective associations have been found between high use of information and communication technology (ICT) and reported mental symptoms among young adult university students, but the causal mechanisms are unc...

    Authors: Sara Thomée, Lotta Dellve, Annika Härenstam and Mats Hagberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:66
  41. There is only limited evidence available on how best to prevent childhood obesity and community-based interventions hold promise, as several successful interventions have now been published. The Victorian Gove...

    Authors: Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, Kristy Bolton, Michelle Haby, Peter Kremer, Lisa Gibbs, Elizabeth Waters and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:65
  42. Major depression (MD) is one of the most frequent diagnoses in Primary Care. It is a disabling illness that increases the use of health resources. Aim: To describe the concordance between remission according t...

    Authors: Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Milagrosa Blanca-Tamayo, Laura Gutiérrez-Nicuesa, Jordi Salvatella-Pasant and Ruth Navarro-Artieda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:64
  43. Many western nations continue to have high rates of teenage pregnancies and births, which can result in adverse outcomes for both mother and child. This study identified possible antecedents of teenage pregnan...

    Authors: Jennifer Gaudie, Francis Mitrou, David Lawrence, Fiona J Stanley, Sven R Silburn and Stephen R Zubrick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:63
  44. The success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was remarkable, but four countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria - never interrupted polio transmission. Pakistan reportedly achieved all mil...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh, Mohsin Zia Sana Ullah, Javed Akram, Arif Mahmood Siddiqui, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad, Muhammad Waqas, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Waqar Ahmad, Ubeera Shahid and Usman Khurshid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:60

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