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  1. Demographic changes together with an increasing demand among older people for hospital beds and other health services make allocation of resources to the most efficient care level a vital issue. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Helge Garåsen, Rolf Windspoll and Roar Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:68
  2. The palliative services and programs have been developed with different intensity and modalities in all countries. Several studies have reported that a geographic variation in the availability and provision of...

    Authors: Monica Beccaro, Massimo Costantini and Domenico Franco Merlo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:66
  3. Cantabria (Spain) has one of the highest prevalence of smoking among women of the European Union. The objectives are to assess the trend of smoking during pregnancy in a five-year period and the determinants o...

    Authors: Silvia Palma, Rocio Pérez-Iglesias, Rosa Pardo-Crespo, Javier Llorca, Marcial Mariscal and Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:65
  4. Inadequate serum vitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations are associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism, increased bone turnover and bone loss, which increase fracture risk. The objective of this study is to ass...

    Authors: Audrey Neuprez, Olivier Bruyère, Julien Collette and Jean-Yves Reginster
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:64
  5. HIV and AIDS are significant and growing public health concerns in southern Africa. The majority of countries in the region have national adult HIV prevalence estimates exceeding 10 percent. The increasing ava...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, Thabale J Ngulube, Seter Siziya, Cecilia M Makupe, Eric Umar, Hans Walter Prozesky, Charles S Wiysonge and Ronald H Mataya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:63
  6. Mastitis is one of the most common problems experienced by women who are breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue, which may or may not result from infection. The aims of this paper are to c...

    Authors: Lisa H Amir, Della A Forster, Judith Lumley and Helen McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:62
  7. Many patients with chronic diseases use complementary therapies, often provided by their physicians. In Germany, several physician-provided complementary therapies have been reimbursed by health insurance comp...

    Authors: Harald J Hamre, Claudia M Witt, Anja Glockmann, Renatus Ziegler, Stefan N Willich and Helmut Kiene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:61
  8. Evidence suggests that HIV prevalence amongst young Zambians has declined recently, especially in higher-education groups. We studied trends in key sexual behaviour indicators among 15–24 year-olds from 1995 t...

    Authors: Ingvild F Sandøy, Charles Michelo, Seter Siziya and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:60
  9. Over recent years the public health system has shown increasing interest in patients' views for use as guideline criteria in evaluating the quality of assistance above all for those patients with chronic disea...

    Authors: Emma Altobelli, Mara Maccarone, Reimondo Petrocelli, Ciro Marziliano, Alberto Giannetti, Ketty Peris and Sergio Chimenti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:59
  10. Variability in stages of the HIV-1 epidemic and hence HIV-1 prevalence exists in different areas in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this study was to investigate the magnitude of HIV-1 infection and identif...

    Authors: Elia J Mmbaga, Akhtar Hussain, Germana H Leyna, Kagoma S Mnyika, Noel E Sam and Knut-Inge Klepp
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:58
  11. African American women have higher rates of breast cancer mortality than their white counterparts. Studies have suggested that this is partly caused by discovery of cancer at a later stage, highlighting the im...

    Authors: Georgia R Sadler, Celine M Ko, Jennifer A Cohn, Monique White, Rai-nesha Weldon and Phillis Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:57
  12. The role of alcohol as a risk factor for motor vehicle crashes is long known. Yet, reports on the prevalence of drinking and driving suggest values between 20%–30% when the adult driving population is intervie...

    Authors: Maria Segui-Gomez, Silvia Palma, Francisco Guillen-Grima, Jokin de Irala and Miguel A Martinez-Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:55
  13. Early sexual maturation has been associated with overweight that may persist after the completion of biological growth and development. We have prospectively examined the influence of early sexual maturation o...

    Authors: Grete H Bratberg, Tom IL Nilsen, Turid L Holmen and Lars J Vatten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:54
  14. European citizens are increasingly being offered Internet health services. This study investigated patterns of health-related Internet use, its consequences, and citizens' expectations about their doctors' pro...

    Authors: Hege K Andreassen, Maria M Bujnowska-Fedak, Catherine E Chronaki, Roxana C Dumitru, Iveta Pudule, Silvina Santana, Henning Voss and Rolf Wynn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:53
  15. Choosing cost-effective strategies for improving the health of the public is difficult because the relative effects of different types of interventions are not well understood. The benefits of one-shot interve...

    Authors: Paula Diehr, Ann Derleth, Liming Cai and Anne B Newman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:52
  16. Homeless people have higher morbidity and mortality rates than the general population. Research has shown that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in older homeless adults. This study was unde...

    Authors: Dana Kubisová, Věra Adámková, Věra Lánská, Pavel Dlouhý, Jolana Rambousková and Michal Anděl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:51
  17. Chronic hemodialysis patients are at higher risk for acquiring hepatitis C virus (HCV). The prevalence varies among different countries and hemodialysis centers. Although guidelines for a comprehensive infecti...

    Authors: Maricea Engel, Fernanda M Malta, Michele MS Gomes, Isabel MVGC Mello, João RR Pinho, Suzane K Ono-Nita and Flair J Carrilho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:50
  18. The cost-benefit of raccoon rabies control strategies such as oral rabies vaccination (ORV) are under evaluation. As an initial quantification of the potential cost savings for a control program, the collectio...

    Authors: Sergio Recuenco, Bryan Cherry and Millicent Eidson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:47
  19. Despite clear links between risky alcohol consumption, mental health problems and smoking with increased morbidity and mortality, there is inconclusive evidence about how these risk factors combine and if they...

    Authors: Devon Indig, Margo Eyeson-Annan, Jan Copeland and Katherine M Conigrave
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:46
  20. The increasing cost of public social sickness insurance poses a serious economic threat to the Swedish welfare state. In recent years, expenditures for social insurance in general, as well as social sickness i...

    Authors: Jan Sundquist, Ahmad Al-Windi, Sven-Erik Johansson and Kristina Sundquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:45
  21. Many women suffer from health problems after giving birth, which can lead to sick leave. About 30% of Dutch workers are on sick leave after maternity leave. Structural contact of supervisors with employees on ...

    Authors: Suzanne GM Stomp-van den Berg, Mireille NM van Poppel, Ingrid JM Hendriksen, David J Bruinvels, Kimi Uegaki, Martine C de Bruijne and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:43
  22. All flour in the USA is fortified with folic acid at a level of 140 μg/100 g which is estimated to supply an extra 100 μg daily to the average diet. Some researchers have advocated that this be increased to do...

    Authors: Mary Rose Sweeney, Joseph McPartlin and John Scott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:41
  23. Toxic substances released into the environment (to both air and water) by many types of industries might be related with the occurrence of some malignant tumours and other diseases. The publication of the EPER...

    Authors: Javier García-Pérez, Elena Boldo, Rebeca Ramis, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés and Gonzalo López-Abente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:40
  24. Subjective risk factor perception is an important component of the motivation to change unhealthy life styles. While prior studies assessed cardiovascular risk factor knowledge, little is known about determina...

    Authors: Klaus Kraywinkel, Jan Heidrich, Peter U Heuschmann, Markus Wagner and Klaus Berger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:39
  25. Assuming a higher risk of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in the population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October of 1998 the TB Control Program of Clementino Fraga Filho Hospital (CFFH) routinely started t...

    Authors: Cristiane G Salles, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Jose R Lapa-e-Silva, Afranio L Kritski, Michelle Cailleaux-Cesar, Fernanda C Queiroz-Mello and Marcus B Conde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:38
  26. Doctors have a relatively high degree of emotional distress, but seek help to a lesser degree and at a later stage than other academic groups. This can be deleterious for themselves and for their patients. Pre...

    Authors: Karin E Isaksson Rø, Tore Gude and Olaf G Aasland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:36
  27. Nitrite inhalants ("poppers") are peripheral vasodilators which, since the beginning of the epidemic, have been known to increase risk for acquiring HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). However...

    Authors: Thomas M Lampinen, Kelly Mattheis, Keith Chan and Robert S Hogg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:35
  28. Due to the high number of immunosuppressed and other predisposed patients hospitals have to control and ensure the microbiological water quality. The origin for the occurrence of pathogenic microorganisms in w...

    Authors: Alexander Dyck, Martin Exner and Axel Kramer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:34
  29. Nearly all studies reporting smoking status collect self-reported data. The objective of this study was to assess sociodemographic characteristics and selected, common smoking-related diseases as predictors of...

    Authors: Monica A Fisher, George W Taylor, Brent J Shelton and Sara M Debanne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:33
  30. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant problem for patients undergoing hemodialysis therapy. This situation has never been studied in Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. This study was conducted aiming to est...

    Authors: Marcelo AM Santos and Francisco JD Souto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:32
  31. In New York City (NYC), the annual mortality rate is higher for accidental drug overdoses than for homicides; cocaine and opiates are the drugs most frequently associated with drug overdose deaths. We assessed...

    Authors: Kyle T Bernstein, Angela Bucciarelli, Tinka Markham Piper, Charles Gross, Ken Tardiff and Sandro Galea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:31
  32. Enlargement of the European Union has caused worries about the possibility of increased migration from its new members, the former Soviet countries, and consequently increased demands on the health care system...

    Authors: Yulia Blomstedt, Sven-Erik Johansson and Jan Sundquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:27
  33. Asthma and allergy are highly prevalent in industrialised countries. Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies have identified a number of potential risk factors for these conditions, including genetic and envi...

    Authors: Michael J Epton, George I Town, Tristram Ingham, Kristin Wickens, David Fishwick and Julian Crane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:26
  34. To explore differences related to health and working conditions by comparing socio-demographic parameters, reproductive and prenatal care characteristics and working conditions among pregnant women who are emp...

    Authors: Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola, Patricia Constantino-Casas, Juan Pablo Villa-Barragán and Svetlana Vladislavovna Doubova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:25
  35. Overweight in children and adolescents has reached dimensions of a global epidemic during recent years. Simultaneously, information and communication technology use has rapidly increased.

    Authors: Hanna-Reetta Lajunen, Anna Keski-Rahkonen, Lea Pulkkinen, Richard J Rose, Aila Rissanen and Jaakko Kaprio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:24
  36. Changes in lifestyles and in the environment over the last decades are probably the most important cause of the overweight epidemic, but the findings are inconsistent among studies. The purpose of this study w...

    Authors: Nathalie Duvigneaud, Katrien Wijndaele, Lynn Matton, Peter Deriemaeker, Renaat Philippaerts, Johan Lefevre, Martine Thomis and William Duquet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:23
  37. Mastitis constitutes an important risk factor in HIV vertical transmission. Very little, however, is known on how women in sub-Saharan Africa conceptualise health problems related to breastfeeding, such as mas...

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Malabika Sarker, Jennifer Hofmann, Mamadou Sanon and Thomas Böhler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:22
  38. The prevalence of depression is increasing not only among adults, but also among adolescents. Several risk factors for depression in youth have been identified, including female gender, increasing age, lower s...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Maren Bredehorst, Nadia Khelaifat, Claudia Maier and Annette E Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:21
  39. The first vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer has been licensed, and in future, vaccination may be routinely offered to 10–14 year old girls. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus a...

    Authors: Loretta Brabin, Stephen A Roberts and Henry C Kitchener
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:20
  40. Large-scale Tuberculosis (TB) control programmes in China have been hailed a success. Concerns remain, however, about whether the programme is reaching all sections of the population, particularly poorer group...

    Authors: Tuohong Zhang, Shenglan Tang, Gao Jun and Margaret Whitehead
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:19
  41. An estimated 12 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are documented in Brazil per year. Given the scope of this public health challenge and the importance of prompt treatment and follow-up counseling...

    Authors: Monica Malta, Francisco I Bastos, Steffanie A Strathdee, Shayna D Cunnigham, Jose Henrique Pilotto and Deanna Kerrigan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:18

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