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  1. Objectively measured physical activity is low in British children, and declines as childhood progresses. Observational studies suggest that dog-walking might be a useful approach to physical activity promotion...

    Authors: Philippa S Yam, Ryan Morrison, Viki Penpraze, Carri Westgarth, Dianne S Ward, Nanette Mutrie, Pippa Hutchison, David Young and John J Reilly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:208
  2. This research was a part of a contestable rapid response initiative launched by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Ministry of Health in response to the 2009 influenza A pandemic. The aim was t...

    Authors: Lesley Gray, Carol MacDonald, Brenda Mackie, Douglas Paton, David Johnston and Michael G Baker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:205
  3. Little is known as to how health-related quality of life (HRQoL) when measured by generic instruments such as EQ-5D differ across smokers, ex-smokers and never-smokers in the general population; whether the ov...

    Authors: Matthias Vogl, Christina M Wenig, Reiner Leidl and Subhash Pokhrel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:203
  4. Studies on the prevalence of multimorbidity, defined as having two or more chronic conditions, have predominantly focused on the elderly. We estimated the prevalence and specific patterns of multimorbidity acr...

    Authors: Calypse B Agborsangaya, Darren Lau, Markus Lahtinen, Tim Cooke and Jeffrey A Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:201
  5. In all countries people of lower socioeconomic status evaluate their health more poorly. Yet in reporting overall health, individuals consider multiple domains that comprise their perceived health state. Consi...

    Authors: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Jennifer Anne Stewart Williams, Lynn Itani and Somnath Chatterji
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:198
  6. The prevention of unintended pregnancies among HIV positive women is a neglected strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women who want to avoid unintended pregnancies can do this by using a modern contracepti...

    Authors: Sarah Credé, Theresa Hoke, Deborah Constant, Mackenzie S Green, Jennifer Moodley and Jane Harries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:197
  7. Although several studies have reported that symptoms of nicotine dependence can occur after limited exposure to smoking, the majority of research on nicotine dependence has focused on adult smokers. Insufficie...

    Authors: Marloes Kleinjan, Frank Vitaro, Brigitte Wanner, Johannes Brug, Regina JJM Van den Eijnden and Rutger CME Engels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:196
  8. Substance use is among the key public health threats that find its genesis during adolescence. Timing of puberty has been lately researched as a potential predictor of subsequent substance abuse. The present s...

    Authors: Ban Al-Sahab, Chris I Ardern, Mazen J Hamadeh and Hala Tamim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:195
  9. Supermarkets play a major role in influencing the food purchasing behaviours of most households. Snack food exposures within these stores may contribute to higher levels of consumption and ultimately to increa...

    Authors: Lukar E Thornton, Adrian J Cameron, Sarah A McNaughton, Anthony Worsley and David A Crawford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:194
  10. Research in the past decade has revealed average to poor menstrual health among many Iranian girls. The present study investigated the effectiveness of a health promotion project on improving menstrual health ...

    Authors: Moloud Fakhri, Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi, Nayereh Azam Hajikhani Golchin and Abdulhay Komili
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:193
  11. An increased interest is observed in broadening community pharmacists' role in public health. To date, little information has been gathered in Canada on community pharmacists' perceptions of their role in heal...

    Authors: Marie-Claude Laliberté, Sylvie Perreault, Nicole Damestoy and Lyne Lalonde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:192
  12. The aim of the Boost study was to produce a persistent increase in fruit and vegetable consumption among 13-year-olds. This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a school-and commun...

    Authors: Rikke Krølner, Thea Suldrup Jørgensen, Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Anne Hjøllund Christiansen, Anne Maj Christensen and Pernille Due
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:191
  13. Diseases of the circulatory system (CVD) are the most common causes of death in developed countries. However, the prevalence of CVD varies between countries; for example, the mortality rate in Russia is about ...

    Authors: Ema Kuhrs, Volker Winkler and Heiko Becher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:190
  14. Regular HIV testing among people who inject drugs is an essential component of HIV prevention and treatment efforts. We explored HIV testing behaviour among a community-recruited sample of injection drug users...

    Authors: Lianping Ti, Kanna Hayashi, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Eric Fu, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:189
  15. Social capital refers to the resources linked to having a strong social network. This concept plays into health outcomes among People Living with HIV/AIDS because, globally, this is a highly marginalized popul...

    Authors: Allison Webel, J Craig Phillips, Carol Dawson Rose, William L Holzemer, Wei-Ti Chen, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Patrice Nicholas, Kathleen Nokes, Jeanne Kemppainen, Elizabeth Sefcik, John Brion, Lucille Eller, Scholastika Iipinge, Kenn Kirksey, Dean Wantland…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:188
  16. People with mental illness are more likely to suffer physical health problems than comparable populations who do not have mental illness. There is evidence to suggest that exercise, as well has having obvious ...

    Authors: Tim Carter, Patrick Callaghan, Elizabeth Khalil and Ioannis Morres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:187
  17. Excessive alcohol consumption amongst university students has received increasing attention. A social norms approach to reducing drinking behaviours has met with some success in the USA. Such an approach is ba...

    Authors: Simon Murphy, Graham Moore, Annie Williams and Laurence Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:186
  18. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, particularly among minorities, and if improperly managed can lead to medical complications and death. Healthcare providers play vital roles in co...

    Authors: Joan A Vaccaro, Daniel J Feaster, Sandra L Lobar, Marianna K Baum, Marcia Magnus and Fatma G Huffman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:185
  19. Early diagnosis of HIV in infants provides a critical opportunity to strengthen follow-up of HIV-exposed children and assure early access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for infected children. This study des...

    Authors: Chukwuemeka Anoje, Bolatito Aiyenigba, Chiho Suzuki, Titilope Badru, Kesiena Akpoigbe, Michael Odo, Solomon Odafe, Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Kwasi Torpey and Otto N Chabikuli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:184
  20. No data on annual smoking cessation probability (i.e., the probability of successfully quit in a given year) are available for Italy at a population level. Mathematical models typically used to estimate smokin...

    Authors: Giulia Carreras, Silvano Gallus, Laura Iannucci and Giuseppe Gorini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:183
  21. Public policy and clinical treatment in tobacco addiction in the UK has focused on cessation: an abrupt attempt to stop all cigarettes. However, recent evidence suggests that allowing more gradual withdrawal f...

    Authors: Taina Taskila, Susan MacAskill, Tim Coleman, Jean-Francois Etter, Mahendra Patel, Sarah Clarke, Rachel Bridson and Paul Aveyard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:182
  22. Injury is a growing public health concern in China. Injury death rates are often higher in rural areas than in urban areas in general. The objective of this study is to compare the injury mortality rates in ur...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Lan Zhang, Junlin Li, Dan Zuo, Deguang Kong, Xingfu Shen, Yi Guo and Qingjun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:180
  23. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally and are associated with a limited set of common, modifiable health behaviours: tobacco use, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol...

    Authors: Sanjoti Parekh, Corneel Vandelanotte, David King and Frances M Boyle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:179
  24. Strengthening interorganizational relationships in the community has become an increasingly valued strategy for improving public health in recent years. However, no intervention strategy to foster an interorga...

    Authors: Hiroshi Murayama, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Satoko Nagata and Sachiyo Murashima
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:178
  25. Urban health is of global concern because the majority of the world's population lives in urban areas. Although mental health problems (e.g. depression) in developing countries are highly prevalent, such issue...

    Authors: Oliver Gruebner, M Mobarak H Khan, Sven Lautenbach, Daniel Müller, Alexander Krämer, Tobia Lakes and Patrick Hostert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:177
  26. Effectiveness of Chlamydia screening programs is determined by an adequate level of participation and the capturing of high-risk groups. This study aimed to evaluate the contribution of automated reminders by ...

    Authors: Nynke FB Dokkum, Rik H Koekenbier, Ingrid VF van den Broek, Jan EAM van Bergen, Elfi EHG Brouwers, Johannes SA Fennema, Hannelore M Götz, Christian JPA Hoebe, Lydia L Pars, Sander M van Ravesteijn and Eline LM Op de Coul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:176
  27. Unsafe abortion in India leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Abortion has been legal in India since 1971, and the availability of safe abortion services has increased. However, service availability h...

    Authors: Sushanta K Banerjee, Kathryn L Andersen, Rebecca M Buchanan and Janardan Warvadekar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:175
  28. The cause of coronary disease inframortality in Spain is unknown. The aim of this study is to identify Spanish towns with very low ischemic heart disease mortality, describe their health and social characteris...

    Authors: María José Medrano, Raquel Boix, Alba Palmera, Rebeca Ramis, Iñaki Galán and Gonzalo López-Abente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:174
  29. South Africa has an estimated 1.5 million persons in need of antiretroviral therapy (ART). In 2004, the South African government began collaborating with the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS R...

    Authors: Elysia Larson, Heidi O'Bra, JW Brown, Thobile Mbengashe and Jeffrey D Klausner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:173
  30. Understanding the health status of North Korean refugees (NKRs), and changes in health during the resettlement process, is important from both the humanitarian standpoint and the scientific perspective. The NO...

    Authors: Yo Han Lee, Won Jin Lee, Yun Jeong Kim, Myong Jin Cho, Joo Hyung Kim, Yun Jeong Lee, Hee Young Kim, Dong Seop Choi, Sin Gon Kim and Courtland Robinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:172
  31. In Vietnam, socially marginalized groups such as ethnic minorities in mountainous areas are often difficult to engage in HIV research and prevention programs. This intervention study aimed to estimate the effe...

    Authors: Huy V Nguyen, Giang M Le, Son M Nguyen, Mai N Tran and Nguyet M Ha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:170
  32. Throughout the world there is an insufficient supply of donor organs to meet the demand for organ transplantations. This paper presents a protocol for a randomised controlled trial, testing whether a simple, t...

    Authors: Ronan E O'Carroll, Eamonn Ferguson, Peter C Hayes and Lee Shepherd
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:169
  33. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), including self-regulation, is an important tool to achieve good glycemic control. However, many patients measure their glucose concentrations less often than is recomme...

    Authors: Johanna Hortensius, Marijke C Kars, Willem S Wierenga, Nanne Kleefstra, Henk JG Bilo and Jaap J van der Bijl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:167
  34. Syndromic surveillance systems are plagued by high false-positive rates. In chronic disease monitoring, investigators have identified several factors that predict the accuracy of case definitions based on diag...

    Authors: Geneviève Cadieux, David L Buckeridge, André Jacques, Michael Libman, Nandini Dendukuri and Robyn Tamblyn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:166
  35. As with many Indigenous peoples, smoking rates among Aboriginal Australians are considerably higher than those of the non-Indigenous population. Approximately 50% of Indigenous women smoke during pregnancy, a ...

    Authors: Megan E Passey, Catherine A D'Este and Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:165
  36. The all-hazards willingness to respond (WTR) of local public health personnel is critical to emergency preparedness. This study applied a threat-and efficacy-centered framework to characterize these workers' s...

    Authors: Daniel J Barnett, Carol B Thompson, Nicole A Errett, Natalie L Semon, Marilyn K Anderson, Justin L Ferrell, Jennifer M Freiheit, Robert Hudson, Michelle M Koch, Mary McKee, Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry, James Spitzer, Ran D Balicer and Jonathan M Links
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:164
  37. Understanding the reasons for the social gradient in sickness absence might provide an opportunity to reduce the general rates of sickness absence. The complete explanation for this social gradient still remai...

    Authors: Jesper Löve, Kristina Holmgren, Kjell Torén and Gunnel Hensing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:163
  38. Areca nut chewing has been reported to be associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examine whether chewing areca...

    Authors: Wei-Chung Tsai, Ming-Tsang Wu, Guei-Jane Wang, Kun-Tai Lee, Chien-Hung Lee, Ye-Hsu Lu, Hsueh-Wei Yen, Chih-Sheng Chu, Yi-Ting Chen, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Ho-Ming Su, Po-Chao Hsu, Kai-Hung Cheng, Tsai-Hui Duh, Ying-Chin Ko, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:162
  39. Community assessment is a core function of public health. In such assessments, a commitment to community participation and empowerment is at the heart of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, reflecting its...

    Authors: Saeid Sadeghieh Ahari, Shahram Habibzadeh, Moharram Yousefi, Firouz Amani and Reza Abdi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:161
  40. Most smokers do not receive comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for tobacco use that includes intensive behavioral counseling along with pharmacotherapy. Further, the use of proven, tobacco treatments is l...

    Authors: Steven S Fu, Michelle van Ryn, Scott E Sherman, Diana J Burgess, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Barbara Clothier and Anne M Joseph
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:159
  41. The important increase in immigration during recent years has changed the epidemiology and control strategies for tuberculosis (TB) in many places. This study evaluates the effectiveness of intervention with c...

    Authors: Jesús Edison Ospina, Àngels Orcau, Juan-Pablo Millet, Francesca Sánchez, Martí Casals and Joan A Caylà
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:158
  42. Increasing prevalences of overweight and obesity in children are known problems in industrialized countries. Early prevention is important as overweight and obesity persist over time and are related with healt...

    Authors: Jens Dreyhaupt, Benjamin Koch, Tamara Wirt, Anja Schreiber, Susanne Brandstetter, Dorothea Kesztyüs, Olivia Wartha, Susanne Kobel, Sarah Kettner, Dmytro Prokopchuk, Verena Hundsdörfer, Melina Klepsch, Martina Wiedom, Sabrina Sufeida, Nanette Fischbach, Rainer Muche…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:157
  43. Work disability is a major problem for both the worker and society. To explore the work opportunities in regular jobs of persons low in functional abilities, we tried to identify occupations low in task demand...

    Authors: Jake PJ Broersen, Henny PG Mulders, Antonius JM Schellart and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:156
  44. In the dissemination and implementation literature, there is a dearth of information on the sustainability of community-wide physical activity (PA) programs in general and of the '10,000 Steps' project in part...

    Authors: Ragnar Van Acker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Katrien De Cocker, Lisa M Klesges, Annick Willem and Greet Cardon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:155
  45. The dose and time-pattern of sitting has been suggested in public health research to be an important determinant of risk for developing a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. Th...

    Authors: Allan Toomingas, Mikael Forsman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Marina Heiden and Tohr Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:154
  46. Information on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with genital warts (GW) in populations in mainland China is still limited. The aim of the study was to use a generic instrument to measure ...

    Authors: Ju-Fang Shi, Dian-Ju Kang, Shu-Zhen Qi, Hai-Yan Wu, Yan-Chun Liu, Li-Jun Sun, Li Li, Ying Yang, Qing Li, Xiang-Xian Feng, Li-Qin Zhang, Jie Li, Xiao-Li Li, Yun Yang, Mayinuer Niyazi, Ai-Di Xu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:153

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