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  1. In Luxembourg, viral hepatitis and HIV infection data in problem drug users (PDUs) are primarily based on self-reporting. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence of HAV, HBV, HCV and HIV infections in ever...

    Authors: Nathalie Removille, Alain Origer, Sophie Couffignal, Michel Vaillant, Jean-Claude Schmit and Marie-Lise Lair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:351
  2. The implementation project of the national diabetes prevention programme in Finland, FIN-D2D, was carried out in primary health care in the area of five hospital districts during 2003-2007.

    Authors: Titta M Salopuro, Timo Saaristo, Heikki Oksa, Hannu Puolijoki, Mauno Vanhala, Tapani Ebeling, Leo Niskanen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Matti Uusitupa and Markku Peltonen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:350
  3. Depression and diminished health status are common in adults with diabetes, but few studies have investigated associations with socio-economic environment. The objective of this manuscript was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Tiffany L Gary-Webb, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Luu Pham, Jacqueline Wesche-Thobaben, Jennifer Patricio, F Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Arleen F Brown, LaShanda Jones-Corneille and Frederick L Brancati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:349
  4. The last three decades have seen a series of HIV interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. However, youths still have a mixture of correct and incorrect HIV/AIDS knowledge of transmission routes and prevention stra...

    Authors: Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene and Barthelemy Kuate Defo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:348
  5. The prevalence and incidence of asthma are believed to be increasing but research on the true incidence, prevalence and mortality from asthma has met methodological obstacles since it has been difficult to def...

    Authors: Jaime Correia de Sousa, Maria Espírito Santo, Tânia Colaço, Filipa Almada-Lobo and John Yaphe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:347
  6. Indigenous Australians have an incidence of end stage kidney disease 8-10 times higher than non-Indigenous Australians. The majority of research studies concerning Indigenous Australians have been performed in...

    Authors: Louise J Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Allison M Hodge, Tarun Weeramanthri, Terry Dunbar, Paul D Lawton, Paul Z Zimmet, Steve J Chadban, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Jonathan E Shaw and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:346
  7. Interest in the use of emergency department (ED) data by syndromic surveillance systems to detect influenza outbreaks has been growing. Evaluations of these systems generally focus on events during influenza s...

    Authors: Karen Moore, James Black, Stacey Rowe and Lucinda Franklin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:338
  8. Health care providers (HCPs) play an important role in public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) so need to be aware of public health threats and emergencies. To inform HCPs, public health issu...

    Authors: Debra Revere, Kailey Nelson, Hanne Thiede, Jeffrey Duchin, Andy Stergachis and Janet Baseman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:337
  9. Overweight and obesity have a dramatic negative impact on children's health not only during the childhood but also throughout the adult life. Preventing the development of obesity in children is therefore a wo...

    Authors: Tanja Sobko, Viktoria Svensson, Anna Ek, Mirjam Ekstedt, Håkan Karlsson, Elin Johansson, Yingting Cao, Maria Hagströmer and Claude Marcus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:336
  10. An increasingly significant public health issue in Canada, and elsewhere throughout the developed world, pertains to the provision of adequate palliative/end-of-life (P/EOL) care. Informal caregivers who take ...

    Authors: Allison M Williams, Jeanette A Eby, Valorie A Crooks, Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Mirjana Vuksan, S Robin Cohen, Kevin Brazil and Diane Allan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:335
  11. This paper evaluates the effect of the World Starts With Me (WSWM), a comprehensive sex education programme in secondary schools in Uganda. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of WSWM on soc...

    Authors: Liesbeth E Rijsdijk, Arjan ER Bos, Robert AC Ruiter, Joanne N Leerlooijer, Billie de Haas and Herman P Schaalma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:334
  12. With the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, the metabolic syndrome has been studied among children in many countries but not in Malaysia. Hence, this study aimed to compare metabolic risk factors betw...

    Authors: Bee S Wee, Bee K Poh, Awang Bulgiba, Mohd N Ismail, Abdul T Ruzita and Andrew P Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:333
  13. Cultural pressures to be thin and tall are postulated to cause people to misreport their body weight and height towards more socially normative (i.e., desirable) values, but a paucity of direct evidence suppor...

    Authors: Jonathan R Brestoff, Ivan J Perry and Jan Van den Broeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:331
  14. Caesarean section rates have risen over the last 20 years. Elective Caesarean section rates have been shown to be linked to area deprivation in England, women in the most deprived areas were less likely to hav...

    Authors: Lesley Fairley, Ruth Dundas and Alastair H Leyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:330
  15. The province of Ontario, Canada initiated mass immunization clinics with adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine in October 2009. Due to the scale of the campaign, temporal associations with Guillain-Barré ...

    Authors: Shelley L Deeks, Gillian H Lim, Mary Anne Simpson, Laura Rosella, Christopher O Mackie, Camille Achonu and Natasha S Crowcroft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:329
  16. Evidence suggests possible synergetic effects of multiple lifestyle behaviors on health risks like obesity and other health outcomes. A better insight in the clustering of those behaviors, could help to identi...

    Authors: Charlene Ottevaere, Inge Huybrechts, Jasmin Benser, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Magdalena Cuenca-Garcia, Jean Dallongeville, Maria Zaccaria, Frederic Gottrand, Mathilde Kersting, Juan P Rey-López, Yannis Manios, Dénes Molnár, Luis A Moreno, Emmanouel Smpokos, Kurt Widhalm and Stefaan De Henauw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:328
  17. Passively acquired maternal antibodies are necessary to protect infants against circulating measles virus until they reach the eligible age of vaccination. Likewise, high levels of population immunity must be ...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Jean Marie Kipela, Stephen Sosler, Régis M'Bary Daba and Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:327
  18. Overweight develops gradually as a result of a long term surplus on the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Aim of this study was to quantify the positive energy balance responsible for exces...

    Authors: Saskia W van den Berg, Jolanda MA Boer, Salome Scholtens, Johan C de Jongste, Bert Brunekreef, Henriette A Smit and Alet H Wijga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:326
  19. Costly efforts have been invested to control and prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors but the ideal solutions for low resource settings remain unclear. This paper aims at summarising ou...

    Authors: Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Son Thai Pham, Viet Lan Nguyen, Stig Wall, Lars Weinehall, Ruth Bonita and Peter Byass
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:325
  20. Despite the need for a reduction in levels of childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) being a recognised public health goal, the delivery of ETS preventive care in child health service settings...

    Authors: Todd R Heard, Justine B Daly, Jennifer A Bowman, Megan AG Freund and John H Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:324
  21. Early detection and intervention in schizophrenia are important in improving quality of life after treatment and are major issues in psychiatric care. Therefore, it is necessary to increase knowledge of schizo...

    Authors: Hatsumi Yoshii, Yuichiro Watanabe, Hideaki Kitamura, Jun Chen and Kouhei Akazawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:323
  22. Maputo, the Mozambique capital, contrasts with the rest of the country with regard to its sociodemographic characteristics and patterns of tobacco exposure. We conducted a migrant study to compare the prevalen...

    Authors: Nuno Lunet, Carla Araújo, Carla Silva-Matos, Albertino Damasceno, Lídia Gouveia and Ana Azevedo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:322
  23. Few studies have documented the experiences of individuals who participated in the recovery and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills Landfill, on debris loading piers, an...

    Authors: Christine C Ekenga, Katherine E Scheu, James E Cone, Steven D Stellman and Mark R Farfel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:321
  24. The importance of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections in humans and animals in sub-Saharan Africa at the human-environment-livestock-wildlife interface has recently received increased attention. NTM ...

    Authors: Clovice Kankya, Adrian Muwonge, Berit Djønne, Musso Munyeme, John Opuda-Asibo, Eystein Skjerve, James Oloya, Vigdis Edvardsen and Tone B Johansen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:320
  25. The Dabaoshan mine in the southeast of Guangdong Province, China, is at high risk of multi-metal pollutant discharge into a local river (Hengshihe) and the surrounding area. Following approximately 30 years of...

    Authors: Mao Wang, Hong Song, Wei-Qing Chen, Ciyong Lu, Qianshen Hu, Zefang Ren, Yan Yang, Yanjun Xu, Aiming Zhong and Wenhua Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:319
  26. Organizational changes in modern corporate life have become increasingly common and there are indications that they often fail to achieve their ends. An earlier study of 24,036 employees showed that those who ...

    Authors: Maria Baltzer, Hugo Westerlund, Mona Backhans and Karin Melinder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:318
  27. The prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) in the Middle East region and worldwide is increasing. There is evidence to indicate both short term and long term health effects of WTS, resulting in the issu...

    Authors: Rima T Nakkash, Joanna Khalil and Rema A Afifi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:315
  28. Although social environments may influence alcohol-related behaviours in youth, the relationship between neighbourhood socioeconomic context and effectiveness of school-based prevention against underage drinki...

    Authors: Maria Paola Caria, Fabrizio Faggiano, Rino Bellocco and Maria Rosaria Galanti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:312
  29. Obesity has increased since the early 1980s, and despite numerous attempts, effective strategies to counter this worldwide epidemic are lacking. Food preferences are established early in life and are difficult...

    Authors: Helle Hare-Bruun, Birgit M Nielsen, Peter L Kristensen, Niels C Møller, Per Togo and Berit L Heitmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:311
  30. Weight gain rather than weight loss often occurs after breast cancer diagnosis despite breast cancer survivors frequently reported making healthful lifestyle changes. This study describes the prevalence and ma...

    Authors: Yong Heng Yaw, Zalilah Mohd Shariff, Mirnalini Kandiah, Chan Yoke Mun, Rokiah Mohd Yusof, Zabedah Othman, Nurfaizah Saibul, Yong Heng Weay and Zailina Hashim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:309
  31. European consumers are faced with a myriad of food related risk and benefit information and it is regularly left up to the consumer to interpret these, often conflicting, pieces of information as a coherent me...

    Authors: Julie Barnett, Aine McConnon, Jean Kennedy, Monique Raats, Richard Shepherd, Wim Verbeke, Jon Fletcher, Margôt Kuttschreuter, Luisa Lima, Josephine Wills and Patrick Wall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:308
  32. The epidemiological investigation of acculturation has often been hampered by inconsistent definitions and measurement, and methodological short-comings. Adopting a bi-directional model, with good theoretical ...

    Authors: Philip J Schluter, El-Shadan Tautolo and Janis Paterson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:307
  33. Several FIDELIS projects (Fund for Innovative DOTS Expansion through Local Initiatives to Stop TB) in Tanzania were conducted by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) during the years 2004-200...

    Authors: Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Simon Madland, Martin Ullenes, Donald A Enarson, ID Rusen and Deudatus Kamara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:306
  34. Since a long time, Italy has maintained a dual system to administer childhood immunisations, that is a certain number of mandatory vaccinations and a number of recommended vaccinations. The study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Maria Anna Coniglio, Marco Platania, Donatella Privitera, Giuseppe Giammanco and Sarina Pignato
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:305
  35. Young people are becoming increasingly exposed to the risk of HIV infection. According to the 2008 HIV/Syphilis sentinel survey in Nigeria, 3.3% of young people aged 15-19 years are infected. Primary preventio...

    Authors: Oladimeji Oladepo and Mojisola M Fayemi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:304
  36. Immigrants from the Middle-East are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim of the present survey was to measure, in a single deprived neighbourhood, the prevalence rates of impaired fasting ...

    Authors: Louise Bennet, Sven-Erik Johansson, Carl-David Agardh, Leif Groop, Jan Sundquist, Lennart Råstam and Kristina Sundquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:303
  37. This study aims to look at the prevalence and characteristics of postpartum depression symptomatology (PPDS) among Canadian women. Studies have found that in developed countries, 10-15% of new mothers were aff...

    Authors: Andrea Lanes, Jennifer L Kuk and Hala Tamim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:302
  38. The complications of hypertension cause severe health problems in rural areas in China. We (i) screened the major factors inducing hypertensive complications and provided intervention measures; and (ii) verifi...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Yong Meng, Yongli Yang, Yancai Liu, Caiqin Dong, Jianming Xiao, Ling Zhao and Fang Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:301
  39. We compared mortality by cause of death in HIV-infected adults in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy with mortality in the general population in the same age and sex groups.

    Authors: Pablo Aldaz, Conchi Moreno-Iribas, Nerea Egüés, Fátima Irisarri, Yugo Floristan, Julio Sola-Boneta, Víctor Martínez-Artola, Mirian Sagredo and Jesús Castilla
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:300
  40. Public health promotes an ecological approach to chronic disease prevention, however, little research has been conducted to assess the integration of an ecological approach in community-based prevention progra...

    Authors: Margaret Cargo, Elisabeth Marks, Julie Brimblecombe, Maria Scarlett, Elaine Maypilama, Joanne Garnggulkpuy Dhurrkay and Mark Daniel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:299
  41. SOLAR II is the 2nd follow-up of a population-based cohort study that follows the participants of ISAAC Phase Two recruited in Munich and Dresden in 1995/6. A first follow-up study was conducted 2002 and 2003 (SO...

    Authors: Sabine Heinrich, Astrid Peters, Jessica Kellberger, Diana Ellenberg, Jon Genuneit, Dennis Nowak, Christian Vogelberg, Erika von Mutius, Gudrun Weinmayr and Katja Radon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:298
  42. Most of the institutional outbreaks of norovirus in Hong Kong occur in elderly homes, the proportion being 69% in 2006. Residents in elderly homes are a special population seriously affected by norovirus infec...

    Authors: Hualiang Lin, Sammy Ng, Shelley Chan, Wai Man Chan, Krystal CK Lee, Suzanne C Ho and Linwei Tian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:297
  43. Brief cessation advice delivered to smokers during routine primary care consultations increases smoking cessation rates. However, in previous studies investigating recall of smoking cessation advice, smokers h...

    Authors: Lisa Szatkowski, Ann McNeill, Sarah Lewis and Tim Coleman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:291
  44. China has 76.2 million high school and college students, in which the number of reported HIV/AIDS cases is increasing rapidly. Most of these cases are attributed to male-to-male sexual contact. Few studies hav...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Xu, Kathleen Heather Reilly, Chun-Ming Lu, Ning Ma, Min Zhang, Zhen-Xing Chu, Jun-Jie Wang, Ke Yun and Hong Shang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:287

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