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  1. While back pain and stressful work environment are shown to be important causes of sickness absence the effect of psychosocial resources on sickness absence, and on self assessed work ability, is less commonly...

    Authors: Nadine Karlsson, Elisabeth Skargren and Margareta Kristenson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:648
  2. In contrast to the considerable body of literature concerning the disabilities of the general population, little information exists pertaining to the disabilities of the farm population. Focusing on the disabi...

    Authors: Jiun-Hao Wang and Hung-Hao Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:646
  3. Infant mortality is an important indicator of population health in a country. It is associated with several health determinants, such as maternal health, access to high-quality health care, socioeconomic condi...

    Authors: Benn KD Sartorius, Kathleen Kahn, Penelope Vounatsou, Mark A Collinson and Stephen M Tollman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:645
  4. The benefits of regular physical activity for quality of life and disease prevention have been well documented. Identification of low activity groups would facilitate interventional programs. Many studies have...

    Authors: Ei Ei Khaing Nang, Eric YH Khoo, Agus Salim, E Shyong Tai, Jeannette Lee and Rob M Van Dam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:644
  5. Sickness absence increases with lower socioeconomic status. However, it is not well known how this relation depends on specific aspects of sickness absence or the degree to which socioeconomic differences in s...

    Authors: Trine R Kristensen, Signe M Jensen, Svend Kreiner and Sigurd Mikkelsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:643
  6. In clinical and cohort research, mortality estimates are often derived from manual reports generated by physicians or electronic reports from vital event registries. We examined the rate of underreporting of d...

    Authors: Christopher G Au-Yeung, Aranka Anema, Keith Chan, Benita Yip, Julio SG Montaner and Robert S Hogg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:642
  7. During times of public health emergencies, effective communication between the emergency response agencies and the affected public is important to ensure that people protect themselves from injury or disease. ...

    Authors: Gabriella Rundblad, Olivia Knapton and Paul R Hunter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:641
  8. Murcia (south-east Spain) shows increased cardiovascular (CV) morbimortality as compared to other Spanish regions. Our objective was to assess the CV risk associated with major risk factors (RF) among adult po...

    Authors: José M Huerta, María-José Tormo, Diana Gavrila and Carmen Navarro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:640
  9. The prevention of overweight sometimes raises complex ethical questions. Ethical public health frameworks may be helpful in evaluating programs or policy for overweight prevention. We give an overview of the p...

    Authors: Marieke ten Have, Inez D de Beaufort, Johan P Mackenbach and Agnes van der Heide
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:638
  10. Hospitalization for heart failure (HF) is associated with high-in-hospital and short- and long-term post discharge mortality. Age and gender are important predictors of mortality in hospitalized HF patients. H...

    Authors: I Vaartjes, AW Hoes, JB Reitsma, A de Bruin, DE Grobbee, A Mosterd and ML Bots
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:637
  11. This study evaluates the epidemiological impact of RVGE hospitalisation in the Veneto Region during the period spanning from 2000-2007 along with the associated costs. The analysis was conducted in an area whe...

    Authors: Mario Saia, Aurore Giliberti, Giampietro Callegaro, Tatjana Baldovin, Marta Cecilia Busana, Francesco Pietrobon, Chiara Bertoncello and Vincenzo Baldo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:636
  12. Children's independent mobility differs between groups of adolescents, but knowledge is lacking on how mobility-limiting factors interact. This study explores the association between factors that can affect yo...

    Authors: Klara Johansson, Marie Hasselberg and Lucie Laflamme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:635
  13. Despite frequent and serious mental health problems after interpersonal traumatization, only a fraction of those affected by interpersonal violence seek formal help after the event. Reasons for this mismatch c...

    Authors: Viola Schreiber, Andreas Maercker and Babette Renneberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:634
  14. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in prisoner populations, particularly those with a history of injecting drug use (IDU). Previous studies of HCV incidence have been based on small case numbers and h...

    Authors: Suzy Teutsch, Fabio Luciani, Nicolas Scheuer, Luke McCredie, Parastu Hosseiny, William Rawlinson, John Kaldor, Gregory J Dore, Kate Dolan, Rosemary Ffrench, Andrew Lloyd, Paul Haber and Michael Levy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:633
  15. Pharmacologic treatments are efficacious in reducing post-myocardial infarction (MI) morbidity and mortality. The potential influence of socioeconomic factors on the receipt of pharmacologic therapy has not be...

    Authors: Randi E Foraker, Kathryn M Rose, Eric A Whitsel, Chirayath M Suchindran, Joy L Wood and Wayne D Rosamond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:632
  16. User fees were generalized in Burkina Faso in the 1990 s. At the time of their implementation, it was envisioned that measures would be instituted to exempt the poor from paying these fees. However, in practic...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Slim Haddad, Béatrice Nikiema, Moctar Ouedraogo, Yamba Kafando and Abel Bicaba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:631
  17. Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem affecting both current and future generations. The influence of environmental factors on antibiotic use and resistance development in bacteria is largely ...

    Authors: Krushna Chandra Sahoo, A J Tamhankar, Eva Johansson and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:629
  18. In previous public health surveys large differences in health have been shown between citizens living in different neighbourhoods in the Örebro municipality, which has about 125000 inhabitants. The aim of this...

    Authors: Margareta Lindén-Boström, Carina Persson and Charli Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:628
  19. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of mortality and morbidity in Argentina representing 34.2% of deaths and 12.6% of potential years of life lost (PYLL). The aim of the study was to estimate the...

    Authors: Adolfo Rubinstein, Lisandro Colantonio, Ariel Bardach, Joaquín Caporale, Sebastián García Martí, Karin Kopitowski, Andrea Alcaraz, Luz Gibbons, Federico Augustovski and Andrés Pichón-Rivière
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:627
  20. Previous research has suggested that overweight children have a higher risk of behavior problems, but the causal direction of this relationship remains unclear. In a large prospective population study, we inve...

    Authors: Susan Garthus-Niegel, Knut A Hagtvet and Margarete E Vollrath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:626
  21. Despite the high prevalence of subthreshold depression in patients with type 2 diabetes, evidence on cost-effectiveness of different therapy options for these patients is currently lacking.

    Authors: Nadja Chernyak, Bernd Kulzer, Norbert Hermanns, Andreas Schmitt, Annika Gahr, Thomas Haak, Johannes Kruse, Christian Ohmann, Marsel Scheer, Guido Giani and Andrea Icks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:625
  22. Neonatal mortality because of low birth weight or prematurity remains high in many developing country settings. This research aimed to estimate the sensitivity and specificity, and the positive and negative pr...

    Authors: Tanya Marchant, Jennie Jaribu, Suzanne Penfold, Marcel Tanner and Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:624
  23. Successful return to work is regarded as one of the most important outcome factors for working-age post stroke patients. The present study will estimate the effect of various predictors on the odds of returnin...

    Authors: Harald Hannerz, Betina Holbæk Pedersen, Otto M Poulsen, Frank Humle and Lars L Andersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:623
  24. One important component of social inclusion is the improvement of well-being through encouraging participation in employment and work life. However, the ways that employment contributes to wellbeing are comple...

    Authors: Liana S Leach, Peter Butterworth, Lyndall Strazdins, Bryan Rodgers, Dorothy H Broom and Sarah C Olesen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:621
  25. Exercise training has been shown to reduce angina and promote collateral vessel development in patients with coronary artery disease. However, the mechanism whereby exercise exerts these beneficial effects is ...

    Authors: Liam Bourke, Garry A Tew, Marta Milo, David C Crossman, John M Saxton and Timothy JA Chico
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:620
  26. Socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of snus users have not been systematically described. Such knowledge is pivotal for tobacco control efforts and for the assessment of health effects of snus use.

    Authors: Karin Engström, Cecilia Magnusson and Maria Rosaria Galanti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:619
  27. Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are the main cause for hospitalisation. These hospitalisations result in a high pressure on hospital beds and high health care costs. Because of th...

    Authors: Cecile MA Utens, Lucas MA Goossens, Frank WJM Smeenk, Onno CP van Schayck, Walter van Litsenburg, Annet Janssen, Monique van Vliet, Wiel Seezink, Dirk RAJ Demunck, Brigitte van de Pas, Peter J de Bruijn, Anouschka van der Pouw, Jeroen MAM Retera, Petra de Laat-Bierings, Loes van Eijsden, Maria Braken…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:618
  28. American Indians (AI) have the highest smoking rates of any ethnic group in the US (40.8%), followed most closely by African Americans (24.3%) and European Americans (23.6%). AI smokers also have more difficul...

    Authors: Babalola Faseru, Christine M Daley, Byron Gajewski, Christina M Pacheco and Won S Choi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:617
  29. Despite the known health and healthcare costs of untreated chlamydia infection and the efforts of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) to control chlamydia through early detection and treatment of...

    Authors: Angela H Hogan, Rebecca S Howell-Jones, Elizabeth Pottinger, Louise M Wallace and Cliodna AM McNulty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:616
  30. Low health literacy is considered a worldwide health threat. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence and socio-demographic covariates of low health literacy in Taiwanese adults and to investigate...

    Authors: Shoou-Yih D Lee, Tzu-I Tsai, Yi-Wen Tsai and Ken N Kuo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:614
  31. The present study protocol is designed to assess the relationship between outdoor air pollution and low birth weight and preterm births outcomes performing a semi-ecological analysis. Semi-ecological design st...

    Authors: Manuel C Ribeiro, Maria J Pereira, Amílcar Soares, Cristina Branquinho, Sofia Augusto, Esteve Llop, Susana Fonseca, Joaquim G Nave, António B Tavares, Carlos M Dias, Ana Silva, Ismael Selemane, Joaquin de Toro, Mário J Santos and Fernanda Santos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:613
  32. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria have long been identified as capable of causing human disease and the number at risk, due to immune-suppression, is rising. Several reports have suggested incidence to be increasin...

    Authors: Jonathan E Moore, Michelle E Kruijshaar, L Peter Ormerod, Francis Drobniewski and Ibrahim Abubakar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:612
  33. Telephone hotlines designed to address common concerns in the early postpartum could be a useful resource for parents. Our aim was to test the feasibility of using a telephone as an intervention in a randomize...

    Authors: Hibah Osman, Monique Chaaya, Lama El Zein, Georges Naassan and Livia Wick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:611
  34. Self-medication with antibiotics is an important factor contributing to the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of self-medication with anti...

    Authors: Amy R Sapkota, Morenike E Coker, Rachel E Rosenberg Goldstein, Nancy L Atkinson, Shauna J Sweet, Priscilla O Sopeju, Modupe T Ojo, Elizabeth Otivhia, Olayemi O Ayepola, Olufunmiso O Olajuyigbe, Laura Shireman, Paul S Pottinger and Kayode K Ojo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:610
  35. There is limited information on sleep duration and obesity among Australian children. The objective of the study is to cross-sectionally examine the relationship between sleep duration and obesity in Australia...

    Authors: Zumin Shi, Anne W Taylor, Tiffany K Gill, Jane Tuckerman, Robert Adams and James Martin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:609
  36. High quality maternal health care is an important tool to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Services offered should be evidence based and adapted to the local setting. This qualitative descriptive study ...

    Authors: Sophie Graner, Ingrid Mogren, Le Q Duong, Gunilla Krantz and Marie Klingberg-Allvin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:608
  37. Second-hand Smoke (SHS) exposure is a significant public health problem that may be responsible for serious health hazards for child. This study aimed to examine the exposure status of SHS and the factors asso...

    Authors: Pi-Li Lin, Hsiao-Ling Huang, Kuei-Yun Lu, Ted Chen, Wei-Ting Lin, Chien-Hung Lee and Hsiang-Ming Hsu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:606
  38. Selection bias is a threat to the internal validity of epidemiological studies. In light of a growing number of studies which aim to provide DNA, as well as a considerable number of invitees who declined to pa...

    Authors: Espen Bjertness, Åse Sagatun, Kristian Green, Lars Lien, Anne Johanne Søgaard and Randi Selmer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:602
  39. Routine ART programme statistics generally only provide information about individuals who start treatment. We aimed to investigate the outcome of those who are eligible but do not start ART in the Malawi progr...

    Authors: Nuala McGrath, Judith R Glynn, Jacqueline Saul, Katharina Kranzer, Andreas Jahn, Frank Mwaungulu, Msenga HC Ngwira, Hazzie Mvula, Fipson Munthali, Venance Mwinuka, Lorren Mwaungulu, Paul EM Fine and Amelia C Crampin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:601
  40. The Swedish midwife plays a significant role in the antenatal care (ANC) system, and a majority of pregnant women are satisfied with their ANC. Pelvic pain during pregnancy (PP) is prevalent. The study investi...

    Authors: Ingrid Mogren, Anna Winkvist and Lars Dahlgren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:600
  41. An estimated 285 million people worldwide have diabetes and its prevalence is predicted to increase to 439 million by 2030. For the year 2010, it is estimated that 3.96 million excess deaths in the age group 2...

    Authors: Dominique Bird, Brian Oldenburg, Mandy Cassimatis, Anthony Russell, Susan Ash, Mary D Courtney, Paul A Scuffham, Ian Stewart, Richard Wootton and Robert H Friedman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:599

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