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  1. Problematic internet use (PIU) is associated with a plethora of psychosocial adversities. The study objectives were to assess the determinants and psychosocial implications associated with potential PIU and PI...

    Authors: Georgios Kormas, Elena Critselis, Mari Janikian, Dimitrios Kafetzis and Artemis Tsitsika
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:595
  2. Whiplash injury affects 83% of persons in a traffic collision and leads to whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). A major challenge facing health care decision makers is identifying cost-effective interventions ...

    Authors: Gabrielle van der Velde, Pierre Côté, Ahmed M Bayoumi, J David Cassidy, Eleanor Boyle, Heather M Shearer, Maja Stupar, Craig Jacobs, Carlo Ammendolia, Simon Carette and Maurits van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:594
  3. In Malawi, high case fatality rates in patients with tuberculosis, who were also co-infected with HIV, and high early death rates in people living with HIV during the initiation of antiretroviral treatment (AR...

    Authors: Anthony D Harries, Rony Zachariah, Rhehab Chimzizi, Felix Salaniponi, Francis Gausi, Henry Kanyerere, Erik J Schouten, Andreas Jahn, Simon D Makombe, Frank M Chimbwandira and James Mpunga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:593
  4. Increasing rates of smoking cessation is one of the most effective measures available to improve population health. To advance the goal of increasing successful cessation at the population level, it is imperat...

    Authors: Wai Tak Hung, Sally M Dunlop, Donna Perez and Trish Cotter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:592
  5. Syndromic surveillance has been widely adopted as a real-time monitoring tool for timely response to disease outbreaks. During the second wave of the pH1N1 pandemic in Fall 2009, two major universities in Wash...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Larissa May and Michael A Stoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:591
  6. Military service in Finland is compulsory for male citizens and annually about 90% of 19-year-old men enter into the service. Approximately 15% of them are discharged due to medical reasons constituting a grou...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Antti JM Hemminki, Jaana H Suni, Harri Pihlajamäki and Jari Parkkari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:590
  7. Economic interventions in the food environment are expected to effectively promote healthier food choices. However, before introducing them on a large scale, it is important to gain insight into the effectiven...

    Authors: Wilma E Waterlander, Michael Scarpa, Daisy Lentz and Ingrid HM Steenhuis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:589
  8. A 'societal impact factor' that complements the scientific impact factor would contribute to a more comprehensive evaluation of scientific research. In order to develop a practical tool for its assessment, it ...

    Authors: Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Thomas E Dorner and Manfred Maier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:588
  9. Physical activity is essential for optimal physical and psychological health but substantial declines in children's activity levels have occurred in New Zealand and internationally. Children's independent mobi...

    Authors: Melody Oliver, Karen Witten, Robin A Kearns, Suzanne Mavoa, Hannah M Badland, Penelope Carroll, Chelsea Drumheller, Nicola Tavae, Lanuola Asiasiga, Su Jelley, Hector Kaiwai, Simon Opit, En-Yi Judy Lin, Paul Sweetsur, Helen Moewaka Barnes, Nic Mason…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:587
  10. Socioeconomic status is likely an independent risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but little research has been done in China to study this association in a nationwide sample.

    Authors: Peng Yin, Mei Zhang, Yichong Li, Yong Jiang and Wenhua Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:586
  11. Brazil is currently experiencing a nutrition transition: the displacement of traditional diets with foods high in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol and an increase in sedentary lifestyles. Despite these t...

    Authors: Scott Duncan, Elizabeth K Duncan, Romulo A Fernandes, Camila Buonani, Karolynne D-N Bastos, Aline FM Segatto, Jamile S Codogno, Igor C Gomes and Ismael F Freitas Jr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:585
  12. To explore women's alcohol consumption in pregnancy, and potential predictors of alcohol consumption in pregnancy including: demographic characteristics; and women's knowledge and attitudes regarding alcohol c...

    Authors: Elizabeth Peadon, Janet Payne, Nadine Henley, Heather D'Antoine, Anne Bartu, Colleen O'Leary, Carol Bower and Elizabeth J Elliott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:584
  13. In recent years social networking sites (SNSs) have grown rapidly in popularity. The popularity of these sites, along with their interactive functions, offer a novel environment in which to deliver health prom...

    Authors: Judy Gold, Alisa E Pedrana, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Margaret E Hellard, Shanton Chang, Steve Howard, Louise Keogh, Jane S Hocking and Mark A Stoove
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:583
  14. The number of overweight children in America has doubled to an estimated 10 million in the past 20 years. Establishing healthy dietary behaviors must begin early in childhood and include parents. The Healthy T...

    Authors: Mildred A Horodynski, Susan Baker, Gayle Coleman, Garry Auld and Joel Lindau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:581
  15. Tobacco control strategies have mainly targeted reducing demand. Supply-side focused measures, though less familiar, deserve consideration, particularly to achieve 'endgame' tobacco control aims (e.g. achievin...

    Authors: Richard Edwards, Marie Russell, George Thomson, Nick Wilson and Heather Gifford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:580
  16. Chronic work-related stress is a significant and independent risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and associated mortality, particularly when compounded by a sedentary work environment. Heart ...

    Authors: Birinder S Cheema, Paul W Marshall, Dennis Chang, Ben Colagiuri and Bianca Machliss
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:578
  17. Few studies have investigated how area-level deprivation influences the relationship between individual disadvantage and suicide mortality. The aim of this study was to examine individual measures of material ...

    Authors: Stephanie Burrows, Nathalie Auger, Philippe Gamache, Danielle St-Laurent and Denis Hamel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:577
  18. Very little is known about the attitudes and views that might underlie and explain the variation in occupational disability assessment behaviour between insurance physicians. In an earlier study we presented a...

    Authors: Antonius JM Schellart, Romy Steenbeek, Henny PG Mulders, Johannes R Anema, Herman Kroneman and Jan JM Besseling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:576
  19. During the course of an influenza pandemic, governments know relatively little about the possibly changing influence of government trust, risk perception, and receipt of information on the public's intention t...

    Authors: Willemien van der Weerd, Daniëlle RM Timmermans, Desirée JMA Beaujean, Jurriaan Oudhoff and Jim E van Steenbergen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:575
  20. Inpatient care for alcohol intoxication is increasing in Sweden, especially among young women. Since it is well known that alcohol disorder is a chronic relapsing illness, this study examines the extent to whi...

    Authors: Kozma Ahacic, Kerstin Damström-Thakker and Ingemar Kåreholt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:574
  21. Even though the efficacy of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants (IPTi) with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) against clinical disease and the absence of its interaction with routine vaccines of the Expa...

    Authors: Alassane Dicko, Sidy O Toure, Mariam Traore, Issaka Sagara, Ousmane B Toure, Mahamadou S Sissoko, Alpha T Diallo, Christophe Rogier, Roger Salomon, Alexandra de Sousa and Ogobara K Doumbo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:573
  22. Preventing an epidemic increase in smoking prevalence is a major challenge for developing countries. Ghana, has maintained a low smoking prevalence despite the presence of cigarette manufacturing for many deca...

    Authors: Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Sarah Lewis, Ann McNeill, Anna Gilmore and John Britton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:572
  23. The healthy worker effect (HWE) is a well-known phenomenon. In this study we used the extensive registration of all Danish citizens to describe the magnitude of HWE among all Danish electricians and evaluated ...

    Authors: Lau C Thygesen, Ulla A Hvidtfeldt, Sigurd Mikkelsen and Henrik Brønnum-Hansen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:571
  24. Mental health inpatients smoke at higher rates than the general population and are disproportionately affected by tobacco dependence. Despite the advent of smoke free policies within mental health hospitals, l...

    Authors: Emily AL Stockings, Jennifer A Bowman, John Wiggers, Amanda L Baker, Margarett Terry, Richard Clancy, Paula M Wye, Jenny Knight and Lyndell H Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:570
  25. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is known to be a major public health problem among women of reproductive age in South East Asia and Africa. In Ethiopia, there are no studies conducted on serum vitamin A status of H...

    Authors: Andargachew Mulu, Afework Kassu, Kahsay Huruy, Birhanemeskel Tegene, Gashaw Yitayaw, Masayo Nakamori, Nguyen Van Nhien, Assegedech Bekele, Yared Wondimhun, Shigeru Yamamoto and Fusao Ota
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:569
  26. Racism has been identified as an important determinant of health but few studies have explored associations between racism and health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal young people in urban areas.

    Authors: Naomi Priest, Yin Paradies, Paul Stewart and Joanne Luke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:568
  27. Although neck pain is common in young adulthood, studies on predictive factors for its onset and persistence are scarce. It is therefore important to identify possible risk factors among young adults so as to ...

    Authors: Siriluck Kanchanomai, Prawit Janwantanakul, Praneet Pensri and Wiroj Jiamjarasrangsi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:566
  28. Women with severe maternal morbidity are at high risk of dying. Quality and prompt management and sometimes luck have been suggested to reduce on the risk of dying. The objective of the study was to identify t...

    Authors: Julius N Wandabwa, Pat Doyle, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Paul Kiondo, Betty Khainza, Emmanuel Othieno and Noreen Maconichie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:565
  29. Diabetes prevalence is increasing globally, and Sub-Saharan Africa is no exception. With diverse health challenges, health authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa and international donors need robust data on the epi...

    Authors: Victoria Hall, Reimar W Thomsen, Ole Henriksen and Nicolai Lohse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:564
  30. Prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents in India is very high. Despite many epidemiological studies exploring tobacco use among youth, there is no published data on adolescents' perceptions about smokers i...

    Authors: Upendra M Bhojani, Maya A Elias and Devadasan N
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:563
  31. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with subsequent appearance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As compared to other Spanish regions, Murcia (southern Spain) registers increased obesity as well as car...

    Authors: Diana Gavrila, Diego Salmerón, José-Manuel Egea-Caparrós, José M Huerta, Alfonso Pérez-Martínez, Carmen Navarro and María-José Tormo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:562
  32. Although an inverse relationship between number of siblings and likelihood of allergic disorders has been shown in many epidemiological studies, the biological mechanism underlying this phenomenon has not yet ...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka and Masashi Arakawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:561
  33. As in many European countries, undocumented migrants in Denmark have restricted access to healthcare. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse undocumented migrants' experiences of access to healthcare...

    Authors: Dan Biswas, Maria Kristiansen, Allan Krasnik and Marie Norredam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:560
  34. Data on physical activity in older adults in Germany is scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze physical activity patterns and to explore factors associated with physical activity in different domains, i....

    Authors: Anna Moschny, Petra Platen, Renate Klaaßen-Mielke, Ulrike Trampisch and Timo Hinrichs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:559
  35. Dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide and most of the decay remains untreated. In the Philippines caries levels are among the highest in the South East Asian region. Elementary school chi...

    Authors: Habib Benzian, Bella Monse, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Martin Hobdell, Jan Mulder and Wim van Palenstein Helderman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:558
  36. The primary aim of the present study was to investigate if exposure to dust from absorbent hygiene products containing superabsorbent polymer is related to symptoms from the airways and from the eyes. The seco...

    Authors: Mathias Holm, Anna Dahlman-Höglund and Kjell Torén
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:557
  37. Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood hospitalisation and child mortality in Africa. This study explores local interpretations of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs), focusing on caretakers of children und...

    Authors: Lianne Straus, Khátia Munguambe, Quique Bassat, Sonia Machevo, Christopher Pell, Anna Roca and Robert Pool
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:556
  38. In Luxembourg, the extensive phenomenon of school dropout is a prime policy concern in the light of individual, social and economic consequences. Although the authorities report an overall decrease of the nati...

    Authors: Pascale Esch, Valéry Bocquet, Charles Pull, Sophie Couffignal, Marc Graas, Marie-Lise Lair, Torsten Lehnert, Laurence Fond-Harmant and Marc Ansseau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:555
  39. The population in Norway has become multi-ethnic due to migration from Asia and Africa over the recent decades. The aim of the present study was to explore differences in the self-reported prevalence of cardio...

    Authors: Anh T Tran, Jørund Straand, Lien M Diep, Haakon E Meyer, Kåre I Birkeland and Anne K Jenum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:554
  40. There is a significant increase in survival for HIV-infected children who have early access to diagnosis and treatment. The goal of this multi-country review was to examine when and where HIV-exposed infants a...

    Authors: Anirban Chatterjee, Sangeeta Tripathi, Robert Gass, Ndapewa Hamunime, Sok Panha, Charles Kiyaga, Abdoulaye Wade, Matthew Barnhart, Chewe Luo and Rene Ekpini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:553
  41. Depressive disorders have been associated with a number of co-morbidities, and we hypothesized that patients with a depression diagnosis would be heavy users of health care services, not only when first evalua...

    Authors: David Andersson, Henrik Magnusson, John Carstensen and Lars Borgquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:552
  42. In the Kilimanjaro region the mother-in-law has traditionally had an important role in matters related to reproduction and childcare. The aim of this study was to explore the role of the mothers-in-law in prev...

    Authors: Eli Fjeld Falnes, Karen Marie Moland, Thorkild Tylleskär, Marina Manuela de Paoli, Sebalda Charles Leshabari and Ingunn MS Engebretsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:551
  43. In 2005, Rwanda drafted a national TB/HIV policy and began scaling-up collaborative TB/HIV activities. Prior to the scale-up, we evaluated existing TB/HIV practices, possible barriers to policy and programmati...

    Authors: Eric S Pevzner, Greet Vandebriel, David W Lowrance, Michel Gasana and Alyssa Finlay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:550
  44. Targeted interventions (TIs) have been a major strategy for HIV prevention in India. We evaluated the impact of TIs on HIV prevalence in high HIV prevalence southern states (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Prade...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar, Sanjay M Mehendale, Samiran Panda, S Venkatesh, PVM Lakshmi, Manmeet Kaur, Shankar Prinja, Tarundeep Singh, Navkiran K Virdi, Pankaj Bahuguna, Arun K Sharma, Samiksha Singh, Sheela V Godbole, Arun Risbud, Boymkesh Manna, V Thirumugal…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:549
  45. We sought to evaluate the hypothesis that mental health impairment in underweight women, where this occurs, is due to an association between low body weight and elevated levels of body dissatisfaction and/or e...

    Authors: Jonathan Mond, Bryan Rodgers, Phillipa Hay and Cathy Owen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:547
  46. Qigong, similar to Tai Chi Chuan, is beneficial to health. In Taiwan, Waitankung, a type of Qigong, is as popular as Tai Chi Chuan. This population-based comparison study compares the health-related quality of...

    Authors: Tsung-Jung Ho, David C Christiani, Tso-Chiang Ma, Tsong-Rong Jang, Chih-Hui Lieng, Yi-Chun Yeh, Shinn-Zong Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jim-Shoung Lai and Tzuo-Yun Lan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:546

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