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  1. Sedentary behavior is considered a separate construct from physical activity and engaging in sedentary behaviors results in health effects independent of physical activity levels. A major source of sedentary b...

    Authors: Valerie Carson, John C Spence, Nicoleta Cutumisu and Lindsey Cargill
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:367
  2. Eighty percent of deaths occur in low and middle income countries (LMIC), where chronic diseases are the leading cause. Most of these deaths are of older people, but there is little information on the extent, ...

    Authors: AT Jotheeswaran, Joseph D Williams and Martin J Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:366
  3. Sub-optimal parenting is a common risk factor for a wide range of negative health, social and educational outcomes. Most parenting programmes have been developed in the USA in the context of delinquency preven...

    Authors: Douglas E Simkiss, Helen A Snooks, Nigel Stallard, Shan Davies, Marie A Thomas, Becky Anthony, Sarah Winstanley, Lynsey Wilson and Sarah Stewart-Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:364
  4. Eating disorders (ED) have a multifactorial aetiology in which genetics play an important role. Several studies have found an association between the Val66Met (G196A) polymorphism of the Brain-Derived Neurotro...

    Authors: Victoria Arija, Marta Ferrer-Barcala, Nuria Aranda and Josepa Canals
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:363
  5. For patients in all health-care settings HIV screening is recommended after the patient is notified that testing will be performed unless the patient declines. The nation's physicians and other health care pro...

    Authors: Netsanet W Fetene and Amsalu D Feleke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:362
  6. Timely return to work after longterm sickness absence and the increased use of flexible work arrangements together with partial health-related benefits are tools intended to increase participation in work life...

    Authors: Johanna Kausto, Lauri Virta, Ritva Luukkonen and Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:361
  7. India accounts for one-fifth of the global incident cases of tuberculosis(TB). The country presently has the world's largest directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) programme, that has shown impressiv...

    Authors: Lancelot M Pinto and Zarir F Udwadia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:357
  8. The Government of Canada implemented a Children's Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) in 2007 which allows a non-refundable tax credit of up to $500 to register a child in an eligible physical activity (PA) program. The...

    Authors: John C Spence, Nicholas L Holt, Julia K Dutove and Valerie Carson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:356
  9. Accurate assessment of the burden of drug-resistant TB requires systematic efforts to quantify its magnitude and trend. In approximately half the countries where resistance has been reported, estimates are bas...

    Authors: Ted Cohen, Bethany L Hedt and Marcello Pagano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:355
  10. In 2006 the World Health Organization described the status of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) service implementation as unacceptable, with an urgent need for a renewed public health approach...

    Authors: Deirdre A O'Gorman, Lot J Nyirenda and Sally J Theobald
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:354
  11. Employees with a chronic disease often encounter problems at work because of their chronic disease. The current paper describes the development of a self-management programme based on the Chronic Disease Self-...

    Authors: Sarah I Detaille, Joost WJ van der Gulden, Josephine A Engels, Yvonne F Heerkens and Frank JH van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:353
  12. The benefits to health of a physically active lifestyle are well established and there is evidence that a sedentary lifestyle plays a significant role in the onset and progression of chronic disease. Despite a...

    Authors: Simon Murphy, Larry Raisanen, Graham Moore, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Pat Linck, Nefyn Williams, Nafees Ud Din, Janine Hale, Chris Roberts, Elaine McNaish and Laurence Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:352
  13. Web interviewing is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, because it has several advantages over telephone interviewing such as lower costs and shorter fieldwork periods. However, there are also concerns ab...

    Authors: Gera E Nagelhout, Marc C Willemsen, Mary E Thompson, Geoffrey T Fong, Bas van den Putte and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:351
  14. It is assumed that providing clinical preventive services to patients can identify or detect early important causes of adult mortality. The aim of this study was to quantify access to preventive services in So...

    Authors: Benedetto Manuti, Paolo Rizza, Aida Bianco, Carmelo GA Nobile and Maria Pavia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:350
  15. Migrants from countries with a high-burden of tuberculosis (TB) are at a particular risk of contracting and developing the disease. In Sweden, new immigrants are routinely offered screening for the disease, ye...

    Authors: Faustine KK Nkulu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Clas Ahlm and Ingela Krantz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:349
  16. Dentists are in a unique position to advise smokers to quit by providing effective counseling on the various aspects of tobacco-induced diseases. The present study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of...

    Authors: Semira Gonseth, Marcelo Abarca, Carlos Madrid and Jacques Cornuz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:348
  17. Low uptake of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) in sub-Saharan Africa is raising acceptability concerns which might be associated with ways by which it is offered. We investigated the acceptability o...

    Authors: Wilbroad Mutale, Charles Michelo, Marte Jürgensen and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:347
  18. The hypothesis of fetal origins of adult disease has during the last decades received interest as an explanation of chronic, e.g. cardiovascular, disease in adulthood stemming from fetal environmental conditio...

    Authors: Per E Gustafsson, Urban Janlert, Töres Theorell and Anne Hammarström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:346
  19. In Ontario, local public health inspectors play an important frontline role in protecting the public from foodborne illness. This study was an in-depth exploration of public health inspectors' perceptions of t...

    Authors: Mai T Pham, Andria Q Jones, Jan M Sargeant, Barbara J Marshall and Catherine E Dewey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:345
  20. Very little of the increased attention towards chronic diseases in countries with low and middle incomes has been directed towards older people, who contribute 72% of all deaths, and 14% of all Disability Adju...

    Authors: Daisy Acosta, Ruth Rottbeck, Juana G Rodríguez, Loida M González, Mary R Almánzar, Susana N Minaya, Maria del C Ortiz, Cleusa P Ferri and Martin J Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:344
  21. There are indications of a high prevalence of psychological distress among students in higher education and also that distress increases over the course of study. However, not all studies on student distress c...

    Authors: Anna Christensson, Bo Runeson, Paul W Dickman and Marjan Vaez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:343
  22. Consumer perception of the healthiness of beef is an important determinant of beef consumption. However, little is known about how consumers perceive the healthiness of beef. The aim of this study is to shed l...

    Authors: Lynn Van Wezemael, Wim Verbeke, Marcia D de Barcellos, Joachim Scholderer and Federico Perez-Cueto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:342
  23. While menarche indicates the beginning of a woman's reproductive life, relatively little is known about the association between age at menarche and subsequent morbidity and mortality. We aimed to examine the e...

    Authors: Lynne C Giles, Gary FV Glonek, Vivienne M Moore, Michael J Davies and Mary A Luszcz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:341
  24. In view of the high costs of mass-media campaigns, it is important to understand whether it is possible for a media campaign to have significant population effects over a short period of time. This paper explo...

    Authors: Sara Evans-Lacko, Jillian London, Kirsty Little, Claire Henderson and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:339
  25. People with diabetes who experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a higher risk of death and recurrence of AMI. This study was commissioned by the Department for Transport to develop survival table...

    Authors: Sinead Brophy, Roxanne Cooksey, Michael B Gravenor, Clive Weston, Steven M Macey, Gareth John, Rhys Williams and Ronan A Lyons
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:338
  26. A worksite prevention program was developed to promote the work ability of construction workers and thereby prolong a healthy working life. The objective of this paper is to present the design of a randomized ...

    Authors: Karen M Oude Hengel, Catelijne I Joling, Karin I Proper, Birgitte M Blatter and Paulien M Bongers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:336
  27. Secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) is perhaps one of the most important toxic exposures in childhood. However, epidemiological studies on the relation between SHSe and dental caries are limited and have yielded ...

    Authors: Keiko Tanaka, Yoshihiro Miyake, Masashi Arakawa, Satoshi Sasaki and Yukihiro Ohya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:335
  28. Although there are an increasing number of studies on HIV-related stigma in Nigeria, very little research has focused on how power differences based on gender perpetuate the stigmatization of people living wit...

    Authors: Ngozi C Mbonu, Bart Van den Borne and Nanne K De Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:334
  29. The purpose of this work was to explore the knowledge and acceptance of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)-Herpes Zoster (HZ) vaccination in the general Italian population, where the HZ vaccine has not yet been dist...

    Authors: Antonino Parlato, Vincenzo Romano Spica, Massimo Ciccozzi, Francesca Farchi, Francesca Gallè, Valeria Di Onofrio, Elisabetta Franco and Giorgio Liguori
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:333
  30. Vitamin D supplementation for fracture prevention is widespread despite conflicting interpretation of relevant randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence. This study summarises quantitatively the current evide...

    Authors: Jeffrey K C Lai, Robyn M Lucas, Mark S Clements, Andrew W Roddam and Emily Banks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:331
  31. Risk factors are often considered individually, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of combinations of multiple behavioural risk factors and their association with socioeconomic determinants.

    Authors: Richard Lawder, Oliver Harding, Diane Stockton, Colin Fischbacher, David H Brewster, Jim Chalmers, Alan Finlayson and David I Conway
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:330
  32. Anemia is considered a severe public health problem by World Health Organization when anemia prevalence is equal to or greater than 40% in the population. The purpose of this study was to determine the anemia ...

    Authors: Leyla Karaoglu, Erkan Pehlivan, Mucahit Egri, Cihan Deprem, Gulsen Gunes, Metin F Genc and Ismail Temel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:329
  33. Type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem in Australia with prevalence increasing in parallel with increasing obesity. Prevention is an essential component of strategies to reduce the diabetes burden. T...

    Authors: Stephen Colagiuri, Philip Vita, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Maria Fiatarone Singh, Louise Farrell, Andrew Milat, Marion Haas and Adrian Bauman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:328
  34. Cutaneous injection-related infections (CIRI) are a primary reason individuals who inject drugs (IDU) are hospitalized. The objective of this study was to investigate determinants of hospitalization for a CIRI...

    Authors: Elisa Lloyd-Smith, Evan Wood, Ruth Zhang, Mark W Tyndall, Sam Sheps, Julio SG Montaner and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:327
  35. Sick-leave because of mental and behavioural disorders has increased considerably in Sweden since the late nineties, and especially in women. The aim of this study was to assess the level of burnout in the gen...

    Authors: Sofia Norlund, Christina Reuterwall, Jonas Höög, Bernt Lindahl, Urban Janlert and Lisbeth Slunga Birgander
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:326
  36. Smoking during pregnancy has been associated with socioeconomic determinants and it is recognized as the most important preventable risk factor for an unsuccessful pregnancy outcome. Turkey has national data o...

    Authors: Isil Ergin, Hur Hassoy, Feride A Tanik and Gokce Aslan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:325
  37. A positive association between time spent on sedentary screen-based activities and physical complaints has been reported, but the cumulative association between different types of screen-based activities and p...

    Authors: Torbjørn Torsheim, Lilly Eriksson, Christina W Schnohr, Fredrik Hansen, Thoroddur Bjarnason and Raili Välimaa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:324
  38. There is evidence that the adverse consequences of alcohol impose a substantial economic burden on societies worldwide. Given the lack of generalizability of study results across different settings, many attem...

    Authors: Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, Jomkwan Yothasamut, Chanida Lertpitakpong, Khannika Thitiboonsuwan, Prapag Neramitpitagkul and Usa Chaikledkaew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:323
  39. Since 2003, Asia-Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia, has received substantial attention because of the anticipation that it could be the epicentre of the next pandemic. There has been active investment but e...

    Authors: Piya Hanvoravongchai, Wiku Adisasmito, Pham Ngoc Chau, Alexandra Conseil, Joia de Sa, Ralf Krumkamp, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Bounlay Phommasack, Weerasak Putthasri, Chin-Shui Shih, Sok Touch and Richard Coker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:322
  40. Cessation of smoking reduces morbidity and mortality related to tobacco smoking. It is essential to explore the intention of individuals to quit smoking to design effective interventions. The objective of this...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Tsion Assefa and Amare Deribew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:320
  41. Participatory health education interventions and/or community-based primary health care in remote regions can improve child survival. The most recent data from Guinea Bissau shows that the country ranks 5th from ...

    Authors: Rebecca King, Vera Mann and Peter D Boone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:319

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