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  1. Multimorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of two or more chronic conditions, is usually associated with older persons. This research assessed multimorbidity across a range of ages so that planners are inform...

    Authors: Anne W Taylor, Kay Price, Tiffany K Gill, Robert Adams, Rhiannon Pilkington, Natalie Carrangis, Zumin Shi and David Wilson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:718
  2. Social capital has lately received much attention in health research. The present study investigated whether two measures of subjective social capital were related to psychosomatic symptoms, musculoskeletal pa...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund, Bengt Starrin and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:715
  3. People with Type D-Distressed-personality have a general tendency towards increased negative affectivity (NA), while at the same time inhibiting these emotions in social situations (SI). Type D personality is ...

    Authors: Paula MC Mommersteeg, Nina Kupper and Johan Denollet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:714
  4. The U-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and diabetes mellitus was observed among western populations. However, few studies have systematically evaluated the association in Chinese. We aimed to in...

    Authors: Chen Liu, Zhijie Yu, Huaixing Li, Jing Wang, Liang Sun, Qibin Qi and Xu Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:713
  5. Being female is a strong predictor of health promoting behaviours. Workplaces show great potential for lifestyle interventions, but such interventions do not necessarily take the gendered background of lifesty...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Hannes Seesing and Angelique de Rijk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:712
  6. A number of risk factors are associated with the development of childhood obesity which can be identified during infancy. These include infant feeding practices, parental response to infant temperament and par...

    Authors: Sarah A Redsell, Philippa Atkinson, Dilip Nathan, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Judy A Swift and Cris Glazebrook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:711
  7. Computer simulation models are used increasingly to support public health research and policy, but questions about their quality persist. The purpose of this article is to review the principles and methods for...

    Authors: Jacek A Kopec, Philippe Finès, Douglas G Manuel, David L Buckeridge, William M Flanagan, Jillian Oderkirk, Michal Abrahamowicz, Samuel Harper, Behnam Sharif, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Eric C Sayre, M Mushfiqur Rahman and Michael C Wolfson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:710
  8. In light of the child overweight and obesity problem in Australia, resistance training programs have been trialled as an innovative way of assisting children increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. The pu...

    Authors: Melanie Pescud, Simone Pettigrew, Michael R McGuigan and Robert U Newton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:709
  9. Sweden, like many other western countries, faces increasing rates of lifestyle related diseases and corresponding rise in costs for health care. To meet these challenges, a number of efforts have been introduc...

    Authors: Amina Jama Mahmud, Ewy Olander, Lovisa Wallenberg and Bo JA Haglund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:707
  10. Systemic inflammation is linked to cardiovascular risk, but the influence of persistent pathogens, which are conventionally dichotomously categorized, on circulating levels of inflammatory markers is not clear...

    Authors: Aydin Nazmi, Ana V Diez-Roux, Nancy S Jenny, Michael Y Tsai, Moyses Szklo and Allison E Aiello
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:706
  11. Two counter trends in injury mortality have been separately reported in the US in recent times - a declining suicide rate and a rapidly rising unintentional poisoning mortality rate. Poisoning suicides are esp...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Gerry Hobbs, Diego De Leo, Steven Stack, James L Frost, Alan M Ducatman, Nestor D Kapusta and Rheeda L Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:705
  12. In recent years, problems like insufficient coordination, low efficiency, and heavy working load in national communicable disease surveillance systems in China have been pointed out by many researchers. To str...

    Authors: Weiyi Xiong, Jun Lv and Liming Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:704
  13. Modifying transport infrastructure to support active travel (walking and cycling) could help to increase population levels of physical activity. However, there is limited evidence for the effects of interventi...

    Authors: David Ogilvie, Simon Griffin, Andy Jones, Roger Mackett, Cornelia Guell, Jenna Panter, Natalia Jones, Simon Cohn, Lin Yang and Cheryl Chapman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:703
  14. In resource-limited settings, HIV/AIDS remains a serious threat to the social and physical well-being of women of childbearing age, pregnant women, mothers and infants.

    Authors: Hapsatou Touré, Martine Audibert and François Dabis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:702
  15. Obesity is a major cause of preventable death in Australia with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is that approximately 68% of men are overweight/obese, yet are notoriously diffi...

    Authors: Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Patrick McElduff, Tracy Burrows, Janet M Warren, Myles D Young, Nina Berry, Kristen L Saunders, Elroy J Aguiar and Robin Callister
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:701
  16. Previous studies reported high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in Indigenous Australians, which may contribute to their high risk of cardiovascular disease. We compared CRP levels in Indigenous Australians and...

    Authors: Allison M Hodge, Louise Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Jacqueline Boyle, Terry Dunbar, Tarun Weeramanthri, Jonathan Shaw and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:700
  17. Cycling is an increasingly important mode of transport for environmental and health reasons. Cycling fatalities in London were previously investigated in 1994 using routinely collected data. Since then, there ...

    Authors: Andrei S Morgan, Helen B Dale, William E Lee and Phil J Edwards
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:699
  18. Despite the remarkable technological progress in health care and treatment, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of premature death, prolonged hospitalization and disability in most European countr...

    Authors: Ala'a Alkerwi, Michèle Guillaume, Faiez Zannad, Ulrich Laufs and Marie-Lise Lair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:698
  19. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women shows regional variations not explained by common risk factors. Analysis of CVD incidence will provide insight into whether there is further divergence betwe...

    Authors: Lois G Kim, Claire Carson, Debbie A Lawlor and Shah Ebrahim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:696
  20. Since 2003, the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) has been implemented throughout rural China, usually covering delivery services in its benefit package. The objective of this study was to compare the diff...

    Authors: Shengbin Xiao, Hong Yan, Yuan Shen, Shaonong Dang, Elina Hemminki, Duolao Wang, Qian Long and Jianmin Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:695
  21. The Italian Protective Maternity Legislation allows a woman to apply for early maternity leave from work during pregnancy if she is affected by health problems (option A) or if her working conditions are incom...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, John H Lange, Emanuela Fadda, Ornella Agostini, Roberto Agnesi, Andrea Bardin and Luca Cegolon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:694
  22. Chronicity and severity of early exposure to maternal common mental disorders (CMD) has been associated with poorer infant development in high-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), pe...

    Authors: Chiara Servili, Girmay Medhin, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark Tomlinson, Bogale Worku, Yonas Baheretibeb, Michael Dewey, Atalay Alem and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:693
  23. Public health services implement individual, community and population level interventions to change health behaviours, improve healthy life expectancy and reduce health inequalities. Understanding and changing...

    Authors: Alyssa S Gilinsky, Stephan U Dombrowski, Hannah Dale, Douglas Marks, Clare Robinson, Claire Eades and Despina Ouzounidou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:692
  24. Physical inactivity in leisure time is common among elderly in Brazil and this finding is particularly alarming considering that this population is greatly affected by chronic diseases. The identification of h...

    Authors: Marcela T Ferreira, Sandra MM Matsudo, Manoel CSA Ribeiro and Luiz R Ramos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:690
  25. Young men involved in the criminal justice system face disproportionately high rates of sexual risk behavior, drug, use, and violence. Little is known about how their involvement in sex partnerships might miti...

    Authors: Megha Ramaswamy and Nicholas Freudenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:689
  26. Diabetes Mellitus is a global health problem. Scientific knowledge on the genetics of diabetes is expanding and is more and more utilised in clinical practice and primary prevention strategies. Health consumer...

    Authors: Suzanne CM van Esch, Martina C Cornel and Frank J Snoek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:688
  27. Victimization among people with a Severe Mental Illness is a common phenomenon. The objectives of this study proposal are: to delineate the extent and kind of victimization in a representative sample of chroni...

    Authors: Jack JM Dekker, Jan Theunissen, Rien Van, Jaap Peen, Pim Duurkoop and Martijn Kikkert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:687
  28. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus remains a public health threat and continues to cause outbreaks among poultry as well as human infections. Since its appearance, the virus has spread to ...

    Authors: Ghazi Kayali, Richard J Webby, Xiaoping Xiong, Lobna S Sherif, Esmat A El-Ghafar and Mohamed A Ali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:685
  29. To prevent early exit from work, it is important to study which factors contribute to healthy ageing. One concept that is assumed to be closely related to, and therefore may influence healthy ageing, is vitali...

    Authors: Jorien E Strijk, Karin I Proper, Linda Klaver, Allard J van der Beek and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:684
  30. Type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic in China. To evaluate the prevalence, clustering of metabolic risk factors and their impact on type 2 diabetes, we conducted a population-based study in Shanghai, China'...

    Authors: He Xu, Yiqing Song, Nai-Chieh You, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Sander Greenland, Earl S Ford, Lin He and Simin Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:683
  31. In recent years, national and global mortality data have been characterized in terms of well-established risk factors. In this regard, alcohol consumption has been called the third leading "actual cause of dea...

    Authors: Brian S Katcher, Randy B Reiter and Tomás J Aragón
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:682
  32. Health care workers (HCWs) are faced with many work-related choices which may depend on how they perceive risk, such as whether or not to comply with safety regulations. Little research has investigated risk p...

    Authors: Tita Alissa Listyowardojo, Raoul E Nap and Addie Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:681
  33. The behavioural impact of pharmacogenomics is untested; informing smokers of genetic test results for responsiveness to smoking cessation medication may increase adherence to this medication. The objective of ...

    Authors: Theresa M Marteau, Marcus R Munafò, Paul Aveyard, Chloe Hill, Sophia Whitwell, Thomas A Willis, Rachel A Crockett, Gareth J Hollands, Elaine C Johnstone, Alison J Wright, A Toby Prevost, David Armstrong, Stephen Sutton and Ann Louise Kinmonth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:680
  34. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is well recognized as a major and increasing burden to the country's resources due to its severe, long term debilitating e...

    Authors: Fatma Al-Maskari, Mohammed El-Sadig and Nicholas Nagelkerke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:679
  35. Metabolic Syndrome is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, different diagnostic criteria have been recommended by different expert groups. In Malaysia, there...

    Authors: Foong Ming Moy and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:678
  36. Supportive neighbourhood walking conditions are particularly important for older people as they age and who, as a group, prefer walking as a form of physical activity. Urban form and socio-economic status (SES...

    Authors: Theresa L Grant, Nancy Edwards, Heidi Sveistrup, Caroline Andrew and Mary Egan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:677
  37. To date, the great majority of Russian HIV infections have been diagnosed among IDUs and concerns about the potential for a sexual transmission of HIV beyond the IDU population have increased. This study inves...

    Authors: Nadia Abdala, Edward White, Olga V Toussova, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh, Sergei Verevochkin, Andrei P Kozlov and Robert Heimer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:676
  38. The aim of the study was to describe the health-related quality of life of Canarian population using information from the Canary Island Health Survey and three observational studies developed in the Canary Isl...

    Authors: Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julio Lopez-Bastida, Melany Worbes-Cerezo and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:675
  39. Chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) is an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands, and promotion of screening for HBV in this risk group is necessary. An individually tailore...

    Authors: Ytje JJ van der Veen, Onno de Zwart, Johan Mackenbach and Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:674
  40. Epidemiological evidence showing a consistent association between the risk of childhood leukaemia and exposure to power frequency magnetic fields has been accumulating. This debate considers the additional pre...

    Authors: Myron Maslanyj, Tracy Lightfoot, Joachim Schüz, Zenon Sienkiewicz and Alastair McKinlay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:673
  41. The professionalism of hospital workers in Japan was challenged by the pandemic (H1N1) 2009. To maintain hospital function under critical situations such as a pandemic, it is important to understand the factor...

    Authors: Hissei Imai, Kunitaka Matsuishi, Atsushi Ito, Kentaro Mouri, Noboru Kitamura, Keiko Akimoto, Koichi Mino, Ayako Kawazoe, Masanori Isobe, Shizuo Takamiya and Tatsuo Mita
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:672
  42. Due to marginalization, trafficking violence, conflicts with the police and organic and social psychological problems associated with the drug, crack is one of the most devastating drugs currently in use. Howe...

    Authors: Luciana A Ribeiro, Zila M Sanchez and Solange A Nappo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:671
  43. Most new cases of active tuberculosis in Norway are presently caused by imported strains and not transmission within the country. Screening for tuberculosis with a Mantoux test of everybody and a chest X-ray o...

    Authors: Ingunn Harstad, Geir W Jacobsen, Einar Heldal, Brita A Winje, Saeed Vahedi, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Sigurd L Steinshamn and Helge Garåsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:670
  44. Obesity rates in adults continue to rise and effective treatment programs with a broad reach are urgently required. This paper describes the study protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) of ...

    Authors: Clare E Collins, Philip J Morgan, Pennie Jones, Kate Fletcher, Julia Martin, Elroy J Aguiar, Ashlee Lucas, Melinda Neve, Patrick McElduff and Robin Callister
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:669
  45. HIV incidence is a useful tool for improving the targeting of populations for interventions and assessing the effectiveness of prevention strategies. A study in Harare, Zimbabwe reported cumulative incidences ...

    Authors: Marshall W Munjoma, Felix G Mhlanga, Munyaradzi P Mapingure, Edith N Kurewa, Grace V Mashavave, Mike Z Chirenje, Simbarashe Rusakaniko and Babill Stray-Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:668
  46. Primary care is an important provider of sexual health care in England. We sought to explore the extent of testing for chlamydia and HIV in general practice and its relation to associated measures of sexual he...

    Authors: Katharine E Sadler, Nicola Low, Catherine H Mercer, Lorna J Sutcliffe, M Amir Islam, Shuja Shafi, Gary M Brook, Helen Maguire, Patrick J Horner and Jackie A Cassell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:667

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