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  1. Limited studies have prospectively examined the role of body mass index (BMI) as a major risk factor for asthma during adolescence. This study investigates whether BMI is associated with increased risk of deve...

    Authors: Wen-Chao Ho, Yu-Sheng Lin, James L Caffrey, Meng-Hung Lin, Hui-Tsung Hsu, Leann Myers, Pau-Chung Chen and Ruey-Shiung Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:542
  2. Despite the popular use of vitamin supplements and several prospective cohort studies investigating their effect on cancer incidence and cardiovascular disease (CVD), scientific data supporting their benefits ...

    Authors: Azusa Hara, Shizuka Sasazuki, Manami Inoue, Taichi Shimazu, Motoki Iwasaki, Norie Sawada, Taiki Yamaji, Junko Ishihara, Hiroyasu Iso and Shoichiro Tsugane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:540
  3. Antibiotics sales without medical prescriptions are increasingly recognized as sources of antimicrobial misuse that can exacerbate the global burden of antibiotic resistance. We aimed to determine the percenta...

    Authors: Aref A Bin Abdulhak, Mohamad A Al Tannir, Mohammed A Almansor, Mohammed S Almohaya, Atallah S Onazi, Mohammed A Marei, Oweida F Aldossary, Sadek A Obeidat, Mustafa A Obeidat, Muhammad S Riaz and Imad M Tleyjeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:538
  4. This study assessed lay perceptions of issues related to predictive genetic testing for multifactorial diseases. These perceived issues may differ from the "classic" issues, e.g. autonomy, discrimination, and ...

    Authors: Miranda Wijdenes-Pijl, Wybo J Dondorp, Danielle RM Timmermans, Martina C Cornel and Lidewij Henneman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:535
  5. This study aims to determine the maximum price at which HIV vaccination is cost-effective in the Thai healthcare setting. It also aims to identify the relative importance of vaccine characteristics and risk be...

    Authors: Pattara Leelahavarong, Yot Teerawattananon, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Chutima Akaleephan, Nakorn Premsri, Chawetsan Namwat, Wiwat Peerapatanapokin and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:534
  6. Self-management is the cornerstone of diabetes control and prevention of complications; however, it is undetermined whether differences in intention to adopt healthy lifestyles and actual healthy behavior exis...

    Authors: James R Gavin III, Kathleen M Fox and Susan Grandy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:533
  7. Outdoor air pollution, given its demonstrated negative effects on the respiratory system, is a growing public health concern worldwide, particularly in urban cities. Human exposure to pollutants such as ozone,...

    Authors: Amir Y Tashakkor, Katherine S Chow and Chris Carlsten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:532
  8. Injuries affect all age groups but have a particular impact on young people. To evaluate the incidence of non-fatal, unintentional, injuries among undergraduates in Wenzhou, China, assess the burden caused by ...

    Authors: Hongying Shi, Xinjun Yang, Chenping Huang, Zumu Zhou, Qiang Zhou and Maoping Chu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:531
  9. As highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) restores health, fertility and sexual activity among HIV-infected adults, understanding how ART influences reproductive desires and decisions could inform interven...

    Authors: Rachel King, Kenneth Khana, Sylvia Nakayiwa, David Katuntu, Jaco Homsy, Pille Lindkvist, Eva Johansson and Rebecca Bunnell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:530
  10. Self-reported health status in underserved population of prisoners has not been extensively explored. The purposes of this cross-sectional study were to assess self-reported health, quality of life, and access...

    Authors: Carmelo GA Nobile, Domenico Flotta, Gaetano Nicotera, Claudia Pileggi and Italo F Angelillo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:529
  11. Alcohol dependence affects approximately 3% of the English population, and accounts for significant medical and psychiatric morbidity. Only 5.6% of alcohol-dependent individuals ever access specialist treatmen...

    Authors: Lynn Owens, Graham Butcher, Ian Gilmore, Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona, James Oyee, Liz Perkins, Tom Walley, Paula Williamson, Ken Wilson and Munir Pirmohamed
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:528
  12. Only few studies with small experimental samples investigated the impact of psychoactive substances on driving performance. We conducted a multicenter international cross-sectional study to evaluate the correl...

    Authors: Roberta Siliquini, Fabrizio Bert, Francisco Alonso, Paola Berchialla, Alessandra Colombo, Axel Druart, Marcin Kedzia, Valeria Siliquini, Daniel Vankov, Anita Villerusa and Lamberto Manzoli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:526
  13. Cancer patients' knowledge about cancer and experiences with its treatment play an important role in long-term adherence in their disease management. This study aimed to explore cancer patients' knowledge abou...

    Authors: Maryam Farooqui, Mohamed A Hassali, Aishah K Shatar, Asrul A Shafie, Tan B Seang and Muhammad A Farooqui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:525
  14. Approximately one third of New Zealand children and young people are overweight or obese. A similar proportion (33%) do not meet recommendations for physical activity, and 70% do not meet recommendations for s...

    Authors: Ralph Maddison, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Louise Foley, Leonard Epstein, Yannan Jiang, Midi Tsai, Ofa Dewes and Ihirangi Heke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:524
  15. The reproductive and mental health of women contributes significantly to their overall well-being. Three of the eight Millennium Development Goals are directly related to reproductive and sexual health while m...

    Authors: Jasim Anwar, Elias Mpofu, Lynda R Matthews, Ahmed Farah Shadoul and Kaye E Brock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:523
  16. Weight loss is challenging and maintenance of weight loss is problematic among midlife and older rural women. Finding effective interventions using innovative delivery methods that can reach underserved and vu...

    Authors: Patricia A Hageman, Carol H Pullen, Melody Hertzog, Linda S Boeckner and Susan Noble Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:521
  17. China has been experiencing the largest rural to urban migration in history. Rural-to-urban migrants are those who leave their hometown for another place in order to work or live without changing their hukou stat...

    Authors: Peiyuan Qiu, Yang Yang, Juying Zhang and Xiao Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:520
  18. The IeDEA West Africa Pediatric Working Group (pWADA) was established in January 2007 to study the care and treatment of HIV-infected children in this region. We describe here the characteristics at antiretrov...

    Authors: Didier K Ekouevi, Alain Azondekon, Fatoumata Dicko, Karen Malateste, Pety Touré, François T Eboua, Kouakou Kouadio, Lorna Renner, Kevin Peterson, François Dabis, Haby Signaté Sy and Valeriane Leroy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:519
  19. Intensive combined lifestyle interventions are the recommended treatment for severely obese children and adolescents, but there is a lack of studies and their cost-effectiveness. The objective of this study is...

    Authors: Sabine Makkes, Jutka Halberstadt, Carry M Renders, Judith E Bosmans, Olga H van der Baan-Slootweg and Jacob C Seidell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:518
  20. Estonia has experienced an HIV epidemic among intravenous drug users (IDUs) with the highest per capita HIV prevalence in Eastern Europe. We assessed the effects of expanded syringe exchange programs (SEP) in ...

    Authors: Anneli Uusküla, Don C Des Jarlais, Mart Kals, Kristi Rüütel, Katri Abel-Ollo, Ave Talu and Igor Sobolev
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:517
  21. Cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients without kidney disease, screening is a major strategy for reducing the risk of cancer and improving...

    Authors: Germaine Wong, Kirsten Howard, Jeremy R Chapman, Allison Tong, Michael J Bourke, Andrew Hayen, Petra Macaskill, Richard L Hope, Narelle Williams, Anh Kieu, Richard Allen, Steven Chadban, Carol Pollock, Angela Webster, Simon D Roger and Jonathan C Craig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:516
  22. The two issues mostly affecting the success of tuberculosis (TB) control programmes are delay in presentation and non-adherence to treatment. It is important to understand the factors that contribute to these ...

    Authors: John G Ayisi, Anna H van't Hoog, Janet A Agaya, Walter Mchembere, Peter O Nyamthimba, Odylia Muhenje and Barbara J Marston
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:515
  23. Public health researchers are increasingly encouraged to establish international collaborations and to undertake cross-national comparative studies. To-date relatively few such studies have addressed migration...

    Authors: Sarah M Salway, Gina Higginbottom, Birgit Reime, Kuldip K Bharj, Punita Chowbey, Caroline Foster, Jule Friedrich, Kate Gerrish, Zubia Mumtaz and Beverley O'Brien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:514
  24. Health professionals have an important role to play in the management of obesity, but may be unsure how to raise weight issues with patients. The societal stigma associated with excess weight means that weight...

    Authors: Cindy M Gray, Kate Hunt, Karen Lorimer, Annie S Anderson, Michaela Benzeval and Sally Wyke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:513
  25. Tobacco control policies at the state level have been a critical impetus for reduction in smoking prevalence. We examine the association between recent changes in smoking prevalence and state-specific tobacco ...

    Authors: Ahmedin Jemal, Michael Thun, Xue Q Yu, Anne M Hartman, Vilma Cokkinides, Melissa M Center, Hana Ross and Elizabeth M Ward
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:512
  26. Financial reform aims to overcome the problems of financial barriers and utilization of health services. However, it is unclear whether financial reforms or health insurance can reduce delays and/or barriers o...

    Authors: Tippawan Liabsuetrakul and Nurlisa Oumudee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:510
  27. Inadequate utilization of healthcare services by migrant populations is an important public health concern. Inadequate drug consumption and poor compliance to the therapeutic regimen are common manifestations ...

    Authors: Anna Volodina, Thilo Bertsche, Karel Kostev, Volker Winkler, Walter Emil Haefeli and Heiko Becher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:509
  28. Tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) is a serious threat to child health. Roughly 40% of children worldwide are exposed to tobacco smoke, and the very young are often "captive smokers" in homes in which others smoke.

    Authors: Laura J Rosen, Nurit Guttman, Melbourne F Hovell, Michal Ben Noach, Jonathan P Winickoff, Shosh Tchernokovski, Joseph K Rosenblum, Uri Rubenstein, Vered Seidmann, Constantine I Vardavas, Neil E Klepeis and David M Zucker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:508
  29. The beneficial effect of physical activity for the prevention of a range of chronic diseases is widely acknowledged. These chronic conditions are most pronounced in economically disadvantaged groups where phys...

    Authors: Janet Withall, Russell Jago and Kenneth R Fox
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:507
  30. Male circumcision (MC) has been shown to be effective against heterosexual acquisition of HIV infection and is being scaled up as an additional strategy against HIV in several countries of Africa. However, the...

    Authors: Joseph R Mwanga, Mwita Wambura, Jacklin F Mosha, Gerry Mshana, Frank Mosha and John Changalucha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:506
  31. Dental caries (decay) is the most prevalent disease of childhood. It is often left untreated and can impact negatively on general health, and physical, developmental, social and learning outcomes. Similar to o...

    Authors: Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, Elizabeth Waters, Hanny Calache, Michael Smith, Lisa Gold, Mark Gussy, Anthony Scott, Kathleen Lacy and Monica Virgo-Milton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:505
  32. Studies centered on the detection of cognitive impairment and its relationship to cardiovascular risk factors in elderly people have gained special relevance in recent years. Knowledge of the cardiovascular ri...

    Authors: M Victoria Perea-Bartolome, Ricardo García-García, Valentina Ladera-Fernández, Sara Mora-Simón, María C Patino-Alonso, Tita J Almanza-Guerra, Cristina Agudo-Conde, M Paz Muriel-Diez and Emiliano Rodríguez-Sánchez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:504
  33. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy (IMCI), developed by WHO/UNICEF, aims to contribute to reducing childhood morbidity and mortality (MDG4) in resource-limited settings. Since 1996 more th...

    Authors: Ameena E Goga and Lulu M Muhe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:503
  34. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) exists in the breast milk of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) mothers. The authors use a meta-analytic technique to quantify the evidence of an association between breastfeeding and risk of CH...

    Authors: Yingjie Zheng, Yihan Lu, Qi Ye, Yugang Xia, Yueqin Zhou, Qingqing Yao and Shan Wei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:502
  35. Inexpensive, reliable objective methods are needed to measure physical activity (PA) in large scale trials. This study compared the number of pedometer step counts with accelerometer data in pregnant women in ...

    Authors: Tarja I Kinnunen, Peter WG Tennant, Catherine McParlin, Lucilla Poston, Stephen C Robson and Ruth Bell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:501
  36. Ethnic differences in body fat distribution contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidities and diabetes. However few data are available on differences in fat distribution in Asian children from...

    Authors: Ailing Liu, Nuala M Byrne, Masaharu Kagawa, Guansheng Ma, Kallaya Kijboonchoo, Lara Nasreddine, Bee Koon Poh, Mohammad Noor Ismail and Andrew P Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:500
  37. Few prospective cohort studies have assessed the association between social capital and mortality. The studies were conducted only in Western countries and did not use the same social capital indicators. The p...

    Authors: Jun Aida, Katsunori Kondo, Hiroshi Hirai, S V Subramanian, Chiyoe Murata, Naoki Kondo, Yukinobu Ichida, Kokoro Shirai and Ken Osaka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:499
  38. China ranks second among the 22 high burden countries for tuberculosis. A modeling exercise showed that reduction of indoor air pollution could help advance tuberculosis control in China. However, the associat...

    Authors: Xiaohong Kan, Chen-Yuan Chiang, Donald A Enarson, Wenhua Chen, Jianan Yang and Genwang Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:498
  39. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) constitutes a major public health problem in China and worldwide. We aimed to examine classical risk factors and their magnitudes for CVD in a Chinese cohort with over 20 years fol...

    Authors: Jingfeng Ji, Enchun Pan, Jianxin Li, Jichun Chen, Jie Cao, Dongling Sun, Xiangfeng Lu, Shufeng Chen, Dongfeng Gu, Xiufang Duan, Xigui Wu and Jianfeng Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:497
  40. Stepping Stones training aims to help individuals explore sexual relationships and recognize gender inequalities, the structural drivers of the HIV epidemic, in order to understand risk behaviours and to seek ...

    Authors: Janet E Bradley, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Banadakoppa M Ramesh, Meghna Girish and Arup K Das
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:496
  41. Face washing is important to interrupt the transmission of trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. We aimed to assess the household and personal factors that affected water use and face ...

    Authors: Morgan Rog, Bonnielin Swenor, Luis C Cajas-Monson, Wilson Mchiwe, Steven Kiboko, Harran Mkocha and Sheila West
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:495
  42. The prevalence of social-emotional and behavioral problems is estimated to be 8 to 9% among preschool children. Effective early detection tools are needed to promote the provision of adequate care at an early ...

    Authors: Ingrid Kruizinga, Wilma Jansen, Alice S Carter and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:494
  43. Smoking rates remain unacceptably high among individuals who are socially disadvantaged. Social and community service organisations (SCSO) are increasingly interested in providing smoking cessation support to ...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Billie Bonevski, Christine Paul, Jon O'Brien and Wendy Oakes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:493
  44. Although some studies in Tanzania have addressed the question of sexuality and STIs among adolescents, mostly those aged 15 - 19 years, evidence on how multiple sexual partners influence condom use among 10 - ...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, Angelina M Lutambi, Godfrey M Mubyazi, Khadija Kweka, Godfrey Mbaruku and Honorati Masanja
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:490

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