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  1. In 2000, the overall rate of injury deaths in children aged 0–14 was 28.7 per 100000 in Estonia, which is more than 5 times higher than the corresponding rate in neighbouring Finland. This paper describes chil...

    Authors: Marika Väli, Katrin Lang, Ruth Soonets, Marika Talumäe and Andrej M Grjibovski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:158
  2. Community-wide preparedness for pandemic influenza is an issue that has featured prominently in the recent news media, and is currently a priority for health authorities in many countries. The small and medium...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Feonagh C Cooke, Robert J Donovan, C Raina MacIntyre, Ralf Itzwerth and Aileen J Plant
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:157
  3. Projections of health and social care need are highly sensitive to assumptions about cohort trends in health and disability. We use a repeated population-based cross-sectional study from the Cambridgeshire cen...

    Authors: Carol Jagger, Ruth J Matthews, Fiona E Matthews, Nicola A Spiers, Judith Nickson, Eugene S Paykel, Felicia A Huppert and Carol Brayne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:156
  4. Mental health problems are a worldwide public health burden. The literature concerning the mental health benefits from physical activity among adults has grown. Adolescents are less studied, and especially lon...

    Authors: Aase Sagatun, Anne Johanne Søgaard, Espen Bjertness, Randi Selmer and Sonja Heyerdahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:155
  5. Data are scarce on the long term relationship between leisure time physical activity, smoking and development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We wanted to investigate the relationship between leisure time ...

    Authors: Ingar Holme, Serena Tonstad, Anne Johanne Sogaard, Per G Lund Larsen and Lise Lund Haheim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:154
  6. National level estimates of injuries are not readily available for developing countries. This study estimated the annual incidence, patterns and severity of unintentional injuries among persons over five years...

    Authors: Zafar Fatmi, Wilbur C Hadden, Junaid A Razzak, Huma I Qureshi, Adnan A Hyder and Gregory Pappas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:152
  7. We assessed direct effects of neighborhood-level characteristics and interactive effects of neighborhood-level characteristics and individual socioeconomic position on adult smoking and drinking, after conside...

    Authors: Ying-Chih Chuang, Yu-Sheng Li, Yi-Hua Wu and Hsing Jasmine Chao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:151
  8. The initiation of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study in 1996, and subsequent follow-up of the cohort 5 years later, provided longitudinal body mass index (BMI) data for a random sample of Canadians.

    Authors: Wilma M Hopman, Cristine Leroux, Claudie Berger, Lawrence Joseph, Susan I Barr, Jerilynn C Prior, Mark Harrison, Suzette Poliquin, Tanveer Towheed, Tassos Anastassiades and David Goltzman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:150
  9. Early onset of menopause is a risk factor for several health problems. The objective was primarily to investigate the association between early menopause and current, past active and passive smoking. A second ...

    Authors: Thea F Mikkelsen, Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Johanne Sundby and Espen Bjertness
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:149
  10. Challenges to retention in prenatal care seem to exist under both universal systems of care, as in Canada, and non-universal systems of care, as in the United States. However, among populations being served by...

    Authors: Suzanne C Tough, Jodi E Siever and David W Johnston
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:148
  11. The ankle brachial index (ABI) is an efficient tool for objectively documenting the presence of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, different methods exist for ABI calculation, which mi...

    Authors: Stefan F Lange, Hans-Joachim Trampisch, David Pittrow, Harald Darius, Matthias Mahn, Jens R Allenberg, Gerhart Tepohl, Roman L Haberl and Curt Diehm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:147
  12. Learning about the impact of public health policy presents significant challenges for evaluators. These include the nebulous and organic nature of interventions ensuing from policy directives, the tension betw...

    Authors: Mhairi Mackenzie, Avril Blamey, Emma Halliday, Margaret Maxwell, Allyson McCollam, David McDaid, Joanne MacLean, Amy Woodhouse and Stephen Platt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:146
  13. To determine differences among persons who provided blood specimens for HIV testing compared with those who did not among those interviewed for the population-based Zimbabwe Young Adult Survey (YAS).

    Authors: AD McNaghten, Joan M Herold, Hazel M Dube and Michael E St Louis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:145
  14. Mortality rates for older persons in Botswana have been unavailable and little is known of predictors of mortality in old age. This study may serve as a precursor for more detailed assessments.

    Authors: Thomas Clausen, Adrian O Wilson, Robert M Molebatsi and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:144
  15. Law and policy in several countries require health services to demonstrate that they are promoting racial/ethnic equality. However, suitable and accurate data are usually not available. We demonstrated, using ...

    Authors: CM Fischbacher, R Bhopal, C Povey, M Steiner, J Chalmers, G Mueller, J Jamieson and D Knowles
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:142
  16. There is little experience with carefully developed interventions in the HIV/STI prevention field aimed at adult heterosexual target groups in the Netherlands. The ability to apply intervention development pro...

    Authors: Mireille EG Wolfers, Caty van den Hoek, Johannes Brug and Onno de Zwart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:141
  17. To determine the prevalence of asthma symptoms in a sample of Greek children aged 10–12 years, and to evaluate these rates in relation to anthropometric, lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits.

    Authors: Kostas N Priftis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Michael B Anthracopoulos, Anastasios Papadimitriou and Polyxeni Nicolaidou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:140
  18. Ensuring the sexual and reproductive health of the population is essential for the wellbeing of a nation. At least three aspects of sexual and reproductive health are among the key policy issues for present Au...

    Authors: Anthony MA Smith, Marian K Pitts, Julia M Shelley, Juliet Richters and Jason Ferris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:139
  19. Unhealthy lifestyle choices tend to cluster, but controversy remains regarding relationships between smoking and dietary habits. The aim of this study was to compare dietary intake and alcohol consumption, acc...

    Authors: Patrícia Padrão, Nuno Lunet, Ana Cristina Santos and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:138
  20. An earlier case-control study from Western Australia reported a protective effect of maternal folic acid supplementation during pregnancy on the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The prese...

    Authors: John D Dockerty, Peter Herbison, David CG Skegg and Mark Elwood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:136
  21. Few studies, particularly in developing countries, have explored the relationship between adolescents and parental values with adolescent problem behaviors. The objectives of the study are to (1) describe adol...

    Authors: Hongjie Liu, Shuli Yu, Lesley Cottrell, Sonja Lunn, Lynette Deveaux, Nanika V Brathwaite, Sharon Marshall, Xiaoming Li and Bonita Stanton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:135
  22. Tuberculosis treatment failure and death rates are low in the Western Pacific Region, including Vietnam. However, failure or death may also occur among patients who did not complete treatment, i.e. reported as...

    Authors: Marleen Vree, Nguyen T Huong, Bui D Duong, Dinh N Sy, Le N Van, Nguyen V Co, Frank GJ Cobelens and Martien W Borgdorff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:134
  23. During a microbicide trial feasibility study among women at high-risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Mwanza, northern Tanzania we used participatory research tools to facilitate open dialogue an...

    Authors: Andrew Vallely, Charles Shagi, Stella Kasindi, Nicola Desmond, Shelley Lees, Betty Chiduo, Richard Hayes, Caroline Allen and David Ross
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:133
  24. Socioeconomic status is a predictor not only of mortality, but also of cardiovascular risk and morbidity. An ongoing debate in the field of social inequalities and health focuses on two questions: 1) Is indivi...

    Authors: Juergen Breckenkamp, Andreas Mielck and Oliver Razum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:132
  25. Objectives: To compare support for, and perceptions of, the impacts of smoke-free workplace legislation among bar workers in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) pre- and post-implementation, and to identify predictors...

    Authors: Lisa Pursell, Shane Allwright, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Gillian Paul, Alan Kelly, Bernie J Mullally and Maureen D'Eath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:131
  26. Meningococcal disease can have devastating consequences. As new vaccines emerge, it is necessary to assess their impact on public health. In the absence of long-term real world data, modeling the effects of di...

    Authors: J Jaime Caro, Jörgen Möller, Denis Getsios, L Coudeville, Wissam El-Hadi, Catherine Chevat, Van Hung Nguyen and Ingrid Caro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:130
  27. The effect of sleep on the risk of developing diabetes has not been explored in an Asian population. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of self-reported sleep duration and sleep quality o...

    Authors: Yasuaki Hayashino, Shunichi Fukuhara, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Tomonori Okamura, Taichiro Tanaka and Hirotsugu Ueshima
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:129
  28. In this study the focus is on social insurance officers judging applications for disability pensions. The number of applications for disability pension increased during the late 1990s, which has resulted in an...

    Authors: Berit Ydreborg, Kerstin Ekberg and Kerstin Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:128
  29. For individuals with AIDS, data exist relatively soon after diagnosis to allow estimation of "early" survival quantiles (e.g., the 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 quantiles, etc.). Many years of additional observation ...

    Authors: Wayne TA Enanoria, Alan E Hubbard, Mark J van der Laan, Mi Chen, Juan Ruiz and John M Colford Jr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:127
  30. In the last decades, there have been no studies carried out in Lithuania on the quality of life of breast cancer patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate changes in the quality of life of Lithuan...

    Authors: Giedre Bulotiene, Jonas Veseliunas and Valerijus Ostapenko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:124
  31. Commercial sources of information are known to have greater influence than scientific sources on general practitioners' (GPs) prescribing behavior in under developed and developing countries. The study aimed t...

    Authors: Serhat Vancelik, Nazim E Beyhun, Hamit Acemoglu and Oksan Calikoglu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:122
  32. This formative study sought to explore the factors that influence the consumption of fish and seafood among 4–6 year old children in the Perth metropolitan area. Focus groups were conducted with mothers of you...

    Authors: Alexandra McManus, Sharyn K Burns, Peter A Howat, Lisa Cooper and Lynda Fielder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:119
  33. Evidence strongly suggests that the neighbourhood in which people live influences their health. Despite this, investigations of ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors have focused mainly on individu...

    Authors: Charles Agyemang, Carolien van Hooijdonk, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Joanne K Ujcic-Voortman, Ellen Lindeman, Karien Stronks and Mariel Droomers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:118
  34. To investigate whether primary prevention might be more favourable than secondary prevention (risk factor reduction in patients with coronary heart disease(CHD)).

    Authors: Zubair Kabir, Kathleen Bennett, Emer Shelley, Belgin Unal, Julia A Critchley and Simon Capewell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:117
  35. Previous research has shown that family interactions are associated with depressive symptoms in children. However, detailed classifications of family interaction types have not been studied thoroughly. This st...

    Authors: Wen-chi Wu, Chi-Hsien Kao, Lee-Lan Yen and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:116
  36. In the context of climate change, an efficient alert system to prevent the risk associated with summer heat is necessary. The authors' objective was to describe the temperature-mortality relationship in France...

    Authors: Anne Fouillet, Grégoire Rey, Eric Jougla, Philippe Frayssinet, Pierre Bessemoulin and Denis Hémon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:114
  37. In Sweden, the vaccination campaign is the individual responsibility of the counties, which results in different arrangements. The aim of this study was to find out whether influenza vaccination coverage rates...

    Authors: Madelon W Kroneman and Gerrit A van Essen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:113
  38. Smoking is Greece's largest public health threat. Greece has the highest adult smoking prevalence among all E.U countries, which in turn possibly predisposes Greek children and adolescents to smoke. The purpos...

    Authors: Constantine I Vardavas, Dimitrios Athanasopoulos, Evaggelia Balomenaki, Dora Niaounaki, Manolis K Linardakis and Anthony G Kafatos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:112
  39. Treatment delay is an important indicator of access to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. Analyses of patient delay (i.e. time interval between onset of symptoms and first consultation of a health care prov...

    Authors: Nguyen T Huong, Marleen Vree, Bui D Duong, Vu T Khanh, Vu T Loan, Nguyen V Co, Martien W Borgdorff and Frank G Cobelens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:110
  40. Obesity has primarily been addressed with interventions to promote weight loss and these have been largely unsuccessful. Primary prevention of obesity through support of weight maintenance may be a preferable ...

    Authors: Anne N Nafziger, Kristina Lindvall, Margareta Norberg, Hans Stenlund, Stig Wall, Paul L Jenkins, Thomas A Pearson and Lars Weinehall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:108

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