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  1. Factor structure of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) was studied by a survey of subjects who had experienced the 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake (6.8 on the Richter scale) in Japan.

    Authors: Shin-ichi Toyabe, Toshiki Shioiri, Kuriko Kobayashi, Hideki Kuwabara, Masataka Koizumi, Taro Endo, Miki Ito, Hiroko Honma, Noboru Fukushima, Toshiyuki Someya and Kouhei Akazawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:175
  2. Health administrative data are increasingly used to examine disease occurrence. However, health administrative data are typically available for a limited number of years – posing challenges for estimating dise...

    Authors: Douglas G Manuel, Jenny JY Lim, Peter Tanuseputro and Therésè A Stukel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:174
  3. Given the high prevalence of mental health problems after disasters it is important to study health services utilization. This study examines predictors for mental health services (MHS) utilization among survi...

    Authors: Dirk-Jan den Ouden, Peter G van der Velden, Linda Grievink, Mattijn Morren, Anja JE Dirkzwager and C Joris Yzermans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:173
  4. Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality have increased in recent years in many countries. We examined age-, sex-, and cause-specific mortality rates for social groups in and regions of Scotland to understand t...

    Authors: Alastair H Leyland, Ruth Dundas, Philip McLoone and F Andrew Boddy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:172
  5. The prevalence of self-reported low back pain among professional cooks was estimated to examine the effects of daily life conditions, job-related factors, and psychological factors on this disorder.

    Authors: Miwako Nagasu, Kazuhiro Sakai, Akiyoshi Ito, Shigeru Tomita, Yoshiomi Temmyo, Mitsuo Ueno and Shigeji Miyagi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:171
  6. A large measles outbreak occurred in Italy in 2002–2003. This study evaluates the health burden and economic impact of measles-related hospitalizations in Italy during the specified period.

    Authors: Antonietta Filia, Antonio Brenna, Augusto Panà, Gianluca Maggio Cavallaro, Marco Massari and Marta L Ciofi degli Atti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:169
  7. The increasing prevalence of obesity in young women is a major public health concern. These trends have a major impact on pregnancy outcomes in these women, which have been documented by several researchers. I...

    Authors: Sohinee Bhattacharya, Doris M Campbell, William A Liston and Siladitya Bhattacharya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:168
  8. Physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. There is evidence that increasing physical activity can reduce the risk of developing these chronic diseases, but less evidence...

    Authors: Sally B Rose, Beverley A Lawton, C Raina Elley, Anthony C Dowell and Anna J Fenton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:166
  9. Latin America, China and India are experiencing unprecedentedly rapid demographic ageing with an increasing number of people with dementia. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group's title refers to the 66% of people...

    Authors: Martin Prince, Cleusa P Ferri, Daisy Acosta, Emiliano Albanese, Raul Arizaga, Michael Dewey, Svetlana I Gavrilova, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, KS Jacob, ES Krishnamoorthy, Paul McKeigue, Juan Llibre Rodriguez, Aquiles Salas, Ana Luisa Sosa, Renata MM Sousa…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:165
  10. Long waiting times for elective surgical treatment threaten timely care provision in several countries. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of waiting for elective general surgery on the quality...

    Authors: JP Oudhoff, DRM Timmermans, DL Knol, AB Bijnen and G van der Wal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:164
  11. The evidence for a "diabesity" epidemic is accumulating worldwide but population-based data are still scarce in the African region. We assessed the prevalence, awareness and control of diabetes (DM) in the Sey...

    Authors: David Faeh, Julita William, Luc Tappy, Eric Ravussin and Pascal Bovet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:163
  12. To present and compare population-based and antenatal-care (ANC) sentinel surveillance HIV prevalence estimates among women in a rural South African population where both provision of ANC services and family p...

    Authors: Brian D Rice, Jörg Bätzing-Feigenbaum, Victoria Hosegood, Frank Tanser, Caterina Hill, Till Barnighausen, Kobus Herbst, Tanya Welz and Marie-Louise Newell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:160
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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