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  1. There are few existing large population studies on the epidemiology of metabolic syndrome-related disorders of Turkey. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome-related disor...

    Authors: Ss Yavuz Sanisoglu, Cagatay Oktenli, Adnan Hasimi, Mehmet Yokusoglu and Mehmet Ugurlu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:92
  2. This paper presents the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis infections among women attending antenatal clinics (ANC) in Tanzania obtained during the 2003/2004 ANC surveillance.

    Authors: Roland O Swai, Geofrey R Somi G, Mecky IN Matee, Japhet Killewo, Eligius F Lyamuya, Gideon Kwesigabo, Tuhuma Tulli, Titus K Kabalimu, Lucy Ng'ang'a, Raphael Isingo and Joel Ndayongeje
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:91
  3. Differences in mortality and health experience across regions are well recognised and UK government policy aims to address this inequality. Methods combining life expectancy and health have concentrated on spe...

    Authors: Fiona E Matthews, Laura L Miller, Carol Brayne and Carol Jagger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:90
  4. Movement towards evidence-based practices in many fields suggests that public health (PH) challenges may be better addressed if credible information about health risks and effective PH practices is readily ava...

    Authors: Nancy R LaPelle, Roger Luckmann, E Hatheway Simpson and Elaine R Martin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:89
  5. Distal radius and proximal femoral fractures are typical injuries in later life, predominantly due to simple falls, but modulated by other relevant factors such as osteoporosis. Fracture incidence rates rise w...

    Authors: Heinz G Endres, Burkhard Dasch, Margitta Lungenhausen, Christoph Maier, Rüdiger Smektala, Hans J Trampisch and Ludger Pientka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:87
  6. In the conduct of epidemiological studies in less developed countries, while great emphasis is placed on study design, data collection, and analysis, often little attention is paid to data management. As a con...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Jin-Kyung Park, Lorenz von Seidlein, Camilo J Acosta, Jacqueline L Deen and John D Clemens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:86
  7. To examine the type, frequency, severity, and predictors of anemia and its relationship with co-morbid conditions among institutionalized people with intellectual and/or motor disability.

    Authors: Hiroko Ohwada, Takeo Nakayama, Nobuo Nara, Yuji Tomono and Keiko Yamanaka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:85
  8. On July 27 2003, a ship carrying crude oil run aground near Karachi and after two weeks released 37,000 tons of its cargo into the sea. Oil on the coastal areas and fumes in air raised health concerns among pe...

    Authors: Naveed Zafar Janjua, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Haq Nawaz, Sadia Zohra Farooqui, Urooj Bakht Khuwaja, Najam-ul-Hassan, Syed Nadim Jafri, Shahid Ali Lutfi, Muhammad Masood Kadir and Nalini Sathiakumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:84
  9. Lead is a highly toxic and pervasive metal. Chronic exposure to low levels is responsible for significant health effects, particularly in children. Prevention remains the best option for reducing childhood lea...

    Authors: Eugenious O Adebamowo, Oluwole A Agbede, Mynepalli KC Sridhar and Clement A Adebamowo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:82
  10. Socio-economic variations in health, including variations in health according to wealth and income, have been widely reported. A potential method of improving the health of the most deprived groups is to incre...

    Authors: Jean Adams, Martin White, Suzanne Moffatt, Denise Howel and Joan Mackintosh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:81
  11. The relationship between geographical location, private costs, health provider costs and uptake of health screening is unclear. This paper examines these relationships in a screening programme for abdominal ao...

    Authors: Sandra M Lindsay, John L Duncan, John Cairns and David J Godden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:80
  12. To more efficiently reduce social inequalities in mortality, it is important to establish which causes of death contribute the most to socioeconomic mortality differentials. Few studies have investigated which...

    Authors: Maria Rosvall, Basile Chaix, John Lynch, Martin Lindström and Juan Merlo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:79
  13. Adverse employment experiences, particularly exposure to unemployment and the threat of unemployment, have been strongly associated with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes including suicide. H...

    Authors: Ostry Aleck, Maggi Stefania, Tansey James, Dunn James, Hershler Ruth, Chen Lisa, Louie Amber and Hertzman Clyde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:77
  14. Suicidal thought is a risk factor and a stage in the suicidal process from planning to attempting and dying by suicide. To date, studies on suicidal thought in the general population, especially in Asian commu...

    Authors: Huong Tran Thi Thanh, Trung Nam Tran, Guo-Xin Jiang, Antoon Leenaars and Danuta Wasserman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:76
  15. Three decades after US and Australian forces withdrew from Vietnam, there has been much public interest in the health consequences of service in Vietnam. One controversial question is whether the risk of prost...

    Authors: Justine Leavy, Gina Ambrosini and Lin Fritschi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:75
  16. Demented nursing home patients are at high risk for falls. Falls and associated injuries can have a considerable influence on the autonomy and quality of life of patients. The prevention of falls among demente...

    Authors: Jacques CL Neyens, Béatrice PJ Dijcks, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Luc P de Witte, Wim JA van den Heuvel, Harry FJM Crebolder and Jos MGA Schols
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:74
  17. Describing adverse health effects and identifying vulnerable populations during and after a disaster are important aspects of any disaster relief operation. This study aimed to describe the mortality and relat...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Tomoko Abe, Dehiwala GM Costa, Samath D Dharmaratne, Osamu Kunii and Kazuhiko Moji
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:73
  18. People of low socioeconomic status have worse health and a higher probability of being granted a disability pension than people of high socioeconomic status. It is also known that public and private general ph...

    Authors: Anders Beckman, Anders Hakansson, Lennart Rastam, Thor Lithman and Juan Merlo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:71
  19. Body mass index [BMI, weight (kg)/height (m2)], a measure of relative weight, is a good overall indicator of nutritional status and predictor of overall health. As in many developing countries, the high prevalenc...

    Authors: Mangesh S Pednekar, Prakash C Gupta, Heema C Shukla and James R Hebert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:70
  20. Long-term sick leave has been of concern to politicians and decision-makers in Norway for several years. In the current study we assess the efficacy of a solution-focused follow-up for sick-listed employees.

    Authors: Pal Nystuen and Kare B Hagen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:69
  21. To investigate how a relatively socio-economically deprived community's needs have changed over time, assess which recommendations from an earlier assessment were implemented and sustained, and consider whethe...

    Authors: Colin S Brown, Simon Lloyd and Scott A Murray
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:68
  22. The Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – are considered to be an example of regional homogeneity over the period of transition. The World Health Organization cross-national study on Health Behav...

    Authors: Apolinaras Zaborskis, Linas Sumskas, Mai Maser and Iveta Pudule
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:67
  23. Few studies have described heterogeneity in Schistosoma japonicum infection intensity, and none were done in Philippines. The purpose of this report is to describe the village-to-village variation in the prevalen...

    Authors: Mushfiqur R Tarafder, Ernesto Balolong Jr, Hélène Carabin, Patrick Bélisle, Veronica Tallo, Lawrence Joseph, Portia Alday, Ryan O'Neil Gonzales, Steven Riley, Remigio Olveda and Stephen T McGarvey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:61
  24. Recent increases in the prevalence of adolescent obesity have been widely documented. Whilst there is a common lay perception that the current generation of adolescents is less active than ever before, there i...

    Authors: Jean Adams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:57
  25. Studies on clinical issues, including diagnostic strategies, are considered to be the core content of general practice research. The use of standardised instruments is regarded as an important component for th...

    Authors: Foteini Anastasiou, Nikos Antonakis, Georgia Chaireti, Pavlos N Theodorakis and Christos Lionis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:56
  26. Male gonadal exposure to ionizing radiation may disrupt spermatogenesis, but its influence on the fecundity of couples has been rarely studied. We aimed to characterize the influence of male gonadal dose of io...

    Authors: Sandra Sinno-Tellier, Jean Bouyer, Béatrice Ducot, Beatrice Geoffroy-Perez, Alfred Spira and Remy Slama
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:55
  27. Successful cross-national research requires methods that are both standardized across sites and adaptable to local conditions. We report on the development and implementation of the methodology underlying the ...

    Authors: Don C Des Jarlais, Theresa E Perlis, Gerry V Stimson and Vladimir Poznyak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:54
  28. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between psychosocial and other working conditions and body-mass index (BMI) in a working population. This study contributes to the approximately dozen inves...

    Authors: Aleck S Ostry, Samia Radi, Amber M Louie and Anthony D LaMontagne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:53
  29. Non-concordance with medication remains a major public health problem that imposes a considerable financial burden on the health care system, and there is still a need for studies on correlates of non-concorda...

    Authors: Kristina Johnell, Martin Lindström, Jan Sundquist, Charli Eriksson and Juan Merlo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:52
  30. Little is known about the costs of community programmes to prevent cardiovascular diseases. The present study calculated the economic costs of all interventions within a Dutch community programme called Hartsl...

    Authors: Emma T Ronckers, Wim Groot, Mieke Steenbakkers, Erik Ruland and Andre Ament
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:51
  31. Personal exposure to pollutants is influenced by various outdoor and indoor sources. The aim of this study was to evaluate the exposure of Athens citizens to toluene and xylene, excluding exposure from active ...

    Authors: Evangelos C Alexopoulos, Christos Chatzis and Athena Linos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:50
  32. Due to the fact that adolescents are more likely to participate in high-risk behaviors, this sector of the population is particularly vulnerable to contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and result...

    Authors: Juan-Pablo Gutierrez, Stefano M Bertozzi, Carlos J Conde-Glez and Miguel-Angel Sanchez-Aleman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:49
  33. Little is known about proportions of smokers who maintain smoking after they are aware of a circulatory disorder. The goal was to analyze the extent to which the number of circulatory disorders may be related ...

    Authors: Ulrich John, Christian Meyer, Monika Hanke, Henry Völzke and Anja Schumann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:48
  34. The Olympic Games constitute a first-class opportunity to promote athleticism and health messages. Little is known, however on the impact of Olympic Games on the development of health-promotion programs for th...

    Authors: Elpidoforos S Soteriades, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Jeni Kremastinou, Fotini C Chelvatzoglou, Panagiotis S Minogiannis and Matthew E Falagas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:47
  35. Smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis (SNPT) accounts for 30% of pulmonary tuberculosis cases reported yearly in Brazil. This study aimed to develop a prediction model for SNPT for outpatients in areas with sc...

    Authors: Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello, Luiz Gustavo do Valle Bastos, Sérgio Luiz Machado Soares, Valéria MC Rezende, Marcus Barreto Conde, Richard E Chaisson, Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Antonio Ruffino-Netto and Guilherme Loureiro Werneck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:43

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