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  1. The interface between research and policymaking in low-income countries is highly complex. The ability of health systems research to influence policy processes in such settings face numerous challenges. Succes...

    Authors: Adnan A Hyder, Gerald Bloom, Melissa Leach, Shamsuzzoha B Syed and David H Peters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:309

    Content type: Correspondence

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  2. Our understanding of social disparities in diabetes-related health behaviors is incomplete. The purpose of this study was to determine if having less education is associated with poorer diabetes-related health...

    Authors: Andrew J Karter, Mark R Stevens, Arleen F Brown, O Kenrik Duru, Edward W Gregg, Tiffany L Gary, Gloria L Beckles, Chien-Wen Tseng, David G Marrero, Beth Waitzfelder, William H Herman, John D Piette, Monika M Safford and Susan L Ettner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:308

    Content type: Research article

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  3. For a regional project in four low-incidence states, we designed a customizable tuberculosis outbreak response plan. Prior to dissemination of the plan, a tuberculosis outbreak occurred, presenting an opportun...

    Authors: Laura Freimanis Hance, Karen R Steingart, Christine G Hahn, Lisa Pascopella and Charles M Nolan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:307

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Excessive alcohol consumption is a significant public health problem throughout the world. Although there are a range of effective interventions to help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption, these h...

    Authors: Elizabeth Murray, Jim McCambridge, Zarnie Khadjesari, Ian R White, Simon G Thompson, Christine Godfrey, Stuart Linke and Paul Wallace

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:306

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. When comparing health differences of groups with equal socioeconomic status (SES) over time, the sociodemographic composition of such a SES group is considered to be constant. However, when the periods are suf...

    Authors: Frans JM Bongers, Linelle EN Deunk, Francois G Schellevis, Henk JM van den Hoogen, Jouke van der Zee and Wil JHM van den Bosch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:305

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The Pap test has been used for cervical cancer screening for more than four decades. A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been approved for use in Canada and is commercially available now. These two preven...

    Authors: Chantal Sauvageau, Bernard Duval, Vladimir Gilca, France Lavoie and Manale Ouakki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:304

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is a major threat to public health. Greece, having the highest smoking prevalence in the European Union is seriously affected by passive smoking. The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Constantine I Vardavas, Barbara Kondilis, Mark J Travers, Elisabeth Petsetaki, Yiannis Tountas and Anthony G Kafatos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:302

    Content type: Research article

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  8. By mid adolescence there is an excess in female physical and/or psychosomatic, as well as psychological morbidity. This paper examines the contribution of a range of factors (self-esteem, body image, gender-ro...

    Authors: Helen N Sweeting, Patrick B West and Geoff J Der

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:298

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Self-rated health (SRH) is reported as a reliable predictor of disability and mortality in the aged population and has been studied worldwide to enhance the quality of life of the elderly. Nowadays, the elderl...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Misuzu Watanabe, Yoshimi Tanimoto, Takahiro Shibutani, Rei Kono, Masahisa Saito, Kan Usuda and Koichi Kono

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:297

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Despite the high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV infection in US correctional settings, most jails and prisons in the United States prevent inmates from using condoms to prevent ST...

    Authors: Joseph D Tucker, Suzanne W Chang and Jacqueline P Tulsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:296

    Content type: Debate

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  11. The purpose of the present study was to assess the validity and reliability of Form A of Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales in Iran. Health locus of control is one of the most widely measured para...

    Authors: Mahdi Moshki, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Ebrahim Hajizadeh and Parviz Azadfallah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:295

    Content type: Research article

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  12. How advances in knowledge lead via behaviour change to better health is not well understood. Here we report two case studies: a rapid reduction in HIV transmission in homosexual men and a decline in Sudden Inf...

    Authors: Nick Hilliard, Rebeka Jenkins, Nora Pashayan and John Powles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:293

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Illegal drug use and related problems have been emerging as an important public health issue in Taiwan. Via the capture-recapture approach, the present study aimed to offer insights into the size of heroin and...

    Authors: Shu-Chuan Chiang, Chuan-Yu Chen, Yuan-Ying Chang, Hsiao-Ju Sun and Wei J Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:292

    Content type: Research article

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  14. We investigated the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a two-year cohort of all treated culture-verified pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases to establish a basis for i...

    Authors: Tuula Vasankari, Pekka Holmström, Jukka Ollgren, Kari Liippo, Maarit Kokki and Petri Ruutu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:291

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Risk factors of all-cause mortality have not been reported in Chinese retired military veterans. The objective of the study was to examine the risk factors and proportional mortality in a Chinese retired milit...

    Authors: Xiao Y Sai, Yao He, Ke Men, Bo Wang, Jiu Y Huang, Qiu L Shi, Lei Zhang, Liang S Li, Bernard CK Choi and Yong P Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:290

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Exposure of the individual to contaminated food or water correlates closely with the risk for enteric fever. Since public health interventions such as water improvement or vaccination campaigns are implemented...

    Authors: Dipika Sur, Mohammad Ali, Lorenz von Seidlein, Byomkesh Manna, Jacqueline L Deen, Camilo J Acosta, John D Clemens and Sujit K Bhattacharya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:289

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The length of stay in asylum centres is generally mentioned as a possible health risk to asylum seekers. Medical staff working with asylum seekers has claimed that long lengths of stay in asylum centres might ...

    Authors: Peter Hallas, Anne R Hansen, Mia A Stæhr, Ebbe Munk-Andersen and Henrik L Jorgensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:288

    Content type: Research article

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  18. UK Government expenditure on combatting drug abuse is based on estimates of illicit drug users, yet the validity of these estimates is unknown. This study aims to assess the face validity of problematic drug u...

    Authors: Martin Frisher, Heath Heatlie and Matthew Hickman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:286

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In this study we examined whether (1) the neighbourhood aspects of access to amenities, neighbourhood quality, neighbourhood disorder, and neighbourhood social cohesion are associated with people's self rated ...

    Authors: Wouter Poortinga, Frank D Dunstan and David L Fone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:285

    Content type: Research article

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  20. We conducted an observational study to determine the delay in presentation to hospital, and its associates among patients experiencing first Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Authors: Muhammad S Khan, Fahim H Jafary, Azhar M Faruqui, Syed I Rasool, Juanita Hatcher, Nish Chaturvedi and Tazeen H Jafar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:284

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Systematic and reliable epidemiological information at population level, preferably cross-national, is needed for an adequate planning of (end-of-life) health care policies, e.g. concerning place of death, but...

    Authors: Joachim Cohen, Johan Bilsen, Guido Miccinesi, Rurik Löfmark, Julia Addington-Hall, Stein Kaasa, Michael Norup, Gerrit van der Wal and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:283

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Worldwide there is growing attention paid to the reproductive decisions faced by HIV-infected individuals. Studies in both developed and developing countries have suggested that many HIV-infected women continu...

    Authors: Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Landon Myer, Hillary Bracken, Virginia Zweigenthal and Phyllis Orner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:282

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the leading cause of diarrheal disease mortality among children under five, resulting in 450,000 to 700,000 deaths each year, and another 2 million hospitalizations, mostly in the ...

    Authors: Evan Simpson, Scott Wittet, Josefina Bonilla, Kateryna Gamazina, Laura Cooley and Jennifer L Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:281

    Content type: Research article

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  24. HIV/AIDS related stigma interferes with the provision of appropriate care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, programs to address the stigma approach it as if it occurs in isolation, separa...

    Authors: Kit Yee Chan, Yi Yang, Kong-Lai Zhang and Daniel D Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:280

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The increasing focus on functional ability assessments in relation to sickness absence necessitates the measurement of population functional levels. This study assessed the reliability of the Norwegian Functio...

    Authors: Nina Østerås, Søren Brage, Andrew Garratt, Jurate Saltyte Benth, Bård Natvig and Pål Gulbrandsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:278

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Studies derived from continuous national surveys have shown that the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes mellitus in the US is increasing. This study estimated the prevalence in 2004 of self-reported diagnosis of...

    Authors: Harold E Bays, Debbra D Bazata, Nathaniel G Clark, James R Gavin III, Andrew J Green, Sandra J Lewis, Michael L Reed, Walter Stewart, Richard H Chapman, Kathleen M Fox and Susan Grandy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:277

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Education is one of the key elements in the promotion of a thorough paradigm for active aging. The aim of this study is to analyze factors that contribute the empowerment of older adults in a rural Mexican com...

    Authors: María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado, Elsa Correa-Muñoz and Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:276

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to the affects of war and violence than adults. At the time of initiation of this study, nothing was known about the prevalence of childhood and early adolescence m...

    Authors: Asma A Al-Jawadi and Shatha Abdul-Rhman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:274

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In order to get sickness benefit a sick-listed person need a medical certificate issued by a physician; in Sweden after one week of self-certification. Physicians experience sick-listing tasks as problematic a...

    Authors: Britt Arrelöv, Kristina Alexanderson, Jan Hagberg, Anna Löfgren, Gunnar Nilsson and Sari Ponzer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:273

    Content type: Research article

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  30. A number of studies suggest females may be more likely to engage in injection and sex risk behavior than males. Most data on gender differences come from industrialized countries, so data are needed in develop...

    Authors: Charles M Cleland, Don C Des Jarlais, Theresa E Perlis, Gerry Stimson and Vladimir Poznyak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:271

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The results of a cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate whether genetic polymorphisms (biomarkers of susceptibility) for CYP1A1, EPHX and GSTM1 genes that affect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) activation...

    Authors: Massimo Moretti, Marco Dell'Omo, Milena Villarini, Roberta Pastorelli, Giacomo Muzi, Luisa Airoldi and Rossana Pasquini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:270

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Consistent with global trends, the prevalence of obesity is increasing among Norwegian adults. This study aimed to investigate individual trends in BMI (kg/m2) by age, gender, and socio-economic status over an 11...

    Authors: Deborah L Reas, Jan F Nygård, Elisabeth Svensson, Tom Sørensen and Inger Sandanger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:269

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The objective of this cohort study was to examine the effect on birth weight of living in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in a Nordic welfare state. Birth weight is a health indicator known to be sensitive to po...

    Authors: Eva Sellström, Göran Arnoldsson, Sven Bremberg and Anders Hjern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:267

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The aim of the present study is to describe the inter-province variability of Road Traffic Injury (RTI) mortality on Spanish roads, adjusted for vehicle-kilometres travelled, and to assess the possible role pl...

    Authors: Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Emilio Perea-Milla and Alberto Jimenez-Puente

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:266

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Migrant studies in France revealed that Mediterranean migrant men have lower mortality and morbidity than local-born populations for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We studied overweight and NCDs among Tunis...

    Authors: Caroline Méjean, Pierre Traissac, Sabrina Eymard-Duvernay, Jalila El Ati, Francis Delpeuch and Bernard Maire

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:265

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Vitamin A can have a positive impact on growth and development of children, but vitamin A deficiency (VAD) was found to be a public health problem in Zhejiang Province, China in 1998. There have been no studie...

    Authors: Rongwang Yang, Rong Li, Shujiong Mao, Liying Sun, Xinwen Huang, Chai Ji, Zhiwei Zhu, Lingling Wu, Yufeng Qin and Zhengyan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:264

    Content type: Research article

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  37. To determine radiological features of arthropathy in systemic sclerosis patients with polyarthritis.

    Authors: Fadoua Allali, Latifa Tahiri, Adil Senjari, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:260

    Content type: Research article

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