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  1. 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

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The need for tetanus toxoid decennial booster doses has been questioned by some experts. Several counter arguments have been presented, supporting the maintenance of decennial adult booster doses with tetanus ...

    Authors: Guilherme Gonçalves, Maria Augusta Santos, João Graça Frade and José Saraiva Cunha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:109

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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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  14. Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the use of mobile phones and other sources of microwave radiation, raising concerns about possible adverse health effects. As children have longer expected lifetime e...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg and Kjell Hansson Mild

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:105

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  15. Suboptimal treatment adherence remains a barrier to the control of many infectious diseases, including tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, which contribute significantly to the global disease burden. However, few of th...

    Authors: Salla Munro, Simon Lewin, Tanya Swart and Jimmy Volmink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:104

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  16. Previous surveillance among antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees within the remote rural Manyara and Singida regions in Tanzania identified an imminent but still, relatively low HIV epidemic. We conducted a popula...

    Authors: Khadija I Yahya-Malima, Mecky I Matee, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen and Knut Fylkesnes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:103

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  17. In 1994, a hazardous waste site, polluted by the dumping of solvents from a former electronics factory, was discovered in Taoyuan, Taiwan. This subsequently emerged as a serious case of contamination through c...

    Authors: Tzu-I Sung, Pau-Chung Chen, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Yi-Ping Lin, Gong-Yih Hsieh and Jung-Der Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:102

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  18. Temperature, rainfall and humidity have been widely associated with the dynamics of malaria vector population and, therefore, with spread of the disease. However, at the local scale, there is a lack of a syste...

    Authors: Yazoumé Yé, Valérie R Louis, Séraphin Simboro and Rainer Sauerborn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:101

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  19. Past measles immunisation policies in Australia have resulted in a cohort of young adults who have been inadequately vaccinated, but who also have low levels of naturally acquired immunity because immunisation...

    Authors: Heath A Kelly, Heather F Gidding, Theo Karapanagiotidis, Jennie A Leydon and Michaela A Riddell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:99

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  20. Hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection is a significant public health problem. In the UK, an estimated 200,000 individuals have active HCV infection, most of whom are injecting drug users (IDUs). Many IDUs spend ti...

    Authors: Fu-Meng Khaw, Lynne Stobbart and Madeleine J Murtagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:98

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Public health officials and journalists play a crucial role in disseminating information regarding natural disasters, terrorism and other human-initiated disasters. However, research suggests that journalists ...

    Authors: Wilson Lowrey, William Evans, Karla K Gower, Jennifer A Robinson, Peter M Ginter, Lisa C McCormick and Maziar Abdolrasulnia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:97

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide. The aim of the present study was to determine and compare knowledge, behavior and attitudes among female nurses and teache...

    Authors: Fatma Demirkiran, Nevin Akdolun Balkaya, Sakine Memis, Gulengun Turk, Safiye Ozvurmaz and Pars Tuncyurek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:96

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Despite guidelines recommending opportunistic chlamydia screening of younger women, screening rates in some countries remain low. Our aim was to review the evidence for specific interventions aimed at increasi...

    Authors: Samitha Ginige, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Francis J Bowden and Marcus Y Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:95

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Parents and children joint activities are considered to be an important factor on healthy lifestyle development throughout adolescence. This study is a part of the Cross-National Survey on Health Behaviour in ...

    Authors: Apolinaras Zaborskis, Nida Zemaitiene, Ina Borup, Emmanuel Kuntsche and Carmen Moreno

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:94

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Since 2001, state and local health departments in the United States (US) have accelerated efforts to prepare for high-impact public health emergencies. One component of these activities has been the developmen...

    Authors: David J Dausey, James W Buehler and Nicole Lurie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:92

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  26. Non-response in survey studies is a growing problem and, being usually selective, it leads to under- or overestimation of health outcomes in the follow-up. We followed both respondents and non-respondents by r...

    Authors: Ville M Mattila, Jari Parkkari and Arja Rimpelä

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:87

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The World Health Organisation, WHO, recommends that most countries should vaccinate all children against hepatitis B. Sweden has chosen not to do so, but the issue is reassessed regularly. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Eva Dannetun, Anders Tegnell and Johan Giesecke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:86

    Content type: Research article

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  28. We aimed to: (i) assess compliance with a new smokefree law in a range of hospitality settings; and (ii) to assess the impact of the new law by measuring air quality and making comparisons with air quality in ...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Richard Edwards, Anthony Maher, Jenny Näthe and Rafed Jalali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:85

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In South Asia a large number of patients seek treatment for TB from private practitioners (PPs), and there is increasing international interest in involving PPs in TB control. To evaluate the feasibility, effe...

    Authors: Deepak K Karki, Tolib N Mirzoev, Andrew T Green, James N Newell and Sushil C Baral

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:84

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases and a major economical burden to families and health systems. Whereas efficacy of current therapeutical options has been clearly established, cost-effectivenes...

    Authors: Rosana Franco, Andreia C Santos, Harrison F do Nascimento, Carolina Souza-Machado, Eduardo Ponte, Adelmir Souza-Machado, Sebastião Loureiro, Maurício L Barreto, Laura C Rodrigues and Alvaro A Cruz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:82

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  31. Meta-analyses of studies investigating the impact of maternal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on birth weight have not produced robust findings. Although, ante natal ETS exposure probably reduces infant's bi...

    Authors: Corinne Ward, Sarah Lewis and Tim Coleman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:81

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  32. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity and to examine the effects of actual weight status, perceived weight status and body satisfaction on self-esteem and depressi...

    Authors: Dilek Ozmen, Erol Ozmen, Dilek Ergin, Aynur Cakmakci Cetinkaya, Nesrin Sen, Pinar Erbay Dundar and E Oryal Taskin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:80

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  33. Since the 1991 Gulf War concerns have been raised about the effects of deployment to the Gulf War on veterans' health. Studies of the reproductive health of Gulf War veterans have reported varied findings.

    Authors: Helen L Kelsall, Malcolm R Sim, Jillian F Ikin, Andrew B Forbes, Dean P McKenzie, Deborah C Glass and Peter Ittak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:79

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  34. Growing scientific evidence points to the pervasiveness of inequities in health and health care and the persistence of the inverse care law, that is the availability of good quality healthcare seems to be inverse...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Matshidiso Moeti, Joses Kirigia, Takondwa Mwase and Edward Kataika

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:78

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  35. To promote early diagnosis and treatment of short stature, consensus meetings were held in the mid nineteen nineties in the Netherlands and the UK. This resulted in guidelines for referral. In this study we ev...

    Authors: Floor K Grote, Wilma Oostdijk, Sabine MPF De Muinck Keizer-Schrama, Friedo W Dekker, Paula van Dommelen, Stef van Buuren, Adry M Lodder-van der Kooij, Paul H Verkerk and Jan Maarten Wit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:77

    Content type: Research article

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