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  1. HIV is treated as a chronic disease, but high lost-to-follow-up rates and poor adherence to medication result in higher mortality, morbidity, and viral mutation. Within 18 clinical sites in rural Zambézia Prov...

    Authors: Kate Groh, Carolyn M Audet, Alberto Baptista, Mohsin Sidat, Alfredo Vergara, Sten H Vermund and Troy D Moon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:650
  2. The recently-observed trend towards younger stroke patients in Korea raises economic concerns, including erosion of the workforce. We compared per-person lifetime costs of stroke according to the age of stroke...

    Authors: Hye-Young Kang, Seung-Ji Lim, Hae Sun Suh and Danny Liew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:646
  3. Although over a hundred million dollars have been invested in offering free quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to young girls in Ontario, there continues to be very little information about it...

    Authors: Leah M Smith, Paul Brassard, Jeffrey C Kwong, Shelley L Deeks, Anne K Ellis and Linda E Lévesque
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:645
  4. Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are serious public health burdens in the US. These burdens vary by geographic location with the highest mortality risks reported in the southeastern US. While these dispar...

    Authors: Ashley Pedigo, Tim Aldrich and Agricola Odoi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:644
  5. Drawing on data from a community-based prospective cohort study in Vancouver, Canada, we examined the prevalence and individual, interpersonal and work environment correlates of homelessness among 252 women in...

    Authors: Putu Duff, Kathleen Deering, Kate Gibson, Mark Tyndall and Kate Shannon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:643
  6. Growing levels of both obesity and chronic disease in the general population pose a major public health problem. In the UK, an innovative 'health and weight' cohort trials facility, the 'South Yorkshire Cohort...

    Authors: Clare Relton, Paul Bissell, Christine Smith, Joanna Blackburn, Cindy L Cooper, Jon Nicholl, Angela Tod, Rob Copeland, Amanda Loban, Tim Chater, Kate Thomas, Tracy Young, Carol Weir, Gill Harrison, Alison Millbourn and Rachel Manners
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:640
  7. This study aimed to evaluate social evolution in Taiwan in recent decades using the changing pattern of care provided by grandparents for their grandchildren as an indicator.

    Authors: Feng-jen Tsai, Sandrine Motamed, Nadia Elia and André C Rougemont
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:639
  8. Research on interventions to positively impact health and housing status of people who are homeless has received substantially increased attention over the past 5 years. This rapid review examines recent evide...

    Authors: Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Rebecca Ganann, Shari Krishnaratne, Donna Ciliska, Fiona Kouyoumdjian and Stephen W Hwang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:638
  9. Poor adherence to non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension represents a serious challenge for public health policies in several countries. This study was conducted to compare two intervention strategies r...

    Authors: Amanda G Ribeiro, Sônia MR Ribeiro, Cristina MGC Dias, Andréia Q Ribeiro, Fátima AF Castro, Maria M Suárez-Varela and Rosângela MM Cotta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:637
  10. Social-emotional and behavioral problems are common in childhood. Early identification of these is important as it can lead to interventions which may improve the child's prognosis. In Dutch Preventive Child H...

    Authors: Margriet Hielkema, Andrea F de Winter, Gea de Meer and Sijmen A Reijneveld
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:636
  11. There is a lack of data describing the exposure of Malaysian schoolchildren to Secondhand Smoke (SHS). The aim of this study is to identify factors influencing schoolchildren's exposures to SHS in Malaysia.

    Authors: Emilia Zainal Abidin, Sean Semple, Affandi Omar, Hejar A Rahman, Stephen W Turner and Jon G Ayres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:634
  12. As immune compromised HIV sero-positive people regain health after initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART), they may seek a return to an active 'normal' life, including sexual activity. The aim of the paper ...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Martin Mbonye, Janet Seeley, Josephine Birungi and Shabbar Jaffar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:633
  13. In order to improve the health of the most vulnerable groups in society, the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) called for multi-sectoral action, which requires research and policy on the m...

    Authors: Paul R Ward, Samantha B Meyer, Fiona Verity, Tiffany K Gill and Tini CN Luong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:630
  14. Alcohol misuse has been linked to intimate partner violence (IPV). However, this association is not usually examined in Russia. Moreover, more investigation is required as to whether specific drinking contexts...

    Authors: Weihai Zhan, Alla V Shaboltas, Roman V Skochilov, Andrei P Kozlov, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh and Nadia Abdala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:629
  15. The burden of injury from violence and the costs attributable to violence are extremely high in Colombia. Despite a dramatic decline in homicides over the last ten years, homicide rate in Medellin, Colombia se...

    Authors: Luis F Duque, Nilton E Montoya and Alexandra Restrepo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:628
  16. Disease management programmes (DMPs) have been shown to reduce hospital readmissions and mortality in adults with heart failure (HF), but their effectiveness in elderly patients or in those with major comorbid...

    Authors: Carlos Rodríguez Pascual, Emilio Paredes Galán, Jose Luis Gonzalez Guerrero, Rocio Menendez Colino, Pedro Abizanda Soler, Mercedes Hornillos Calvo, Juan Jose Solano Jaurieta, Jorge Manzarbeitia Arambarri, Jose Manuel Ribera Casado and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:627
  17. Current occupational and public health guidance does not distinguish between rendering plant workers and cullers/poultry workers in terms of infection risk in their respective roles during highly pathogenic av...

    Authors: Nicol Coetzee, Obaghe Edeghere, Musarrat Afza and Harsh V Duggal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:626
  18. Body art practices have emerged as common activities among youth, yet few studies have investigated awareness in different age groups of possible health complications associated with piercing and tattooing.

    Authors: Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Aniello Visciano, Vincenza Alfano, Roberto Mastronuzzi, Marco Guida and Giorgio Liguori
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:625
  19. Although many studies have reported an association between self-reported physical activity and metabolic syndrome (MetS), there is limited information on the optimal level of physical activity required to prev...

    Authors: Junghoon Kim, Kai Tanabe, Noriko Yokoyama, Hirofumi Zempo and Shinya Kuno
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:624
  20. Type 2 diabetes is an important preventable disease and a growing public health problem. Based on information provided by clinical trials, we know that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle ...

    Authors: Bernardo Costa, Joan J Cabré, Ramon Sagarra, Oriol Solà-Morales, Francisco Barrio, Josep L Piñol, Xavier Cos, Bonaventura Bolíbar, Conxa Castell, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek and Jaakko Tuomilehto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:623
  21. In the Netherlands, children start to drink at an early age; of the Dutch 12-year olds, 40% reports lifetime alcohol use, while 9.7% reports last-month drinking. Starting to drink at an early age puts youth at...

    Authors: Suzanne HW Mares, Haske van der Vorst, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Ingrid Schulten, Jacqueline EE Verdurmen, Roy Otten and Rutger CME Engels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:622
  22. Since many health problems are associated with abuse and neglect at all ages, domestic violence victims may be considered as a group of primary care patients in need of special attention.

    Authors: Polona Selic, Katja Pesjak and Janko Kersnik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:621
  23. Constant high-level numbers of railway suicides indicate that prevention strategies against railway suicides are urgently needed. The main question of the present study was whether pre-crash railway suicide be...

    Authors: Karoline Lukaschek, Jens Baumert and Karl-Heinz Ladwig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:620
  24. Self-rated health (SRH) is a popular health measure determined by multiple factors. International literature is increasingly focusing on health-related behaviors such as smoking, dietary habits, physical activ...

    Authors: Christina Darviri, Artemios K Artemiadis, Xanthi Tigani and Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:619
  25. Studies examining the correlates of school transport commonly fail to make the distinction between morning and afternoon school trips. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of ...

    Authors: Bonny Yee-Man Wong, Guy Faulkner, Ron Buliung and Hyacinth Irving
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:618
  26. In India, 55% of women and 69.5% of preschool children are anaemic despite national policies recommending routine iron supplementation. Understanding factors associated with receipt of iron in the field could ...

    Authors: Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Beverley-Ann Biggs, NS Prashanth, H Sudarshan, Rob Moodie, Jim Black and Arun Shet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:617
  27. Crucial connections between sexual network structure and the distribution of HIV remain inadequately understood, especially in regard to the role of concurrency and age disparity in relationships, and how thes...

    Authors: Wim Delva, Roxanne Beauclair, Alex Welte, Stijn Vansteelandt, Niel Hens, Marc Aerts, Elizabeth du Toit, Nulda Beyers and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:616
  28. The primary aim of this review study was to gather evidence on the effectiveness in terms of return to work (RTW) of occupational therapy interventions (OTIs) in rehabilitation patients with non-congenital dis...

    Authors: Huguette AM Désiron, Angelique de Rijk, Elke Van Hoof and Peter Donceel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:615
  29. Increasing childhood obesity has become a major health threat. This cross-sectional study reports associations between schoolchildren's waist circumference (WC) and risk of elevated blood pressure.

    Authors: Cheuk-Sing Choy, Wan-Yu Chan, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chuan Shih, Li-Chu Wu and Chien-Chang Liao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:613
  30. Approximately 210 million people are estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] worldwide. The burden of disease is known to be high, though less is known about those of a younger age. The ...

    Authors: Monica J Fletcher, Jane Upton, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Sonia A Buist, Christine Jenkins, John Hutton, Neil Barnes, Thys Van Der Molen, John W Walsh, Paul Jones and Samantha Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:612
  31. Childhood overweight/obesity is a major public health problem worldwide which disproportionally affects specific ethnic groups. Little is known about whether such differences already exist at an early age and ...

    Authors: Marieke LA de Hoog, Manon van Eijsden, Karien Stronks, Reinoud JBJ Gemke and Tanja GM Vrijkotte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:611
  32. There is limited uptake of measures to prevent malaria by pregnant women in Nigeria which is often related to the lack of knowledge on Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) and its effects on mother and foetus. This stud...

    Authors: Petra F Mens, Pauline FD Scheelbeek, Hind Al Atabbi and Ehijie FO Enato
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:610
  33. The ability to accurately detect differential resource use between persons of different socioeconomic status relies on the accuracy of health-needs adjustment measures. This study tests different approaches to...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi, Ran D Balicer, Karen Kinder, Chad Abrams and Jonathan P Weiner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:609
  34. This paper describes Project FIT, a collaboration between the public school system, local health systems, physicians, neighborhood associations, businesses, faith-based leaders, community agencies and universi...

    Authors: Joey C Eisenmann, Katherine Alaimo, Karin Pfeiffer, Hye-Jin Paek, Joseph J Carlson, Heather Hayes, Tracy Thompson, Deanne Kelleher, Hyun J Oh, Julie Orth, Sue Randall, Kellie Mayfield and Denise Holmes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:607
  35. Approximately one-third of a million women die each year from pregnancy-related conditions. Three-quarters of these deaths are considered avoidable. Millennium Development Goal five calls for a reduction in ma...

    Authors: Saffron Karlsen, Lale Say, João-Paulo Souza, Carol J Hogue, Dinorah L Calles, A Metin Gülmezoglu and Rosalind Raine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:606
  36. International cohort studies have shown that antiretroviral treatment (ART) has improved survival of HIV-infected individuals. National population based studies of HIV mortality exist in industrialized setting...

    Authors: Monica Alonso Gonzalez, Luise Martin, Sergio Munoz and Jerry O Jacobson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:605
  37. The number of middle-aged working individuals being diagnosed with cancer is increasing and so too will disruptions to their employment. The aim of the Working After Cancer Study is to examine the changes to w...

    Authors: Louisa G Gordon, Brigid M Lynch, Vanessa L Beesley, Nicholas Graves, Catherine McGrath, Peter O'Rourke and Penelope M Webb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:604
  38. Tobacco control effort should be first started in people that are looked upon as role models for the general population. We aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of religious officials towar...

    Authors: Mustafa Haki Sucakli, Ali Ozer, Mustafa Celik, Hasan Kahraman and Hasan Cetin Ekerbicer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:602
  39. To evaluate whether occupational stress factors (high demands, low control, low social support, strain, and iso-strain) are associated with skin disorders in hospital workers and whether psychological problems...

    Authors: Nicola Magnavita, Marko Elovainio, Tarja Heponiemi, Anna M Magnavita and Antonio Bergamaschi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:600
  40. In 2006, severe outbreaks of Aedes aegypti-transmitted chikungunya occurred in villages in Karnataka, South India. We evaluated the effectiveness of combined information, education and communication (IEC) campaig...

    Authors: Susanta K Ghosh, Preethi Chakaravarthy, Sandhya R Panch, Pushpalatha Krishnappa, Satyanarayan Tiwari, Vijay P Ojha, Manjushree R and Aditya P Dash
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:599
  41. Although the association between smoking status and poorer mental health has been well documented, the association between quit status and psychological distress is less clear. The aim of the present study is ...

    Authors: Frederieke S van der Deen, Kristie N Carter, Nick Wilson and Sunny Collings
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:598

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