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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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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  26. 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

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  27. Studies have shown that a proportion of children as young as two years are already overweight. This indicates that obesity prevention programs that commence as early as possible and are family-focused are need...

    Authors: Li Ming Wen, Louise A Baur, Chris Rissel, Karen Wardle, Garth Alperstein and Judy M Simpson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:76

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. A law making all indoor workplaces including bars and restaurants smokefree became operational in New Zealand in December 2004. New Zealand has a national free-phone Quitline Service which has been operational...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Gabriel Sertsou, Richard Edwards, George Thomson, Michele Grigg and Judy Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:75

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  29. In patients with type 2 diabetes, the risk for cardiovascular disease is substantial. To achieve a more favourable risk profile, lifestyle changes on diet, physical activity and smoking status are needed. This...

    Authors: Laura MC Welschen, Patricia van Oppen, Jacqueline M Dekker, Lex M Bouter, Wim AB Stalman and Giel Nijpels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:74

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Several studies have indicated a significant association between marital status and mortality risks. However, most of these studies have compared married and unmarried people without differentiating among sing...

    Authors: Ai Ikeda, Hiroyasu Iso, Hideaki Toyoshima, Yoshihisa Fujino, Tetsuya Mizoue, Takesumi Yoshimura, Yutaka Inaba and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:73

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  31. Currently there are very limited empirical data available on the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among residents of marginalized settings in Pakistan. This study assessed the prevalence of pulmonary tuber...

    Authors: Saeed Akhtar, Franklin White, Rumina Hasan, Shafquat Rozi, Mohammad Younus, Faiza Ahmed, Sara Husain and Bilquis Sana Khan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:70

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  32. Demographic changes together with an increasing demand among older people for hospital beds and other health services make allocation of resources to the most efficient care level a vital issue. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Helge Garåsen, Rolf Windspoll and Roar Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:68

    Content type: Research article

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  33. It is unclear if objective selection of employees, for an intervention to prevent sickness absence, is more effective than subjective 'personal enlistment'. We hypothesize that objectively selected employees a...

    Authors: Saskia FA Duijts, IJmert Kant and Gerard MH Swaen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:67

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  34. The palliative services and programs have been developed with different intensity and modalities in all countries. Several studies have reported that a geographic variation in the availability and provision of...

    Authors: Monica Beccaro, Massimo Costantini and Domenico Franco Merlo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:66

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  35. Cantabria (Spain) has one of the highest prevalence of smoking among women of the European Union. The objectives are to assess the trend of smoking during pregnancy in a five-year period and the determinants o...

    Authors: Silvia Palma, Rocio Pérez-Iglesias, Rosa Pardo-Crespo, Javier Llorca, Marcial Mariscal and Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:65

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  36. Inadequate serum vitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations are associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism, increased bone turnover and bone loss, which increase fracture risk. The objective of this study is to ass...

    Authors: Audrey Neuprez, Olivier Bruyère, Julien Collette and Jean-Yves Reginster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:64

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  37. HIV and AIDS are significant and growing public health concerns in southern Africa. The majority of countries in the region have national adult HIV prevalence estimates exceeding 10 percent. The increasing ava...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, Thabale J Ngulube, Seter Siziya, Cecilia M Makupe, Eric Umar, Hans Walter Prozesky, Charles S Wiysonge and Ronald H Mataya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:63

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  38. Mastitis is one of the most common problems experienced by women who are breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue, which may or may not result from infection. The aims of this paper are to c...

    Authors: Lisa H Amir, Della A Forster, Judith Lumley and Helen McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:62

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