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  1. Following an exceptionally high Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) incidence (Spring 2011) in a psychogeriatric long-term care facility, a bidirectional study (2009–2012) was initiated to identify determinant...

    Authors: Gretel Van Esch, Johan Van Broeck, Michel Delmée and Boudewijn Catry

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:18

    Content type: Research

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  2. Canada is among the world’s leading nations with the longest life expectancy at birth (LE0), and British Columbia (BC) ranks top among Canadian provinces and territories for LE0 in both men and women. This paper ...

    Authors: Li Rita Zhang and Drona Rasali

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:17

    Content type: Research

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  3. The editors of Archives of Public Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 72 (2014).

    Authors: Herman Van Oyen and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:16

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  4. Improving uptake of NHS Health Checks has become a priority in England, but there is a lack of data on the perceptions of programme non-attenders. This study aimed to explore how non-attenders of NHS Health Ch...

    Authors: Naomi Ellis, Christopher Gidlow, Lisa Cowap, Jason Randall, Zafar Iqbal and Jagdish Kumar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:14

    Content type: Research

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  5. Tuberculosis is the leading causes of mortality among infectious diseases worldwide. The risk of transmission from patients to health workers is doubles that of the general population. The close contact to the...

    Authors: Girma Demissie Gizaw, Zewdie Aderaw Alemu and Kelemu Tilahun Kibret

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. Reducing premature mortality is a crucial public health objective. The goal of this paper, beside updating previous mortality atlases with recent data, is to explore the relative between-districts disparity us...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study addresses educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s by comparing trends in the three different regions in Belgium stratified by sex. Social inequalities in mo...

    Authors: Hannelore De Grande, Hadewijch Vandenheede and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:11

    Content type: Research

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  8. The European Commission, together with the European Union (EU) Member States, developed a core set of indicators for monitoring public health in the EU, the European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist. Fr...

    Authors: Maartje Marloes Harbers, Marieke Verschuuren and Agnes de Bruin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:9

    Content type: Research

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  9. In Japan, the cervical cancer screening rate is extremely low. Towards improving the cervical cancer screening rate, encouraging eligible people to make an informed choice, which is a decision-making process t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Akihiro Shimoda, Yoshiki Ishikawa, Akiyo Taneichi, Mai Ohashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Takahiro Koyanagi, Hiroyuki Morisawa, Suzuyo Takahashi, Naoto Sato, Shizuo Machida, Yuji Takei, Yasushi Saga and Mitsuaki Suzuki

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. Overweight and underweight increase the risk of metabolic impairments and chronic disease. Interventions at the household level require the diagnosis of nutritional status among family members. The aim of this...

    Authors: Diana C Parra, Lora Iannotti, Luis F Gomez, Helena Pachón, Debra Haire-Joshu, Olga L Sarmiento, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann and Ross C Brownson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. Phthalates are a group of environmental endocrine disruptors and have been ubiquitously applied in industrial field. Few studies had investigated how dietary intake was related with phthalate body burden in ch...

    Authors: Qing Shen, Huijing Shi, Yunhui Zhang and Yang Cao

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. The negative consequences of peer-victimization on children and adolescents are major public health concerns which have been subjected to extensive research. Given all efforts made to analyze and estimate the ...

    Authors: Lisa Hellström, Louise Persson and Curt Hagquist

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. Celebrities can have substantial influence as medical advisors. However, their impact on public health is equivocal: depending on the advice’s validity and applicability, celebrity engagements can benefit or h...

    Authors: Steven J Hoffman and Charlie Tan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:3

    Content type: Research

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  14. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia, and although public health medical inspectors must be notified, it is often under-reported. The objectives of this study were to determine the completeness ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Jacquinet, Olivier Denis, Filomena Valente Soares and Carole Schirvel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:2

    Content type: Research

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  15. The objective of this study was to analyze quantity, assess quality, and investigate international collaboration in research from Arab countries in the field of public, environmental and occupational health.

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:1

    Content type: Research

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  16. In developing countries about 3.5% of children aged 0–5 years are victims of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Once the morbidity has developed the cure process takes variable period depending on various factor...

    Authors: Akalu Banbeta, Dinberu Seyoum, Tefera Belachew, Belay Birlie and Yehenew Getachew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Childhood vaccination rates in Nigeria are among the lowest in the world and this affects morbidity and mortality rates. A 2011 mixed methods study in two states in Nigeria examined coverage of measles vaccina...

    Authors: Anne Cockcroft, Muhammad U Usman, Obrian F Nyamucherera, Henry Emori, Bong Duke, Nisser Ali Umar and Neil Andersson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:48

    Content type: Research

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  18. This study was designed to validate the Dutch Physical Activity Questionnaires for Children (PAQ-C) and Adolescents (PAQ-A).

    Authors: Liene Bervoets, Caroline Van Noten, Sofie Van Roosbroeck, Dominique Hansen, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Els Verheyen, Guido Van Hal and Vanessa Vankerckhoven

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:47

    Content type: Research

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  19. Health interview surveys are important data sources for empirical research in public health. However, the diversity of methods applied, such as in the mode of data collection, make it difficult to compare resu...

    Authors: Jens Hoebel, Elena von der Lippe, Cornelia Lange and Thomas Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:46

    Content type: Research

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  20. Sarcopenia, operationally defined as the loss of muscle mass and muscle function, is a major health condition associated with ageing, and contributes to many components of public health at both the patient and...

    Authors: Charlotte Beaudart, René Rizzoli, Olivier Bruyère, Jean-Yves Reginster and Emmanuel Biver

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:45

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. On 5 June 2012 several enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, EHEC, O157:H7 infections were reported to the public health authorities of Limburg.

    Authors: Toon Braeye, Sarah Denayer, Klara De Rauw, Anmarie Forier, Jurgen Verluyten, Ludo Fourie, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn, Sophie Quoilin, Pascale Cosse, Jeannine Noyen and Denis Pierard

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:44

    Content type: Research

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  22. The effects of National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana and its impact on child health outcome and service utilization cannot be underestimated. Despite the tremendous improvement in child health care in Ghan...

    Authors: Duah Dwumoh, Edward Eyipe Essuman and Seth Kwaku Afagbedzi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:42

    Content type: Research

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  23. The 2012 visit to Canada of Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, led to a public rebuff by Canadian governmental officials. This paper adapts the frame-critical poli...

    Authors: Catherine L Mah, Catherine Hamill, Krista Rondeau and Lynn McIntyre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:41

    Content type: Research

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  24. As infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has evolved to a chronic disease, perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is becoming a prominent and important patient-reported outcome measur...

    Authors: Sophie Degroote, Dirk Vogelaers and Dominique M Vandijck

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:40

    Content type: Research

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  25. Kagera is one of the 22 regions of Tanzania mainland, which has witnessed a decline in HIV prevalence during the past two decades; decreasing from 24% in 1987 to 4.7 in 2009 in the urban district of Bukoba. Ac...

    Authors: Gasto Frumence, Maria Emmelin, Malin Eriksson, Gideon Kwesigabo, Japhet Killewo, Sabrina Moyo and Lennarth Nystrom

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:38

    Content type: Research

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  26. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has been touted as a potential way to improve primary care. As more PCMH projects are undertaken it is critical to understand professional experiences as staff ar...

    Authors: Caprice Knapp, Shourjo Chakravorty, Vanessa Madden, Jacqueline Baron-Lee, Ruth Gubernick, Steven Kairys, Cristina Pelaez-Velez, Lee M Sanders and Lindsay Thompson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:36

    Content type: Research

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  27. The European Union acknowledges the relevance of registries as key instruments for developing rare disease (RD) clinical research, improving patient care and health service (HS) planning and funded the EPIRARE...

    Authors: Domenica Taruscio, Emanuela Mollo, Sabina Gainotti, Manuel Posada de la Paz, Fabrizio Bianchi and Luciano Vittozzi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Reducing premature mortality is a crucial public health objective. After a long gap in the publication of Belgian mortality statistics, this paper presents the leading causes and the regional disparities in pr...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:34

    Content type: Research

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  29. Besides its well-known effect on bone metabolism, recent researches suggest that vitamin D may also play a role in the muscular, immune, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Double-blind RCTs support vitami...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Etienne Cavalier, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari, Charlotte Beaudart, Fanny Buckinx, Jean-Yves Reginster and René Rizzoli

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:32

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Influenza infections can lead to viral pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection or facilitate co-infection by other pathogens. Influenza is associated with the exacerbation of chronic conditions like diabe...

    Authors: Ralph Crott, Isabelle Pouplier, Isabelle Roch, Yi-Chen Chen and Marie-Christine Closon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:33

    Content type: Research

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  31. A composite unifying theory on causes of obesity related-MetS has been formulated and published in an accompanying article (1). In the current article, the historical and recent past, present and future coroll...

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:31

    Content type: Systematic review

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  32. Metabolic syndrome and obesity-related co-morbidities are largely explained by co-adaptations to the energy use of the large human brain in the cortico-limbic-striatal and NRF2 systems.

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:30

    Content type: Systematic review

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  33. In 2009, the Belgian National Institute of Health and Disability Insurance established a care trajectory (CT) for a subgroup of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (T2DM) based on Wagner’s chronic care model. Th...

    Authors: Katrien Vanthomme, Nathalie Bossuyt, Sarah Moreels, Nicole Boffin, Etienne De Clercq, Geert Goderis and Viviane Van Casteren

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:29

    Content type: Research

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  34. Innovations in mobile and electronic healthcare are revolutionizing the involvement of both doctors and patients in the modern healthcare system by extending the capabilities of physiological monitoring device...

    Authors: Geoff Appelboom, Elvis Camacho, Mickey E Abraham, Samuel S Bruce, Emmanuel LP Dumont, Brad E Zacharia, Randy D’Amico, Justin Slomian, Jean Yves Reginster, Olivier Bruyère and E Sander Connolly Jr

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. Several European countries, including Belgium, still suffer from mild iodine deficiency. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in whole blood measured at birth has been proposed as an indicator of ma...

    Authors: Caroline Trumpff, Johan Vanderfaeillie, Nathalie Vercruysse, Jean De Schepper, Jean Tafforeau, Herman Van Oyen and Stefanie Vandevijvere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. Cardiovascular disease is a growing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Cough and dyspnea are symptoms of both lung diseases and heart failure. This study aimed at determining the contribution of card...

    Authors: Ahmadou M Jingi, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Edvine Wawo Yonta, Philippe Kamdem, Joël Marie Obama and Samuel Kingue

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:26

    Content type: Research

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  37. Routine health information systems (RHIS) are crucial to the acquisition of data for health sector planning. In developing countries, the insufficient quality of the data produced by these systems limits their...

    Authors: Yolaine Glèlè Ahanhanzo, Laurent T Ouedraogo, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Yves Coppieters, Michel Makoutodé and Michèle Wilmet-Dramaix

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:25

    Content type: Research

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  38. Information is needed at all stages of the policy making process. The Health Survey for England (HSE) is an annual cross-sectional health examination survey of the non-institutionalised general population in E...

    Authors: Oyinlola Oyebode and Jennifer S Mindell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:24

    Content type: Research

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  39. Tobacco control measurements’ had little impact on smoking prevalence in Morocco. The aim of this study is to provide first data on smoking attributable mortality in Morocco.

    Authors: Nabil Tachfouti, Chantal Raherison, Adil Najdi, Majdouline Obtel, Ahmed Rguig, Amina Idrissi Azami and Chakib Nejjari

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:23

    Content type: Research

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  40. One of the most important measures for ascertaining the impact of tobacco is the estimation of the mortality attributable to its use. Several indirect methods of quantification are available. The objective of ...

    Authors: Nabil Tachfouti, Chantal Raherison, Majdouline Obtel and Chakib Nejjari

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:22

    Content type: Systematic review

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  41. As teenagers have easy access to both radio programs and cell phones, the current study used these tools so that young people could anonymously identify questions about sex and other related concerns in the ur...

    Authors: Gabriel Vodiena Nsakala, Yves Coppieters and Patrick Kalambayi Kayembe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. There is evidence of school level variability in the physical activity of children and youth. Less is known about factors that may contribute to this variation. The purpose of this study was to examine if the ...

    Authors: Guy Faulkner, Laura Zeglen, Scott Leatherdale, Steve Manske and Michelle Stone

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:20

    Content type: Research

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  43. We ask whether verbal abuse, threats of violence and physical assault among Canadian youth have the same determinants and whether these determinants are the same for boys and girls. If these are different, the...

    Authors: Lihui Zhang, Lars Osberg and Shelley Phipps

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:19

    Content type: Research

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