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  1. Content type: Research

    A problem repeatedly reported in birth certificate data is the presence of missing data. In 2008, a Centre for Perinatal Epidemiology was created inter alia to assist the Health Departments of Brussels-Capital...

    Authors: Anne-Frederique Minsart, Pierre Buekens, Myriam De Spiegelaere, Sabine Van de Putte, Virginie Van Leeuw and Yvon Englert

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:25

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    Cancer is a major European public health issue and represents the second most important cause of death and morbidity in Europe. Moreover, as a result of constant advances in medicine, medical technology and ot...

    Authors: Marjetka Jelenc, Elke Van Hoof, Tit Albreht, Matic Meglič, Marija Seljak and Sandra Radoš Krnel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:24

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    The objective of this paper is to provide analytical research that supported the European Commission in setting the global target of additional two healthy life years (HLY) at birth by 2020 in the EU on averag...

    Authors: Karolina Lagiewka

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:23

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    Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias are public health priorities in the European Union due to their prevalence, cost and profound impact on society. Because of these pressing implications, the Euro...

    Authors: Christine Barr, Nathalie Riolacci-Dhoyen, Maggie Galbraith and Armelle Leperre-Desplanques

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:21

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    Health Examination Surveys (HESs) can provide essential information on the health and health determinants of a population, which is not available from other data sources. Nevertheless, only some European count...

    Authors: Kari Kuulasmaa, Hanna Tolonen, Päivikki Koponen, Katri Kilpeläinen, Mária Avdicová, Grazyna Broda, Neville Calleja, Carlos Dias, Antje Gösswald, Ruzena Kubinova, Jennifer Mindell, Satu Männistö, Luigi Palmieri, Grethe S Tell, Antonia Trichopoulou and WM Monique Verschuren

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:20

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  6. Content type: Research

    Injuries due to accidents or violence constitute a major public health problem globally and also within the 27 member states of the European Union (EU-MSs). In spite of the magnitude and the severity of the pr...

    Authors: W H J Rogmans

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:19

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  7. Content type: Research

    In 1978, the Alma-Ata declaration on primary health care (PHC) recognized that the world’s health issues required more than just hospital-based and physician-centered policies. The declaration called for a par...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Alison Hernández, Kjerstin Dahlblom, Anna Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastián

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:18

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    The last decades, the prevalence of childhood obesity has increased. Apart from other lifestyle factors, the effect of chronic psychosocial stress on the development of obesity has been recognized. However, mo...

    Authors: Nathalie Michels, Barbara Vanaelst, Krishna Vyncke, Isabelle Sioen, Inge Huybrechts, Tineke De Vriendt and Stefaan De Henauw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:17

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Microbiology reference laboratories are critical in the development of high-quality clinical and public health services. In Belgium, the reference laboratories performed their activities on a voluntary basis a...

    Authors: Gaëtan Muyldermans, Amber Litzroth, Geneviève Ducoffre and Sophie Quoilin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2013 71:8

  10. Content type: Methodology

    Participation rate and response rate are key issues in a cross sectional large-scale epidemiological study. The objective of this paper is to describe the study population and to evaluate participation and res...

    Authors: Laurent Béghin, Inge Huybrechts, German Vicente-Rodríguez, Stefaan De Henauw, Frédéric Gottrand, Marcela Gonzales-Gross, Jean Dallongeville, Michael Sjöström, Catherine Leclercq, Sabine Dietrich, Manuel Castillo, Maria Plada, Dénes Molnar, Mathilde Kersting, Chantal C Gilbert and Luis A Moreno

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:14

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  11. Content type: Research

    Industrial composting is a relatively new and expanding activity. Several studies indicate that compost workers are at risk to develop health symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of wor...

    Authors: Ramona Hambach, Jos Droste, Guido François, Joost Weyler, Ulrik Van Soom, Antoon De Schryver, Jan Vanoeteren and Marc van Sprundel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:13

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  12. Content type: Research

    Low back pain (LBP) is a major public health problem and the identification of individuals at risk of persistent LBP poses substantial challenges to clinical management. The STarT Back questionnaire is a valid...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Maryline Demoulin, Clara Brereton, Fabienne Humblet, Daniel Flynn, Jonathan C Hill, Didier Maquet, Julien Van Beveren, Jean-Yves Reginster, Jean-Michel Crielaard and Christophe Demoulin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:12

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  13. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis B and C cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Little is known about the existence of hepatitis B and C among high risk groups of the Pakistani population. The present study was conduct...

    Authors: Abdul Rauf Memon, Kashif Shafique, Ashraf Memon, Agha Umer Draz, Mohammad Uzair Abdul Rauf and Salahuddin Afsar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    One of the greatest problems for India is undernutrition among children. The country is still struggling with this problem. Malnutrition, the condition resulting from faulty nutrition, weakens the immune syste...

    Authors: Anurag Srivastava, Syed E Mahmood, Payal M Srivastava, Ved P Shrotriya and Bhushan Kumar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:8

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    In medical and biomedical areas, binary and binomial outcomes are very common. Such data are often collected longitudinally from a given subject repeatedly overtime, which result in clustering of the observati...

    Authors: Wondwosen Kassahun, Thomas Neyens, Geert Molenberghs, Christel Faes and Geert Verbeke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:7

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  16. Content type: Research

    Despite numerous educational programmes to create awareness about iodized salt and iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), a survey conducted in the Western Region of Ghana in 2007 revealed that the goitre rate sto...

    Authors: Christiana Buxton and Benjamin Baguune

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:5

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  17. Content type: Research

    In malaria endemic areas, fever has been used as an entry point for presumptive treatment of malaria. At present, the decrease in malaria transmission in Africa implies an increase in febrile illnesses related...

    Authors: Bahati P Msaki, Stephen E Mshana, Adolfina Hokororo, Humphrey D Mazigo and Domenica Morona

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:4

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  18. Content type: Research

    Financial barriers are an important obstacle for access to emergency obstetric care and a contributing factor to too slow a reduction in the level of maternal mortality. In Morocco, in 2009, a fee exemption po...

    Authors: Issam Bennis and Vincent De Brouwere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    This article aims at describing, in a Belgian town, the frequency of the fear of falling and of subsequent activity restriction among non-institutionalised people aged 65 years and over, and at identifying per...

    Authors: Elise Mendes da Costa, Thierry Pepersack, Isabelle Godin, Martine Bantuelle, Bernard Petit and Alain Levêque

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    The municipality of Ath is characterised by the presence, in its center, of two non-ferrous metal industries whose emissions make local residents concerned for their health. Therefore, authorities of the Wallo...

    Authors: Javiera Rebolledo, Sebastien Fierens, Ann Versporten, Ethel Brits, Pierre De Plaen and An Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:10

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study reports the results of the qualitative process evaluation (PE) of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), an integrated community-based trial for prevention and control of non-communicable disease...

    Authors: Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Katayoun Rabiei, Mousa Alavi, Heidarali Abedi and Sonia Zarfeshani

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:9

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  22. Content type: Research

    The completion of the Human Genome Project triggered a whole new field of genomic research which is likely to lead to new opportunities for the promotion of population health. As a result, the distinction betw...

    Authors: Evy Cleeren, Johan Van der Heyden, Angela Brand and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:8

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  23. Content type: Research

    Violence by young people is one of the most visible forms of violence and contributes greatly to the global burden of premature death, injury and disability.

    Authors: Ricardo Granero, Esteban S Poni, Bertha C Escobar-Poni and Judith Escobar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:7

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  24. Content type: Research

    This study wants to examine the availability of Belgian healthcare data in the three main international health databases: the World Health Organization European Health for All Database (WHO-HFA), the Organisat...

    Authors: K Vanthomme, D Walckiers and H Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:6

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  25. Content type: Research

    This study aims to identify major food sources of energy and macronutrients among Flemish preschoolers as a basis for evaluating dietary guidelines. Three-day estimated diet records were collected from a repre...

    Authors: Willem De Keyzer, Yi Lin, Carine Vereecken, Lea Maes, Herman Van Oyen, Erika Vanhauwaert, Guy De Backer, Stefaan De Henauw and Inge Huybrechts

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    The number of dietary exposure assessment studies focussing on children is very limited. Children are however a vulnerable group due to their higher food consumption level per kg body weight. Therefore, the EX...

    Authors: Inge Huybrechts, Isabelle Sioen, Polly E Boon, Jiri Ruprich, Lionel Lafay, Aida Turrini, Pilar Amiano, Tero Hirvonen, Melissa De Neve, Davide Arcella, Joanna Moschandreas, Anna Westerlund, Lourdes Ribas-Barba, Annett Hilbig, Stalo Papoutsou, Tue Christensen…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Recently, interest has grown in the association between contextual factors and health outcomes. This study questions whether mental health complaints vary according to the socio-economic characteristics of the...

    Authors: Elise Pattyn, Lore Van Praag, Mieke Verhaeghe, Katia Levecque and Piet Bracke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    In Belgium, breast cancer mortality has been monitored since 1954, whereas cancer incidence data have only been made available for a few years. In this article we update historical trends of breast cancer mort...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Liesbet Van Eycken and Marc Arbyn

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 69:2

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  29. Content type: Research

    The most recent national nutritional survey (2004) indicates that 1.2% of the Flemish population follows a vegetarian diet. Information on nutritional intake in vegetarians in this population is scarce.

    Authors: P Deriemaeker, K Alewaeters, M Hebbelinck and P Clarys

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2011 68:121

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  30. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we investigate the usefulness of work and school absenteeism surveillance as an early warning system for influenza. In particular, time trends in daily absenteeism rates collected during the A(H...

    Authors: K Bollaerts, J Antoine, E Robesyn, L Van Proeyen, J Vomberg, E Feys, E De Decker and B Catry

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 68:115

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  31. Content type: Research

    In September 2009, as part of the surveillance during the Influenza A(2009) pandemic, Bel-gium introduced a web-based surveillance system aimed at recording hospitalisations and deaths attributable to Influenz...

    Authors: S Hammadi, I Gutiérrez, A Litzroth, K Mertens and F Wuillaume

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 68:87

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