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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. Leaded gasoline and lead paints are still in use in the Democratic Republic of Congo but data on blood lead levels in the general population are not available. We evaluated the Pb impregnation in children and ...

    Authors: J Tuakuila, F Mbuyi, M Kabamba, AC Lantin, D Lison and P Hoet

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 68:30

    Content type: Research

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  18. Unequal exposure to occupational stressors is a central pathway towards socio-economic health inequalities in working populations. This paper assesses the differential exposure of such stressors within the pop...

    Authors: C Vanroelen, K Levecque and F Louckx

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 68:14

    Content type: Research

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  19. Malignant melanoma is a skin cancer of which the incidence is said to be raising in recent years. Prevention may result in decrease of the incidence. Early detection may result in the detection of earlier stag...

    Authors: D Vanstraelen, H Deleu, J Van Robays, D Dhollander, E Cloes, D Lousberg, G Kuipers, B Adriaens, J Mebis, C Mathei and F Buntinx

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 68:1

    Content type: Research

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  20. Little information is available in Belgium on the number and characteristics of alcohol abusers who contact treatment agencies and on the effectiveness of these services. International research has identified ...

    Authors: WOI Vanderplasschen, KAG Colpaert and EKM Broekaert

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 67:194

    Content type: Research

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  21. Most people appear to stop using cannabis when getting older, but a certain subgroup becomes cannabis dependent, has problems in various life areas and needs treatment. Our aim is to compare a number of sociod...

    Authors: K Colpaert, W Vanderplasschen, G Van Hal, G Schuyten and E Broekaert

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2010 67:179

    Content type: Research

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  22. To evaluate the effect of an educational intervention on interobserver agreement of assess-ments of functional status performed by registered nurses and care assistants in a nursing home and to compare interob...

    Authors: L Paquay, J De Lepeleire, K Milisen, M Ylieff and F Buntinx

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2009 67:128

    Content type: Research

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  23. A longitudinal study was conducted in order to assess the impact of the Ghislenghien disaster (Belgium) on physical, mental and social health, and to evaluate the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (...

    Authors: APR Versporten, E De Soir, E Zech and H Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2009 67:116

    Content type: Research

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  24. The aim of this 12-month study in pre-pubertal children was to evaluate the effect of school transportation on gain in lean and fat mass, muscle strength and physical performance.

    Authors: S Stenevi-Lundgren, R M Daly, P Gärdsell, M Dencker and M Karlsson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2009 67:88

    Content type: Research

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  25. To compare the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults aged 35 to 74 years of the Turkish and Moroccan communities in Belgium with the prevalence in native Belgians. To examine the determinants and specific me...

    Authors: H Vandenheede and P Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2009 67:62

    Content type: Research

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  26. Authors: Patrice Cani, Peter Clarys, Antoine Clinquart, Stefaan De Henauw, Nathalie Delzenne, Peter Deriemaeker, Caroline Douny, Isabelle Guelinckx, Inge Huybrechts, Lieven Huybregts, Patrick Kolsteren, Carl Lachat, Isabelle Laquiere, Yvan Larondelle, Jef Leroy, Guy Manghuin-Rogister…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2009 67:4

    Content type: Editorial

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