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  1. Tobacco use is a public health burden in both developed and developing countries. However, there is still a dearth of nationally representative studies from Sub-Saharan Africa to inform interventions in the re...

    Authors: David Doku, Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh and Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:9
  2. Uganda’s Ministry of Health registered a 12% increase in new Tuberculosis (TB) cases between 2001 and 2005. Of these, 20% were from Kampala district and most from Mulago national referral hospital where the la...

    Authors: Henry Mugerwa, Denis K Byarugaba, Simon Mpooya, Penelope Miremba, Joan N Kalyango, Charles Karamagi and Achilles Katamba
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:7
  3. The phasing out of lead from gasoline has resulted in a significant decrease in blood lead levels (BLLs) in children during the last two decades. Tetraethyl lead was phased out in DRC in 2009. The objective of...

    Authors: Joel Tuakuila, Martin Kabamba, Honoré Mata and Gerard Mata
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:5
  4. Three decades since the first HIV-1 infected patients in Rwanda were identified in 1983; the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome epidemic has had a devastating history and is still a major public health challen...

    Authors: Maurice Bucagu, Jean de Dieu Bizimana, John Muganda and Claire Perrine Humblet
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:4
  5. The main objective of the joint action MODE is the transfer of best-practices in the field of organ donation and transplantation and the creation of positive synergies among participating European (EU) Member ...

    Authors: Paola di Ciaccio, Claudia Ferraro, Pavel Brezovsky, Eduardo Martìn-Escobar and Alessandro Nanni Costa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:3
  6. Life expectancy has been increasing during the last century within the European Union (EU). To measure progress in population health it is no longer sufficient to focus on the duration of life but quality of l...

    Authors: Jean-Marie Robine, Emmanuelle Cambois, Wilma Nusselder, Bernard Jeune, Herman Van Oyen and Carol Jagger
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:2
  7. The small but growing literature on socio-economic inequality in morbidity among older persons suggests that social inequalities in health persist into old age. A largely separate body of literature looks at t...

    Authors: Karel Van den Bosch, Joanna Geerts and Peter Willemé
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:1
  8. Children are not always recognized as being susceptible to stress, although childhood stressors may originate from multiple events in their everyday surroundings with negative effects on children’s health.

    Authors: Barbara Vanaelst, Inge Huybrechts, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Karin Bammann, Charalambos Hadjigeorgiou, Gabriele Eiben, Kenn Konstabel, Nathalie Michels, Denes Molnar, Luis A Moreno, Iris Pigeot, Lucia Reisch, Alfonso Siani, Krishna Vyncke and Stefaan De Henauw
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:26
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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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