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  1. Among the available data provided by health information systems, data on mortality are commonly used not only as health indicators but also as socioeconomic development indices. Recognizing that in Iran accura...

    Authors: Ardeshir Khosravi, Richard Taylor, Mohsen Naghavi and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness with no known cause or effective therapy. Population-based epidemiologic data on CFS prevalence are critical to put CFS in a realistic context for publi...

    Authors: William C Reeves, James F Jones, Elizabeth Maloney, Christine Heim, David C Hoaglin, Roumiana S Boneva, Marjorie Morrissey and Rebecca Devlin

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  3. Birth defects are a leading cause of neonatal and infant mortality in Italy, however little is known of the etiology of most defects. Improvements in diagnosis have revealed increasing numbers of clinically in...

    Authors: Giovanna Tagliabue, Roberto Tessandori, Fausta Caramaschi, Sabrina Fabiano, Anna Maghini, Andrea Tittarelli, Daniele Vergani, Maria Bellotti, Salvatore Pisani, Maria Letizia Gambino, Emanuela Frassoldi, Enrica Costa, Daniela Gada, Paolo Crosignani and Paolo Contiero

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. The West Nile virus (WNv) became a veterinary public health concern in southern Ontario in 2001 and has continued to threaten public health. Wild bird mortality has been shown to be an indicator for tracking t...

    Authors: Heidi Beroll, Olaf Berke, Jeffrey Wilson and Ian K Barker

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  5. Diabetes prevalence increases globally with severe consequences for afflicted individuals and societies. Data on diabetes incidence and diabetes related mortality on a population level are, however, scarce. As...

    Authors: Henrik Støvring, Morten Andersen, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Anders Green and Werner Vach

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  6. Substantial reductions in maternal mortality are called for in Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG-5), thus assuming that maternal mortality is measurable. A key difficulty is attributing causes of death for th...

    Authors: Edward Fottrell, Peter Byass, Thomas W Ouedraogo, Cecile Tamini, Adjima Gbangou, Issiaka Sombié, Ulf Högberg, Karen H Witten, Sohinee Bhattacharya, Teklay Desta, Sylvia Deganus, Janet Tornui, Ann E Fitzmaurice, Nicolas Meda and Wendy J Graham

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  7. It is widely believed that the social environment has an important influence on health, but there is less certainty about how to measure specific factors within the social environment that could link the neigh...

    Authors: David L Fone, Daniel M Farewell and Frank D Dunstan

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  8. Panel data are often used to estimate key measures of public health, such as years lived with and without disability. Panel surveys commonly measure disability at intervals of one or two years, and occasionall...

    Authors: James N Laditka and Douglas A Wolf

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  9. Smoking and obesity are risk factors causing a large burden of disease. To help formulate and prioritize among smoking and obesity prevention activities, estimations of health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) f...

    Authors: Pieter HM van Baal, Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Ardine G de Wit and Hendriek C Boshuizen

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  10. The co-morbidity of health conditions is becoming a significant health issue, particularly as populations age, and presents important methodological challenges for population health research. For example, the ...

    Authors: William Flanagan, Cameron N McIntosh, Christel Le Petit and Jean-Marie Berthelot

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. Burden of disease studies have been implemented in many countries using the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) to assess major health problems. Important objectives of the study were to quantify intra-countr...

    Authors: Catherine M Michaud, Matthew T McKenna, Stephen Begg, Niels Tomijima, Meghna Majmudar, Maria T Bulzacchelli, Shahul Ebrahim, Majid Ezzati, Joshua A Salomon, Jessica Gaber Kreiser, Mollie Hogan and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. Automated procedures are increasingly used in cancer registration, and it is important that the data produced are systematically checked for consistency and accuracy. We evaluated an automated procedure for ca...

    Authors: Giovanna Tagliabue, Anna Maghini, Sabrina Fabiano, Andrea Tittarelli, Emanuela Frassoldi, Enrica Costa, Silvia Nobile, Tiziana Codazzi, Paolo Crosignani, Roberto Tessandori and Paolo Contiero

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  13. Assessing the burden of disease contributes towards evidence-based allocation of limited health resources. However, such measures are not yet commonly available in Vietnam. Taking advantage of the FilaBavi Dem...

    Authors: Dao Lan Huong, Hoang Van Minh, Theo Vos, Urban Janlert, Do Duc Van and Peter Byass

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  14. Patient race in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) information system was previously recorded based on an administrative or clinical employee's observation. Since 2003, the VA started to collect self-repo...

    Authors: Min-Woong Sohn, Huiyuan Zhang, Noreen Arnold, Kevin Stroupe, Brent C Taylor, Timothy J Wilt and Denise M Hynes

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  15. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Oman is high and appears to be rising. Rising rates of diabetes and associated risk factors have been observed in populations undergoing epidemiological transition and urba...

    Authors: Siba Al-Moosa, Sara Allin, Nadia Jemiai, Jawad Al-Lawati and Elias Mossialos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. Comorbidity complicates estimations of health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) using disease prevalences and disability weights from Burden of Disease studies. Usually, the exact amount of comorbidity is unknow...

    Authors: Pieter HM van Baal, Nancy Hoeymans, Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Ardine G de Wit and Gert P Westert

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2006 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  17. Most epidemiological studies of major depression report period prevalence estimates. These are of limited utility in characterizing the longitudinal epidemiology of this condition. Markov models provide a meth...

    Authors: Scott B Patten and Robert C Lee

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  18. Person trade-off (PTO) elicitations yield different values than standard utility measures, such as time trade-off (TTO) elicitations. Some people believe this difference arises because the PTO captures the imp...

    Authors: Laura J Damschroder, Todd R Roberts, Christine C Goldstein, Molly E Miklosovic and Peter A Ubel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. Routine data from cancer registries often lack information on stage of cancer, limiting their use. This study aimed to determine whether or not it is feasible to add cancer staging data to the routine data col...

    Authors: Timothy Threlfall, Jana Wittorff, Padabphet Boutdara, Jane Heyworth, Paul Katris, Harry Sheiner and Lin Fritschi

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  20. Validated or standardized self-report questionnaires used in research studies and clinical evaluation of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) generally focus on the assessment of fatigue. There are relatively few pu...

    Authors: Dieter Wagner, Rosane Nisenbaum, Christine Heim, James F Jones, Elizabeth R Unger and William C Reeves

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:8

    Content type: Research

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  21. Childhood immunization coverage in the United States (U.S.) is often measured at age 24 months or, in the National Immunization Survey (NIS) at age of interview, which is between 19 and 35 months. This paper c...

    Authors: Tammy A Santibanez, Lawrence E Barker and Kate M Shaw

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:6

    Content type: Research

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  22. Summary measures of health that combine mortality and morbidity into a single indicator are being estimated in the Canadian context for approximately 200 diseases and conditions. To manage the large amount of ...

    Authors: William Flanagan, Jane Boswell-Purdy, Christel Le Petit and Jean-Marie Berthelot

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. Mortality statistics are key inputs for evidence based health policy at national level. Little is known of the empirical basis for mortality statistics in China, which accounts for roughly one-fifth of the wor...

    Authors: Gonghuan Yang, Jianping Hu, Ke Quin Rao, Jeimin Ma, Chalapati Rao and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:3

    Content type: Review

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  24. Strong regional heterogeneity and generally sub-optimal rates of measles vaccination in Italy have, to date, hampered attainment of WHO targets for measles elimination, and have generated the need for the new ...

    Authors: Piero Manfredi, Eugene M Cleur, John R Williams, Stefania Salmaso and Marta Ciofi degli Atti

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2005 3:1

    Content type: Research

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  25. Longitudinally observed cohort data can be utilized to assess the potential for health promotion and healthcare planning by comparing the estimated risk factor trends of non-intervened with that of intervened....

    Authors: J Park, SH Jee and DW Edington

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. Factor analysis is one of the most used statistical techniques to analyze the inter-relationships among symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans. The objective of this study was to apply factor analyses to binar...

    Authors: Rosane Nisenbaum, Khalida Ismail, Simon Wessely, Catherine Unwin, Lisa Hull and William C Reeves

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  27. Many health and disability surveys are conducted using the non-institutionalised population as a sampling frame. Consequently, it is possible that changes in the utilisation of institutional care could account...

    Authors: Patrick J Graham

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  28. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness with no known cause or effective therapy. Population-based epidemiologic data on CFS prevalence are critical to put CFS in a realistic context for publi...

    Authors: Cynthia Bierl, Rosane Nisenbaum, David C Hoaglin, Bonnie Randall, Ann-Britt Jones, Elizabeth R Unger and William C Reeves

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  29. Quality of life weights based on valuations of health states are often used in cost utility analysis and population health measures. This paper reports on an attempt to develop quality of life weights within t...

    Authors: Jennifer Jelsma, Kristian Hansen, Willy de Weerdt, Paul de Cock and Paul Kind

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  30. Disability weights represent the relative severity of disease stages to be incorporated in summary measures of population health. The level of agreement on disability weights in Western European countries was ...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger, Marlies EA Stouthard, Kristina Burström and Erik Nord

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:9

    Content type: Research

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