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  1. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to determine whether the incidence and survival of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) due to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has changed in Australia and New Zealand.

    Authors: Mangalee R. Fernando, Hannah Dent, Stephen P. McDonald and Gopala K. Rangan

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:7

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    Recent population dietary studies indicate that diets rich in ultra-processed foods, increasingly frequent worldwide, are grossly nutritionally unbalanced, suggesting that the dietary contribution of these foo...

    Authors: Euridice Martínez Steele, Barry M. Popkin, Boyd Swinburn and Carlos A. Monteiro

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:6

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  3. Content type: Review

    In the first part of this review, the nature of the associations between alcohol use and HIV/AIDS is discussed. Alcohol use has been found to be strongly associated with incidence and progression of HIV/AIDS, ...

    Authors: Jürgen Rehm, Charlotte Probst, Kevin D. Shield and Paul A. Shuper

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:4

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    Low-cost, cross-culturally comparable measures of the motor, cognitive, and socioemotional skills of children under 3 years remain scarce. In the present paper, we aim to develop a new caregiver-reported early...

    Authors: Dana Charles McCoy, Christopher R. Sudfeld, David C. Bellinger, Alfa Muhihi, Geofrey Ashery, Taylor E. Weary, Wafaie Fawzi and Günther Fink

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:3

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    Incidence rates are fundamental to epidemiology, but their magnitude and interpretation depend on methodological choices. We aimed to examine the extent to which the definition of the study population affects ...

    Authors: Hannah L. Brooke, Mats Talbäck, Maria Feychting and Rickard Ljung

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:2

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    Net survival is the most common measure of cancer prognosis and has been used to study differentials in cancer survival between ethnic or racial population subgroups. However, net survival ignores competing ri...

    Authors: Vincent Y. F. He, John R. Condon, Peter D. Baade, Xiaohua Zhang and Yuejen Zhao

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2017 15:1

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    Monitoring national mortality among persons with a disease is important to guide and evaluate progress in disease control and prevention. However, a method to estimate nationally representative annual mortalit...

    Authors: Yiling J. Cheng, Edward W. Gregg, Deborah B. Rolka and Theodore J. Thompson

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:48

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    Disease burden is not evenly distributed within a population; this uneven distribution can be due to individual heterogeneity in progression rates between disease stages. Composite measures of disease burden t...

    Authors: Scott A. McDonald, Brecht Devleesschauwer and Jacco Wallinga

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:47

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    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) incidence is traditionally derived from cohort studies that are not always feasible, representative, or available. The present study estimates T2DM incidence in Fijian adults fr...

    Authors: Stephen Morrell, Sophia Lin, Isimeli Tukana, Christine Linhart, Richard Taylor, Penina Vatucawaqa, Dianna J Magliano and Paul Zimmet

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:45

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    To improve population health it is crucial to understand the different care needs within a population. Traditional population groups are often based on characteristics such as age or morbidities. However, this...

    Authors: Sabine I. Vuik, Erik Mayer and Ara Darzi

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:44

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 28.9 million adults had diabetes in 2012 in the US, though many patients are undiagnosed or not managing their condition. This study provides US na...

    Authors: Timothy M. Dall, Weyna Yang, Pragna Halder, Jerry Franz, Erin Byrne, April P. Semilla, Ritashree Chakrabarti and Bruce Stuart

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:43

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  12. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and...

    Authors: Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T. Amare, Semaw F. Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw and Nicholas Kassebaum

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:42

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    Only a few studies like ours have investigated the effect of long-term stable iodine supply on thyroid disorders in a historically iodine-deficient population, but not with a long follow-up time of 10 years.

    Authors: Rehman Mehmood Khattak, Till Ittermann, Matthias Nauck, Harald Below and Henry Völzke

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:39

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    In 2001, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) commenced in Taiwan. This survey, conducted on a sample of the whole Taiwanese population, is nationally representative and has a high response rate (>80 %)...

    Authors: Chi-Yung Chiang and Hsing-Yi Chang

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:38

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    Worldwide, there is concern that increases in the prevalence of dementia will result in large demands for caregivers and supportive services that will be challenging to address. Previous dementia projections h...

    Authors: Douglas G. Manuel, Rochelle Garner, Philippe Finès, Christina Bancej, William Flanagan, Karen Tu, Kim Reimer, Larry W. Chambers and Julie Bernier

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:37

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    Oral health in nursing home residents is poor. Robust, mandated assessment tools such as the Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) 2.0 are key to monitoring and improving quality of oral ...

    Authors: Matthias Hoben, Jeffrey W. Poss, Peter G. Norton and Carole A. Estabrooks

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:36

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    We believe that it is important that governments understand the reliability of the mortality data which they have at their disposable to guide policy debates. In many instances, verbal autopsy (VA) will be the...

    Authors: Peter Serina, Ian Riley, Bernardo Hernandez, Abraham D. Flaxman, Devarsetty Praveen, Veronica Tallo, Rohina Joshi, Diozele Sanvictores, Andrea Stewart, Meghan D. Mooney, Christopher J. L. Murray and Alan D. Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:41

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    One key contextual feature in Verbal Autopsy (VA) is the time between death and survey administration, or recall period. This study quantified the effect of recall period on VA performance by using a paired da...

    Authors: Peter Serina, Ian Riley, Bernardo Hernandez, Abraham D. Flaxman, Devarsetty Praveen, Veronica Tallo, Rohina Joshi, Diozele Sanvictores, Andrea Stewart, Meghan D. Mooney, Christopher J. L. Murray and Alan D. Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:40

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    Reliable health metrics are crucial for accurately assessing disease burden and planning interventions. Many health indicators are measured through passive surveillance systems and are reliant on accurate esti...

    Authors: Elisabeth zu Erbach-Schoenberg, Victor A. Alegana, Alessandro Sorichetta, Catherine Linard, Christoper Lourenço, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Bonita Graupe, Tomas J. Bird, Carla Pezzulo, Amy Wesolowski and Andrew J. Tatem

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:35

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  20. Content type: Research

    Organizations working in conflict-affected areas have a need to monitor and evaluate their programs, however this is often difficult due to the logistical challenges of conflict areas. Lot quality assurance sa...

    Authors: Kiemanh Pham, Emily Chambers Sharpe, William M. Weiss and Alexander Vu

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:34

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  21. Content type: Research

    Limited information is available about the prevalence, ethnic disparities, and risk factors of hypertension within developing countries. We used data from a nationwide study on non-communicable disease (NCD) r...

    Authors: Ingrid S. K. Krishnadath, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Lenny M. Nahar-van Venrooij and Jerry R. Toelsie

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:33

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  22. Content type: Research

    Currently there are two main sources of mortality data with cause of death assignments in China. Both sources–the Ministry of Health-Vital Registration system and the Chinese Disease Surveillance Point system–...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Rohina Joshi, Jixin Sun, Samantha R. Rosenthal, Miao Tong, Cong Li, Rasika Rampatige, Meghan Mooney, Alan Lopez and Lijing L. Yan

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:31

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  23. Content type: Research

    Self-reported height, weight, and waist circumference (WC) are widely used to estimate the prevalence of obesity, which has been increasing rapidly in China, but there is limited evidence for the accuracy of s...

    Authors: Shurong Lu, Jian Su, Quanyong Xiang, Jinyi Zhou and Ming Wu

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:30

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    Over the past half century the global tendency for improvements in longevity has been uneven across countries. This has resulted in widening of inter-country disparities in life expectancy. Moreover, the patte...

    Authors: Sergey Timonin, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Domantas Jasilionis, Pavel Grigoriev, Dmitry A. Jdanov and David A. Leon

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:29

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    Despite a comprehensive ban on cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of tobacco products since 2004, two nationwide surveys conducted in 2012 and 2013 reported high tobacco use in Bhutan. National H...

    Authors: Mongal Singh Gurung, Dorji Pelzom, Tandin Dorji, Wangchuk Drukpa, Chador Wangdi, Palanivel Chinnakali and Sonu Goel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:28

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  26. Content type: Research

    Differences in health resulting from differences in socioeconomic status (SES) have been identified around the world. Age, period, and cohort (A-P-C) differences in health are vital factors which are associate...

    Authors: Hidehiro Sugisawa, Ken Harada, Yoko Sugihara, Shizuko Yanagisawa and Masaya Shinmei

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:27

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  27. Content type: Research

    A growing body of research recommends controlling alcohol availability to reduce harm. Various common approaches, however, provide dramatically different pictures of the physical availability of alcohol. This ...

    Authors: Tony H. Grubesic, Ran Wei, Alan T. Murray and William Alex Pridemore

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:25

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  28. Content type: Research

    International recognition that people with disabilities were excluded from the Millennium Development Goals has led to better inclusion of people with disabilities in the recently agreed Global Goals for Susta...

    Authors: Manjula Marella, Alexandra Devine, Graeme Ferdinand Armecin, Jerome Zayas, Ma Jesusa Marco and Cathy Vaughan

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:26

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  29. Content type: Research

    Studies state profound cross-country differences in healthy life years and its time trends, suggesting either the health scenario of expansion or compression of morbidity. A much-discussed question in public h...

    Authors: Daniel Kreft and Gabriele Doblhammer

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:24

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  30. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multi-dimensional concept commonly used to examine the impact of health status on quality of life. HRQOL is often measured by four core questions that asked about ge...

    Authors: Shaoman Yin, Rashid Njai, Lawrence Barker, Paul Z. Siegel and Youlian Liao

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:22

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  31. Content type: Research

    National estimates on per capita alcohol consumption are provided regularly by various sources and may have validity problems, so corrections are needed for monitoring and assessment purposes. Our objectives w...

    Authors: Luis Sordo, Gregorio Barrio, María J. Bravo, Joan R. Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Montserrat Neira and Enrique Regidor

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:21

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  32. Content type: Research

    Changes of life expectancy over time serve as an interesting public health indicator for medical, social and economic developments within populations. The aim of this study was to quantify changes of life expe...

    Authors: Jochen Klenk, Ulrich Keil, Andrea Jaensch, Marcus C. Christiansen and Gabriele Nagel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:20

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  33. Content type: Research

    The following minimal set of valid health domains for tracking the health of both clinical and general populations has recently been proposed: 1) energy and drive functions, 2) emotional functions, 3) sensatio...

    Authors: Cornelia Oberhauser, Somnath Chatterji, Carla Sabariego and Alarcos Cieza

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:19

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  34. Content type: Research

    In sub-Saharan African cities, the epidemiological transition has shifted a greater proportion of the burden of non-communicable diseases, including mental and behavioral disorder, to the adult population. The...

    Authors: Géraldine Duthé, Clémentine Rossier, Doris Bonnet, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura and Jamaica Corker

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:18

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  35. Content type: Review

    Non-communicable diseases are the leading global causes of mortality and morbidity. Growing pressures on health services and on social care have led to increasing calls for a greater emphasis to be placed on p...

    Authors: Adam D. M. Briggs, Jane Wolstenholme, Tony Blakely and Peter Scarborough

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:17

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  36. Content type: Research

    Thailand uses cause of death records in civil registration to summarize maternal mortality statistics. A report by the Department of Health using the Reproductive Age Mortality Studies (RAMOS) reported that th...

    Authors: Worawan Chandoevwit, Phasith Phatchana, Kanjana Sirigomon, Kunakorn Ieawsuwan, Jutatip Thungthong and Saray Ruangdej

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:16

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  37. Content type: Research

    To analyze the trend of low birth weight (LBW) and its determinants in Brazilian state capitals between 1996 and 2011. We intended to determine which variables are associated with LBW during the period studied.

    Authors: Viviane Costa de Souza Buriol, Vânia Hirakata, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani and Clécio Homrich da Silva

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:15

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  38. Content type: Research

    Mortality data are affected by miscertification of the medical cause of death deaths and changes to cause of death classification systems. We present both mappings of ICD9 and ICD10 to a unified list of causes...

    Authors: Kyle J. Foreman, Mohsen Naghavi and Majid Ezzati

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:14

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  39. Content type: Research

    The number of centenarians is rapidly increasing in Europe. In Portugal, it has almost tripled over the last 10 years and constitutes one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. This paper aims to d...

    Authors: Oscar Ribeiro, Laetitia Teixeira, Lia Araújo and Constança Paúl

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:13

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  40. Content type: Research

    Literature is limited on the effects of high prevalence HIV on fertility in the absence of treatment, and the effects of the introduction of sustained access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) on fertility. We su...

    Authors: Brian Houle, Athena Pantazis, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Stephen Tollman and Samuel J. Clark

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:10

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  41. Content type: Research

    Reliable and comparable data on causes of death are crucial for public health analysis, but the usefulness of these data can be markedly diminished when the approach to coding is not standardized across territ...

    Authors: Inna Danilova, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Dmitri A. Jdanov, France Meslé and Jacques Vallin

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:8

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  42. Content type: Research

    The population of the Pacific Melanesian country of Vanuatu was 234,000 at the 2009 census. Apart from subsistence activities, economic activity includes tourism and agriculture. Current completeness of vital ...

    Authors: Karen Carter, Viran Tovu, Jeffrey Tila Langati, Michael Buttsworth, Lester Dingley, Andy Calo, Griffith Harrison, Chalapati Rao, Alan D. Lopez and Richard Taylor

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:7

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  43. Content type: Research

    Understanding trends in the distribution of body mass index (BMI) is a critical aspect of monitoring the global overweight and obesity epidemic. Conventional population health metrics often only focus on estim...

    Authors: Marie Ng, Patrick Liu, Blake Thomson and Christopher J. L. Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2016 14:6

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