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  1. Timely and reliable data on causes of death are fundamental for informed decision-making in the health sector as well as public health research. An in-depth understanding of the quality of data from vital stat...

    Authors: David E Phillips, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Charles Atkinson, Diego Gonzalez-Medina, Lene Mikkelsen, Christopher JL Murray and Alan D Lopez
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:14
  2. The estimation of healthy life years (HLY) by socio-economic status (SES) requires two types of data: the prevalence of activity limitation by SES generally extracted from surveys and mortality rates by SES ge...

    Authors: Rana Charafeddine, Nicolas Berger, Stefaan Demarest and Herman Van Oyen
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:13
  3. Screening to detect prediabetes and diabetes enables early prevention and intervention. This study describes the number and characteristics of asymptomatic, undiagnosed adults in the United States who could be...

    Authors: Timothy M Dall, K M Venkat Narayan, Karin B Gillespie, Paul D Gallo, Tericke D Blanchard, Mihaela Solcan, Michael O’Grady and William W Quick
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:12
  4. Several studies have concluded that some deaths classified as undetermined intent are in fact suicides, and it is common in suicide research in Europe to include these deaths. Our aim was to investigate if inf...

    Authors: Charlotte Björkenstam, Lars-Age Johansson, Peter Nordström, Ingemar Thiblin, Anna Fugelstad, Johan Hallqvist and Rickard Ljung
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:11
  5. Heart failure is sometimes incorrectly listed as the underlying cause of death (UCD) on death certificates, thus compromising the accuracy and comparability of mortality statistics. Statistical redistribution ...

    Authors: Michelle L Snyder, Shelly-Ann Love, Paul D Sorlie, Wayne D Rosamond, Carmen Antini, Patricia A Metcalf, Shakia Hardy, Chirayath M Suchindran, Eyal Shahar and Gerardo Heiss
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:10
  6. As a public safety regulator, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) of Ontario, Canada predicts and measures the burden of injuries and fatalities as its primary means of characterizing the state...

    Authors: Arun Veeramany and Srikanth Mangalam
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:9
  7. Cigarette smoking is a leading risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality in the United States, yet information about smoking prevalence and trends is not routinely available below the state level, impe...

    Authors: Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Ali H Mokdad, Tanja Srebotnjak, Abraham D Flaxman, Gillian M Hansen and Christopher JL Murray
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:5
  8. There is no standardized approach to comparing socioeconomic status (SES) across multiple sites in epidemiological studies. This is particularly problematic when cross-country comparisons are of interest. We s...

    Authors: Stephanie R Psaki, Jessica C Seidman, Mark Miller, Michael Gottlieb, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, AM Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Sushil M John, Gagandeep Kang, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, Prakash Shrestha, Erling Svensen and William Checkley
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:8
  9. The analysis of cancer incidence trends is essential to health care planning. The aim of this study is to examine variations in cancer incidence rates in Lebanon between 2003 and 2008 and use the observed tren...

    Authors: Ali Shamseddine, Ahmad Saleh, Maya Charafeddine, Muhieddine Seoud, Deborah Mukherji, Sally Temraz and Abla Mehio Sibai
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:4
  10. Electronic death certification was established in France in 2007. A methodology based on intrinsic characteristics of death certificates was designed to compare the quality of electronic versus paper death cer...

    Authors: Delphine Lefeuvre, Gérard Pavillon, Albertine Aouba, Agathe Lamarche-Vadel, Anne Fouillet, Eric Jougla and Grégoire Rey
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:3
  11. Home and leisure injuries (HLIs) are currently a major public health concern, because of their frequency, associated consequences, and considerable medical costs. As in many other countries in Europe, in Franc...

    Authors: Christophe Bonaldi, Cécile Ricard, Javier Nicolau, Maryline Bouilly and Bertrand Thélot
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:2
  12. National cancer survival statistics are available for the total Australian population but not Indigenous Australians, although their cancer mortality rates are known to be higher than those of other Australian...

    Authors: John R Condon, Xiaohua Zhang, Peter Baade, Kalinda Griffiths, Joan Cunningham, David M Roder, Michael Coory, Paul L Jelfs and Tim Threlfall
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:1
  13. Demographic estimates of population at risk often underpin epidemiologic research and public health surveillance efforts. In spite of their central importance to epidemiology and public-health practice, little...

    Authors: Jack D Baker, Adelamar Alcantara, Xiaomin Ruan, Srini Vasan and Crouse Nathan
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:24
  14. The South Australian Department of Health has administered the Active Australia Survey triennially since 1998 to assess physical activity levels in the South Australian adult population. Survey findings may refle...

    Authors: Katherine Reta Devonshire-Gill and Kevin Ian Norton
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:23
  15. While many studies have examined differences between body mass index (BMI) categories in terms of mortality risk and health-related quality of life (HRQL), little is known about the effect of body weight on he...

    Authors: Colin Steensma, Lidia Loukine, Heather Orpana, Ernest Lo, Bernard Choi, Chris Waters and Sylvie Martel
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:21
  16. The analysis of multiple causes of death data has been applied in the United States to examine the population burden of chronic liver disease (CLD) and to assess time trends of alcohol-related and hepatitis C ...

    Authors: Ugo Fedeli, Elena Schievano, Manola Lisiero, Francesco Avossa, Giuseppe Mastrangelo and Mario Saugo
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:20
  17. Well-being is now accepted as one of four cross-cutting measures in gauging progress for Healthy People 2020. This shift to population indicators of well-being redresses notions of health that have focused on ...

    Authors: Rosemarie Kobau, Carla Bann, Megan Lewis, Matthew M Zack, Angela M Boardman, Renee Boyd, Kim C Lim, Tommy Holder, Anastacia KL Hoff, Cecily Luncheon, William Thompson, Willi Horner-Johnson and Richard E Lucas
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:19
  18. Although diabetes is one of the most costly and rapidly increasing serious chronic diseases worldwide, the optimal mix of strategies to reduce diabetes prevalence has not been determined.

    Authors: Edward W Gregg, James P Boyle, Theodore J Thompson, Lawrence E Barker, Ann L Albright and David F Williamson
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:18
  19. Neisseria meningitidis is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis globally and can also cause sepsis, pneumonia, and other manifestations. In countries with high endemic rates, the disease burden place...

    Authors: Rabab Z Jafri, Asad Ali, Nancy E Messonnier, Carol Tevi-Benissan, David Durrheim, Juhani Eskola, Florence Fermon, Keith P Klugman, Mary Ramsay, Samba Sow, Shao Zhujun, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Jon Abramson
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:17
  20. Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable mortality. The World Health Organization recommends that countries should monitor tobacco use regularly. In Pakistan, the last national study on smoking in t...

    Authors: Sara Ijaz Gilani and David A Leon
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:16
  21. Although the relationship between self-rated health (SRH) and physical and mental health is well documented in developed countries, very few studies have analyzed this association in the developing world, part...

    Authors: Yentéma Onadja, Simona Bignami, Clémentine Rossier and Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:15
  22. The relationship between health services and population outcomes is an important area of public health research that requires bringing together data on outcomes and the relevant service environment. Linking in...

    Authors: Martha Priedeman Skiles, Clara R Burgert, Siân L Curtis and John Spencer
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:14
  23. Estimates of under-5 mortality at the national level for countries without high-quality vital registration systems are routinely derived from birth history data in censuses and surveys. Subnational or stratifi...

    Authors: Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Emmanuela Gakidou, Abraham Flaxman and Haidong Wang
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:13
  24. Selection bias is common in clinic-based HIV surveillance. Clinics located in HIV hotspots are often the first to be chosen and monitored, while clinics in less prevalent areas are added to the surveillance sy...

    Authors: Marie Ng, Emmanuela Gakidou, Christopher JL Murray and Stephen S Lim
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:12
  25. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have prompted an expansion in approaches to deriving health metrics to measure progress toward their achievement. Accurate measurements should take into account the high...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, Andres J Garcia, Robert W Snow, Abdisalan M Noor, Andrea E Gaughan, Marius Gilbert and Catherine Linard
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:11
  26. In the current issue of Population Health Metrics, two reports paint a bleak picture of American public health. Both physical inactivity and obesity remain highly prevalent; yet, it is not clear that increased ph...

    Authors: Michael S Lauer
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:10
  27. The United States spends more than any other country on health care. The poor relative performance of the US compared to other high-income countries has attracted attention and raised questions about the perfo...

    Authors: Haidong Wang, Austin E Schumacher, Carly E Levitz, Ali H Mokdad and Christopher JL Murray
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:8
  28. The objective of these analyses is to document the relationship between biomarker-based indicators of health and socioeconomic status (SES) in a low-income African population where the cumulative effects of ex...

    Authors: Iliana V Kohler, Beth J Soldo, Philip Anglewicz, Ben Chilima and Hans-Peter Kohler
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:4
  29. There is strong evidence on the efficacy of behavioral modification and treatment for reducing diabetes incidence and diabetes-related morbidity and mortality in persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes. But the...

    Authors: Andrew Stokes and Neil K Mehta
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:3
  30. Published estimates of Aboriginal mortality and life expectancy (LE) for the eastern Australian states are derived from demographic modelling techniques to estimate the population and extent of under-recording...

    Authors: Stephen Morrell, Bronwen Phillips, Richard Taylor, John Daniels, Kate Burgess and Naomi Mayers
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2013 11:2
  31. Stunting results from decreased food intake, poor diet quality, and a high burden of early childhood infections, and contributes to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although food insecurity is an...

    Authors: Stephanie Psaki, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Munirul Islam, Sushil John, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, Cebisa Nesamvuni, Prakash Shrestha, Erling Svensen, Monica McGrath, Stephanie Richard, Jessica Seidman, Laura Caulfield…
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:24
  32. Surveillance systems often present data by means of summary measures, like age-standardised rates. In this study, we aimed at comparing information derived from commonly used measures of smoking with that pres...

    Authors: Bruno Federico, Giovanni Capelli, Giuseppe Costa, Johan P Mackenbach and Anton E Kunst
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:23
  33. Overweight and obesity prevalence are commonly used for public and policy communication of the extent of the obesity epidemic, yet comparable estimates of trends in overweight and obesity prevalence by country...

    Authors: Gretchen A Stevens, Gitanjali M Singh, Yuan Lu, Goodarz Danaei, John K Lin, Mariel M Finucane, Adil N Bahalim, Russell K McIntire, Hialy R Gutierrez, Melanie Cowan, Christopher J Paciorek, Farshad Farzadfar, Leanne Riley and Majid Ezzati
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:22
  34. To systematically review the methodology of general burden of disease studies. Three key questions were addressed: 1) what was the quality of the data, 2) which methodological choices were made to calculate di...

    Authors: Suzanne Polinder, Juanita A Haagsma, Claudia Stein and Arie H Havelaar
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:21
  35. Self-reported height and weight are commonly collected at the population level; however, they can be subject to measurement error. The impact of this error on predicted risk, discrimination, and calibration of...

    Authors: Laura C Rosella, Paul Corey, Therese A Stukel, Cam Mustard, Jan Hux and Doug G Manuel
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:20
  36. During 2010, a community-based, sentinel site prospective surveillance system measured mortality, acute malnutrition prevalence, and the coverage of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) intervention in four sous-p...

    Authors: Grazia M Caleo, Aly Penda Sy, Serge Balandine, Jonathan Polonsky, Pedro Pablo Palma, Rebecca Freeman Grais and Francesco Checchi
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:18
  37. Infertility is a significant disability, yet there are no reliable estimates of its global prevalence. Studies on infertility prevalence define the condition inconsistently, rendering the comparison of studies...

    Authors: Maya N Mascarenhas, Hoiwan Cheung, Colin D Mathers and Gretchen A Stevens
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:17
  38. A comprehensive revision of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is expected to be completed in 2012. This study utilizes a broad range of improved methods for assessing burden, including closer attention ...

    Authors: Alize J Ferrari, Sukanta Saha, John J McGrath, Rosana Norman, Amanda J Baxter, Theo Vos and Harvey A Whiteford
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:16
  39. Although obesity is a risk factor for many chronic diseases, we have only limited knowledge of the magnitude of these associations in young adults. A multiethnic cohort of young adults was established to close...

    Authors: Corinna Koebnick, Ning Smith, Karl Huang, Mayra P Martinez, Heather A Clancy, Andrew E Williams and Lawrence H Kushi
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:15

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