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  1. With increasing diabetes prevalence worldwide, an impending diabetes “pandemic” has been reported. However, definitions of incident cases and the population at risk remain varied and ambiguous. This study anal...

    Authors: Tomas Karpati, Chandra J Cohen-Stavi, Morton Leibowitz, Moshe Hoshen, Becca S Feldman and Ran D Balicer
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:32
  2. Numerous epidemiology studies on dyslipidemia have been conducted in China. However, a nationally representative estimate for dyslipidemia prevalence is lacking. The aim of this study is to appraise the nation...

    Authors: Yuanxiu Huang, Lin Gao, Xiaoping Xie and Seng Chuen Tan
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:28
  3. Infant mortality rate (IMR) is regarded as an important indicator of population health. IMR rates vary substantially with the highest found in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to the lowest in Europe. Identif...

    Authors: Benn KD Sartorius and Kurt Sartorius
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:29
  4. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) provides a standardized assessment of functioning and disability in individuals with any kind of disease. So far, data on feasibili...

    Authors: Inge Kirchberger, Kathrin Braitmayer, Michaela Coenen, Cornelia Oberhauser and Christa Meisinger
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:27
  5. The pattern of diseases causing sudden unexpected natural deaths is a function of the prevalent disease pattern in the general population. This pattern appears to be changing in Nigeria in response to changing...

    Authors: Olumuyiwa Eyitayo Pelemo, Donatus Sabageh, Akinwumi Oluwole Komolafe, Adedayo Olukemi Sabageh and William Olufemi Odesanmi
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:26
  6. It is known that death registry (DR) underestimates HIV deaths. The objectives of this study were to examine under-reporting/misclassification and to estimate HIV mortality in Thailand during 1996-2009 from a ...

    Authors: Amornrat Chutinantakul, Phattrawan Tongkumchum, Kanitta Bundhamcharoen and Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:25
  7. The World Health Organization has developed proposals on how efforts to reduce non–communicable diseases (NCD) in low– and middle–income countries may be monitored over time. One of the proposed indicators is ...

    Authors: Antony Stevens, Maria Inês Schmidt and Bruce B Duncan
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:24
  8. Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) collect independent mortality data that could be used for assessing the quality of mortality data in national civil registration (CR) systems in low- and midd...

    Authors: Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Jan D Joubert, Maletela Tuoane-Nkhasi, Kathleen Kahn, Chalapati Rao, Francesc Xavier Gmez-Oliv, Paul Mee, Stephen Tollman, Alan D Lopez, Theo Vos and Debbie Bradshaw
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:23
  9. In South and Southeast Asian countries, tobacco is consumed in diverse forms, and smoking among women is very low. We aimed to provide national estimates of prevalence and social determinants of smoking and sm...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Pranil Man Singh Pradhan, Imtiyaz Ali Mir and Shwe Sin
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:22
  10. As countries develop economically, an “epidemiological transition” occurs whereby a set of chronic diseases increasingly becomes a country’s health challenge. Against this background, this paper examines the m...

    Authors: Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, Zlatko Nikoloski, Husein Reka, Orsida Gjebrea and Elias Mossialos
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:18
  11. The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is widely used to assess the burden of different health problems and risk factors. The disability weight, a value anchored between 0 (perfect health) and 1 (equivalent ...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Suzanne Polinder, Alessandro Cassini, Edoardo Colzani and Arie H Havelaar
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:20
  12. In primary care surveillance systems based on voluntary participation, biased results may arise from the lack of representativeness of the monitored population and uncertainty regarding the population denomina...

    Authors: Cécile Souty, Clément Turbelin, Thierry Blanchon, Thomas Hanslik, Yann Le Strat and Pierre-Yves Boëlle
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:19
  13. In this paper, space-time patterns of colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality risks are studied by sex and age group (50-69, ≥70) in Spanish provinces during the period 1975-2008. Space-time conditional autoregressi...

    Authors: Jaione Etxeberria, María Dolores Ugarte, Tomás Goicoa and Ana F Militino
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:17
  14. In the last 20 years, Brazil has undergone dramatic changes in terms of socioeconomic development and health care. In the first decade of the 2000s, the Ministry of Health (MoH) developed a series of programs ...

    Authors: Célia Landmann Szwarcwald, Paulo Germano de Frias, Paulo Roberto Borges deSouza Júnior, Wanessa da Silva de Almeida and Otaliba Libânio de Morais Neto
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:16
  15. A critical first step toward incorporating equity into cost-effectiveness analyses is to appropriately model interventions by population subgroups. In this paper we use a standardized treatment intervention to...

    Authors: Melissa McLeod, Tony Blakely, Giorgi Kvizhinadze and Ricci Harris
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2014 12:15
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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