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  1. Proposed draft diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) suggest that dimensional assessments can supplement dichotomous diagnoses by incorpora...

    Authors: Satvinder S Dhingra, Kurt Kroenke, Matthew M Zack, Tara W Strine and Lina S Balluz

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. Three approaches exist to deal with the impact of comorbidity in burden of disease studies - the maximum limit approach, the additive approach, and the multiplicative approach. The aim of this study was to com...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Ed F van Beeck, Suzanne Polinder, Hidde Toet, Martien Panneman and Gouke J Bonsel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. Despite the importance of mortality data for effective planning and monitoring of health services, official reporting systems rarely capture every death. The completeness of death reporting and the subsequent ...

    Authors: Karen L Carter, Gail Williams, Veronica Tallo, Diozele Sanvictores, Hazel Madera and Ian Riley

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. High-quality, cause-specific mortality data are critical for effective health policy. Yet vague cause of death codes, such as heart failure, are highly prevalent in global mortality data. We propose an empiric...

    Authors: Ryan M Ahern, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Kyle Foreman, Emmanuela Gakidou and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Death rates in military populations outside of combat are often lower than those in the general population. This study considers how this "healthy soldier effect" changes over time.

    Authors: Michael Waller and Annabel CL McGuire

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. Alcohol consumption is causally linked to nonadherence to antiretroviral treatment that in turn causes an increase in HIV/AIDS mortality. This article presents a method to calculate the percentage of HIV/AIDS ...

    Authors: Gerrit Gmel, Kevin D Shield and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. The spatial modeling of infectious disease distributions and dynamics is increasingly being undertaken for health services planning and disease control monitoring, implementation, and evaluation. Where risks a...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, Nicholas Campiz, Peter W Gething, Robert W Snow and Catherine Linard

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  8. This study quantifies the burden of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Thailand in 2004, incorporating new Thai data on mortality and the frequency and severity of long-term disability.

    Authors: Vallop Ditsuwan, Lennert J Veerman, Jan J Barendregt, Melanie Bertram and Theo Vos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  9. Globally, arthropod-borne virus infections are increasingly common causes of severe febrile disease that can progress to long-term physical or cognitive impairment or result in early death. Because of the larg...

    Authors: ADesirée LaBeaud, Fatima Bashir and Charles H King

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  10. Since 1995, approval for many new medicinal products has been obtained through a centralized procedure in the European Union. In recent years, the use of summary measures of population health has become widesp...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López,, Anna García-Altés,, Elena Álvarez-Martín, Ricard Gènova-Maleras and Consuelo Morant-Ginestar

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  11. Burden of disease estimates for South Africa have highlighted the particularly high rates of injuries related to interpersonal violence compared with other regions of the world, but these figures tell only par...

    Authors: Rosana Norman, Michelle Schneider, Debbie Bradshaw, Rachel Jewkes, Naeemah Abrahams, Richard Matzopoulos and Theo Vos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  12. Little is known about the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Indigenous Australians, or whether any such relationship is similar to that in non-Indigenous Au...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  13. People with diabetes can suffer from diverse complications that seriously erode quality of life. Diabetes, costing the United States more than $174 billion per year in 2007, is expected to take an increasingly...

    Authors: James P Boyle, Theodore J Thompson, Edward W Gregg, Lawrence E Barker and David F Williamson

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  14. Populations around the world are facing an increasing number of adversities such as the global financial crisis, terrorism, conflict, and climate change. The aim of this paper was to investigate self-reported ...

    Authors: Melanie Taylor, Margo Barr, Garry Stevens, Donald Bryson-Taylor, Kingsley Agho, Jennifer Jacobs and Beverley Raphael

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  15. Deaths from childhood injury are a public health problem worldwide. A relatively high proportion of child deaths of undetermined manner in Estonia raises concerns about potential underestimation of intentional...

    Authors: Katrin Lang, Kersti Pärna, Andrej M Grjibovski and Marika M Väli

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  16. Chronic disease accounts for nearly three-quarters of US deaths, yet prevalence rates are not consistently reported at the state level and are not available at the sub-state level. This makes it difficult to a...

    Authors: Ronald E Cossman, Jeralynn S Cossman, Wesley L James, Troy Blanchard, Richard Thomas, Louis G Pol and Arthur G Cosby

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  17. A previous estimate of the burden of schizophrenia in Thailand relied on epidemiological estimates from elsewhere. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and disease burden of schizophrenia in Tha...

    Authors: Pudtan Phanthunane, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Melanie Bertram and Pichet Udomratn

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  18. This study assessed the agreement between medical physicians in their interpretation of verbal autopsy (VA) interview data for identifying causes of neonatal deaths in rural Bangladesh.

    Authors: Hafizur R Chowdhury, Sandra C Thompson, Mohammed Ali, Nurul Alam, Mohammed Yunus and Peter K Streatfield

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  19. Participant nonresponse in an HIV serosurvey can affect estimates of HIV prevalence. Nonresponse can arise from a participant's refusal to provide a blood sample or the failure to trace a sampled individual. I...

    Authors: Abdhalah K Ziraba, Nyovani J Madise, Mwau Matilu, Eliya Zulu, John Kebaso, Samoel Khamadi, Vincent Okoth and Alex C Ezeh

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  20. Developing countries generally lack complete vital registration systems that can produce cause of death information for health planning in their populations. As an alternative, verbal autopsy (VA) - the proces...

    Authors: Samuel O Oti and Catherine Kyobutungi

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  21. Verbal autopsy analyses are widely used for estimating cause-specific mortality rates (CSMR) in the vast majority of the world without high-quality medical death registration. Verbal autopsies -- survey interv...

    Authors: Gary King, Ying Lu and Kenji Shibuya

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  22. The aim of this epidemiological study was to investigate the relationship of thermal discomfort with cold extremities (TDCE) to age, gender, and body mass index (BMI) in a Swiss urban population.

    Authors: Maneli Mozaffarieh, Paola Fontana Gasio, Andreas Schötzau, Selim Orgül, Josef Flammer and Kurt Kräuchi

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  23. To determine the value of maternal height and weight data on birth certificate records when estimating prevalence of overweight and obese adults at the neighborhood level.

    Authors: David A Webb, Jessica M Robbins, Joan R Bloch and Jennifer F Culhane

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  24. Complete and accurate ascertainment of mortality is critically important in any longitudinal study. Tracking of mortality is particularly essential among US military members because of unique occupational expo...

    Authors: Tomoko I Hooper, Gary D Gackstetter, Cynthia A LeardMann, Edward J Boyko, Lisa A Pearse, Besa Smith, Paul J Amoroso and Tyler C Smith

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  25. Almost 400,000 deaths are registered each year in Thailand. Their value for public health policy and planning is greatly diminished by incomplete registration of deaths and by concerns about the quality of cau...

    Authors: Yawarat Porapakkham, Chalapati Rao, Junya Pattaraarchachai, Warangkana Polprasert, Theo Vos, Timothy Adair and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  26. Ascertainment of cause for deaths that occur in the absence of medical attention is a significant problem in many countries, including Thailand, where more than 50% of such deaths are registered with ill-defin...

    Authors: Warangkana Polprasert, Chalapati Rao, Timothy Adair, Junya Pattaraarchachai, Yawarat Porapakkham and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. In Thailand, 35% of all deaths occur in hospitals, and the cause of death is medically certified by attending physicians. About 15% of hospital deaths are registered with nonspecific diagnoses, despite the pot...

    Authors: Junya Pattaraarchachai, Chalapati Rao, Warangkana Polprasert, Yawarat Porapakkham, Wansa Pao-in, Noppcha Singwerathum and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. Cause-specific mortality statistics by age and sex are primary evidence for epidemiological research and health policy. Annual mortality statistics from vital registration systems in Thailand are of limited ut...

    Authors: Chalapati Rao, Yawarat Porapakkham, Junya Pattaraarchachai, Warangkana Polprasert, Narumol Swampunyalert and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Coverage and quality of cause-of-death (CoD) data varies across countries and time. Valid, reliable, and comparable assessments of trends in causes of death from even the best systems are limited by three prob...

    Authors: Mohsen Naghavi, Susanna Makela, Kyle Foreman, Janaki O'Brien, Farshad Pourmalek and Rafael Lozano

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  30. The objective of the paper is to compare population health in the United States (US) and Canada. Although the two countries are very similar in many ways, there are potentially important differences in the lev...

    Authors: David Feeny, Mark S Kaplan, Nathalie Huguet and Bentson H McFarland

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  31. Significant differences in health outcomes have been documented among Hispanic persons, the fastest-growing demographic segment of the United States. The objective of this study was to examine trends in popula...

    Authors: William S Pearson, William S Garvin, Earl S Ford and Lina S Balluz

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  32. Child injury is recognized as a global health problem. Injuries caused the highest burden of disease among the total population of Iran in 2003. We aimed to estimate the morbidity, mortality, and disease burde...

    Authors: Mohsen Naghavi, Farshad Pourmalek, Saeid Shahraz, Nahid Jafari, Bahram Delavar and Mohammad Esmail Motlagh

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor in the global burden of disease, with overall volume of exposure as the principal underlying dimension. Two main sources of data on volume of alcohol exposure are ava...

    Authors: Jürgen Rehm, Tara Kehoe, Gerrit Gmel, Fred Stinson, Bridget Grant and Gerhard Gmel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  34. This paper examines the specificity and sensitivity of a breath carbon monoxide (BCO) test and optimum BCO cutoff level for validating self-reported tobacco smoking in Indigenous Australians in Arnhem Land, No...

    Authors: David J MacLaren, Katherine M Conigrave, Jan A Robertson, Rowena G Ivers, Sandra Eades and Alan R Clough

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. Malaria in India has been difficult to measure. Mortality and morbidity are not comprehensively reported, impeding efforts to track changes in disease burden. However, a set of blood measures has been collecte...

    Authors: Alan A Cohen, Neeraj Dhingra, Raju M Jotkar, Peter S Rodriguez, Vinod P Sharma and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) was developed in 1995. Since then, it has been widely used in cancer research and cancer-related illnesses but has never been validated in fatiguing illnesses or...

    Authors: Jin-Mann S Lin, Dana J Brimmer, Elizabeth M Maloney, Ernestina Nyarko, Rhonda BeLue and William C Reeves

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  37. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined by self-reported symptoms. There are no diagnostic signs or laboratory markers, and the pathophysiology remains inchoate. In part, difficulties identifying and replica...

    Authors: Eric Aslakson, Uté Vollmer-Conna, William C Reeves and Peter D White

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  38. Current US surveillance data provide estimates of diabetes using laboratory tests at the national level as well as self-reported data at the state level. Self-reported diabetes prevalence may be biased because...

    Authors: Goodarz Danaei, Ari B Friedman, Shefali Oza, Christopher JL Murray and Majid Ezzati

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  39. Large-scale epidemiological studies commonly use self-reported weights and heights to determine weight status. Validity of such self-reported data has been assessed primarily in Western populations in develope...

    Authors: Lynette LY Lim, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian Sleigh

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:15

    Content type: Research

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