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  1. Some of the Census Enumeration Areas' (CEA) information may help planning the sample of population studies but it can also be used for some analyses that require information that is more difficult to obtain at...

    Authors: Fabio S Gomes, Mauricio TL Vasconcellos and Luiz A Anjos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Based on the global predictions majority of deaths will be collectively caused by cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and traffic accidents over the coming 25 years. In planning future national health policy acti...

    Authors: Milena Santric Milicevic, Vesna Bjegovic, Zorica Terzic, Dejana Vukovic, Nikola Kocev, Jelena Marinkovic and Vladimir Vasic

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. Our aim was to estimate the burden of fatal disease attributable to excess adiposity in England and Wales in 2003 and 2015 and to explore the sensitivity of the estimates to the assumptions and methods used.

    Authors: Christopher Kelly, Nora Pashayan, Sreetharan Munisamy and John W Powles

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  4. The objective of this study was to estimate the burden of disease and injury in Iran for the year 2003, using Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) at the national level and for six selected provinces.

    Authors: Mohsen Naghavi, Farid Abolhassani, Farshad Pourmalek, Maziar Moradi Lakeh, Nahid Jafari, Sanaz Vaseghi, Niloufar Mahdavi Hezaveh and Hossein Kazemeini

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. Recognition of the global economic and epidemiological burden of chronic non-communicable diseases has increased in recent years. However, much of the research on this issue remains focused on individual-level...

    Authors: Fernando G De Maio, Bruno Linetzky and Mario Virgolini

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  6. The aim of this study was to estimate the fraction of lung cancer incidence in Iran attributed to occupational exposures to the well-established lung cancer carcinogens, including silica, cadmium, nickel, arse...

    Authors: Alireza Mosavi-Jarrahi, Mohammadali Mohagheghi, Bita Kalaghchi, Yasaman Mousavi-Jarrahi and Mohammad Kazem Noori

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  7. Verbal autopsy (VA) is an established tool for assessing cause-specific mortality patterns in communities where deaths are not routinely medically certified, and is an important source of data on deaths among ...

    Authors: Peter Byass, Lucia D'Ambruoso, Moctar Ouédraogo and S Nurul Qomariyah

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. The main objectives of this study were to prove the feasibility of health expectancy analyses with regional administrative health statistics and to explore the utility of the calculated health expectancies in ...

    Authors: Paulo Pinheiro and Alexander Krämer

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2009 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. Burden of disease estimates, which combine mortality and morbidity into a single measure, are used increasingly for priority setting in disease control, prevention and surveillance. However, because there is n...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Arie H Havelaar, Bas MF Janssen and Gouke J Bonsel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2008 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. Researchers are increasingly investigating the potential for ordinal tasks such as ranking and discrete choice experiments to estimate QALY health state values. However, the assumptions of random utility theor...

    Authors: Terry N Flynn, Jordan J Louviere, Anthony AJ Marley, Joanna Coast and Tim J Peters

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2008 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  11. Population health is linked closely to poverty. To assess the effectiveness of health interventions it is critical to monitor the spatial and temporal changes in the health indicators of populations and outcom...

    Authors: Abdisalan M Noor, Victor A Alegana, Peter W Gething, Andrew J Tatem and Robert W Snow

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2008 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. In the United States, relatively little is known about cause of death in individuals who die prior to or after hospital discharge for acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The purpose of this report was to compare b...

    Authors: Charles Maynard, Elliott Lowy, Mary McDonell and Stephan D Fihn

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2008 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  13. With increasing urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa and poor economic performance, the growth of slums is unavoidable. About 71% of urban residents in Kenya live in slums. Slums are characteristically unplanned...

    Authors: Catherine Kyobutungi, Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Alex Ezeh and Yazoumé Yé

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2008 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. In countries where routine vital registration data are scarce, Demographic Surveillance Sites (DSS: locally defined populations under longitudinal surveillance for vital events and other characteristics) and D...

    Authors: Peter Byass, Alemayehu Worku, Anders Emmelin and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. To provide quantitative insight into current U.S. policy choices for cervical cancer prevention, we developed a model of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, explicitly incorporating uncertainty abo...

    Authors: Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Natasha K Stout, Jesse Ortendahl, Karen M Kuntz, Sue J Goldie and Joshua A Salomon

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. Hospitalisation for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSHs) has become a recognised tool to measure access to primary care. Timely and effective outpatient care is highly relevant to refugee populations g...

    Authors: Ignacio Correa-Velez, Zahid Ansari, Vijaya Sundararajan, Kaye Brown and Sandra M Gifford

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  17. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major but neglected public health problem. Currently 1.4% of the England population has a clinical diagnosis of COPD, but the true burden of the disease has no...

    Authors: Luis C Nacul, Michael Soljak and Tom Meade

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2007 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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