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  1. The validity, reliability and cross-country comparability of summary measures of population health (SMPH) have been persistently debated. In this debate, the measurement and valuation of nonfatal health outcom...

    Authors: Richard Heijink, Pieter van Baal, Mark Oppe, Xander Koolman and Gert Westert
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:17
  2. The United States health care debate has focused on the nation's uniquely high rates of lack of insurance and poor health outcomes relative to other high-income countries. Large disparities in health outcomes ...

    Authors: Sandeep C Kulkarni, Alison Levin-Rector, Majid Ezzati and Christopher JL Murray
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:16
  3. Multimorbidity is becoming more prevalent. Previously-used methods of assessing multimorbidity relied on counting the number of health conditions, often in relation to an index condition (comorbidity), or grou...

    Authors: Libby Holden, Paul A Scuffham, Michael F Hilton, Alexander Muspratt, Shu-Kay Ng and Harvey A Whiteford
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:15
  4. We assessed the metrics used in claims about disease importance made in the introductory sections of scientific papers published in 1993 and 2003. We were interested in the choice of metric in circumstances wh...

    Authors: Hebe N Gouda and John W Powles
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:14
  5. Primary health care is recognized as a main driver of equitable health service delivery. For it to function optimally, routine health information systems (HIS) are necessary to ensure adequate provision of hea...

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Mark Micek, Barrot Lambdin, Joseph Lara, Marina Karagianis, Fatima Cuembelo, Stephen S Gloyd, James Pfeiffer and Kenneth Sherr
    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:12
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

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