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  1. Content type: Research

    Many health and disability surveys are conducted using the non-institutionalised population as a sampling frame. Consequently, it is possible that changes in the utilisation of institutional care could account...

    Authors: Patrick J Graham

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:3

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    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: Cynthia Bierl, Rosane Nisenbaum, David C Hoaglin, Bonnie Randall, Ann-Britt Jones, Elizabeth R Unger and William C Reeves

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2004 2:1

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  3. Content type: Research

    Quality of life weights based on valuations of health states are often used in cost utility analysis and population health measures. This paper reports on an attempt to develop quality of life weights within t...

    Authors: Jennifer Jelsma, Kristian Hansen, Willy de Weerdt, Paul de Cock and Paul Kind

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:11

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    Disability weights represent the relative severity of disease stages to be incorporated in summary measures of population health. The level of agreement on disability weights in Western European countries was ...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger, Marlies EA Stouthard, Kristina Burström and Erik Nord

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:9

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    Early infant morbidities may produce adverse outcomes in subsequent life. A low Apgar score is a convenient measure of early infant morbidity. We study determinants of early infant morbidity (sex, plurality, m...

    Authors: Carla J Machado and Ken Hill

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:7

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  6. Content type: Editorial

    Valid, reliable and comparable measures of the health states of individuals and of the health status of populations are critical components of the evidence base for health policy. We need to develop population...

    Authors: Colin D Mathers, Christopher JL Murray, Majid Ezzati, Emmanuela Gakidou, Joshua A Salomon and Claudia Stein

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Health policy and planning depend on quantitative data of disease epidemiology. However, empirical data are often incomplete or are of questionable validity. Disease models describing the relationship between ...

    Authors: Michelle E Kruijshaar, Jan J Barendregt and Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:5

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  8. Content type: Research

    Epidemiology as an empirical science has developed sophisticated methods to measure the causes and patterns of disease in populations. Nevertheless, for many diseases in many countries only partial data are av...

    Authors: Jan J Barendregt, Gerrit J van Oortmarssen, Theo Vos and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:4

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  9. Content type: Review

    Reliable and comparable analysis of risks to health is key for preventing disease and injury. Causal attribution of morbidity and mortality to risk factors has traditionally been conducted in the context of me...

    Authors: Christopher JL Murray, Majid Ezzati, Alan D Lopez, Anthony Rodgers and Stephen Vander Hoorn

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2003 1:1

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