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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

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