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Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

01 Aug 2010

The association between urban or rural locality and hip fracture in community based adults: a systematic review

Hip fractures have significant attributable morbidity and mortality, and are a major public health burden

Herpesvirus reactivation and socioeconomic position: a community based study
Herpesviruses commonly establish latent infections in adults.  The best known members of this family include herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and Epstein Barr virus

Estimates of sexual partnership dynamics: extending negative and positive gaps to status lengths
A standard way of predicting the spread of an infectious disease through a population involves determining the average number of persons being infected by an infectious individual

Is the physician's adherence to prescription guidelines associated with the patient's socio-economic position? An analysis of statin prescription in South Sweden
Adherence to prescription guidelines is of high relevance not only for ensuring evidence based pharmacological treatment in routine practice but also for promoting the efficient use of a limited healthcare budget in the community

Prospective study of workplace social capital and depression: are vertical and horizontal components equally important?
Recent theoretical developments suggest that the concept of social capital comprises at least two dimensions

The association of metabolic clustering and physical activity with cardiovascular mortality: the HUNT study in Norway
Combining several factors associated with cardiovascular disease gives a more powerful predictor of premature CVD death than assessing separate effects of each factor

The potential role of taxes and subsidies on food in the prevention of obesity in Europe
It is now apparent that the public health problem of escalating obesity has been brought about by the convergence of economic, environmental and cultural forces

Neighbourhood chronic stress and gender inequalities in hypertension among Canadian adults: a multilevel analysis
In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the public health and sociological literature regarding the ways in which neighbourhoods and residential environments may have an effect on a variety of health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease

Social mobility and social accumulation across the life course in relation to adult overweight and obesity the Whitehall II study
Data from national surveys in different countries as well as several studies worldwide indicate that the social environment in which people live and work affects their health

Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cirrhosis mortality in an urban area of Southern Europe a multilevel approach
Global liver cirrhosis death rate was the twelfth most important cause of death in 1990, and future projections estimate it will be the eleventh in this ranking

Factors associated with intimate partner violence against women in Serbia: a cross sectional study
Violence against women is a widespread phenomenon with consequences for women's physical and mental health

Non participant characteristics and the association between socioeconomic factors and brain tumour risk
A decline in participation in epidemiological studies has been noted in recent years.  Low participation reduces precision, and may introduce bias and thereby compromise validity