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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541558/drinking-water-contamination-from-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-an-ecological-mortality-study-in-the-veneto-region-italy
#1
Marina Mastrantonio, Edoardo Bai, Raffaella Uccelli, Vincenzo Cordiano, Augusto Screpanti, Paolo Crosignani
: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a heterogeneous group of highly stable man-made chemicals, have been widely used since 1960s and can be detected almost ubiquitously in all environmental matrices. In Italy, on January 2014, drinking water contamination in an area of the Veneto Region was detected mainly due to the drain of fluorinated chemicals by a manufacturing company operating since 1964. : The present ecological mortality study was aimed at comparing mortality for some causes of death selected on the basis of previous reported associations, during the period 1980-2013, in municipalities with PFAS contaminated and uncontaminated drinking water on the basis of the levels indicated by the Italian National Health Institute (ISS)...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510694/exploring-the-interrelationship-between-sport-health-and-social-outcomes-in-the-uk-implications-for-health-policy
#2
Paul Downward, Kirstin Hallmann, Simona Rasciute
Policy agencies are now re-visiting early aspirations that sport, as a form of physical activity, can be an instrument to foster general health and also subjective well-being (SWB). Both of these concepts capture physical and mental health states. SWB also encompasses broader psychological and life satisfaction as well as mood and affect. Past and current policies also identify a link between sport, social capital and SWB. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is undertaken on data from the UK's Taking Part survey to investigate the interrelationships between sport, general health, social capital and SWB...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510652/international-migrants-use-of-emergency-departments-in-europe-compared-with-non-migrants-use-a-systematic-review
#3
Sarah H Credé, Elizabeth Such, Suzanne Mason
International migration across Europe is increasing. High rates of net migration may be expected to increase pressure on healthcare services, including emergency services. However, the extent to which immigration creates additional pressure on emergency departments (EDs) is widely debated. This review synthesizes the evidence relating to international migrants' use of EDs in European Economic Area (EEA) countries as compared with that of non-migrants. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library and The Web of Science were searched for the years 2000-16...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510641/community-level-football-injury-epidemiology-traumatic-injuries-treated-at-swedish-emergency-medical-facilities
#4
Toomas Timpka, Jan Schyllander, Diana Stark Ekman, Robert Ekman, Örjan Dahlström, Martin Hägglund, Karolina Kristenson, Jenny Jacobsson
Despite the popularity of the sport, few studies have investigated community-level football injury patterns. This study examines football injuries treated at emergency medical facilities using data from three Swedish counties. An open-cohort design was used based on residents aged 0-59 years in three Swedish counties (pop. 645 520). Data were collected from emergency medical facilities in the study counties between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2010. Injury frequencies and proportions for age groups stratified by sex were calculated with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) and displayed per diagnostic group and body location...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510640/increased-risk-of-premature-death-following-teenage-abortion-and-childbirth-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#5
Eerika Jalanko, Suvi Leppälahti, Oskari Heikinheimo, Mika Gissler
Teenage pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of premature death. However, it is not known whether the outcome of pregnancy, i.e. induced abortion or childbirth, affects this risk. A Finnish population-based register study involving a cohort of 13 691 nulliparous teenagers who conceived in 1987-89; 6652 of them underwent induced abortion and 7039 delivered. The control group consisted of 41 012 coeval women without teenage pregnancy. Follow-up started at the end of pregnancy and lasted until 6th June 2013...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486676/associations-between-self-rated-health-mental-health-problems-and-physical-inactivity-among-urban-adolescents
#6
Marketa Lachytova, Zuzana Katreniakova, Pavol Mikula, Marian Jendrichovsky, Iveta Nagyova
Self-rated health is a valid and reliable subjective indicator of general health. We aimed to assess the associations between self-rated health, mental health problems, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and BMI among Slovak urban adolescents. Data were collected within the EU-FP7: EURO-URHIS 2 (The European Health Indicator System Part 2) project in two largest Slovak cities: Bratislava and Kosice. Sample included 1111 adolescents (response rate 73.7%, mean age 14.32 ± 0.48 years, 52.8% boys). Self-rated health was measured with the first item from the Short Form Health Survey 36 questionnaire, mental health problems were assessed by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and for physical activity and sedentary behaviour questions from the WHO HBSC questionnaire were used...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486653/examination-of-the-double-burden-hypothesis-a-systematic-review-of-work-family-conflict-and-sickness-absence
#7
Wendy Nilsen, Anni Skipstein, Kristian A Østby, Arnstein Mykletun
Women consistently have higher sickness absence than men. The double-burden hypothesis suggests this is due to higher work-family burden in women than men. The current study aimed to systematically review prospective studies of work-family conflict and subsequent sickness absence. A systematic search was conducted in the electronic databases Medline, PsycINFO, and Embase with subject heading terms and keywords with no language or time restrictions. Two reviewers independently screened abstracts and read full-texts with pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482066/do-hospital-characteristics-influence-cesarean-delivery-analysis-of-national-health-insurance-claim-data
#8
Kyu-Tae Han, Seung Ju Kim, Yeong Jun Ju, Jong Won Choi, Eun-Cheol Park
The rates of Cesarean delivery in South Korea are high among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. We analyzed the relationship between hospital characteristics, in particular hospital volume and market competition and Cesarean delivery. We used data from National Health Insurance claims ( n = 53 591) at 51 hospitals to analyze the relationship between hospital characteristics and Cesarean delivery between 2010 and 2013. We performed logistic regression analysis using generalized estimating equations models that included both inpatient and hospital variables to examine factors associated with Cesarean delivery Among 53 591 hospitalization cases, 14 425 (26...
May 7, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481981/socioeconomic-position-and-mortality-risk-of-smoking-evidence-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-elsa
#9
Dan Lewer, Martin McKee, Antonio Gasparrini, Aaron Reeves, Cesar de Oliveira
: It is not clear whether the harm associated with smoking differs by socioeconomic status. This study tests the hypothesis that smoking confers a greater mortality risk for individuals in low socioeconomic groups, using a cohort of 18 479 adults drawn from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Additive hazards models were used to estimate the absolute smoking-related risk of death due to lung cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Smoking was measured using a continuous index that incorporated the duration of smoking, intensity of smoking and the time since cessation...
May 7, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481985/dietary-inflammatory-index-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-large-italian-case-control-study
#10
Nitin Shivappa, Alessandra Tavani, James R Hébert, Valentina Rosato, Carlo La Vecchia
Diet and inflammation have been implicated to play a role in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In this Italian case-control study conducted between 1995 and 2003, we explored the association between the dietary inflammatory index (DII TM ) and AMI. Cases were 760 patients, below age 79 years, with a first episode of nonfatal AMI and controls were 682 patients admitted to hospital for acute conditions unrelated to diet. The DII was computed based on dietary intake assessed using a reproducible and validated 78-item food frequency questionnaire...
May 6, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472442/association-between-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-the-monica-kora-augsburg-cohort-study
#11
Nitin Shivappa, Andrea Schneider, James R Hébert, Wolfgang Koenig, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand
Chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are well-established causes of disability and premature death. Dietary components have been implicated in the etiology of these chronic diseases. We examined the ability of the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII TM ) to predict all-cause, coronary heart disease (CHD), CVD and cancer mortality and incident CHD in the MONICA-KORA Cohort Studies. DII scores were computed from baseline 7-day dietary records in this cohort of 1297 men, who were aged 45-64 years when enrolled...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472277/malnutrition-and-birth-related-determinants-among-children-in-qazvin-iran
#12
Hassan Jahanihashemi, Mostafa Noroozi, Roza Zavoshy, Amir Afkhamrezaei, Shabnam Jalilolghadr, Neda Esmailzadehha
Little is known about the effect of birth weight, birth order and number of siblings on the nutritional status in children in Iran, especially in Qazvin province. The aim of this study was to provide the current data on malnutrition and birth related determinants among children in Qazvin, Iran. This study was conducted in six cities of Qazvin province (Iran), during December 2009-December 2010. Data on age, weight and height were taken and birth weight, number of children in family, birth order, parental career and educational state and family caretaker were collected by a questionnaire that a trained team filled in...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472394/assessing-trauma-and-mental-health-in-refugee-children-and-youth-a-systematic-review-of-validated-screening-and-measurement-tools
#13
A K Gadeberg, E Montgomery, H W Frederiksen, M Norredam
: It is estimated that children below 18 years constitute 50% of the refugee population worldwide, which is the highest figure in a decade. Due to conflicts like the Syrian crises, children are continuously exposed to traumatic events. Trauma exposure can cause mental health problems that may in turn increase the risk of morbidity and mortality. Tools such as questionnaires and interview guides are being used extensively, despite the fact that only a few have been tested and their validity confirmed in refugee children and youth...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459975/alcohol-and-cancer-risk-perception-and-risk-denial-beliefs-among-the-french-general-population
#14
Aurélie Bocquier, Lisa Fressard, Pierre Verger, Stéphane Legleye, Patrick Peretti-Watel
Worldwide, millions of deaths each year are attributed to alcohol. We sought to examine French people's beliefs about the risks of alcohol, their correlates, and their associations with alcohol use. Data came from the 2010 Baromètre Cancer survey, a random cross-sectional telephone survey of the French general population ( n = 3359 individuals aged 15-75 years). Using principal component analysis of seven beliefs about alcohol risks, we built two scores (one assessing risk denial based on self-confidence and the other risk relativization)...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472296/changes-in-alcohol-consumption-in-the-50-to-64-year-old-european-economically-active-population-during-an-economic-crisis
#15
Marina Bosque-Prous, Anton E Kunst, M Teresa Brugal, Albert Espelt
The aim was to compare alcohol drinking patterns in economically active people aged 50-64 years before the last economic crisis (2006) and during the crisis (2013). Cross-sectional study with data from 25 479 economically active people aged 50-64 years resident in 11 European countries who participated in wave 2 or wave 5 of the SHARE project (2006 and 2013). The outcome variables were hazardous drinking, abstention in previous 3 months and the weekly average number of drinks per drinker. The prevalence ratios of hazardous drinking and abstention, comparing the prevalence in 2013 vs...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449111/migrant-women-living-with-hiv-in-europe-are-they-facing-inequalities-in-the-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-the-european-pregnancy-and-paediatric-hiv-cohort-collaboration-eppicc-study-group-in-eurocoord
#16
G Favarato, H Bailey, F Burns, L Prieto, A Soriano-Arandes, C Thorne
In pregnancy early interventions are recommended for prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. We examined whether pregnant women who live with HIV in Europe and are migrants encounter barriers in accessing HIV testing and care. Four cohorts within the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration provided data for pooled analysis of 11 795 pregnant women who delivered in 2002-12 across ten European countries. We defined a migrant as a woman delivering in a country different from her country of birth and grouped the countries into seven world regions...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449045/the-relationship-between-self-reported-health-status-and-signs-of-psychological-distress-within-european-urban-contexts
#17
Greg Williams, Francesco Di Nardo, Arpana Verma
Self-reported health status (SRHS) reflects an individual's perception of their social, biological and psychological health, and has been linked to increased mortality risk and increased use of health services. Having a psychological co-morbidity can reduce health outcomes and increase healthcare costs. This paper investigates the relationship between SRHS and signs of psychological distress (PD) in European urban settings. The study sample comprised 20 439 adult respondents to surveys conducted across 37 urban areas...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449034/parental-break-ups-and-stress-roles-of-age-family-structure-in-44-509-pre-adolescent-children
#18
Agnete S Dissing, Nadya Dich, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Rikke Lund, Naja H Rod
Parental break-up is wide spread, and the effects of parental break-up on children's well-being are known. The evidence regarding child age at break-up and subsequent family arrangements is inconclusive. Aim: to estimate the effects of parental break-up on stress in pre-adolescent children with a specific focus on age at break-up and post-breakup family arrangements. We used data from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Participants included 44 509 children followed from birth to age 11. Stress was self-reported by children at age 11, when the children also reported on parental break-up and post break-up family arrangements...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444236/the-cost-of-lyme-borreliosis
#19
Cees C van den Wijngaard, Agnetha Hofhuis, Albert Wong, Margriet G Harms, G Ardine de Wit, Anna K Lugnér, Anita W M Suijkerbuijk, Marie-Josée J Mangen, Wilfrid van Pelt
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most frequently reported tick-borne infection in Europe and North America. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of LB in the Netherlands. We used available incidence estimates from 2010 for tick bite consultations and three symptomatic LB outcomes: erythema migrans (EM), disseminated LB and Lyme-related persisting symptoms. The cost was estimated using these incidences and the average cost per patient as derived from a patient questionnaire. We estimated the cost from a societal perspective, including healthcare cost, patient cost and production loss, using the friction cost method and a 4% annual discount rate...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431128/binge-drinking-and-well-being-in-european-older-adults-do-gender-and-region-matter
#20
Sonsoles Fuentes, Usama Bilal, Iñaki Galán, Joan R Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Marina Bosque-Prous, Manuel Franco, Mariana Lazo
We aimed to describe gender and region differences in the prevalence of binge drinking and in the association between binge drinking and well-being, among older adult Europeans. This is a cross-sectional study using the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) wave 4, conducted between 2011 and 2012, including 58 489 individuals aged 50 years or older. Sixteen European countries were grouped in four drinking culture regions: South, Central, North and East. We categorized drinking patterns as: never, former, no-binge and binge drinkers...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
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