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COVID-19 mortality, excess mortality, deaths per million and infection fatality ratio, Belgium, 9 March 2020 to 28 June 2020

general population. Both DPM and IFR increase with age and are substantially larger in the nursing home population. Discussion During the first pandemic wave, Belgium had no discrepancy between ...

Validity of self-reported data to assess the prevalence of overweight, hypertension and cholesterol

of the people with a measured hypertension and 22% of the people with a measured high cholesterol are detected. With regressions based on the SR risk factor, age, sex and education, the measured BMI ...

Changes in life expectancy and contribution of causes of deaths and age groups in Belgium, 1997-2018

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Aline Scohy; Herman Van Oyen; Françoise Renard Source: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue Supplement_5 (2020) Health Topics:  Life expectancy Espérance de vie Levensverwachting F ...

Prevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the general population in Belgium: Results of the second data collection (28/09/21-23/02/22)

study population, older age was associated with a higher risk of not having antibodies in wave 2. Among the fully vaccinated, older people and people with at least one chronic disease were at higher risk ...

The non-fatal burden of cancer in Belgium, 2004–2019: a nationwide registry-based study

increased disability due to surgical treatment. Results The age-standardized non-fatal burden of cancer increased from 2004 to 2019 by 6 and 3% respectively for incidence- and prevalence-based YLD s. In 2019, ...

Nursing home residents with suspected urinary tract infections: a diagnostic accuracy study

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Latour, Katrien; Jan, De; Catry, Boudewijn; Buntinx, Frank Source: BMC Geriatrics, Volume 22, Issue 1 (2022) Keywords: Aged; Long-term ...

Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to the direct health impact of COVID-19 in India, 2020

policy development. Here, we present the national-level burden of COVID-19 in India in 2020 that accounts for differences across urban and rural regions and across age groups. Input data were collected ...

Post COVID-19 condition and its physical, mental and social implications: protocol of a 2-year longitudinal cohort study in the Belgian adult population

population is all people aged 18 years and older, living in Belgium, with a recent COVID-19 infection and contacted by the health authorities for contact tracing. Two questionnaires are used: a baseline ...

Decrease of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 counts during dry-aging of beef but potential growth of Listeria monocytogenes under certain dry-aging conditions

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Van Damme, Inge; S., Varalakshmi; L., De; E., Vossen; S., De Source: Food Microbiology, Volume 104 (2022) Health Topics:  Food consumption and food safety Consommation et sécurité alimentaires Vo ...

Exploring the microbiological quality and safety of dry-aged beef: A cross-sectional study of loin surfaces during ripening and dry-aged beef steaks from commercial meat companies in Belgium

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: K.G.M., Gowda,; De Zutter, L; Geert, Van; Van Damme, Inge Source: Food Microbiology, Volume 102 (2022) Health Topics:  Food consumption and food safety Consommation et sécurité alimentaires Voeds ...

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