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Estimating risk factor attributable burden – challenges and potential solutions when using the comparative risk assessment methodology

methodology is commonly used to estimate the share of the burden attributable to risk factors. The aim of this paper is to identify and address some selected important challenges associated with CRA, ...

Association between temperature and natural mortality in Belgium: Effect modification by individual characteristics and residential environment

mortality being associated to extreme temperatures but the extent to which individual or residential factors modulate this temperature vulnerability is less clear. Methods We conducted a multi-city study with ...

Non-specific symptoms and post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome in patients with Lyme borreliosis: a prospective cohort study in Belgium (2016–2020)

aimed to compare the occurrence of symptoms between LB patients and controls, to estimate the proportion of LB patients developing PTLDS and to identify risk factors. Methods A prospective cohort study ...

Surveillance of COVID-19 mortality in Belgium, epidemiology and methodology during 1st and 2nd wave (March 2020- 14 February 2021)

surveillance system was implemented at the start of the epidemic to acquire real-time COVID-19 mortality data on a daily basis. The surveillance combined information on COVID-19 related deaths from three ...

Prevalence estimates of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Belgium: results from two cross-sectional studies.

Genitalia Humans Male middle aged prevalence Risk Factors Sexual Behavior STI Young adult Abstract: BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in ...

Long-Term Pollen Monitoring in the Benelux: Evaluation of Allergenic Pollen Levels and Temporal Variations of Pollen Seasons

changes in temperature and pollen release over time. However, some trends were more local-specific indicating the influence of other environmental factors, e.g., the increasing urbanization in the ...

4DEMON: Integrating 40 Years of Data on PCB and Metal Contamination in Marine Sediments of the Belgian Part of the North Sea

changes in the marine environment. Whereas time series analyses based on monitoring data typically span one or two decades, this work aimed to integrate 40 years of monitoring and research data on ...

Recommendations to plan a national burden of disease study

is a systematic and scientific effort to quantify and compare the magnitude of health loss due to different diseases, injuries, and risk factors with estimates produced by demographic characteristics ...

Burden of non-communicable diseases in Cyprus, 1990–2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study

to 2017, expressed in disability-adjusted life years (DALY s), is currently not available. Knowledge about the drivers of changes in NCD DALY s over time is paramount to identify priorities for the ...

Bluetongue Virus Infections in Cattle Herds of Manabí Province of Ecuador

death may occur depending on the strain of the virus and other factors; cattle act as a reservoir for the virus. Although the Ecuadorian coast has climatic conditions that favor the presence of the ...

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