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Food cost and adherence to guidelines for healthy diets: evidence from Belgium.

fruits and vegetables contributed less for lower versus higher educated households. Compared to individuals not meeting any nutrient recommendations (sodium, saturated fat, free sugar, fibre), the average ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

as the gold standard. Selection bias was assessed by comparing BHIS estimates reimbursement rates in BHIS- BCHI with similar estimates from the Echantillon Permanent/Permanente Steekproef (EPS), ...

Comparing health insurance data and health interview survey data for ascertaining chronic disease prevalence in Belgium.

both data sources were compared. Agreement was measured using sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) assuming BHIS data as gold standard. Kappa ...

All-cause mortality supports the COVID-19 mortality in Belgium and comparison with major fatal events of the last century.

To assess the appropriateness of the country’s COVID-19 mortality surveillance, that includes long-term care facilities deaths and deaths in possible cases, the number of COVID-19 deaths was compared ...

Risk assessment of nitrate and nitrite in feed

Highest mean exposure estimates of 53 and 60 mg nitrate/kg bw per day in grass silage‐based diets for beef cattle and fattening goats, respectively, may raise a health concern for ruminants when compared ...

Ecotoxicity profile of heavily contaminated surface water of two rivers in Tunisia

origin. Three textile disperse dyes were detected with high levels compared to other studies: the disperse orange 37 was detected in the Khniss river with a concentration of 6.438 μg/L and the disperse red ...

Efficient control of Japanese encephalitis virus in the central nervous system of infected pigs occurs in the absence of a pronounced inflammatory immune response.

Besides a delay of 2 days to reach the peak viremia upon intranasal compared to intradermal inoculation, the overall virus spread via both inoculation routes was highly similar. JEV appearance in lymphoid ...

Identifying implementation gaps and priorities for the Singapore government to improve food environment policies: perspectives from a local expert panel.

Healthy Food Environment Policy Index tool and process were used. An expert panel rated the Singapore government’s implementation of forty-seven indicators compared with international best practice in 2018. ...

Urinary sodium and iodine concentrations among Belgian adults: results from the first national Health Examination Survey.

concentrations in urine spot samples among a representative sample of Belgian adults and compare those to World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. SUBJECTS / METHODS: Spot urine samples were collected in ...

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