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The association between area deprivation and COVID-19 incidence: a municipality-level spatio-temporal study in Belgium, 2020–2021

March 2020 and June 2021 in Belgium, aggregated at the municipality-level. These data were collected by the national laboratory-based COVID-19 surveillance system. A level of area deprivation was assigned ...

Air pollution in association with mental and self-rated health and the mediating effect of physical activity

mental health dimensions and self-rated health and part of the association was mediated by physical activity. Our results suggest that policies aiming to reduce air pollution levels could also reduce the ...

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

pandemic 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 ...

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in Belgian nursing homes: results of three point prevalence surveys between 2010 and 2016

institutional, ward and resident level. A detailed questionnaire had to be completed for all eligible (i.e. living full time in the facility since at least 24 h, present at 8:00 am and willing to participate) ...

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

attached to this data is difficult to account for. Another key issue along the CRA-steps is to define a theoretical minimal risk exposure level for each risk factor. In some cases, this level is evident and ...

Variation in smoking attributable all-cause mortality across municipalities in Belgium, 2018: application of a Bayesian approach for small area estimations

smoking prevalence in each Belgian municipality using BHIS and calculate smoking attributable mortality at municipality level. Methods Data of participants aged 15 + on smoking behavior, age, gender, ...

Changes in quality-adjusted life expectancy in Belgium, 2013 and 2018

assesses HRQ oL comprising five dimensions (mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression) using a 5-level severity scoring to define a large variety of health states. The ...

Metagenomics to Detect and Characterize Viruses in Food Samples at Genome Level? Lessons Learnt from a Norovirus Study

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Florence E Buytaers; Bavo Verhaegen; Mathieu Gand; Jolien D'aes; Kevin Vanneste; Nancy Roosens; Kathleen Marchal; Sarah Denayer; Sigrid C.J. De Keersmaecker Source: Foods, Volume 11, Issue 2 ...

Market concentration and the healthiness of packaged food and non-alcoholic beverage sales across the European single market

and by the number of companies with ≥1 % MS and the number of companies uniquely present in one European country. The healthiness of food sales was assessed by applying the NOVA classification (level of ...

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