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Analysis of 13 million individual patient records pertaining to Pap smears, colposcopies, biopsies and surgery on the uterine cervix (Belgium, 1996-2000).

screening by surveys overestimate coverage because of selection and reporting biases. METHODS: The prepared Inter-Mutualistic Agency dataset has about 13 million records from Pap smears, colposcopies, ...

Socioeconomic inequalities in lung cancer mortality in 16 European populations.

paid to inequalities in Eastern European and Baltic countries. METHODS: Data were obtained from mortality registers, population censuses and health interview surveys in 16 European populations. ...

Trends in social inequalities in obesity: Belgium, 1997 to 2004.

METHODS: We used data from three national cross-sectional health interview surveys (1997 n=7953, 2001 n=8887, and 2004 n=9709) to estimate age-standardized obesity prevalence and a series of summary measures ...

National influences on catheter-associated bloodstream infection rates: practices among national surveillance networks participating in the European HELICS project.

CI: 1.02-4.25) were independent risk factors for high CVC- BSI rates. Substantial variation existed in CVC- BSI prevention activities, surveillance methods and estimated CVC- BSI rates among the ...

Trends in health expectancy indicators in the older adult population in Belgium between 1997 and 2004.

the Sullivan method. Among males at age 65, the increase in years expected to live without chronic morbidity, without a disease cluster or without disability exceeded the increase of the life expectancy ...

A bacterial population study of commercialized wastewater inoculants.

processes of the domestic waste compost in the septic tank. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen wastewater inoculants were analysed on nonselective and selective media and the cultivable bacteria were identified. ...

Epidemiology of suicide and suicide attempts in Belgium: results from the sentinel network of general practitioners.

To estimate the evolution of incidence of (attempted) suicide between 1993 and 2001 in Belgium and to examine trends in methods, first caretaker and aspects of seasonality. METHODS: In 1993-1995 and ...

Tetracycline-resistance in lactose-positive enteric coliforms originating from Belgian fattening pigs: degree of resistance, multiple resistance and risk factors.

determined by means of an agar dilution method. Tetracycline-resistant LPEC were found in every herd. The overall degree of tetracycline-resistance in LPEC was 56.8% (S.D. 22.4%). Only a very weak relation was ...

Differential inequity in health expectancy by region in Belgium.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the size of social inequities in health between regions in Belgium using a composite health measure, the disability free life expectancy (DFLE). METHODS: Mortality data (5-years ...

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