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

age and household education level groups. RESULTS: Processed meat contributed most (9.8%-14.4% dependent on age group) to the daily cost of diets. Soft drinks contributed to the daily cost more while ...

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

agreement and logistic regression. RESULTS: Mammography uptake rates based on self-reported information and reimbursement from the BHIS- BCHI were 75.5% and 69.8%, respectively. In the EPS, it was 64.1%. The ...

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

15 years and older. Linkage was possible for 93% of BHIS-participants, resulting in a study sample of 8474 individuals. For seven CD s disease status was available both through self-reported ...

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

calculated from January 1900 to June 2020. RESULTS: Nine thousand five hundred ninety-one COVID-19 deaths and 39,076 deaths from all-causes were recorded, with a correlation of 94% (Spearman’s rho, p < ...

Update of the risk assessment of nickel in food and drinking water

updated benchmark dose (BMD) Guidance and newly available scientific information. More than 47,000 analytical results on the occurrence of nickel were used for calculating chronic and acute dietary ...

Carry-over of some Fusarium mycotoxins in tissues and eggs of chickens fed experimentally mycotoxin-contaminated diets

diet, respectively. These transfers were fully eliminated 9–10 days after feeding the control diet again. These results indicate the transfer of ENN B, ENN B1  and BEA from feed to chicken offal, meat ...

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

central nervous system (CNS), resulting in a detrimental outcome. Pigs act as important amplification and reservoir hosts, and JEV infection of pigs is mostly subclinical. Information on virus spread in the ...

Reitox national reporting to EMCDDA on drugs and drug addiction, 2020

allows the Centre to better address the needs for information of European and National Stakeholders. The newly implemented reporting tool does no result in a standalone document that can be published ...

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

Indicators were prioritised, and specific recommendations were proposed by panel. SETTING: Singapore. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty experts primarily from academia. RESULTS: As compared with international benchmarks, ...

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

Tanaka and INTERSALT equations were used to predict 24-h urinary sodium excretion using sodium and creatinine concentration in spot samples, sex, and measured height and weight. RESULTS: Median urinary ...

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