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  1. Research article

    Nutrition surveillance using a small open cohort: experience from Burkina Faso

    Nutritional surveillance remains generally weak and early warning systems are needed in areas with high burden of acute under-nutrition. In order to enhance insight into nutritional surveillance, a community-b...

    Mathias Altmann, Christophe Fermanian, Boshen Jiao, Chiara Altare, Martin Loada and Mark Myatt

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:12

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  2. Research article

    Comparison of dementia recorded in routinely collected hospital admission data in England with dementia recorded in primary care

    Electronic linkage of UK cohorts to routinely collected National Health Service (NHS) records provides virtually complete follow-up for cause-specific hospital admissions and deaths. The reliability of dementi...

    Anna Brown, Oksana Kirichek, Angela Balkwill, Gillian Reeves, Valerie Beral, Cathie Sudlow, John Gallacher and Jane Green

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:11

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  3. Research article

    Effects of recall time on cause-of-death findings using verbal autopsy: empirical evidence from rural South Africa

    Verbal autopsy (VA) is a widely used technique for assigning causes to non-medically certified deaths using information gathered from a close caregiver. Both operational and cultural factors may cause delays i...

    Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Max Petzold, Mark Collinson, Stephen Tollman, Kathleen Kahn and Peter Byass

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:10

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Research article

    Assessing delivery practices of mothers over time and over space in Uganda, 2003–2012

    It is well known that safe delivery in a health facility reduces the risks of maternal and infant mortality resulting from perinatal complications. What is less understood are the factors associated with safe ...

    Daniel A. Sprague, Caroline Jeffery, Nadine Crossland, Thomas House, Gareth O. Roberts, William Vargas, Joseph Ouma, Stephen K. Lwanga and Joseph J. Valadez

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:9

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  5. Research article

    Maximising follow-up participation rates in a large scale 45 and Up Study in Australia

    The issue of poor response rates to population surveys has existed for some decades, but few studies have explored methods to improve the response rate in follow-up population cohort studies.

    Adrian Bauman, Philayrath Phongsavan, Alison Cowle, Emily Banks, Louisa Jorm, Kris Rogers, Bin Jalaludin and Anne Grunseit

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:6

    Published on: 14 April 2016

  6. Methodology

    Dimension reduction and shrinkage methods for high dimensional disease risk scores in historical data

    Multivariable confounder adjustment in comparative studies of newly marketed drugs can be limited by small numbers of exposed patients and even fewer outcomes. Disease risk scores (DRSs) developed in historica...

    Hiraku Kumamaru, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Robert J. Glynn, Soko Setoguchi and Joshua J. Gagne

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:5

    Published on: 5 April 2016

  7. Analytic Perspective

    Methods of nutrition surveillance in low-income countries

    In 1974 a joint FAO/UNICEF/WHO Expert Committee met to develop methods for nutrition surveillance. There has been much interest and activity in this topic since then, however there is a lack of guidance for pr...

    Veronica Tuffrey and Andrew Hall

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:4

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  8. Methodology

    Hypertension and diabetes in Africa: design and implementation of a large population-based study of burden and risk factors in rural and urban Malawi

    The emerging burden of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa threatens the gains made in health by the major international effort to combat infectious diseases. There are few data on distri...

    Amelia Catharine Crampin, Ndoliwe Kayuni, Alemayehu Amberbir, Crispin Musicha, Olivier Koole, Terence Tafatatha, Keith Branson, Jacqueline Saul, Elenaus Mwaiyeghele, Lawrence Nkhwazi, Amos Phiri, Alison Jane Price, Beatrice Mwagomba, Charles Mwansambo, Shabbar Jaffar and Moffat Joha Nyirenda

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:3

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  9. Review

    The obese gut microbiome across the epidemiologic transition

    The obesity epidemic has emerged over the past few decades and is thought to be a result of both genetic and environmental factors. A newly identified factor, the gut microbiota, which is a bacterial ecosystem...

    Lara R. Dugas, Miles Fuller, Jack Gilbert and Brian T. Layden

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:2

    Published on: 11 January 2016

  10. Research article

    Modelling subject-specific childhood growth using linear mixed-effect models with cubic regression splines

    Childhood growth is a cornerstone of pediatric research. Statistical models need to consider individual trajectories to adequately describe growth outcomes. Specifically, well-defined longitudinal models are e...

    Laura M. Grajeda, Andrada Ivanescu, Mayuko Saito, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Devan Jaganath, Robert H. Gilman, Jean E. Crabtree, Dermott Kelleher, Lilia Cabrera, Vitaliano Cama and William Checkley

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2016 13:1

    Published on: 7 January 2016

  11. Research article

    County-level hurricane exposure and birth rates: application of difference-in-differences analysis for confounding control

    Epidemiological analyses of aggregated data are often used to evaluate theoretical health effects of natural disasters. Such analyses are susceptible to confounding by unmeasured differences between the expos...

    Shannon C. Grabich, Whitney R. Robinson, Stephanie M. Engel, Charles E. Konrad, David B. Richardson and Jennifer A. Horney

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:19

    Published on: 22 December 2015

  12. Research article

    High-frequency use of corrections, health, and social services, and association with mental illness and substance use

    A subgroup of individuals becomes entrenched in a “revolving door” involving corrections, health, and social welfare services. Little research has investigated the numbers of people that are in frequent contac...

    Julian M. Somers, Stefanie N. Rezansoff, Akm Moniruzzaman and Carmen Zabarauckas

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:17

    Published on: 18 December 2015

  13. Methodology

    Design and implementation of a sexual health intervention for migrant construction workers situated in Shanghai, China

    China’s growing population of internal migrants has exceeded 236 million. Driven by rapid development and urbanization, this extreme population mobility creates opportunities for transmission of HIV and sexual...

    Joshua B. Mendelsohn, Liviana Calzavara, Lucia Light, Ann N. Burchell, Jinma Ren and Laiyi Kang

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:16

    Published on: 11 November 2015

  14. Research article

    Vulnerability of Brazilian municipalities to hantavirus infections based on multi-criteria decision analysis

    Hantavirus infection is an emerging zoonosis transmitted by wild rodents. In Brazil, high case-fatality rates among humans infected with hantavirus are of serious concern to public health authorities. Appropri...

    Stefan Vilges de Oliveira, Lidsy Ximenes Fonseca, Keline Medeiros de Araújo Vilges, Fernanda Voietta Pinna Maniglia, Simone Valéria Costa Pereira, Eduardo Pacheco de Caldas, Pedro Luiz Tauil and Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:15

    Published on: 1 October 2015

  15. Analytic perspective

    Applying the Bradford Hill criteria in the 21st century: how data integration has changed causal inference in molecular epidemiology

    In 1965, Sir Austin Bradford Hill published nine “viewpoints” to help determine if observed epidemiologic associations are causal. Since then, the “Bradford Hill Criteria” have become the most frequently cited...

    Kristen M. Fedak, Autumn Bernal, Zachary A. Capshaw and Sherilyn Gross

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:14

    Published on: 30 September 2015

  16. Methodology

    Development of an international scale of socio-economic position based on household assets

    The importance of studying associations between socio-economic position and health has often been highlighted. Previous studies have linked the prevalence and severity of lung disease with national wealth and ...

    John Townend, Cosetta Minelli, Imed Harrabi, Daniel O. Obaseki, Karima El-Rhazi, Jaymini Patel and Peter Burney

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:13

    Published on: 22 September 2015

  17. Research article

    Sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers tested at STI clinics in the Netherlands, 2006–2013

    Specialised sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in the Netherlands provide STI care for high-risk groups, including female sex workers (FSW), at the clinic and by outreach visiting commercial sex work...

    Maud M. A. Verscheijden, Petra J. Woestenberg, Hannelore M. Götz, Maaike G. van Veen, Femke D. H. Koedijk and Birgit H. B. van Benthem

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2015 12:12

    Published on: 28 August 2015

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