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A review of the diarrhoeal disease literature reveals considerable variability in the definition of diarrhoeal episodes. The use of various definitions of diarrhoea and episodes leads to misclassification, affects the estimates of the disease burden in communities and reduces comparability of the findings from different studies. This study is an attempt to(More)
The long-term health effects of human exposure to polybrominated biphenyls are not known. In this nested case-control study, we evaluated the association between site-specific cancer risk and serum polybrominated biphenyl levels among a Michigan cohort accidentally exposed to polybrominated biphenyls in 1973. The Michigan Department of Public Health has(More)
We examine the impact of worry on mental accounting effects under risk. Counter intuitively, worry has no main (positive) effect on willingness to pay (WTP) for protection, and mental accounting effects do not occur with all decision makers. Only those who tend to worry, seem to deal with the quantitative aspects of the decision situation and thus are(More)
Number of elderly persons gradually increased in Bangladesh due to improved health awareness and health care. Age is the single most important risk factor for stroke. This study aims at finding the prevalence of stroke in a Bangladeshi population aged forty years and above. The cases of stroke were ascertained in two phases of door-to-door survey. In(More)
* This research has been supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG), grant-#: Scha 816 1/1. We would like to thank Jonathan Baron, Colin Camerer, Rachel Croson, Karen Gedenk, Il-Horn Hann, Jack Hershey, Steve Hoch, Abeer Hoque, Julie Irwin, Klaus Peter Kaas, Daniel Kahneman, Manfred Königstein, Tobias Krebs, Jan-Pieter Krahnen, Moti(More)
* This research has been supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG), grant-#: Scha 816 1/1. We would like to thank Jonathan Baron, Colin Camerer, Rachel Croson, John Elster, Karen Gedenk, Il-Horn Hann, Jack Hershey, Steve Hoch, Abeer Hoque, Julie Irwin, Klaus Peter Kaas, Daniel Kahneman, Manfred Königstein, Tobias Krebs, JanPieter(More)
Longitudinal field studies of the physical growth of 197 children between 6 and 60 months of age have been completed in two rural villages of Bangladesh. The distribution of weights by age indicated that 90% of the village girls and boyd weighed less than the National Center for Health Statistics 5th percentile by 8 and 15 months of age, respectively. Of(More)
Epilepsy occurs in 30 to 40% of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However the association of epilepsy or abnormal electroencephalogram is not known in our population. This study addresses the incidence of epilepsy and or abnormal electroencephalogram in Bangladeshi children with autism spectrum disorder. The clinical history and(More)
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