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The "Nutrition and Health Survey of Taiwan's Elementary School Children (2001-2002)" was to investigate the nutritional status, influential dietary and non-dietary factors, health and development, and school performance, as well as the inter-relationships among these factors. The survey adopted a two-staged stratified, clustered probability sampling scheme.(More)
The Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT) 2005-2008 was funded by the Department of Health to provide continued assessment of health and nutrition of the people in Taiwan. This household survey collected data from children aged less than 6 years and adults aged 19 years and above, and adopted a three-stage stratified, clustered sampling scheme(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study investigates the relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality among middle-aged and older adults with or without pre-existing diseases. DESIGN A population-based cohort study. SETTING The Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging is a nationwide prospective cohort study comprising a representative random sample of middle-aged(More)
We evaluated the role of statins in delaying insulin use and diabetes-related diseases in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) because statins can cause new-onset diabetes.We used data from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database in this retrospective cohort study. The 12,470 T2DM patients were categorized into 2 cohorts: a statin cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is one of the most important public health issues worldwide. Moreover, an extreme phenotype, morbid obesity (MO) has insidiously become a global problem. Therefore, we aimed to document the prevalence trend and to unveil the epidemiological characteristics of MO in Taiwan. METHODS Nationally representative samples aged 19 years and above(More)
OBJECTIVES Symptoms of post-traumatic distress in mothers of preterm infants have been a subject of mental health research. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of and risk factors associated with such symptoms in mothers of preterm infants in Taiwan. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study performed between January 1, 2010 and June 30,(More)
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) continue to grow rapidly in recent years. The ADAS can be divided into two categories: (1) vehicle lateral control assist whose actuation comes from power steering system, and (2) vehicle longitudinal control assist whose actuation comes from powertrain propulsion system and braking system. This paper proposes a(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes is a common diseases and a major problem worldwide. Diabetic osteopathy might be elevated in diabetic patients and is usually caused by bone fracture. Several diabetes medications, such as thiazolidinediones (TZDs), could lead to increased risks of fracture. METHODS We used the nationwide database to identified 32466 patients who had(More)
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