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BACKGROUND Community-based registries provide the best approach to assessing the impact of myocardial infarction (MI) in a population. The objective of the present study was to determine MI mortality, incidence, attack rate and 28-day case fatality in the province of Gerona, Spain from 1990 to 1992. METHODS Standardized methods were used to find, register(More)
We present a two-stage stochastic 0-1 modeling and a related algorithmic approach for Supply Chain Management under uncertainty, whose goal consists of determining the production topology, plant sizing, product selection, product allocation among plants and vendor selection for raw materials. The objective is the maximization of the expected benefit given(More)
La falta de planificación del embarazo es uno de los grandes problemas de salud reproductiva y sexual en todos los paı́ses, tanto desarrollados como en desarrollo. Aproximadamente la mitad de los embarazos no se planifican, y de éstos la mitad acaban en un aborto provocado. En Barcelona, las cifras de no planificación del embarazo son similares (42%) y(More)
To describe social and economic inequalities in non-fatal pregnancy outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth and small for gestational age births) in the neighbourhoods of the city of Barcelona (Spain), according to maternal age and maternal country of origin, between 1991 and 2005. A cross-sectional ecological study was carried out using the 38(More)
OBJECTIVE The Catalan Health Interview Survey Follow-up Study analyzed survival differences according to comorbidity, using an adaptation of the Charlson's index. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Vital status was ascertained by record linkage with death certificates 5 years after interview. Three thousand one hundred five men and 3,536 women aged 40-84 years old(More)
OBJECTIVE Inequalities between immigrant and native populations in terms of access and use of health services have been described. The objective is to compare knowledge, attitudes, vulnerabilities, benefits and barriers related to breast cancer (BC) and screening mammography among women from different countries resident in Barcelona. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the new reality of foreign immigration in Barcelona, the aim is to describe the rate of legal abortion in the city in the years 2005 and 2006 according to women's place of origin. METHODS The rates of legal abortion of women residing in Barcelona were computed by country of origin and age group, grouping 2005 and 2006 and using data from(More)
BACKGROUND In induced abortion, the method, the risk of complications and the economic cost of the abortion are determined by gestational age. The aim of this study was to describe the determinants of induced abortion delay until the second trimester of pregnancy in Barcelona. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of induced abortions due to the(More)
Exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a synthetic perfluorinated compound and an agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), causes stunted mouse mammary gland development in various developmental stages. However, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We found that peripubertal PFOA exposure significantly inhibited(More)