Ivan Pristas

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BACKGROUND To examine the influence of family affluence (measure of socioeconomic status), school environment (liking school, school pressure, academic achievement and classmates support) and peer group (size of the peer group and frequency of peer contact) on unhealthy behaviours (smoking, drunkenness, physical inactivity, irregular breakfast and soft(More)
The primary goal of this research is to compare risks and occurrence of HIV infection in Osijek-Baranja and Zadar County. Several chosen socioeconomic factors controlled by sex and age were investigated including level of education, employment and marital status of the free-of charge voluntary counseling and testing center (VCT) customers in the towns of(More)
Even the most socially aware countries in the World have noticed the gap increase between the poorest and the richest population groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of inequity and to identify main barriers for equitable health care utilization by economic status, region and area of living, controlled for health needs in the(More)
Health interview surveys are important source of health information. All previous adult population-based health interview surveys in Croatia until CroHort, were one-off projects with very limited possibility of data comparison. CroHort enabled repeated survey of CAHS 2003 respondents with almost identical questionnaire, thus providing comparable data on(More)
Healthcare registries in European countries are producing a large amount of data that are difficult to share and which, for the lack of interoperability, do not meet the real needs of data users, i.e. various groups of researchers, professionals and patients. Also, data gathered from healthcare registries are usually considered as isolated islands of(More)
In 2003, primary health care reported 230,356 (2.7% of diagnosed diseases and conditions) cases of urinary bladder infections in Croatia. Results of this study including 815 outpatient urine samples confirmed the diagnosis of urinary system infection in 27.4%. Positive urine cultures were recorded in 32.8% of female and 20.1% of male patients, Escherichia(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the incidence and prevalence of asbestos-related diseases in Croatia, based on the Hospital Morbidity Database and General Mortality Database of the Croatian National Institute of Public Health. Both databases cover a period from 2002 to 2007), and include information from the Register of Occupational Diseases.(More)
AIM To examine the differences in life expectancy and mortality between the populations on Croatian islands and the mainland, and among the islands themselves. METHOD Data on population size and mortality collected in Croatia in 2001 were analyzed by life table and standardized mortality rates. RESULTS Life expectancy at birth (95% confidence interval)(More)
Patient registries are poorly interoperable and as a result data exchange or aggregation across organizations, regions and countries for secondary purposes (i.e. research and public health) is difficult to perform. PARENT Joint Action aims to provide EU Member States with a set of guidelines, recommendations and tools to support setting-up, management and(More)