Jiandong Sun

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Importance Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are needed for cancer control planning. Objective To estimate mortality, incidence, years lived with disability (YLDs), years of life lost (YLLs), and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 32 cancers in 195 countries and territories from 1990(More)
BACKGROUND China has one of the highest suicide rates in the world; however, the recent trends in suicide have not been adequately studied. This study aimed to examine the potential changes in the rates and characteristics in a Chinese population. METHODS Data on suicide deaths in 1991-2010 were extracted from the Shandong Disease Surveillance Point (DSP)(More)
We perform an exhaustive, taxon by taxon, comparison of the branchings in the composition vector trees (CVTrees) inferred from 432 prokaryotic genomes available on 31 December 2006, with the bacteriologists’ taxonomy—primarily the latest online Outline of the Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. The CVTree phylogeny agrees very well with the Bergey’s(More)
BACKGROUNDS Whether suicide in China has significant seasonal variations is unclear. The aim of this study is to examine the seasonality of suicide in Shandong China and to assess the associations of suicide seasonality with gender, residence, age and methods of suicide. METHODS Three types of tests (Chi-square, Edwards' T and Roger's Log method) were(More)
The Quantitative Assessment of Solar UV [ultraviolet] Exposure for Vitamin D Synthesis in Australian Adults (AusD) Study aimed to better define the relationship between sun exposure and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration. Cross-sectional data were collected between May 2009 and December 2010 from 1,002 participants aged 18-75 years in 4(More)
INTRODUCTION To date, there has been little systematic, quantitative research on the links between academic pressure and mental health among adolescents in Asia, and none in Vietnam. In part, this is because of a lack of appropriate tools to measure this complex phenomenon. This study was to validate the Educational Stress Scale for Adolescents (ESSA),(More)
In preparation for the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, we investigated awareness and knowledge of HPV/HPV vaccine and potential acceptability to HPV vaccine among mothers with a teenage daughter in Weihai, Shandong, China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013 with a sample of 1850 mothers who had a daughter (aged 9-17 years)(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of Bacillus subtilis SC02 supplement on water quality, microbial community diversity and structure in a grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) culture. Our selected strain, B. subtilis SC02, significantly reduced ammonia, nitrite and total nitrogen levels in water over an extended period compared with the(More)
BACKGROUND The overuse of antibiotics is becoming an increasing concern. Antibiotic resistance, which increases both the burden of disease, and the cost of health services, is perhaps the most profound impact of antibiotics overuse. Attempts have been made to develop instruments to measure the psychosocial constructs underlying antibiotics use, however,(More)
OBJECTIVE High utilisation of emergency department (ED) among the elderly is of worldwide concern. This study aims to review the effectiveness of interventions targeting the elderly population in reducing ED utilisation. METHODS Major biomedical databases were searched for relevant studies. Qualitative approach was applied to derive common themes in the(More)