Kostas Vilimas

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This study assessed the effect of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of injecting drug users, comparing the HRQOL of injecting drug users with and without chronic HCV infection. The study included 199 injecting drug users of more than 18 years of age who participated in a needle exchange program. Blood(More)
This paper presents a two-step injury surveillance system. In the first step, limited data (a minimum data set) on all (or a representative sample of all) injuries to residents and non-residents within a defined geographical area were obtained using routine collection procedures within the medical care system. The second step involved periodically sampling(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight among children is an increasing problem internationally. The body mass index of the parents and their children influences body mass index during adulthood and the probability of overweight and obesity. The aim of this survey was to obtain reliable data on weight and height for eight and twelve-year-olds in Oslo. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common among injecting drug users. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of risk behaviour and its association with HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS All users of the needle exchange program in Oslo, within a given time period, were eligible for inclusion in this cross-sectional study; 327(More)
BACKGROUND Earlier Norwegian prevalence studies of genital C. trachomatis infection have mainly been carried out among women and in selected patient groups. We decided to do a population-based prevalence study among young men and women in Oslo. The study was done within the framework of the new Norwegian list patient system, in which each citizen is(More)
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