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The Impact of Obesity on Health Service Utilization and Costs in Childhood
Most studies of the economic costs of childhood obesity have focused upon hospitalization for comorbidities of obesity, whereas increased expenditures may also be the result of additionalExpand
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Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global
Background Up-to-date evidence about levels and trends in disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) is an essential input into global, regional, and nationalExpand
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Public Health and Economic Consequences of Methyl Mercury Toxicity to the Developing Brain
Methyl mercury is a developmental neurotoxicant. Exposure results principally from consumption by pregnant women of seafood contaminated by mercury from anthropogenic (70%) and natural (30%) sources.Expand
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Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic
'The challenge for governments and the health development community more broadly is to heed this knowledge about the comparative effect of health risks...'
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Association between urinary bisphenol A concentration and obesity prevalence in children and adolescents.
CONTEXT Bisphenol A (BPA), a manufactured chemical, is found in canned food, polycarbonate-bottled liquids, and other consumer products. In adults, elevated urinary BPA concentrations are associatedExpand
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Infant antibiotic exposures and early-life body mass
Objectives:To examine the associations of antibiotic exposures during the first 2 years of life and the development of body mass over the first 7 years of life.Design:Longitudinal birth cohortExpand
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Geographic Variations and Temporal Trends in Cesarean Delivery Rates in China, 2008-2014
Importance The increasing use of cesarean delivery is an emerging global health issue. Prior estimates of China’s cesarean rate have been based on surveys with limited geographic coverage. ObjectiveExpand
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The role of air pollution in asthma and other pediatric morbidities.
A growing body of research supports the role of outdoor air pollutants in acutely aggravating chronic diseases in children, and suggests that the pollutants may have a role in the development ofExpand
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Race/Ethnicity–Specific Associations of Urinary Phthalates with Childhood Body Mass in a Nationally Representative Sample
Background: Phthalates have antiandrogenic effects and may disrupt lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Racial/ethnic subpopulations have been documented to have varying urinary phthalateExpand
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Effects of childhood obesity on hospital care and costs, 1999-2005.
Childhood obesity is increasingly recognized as an epidemic, but the economic consequences have not been well quantified. We evaluated trends in obesity-associated hospitalizations, charges, andExpand
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