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BACKGROUND Pakistan has one of the highest levels of child and maternal undernutrition worldwide, but little information about geographical and socioeconomic inequalities is available. We aimed to analyse anthropometric indicators for childhood and maternal nutrition at a district level in Pakistan and assess the association of nutritional status with food(More)
BACKGROUND Prioritising control measures for occupationally related cancers should be evidence based. We estimated the current burden of cancer in Britain attributable to past occupational exposures for International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) group 1 (established) and 2A (probable) carcinogens. METHODS We calculated attributable fractions and(More)
A sound knowledge base is required to target resources to reduce workplace exposure to carcinogens. This project aimed to provide an objective estimate of the burden of cancer in Britain due to occupation. This volume presents extensive analyses for all carcinogens and occupational circumstances defined as definite or probable human occupational carcinogens(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality has more than halved in England since the 1980s, but there are few data on small-area trends. We estimated CVD mortality by ward in 5-year intervals between 1982 and 2006, and examined trends in relation to starting mortality, region and community deprivation. METHODS We analysed CVD death rates using a(More)
the date of receipt and acceptance should be inserted later Abstract. The use of radioactive ion beams is shown to offer the possibility to study collective pairing states at high excitation energy, which are not usually accessible with stable projectiles because of large energy mismatch. In the case of two-neutron stripping reactions induced by 6 He, we(More)
BACKGROUND Seventy-five percent of the population in Europe live in urban areas and analysing the effects of urban form on the health of the urban population is of great public health interest. Not much is known, however, on the effects of urban form on the health of city dwellers. This study uses a novel approach to investigate whether associations exist(More)
This project aimed to estimate of the current burden of cancer for Great Britain due to occupational exposure to carcinogenic agents/ exposure circumstances. The measure of the burden of cancer used was the attributable fraction (AF) i.e. the proportion of cases that would not have occurred in the absence of exposure. Data were obtained on the risk of the(More)
BACKGROUND A recent Monographs Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that there is limited evidence for a causal association between exposure to asbestos and stomach cancer. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis to quantitatively evaluate this association. Random effects models were used to summarise the relative risks(More)
Definition of surveillance " ...(disease surveillance is) the continued watchfulness over the distribution and trends of incidence through the systematic collection, consolidation, analysis and dissemination " of data in public health practice. The Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) collects data on newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the population of London and(More)
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