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Short Term Effects of Weather on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
A strong association between HFMD and weather is suggested, however, the exact reason for the association is yet to be studied and information on maximum temperature above 32°C and moderate rainfall precede HFMD incidence could help to control and curb the upsurge trend of HFMD.
The rise of chronic non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia: time for action
Forecast of Dengue Incidence Using Temperature and Rainfall
- Yien Ling Hii, Huaiping Zhu, N. Ng, L. Ng, J. Rocklöv
- MedicinePLoS neglected tropical diseases
- 1 November 2012
It is demonstrated that models using temperature and rainfall could be simple, precise, and low cost tools for dengue forecasting which could be used to enhance decision making on the timing, scale of vector control operations, and utilization of limited resources.
Short-term Effects of Weather on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Factors affecting the use of maternal health services in Madhya Pradesh state of India: a multilevel analysis
- Tej Ram Jat, N. Ng, M. San Sebastiån
- Medicine, Political ScienceInternational journal for equity in health
- 5 December 2011
The household socio-economic status and mother's education were the most important factors associated with the use of ANC and skilled Attendance at delivery and skilled attendance at delivery.
Climate variability and increase in intensity and magnitude of dengue incidence in Singapore
- Yien Ling Hii, J. Rocklöv, N. Ng, C. Tang, F. Pang, R. Sauerborn
- Environmental ScienceGlobal health action
- 11 November 2009
The findings showed that dengue incidence increased linearly at time lag of 5–16 and 5–20 weeks succeeding elevated temperature and precipitation, respectively, which signified hazardous impacts of climate factors on the increase in intensity and magnitude of d Dengue cases.
Risk Factors and Disability Associated with Low Back Pain in Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Results from the WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE)
Evidence on back pain and its impact on disability is needed in developing countries so that governments can invest in cost-effective education and rehabilitation to reduce the growing social and economic burden imposed by this disabling condition.
Common risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases among older adults in China, Ghana, Mexico, India, Russia and South Africa: the study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) wave 1
The baseline information on the magnitude of the problem of risk factors provided by this study can help countries and health policymakers to set up interventions addressing the global non-communicable disease epidemic.
Prevalence of physical inactivity in nine rural INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems in five Asian countries
It was showed that over 1/4 men and 1/3 women in Asian HDSSs within the INDEPTH Network are physically inactive, and efforts need to be made to promote physical activity particularly among women, older people, and high education groups in these settings.
Fruit and vegetable consumption in rural adults population in INDEPTH HDSS sites in Asia
Since such a large proportion of adults in Asia consume an inadequate amount of fruits and vegetables, despite of the abundant availability, education and behaviour change programmes are needed to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.