PIERALDA FERRARI

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Although alcohol intake and hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) infections are the major determinants of liver cirrhosis (LC) in western countries, the joint effect of these factors on LC risk has not yet been adequately studied. Data from three case-control studies performed in Italy were used. Cases were 462 cirrhotic patients admitted to Hospitals for(More)
BACKGROUND Since the mid 1970s, a striking reduction in alcohol-related problems has been observed in many Western countries. Liver cirrhosis mortality is considered to be a major indicator of alcohol-related problems in the general population. The aim of the present study is to describe liver cirrhosis mortality trends in European countries between 1970(More)
The analysis of the combined effects of nutritional factors with other putative disease determinants in log-linear or logistic models is methodologically complicated by the strong multicollinearity between nutritional factors, resulting in poor precision in estimating the parameters. Furthermore, the generally used multiplicative structure is not always the(More)
OBJECTIVE A striking reduction of alcohol-related problems, such as liver cirrhosis death rates, has been observed in many western countries in recent years. It might be expected that these declines are accompanied by a lagged reduction in per capita alcohol consumption, since many years of intake are required for cirrhosis of the liver to develop (lag(More)
In 2009 competent organisations in the European Union provided the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with data from the most recent national dietary survey at the level of individuals' consumption. Twenty different Member States provided EFSA with data from 22 different national dietary surveys, with consumption figures for adults and, when available,(More)
The opinions expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the position of Summary This paper provides a comparative analysis of statistical methods to evaluate the consumer perception about the quality of Services of General Interest. The evaluation of the service quality perceived by users is usually based on Customer Satisfaction Survey data and an(More)
  • P Ferrari
  • Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanità
  • 1992
During 1990 and 1991 the Veterinary and Public Health Services of USL 35 of Ravenna carried out a research programme aimed at the control of food-borne diseases in the sector of public catering services, in collaboration with the Public Health Laboratory (Presidio Multizonale di Prevenzione). The objectives were: obtaining sure information about health(More)