Piera Ceresa

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) on exclusive breast feeding at 6 months. DESIGN Controlled, non-randomised trial. SETTING 18 Local Health Authorities in 9 regions of Italy. PARTICIPANTS 5094 mother/infant dyads in 3 cohorts were followed up to 12 months after birth in 3 rounds of data collection:(More)
The process of counter-urbanization in Western Europe is analyzed using the rank-size rule. Three major groups of countries are identified: those in which the decentralization of population began in the 1960s, those in which decentralization began in the 1970s, and those that still showed urban concentration in the 1970s. Comparisons are made among(More)
INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide and CRC-related mortality can be effectively reduced by population-based screening. Screening uptake is a key indicator of performance, susceptible of several implementation methods. Participation in ASL Milano 1 area (northern Italy) is increasing thanks to reminder invitation(More)
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