Seyed Mohammad Taghi Ayatollahi

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Obesity is a common problem in nutrition, both in the developed and developing countries. The aim of this study was to classify obesity by artificial neural networks and logistic regression. This cross-sectional study comprised of 414 healthy military personnel in southern Iran. All subjects completed questionnaires on their socio-economic status and their(More)
BACKGROUND Growth velocity standards are essential for proper evaluation of child growth. The goal of this study was to construct weight, height and head circumference growth velocity charts for infants. METHODS This study includes 256 infants (124 boys and 132 girls) born in Maku, Northwest of Iran, and monitored from birth until they were 5 years. The(More)
PURPOSE The evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is increasingly growing to be of much significance. In an attempt to improve the agricultural conditions and to prevent the rural-urban migration, analyzing HRQOL in rural communities has gained significant governmental attention. The purpose of this study was initially to investigate rural(More)
BACKGROUND Univariate meta-analysis (UM) procedure, as a technique that provides a single overall result, has become increasingly popular. Neglecting the existence of other concomitant covariates in the models leads to loss of treatment efficiency. Our aim was proposing four new approximation approaches for the covariance matrix of the coefficients, which(More)
BACKGROUND Misclassification of exposure variables in epidemiologic studies may lead to biased estimation of parameters and loss of power in statistical inferences. In this paper, the inverse matrix method, as an efficient method of the correction of odds ratio for the misclassification of a binary exposure, was generalized to nondifferential(More)
BACKGROUND. In many studies with longitudinal data, time-dependent covariates can only be measured intermittently (not at all observation times), and this presents difficulties for standard statistical analyses. This situation is common in medical studies, and methods that deal with this challenge would be useful. METHODS. In this study, we performed the(More)
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