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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), and hepatitis B core anti-body (anti-HBc) in a representative population in China 14 years after introduction of hepatitis B vaccination of infants. METHODS National serosurvey, with participants selected by multi-stage random sampling.(More)
Infectious diseases remain the major causes of morbidity and mortality in China despite substantial progress in their control. China is a major contributor to the worldwide infectious disease burden because of its population size. The association of China with the rest of the world through travel and trade means that events in the country can affect distant(More)
BACKGROUND Endemic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious health problem in China. Hepatitis B vaccination of infants was introduced in 1992 and was progressively expanded during the subsequent 15 years. METHODS We conducted a national serosurvey, with participants selected by multiple-stage random sampling. Demographic characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), and hepatitis B core anti-body (anti-HBc) in a representative population in China 14 years after introduction of hepatitis B vaccination of infants. METHODS National serosurvey, with participants selected by multi-stage random sampling.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between hypertension and health-related quality of life in patients attending hospital clinics in China. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey. Patients over the age of 35 years attending outpatient clinics in 18 hospitals of eight major cities of northern and southern China were interviewed between June and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in patients attending hospital clinics in China. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. PATIENTS AND SETTING Patients over the age of 35 years, who were attending outpatient clinics in 18 hospitals of eight major cities of Northern and Southern China, were interviewed face-to-face(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the current knowledge on hypertension and the effect of management on hypertension in patients attending hospital clinics. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was used in the outpatients over the age of 35 years in 18 general hospitals (provincial, district and community) which represented the different levels of medical care in 8 major(More)
BACKGROUND In 2004, the Ministry of Health issued the policy of decentralising microscopy services (MCs) to one third of all township hospitals in China. The study was conducted in Gansu Province, a poor western one in China. Ganzhou was one county in Gansu Province. Ganzhou County was identified as a unique case of further decentralisation of tuberculosis(More)
UNLABELLED This study aimed to analysis the relationship among body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with chronic diseases risk factors--serum total cholesterol (TC), triglyceridaemia(TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), fasting blood glucose (FBG), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and the prevalence(More)
Discrepancy Score and Food Share to Energy Share were used to describe food distribution within a family. The results showed that dietary and nutritional status of people with discrepancy score below zero was worse than that of people with discrepancy score above zero. It proved that food allocation was closely related to dietary and nutritional status.