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Hypertension is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease in China, and yet little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its associations with demographic and social-economic characteristics in middle-aged patients with hypertension. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken in Chongqing, China, using a multistage stratified random(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the differences regarding anemia among pregnant women with diverse characteristics and lifestyle factors. METHODS A cross-sectional study of pregnant women was conducted between June and August 2015 in 16 hospitals in five provinces of Mainland China. Self-reported doctor-diagnosed anemia was used in the study. (More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to explore determinants of second pregnancy and underlying reasons among pregnant Chinese women. DESIGN The study was a population-based cross-sectional survey. SETTING 16 hospitals in 5 provinces of Mainland China were included. PARTICIPANTS A total of 2345 pregnant women aged 18 years or above were surveyed face to face(More)
BACKGROUND Findings on smoking among pregnant women were mostly from high income countries and were rarely from China. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of smoking and its influencing factors among pregnant women living in China. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis was conducted in this study. Data from pregnant women were collected in this study(More)
BACKGROUND The so-called selective two-child policy was introduced on December, 27, 2015 in China to allow Chinese couples nationwide to have up to two children if either parent is an only child. This study aims to explore Chinese women's intention to have a second child. METHODS We surveyed women from 16 hospitals in five Chinese provinces from June 1 to(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking during pregnancy is related to many adverse outcomes on infants. Smoking during pregnancy can cause abortion, premature birth, stillbirth, increased sudden infant death risk, and low birthweight. The aim of this study was to probe the differences in smoking among pregnant women with diverse characteristics. METHODS In this(More)
The Chinese famine between 1959 and 1961 is the largest food crisis in human history resulted in approximately 30 million fatalities (1). Before the 1959–1961 famine, China's grain output experienced steady growth and reached a peak of 200 million tons in 1958 (2). The estimated daily per capita availability of food energy during 1959–61 decreased(More)
BACKGROUND Second-hand smoke is a major indoor pollutant that causes serious health problems, especially for pregnant women. The 2010 Global Adult Tobacco Survey in China reported that 65·1% of non-smoking women of childbearing age were exposed to second-hand smoke at home and 52·6% were exposed in the workplace. This study aimed to probe behaviours in(More)
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