Karl Peltzer

Karl Peltzer
Asia University

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Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the longitudinal association between loneliness, mental and physical ill-health indicators, lifestyle factors and mortality among middle-aged and older adults in Thailand. Methods We analyzed prospective cohort data of participants 45 years and older from three consecutive waves in 2015 (n = 5616), 20...
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Objective The prevalence of depressive symptoms and healthcare utilisation among the ageing population in Thailand is unclear. The study assessed the predictors of and healthcare utilisation of depressive symptoms among an ageing population in Thailand. Design Cross-sectional, population-based study. Setting National sample of people aged 45 year...
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Objective The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and correlates of sedentary behavior and combination of sedentary behavior and low physical activity among adults in Afghanistan in 2018. Methods This was a national representative cross-sectional study. The study utilized the data from Afghanistan STEPS survey 2018, where 3,956 adults (ages bet...
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Background: The aim of the investigation was to evaluate past 12-month suicidal behaviour (PSB) among adults in Cabo Verde. Methods: Data from 4,563 adults (mean age 41.4 years) that participated in the 2020 Cabo Verde STEPS survey were analysed. Results: Results indicate that the proportion of PSB (attempt 0.6%, plan 1.5% and ideation 3.3%) w...
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Background Understanding national trends in risk factors of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) may have health policy implications. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and social and demographic factors associated with risk factors of NCDs in adults from 2008 to 2019 in Sao Tome and Principe. Methods In repeat cross-sectional national S...
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Background The aim of study was to evaluate survival outcome and limb function in cancer patients with proximal limbs metastasis. Associated factors on survival outcome and limb function were identified. The comparative analysis between intramedullary nailing and prosthesis surgery in cancer patients with proximal limb metastasis was performed. Me...
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Objective The aim of the study is to estimate trends in the prevalence and associated factors of non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors in adults from 2007 to 2020 in Cabo Verde. Design Population-based cross-sectional study. Setting Nationally representative samples of adult population in Cabo Verde from the 2007 and 2020 STEPwise approach...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between psychosocial factors, protective factors, and its associated triggers with psychological distress among Bolivian adolescents. This cross-sectional study was conducted by investigating the 2018 Bolivia global school-based student health survey (GSHS). The total number of students wh...
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Background The study aimed to evaluate trends in the prevalence and correlates of risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs; low physical activity, insufficient fruit/vegetable intake, current tobacco use, problem alcohol use, diabetes, hypertension, increased total cholesterol, and obesity) in Bhutan. Methods Three repeat cross-sectional B...
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Objectives: The study aimed to assess the impact of grandparenting on incident depressive symptoms and incident poor sleep quality among aging women and men in rural South Africa. Methods: This longitudinal community study enrolled 3,237 adults (≥40 years) from the "Health and Ageing in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in Sou...
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Background: Understanding national trends in noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors may have health policy implications. We aimed to evaluate trends in the prevalence and correlates of eight risk factors for NCD from 2005 to 2019 in Mongolia. Methods: Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 9,356 individuals (15-64/69 yr, mean age=37.3 yr) w...
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Background The aim of this study was to assess the self-reported physical health (SRPH) and self-reported mental health (SRMH) of older adults 80 years and older in Thailand. Methods We analyze national cross-sectional data from the Health, Aging and Retirement in Thailand (HART) in 2015. Physical and mental health status was assessed by self-repo...
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Objective: The study aimed to assess the relationship between lifestyle factors and incident functional disability in South Africa. Methods: Longitudinal data (N = 4113) from two consecutive waves in 2014/2015 and 2018/2019 in Agincourt, South Africa, were analysed. Results: Moderate sedentary behaviour (AOR: 1.84, 95% CI: 1.31-2.58) and being...
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Background: There are no longitudinal studies investigating determinants of incident and persistent depressive symptoms in Southeast Asia. Aims: To estimate the proportion and correlates of incident and persistent depressive symptoms in a prospective cohort study among middle-aged and older adults (≥45 years) in Thailand. Method: We analysed l...
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This study aimed to examine the psychosocial factors associated with physical injury among adults in Eswatini. The investigation included 3 281 individuals (15 to 69 years) from the 2014 Eswatini cross-sectional STEPwise approach to non-communicable disease risk factor surveillance (STEPS) survey. Results indicated that 8.5% of participants had phy...
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The study aimed to assess associations between chronic diseases and incident and persistent depressive symptoms (DSs) in a cohort study of ageing adults in South Africa. Participants in the baseline survey (in 2014/2015) were 5,059 persons (≥40 years) and at follow-up 4,176 (in 2018/2019). DSs were measured with the Center for Epidemiological Studi...
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Background: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of cardiovascular health (CVH) status among adults in Afghanistan. Methods: In a national cross-sectional household survey 3,447 adults completed CVH measurements in Afghanistan. Criteria for ideal CVH (ICVH) were physical activity, healthy diet, non-smoking, fasting bl...
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Background Breast cancer has become the most common malignant tumour worldwide. Distant metastasis is one of the leading causes of breast cancer-related death. To verify the performance of clinicomics-guided distant metastasis risk prediction for breast cancer via artificial intelligence and to investigate the accuracy of the created prediction mod...
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Background The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of incident and persistent loneliness in a prospective cohort study among middle-aged and older adults (≥ 45 years) in Thailand. Methods Longitudinal data from the Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand (HART) study in 2015 and 2017 were analysed. Loneliness was...
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Objective: The present study aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of pain among ageing adults in Thailand. Methods: Cross-sectional and longitudinal data were analysed from two consecutive national waves of the Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand (HART) study in 2015 and 2017. The dependent variable pain was defined as moderate...
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Background: Understanding the proportion and correlates of self-rated oral health (SROH) can assist in prioritising interventions. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of poor SROH and associated factors in a national community survey amongst adults in Algeria. Methods: This World Health Organisation (WHO) STEPS cross-sectional sur...
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Purpose: Depression is a major issue in the aging population, which may be related to fear of falling (FOF) and falls contributing to increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to assess the tridirectional associations between probable depression (PD), FOF and falls in a longitudinal study in Thailand. Methods: Longitudinal data...
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Background The study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of cross-sectional and incident arthritis or rheumatism among a national community sample of middle-aged and older adults in Thailand. Methods We analyzed cross-sectional and longitudinal data from two consecutive waves (2015 and 2017) of the Health, Aging, and Retirement i...
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The study assessed associations between food insecurity and mental, physical, and behavioural health outcomes in India. The study analysed national cross-sectional population-based data (N = 72,262; ≥ 45 years) from in India in 2017–2018. The overall prevalence of food insecurity was 9.7%. Food insecurity was significantly positively associated wit...
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Introduction: Tobacco use may be associated with incident insomnia. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between tobacco use and incident sleep parameters in a longitudinal study in South Africa. Methods: Longitudinal data from two consecutive waves of middle-aged and older adults in 2014-2015 (n=5059) and 2018-2019 (n=4176) i...
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Background: The aim of study was to evaluate survival outcome and limb function in cancer patients with proximal limbs metastasis. Associated factors on survival outcome and limb function were identified. The comparative analysis between intramedullary nailing and prosthesis surgery in cancer patients with proximal limb metastasis was performed. Me...
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to assess the bidirectional association between multimorbidity (MM) and probable depression in a longitudinal study in Thailand. Methods: We analyzed longitudinal data of participants 45 years and older from two consecutive waves (in 2015 and 2017) of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand (HART). P...
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The study aimed to assess factors associated with multiple suicide attempts (MSA) in adolescents with a history of suicide attempts in Morocco. National cross-sectional data from the Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS) in Morocco in 2016 were analysed. Students who reported to have a history of past 12-month suicide attempts were inclu...
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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of four alcohol use indicators among male and female school adolescents in Bolivia. In total, 7931 participants (M = 15.5 years, SD = 1.6) responded to a questionnaire in a cross-sectional nationally representative school survey in Bolivia in 2018. The proportion...
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The aim of this study was to assess the physical and mental health status of middle-aged and older adults in relation to socioeconomic status in Thailand, both in a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. We analyze national cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand (HART) study in 2015 and 2017. Healt...
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Background: Breast cancer has become the most common malignant tumour worldwide. Distant metastasis is one of the leading causes of breast cancer-related death. To verify the performance of clinicomics-guided distant metastasis risk prediction for breast cancer via artificial intelligence and to investigate the accuracy of the created prediction mo...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess the bidirectional association between multimorbidity (MM) and functional disability among middle-aged and older adults in a longitudinal study in Thailand. Methods We analyzed longitudinal data of participants aged 45 years and older from two consecutive waves (in 2015 and 2017) of the Health, Agi...
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The aim of the study was to assess tobacco use associations with multi-dimensional adverse health outcomes among adolescents in four Caribbean countries. Cross-sectional national adolescent school survey data (N = 9,143, median age 15 years) from Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dominican Republic in 2016–2017 were analysed. Results...
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Objective The purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (UT2D) among adults (aged 18 years and older) in Iraq. Design Cross-sectional, population-based study. Setting Nationally representative sample of general community-dwelling adult population in Iraq from the 2015 Iraq STEPS survey. Parti...
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Face-to-face bullying victimization (FBV) and cyber bullying victimization (CBV) are of global concern, including in Latin America. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between combined FBV and CBV relative to single victimization (FBV or CBV) and no victimization with a wide range of adverse health outcomes among school-aged adol...
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The study aimed to estimate the prevalence and associated factors of undiagnosed hypertension (HTN) among adults in the Central African Republic (CAR). In the cross-sectional 2017 CAR (Bangui and Ombella M'Poko) STEPS survey, 3265 persons aged 25 to 64 years (non-pregnant and with complete blood pressure measurement), responded to an interview, bio...
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Objectives Face mask wearing is a standard preventive measure, in addition to handwashing and physical distancing. Individuals may find that wearing a face mask protects their physical health and prevents viral transmission. However, none of the studies in Thailand identified factors associated with face mask-wearing behaviors among Thai people. Th...
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Background Fruit and vegetable intake may influence mental well-being. The aim of this study was to assess longitudinal associations between fruit and vegetable intake and depressive symptoms among rural South Africans. Methods This longitudinal community study enrolled 3,891 adults (≥ 40 years) from the “Health and Ageing in Africa: A Longitudina...
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Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate the association between mental symptoms and incident functional disability among middle-age and older adults in South Africa. Methods: Longitudinal data from two consecutive population surveys (2014/2015-2018/2019) in Agincourt, South Africa, were analysed. Results: In total, 298 of 3813 part...
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This study aims to study the relationship between soft drink consumption (SDC) and health risk behaviors among =11 years to =18 years old Bolivian students. The secondary analysis of the cross-sectional 2018 Bolivia Global School-Based Student Health Survey was used. The sample included 7,931 adolescents (50.3% males, and 49.7% females), mean age 1...
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The study aims to investigate the risk factors and gender differences for suicide attempts among adolescents in Bolivia. This research involved a secondary analysis of the 2018 Bolivia cross-sectional Global School-Based Student Health Survey. The sample included 7,931 school adolescents (49.7% females and 50.3% males), and the mean age was 15.5 ye...
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The study aimed to evaluate trends in the prevalence and correlates of current tobacco use only (= CT), current heavy drinking only (= CHD), and current tobacco use and current heavy drinking (= CTHD) in people 15 years and older from 2009 to 2019 in Mongolia. Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 5,438 individuals (15–64 years) of the Mongolia S...
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Background The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between sleep duration and incident depressive symptoms (IDS) and persistent depressive symptoms (PDS) using longitudinal data from South Africa. Methods This longitudinal community study enrolled 3891 adults (≥40 years) from the “Health and Ageing in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an...
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The study aimed to estimate the prevalence and associated factors of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) among adults in Morocco. Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 4779 people (≥ 18 years, mean age 41.7 years) who participated in the Morocco STEPS nationally representative survey in 2017 and had completed fasting blood glucose measurement. The...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the association between somatic disorders, lifestyle factors, incident and persistent depressive symptoms, and low life satisfaction in a longitudinal study in South Africa. Methods: We analyzed longitudinal data from two consecutive waves, 2346 men aged 40 years or older in 2014/2015 in wave 1 and...
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This study aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviour (SB) among adults in Guyana. Secondary data were analysed from the national cross-sectional 2016 Guyana STEPS survey, which sampled 2 662 adults aged 18-69 years (female = 59.9%; East Indian = 42.3%; median age = 37.4 years). Following logistic regression analyses, re...
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Background The use of herbal and combined herbal and conventional treatments in people with chronic diseases, such as hypertension, is important. The aim of the present study was to assess national trends in using traditional medicines for the treatment of hypertension among adults in Mongolia from four cross-sectional surveys in 2005, 2009, 2013 a...
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Background Fruit and vegetable intake may improve sleep. Aims To assess the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and sleep quality in a longitudinal study. Method We analysed longitudinal data from two consecutive population surveys of adults in Agincourt, South Africa (2014–2015 and 2018–2019). Results In total, 331 of 2975 participa...
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The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of successful ageing (SA) among people 50 years and older in Thailand. We analyzed national cross-sectional data (5092 men and women 50 years or older) from the Health, Aging and Retirement in Thailand (HART) study in 2015. The SA measures included (1) life satisfaction, (2) s...
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Objective This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of physical inactivity in middle-aged and older adults in India. Design Population-based cross-sectional study. Setting Nationally representative sample of general community-dwelling middle-aged and older adult population in India. Participants The sample included 72 2...
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This study aimed to investigate the association between religiousness (affiliation, nonorganizational, organizational, and intrinsic religiosity) and major depressive disorder (MDD) and depressive symptoms among older adults in a national population survey in India. In total, 72,262 people (≥ 45 years) from the cross-sectional longitudinal aging st...
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The aim of this study was to assess the association between five health risk behaviours and persistent and incident depressive symptoms in a longitudinal study in South Africa. The sample included 5059 men and women (⩾40 years) in 2014/2015, and 4176 in 2018/2019 of the ‘Health and Ageing in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in S...
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Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of multiple NCD risk factors (inadequate fruit and vegetable intake, low physical activity, tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, diabetes, hypertension, raised total cholesterol and overweig...
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This study aimed to analyze trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension and associated factors in persons 15 years and older from 2005 to 2019 in Mongolia. National data were analyzed from 21,342 people (≥15 years) who participated in 4 cross-sectional STEPwise Approach to NCD Risk Factor Surveillance surveys in Mong...
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Alcohol use is a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases in Thailand, and one of its pathways is high blood pressure. Given that brief intervention can effectively reduce hazardous alcohol consumption, this study aimed to investigate how hypertensive patients with concomitant alcohol use are identified and treated in Thai primary care settin...
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Objective The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of cardiovascular disease (ischaemic heart disease and/or stroke (IHDS)) in Mongolia. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting National community-based sample of people aged 15–69 years in Mongolia. Participants 6654 people (15–69 years, mean 41.3) who participated in the...
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Background and aim Leucopenia (LP) greatly limits the efficacy of chemotherapy in osteosarcoma patients. This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of osteosarcoma patients before chemotherapy, assess the risk of LP during the perichemotherapy period, and explore the association between malnutrition and LP. Materials and methods This stud...
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Introduction: the rate of hypertension has been increasing in Africa. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence and associated factors of undiagnosed hypertension (HTN) among adults in Sudan. Methods: cross-sectional data were analyzed from 7,226 persons (18-69 years, median 37 years, interquartile range 27-49 years, 4557 were females) who part...
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Introduction: Unsteady gait, instability, and lower extremity muscle weakness are some of the risk factors for falls. Reduced balance is a further precursor of falls, and injuries adversely affect the instability. In doing an activity without losing their balance, confidence among older adults is also crucial because it will influence their mobili...
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Background Factors associated with single suicide attempts (SSA) and multiple suicide attempts (MSA) may differ. Aims The study aimed to assess the factors associated with MSA in adolescents with a history of suicide attempts during the past 12 months in Argentina. Method National cross-sectional data from the Global School-based Student Health S...
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Introduction: Dizziness may be associated with negative health outcomes. This study aimed to determine the associations between dizziness and mental and physical health outcomes in middle-aged and older community-dwelling adults in India. Methods: Cross-sectional data from 72,262 individuals (≥ 45 years) of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (L...
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Dyslipidaemia is increasing with low awareness and treatment in low resourced countries. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of dyslipidaemia and its awareness, treatment, and control among people (18–69 years) in Jordan. In a national cross-sectional survey, a total of 3,132 individuals (mean age: 41.7...
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The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, distribution and correlates of dyslipidaemia among people (15–69 years) in Mongolia. National data were analyzed from 4,895 individuals (15–69 years, median age = 35 years) that took part in the Mongolia cross-sectional STEPS survey in 2019, and had complete lipid measurements. Dyslipidaemia was...
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Purpose To investigate the non-cancer causes of death (COD) in cancer patients with synchronous bone metastasis (BM) that is based on the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Methods The retrospective cohort study included malignant cancer patients with synchronous BM diagnosed from 2010 to 2018 in the SEER database. The fr...
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Objective The study aimed to evaluate trends in the prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviour (SB) in people aged 15–64 years from 2009 to 2019 in Mongolia. Design Repeat population-based cross-sectional study. Setting Nationally representative sample of persons living in the general community aged 15–64 years in Mongolia. Participants Th...
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Background Over the past few decades, a vast number of articles focused on bone metastasis have been published. Bibliometric analysis is helpful to determine the qualities and characteristics and to reveal the influential articles in this field. Methods All the databases in Web of Science were utilized to identify articles published from 1961 to 2...
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Purpose: To explore the trends of plasma drug concentration changes after high-dose methotrexate (MTX) treatment of osteosarcoma (OS), analyse the risk factors for leukopenia (LP) after MTX treatment, and establish a LP prediction nomogram. Methods: A total of 35 OS patients at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital between 201...
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Background: The study aimed to estimate the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) among individuals (20-69 years) in Mongolia. Method: Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 4,516 individuals (20-69 years, mean age = 42.3 years) who participated in the Mongolia STEPS survey in 2019, who had complete measu...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in suicide in Thailand. Methods: The observational investigation was carried out by scrutinizing existing historical data over a 25-year period, from 1994 to 2020. Data were obtained from the Thai Department of Mental Health and WHO cause of death data. We use the codes ICD...
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Objectives: To identify factors influencing COVID-19 preventive behaviors among the Thai population. Methods: A cross-sectional web-based survey was used. A total of 6,521 Thai people completed the survey. The multiple linear regression analysis was performed to identify factors that influenced coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preventive behavio...
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Objectives: To investigate psychosocial factors associated with adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods: This online cross-sectional survey included 10,183 adults (median age 45 years) from nine LMICs. Participants were asked about adhering to four COVID-19 preventive measures (physical distanc...
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The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use and misuse, and its associated factors, among adolescents in Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Data from 3 847 adolescents (mean age = 14.6 years, SD = 1.7 years) that took part in national cross-sectional school surveys in 2018 in Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grena...
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Introduction This study aimed to determine the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) among adults in Marshall Islands. Methods This population-based cross-sectional study included 2688 people aged ≥18 years with complete CVH measurements in the Marshall Islands in 2017–2018. Ideal CVH measures included non-s...
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Exposure to traditional (offline) and cyber (online) bullying among adolescents is a major public health problem globally. However, little is known about traditional and cyberbullying victimization in relation to adverse mental and behavioral outcomes among in-school adolescents in the Caribbean, which prompted the study. Data from 1,877 adolescent...
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Background The aim of the study was to provide estimates on associations between tobacco use and mental morbidity and health risk behaviors among adolescents in Liberia and Mauritius. Methods Cross-sectional and national school health survey data were analyzed from adolescents (median age, 17 years) in Liberia and Mauritius in 2017. Results Overa...
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Previous studies have shown that gender differences play a substantial role in the influence of mental disorders. This study was designed to investigate gender differences in mental disorders by presenting odd ratio (OR) trends and cumulative effects over a period of 13 years in Thailand. This observational study used hospital data from the Ministr...
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The study aimed to estimate the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) among individuals (20–69 years) across three cross-sectional surveys in 2007, 2014 and 2019 in Bhutan. Cross-sectional data were analysed from 9712 individuals (20–69 years, mean age = 37.6 years) who participated in the 2007, 2014 or 2019...
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This study aimed to assess the association between work participation and various health outcomes in older community-dwelling adults in India. The cross-sectional sample consisted of 14,342 male and 8342 female participants (≥60 years) from the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) Wave 1 in 2017–2018. Among older men (≥60 years) who had ever be...
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Although prior research has examined associations between blood pressure (BP), depression, and suicidal ideation, few studies have examined this in high-risk populations such as pregnant women with HIV (WHIV). The current study examined the association of BP with depression and suicidal ideation among pregnant WHIV (n = 217) in rural South Africa....
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Introduction: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of health care responsiveness by conventional, traditional and complementary medicine providers in middle-aged and older community-dwelling adults from the India Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) Wave 1 in 2017-2018. Methods: The cross-sectional sample included 37,...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate longitudinal associations with incident and persistent intrusive pain among rural South Africans. Methods Longitudinal data from two consecutive waves in 2014/2015 and 2018/2019 in Agincourt, South Africa, were analysed. Pain was assessed with the Brief Pain Inventory. Results In all, 683 adult...
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Objective: Based on a large public cohort, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of distant metastases in patients with osteosarcoma, to evaluate the survival of patients with different metastases and to reveal the related risk and prognostic factors for distant metastases. Methods: The information of osteosarcoma patients with or without dista...
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This study aimed to provide estimates on current polysubstance use among adolescents in three Caribbean countries. Cross-sectional and national school health survey data (2016-2017) were analysed from 6 269 adolescents (median age = 15 years) in Dominican Republic (n = 1 306), Jamaica (n = 1 455), and Trinidad and Tobago (n = 3 508). More than one...