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Laura Van den Borre

Laura Van den Borre
Sciensano -Vrije Universiteit Brussel · Lifestyle and chronic diseases - Interface Demography

PhD

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October 2012 - present
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (17)
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Background In Belgium, current research on socio-economic inequalities in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has mainly focused on excess mortality and data from the first epidemiological wave. The current study adds onto this by examining the association between COVID-19 incidence and area deprivation during the first five wave and int...
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h i g h l i g h t s - This is the first retention intention study that considers teacher, school, and country characteristics simultaneously for 31 countries. - A new database containing country-level information on teacher policies is made publicly available. - Two influential teacher characteristics are identified: the initial outlook on the pr...
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Typical of the teaching profession is the multitude of actors that comment on and evaluate teachers’ work. Previous studies indicate that teachers feel that their work is relatively underappreciated in society. Little is known about the dynamics that explain apparent variation in this feeling. Based on data from 66,593 teachers in 25 countries we s...
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While many public health threats are now widely appreciated by the public, the risks from asbestos exposure remain poorly understood, even in high-risk groups. This article makes the case that asbestos exposure is an important, ongoing global health threat, and argues for greater policy efforts to raise awareness of this threat. It also proposes th...
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Background Belgium lacks a systematic overview of health differences by occupation. This is the first study to examine self-reported health among 27 occupational groups in Belgium with a lag time of 10 years. Methods Individual data are derived from an anonymous linkage between the 1991 and 2001 Belgian census. The total working population (25–55...
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Purpose: Cleaning work has been associated with a wide range of occupational health hazards. However, little is known about mortality risks in the cleaning industry. This study examines differences in cause-specific mortality between cleaners, manual and non-manual workers. Methods: Using exhaustive census-linked mortality data, the total Belgia...
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Objective: This study probes into site-specific cancer mortality inequalities by employment and occupational group among Belgians, adjusted for other indicators of socioeconomic (SE) position. Design: This cohort study is based on record linkage between the Belgian censuses of 1991 and 2001 and register data on emigration and mortality for 01/10/2...
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This article discusses (i) the history of asbestos use between 1948 and 2001; (ii) the development of the current epidemic of mesothelioma deaths (1969-2014); and (iii) reasons for the belated government intervention in Belgium. Belgium imported over two billion tonnes of raw asbestos from 1948 until 1998. The current peak in male mesothelioma deat...
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To investigate cause-specific mortality among asbestos workers and potentially exposed workers in Belgium and evaluate potential excess in mortality due to established and suspected asbestos-related diseases. This cohort study is based on an individual record linkage between the 1991 Belgian census and cause-specific mortality information for Fland...
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Background: Although Belgium was once a major international manufacturer of asbestos products, asbestos-related diseases in the country have remained scarcely researched. Objectives: The aim of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of Belgian mesothelioma mortality rates in order to improve the understanding of asbestos health hazards fro...

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This study aims to provide a first systematic examination of Belgian asbestos-related mortality both for work-related and environmental exposure and to assess the past, present and future impact of asbestos on mortality.