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7 Apr 2009

Abstract

Objective

The objective of this study was to explore the association between occupational factors and pregnancy outcomes in a prospective cohort of Irish pregnant women

Design

This study has a prospective design.

Population

The Lifeways cohort included 1124 pregnant women, 676 of whom delivered a single baby, and were working at their first prenatal care visit when they filled in a self-administered questionnaire

Methods

Occupat...

2 Mar 2009

Abstract

Background

Childhood obesity is a significant global health issue. National level data on long-term secular trends are relatively sparse.

Methods

Data were obtained from three large-scale surveys of school-aged children in Ireland involving measurements of height and weight in 1948, the 1970s and 2002.

Results

Significant increases in height and weight were observed in both boys and girls and in all age groups across the decades. The increase...

26 Feb 2009

Abstract

Objective

Overweight and obesity have increased to epidemic proportions among adolescents and are associated with chronic non-communicable diseases and excess mortality in adulthood. The association of overweight/obesity with poor dietary habits has not been studied in adolescents in middle-income developing countries. The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity and high waist circumference (WC) in 15–19-year-old Jamaican adolescents and to...

13 Jun 2008

Abstract

Background

Most cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs in the presence of traditional risk factors, including hypertension and dyslipidemia, and these in turn are influenced by behavioural factors such as diet and lifestyle. Previous research has identified a group at low risk of CVD based on a cluster of inter-related factors: body mass index (BMI) < 25 Kg/m2, moderate exercise, alcohol intake, non-smoking and a favourable dietary pattern. The objective of this study w...

4 Jan 2008

Abstract

Background 

The physical and social environment influences access to a healthy lifestyle, of which transport is one determining factor. This paper estimates the cost of transport on the island of Ireland.

Methods 

Budget standards were developed on the basis of costs of baskets of core goods and services required for daily living. The transport budget was based on the needs of an urban living family. Financial capacity of the family relative to transport...

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