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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To explore adolescents' behaviors and opinions about exposure to loud music from MP3 players. Study design: We conducted a qualitative analysis of focus-group discussions with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from 2 large secondary schools (1 urban and 1 rural) for pre-vocational and pre-university education. The semi-structured...
article 2008
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van den Hurk, K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children living in the Netherlands and compare the findings with the Third and Fourth National Growth Studies carried out in 1980 and 1997, respectively. Design and methods: Data were obtained from the child health care system. International cut-off points for body mass index (BMI)...
article 2007
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Spijker, J. (author), Dijkshoorn, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and Objective: We examined the reliability and validity of self-reported limitations encountered in the activities of daily living (ADL) as measure of functional performance, for Turkish, Moroccan, and indigenous Dutch elderly in the Netherlands. Methods: We obtained data on self-reported ADL measured by Katz' ADL index and on five...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background: In recent years, many tailored lifestyle counseling programs have become available through the Internet. Previous research into such programs has shown selective enrollment of relatively healthy people. However, because of the known dose-response relationship between the intensity and frequency of counseling and the behavior change...
article 2007
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Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), van Herten, L.M. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), van den Bos, G.A.M. (author)
Objective. Life expectancy without chronic morbidity, or morbidity-free life expectancy (MFLE), was calculated to measure changes in population health status between 1989 and 2000 on the basis of gender and socioeconomic status. Methods. Sullivan's method was used to calculate morbidity-free life expectancy. Prevalence rates for chronic...
article 2005
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Mommers, M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND. To the authors' knowledge, only a few prospective studies to date have investigated the correlation between vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of ovarian carcinoma and their results have been inconclusive. METHODS. Vegetable and fruit intake was assessed in relation to ovarian carcinoma, among 62,573 postmenopausal women...
article 2005
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Raat, H. (author), Bonsel, G.J. (author), Hoogeveen, W.C. (author), Essink-Bot, M.L. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Krabbe, P.F.M. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Suijlekom van-Smit, L.W.A. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To establish the generalizability (external validity) of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) as a single-summary score generic outcome measure in numerous countries/subgroups (including children), repeated studies of community preferences should be performed in various settings. In performing multiple HUI3 studies, a mailed questionnaire...
article 2004
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Hoek, A.C. (author), Luning, P.A. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
The aim was to investigate socio-demographic characteristics, and attitudes to food and health of vegetarians, non-vegetarian consumers of meat substitutes, and meat consumers in the Netherlands. The sample used for this study (participants ≥18 years) was taken from the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey, 1997/1998. Vegetarians (n=63) and...
article 2004
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Zeegers, M.P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: In a prospective cohort study among 120,852 adult subjects the authors investigated the associations between cigarette, cigar, pipe, environmental tobacco smoking (ETS), and bladder cancer. Methods: In 1986 all subjects completed a questionnaire on cancer risk factors. Follow-up for incident bladder cancer was established by linkage...
article 2002
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Voorrips, L.E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Verhoeven, D.T.H. (author), van Poppel, G.A.F.C. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: The purpose was to study the association between vegetable and fruit consumption and lung cancer incidence using 1074 cases after 6.3 years of follow-up in the Netherlands Cohort Study. Methods: Dietary intake was assessed using a 150-item food-frequency questionnaire. Multivariate models were used including age, sex, family history...
article 2000
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Spee-Van Der Wekke, J. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author)
Purpose: To assess the prevalence of self-reported physical disabilities in school children, through the Child Health Monitoring System. Methods: In 1992/1993, data were obtained in mainstream education (n = 5484), and in 1994/1995 in special education (n = 2622). The data were weighted to calculate estimates representative of the Dutch...
article 2000
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Voorrips, L.E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The relation between vegetable and fruit consumption and colorectal cancer risk was comprehensively assessed in the Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer using a validated 150-item food frequency questionnaire. After 6.3 years of follow-up (1986-1992), over 1,000 incident cases of colorectal cancer were registered. Using case-cohort...
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. In general, poor health and lifestyles occur more frequently among individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) and in deprived areas. An explanation for the latter may simply be the on average lower SES of residents of these areas. It is possible, however, that living in a deprived area contributes to poor health and lifestyles....
article 1998
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Oostvogel, P.M. (author), van Conyn-Spaendonck, M.A.E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Loon, A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Detection and investigation of call cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in children below 15 years of age are among the criteria for poliomyelitis-free certification. In the absence of poliomyelitis the incidence of AFP is around 1 per 100 000 children aged < 15 years. In the Netherlands, surveillance of AFP began in October 1992 under the...
article 1998
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George, E.K. (author), Mearin, M.L. (author), Kanhai, Sh.M. (author), Franken, H.C.M. (author), Houwen, R.H.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Vandenbroucke, J.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess the incidence of childhood coeliac disease in the Netherlands and to study the clinical features. Design. Prospective. Setting. Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. Method. Cases of childhood coeliac disease in the Netherlands in 1993-1995 were identified by means of the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance...
article 1998
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Izaks, G.J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Ligthart, G.J. (author)
Objective: To determine whether the inverse relation between blood pressure and all cause mortality in elderly people over 85 years of age can be explained by adjusting for health status, and to determine whether high blood pressure is a risk factor for mortality when the effects of poor health are accounted for. Design: 5 to 7 year follow up of...
article 1998
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Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Breteler, M.M.B. (author), Alewijn, O. (author), van de Water, H.P.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To gain an insight into the burden of dementia in an aging society, life expectancy with dementia and its counterpart dementia-free life expectancy (DemFLE) in The Netherlands are presented. Sullivan's method was used to calculate DemFLE. For elderly living either independently or in homes for the elderly prevalence figures on dementia were...
article 1996
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Oostvogel, P.M. (author), van Conyn-Spaendonck, M.A.E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Loon, A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
report 1996
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Boomsma, D.I. (author), Kempen, H.J.M. (author), Gevers Leuven, J.A. (author), Havekes, L. (author), de Knijff, P. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In a sample of Dutch families consisting of parents aged 35-65 years and their twin offspring aged 14-21 years, a significant difference between generations was observed in phenotypic variances and in genetic heritabilities for plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL)...
article 1996
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Dorant, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
The association between onion and leek consumption, garlic supplement use and colon and rectum carcinoma among men and women was evaluated in the Netherlands Cohort Study, a large-scale prospective cohort study on diet and cancer. Onions, leeks, and garlic belong to the Allium genus and contain large amounts of potentially chemopreventive...
article 1996
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