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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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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which preventive child health professionals (CHPs) identify and manage psychosocial problems among preschool children in the general population and to determine the association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and mental health history of children. Design: The...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M.W. (author)
In this study oral health of elderly persons as perceived by the subjects was evaluated. Phenomena often mentioned were problems with chewing and biting, dry mouth, retention of food particles between teeth or below the prosthesis, (in edentates) sensitivity of teeth for warm or cold foods and (in edentates) lack of retention of the lower...
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Rajan-Sithamparanadarajah, R. (author), Roff, M. (author), Delgado, P. (author), Eriksson, K. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Gijsbers, J.H.J. (author), Hughson, G. (author), Mäkinen, M. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Workplace dermal exposure assessment is a complex task that aims to understand the dynamic interaction between the skin and the hazardous substances present in the surrounding environment. A European project known as RISKOFDERM gathered dermal exposure data in 85 workplaces (industrial and other types) in five countries in Europe. In order to...
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
To design comfortable hand tools, knowledge about comfort/discomfort in using hand tools is required. We investigated which factors determine comfort/discomfort in using hand tools according to users. Therefore, descriptors of comfort/discomfort in using hand tools were collected from literature and interviews. After that, the relatedness of a...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess the impact of varying definitions of excessive crying and infantile colic on prevalence estimates and to assess to what extent these definitions comprise the same children. Methods. Parents of 3345 infants aged 1, 3, and 6 months (response: 96.5%) were interviewed on the crying behavior of their infant in a Dutch cross...
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Weijerman, M.E. (author), van Furth, A.M. (author), Vonk Noordegraaf, A. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Broers, C.J.M. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the prevalence, neonatal characteristics, and first-year mortality in Down syndrome (DS) among children in the Netherlands. Study design: The number of DS births registered by the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit (DPSU) in 2003 was compared with total live births (reference population) and perinatal registrations....
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van der Meer, I.M. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Breteler, M.M.B. (author), Meijer, J. (author), Kiliaan, A.J. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Inflammatory mediators and soluble cell adhesion molecules predict cardiovascular events. It is not clear whether they reflect the severity of underlying atherosclerotic disease. Within the Rotterdam Study, we investigated the associations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and soluble...
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Zeegers, M.P. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Familial clustering of cancer is expected to occur at practically all anatomical sites. However, few studies have had sufficient size to investigate different sites simultaneously and with adjustment for confounders. We evaluated familial clustering in the Netherlands Cohort Study in which 120,852 men and women, aged 55-69 years in 1986 were...
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IJland, M.M. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), Cornelissen, E.A.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Vitamin K prophylaxis is recommended to prevent the hazard of haemorrhage caused by vitamin K deficiency in newborns. The present Dutch guideline recommends 1 mg of vitamin K1 orally at birth, followed by a daily dose of 25 μg of vitamin K1 from 1 to 13 weeks of age for breastfed infants. Since the introduction of this prophylaxis, the incidence...
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van Oyen, H. (author), Heyden, J. (author), Perenboom, R. (author), Jagger, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To evaluate a single item instrument, the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI), to measure long-standing health related activity limitations, against several health indicators: a composite morbidity indicator, instruments measuring mental health (SCL-90R, GHQ-12), physical co-morbidity and physical limitations (ADLs, SF-36)....
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Brussaard, J.H. (author), Hulshof, K.F.A.M. (author), Löwik, M.R.H. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
To estimate the effect of possible goitre prophylactic measures on the intake of iodine among population groups, simulation studies, based on the first Dutch National Food Consumption Survey, were carried out. Iodine intake figures and prevalence of low intakes were calculated after fictively iodizing either bread, a combination of industrial...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), Bruil, J. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To identify factors associated with asthma control in a multi-ethnic paediatric population. We interviewed 278 children with paediatrician diagnosed asthma (aged 7-17 years) and one of their parents. Asthma control was assessed with the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ). Detailed information about sociodemographic variables, asthma medication,...
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Rotteveel, J. (author), Belksma, E.J. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Delemarre-Van de Waal, H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The worldwide trend towards obesity in childhood is also observed in the Netherlands and one of the consequences may be type 2 diabetes. In this study, we assessed the number of children with type 2 diabetes, diagnosed by paediatricians, in the Netherlands. Methods: In 2003 and 2004 the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit, a nationwide...
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Driessen, G.J. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), Brabin, B.J. (author), Hartwig, N.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Falciparum malaria or malaria tropica is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality worldwide. Malaria-related deaths occur mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 365 million clinical cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria occur each year. In Europe, imported malaria cases occur due to returning travellers or...
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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...
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den Ouden, A.L. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), de Jong-van de Berg, L.T.W. (author), de Walle, H.E.K. (author), Cornel, M.C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the live birth prevalence of neural tube defects (NTD) in the Netherlands and describe the clinical picture. Design. Descriptive. Setting. TNO Prevention and Health, Leiden, the Netherlands. Method. Data collected through active surveillance of NTD on a monthly basis by paediatricians throughout the country. Results. From...
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Zwane, E.N. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), van der Heijden, P.G.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In multiple-record systems estimation it is usually assumed that all registration relate to the same population. In this paper, we develop a method which can be used when the registrations relate to different populations, in the sense that they cover, for example, different time periods or regions. We show that under certain conditions ignoring...
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Sierksma, A. (author), Lebrun, C.E.I. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Lamberts, S.W.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective-Moderate alcohol consumption has been postulated to be cardioprotective. Such an effect might be reflected in large-artery properties, such as arterial stiffness and wave reflections. Methods and Results-Three hundred seventy-one healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 74 years were sampled from a population-based study. Alcohol intake...
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rodrigues Pereira, R. (author)
The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System was initiated by the Dutch Paediatric Society and is housed within the TNO Prevention and Health office. The purpose of the surveillance system is (a) to gain insight on a population level into the prevalence of rare and new diseases in youths (0-18 year), and (b) to promote scientific research addressing...
article 2002
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