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Schönbeck, Y. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
Objectives To study trends in height of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant children living in The Netherlands, to investigate the association between height and background characteristics in these children, and to calculate height-for-age-references data for these groups. Design Nationwide cross-sectional data collection from children aged 0 to 18...
article 2015
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de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Kuipers, E.C.C. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Jonge, G.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise strategy to identify MetS in young adults. Methods:...
article 2008
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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...
article 2007
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van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Hoog, N. (author), van der Heijden, A.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of daytime and/or night-time incontinence in children with a clinical score on Attention Problems. Of the population sample of 4970 children, 4480 participated (response 90.1%). Parents of 4171 children (2069 boys and 2102 girls) aged between 4 and 15 years filled out the Dutch version of the Child...
article 2005
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Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van der Wal, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of the present study is to assess the attitudes of parents toward vaccination as well as their risk perception of disease and vaccination. We interviewed 1763 parents of different ethnic groups (among others, Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese parents). Results show that there were large differences in knowledge about disease and...
article 2005
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Renders, C.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To describe the time spent by children between the ages of 6-14 years watching television during a weekday and to examine associated factors. Design. Cross-sectional questionnaire study. Method. Data were collected during a vaccination campaign against meningococci C in Amsterdam in September 2002. From a sample of 2910 parents of 6...
article 2004
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the incidence and characteristics of type-1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in children aged 0-14 years during the period 1996-1999 and to compare this with previous measurements of the incidence. Design. Descriptive. Method. Data were collected via reports from all practicing paediatricians to the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance...
article 2004
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Renders, C.M. (author), Delemarre-van De Waal, H.A. (author), Dekker, J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is increasing significantly. This increase is attended by an increase in diabetes type 2 in children and adolescents. The most important risk factor for the rise of insulin resistance amongst young people is overweight. The diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus in young people are: (a)...
article 2003
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), van de Delemarre-Waal, H.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that daily administration of growth hormone using the Medi-Jector® results in fewer adverse psychological responses than needle injection with a multidose injection pen. The Medi-Jector is a needle-free injection device that can deliver growth hormone subcutaneously through jet injection. The group...
article 1998
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Spee-van der Wekke, J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. To assess the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in school children aged 5 to 15 years, and to investigate the association of bedwetting with ethnicity, the educational level of the parents, and the type of education (mainstream or special) received by the child. Methods. Data were obtained for 5360 children in mainstream education and...
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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Schaapveld, K. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
On the occasion of the publication of the second revised edition of the Preventiegids (Prevention guide), some recent developments in preventive health care can be analysed and priorities for the near future can be formulated. Some controversies have been resolved (e.g. periconceptional use of folic acid, influenza vaccination of all elderly), a...
article 1997
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Ruwaard, D. (author), Gijsen, R. (author), Bartelds, A.I.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Verkleij, H. (author), Kromhout, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To assess possible changes in the incidence of diabetes in all age-groups in The Netherlands during a 10-year period (1980-1983/1990-1992). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Since 1970, a network of sentinel stations (the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network) consisting of ∼1% of the Dutch population has been in operation to gain insight into...
article 1996
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Böhm, F.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Vaandrager, G.J. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Bijlsma, F. (author), de Groot, R.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the mortality of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the age group of 0-19 year over the period 1988-1990 and to compare these data with those of ten years ago. Design. Retrospective. Setting. The Netherlands. Method. The number of deaths was obtained by using the data of the death certificate registers of the Central...
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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Schweitz, R. (author), Mopurgo, R. (author), Sietaram, M.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine the extent and severity of malnutrition in children in the last 10 years in 's Lands Hospitaal. Setting: Paramaribo, Surinam. Design: Retrospective descriptive study. Method: Data were collected from the medical files of children admitted because of malnutrition, by completing a standard questionnaire. Results: The number...
article 1996
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), de Groot, R.R.M. (author), Ruwaard, D. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To determine the number and duration of hospital admissions due to diabetes in children aged 0-19 years between 1980 and 1991. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Secondary analysis of data collected by the SIG Health Care Information was based on the 9th revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The subjects were all...
article 1996
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine if the incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in the age group of 0-19 years in the Netherlands in the period 1988-1990 had changed in comparison with the period 10 years before. Design: Retrospective. Setting: The Netherlands. Method: In 1991 a questionnaire was sent to all paediatricians and internists...
article 1995
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
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