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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 Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
article 2006
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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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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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Aendekerk, R.P.P. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
For non-scrotal testes a distinction can be made between retractile testes (completely descended and normally developed but sometimes situated subcutaneously in the groin area), retained testes (testes cannot be brought into the scrotum or this can only be achieved using light manual pressure) and ectopic testes (lying outside of the descent...
article 2002
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Siderius, E.J. (author), Borstlap, R. (author), Nijenhuis, Th.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Children with Down's syndrome have an increased risk of congenital anomalies and additional medical problems. These can be treated but are often seen as part of the syndrome and not as the cause of developmental retardation. Based on the current level of knowledge, specific medical tests and evaluations are recommended. The reasons for these...
article 2001
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Crone, M.R. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author)
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of passive smoking in infancy. This was done by self-report questionnaires completed by parents who attended the well-baby clinic in the period February-May 1996. A total of 2720 questionnaires were spread among parents with babies between 1 and 14 months: smoking and non-smoking parents....
article 2000
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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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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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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), Verrips, G.H. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To establish the participation in a number of effective prevention programmes for infants of Turkish, Maroccan, Chinese and Vietnamese inhabitants of the four major cities in the Netherlands. Design. Enquiry. Setting. Health centres in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Method. Health centre staff members in 1994 asked 194...
article 1995
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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), Gena, S.A.D. (author), Simon, J.G. (author), Kossen-Boot, H. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), van den Oudenrijn, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the exposure to cigarette smoke of infants aged 0-14 months. Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. The area of Westfriesland, the Netherlands. Method. All parents of infants 8 days, 3, 5, 9, and 14 months old who visited the infant welfare centre in 1992 were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Results. The questionnaire was...
article 1994
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Ruwaard, D. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Barker, K. (author), Heine, R.J. (author), Geerdink, R.A. (author), Bruining, G.J. (author), Vaandrager, G.J. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - A nationwide retrospective study was conducted to assess the incidence of type 1 diabetes in The Netherlands among children <20 years of age in 1988-1990. The first study with a similar design covered 1978-1980. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - The capture-recapture census method was chosen for analysis of the data. A questionnaire was...
article 1994
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Schaapveld, K. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
article 1993
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Reerink, J.D. (author), de Vrind, S. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1991
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