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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), 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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Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Izaks, G.J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Ligthart, G.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (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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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M. (author)
Purpose: To develop a preliminary proposal for the revision of the severity code of the ICIDH-D 1980. Method: Quantitative analysis (polytomous Rasch analysis) of linked existing data sources including items about walking and dressing disability. Results: The Rasch analysis provided estimates of threshold parameters for walking and dressing item...
article 2000
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Douwes, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the effectiveness of a special form of exercise therapy ('Cesar therapy') on self reported recovery and improvement of posture amongst patients with chronic aspecific lower back pain. Design. Prospective randomized controlled and blinded investigation. Method. After informed consent had been obtained, patients with...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives - To compare the distribution of body mass index (BMI) in a national representative study in The Netherlands in 1996-7 with that from a study in 1980. Methods - Cross sectional data on height, weight, and demographics of 14 500 boys and girls of Dutch origin, aged 0-21 years, were collected from 1996 to 1997. BMI references were...
article 2000
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Beuker, R.J. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Roede, M.J. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author)
Since 1858, an increase of mean stature has been observed in the Netherlands, reflecting the improving nutritional, hygienic, and health status of the population. In this study, stature, weight, and pubertal development of Dutch youth, derived from four consecutive nationwide cross- sectional growth studies during the past 42 y, are compared to...
article 2000
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van Buuren, S. (author), Fredriks, M. (author)
The worm plot visualizes differences between two distributions, conditional on the values of a covariate. Though the worm plot is a general diagnostic tool for the analysis of residuals, this paper focuses on an application in constructing growth reference curves, where the covariate of interest is age. The LMS model of Cole and Green is used to...
article 2001
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Jeurissen, S.E.R. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author)
The aim of this study was to provide growth and sexual maturation reference data for Turkish children living in The Netherlands. We also compared these references with the reference data of children of Dutch origin and with Turkish reference data collected in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe. Cross-sectional growth and demographic data were...
article 2003
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van Buuren, S. (author), Bonnemaijer-Kerckhoffs, D.J.A. (author), Grote, F.K. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The number of referrals under strict adherence to the Dutch consensus guidelines for short stature was estimated using longitudinal data from 970 children (0-10 years). Results showed that over 38% of all children would have to be referred one or more times. There is therefore a clear need to revise the current guidelines.
article 2004
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van Dommelen, P. (author), de Gunst, M.C.M. (author), van der Vaart, A.W. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the magnitude of the growth retardation in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins during infancy in comparison with the Dutch reference growth charts for general population infants from 1997 and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Design. Descriptive. Method. The growth of twins was studied using longitudinal...
article 2004
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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the cut-off values for the body-mass index (BMI) for underweight and serious underweight in children up to 18 years of age based on the Dutch growth standards of 1980, and to determine the prevalence of underweight and serious underweight in the 1997 Dutch growth-study figures. Design. Secondary data analysis. Method. Cut...
article 2004
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Zandwijken, G.R.J. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of this study is to assess whether a growth curve model approach will lead to a more precise detection of Turner sydnrome (TS) than conventional referral criteria for growth monitoring. The Jenss-Bayley growth curve model was used to describe the process of growth over time. A new screening rule is defined on the parameters of this...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Aim: Prevalences of overweight in The Netherlands, defined by international cut-off points, are presented in 14 500 children of Dutch origin, 2904 of Turkish and 2855 of Moroccan origin, aged 0-21 y. Results: The mean prevalence for Turkish boys and girls was 23.4% and 30.2%, for Moroccans 15.8% and 24.5%, for Dutch youths in large cities 12.6%...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author)
The aim of this study was to present age references for waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), and waist/hip ratio (WHR) in Dutch children. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 14,500 children of Dutch origin in the age range 0-21 years. National references were constructed with the LMS method. This method summarises the...
article 2005
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), van Heel, W.J.M. (author), Dijkman-Neerincx, R.H.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To obtain age references for sitting height (SH), leg length (LL), and SH/H ratio in the Netherlands; to evaluate how SH standard deviation score (SDS), LL SDS, SH/H SDS, and SH/LL SDS are related to height SDS; and to study the usefulness of height corrected SH/H cut-off lines to detect Marfan syndrome and hypochondroplasia. Methods:...
article 2005
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van Buuren, S. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Guidelines for screening and subsequent treatment of hypertension vary widely between countries. Part of this variation can be attributed to systematic differences between populations, but little is known about the way in which guidelines should be targeted to the population of interest. Optimal guidelines should have high yield and...
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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)...
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Dousma, M. (author), Wierdsma, N. (author), van Ede, J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Heijmans, H.S.A. (author), de Vries, T.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of multiple imputation is to provide valid inferences for statistical estimates from incomplete data. To achieve that goal, imputed values should preserve the structure in the data, as well as the uncertainty about this structure, and include any knowledge about the process that generated the missing data. Two approaches for imputing...
article 2007
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