Yin Bun Cheung

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint CYP3A5*3 and *6 single nucleotide polymorphisms in three distinct Asian populations
    C Balram
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610, Singapore
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:123-6. 2003
  2. pmc The impact of diabetes mellitus and other chronic medical conditions on health-related Quality of Life: is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:2. 2005
  3. pmc Are Asians comfortable with discussing death in health valuation studies? A study in multi-ethnic Singapore
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:93. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of pediatric body mass index values predicted health in middle age
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1316-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint A modified least-squares regression approach to the estimation of risk difference
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1337-44. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Fetal origins of social situations? Medicalization of social life?
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Int J Epidemiol 33:856-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Variability and sample size requirements of quality-of-life measures: a randomized study of three major questionnaires
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    J Clin Oncol 23:4936-44. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Parametric modelling of neonatal mortality in relation to size at birth
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Stat Med 20:2455-66. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint The equivalence and difference between the English and Chinese versions of two major, cancer-specific, health-related quality-of-life questionnaires
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Cancer 101:2874-80. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence during a cluster-randomized trial of two strategies providing voluntary counselling and testing at the workplace, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 21:483-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint CYP3A5*3 and *6 single nucleotide polymorphisms in three distinct Asian populations
    C Balram
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610, Singapore
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:123-6. 2003
    ..To determine the frequencies of two functional single nucleotide polymorphisms, CYP3A5*3 and CYP3A5*6, in the CYP3A5 gene in three distinct Asian ethnic groups, namely, the Chinese, Malays and Indians...
  2. pmc The impact of diabetes mellitus and other chronic medical conditions on health-related Quality of Life: is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:2. 2005
    ....
  3. pmc Are Asians comfortable with discussing death in health valuation studies? A study in multi-ethnic Singapore
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:93. 2006
    ..To characterize ease in discussing death (EID) and its influence on health valuation in a multi-ethnic Asian population and to determine the acceptability of various descriptors of death and "pits"/"all-worst" in health valuation...
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of pediatric body mass index values predicted health in middle age
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1316-22. 2004
    ..To characterize the use of pediatric body mass index (BMI) to predict obesity, overweight, and diseases in middle age...
  5. ncbi request reprint A modified least-squares regression approach to the estimation of risk difference
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1337-44. 2007
    ..The method is illustrated with data from a patient survey in which the binomial regression fails to converge in the analyses of four out of five outcome variables...
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Fetal origins of social situations? Medicalization of social life?
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Int J Epidemiol 33:856-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Variability and sample size requirements of quality-of-life measures: a randomized study of three major questionnaires
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    J Clin Oncol 23:4936-44. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Parametric modelling of neonatal mortality in relation to size at birth
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Stat Med 20:2455-66. 2001
    ..We discuss the interpretability of the model and its potential use in neonatology and medical demography. We also compare the model to a Cox model with time-dependent covariates...
  9. ncbi request reprint The equivalence and difference between the English and Chinese versions of two major, cancer-specific, health-related quality-of-life questionnaires
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Cancer 101:2874-80. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence during a cluster-randomized trial of two strategies providing voluntary counselling and testing at the workplace, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 21:483-9. 2007
    ..Counselling may promote beneficial behavioural change, although knowledge of negative status does not appear to contribute further benefit...
  11. doi request reprint The English and Chinese versions of the five-level EuroQoL Group's five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) were valid and reliable and provided comparable scores in Asian breast cancer patients
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Support Care Cancer 21:201-9. 2013
    ..To examine the measurement properties of and comparability between the English and Chinese versions of the five-level EuroQoL Group's five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) in breast cancer patients in Singapore...
  12. doi request reprint The Singaporean English and Chinese versions of the EQ-5D achieved measurement equivalence in cancer patients
    Fei Gao
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:206-13. 2009
    ..To assess measurement equivalence of the Singaporean English and Chinese versions of the EuroQol Group's 5-domain questionnaire (EQ-5D) in cancer patients...
  13. pmc Pharmacogenetic profiling across the irinotecan pathway in Asian patients with cancer
    Qingyu Zhou
    Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 59:415-24. 2005
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  14. doi request reprint Comparison of the measurement properties between a short and generic instrument, the 5-level EuroQoL Group's 5-dimension (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire, and a longer and disease-specific instrument, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), i
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:1745-51. 2013
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  15. pmc Does the 12-item General Health Questionnaire contain multiple factors and do we need them?
    Fei Gao
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:63. 2004
    ..Not much is known about the usefulness of the GHQ-12 factors, if they exist, in revealing between-patient differences in clinical states and health-related quality of life...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nursing and community rates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among students in Harare, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:317-23. 2007
    ..We compared institutional rates and community rates of tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion in Harare, Zimbabwe...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life scores differed according to mode of administration in a review of three major oncology questionnaires
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Room 305A, IDEU, ITD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:185-91. 2006
    ..To assess whether scores on the three major quality-of-life questionnaires in oncology (FACT-G, FLIC, and EORTC QLQ-C30) are associated with modes of administration in a realistic clinical research setting...
  18. pmc Order effects: a randomised study of three major cancer-specific quality of life instruments
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:37. 2005
    ..Yet, information on the presence or absence of order effects on the assessment of HRQoL in cancer patients is limited...
  19. ncbi request reprint EGFR Intron 1 polymorphism in Asian Populations and its correlation with EGFR gene expression and amplification in breast tumor tissues
    Qingyu Zhou
    Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Cancer Biol Ther 5:1445-9. 2006
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  20. pmc Difference in prevalence of common mental disorder as measured using four questionnaire delivery methods among young people in rural Zimbabwe
    Lisa F Langhaug
    Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 118:220-3. 2009
    ..We report here on differences in prevalence of reporting mental health between four questionnaire delivery modes (QDM)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Concurrent chemoradiotherapy in locoregionally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma
    Donald Poon
    Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59:1312-8. 2004
    ..To analyze the results of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with locoregional recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma...
  22. ncbi request reprint Order effects in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:1217-23. 2004
    ..The reasons and implications of the absence of an order effect are discussed. We conclude that presentation order is unlikely to alter the responses to the two HRQoL instruments...
  23. doi request reprint Measurement properties of the English and Chinese versions of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) in Asian breast cancer patients
    Raymond Ng
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center, Singapore, Singapore
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:619-25. 2012
    ..Data collected from the English and Chinese versions can be pooled and either version could be used for bilingual patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Developing health-related quality-of-life instruments for use in Asia: the issues
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:643-50. 2006
    ..For instance, many important HR-QOL instruments are available in Japanese but not in Hindi or Tamil...
  25. doi request reprint Estimation of intervention effects using first or multiple episodes in clinical trials: The Andersen-Gill model re-examined
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Biostatistics, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore
    Stat Med 29:328-36. 2010
    ..We maintain that a careful clarification of research purpose is needed before one can choose a statistical model, and that the AG model is useful in the estimation of the total effect of an intervention...
  26. ncbi request reprint VKORC1 diplotype-derived dosing model to explain variability in warfarin dose requirements in Asian patients
    Edwin Sandanaraj
    Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Medical Sciences, Humphrey Oei Institute of Cancer Research, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Drug Metab Pharmacokinet 24:365-75. 2009
    ..Translation of these findings into clinical guidelines for warfarin dosing may be required to assess its impact on the safety and efficacy of warfarin...
  27. pmc Epidemiology of tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence population provided with enhanced diagnosis of symptomatic disease
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e22. 2007
    ..We investigated the epidemiology of prevalent and incident TB in a high HIV prevalence population provided with enhanced primary health care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quick-FLIC--a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Oncol 42:36-42. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the shortening of established health-related quality of life instruments is viable in oncology research...
  29. ncbi request reprint Elicitation of prior distributions for a phase III randomized controlled trial of adjuvant therapy with surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Say Beng Tan
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore
    Control Clin Trials 24:110-21. 2003
    ..We illustrate these analyses, assuming that the data resulting from the new trial was the same as that obtained in the earlier trial when it was stopped...
  30. pmc Meta-analysis of the influence of MDR1 C3435T polymorphism on digoxin pharmacokinetics and MDR1 gene expression
    Balram Chowbay
    Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 60:159-71. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Age at diagnosis and the choice of survival analysis methods in cancer epidemiology
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:38-43. 2003
    ..The relative survival approach agrees with the Cox model with age as the time scale. We maintain that a careful clarification of research purpose and a careful choice of methods are necessary...
  32. doi request reprint A simple approach to test for interaction between intervention and an individual-level variable in community randomized trials
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:247-55. 2008
    ..e. small number of communities but large number of subjects per community...
  33. ncbi request reprint Size at birth and neonatal and postneonatal mortality
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Acta Paediatr 91:447-52. 2002
    ..The findings are consistent with previous hypotheses about a transient effect of ponderal index and a persistent effect of birthlength...
  34. doi request reprint Estimation and interpretation of incidence rate difference for recurrent events when the estimation model is misspecified
    Ying Xu
    Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857, Singapore
    Biom J 54:750-65. 2012
    ..We illustrate the method with data from a randomized vaccine trial...
  35. ncbi request reprint Response and non-response to a quality-of-life question on sexual life: a case study of the simple mean imputation method
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 15:1493-501. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Benn Index at birth is associated with postnatal linear growth
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials Centre, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, PR China
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 15:1161-6. 2002
    ..05), and tall (p < 0.05) for gestational age newborns. Use of the Ponderal Index (kg/m3) would give similar results. The findings suggest that nutritional status at birth is related to linear growth velocity in newborns...
  37. ncbi request reprint Social patterns of birth weight in Hong Kong, 1984-1997
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials Centre, , University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam
    Soc Sci Med 52:1135-41. 2001
    ..05). Type of living quarters and parental relation were also related to birth weight and low birth weight (each P<0.05). Continuous monitoring of the social patterns of birth weight is recommended...
  38. doi request reprint Trajectory of quality of life for poor prognosis stage 5D chronic kidney disease with and without dialysis
    Ying Ying Seow
    Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Nephrol 37:231-8. 2013
    ..Conservative management may be a viable alternative offering comparable health-related quality of life...
  39. ncbi request reprint On the definition of gestational-age-specific mortality
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 160:207-10. 2004
    ..All of the definitions are valid when used and interpreted correctly. The choice of which definition to adopt depends on the specific issues one attempts to address. Calls for abandoning the conventional definitions are not justified...
  40. ncbi request reprint Early origins and adult correlates of psychosomatic distress
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Soc Sci Med 55:937-48. 2002
    ..The results support the hypothesis of a biological link between perinatal factors and psychological distress in adults. The strengths of the associations were compared with those between the outcome and adult correlates...
  41. ncbi request reprint Bivariate poisson-poisson model of zero-inflated absenteeism data
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Stat Med 25:3707-17. 2006
    ..The findings do not support the existence of a critical window in infancy. There is some indication that childhood weight gain might affect health status...
  42. doi request reprint A nonparametric approach to QT interval correction for heart rate
    Duolao Wang
    Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Biopharm Stat 20:508-22. 2010
    ..The results show that the linear additive models provide the best fit for the vast majority of individual QT-RR profiles. Moreover, the QT correction formula derived from the linear additive model outperforms other correction methods...
  43. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts in a population-based study of Chinese people: risk attributable to hopelessness, depression, and social factors
    Yin Bun Cheung
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    J Affect Disord 90:193-9. 2006
    ..Social support is often said to be a buffer against the effect of hopelessness and depression...
  44. pmc Uptake of workplace HIV counselling and testing: a cluster-randomised trial in Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e238. 2006
    ..HIV counselling and testing is a key component of both HIV care and HIV prevention, but uptake is currently low. We investigated the impact of rapid HIV testing at the workplace on uptake of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Association between size at birth, paediatric diarrhoeal incidence and postnatal growth
    Y B Cheung
    Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, SAR, PR China
    Acta Paediatr 90:1309-15. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Prevention of low birthweight is unlikely to have an impact on diarrhoeal incidence in infants. Control of diarrhoeal incidence may not improve the growth of infants in developing countries...
  46. doi request reprint Adoptive T-cell Transfer and Chemotherapy in the First-line Treatment of Metastatic and/or Locally Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Whay Kuang Chia
    Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Mol Ther 22:132-9. 2014
    ..35; 95% confidence interval: 0.14-0.84; P = 0.014). Our study achieved one of the best survival outcomes in patients with advanced NPC, setting the stage for a future randomized study of chemotherapy with and without EBV-CTL. ..
  47. doi request reprint C-reactive protein and procalcitonin in the evaluation of the efficacy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Gambian children
    Yin Bun Cheung
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:603-11. 2008
    ..To determine the value of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin in the evaluation of the efficacy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Gambian children...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adjustment for selection bias in cohort studies: an application of a probit model with selectivity to life course epidemiology
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1238-43. 2001
    ..037) relation between birth weight and mental health than an ordinary probit regression model (P = 0.170). Interpretation and practical considerations are discussed...
  49. pmc Association between psychological symptoms in adults and growth in early life: longitudinal follow up study
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    BMJ 325:749. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that birth weight for gestational age and weight gain in early childhood have a long term association with psychological distress in adults...
  50. ncbi request reprint A confirmatory factor analysis of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire among older people
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:739-44. 2002
    ..Previous studies of its factor structure were often based on samples of young persons and on exploratory factor analysis techniques. The results varied from suggesting one to three factors...
  51. ncbi request reprint Can patients with early-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma be treated without bone marrow biopsy?
    S T Lim
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610 Singapore
    Ann Oncol 16:215-8. 2005
    ..Although BM biopsy is a safe procedure, it is often poorly tolerated. This analysis aims to assess the incidence of BM involvement and to identify parameters predicting BM involvement in early-stage DLBCL...
  52. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: a longitudinal study
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Paediatr 93:965-8. 2004
    ..To assess the relation between birthweight and psychological distress as measured by the Malaise Inventory in adult twins...
  53. pmc Quick assessment of hopelessness: a cross-sectional study
    Paul S F Yip
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, SAR
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:13. 2006
    ..There is no clear indication of what BHS cutoff values are useful in identifying people with suicide tendency...
  54. doi request reprint Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Gambian infants: a longitudinal study
    Philip C Hill
    Bacterial Diseases Programme, MRC Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Clin Infect Dis 46:807-14. 2008
    ..To prepare for national introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine of restricted valency, we studied nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Gambian infants...
  55. ncbi request reprint Semiparametric analysis of zero-inflated count data
    K F Lam
    Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Biometrics 62:996-1003. 2006
    ..For illustration purpose, the method is applied to a data set from a public health survey conducted in Indonesia where the variable of interest is the number of days of missed primary activities due to illness in a 4-week period...
  56. pmc Developmental potential in the first 5 years for children in developing countries
    Sally Grantham-McGregor
    Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
    Lancet 369:60-70. 2007
    ..These disadvantaged children are likely to do poorly in school and subsequently have low incomes, high fertility, and provide poor care for their children, thus contributing to the intergenerational transmission of poverty...
  57. ncbi request reprint Aflatoxin exposure in utero causes growth faltering in Gambian infants
    Paul C Turner
    Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK LS2 9JT
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1119-25. 2007
    ..However, in animal studies in utero exposure to low levels of aflatoxin also results in growth faltering...
  58. ncbi request reprint Growth in early life and its relation to pubertal growth
    Zhong Cheng Luo
    Clinical Trials Centre and Department of Pediatrics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, The P R China
    Epidemiology 14:65-73. 2003
    ..The timing and magnitude of pubertal growth in relation to fetal, infancy and childhood growth have not been explored...
  59. ncbi request reprint Performance of the CES-D and its short forms in screening suicidality and hopelessness in the community
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Tropical Epidemiology Group, IDEU, London School of Hycidal Tropical Medicine
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:79-88. 2007
    ..Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values in differentiating people with and without suicidal thought or attempt change almost linearly with the cut-offs...