P Bjerregaard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Diabetes among Inuit migrants in Denmark
    Helene Moustgaard
    Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:354-64. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and heavy metals in pregnant women from the Disko Bay area in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Sci Total Environ 245:195-202. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the Inuit--what is the evidence?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Division for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Svanemøllevej 25 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 166:351-7. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Studying health in Greenland: obligations and challenges
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Dept for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:5-16. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicide--a challenge in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Center for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Suicide Res 10:209-20. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure among the Inuit (Eskimo) populations in the Arctic
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Svanemollevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 31:92-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint 35 years of ICCH: evolution or stagnation of circumpolar health research?
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Centre for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:23-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Contribution of population surveys to the study of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Division for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:331-42. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids of Greenland Inuit in relation to Inuit genetic heritage, westernisation and migration
    P Bjerregaard
    Division for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Svanemøllevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 174:391-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Indigenous health in the Arctic: an overview of the circumpolar Inuit population
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 32:390-5. 2004

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint Diabetes among Inuit migrants in Denmark
    Helene Moustgaard
    Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:354-64. 2005
    ..Further, we analyzed determinants for diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism...
  2. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and heavy metals in pregnant women from the Disko Bay area in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Sci Total Environ 245:195-202. 2000
    ..The contaminants are potentially toxic for several organ systems but the high concentrations of pollutants have so far not been shown to influence health in Greenland...
  3. ncbi request reprint Low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the Inuit--what is the evidence?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Division for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Svanemøllevej 25 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 166:351-7. 2003
    ..The scientific evidence for this is weak and rests on early clinical evidence and uncertain mortality statistics...
  4. ncbi request reprint Studying health in Greenland: obligations and challenges
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Dept for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:5-16. 2003
    ..Health news are regularly reported to international and local congresses and to the scientific journals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicide--a challenge in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Center for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Suicide Res 10:209-20. 2006
    ..There is a definite correlation with several aspects of the modernization process but it is hard to pinpoint causal relationships. It is rather the "modernization package" that should be regarded as risk factors for suicides...
  6. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure among the Inuit (Eskimo) populations in the Arctic
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Svanemollevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 31:92-9. 2003
    ..This study compared the blood pressure among the major Inuit population groups with other populations and examined the associations with factors like age, gender, obesity and smoking...
  7. ncbi request reprint 35 years of ICCH: evolution or stagnation of circumpolar health research?
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Centre for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:23-9. 2004
    ..the effect of physical factors on human physiology and health. Despite the diverse research interests, it is remarkable how a community of circumpolar scientists and practitioners has emerged over the past 35 years...
  8. ncbi request reprint Contribution of population surveys to the study of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Division for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:331-42. 2003
    ..Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, and to establish causal links between traditional risk factors and disease in this non-European population...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids of Greenland Inuit in relation to Inuit genetic heritage, westernisation and migration
    P Bjerregaard
    Division for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Svanemøllevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 174:391-8. 2004
    ..Studies have shown total cholesterol among the Inuit to differ little from that of western populations and the association between cholesterol and atherosclerosis to be inconsistent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Indigenous health in the Arctic: an overview of the circumpolar Inuit population
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 32:390-5. 2004
    ..Lifestyle changes, social change, and changes in society and the environment are major determinants of health among the Inuit...
  11. ncbi request reprint Decreasing overweight and central fat patterning with Westernization among the Inuit in Greenland and Inuit migrants
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1503-10. 2002
    ..To analyse overweight, obesity and central fat patterning among the Inuit of Greenland and Inuit migrants in Denmark and their relation to Westernization...
  12. pmc Lead sources in human diet in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1496-8. 2004
    ..01). Blood lead was not associated with dietary exposure to other local or imported food items...
  13. ncbi request reprint The associations of a marine diet with plasma lipids, blood glucose, blood pressure and obesity among the inuit in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:732-7. 2000
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  14. pmc Higher blood pressure among Inuit migrants in Denmark than among the Inuit in Greenland
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Division for Research in Greenland, Svanemøllevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:279-84. 2002
    ..The purpose of the study was to compare the blood pressure of the Inuit in Greenland with that of Inuit migrants in Denmark...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cultural change and mental health in Greenland: the association of childhood conditions, language, and urbanization with mental health and suicidal thoughts among the Inuit of Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Section for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 54:33-48. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Rapid socio-cultural change and health in the Arctic
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen
    Int J Circumpolar Health 60:102-11. 2001
    ..Chronic diseases are on the increase due to changing life styles, and environmental pollution with mercury and persistent organic pollutants may pose a threat to future generations of Inuit...
  17. ncbi request reprint Exposure of Inuit in Greenland to organochlorines through the marine diet
    P Bjerregaard
    Section for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 62:69-81. 2001
    ..The age pattern indicates that bioaccumulation of PCB started in the 1950s, which is a likely date for the introduction of the compounds into the Arctic environment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Inuit health in Greenland: a population survey of life style and disease in Greenland and among Inuit living in Denmark
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:3-79. 2003
    ..A set of standard tables are provided for the indigenous population of Greenland. These cover statistics for selected variables by gender and ten-year age groups...
  19. doi request reprint Childhood conditions and education as determinants of adult height and obesity among Greenland Inuit
    P Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Health Research in Greenland, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 2nd Floor, DK 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 22:360-6. 2010
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  20. ncbi request reprint Health expectancy in Greenland
    K M Iburg
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 29:5-12. 2001
    ..Mortality and disease patterns in Greenland have greatly changed since the 1950s. Infectious diseases have decreased markedly; chronic diseases, suicides and violent deaths have increased...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle modifies obesity-associated risk of cardiovascular disease in a genetically homogeneous population
    Marit E Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:29-36. 2006
    ..Whether such differences in obesity-related risk factors exist within population groups of the same genetic origin but with differences in lifestyle remains to be determined...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk amongst migrant and non-migrant Greenland Inuit in a gender perspective
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 35:380-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of the present study was to analyse the association of migration from Greenland to Denmark with cardiovascular risk factors in a gender-specific perspective...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between westernization and metabolic risk among Greenland Inuit
    Marit Eika Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen, 1399, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:741-8. 2006
    ..The aim was to analyze metabolic risk factors among Inuit in Greenland and Denmark and their relation to westernization...
  24. pmc Physical violence, self rated health, and morbidity: is gender significant for victimisation?
    V Sundaram
    National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:65-70. 2004
    ..To analyse gender differences in associations between physical violence and self rated health and self reported morbidity among a random sample of adults in Denmark...
  25. ncbi request reprint Changing living conditions, life style and health
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:442-50. 2005
    ..Psychosocial stress is reflected in problems such as alcohol abuse, violence and suicide, and these factors have been shown in studies on migration and transitions in health to be connected to changes in lifestyle and living conditions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and mental health--empirical verification of J.W. Berry's model of acculturative stress
    M W Koch
    Section for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:371-6. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Incidence of myocardial and cerebral infarction in Nuuk, Greenland
    J J Kjaergaard
    Queen Ingrid Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:290-1. 2004
    ..Myocardial and cerebral infarction are held to be rare among the Inuit, whereas cerebral haemorrhage is thought to be frequent. Recent studies have questioned these beliefs. We report data form our institution...
  28. ncbi request reprint Violence, sexual abuse and health in Greenland
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:110-22. 2002
    ..It is possible to secure a reasonably high response rate in a general health survey that includes questions on violence and sexual abuse...
  29. ncbi request reprint Suicide in a society in transition
    M Leineweber
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 60:280-7. 2001
    ..In addition, temporal trends of suicide rates are described for the different regions of Greenland. The findings are discussed in relation to the societal and cultural transition of the society...
  30. ncbi request reprint Inuit dietary patterns in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, DK 1353 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:13-24. 2010
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  31. ncbi request reprint Can we compare violence data across countries?
    Vanita Sundaram
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:389-96. 2004
    ..The paper aims to explore what knowledge can be obtained about violence through population-based data and additionally, through inter-country comparisons of violence data...
  32. ncbi request reprint Urbanization, migration and alcohol use in a population of Greenland Inuit
    Marie Henriette Madsen
    National Institute of Public Health, Centre for Alcohol Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:234-45. 2005
    ..To analyse the effects of migration and urbanisation on alcohol intake among a population of Greenland Inuit...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of public health research in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:214-20. 2004
    ..The results have been widely used by politicians, administrators, and health care professionals...
  34. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of markers of coronary heart disease among Greenland Inuit
    Marit Eika Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 196:772-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of markers of CHD among Greenland Inuit, and to study associations between markers of CHD and behavioral and biological variables...
  35. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders among patients in primary health care in Greenland
    Inge Lynge
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:377-83. 2004
    ..There are many indications that mental health in Greenland is endangered and needs more attention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Public health research and practice in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:210-1. 2004
  37. doi request reprint A common Greenlandic Inuit BRCA1 RING domain founder mutation
    Thomas V O Hansen
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 115:69-76. 2009
    ..Provided screening is efficient, about 5% of breast- and 13% of ovarian cancers, respectively, may be prevented...
  38. ncbi request reprint Experiences from three community health promotion projects in Greenland
    Tine Curtis
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:260-8. 2005
    ..Based on project reports and other written material, this paper describes experiences from the three projects and discusses the implications of the differences in project design and organization for potential outcomes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Research with Arctic peoples: unique research opportunities in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Working group summary and recommendations
    H Sally Smith
    National Indian Health Board, Washington DC, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 65:79-90. 2006
    ..These recommendations are expected to serve as an agenda for future research...
  40. pmc Association between the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and the metabolic syndrome in a non-Caucasian multi-ethnic sample
    Salam A Al-Attar
    Vascular Biology Research Group, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:5. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to examine whether this association extends to metabolic syndrome (MetS) and applies in non-Caucasian samples...
  41. ncbi request reprint Common variants APOC3, APOA5, APOE and PON1 are associated with variation in plasma lipoprotein traits in Greenlanders
    Piya Lahiry
    Vascular Biology Research Group, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 66:390-400. 2007
    ..We undertook studies of the association between common genomic variations in APOC3, APOA5, APOE and PON1 genes and variation in biochemical phenotypes in a sample of Greenlanders...
  42. ncbi request reprint Child health in Greenland
    Birgit V L Niclasen
    District Medical Clinic, Nuuk, Greenland
    Scand J Public Health 35:313-22. 2007
    ..To review the knowledge on child health and child health problems in Greenland...
  43. pmc Prevalence of obesity and its metabolic correlates among the circumpolar inuit in 3 countries
    T Kue Young
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:691-5. 2007
    ..We investigated the prevalence of obesity and the metabolic correlates of different levels of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference among the Inuit in 3 countries...
  44. ncbi request reprint Population studies, genetics and sifting reality from myth
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:202-3. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Circumpolar health cooperation and the International Union
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:3-4. 2002
  46. ncbi request reprint Predictions of type 2 diabetes and complications in Greenland in 2014
    Nina Martinsen
    Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 65:243-52. 2006
    ..The predictions were based on changes in demographic variables and obesity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Suicides in the midnight sun--a study of seasonality in suicides in West Greenland
    Karin Sparring Björkstén
    Department of Psychiatry, Nacka Hospital, 3 tr, SE 131 83 Nacka, Sweden
    Psychiatry Res 133:205-13. 2005
    ..Violent methods of suicide were used by 93%. Depression has been reported uncommonly. High alcohol intake and extended periods of light in the summer may contribute to impulsive-aggressive summer suicides...
  48. ncbi request reprint Indigenous Greenlanders have a higher sero-prevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori than Danes
    Nils Milman
    Department of Medicine B, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:54-60. 2003
    ..To assess the sero-prevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in Greenlanders and compare with the sero-prevalence in Caucasian Danes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Changes in causes of death and mortality rates among children in Greenland from 1987 - 91 to 1992 - 99
    Birger Aaen-Larsen
    Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:187-93. 2003
    ..This study analysed the spontaneous trends in mortality among children in Greenland from 1987 - 91 to 1992 - 99 and describes the changes in the causes of death, mortality rates, and variation between regions...
  50. pmc Association between the -455T>C promoter polymorphism of the APOC3 gene and the metabolic syndrome in a multi-ethnic sample
    Rebecca L Pollex
    Vascular Biology Research Group, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 8:80. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to examine the APOC3 -455T>C and the INSIG2 rs7566605 polymorphisms as potential genetic determinants for MetS in a multi-ethnic sample...
  51. ncbi request reprint Development of a public health programme in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Scand J Public Health 33:241-2. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint [Greenland--a changing disease pattern. Greenland Medical Society]
    Vibeke Backer
    Statens Institut for Folkesundhed, Center for Sundhedsforskning i Grønland, Oster Farimagsgade 5, DK 1399 København K
    Ugeskr Laeger 167:1389. 2005