Mati Rahu

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Health Development
Country: Estonia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Population health and status of epidemiology: WHO European Region I
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Epidemiol 42:870-85. 2013
  2. pmc Experiences of a long-term randomized controlled prevention trial in a maiden environment: Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:51. 2008
  3. pmc Who wants to join preventive trials?--Experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:12. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiological research labelled as a violation of privacy: the case of Estonia
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:678-82. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among Chernobyl cleanup workers in Estonia and Latvia, 1986-1998
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Cancer 119:162-8. 2006
  6. pmc Site-specific cancer risk in the Baltic cohort of Chernobyl cleanup workers, 1986-2007
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Eur J Cancer 49:2926-33. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Results from the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Maturitas 55:162-73. 2006
  8. pmc Symptom reporting and quality of life in the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 8:5. 2008
  9. pmc Chernobyl cleanup workers from Estonia: follow-up for cancer incidence and mortality
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    J Radiol Prot 33:395-411. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy increases use of health services: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:62-71. 2006

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Population health and status of epidemiology: WHO European Region I
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Epidemiol 42:870-85. 2013
    ..By United Nations geographical classification, these countries belong to Eastern Europe, Western Asia and South-Central Asia...
  2. pmc Experiences of a long-term randomized controlled prevention trial in a maiden environment: Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:51. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the research process in a long-term randomized controlled trial and discuss the impact and consequences of changes in the research environment...
  3. pmc Who wants to join preventive trials?--Experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:12. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to find out how many women would be interested in a trial involving postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT) and how the women's background characteristics and opinions correlated to their interest...
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiological research labelled as a violation of privacy: the case of Estonia
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:678-82. 2008
    ..It provides a cautionary tale about the overzealous implementation of data protection as it affects health surveillance and research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among Chernobyl cleanup workers in Estonia and Latvia, 1986-1998
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Cancer 119:162-8. 2006
    ..Further follow-up of Chernobyl cleanup workers is warranted to clarify the possible health effects of radiation exposure...
  6. pmc Site-specific cancer risk in the Baltic cohort of Chernobyl cleanup workers, 1986-2007
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Eur J Cancer 49:2926-33. 2013
    ..To assess site-specific cancer risk in the Baltic cohort of Chernobyl cleanup workers, 1986-2007...
  7. ncbi request reprint Results from the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Maturitas 55:162-73. 2006
    ..We aimed to compare the health effects of oral continuous combined hormone therapy with a placebo and non-treatment among healthy Estonian women...
  8. pmc Symptom reporting and quality of life in the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 8:5. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effect of postmenopausal hormone therapy on women's symptom reporting and quality of life in a randomized trial...
  9. pmc Chernobyl cleanup workers from Estonia: follow-up for cancer incidence and mortality
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    J Radiol Prot 33:395-411. 2013
    ..Twenty-six years of follow-up of this cohort indicates no definite health effects attributable to radiation, but the elevated suicide risk has persisted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy increases use of health services: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:62-71. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to compare utilization of health services and health care costs in a randomized hormone therapy trial...
  11. ncbi request reprint Suicide risk among chernobyl cleanup workers in estonia still increased: an updated cohort study
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Ann Epidemiol 16:917-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the study is to examine the mortality experience among Chernobyl cleanup workers...
  12. doi request reprint Use of mammography and Pap smear in Estonia, a country without organized cancer screening
    Mare Tekkel
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619, Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Public Health 52:109-16. 2007
    ..To analyze mammography and Pap smear status in Estonia where no organized population-based cancer screening is available...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence and cause-specific mortality in male and female physicians: a cohort study in Estonia
    Kaire Innos
    Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Tallinn, Estonia
    Scand J Public Health 30:133-40. 2002
    ..To evaluate whether the presumed knowledge of physicians about healthier lifestyle decreases their risk of cancer and mortality, a retrospective cohort study of male and female physicians was conducted in Estonia...
  14. doi request reprint Contrasts in alcohol-related mortality in Estonia: education and ethnicity
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Alcohol Alcohol 44:517-22. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to examine socio-demographic differences in alcohol-related mortality in Estonia, and how they changed over time...
  15. ncbi request reprint Changes over fourteen years in adult obesity in Estonia: socioeconomic status and use of outpatient health services
    Mare Tekkel
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia
    Cent Eur J Public Health 18:186-91. 2010
    ..From studied socioeconomic variables only age and education (among women) strongly affect the change in obesity level. Obese individuals used outpatient medical care slightly differently compared to individuals with a normal BMI...
  16. doi request reprint Diminishing trend in alcohol poisoning mortality in Estonia: reality or coding peculiarity?
    Kaja Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 10619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:485-9. 2011
    ..To examine whether the changes in coding practice could reduce alcohol poisoning mortality rates in Estonia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Treatment adherence in the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy (EPHT) trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sigrid Vorobjov
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Maturitas 52:286-95. 2005
    ..To investigate treatment adherence and factors related to non-adherence in the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy (EPHT) trial...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-reported and serum cotinine-validated smoking in pregnant women in Estonia
    Kersti Pärna
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tallinn, Estonia
    Matern Child Health J 9:385-92. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Health effects of the Chernobyl accident: fears, rumours and the truth
    Mati Rahu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Eur J Cancer 39:295-9. 2003
    ..Researchers in search of the truth through epidemiological reasoning are facing serious challenges which are reviewed within this article...
  20. doi request reprint Gender differences in factors associated with sexual intercourse among Estonian adolescents
    Kai Part
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Tartu Youth Counselling Centre, Tartu, Estonia
    Scand J Public Health 39:389-95. 2011
    ..To examine factors associated with early sexual intercourse among 15 to 16-year-old adolescents by gender...
  21. doi request reprint HIV infection and risk behaviour of primary fentanyl and amphetamine injectors in Tallinn, Estonia: implications for intervention
    Ave Talu
    Estonian Drug Monitoring Centre, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Int J Drug Policy 21:56-63. 2010
    ..Following a heroin shortage, fentanyl and 3-methylfentanyl, known as "China White" and "White Persian", have become the most widely used drugs, along with amphetamine, among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Tallinn, Estonia...
  22. doi request reprint Effect of birth weight, maternal education and prenatal smoking on offspring intelligence at school age
    Kaja Rahu
    National Institute for Health Development, The Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Estonia
    Early Hum Dev 86:493-7. 2010
    ..We concluded that the statistical effect of birth weight, maternal education and smoking in pregnancy on offspring's IQ scores was remarkable and remained even if other factors have been taken into account...
  23. doi request reprint Sunlight exposure, antioxidants, and age-related macular degeneration
    Astrid E Fletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, England
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1396-403. 2008
    ..To examine the association of sunlight exposure and antioxidant level with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking and associated factors among adolescents in Tallinn, Helsinki and Moscow: a multilevel analysis
    Kersti Pärna
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 31:350-8. 2003
    ..To investigate variations in smoking and associated factors on individual and aggregate level among adolescents in Tallinn (Estonia), Helsinki (Finland) and Moscow (the Russian Federation)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Major improvements, but persisting inequalities in infant survival in Estonia 1992-2002
    Ilona Koupil
    Centre for Health Equity Studies CHESS, Stockholm University Karolinska Institute 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Public Health 17:8-16. 2007
    ..Inequality in adult health increased in Estonia during the transition period after 1991. We examined inequality in infant survival from 1992 to 2002...
  26. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer incidence in eight northern European countries: secular and recent trends
    Lorenzo Richiardi
    Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2157-66. 2004
    ..However, it is not known whether these patterns have attenuated in recent years and whether they are similar for seminomas and nonseminomas, the two main histologic groups of testicular cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patterns of smoking in Estonia
    Kersti Pärna
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Addiction 97:871-6. 2002
    ..To describe the pattern of current smoking and its relation to socio-demographic factors in Estonia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hereditary minisatellite mutations among the offspring of Estonian Chernobyl cleanup workers
    Anne Kiuru
    Research and Environmental Surveillance, STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, P O Box 14, 00881 Helsinki, Finland
    Radiat Res 159:651-5. 2003
    ..04, 95% CI 0.94-1.15) or the sex of the child (OR 0.95, 95% CI 0.50-1.79). Our results are consistent with both no effect of radiation on minisatellite mutations and a slight increase at dose levels exceeding 20 cSv...
  29. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial with fruits and vegetables in prevention of cancer
    Keyvan Tadjalli-Mehr
    German Cancer Research Centre, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Oncol 42:287-93. 2003
    ..For a comparably short period the Baltic countries offer a time-window for a randomized trial. It is unlikely that the costs of such a trial would considerably exceed the costs of the available chemoprevention trials...
  30. doi request reprint Factors associated with Estonian adolescents' sexuality-related knowledge: Findings from the 1994 and 1999 KISS studies
    Kai Part
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:173-81. 2008
    ..To identify changes in factors associated with Estonian adolescents' sexuality-related knowledge. The relationship between self-reported school sexuality education and good sexuality-related knowledge is addressed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparison of knowledge, attitudes and behaviour regarding smoking among Estonian and Finnish physicians
    Kersti Pärna
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Soz Praventivmed 50:378-88. 2005
    ..To compare smoking behaviour, attitudes and opinions towards smoking and smoking cessation among Estonian and Finnish physicians...
  32. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis during fundamental societal changes in Estonia with special reference to extrapulmonary manifestations
    Lea Pehme
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Tartu, 167 Riia St, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Chest 127:1289-95. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Blinding decreased recruitment in a prevention trial of postmenopausal hormone therapy
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1237-43. 2004
    ..To compare the effect of blind design (active drug and placebo) and nonblind design (active drug and no treatment) on recruitment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of age-related maculopathy in older Europeans: the European Eye Study (EUREYE)
    Cristina A Augood
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:529-35. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence of age-related maculopathy in an older population from 7 European countries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison of management and 30-day mortality of acute myocardial infarction in men versus women in Estonia
    Tiia Bakler
    Department of Cardiology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Acta Cardiol 59:275-81. 2004
    ..The objective of the study was to compare the baseline characteristics, management and 30-day mortality of AMI in men and women in Estonia...
  36. ncbi request reprint Methods for a population-based study of the prevalence of and risk factors for age-related maculopathy and macular degeneration in elderly European populations: the EUREYE study
    Cristina Augood
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:117-29. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Factors related to patient delay in pulmonary tuberculosis in Estonia
    Lea Pehme
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:1017-22. 2006
    ..The study shows that even in absence of barriers in accessing health care, the median patient delay can be longer than in most former studies, whereas males and rural residents are at greater risk...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of Estonian law on prospects for public health research
    Mati Rahu
    Lancet 362:2122. 2003
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of rapid socio-economic changes on teenage pregnancies in Estonia during 1992-2001
    Kai Haldre
    Tartu University Women s Clinic, Tartu, Estonia
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 84:425-31. 2005
    ..In this article, the impact of the changes on the reproductive behavior of teenage girls, measured by adolescent fertility and abortion rates between 1992 and 2001, is analyzed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is a poor pregnancy outcome related to young maternal age? A study of teenagers in Estonia during the period of major socio-economic changes (from 1992 to 2002)
    Kai Haldre
    Tartu University Women s Clinic, Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu, Estonia
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 131:45-51. 2007
    ....