Onno de Zwart

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cultural values and population health: a quantitative analysis of variations in cultural values, health behaviours and health outcomes among 42 European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Health Place 28:116-32. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Social-democratic government and health policy in Europe: a quantitative analysis
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Health Serv 43:389-413. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of mortality in 25 European countries and their economic and political correlates, 1955-1989
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Public Health 58:811-23. 2013
  4. pmc Looking at the smoking epidemic through the lens of population pyramids: sociodemographic patterns of smoking in Italy, 1983 to 2005
    Bruno Federico
    Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
    Popul Health Metr 10:23. 2012
  5. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular mortality and the role of childhood socioeconomic conditions and adulthood risk factors: a prospective cohort study with 17-years of follow up
    Carlijn B M Kamphuis
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, CA 3000, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:1045. 2012
  6. pmc The Prevention and Reactivation Care Program: intervention fidelity matters
    Annemarie J B M De Vos
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000, Dr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:29. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Democratization and life expectancy in Europe, 1960-2008
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 93:166-75. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis of health policy performance in 43 European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:195-201. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Convergence and divergence of life expectancy in Europe: a centennial view
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:229-40. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Political conditions and life expectancy in Europe, 1900-2008
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 82:134-46. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cultural values and population health: a quantitative analysis of variations in cultural values, health behaviours and health outcomes among 42 European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Health Place 28:116-32. 2014
    ..Paradoxically, a shift away from traditional 'survival' values seems to promote behaviours that increase longevity in high income countries. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Social-democratic government and health policy in Europe: a quantitative analysis
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Health Serv 43:389-413. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of mortality in 25 European countries and their economic and political correlates, 1955-1989
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Public Health 58:811-23. 2013
    ..We investigated trends in mortality in European countries by cause of death in the period 1955-1989, and studied the role of economic and political conditions...
  4. pmc Looking at the smoking epidemic through the lens of population pyramids: sociodemographic patterns of smoking in Italy, 1983 to 2005
    Bruno Federico
    Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
    Popul Health Metr 10:23. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular mortality and the role of childhood socioeconomic conditions and adulthood risk factors: a prospective cohort study with 17-years of follow up
    Carlijn B M Kamphuis
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, CA 3000, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:1045. 2012
    ..We studied the contribution of childhood socioeconomic conditions and adulthood risk factors to inequalities in CVD mortality in adulthood...
  6. pmc The Prevention and Reactivation Care Program: intervention fidelity matters
    Annemarie J B M De Vos
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000, Dr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:29. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Democratization and life expectancy in Europe, 1960-2008
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 93:166-75. 2013
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis of health policy performance in 43 European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:195-201. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Convergence and divergence of life expectancy in Europe: a centennial view
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:229-40. 2013
    ..Instead, it is an alarming phenomenon that should be a main focus of European policy making...
  10. doi request reprint Political conditions and life expectancy in Europe, 1900-2008
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 82:134-46. 2013
    ..This suggests that there is scope for further in-depth studies of the impact of specific political determinants on the development of population health in Europe...
  11. ncbi request reprint [End-game against tobacco?]
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5850. 2013
    ..Recent developments in the Netherlands suggest that this country is far from being ready for such an end-game...
  12. doi request reprint Using 'amenable mortality' as indicator of healthcare effectiveness in international comparisons: results of a validation study
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:139-46. 2013
    ..In this paper, we summarise the main results of this study and illustrate them for four conditions...
  13. pmc Dances of Death: macabre mirrors of an unequal society
    Johan Pieter Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Public Health 57:915-24. 2012
    ..We review the thematic development of Dances of Death and study the development of social critique...
  14. ncbi request reprint Income inequalities in case death of ischaemic heart disease in the Netherlands: a national record-linked study
    Irina Stirbu
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1159-66. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Quantitative health impact assessment: taking stock and moving forward
    Rainer Fehr
    NRW Institute of Health and Work, WHO Collaborating Center for Regional Health Policy and Public Health, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1088-91. 2012
    ..The main new challenges are, first, to conduct a comparative evaluation of different tools, and, second, to ensure the maintenance and continued availability of the toolkits including their data contents...
  16. doi request reprint The persistence of health inequalities in modern welfare states: the explanation of a paradox
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 75:761-9. 2012
    ....
  17. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care?
    Iris Plug
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:346. 2012
    ....
  18. pmc The contribution of educational inequalities to lifespan variation
    Alyson A van Raalte
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
    Popul Health Metr 10:3. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  19. pmc Promoting STI testing among senior vocational students in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: effects of a cluster randomized study
    Mireille Wolfers
    Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Infectious Disease Control Division, P, O, Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:937. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the combined and single effects on STI testing of health education and school-based sexual health services...
  20. pmc Integrated approach to prevent functional decline in hospitalized elderly: the Prevention and Reactivation Care Program (PReCaP)
    Annemarie J B M De Vos
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P, O, Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 12:7. 2012
    ..Thirty-five procent of 70-year old patients experience functional decline during hospital admission in comparison with pre-illness baseline. This percentage increases considerably with age...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands: effect of increased healthcare for the elderly]
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4535. 2012
    ..To investigate the reasons behind the sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands around 2002...
  22. pmc Cause-specific mortality time series analysis: a general method to detect and correct for abrupt data production changes
    Grégoire Rey
    INSERM, CépiDc, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
    Popul Health Metr 9:52. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  23. pmc Using relative and absolute measures for monitoring health inequalities: experiences from cross-national analyses on maternal and child health
    Tanja Aj Houweling
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Equity Health 6:15. 2007
    ..Our paper aims to inform this debate and develop recommendations for monitoring health inequalities on the basis of empirical analyses for a broad range of developing countries...
  24. pmc Sports participation, perceived neighborhood safety, and individual cognitions: how do they interact?
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:76. 2011
    ..The goal of this paper is to investigate whether perceived neighborhood safety modifies associations between individual cognitions and sports participation...
  25. pmc Socioeconomic differences in lack of recreational walking among older adults: the role of neighbourhood and individual factors
    Carlijn Bm Kamphuis
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, P, O, Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:1. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  26. pmc Residential traffic exposure and pregnancy-related outcomes: a prospective birth cohort study
    Edith H van den Hooven
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Environ Health 8:59. 2009
    ..The considerable traffic-related intra-urban spatial variation needs to be considered in exposure assessment. Residential proximity to traffic is a proxy for traffic-related exposures that takes into account within-city contrasts...
  27. pmc Obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and years lived with disability: a Sullivan life table approach
    Bart Klijs
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:378. 2011
    ..A secondary aim is to assess potential improvement of the Sullivan method by using information on the association of disability with time to death...
  28. pmc An overview of ethical frameworks in public health: can they be supportive in the evaluation of programs to prevent overweight?
    Marieke ten Have
    Department of Medical Ethics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 50, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:638. 2010
    ..We give an overview of the purpose, form and contents of such public health frameworks and investigate to which extent they are useful for evaluating programs to prevent overweight and/or obesity...
  29. pmc Ethnic differences in internal medicine referrals and diagnosis in the Netherlands
    Loes C Lanting
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:287. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to examine ethnic differences in the use of internal medicine outpatient care, specifically to examine ethnic differences in the reason for referral and diagnosis...
  30. pmc Towards a comprehensive estimate of national spending on prevention
    Esther W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:252. 2007
    ..This study provides a comprehensive overview of prevention spending in the Netherlands, including those activities beyond the national health accounts...
  31. pmc Differences in avoidable mortality between migrants and the native Dutch in The Netherlands
    I Stirbu
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:78. 2006
    ..This study investigates the association between the level of mortality from 'avoidable' causes and ethnic origin in the Netherlands and identifies social factors that contribute to this association...
  32. pmc Living healthier for longer: comparative effects of three heart-healthy behaviors on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease
    Wilma J Nusselder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:487. 2009
    ..We aimed to calculate and compare the effects of non-smoking, normal weight and physical activity in middle-aged populations on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease...
  33. pmc Determinants of daily smoking in Turkish young adults in the Netherlands
    Floor V A van Oort
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:294. 2006
    ..As little is known about the determinants of smoking in large ethnic minorities in the Netherlands and other Western European countries, we studied the determinants of smoking young adult offspring of Turkish migrants to the Netherlands...
  34. pmc Inequalities in utilisation of general practitioner and specialist services in 9 European countries
    Irina Stirbu
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:288. 2011
    ..To cover the gap in knowledge we pay a special attention to the magnitude of inequalities among patients with chronic conditions...
  35. pmc The role of 'confounding by indication' in assessing the effect of quality of care on disease outcomes in general practice: results of a case-control study
    Johan S de Koning
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:10. 2005
    ..We report on the problems related to a variant of confounding by indication, that may be common in quality of care studies...
  36. pmc Evaluation design of a reactivation care program to prevent functional loss in hospitalised elderly: a cohort study including a randomised controlled trial
    Kirsten J E Asmus-Szepesi
    Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:36. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint [Perinatal mortality in the Netherlands: everyone's problem and yet no one's problem]
    J P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:409-12. 2006
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Economic costs of health inequalities in the European Union
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:412-9. 2011
    ..In order to support the case for inter-sectoral policies to tackle health inequalities, the authors explored the economic costs of socioeconomic inequalities in health in the European Union (EU)...
  39. pmc Streets of Paris, sunflower seeds, and Nobel prizes. Reflections on the quantitative paradigm of public health
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:734-7. 2004
    ..Quantitative methods are central to public health and public health research. The historical roots and philosophical foundations of this predilection for the quantitative, however, are little known and seldom discussed...
  40. pmc Sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands: effect of more health care for the elderly?
    Johan Pieter Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:903-14. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint [Mortality among non-western migrants in The Netherlands]
    J P Mackenbach
    Erasmus Medisch Centrum, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:917-23. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Social justice in the land of Cockaigne
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:2. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint The shape of the relationship between income and self-assessed health: an international study
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 34:286-93. 2005
    ..We therefore examined the shape of the relationship between household equivalent income and self-assessed health in seven European countries...
  44. doi request reprint Can we reduce health inequalities? An analysis of the English strategy (1997-2010)
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:568-75. 2011
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Kos, Dresden, Utopia... A journey through idealism past and present in public health
    Johan Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000DR, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:817-26. 2005
    ..The main conclusion is that the ethical foundations of public health are not always self-evident, and that critical reflection on these foundations was, is, and will always be necessary...
  46. ncbi request reprint [On Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper and other remarkable developments in the life expectancy of the Dutch population]
    J P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2550-3. 2005
    ..Even relatively modest increases in life expectancy at birth, however, will pose important challenges to health care, social services and pension arrangements...
  47. ncbi request reprint Odol, Autobahne and a non-smoking Führer: reflections on the innocence of public health
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 34:537-9. 2005
  48. pmc Genetics and health inequalities: hypotheses and controversies
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:268-73. 2005
    ..It focuses on the explanation of socioeconomic inequalities in frequency of the main health problems of middle and old age...
  49. pmc The origins of human disease: a short story on "where diseases come from"
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:81-6. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint [Prevention demands a more ambitious approach. Response to the cabinet policy document 'Live healthier for longer 2004-2007; also a matter of healthy behavior']
    J P Mackenbach
    Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:704-7. 2004
    ..The necessary improvements can only be achieved through a much more ambitious approach than that presented by the cabinet...
  51. ncbi request reprint New perspectives on socioeconomic inequalities in health
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Perspect Biol Med 46:428-44. 2003
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Did Preston underestimate the effect of economic development on mortality?
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 36:496-7; discussion 502-3. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint The Mediterranean diet story illustrates that "why" questions are as important as "how" questions in disease explanation
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:105-9. 2007
    ..This may in the longer run lead to a more sustainable approach to cardiovascular disease prevention...
  54. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 358:2468-81. 2008
    ..Comparisons among countries can help to identify opportunities for the reduction of inequalities in health. We compared the magnitude of inequalities in mortality and self-assessed health among 22 countries in all parts of Europe...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sanitation: pragmatism works
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 334:s17. 2007
  56. doi request reprint Politics is nothing but medicine at a larger scale: reflections on public health's biggest idea
    J P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:181-4. 2009
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in lung cancer mortality by the educational level in 10 European populations
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 40:126-35. 2004
    ..In some countries, particularly in Southern Europe, it may not be too late to prevent women in less educated groups from taking up the smoking habit, thereby avoiding large inequalities in mortality in the future in these countries...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Worldwide changes in the environment and public health]
    J P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:1788-93. 2006
    ....
  59. pmc Dead body with mourners: medical reflections on the entombment of Christ
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 327:215-8. 2003
  60. ncbi request reprint Widening socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in six Western European countries
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 32:830-7. 2003
    ....
  61. pmc Global environmental change and human health: a public health research agenda
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:92-4. 2007
  62. ncbi request reprint Tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health: analysis of European experiences
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:1409-14. 2003
    ..Further international exchanges of experiences with development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and interventions to reduce health inequalities can help to enhance learning speed...
  63. ncbi request reprint Low education, high GP consultation rates: the effect of psychosocial factors
    J B van der Meer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 44:587-97. 1998
    ..74, p>0.05). Most psychosocial factors do not seem very important in explaining high GP utilization rates among those with a low socioeconomic status. Alternative explanations are discussed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in the utilization of health services in a Dutch population: the contribution of health status
    J B van der Meer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 37:1-18. 1996
    ..Monitoring access to health care is important for all sorts of systems, including those which are believed to be equitable...
  65. pmc Explaining educational differences in mortality: the role of behavioral and material factors
    C T Schrijvers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical School, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 89:535-40. 1999
    ..This study examined the role of behavioral and material factors in explaining educational differences in all-cause mortality, taking into account the overlap between both types of factors...
  66. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in the prevalence of smoking in the European Union: comparing education and income
    M Huisman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 40:756-64. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to determine whether education or income was more strongly related to smoking in the European Union at large, and within the individual countries of the EU, at the end of the 1990s...
  67. pmc Occupational class and cause specific mortality in middle aged men in 11 European countries: comparison of population based studies. EU Working Group on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health
    A E Kunst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, PO Box 1738, NL 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 316:1636-42. 1998
    ..To compare countries in western Europe with respect to class differences in mortality from specific causes of death and to assess the contributions these causes make to class differences in total mortality...
  68. doi request reprint Tracking and determinants of subcutaneous fat mass in early childhood: the Generation R Study
    L Ay
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1050-9. 2008
    ..To examine the development and tracking of subcutaneous fat mass in the first 2 years of life and to examine which parental, fetal and postnatal characteristics are associated with subcutaneous fat mass...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cultural, material, and psychosocial correlates of the socioeconomic gradient in smoking behavior among adults
    K Stronks
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 26:754-66. 1997
    ..The aim was to identify the correlates of educational differences in smoking among adults...
  70. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in excessive alcohol consumption: the role of psychosocial and material stressors
    M Droomers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 29:1-10. 1999
    ..In this paper we examined educational differences in excessive alcohol consumption in The Netherlands and whether these may be explained by educational differences in experienced stress and stress-moderating factors...
  71. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among women and among men: an international study
    J P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 89:1800-6. 1999
    ..This study compared differences in total and cause-specific mortality by educational level among women with those among men in 7 countries: the United States, Finland, Norway, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Estonia...
  72. ncbi request reprint Weight status, energy-balance behaviours and intentions in 9-12-year-old inner-city children
    W Jansen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 23:85-96. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to provide these data and explore differences according to socio-demographic characteristics and weight status...
  73. pmc Occupational class and ischemic heart disease mortality in the United States and 11 European countries
    A E Kunst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 89:47-53. 1999
    ..Twelve countries were compared with respect to occupational class differences in ischemic heart disease mortality in order to identify factors that are associated with smaller or larger mortality differences...
  74. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic variables and 6 year change in body mass index: longitudinal results from the GLOBE study
    F J van Lenthe
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1077-84. 2000
    ..Body mass index (BMI) differs by socio-demographic variables, but the origin of these associations remains relatively unknown...
  75. doi request reprint Maternal anthropometrics are associated with fetal size in different periods of pregnancy and at birth. The Generation R Study
    L Ay
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJOG 116:953-63. 2009
    ..We aimed to examine the associations of maternal anthropometrics with fetal weight measured in different periods of pregnancy and with birth outcomes...
  76. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in the prevalence of common chronic diseases: an overview of eight European countries
    J A A Dalstra
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 34:316-26. 2005
    ..Few studies have compared socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence of both fatal and non-fatal diseases. This paper aims to give the first international overview for several common chronic diseases...
  77. doi request reprint Household and food shopping environments: do they play a role in socioeconomic inequalities in fruit and vegetable consumption? A multilevel study among Dutch adults
    K Giskes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:113-20. 2009
    ..To determine whether household and food shopping environmental factors are associated with fruit and vegetable (FV) intakes, and contribute to socioeconomic inequalities in FV consumption...
  78. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in morbidity among the elderly; a European overview
    Martijn Huisman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 57:861-73. 2003
    ..To conclude, inequalities in morbidity decrease with age, but a substantive part persists in old age. To improve the health of elderly people it is important that the material, social and cultural resources of the elderly are improved...
  79. doi request reprint The systematic development of ROsafe: an intervention to promote STI testing among vocational school students
    Mireille Wolfers
    GGD Rotterdam Rijnmond, Department of Infectious Diseases Control, P O Box 70032, Rotterdam, 3000 LP, Netherlands
    Health Promot Pract 13:378-87. 2012
    ..Strategies included short movies, discussion, knowledge quiz, and an interactive behavioral self-test through the Internet...
  80. doi request reprint Sources of information and health beliefs related to SARS and avian influenza among Chinese communities in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands, compared to the general population in these countries
    Helene A C M Voeten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 16:49-57. 2009
    ..To engage them in precautionary actions, it is important to know their information sources, knowledge, and health beliefs...
  81. ncbi request reprint Cohort-specific trends in stroke mortality in seven European countries were related to infant mortality rates
    M Amiri
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1295-302. 2006
    ..To assess, in a population-based study, whether secular trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in seven European countries were correlated with past trends in infant mortality rate (IMR) in these countries...
  82. pmc Socioeconomic status and ischaemic heart disease mortality in 10 western European populations during the 1990s
    M Avendano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 92:461-7. 2006
    ..To assess the association between socioeconomic status and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in 10 western European populations during the 1990s...
  83. ncbi request reprint Explaining differences in birthweight between ethnic populations. The Generation R Study
    E J W M Troe
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJOG 114:1557-65. 2007
    ..To examine whether differences in birthweight of various ethnic groups residing in The Netherlands can be explained by determinants of birthweight...
  84. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in health and well-being of children and adolescents in Iceland
    M Halldorsson
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Public Health 27:43-7. 1999
    ..To assess differences in health, healthcare use and well-being of children according to their socioeconomic situation...
  85. pmc Determinants of levels and changes of physical functioning in chronically ill persons: results from the GLOBE Study
    J P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:631-8. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a large number of potential determinants (sociodemographic factors, health related behaviour, structural living conditions, and psychosocial factors)...
  86. pmc Trends in socioeconomic health inequalities in the Netherlands, 1981-1999
    J A A Dalstra
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:927-34. 2002
    ..To determine changes in socioeconomic inequalities in self reported health in both the 1980s and the 1990s in the Netherlands...
  87. ncbi request reprint Deprivation and systematic stroke prevention in general practice: an audit among general practitioners in the Rotterdam region, The Netherlands
    Johan S de Koning
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 13:340-6. 2003
    ..To investigate differences in quality of preventive care provided by general practitioners (GPs) to patients at risk of stroke living in deprived and non-deprived neighbourhoods in the Rotterdam region...
  88. ncbi request reprint Using epidemiological models to estimate the health effects of diet behaviour change: the example of tailored fruit and vegetable promotion
    J Lennert Veerman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 9:415-20. 2006
    ..To explore the use of epidemiological modelling for the estimation of health effects of behaviour change interventions, using the example of computer-tailored nutrition education aimed at fruit and vegetable consumption in The Netherlands...
  89. pmc Hepatitis B screening in the Turkish-Dutch population in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; qualitative assessment of socio-cultural determinants
    Ytje Jj van der Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:328. 2009
    ..Increased voluntary screening is necessary in this community, to detect individuals eligible for treatment and to prevent further transmission of the disease...
  90. ncbi request reprint Behaviour partly explains educational differences in cancer incidence in the south-eastern Netherlands: the longitudinal GLOBE study
    W J Louwman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:119-25. 2004
    ..In conclusion, a lower education is associated with increased cancer risks, which can be explained partly by behavioural factors...
  91. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in outcomes of diabetes care and the role of self-management behavior
    L C Lanting
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 72:146-54. 2008
    ..Ethnic differences in outcomes of outpatient diabetic care and the role of self-management behavior and its determinants in explaining observed differences...
  92. pmc Relation between trends in late middle age mortality and trends in old age mortality--is there evidence for mortality selection?
    F Janssen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:775-81. 2005
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic inequalities in mortality. Methodological problems illustrated with three examples from Europe
    A E Kunst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 46:467-79. 1998
    ..The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the extent to which results of descriptive studies can be biased due to problems with the data that are commonly available to European countries...
  94. ncbi request reprint [Compression of morbidity: a promising approach to alleviate the societal consequences of population ageing?]
    B Klijs
    Afdeling Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 40:228-36. 2009
    ..For policymakers and researchers it is important to find a mix of interventions that lead to a comparable overall effect...
  95. doi request reprint The effects of work-related maternal risk factors on time to pregnancy, preterm birth and birth weight: the Generation R Study
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:197-204. 2011
    ..To investigate the influence of maternal working conditions on fertility and pregnancy outcomes...
  96. ncbi request reprint Disparities in stroke preventive care in general practice did not explain socioeconomic disparities in stroke
    M Avendano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1285-94. 2006
    ..To assess socioeconomic disparities in stroke incidence and in the quality of preventive care for stroke in the Netherlands...
  97. pmc Educational inequalities in smoking among men and women aged 16 years and older in 11 European countries
    M Huisman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 14:106-13. 2005
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Trends in socioeconomic disparities in stroke mortality in six european countries between 1981-1985 and 1991-1995
    M Avendano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam 3000 DR, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 161:52-61. 2005
    ..Socioeconomic disparities in stroke mortality generally persisted and may have widened in some populations, which fact underlines the need to improve preventive and secondary care for stroke among the lower socioeconomic groups...
  99. pmc Trends in smoking behaviour between 1985 and 2000 in nine European countries by education
    K Giskes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, 3000DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:395-401. 2005
    ..To examine whether trends in smoking behaviour in Western Europe between 1985 and 2000 differed by education group...
  100. ncbi request reprint The perinatal mortality rate as an indicator of quality of care in international comparisons
    J H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 36:54-66. 1998
    ..They are not related to quality of care, but do have a relatively large impact on the perinatal mortality rate...