Hendriek C Boshuizen

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Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Fitting additive Poisson models
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Perspect Innov 7:4. 2010
  2. pmc Disaster exposure as a risk factor for mental health problems, eighteen months, four and ten years post-disaster--a longitudinal study
    Bellis van den Berg
    Regioplan Policy Research, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 35, Amsterdam, Rd, 1012, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:147. 2012
  3. doi The DYNAMO-HIA model: an efficient implementation of a risk factor/chronic disease Markov model for use in Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Demography 49:1259-83. 2012
  4. pmc The influence of population characteristics on variation in general practice based morbidity estimations
    C van den Dungen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:887. 2011
  5. pmc Estimating and comparing incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases by combining GP registry data: the role of uncertainty
    Pieter H van Baal
    Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:163. 2011
  6. doi Distributions of parameters for uncertainty analysis cannot be defined without using prior information
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Value Health 13:392-3. 2010
  7. ncbi Subclinical Legionella infection in workers near the source of a large outbreak of Legionnaires disease
    H C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Computerization and Methodological Consultancy Unit, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 184:515-8. 2001
  8. ncbi Non-response in a survey of cardiovascular risk factors in the Dutch population: determinants and resulting biases
    H C Boshuizen
    Department of Information Technology and Methodology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health 120:297-308. 2006
  9. ncbi Reference values for the SERION classic ELISA for detecting Legionella pneumophila antibodies
    H C Boshuizen
    IMA, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:706-8. 2003
  10. pmc Estimation of minimum infection rates with Legionella pneumophila in an exposed population
    H C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 134:579-84. 2006

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. pmc Fitting additive Poisson models
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Perspect Innov 7:4. 2010
    ..This paper describes how to fit an additive Poisson model using standard software. It is illustrated with SAS code, but can be similarly used for other software packages...
  2. pmc Disaster exposure as a risk factor for mental health problems, eighteen months, four and ten years post-disaster--a longitudinal study
    Bellis van den Berg
    Regioplan Policy Research, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 35, Amsterdam, Rd, 1012, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:147. 2012
    ..e. a sum score of experiences and symptoms of distress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  3. doi The DYNAMO-HIA model: an efficient implementation of a risk factor/chronic disease Markov model for use in Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Demography 49:1259-83. 2012
    ..As an illustration, we present the recently developed model DYNAMO-HIA (DYNAMIC MODEL for Health Impact Assessment) that implements this approach...
  4. pmc The influence of population characteristics on variation in general practice based morbidity estimations
    C van den Dungen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:887. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Estimating and comparing incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases by combining GP registry data: the role of uncertainty
    Pieter H van Baal
    Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:163. 2011
    ....
  6. doi Distributions of parameters for uncertainty analysis cannot be defined without using prior information
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modelling, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Value Health 13:392-3. 2010
    ....
  7. ncbi Subclinical Legionella infection in workers near the source of a large outbreak of Legionnaires disease
    H C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Computerization and Methodological Consultancy Unit, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 184:515-8. 2001
    ..Some differences in health complaints were observed between the more and less exposed groups, as estimated by the workplace location, but few differences were found between groups with different antibody levels...
  8. ncbi Non-response in a survey of cardiovascular risk factors in the Dutch population: determinants and resulting biases
    H C Boshuizen
    Department of Information Technology and Methodology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health 120:297-308. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Reference values for the SERION classic ELISA for detecting Legionella pneumophila antibodies
    H C Boshuizen
    IMA, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:706-8. 2003
  10. pmc Estimation of minimum infection rates with Legionella pneumophila in an exposed population
    H C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 134:579-84. 2006
    ..pneumophila. Implications of these findings for design options in future research are discussed...
  11. doi Probabilistic sensitivity analysis: be a Bayesian
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Department of Statistics and Methematical Modeling, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Value Health 12:1210-4. 2009
    ..To give guidance in defining probability distributions for model inputs in probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA) from a full Bayesian perspective...
  12. ncbi Effects of past and recent blood pressure and cholesterol level on coronary heart disease and stroke mortality, accounting for measurement error
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 165:398-409. 2007
    ..Associations between serum cholesterol concentration and risk of stroke mortality are weak...
  13. doi Educational level and risk of colorectal cancer in EPIC with specific reference to tumor location
    Anke M Leufkens
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 130:622-30. 2012
    ..In conclusion, CRC risk, especially in the proximal colon, is lower in subjects with a lower educational level compared to those with a higher educational level. This association is most pronounced in women and Southern Europe...
  14. doi No association between educational level and pancreatic cancer incidence in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Petra G A van Boeckel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:696-701. 2010
    ..Until now, studies examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and pancreatic cancer incidence have been inconclusive...
  15. doi Influence of calendar period on the association between BMI and coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of 31 cohorts
    Ellen L de Hollander
    Center for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:865-80. 2013
    ..This meta-analysis of 31 prospective cohort studies explores the influence of calendar period on CHD risk associated with body mass index (BMI)...
  16. doi Age, period and cohort effects on body weight and body mass index in adults: The Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Division of Public Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9 PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 12:862-70. 2009
    ..To study the development of body weight with ageing, in a general adult population, taking into account possible period and cohort effects...
  17. doi Cigarette smoking, environmental tobacco smoke exposure and pancreatic cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Alina Vrieling
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 126:2394-403. 2010
    ..00-2.39). These results suggest that both active cigarette smoking, as well as exposure to ETS, is associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer and that risk is reduced to levels of never smokers within 5 years of quitting...
  18. doi To die with or from heart failure: a difference that counts: is heart failure underrepresented in national mortality statistics?
    Peter M Engelfriet
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:377-83. 2011
    ..It was our main aim to estimate excess mortality associated with HF and use the estimates to better understand the burden of HF...
  19. doi Reliability of selected antioxidants and compounds involved in one-carbon metabolism in two Dutch cohorts
    Max Leenders
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 65:17-24. 2013
    ..If multiple measurements are not available, the risk estimates can be adjusted for the regression dilution using the ICC as adjustment coefficient...
  20. doi Chronic disease projections in heterogeneous ageing populations: approximating multi-state models of joint distributions by modelling marginal distributions
    Rudolf T Hoogenveen
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Math Med Biol 27:1-19. 2010
    ..To show the strength of the approximating model, we compare its results to those of the multi-state Markov model...
  21. ncbi Estimating the incidence of subclinical infections with Legionella Pneumonia using data augmentation: analysis of an outbreak in The Netherlands
    Nico J D Nagelkerke
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 22:3713-24. 2003
    ..Subclinical infection appeared to be very common and its frequency declined with the distance from the putative source of the outbreak...
  22. ncbi Association of overweight with increased risk of coronary heart disease partly independent of blood pressure and cholesterol levels: a meta-analysis of 21 cohort studies including more than 300 000 persons
    Rik P Bogers
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 167:1720-8. 2007
    ..0) are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) through adverse effects on blood pressure and cholesterol levels is unclear, as is the risk of CHD that remains after these mediating effects are considered...
  23. doi Longitudinal associations between physical load and chronic low back pain in the general population: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:788-96. 2012
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  24. doi Medical innovation and age-specific trends in health care utilization: findings and implications
    Albert Wong
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Methodology and Information Services, Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 74:263-72. 2012
    ..For hospital care utilization, this process might well be accelerated by advances in medical technology...
  25. doi The cost-effectiveness of implementing a new guideline for cardiovascular risk management in primary care in the Netherlands
    Linda Kok
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:371-6. 2009
    ..We estimated the cost-effectiveness of implementing the new guideline at the national level...
  26. doi Potential effect of salt reduction in processed foods on health
    Marieke A H Hendriksen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands MAHH, RTH, JH, HCB, and JMAvR, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands JMG, HCB, and JMAvR
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:446-53. 2014
    ..Excessive salt intake has been associated with hypertension and increased cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Reducing salt intake is considered an important public health strategy in the Netherlands...
  27. doi Plasma enterolignan concentrations and colorectal cancer risk in a nested case-control study
    Anneleen Kuijsten
    Centre for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 167:734-42. 2008
    ..01). These findings do not support the hypothesis that high plasma enterodiol or enterolactone concentrations are associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer...
  28. pmc Lifetime medical costs of obesity: prevention no cure for increasing health expenditure
    Pieter H M van Baal
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 5:e29. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the annual and lifetime medical costs attributable to obesity, to compare those to similar costs attributable to smoking, and to discuss the implications for prevention...
  29. pmc The association between waist circumference and risk of mortality considering body mass index in 65- to 74-year-olds: a meta-analysis of 29 cohorts involving more than 58 000 elderly persons
    Ellen L de Hollander
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 41:805-17. 2012
    ..This meta-analysis examined the association between WC categories and (cause-specific) mortality within BMI categories. Furthermore, the association of continuous WC with lowest and increased mortality risks was examined...
  30. doi Exploring the influence of proximity to death on disease-specific hospital expenditures: a carpaccio of red herrings
    Albert Wong
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Health Econ 20:379-400. 2011
    ..Considering the large variation in the degree to which proximity to death and age matter for each specific disease, we may speak not only of age as a 'red herring' but also of a 'carpaccio of red herrings'...
  31. doi Longitudinal administrative data can be used to examine multimorbidity, provided false discoveries are controlled for
    Albert Wong
    Department of Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1109-17. 2011
    ..This article presents methods for using administrative data to study multimorbidity in hospitalized individuals and indicates how the findings can be used to gain a deeper understanding of hospital multimorbidity...
  32. doi Fruit, vegetables, and colorectal cancer risk: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Franzel J B van Duijnhoven
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands and Medical Biosciences, Pathology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1441-52. 2009
    ..A high consumption of fruit and vegetables is possibly associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the findings to date are inconsistent...
  33. doi Long-term fish consumption and n-3 fatty acid intake in relation to (sudden) coronary heart disease death: the Zutphen study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 29:2024-30. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between fish consumption or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)+docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake from fish, and (sudden) coronary death...
  34. pmc A large outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a flower show, the Netherlands, 1999
    Jeroen W Den Boer
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:37-43. 2002
    ..Persons who paused at the whirlpool spa in hall 3 were at increased risk for becoming ill. This study illustrates that whirlpool spas may be an important health hazard if disinfection fails...
  35. pmc Mortality and life expectancy in relation to long-term cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 16:107-13. 2007
    ..To study the effect of long-term smoking on all-cause and cause-specific mortality, and to estimate the effects of cigarette and cigar or pipe smoking on life expectancy...
  36. pmc Estimating health-adjusted life expectancy conditional on risk factors: results for smoking and obesity
    Pieter H M van Baal
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Popul Health Metr 4:14. 2006
    ..g. smoking vs. non smoking) can provide valuable information. Furthermore, in combination with estimates of life expectancy (LE), it can be tested whether prevention of obesity and smoking results in compression of morbidity...
  37. pmc Dynamic effects of smoking cessation on disease incidence, mortality and quality of life: The role of time since cessation
    Rudolf T Hoogenveen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 6:1. 2008
    ..Furthermore, many people who quit smoking relapse, most of them within a relatively short period...
  38. pmc Health gain by salt reduction in europe: a modelling study
    Marieke A H Hendriksen
    Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0118873. 2015
    ..9%) in France, and 191,300 (2.3%) in Poland. A reduction of salt intake to 5 grams per day is expected to substantially reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and mortality in several European countries. ..
  39. doi Effect of using repeated measurements of a Mediterranean style diet on the strength of the association with cardiovascular disease during 12 years: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Marieke P Hoevenaar-Blom
    Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 53:1209-15. 2014
    ..In cohort studies, often only one baseline measurement of dietary intake is available. This may underestimate the strength of the association with cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
  40. pmc Co-occurrence of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer: quantifying age patterns in the Dutch population using health survey data
    Pieter H van Baal
    Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Popul Health Metr 9:51. 2011
    ..In particular, we investigate to what extent specific pairs of diseases cluster within people and how this deviates from what is to be expected under the assumption of the independent occurrence of diseases (i.e., sheer coincidence)...
  41. ncbi Combining risk estimates from observational studies with different exposure cutpoints: a meta-analysis on body mass index and diabetes type 2
    Nienke Hartemink
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1042-52. 2006
    ..Differences with the ad hoc method were larger in studies with fewer categories. Not incorporating the nonlinearity of the dose response leads to an overestimation of the pooled relative risk, but this bias is relatively small...
  42. ncbi Factors of the physical environment associated with walking and bicycling
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:725-30. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors of the physical environment that may influence time spent on walking and bicycling...
  43. ncbi You Only Die Once: Accounting for Multi-Attributable Mortality Risks in Multi-Disease Models for Health-Economic Analyses
    Rudolf T Hoogenveen
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Expertise Center for Methodology and Information Services, Bilthoven, the Netherlands RTH, HCB, PME Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands PHMV
    Med Decis Making . 2016
    ..An improper adjustment of the mortality rates could result in an underestimation of disease prevalence and, therefore, disease costs...
  44. pmc The association between noise exposure and blood pressure and ischemic heart disease: a meta-analysis
    Elise E M M van Kempen
    Laboratory of Exposure Assessment and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 110:307-17. 2002
    ....
  45. doi Plasma-serum cholesterol differences in children and use of measurements from different specimens
    Nina E Berentzen
    Center for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Nutr Metab 63:305-10. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess absolute plasma-serum differences and differences in ranking of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC), and TC/HDLC ratio in children...
  46. doi An appeal for the presentation of detailed human derived data for dose-response calculations in nutritional science
    Nynke de Jong
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Food Chem Toxicol 54:43-9. 2013
    ....
  47. doi Association between human papillomavirus vaccine uptake and cervical cancer screening in the Netherlands: implications for future impact on prevention
    Anneke Steens
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 132:932-43. 2013
    ..A significant part of potential nonscreeners may be reached through HPV vaccination. Estimates made before vaccination was introduced only slightly overestimated its impact on cervical cancer incidence...
  48. pmc Participation in and attitude towards the national immunization program in the Netherlands: data from population-based questionnaires
    Liesbeth Mollema
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:57. 2012
    ..Further, we analyzed possible changes in opinion on vaccination over a 10 year period...
  49. ncbi the potential of AGE MODE, an age-dependent model, to estimate usual intakes and prevalences of inadequate intakes in a population
    Patricia M C M Waijers
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 136:2916-20. 2006
    ..Although the model may still be further developed, the feature of age dependency shows clear advantages above methods currently used to estimate habitual intakes...
  50. ncbi Risk of endometrial cancer in relationship to cigarette smoking: results from the EPIC study
    Mustafa Al-Zoughool
    Nutrition and Hormones Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 121:2741-7. 2007
    ..The reduction of endometrial cancer risk observed among postmenopausal women does not have direct public health relevance since cigarette smoking is the main known risk factor for cancer...
  51. ncbi Selection bias due to non-response in a health survey among patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Ines Rupp
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 12:131-5. 2002
    ..Non-response may lead to bias in health(care) outcomes...
  52. ncbi Smoking and the risk of gastric cancer in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    Carlos A Gonzalez
    Department of Epidemiology, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 107:629-34. 2003
    ..Findings from this large study support the causal relation between smoking and gastric cancer in this European population. Stomach cancer should be added to the burden of diseases caused by smoking...
  53. ncbi Regional differences in healthy life expectancy in The Netherlands
    Peter P Groenewegen
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Public Health 117:424-9. 2003
    ..In this article, healthy life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of age for men and women in the Netherlands has been described, and factors related to these regional variations have been explored...
  54. ncbi Fruits and vegetables and lung cancer: Findings from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Anthony B Miller
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 108:269-76. 2004
    ..The findings from this analysis can be regarded as re-enforcing recommendations with regard to enhanced fruit consumption for populations. However, the effect is likely to be small compared to smoking cessation...
  55. ncbi Within- and between-cohort variation in measured macronutrient intakes, taking account of measurement errors, in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study
    Pietro Ferrari
    Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Epidemiol 160:814-22. 2004
    ..After calibration, the two components had a similar weight. This observation has important implications for the analysis of multicenter studies because the between-cohort component provides a large part of the overall heterogeneity...
  56. ncbi Prognostic factors related to recurrent low-back pain and sickness absence
    Swenne G van den Heuvel
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:459-67. 2004
    ..This study aimed at determining the prognostic factors related to the recurrence of low-back pain and future sickness absence due to low-back pain...
  57. ncbi Consumption of vegetables and fruits and risk of breast cancer
    Carla H van Gils
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    JAMA 293:183-93. 2005
    ..Most of the evidence comes from case-control studies, but a recent pooled analysis of the relatively few published cohort studies suggests no significantly reduced breast cancer risk is associated with vegetable and fruit consumption...
  58. ncbi Toward targeted hypertension screening guidelines
    Stef van Buuren
    TNO Quality of Life, PO Box 2215, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 26:145-53. 2006
    ..Optimal guidelines should have high yield and low complexity. The goal is to fit procedures for screening and subsequent treatment of hypertension optimally to a specific population...
  59. ncbi Coffee intake and incidence of hypertension
    Cuno S P M Uiterwaal
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:718-23. 2007
    ..The long-term longitudinal evidence for a relation between coffee intake and hypertension is relatively scarce...
  60. ncbi Dietary fiber intake in relation to coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality over 40 y: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1119-25. 2008
    ..Little is known about the effects of dietary fiber intake on long-term mortality...
  61. ncbi Socioeconomic position and the risk of gastric and oesophageal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-EURGAST)
    Gabriele Nagel
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 36:66-76. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association of socioeconomic position with adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and stomach...
  62. ncbi Body size and risk of colon and rectal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    Tobias Pischon
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:920-31. 2006
    ..This discrepancy may be related to differences in fat distribution between sexes or to the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women...
  63. ncbi Ethanol intake and risk of lung cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    Sabine Rohrmann
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1103-14. 2006
    ..Although there was no overall association between ethanol intake and risk of lung cancer, the authors cannot rule out a lower risk for moderate consumption and a possibly increased risk for high lifelong consumption...
  64. ncbi Physical activity and lung cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Cohort
    Karen Steindorf
    Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 119:2389-97. 2006
    ..It can be assumed that the elevated risks found for occupational physical activity are not produced mechanistically by physical activity itself but rather reflect exposure to occupation-related lung cancer risk factors...
  65. doi The evaluation of the diet/disease relation in the EPIC study: considerations for the calibration and the disease models
    Pietro Ferrari
    International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC WHO, Lyon, France
    Int J Epidemiol 37:368-78. 2008
    ..This requires considerable work to standardize dietary measurements at the food and the nutrient levels...
  66. ncbi Impact of socioeconomic status on the course of rheumatoid arthritis and on related use of health care services
    Catharina E Jacobi
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 49:567-73. 2003
    ....
  67. ncbi Polymorphisms in metabolic genes related to tobacco smoke and the risk of gastric cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
    Antonio Agudo
    Unit of Epidemiology, Catalan Institute of Oncology, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Av Gran Via s n km 2 7, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2427-34. 2006
    ..Most of these genes are involved in the activation and detoxification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, suggesting a potential role of these compounds in gastric carcinogenesis...
  68. ncbi Comorbidity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: effect on health-related quality of life
    Ines Rupp
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 31:58-65. 2004
    ..To describe the extent of somatic comorbid conditions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to assess the influence of comorbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  69. ncbi Quality of rheumatoid arthritis care: the patient's perspective
    Catharina E Jacobi
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:73-81. 2004
    ..To identify health care aspects of inadequate quality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) care from the perspective of patients, and to study to what extent patients' perspectives on quality of care are associated with patient characteristics...
  70. ncbi Poor and good health outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of comorbidity
    Ines Rupp
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 33:1488-95. 2006
    ..e., pain, disability, and health-related quality of life, among patients with RA...
  71. ncbi Unmet demands for health care among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: indications for underuse?
    Catharina E Jacobi
    Department of Medical Decision Making, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 51:440-6. 2004
    ..To assess the prevalence of unmet health care demands among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and to determine if these unmet demands indicate underuse...
  72. ncbi No association between polymorphisms in CYP2E1, GSTM1, NAT1, NAT2 and the risk of gastric adenocarcinoma in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
    Antonio Agudo
    Unit of Epidemiology Catalan Institute of Oncology, Av Gran Via s n km 2 7, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1043-5. 2006
  73. ncbi Anthropometry, physical activity, and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
    Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:879-85. 2006
    ..50-1.35 for most active versus inactive). Future studies should consider including measurements of waist and hip circumference, to further investigate the relationship between central adiposity and the risk of pancreatic cancer...
  74. ncbi Socioeconomic status and stroke incidence in the US elderly: the role of risk factors in the EPESE study
    Mauricio Avendano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 37:1368-73. 2006
    ..This study assesses the effect of socioeconomic status on stroke incidence in the elderly, and the contribution of risk factors to stroke disparities...
  75. ncbi The effects of physical therapists' guidance on improvement in a strength-training program for the frail elderly
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    TNO Prevention and Health, Department of Physical Activity and Health, The Netherlands
    J Aging Phys Act 13:5-22. 2005
    ..06). No statistically significant improvements were seen on other functional tests. In summary, the study shows a trend toward better results with more supervision, but more and larger studies are needed to confirm this...
  76. ncbi An approach to estimate between- and within-group correlation coefficients in multicenter studies: plasma carotenoids as biomarkers of intake of fruits and vegetables
    Pietro Ferrari
    Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Epidemiol 162:591-8. 2005
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  77. ncbi Course of patient-reported health outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison of longitudinal and cross-sectional approaches
    Ines Rupp
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 33:228-33. 2006
    ..e., pain, disability and health-related quality of life, as a function of disease duration in a longitudinal approach, and to compare the course of patient-reported health outcomes by a longitudinal versus a cross-sectional approach...