- Environmental and heritable factors in the causation of cancer--analyses of cohorts of twins from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
N Engl J Med 343:78-85. 2000
..The contribution of hereditary factors to the causation of sporadic cancer is unclear. Studies of twins make it possible to estimate the overall contribution of inherited genes to the development of malignant diseases...
- Clinical assessment and improved diagnosis of bocavirus-induced wheezing in children, Finland
Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1423-30. 2009
..and follow-up serum samples from 258 wheezing children and single serum samples from 115 healthy adults in Finland were examined. Our assays had a sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of 99.5%...
- Preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy - a controlled trial in primary health care
T I Kinnunen
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
Eur J Clin Nutr 61:884-91. 2007
..To investigate whether individual counselling on diet and physical activity during pregnancy can have positive effects on diet and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and prevent excessive gestational weight gain...
- Coxsackievirus A6 and hand, foot, and mouth disease, Finland
University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1485-8. 2009
..of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) with onychomadesis (nail shedding) as a common feature occurred in Finland. We identified an unusual enterovirus type, coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6), as the causative agent...
- Infant vitamin d supplementation and allergic conditions in adulthood: northern Finland birth cohort 1966
Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1037:84-95. 2004
..The Northern Finland Birth Cohort consists of all individuals in the two most northern provinces of Finland who were due to be born in ..
- Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study
Diabetes Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
Lancet 368:1673-9. 2006
..In the extended follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study, we assessed the extent to which the originally-achieved lifestyle changes and risk reduction remain after discontinuation of active counselling...
- Mercury, fish oils, and risk of acute coronary events and cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality in men in eastern Finland
Jyrki K Virtanen
Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, PO Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:228-33. 2005
..We investigated the effects of high mercury content in hair on the risk of acute coronary events and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in men from eastern Finland.
- A genome-wide association study of type 2 diabetes in Finns detects multiple susceptibility variants
Laura J Scott
Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Science 316:1341-5. 2007
..This brings the number of T2D loci now confidently identified to at least 10...
- Early life factors and blood pressure at age 31 years in the 1966 northern Finland birth cohort
Marjo Riitta Jarvelin
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
Hypertension 44:838-46. 2004
..7, -1.1) mm Hg lower systolic blood pressure. Our results support the concept that birth weight, other birth measures, and infant growth are important determinants of blood pressure and hence cardiovascular disease risk in later life...
- Non-response and related factors in a nation-wide health survey
Department of General Practice, University of Turku, Finland
Eur J Epidemiol 17:991-9. 2001
..To analyse selective factors associated with an unexpectedly low response rate...
- Relation of immediate postnatal growth with obesity and related metabolic risk factors in adulthood: the northern Finland birth cohort 1966 study
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, W2 1PG London, United Kingdom
Am J Epidemiol 171:989-98. 2010
..These results showed that growth during the immediate postnatal period is associated with adulthood obesity and BP. Lifestyle changes from early life might be important in reducing adulthood obesity and high-BP risk...
- The validity of the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register and Causes of Death Register data on coronary heart disease
National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:132-7. 2005
- Trends in self-reported sleep duration and insomnia-related symptoms in Finland from 1972 to 2005: a comparative review and re-analysis of Finnish population samples
The National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland
J Sleep Res 17:54-62. 2008
..Similarly, there is an extensively distributed belief, at least in Finland, that the prevalence of insomnia-related symptoms is increasing, but evidence for this is even sparser...
- Time trends in socio-economic differences in incidence rates of cancers of the breast and female genital organs (Finland, 1971-1995)
Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
Int J Cancer 81:56-61. 1999
..g., reproductive patterns, viral infections, diet, physical activity, prevalence of overweight and obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption or combinations of these factors) that may be risk factors for the specific cancers studied...
- National type 2 diabetes prevention programme in Finland: FIN-D2D
Finnish Diabetes Association, Tampere, Finland
Int J Circumpolar Health 66:101-12. 2007
..In Finland, a national programme for the prevention of T2D has been launched...
- Socioeconomic status and smoking: analysing inequalities with multiple indicators
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Eur J Public Health 15:262-9. 2005
..While previous studies have mostly relied on one socioeconomic indicator at a time, this study examined socioeconomic differences in smoking by using several indicators that reflect different dimensions of socioeconomic position...
- Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Finland in 2004 to 2006
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, Helsinki, Finland
J Clin Microbiol 47:2655-7. 2009
..population-based study on community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Finland during 2004 to 2006 showed that both incidence (1...
- Fat and heart disease: yes we can make a change--the case of North Karelia (Finland)
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Ann Nutr Metab 54:33-8. 2009
..which were first started in the Province of North Karelia and later on extended to all other regions of Finland. Their aim was to change population diets, especially with respect to the quality of fat: to reduce saturated and ..
- Sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent employees
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland
Occup Environ Med 63:212-7. 2006
..This study examined sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent workers...
- Salivary gland cancer in Finland 1991--96: an evaluation of 237 cases
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Acta Otolaryngol 125:207-14. 2005
..In this material consisting of various salivary gland carcinomas, stage I, male gender and age were the most powerful predictors of patient outcome...
- A recurrent mutation in PALB2 in Finnish cancer families
Department of Clinical Genetics, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, FIN 90029 OYS, Finland
Nature 446:316-9. 2007
..Here we show, by screening for PALB2 mutations in Finland that a frameshift mutation, c...
- Exposure of Listeria monocytogenes within an epidemic caused by butter in Finland
Risk Analysis, National Veterinary and Food Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Int J Food Microbiol 70:97-109. 2001
..Between June 1998 and April 1999, an outbreak caused by L. monocytogenes serotype 3a in butter occurred in Finland. The majority of the cases were immunocompromised and hospitalized at the Helsinki University Central Hospital (..
- Nationwide prevalence of sporadic and familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence of founder effect among multiplex families in Finland
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Thorax 57:338-42. 2002
The prevalence of sporadic and familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases in Finland was evaluated according to the revised recommendations of the American Thoracic Society.
- Low physical activity as a predictor for total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men and women in Finland
Noel C Barengo
Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, PL 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
Eur Heart J 25:2204-11. 2004
- Self-reported life satisfaction and 20-year mortality in healthy Finnish adults
Department of Psychiatry, University of Kuopio and Kuopio University Hospital, Finland
Am J Epidemiol 152:983-91. 2000
..Life dissatisfaction may predict mortality and serve as a general health risk indicator. This effect seems to be partially mediated through adverse health behavior...
- Agents causing occupational asthma in Finland in 1986-2002: cow epithelium bypassed by moulds from moisture-damaged buildings
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Clin Exp Allergy 35:1632-7. 2005
Occupational asthma is an avoidable form of asthma. In Finland, the diagnosis of occupational asthma entitles substantial compensation to the employee...
- Comparison of socioeconomic differences in self-perceived health in Estonia and Finland
Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, and Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Tallinn Tartu, Estonia
Scand J Public Health 38:129-34. 2010
To compare self-perceived health in relation to socioeconomic factors in Estonia and Finland.
- Effect of lifestyle intervention on the occurrence of metabolic syndrome and its components in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study
Diabetes Center, Finnish Diabetes Association, Tampere, Finland
Diabetes Care 31:805-7. 2008
..The aim of this secondary analysis of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study was to assess the effects of lifestyle intervention on metabolic syndrome and its components...
- Social capital at work as a predictor of employee health: multilevel evidence from work units in Finland
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
Soc Sci Med 66:637-49. 2008
..In conclusion, this longitudinal multilevel study provides support for the hypothesis that exposure to low social capital at work may be detrimental to the health of employees...
- Anti-inflammatory effect of lifestyle changes in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study
Institute for Clinical Diabetology, German Diabetes Centre, Leibniz Centre at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Diabetologia 52:433-42. 2009
..Physical activity and diet can attenuate systemic immune activation, but it is not known which individual components of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention are most effective in targeting subclinical inflammation...
- The Finnish Arthroplasty Register: report of the hip register
T J Puolakka
Department of Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
Acta Orthop Scand 72:433-41. 2001
..data from the Finnish Arthroplasty Register indicate that the results of total hip replacements are improving in Finland. With the civic registration number, one can link and match data files...
- Fall-induced injuries and deaths among older adults
Accident and Trauma Research Center and the Tampere Research Center of Sports Medicine, President Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland
JAMA 281:1895-9. 1999
..Although various fall-induced injuries and deaths among older adults are increasing, little is known about the epidemiology of these events...
- Genetic diversity and phylogeography of Seewis virus in the Eurasian common shrew in Finland and Hungary
Hae Ji Kang
Department of Pediatrics, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Virol J 6:208. 2009
..the spatial or geographic variation of SWSV, archival liver tissues from 88 Eurasian common shrews, trapped in Finland in 1982 and in Hungary during 1997, 1999 and 2000, were analyzed for hantavirus RNAs by reverse transcription-..
- Maternal care and birth outcomes among ethnic minority women in Finland
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
BMC Public Health 9:84. 2009
..The aim of this study is to compare the access to and use of maternity services, and their outcomes among ethnic minority women having a singleton birth in Finland.
- Linkage and linkage disequilibrium scan for autism loci in an extended pedigree from Finland
Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland
Hum Mol Genet 18:2912-21. 2009
Population isolates, such as Finland, have proved beneficial in mapping rare causative genetic variants due to a limited number of founders resulting in reduced genetic heterogeneity and extensive linkage disequilibrium (LD)...
- Mass screening programmes and trends in cervical cancer in Finland and the Netherlands
Maaike A van der Aa
Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Stedendriehoek Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Int J Cancer 122:1854-8. 2008
With respect to cervical cancer management, Finland and the Netherlands are comparable in relevant characteristics, e.g., fertility rate, age-of-mother at first birth and a national screening programme for several years...
- Insomnia and global sleep dissatisfaction in Finland
Maurice M Ohayon
Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
J Sleep Res 11:339-46. 2002
..purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of insomnia symptoms and diagnoses in the general population of Finland. A total of 982 participants, aged 18 years or older and representative of the general population of Finland, ..
- Labelling the salt content in foods: a useful tool in reducing sodium intake in Finland
Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
Public Health Nutr 11:335-40. 2008
..To estimate the impact of choosing food products labelled either as low or high in salt on salt intake in the Finnish adult population...
- Cumulative incidence of type 1 diabetes in 10,168 siblings of Finnish young-onset type 1 diabetic patients
Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300, Helsinki, Finland
Diabetes 54:563-9. 2005
..This large prospective family study of type 1 diabetes in siblings of childhood-onset diabetic patients provides reliable empirical estimates for the sibling recurrence risk...
- Fears, sexual disturbances and personality features in men with prostatitis: a population-based cross-sectional study in Finland
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
BJU Int 88:35-8. 2001
..To determine the occurrence of mental distress related to prostatitis in Finnish men...
- Social class differences in health behaviours among employees from Britain, Finland and Japan: the influence of psychosocial factors
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Health Place 16:61-70. 2010
..This is done by comparing employee cohorts from Britain, Finland and Japan...
- The contribution of childhood and adult socioeconomic position to adult obesity and smoking behaviour: an international comparison
Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH London, UK
Int J Epidemiol 34:335-44. 2005
- Time trends in brain tumor incidence rates in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, 1974-2003
Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1721-4. 2009
In Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, the use of mobile phones increased sharply in the mid-1990s; thus, time trends in brain tumor incidence after 1998 may provide information about possible tumor risks associated with mobile phone ..
- Physical exercise and psychological well-being: a population study in Finland
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, S 106 91, Sweden
Prev Med 30:17-25. 2000
..The purpose of the present study was therefore to explore the association between physical exercise frequency and a number of measures of psychological well-being in a large population-based sample...
- Increasing prevalence of coeliac disease over time
Paediatric Research Center, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 26:1217-25. 2007
..The number of coeliac disease diagnoses has increased in the recent past and according to screening studies, the total prevalence of the disorder is around 1%...
- The Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study (DPS): Lifestyle intervention and 3-year results on diet and physical activity
Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Diabetes Care 26:3230-6. 2003
..To describe the 1) lifestyle intervention used in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study, 2) short- and long-term changes in diet and exercise behavior, and 3) effect of the intervention on glucose and lipid metabolism...
- Four potassium channel mutations account for 73% of the genetic spectrum underlying long-QT syndrome (LQTS) and provide evidence for a strong founder effect in Finland
Research Program in Molecular Medicine, Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland
Ann Med 36:53-63. 2004
..We had previously identified 14 different LOTS-causing mutations in 92 Finnish families...
- Replication of 1q42 linkage in Finnish schizophrenia pedigrees
National Public Health Institute, Department of Molecular Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
Mol Psychiatry 9:1037-41. 2004
..This replicates the previous linkage finding in the same region and constitutes supportive evidence for a susceptibility gene in this region...
- Smoking during pregnancy in Finland: determinants and trends, 1987-1997
Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Am J Public Health 91:284-6. 2001
This study examined determinants of and trends in smoking during pregnancy in Finland from 1987 through 1997.
- The genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia in a Finnish twin cohort. A population-based modeling study
T D Cannon
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:67-74. 1998
..We applied structural equation modeling in a total population of twins to determine the significance and magnitudes of the genetic and environmental contributions to schizophrenia...
- Human bocavirus and acute wheezing in children
Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Clin Infect Dis 44:904-10. 2007
..It has been detected primarily in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection, but its occurrence, clinical profile, and role as a causative agent of respiratory tract disease are not clear...
- Occupational class inequalities across key domains of health: results from the Helsinki Health Study
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
Eur J Public Health 15:504-10. 2005
..e. the subjective, functional and medical domains. Additionally, we examine whether physical or mental workload will affect these inequalities, and whether these effects are specific to particular health indicators...
- Sex differences in heritability of BMI: a comparative study of results from twin studies in eight countries
The Danish Twin Registry, Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Twin Res 6:409-21. 2003
..Furthermore, they suggest that strategies to identify predisposing genes may benefit from taking into account potential sex specific effects...
- Chromosome 1 loci in Finnish schizophrenia families
Department of Molecular Medicine, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Hum Mol Genet 10:1611-7. 2001
..linkage to two regions on chromosome 1q32--q42 in schizophrenia families collected for two separate studies in Finland. Here we report the results of a fine mapping effort aimed at further definition of the chromosomal region of ..
- Molecular subtypes of breast cancers detected in mammography screening and outside of screening
Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Biomedicum, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Clin Cancer Res 14:4103-10. 2008
..The frequency and significance of gene expression profile-derived molecular subtypes of breast cancers found in mammography screening are unknown...
- Physical fitness profiles in young Finnish men during the years 1975-2004
Training Division of the Defence Staff, Finnish Defense Forces, Helsinki, Finland
Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1990-4. 2006
- Risk factors for poor tuberculosis treatment outcome in Finland: a cohort study
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
BMC Public Health 7:291. 2007
..We investigated the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a two-year cohort of all treated culture-verified pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases to establish a basis for improving outcomes...
- Work-family conflicts and self-rated health among middle-aged municipal employees in Finland
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
Int J Behav Med 13:276-85. 2006
..postal surveys, which were carried out in 2001 and 2002, among female and male employees of the city of Helsinki, Finland. The participants were aged 40-60, and the response rate for women was 69%, and for men 60%...
- Presumed futility in paramedic-treated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: an Utstein style analysis in Tampere, Finland
Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Resuscitation 75:235-43. 2007
To report prospectively the outcome from prehospital cardiac arrest according to the Utstein template in the city of Tampere, Finland, with special reference to those patients in whom resuscitation was not attempted.
- Incidence of bone and soft tissue sarcoma after radiotherapy: a cohort study of 295,712 Finnish cancer patients
School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Int J Cancer 118:1017-21. 2006
..In conclusion, radiotherapy appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing sarcoma especially among younger patients. Further investigation is needed to clarify the dose-response of the preceding ionizing radiation...
- Cowpox with severe generalized eruption, Finland
Paula M Pelkonen
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
Emerg Infect Dis 9:1458-61. 2003
..In Finnish wild rodents, orthopoxvirus seroprevalences were 0%-92%, in humans the seroprevalence was 100% in the age group >50, decreasing towards younger age groups...
- Physical functioning in multiple sclerosis: a population-based study in central Finland
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Central Hospital of Central Finland, Keskussairaalantie 19, FIN 40620 Jyväskylä, Finland
J Rehabil Med 38:339-45. 2006
..To describe multiple sclerosis and its impact on individuals' perceived problems in functioning, particularly in the domains of self-care, mobility and domestic life...
- Prevalence of Celiac disease among children in Finland
Pediatric Research Center, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
N Engl J Med 348:2517-24. 2003
- Expanding screening for rare metabolic disease in the newborn: an analysis of costs, effect and ethical consequences for decision-making in Finland
Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
Acta Paediatr 94:1126-36. 2005
Currently, the only metabolic disorder that newborns are screened for in Finland is congenital hypothyroidism...
- Temporal changes in the incidence of epilepsy in Finland: nationwide study
Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Epilepsy Res 71:206-15. 2006
..To examine possible changes over time in the incidence of epilepsy in different age groups...
- Incidence and prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis: a cohort study of Finnish adolescents
Taina M Huurre
Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
J Asthma 41:311-7. 2004
..4 (95% CI = 10.1-12.8). Among both genders, the highest incidence rate of allergic rhinitis was between 17 and 22 years. Our study adds to the limited knowledge on the incidence rates of asthma and allergic rhinitis...
- Glycemic control in patients with diabetes in Finland
Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Diabetes Care 22:575-9. 1999
To evaluate the quality of diabetes care at a national level in Finland, using level of glycemia as a determinant of success in treatment.
- Change and persistence in healthcare inequities: access to elective surgery in Finland in 1992--2003
Health Services Research, STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Public Health 37:131-8. 2009
Many countries experience persistent or increasing socioeconomic disparities in specialist care. This study examines the socioeconomic distribution of elective surgery from 1992 to 2003 in Finland.
- Lymphoedema therapy in breast cancer patients: a systematic review on effectiveness and a survey of current practices and costs in Finland
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Research and Development, Pori, Finland
Acta Oncol 48:850-9. 2009
This study systematically evaluates the effects and harms of physiotherapy methods and explores current treatment practices and costs in relation to lymphoedema in breast cancer patients in Finland.
- Outbreaks of Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in day care cohorts in Finland - implications for elimination of transmission
Department of Vaccination and Immune Protection, Division of Health Protection, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
BMC Infect Dis 9:102. 2009
..Exposure within families and within DCCs are the main risk factors for colonisation with pneumococcal serotypes in DCC attendees...
- Parental smoking behaviour and effects of tobacco smoke on children's health in Finland and Russia
Timo T Hugg
South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute, Lääkäritie 15, 55330 Tiuruniemi, Finland
Eur J Public Health 18:55-62. 2008
There is little information on potential differences in smoking behaviour of parents between Finland and Russia and on the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure on allergic and respiratory diseases among Finnish and ..
- Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland
Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Occup Environ Med 65:325-30. 2008
..To examine gender differences in sickness absence spells of various lengths and to explain these differences by health status, working conditions and family-related factors...
- Birth measures and depression at age 31 years: the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Oulu, PL 26, FIN 90029 OYS, Finland
Psychiatry Res 160:263-70. 2008
..The analyses were based on 4,007 males and 4,332 females born in 1966 in the two northernmost provinces of Finland with data on current depression measured by the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 questionnaire (HSCL-25) and self-..
- Mortality of the Sami in northern Finland 1979-2005
Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, University of Lapland, Finland
Int J Circumpolar Health 67:43-55. 2008
To describe the mortality of the Finnish Sami population. Study design. A cohort study. The Sami population living in northern Finland represents a specific genetic background and a way of life that has been different from other Finns.
- Psychological risk factors of incidence of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study in Finland
A R Aro
Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Psychol Med 35:1515-21. 2005
..Belief that depression and other psychological factors predict breast cancer is common, but there have been few prospective epidemiological studies on this relationship...
- Annual disease burden due to human papillomavirus (HPV) 6 and 11 infections in Finland
Kari J Syrjanen
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Turku University Hospital, Savitehtaankatu 1, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
Scand J Infect Dis Suppl 107:3-32. 2009
..these malignancies in 2002, and the Finnish Cancer Registry (FCR) website for obtaining these (y 2005) numbers in Finland. The evidence linking HPV to each individual tumour category was classified as: 1) established, 2) emerging, and ..
- A nationwide population-based survey on visual acuity, near vision, and self-reported visual function in the adult population in Finland
Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Ophthalmology 112:2227-37. 2005
To estimate the prevalence rates of habitual visual acuity (VA) levels and visual impairment in Finland and to assess their correlation with self-reported visual function.
- Nocturia frequency, bother, and quality of life: how often is too often? A population-based study in Finland
Kari A O Tikkinen
Department of Urology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Eur Urol 57:488-96. 2010
..Nocturia (ie, waking at night to void) is common and disrupts sleep. Traditionally, one nightly episode has been regarded as clinically meaningless, yet the justification for this belief remains weak...
- Test, episode, and programme sensitivities of screening for colorectal cancer as a public health policy in Finland: experimental design
Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
BMJ 337:a2261. 2008
..To report the sensitivities of the faecal occult blood test, screening episode, and screening programme for colorectal cancer and the benefits of applying a randomised design at the implementation phase of a new public health policy...
- Decline of coronary heart disease mortality in Finland during 1983 to 1992: roles of incidence, recurrence, and case-fatality. The FINMONICA MI Register Study
National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Circulation 94:3130-7. 1996
The rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in eastern Finland has been the highest in the world. The official mortality statistics suggest, however, that is has declined by 60% during the past 20 years...
- A prospective study of dietary calcium, dairy products and prostate cancer risk (Finland)
Panagiota N Mitrou
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Int J Cancer 120:2466-73. 2007
..The results from this large prospective study suggest that intake of calcium or some related component contained in dairy foods is associated with increased prostate cancer risk...
- Prevalence of weight cycling and its relation to health indicators in Finland
Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
Obes Res 13:333-41. 2005
..This study was performed to identify weight cyclers and to assess the prevalence of weight cycling and its relation to health indicators in Finnish adults...
- Non-participation may bias the results of a psychiatric survey: an analysis from the survey including magnetic resonance imaging within the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort
Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:403-9. 2007
..Furthermore, we wanted to explore other associative factors expected to affect non-participation...
- Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A population based study in central Finland in 1975-1993
Fourth Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Acta Oncol 36:69-74. 1997
..objective of the present study is to determine the frequency of gastrointestinal lymphomas in the area of central Finland as well as the influence of clinical features and therapeutical approaches on the survival of these patients...
- Cervical cancer screening programme in Finland with an example on implementing alternative screening methods
Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
Coll Antropol 31:17-22. 2007
In Finland (population 5 million) the organised Pap screening programme for preventing cervical cancer has been in action already for 45 years. Women aged 30 to 64 are targeted (N 1.25 million) and the screening interval is five years...
- Climate impact on suicide rates in Finland from 1971 to 2003
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Int J Biometeorol 53:167-75. 2009
..In this study, we performed a correlation analysis between nationwide suicide rates and weather variables in Finland during the period 1971-2003...
- Molecular epidemiology of Aleutian mink disease virus in Finland
Division of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Vet Microbiol 133:229-38. 2009
..To gain a more detailed view of the molecular epidemiology of mink AMDV in Finland, we phylogenetically analysed 14 new Finnish strains from 5 farms and all 40 strains with corresponding sequences ..
- Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) infections in Finland during 1998-2002: a population-based surveillance study
Enteric Bacteria Laboratory, Department of Bacterial and Inflammatory Diseases, National Public Health Institute KTL, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
Epidemiol Infect 133:845-52. 2005
..124 microbiologically confirmed infections caused by shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) were reported in Finland. Of these, 25 (20%) were associated with recent foreign travel...
- Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend of adolescent overweight in Finland
Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Int J Pediatr Obes 4:360-70. 2009
..The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether this secular trend differed between sociodemographic subgroups of adolescents...
- Screening infants with social and emotional problems: a pilot study of the brief infant toddler social and emotional assessment (BITSEA) in Northern Finland
Clinic of Child Psychiatry, University and University Hospital of Oulu, Oulu, 90029 OYS, Finland
Int J Circumpolar Health 68:386-93. 2009
..To compare 3 questionnaires used to evaluate early developmental problems, emotional disturbances and competence in 18-month-old infants...
- Pain in European long-term care facilities: cross-national study in Finland, Italy and The Netherlands
Wilco P Achterberg
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 7 Kamer B544, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pain 148:70-4. 2010
..the prevalence of pain, its frequency and severity as well as its correlates in three European countries: Finland (north), Italy (south) and the Netherlands (western central)...
- A six-fold gradient in the incidence of type 1 diabetes at the eastern border of Finland
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Center for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes, Finland
Ann Med 37:67-72. 2005
..We assessed the contribution of environmental and genetic factors to type 1 diabetes by comparing the incidence in two neighboring populations living in conspicuously different socioeconomic circumstances...
- Relationship between work stress and body mass index among 45,810 female and male employees
Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Psychosom Med 67:577-83. 2005
..The 2 problems could be connected if work stress promotes unhealthy eating habits and sedentary behavior and thereby contributes to weight gain. This study explored the association between work stress and body mass index (BMI; kg/m2)...
- Co-occurrence of metabolic syndrome with depression and anxiety in young adults: the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
Psychosom Med 68:213-6. 2006
..We studied whether metabolic syndrome and its components are associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms in a young adult population cohort...
- Use of laxatives among older nursing home residents in Helsinki, Finland
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Drugs Aging 24:147-54. 2007
- Sexual behavior and drinking style among teenagers: a population-based study in Finland
Hanna M Lavikainen
School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Health Promot Int 24:108-19. 2009
..Cross-sectional school survey data from the School Health Promotion Study was collected in Finland in 2002-2003. The national sample consisted of adolescents from the eighth and ninth grades (n = 100,790)...
- Social inequality in fetal growth: a comparative study of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in the period 1981-2000
L H Mortensen
Research Programme on Child Health, National Institute of Public Health, Center for Health and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:325-31. 2008
To examine the socioeconomic patterns and time trends in fetal growth in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden from 1981 to 2000.
- Breast cancer in Nigeria and Finland: epidemiological, clinical and histological comparison
O F Ikpatt
Department of Pathology, University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Anticancer Res 22:3005-12. 2002
We compared the histology and patterns of occurrence of breast cancers in Nigeria (n = 297) and Finland (n = 285).
- Time trends in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Finnish children: a cohort study
Diabetes Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Lancet 371:1777-82. 2008
b>Finland has the highest incidence of type 1 diabetes worldwide, reaching 40 per 100,000 people per year in the 1990s...
- Continuous 15-year decrease in incidence and mortality of stroke in Finland: the FINSTROKE study
University Hospital of Kuopio, Brain Research and Rehabilitation Center Neuron, Kuopio, Finland
Stroke 35:420-5. 2004
The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence and mortality trends in stroke events among persons 25 to 74 years of age in Finland during 1983 to 1997.
- Gender differences in health care use among the elderly population in areas of Norway and Finland. A cross-sectional analysis based on the HUNT study and the FINRISK Senior Survey
Anna Liisa Suominen-Taipale
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
BMC Health Serv Res 6:110. 2006
The aim of the study was to examine gender differences in the self-reported use of health care services by the elderly in rural and metropolitan areas of two Nordic countries with slightly different health care systems: Finland and Norway.