Epidemiology and Biostatistics Publications


Research in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Publications examines age, environment, chronic disease, social health determinants, maternal and child health, and mental health all in an effort to understand and improve the health of populations as a whole. These publications contain risk assessment and examinations of various health determinants to understand the health and circumstances of certain populations.

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Submissions from 2017

Agreement between 35 published frailty scores in the general population, Gloria A. Aguayo, Anne Françoise Donneau, Michel T. Vaillant, Anna Schritz, Oscar H. Franco, Saverio Stranges, Laurent Malisoux, Michèle Guillaume, and Daniel R. Witte

Smoking status is inversely associated with overall diet quality: Findings from the ORISCAV-LUX study, Ala'a Alkerwi, Burcu Baydarlioglu, Nicolas Sauvageot, Saverio Stranges, Paul Lemmens, Nitin Shivappa, and James R. Hébert

Geographic variations in cardiometabolic risk factors in Luxembourg, Ala’a Alkerwi, Illiasse El Bahi, Saverio Stranges, Jean Beissel, Charles Delagardelle, Stephanie Noppe, and Ngianga Bakwin Kandala

Prevalence and related risk factors of chronic kidney disease among adults in Luxembourg: Evidence from the observation of cardiovascular risk factors (ORISCAV-LUX) study, Ala'A Alkerwi, Nicolas Sauvageot, Illiasse El Bahi, Charles Delagardelle, Jean Beissel, Stephanie Noppe, Paul J. Roderick, Jennifer S. Mindell, and Saverio Stranges

Vitamin C supplementation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, Lena Al-Khudairy, Nadine Flowers, Rebecca Wheelhouse, Obadah Ghannam, Louise Hartley, Saverio Stranges, and Karen Rees

Healthcare access and quality index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: A novel analysis from the global burden of disease study 2015, Ryan M. Barber, Nancy Fullman, Reed J.D. Sorensen, Thomas Bollyky, Martin McKee, Ellen Nolte, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Cristiana Abbafati, Kaja M. Abbas, Foad Abd-Allah, Abdishakur M. Abdulle, Ahmed Abdulahi Abdurahman, Semaw Ferede Abera, Biju Abraham, Girmatsion Fisseha Abreha, Kelemework Adane, Ademola Lukman Adelekan, Ifedayo Morayo O. Adetifa, Ashkan Afshin, Arnav Agarwal, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Sunilkumar Agarwal, Anurag Agrawal, Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Alireza Ahmadi, Kedir Yimam Ahmed, Muktar Beshir Ahmed, Rufus Olusola Akinyemi, Tomi F. Akinyemiju, Nadia Akseer, and Ziyad Al-Aly

Stroke survivors in Nigeria: A door-to-door prevalence survey from the Niger Delta region, Martinsixtus C. Ezejimofor, Olalekan A. Uthman, Omosivie Maduka, Aloysius C. Ezeabasili, Arthur C. Onwuchekwa, Benedeth C. Ezejimofor, Eme Asuquo, Yen Fu Chen, Saverio Stranges, and Ngianga Bakwin Kandala

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis dysregulation and double product increases potentiate ischemic heart disease risk in a Black male cohort: The SABPA study, Leoné Malan, Christiaan E. Schutte, Ala'a Alkerwi, Saverio Stranges, and Nicolaas T. Malan

Population health intervention research: myths and misconceptions, Janet Martin, Davy Cheng, and Saverio Stranges

Features of cardiovascular disease in low-income and middle-income countries in adults and children living with HIV, Andrew W. McCrary, Chidozie U. Nduka, Saverio Stranges, and Gerald S. Bloomfield

Long-Term Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke of Undetermined Mechanism: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort, Negar Morovatdar, Amanda G. Thrift, Moira K. Kapral, Réza Behrouz, Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Saverio Stranges, and Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh

Is there sufficient evidence for a causal association between antiretroviral therapy and diabetes in HIV-infected patients? A meta-analysis, Chidozie U. Nduka, Saverio Stranges, Peter K. Kimani, Ahmed M. Sarki, and Olalekan A. Uthman

Can health indicators and psychosocial characteristics predict attrition in youths with overweight and obesity seeking ambulatory treatment? Data from a retrospective longitudinal study in a paediatric clinic in Luxembourg, Ineke M. Pit-Ten Cate, Hanen Samouda, Ulrike Schierloh, Julien Jacobs, Jean Francois Vervier, Saverio Stranges, Marie Lise Lair, and Carine De Beaufort

Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: A systematic analysis from the global burden of disease study 2015, Marissa B. Reitsma, Nancy Fullman, Marie Ng, Joseph S. Salama, Amanuel Abajobir, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Cristiana Abbafati, Semaw Ferede Abera, Biju Abraham, Gebre Yitayih Abyu, Akindele Olupelumi Adebiyi, Ziyad Al-Aly, Alicia V. Aleman, Raghib Ali, Ala'a Al Alkerwi, Peter Allebeck, Rajaa Mohammad Al-Raddadi, Azmeraw T. Amare, Alemayehu Amberbir, Walid Ammar, Stephen Marc Amrock, Carl Abelardo T. Antonio, Hamid Asayesh, Niguse Tadela Atnafu, Peter Azzopardi, Amitava Banerjee, Aleksandra Barac, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez, Ana Cristina Basto-Abreu, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Neeraj Bedi, and Brent Bell

Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015, Gregory A. Roth, Catherine Johnson, Amanuel Abajobir, Foad Abd-Allah, Semaw Ferede Abera, Gebre Abyu, Muktar Ahmed, Baran Aksut, Tahiya Alam, Khurshid Alam, François Alla, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Stephen Amrock, Hossein Ansari, Johan Ärnlöv, Hamid Asayesh, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Leticia Avila-Burgos, Ashish Awasthi, Amitava Banerjee, Aleksandra Barac, Till Bärnighausen, Lars Barregard, Neeraj Bedi, Ezra Belay Ketema, Derrick Bennett, Gebremedhin Berhe, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Shimelash Bitew, Jonathan Carapetis, Juan Jesus Carrero, and Deborah Carvalho Malta

Depression burden in luxembourg: Individual risk factors, geographic variations and the role of migration, 2013–2015 European Health Examination Survey, Maria Ruiz-Castell, Ngianga Bakwin Kandala, Magali Perquin, Valéry Bocquet, Andrea Kuemmerle, Claus Vögele, and Saverio Stranges

Epidemiology of Intracranial and Extracranial Large Artery Stenosis in a Population-Based Study of Stroke in the Middle East, Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Amanda G. Thrift, Saverio Stranges, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Mohammad T. Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Réza Behrouz, and Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh

Subtraction of subcutaneous fat to improve the prediction of visceral adiposity: exploring a new anthropometric track in overweight and obese youth, H. Samouda, C. De Beaufort, S. Stranges, J. P. Van Nieuwenhuyse, G. Dooms, O. Keunen, S. Leite, M. Vaillant, M. L. Lair, and F. Dadoun

Stability-based validation of dietary patterns obtained by cluster analysis, Nicolas Sauvageot, Anna Schritz, Sonia Leite, Ala'A Alkerwi, Saverio Stranges, Faiez Zannad, Sylvie Streel, Axelle Hoge, Anne Françoise Donneau, Adelin Albert, and Michèle Guillaume

Submissions from 2016


Total versus partial splenectomy in pediatric hereditary spherocytosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Leonardo Guizzetti

Submissions from 2015


Incidence of psychotic disorders among first-generation immigrants and refugees in Ontario., Kelly K Anderson, Joyce Cheng, Ezra Susser, Kwame J McKenzie, and Paul Kurdyak


Factors Impacting Transgender Patients’ Discomfort with Their Family Physicians: A Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey, Greta R. Bauer, Xuchen Zong, Ayden I. Scheim, Rebecca Hammond, and Amardeep Thind


Identification and survival outcomes of a cohort of patients with cancer of unknown primary in Ontario, Canada., Chong S Kim, Malek B Hannouf, Sisira Sarma, George B Rodrigues, Peter K Rogan, Salaheddin M Mahmud, Eric Winquist, Muriel Brackstone, and Gregory S Zaric

Submissions from 2014


The Effectiveness of Teleglaucoma versus In-Patient Examination for Glaucoma Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Sera-Melisa Thomas, Maya M Jeyaraman, Maya Jeyaraman, William G Hodge, Cindy Hutnik, John Costella, and Monali S Malvankar-Mehta

Submissions from 2012


Predictors of New Graduate Nurses' Workplace Well-being: Testing the Job Demands-resources Model, Heather K. Spence Laschinger, Ashley L. Grau, Joan Finegan, and Piotr Wilk