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  1. The association between a number of socio-economic determinants and health has been amply demonstrated in Canada and elsewhere. Over the past decades, women's increased labour force participation and changing ...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjee, Marie Desmeules, Zheynuan Cao and Shelly Abdool
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S34

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  2. While women are reported to be more frequent users of health services in Canada, differences in women's and men's health care utilization have not been fully explored. To provide an overview on women's healthc...

    Authors: Arminée Kazanjian, Denise Morettin and Robert Cho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S33

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  3. This chapter investigates (1) the association between ethnicity and migration, as measured by length of residence in Canada, and two specific self-reported outcomes: (a) self-perceived health and (b) self-repo...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjee, Marie Desmeules, Zheynuan Cao, Shelly Abdool and Arminée Kazanjian
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S32

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  4. Research has consistently shown that while women generally live longer than men, they report more illness and use of health care services (including medication). In the literature, the reasons for women's elev...

    Authors: Jennifer Payne, Ineke Neutel, Robert Cho and Marie DesMeules
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S29

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  5. The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in developed countries has changed from the early epidemic that affected primarily men who have sex with men, to...

    Authors: Marene Gatali and Chris Archibald
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S27

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  6. Contraception choices affect the long-term sexual health and fertility of women and men. Data from the 1998 Canadian Contraception Study and the 2000/2001 Canadian Community Health Survey were assessed for mea...

    Authors: Sharon McMahon, Lisa Hansen, Janice Mann, Cathy Sevigny, Thomas Wong and Marlene Roache
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S25

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  7. The average age of natural menopause in Western societies is estimated to be 51 years; women in Canada can therefore expect to live, on average, a third of their lives in post-menopausal years. During these ye...

    Authors: Angela M Cheung, Ruhee Chaudhry, Moira Kapral, Cynthia Jackevicius and Gail Robinson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S23

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  8. Exposure to violence as children or as adults places a woman at higher risk of poor health outcomes, both physical and psychological. Abused women use more health care services and have poorer social functioni...

    Authors: Marsha M Cohen and Heather Maclean
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S22

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  9. Eating disorders are an increasing public health problem among young women. Anorexia and bulimia may give rise to serious physical conditions such as hypothermia, hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, endocrine ...

    Authors: Enza Gucciardi, Nalan Celasun, Farah Ahmad and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S21

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  10. Depression causes significant distress or impairment in physical, social, occupational and other key areas of functioning. Women are approximately twice as likely as men to experience depression. Psychosocial ...

    Authors: Donna E Stewart, Enza Gucciardi and Sherry L Grace
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  11. Chronic pain is a major health problem associated with significant costs to both afflicted individuals and society as a whole. These costs seem to be disproportionately borne by women, who generally have highe...

    Authors: Marta Meana, Robert Cho and Marie DesMeules
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  12. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic health condition affecting 4.8% of Canadian adults ≥ 20 years of age. The prevalence increases with age. According to the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) (1998–...

    Authors: Catherine Kelly and Gillian L Booth
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S16

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  13. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Canadian women and men. In general, women present with a wider range of symptoms, are more likely to delay seeking medial care and are less likely ...

    Authors: Sherry L Grace, Rick Fry, Angela Cheung and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  14. Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases of women; it is diagnosed in almost half a million women every year and half as many die from it annually. In Canada and other industrialized countr...

    Authors: Eliane Duarte-Franco and Eduardo L Franco
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  15. Differences exist in the prevalence and physical health impacts of problem substance use among men and women. These differences are also found in the mental health and trauma events related to substance use, b...

    Authors: Renée A Cormier, Colleen Anne Dell and Nancy Poole
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  16. Overweight and obesity have been recognized as major public health concern in Canada and throughout the world. Lack of physical activity, through its impact on energy balance, has been identified as an importa...

    Authors: Shirley Bryan and Peter Walsh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  17. There are differences in health practices and self-rated health among different socio-demographic groups of women. The relationship between socio-demographic status and a) a range of health behaviours and b) a...

    Authors: Heather Maclean, Keva Glynn, Zhenyuan Cao and Donna Ansara
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  18. The discussion of health emphasizes the importance of analyses of social determinants of health. Social determinants permit the targeting of policies towards the social factors that impair or improve health. T...

    Authors: Vivienne Walters
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  19. Common vaginal infections that manifest in women are usually easily diagnosed. However, Chlamydia infection is often asymptomatic, leading to infertility before it is detected. If it occurs in pregnancy, it co...

    Authors: Saad Ghazal-Aswad, Padmanabhan Badrinath, Nawal Osman, Samar Abdul-Khaliq, Shirley Mc Ilvenny and Islam Sidky
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2004 4:3
  20. Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition with a major impact on health-related quality of life, work productivity and health care utilisation. The cause of the pain is not always obvious as no pathology is se...

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    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:6
  21. The Malaysian Ministry of Health promotes breast self-examination (BSE) for all women, and Pap smear screening every three years for all sexually active women ages 20 years and above. The objectives of this pa...

    Authors: HL Chee, S Rashidah, K Shamsuddin and O Intan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:3
  22. Ovarian antibodies as detected by indirect immunofluorescence have been used to detect ovarian autoimmunity, but to our knowledge the rate of false positive findings using this method has never been reported.

    Authors: Judy A Novosad, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Zhi-Bin Tong and Lawrence M Nelson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2003 3:2
  23. There is little existing research to guide researchers in estimating the minimum number of measurement occasions required to obtain reliable estimates of serum estrogens, progesterone, gonadotropins, sex hormo...

    Authors: Andrew E Williams, Gertraud Maskarinec, Adrian A Franke and Frank Z Stanczyk
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:13
  24. Cervical cancer can often be prevented by screening and may be curable if identified and treated in its early stages. However, 80% of new cases occur in less-developed countries where cervical cancer screening...

    Authors: Fidelma O'Mahony, Bob Bailey, Chris Koller, Collette Sheridan, Richard Steventon, Kalyan K Dhar and Richard B Johanson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:12
  25. Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common problem that affects one in five women during the pre-menopausal years. It is frequently managed by family physicians, especially in northern, rural and isolated are...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:11
  26. Canadian hysterectomy rates have declined in recent years. However, hysterectomy rates for discretionary indications, principally abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), remain high in some regions. In northern Ontar...

    Authors: Simone N Vigod and Donna E Stewart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:10
  27. The aim of this study was first, to investigate whether women starting oral contraceptive (OC) use at a young age and before first birth have an increased risk for breast cancer and second, to report difficult...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Tapio Luostarinen, Eero Pukkala, Dan Apter and Timo Hakulinen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:9
  28. Spontaneous premature ovarian failure presents most commonly with secondary amenorrhea. Young women with the disorder are infertile and experience the symptoms and sequelae of estrogen deficiency. The mechanis...

    Authors: Kyoko Shibanuma, Zhi-Bin Tong, Vien H Vanderhoof, Konstantina Vanevski and Lawrence M Nelson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:8
  29. This study assessed women and providers' satisfaction with a new evidence-based antenatal care (ANC) model within the WHO randomized trial conducted in four developing countries. The WHO study was a randomized...

    Authors: Ana Langer, José Villar, Mariana Romero, Gustavo Nigenda, Gilda Piaggio, Chusri Kuchaisit, Georgina Rojas, Muneera Al-Osimi, José Miguel Belizán, Ubaldo Farnot, Yagob Al-Mazrou, Guillermo Carroli, Hassan Ba'aqeel, Pisake Lumbiganon, Alain Pinol, Per Bergsjö…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:7
  30. The objective of this study was to study the association of early age at menopause with pulse pressure (PP), a marker of arterial stiffness, and PP change.

    Authors: Riitta Luoto, A Richey Sharrett, Marsha Eigenbrodt and Donna Arnett
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:6
  31. Women's health, traditionally defined, emphasises reproductive and maternal conditions without consideration of social contexts. Advocates urge a broader conceptualisation. The medical literature influences th...

    Authors: Jocalyn P Clark, Georgina D Feldberg and Paula A Rochon
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:5
  32. Over 300 therapies have been proposed for premenstrual syndrome. To date there has been only one survey conducted in the UK of PMS treatments prescribed by GPs, a questionnaire-based study by the National Asso...

    Authors: Katrina M Wyatt, Paul W Dimmock, Martin Frischer, Paul W Jones and Shaugn PM O'Brien
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:4
  33. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a 24-month period of moderate exercise on serum lipids in menopausal women.

    Authors: Hiroko Sugiura, Haruo Sugiura, Kazue Kajima, Seyed Mohammad Mirbod, Hirotoshi Iwata and Toshio Matsuoka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2002 2:3
  34. This investigation was undertaken to describe patient perception and awareness of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of anovulation/oligoovulation among women of reproductive age.

    Authors: E Scott Sills, Mark Perloe, Michael J Tucker, Carolyn R Kaplan, Marc Georges Genton and Glenn L Schattman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2001 1:3

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