Search for dissertations about: "Nawi Ng"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words Nawi Ng.

  1. 1. Chronic disease risk factors in a transitional country : the case of rural Indonesia

    Author : Nawi Ng; Lars Weinehall; Hans Stenlund; Stig Wall; Ann Öhman; Mohammad Hakimi; Cairns Smith; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic disease; risk factor; demographic surveillance system; smoking; elevated blood pressure; overweight and obesity; population-based intervention; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background: The epidemic of chronic diseases is largely neglected. Although a threatening burden of chronic diseases is emerging, developing public health efforts for their prevention and control is not yet a priority for trans-national and national health policy makers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making visible the invisible : Health risks from environmental exposures among socially deprived populations of Nairobi, Kenya

    Author : Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi; Joacim Rocklöv; Nawi Ng; Remare Ettarh; Patrick Kinney; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; urban health; temperature-related mortality; particulate matter; exposure assessment; child health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Most countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing a high rate of ur­banization accompanied with unplanned development resulting into sprawl of slums. The weath­er patterns and air pollution sources in most urban areas are changing with significant effects on health. READ MORE

  3. 3. Breast cancer in rural India : knowledge, attitudes, practices; delays to care and quality of life

    Author : Nitin Gangane; Miguel San Sebastian; Nawi Ng; Anna-Karin Hurtig; Peter Vedsted; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; breast cancer; rural; India; knowledge; attitudes; practices; delay; quality; folkhälsa; Public health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background: Cancer is a major public health problem globally. The incidence of cancer is increasing rapidly in many low- and middle-income countries like India due to the epidemiological transition. At present, breast cancer is the leading cancer in females in many countries including India. READ MORE

  4. 4. Climate and dengue fever : early warning based on temperature and rainfall

    Author : Yien Ling Hii; Nawi Ng; Joacim Rocklöv; Rainer Sauerborn; Sven Britton; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dengue fever; temperature; rainfall; forecasting model; early warning; epidemic; dengue risk index; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Dengue is a viral infectious disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The disease causes a significant health burden in tropical countries, and has been a public health burden in Singapore for several decades. Severe complications such as hemorrhage can develop and lead to fatal outcomes. READ MORE

  5. 5. "In general, how do you feel today?" Self-rated health in the context of aging in India

    Author : Siddhivinayak Hirve; Nawi Ng; Stig Wall; Yulia Blomstedt; Stephen Tollman; SV Subramanian; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Self-rated health; quality of life; aging; mortality; disability; reportingheterogeneity; anchoring vignettes; India; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background Most aging research comes from the developed world. Aging research in India is focused on disease states and risk factors. Evidence on elderly health, physical performance and disability to understand the psycho-social or socio-behavioral risk is limited in India. READ MORE