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2015 MERS outbreak in Korea: hospital-to-hospital transmission
The distinct characteristic of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea is that it not only involves intra-hospital transmission, but it also involves hospital-to-hospital transmission. It has been the largest MERS outbreak outside the Middle East, wit...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2015 February 23
An epidemiological comparative study on diagnosis of rodent leptospirosis in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran
OBJECTIVES: Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by leptospires, in which transmission occurs through contact with contaminated biological fluids from infected animals. Rodents can act as a source of infection for humans and animals. The disease has a global distribution, mainly i...
REVIEW 2015 February 22
Tularemia, a re-emerging infectious disease in Iran and neighboring countrie
OBJECTIVES: Tularemia is a zoonotic disease transmitted by direct contact with infected animals and through arthropod bites, inhalation of contaminated aerosols, ingestion of contaminated meat or water, and skin contact with any infected material. It is widespread throughout the...
REVIEW 2015 January 7
Major infectious diseases affecting the Afghan immigrant population of Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis
OBJECTIVES: As Afghans make up the largest group of foreign nationals in Iran, the aim of this study was to assess the proportion of Afghan immigrants among those afflicted by the most prevalent infectious diseases in Iran. METHODS: National and international online scientific ...
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Volume 37; 2015
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e2015047 Modifiable risk factors of lung cancer in “never-smoker” women
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015047  Published online 2015 October 29
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015047
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Original Articles
e2015045 Test-retest reliability of health behavior items in the Community Health Survey in South Korea
Soo Jeong Kim, Jin A Han, Young Hwa Kim, Bo Youl Choi, Su Young Kim, Hun Je Lee, In Hwan Oh, Sung-il Cho, Jakyoung Lee, Soon Young Lee
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015045  Published online 2015 October 20
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015045
e2015044 Risk factors for amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcer in southwest Iran: a matched case-control study
Mohammad Kogani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Amin Doosti-Irani, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015044  Published online 2015 October 5
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015044
e2015043 Do the tuberculin skin test and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube test agree in detecting latent tuberculosis among high-risk contacts? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Erfan Ayubi, Amin Doosti-Irani, Ehsan Mostafavi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015043  Published online 2015 October 3
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015043
Health Statistics
e2015042 Trends in health-related behaviors among adults in Korea: Based on 2008-2014 Community Health Surveys
Yang Wha Kang, Yun Sil Ko, Keon Yeop Kim, Changhyun Sung, Dong Han Lee, Eunkyeong Jeong
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015042  Published online 2015 September 29
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015042    [Accepted]
MERS-Original Article
e2015041 Epidemiologic features of the first MERS outbreak in Korea: focus on Pyeongtaek St. Mary’s Hospital
Kyung Min Kim, Moran Ki, Sung-il Cho, Minki Sung, Jin Kwan Hong, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Jong-Hun Kim, Sang-Eun Lee, Changhwan Lee, Keon-Joo Lee, Yong-Shik Park, Seung Woo Kim, Bo Youl Choi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015041  Published online 2015 September 17
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015041
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015040 Strengthening epidemiologic investigation of infectious diseases in Korea: lessons from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak
Changhwan Lee, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015040  Published online 2015 September 16
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015040
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Original Article
e2015039 Handwashing with soap and national handwashing projects in Korea: focus on the National Handwashing Survey, 2006-2014
Moo-Sik Lee, Su Jin Hong, Young-Taek Kim
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015039  Published online 2015 August 31
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015039
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Health Statistics
e2015038 Changing trends in colorectal cancer in the Republic of Korea: contrast with Japan
Minjoo Yoon, Nicholas Kim, Byungho Nam, Jungnam Joo, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015038  Published online 2015 August 17
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015038
e2015037 “The Duty to Prevent” during an epidemic situation like 2015 Korean MERS outbreak
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015037  Published online 2015 August 15
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015037
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
MERS-Epidemiologic Investigations
e2015036 MERS epidemiological investigation to detect potential mode of transmission in the 178th MERS confirmed case in Pyeongtaek, Korea
Kyujin Chang, Moran Ki, Eun Gyu Lee, Soon Young Lee, Byoungin Yoo, Jong Hyuk Choi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015036  Published online 2015 August 15
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015036
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015035 Surveillance operation for the 141st confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in response to the patient’s prior travel to Jeju Island
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015035  Published online 2015 August 7
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015035
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
MERS-Letter to the Editor
e2015034 A lesson learned from the MERS epidemic in Korea: an essay on MERS
Kwang-Ho Meng
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015034  Published online 2015 July 30
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015034
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015033 2015 MERS outbreak in Korea: hospital-to-hospital transmission
Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015033  Published online 2015 July 21
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015033       Cited By 2
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Original Articles
e2015032 Demographic characteristics and intravenous drug use among hepatitis C patients in the Kota Setar district, Kedah, Malaysia
Wei Leong Tan, Goh Yihui, Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015032  Published online 2015 July 10
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015032
e2015031 Analysis of survival data in thalassemia patients in Shiraz, Iran
Abdolreza Rajaeefard, Mahmoud Hajipour, Hamid Reza Tabatabaee, Jafar Hassanzadeh, Shahab Rezaeian, Zahra Moradi, Mehdi Sharafi, Mohsen Shafiee, Ali Semati, Sanaz Safaei, Maryam Soltani
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015031  Published online 2015 July 7
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015031
e2015030 What predicts the trust of online health information?
Jeong Hyun Kwon, Su-Yeon Kye, Eun Young Park, Kyung Hee Oh, Keeho Park
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015030  Published online 2015 June 28
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015030
e2015029 Longitudinal standards for growth velocity of infants from birth to 4 years born in West Azerbaijan Province of northwest Iran
Parvin Ghaemmaghami, Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Ayatollahi, Vahid Alinejad, Elham Haem
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015029  Published online 2015 June 23
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015029
e2015028 The necessity of an observational study on the interactions between allergic history and citrus fruit intake for the prevention of pancreatic cancer
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015028  Published online 2015 June 16
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015028
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015027 Joint Statement of the Ad-hoc Committee of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine and the Korean Society of Epidemiology on Tobacco Lawsuits on the causal link between tobacco smoking and lung cancer
Ad-hoc Committee of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine and the Korean Society of Epidemiology on Tobacco Lawsuits
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015027  Published online 2015 June 15
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015027
e2015026 The causality between smoking and lung cancer among groups and individuals: addressing issues in tobacco litigation in South Korea
Young-Ho Khang
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015026  Published online 2015 May 31
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015026
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015025 Epidemiological evidence in law: a comment on Supreme Court Decision 2011Da22092, South Korea
Alex Broadbent
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015025  Published online 2015 May 31
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015025
Health Statistics
e2015024 Changing trends in the incidence (1999-2011) and mortality (1983-2013) of cervical cancer in the Republic of Korea
Yoon Park, Champadeng Vongdala, Jeongseon Kim, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015024  Published online 2015 May 29
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015024
e2015023 Monitoring targets and indicators for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Korea
Soon Young Lee
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015023  Published online 2015 May 4
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015023
Original Article
e2015022 Admission route and use of invasive procedures during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction: analysis of 2007-2011 National Health Insurance database
Hyungseon Yeom, Dae Ryong Kang, Seong Kyung Cho, Seung Won Lee, Dong-Ho Shin, Hyeon Chang Kim
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015022  Published online 2015 May 1
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015022
e2015021 Disadvantages of publishing biomedical research articles in English for non-native speakers of English
Mohsen Rezaeian
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015021  Published online 2015 May 1
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015021       Cited By 1
e2015020 Antimicrobial properties of nanomolecules: potential candidates as antibiotics in the era of multi-drug resistance
Venkataramana Kandi, Sabitha Kandi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015020  Published online 2015 April 17
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015020
Original Article
e2015019 The influence of regional deprivation index on personal happiness using multilevel analysis
Kim Kil Hun, Chun Jin-Ho, Sohn Hae Sook
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015019  Published online 2015 April 16
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015019
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015018 Development and application of patient decision aids
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015018  Published online 2015 April 8
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015018
Original Article
e2015017 Intestinal obstruction: predictor of poor prognosis in colorectal carcinoma?
Mohd Azri Mohd Suan, Wei Leong Tan, Shahrul Aiman Soelar, Ibtisam Ismail, Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015017  Published online 2015 March 30
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015017
Health Statistics
e2015016 Trends of liver cancer and its major risk factors in Korea
Eun-Young Lee, Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Yoonjung Chang, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015016  Published online 2015 March 11
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015016       Cited By 2
Brief Communication
e2015015 Epidemiological evidences on overdiagnosis of prostate and kidney cancers in Korean
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015015  Published online 2015 March 7
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015015       Cited By 1
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015014 Value-based medicine: concepts and application
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015014  Published online 2015 March 4
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015014       Cited By 2
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015013 Calculation of smoking rates by dong/eup/myeon unit using small-area estimation in the Community Health Survey
Kay O Lee, Jong Seok Byun, Yang Wha Kang, Yun Sil Ko, Hyo Jin Kim
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015013  Published online 2015 March 2
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015013
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Original Article
e2015012 An epidemiological comparative study on diagnosis of rodent leptospirosis in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran
Behzad Esfandiari, Mohammad Reza Pourshafie, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya, Pejvak Khaki, Ehsan Mostafavi, Jamshid Darvish, Soheila Moradi Bidhendi, Hamed Hanifi, Hossein Nahrevanian
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015012  Published online 2015 February 23
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015012
e2015011 Tularemia, a re-emerging infectious disease in Iran and neighboring countrie
Afsaneh Zargar, Max Maurin, Ehsan Mostafavi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015011  Published online 2015 February 22
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015011
Original Articles
e2015010 Cost-effectiveness analysis of low density lipoprotein cholesterol-lowering therapy in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes in Korea: single-pill regimen (amlodipine/atorvastatin) versus double-pill regimen (amlodipine+atorvastatin)
Ji-Hyun Park, Yong-Ho Lee, Su-Kyoung Ko, Bong-Soo Cha
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015010  Published online 2015 February 22
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015010
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015009 Oral symptoms significantly higher among long-term khat (Catha edulis) users in Ethiopia
Ayalew Astatkie, Meaza Demissie, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015009  Published online 2015 February 19
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015009       Cited By 1
e2015008 Effect of co-morbidities on disease course in human immunodeficiency virus-infected illicit drug users in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
Venkataramana Kandi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015008  Published online 2015 February 18
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015008
Letter to the Editor
e2015007 Predictors of human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis co-infection
Venkataramana Kandi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015007  Published online 2015 February 16
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015007
Health Statistics
e2015006 Stomach cancer incidence rates among Americans, Asian Americans and Native Asians from 1988 to 2011
Yeerae Kim, Jinju Park, Byung-Ho Nam, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015006  Published online 2015 February 16
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015006
e2015005 Human papillomavirus 16 infection as a potential risk factor for prostate cancer: an adaptive meta-analysis
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015005  Published online 2015 February 11
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015005       Cited By 1
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
e2015004 Overdiagnosis: epidemiologic concepts and estimation
Jong-Myon Bae
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015004  Published online 2015 February 10
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015004       Cited By 3
                              KoreanSummary      Supplementary      
Original Article
e2015003 Modeling and forecasting of the under-five mortality rate in Kermanshah province in Iran: a time series analysis
Mehran Rostami, Abdollah Jalilian, Behrooz Hamzeh, Zahra Laghaei
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015003  Published online 2015 January 22
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015003
e2015002 Major infectious diseases affecting the Afghan immigrant population of Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Behzad Pourhossein, Amin Doosti Irani, Ehsan Mostafavi
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015002  Published online 2015 January 7
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015002
Original Article
e2015001 Effect change of obesity on diabetes depending on measurement: self-reported body mas index from 2012 Community Health Survey vs. directly measured from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Kyuhyun Yoon, Kyungduk Min, Heeran Chun, Soong-Nang Jang, Sung-il Cho
Epidemiol Health. 2015;37:e2015001  Published online 2015 January 6
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2015001
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