suggestions that greatly improved the quality and clarity of this paper. 9 / 12 Author Contributions Conceptualization: Tsung-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Data curation: Hsing-Yi Chang, I-Chien Wu, Chu-Chih ... : Hsing-Yi Chang, I-Chien Wu, Chu-Chih Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Yen-Feng Chiu, Shu-Chun Chuang, Chao A. Hsiung, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Visualization: Hsing-Yi Chang, I-Chien Wu, Chu-Chih Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Yen-Feng
Funds, Japan. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Chun-Pai Yang. Data curation: Jen-Huai Chiang, Hsing-Yi Chang. Formal analysis: Jen-Huai Chiang, Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh. Investigation: Jen-Huai ... Chiang, Hsing-Yi Chang. Methodology: Meng-Lun Hsieh, Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh. Supervision: Chun-Pai Yang, Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh. Writing ± original draft: Chun-Pai Yang, Meng-Lun Hsieh, Vivian Chia-Rong
Objective Obesity is one of the most important public health issues worldwide. Moreover, an extreme phenotype, morbid obesity (MO) has insidiously become a global problem. Therefore, we aimed to document the prevalence trend and to unveil the epidemiological characteristics of MO in Taiwan. Methods Nationally representative samples aged 19 years and above from three consecutive...
Background Prospective evidence on the association between secondhand-smoke exposure and tuberculosis is limited. Methods We included 23,827 never smokers from two rounds (2001 and 2005) of Taiwan National Health Interview Survey. Information on exposure to secondhand smoke at home as well as other sociodemographic and behavioral factors was collected through in-person interview...
follows: Drs. Chao-Agnes Hsiung, Chih-Cheng Hsu, I-Chien Wu, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chu-Chih Chen, Yen-Feng Chiu, Hui-Ju Tsai, and Ken N. Kuo, of National Heath Research Institutes; Dr. Ching-Yu Chen of National
CHIH-CHENG HSU DRPH CHENG-HUA LEE DRPH MARK L. WAHLQVIST HSIAO-LING HUANG DRPH HSING-YI CHANG DRPH LIKWANG CHEN PHD SHU-FANG SHIH PHD SHYI-JANG SHIN PHD WEN-CHEN TSAI DRPH TED CHEN PHD CHI-TING HUANG
OBJECTIVE An association between insulin resistance and microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes has often been found in cross-sectional studies. We aimed to reassess this relationship in a prospective Taiwanese cohort of type 2 diabetic subjects.