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  1. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major cause of morbidity. Understanding drivers of transmission can inform effective prevention programs. We describe STI prevalence and identify factors associated...

    Authors: Michael Semwogerere, Nicole Dear, Joshua Tunnage, Domonique Reed, Hannah Kibuuka, Francis Kiweewa, Michael Iroezindu, Emmanuel Bahemana, Jonah Maswai, John Owuoth, Trevor A. Crowell, Julie A. Ake, Christina S. Polyak and Allahna Esber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:738

    Content type: Research article

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  2. PM2.5, which is a major contributor to air pollution, has large effects on lung cancer mortality. We want to analyse the long-term trends in lung cancer burden attributable to PM2.5 exposure and provide evidence ...

    Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Jin Zhou, Yifei Bi, Shuang Xu and Baosen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:737

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  3. Seeking online health information (OHI) has become a common practice globally. The information seekers could face health risks if they are not proficient in OHI literacy. The OHI-seeking behaviors and skills o...

    Authors: Dangui Zhang, Weixin Zhan, Chunwen Zheng, Jinsheng Zhang, Anqi Huang, Shuan Hu and William Ba-Thein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:736

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  4. The negative impact of anemia on work capacity has been studied extensively in male and female workers; however, the simultaneous contributions of confounding variables such as physical activity, as well as ot...

    Authors: Loretta DiPietro, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Sameera A. Talegawkar, Erica Sedlander, Hagere Yilma, Pratima Pradhan and Rajiv Rimal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:735

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  5. This study was performed to investigate the association between the amount of alcohol consumption or binge drinking and obesity-related comorbidities in Korean men.

    Authors: Bo-Yeon Kim, Hyewon Nam, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Yoon-Young Cho, Dug-Hyun Choi, Chan-Hee Jung, Ji-Oh Mok and Chul-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:733

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Part-time sick leave (PTSL) where sick-listed individuals work a percentage corresponding to their remaining work capabilities is often used to promote return to work. The effects of PTSL are uncertain due to ...

    Authors: Martin Inge Standal, Odin Hjemdal, Lene Aasdahl, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Roar Johnsen, Egil Andreas Fors and Roger Hagen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:732

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  7. Rates of skin cancer in Australia are amongst the highest in the world, with Western New South Wales (NSW) exhibiting very high prevalence. There is a large proportion of outdoor workers, including farmers, in...

    Authors: Charmaine D’Souza, Nikitha Kramadhari, Elizabeth Skalkos, Tegan Dutton and Jannine Bailey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:731

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  8. The continuum of resistance model’s premise is that delayed respondents to a survey are more similar to non-respondents than early respondents are. For decades, survey researchers have applied this model in at...

    Authors: Benjamin Clarsen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Thomas Sevenius Nilsen and Leif Edvard Aarø

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:730

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The available evidence of the health effects of urban regeneration is scarce In Latin America, and there are no studies focused on formal housing that longitudinally evaluate the impact of housing and neighbor...

    Authors: Fernando Baeza, Alejandra Vives Vergara, Francisca González, Laura Orlando, Roxana Valdebenito, Andrea Cortinez-O’Ryan, Claire Slesinski and Ana V. Diez Roux

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:728

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Although obesity is a well-recognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of long-term body mass index (BMI) changes in overweight or obese adults, on the risk of heart failure, CVD and mo...

    Authors: Barbara Iyen, Stephen Weng, Yana Vinogradova, Ralph K. Akyea, Nadeem Qureshi and Joe Kai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:576

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Pre-exposure-prophylaxis (PrEP) has been heralded for its potential to put women in control of preventing HIV infection, but uptake and continuation rates have been disappointing in high-incidence settings in ...

    Authors: Pia Juul Bjertrup, Nqobile Mmema, Velibanti Dlamini, Iza Ciglenecki, Qhubekani Mpala, Sindy Matse, Bernhard Kerschberger and Alison Wringe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:727

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  12. Mental health problems among workers have become an issue in Japan. The working environment for civil servants is becoming excessively stressful, and there is a need to prevent the onset of depression. In addi...

    Authors: Nobue Nakahori, Michikazu Sekine, Takashi Tatsuse and Masaaki Yamada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:726

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  13. Since 2004, Brazil has had a national policy for occupational health and safety. This policy means companies’ tax burden is altered according to the numbers of work-related accidents and ill-health amongst the...

    Authors: Helena Eri Shimizu, Josierton Cruz Bezerra, Luciano José Arantes, Edgar Merchán-Hamann and Walter Ramalho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:725

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  14. Rates of overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age have been steadily increasing worldwide and in Thailand. There is mounting evidence that maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with an ...

    Authors: Sakaewan Ounjaijean, Antika Wongthanee, Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Amaraporn Rerkasem, Sakda Pruenglampoo, Ampica Mangklabruks, Kittipan Rerkasem and José G. B. Derraik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:724

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  15. Heavy occupational lifting is prevalent in the general working population and is sparsely reported to associate with hypertension, especially among older and hypertensive workers. We investigated if heavy occu...

    Authors: Mette Korshøj, Harald Hannerz, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Jacob L. Marott, Peter Schnohr, Els Clays and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:721

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  16. A substantial number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa occur within stable couples. Biomedical prevention (pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP) and treatment (antiretroviral therapy, ART) can provide bene...

    Authors: Virginia A. Fonner, Jacob Ntogwisangu, Isihaka Hamidu, Juliet Joseph, Joshua Fields, Evans Evans, Jordan Kilewo, Claire Bailey, Lloyd Goldsamt, Celia B. Fisher, Kevin R. O’Reilly, Theonest Ruta, Jessie Mbwambo and Michael D. Sweat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:720

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  17. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising increasing rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. In Africa, the World Health Organization projections anticipate diabetes mellitus to be the seventh leading ca...

    Authors: Maki Sifa Salama, Jonh Bosco Isunju, Salama Kaishusha David, Fiston Muneza, Sylvester Ssemanda and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:719

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  18. Gambling advertising is well-funded and has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. As the presence and pervasiveness of gambling advertising increases, there is a corresponding need for empirical u...

    Authors: Jamie Torrance, Bev John, James Greville, Marie O’Hanrahan, Nyle Davies and Gareth Roderique-Davies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:718

    Content type: Research

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  19. Syrian refugees and asylum seekers (SRAs) face multiple stressors after flight, which may vary due to different geographic, economic, cultural and socio-political contexts in the host countries. Past research ...

    Authors: Andrea Drescher, Nikolai Kiselev, Aemal Akhtar, Ceren Acarturk, Richard A. Bryant, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Roland von Känel, Kenneth E. Miller, Monique C. Pfaltz, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder, Marit Sijbrandij, Julia Spaaij and Naser Morina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:717

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  20. Colorectal cancer screening can reduce the incidence and mortality through early detection. First-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with colorectal cancer are at high risk for colorectal cancer and therefore...

    Authors: Xueying Zhang, Yiheng Zhang, Jingyu Chen, Meifen Zhang and Ni Gong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:716

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  21. Wearable technologies are being used to provide personalised feedback across multiple physical activity dimensions in countries such as the UK, but their feasibility has not been tested in South Asia, where ph...

    Authors: Carukshi Arambepola, Madhawa Perera, Fiona Gillison, Oliver Peacock and Dylan Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:715

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  22. Children in resource-limited countries are more likely to die from treatable conditions than those in higher resource settings due to a lack of the right essential medicine at the right time. Globally millions...

    Authors: Tefera Tadesse, Habtamu Abuye and Gizachew Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:714

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  23. Sexualised drug use, known as ‘chemsex’ or ‘chemfun,’ is the practice of intentionally using illicit drugs before or during sexual activates to enhance sexual arousal and pleasure. International and local data...

    Authors: Edmond P. H. Choi, Pui Hing Chau, William C. W. Wong, Jojo Y. Y. Kowk, Kitty W. Y. Choi and Eric P. F. Chow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:713

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Health care access is an important driver of population health, and factors beyond health care also drive health outcomes. Recognizing the importance of the social determinants of health (SDOH), different acto...

    Authors: Aliza Petiwala, Daniel Lanford, Glenn Landers and Karen Minyard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:712

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Serum potassium levels have been positively associated with cardiovascular mortality, but little is known about the association with cancer mortality and death due to other causes. We examined whether serum le...

    Authors: Ragnhild S. Falk, Trude Eid Robsahm, Jan Erik Paulsen, Tanja Stocks, Isabel Drake and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:711

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  26. The grass-roots civil servants are the final implementers and executors of a series of government policies and the fundamental force for social stability and harmonious development. However, the mental health ...

    Authors: Huiling Song, Mengjie Zhang, Yanjie Wang, Liying Yang, Yanyu Wang and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:710

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  27. In December 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported a novel pneumonia caused by COVID-19. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been increasingly affecting the world, the occurrence of disasters resulted in complex...

    Authors: Sanaz Sohrabizadeh, Shiva Yousefian, Amirhosein Bahramzadeh and Mohammad Hossein Vaziri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:709

    Content type: Research

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  28. To understand operational challenges involved with responding to US measles outbreaks in 2017–19 and identify applicable lessons in order to inform preparedness and response operations for future outbreaks, pa...

    Authors: Elena K. Martin, Matthew P. Shearer, Marc Trotochaud and Jennifer B. Nuzzo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:620

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  29. Distribution of HIV self-test kits by trained lay people in the community has resulted in increased uptake of HIV testing services among the targeted populations. However, little data exists on the experiences...

    Authors: Joseph K. B. Matovu, Aminah Nambuusi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and David Serwadda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:708

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  30. Marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages is recognized as a contributing factor to the global increase in overweight and obesity, particularly among children. Such marketing negatively affects children’s die...

    Authors: Oumy Erica Wie Dia, Anne Lene Løvhaug, Peter Milton Rukundo and Liv Elin Torheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:707

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  31. Patient age is one of the most salient clinical indicators of risk from COVID-19. Age-specific distributions of known SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19-related deaths are available for many regions. Less atte...

    Authors: Irena Papst, Michael Li, David Champredon, Benjamin M. Bolker, Jonathan Dushoff and David J. D. Earn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:706

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  32. Significant differences in COVID-19 incidence by gender, class and race/ethnicity are recorded in many countries in the world. Lockdown measures, shown to be effective in reducing the number of new cases, may ...

    Authors: Nathalie Bajos, Florence Jusot, Ariane Pailhé, Alexis Spire, Claude Martin, Laurence Meyer, Nathalie Lydié, Jeanna-Eve Franck, Marie Zins and Fabrice Carrat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:705

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  33. Large scale physical distancing measures and movement restrictions imposed to contain COVID-19, often referred to as ‘lockdowns’, abruptly and ubiquitously restricted access to routine healthcare services. This s...

    Authors: Alphonse Nshimyiryo, Dale A. Barnhart, Vincent K. Cubaka, Jean Marie Vianney Dusengimana, Symaque Dusabeyezu, Deogratias Ndagijimana, Grace Umutesi, Cyprien Shyirambere, Nadine Karema, Joel M. Mubiligi and Fredrick Kateera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:704

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  34. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) makes certain recommendations including the annual influenza vaccination of pregnant and pre-pregnant women during influenza (flu) season with an ...

    Authors: Qing Chun Lu, Tie Yun Zhang, Pravesh Kumar Bundhun and Cheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:703

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  35. The current study examined the change in local government staff’s emotional distress over 7 years after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, and the influence of earthquake exposure and professional quality of life (...

    Authors: Yunge Fan, Lili Guan, Hu Xiang, Xianmei Yang, Guoping Huang, Wenhong Cheng, Yongbiao Xie, Xiuzhen Wang, Guangming Liang, Ming He, Ruiru Wang, Jia Hu, Menglin Liu, Xiaojie Mou, Baoming Wu, Hong Ma…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:702

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  36. Increased level of physical activity (PA) is one of the approaches offered by school health services in Norway for the prevention and treatment of children and adolescents with overweight and obesity. Research...

    Authors: Ingeborg B. Skogen and Kjetil L. Høydal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:701

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  37. We aimed to test which life course model best described the association between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and multimorbidity at age 55. We analyzed data from birth to age 55 using the database from...

    Authors: Natan Feter, Jayne S. Leite, Daniel Umpierre, Eduardo L. Caputo and Airton J. Rombaldi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:700

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  38. Both the presence of psychological problems and the absence of an employment contract are related to long-term sickness absence, prolonged work disability and unemployment. Studies researching the effectivenes...

    Authors: Selwin S. Audhoe, Jan L. Hoving, Bonne J. H. Zijlstra, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen and Karen Nieuwenhuijsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:698

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  39. Women’s return to work after diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) is becoming more prevalent. However, register-based national investigation on sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP) in BC women is lacki...

    Authors: Pia K. Kvillemo, Lingjing Chen, Matteo Bottai, Paolo Frumento, Gino Almondo, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Emilie Friberg and Kristina A. E. Alexanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:697

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  40. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, smoking is one of the leading four risk factors contributing to deaths in China. We aimed to evaluate the associations of smoking with all-cause mortality ...

    Authors: Lijing Ye, Jie Yang, Jingyi Li, Nannan Cheng, Yue Zhang, Xiaofan Lu, Ziyi Zhou, Zhuo Wang, Lishun Liu, Xiao Huang, Yun Song, Shibo Xing, Dongqing Wang, Junnong Li, Binyan Wang, Genfu Tang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:696

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  41. Variable selection is an important issue in many fields such as public health and psychology. Researchers often gather data on many variables of interest and then are faced with two challenging goals: building...

    Authors: A. Bartonicek, S. R. Wickham, N. Pat and T. S. Conner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:695

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  42. Segregation of household waste at the source is an effective and sustainable strategy for management of municipal waste. However, household segregation levels remain insufficient as waste management approaches...

    Authors: Madhanraj Kalyanasundaram, Yogesh Sabde, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Surya Singh, Krushna Chandra Sahoo, Vivek Parashar, Manju Purohit, Ashish Pathak, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Kamran Rousta, Kim Bolton, Salla Atkins and Vishal Diwan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:694

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  43. Cultural differences in affective and cognitive intrinsic motivation could pose challenges for global public health campaigns, which use cognitive or affective goals to evoke desired attitudes and proactive he...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Bei Zhu, Chunlan Yuan, Chao Zhao, Jiaofeng Wang, Qingwei Ruan, Chao Han, Zhijun Bao, Jie Chen, Kevin ( Vin) Arceneaux, Ryan Vander Wielen and Greg J. Siegle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:693

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  44. Communities with low vaccination rates are at greater risk during outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. Most Australian parents support vaccines, but some refuse and are often judged harshly by their comm...

    Authors: Penelope Robinson, Kerrie Wiley and Chris Degeling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:578

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  45. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Gerrit Stassen, Kevin Rudolf, Madeleine Gernert, Ansgar Thiel and Andrea Schaller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:683

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:95

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