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  1. Current conceptual models of health literacy (HL) illustrate the link between HL and health outcomes. However, these models fail to recognize and integrate certain elements of disease management, health system...

    Authors: Iraj Poureslami, Noah Tregobov, Jessica Shum, Austin McMillan, Alizeh Akhtar, Saron Kassay, Kassandra Starnes, Maryam Mahjoob and J. Mark FitzGerald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:252

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite global recommendations to prioritise policies that create healthy food environments within education institutions, the implementation of effective healthy school food policies has proved challenging fo...

    Authors: Erica Reeve, Anne-Marie Thow, Colin Bell, Christina Soti-Ulberg and Gary Sacks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Public Health policies related to social distancing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic helped slow the infection rate. However, individual-level factors associated with social distancing are largely unknown....

    Authors: Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, Mohammed Baseer, Karen Kippen, Albert M. Levin, Jia Li, Ian Loveless, Laila M. Poisson, Lonni Schultz, Ganesa Wegienka, Yueren Zhou and Christine Cole Johnson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:245

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  4. Rural parts of Mali carry a disproportionate burden of the country’s high under-five mortality rate. A range of household factors are associated with poor under-five health in resource-limited settings. Howeve...

    Authors: David C. Boettiger, Emily Treleaven, Kassoum Kayentao, Mahamadou Guindo, Mama Coumaré, Ari D. Johnson, Caroline Whidden, Naimatou Koné, Amadou Beydi Cissé, Nancy Padian and Jenny Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:244

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Novel height, weight and body mass index (BMI) references for children in Switzerland reveal an increase in BMI compared to former percentile curves. This trend may be the result of children with parents origi...

    Authors: Urs Eiholzer, Chris Fritz and Anika Stephan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:243

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In the large cities of Benin, motorcycle taxi drivers, mainly between the ages of 20 and 40, are particularly exposed to accidents due to their profession. User awareness, along with legislative reforms and en...

    Authors: Bella Hounkpe Dos Santos, Alphonse Kpozehouen, Yolaine Glele Ahanhanzo, Donatien Daddah, Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Alain Leveque and Yves Coppieters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:241

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. In the phase III RTS,S /AS01 trial, significant heterogeneity in efficacy of the vaccine across study sites was seen. Question on whether variations in socio - economic status (SES) of participant contributed ...

    Authors: Stephaney Gyaase, Kwaku Poku Asante, Elisha Adeniji, Owusu Boahen, Matthew Cairns and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:240

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Parasitological diagnosis generates data to assist malaria-endemic countries determine their status within the malaria elimination continuum and also inform the deployment of proven interventions to yield maxi...

    Authors: Benjamin Abuaku, Linda Eva Amoah, Nana Yaw Peprah, Alexander Asamoah, Eunice Obeng Amoako, Dickson Donu, George Asumah Adu and Keziah Laurencia Malm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:239

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To date, limited data are available on metabolic syndrome prevalence among breast cancer survivors in Malaysia. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and abnorma...

    Authors: Mohd Razif Shahril, Syed Amirfaiz, Pei Lin Lua, Ali Nurnazahiah, Nor Syamimi Zakarai, Ving Lok Kow, Aryati Ahmad and Suhaina Sulaiman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:238

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Many wage earners in developed countries have irregular shift patterns and work evenings, nights, and weekends. Some studies have demonstrated that the nonstandard work schedules of parents have adverse effect...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Aya Abe, Hisashi Eguchi, Akiomi Inoue and Akizumi Tsutsumi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:237

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The level of preparedness of the health care workers, the health facility and the entire health system determines the magnitude of the impact of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak as demonstrated by the Wes...

    Authors: Michael Kibuule, Deogratias Sekimpi, Aggrey Agaba, Abdullah Ali Halage, Michael Jonga, Leonard Manirakiza, Catherine Kansiime, Dominic Travis, Katharine Pelican and Innocent B. Rwego

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:236

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Rectal douching (RD) is widely practiced by men who have sex with men (MSM), and is associated with increased risk of HIV infection. However, the mechanism of how RD increases the risk of HIV infection is not ...

    Authors: Zhen Xing Chu, Guangquan Shen, Qinghai Hu, Hongyi Wang, Jing Zhang, Willa Dong, Yongjun Jiang, Wenqing Geng, Hong Shang and Junjie Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:235

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  13. Advantages and disadvantages associated with joint and nuclear family systems can affect quality of life (QOL). However, there is scarcity of literature about QOL among joint and nuclear family systems. This s...

    Authors: Fahad Saqib Lodhi, Unaib Rabbani, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Owais Raza, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni, Mehdi Yaseri, Umer Farooq and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:234

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  14. Life satisfaction is an important component in designing strategies to improve health outcomes in different groups of society. This study aimed to investigate the effect of subjective socioeconomic status (SSS...

    Authors: Nader Rajabi Gilan, Mehdi khezeli and Shirin Zardoshtian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Over the last decade, flower farms have been rapidly growing in Ethiopia. Following the advent and development of the sector, various work-related chemical, biological, physical, psychosocial, and ergonomic ha...

    Authors: Debela Hinsermu Geleta, Mekuriaw Alemayehu, Geta Asrade and Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:232

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Utilization of modern contraceptives is still low in low-and middle-income countries, although fertility and population growth rates are high. In Senegal, modern contraceptive utilization is low, with few stud...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Nicholas Kofi Adjei and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:231

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a parasitic nematode infection, poses a huge economic burden to affected countries. LF endemicity is localized and its prevalence is spatially heterogeneous. In Ghana, there exists d...

    Authors: Efiba Vidda Senkyire Kwarteng, Samuel Ato Andam-Akorful, Alexander Kwarteng, Da-Costa Boakye Asare, Jonathan Arthur Quaye-Ballard, Frank Badu Osei and Alfred Allan Duker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Worldwide, most adolescent girls do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations and very few PA programs are tailored specifically towards them. Even fewer information exists about the long-term effects of...

    Authors: Geneviève Leduc, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Alexandra Ayotte, Nicolas Moreau, Vicky Drapeau, Jean Lemoyne, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jonathan Tremblay and Marie-Eve Mathieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:229

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Mortality rate under the age of five is the proportion of deaths of children below the age of 5 years out of 1000 live births. It is related with the living standard of a population, and it is taken as one of ...

    Authors: Hunachew Kibret Yohannis, Moges Zerihun Fetene and Habtamu Gebremariam Gebresilassie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:228

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Health care personnel (HCP) who demonstrated close contact with Corona virus disease (COVID-19) patients might experience a higher risk of infection and psychological problems. This study aims to explore depre...

    Authors: Deni Kurniadi Sunjaya, Dewi Marhaeni Diah Herawati and Adiatma Y. M. Siregar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:227

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Much of the disease burden in the United States is preventable through application of existing knowledge. State-level public health practitioners are in ideal positions to affect programs and policies related ...

    Authors: Margaret M. Padek, Stephanie Mazzucca, Peg Allen, Emily Rodriguez Weno, Edward Tsai, Douglas A. Luke and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:101

    Content type: Research article

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  22. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, understanding how patterns of human mobility and connectivity affect outbreak dynamics, especially before outbreaks establish locally, is critical for informin...

    Authors: Meng-Chun Chang, Rebecca Kahn, Yu-An Li, Cheng-Sheng Lee, Caroline O. Buckee and Hsiao-Han Chang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:226

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Australia on 25 January 2020. Initial epidiemiology showed that the majority of cases were in returned travellers from overseas. One aspect of Public Health response ...

    Authors: Penelope Fotheringham, Teresa Anderson, Miranda Shaw, Joseph Jewitt, Hannah Storey, Owen Hutchings, Jason Cartwright and Leena Gupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:225

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Clea Sarnquist, Jennifer Lee Kang, Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Gabriel Oguda, Dorothy Otieno, Benjamin Mboya, Nancy Omondi, Duncan Kipkirui and Michael Baiocchi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:224

    Content type: Editorial Expression of Concern

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  25. Few studies investigated the associations between dietary patterns and overweight/obesity among Chinese preschool children. Thus, the study aims to explore dietary patterns and their associations with overweig...

    Authors: Kaiyuan MIN, Jing WANG, Wei LIAO, Thomas Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi FENG, Shuya CAI, Yang LIU, Peiwen ZHANG, Fenghua SU, Kexin YANG, Liang SUN, Juan ZHANG, Lianjun WANG, Zechen LIU and Yu JIANG

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:223

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Influenza is a global health threat to older adults, and the influenza vaccine is the most effective approach to prevent influenza infection. However, influenza vaccination coverage among Chinese older adults ...

    Authors: Pengchao Li, Khezar Hayat, Minghuan Jiang, Zhaojing Pu, Xuelin Yao, Yamin Zou, Krizzia Lambojon, Yifan Huang, Jinghua Hua, Hanri Xiao, Fulei Du, Li Shi, Panpan Zhai, Wenjing Ji, Zhitong Feng, Yilin Gong…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:222

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Since the last decade, postpartum depression (PPD) has been recognized as a significant public health problem, and several factors have been linked to PPD. Mothers at risk are rarely undetected and underdiagno...

    Authors: Che Wan Jasimah Bt Wan Mohamed Radzi, Hashem Salarzadeh Jenatabadi and Nadia Samsudin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:27

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In China, non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) is not a conventional service yet and nPEP related studies are very few. Recently, China’s 13th Five Year Action Plan for HIV/AIDS Containment and Pr...

    Authors: Haochu Li, Ran Wei, Jason J. Ong, Eunsook Kim, Traci L. Weinstein, Xiaofu Ning and Wei Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:221

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death among Latin American women. Peru has the sixth highest mortality rate for cervical cancer in the region with regional variations. We aimed to ...

    Authors: J. Smith Torres-Roman, Luz Ronceros-Cardenas, Bryan Valcarcel, Miguel A. Arce-Huamani, Janina Bazalar-Palacios, Jorge Ybaseta-Medina, Carlo La Vecchia and Christian S. Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:219

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  30. Evidence on anemia and associated factors among young adolescent girls and boys in rural western China is limited.

    Authors: Zhonghai Zhu, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Yue Cheng, Qi Qi, Shaoru Li, Mohamed Elhoumed, Wenfang Yang, Suying Chang, Michael J. Dibley, Lingxia Zeng and Wafaie W. Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:218

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  31. Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, close to 6 million Syrian refugees have escaped to Syria’s neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. Evidence suggests rising levels of mental health disorders am...

    Authors: Hady Naal, Dana Nabulsi, Nour El Arnaout, Lina Abdouni, Hani Dimassi, Ranime Harb and Shadi Saleh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:217

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  32. Metabolic syndrome (MS) can promote the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The objective of this study was to examine the association of MS and its components with CVD, to further prevent and control...

    Authors: Wenwen Yang, Shuxia Guo, Haixia Wang, Yu Li, Xianghui Zhang, Yunhua Hu, Heng Guo, Kui Wang, Yizhong Yan, Jingyu Zhang, Jiaolong Ma, Lei Mao, Lati Mu, Jiaming Liu, Yanpeng Song, Changjing Li…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:216

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  33. Sedentary time (SED) is associated with many detrimental health outcomes, yet little is known about what factors influence one’s ability to reduce SED. Even less is known about these factors in specific patien...

    Authors: Jeni E. Lansing, Laura D. Ellingson, Kathryn J. DeShaw, Gabriel Cruz-Maldonado, Tera R. Hurt and Jacob D. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:215

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  34. Incarceration has been associated with higher cardiovascular risk, yet data evaluating its association with cardiovascular disease events are limited. The study objective was to evaluate the association betwee...

    Authors: Jordan Coleman, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Hongyan Ning, Norrina B. Allen, Catarina I. Kiefe, Emily A. Wang and Mark D. Huffman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:214

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  35. There is considerable evidence that repetitive negative thoughts are often associated with adverse health outcomes. The study aims are (i) to identify the frequency and valence of thoughts about health in peop...

    Authors: Sandra O. Borgmann, Nadja Chernyak, Burkhard Haastert, Ute Linnenkamp, Silke Andrich, Rabea Schlenker, Oliver Razum and Andrea Icks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:213

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Men living in low- and middle-income countries are unlikely to seek mental health care, where poor healthcare infrastructure, differences in illness conceptualization, and stigma can impact treatment seeking. ...

    Authors: Daniel P. Lakin, Kyaw Soe Win, Htin Aung, Khin Nyein Chan Soe, Bo Kyi, Arik V. Marcell, Wietse A. Tol and Judith K. Bass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The WHO identified the importance of macro-socioeconomic determinants and political context as interlinked key factors affecting healthcare quality and health equity. As a response to the recent economic and f...

    Authors: Julia Nadine Doetsch, Sandra C. S. Marques, Thomas Krafft and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:210

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Ensuring women have information, support and access to family planning (FP) services will allow women to exercise their reproductive autonomy and reduce maternal mortality, which remains high in countries such...

    Authors: Alison B. Comfort, Cynthia C. Harper, Alexander C. Tsai, Jessica M. Perkins, James Moody, Justin Ranjalahy Rasolofomana, Cora Alperin, Margaret Schultz, Anja Noeliarivelo Ranjalahy, Ravo Heriniaina and Paul J. Krezanoski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:209

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  39. A child’s long-term illness or disability is always a serious matter that impacts the whole family. Costs related to an illness can substantially affect a family’s financial situation. To date, there is little...

    Authors: Anna Paajanen, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt and Salla Atkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:208

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Schools and school climate are thought to influence academic outcomes as well as child and adolescent development, health and well-being. We sought to examine the relationship between several aspects of the sc...

    Authors: Mitchell D. Wong, Kulwant K. Dosanjh, Nicholas J. Jackson, Dennis Rünger and Rebecca N. Dudovitz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Studies of the patterns of polytobacco use have increased. However, understanding the patterns of using multiple tobacco products among Black adolescents is minimal. This study identified the patterns of polyt...

    Authors: Tamika D. Gilreath, Derek T. Dangerfield II, Francisco A. Montiel Ishino, Ashley V. Hill and Renee M. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:206

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  42. Approximately 40% of cancers could be prevented if people lived healthier lifestyles. We have developed a theory-based brief intervention to share personalised cancer risk information and promote behaviour cha...

    Authors: Katie Mills, Ben Paxton, Fiona M. Walter, Simon J. Griffin, Stephen Sutton and Juliet A. Usher-Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:205

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  43. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The DIAbetic CArdioVAscular Screening and intervention trial (DIACAVAS) was designed to clarify whether adv...

    Authors: Marie Dahl, Susanne Friis Søndergaard, Axel Diederichsen, Frans Pouwer, Susanne S. Pedersen, Jens Søndergaard and Jes Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:203

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  44. Hong Kong lacks comprehensive school-based sexuality education. Recent public health concerns have brought the inadequacies of sex education in Hong Kong to the forefront. The aim of the proposed study is to d...

    Authors: Ellie Bostwick Andres, Edmond Pui Hang Choi, Alice Wai Chi Fung, Kevin Wing Chung Lau, Neda Hei Tung Ng, Monique Yeung and Janice Mary Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:197

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Despite significant progress in the reduction of under-five child deaths over the last decades in Ethiopia, still diarrhea remains the second cause of morbidity and mortality among under five children next to ...

    Authors: Yilkal Negesse, Asefa Adimasu Taddese, Ayenew Negesse and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Social determinants of health frameworks are standard tools in public health. These frameworks for the most part omit a crucial factor: the family. Socioeconomic status moreover is a prominent social determina...

    Authors: Frederik Booysen, Ferdi Botha and Edwin Wouters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:191

    Content type: Correspondence

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