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  1. The evidence is now unequivocal that people from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BAME) living in the UK are disproportionately affected by covid-19. There is growing evidence that the reasons for this d...

    Authors: Shaima M. Hassan, Adele Ring, Naheed Tahir and Mark Gabbay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:449

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  2. COVID-19 continues to represent the single biggest challenge to contemporary community sport globally. Compliance with social distancing policies, strict return-to-play protocols, and COVID-19 specific trainin...

    Authors: Sam Elliott, M. J. Drummond, I. Prichard, R. Eime, C. Drummond and R. Mason

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:448

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  3. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, health experts, and ethicists have proposed guidelines about ICU triage and priority access to a vaccine. To increase political legitimacy and accountability, public ...

    Authors: Tim Reeskens, Femke Roosma and Evelien Wanders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:447

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  4. Tobacco smoking using a hookah (i.e., waterpipe) is a global epidemic. While evidence suggests that sexual minorities (SM) have higher odds of hookah use compared to heterosexuals, little is known about their ...

    Authors: Mary Rezk-Hanna, Ian W. Holloway, Joy Toyama, Umme Shefa Warda, Lorree Catherine Berteau, Mary-Lynn Brecht and Linda Sarna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:445

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  5. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are not eligible to donate blood or plasma in Canada if they have had sex with another man in the last 3 months. This time-based deferment has reduced since 2013; from an initia...

    Authors: Daniel Grace, Mark Gaspar, Benjamin Klassen, David Lessard, Praney Anand, David J. Brennan, Nathan Lachowsky, Barry D. Adam, Joseph Cox, Gilles Lambert, Jody Jollimore and Trevor A. Hart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:444

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Refugees are highly vulnerable to many health-related risks. Monitoring non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is of overriding importance in these populations. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of risk...

    Authors: Erfan Taherifard, Mohammad Javad Moradian, Ehsan Taherifard, Abdolrasool Hemmati, Behnaz Rastegarfar and Hossein Molavi Vardanjani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:442

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  7. Tobacco use is one of the world-leading preventable killers. There was a varied prevalence of tobacco use and cigarette smoking across different areas. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and fac...

    Authors: Befikadu Tariku Gutema, Adefris Chuka, Gistane Ayele, Wubshet Estifaons, Zeleke Aschalew Melketsedik, Eshetu Zerihun Tariku, Zerihun Zerdo, Alazar Baharu and Nega Degefa Megersa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:441

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Farmers may have an increased risk for poor mental health. In connection with this, factors specific to the neighborhood environment such as farm density and the type of agriculture, might be important for men...

    Authors: Mariko Kanamori, Masamichi Hanazato, Katsunori Kondo, Andrew Stickley and Naoki Kondo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:440

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health problems worldwide, including Malaysia, and this issue has gained concern and attention from many, including experts and authorities globally. While ave...

    Authors: Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare and Norsidawati Abdul Gani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:438

    Content type: Research article

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  10. From January to May 2019, large measles outbreaks affected Nigeria. Borno state was the most affected, recording 15,237 suspected cases with the state capital of Maiduguri having 1125 cases investigated and li...

    Authors: Anne Eudes Jean Baptiste, John Wagai, Richard Luce, Balcha Masresha, Don Klinkenberg, Irene Veldhuijzen, Joseph Oteri, Boubacar Dieng, Obianuju Caroline Ikeonu, Sule Meleh, Audu Musa, Fiona Braka, Susan Hahné, E. A. M. Sanders and Eelko Hak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:437

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  11. Pacific people living in New Zealand, Australia, United States, and the Pacific region continue to experience a disproportionately high burden of long-term conditions, making culturally contextualised behaviou...

    Authors: Amio Matenga-Ikihele, Judith McCool, Rosie Dobson, Fuafiva Fa’alau and Robyn Whittaker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:435

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  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a continuously increasing trend with a large variation in the number of COVID-19 deaths across countries. In response, many countries have implemented non pharmaceutical methods...

    Authors: Janaki Imbulana Arachchi and Shunsuke Managi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:434

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gender-based violence (GBV) undermines HIV prevention and treatment cascades, particularly among women who report partner violence. Screening for violence during HIV testing, and prior to offering pre-exposure...

    Authors: Manuela Colombini, Fiona Scorgie, Anne Stangl, Sheila Harvey, Lethabo Ramskin, Nomhle Khoza, Emma Mashauri, Deborah Baron, Shelley Lees, Saidi Kapiga, Charlotte Watts and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:433

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  14. Age-adjusted lymphoma incidence rates continue to rise in France since the early 80’s, although rates have slowed since 2010 and vary across subtypes. Recent improvements in patient survival in major lymphoma ...

    Authors: Hervé Ghesquières, Cédric Rossi, Fanny Cherblanc, Sandra Le Guyader-Peyrou, Fontanet Bijou, Pierre Sujobert, Pascale Fabbro-Peray, Adeline Bernier, Aurélien Belot, Loic Chartier, Luc-Matthieu Fornecker, Isabelle Baldi, Krimo Bouabdallah, Camille Laurent, Lucie Oberic, Nadine Morineau…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:432

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  15. Knowledge of HIV status remains a challenge despite implementation of various testing strategies including provider-initiated HIV testing (PITC). Harare City intensified provider-initiated HIV testing by targe...

    Authors: Edias Mandere, More Mungati, Gloria Gonese, Notion Gombe, Tsitsi Juru, Simbarashe Chiwanda, Emmanuel Govha, Gerald Shambira and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:431

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  16. Early diagnosis is crucial in securing optimal outcomes in the HIV care cascade. Recent HIV infection (RHI) serves as an indicator of early detection in the course of HIV infection. Surveillance of RHI is impo...

    Authors: Li Wei Ang, Carmen Low, Chen Seong Wong, Irving Charles Boudville, Matthias Paul Han Sim Toh, Sophia Archuleta, Vernon Jian Ming Lee, Yee Sin Leo, Angela Chow and Raymond Tzer-Pin Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:430

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  17. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health concerns today. While numerous factors are known to affect anxiety disorders, the ways in which environmental factors aggravate or mitigate anxiety are...

    Authors: Buwei Chen, Wen Ma, Yu Pan, Wei Guo and Yunsong Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:429

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Extremity injury is one of the most common injury types for bicyclists. Extremity injury can lead to long-term disability and contribute to adverse health-related quality of life and prolonged absence from work.

    Authors: Jodie Makara, Sijun Shen, Ann Nwosu, William Arnold, Gary Smith and Motao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:428

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Research exploring the unique exposure pathways to fecal pathogens for young children and innovative water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions for susceptible pediatric populations is needed to reduc...

    Authors: Jennifer Kuhl, Lucien Bisimwa, Elizabeth D. Thomas, Camille Williams, Joseph Ntakirutimana, Nicole Coglianese, Sarah Bauler, Ruthly François, Presence Sanvura, Jean Claude Bisimwa, Patrick Mirindi and Christine Marie George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:427

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  20. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and hand hygiene have been the primary means of reducing transmission in the absence of effective treatments or vaccines, but understanding of ...

    Authors: Christine Barrett and Kei Long Cheung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:426

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in a strong negative impact on economic and social life worldwide. It has also negatively influenced people’s general health and quality of life. The ...

    Authors: Paulo José Puccinelli, Taline Santos da Costa, Aldo Seffrin, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Lee Hill and Marilia Santos Andrade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:425

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  22. Oral diseases negatively impact general health, affecting physical, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing, and ability to give back to community. The relationship between poor oral health, and general ...

    Authors: Xiangqun Ju, Joanne Hedges, Gail Garvey, Megan Smith, Karen Canfell and Lisa Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:424

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  23. The prevalence of hypertension is high and rising in China, but most people with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under control. This study investigated hypertension awareness, treatment, and cont...

    Authors: Junxiang Wei, Yang Mi, Yan Li, Bo Xin and Youfa Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:423

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  24. Alcohol and firearms are commonly involved in suicide in the United States. State alcohol and firearm policies may impact alcohol and firearm related suicide, yet little is known about these relationships. Thi...

    Authors: Sharon M. Coleman, Marlene C. Lira, Jason Blanchette, Timothy C. Heeren and Timothy S. Naimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:366

    Content type: Research article

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  25. As internet use becomes more widespread, the screen time (ST) of elementary school students increases yearly. It is known that longer durations of ST can affect obesity, physical activity, dry eye disease, and...

    Authors: Yui Mineshita, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hanako Chijiki, Takuya Nanba, Takae Shinto, Shota Furuhashi, Satoshi Oneda, Mai Kuwahara, Anzu Suwama and Shigenobu Shibata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:422

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  26. In Mali, nomadic populations are spread over one third of the territory. Their lifestyle, characterized by constant mobility, excludes them from, or at best places them at the edge of, health delivery services...

    Authors: Moussa Sangare, Yaya Ibrahim Coulibaly, Siaka Yamoussa Coulibaly, Housseini Dolo, Abdoul Fatao Diabate, Kueshivi Midodji Atsou, Abdoul Ag Souleymane, Youssouf Ag Rissa, Dada Wallet Moussa, Fadimata Wallet Abdallah, Massitan Dembele, Mahamadou Traore, Tieman Diarra, William R. Brieger, Sekou Fantamady Traore, Seydou Doumbia…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:421

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  27. Although epilepsy is one of the most prevalent neurological problems, it is highly surrounded by stigma and prejudice, which results in negative attitude towards the illness. Due to numerous misconceptions and...

    Authors: Alemayehu Molla, Birhanie Mekuriaw, Endashaw Habtamu and Moges Mareg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:420

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  28. Although periods of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) discontinuation have deleterious health effects, ART is not always sustained. Yet, little is known about factors that contribute to such ART non-persistence...

    Authors: Marya Gwadz, Charles M. Cleland, Robert Freeman, Leo Wilton, Linda M. Collins, Robert L. Hawkins, Amanda S. Ritchie, Noelle R. Leonard, Danielle F. Jonas, Alexis Korman, Sabrina Cluesman, Ning He and Dawa Sherpa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:419

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  29. Functional disability and multimorbidity are common among older people. However, little is known about the relationship between functional disability and different multimorbidity combinations. We aimed to iden...

    Authors: Zijing Wang, Wenjia Peng, Mengying Li, Xinghui Li, Tingting Yang, Cancan Li, Huosheng Yan, Xianjie Jia, Zhi Hu and Ying Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:418

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  30. For interventions to reach those they are intended for, an understanding of the factors that influence their participation, as well as the facilitators and barriers of participation are needed. This study expl...

    Authors: Tracy McClinton Appollis, Zoe Duby, Kim Jonas, Janan Dietrich, Kealeboga Maruping, Fareed Abdullah, Nevilene Slingers and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:417

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  31. Although sex differences in cardiovascular diseases are recognised, including differences in incidence, clinical presentation, response to treatments, and outcomes, most of the practice guidelines are not sex-...

    Authors: Giulia Cesaroni, Gian Francesco Mureddu, Nera Agabiti, Flavia Mayer, Massimo Stafoggia, Francesco Forastiere, Roberto Latini, Serge Masson, Marina Davoli and Alessandro Boccanelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:415

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  32. India is currently facing a rising epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Identification of modifiable risk factors is of paramount importance to curb this menace. Fishermen are one of the most vulnerab...

    Authors: Akhila Doddamani, A. B. Kirthinath Ballala, Sharath P. Madhyastha, Asha Kamath and Muralidhar M. Kulkarni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:414

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  33. Alcohol and other drug use disorders contribute substantially to the global burden of illness. The majority of people with substance use disorders do not receive any treatment for their problems, and developin...

    Authors: Sidsel Helena Karsberg, Mads Uffe Pedersen, Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup and Michael Mulbjerg Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:413

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Syndemic theory highlights the potential for health problems to interact synergistically, compounding impact. Young adults not in education, employment or training (NEET) are more likely to experience disadvan...

    Authors: Clare Tanton, Lorraine McDonagh, Melissa Cabecinha, Soazig Clifton, Rebecca Geary, Greta Rait, John Saunders, Jackie Cassell, Chris Bonell, Kirstin R. Mitchell and Catherine H. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:412

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  35. To reduce the transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in its first wave, European governments have implemented successive measures to encourage social distancing. However, it remain...

    Authors: Richard A. J. Post, Marta Regis, Zhuozhao Zhan and Edwin R. van den Heuvel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:411

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  36. Simulation exercises can functionally validate World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) core capacities. In 2018, the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a full-scale ...

    Authors: Alexey Clara, Anh T. P. Dao, Quy Tran, Phu D. Tran, Tan Q. Dang, Huong T. Nguyen, Quang D. Tran, Peter Rzeszotarski, Karen Talbert, Tasha Stehling-Ariza, Frances Veasey, Lynne Clemens, Anthony W. Mounts, Hannah Lofgren, S. Arunmozhi Balajee and Trang T. Do

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:409

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  37. Water pipe smoking (WPS) is re-gaining widespread use and popularity among various groups of people, especially adolescents. Despite different adverse health effects of WPS, many of the WPS interventions have ...

    Authors: Javad Babaie, Ayat Ahmadi, Gholamreza Abdollahi and Leila Doshmangir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:344

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  38. Residential environment features such as availability of supermarkets may shape dietary behaviour and thus overweight and obesity. This relationship may not be consistent between cities. This Australian nation...

    Authors: Suzanne J. Carroll, Gavin Turrell, Michael J. Dale and Mark Daniel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:407

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  39. Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a major global health issue disproportionately affecting Asian Americans and other immigrant populations in the United States. Despite the high risk of morbid complications from CH...

    Authors: Sarah Hyun, Okhyun Ko, Soonsik Kim and William R. Ventura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:404

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  40. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important public health problem worldwide. In addition to the impairment in functionality, the large number of complications which lead to hospitalizations results in high treatmen...

    Authors: Rêncio Bento Florêncio, Luiza Gabriela de Araújo Fonseca, Vivian Fernanda Dantas da Silva, Íllia Nadinne Dantas Florentino Lima and Lucien Peroni Gualdi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:403

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  41. In the United states obesity and socioeconomic status (SES), or one’s standing in society based on income, education, and/or occupation, are strongly associated. The mechanisms for this relationship may includ...

    Authors: Amanda K. Crandall, Amanda M. Ziegler, Tegan Mansouri, Jalen Matteson, Emily Isenhart, Autum Carter, Katherine N. Balantekin and Jennifer L. Temple

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:402

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  42. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a common pathway to adult depression. This pathway is particularly important during the perinatal period when women are at an elevated risk for depression. However, thi...

    Authors: Katherine LeMasters, Lisa M. Bates, Esther O. Chung, John A. Gallis, Ashley Hagaman, Elissa Scherer, Siham Sikander, Brooke S. Staley, Lauren C. Zalla, Paul N. Zivich and Joanna Maselko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:400

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  43. Accurately defining obesity using anthropometric measures that best capture obesity-related risk is important for identifying high risk groups for intervention. The purpose of this study is to compare the asso...

    Authors: Saria Hassan, Carol Oladele, Deron Galusha, Oswald Peter Adams, Rohan G. Maharaj, Cruz M. Nazario, Maxine Nunez and Marcella Nunez-Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:399

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