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  1. With the unprecedented expansion of COVID-19 in the world since December 2019, Iran’s health system, like other countries, faced various challenges in managing the disease, which led to numerous experiences an...

    Authors: Hamidreza Khankeh, Mehrdad Farrokhi, Juliet Roudini, Negar Pourvakhshoori, Shokoufeh Ahmadi, Masoumeh Abbasabadi-Arab, Nader Majidi Bajerge, Babak Farzinnia, Pirhossain Kolivand, Vahid Delshad, Mohammad Saeed Khanjani, Sadegh Ahmadi-Mazhin, Ali Sadeghi-Moghaddam, Saiedeh Bahrampouri, Ulrich Sack, Marcus Stueck…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1919

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  2. Social capital, the potential for individuals to access resources through group memberships, is linked to a constellation of health outcomes. We modified a previously evaluated Constructed Family Social Capita...

    Authors: Meagan Zarwell, Jennifer L. Walsh, Katherine G. Quinn, Andréa Kaniuka, Alexandra Patton, William T. Robinson and Robert J. Cramer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1918

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  3. In Southeast Asia, diabetes and hypertension are on the rise and have become major causes of death. Community-based interventions can achieve the required behavioural change for better prevention. The aims of ...

    Authors: Zinzi E. Pardoel, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Robert Lensink, Vitri Widyaningsih, Ari Probandari, Claire Stein, Giang Nguyen Hoang, Jaap A. R. Koot, Christine J. Fenenga, Maarten Postma and Johanna A. Landsman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1917

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  4. The web-based BeUpstanding program supports desk workers to sit less and move more. Successfully translated from a research-delivered intervention, BeUpstanding has gone through iterative development and evalu...

    Authors: Genevieve N. Healy, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler and Ana D. Goode

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1916

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  5. Despite public health efforts to reduce childhood obesity, there remains an unequal distribution of obesity among rural and urban children, with higher rates in rural areas. However, few studies have compared ...

    Authors: Colleen Flattum, Sarah Friend, Melissa Horning, Rebecca Lindberg, Jennifer Beaudette and Jayne A. Fulkerson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1915

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  6. Sick-leave due to COVID-19 vary in length and might lead to re-current episodes. The aim was to investigate recurrent sick leave due to COVID-19 during the first wave.

    Authors: Annie Palstam, Emma Westerlind, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen and Hanna C. Persson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1914

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  7. Susceptibility to tobacco use predicts tobacco use onset among youth. The current study aimed to estimate the extent of overlap in susceptibilities across various tobacco products, investigate sociopsychologic...

    Authors: Hui G. Cheng, Pavel N. Lizhnyak, Natasha A. Knight, Andrea R. Vansickel and Edward G. Largo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1913

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  8. Muslims around the world practice intermittent fasting during the month of Ramadan each year. We hypothesized that daily physical activity could be reduced among Muslims due to the inability to refuel and rehy...

    Authors: Abdualziz Farooq, Karim Chamari, Suzan Sayegh, Maha El Akoum and Abdulla Saeed Al-Mohannadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1912

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  9. There were few studies exploring the associations between depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the general population, especially in resource limited area. The ai...

    Authors: Wei Liao, Zhicheng Luo, Xiaokang Dong, Xueyan Wu, Yongxia Mei, Ningning Cui, Ning Kang, Yali Lan, Xiaotian Liu, Wenqian Huo, Fang Wang and Chongjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1911

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  10. Comorbidities, any other coexisting diseases in patients with a particular index disease, are known to increase the mortality of a stroke. However, the association of pre-existing comorbidities with stroke ris...

    Authors: Ya Zhang, Cuicui Wang, Dong Liu, Zhengyuan Zhou, Shujun Gu and Hui Zuo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1910

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  11. Evidence on process outcomes such as acceptability, and feasibility of behavior change communication interventions are important in program evaluation to understand how, and why such a program works. However; ...

    Authors: Fira Abamecha, Gachana Midaksa, Morankar Sudhakar, Lakew Abebe, Yohannes Kebede, Abebe Mamo, Guda Alemayehu and Zewdie Birhanu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1909

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  12. Colorectal cancer (CRC) disparities vary by country and population group, but often have spatial features. This study of the United States state of Virginia assessed CRC outcomes, and identified demographic, s...

    Authors: Esther J. Thatcher, Fabian Camacho, Roger T. Anderson, Li Li, Wendy F. Cohn, Pamela B. DeGuzman, Kathleen J. Porter and Jamie M. Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1908

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  13. Failure to take medicines for diabetes as prescribed contributes to poor outcomes from the condition. Mobile phones are ubiquitous and short message service (SMS) texts have shown promise as a low-cost interve...

    Authors: A. Farmer, K. Bobrow, N. Leon, N. Williams, E. Phiri, H. Namadingo, S. Cooper, J. Prince, A. Crampin, D. Besada, E. Daviaud, L-M Yu, J. N’goma, D. Springer, B. Pauly, L. Tarassenko…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1907

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  14. Previously treated tuberculosis (TB) patients are a widely reported risk factor for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Identifying patients’ problems during treatment is necessary to control TB, especially in a...

    Authors: Ivan S. Pradipta, Lusiana R. Idrus, Ari Probandari, Bony W. Lestari, Ajeng Diantini, Jan-Willem C. Alffenaar and Eelko Hak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1903

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  15. Psychological health has been one of the aspects affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to evaluate the patterns of Google search for mental distress symptoms of Italian citizens during the various p...

    Authors: Dario Monzani, Laura Vergani, Giulia Marton, Silvia F. M. Pizzoli and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1902

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  16. Direct associations of tobacco exposure during pregnancy with pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes have been proven. Previous studies suggest that expecting a child provides a valuable opportunit...

    Authors: Wei Xia, Ho Cheung William Li, Peige Song, Ka Yan Ho, Yuanhui Luo, Tingna Liang, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Ankie Tan Cheung and Wenzhi Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1901

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  17. In recent years, HIV testing has become one of the effective strategies to reduce the risk of the infection. Frequent quarterly HIV testing can be cost effective. Therefore, an in-depth study of factors relate...

    Authors: Zhongquan Liu, Yang Chen, Tingting Yao, Tiantian Zhang, Desheng Song, Yuanyuan Liu, Maohe Yu, Jie Xu, Zhijun Li, Jie Yang, Zhuang Cui, Changping Li and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1900

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  18. Prompt diagnosis and treatment prevents a mild case of malaria from developing into severe disease and death. Unfortunately, parasitological testing of febrile children is greater in the public and formal priv...

    Authors: Olajoju Temidayo Soniran, Benjamin Abuaku, Abraham Anang, Patricia Opoku-Afriyie and Collins Ahorlu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1899

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  19. Cyprus addressed the first wave of SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) by implementing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). The aims of this study were: a) to estimate epidemiological parameters of this wave including i...

    Authors: Ilias Gountas, Annalisa Quattrocchi, Ioannis Mamais, Constantinos Tsioutis, Eirini Christaki, Konstantinos Fokianos and Georgios Nikolopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1898

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  20. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been significant variations in the level of adoption of public health recommendations across international jurisdictions and between cultural groups. Such variations ha...

    Authors: Charlotte T. Lee, Rahim Kanji, Angel H. Wang, Aaida Mamuji, Jack Rozdilsky and Terri Chu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1897

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  21. Substance use among adolescents is risky behavior that had emerged as a concern in both developed and developing countries. Evidence revealed that substance use is more frequent among those adolescents whose i...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar, Rashmi, Ronak Paul and Preeti Dhillon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1896

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  22. Longitudinal studies examining the impact of changes in COVID-19 pandemic-related stressors and experiences, and coping styles on the mental health trajectory of employed individuals during the lockdown are li...

    Authors: Divya Joshi, Andrea Gonzalez, Lauren Griffith, Laura Duncan, Harriet MacMillan, Melissa Kimber, Brenda Vrkljan, James MacKillop, Marla Beauchamp, Nick Kates and Parminder Raina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1895

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  23. Condom use remains the most effective behavioural method for the prevention of HIV and unplanned pregnancies. However, condom use remains inconsistent among young people. Exploring the condom use decision-maki...

    Authors: Eugene L. Davids, Yanga Zembe, Petrus J. de Vries, Catherine Mathews and Alison Swartz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1894

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  24. Alcohol use is a major public health problem in Bhutan. Compliance with regulations at the point of sale is an important strategy in alcohol control. Retail outlets were briefed on sale regulations and provide...

    Authors: Tshewang Gyeltshen, Tshering Penjor, Lham Dorji, Lobzang Tshering, Kinley Dorji, Bhim Nath Subedi, Dorji Tshering, Yvonne Yiru Xu, Gampo Dorji and Ghislain Nono Gueye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1893

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  25. Adult child are used to taking the responsibility of taking care of their older parents in Chinese culture. However, the migration of adult child is not uncommon now in the context of urbanization in China. Th...

    Authors: Yuxin Liu, Jia Wang, Ziqi Yan, Rui Huang, Yan Cao, Hongxun Song and Da Feng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1892

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  26. In Mozambique, HIV infection disproportionately affects young adults, particularly women. Despite awareness and knowledge of HIV transmission, many university students have not received HIV testing and continu...

    Authors: Anneka Hooft, Sarah Pfeil, Josina Mussengue, Eunice Jetha, Feng He, Sonia Jain, Sandra Manuel, Patrício V. Langa and Radhika Sundararajan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1891

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  27. Age at menarche (AAM) has shown different trends in women from different ethnic and economic regions in recent decades. Data on AAM among multiethnic women living in developing areas are scarce.

    Authors: Wen Liu, Xuejing Yan, Chengyu Li, Qi Shu, Meng Chen, Le Cai and Dingyun You

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1890

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  28. Research on how employees recover from work has focused primarily on recovery during non-work hours (external recovery) rather than recovery during work hours (internal recovery). Using the conservation of res...

    Authors: Yanwei Shi, Zhuang She, Dan Li, Hui Zhang and Kuihuan Niu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1889

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  29. Locally delivered, place-based public health interventions are receiving increasing attention as a way of improving health and reducing inequalities. However, there is limited evidence on their effectiveness. ...

    Authors: V J McGowan, S. Buckner, R. Mead, E. McGill, S. Ronzi, F. Beyer and C. Bambra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1888

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  30. Up to 20% of UK children experience socio-emotional difficulties which can have serious implications for themselves, their families and society. Stark socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in children’s well-b...

    Authors: Annemarie Lodder, Anita Mehay, Hana Pavlickova, Zoe Hoare, Leandra Box, Jabeer Butt, Tim Weaver, Mike J. Crawford, Donna Clutterbuck, Nicola Westbrook, Karlet Manning, Saffron Karlsen, Steve Morris, Andrew Brand, Paul Ramchandani, Yvonne Kelly…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1887

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  31. China has successfully sustained its universal health insurance coverage over the past decade. Although patient satisfaction has been recognized as an important indicator to measure the performance of insuranc...

    Authors: Jinsong Geng, Xiaowei Chen, Jianwei Shi, Haini Bao, Qian Chen and Hao Yu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1886

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  32. China has introduced a series of stricter policies to criminalize drunk driving and increase penalties since May 2011. However, there is no previous study examining the time-varying impacts of drunk driving re...

    Authors: Xiao-Han Xu, Hang Dong, Li Li, Zhou Yang, Guo-Zhen Lin and Chun-Quan Ou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1885

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  33. The Chinese government implemented the first round of National Centralized Drug Procurement (NCDP) pilot (so-called “4 + 7” policy) in mainland China in 2019. This study aims to examine the impact of “4 + 7” p...

    Authors: Ni Wang, Ying Yang, Luxinyi Xu, Zongfu Mao and Dan Cui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1883

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  34. During the COVID-19 pandemic, reductions in healthcare utilization are reported in different contexts. Nevertheless, studies have not explored specifically gender disparities in access to healthcare in the con...

    Authors: Jorge Pacheco, Francisca Crispi, Tania Alfaro, María Soledad Martínez and Cristóbal Cuadrado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1802

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  35. Communities affected by infectious disease outbreaks are increasingly recognised as partners with a significant role to play during public health emergencies. This paper reports on a qualitative case study of ...

    Authors: Daniel H. de Vries, John Kinsman, Anne Lia Cremers, John Angrén, Massimo Ciotti, Svetla Tsolova, Emma Wiltshire and Judit Takacs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1882

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  36. Multimorbidity measures are useful for resource planning, patient selection and prioritization, and factor adjustment in clinical practice, research, and benchmarking. We aimed to compare the explanatory perfo...

    Authors: Emili Vela, Montse Clèries, David Monterde, Gerard Carot-Sans, Marc Coca, Damià Valero-Bover, Jordi Piera-Jiménez, Luís García Eroles and Pol Pérez Sust

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1881

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  37. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels are routinely measured during health check-ups and are used as an indicator of glycemic control in Japan. However, only a few studies have followed up individuals to assess the ri...

    Authors: Shuhei Nomura, Haruka Sakamoto, Santosh Kumar Rauniyar, Koki Shimada, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Shun Kohsaka, Nao Ichihara, Hiraku Kumamaru and Hiroaki Miyata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1880

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  38. Emotional disorders in young people are increasing but studies have found that this age group do not always recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in themselves or others. The Mental Health...

    Authors: Emily Widnall, Steve Dodd, Ruth Simmonds, Helen Bohan, Abigail Russell, Mark Limmer and Judi Kidger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1879

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) led to pandemic that affected almost all countries in the world. Many countries have implemented border restriction as a public health measure to limit local outbreak. Howev...

    Authors: Wang-Chun Kwok, Ka-Chun Wong, Ting-Fung Ma, Ka-Wai Ho, Louis Wai-Tong Fan, King-Pui Florence Chan, Samuel Shung-Kay Chan, Terence Chi-Chun Tam and Pak-Leung Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1878

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  40. Women of Refugee Background (WoRB) are a highly vulnerable population with complex going mental health needs following resettlement. In Australia, there has been a substantial increase in WoRB being resettled ...

    Authors: Clare Hawkes, Kimberley Norris, Janine Joyce and Douglas Paton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1877

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  41. Behavior change interventions in tackling road traffic injuries are a public health concern. Thus, this interventional research was to survey the effect of safe traffic behaviors among male students in Hamadan...

    Authors: Vahid Ranaei, Laleh Hassani, Alireza Shahab Jahanlou, Ghodratollah Roshanaei and Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1876

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  42. Adolescent pregnancy in Uganda declined from 31% in 2000–01 to 25% in 2006 but thereafter stalled at 25% from 2006 to 2016. This paper investigates the factors associated with the recent stall in the rate of d...

    Authors: Catherine Mbabazi, Alexander Kintu, John Bosco Asiimwe, John S. Ssekamatte, Iqbal Shah and David Canning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1875

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  43. Lead poisoning prevention efforts include preparing and disseminating informational materials such as brochures and pamphlets to increase awareness of lead poisoning, lead exposures and lead poisoning preventi...

    Authors: Harriet Okatch, Ebony Pitts, Emily Ritchey, Kylie Givler and Madeline Kuon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1874

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  44. Although the progress in global health initiatives has improved the availability of primary health care (PHC), unqualified healthcare remains a serious challenge in low- and middle-income countries, where PHC ...

    Authors: Sihang Rao, Hao Xue, Dirk E. Teuwen, Haonan Shi and Hongmei Yi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1873

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  45. There is a lack of scientific literature on the application of fear appeals theories to evaluate lung cancer risk perception among smokers. The aim of the present study is to apply the Extended Parallel Proces...

    Authors: Fatemeh Zarghami, Hamid Allahverdipour and Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1872

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  46. New Nutri-Grade labelling, aimed at reducing Singaporeans’ sugar consumption will be implemented for all pre-packaged non-alcoholic beverages (NABs) sold in retail outlets from end 2021 onwards. It is expected...

    Authors: Rebecca Tan, Sharon Chew, Xenia Cleanthous, Kimberley Anastasiou, Paige G. Brooker, Theresa Pham and Benjamin P. C. Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1866

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