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Chronic disease epidemiology

Section edited by Jianguang Ji.

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. The paper aimed to examine the association between obesity status and successful aging among elderly adults in China and further find gender differences in the effect of components of successful aging on obesi...

    Authors: Huiqiang Luo, Xiaohui Ren, Jijie Li, Kan Wu, Yixi Wang, Qing Chen and Ningxiu Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:767

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  2. Health beliefs are relevant to consider in patients with type 2 diabetes since disease control depends mainly on the patient’s behaviour. The aim of this study was to assess the association between health beli...

    Authors: Abril Violeta Muñoz-Torres, Patricia Medina-Bravo, Brenda Elizabeth Valerio-Pérez, Grecia Mendoza-Salmeron, Jorge Escobedo-de la Peña and Lubia Velázquez-López

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:761

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  3. HIV prevalence in correctional facilities may be 2 to 10 times higher than in the general adult population. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption is frequent after an incarceration. This, in combination wi...

    Authors: F. Huber, S. Vandentorren, A. Merceron, T. Bonifay, A. Pastre, A. Lucarelli and M. Nacher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:754

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  4. The rising prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases (CMD) calls for effective prevention programs. Self-assessment of CMD risk, for example through an online risk score (ORS), might induce risk reducing behavior...

    Authors: D. M. Stol, M. Hollander, O. C. Damman, M. M. J. Nielen, I. F. Badenbroek, F. G. Schellevis and N. J. de Wit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:740

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  5. Food packages provided by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) were revised in 2009 to better align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This study was co...

    Authors: Christopher E. Anderson, Catherine M. Crespi, May C. Wang, Shannon E. Whaley and M. Pia Chaparro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:678

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  6. While the prevalence of post-disaster musculoskeletal pain has been documented, its associated disaster-related factors have not been investigated. This study was to investigate the association of lifestyle fa...

    Authors: Hiroshige Jinnouchi, Tetsuya Ohira, Hironobu Kakihana, Ko Matsudaira, Masaharu Maeda, Hirooki Yabe, Yuriko Suzuki, Mayumi Harigane, Hiroyasu Iso, Tomoyuki Kawada, Seiji Yasumura and Kenji Kamiya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:677

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  7. The double burden of malnutrition is the co-occurrence of undernutrition (e.g. underweight, stunting, and micronutrient deficiencies) and over-nutrition (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disea...

    Authors: Matthew Little, Sally Humphries, Warren Dodd, Kirit Patel and Cate Dewey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:675

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  8. Smoking is the most preventable cause of most chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dyslipidemia is also an important risk factor for CVD. Yet, research has provided contradicting findings reg...

    Authors: Mehdi Moradinazar, Yahya Pasdar, Farid Najafi, Soodeh Shahsavari, Ebrahim Shakiba, Behrooz Hamzeh and Negin Fakhri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:673

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  9. Hypertension, known as the silent killer, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Awareness and treatment of hypertension is not appropriate in the world, and this has led to an increase in mortalit...

    Authors: Mohsen Mirzaei, Masoud Mirzaei, Behnam Bagheri and Ali Dehghani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:667

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  10. Four major non-communicable diseases (NCD), including T2DM, contributed to nearly three-quarters of all deaths worldwide in 2017. Dietary and lifestyle actors associated with NCDs are potentially modifiable. T...

    Authors: Mojeed Akorede Gbadamosi and Boikhutso Tlou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:665

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  11. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious public health problem in South Africa. Initial loss to follow up (LTFU) rates among TB patients are high, varying between 14.9 and 22.5%. From the perspective of patients, d...

    Authors: Judith R. M. Mwansa-Kambafwile, Sara Jewett, Charles Chasela, Nazir Ismail and Colin Menezes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:622

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  12. In Qatar, prevalence of metabolic components is significantly higher compared to other countries. It is therefore urgent to understand the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) with the goal of identifying e...

    Authors: Mohamed Ahmed Syed, Ahmed Sameer Al Nuaimi, Abdul Jaleel A. Latif Zainel and Hamda Abdulla A/Qotba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:611

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  13. Sub-Saharan women use smokeless tobacco (SLT) more than smoked tobacco. Among Western African countries, the estimated weighted prevalence of SLT use in rural women was found to be the highest in Burkina Faso ...

    Authors: Jeoffray Diendéré, Augustin Nawidimbasba Zeba, Léon Nikièma, Ahmed Kaboré, Paul Windinpsidi Savadogo, Somnoma Jean-Baptiste Tougma, Halidou Tinto and Arouna Ouédraogo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:579

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  14. Food insecurity is related to risk of adverse health outcomes such as obesity, but the explanatory factors underlying this association are still unclear. This study aimed to assess the association between food...

    Authors: Laura A. van der Velde, Claire J. Nyns, Marije D. Engel, Judith E. Neter, Irene M. van der Meer, Mattijs E. Numans and Jessica C. Kiefte-de Jong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:569

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  15. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the health claim that 1.5 oz (42.5 g) of nut intake may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseas...

    Authors: Jifan Wang, Michelle A. Lee Bravatti, Elizabeth J. Johnson and Gowri Raman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:558

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  16. Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed by a cluster of risk factors that associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). We aimed to explore the impact of and interactions between individual metabo...

    Authors: Changjing Li, Jia He, Bin Wei, Xianghui Zhang, Xinping Wang, Jingyu Zhang, Kui Wang, Yunhua Hu, Lati Mu, Yizhong Yan, Jiaolong Ma, Yanpeng Song, Heng Guo, Rulin Ma and Shuxia Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:553

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  17. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the cancer health burden and themagnitude of work disability on cancer survivors in Australia from 2003 to 2017.

    Authors: Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Khorshed Alam, Jeff Dunn and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:548

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  18. Some previous studies have assessed catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in households with hypertensive patients, but few have examined the difference of CHE in hypertensive patients with and without complic...

    Authors: Xinyi Zhang, Qiongqiong Xu, Xiaolei Guo, Zhengyue Jing, Long Sun, Jiajia Li and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:545

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  19. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major and growing cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. However, there remains a limited understanding of the association between individual s...

    Authors: Le Cai, Xu-Ming Wang, Lu-Ming Fan, Jing-Rong Shen, Ying-Nan Liu and Allison Rabkin Golden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:536

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  20. Smoking and alcohol consumption are the most common social habits in patients with sialolithiasis. Moreover, obesity has been reported to have a significant association with poor oral hygiene, one of the cause...

    Authors: Young Ju Jin, Young Eun Han and Hyo Geun Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:516

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  21. There is evidence that type 2 diabetes self-management programmes may have a positive impact on health outcomes of adults living in Gulf countries. However, none of the programmes evaluated were developed usin...

    Authors: Thamer Al Slamah, Barbara I. Nicholl, Fatima Y. Alslail, Leanne Harris, Deborah Kinnear and Craig A. Melville

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:515

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  22. There is metabolic heterogeneity in normal-weight individuals, however, there has been limited research in the Chinese population. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, distribution and epidemiologic...

    Authors: Qianqian Zheng, Weihua Lin, Chengguo Liu, Yaohan Zhou, Tianhui Chen, Liqun Zhang, Xuhui Zhang, Senhai Yu, Qiong Wu, Ziqi Jin and Yimin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:487

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  23. Body composition is a crucial factor associated with the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, no study on this relationship has been performed in the Chinese population. This study aimed to investig...

    Authors: Yongchun Chen, Dongliang He, Tingting Yang, Hao Zhou, Siyun Xiang, Lijun Shen, Jing Wen, Shengcai Chen, Songxu Peng and Yong Gan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:452

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  24. Dental problems (DPs) and physical chronic diseases (CDs) are highly prevalent and incident in people with low socioeconomic status such as homeless individuals. Yet, evidence on the association between DPs an...

    Authors: Cilia Mejia-Lancheros, James Lachaud, Rosane Nisenbaum, Andrea Wang, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen W. Hwang and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:419

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  25. Hypertension is highly prevalent and is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). While declining in some developed countries, it is increasing rapidly in some ...

    Authors: Zhuo Wang, Yu Luo, Shujuan Yang, Mingliang Zuo, Rong Pei, Jun He, Yin Deng, Maigeng Zhou, Li Zhao, Hui Guo and Kun Zou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:406

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  26. Handgrip strength (HGS) is an important health biomarker whose low scores have been shown to be associated with the morbimortality. This study aimed to analyze the factors associated with low HGS in older peop...

    Authors: Cledir de Araújo Amaral, Thatiana Lameira Maciel Amaral, Gina Torres Rego Monteiro, Maurício Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos and Margareth Crisóstomo Portela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:395

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  27. The exact prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and pre-diabetes in Swaziland remains unknown. Estimates suggest that the prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus is between 2.5 and 6.0% in Swazilan...

    Authors: Mojeed Akorede Gbadamosi and Boikhutso Tlou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:392

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  28. Early-life hormonal and nutritional factors can greatly influence the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Adult height is a simple marker for these factors. This study aimed to investigate the a...

    Authors: Shubham Kumari, Xuena Wang, Yunyun Liu, Yeqing Gu, Yuhan Huang, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Guolin Wang, Kun Song and Kaijun Niu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:388

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  29. An Amerindian genetic background could play an important role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases, which have alarmingly increased in recent decades. Mexico has one of the highest prevalences of metabolic ...

    Authors: Elvia Cristina Mendoza-Caamal, Francisco Barajas-Olmos, Humberto García-Ortiz, Isabel Cicerón-Arellano, Angélica Martínez-Hernández, Emilio J. Córdova, Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar, Cecilia Contreras-Cubas, Federico Centeno-Cruz, Miguel Cid-Soto, Mirna Edith Morales-Marín, Adriana Reséndiz-Rodríguez, Juan Luis Jiménez-Ruiz, María Guadalupe Salas-Martínez, Yolanda Saldaña-Alvarez, Elaheh Mirzaeicheshmeh…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:339

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  30. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is increasingly become a serious global public health concern in developed and developing countries including Ethiopia. It imposes significant burden of care on the individual, health ca...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele Ketema, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Alehegn Aderaw Alamneh, Getachew Mullu Kassa and Animut Alebel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:309

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  31. Little is known about the potential role of central obesity among men. Our first aim was to confirm what is already known from prior research, namely that both BMI and WHR are inversely associated with selecte...

    Authors: Márton Keszthelyi, V. Anna Gyarmathy, András Kaposi and Zsolt Kopa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:307

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  32. There was little known on how the interaction effect between obesity and current smoking affected the incidence of hypertension. The aim of this study was to investigate how body mass index (BMI) modified the ...

    Authors: Feifei Yao, Wenfeng Liu, Rencheng Zhao, Guangxiao Li, Xiaojuan Huang and Yongjie Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:295

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  33. Hypertension is becoming an increasingly common health issue worldwide, especially in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hypertension is the leading risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide, and ...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Imad R. Musa, Osman E. Osman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:291

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  34. Adiposity plays a crucial role in the risk of osteoporosis. However, the impact of body fat distribution on the skeleton is contentious. The study was designed to explore the association of various adiposity i...

    Authors: Huiling Tian, Jun Pan, Dou Qiao, Xiaokang Dong, Ruiying Li, Yikang Wang, Runqi Tu, Tanko Abdulai, Xiaotian Liu, Jian Hou, Gongyuan Zhang and Chongjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:285

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  35. While a dose-response relationship between physical activity and risk of diabetes has been demonstrated, few studies have assessed the relative importance of different measures of physical activity on diabetes...

    Authors: Pascal M. Mutie, Isabel Drake, Ulrika Ericson, Stanley Teleka, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Tanja Stocks and Emily Sonestedt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:261

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  36. The rates of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) appear to be increasing in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected people as compared to non-HIV infected people and this will have major implications for cli...

    Authors: Rudy Londile Mathebula, Eric Maimela and Nthembelihle Samuel Ntuli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:247

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  37. Osteoarthritis (OA) holds significance as a highly prevalent disorder in elderly populations. Various studies have been conducted on the association between alcohol consumption and OA, but the results have oft...

    Authors: Ah. Hyun Kang, Me-riong Kim, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Yeoncheol Park, Dongwoo Nam, Eun-Jung Kim and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:227

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  38. Evidence suggests that body composition has impact on arterial stiffness. However, evidence in Chinese are limited, and results remain controversial. The aim of our study is to investigate whether skeletal mus...

    Authors: Mingzhe Yang, Xuguang Zhang, Zhenkai Ding, Feijie Wang, Yufang Wang, Changya Jiao and Jie-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:226

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  39. In order to close existing information gaps on diabetes-related health perceptions, diabetes knowledge, and information-seeking behaviors among adults in Germany, a representative population-based survey targe...

    Authors: Lena M. Stühmann, Rebecca Paprott, Christin Heidemann, Thomas Ziese, Sylvia Hansen, Daniela Zahn, Christa Scheidt-Nave and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:192

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  40. While smoking elevates the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, whether smoking cessation after AF diagnosis actually leads to reduced CVD risk is unclear. We aimed to...

    Authors: Seulggie Choi, Jooyoung Chang, Kyuwoong Kim, Sung Min Kim, Hye-Yeon Koo, Mi Hee Cho, In Young Cho, Hyejin Lee, Joung Sik Son, Sang Min Park and Kiheon Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:168

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  41. Over the past few decades, the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has risen rapidly in Iran and other low and middle-income countries. We investigated the prevalence of DM, pre-diabetes, undiagnosed and unco...

    Authors: Masoud Mirzaei, Masoud Rahmaninan, Mohsen Mirzaei, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh and Abbas Ali Dehghani tafti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:166

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  42. Mortality rates due to coronary heart disease (CHD) have decreased in most countries, but increased in low and middle-income countries. Few studies have analyzed the trends of coronary heart disease mortality ...

    Authors: C. Arroyo-Quiroz, T. Barrientos-Gutierrez, M. O’Flaherty, M. Guzman-Castillo, L. Palacio-Mejia, E. Osorio-Saldarriaga and A. Y. Rodriguez-Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:162

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  43. Metabolic syndrome (MS) has abruptly increased in China in the past two decades, gradually representing an important public health threat over the years. Here, we firstly reported the prevalence and associated...

    Authors: Li Ting Wu, Yun Feng Shen, Lei Hu, Mei Ying Zhang and Xiao Yang Lai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:133

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  44. The aim of the study was to assess trends in mortality and the number of lost years of life due to breast cancer in the female population in the years 2000–2016, with consideration given to differences regardi...

    Authors: Monika Burzyńska, Irena Maniecka-Bryła and Małgorzata Pikala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:120

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  45. To analyze the trend of lower extremity major amputations (MA) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the Regions of Spain from year 2001 until 2015.

    Authors: María del Cristo Rodríguez Pérez, Chiara Chines, Arturo J. Pedrero García, Djeniffer Sousa, Francisco J. Cuevas Fernández, Itahisa Marcelino-Rodríguez, Santiago Domínguez Coello and Antonio Cabrera de León

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:54

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  46. Perceived neighborhood characteristics, including satisfaction with one’s neighborhood as a place to live, are associated with lower obesity rates and more favorable cardiovascular risk factor profiles. Yet, f...

    Authors: Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, Natalie Suder Egnot, Alvin Nugroho, Tamara Dubowitz and Wendy M. Troxel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:52

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  47. Diabetes and its complications including foot ulcer constitute a global public health challenge attributing to a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Foot ulcer is one of the long-term complication of...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Belayneh Mengist, Diriba Mulisa, Getahun Fetensa, Ebisa Turi and Amanuel Abajobir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:41

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