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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. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in Saudi Arabia. We aimed to assess associated demographic, behavioral, and CVD risk factors as part of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) ...

    Authors: Khalid F. Alhabib, Mohammed A. Batais, Turky H. Almigbal, Mostafa Q. Alshamiri, Hani Altaradi, Sumathy Rangarajan and Salim Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1213

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  2. Asthma control is influenced by multiple factors. These factors must be considered when appraising asthma interventions and their effectiveness in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait,...

    Authors: Saeed Noibi, Ahmed Mohy, Raef Gouhar, Fadel Shaker, Tamara Lukic and Hamdan Al-Jahdali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1211

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  3. There is increasing evidence linking environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure at homes to the development of asthma among adolescents. Few studies have addressed this issue in the Middle Eastern countries in...

    Authors: Hussain Booalayan, Mosa Abdualrasool, Saad Al-Shanfari, Abdulwahab Boujarwa, Abdullah Al-Mukaimi, Omar Alkandery and Saeed Akhtar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1210

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  4. Obesity is a major risk factor for the global burden of disease in countries that are economically developed or not. This study aimed to investigate the association between diet quality and obesity indicators ...

    Authors: Lu Jia, Haiwen Lu, Jing Wu, Xuemei Wang, Wenrui Wang, Maolin Du, Peiyu Wang, Sha Du, Yuenan Su and Nan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1165

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  5. Anaemia is a global health problem and women in reproductive age (WRA) are amongst the most affected population. Its consequences include low birth weight and maternal mortality. This study aimed to assess the...

    Authors: Khalid Abdelmutalab Elmardi, Ishag Adam, Elfatih Mohammed Malik, Tarig Abdalla Abdelrahim, Mousab Siddig Elhag, Abdalla Ahmed Ibrahim, Mariam Adam Babiker, Asma Hashim Elhassan, Hmooda Toto Kafy, Azza Tageldin Elshafie, Lubna Mohammed Nawai, Mujahid Sheikhedin Abdin and Stef Kremers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1125

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  6. There is limited information about the predictors of multimorbidity (MM) among ethnic minority older adults in Iran. This study aimed to examine the impact of sociodemographic and lifestyle factors on the prev...

    Authors: N. Aminisani, L. Rastgou, S. M. Shamshirgaran, P. Sarbakhsh, S. Ghaderi and M. Hyde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1094

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  7. Obesity is a public health problem in Micronesia. The objective of the study was to assess obesity, the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (BF%) among adults, and determine the ...

    Authors: P. E. Eme, B. Burlingame, N. D. Kim, S. Foliaki, C. Wham and J. Douwes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1092

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  8. Hyperlipidemia is associated with arterial stiffness. Herein, We examined the effect of prolonged exposure to hyperlipidemia on the risk of arterial stiffness in young adults.

    Authors: Haojia Chen, Youren Chen, Weiqiang Wu, Zekai Chen, Zefeng Cai, Zhichao Chen, Xiuzhu Yan and Shouling Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1091

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  9. Cumulative mortality rate and cumulative mortality risk are two commonly used indicators to measure the impact and severity of diseases. However, they are calculated during a defined life span and assume the s...

    Authors: Ping Yuan, Jianjun Xiang, Matthew Borg, Tiehui Chen, Xiuquan Lin, Xiane Peng and Kuicheng Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1090

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  10. Achieving the blood pressure treatment target in individuals with hypertension is a serious global health challenge. Furthermore, the actual burden of uncontrolled hypertension is poorly understood, especially...

    Authors: Charity Masilela, Brendon Pearce, Joven Jebio Ongole, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi and Mongi Benjeddou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1069

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  11. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence has increased continuously over the last 30 years in China. Dyslipidemia is an important modifiable risk factor in CVD. We aimed to collect current data on the prevalenc...

    Authors: Yunfeng Xi, Liwei Niu, Ning Cao, Han Bao, Xiaoqian Xu, Hao Zhu, Tao Yan, Nan Zhang, Liying Qiao, Ke Han, Gai Hang, Wenrui Wang and Xingguang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1068

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  12. Prevention and control of cardiometabolic conditions and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China may contribute to sustainable CVD reduction globally, given the fact that one-fifth of the worldwide population is...

    Authors: Lijie Ding, Yajun Liang, Edwin C. K. Tan, Yin Hu, Chi Zhang, Yanxun Liu, Fuzhong Xue and Rui Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1062

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  13. Hypertension remains a significant modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and a major determinant of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe sex-stratified age-standardized estimates of preva...

    Authors: Samuel Muli, Christa Meisinger, Margit Heier, Barbara Thorand, Annette Peters and Ute Amann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1049

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  14. The role of limitations in activities in relation to unmet needs is not clarified. This study aimed to analyze the effects of osteoarthritis on unmet medical needs and the mediating effects of limitations in a...

    Authors: Hooin Jo, Eun-san Kim, Boyoung Jung, Soo-Hyun Sung and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1026

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  15. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder which accounts for high morbidity and mortality due to complications like renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular events.

    Authors: Zheng Li, Cheng-yin Ye, Tian-Yu Zhao and Lei Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1024

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  16. Type 2 diabetes is regarded as one of the major public health problems worldwide. We aim to investigate the prevalence, treatment, and control rate in the Chinese urban population aged 65 years or older and al...

    Authors: Yuanying Sun, Wenqing Ni, Xueli Yuan, Hongshan Chi and Jian Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:998

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  17. Legal access to medical cannabis is increasing world-wide. Despite this, there is a lack of evidence surrounding its efficacy on mental health outcomes, particularly, on depression. This study assesses the eff...

    Authors: Jessica M. Round, Cerina Lee, John G. Hanlon, Elaine Hyshka, Jason R. B. Dyck and Dean T. Eurich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:987

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  18. In Belgium, the incidence of treatment episodes for substance use problems is monitored by the Network of Sentinel General Practices (SGP), and at higher, specialist care levels by the Treatment Demand Indicat...

    Authors: Nicole Boffin, Jerome Antoine, Luk Van Baelen, Sarah Moreels and Kris Doggen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:960

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  19. Tibet is located in the high-altitude area of Southwest China, where the health level is influenced by specific factors such as the natural environment and living habits. However, there has been little researc...

    Authors: Rendan Deng, Labasangzhu, Zhaxideji, Guihua Wang, Peiwei Hong, Jiaqi Li, Qiwen Li, Yang Wan and Hai Xiong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:955

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  20. The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region bears a relatively high burden of HIV/AIDS infection. The number of accumulatively reported HIV/AIDS cases in Guangxi is the third highest among 31 provinces or Autonomous ...

    Authors: Xiaodan Sun, Wenmin Yang, Sanyi Tang, Mingwang Shen, Tianyang Wang, Qiuying Zhu, Zhiyong Shen, Shuai Tang, Huanhuan Chen, Yuhua Ruan and Yanni Xiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:919

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  21. Tobacco exposure (TE) is the major contributor for CVD mortality, but few published studies on CVD mortality attributable to TE have analyzed the potential reasons underlying long-term trends in China. Our stu...

    Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Shuang Xu, Yifei Bi, Yong Liu and Jingpu Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:888

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  22. Guangdong province is dominated by three cultural regions: Canton, Hakka and Hoklo. However, little is known about the disease burden within these regions, particularly because different population,environment...

    Authors: Xue-yan Zheng, Xiao-jun Xu, Yi-yang Liu, Yan-jun Xu, Si-xing Pan, Xin-ying Zeng, Qian Yi, Ni Xiao and Li-feng Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:858

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  23. Obesity is one principle risk factor increasing the risk of noncommunicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. In Thailand, a 2014 study reported obesity (BMI ≥25 kg/m2) in a Thai popu...

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Chanyut Pornpongsawad, Tanatip Sangkool, Chidapha Phanmanas, Nithitchaya Kesonphaet, Nirutti Tangthongtawi, Ammiga Limsakul, Ramita Assavapisitkul, Titipatara Thangthai, Patcha Janenopparkarnjana, Pijitra Varodomvitaya, Wichayada Dachoviboon, Janepoj Laohasara, Naphat Kruthakool, Sarawuth Limprasert, Mathirut Mungthin…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:850

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  24. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the greatest challenges for public health worldwide. The aim of the study was the analysis of diabetes development in participants with normoglycemia and Impaired Fasting Gluco...

    Authors: Katarzyna Zatońska, Alicja Basiak-Rasała, Dorota Różańska, Maciej Karczewski, Maria Wołyniec, Andrzej Szuba and Katarzyna Połtyn-Zaradna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:843

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  25. To address change in the gender gap of life expectancy (GGLE) in Shanghai from 1973 to 2018, and to identify the major causes of death and age groups associated with the change over time.

    Authors: Hanyi Chen, Yi Zhou, Lianghong Sun, Yichen Chen, Xiaobin Qu, Hua Chen, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa and Shaotan Xiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:839

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  26. Hypertension is a leading risk factor for mortality and morbidity globally and in the Arab world. We summarize the evidence on awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, to assess the extent of gaps in...

    Authors: Christelle Akl, Chaza Akik, Hala Ghattas and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:835

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  27. Few data were available on smoking and smokeless tobacco use in South Asian migrants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking and smoke...

    Authors: Raghib Ali, Tom Loney, Mohammed Al-Houqani, Iain Blair, Faisal Aziz, Salma Al Dhaheri, Iffat El Barazi, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades and Syed M. Shah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:815

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  28. This study aimed to assess the level of attitude, practices, and its associated factors towards complications of diabetes mellitus among type 2 diabetes patients.

    Authors: Yitayeh Belsti, Yonas Akalu and Yaregal Animut

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:785

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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