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Environmental health

This section aims to publish studies on the environmental correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Attendance at healthcare facilities provides an opportunity for smoking cessation interventions. However, the smoking behaviours of patients seeking healthcare in Vietnam are not well-understood. We aimed to e...

    Authors: Wan-Chun Huang, Ngoc Yen Pham, Thu Anh Nguyen, Van Giap Vu, Quy Chau Ngo, Viet Nhung Nguyen, Becky Freeman, Stephen Jan, Joel Negin, Guy B. Marks and Gregory J. Fox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:845

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  2. Mesoamerica is severely affected by an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional origin (CKDnt), an epidemic with a marked variation within countries. We sought to describe the spatial distribution...

    Authors: Erik Hansson, Ali Mansourian, Mahdi Farnaghi, Max Petzold and Kristina Jakobsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:840

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  3. Studies have demonstrated that noise is associated with various health problems, such as obesity and hypertension. Although the evidence of the associations of noise with obesity and hypertension is inconsiste...

    Authors: Sha Li, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Janet Yuen Ha Wong, Bradley McPherson, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Lixi Huang and I. P. Mary Sau Man

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:815

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  4. Mental health disorders appear as a growing problem in urban areas. While common mental health disorders are generally linked to demographic and socioeconomic factors, little is known about the interaction wit...

    Authors: Ingrid Pelgrims, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Madeleine Guyot, Hans Keune, Tim S. Nawrot, Roy Remmen, Nelly D. Saenen, Sonia Trabelsi, Isabelle Thomas, Raf Aerts and Eva M. De Clercq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:635

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  5. Participation in on-the-land programs that encourage traditional cultural activities may improve health and well-being. The Income Security Program (ISP) − a financial incentive-based on-the-land program − for Ee...

    Authors: Robert J. Moriarity, Aleksandra M. Zuk, Eric N. Liberda and Leonard J. S. Tsuji

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:628

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  6. This study aims to assess the interactive effects of Brazilian public interventions, environmental health programs (access to water, sanitation and solid waste collection) and a Conditional Cash Transfer Progr...

    Authors: Anelise Andrade de Souza, Sueli Aparecida Mingoti, Rômulo Paes-Sousa and Leo Heller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:627

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  7. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a recognised public health, social and educational issue, which must be achieved to allow the realisation of human rights. People with disabilities are likely to experienc...

    Authors: Jane Wilbur, Shubha Kayastha, Thérèse Mahon, Belen Torondel, Shaffa Hameed, Anita Sigdel, Amrita Gyawali and Hannah Kuper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:476

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  8. 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

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  9. Sedentary behavior is influenced by contextual, social, and individual factors, including the built environment. However, associations between the built environment and sitting time have not been extensively i...

    Authors: Alex Antonio Florindo, Gavin Turrell, Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia, João Paulo dos Anjos Souza Barbosa, Michele Santos Cruz, Marcelo Antunes Failla, Breno Souza de Aguiar, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo and Moises Goldbaum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:347

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  10. Household air pollution (HAP) is a recognised risk factor for many diseases, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular/circulatory disorders, adverse pregnancy outcomes and cataracts. Population exposure ...

    Authors: Miranda Baame Esong, André Pascal Goura, Bertrand Hugo Ngahane Mbatchou, Berenice Walage, Herman Styve Yomi Simo, Romarique Mboumo Medjou, Martial Pianta Sonkoue, Cyrielle Douanla Djouda, Rose Suzie Fowoh Ngnewa, Milaine Sandra Teugueu Guiagain, Brice-Donald Kemnang Agokeng, Olivia Tania Megaptche Homla, Dan Pope and Jerome Ateudjieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:318

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  11. Few studies have considered aircraft noise annoyance and noise sensitivity in analyses of the health effects of aircraft noise, especially in relation to medication use. This study aims to investigate the mode...

    Authors: Clémence Baudin, Marie Lefèvre, Wolfgang Babisch, Ennio Cadum, Patricia Champelovier, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Danny Houthuijs, Jacques Lambert, Bernard Laumon, Göran Pershagen, Stephen Stansfeld, Venetia Velonaki, Anna L. Hansell and Anne-Sophie Evrard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:300

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  12. Exposure to extremely or moderate low temperatures is associated with increased morbidity and mortality risk. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Given that cold t...

    Authors: Jin-young Min, Yeon-Soo Choi, Hyeong-Seong Lee, Sohyae Lee and Kyoung-bok Min

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:294

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  13. Many studies have investigated the association between the built environment and physical activity behavior in urban settings. However, most of the studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries were cr...

    Authors: Alex Antonio Florindo, Inaian Pignatti Teixeira, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Flávia Mori Sarti, Regina Mara Fisberg, Douglas Roque Andrade and Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:283

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Greenspace has been associated with health benefits in many contexts. An important pathway may be through outdoor physical activity. We use a novel approach to examine the link between greenspace microenvironm...

    Authors: William Mueller, Paul Wilkinson, James Milner, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Susanne Steinle, Juha Pärkkä, Eija Parmes, Luc Cluitmans, Eelco Kuijpers, Anjoeka Pronk, Denis Sarigiannis, Spyros Karakitsios, Dimitris Chapizanis, Thomas Maggos, Asimina Stamatelopoulou and Miranda Loh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:282

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  15. The implementation of road safety interventions in many developing countries usually focuses on the behavior of users. In order to draw more attention on the role of road infrastructure and physical environmen...

    Authors: Yolaine Glèlè-Ahanhanzo, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Charles Sossa-Jerôme, Ghislain E. Sopoh, Huguette Tedji, Koovy Yete and Alain Levêque

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:162

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  16. Air pollution has been linked to increased mortality and morbidity. The Program 4 of the Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment study investigates whether the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activit...

    Authors: S. Elavsky, V. Jandačková, L. Knapová, V. Vašendová, M. Sebera, B. Kaštovská, D. Blaschová, J. Kühnová, R. Cimler, D. Vilímek, T. Bosek, J. Koenig and D. Jandačka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:126

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  17. The COVID-19 has caused a sizeable global outbreak and has been declared as a public health emergency of international concern. Sufficient evidence shows that temperature has an essential link with respiratory...

    Authors: Gaopei Zhu, Yuhang Zhu, Zhongli Wang, Weijing Meng, Xiaoxuan Wang, Jianing Feng, Juan Li, Yufei Xiao, Fuyan Shi and Suzhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:117

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  18. Noise is a major public health issue because of its negative impacts on health, including annoyance, sleep disturbance, cardiovascular diseases and altered cognitive performance among children. Self-rated heal...

    Authors: Clémence BAUDIN, Marie LEFÈVRE, Patricia CHAMPELOVIER, Jacques LAMBERT, Bernard LAUMON and Anne-Sophie EVRARD

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:116

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  19. Latinx children in the United States are at high risk for nature-deficit disorder, heat-related illness, and physical inactivity. We developed the Green Schoolyards Project to investigate how green features—tr...

    Authors: Kevin Lanza, Melody Alcazar, Deanna M. Hoelscher and Harold W. Kohl III

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:98

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  20. Dust storms affect human health by impairing visibility and promoting interactions with microscopic organisms, such as bacteria and fungi. Although ST-elevation MI (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI) diff...

    Authors: Suji Lee, Whanhee Lee, Eunil Lee, Myung Ho Jeong, Seung-Woon Rha, Chong-Jin Kim, Shung Chull Chae, Hyo-Soo Kim, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon and Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:68

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  21. Pneumonia is one of the principal reasons for incidence and death in the world. The former research mainly concentrated on specific sources of patients. Besides, due to the heterogeneity among regions, there a...

    Authors: Jianzhong Zhang, Dunqiang Ren, Xue Cao, Tao Wang, Xue Geng, Xin Li, Jinglong Tang, Shuguang Leng, Hongmei Wang and Yuxin Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:66

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  22. The impact of weather on morbidity from stroke has been analysed in previous studies. As the risk of stroke was mostly associated with changing weather, the changes in the daily stroke occurrence may be associ...

    Authors: Jone Vencloviene, Ricardas Radisauskas, Daina Kranciukaite-Butylkiniene, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Vidmantas Vaiciulis and Daiva Rastenyte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:42

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  23. The Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is endemic in Iran and has a high fatality rate. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between CCHF incidence and meteorological variables in Zahed...

    Authors: Sairan Nili, Narges Khanjani, Yunes Jahani and Bahram Bakhtiari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1893

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  24. The major population vulnerable to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is children aged less than 5 years, particularly those who are cared for at day care centers (DCCs). This study aimed to assess the associ...

    Authors: Pussadee Laor, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Siriyaporn Khunthason, Vivat Keawdounglek, Suntorn Sudsandee, Krailak Fakkaew and Weerayuth Siriratruengsuk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1829

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  25. Crop residue burning adversely affects air quality and consequently human health. India, being one of the largest agro-economies of the world, produces around 500 Million tonnes of crop residue annually most o...

    Authors: Tanwi Trushna, Vishal Diwan, Subroto Shambhu Nandi, Satish Bhagwatrao Aher, Rajnarayan R. Tiwari and Yogesh Damodar Sabde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1824

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  26. The Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) trial aims to assess health benefits of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cookfuel and stove intervention among women and children across four low- and mi...

    Authors: Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Saritha Sendhil, Wenlu Ye, Ajay Pillarisetti, Gurusamy Thangavel, Durairaj Natesan, Rengaraj Ramasamy, Amudha Natarajan, Vigneswari Aravindalochanan, A. Vinayagamoorthi, S. Sivavadivel, R. Uma Maheswari, Lingeswari Balakrishnan, S. Gayatri, Srinivasan Nargunanathan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1799

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  27. Large-scale natural disasters disproportionally affect both the medically complex and the older old, groups that are responsible for most medical surge after a disaster. To understand how to ameliorate this su...

    Authors: Tamar Wyte-Lake, Claudia Der-Martirosian, Karen Chu, Rachel Johnson-Koenke and Aram Dobalian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1796

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  28. Many cardiovascular patients suffer from respiratory failure. Environmental conditions can exacerbate symptomatology. It is necessary to prevent exposure to dust by taking educational steps to identify and mod...

    Authors: Farzaneh Noroozi, Kumars Eisapareh, Alireza Bahadori, Leila Ghahremani, Rosanna Cousins and Hamidreza Mokarami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1779

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  29. Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Healthcare facilities (HCFs) is of significant public health importance. It is associated with a reduction in the transmission of healthcare acquired infections...

    Authors: Denis Kayiwa, Richard K. Mugambe, Jane Sembuche Mselle, John Bosco Isunju, John C. Ssempebwa, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Rawlance Ndejjo, Winnie K. Kansiime, Aisha Nalugya, Brenda Wagaba, Jude B. Zziwa, Constance Bwire, Esther Buregyeya, Martin Othieno Radooli, Ceaser Kimbugwe, Emily Namanya…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1767

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  30. Industrial and agricultural activities result in elevated levels of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in the local environment. PTEs can enter the human body through the food chain and pose severe health risks...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Yahong Zhang, Ningchuan Feng, Meilin Zhu and Juncang Tian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1729

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  31. Neighborhood factors have gained increasing attention, while the association between the neighborhood’s characteristics and multimorbidity has not been clarified. In this study, we aim to depict variations in ...

    Authors: Xuexin Yu and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1728

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1774

  32. In Ontario, Canada, Indigenous communities experience some of the province’s worst drinking water, with issues ranging from deteriorating water quality to regulatory problems and lack of support. When water is...

    Authors: Kayla J. Lucier, Corinne J. Schuster-Wallace, Derek Skead, Kathleen Skead and Sarah E. Dickson-Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1704

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  33. This paper explores strategies to engage community stakeholders in efforts to address the effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately...

    Authors: Linda Sprague Martinez, Noelle Dimitri, Sharon Ron, Neelakshi Hudda, Wig Zamore, Lydia Lowe, Ben Echevarria, John L. Durant, Doug Brugge and Ellin Reisner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1690

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  34. Ambient air pollution is becoming a serious environmental problem in China. The results were inconsistent on that air pollution was a risk factor of preeclampsia in pregnancy.

    Authors: Lu Jia, Qing Liu, Huiqing Hou, Guangli Guo, Ting Zhang, Songli Fan and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1663

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  35. The intellectual loss induced by fluoride exposure has been extensively studied, but the association between fluoride exposure in different susceptibility windows and children’s intelligence is rarely reported...

    Authors: Kaihong Xu, Ning An, Hui Huang, Leizhen Duan, Jun Ma, Jizhe Ding, Tongkun He, Jingyuan Zhu, Zhiyuan Li, Xuemin Cheng, Guoyu Zhou and Yue Ba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1657

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  36. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging infectious disease, which has caused numerous deaths and health problems worldwide. This study aims to examine the effects of airborne particulate matter (PM)...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Jiangtao Liu, Yanlin Li, Shihua Fu, Xiaocheng Xu, Lanyu Li, Ji Zhou, Xingrong Liu, Xiaotao He, Jun Yan, Yanjun Shi, Jingping Niu, Yong Yang, Yiyao Li, Bin Luo and Kai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1585

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  37. Numerous studies have demonstrated the potential association between rainfall and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), but the results are inconsistent. This study aimed to quantify the relationship between ra...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Yue Ma, Fengfeng Liu, Xing Zhao, Chaonan Fan, Yifan Hu, Kuiru Hu, Zhaorui Chang and Xiong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1528

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  38. Arrhythmia is a common cardiovascular event that is associated with increased cardiovascular health risks. Previous studies that have explored the association between air pollution and arrhythmia have obtained...

    Authors: Mingwei Wang, Juan Chen, Zhi Zhang, Ping Yu, Wentao Gan, Zhaoming Tan and Junzhe Bao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1524

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  39. Improving the neighborhood environment may help address chronic disease and mortality. To identify neighborhood features that are predictors of health, objective assessments of the environment are used. Multip...

    Authors: Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Gerald P. Hunter, Jennifer C. Sloan, Rebecca L. Collins, Andrea S. Richardson, Wendy Troxel, Natalie Colabianchi and Tamara Dubowitz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1519

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  40. Many studies have shown an association of childhood respiratory diseases with short-term temperature variability such as diurnal temperature range (DTR) and temperature change between two neighboring days (TCN...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Jian Cheng, Li Ling, Hong Su, Desheng Zhao and Hong Ni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1418

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  41. The association between long-term exposure to air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter 10 μm or less in diameter (PM10), and...

    Authors: Jeongeun Hwang, Jinhee Kwon, Hahn Yi, Hyun-Jin Bae, Miso Jang and Namkug Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1402

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  42. In the face of climate change, the protection of vulnerable patients from extreme climatic conditions is of growing interest to the healthcare sector and governments. Inpatients are especially susceptible to h...

    Authors: Benedikt Lenzer, Manuel Rupprecht, Christina Hoffmann, Peter Hoffmann and Uta Liebers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1287

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  43. Previous studies have suggested that there is an association between air pollutants and circulatory and respiratory diseases; however, relatively few have analyzed the association between air pollutants and ou...

    Authors: Yu Jiang, Jiedong Chen, Chuancheng Wu, Xin Lin, Quan Zhou, Shumi Ji, Shuangfeng Yang, Xiaoyang Zhang and Baoying Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1131

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  44. Water is the most abundant resource on earth, however water scarcity affects more than 40% of people worldwide. Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and is a United Nations Sustainable Developm...

    Authors: Godfrey Bwire, David A. Sack, Atek Kagirita, Tonny Obala, Amanda K. Debes, Malathi Ram, Henry Komakech, Christine Marie George and Christopher Garimoi Orach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1128

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  45. Solid waste management is both an urban and rural problem because every person is considered a producer of wastes. It has been noted to be a global universal issue, which affects every individual, families, co...

    Authors: Kepha Nyampundu, William J. S. Mwegoha and Walter C. Millanzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1075

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  46. Methylmercury contamination of the environment represents a substantial environmental health concern. Human exposure to methylmercury occurs primarily through consumption of fish and marine mammals. Heavily ex...

    Authors: Emily V. Walker, Yan Yuan, Safwat Girgis and Karen J. Goodman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1073

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  47. Informal recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) releases particulate matter (PM) into the ambient air. Human exposure to PM has been reported to induce adverse effects on cardiovascular health. However, the i...

    Authors: Sylvia A. Takyi, Niladri Basu, John Arko-Mensah, Paul Botwe, Afua Asabea Amoabeng Nti, Lawrencia Kwarteng, Augustine Acquah, Prudence Tettey, Duah Dwomoh, Stuart Batterman, Thomas Robins and Julius N. Fobil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1067

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