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Social determinants of health

Section edited by David Rehkopf.

This section aims to publish the latest research related to the social determinants of health, including, but not limited to, the influences and interactions of personal characteristics (sex, age, ethnicity, disability and hereditary factors), social and community networks (family and wider social circles), living and working conditions (work, housing, education), and general socioeconomic, cultural and environmental conditions (taxation, availability of work) on public health and wellbeing.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Over-indebtedness is currently rising in high-income countries. Millions of citizens are confronted with the persistent situation when household income and assets are insufficient to cover payment obligations ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Warth, Marie-Therese Puth, Judith Tillmann, Johannes Porz, Ulrike Zier, Klaus Weckbecker and Eva Münster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:957

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    Children spend a considerable amount of time at school and consume at least one meal/day. This study aimed to investigate if a free, healthy school meal every day for one school year was associated with childr...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Wendy Van Lippevelde and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:951

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy proposals by President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and afterwards, his election to president in November 2016 and subsequent policy changes h...

    Authors: Paul J. Fleming, William D. Lopez, Hannah Mesa, Raymond Rion, Ellen Rabinowitz, Richard Bryce and Monika Doshi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:947

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Consumption of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality. The study assessed the pattern of intake and the factors that influence dai...

    Authors: Kufre Joseph Okop, Kululwa Ndayi, Lungiswa Tsolekile, David Sanders and Thandi Puoane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:940

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Born in Bradford (BiB) is a prospective multi-ethnic pregnancy and birth cohort study that was established to examine determinants of health and development during childhood and, subsequently, adult life in a ...

    Authors: Philippa K Bird, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Neil Small, Jane West, Peter Whincup, John Wright, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally E Barber, Liam J B Hill, Laura Lennon, Dan Mason, Katy A Shire, Dagmar Waiblinger, Amanda H. Waterman, Deborah A. Lawlor…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:939

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of food insecurity (FI) as “the limited or uncertain availability of enough food for an always active and healthy life” and diabetes as “the most common metabolic disease” are rising in Iran. Th...

    Authors: Narjes Najibi, Roya Firoozi, Shaghayegh Shahrezaee, Mohammadreza Eshraghian, Milad Daneshi-Maskooni and Ahmadreza Dorosty-Motlagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:885

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Methamphetamine use not only impacts health and the economy but also causes social impairment, particularly among the poorly educated and underprivileged young populations among the hill tribes in northern Tha...

    Authors: Chalitar Chomchoei, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Pilasinee Wongnuch, Ratipark Tamornpark, Panupong Upala and Marisa Poomiphak Na Nongkhai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:847

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this study is to determine if peer group risk behaviors and neighbourhood socioeconomic status (SES) would ecologically affect injury incidence according to place and gender among adolescents (aged 13–1...

    Authors: Ki Ok Ahn, Jungeun Kim, Sang Do Shin, Hyesook Park, Federico E. Vaca and Ju Ok Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:830

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is the leading cause of disability in young people (aged 15–25) globally. Loneliness is a major factor in the development and relapse of depression in young people, yet few interventions directly ad...

    Authors: Tegan Cruwys, Catherine Haslam, Zoe C. Walter, Joanne Rathbone and Elyse Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:788

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  10. Content type: Research article

    India’s economic development and urbanisation in recent decades has varied considerably between states. Attempts to assess how overweight (including obesity) varies by socioeconomic position at the national le...

    Authors: Shammi Luhar, Poppy Alice Carson Mallinson, Lynda Clarke and Sanjay Kinra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:783

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The majority of empirical studies focus on a single Social Determinant of Health (SDH) when analysing health inequalities. We go beyond this by exploring how the combination of education (micro level) and hous...

    Authors: Jordi Gumà, Aïda Solé-Auró and Bruno Arpino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:699

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Frequent users of emergency medical services (EMS) comprise a disproportionate percentage of emergency department (ED) visits. EDs are becoming increasingly overwhelmed and a portion of use by frequent callers...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Janice Lee, Brent McLeod, Sabnam Mahmuda, Michelle Howard, Krista Cockrell and Ricardo Angeles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:684

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  13. Content type: Research article

    According to the World Health Organization, coronary artery disease (CAD), including ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is the most common cause of death worldwide as well as in Europe and Aus...

    Authors: Christian Roth, Rudolf Berger and Michael Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:630

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Disability poses an important challenge to countries all over the world since it affects more than 15% of the global population. The disability prevalence is higher in developing countries compared to develope...

    Authors: Nouh Harsha, Luay Ziq and Rita Giacaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:432

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Past research has shown that individuals who have had experiences of out-of-home care (OHC) in childhood have increased risks of premature mortality. Prior studies also suggest that these individuals are more ...

    Authors: Ylva B. Almquist and Lars Brännström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:418

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