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  1. Seasonal influenza has major implications for healthcare services as outbreaks often lead to high activity levels in health systems. Being able to predict when such outbreaks occur is vital. Mathematical model...

    Authors: V. Marmara, D. Marmara, P. McMenemy and A. Kleczkowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1828

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There is a growing body of literature that recognizes the importance of public engagement in health technology assessment. However, there is still uncertainty regarding how the results should be recorded, anal...

    Authors: Viviane Karoline da Silva Carvalho, Everton Nunes da Silva and Jorge Otávio Maia Barreto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1825

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  3. Vitamin-D deficiency is linked to a wide range of chronic and infectious diseases. Body of literature suggested that the prevalence of this deficiency can have geographical variation. Although vitamin D defici...

    Authors: Mahbubul H. Siddiqee, Badhan Bhattacharjee, Umme Ruman Siddiqi and Mohammad MeshbahurRahman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1823

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  4. Studies had shown that social integration was related to the utilization of medical services. Few studies investigated the relationship between social integration and medical returns among the elderly. None re...

    Authors: Jinfeng Zhao, Fanlei Kong and Shixue Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1822

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  5. Skilled antenatal care (ANC) has been identified as a proven intervention to reducing maternal deaths. Despite improvements in maternal health outcomes globally, some countries are signaling increased disparit...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1818

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Previous research pointed to a close relationship between the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in aging populations and socio-economic conditions, however there has been lack of studies focused on a region of un...

    Authors: Li Wang, Chengdong Xu, Maogui Hu, Jiajun Qiao, Wei Chen, Tao Li, Songbo Qian and Mingtao Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1817

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Previous studies have shown positive association between health behavior and life satisfaction, but the studies have mostly been cross-sectional, had follow-up times up to 5 years or focused on only one health...

    Authors: Säde Stenlund, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Lauri Sillanmäki, Hanna Lagström, Päivi Rautava and Sakari Suominen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1815

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The World Health Organization published updated Environmental Noise Guidelines in 2018. Included are recommended limit values for environmental noise exposure based on systematic reviews for a range of health ...

    Authors: Ciarán Mac Domhnaill, Owen Douglas, Seán Lyons, Enda Murphy and Anne Nolan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1814

    Content type: Research

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  9. Many health visiting services in England use the Promotional Guide system with mothers and fathers, an intervention to support their transition to parenthood, but there is little known about its use and effect...

    Authors: Sharin Baldwin, Mary Malone, Trevor Murrells, Jane Sandall and Debra Bick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1813

    Content type: Research

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  10. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions frequently assume that students who learn positive WASH behaviors will disseminate this information to their families. This is most prominent in school-based...

    Authors: James C. Winter, Gary L. Darmstadt, Samantha J. Lee and Jennifer Davis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1812

    Content type: Research

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  11. Obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, as three of the most prevalent chronic diseases, remain a daunting health challenge. However, to our knowledge, no study has made a thorough examination of the association ...

    Authors: Wangla Ciren, Qucuo Nima, Yajie Li, Ruifeng He, Deji Suolang, Zhuoga Ciren, Pingcuo Wangqing, Chaonan Fan, Dan Yang, Kunpeng Wu, Meijing Liu and Junmin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1810

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  12. Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most frequent tick-borne disease in France. In the absence of a vaccine, LB prevention mainly relies on reducing tick bites. In 2016, the French Ministry of Health launched a natio...

    Authors: Alexandra Septfons, Julie Figoni, Arnaud Gautier, Noémie Soullier, Henriette de Valk and Jean-Claude Desenclos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1808

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  13. In 2015, the Vellore district in southern India was selected for intensified routine immunization, targeting children from communities experiencing disadvantage such as migrant, tribal, and other hard-to-reach...

    Authors: Mark Rohit Francis, J. Pekka Nuorti, Kirsi Lumme-Sandt, Rajeev Zachariah Kompithra, Vinohar Balraj, Gagandeep Kang and Venkata Raghava Mohan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1807

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  14. Physical activity is central to chronic disease prevention. Low resource mothers face structural barriers preventing them from increasing their physical activity to reduce their chronic disease risk. We co-des...

    Authors: Lauren C. Houghton, Marley P. Gibbons, Jeanette Shekelle, Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Jessica L. Watterson, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Cheryl Jones and Kajal Gokal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1805

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  15. While life expectancy increases, it is necessary to evaluate whether the additional years are lived in good health, particularly in order to adapt the health care provision and social measures available to sup...

    Authors: Laure Carcaillon-Bentata, Noémie Soullier, Nathalie Beltzer and Joël Coste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1804

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  16. The movement of firearm across state lines may decrease the effectiveness of state-level firearm laws. Yet, how state-level firearm policies affect cross-state movement have not yet been widely explored. This ...

    Authors: Sae Takada, Kristen R. Choi, Shaw Natsui, Altaf Saadi, Liza Buchbinder, Molly Easterlin and Frederick J. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1803

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions caused major global disruption. Individuals with long-term physical health conditions (LTCs) are at higher risk of severe illness and often subject to the stri...

    Authors: A. Fisher, A. Roberts, A. R. McKinlay, D. Fancourt and A. Burton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1801

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  18. Inappropriate dispensing of antibiotics at community pharmacies is an important driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Thus, a better understanding of dispe...

    Authors: Astri Ferdiana, Marco Liverani, Mishal Khan, Luh Putu Lila Wulandari, Yusuf Ari Mashuri, Neha Batura, Tri Wibawa, Shunmay Yeung, Richard Day, Stephen Jan, Virginia Wiseman and Ari Probandari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1800

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  19. This study aimed to verify a translated Malay version of the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire for Physical Education (AEQ-PE) by assessing the level of achievement emotions in six constructs among the Malays...

    Authors: Mohamad Fadil Ibrahim, Garry Kuan, Hairul Anuar Hashim, Nurul Azuar Hamzah and Yee Cheng Kueh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1798

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  20. Physical inactivity has been recognised as a global public health problem that requires concerted action. This calls for systematic physical activity (PA) surveillance as a mechanism for assessing the problem ...

    Authors: Maroje Sorić, Kaja Meh, Paulo Rocha, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Ellen de Hollander and Gregor Jurak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1797

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  21. Thalassemia is a common inherited hemoglobin disorder in Southeast Asia. Severe thalassemia can lead to significant morbidity for patients and economic strain for under-resourced health systems. Thailand’s tha...

    Authors: Julia Z. Xu, Meghan Foe, Wilaslak Tanongsaksakul, Thidarat Suksangpleng, Supachai Ekwattanakit, Suchada Riolueang, Marilyn J. Telen, Bonnie N. Kaiser and Vip Viprakasit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1796

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  22. Direct and indirect COVID19-related mortality is uncertain. This study investigated all-cause and COVID19-related deaths among middle-aged and older adults during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic period, as...

    Authors: Angel Vila-Corcoles, Eva Satue-Gracia, Angel Vila-Rovira, Cinta de Diego-Cabanes, Maria Jose Forcadell-Peris, Immaculada Hospital-Guardiola, Olga Ochoa-Gondar and Josep Basora-Gallisa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1795

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  23. HIV stigma undermines a person’s wellbeing and quality of life and hinders HIV control efforts. This study examined the extent and drivers of HIV stigma in the teaching hospitals in Sana’a City, Yemen. The cou...

    Authors: Bothaina Ahmed Attal, Kowthar Mohammed Al-Rowaishan, Alaa Abdulbaset Akeel and Fawziah Kassim AlAmmar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1793

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  24. China was one of the few countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 5. China had taken many effective measures to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and has achieved encouraging progress. These m...

    Authors: Dafang Yu, Lihua Zhang, Shimin Yang, Qing Chen and Zhongliang Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1792

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  25. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s engagement in health behaviors, especially those that protect individuals from SARS-CoV-2 transmission, such as handwashing/sanitizing. This study investigated wheth...

    Authors: Zofia Szczuka, Charles Abraham, Adriana Baban, Sydney Brooks, Sabrina Cipolletta, Ebrima Danso, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Yiqun Gan, Tania Gaspar, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Konstadina Griva, Michelle Jongenelis, Jan Keller, Nina Knoll, Jinjin Ma, Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1791

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  26. Despite contraceptive behaviors are influenced by multiple and multilevel variables, studies on modern contraceptive use in Indonesia has concentrated on single-level and mostly individual and household variab...

    Authors: Nurjaeni Nurjaeni, Yothin Sawangdee, Umaporn Pattaravanich, Charamporn Holumyong and Aphichat Chamratrithirong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1790

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  27. Paramedics experience traumatic events and social emergencies during assignments while also being subjected to verbal and physical threats. Consequently, they are at risk for burnout and secondary traumatic st...

    Authors: Christoffer R. Ericsson, Hilla Nordquist, Veronica Lindström and Ann Rudman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1789

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  28. Primary schools have long been identified as appropriate settings for improving the healthy eating behaviours of children and helping them develop food skills. This qualitative study explored the views of Aust...

    Authors: Gozde Aydin, Claire Margerison, Anthony Worsley and Alison Booth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1788

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  29. Machine learning (ML) algorithms have been successfully employed for prediction of outcomes in clinical research. In this study, we have explored the application of ML-based algorithms to predict cause of deat...

    Authors: Susan Idicula-Thomas, Ulka Gawde and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1787

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  30. Much of what is known about COVID-19 risk factors comes from patients with serious symptoms who test positive. While risk factors for hospitalization or death include chronic conditions and smoking; less is kn...

    Authors: Thomas J. Duszynski, William Fadel, Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, Brian E. Dixon, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Paul K. Halverson and Nir Menachemi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1786

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  31. To promote institutional delivery, the Government of India, through the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) program, gives monetary reward to all pregnant women who give birth at the government or private health cent...

    Authors: Ratna Patel, Strong P. Marbaniang, Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar and Shekhar Chauhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1785

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  32. The aim of this study was to examine whether cultural factors, such as religiosity and social support, mediate/moderate the relationship between personal/psychosocial factors and T2DM self-care in a rural Appa...

    Authors: Brittany L. Smalls, Adebola Adegboyega, Ellen Combs, Matthew Rutledge, Philip M. Westgate, Md. Tofial Azam, Felipe De La Barra, Lovoria B. Williams and Nancy E. Schoenberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1784

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  33. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) behavioral lifestyle intervention was effective among a diverse sample of adults with prediabetes. Demonstrated effectiveness in translated versions of the DPP lifestyle i...

    Authors: Susan M. Devaraj, Jenna M. Napoleone, Rachel G. Miller, Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Vincent C. Arena, Chantele Mitchell-Miland, Mohammed Bu Saad and Andrea M. Kriska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1783

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  34. The development of public health policy is inextricably linked with governance structure. In our increasingly globalized world, human migration and infectious diseases often span multiple administrative jurisd...

    Authors: Julie C. Blackwood, Mykhaylo M. Malakhov, Junyan Duan, Jordan J. Pellett, Ishan S. Phadke, Suzanne Lenhart, Charles Sims and Katriona Shea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1782

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  35. During the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple countries have taken measures, such as isolation and quarantine, to prevent person-to-person spread of disease. These actions forced many physicians to adopt new techniqu...

    Authors: Geovanny Alvarado-Villa, Christian KuonYeng-Escalante, Nicolás Sagñay-Pinilla, Carlos Vera Paz and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1781

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  36. Social distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may profoundly impact young people’s relationships. This study compared adolescent and young adults’ romantic relationships and sexual activity befor...

    Authors: Jennifer Yarger, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Sarah Han, Natasha Borgen and Martha J. Decker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1780

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  37. Timely presentation and diagnosis of cervical cancer (CC) are crucial to decrease its mortality especially in low- and middle-income countries like Palestine. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge of Pale...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Hanan Abukmail, Mohammed Alser, Afnan Radaydeh, Alaa Alfuqaha, Mariam Thalji, Salma Khader, Lana Khatib, Nour Fannoun, Bisan Ahmad, Lina Kassab, Hiba Khrishi, Deniz Elhussaini, Nour Abed, Aya Nammari…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1779

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  38. Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1777

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:1614

  39. Most studies of associations between parental support behaviours for physical activity (PA) and children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) have been conducted in developed countries, and they hav...

    Authors: Meijing An, Tianjiao Chen, Qianling Zhou and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1776

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  40. Type 2 diabetes can negatively impact long term health outcomes, healthcare costs and quality of life. However, intensive lifestyle interventions, including the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), can significa...

    Authors: Maryam Gholami, Nicholas J. Jackson, Un Young Rebecca Chung, O. Kenrik Duru, Kelly Shedd, Samantha Soetenga, Tamara Loeb, David Elashoff, Alison B. Hamilton, Carol M. Mangione, Wendelin Slusser and Tannaz Moin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1775

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Sleep is essential for child and adolescent health and well-being. There is an increasing interest in whether electronic media use affects children and young adolescents’ sleep. Prior reviews have focused on a...

    Authors: Lisbeth Lund, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Dina Danielsen and Susan Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1598

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  42. Health disparities are pervasive and are linked to economic losses in the United States of up to $135 billion per year. The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES) is a Transdisciplinary Collaborative...

    Authors: Cristian I. Meghea, Barrett Wallace Montgomery, Roni Ellington, Ling Wang, Clara Barajas, E. Yvonne Lewis, Sheridan T. Yeary, Laurie A. Van Egeren and Debra Furr-Holden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1774

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  43. Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (SLT) products are among a wide range of tobacco products that are addictive and pose a significant health risk. In this study, we estimated smoking- and SLT use-related mortal...

    Authors: Esther Salazar, Chunfeng Ren, Brian L. Rostron and Ghideon Solomon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1773

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  44. Food policies and environment (availability, accessibility, affordability, marketing) in and around educational institutes can influence food choices and behaviours of children and adolescents.

    Authors: Shalini Bassi, Deepika Bahl, Monika Arora, Fikru Tesfaye Tullu, Sakshi Dudeja and Rachita Gupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1767

    Content type: Research article

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