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  1. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a prominent and widespread public health problem in developing countries, including Bangladesh. About 2% of all deaths among under-five children are attributable to VAD. Evidence-...

    Authors: Nahyatul Marjan, Atikur Rahman, Rumana Rois and Azizur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:648

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In view of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it remains unclear whether the severity of illness and time interval from symptom onset to release from quarantine differ between cases that orig...

    Authors: Suochen Tian, Min Wu, Zhenqin Chang, Yunxia Wang, Guijie Zhou, Wenming Zhang, Junmin Xing, Hui Tian, Xihong Zhang, Xiuli Zou, Lina Zhang, Mingxin Liu, Juan Chen, Jian Han, Kang Ning, Shuangfeng Chen…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:647

    Content type: Research article

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  3. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Alexandra P. Metse, Caitlin Fehily, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Olivia Wynne, Sharon Lawn, John Wiggers and Jenny A. Bowman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:646

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:463

  4. This study determined (1) whether a change in frailty status after a 1 year follow up is associated with healthcare utilization and evaluated (2) whether a change in frailty status after a 1 year follow up and...

    Authors: Chia-Ming Li, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:645

    Content type: Research article

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  5. HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services are key for HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. Although the prevalence of HIV infection is high among adolescents and young adults, evidence suggests the ut...

    Authors: Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew and Habtamu Alganeh Guadie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:644

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Nonrestorative sleep is a common sleep disorder with a prevalence ranging from 1.4 to 35%, and is associated with various psychological and physical health issues. Noise exposure and noise sensitivity have bee...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:643

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The role of physical activity in the promotion of children’s well-being and health is widely known. However, research indicates that the time spent physically exercising and participating in organized sport ac...

    Authors: Stefanie Wessely, Dagmar Starke, Simone Weyers and Christine Joisten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:642

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pressing phenomenon whose consequences are associated with severe physical and mental health outcomes. Every minute, around 24 people in the United States are raped, physic...

    Authors: Vivian Hui and Rose Eva Constantino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:641

    Content type: Research article

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  9. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Amanda Rodrigues, Claudio J. Struchiner, Lara E. Coelho, Valdilea G. Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn and Paula M. Luz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:640

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:389

  10. Community disaster resilience is comprised of a multitude of factors, including the capacity of citizens to psychologically recover. There is growing recognition of the need for public health departments to pr...

    Authors: Tamar Wyte-Lake, Susan Schmitz, Reginald J. Kornegay, Felix Acevedo and Aram Dobalian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:639

    Content type: Research article

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  11. SARS-CoV-2 has ever-increasing attributed deaths. Vital sign trends are routinely used to monitor patients with changes in these parameters preceding an adverse event. Wearable sensors can measure vital signs ...

    Authors: Fahad Mujtaba Iqbal, Meera Joshi, Gary Davies, Sadia Khan, Hutan Ashrafian and Ara Darzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:638

    Content type: Research article

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  12. American Indian elders, aged 55 years and older, represent a neglected segment of the United States (U.S.) health care system. This group is more likely to be uninsured and to suffer from greater morbidities, ...

    Authors: Cathleen E. Willging, Elise Trott Jaramillo, Emily Haozous, David H. Sommerfeld and Steven P. Verney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:636

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are diseases of the immune system that share some genetic and lifestyle-related predisposing factors. Increasing incidences have been reported in all age groups. Based on exp...

    Authors: Nathalie Fogh Rasmussen, Bodil Hammer Bech, Katrine Hass Rubin and Vibeke Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:634

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Community engagement (CE) is a well-established practical and scholarly field, recognised as core to the science and ethics of health research, for which researchers and practitioners have increasingly asked q...

    Authors: Samantha Vanderslott, Manya Van Ryneveld, Mark Marchant, Shelley Lees, Sylvie Kwedi Nolna and Vicki Marsh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:633

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This paper evaluates the increase in coverage and use of Covid-19 testing services for vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations through the introduction of community-based walk-up sites in New Orleans, LA. Whi...

    Authors: Julie H. Hernandez, Dimitris Karletsos, Jennifer Avegno and Chantell H. Reed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:632

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In this study we cluster the districts of India in terms of the spread of COVID-19 and related variables such as population density and the number of specialty hospitals. Simulation using a compartment model i...

    Authors: Pooja Sengupta, Bhaswati Ganguli, Sugata SenRoy and Aditya Chatterjee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:631

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A key strategy for mitigating the current opioid epidemic is expanded access to medications for treating opioid use disorder (MOUD). However, interventions developed to expand MOUD access have limited ability ...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, James A. Swartz, Lisa Robison-Taylor, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Kim Erwin, Nicole Gastala, Antonio D. Jimenez, Monte D. Staton and Sarah Messmer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:630

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Physical activity (PA) is known to be associated with lipid profiles and the risk of both cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of objectively measured PA, s...

    Authors: Sonja Aho, Meri-Sisko Vuoristo, Jani Raitanen, Kirsi Mansikkamäki, Johanna Alanko, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Riitta Luoto, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen and Tommi Vasankari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:629

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is effective in curbing rates of HIV infection in children because its interventions reduce the rates of transmission during pregnancy, in labour, and ...

    Authors: Beatrice M’baya Kansinjiro and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:626

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Mental disorders are related to high individual suffering and significant socio-economic burdens. However, it remains unclear to what extent self-reported mental distress is related to individuals’ days of inc...

    Authors: Gerhard Müller, Manuela Bombana, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrenner, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Martin Bohus, Lisa Lyssenko and Ruben Vonderlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:625

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common malignant disease of the endocrine system. Based on the previously published reports, the incidence of TC has been increasing in the past 25 years, and the reason for the...

    Authors: Yiran Cui, Sumaira Mubarik, Ruijia Li, Nawsherwan and Chuanhua Yu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:624

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Lower socioeconomic status (SES) groups, particularly lower SES males, are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than higher SES groups, despite drinking at the same level or less. However, they are rarely r...

    Authors: Sarah Dance, Charlotte Dack, Celia Lasheras, Cathy McMahon, Paul Scott and Sally Adams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:623

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The spread of COVID-19 has affected people’s daily lives, and the lockdown may have led to a disruption of daily activities and a decrease of people’s mental health.

    Authors: Cruyt Ellen, De Vriendt Patricia, De Letter Miet, Vlerick Peter, Calders Patrick, De Pauw Robby, Oostra Kristine, Rodriguez-Bailón Maria, Szmalec Arnaud, Merchán-Baeza Jose Antonio, Fernández-Solano Ana Judit, Vidaña-Moya Laura and Van de Velde Dominique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:622

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Exposure to unhealthy food and beverage content is a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. Youth are susceptible to unhealthy digital food marketing including content shared by their peers, which can be...

    Authors: Ashley Amson, Lauren Remedios, Adena Pinto and Monique Potvin Kent

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:621

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Despite current preventative strategies, road traffic collisions (RTCs) and resultant neurotrauma remain a major problem in India. This study seeks to explore local perspectives in the context within which RTC...

    Authors: Santhani M Selveindran, Gurusinghe D. N. Samarutilake, K. Madhu Narayana Rao, Jogi V. Pattisapu, Christine Hill, Angelos G. Kolias, Rajesh Pathi, Peter J. A. Hutchinson and M. V. Vijaya Sekhar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:618

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Despite scientific evidence that climate change has profound and far reaching implications for public health, translating this knowledge in a manner that supports citizen engagement, applied decision-making, a...

    Authors: Laura Cameron, Rhéa Rocque, Kailey Penner and Ian Mauro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:617

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Evidences have shown that noise could be a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Since periodontitis and CVD are characterized by inflammation, it is reasonable to doubt that occupational/envi...

    Authors: Dong-Hun Han and Mi-Sun Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:616

    Content type: Research article

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  31. COVID-19 is still spreading rapidly around the world. In this context, how to accurately predict the turning point, duration and final scale of the epidemic in different countries, regions or cities is key to ...

    Authors: Zhicheng Zheng, Zhixiang Xie, Yaochen Qin, Kun Wang, Yan Yu and Pinde Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:615

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The scaling up of public health interventions has received greater attention in recent years; however, there remains paucity of systematic investigations of the scaling up processes. We aim to investigate the ...

    Authors: Utsamani Cintyamena, Luthfi Azizatunnisa’, Riris Andono Ahmad and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:614

    Content type: Research article

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  33. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Paulo José Puccinelli, Taline Santos da Costa, Aldo Seffrin, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Lee Hill and Marilia Santos Andrade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:613

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:425

  34. With the advancing age of the population, and increasing demands on healthcare services, community participation has become an important consideration for healthy ageing. Low levels of community participation ...

    Authors: Claire Gough, Lucy K. Lewis, Christopher Barr, Anthony Maeder and Stacey George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:612

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Psychological distress refers to non-specific symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and it is more common in women. Our aim was to investigate factors contributing to psychological distress in the workin...

    Authors: Satu Viertiö, Olli Kiviruusu, Maarit Piirtola, Jaakko Kaprio, Tellervo Korhonen, Mauri Marttunen and Jaana Suvisaari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:611

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The Prime-Time Sister Circles® (PTSC) program is a multifaceted, community-based peer support intervention targeting African American women who are 40 to 75 years of age. It aims to reduce hypertension dispari...

    Authors: Chidinma A. Ibe, Danielle R. Haywood, Ciana Creighton, Yidan Cao, Angel Gabriel, Hossein Zare, Wehmah Jones, Manshu Yang, Michele Balamani, Marilyn Gaston, Gayle Porter, Denise L. Woods and Darrell J. Gaskin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:610

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) are among the avoidable morbidity and mortality causes. This study aimed at investigating the rate of ICU-acquired infections (ICU-AIs) in Iran.

    Authors: Neda Izadi, Babak Eshrati, Yadollah Mehrabi, Korosh Etemad and Seyed-Saeed Hashemi-Nazari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:609

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Social inequalities in health threaten social cohesion and their investigation is an important research field. Monitoring the health of the population is necessary to identify health needs, design programs foc...

    Authors: P. Ellina, N. Middleton, E. Lambrinou and C. Kouta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:608

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The effect of the COVID-19 outbreak has led policymakers around the world to attempt transmission control. However, lockdown and shutdown interventions have caused new social problems and designating policy re...

    Authors: Yong Ge, Wen-Bin Zhang, Jianghao Wang, Mengxiao Liu, Zhoupeng Ren, Xining Zhang, Chenghu Zhou and Zhaoxing Tian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:604

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Given the emerging literature regarding the impacts of lockdown measures on mental health, this study aims to describe the psychosocial health of school-aged children and adolescents during the COVID-19 Safer-...

    Authors: Sarah L. McKune, Daniel Acosta, Nick Diaz, Kaitlin Brittain, Diana Joyce- Beaulieu, Anthony T. Maurelli and Eric J. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:603

    Content type: Research article

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  41. There is growing evidence that a range of pre-injury, injury related and post-injury factors influence social and health outcomes across the injury severity spectrum. This paper documents health related outcom...

    Authors: Kevin K. C. Hung, Annette Kifley, Katherine Brown, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Ashley Craig, Belinda Gabbe, Sarah Derrett, Michael Dinh, Bamini Gopinath and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:602

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Acne vulgaris, a highly prevalent multifactorial inflammatory skin disease, can be categorised into different severity and scarring grades based on the type, number, and severity of lesions. While many epidemi...

    Authors: Yee-How Say, Anna Hwee Sing Heng, Kavita Reginald, Yi Ru Wong, Keng Foo Teh, Smyrna Moti Rawanan Shah, Yang Yie Sio, Yu Ting Ng, Sri Anusha Matta, Sze Lei Pang and Fook Tim Chew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:601

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The effect of ambient temperature on allergic rhinitis (AR) remains unclear. Accordingly, this study aimed to explore the relationship between ambient temperature and the risk of AR outpatients in Xinxiang, Ch...

    Authors: Jianhui Gao, Mengxue Lu, Yinzhen Sun, Jingyao Wang, Zhen An, Yue Liu, Juan Li, Zheng Jia, Weidong Wu and Jie Song

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:600

    Content type: Research article

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