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  1. Effective preparedness to respond to mass casualty incidents and disasters requires a well-planned and integrated effort by all involved professionals, particularly those who are working in healthcare, who are...

    Authors: Krzysztof Goniewicz, Mariusz Goniewicz, Anna Włoszczak-Szubzda, Frederick M. Burkle, Attila J. Hertelendy, Ahmed Al-Wathinani, Michael Sean Molloy and Amir Khorram-Manesh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:114

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are still among the major public health issues in developing countries. Assessing the prevalence of IPIs and potential risk factors in different localities is essential t...

    Authors: Gedamu Gebreamlak Hailu and Esubalew Tesfahun Ayele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The rapid expansion of dengue, Zika and chikungunya with large scale outbreaks are an increasing public health concern in many countries. Additionally, the recent coronavirus pandemic urged the need to get con...

    Authors: Maria Angelica Carrillo, Axel Kroeger, Rocio Cardenas Sanchez, Sonia Diaz Monsalve and Silvia Runge-Ranzinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:110

    Content type: Research article

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  4. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a sequential approach of parent-targeted HPV vaccine reminders and phone-based Motivation Interviewing (MI).

    Authors: Stephanie A. S. Staras, Eric Richardson, Lisa J. Merlo, Jiang Bian, Lindsay A. Thompson, Janice L. Krieger, Matthew J. Gurka, Ashley H. Sanders and Elizabeth A. Shenkman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:109

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Home-based interventions have potential for improving early child development (ECD) in low-resource settings. The design of locally acceptable strategies requires an in-depth understanding of the household con...

    Authors: Jessica D. Rothstein, Audrey J. Buckland, Kristin Gagnier, Mayra Ochoa, Aliya Allen-Valley, Belinda Jivapong, Lilia Z. Cabrera, Elli Leontsini and Kelly R. Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Health and social care workers (HSCWs) have carried a heavy burden during the COVID-19 crisis and, in the challenge to control the virus, have directly faced its consequences. Supporting their psychological we...

    Authors: Johannes H. De Kock, Helen Ann Latham, Stephen J. Leslie, Mark Grindle, Sarah-Anne Munoz, Liz Ellis, Rob Polson and Christopher M. O’Malley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:104

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Mothers in low-income countries face many challenges to appropriately feed their children in the first year such as poverty, food insecurity and high workloads. However, even in the lowest income families ther...

    Authors: Jeanine Ahishakiye, Lenneke Vaandrager, Inge D. Brouwer and Maria Koelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:103

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Following the 2016 Peace Agreement with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), Colombia promised to reincorporate more than 13,000 guerrilla fighters into its healthcare system. Despite a subsidi...

    Authors: Christopher W. Reynolds, Leonar G. Aguiar, Christian Arbelaez, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Andres Patiño, Heidy Carranza, Lindsey Pileika and Andrés Duarte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:102

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Maternal and child health are key priorities among the Sustainable Development Goals, which include a particular focus on reducing morbidity and mortality among women of reproductive age, newborns, and childre...

    Authors: Shari Krishnaratne, Jessie K. Hamon, Jenna Hoyt, Tracey Chantler, Justine Landegger, Nathaly Spilotros, Shiferaw Dechasa Demissie, Siraj Mohammed and Jayne Webster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Obesity at the workplace has been associated with symptoms of lower self-esteem, increased individual and employer healthcare costs, increased absenteeism and presenteeism and reduced productivity. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Mariam John Munyogwa, Kaloli Sayi Ntalima and Secilia Ng’weshemi Kapalata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is a lack of qualitative gambling research on lived experience, help-seeking, and gamblers and affected others’ views on the regulatory environment in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. This study p...

    Authors: Himanshu Gupta and Matthew Stevens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:96

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Since prevalence estimates of recommended physical activity (PA) considerably vary between different surveys, prevalence might be crucially affected by the choice of measuring instrument. The aim of the presen...

    Authors: Gerrit Stassen, Kevin Rudolf, Madeleine Gernert, Ansgar Thiel and Andrea Schaller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Nutritional insult in early life brings adaptive changes in body structure and functioning that could remain throughout the affected individual’s life course. The long term impact of early life famine exposure...

    Authors: Getachew Arage, Tefera Belachew, Kemal Hajmahmud, Mubarek Abera, Fedilu Abdulhay, Misra Abdulahi and Kalkidan Hassen Abate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:94

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Ukrainians numbering approximately 1.2 million are the largest migrant group in Poland. Data on vaccination coverage among migrants are not collected in EU, including Poland. Therefore, this qualitative study ...

    Authors: Maria Ganczak, Klaudia Bielecki, Marzena Drozd-Dąbrowska, Katarzyna Topczewska, Daniel Biesiada, Agnieszka Molas-Biesiada, Paulina Dubiel and Dermot Gorman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:93

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  16. This article focuses on the process of designing the vital, participatory school-based intervention program aiming to increase the physical activity in schools. The program analyzed is Estonian nationwide comp...

    Authors: Kerli Mooses, Triin Vihalemm, Marko Uibu, Katrin Mägi, Leene Korp, Maarja Kalma, Evelin Mäestu and Merike Kull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:92

    Content type: Research in practice

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  17. High quality, representative data from HIV surveillance systems that have country ownership and commitment are critical for guiding national HIV responses, especially among key and priority populations given t...

    Authors: Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Makini Boothe, Denise Chitsondzo Langa, Isabel Sathane, Roberta Horth, Peter Young, Nick Schaad and Henry F. Raymond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:91

    Content type: Research in practice

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  18. Lolland-Falster is a rural area of Denmark, where the life expectancy is presently almost six years lower than in the rich capital suburbs. To determine the origin of this disparity, we analysed changes in mor...

    Authors: Therese L. F. Holmager, Lars Thygesen, Lene T. Buur and Elsebeth Lynge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Regular engagement in physical activity has well-established physical and psychological health benefits. Despite this, over a quarter of the global adult population is insufficiently physically active. Physica...

    Authors: Amelia V. Romeo, Sarah M. Edney, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Tim Olds, Corneel Vandelanotte, Jillian Ryan, Rachel Curtis and Carol A. Maher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:88

    Content type: Research article

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  20. While childhood obesity is rising rapidly in South Asia, there is limited research on quality of life (QoL) of children with overweight and obesity from the region. This study assessed physical and psychosocia...

    Authors: S. Gunawardana, C. B. Gunasinghe, M. S. Harshani and S. N. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:86

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Current literature has established that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with the onset of a variety of physical, mental, and behavioural illnesses. However, there are few studies that have ...

    Authors: Eric Smith, Katrina Milaney, Rita I. Henderson and Lyndon Crowshoe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:85

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Evidence is scarce on how to promote health and decrease cumulative inequalities for disadvantaged older people. Downstream complex interventions focusing on intermediate factors (self-management, health liter...

    Authors: Sergi Blancafort Alias, Rosa Monteserín Nadal, Irene Moral, Marta Roqué Fígols, Xavier Rojano i Luque and Laura Coll-Planas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:84

    Content type: Research article

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  23. During the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in Italy, infection among health-care professionals and in the context of welfare and health-care facilities was a significant concern. It is known that the elderly or those w...

    Authors: Giovanna Deiana, Antonio Azara, Marco Dettori, Fiorenzo Delogu, Gavino Vargiu, Isabella Gessa, Antonella Arghittu, Marcello Tidore, Giorgio Steri and Paolo Castiglia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Asylum-seeking children represent an increasing and vulnerable group of patients whose health needs are largely unmet. Data on the health care provision to asylum-seeking children in European contexts is scarc...

    Authors: Julia Brandenberger, Christian Pohl, Florian Vogt, Thorkild Tylleskär and Nicole Ritz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:81

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The Table Talk tool is an observational assessment of early care and education teacher (ECET) mealtime practices. The Table Talk Revised (TT-R) tool incorporates new constructs that emerged from qualitative re...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, Josh Phelps, Nicole M. McBride, James P. Selig, Julie M. Rutledge and Swapna Manyam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:80

    Content type: Research article

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  26. About 83,000 COVID-19 patients were confirmed in China up to May 2020. Amid the well-documented threats to physical health, the effects of this public health crisis - and the varied efforts to contain its spre...

    Authors: Shiyan Yan, Rui Xu, Terry D. Stratton, Voyko Kavcic, Dan Luo, Fengsu Hou, Fengying Bi, Rong Jiao, Kangxing Song and Yang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although different aspects of body image have been extensively studied in Western societies, there is little evidence regarding the main physical components that contribute to perceptions of body image from th...

    Authors: Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Fariba Zarani and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is a need for novel interventions to target inadequate levels of adolescent physical activity behavior. Previous research indicates that better understanding of the processes by which social networks inf...

    Authors: Shannon C. Montgomery, Michael Donnelly, Jennifer Badham, Frank Kee, Laura Dunne and Ruth F. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:77

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The objective of this work was to analyse the prevalence trends of multimorbidity among European community-dwelling adults.

    Authors: Dyego L. B. Souza, Albert Oliveras-Fabregas, Eduard Minobes-Molina, Marianna de Camargo Cancela, Paola Galbany-Estragués and Javier Jerez-Roig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:76

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is limited information about the psychosocial sub-determinants regarding the use of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) services among suspected Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Sudan. This study aimed to ass...

    Authors: Almutaz M. Idris, Rik Crutzen and H. W. Van den Borne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:75

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  31. There has been little examination of consumer attitudes towards the commercial advertising of healthcare services in Australia and how marketing is used by consumers in their health decision-making. In this re...

    Authors: ACL Holden, S. Nanayakkara, J. Skinner, H. Spallek and W. Sohn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:74

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  32. Doctors play an important role in smoking control. This study aimed to assess doctors’ smoking control knowledge, attitudes and practices to help doctors raise awareness of smoking control assistance.

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Xueli Zhang, Zengwu Wang, Shangang Feng, Yang Li, Chuanfeng Zhang and Chunping Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:73

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  33. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection and severe outcomes caused by influenza viruses in pregnant women and their children. In Ecuador, the coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination in pr...

    Authors: Carlos E. Erazo, Carlos V. Erazo, Mario J. Grijalva and Ana L. Moncayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:72

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  34. In Pakistan, private providers provide a large portion of health care, including for tuberculosis (TB). All TB patients are supposed to be reported to the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), which provides dr...

    Authors: Aashifa Yaqoob, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Razia Fatima, Hina Najmi and Anwar-ul-Haq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:71

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Almost one in three Australian adults are now obese, and the rate continues to rise. The causes of obesity are multifaceted and include environmental, cultural and lifestyle factors. Emerging evidence suggests...

    Authors: Rachel G. Curtis, Timothy Olds, François Fraysse, Dorothea Dumuid, Gilly A. Hendrie, Adrian Esterman, Wendy J. Brown, Ty Ferguson, Rajini Lagiseti and Carol A. Maher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is an important behavior that can influence individuals’ risk for diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Nonetheless, there is a lack of valid measures to ass...

    Authors: Brenda Heaton, Julie A. Wright, Julia C. Bond and Lisa M. Quintiliani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:69

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. HIV self-testing (HIVST) provides young people with a convenient, discreet, and empowering way to know their HIV status. However, there is limited knowledge of young people’s preferences for HIVST services and...

    Authors: Chisom Obiezu-Umeh, Titilola Gbajabiamila, Oliver Ezechi, Ucheoma Nwaozuru, Jason J. Ong, Ifeoma Idigbe, David Oladele, Adesola Z. Musa, Florida Uzoaru, Collins Airhihenbuwa, Joseph D. Tucker and Juliet Iwelunmor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:67

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  39. 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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  40. Prescription drugs constitute the primary source of revenue for the pharmaceutical industry. Most pharmaceutical companies commit a great deal of time and money to market in hopes of convincing physicians abou...

    Authors: Abel Demerew Hailu, Birhanu Demeke Workneh and Mesfin Haile Kahissay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:65

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  41. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are key to preventing sexual transmission of HIV, whose sexual partners are at high risk of acquiring HIV.

    Authors: Laelson Rochelle Milanês Sousa, Henrique Ciabotti Elias, Nilo Martinez Fernandes, Elucir Gir and Renata Karina Reis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:64

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  42. First-year students entering postsecondary education must navigate a new and complex academic and social environment. Research indicates that this transition and developmental period can be challenging and str...

    Authors: Matthew Y. W. Kwan, Denver Brown, James MacKillop, Sean Beaudette, Sean Van Koughnett and Catharine Munn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:59

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. The aim of our study was to analyse the influence of air temperature and implemented veterinary measures on salmonellosis incidence in the Czech Republic (CZ).

    Authors: Jan Kynčl, Michaela Špačková, Alena Fialová, Jan Kyselý and Marek Malý

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:55

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  44. Overall mortality has been reported to be lower among individuals classified as overweight/obese when compared with their normal weight counterparts (“obesity paradox”) when obesity classification is based on ...

    Authors: Yuan-I Min, Yan Gao, Pramod Anugu, Anshul Anugu and Adolfo Correa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:50

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  45. Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) campaign was conducted in February 2019 in Karachi where needle-free injectors were introduced for the administration of the fractional dose of IPV (fIPV) on a large scale. This...

    Authors: Umar Farooq Bullo, Jaishri Mehraj, Syed Musa Raza, Shumaila Rasool, Noreen Naz Ansari, Ahmed Ali Shaikh, Zamir Ali Phul, Sohail Ahmed Memon, Rehan Iqbal Baloch, Zahoor Ahmed Baloch and Shoukat Ali Chandio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:44

    Content type: Research article

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