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  1. Hypertension control remains a major challenge globally. A recent systematic review suggested that yoga has beneficial effects on reducing blood pressure. However, the role of yoga in hypertension management i...

    Authors: Raja Ram Dhungana, Zeljko Pedisic, Suira Joshi, Mahesh Kumar Khanal, Om Prakash Kalauni, Anu Shakya, Vijay Bhurtel, Savyata Panthi, K. C. Ramesh Kumar, Binod Ghimire, Achyut Raj Pandey, Bihungum Bista, Shiva Ram Khatiwoda, Craig Steven McLachlan, Dinesh Neupane and Maximilian de Courten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:550

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  2. Research suggests that health/safety behaviors (e.g., drinking heavily) and medical behaviors (e.g., donating blood) may be perceived as inherently risky, and further suggests there is substantial variation in...

    Authors: Jessica K. Perrotte, Eric C. Shattuck, Colton L. Daniels, Xiaohe Xu and Thankam Sunil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:546

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  3. Globally, about 25% of children suffer from subclinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD), and approximately 300 million children globally had anemia as per 2011 estimates. Micronutrient deficiencies are generally re...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava and Shubham Kumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:545

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  4. Few studies have investigated the association between alcohol use, intimate partner violence, and HIV sexual risk behavior among young people in fishing communities from eastern and central Uganda. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Stephen Ojiambo Wandera, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Eddy J. Walakira, Peter Kisaakye and Jennifer Wagman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:544

    Content type: Research article

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  5. High levels of perceived stress have a negative bearing on health and well-being, and stress is a major public health issue. According to the Stress Process Model, stressors are socially patterned and combine ...

    Authors: Jes Bak Sørensen, Mathias Lasgaard, Morten Vejs Willert and Finn Breinholt Larsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:543

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Influence of migration on externalized behavioral problems (e.g., aggressive) among adolescents has been well assessed, yet lifestyle behaviors of migrant, left-behind and local adolescents have been largely o...

    Authors: Li He, Xiaoyan Li, Weidong Wang, Youfa Wang, Haiyan Qu, Yang Zhao and Danhua Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:542

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study aimed to assess the trend in income-related inequalities in oral health services utilization by the Brazilian population from 1998 to 2013. This period represents a timeline that includes different ...

    Authors: Maria Helena Rodrigues Galvão and Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:541

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Brief scales to measure parental self-efficacy (PSE) in relation to children’s obesogenic behaviours have not been developed and validated using more rigorous methodology such as invariance testing, limiting t...

    Authors: Åsa Norman, Julie Wright and Emma Patterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:540

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Occupational stress is a global health problem which affects employed personals especially health professionals. The burden of stress is not limited at individual level, but also affects the organizations prod...

    Authors: Bekahegn Girma, Jemberu Nigussie, Alemayehu Molla and Moges Mareg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:539

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Lung Cancer (LC) is one of the most prevalent cancer diseases. Due to the lack of databases which allow the combination of information on individual socioeconomic status (SES) and cancer incidence, research on...

    Authors: Fabian Tetzlaff, Jelena Epping, Juliane Tetzlaff, Heiko Golpon and Siegfried Geyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:538

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The growing rates of obesity in developing countries are alarming. There is a paucity of evidence about disparities of obesity in Lesotho. This study examined socioeconomic and area-based inequalities in obesi...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Gebretsadik Shibre and Gashaw Garedew Woldeamanuel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:537

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Meeting the contraceptive needs of women living with HIV (WLHIV) has primary health benefits for women, in addition to being a key element to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. This analysis will estima...

    Authors: Jennifer Sherwood, Elise Lankiewicz, Beirne Roose-Snyder, Bergen Cooper, Austin Jones and Brian Honermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:536

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Long-term sick leave due to common mental disorders (CMDs) is a great burden in society today, especially among women. A strong intention to return to work (RTW) as well as symptom relief may facilitate RTW in...

    Authors: Åsa Hedlund, Marja-Leena Kristofferzon, Eva Boman and Annika Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:535

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  14. Accurate perception of body weight is necessary for individuals with a high body mass index (BMI) to initiate strategies to improve their health status. Furthermore, identifying factors that influence accurate...

    Authors: Sharain Suliman, Leigh L. van den Heuvel, Sanja Kilian, Erine Bröcker, Laila Asmal, Robin Emsley and Soraya Seedat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:534

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  15. Evidence on whether leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) facilitates individuals’ adoption of multiple healthy behaviors remains scarce. This study investigated the associations of diverse longitudinal LTPA t...

    Authors: Irinja Lounassalo, Mirja Hirvensalo, Sanna Palomäki, Kasper Salin, Asko Tolvanen, Katja Pahkala, Suvi Rovio, Mikael Fogelholm, Xiaolin Yang, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Olli T. Raitakari and Tuija H. Tammelin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:533

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  16. Body image is considered a core issue for public health and associates with university students’ overall health. Due to positive associations between exercise and body image, it has been suggested that student...

    Authors: Christine Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Elin Kolle, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Kethe M. E. Svantorp-Tveiten and Therese Fostervold Mathisen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:532

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  17. Stroke is a devastating disease and a major cause of death and disability in China. While existing studies focused mainly on differences in stroke patients’ health care utilization by insurance type, this stud...

    Authors: Yong Yang, Stephen Nicholas, Shuo Li, Zhengwei Huang, Xiaoping Chen, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:531

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Inequalities in health care use between immigrants and non-migrants are an important issue in many countries, with potentially negative effects on population health and welfare. The aim of this study is to und...

    Authors: Christina Tzogiou, Stefan Boes and Beatrice Brunner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:530

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered national recommendations encouraging people to work from home (WFH), but the possible impact of WFH on physical behaviors is unknown. This study aimed to determine the exten...

    Authors: David M. Hallman, Leticia Bergamin Januario, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Marina Heiden, Sven Svensson and Gunnar Bergström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:528

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To examine associations of socioeconomic position (SEP), separately indicated by education, monthly family average income (FAI) and occupation, with health literacy (HL) among adults in regional China.

    Authors: Wei Chen, Hongfu Ren, Na Wang, Yaqing Xiong and Fei Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:527

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Dietary carbohydrate quality may play an important role in disease development. We evaluated the association between carbohydrate quality index (CQI) and the odds of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in type 2 diabete...

    Authors: Sufyan Bakuri Suara, Fereydoun Siassi, Mahama Saaka, Abbas Rahimiforoushani and Gity Sotoudeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:526

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Despite the common restrictive abortion laws, abortion remains widespread in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. Women still utilize abortion services and put their lives and health at risk because abortion ca...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale, Charity Ehimwenma Ekholuenetale and Amadou Barrow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:525

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Area-level deprivation is well known to have an adverse impact on mortality, morbidity, or other specific health outcomes. This study examined how area-level deprivation may affect self-rated health (SRH) and ...

    Authors: Takashi Oshio, Hiromi Kimura, Toshimi Nishizaki and Takashi Omori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:523

    Content type: Research article

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  24. SARS-CoV-2 lacks sentience and can only be spread through human behaviour. Government instructions to the general public include: (a) limiting time spent outside the home, (b) staying more than 1 m away from p...

    Authors: Christopher J. Armitage, Chris Keyworth, Jessica Z. Leather, Lucie Byrne-Davis and Tracy Epton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:522

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  25. Many studies have addressed influenza vaccine uptake in risk-group populations (e.g. the elderly). However, it is also necessary to assess influenza vaccine uptake in the active adult population, since they ar...

    Authors: Githa Fungie Galistiani, Mária Matuz, Nikolett Matuszka, Péter Doró, Krisztina Schváb, Zsófia Engi and Ria Benkő

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:521

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Eliminating mother-to-child HIV-transmission (EMTCT) implies a case rate target of new pediatric HIV-infections< 50/100,000 live-births and a transmission rate < 5%. We assessed these indicators at community-l...

    Authors: Laura Fuente-Soro, Sheila Fernández-Luis, Elisa López-Varela, Orvalho Augusto, Tacilta Nhampossa, Ariel Nhacolo, Edson Bernardo, Blanca Burgueño, Bernadette Ngeno, Aleny Couto, Helga Guambe, Kwalila Tibana, Marilena Urso and Denise Naniche

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:520

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The National Policy for Integral Attention to Women’s Health Care (PNAISM) was implemented in 2004, with monitoring of potential benefits. One of the life cycles of women contemplated in this health policy was...

    Authors: Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, José Lucas Souza Ramos, Lea Tami Suzuki Zuchelo, Fernando Adami, Edmund Chada Baracat and José Maria Soares Júnior

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:518

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The effect of high levels of physical activity and relationship between daily total physical activity and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among hypertensive people were not clear. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Tingyu Zhou, Jian Su, Ran Tao, Yu Qin, Jinyi Zhou, Yan Lu, Yujie Hua, Jianrong Jin, Yu Guo, Zhengming Chen, Liming Li and Ming Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:517

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  29. Routine influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) surveillance networks use frequentist methods to estimate VE. With data from more than a decade of VE surveillance from diverse global populations now available, us...

    Authors: Michael L. Jackson, Jill Ferdinands, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Richard K. Zimmerman, Burney Kieke, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Joshua G. Petrie, Emily T. Martin, Jessie R. Chung, Brendan Flannery and Lisa A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:516

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  30. Traffic injuries place a significant burden on mortality, morbidity and health services worldwide. Qualitative factors are important determinants of health but they are often ignored in the study of injury and...

    Authors: Thanh Tam Tran, Adrian Sleigh and Cathy Banwell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:515

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  31. Young adulthood is an important transitional life phase that can determine a person’s educational and employment trajectories. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of somatic long-term health challe...

    Authors: Anurajee Rasalingam, Idunn Brekke, Espen Dahl and Sølvi Helseth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:514

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  32. To date, research exploring the public’s awareness of bowel cancer has taken place with predominantly white populations. To enhance our understanding of how bowel cancer awareness varies between ethnic groups,...

    Authors: Robert S. Kerrison, Andrew Prentice, Sarah Marshall, Sameer Choglay, Michael Levitan, Marsha Alter, Alex Ghanouni, Lesley McGregor and Christian von Wagner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:513

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  33. Physical activity has many health benefits for children and adolescents. However, the prevalence of physical inactivity in school-aged children and adolescents remains high in China. Many factors impact the le...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Xiangrong Shi, Yujie Wang, Xiaoling Li, Pengpeng Gao, Jieguo Lu and Jie Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:512

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  34. Stroke prevalence is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa and has been partly attributed to the rapid economic and population growth that have contributed to changes in lifestyle and increased the prevalence of mo...

    Authors: M. Elmberg Sjöholm, G. Eriksson, A. Bii, J. Asungu, L. von Koch and S. Guidetti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:511

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  35. Low health literacy is believed to be associated with behaviours that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. But there is limited knowledge on the relation between health literacy (HL) and diabetes risk, and wh...

    Authors: Daniel Tajdar, Dagmar Lühmann, Regina Fertmann, Tim Steinberg, Hendrik van den Bussche, Martin Scherer and Ingmar Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:510

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  36. Recent arboviral disease outbreaks highlight the value a better understanding of the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes across spatial-temporal scales can provide. Traditional surveillance tools are limited...

    Authors: Adam T. Craig, Nathan Kama Jr, George Fafale and Hugo Bugoro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:509

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  37. Healthcare workers (HCWs) in South Africa widely use job-aids as practical tools to enhance the provision of HIV services, thereby improving patient-provider interactions during the care process. Job-aids are ...

    Authors: Chipo Mutambo, Kemist Shumba and Khumbulani W. Hlongwana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:508

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  38. Self-rated health (SRH), a subjective perception of an individual’s overall health, is widely used in public health assessment. The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is a critical period involving...

    Authors: Makoto Ohtsuki, Yusuke Wakasugi, Takuhiro Narukawa, Shunsuke Uehara and Takeshi Ohkubo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:505

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  39. Poverty increases the risk of cardiac disease, while diminishing the resources available to mitigate that risk. Available prevention programs often require resources that low-income residents of urban areas do...

    Authors: Rachel S. Kirzner, Inga Robbins, Meghan Privitello and Marianne Miserandino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:504

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  40. Governments worldwide recommended unprecedented measures to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As pressure mounted...

    Authors: Mark É. Czeisler, Mark E. Howard, Rebecca Robbins, Laura K. Barger, Elise R. Facer-Childs, Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam and Charles A. Czeisler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:503

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  41. There is a lack of research investigating the confluence of risk factors in urban slums that may make them accelerators for respiratory, droplet infections like COVID-19. Our working hypothesis was that, even ...

    Authors: Shaikh Mehdi Hasan, Susmita Das, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Sohana Shafique, Sabrina Rasheed and Daniel D. Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:502

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  42. In a recent issue of the BMC Public Health journal, Littlewood et al. described the results of a systematic review of interventions to prevent or treat childhood obesity in Māori or Pacific Island peoples. The...

    Authors: Cervantée E. K. Wild, Tami L. Cave, Esther J. Willing, José G. B. Derraik, Cameron C. Grant, Paul L. Hofman and Yvonne C. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:501

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:500

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:725

  43. In a correspondence to BMC Public Health, Wild et al. respond to our systematic review that synthesised results of interventions to prevent or treat childhood obesity in Māori and Pacific Islanders. Our review...

    Authors: Robyn Littlewood, Oliver J. Canfell and Jacqueline L. Walker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:500

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:501

  44. Chronic diseases are responsible for over 70% of all deaths globally. While some self-management programs have been shown to be efficacious in preventing or altering trajectories for some chronic conditions, s...

    Authors: Magali Girard, Janusz Kaczorowski, Marie-Thérèse Lussier and Vivianne Martin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:497

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  45. It is unclear to what degree acutely violating bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) measurement assumptions will alter the predicted percent fat mass (%FM) and whether this differs by sex or body mass index ...

    Authors: Arshdeep K. Randhawa, Veronica Jamnik, Michael D. T. Fung, Adam S. Fogel and Jennifer L. Kuk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:495

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  46. Screening, condom use and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are among existing HIV prevention strategies. However, efficient use of these strategies requires that patients have an adequate knowledge of HIV trans...

    Authors: Christelle Duteil, Elise de La Rochebrochard, Prescillia Piron, Christophe Segouin and Pénélope Troude

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:494

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