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  1. Sudden public health restrictions can be difficult to comprehend for people with cognitive deficits. However, these are even more important for them to adhere to due to their increased levels of vulnerability,...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Kerry Hanna, Manoj Rajagopal, Aravind Komuravelli, Jacqueline Cannon, Justine Shenton, Ruth Eley, Anna Gaughan, Steve Callaghan, Hilary Tetlow, Stan Limbert, Rosie Whittington, Carol Rogers, Kym Ward, Lisa Shaw, Sarah Butchard…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:762

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Jhon Freddy Montana, Glenda Roberta Oliveira Naiff Ferreira, Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo Cunha, Ana Angélica Rêgo de Queiroz, Wellington Augusto Andrade Fernandes, Sandra Helena Isse Polaro, Lucia Hisako Takase Gonçalves, Danielle Costa Carrara Couto, Elucir Gir, Renata Karina Reis, Wiliam Sorensen and Eliã Pinheiro Botelho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:761

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:178

  3. Transmission of viral diseases (e.g., influenza A H1N1) via respiratory droplets takes place mainly in confined spaces, including in aircraft during commercial air travel. The adoption of hygiene measures may ...

    Authors: Giulia De Angelis, Franziska Michaela Lohmeyer, Adriano Grossi, Brunella Posteraro and Maurizio Sanguinetti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:760

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Timely and appropriate evidence-based practices during antenatal care improve maternal and neonatal health. There is a lack of information on how pregnant women and families perceive antenatal care in Banglade...

    Authors: Jesmin Pervin, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, U. Tin Nu, Fatema Khatun, A. M. Quaiyum Rahman, Mahima Venkateswaran, Anisur Rahman, J. Frederik Frøen and Ingrid K. Friberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:759

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Health disparities in prostate cancer (PC) are thought to reflect the complex interplay of socioeconomics, environment and biology. The potential impact of beliefs and perceptions about PC among Black and Lati...

    Authors: Neha Vapiwala, David Miller, Brenda Laventure, Kristina Woodhouse, Sheila Kelly, Jade Avelis, Cordelia Baffic, Rodney Goldston and Karen Glanz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:758

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Positive parental feeding practices and a higher frequency of family meals are related to healthier child dietary habits. Parents play an essential role when it comes to the development of their child’s eating...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Erik Grasaas, Maaike E. M. Polspoel, Margrethe Røed, Elisabet R. Hillesund and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:756

    Content type: Research article

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  7. COVID-19 has taken its toll on citizens in all 50 states of the United States. The United States (U.S.) leads the world with 30,291,863 confirmed reported cases and 549,664 deaths as of March 29, 2021 compared...

    Authors: Elgloria Harrison, Lillie Monroe-Lord, Andrew D. Carson, Anne Marie Jean-Baptiste, Janet Phoenix, Phronie Jackson, B. Michelle Harris, Elmira Asongwed and Matthew L. Richardson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:755

    Content type: Research

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  8. To determine if individuals with food insecurity (FI) were less likely to have seen a mental health professional (MHP) within the past year than individuals without FI.

    Authors: Nina Camille Burruss, Marina Girgis, Karen Elizabeth Green, Lingyi Lu and Deepak Palakshappa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:754

    Content type: Research

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  9. Policymakers in many countries promote collaboration between health care organizations and other sectors as a route to improving population health. Local collaborations have been developed for decades. Yet lit...

    Authors: Hugh Alderwick, Andrew Hutchings, Adam Briggs and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:753

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Worldwide, COVID-19 has exacerbated the vulnerability of migrants, impacting many facets of their lives. Nepalese make up one of the largest groups of migrants residing in Japan. Crises, such as the ongoing CO...

    Authors: Divya Bhandari, Yasuhiro Kotera, Akihiko Ozaki, Sudeepa Abeysinghe, Makoto Kosaka and Tetsuya Tanimoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:752

    Content type: Research article

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  11. China is making efforts to promote the equalization of National Essential Public Health Services (NEPHS) for internal migrants. Studies have demonstrated that the impacts of social capital on health services a...

    Authors: Zhen Yang and Cheng-hua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:751

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem, worldwide and particularly in developing countries like Jordan. Raising public awareness on appropriate antibiotic use is crucial to combat this problem. The cur...

    Authors: Suzanne Abdelmalek, Rowan AlEjielat, Walid Abu Rayyan, Nidal Qinna and Dana Darwish

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:750

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Key infection prevention and control measures to limit transmission of COVID-19 include social distancing, hand hygiene, use of facemasks and personal protective equipment. However, these have limited or no im...

    Authors: Rapeephan R. Maude, Monnaphat Jongdeepaisal, Sumawadee Skuntaniyom, Thanomvong Muntajit, Stuart D. Blacksell, Worarat Khuenpetch, Wirichada Pan-Ngum, Keetakarn Taleangkaphan, Kumtorn Malathum and Richard James Maude

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:749

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  14. Disease surveillance is a cornerstone of outbreak detection and control. Evaluation of a disease surveillance system is important to ensure its performance over time. The aim of this study was to assess the pe...

    Authors: Fatma Saleh, Jovin Kitau, Flemming Konradsen, Leonard E. G. Mboera and Karin L. Schiøler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:748

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Iranians face being overweight as one of the most common health problems, which is more prevalent among women. This study aimed to identify gender differences in determinants of being overweight in 40- to 70-y...

    Authors: Seyed Alireza Dastgheib, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Najmeh Maharlouei, Salar Rahimikazerooni and Kamran B. Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:746

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  16. Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 45% of all chronic non-communicable disease deaths and 31% of all deaths. CVD has remained the primary cause of death in the world for the past fifteen years...

    Authors: Seifu Nigussie Tulu, Nasser Al Salmi and Jacqueline Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:745

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Falls and fall-related injuries are major threats not only for older adults but also for younger age groups such as working-age adults. It has been shown that it is possible to reduce the risk of falls and fal...

    Authors: Marina Arkkukangas, Karin Strömqvist Bååthe, Anna Ekholm and Michail Tonkonogi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:744

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Offshore workers are assumed to have poor health behaviours, but no studies have yet examined physical activity (PA) during a full offshore shift rotation period, including both work and at home periods. Furth...

    Authors: P. Ots, V. Riethmeister, J. Almansa, U. Bültmann and S. Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:743

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The COVID-19 crisis has radically changed the way people live and work. While most studies have focused on prevailing negative consequences, potential positive shifts in everyday life have received less attent...

    Authors: Martin Tušl, Rebecca Brauchli, Philipp Kerksieck and Georg Friedrich Bauer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:741

    Content type: Research

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  20. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [1] highlights the need to create proper socioeconomic and political conditions for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on thei...

    Authors: Izabela Grabowska, Radosław Antczak, Jan Zwierzchowski and Tomasz Panek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:740

    Content type: Research

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  21. Gender inequality varies across countries and is associated with poor outcomes including violence against women and depression. Little is known about the relationship of source county gender inequality and poo...

    Authors: Michael Lebenbaum, Therese A. Stukel, Natasha Ruth Saunders, Hong Lu, Marcelo Urquia, Paul Kurdyak and Astrid Guttmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:739

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  22. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major cause of morbidity. Understanding drivers of transmission can inform effective prevention programs. We describe STI prevalence and identify factors associated...

    Authors: Michael Semwogerere, Nicole Dear, Joshua Tunnage, Domonique Reed, Hannah Kibuuka, Francis Kiweewa, Michael Iroezindu, Emmanuel Bahemana, Jonah Maswai, John Owuoth, Trevor A. Crowell, Julie A. Ake, Christina S. Polyak and Allahna Esber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:738

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  23. PM2.5, which is a major contributor to air pollution, has large effects on lung cancer mortality. We want to analyse the long-term trends in lung cancer burden attributable to PM2.5 exposure and provide evidence ...

    Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Jin Zhou, Yifei Bi, Shuang Xu and Baosen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:737

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  24. Seeking online health information (OHI) has become a common practice globally. The information seekers could face health risks if they are not proficient in OHI literacy. The OHI-seeking behaviors and skills o...

    Authors: Dangui Zhang, Weixin Zhan, Chunwen Zheng, Jinsheng Zhang, Anqi Huang, Shuan Hu and William Ba-Thein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:736

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  25. The negative impact of anemia on work capacity has been studied extensively in male and female workers; however, the simultaneous contributions of confounding variables such as physical activity, as well as ot...

    Authors: Loretta DiPietro, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Sameera A. Talegawkar, Erica Sedlander, Hagere Yilma, Pratima Pradhan and Rajiv Rimal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:735

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  26. This study was performed to investigate the association between the amount of alcohol consumption or binge drinking and obesity-related comorbidities in Korean men.

    Authors: Bo-Yeon Kim, Hyewon Nam, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Yoon-Young Cho, Dug-Hyun Choi, Chan-Hee Jung, Ji-Oh Mok and Chul-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:733

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Part-time sick leave (PTSL) where sick-listed individuals work a percentage corresponding to their remaining work capabilities is often used to promote return to work. The effects of PTSL are uncertain due to ...

    Authors: Martin Inge Standal, Odin Hjemdal, Lene Aasdahl, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Roar Johnsen, Egil Andreas Fors and Roger Hagen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:732

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  28. Rates of skin cancer in Australia are amongst the highest in the world, with Western New South Wales (NSW) exhibiting very high prevalence. There is a large proportion of outdoor workers, including farmers, in...

    Authors: Charmaine D’Souza, Nikitha Kramadhari, Elizabeth Skalkos, Tegan Dutton and Jannine Bailey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:731

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  29. The continuum of resistance model’s premise is that delayed respondents to a survey are more similar to non-respondents than early respondents are. For decades, survey researchers have applied this model in at...

    Authors: Benjamin Clarsen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Thomas Sevenius Nilsen and Leif Edvard Aarø

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:730

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  30. The available evidence of the health effects of urban regeneration is scarce In Latin America, and there are no studies focused on formal housing that longitudinally evaluate the impact of housing and neighbor...

    Authors: Fernando Baeza, Alejandra Vives Vergara, Francisca González, Laura Orlando, Roxana Valdebenito, Andrea Cortinez-O’Ryan, Claire Slesinski and Ana V. Diez Roux

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:728

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Although obesity is a well-recognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of long-term body mass index (BMI) changes in overweight or obese adults, on the risk of heart failure, CVD and mo...

    Authors: Barbara Iyen, Stephen Weng, Yana Vinogradova, Ralph K. Akyea, Nadeem Qureshi and Joe Kai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:576

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Pre-exposure-prophylaxis (PrEP) has been heralded for its potential to put women in control of preventing HIV infection, but uptake and continuation rates have been disappointing in high-incidence settings in ...

    Authors: Pia Juul Bjertrup, Nqobile Mmema, Velibanti Dlamini, Iza Ciglenecki, Qhubekani Mpala, Sindy Matse, Bernhard Kerschberger and Alison Wringe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:727

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  33. Mental health problems among workers have become an issue in Japan. The working environment for civil servants is becoming excessively stressful, and there is a need to prevent the onset of depression. In addi...

    Authors: Nobue Nakahori, Michikazu Sekine, Takashi Tatsuse and Masaaki Yamada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:726

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  34. Since 2004, Brazil has had a national policy for occupational health and safety. This policy means companies’ tax burden is altered according to the numbers of work-related accidents and ill-health amongst the...

    Authors: Helena Eri Shimizu, Josierton Cruz Bezerra, Luciano José Arantes, Edgar Merchán-Hamann and Walter Ramalho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:725

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Rates of overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age have been steadily increasing worldwide and in Thailand. There is mounting evidence that maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with an ...

    Authors: Sakaewan Ounjaijean, Antika Wongthanee, Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Amaraporn Rerkasem, Sakda Pruenglampoo, Ampica Mangklabruks, Kittipan Rerkasem and José G. B. Derraik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:724

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  36. Heavy occupational lifting is prevalent in the general working population and is sparsely reported to associate with hypertension, especially among older and hypertensive workers. We investigated if heavy occu...

    Authors: Mette Korshøj, Harald Hannerz, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Jacob L. Marott, Peter Schnohr, Els Clays and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:721

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  37. A substantial number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa occur within stable couples. Biomedical prevention (pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP) and treatment (antiretroviral therapy, ART) can provide bene...

    Authors: Virginia A. Fonner, Jacob Ntogwisangu, Isihaka Hamidu, Juliet Joseph, Joshua Fields, Evans Evans, Jordan Kilewo, Claire Bailey, Lloyd Goldsamt, Celia B. Fisher, Kevin R. O’Reilly, Theonest Ruta, Jessie Mbwambo and Michael D. Sweat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:720

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  38. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising increasing rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. In Africa, the World Health Organization projections anticipate diabetes mellitus to be the seventh leading ca...

    Authors: Maki Sifa Salama, Jonh Bosco Isunju, Salama Kaishusha David, Fiston Muneza, Sylvester Ssemanda and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:719

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  39. Gambling advertising is well-funded and has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. As the presence and pervasiveness of gambling advertising increases, there is a corresponding need for empirical u...

    Authors: Jamie Torrance, Bev John, James Greville, Marie O’Hanrahan, Nyle Davies and Gareth Roderique-Davies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:718

    Content type: Research

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  40. Sexualised drug use, known as ‘chemsex’ or ‘chemfun,’ is the practice of intentionally using illicit drugs before or during sexual activates to enhance sexual arousal and pleasure. International and local data...

    Authors: Edmond P. H. Choi, Pui Hing Chau, William C. W. Wong, Jojo Y. Y. Kowk, Kitty W. Y. Choi and Eric P. F. Chow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:713

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  41. Serum potassium levels have been positively associated with cardiovascular mortality, but little is known about the association with cancer mortality and death due to other causes. We examined whether serum le...

    Authors: Ragnhild S. Falk, Trude Eid Robsahm, Jan Erik Paulsen, Tanja Stocks, Isabel Drake and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:711

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  42. In December 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported a novel pneumonia caused by COVID-19. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been increasingly affecting the world, the occurrence of disasters resulted in complex...

    Authors: Sanaz Sohrabizadeh, Shiva Yousefian, Amirhosein Bahramzadeh and Mohammad Hossein Vaziri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:709

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  43. To understand operational challenges involved with responding to US measles outbreaks in 2017–19 and identify applicable lessons in order to inform preparedness and response operations for future outbreaks, pa...

    Authors: Elena K. Martin, Matthew P. Shearer, Marc Trotochaud and Jennifer B. Nuzzo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:620

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