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  1. Given the high rates of cannabis use among Canadian youth and that adolescence is a critical period for cannabis use trajectories, the purpose of this paper was to examine the effect of the early stages of the...

    Authors: Scott T. Leatherdale, Richard E. Bélanger, Rabi Joël Gansaonré, Karen A. Patte, Margaret deGroh, Ying Jiang and Slim Haddad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1181

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  2. Digital interventions have potential to efficiently support improved hygiene practices to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

    Authors: Natalie Gold, Xiao-Yang Hu, Sarah Denford, Ru-Yu Xia, Lauren Towler, Julia Groot, Rachel Gledhill, Merlin Willcox, Ben Ainsworth, Sascha Miller, Michael Moore, Paul Little, Richard Amlôt, Tim Chadborn and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1180

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  3. Early sexual initiation is associated with higher risk for sexually transmitted infection, teen pregnancy, domestic violence and substance use in later adolescence and early adulthood. Native American adolesce...

    Authors: Rachel A. Chambers, Jaime Begay, Hima Patel, Jennifer Richards, Danielle Nelson, Summer Rosenstock, Ronni Huskon, Kristin Mitchell, Tiffani Begay and Lauren Tingey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1179

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Non-pharmaceutical measures to control the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) should be carefully tuned as they can impose a heavy social and economic burden. To quantify an...

    Authors: Simo Kitanovski, Gibran Horemheb-Rubio, Ortwin Adams, Barbara Gärtner, Thomas Lengauer, Daniel Hoffmann and Rolf Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1178

    Content type: Research

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  5. Thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin disorder, has become a global public health problem due to population migration. Evidence-based strategies for thalassemia prevention in migrants are lacking. We characteri...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1177

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  6. Multipurpose cash transfers (MPCs) are used on a widespread basis in the Syrian refugee response; however, there is little to no evidence as to how they affect health in humanitarian crises.

    Authors: Emily Lyles, Jakob Arhem, Ghada El Khoury, Antonio Trujillo, Paul Spiegel, Ann Burton and Shannon Doocy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1176

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  7. Industrial pollution is considered to be a detrimental factor for human health. This study, therefore, explores the link between health status and industrial pollution for the top 20 industrialised countries o...

    Authors: Mohammad Mafizur Rahman, Khosrul Alam and Eswaran Velayutham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1175

    Content type: Research

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  8. Evidence on what makes the school-engaged social and behavior change communication (SBCC) interventions on malaria prevention more sustainable are limited in literature partly due to its recent emergence. Enro...

    Authors: Fira Abamecha, Gachena Midaksa, Morankar Sudhakar, Lakew Abebe, Yohannes Kebede, Guda Alemayehu and Zewdie Birhanu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1171

    Content type: Research

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  9. Maternal vaccination is key to decreasing maternal and infant mortality globally. Yet perceptions about maternal vaccines and immunization among pregnant women are often understudied, particularly in low- and ...

    Authors: Clarissa Simas, Heidi J. Larson and Pauline Paterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1170

    Content type: Research

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  10. The first 2 years of a child’s life have been found to be crucial to healthy growth and development. Parent support groups can help parents to promote health-related behaviours during this crucial period. The ...

    Authors: Gülcan Bektas, Femke Boelsma, Carline L. Wesdorp, Jacob C. Seidell, Vivianne E. Baur and S. Coosje Dijkstra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1169

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  11. Northwestern Nigeria faces a situation of high fertility and low contraceptive use, driven in large part by high-fertility norms, pro-natal cultural and religious beliefs, misconceptions about contraceptive me...

    Authors: Paul L. Hutchinson, Udochisom Anaba, Dele Abegunde, Mathew Okoh, Paul C. Hewett and Emily White Johansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1168

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  12. Influenza immunization is a highly effective method of reducing illness, hospitalization and mortality from this disease. However, influenza vaccination rates in the U.S. remain below public health targets and...

    Authors: Lara I. Brewer, Mark J. Ommerborn, Augustina Le Nguyen and Cheryl R. Clark

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1166

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  13. Many efforts are being made around the world to discover the vaccine against COVID-19. After discovering the vaccine, its acceptance by individuals is a fundamental issue for disease control. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Maryam Seraji, Zahra Sharafi, Mahdi Mohammadi and Hassan Okati-Aliabad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1165

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  14. Low birthweight (LBW) is associated with higher mortality and morbidity, but there is limited data on the prevalence of LBW in rural Africa, where many births occur at home. The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) ...

    Authors: Alexander Dahl Stjernholm, Sanne Marie Thysen, Igualdino Da Silva Borges and Ane Bærent Fisker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1164

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  15. The incidence and risk of tuberculosis (TB) among the elderly population have increased with the ageing population in China. This study aimed to assess the current status and associated factors of TB knowledge...

    Authors: Yunxia Wang, Yong Gan, Juanjuan Zhang, Jinzhou Mei, Jing Feng, Zuxun Lu, Xin Shen, Meigui Zhao, Yanfang Guo and Qing Yuan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1163

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  16. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) originated in the People’s Republic of China in December 2019. Thereafter, a global logarithmic expansion of cases occurred. Some countries have a higher rate of infections ...

    Authors: Bertha V. Vasquez-Apestegui, Enrique Parras-Garrido, Vilma Tapia, Valeria M. Paz-Aparicio, Jhojan P. Rojas, Odón R. Sanchez-Ccoyllo and Gustavo F. Gonzales

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1161

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  17. Evidence indicate that intimate partner violence (IPV) is disturbingly high among South African adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Understanding prevalence and risk factors for IPV among these emerging a...

    Authors: Jacqueline Mthembu, Musawenkosi Mabaso, Sarah Reis, Khangelani Zuma and Nompumelelo Zungu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1160

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  18. Healthy Beginnings is an established nurse-led early childhood obesity prevention program that promotes healthy infant feeding practices and active play in the early years of life. To improve engagement with c...

    Authors: Sarah Marshall, Sarah Taki, Penny Love, Yvonne Laird, Marianne Kearney, Nancy Tam, Louise A. Baur, Chris Rissel and Li Ming Wen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1159

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  19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, between March and May 2020, in Italy, people were asked to shelter in place and most had to put their life on hold, while news of the spread of the virus constantly were broadcast...

    Authors: Eleonora Brivio, Serena Oliveri, Paolo Guiddi and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1158

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  20. Previous studies have shown that a certain proportion of the population did not seek medical treatment after coughing, and understanding the potential reasons is crucial for disease prevention and control.

    Authors: Xiaoyan Sun, Shuying Luo, Lingqiao Lou, Hang Cheng, Zhen Ye, Jianwei Jia, Yina Wei, Jingbo Tao and Hanqing He

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1157

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  21. As drug checking becomes more integrated within public health responses to the overdose crisis, and potentially more institutionalized, there is value in critically questioning the impacts of drug checking as ...

    Authors: Bruce Wallace, Thea van Roode, Flora Pagan, Dennis Hore and Bernadette Pauly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1156

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  22. Alternative duty work is a procedure that enables an employee with a short-term disability to perform modified duties as an alternative to sickness absence. We examined whether the implementation of an alterna...

    Authors: Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Johanna Kausto, Ville Aalto, Leena Kaila-Kangas, Mika Kivimäki, Tuula Oksanen and Jenni Ervasti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1154

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  23. Shielding of high-risk groups from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been suggested as a realistic alternative to severe movement restrictions during the COVID-19 epidemic in low-income countries. The interve...

    Authors: Nada Abdelmagid, Salma A. E. Ahmed, Nazik Nurelhuda, Israa Zainalabdeen, Aljaile Ahmed, Mahmoud Ali Fadlallah and Maysoon Dahab

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1153

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  24. Weight management is complex for people even in times of stability. Supporting individuals to develop strategies to maintain a healthier weight when there are additional life challenges may prevent relapse. Th...

    Authors: Amanda Avery, Josef Toon, Jennifer Kent, Laura Holloway, Jacquie Lavin and Sarah-Elizabeth Bennett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1152

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  25. The real prevalence and incidence of women living with or at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is unknown in Switzerland and many parts of Europe, as there are no representative surveys similar...

    Authors: S. Cottler-Casanova, M. Horowicz, A. Gayet-Ageron and J. Abdulcadir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1151

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  26. Socioeconomic position (SEP) powerfully affects health status in the childhood population. However, the knowledge of which diseases are more affected by SEP and whose outcomes could be improved by having a mor...

    Authors: Neus Carrilero, Albert Dalmau-Bueno and Anna García-Altés

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1150

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  27. Identifying hidden patterns and relationships among the features of the Fatal Pedestrian Road Traffic Injuries (FPRTI) can be effective in reducing pedestrian fatalities. This study is thus aimed to detect the...

    Authors: Milad Jamali-Dolatabad, Parvin Sarbakhsh and Homayoun Sadeghi-bazargani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1149

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  28. Nigeria, the last endemic country in the WHO African Region, was certified free of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in 2020. However, due to low immunity in some communities in Sokoto, outbreaks of the circulating Vacci...

    Authors: Ismail Abdullateef Raji, Auwal Usman Abubakar, Abdulrahman Ahmad, Saheed Gidado, Abdulhakeem Abayomi Olorukooba, Bola Biliaminu Lawal, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo and Muhammad Balogun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1148

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  29. There has been substantial progress in research on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the last 20 years. While the evidence suggests the potential of well-designed curriculum-based intervent...

    Authors: Jenevieve Mannell, Safua Akeli Amaama, Ramona Boodoosingh, Laura Brown, Maria Calderon, Esther Cowley-Malcolm, Hattie Lowe, Angélica Motta, Geordan Shannon, Helen Tanielu and Carla Cortez Vergara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1147

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  30. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma rank among the leading causes of respiratory morbidity, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This qualitative study aimed to explore the hea...

    Authors: Thu-Anh Nguyen, Yen Ngoc Pham, Nhung Phuong Doan, Thao Huong Nguyen, Toan Thanh Do, Giap Van Vu, Guy B. Marks, Shannon McKinn, Joel Negin, Sarah Bernays and Greg J. Fox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1145

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  31. Launched in 2000, the truth campaign was one of the first health-related campaigns to embrace the building of a brand to further amplify its message, such as by building brand equity. Brand equity is an asset ...

    Authors: Jessica Rath, Shreya Tulsiani, W. Douglas Evans, Shiyang Liu, Donna Vallone and Elizabeth C. Hair

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1144

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  32. Kenya has a high burden of HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Screening is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment, which reduces morbidity and mortality across all three illnesses. We evaluated testi...

    Authors: Joshua Tunnage, Adam Yates, Chiaka Nwoga, Valentine Sing’oei, John Owuoth, Christina S. Polyak and Trevor A. Crowell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1143

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  33. reducing the spread and impact epidemics and pandemics requires that members of the general population change their behaviors according to the recommendations, restrictions and laws provided by leading authori...

    Authors: Jenny Stern, Susanne Georgsson and Tommy Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1141

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  34. The spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the long-standing health inequalities across the U.S. as neighborhoods with fewer resources were associated with higher rates of COVID-19 transmission. Although the stay-...

    Authors: Hsien-Yen Chang, Wenze Tang, Elham Hatef, Christopher Kitchen, Jonathan P. Weiner and Hadi Kharrazi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1140

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  35. Little is known on the co-occurrence and heterogeneity of child sexual abuse (CSA) or health risk behavior (HRB) prevalence nor the associations among the victims.

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Xiayun Zuo, Yanyan Mao, Qiguo Lian, Shan Luo, Shucheng Zhang, Xiaowen Tu, Chaohua Lou and Weijin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1139

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  36. Mental health is affected by both genetic and environmental factors. However, previous studies have showed conflict findings about the role of lifestyle and little is known about the situation of the Chinese p...

    Authors: Xiaona Li, Dan Tian, Pei Qin, Wen Guo, Jing Lu, Wenfang Zhu, Qun Zhang and Jianming Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1138

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  37. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake is low among East African adolescents in the US. Adolescents’ preferences influence HPV vaccine decisions, yet few interventions exist that address East African adoles...

    Authors: Isabelle Celentano, Rachel L. Winer, Sou Hyun Jang, Anisa Ibrahim, Farah Bille Mohamed, John Lin, Fanaye Amsalu, Ahmed A. Ali, Victoria M. Taylor and Linda K. Ko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1137

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  38. Nepal recorded 5754 suicides in 2018–19 - a high number for a relatively small country. Over 24% of these suicides were by poisoning, most by ingestion of highly concentrated agricultural pesticides. Nepal has...

    Authors: Leah Utyasheva, Dilli Sharma, Rakesh Ghimire, Ayanthi Karunarathne, Gael Robertson and Michael Eddleston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1136

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  39. Female sex workers operating in conflict-affected settings could be at a much greater risk of major depression. However, the epidemiology of major depression in this population remains understudied. We aimed t...

    Authors: Simple Ouma, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Rawlance Ndejjo and Catherine Abbo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1134

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  40. The present study aims to observe how societal indicators of workers’ values at the state-level are related to health and safety outcomes, particularly major injuries and fatalities in the U.S. Underscoring wo...

    Authors: Leah S. Klos, Frank B. Giordano, Stacy A. Stoffregen, Miki C. Azuma and Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1133

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  41. This study aims to examine the effects of the request and purchase of Television (TV) advertised foods on children’s dietary intake, overweight and obesity in China.

    Authors: Jinli Xian, Mao Zeng, Zhengjie Cai, Changxiao Xie, Yuqian Xie, Manoj Sharma, Yong Zhao and Zumin Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1130

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  42. To assess the level of knowledge and trust in the policy decisions taken regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic among Epirus Health Study (EHS) participants.

    Authors: Afroditi Kanellopoulou, Fotios Koskeridis, Georgios Markozannes, Emmanouil Bouras, Chrysa Soutziou, Konstantinos Chaliasos, Michail T. Doumas, Dimitrios E. Sigounas, Vasilios T. Tzovaras, Agapios Panos, Yiolanda Stergiou, Kassiani Mellou, Dimitrios Papamichail, Eleni Aretouli, Dimitrios Chatzidimitriou, Fani Chatzopoulou…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1125

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  43. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a global public health problem with an ageing population. Knowledge is essential to promote early awareness, diagnosis and treatment of AD symptoms. AD knowledge is influenced by ma...

    Authors: Aysegul Humeyra Kafadar, Christine Barrett and Kei Long Cheung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1124

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  44. Investigate the relationship between two common cardiovascular diseases and HIV in adults living in sub-Saharan Africa using population data provided through the Demographic and Health Survey.

    Authors: Leonard E. Egede, Rebekah J. Walker, Patricia Monroe, Joni S. Williams, Jennifer A. Campbell and Aprill Z. Dawson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1122

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