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  1. Time-use surveys can closely monitor daily activities, times of stress and relaxation, and examine predictors and trajectories with regard to health. However, previous studies have often neglected the complex ...

    Authors: Samuel Tomczyk, Laura Altweck and Silke Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1858

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  2. Handwashing with soap is a cost-effective, efficient health behavior to prevent various diseases. Despite its immense health benefits, the lowest prevalence of handwashing is found in low-income countries. Her...

    Authors: Hanna Luetke Lanfer and Doreen Reifegerste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1857

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  3. In an industrial area, the asymmetry between the weights of the economic interests compared to the public-health needs can determine which interests are represented in decision-making processes. This might lea...

    Authors: Emilio A. L. Gianicolo, Marco Cervino, Antonello Russo, Susanne Singer, Maria Blettner and Cristina Mangia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1856

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  4. In many countries inability to work fulltime is recognized as an important concept in work disability assessments. However, consensus is lacking regarding the concept and how it should be assessed. This study ...

    Authors: Henk-Jan Boersema, Femke I. Abma, Tialda Hoekstra, Pepijn D. D. M. Roelofs and Sandra Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1853

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  5. Interventions targeting reduce screen time in adolescents are urgently needed, mainly in low and middle-income countries because of the lack of evidence. Thus, the aims of the study were to examine the effect ...

    Authors: Priscila Cristina dos Santos, Jo Salmon, Lauren Arundell, Marcus Vinicius Veber Lopes and Kelly Samara Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1852

    Content type: Research

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  6. Several vaccines have been approved for use against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and distributed globally in different regions. However, general community knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards COVID-1...

    Authors: Md. Saiful Islam, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Rejina Akter, Rafia Tasnim, Md. Safaet Hossain Sujan, Paul R. Ward and Md. Tajuddin Sikder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1851

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  7. As reported by the World Health Organization, adolescent pregnancy is a major public health concern given its impact on the life of mothers and their family members. In this study we investigated possible caus...

    Authors: Emerson Cruz, Fabio Gagliardi Cozman, Wilson Souza and Albertina Takiuti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1850

    Content type: Research article

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  8. After HIV diagnosis, people maintain, reestablish their sexual lives, or build new relationships, often with HIV seronegative partners. Therefore, understanding the factors concerning couple-vulnerability is e...

    Authors: Marcela Antonini, Priscila Silva Pontes, Elizabete Santos Melo, Regina de Souza Alves, Elucir Gir, William Sorensen and Renata Karina Reis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1849

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In the Netherlands, the HPV-vaccine uptake was 52% during the 2009 catch-up campaign (birth cohorts 1993–1996). This increased to 61% in the regular immunization program (birth cohorts 2000–2001). However for ...

    Authors: A. C. de Munter, T. M. Schurink-van t Klooster, A. van Lier, R. Akkermans, H. E. de Melker and W. L. M. Ruijs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1848

    Content type: Research

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  10. Work disability is a complex issue that requires preventive efforts from healthcare systems and individuals, and that too often results in disability pensions (DP). While many studies have attempted to charact...

    Authors: Tiia Reho, Salla Atkins, Mikko Korhonen, Anna Siukola, Markku Sumanen, Mervi Viljamaa, Jukka Uitti and Riitta Sauni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1847

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Primary liver cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and limits patients’ quality of life and working ability. Return to work after cancer treatment is an important step in social recovery. In addition, re...

    Authors: Shih-Wei Yang, Wei-Liang Chen, Wei-Te Wu and Chung-Ching Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1846

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Midwives are well placed to promote vaccination awareness throughout a women’s pregnancy and strengthen childhood vaccination demand following hospital discharge. In Perth, Western Australia, Aboriginal childr...

    Authors: Rebecca Carman, Lesley Andrew and Amanda Devine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1845

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  13. Many cancer survivors experience physical and/or psychosocial problems affecting return to work (RTW) and work retention. Current interventions on RTW lack evidence regarding effectiveness, while interventions...

    Authors: Amber D. Zegers, Pieter Coenen, Ute Bültmann, Valesca Retèl, Jacobien M. Kieffer, Allard J. van der Beek and Saskia F. A. Duijts

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1844

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Outbreaks of dengue fever are often found among Dai ethnical communities along China-Myanmar border. The objective of this study was: 1) to investigate residents’ health perceptions, knowledge and control will...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Cheng-Jiang Fang and Jian-Wei Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1843

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  15. Public health recognizes that health conditions depend on factors related to the development patterns income distribution, degree of poverty, working conditions, among other social determinants. The objective ...

    Authors: Maria do Socorro Candeira Costa and Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1842

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  16. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures have led to increasing mental health concerns in the general population. We aimed to assess the short-term impact of the pandemic lockdown on mental healt...

    Authors: Christopher Dainton, Simon Donato-Woodger and Charlene H. Chu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1840

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  17. Rising nativism and political volatility worldwide threaten to undermine hard-won achievements in human rights and public health. Risks are particularly acute for hundreds of millions of migrants, minorities, ...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Koning, Amanda Flaim, Leo Baldiga and David A. Feingold

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1839

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  18. Caring for grandchildren is regarded as one of the principle roles of middle- and old-aged adults, especially among rural Chinese grandparents. This study aims to examine the gender differences in depressive s...

    Authors: Dantong Zhao, Zhongliang Zhou, Chi Shen, Sahardid Ibrahim, Yaxin Zhao, Dan Cao and Sha Lai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1838

    Content type: Research

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  19. The main objective of this study was to investigate the interaction effect of school socioeconomic composition (SEC) and adolescent socioeconomic status (SES) in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among ...

    Authors: Maxime Luiggi, Olivier Rey, Maxime Travert and Jean Griffet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1837

    Content type: Research article

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  20. According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created situations that have a negative effect on people and threaten their mental health. Paraguay announced th...

    Authors: Ji Eon Kim, Ji Ho Lee, Yanghee Kang, Sun Ha Lee, Hyein Shin, Nadia Rönnebeck, Renato Rönnebeck and Eun Woo Nam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1835

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  21. In France, the lifting of the lockdown implemented to control the COVID-19 first wave in 2020 was followed by a reinforced contact-tracing (CT) strategy for the early detection of cases and transmission chains...

    Authors: Guillaume Spaccaferri, Clémentine Calba, Pascal Vilain, Loïc Garras, Cécile Durand, Corinne Pilorget, Nahida Atiki, Pascale Bernillon, Laëtitia Bosc, Erica Fougère, Jean-Baptiste Hanon, Valérie Henry, Caroline Huchet-Kervella, Mélanie Martel, Valérie Pontiès, Damien Mouly…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1834

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  22. Ecological disasters create dramatic changes as man-made and natural ecosystems adapt to their effects. In 2017, Hurricanes Irma and María devastated Puerto Rico. Public focus after such traumatic ecological e...

    Authors: D. Vega Ocasio, J. G. Pérez Ramos and T. D. V. Dye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1833

    Content type: Research

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  23. Tugboat crewmembers are susceptible to fatigue during their 24-h work shifts, despite the availability of rest time. The fatigue experienced by seafarers contributes to marine accidents and metabolic and cardi...

    Authors: Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Risna Sagitasari, Grace Wangge, Astrid B. Sulistomo and Aria Kekalih

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1832

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  24. In July 1984, Taiwan officially began a nationwide hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination program where only infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers were vaccinated free of charge until June 1986. However, from Ju...

    Authors: Hsuan-Hui Wang, Shu-Lung Sun, Rong-Chiou Jau, Disline Manli Tantoh, Shu-Yi Hsu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Pei-Hsin Chen, Wen-Hsiu Liu, Jiunn-Liang Ko and Yung-Po Liaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1831

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  25. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common but urgent mental health problem during disease outbreaks. Resilience buffers against the negative impacts of life stressors on common internalizing psychopatholo...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Junling Gao, Junming Dai, Yimeng Mao, Yi Wang, Suhong Chen, Qianyi Xiao, Yingnan Jia, Pinpin Zheng and Hua Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1830

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  26. HIV has affected gay men disproportionately in the U.S. for four decades. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was developed as a prevention strategy for individuals at high risk of HIV infection. Although highly e...

    Authors: Jorge L. Alcantar Heredia and Shelly Goldklank

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1829

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  27. Seasonal influenza has major implications for healthcare services as outbreaks often lead to high activity levels in health systems. Being able to predict when such outbreaks occur is vital. Mathematical model...

    Authors: V. Marmara, D. Marmara, P. McMenemy and A. Kleczkowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1828

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) combine the impact of morbidity and mortality, allowing for comprehensive comparisons of the population. The aim was to estimate the DALYs due to Covid-19 in Malta (March...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Neville Calleja, Brecht Devleesschauwer and Grant M. A. Wyper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1827

    Content type: Research

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  29. There is a growing body of literature that recognizes the importance of public engagement in health technology assessment. However, there is still uncertainty regarding how the results should be recorded, anal...

    Authors: Viviane Karoline da Silva Carvalho, Everton Nunes da Silva and Jorge Otávio Maia Barreto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1825

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  30. Among people living with HIV (PLWH), physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with poor virologic, psychiatric, and behavioral outcomes. We examined non-physical, psychological intimate partner v...

    Authors: R. J. Fredericksen, R. M. Nance, B. M. Whitney, B. N. Harding, E. Fitzsimmons, C. Del Rio, J. Eron, D. J. Feaster, A. S. Kalokhe, W. C. Mathews, K. H. Mayer, L. R. Metsch, M. J. Mugavero, J. Potter, C. O’Cleirigh, S. Napravnik…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1824

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  31. Vitamin-D deficiency is linked to a wide range of chronic and infectious diseases. Body of literature suggested that the prevalence of this deficiency can have geographical variation. Although vitamin D defici...

    Authors: Mahbubul H. Siddiqee, Badhan Bhattacharjee, Umme Ruman Siddiqi and Mohammad MeshbahurRahman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1823

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  32. Studies had shown that social integration was related to the utilization of medical services. Few studies investigated the relationship between social integration and medical returns among the elderly. None re...

    Authors: Jinfeng Zhao, Fanlei Kong and Shixue Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1822

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  33. Objectively measured differences in physical activity (PA) and sleep have been documented among people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to non-arthritic controls. However, it is ...

    Authors: Ting Xu, Xiaojun Jia, Shuanghong Chen, Yingying Xie, K. K. Tong, Tony Iezzi and Todd Jackson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1821

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  34. Lymphomas are ranked as the fifth most common cancer in Lebanon. There is concern about the need of information regarding the prevalence of lymphoid neoplasm particularly Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes in...

    Authors: Elsie Touma, Leony Antoun, Souheil Hallit, Fadi Nasr, Marcel Massoud, Radwan El Othman and Georges Chahine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1820

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  35. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a method used to evaluate linear causal relationships among variables. This study aimed to investigate the direct and indirect effects of serum 25(OH) D on certain cardiov...

    Authors: Bahareh Nikooyeh and Tirang R. Neyestani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1819

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  36. Skilled antenatal care (ANC) has been identified as a proven intervention to reducing maternal deaths. Despite improvements in maternal health outcomes globally, some countries are signaling increased disparit...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1818

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  37. Previous research pointed to a close relationship between the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in aging populations and socio-economic conditions, however there has been lack of studies focused on a region of un...

    Authors: Li Wang, Chengdong Xu, Maogui Hu, Jiajun Qiao, Wei Chen, Tao Li, Songbo Qian and Mingtao Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1817

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  38. Previous studies have shown positive association between health behavior and life satisfaction, but the studies have mostly been cross-sectional, had follow-up times up to 5 years or focused on only one health...

    Authors: Säde Stenlund, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Lauri Sillanmäki, Hanna Lagström, Päivi Rautava and Sakari Suominen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1815

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  39. The World Health Organization published updated Environmental Noise Guidelines in 2018. Included are recommended limit values for environmental noise exposure based on systematic reviews for a range of health ...

    Authors: Ciarán Mac Domhnaill, Owen Douglas, Seán Lyons, Enda Murphy and Anne Nolan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1814

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  40. Many health visiting services in England use the Promotional Guide system with mothers and fathers, an intervention to support their transition to parenthood, but there is little known about its use and effect...

    Authors: Sharin Baldwin, Mary Malone, Trevor Murrells, Jane Sandall and Debra Bick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1813

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  41. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions frequently assume that students who learn positive WASH behaviors will disseminate this information to their families. This is most prominent in school-based...

    Authors: James C. Winter, Gary L. Darmstadt, Samantha J. Lee and Jennifer Davis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1812

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  42. Obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, as three of the most prevalent chronic diseases, remain a daunting health challenge. However, to our knowledge, no study has made a thorough examination of the association ...

    Authors: Wangla Ciren, Qucuo Nima, Yajie Li, Ruifeng He, Deji Suolang, Zhuoga Ciren, Pingcuo Wangqing, Chaonan Fan, Dan Yang, Kunpeng Wu, Meijing Liu and Junmin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1810

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  43. Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most frequent tick-borne disease in France. In the absence of a vaccine, LB prevention mainly relies on reducing tick bites. In 2016, the French Ministry of Health launched a natio...

    Authors: Alexandra Septfons, Julie Figoni, Arnaud Gautier, Noémie Soullier, Henriette de Valk and Jean-Claude Desenclos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1808

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