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  1. While life expectancy increases, it is necessary to evaluate whether the additional years are lived in good health, particularly in order to adapt the health care provision and social measures available to sup...

    Authors: Laure Carcaillon-Bentata, Noémie Soullier, Nathalie Beltzer and Joël Coste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1804

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The movement of firearm across state lines may decrease the effectiveness of state-level firearm laws. Yet, how state-level firearm policies affect cross-state movement have not yet been widely explored. This ...

    Authors: Sae Takada, Kristen R. Choi, Shaw Natsui, Altaf Saadi, Liza Buchbinder, Molly Easterlin and Frederick J. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1803

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions caused major global disruption. Individuals with long-term physical health conditions (LTCs) are at higher risk of severe illness and often subject to the stri...

    Authors: A. Fisher, A. Roberts, A. R. McKinlay, D. Fancourt and A. Burton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1801

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  4. Inappropriate dispensing of antibiotics at community pharmacies is an important driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Thus, a better understanding of dispe...

    Authors: Astri Ferdiana, Marco Liverani, Mishal Khan, Luh Putu Lila Wulandari, Yusuf Ari Mashuri, Neha Batura, Tri Wibawa, Shunmay Yeung, Richard Day, Stephen Jan, Virginia Wiseman and Ari Probandari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1800

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  5. Physical inactivity has been recognised as a global public health problem that requires concerted action. This calls for systematic physical activity (PA) surveillance as a mechanism for assessing the problem ...

    Authors: Maroje Sorić, Kaja Meh, Paulo Rocha, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Ellen de Hollander and Gregor Jurak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1797

    Content type: Research

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  6. Thalassemia is a common inherited hemoglobin disorder in Southeast Asia. Severe thalassemia can lead to significant morbidity for patients and economic strain for under-resourced health systems. Thailand’s tha...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1796

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  7. Direct and indirect COVID19-related mortality is uncertain. This study investigated all-cause and COVID19-related deaths among middle-aged and older adults during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic period, as...

    Authors: Angel Vila-Corcoles, Eva Satue-Gracia, Angel Vila-Rovira, Cinta de Diego-Cabanes, Maria Jose Forcadell-Peris, Immaculada Hospital-Guardiola, Olga Ochoa-Gondar and Josep Basora-Gallisa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1795

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  8. HIV stigma undermines a person’s wellbeing and quality of life and hinders HIV control efforts. This study examined the extent and drivers of HIV stigma in the teaching hospitals in Sana’a City, Yemen. The cou...

    Authors: Bothaina Ahmed Attal, Kowthar Mohammed Al-Rowaishan, Alaa Abdulbaset Akeel and Fawziah Kassim AlAmmar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1793

    Content type: Research

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  9. China was one of the few countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 5. China had taken many effective measures to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and has achieved encouraging progress. These m...

    Authors: Dafang Yu, Lihua Zhang, Shimin Yang, Qing Chen and Zhongliang Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1792

    Content type: Research

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  10. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s engagement in health behaviors, especially those that protect individuals from SARS-CoV-2 transmission, such as handwashing/sanitizing. This study investigated wheth...

    Authors: Zofia Szczuka, Charles Abraham, Adriana Baban, Sydney Brooks, Sabrina Cipolletta, Ebrima Danso, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Yiqun Gan, Tania Gaspar, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Konstadina Griva, Michelle Jongenelis, Jan Keller, Nina Knoll, Jinjin Ma, Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1791

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  11. Despite contraceptive behaviors are influenced by multiple and multilevel variables, studies on modern contraceptive use in Indonesia has concentrated on single-level and mostly individual and household variab...

    Authors: Nurjaeni Nurjaeni, Yothin Sawangdee, Umaporn Pattaravanich, Charamporn Holumyong and Aphichat Chamratrithirong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1790

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  12. Paramedics experience traumatic events and social emergencies during assignments while also being subjected to verbal and physical threats. Consequently, they are at risk for burnout and secondary traumatic st...

    Authors: Christoffer R. Ericsson, Hilla Nordquist, Veronica Lindström and Ann Rudman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1789

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  13. Primary schools have long been identified as appropriate settings for improving the healthy eating behaviours of children and helping them develop food skills. This qualitative study explored the views of Aust...

    Authors: Gozde Aydin, Claire Margerison, Anthony Worsley and Alison Booth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1788

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  14. Machine learning (ML) algorithms have been successfully employed for prediction of outcomes in clinical research. In this study, we have explored the application of ML-based algorithms to predict cause of deat...

    Authors: Susan Idicula-Thomas, Ulka Gawde and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1787

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  15. Much of what is known about COVID-19 risk factors comes from patients with serious symptoms who test positive. While risk factors for hospitalization or death include chronic conditions and smoking; less is kn...

    Authors: Thomas J. Duszynski, William Fadel, Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, Brian E. Dixon, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Paul K. Halverson and Nir Menachemi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1786

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  16. To promote institutional delivery, the Government of India, through the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) program, gives monetary reward to all pregnant women who give birth at the government or private health cent...

    Authors: Ratna Patel, Strong P. Marbaniang, Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar and Shekhar Chauhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1785

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  17. The aim of this study was to examine whether cultural factors, such as religiosity and social support, mediate/moderate the relationship between personal/psychosocial factors and T2DM self-care in a rural Appa...

    Authors: Brittany L. Smalls, Adebola Adegboyega, Ellen Combs, Matthew Rutledge, Philip M. Westgate, Md. Tofial Azam, Felipe De La Barra, Lovoria B. Williams and Nancy E. Schoenberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1784

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  18. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) behavioral lifestyle intervention was effective among a diverse sample of adults with prediabetes. Demonstrated effectiveness in translated versions of the DPP lifestyle i...

    Authors: Susan M. Devaraj, Jenna M. Napoleone, Rachel G. Miller, Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Vincent C. Arena, Chantele Mitchell-Miland, Mohammed Bu Saad and Andrea M. Kriska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1783

    Content type: Research

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  19. The development of public health policy is inextricably linked with governance structure. In our increasingly globalized world, human migration and infectious diseases often span multiple administrative jurisd...

    Authors: Julie C. Blackwood, Mykhaylo M. Malakhov, Junyan Duan, Jordan J. Pellett, Ishan S. Phadke, Suzanne Lenhart, Charles Sims and Katriona Shea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1782

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  20. During the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple countries have taken measures, such as isolation and quarantine, to prevent person-to-person spread of disease. These actions forced many physicians to adopt new techniqu...

    Authors: Geovanny Alvarado-Villa, Christian KuonYeng-Escalante, Nicolás Sagñay-Pinilla, Carlos Vera Paz and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1781

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  21. Social distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may profoundly impact young people’s relationships. This study compared adolescent and young adults’ romantic relationships and sexual activity befor...

    Authors: Jennifer Yarger, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Sarah Han, Natasha Borgen and Martha J. Decker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1780

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  22. Timely presentation and diagnosis of cervical cancer (CC) are crucial to decrease its mortality especially in low- and middle-income countries like Palestine. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge of Pale...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Hanan Abukmail, Mohammed Alser, Afnan Radaydeh, Alaa Alfuqaha, Mariam Thalji, Salma Khader, Lana Khatib, Nour Fannoun, Bisan Ahmad, Lina Kassab, Hiba Khrishi, Deniz Elhussaini, Nour Abed, Aya Nammari…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1779

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  23. Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1777

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:1614

  24. Most studies of associations between parental support behaviours for physical activity (PA) and children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) have been conducted in developed countries, and they hav...

    Authors: Meijing An, Tianjiao Chen, Qianling Zhou and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1776

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  25. Type 2 diabetes can negatively impact long term health outcomes, healthcare costs and quality of life. However, intensive lifestyle interventions, including the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), can significa...

    Authors: Maryam Gholami, Nicholas J. Jackson, Un Young Rebecca Chung, O. Kenrik Duru, Kelly Shedd, Samantha Soetenga, Tamara Loeb, David Elashoff, Alison B. Hamilton, Carol M. Mangione, Wendelin Slusser and Tannaz Moin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1775

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Sleep is essential for child and adolescent health and well-being. There is an increasing interest in whether electronic media use affects children and young adolescents’ sleep. Prior reviews have focused on a...

    Authors: Lisbeth Lund, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Dina Danielsen and Susan Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1598

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Health disparities are pervasive and are linked to economic losses in the United States of up to $135 billion per year. The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES) is a Transdisciplinary Collaborative...

    Authors: Cristian I. Meghea, Barrett Wallace Montgomery, Roni Ellington, Ling Wang, Clara Barajas, E. Yvonne Lewis, Sheridan T. Yeary, Laurie A. Van Egeren and Debra Furr-Holden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1774

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  28. Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (SLT) products are among a wide range of tobacco products that are addictive and pose a significant health risk. In this study, we estimated smoking- and SLT use-related mortal...

    Authors: Esther Salazar, Chunfeng Ren, Brian L. Rostron and Ghideon Solomon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1773

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  29. HIV self-testing (HIVST), especially the secondary distribution of HIVST (SD-HIVST) initiated by sexual health influencers (SHIs), has been recognized as an effective strategy in promoting HIV testing, especia...

    Authors: Ying Lu, Yuxin Ni, Qianyun Wang, Fengshi Jing, Yi Zhou, Xi He, Shanzi Huang, Wencan Dai, Dan Wu, Joseph D. Tucker, Hongbo Jiang, Liqun Huang and Weiming Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1772

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Examining the distribution of the burden of different communicable and non-communicable diseases and injuries worldwide can present proper evidence to global policymakers to deal with health inequality. The pr...

    Authors: Mehrnoosh Emadi, Sajad Delavari and Mohsen Bayati

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1771

    Content type: Research

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  31. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in public health and policy measures to reduce in-person contact and the transmission of the virus. These measures impacted daily life and mental well-being (MWB). The aims of th...

    Authors: Amanda S. Gilbert, Laurel Schmidt, Alan Beck, Maura M. Kepper, Stephanie Mazzucca and Amy Eyler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1770

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  32. Research has shown that the risk for a severe course of COVID-19 is increased in the elderly population and among patients with chronic conditions. The aim of this study was to provide estimates of the size of...

    Authors: Jakob Holstiege, Manas K. Akmatov, Claudia Kohring, Lotte Dammertz, Frank Ng, Thomas Czihal, Dominik von Stillfried and Jörg Bätzing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1769

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  33. In Taiwan, illegal drug use is a critical health problem during adolescence. Schools playa vital role in preventing students’ illegal drug use. Accordingly, we developed and evaluated a school-based, drug-use ...

    Authors: Li-Chen Lin, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Hsiao-Pei Hsu, Jung-Yu Liao, Cheng-Yu Lin and Jong-Long Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1768

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  34. Food policies and environment (availability, accessibility, affordability, marketing) in and around educational institutes can influence food choices and behaviours of children and adolescents.

    Authors: Shalini Bassi, Deepika Bahl, Monika Arora, Fikru Tesfaye Tullu, Sakshi Dudeja and Rachita Gupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1767

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  35. This research estimates the effects of vulnerability on the spread of COVID-19 cases across U.S. counties. Vulnerability factors (Socioeconomic Status, Minority Status & Language, Housing type, Transportation,...

    Authors: John Ulimwengu and Aziza Kibonge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1765

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  36. Adolescents are considered at high risk of developing iron deficiency. Studies in children indicate that the prevalence of iron deficiency increased with malaria transmission, suggesting malaria seasonally may...

    Authors: Stephen A. Roberts, Loretta Brabin, Halidou Tinto, Sabine Gies, Salou Diallo and Bernard Brabin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1764

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  37. Digital interventions may provide low-threshold support for smoking cessation (SC) and alcohol moderation (AM) to the growing population of cancer survivors. The objective was to explore preconditions of succe...

    Authors: Ajla Mujcic, Matthijs Blankers, Dilara Yildirim, Brigitte Boon and Rutger Engels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1763

    Content type: Research

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  38. Self-rated health (SRH) - one of the most common health indicators used to verify health conditions - can be influenced by several types of socioeconomic conditions, thereby reflecting health inequalities. Thi...

    Authors: Thaís Lopes de Oliveira, Raquel Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira, Rosane Harter Griep, Arlinda B. Moreno, Maria da Conceição Chagas de Almeida, Ylva Brännström Almquist and Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1761

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  39. Death by drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in the United Kingdom (UK) and worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that effective documentation of drowning is required to describe dr...

    Authors: Samuel P. Hills, Matthew Hobbs, Michael J. Tipton and Martin J. Barwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1760

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  40. Breastfeeding for optimum duration is one of the most effective ways to reduce infant morbidity and mortality and confirms expected growth and development of children. The aim of this study was to determine th...

    Authors: Ummay Ayesha, A. S. M. A. Mamun, Md. Abu Sayem and Md. Golam Hossain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1758

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  41. Depression is a psychological dysfunction that impairs health and quality of life. However, whether environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETSE) is associated with depression is poorly understood. This study wa...

    Authors: Akinkunmi Paul Okekunle, Jeffery Osahon Asowata, Jung Eun Lee and Onoja Matthew Akpa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1755

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  42. Various factors motivate people to undertake treatment for obesity. Among others they include health benefits, willingness to please others, and dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. The present study aimed t...

    Authors: Wojciech Gruszka, Aleksander J. Owczarek, Mateusz Glinianowicz, Monika Bąk-Sosnowska, Jerzy Chudek and Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1754

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  43. Providing care for patients with dementia can negatively influence the physical health and health behaviours of family caregivers. A better understanding of the factors associated with health check-up and canc...

    Authors: Bomgyeol Kim, Yejin Lee, Jin-Won Noh and Tae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1753

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  44. In 2018, meningococcal ACWY-TT vaccine (MenACWY-TT) was offered to adolescents in the Netherlands within the National Immunization Programme at 14 years of age. A questionnaire study assessed the tolerability ...

    Authors: J. M. Kemmeren, L. van Balveren, A. Kant and H. de Melker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1752

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  45. Motivational messaging is a frequently used digital intervention to promote positive health behavior changes, including smoking cessation. Typically, motivational messaging systems have not actively sought fee...

    Authors: Jinying Chen, Thomas K. Houston, Jamie M. Faro, Catherine S. Nagawa, Elizabeth A. Orvek, Amanda C. Blok, Jeroan J. Allison, Sharina D. Person, Bridget M. Smith and Rajani S. Sadasivam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1749

    Content type: Research

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