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  1. Parenting styles are significantly associated with self-harm (SH) in adolescents. Nevertheless, little is known about the mechanism underlying this association. This study primarily aimed to evaluate the poten...

    Authors: Hailiang Ran, Die Fang, Ahouanse Roland Donald, Rui Wang, Yusan Che, Xingting He, Tianlan Wang, Xiufeng Xu, Jin Lu and Yuanyuan Xiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:332

    Content type: Research article

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  2. While poor mental health and psychiatric disorders attributed to stressful work conditions are a public health concern in many countries, the health consequences of the occupational stress experienced by schoo...

    Authors: Roger Persson, Ulf Leo, Inger Arvidsson, Carita Håkansson, Kerstin Nilsson and Kai Österberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:331

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Violence against healthcare personnel is a major public health problem. Healthcare personnel are at the frontline dealing with people in stressful and unpredictable situations. Therefore, this study was conduc...

    Authors: Muhammad Naseem Khan, Zia Ul Haq, Mirwais Khan, Sadia Wali, Faryal Baddia, Shaista Rasul, Salman Khan, Maciej Polkowski and Jessica Yohana Ramirez-Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:330

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Breastfeeding is important for the physical and psychological health of the mother and child. Basic data on breastfeeding practice in China are out-of-date and vary widely. This study aimed to evaluate the pro...

    Authors: Leni Kang, Juan Liang, Chunhua He, Lei Miao, Xiaohong Li, Li Dai, Qi Li, Zheng Liu, Jun Zhu, Yanping Wang and Hanmin Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:329

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive adolescents in secondary school has increased over the years. Little is known on how the students cope to the pressures and demands of their academic a...

    Authors: Raymond Bernard Kihumuro, David Jolly Muganzi, Elton George Wandira, Racheal Alinaiswe, Jovitah Joselyne Nanyunja, Ruth Kugumisiriza, Paul E. Alele and Vincent Mubangizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:327

    Content type: Research

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  6. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3494-y.

    Authors: J. Mwai, S. Njenga and M. Barasa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:326

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:819

  7. Work participation is an important determinant of public health; being unemployed leads to a decrease in an individual’s health. In the Netherlands, people with a work disability can apply for disability benef...

    Authors: Marloes Vooijs, Nicole M. C. van Kesteren, Astrid M. Hazelzet and Wilma Otten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:325

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Noise pollution in coal mines is of great concern. Personal injuries directly or indirectly related to noise occur from time to time. Its effects impact the health and safety of coal mine workers. This study a...

    Authors: Jing Li, Yaru Qin, Lei Yang, Zhen Wang, Ke Han and Cheng Guan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:324

    Content type: Research article

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  9. More than half of adolescents have jobs in summer or sometime during the year. While employers are ultimately responsible for their safety, parents are often important in helping their children navigate the wo...

    Authors: Viswanathan Shankar, Carol W. Runyan, Scott B. Harpin and John Lewko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:323

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is a need to understand the psychological characteristics of suicide attempters to prevent future suicide attempts. This study aims to examine potential differences between individuals who have attempted...

    Authors: Bob Lew, Augustine Osman, Caryn Mei Hsien Chan, Won Sun Chen, Norhayati Ibrahim, Cun-Xian Jia and Ching Sin Siau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:322

    Content type: Research article

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  11. We aimed to investigate the association between preterm birth and body composition at 6, 18, and 30 years of age using data from three population-based birth cohort studies.

    Authors: Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, Iná S. Santos, Juliana dos Santos Vaz, Alicia Matijasevich, Aluísio J. D. Barros, Fernando C. Barros, Leonardo Pozza Santos and Tiago Neuenfeld Munhoz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:321

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) variability is a significant predictor of mortality, especially in patients with poor glycemic control. This study aimed to explore the temporal age- and sex-specific profiles of t...

    Authors: Agyei Helena Lartey, Xiaona Li, Zhongqi Li, Qun Zhang and Jianming Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:320

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Adequate nutrition is a public health challenge due to the increase in the incidence of diet-related diseases. The aim of this study was to examine food and nutrient intakes in the light of the current dietary...

    Authors: Ewelina Janowska-Miasik, Anna Waśkiewicz, Anna Maria Witkowska, Wojciech Drygas, Maria Wik Markhus, Małgorzata Elżbieta Zujko and Marian Kjellevold

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:319

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Household air pollution (HAP) is a recognised risk factor for many diseases, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular/circulatory disorders, adverse pregnancy outcomes and cataracts. Population exposure ...

    Authors: Miranda Baame Esong, André Pascal Goura, Bertrand Hugo Ngahane Mbatchou, Berenice Walage, Herman Styve Yomi Simo, Romarique Mboumo Medjou, Martial Pianta Sonkoue, Cyrielle Douanla Djouda, Rose Suzie Fowoh Ngnewa, Milaine Sandra Teugueu Guiagain, Brice-Donald Kemnang Agokeng, Olivia Tania Megaptche Homla, Dan Pope and Jerome Ateudjieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:318

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The internet has become the most widely used medium among teenagers, who spend much of their time online, which raises parental concerns. Notwithstanding teens’ increased internet use and exposure to online ri...

    Authors: Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:317

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This study examined sociodemographic and tobacco-related factors of heated tobacco products (HTPs) use among adult ever smokers in South Korea where the sales of HTPs have been rapidly increasing since their l...

    Authors: Jeeeun Yi, Cheol Min Lee, Seung-sik Hwang and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:316

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In Canada, heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) men’s heightened risk of HIV infection has been linked to behavioral characteristics, including practices of hegemonic masculinity that discourage th...

    Authors: Roger Antabe, Irenius Konkor, Martin McIntosh, Erica Lawson, Winston Husbands, Josephine Wong, Godwin Arku and Isaac Luginaah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:315

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and its public health measures go beyond physical and mental health and incorporate wider well-being impacts in terms of what people are free to do or be. We explored the impac...

    Authors: Judit Simon, Timea M. Helter, Ross G. White, Catharina van der Boor and Agata Łaszewska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:314

    Content type: Research

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  19. Front of pack nutrition labelling is part of United Kingdom government’s programme of activities aiming to tackle diet-related diseases. There are several front of pack labelling formats available and they dif...

    Authors: D. A. Ogundijo, A. A. Tas and B. A. Onarinde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research article

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  20. It is estimated that 64,000 children under 15 years of age are living with HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Non-disclosure – in which the child is not informed about their HIV status - is likely ...

    Authors: Elysée Manziasi Sumbi, Emilie Venables, Rebecca Harrison, Mariana Garcia, Kleio Iakovidi, Gilles van Cutsem and Jean Lambert Chalachala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:313

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite the well-known health benefits of physical activity (PA), older adults are the least active citizens. Older adults are also at risk for loneliness. Given that lonely individuals are at risk for acceler...

    Authors: Thea Franke, Joanie Sims-Gould, Lindsay Nettlefold, Callista Ottoni and Heather A. McKay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:312

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Several studies conducted to access the status of household food insecurity in Ethiopia show that the nutrition problem is still highly prevalent especially in pregnant women and children. This study was condu...

    Authors: Mehariw Birhan Ambaw, Getasew Shitaye, Mekuanint Taddele and Zewdie Aderaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:311

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Anemia is a public health concern at a global level. This study aims to delineate the association between household economic inequalities, and anemia among reproductive age group women in Bangladesh, along with o...

    Authors: G. M. Rabiul Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:310

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Wood dust in a form of inhalable particulates can penetrate the lung tissues and affect respiratory health. Woodwork factory workers are at a greater risk of developing respiratory health problems because of e...

    Authors: Tegegnework Yitayew Awoke, Abera Kumie Takele, Worku Tefera Mekonnen, Samson Wakuma Abaya, Yifokire Tefera Zele, Embay Amare Alemseged and Bezayit Girma Abay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:309

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Firearms injuries present a major pediatric public health challenge in the United States. This study protocol describes research to develop and then conduct a randomized clinical trial to evaluate ShootSafe, a...

    Authors: David C. Schwebel, D. Leann Long, Marissa Gowey, Joan Severson, Yefei He and Katelyn Trullinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:308

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Polytobacco product use is increasingly popular, but little is known about the prevalence, trend, and factors of such use particularly in non-western countries.

    Authors: S. L. Chau, M. P. Wang, Y. Wu, D. Y. T. Cheung, A. Kong, V. Lai, T. H. Lam and S. Y. Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:307

    Content type: Research article

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  27. There is substantial scope for enhancing population health through increased park visits and active use of parks; however, a better understanding of factors that influence park visitation is needed. This cross...

    Authors: Jenny Veitch, Laura Rodwell, Gavin Abbott, Alison Carver, Elliott Flowers and David Crawford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:306

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Although all 11- or 12-year-olds in the US were recommended to receive a 3-dose series of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine within a 12-month period prior to 2016, rates of completion of the HPV vaccine s...

    Authors: Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Krisztina Horvath, Jessica Cohen, Lydia E. Pace and Christopher F. Baum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:304

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Improvements of population health in China have been unevenly distributed among different sexes and regions. Mortality Registration System provides an opportunity for timely assessments of mortality trend and ...

    Authors: Qian Peng, Na Zhang, Hongjie Yu, Yueqin Shao, Ying Ji, Yaqing Jin, Peisong Zhong, Yiying Zhang, Yingjian Wang, Shurong Dong, Chunlin Li, Ying Shi, Yingyan Zheng, Feng Jiang, Yue Chen, Qingwu Jiang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:303

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms in people living with HIV/AIDS and is largely undermanaged. Both a peer-led exercise and education Positive Living programme (PL programme) and the PL programme workb...

    Authors: Kirsty Jackson, Antonia L. Wadley and Romy Parker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:302

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Over recent decades, Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth, a nutrition transition from the traditional diet to highly-processed and calorie-dense foods and beverages, and an increasing prevalence of c...

    Authors: Tuyen Nguyen, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Maureen Lahiff, Lia Fernald and Susan L. Ivey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:301

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Few studies have considered aircraft noise annoyance and noise sensitivity in analyses of the health effects of aircraft noise, especially in relation to medication use. This study aims to investigate the mode...

    Authors: Clémence Baudin, Marie Lefèvre, Wolfgang Babisch, Ennio Cadum, Patricia Champelovier, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Danny Houthuijs, Jacques Lambert, Bernard Laumon, Göran Pershagen, Stephen Stansfeld, Venetia Velonaki, Anna L. Hansell and Anne-Sophie Evrard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:300

    Content type: Research article

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  33. With the indiscriminate spread of COVID-19 globally, many populations are experiencing negative consequences such as job loss, food insecurity, and inability to manage existing medical conditions and maintain ...

    Authors: Kristie C. Waterfield, Gulzar H. Shah, Gina D. Etheredge and Osaremhen Ikhile

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:299

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Anthrax continues to be a disease of public health importance in Zimbabwe, with sporadic outbreaks reported annually in many parts of the country. A human anthrax outbreak occurred in wards 22 and 23 of Makoni...

    Authors: Richard Makurumidze, Notion Tafara Gombe, Tapuwa Magure and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research article

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  35. A previous study showed that pregnant women/new mothers especially Somali-born and some Swedish-born had extremely low vitamin D levels and poor physical performance. Our study aimed to examine vitamin D relat...

    Authors: P. Kalliokoski, M. Widarsson, N. Rodhe and M. Löfvander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:297

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Exposure to extremely or moderate low temperatures is associated with increased morbidity and mortality risk. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Given that cold t...

    Authors: Jin-young Min, Yeon-Soo Choi, Hyeong-Seong Lee, Sohyae Lee and Kyoung-bok Min

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:294

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a common chronic disease, with socially patterned incidence and severity. Digital self-care interventions have the potential to reduce health disparities, by providing personalised low...

    Authors: Sophie Turnbull, Patricia J. Lucas, Alastair D. Hay and Christie Cabral

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:293

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Since 2019, aiming to eliminate periodic rubella outbreaks, the Japanese government has provided a rubella immunization program targeting men born in fiscal years 1972 to 1978, who lacked the opportunity to be...

    Authors: Ai Hori, Shiho Yoshii, Yukari Isaka and Koji Wada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:292

    Content type: Research article

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  39. It is unclear whether active commuting has the potential to improve children’s health. This study examined the association of commuting mode and distance with children’s cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).

    Authors: Gregor Jurak, Maroje Soric, Vedrana Sember, Sasa Djuric, Gregor Starc, Marjeta Kovac and Bojan Leskosek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:291

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic non-infectious medical condition which is evident by raised levels of glucose in the blood, because the body cannot produce any or enough of the hormone insulin or use insulin ef...

    Authors: David Mohammed Umar and Panjasaram Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Adequate immunization coverage in rural communities remain a challenge in Nigeria. Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) form an integral part of the social, cultural and religious fabric in most rural communiti...

    Authors: Chinedu Anthony Iwu, Kenechi Uwakwe, Uche Oluoha, Chukwuma Duru and Ernest Nwaigbo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:287

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Chad is one of the African countries with high prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). The aim of this study was to examine the factors associated with FGM among women aged 15–49 and girls aged 0–14 in ...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:286

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.3, targets to eliminate HIV from being a public health threat by 2030. For better tracking of this target interim Fast Track milestones for 2020 and composite complementary...

    Authors: Alemnesh H. Mirkuzie, Solomon Ali, Ebba Abate, Asnake Worku and Awoke Misganaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:285

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Many studies have investigated the association between the built environment and physical activity behavior in urban settings. However, most of the studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries were cr...

    Authors: Alex Antonio Florindo, Inaian Pignatti Teixeira, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Flávia Mori Sarti, Regina Mara Fisberg, Douglas Roque Andrade and Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:283

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Manitoba is a central Canadian province with annual rates of new HIV infections consistently higher than the Canadian average. National surveillance statistics and data from the provincial HIV care program sug...

    Authors: Leigh M. McClarty, James F. Blanchard and Marissa L. Becker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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