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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. While a strong negative impact of unemployment on health has been established, the present research examined the lesser studied interplay of gender, social context and job loss on health trajectories.

    Authors: Laura Altweck, Stefanie Hahm, Holger Muehlan, Tobias Gfesser, Christine Ulke, Sven Speerforck, Georg Schomerus, Manfred E. Beutel, Elmar Brähler and Silke Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:290

    Content type: Research

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  4. An indicated prevention strategy (IPS), consisting of a screening questionnaire and early treatment, was found to be effective for the prevention of future long-term sickness absence (LTSA) in two large Dutch ...

    Authors: Sophie H. Klasen, Ludovic G. P. M. van Amelsvoort, Inge Houkes, Nicole W. H. Jansen and IJmert Kant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:289

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:382

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Behavioural interventions for the early prevention of childhood obesity mostly focus on English-speaking populations in high-income countries. Cultural adaptation is an emerging strategy for implementing evide...

    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 21:284

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. Greenspace has been associated with health benefits in many contexts. An important pathway may be through outdoor physical activity. We use a novel approach to examine the link between greenspace microenvironm...

    Authors: William Mueller, Paul Wilkinson, James Milner, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Susanne Steinle, Juha Pärkkä, Eija Parmes, Luc Cluitmans, Eelco Kuijpers, Anjoeka Pronk, Denis Sarigiannis, Spyros Karakitsios, Dimitris Chapizanis, Thomas Maggos, Asimina Stamatelopoulou and Miranda Loh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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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  12. Tuberculosis (TB) is an important public health problem in Inuit communities across Canada, with an annual incidence rate in 2017 that was nearly 300 times higher than in Canadian-born non-Indigenous individua...

    Authors: Aashna Uppal, Olivia Oxlade, Ntwali Placide Nsengiyumva, Dieynaba S. N’Diaye, Gonzalo G. Alvarez and Kevin Schwartzman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:280

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Despite progress in tuberculosis (TB) control globally, TB continues to be a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, claiming 1.2 million lives in 2018; 214,000 of these deaths were due to drug resist...

    Authors: Charity Oga-Omenka, Lawrence Wakdet, Dick Menzies and Christina Zarowsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The complexity of public health interventions create challenges in evaluating their effectiveness. There have been huge advancements in quantitative evidence synthesis methods development (including meta-analy...

    Authors: Ellesha A. Smith, Nicola J. Cooper, Alex J. Sutton, Keith R. Abrams and Stephanie J. Hubbard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:278

    Content type: Research article

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  15. National-level prevalence of tobacco use and betel quid chewing, and associated socio-demographic factors were estimated using first-ever, Myanmar Demographic Health Survey, 2015–16.

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy, Saint Nway Aye and Sunil Pazhayanur Venkateswaran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:277

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Policymakers and health professionals prefer to use summarized evidence of practice recommendations. The aim of this scoping review is therefore to identify available guidelines, consensus statements, the stan...

    Authors: Lemi Belay Tolu, Garumma Tolu Feyissa and Wondimu Gudu Jeldu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:276

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is an emerging epidemic caused by the new Coronavirus. It has affected more than 200 countries, infected 5,939,234 people, and killed 367,255 in the world until 1 June 2020. While the...

    Authors: Fatemeh Khademian, Sajad Delavari, Zahra Koohjani and Zahra Khademian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:275

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Novel Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 emerged to affect the human population in 2019 causing COVID-19 pandemic. The only preventive measures available are social distancing, hand washing and face masks. This study...

    Authors: Amal Abdelrahim Osman Mohamed, Eilaf Ali Mohamed Elhassan, Abdelrahim Osman Mohamed, Awab Aldow Mohammed, Hassan Alshaikh edris, Mohamed Alhadi Mahgoop, Mohamed Emadaldin Sharif, Maab Imadeldin Bashir, Rania Bashir Abdelrahim, Wegdan Ibraheim Idriss and Elfatih Mohamed Malik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The study assessed how the Canadian print media represented essential healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the controversial decision to include liquor and cannabis stores in essential s...

    Authors: Ubaka Ogbogu and Lorian Hardcastle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:273

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Evidence for the impact of the food retailing environment on food-related and obesity outcomes remains equivocal, but only a few studies have attempted to identify sub-populations for whom this relationship mi...

    Authors: Catherine Paquet, Andre Krumel Portella, Spencer Moore, Yu Ma, Alain Dagher, Michael J. Meaney, James L. Kennedy, Robert D. Levitan, Patricia P. Silveira and Laurette Dube

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:145

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Understanding the burden of common mental health disorders, such as depressive disorder, is the first step in strengthening prevention and treatment in humanitarian emergencies. However, simple random sampling...

    Authors: Danielle N. Poole, Nathaniel A. Raymond, Jos Berens, Mark Latonero, Julie Ricard and Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:272

    Content type: Research in practice

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  22. Throughout the United States, low-wage, minority workers are disproportionately affected by occupational illnesses and injuries. Chronic exposure to hazardous chemicals at work can lead to serious illnesses, c...

    Authors: Amanda A. Lee, Maia Ingram, Carolina Quijada, Andres Yubeta, Imelda Cortez, Nathan Lothrop and Paloma Beamer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:271

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Adult smoking prevalence in Central Appalachia is the highest in the United States, yet few epidemiologic studies describe the smoking behaviors of this population. Using a community-based approach, the Mounta...

    Authors: Kathryn Cardarelli, Susan Westneat, Madeline Dunfee, Beverly May, Nancy Schoenberg and Steven Browning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  24. HIV is a major public health issue around the world, especially in developing countries. Although the overall prevalence of HIV in Nepal is relatively low, there are specific sub-populations where the prevalen...

    Authors: Sam Hogan, Andrew Page, Felix Ogbo, Sameer Dixit, Rajesh Man Rajbhandari, Bir Rawal and Keshab Deuba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  25. People with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are best managed by a chronic care model that is associated with enhanced quality of care and improved patient outcome. Assessing patients’ perceived quality of care...

    Authors: Noorfariza Nordin, Suhaily Mohd Hairon, Najib Majdi Yaacob, Anees Abdul Hamid, Seoparjoo Azmel Mohd Isa and Norzaihan Hassan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:268

    Content type: Research article

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  26. There are many barriers that impact a woman’s access to contraception in rural sub-Saharan Africa, such as financial constraints, supply shortages, stigma, and misconceptions. Through and African Feminist lens...

    Authors: Meghan A. Potasse and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research article

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  27. One of the strategies for improving vaccination uptake is to make communities understand the importance of immunization and this is expected to drive the demand for vaccines. Building the capacity of older wom...

    Authors: Folusho Mubowale Balogun, Olayinka Samson Bamidele and Eniola Adetola Bamgboye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The aim of the study was to identify and compare components of the COM-B (capability, opportunity, motivation and behaviour) model, that influences behaviour to modify dietary patterns in 40–55-year olds livin...

    Authors: Deirdre Timlin, Barbara Giannantoni, Jacqueline M. McCormack, Angela Polito, Donatella Ciarapica, Elena Azzini, Melanie Giles and Ellen E. A. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:265

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Hypertension is a common chronic condition affecting nearly a quarter of Canadians. Hypertension surveillance in Canada typically relies on administrative data and/or national surveys. Routinely-captured data ...

    Authors: Stephanie Garies, Kerry McBrien, Hude Quan, Donna Manca, Neil Drummond and Tyler Williamson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Existing literature mostly consider HIV disclosure as a static event and investigate its relationship with stress using a cross-sectional design. It is unclear about the dynamic changes of HIV disclosure level...

    Authors: Chengbo Zeng, Shan Qiao, Xiaoming Li, Xueying Yang, Zhiyong Shen and Yuejiao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:263

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Research increasingly highlight post-migration factors for migrants’ mental health status. We investigated the association between participation in a health promotion program and changes in migrants’ mental he...

    Authors: Olof Wrede, Jesper Löve, Junmei Miao Jonasson, Mamtuti Panneh and Gunilla Priebe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Compared to the employed, the unemployed are characterized by a substantially worse health status, particularly with regards to mental health. At the same time, conventional offers of prevention and health pro...

    Authors: Alfons Hollederer, Heiko J. Jahn and Daniel Klein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:261

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Negative experiences with school-based immunizations can contribute to vaccine hesitancy in youth and adulthood. We developed an evidence-based, multifaceted and customizable intervention to improve the immuni...

    Authors: Anna Taddio, Joanne Coldham, Charlotte Logeman, C. Meghan McMurtry, Cheri Little, Tracy Samborn, Lucie M. Bucci, Noni E. MacDonald, Vibhuti Shah, Cindy Dribnenki, Joanne Snider and Derek Stephens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Acute myocardial infarction (MI) remains a frequent health event and a major contributor to long-term impairments globally. So far, research on social inequalities in MI incidence and mortality with respect to...

    Authors: Juliane Tetzlaff, Siegfried Geyer, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Stefanie Sperlich, Jelena Epping and Fabian Tetzlaff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Pneumonia is a leading public health problem in under-five children worldwide and particularly in Africa. Unfortunately, progress in reducing pneumonia related mortality has been slow. The number of children w...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:258

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To inform researchers about the methodology and results of epidemic estimation studies performed for COVID-19 epidemic in Iran, we aimed to perform a rapid review.

    Authors: Farshad Pourmalek, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Leila Janani and Maziar Moradi-Lakeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:257

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Environmental cues shape behaviour, but few studies compare the impact of targeting healthier vs. less-healthy cues. One online study suggested greater impact on selection from increasing the number of less-he...

    Authors: Rachel Pechey, Olivia Sexton, Saphsa Codling and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:132

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Pain is a frequent and inevitable factor affecting the quality of life among older people. Several studies have highlighted the ineffectiveness of treating chronic pain among the aged population, and little is...

    Authors: Maiju K. Marttinen, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää, Heini Pohjankoski, Jukka Hintikka and Markku J. Kauppi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:256

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is highly fatal to humans and an acute viral disease. The CCHF disease has been reported in occupations such as butchers, slaughterhouse butchers and workers. The aim of ...

    Authors: Davoud Adham, Malek Abazari, Eslam Moradi-Asl and Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Voluntary assisted partner notification (aPN) services are effective in increasing access to and uptake of HIV testing among partners of people with HIV. Following recommendations by the World Health Organizat...

    Authors: Gede Benny Setia Wirawan, Pande Putu Januraga, I. Gusti Agung Agus Mahendra, Ngakan Putu Anom Harjana, Tiara Mahatmi, Lanny Luhukay, Bharat Bhushan Rewari, Cheryl Johnson and David A. Katz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:254

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Current conceptual models of health literacy (HL) illustrate the link between HL and health outcomes. However, these models fail to recognize and integrate certain elements of disease management, health system...

    Authors: Iraj Poureslami, Noah Tregobov, Jessica Shum, Austin McMillan, Alizeh Akhtar, Saron Kassay, Kassandra Starnes, Maryam Mahjoob and J. Mark FitzGerald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:252

    Content type: Research article

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  42. To sustain the efficacy of malaria vector control, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the combination of effective tools. Before designing and implementing additional strategies in any setting, it ...

    Authors: D. D. Soma, B. Zogo, P. Taconet, A. Somé, S. Coulibaly, L. Baba-Moussa, G. A. Ouédraogo, A. Koffi, C. Pennetier, K. R. Dabiré and N. Moiroux

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:251

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  43. Parents play a key role in infant’s development through their interactions and the type of environment they provide to promote active play. The amount of time parents are able to spend with their infant is dep...

    Authors: Kailey Snyder, John P. Rech, Kim Masuda and Danae Dinkel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:250

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Despite the accumulating evidence on the role of professional helping relationships for highly disadvantaged populations, methodological shortcomings have made it difficult to establish a robust relationships-...

    Authors: Rebeca D. Sandu, Frederick Anyan and Vicky Stergiopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Despite global recommendations to prioritise policies that create healthy food environments within education institutions, the implementation of effective healthy school food policies has proved challenging fo...

    Authors: Erica Reeve, Anne-Marie Thow, Colin Bell, Christina Soti-Ulberg and Gary Sacks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Public Health policies related to social distancing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic helped slow the infection rate. However, individual-level factors associated with social distancing are largely unknown....

    Authors: Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, Mohammed Baseer, Karen Kippen, Albert M. Levin, Jia Li, Ian Loveless, Laila M. Poisson, Lonni Schultz, Ganesa Wegienka, Yueren Zhou and Christine Cole Johnson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:245

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  47. Novel height, weight and body mass index (BMI) references for children in Switzerland reveal an increase in BMI compared to former percentile curves. This trend may be the result of children with parents origi...

    Authors: Urs Eiholzer, Chris Fritz and Anika Stephan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:243

    Content type: Research article

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