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  1. Retention in HIV care contributes to antiretroviral therapy adherence, which is a key factor for improved treatment outcomes and prevention of drug resistance. However, HIV treatment among the youths is charac...

    Authors: Moses Muwanguzi, Henry Mark Lugobe, Elastus Ssemwanga, Allan Phillip Lule, Elizabeth Atwiine, Vincent Kirabira, Ann K. Stella, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1489

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Patient attitudes about health and healthcare have emerged as important outcomes to assess in clinical studies. Gender is increasingly recognized as an intersectional social construct that may influence health...

    Authors: Christina P. Tadiri, Teresa Gisinger, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Karolina Kublickiene, Maria Trinidad Herrero, Colleen M. Norris, Valeria Raparelli and Louise Pilote

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1488

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  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the world to impose strict hygiene and national lockdown measures, which in turn has changed the dietary and lifestyle habits of the world’s population. Thus...

    Authors: Manar Abduljalil Bakhsh, Jomana Khawandanah, Rouba Khalil Naaman and Shoug Alashmali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1487

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A detailed community-level understanding of socioeconomic status (SES) and sociocultural status (SCS) of suicides and suicide attempters (SAs) in a prospective design could have significant implications for po...

    Authors: Ali Fakhari, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Elham Davtalab Esmaeili and Hosein Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1486

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects of extreme temperature-related events. A growing body of literature highlights the importance of the natural environment, including air po...

    Authors: Anam M. Khan, Jessica M. Finlay, Philippa Clarke, Ketlyne Sol, Robert Melendez, Suzanne Judd and Carina J. Gronlund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1484

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Pregnancy can affect the amount of physical activity that women engage in, so ensuring adequate physical activity in pregnant women can be a challenge. Therefore, there is a need to explore and identify barrie...

    Authors: Leila Amiri-Farahani, Katayon Ahmadi, Syedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady and Sally Pezaro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1483

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Substance use significantly impacts health and healthcare of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), especially their ability to remain in hospital following admission. Supervised injection services (SIS) reduce ...

    Authors: Katherine Rudzinski, Jessica Xavier, Adrian Guta, Soo Chan Carusone, Kenneth King, J. Craig Phillips, Sarah Switzer, Bill O’Leary, Rosalind Baltzer Turje, Scott Harrison, Karen de Prinse, Joanne Simons and Carol Strike

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1482

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Adolescent childbearing is associated with various health risks to the mother and child, and potentially with adverse socioeconomic outcomes. However, little is known about the role of adolescent childbearing ...

    Authors: Biplab K. Datta, Muhammad J. Husain and Deliana Kostova

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1481

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Severe anaemia (haemoglobin < 6 g/dL) is a leading cause of recurrent hospitalisation in African children. We investigated predictors of readmission in children hospitalised with severe anaemia in the TRACT tr...

    Authors: Roisin Connon, Elizabeth C. George, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Sarah Kiguli, George Chagaluka, Florence Alaroker, Robert O. Opoka, Ayub Mpoya, Kevin Walsh, Charles Engoru, Julius Nteziyaremye, Macpherson Mallewa, Neil Kennedy, Margaret Nakuya, Cate Namayanja, Eva Nabawanuka…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1480

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  10. Many countries have developed heat-health watch and warning systems (HHWWS) or early-warning systems to mitigate the health consequences of extreme heat events. HHWWS usually focuses on the four hottest months...

    Authors: Mahamat Abdelkerim Issa, Fateh Chebana, Pierre Masselot, Céline Campagna, Éric Lavigne, Pierre Gosselin and Taha B. M. J. Ouarda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1479

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer amongst women globally and it accounts for the majority of cancer deaths among females in Zimbabwe. The objective of this midterm review analysis was to identif...

    Authors: Oscar Tapera, Anna M. Nyakabau, Ndabaningi Simango, Bothwell T. Guzha, Shamiso Jombo-Nyakuwa, Eunice Takawira, Angeline Mapanga, Davidzoyashe Makosa and Bernard Madzima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1478

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  12. Female sex workers (FSW) are highly susceptible to chlamydia and gonorrhea infection. However, there is limited literature examining their testing uptake to date. This study aimed to assess the uptake and dete...

    Authors: Pei Zhen Zhao, Ya Jie Wang, Huan Huan Cheng, Ye Zhang, Wei Ming Tang, Fan Yang, Wei Zhang, Ji Yuan Zhou and Cheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1477

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  13. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and can be prevented by vaccination. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding, by analysing interview res...

    Authors: María González-Cano, Francisco Garrido-Peña, Eugenia Gil-Garcia, Marta Lima-Serrano and María Dolores Cano-Caballero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1476

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  14. Vaccine preventable diseases are still the most common cause of childhood mortality, with an estimated 3 million deaths every year, mainly in Africa and Asia. An estimate of 29% deaths among children aged 1–59...

    Authors: Abubakar Nasiru Galadima, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Salmiah Md Said and Norliza Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1475

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  15. Dental healthcare is the costliest and single most source of the financial barrier to seeking and use of needed healthcare. Hence, this study aims to analyses impact of out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for dental ...

    Authors: Abraha Woldemichael, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Mohammad Ebrahimi, Shahin Soltani and Abbas Aghaei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1474

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  16. Standardised checklists of items to be addressed in clinical study protocols and publications are promoting transparency in research. However, particular specifications for exceptional cases, such as children ...

    Authors: Angela De Pretto-Lazarova, Domnita Oana Brancati-Badarau and Christian Burri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1473

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  17. During the initial phase of the global COVID-19 outbreak, most countries responded with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). In this study we investigate the general effectiveness of these NPIs, how long d...

    Authors: Ingo W. Nader, Elisabeth L. Zeilinger, Dana Jomar and Clemens Zauchner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1472

    Content type: Research article

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  18. During public health emergencies, people with opioid use disorder (PWOUD) may be particularly impacted. Emergent disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt already-strained harm reduction efforts and trea...

    Authors: Rita Henderson, Ashley McInnes, Leslee Mackey, Myles Bruised Head, Lindsay Crowshoe, Jessica Hann, Jake Hayward, Brian R. Holroyd, Eddy Lang, Bonnie Larson, Ashley Jane Leonard, Steven Persaud, Khalil Raghavji, Chris Sarin, Hakique Virani, Iskotoahka William Wadsworth…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1471

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  19. Community engagement and volunteering are essential for the public response to COVID-19. Since March 2020 a large number of people in the UK have been regularly doing unpaid activities to benefit others beside...

    Authors: Guanlan Mao, Maria Fernandes-Jesus, Evangelos Ntontis and John Drury

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1470

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  20. Brief behavioral interventions are seen as an efficient way to improve knowledge, change behavior, and reduce provider stigma regarding sexual health. When grounded in evidence-based behavioral change techniqu...

    Authors: Rob Stephenson, Galina Lesco, Viorel Babii, Andrei Luchian, Nataliia Bakunina, Ana Sofia De Vasconcelos, Karel Blondeel, Carlos F. Cáceres, Renée A. Pitter, Nicholas Metheny, Tamar Goldenberg, James Kiarie and Igor Toskin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1469

    Content type: Research

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  21. Consumer trust in food systems is essential for consumers, food industry, policy makers and regulators. Yet no comprehensive tool for measuring consumer trust in food systems exists. Similarly, the impact that...

    Authors: Emma Tonkin, Trevor Webb, Julie Henderson, Paul R. Ward, John Coveney, Samantha B. Meyer, Dean McCullum and Annabelle M. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1468

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  22. Half of mental health disorders begin before the age of 14, highlighting the importance of prevention and early-intervention in childhood. Schools have been identified globally by policymakers as a platform to...

    Authors: S. Darling, G. Dawson, J. Quach, R. Smith, A. Perkins, A. Connolly, A. Smith, C. L. Moore, J. Ride and F. Oberklaid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1467

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have been disproportionately affected by chronic respiratory diseases for reasons incompletely understood. Past research into disease disparity using populatio...

    Authors: Kimberly G. Laffey, Alfreda D. Nelson, Matthew J. Laffey, Quynh Nguyen, Lincoln R. Sheets and Adam G. Schrum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1466

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Tobacco use is associated with exacerbation of tuberculosis (TB) and poor TB treatment outcomes. Integrating tobacco use cessation within TB treatment could improve healing among TB patients. The aim was to ex...

    Authors: Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Kellen Nyamurungi, Surabhi Joshi, Yvonne Olando, Hadii M. Mamudu and Robert P. Pack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1464

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), non-AIDS related comorbidities and mortality, and prevents transmission. However, the prev...

    Authors: Terefe Gone Fuge, George Tsourtos and Emma R. Miller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1463

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  26. Preventive behaviours are an essential way to slow down and eliminate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The aim of this study was to estimate adherence to preventive behaviors and to identify whether any subgrou...

    Authors: Róbert Urbán, Borbála Paksi, Ádám Miklósi, John B. Saunders and Zsolt Demetrovics

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1462

    Content type: Research

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  27. We sought to: [1] estimate the prevalence of multimorbidity at age 46–48 in the 1970 British Cohort Study—a nationally representative sample in mid-life; and [2] examine the association between early-life char...

    Authors: Dawid Gondek, David Bann, Matt Brown, Mark Hamer, Alice Sullivan and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1319

    Content type: Research

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  28. Around 184,000 deaths per year could be attributable to sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) consumption worldwide. Epidemiological and decision models are important tools to estimate disease burden. The purpose o...

    Authors: Andrea Alcaraz, Andrés Pichon-Riviere, Alfredo Palacios, Ariel Bardach, Dario Javier Balan, Lucas Perelli, Federico Augustovski and Agustín Ciapponi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1460

    Content type: Research

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  29. The North Carolina Healthy Food Small Retailer Program (NC HFSRP) was established through a policy passed by the state legislature to provide funding for small food retailers located in food deserts with the g...

    Authors: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Kathryn A. Boys, Jared T. McGuirt, Sheila Fleischhacker, Alice S. Ammerman, Nevin Johnson, Casey Kelley, Victoria E. Donadio, Ronny A. Bell and Melissa N. Laska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1459

    Content type: Research

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  30. Lung disease caused by exposure to chemical substances such as polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG) used in humidifier disinfectants (HDs) has been identified in Korea. Several researchers reported that exposure...

    Authors: Hyeonsu Ryu, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Eunchae Kim, Jinhyeon Park, Seula Lee, Jeonggyo Yoon, Eun-Kyung Jo, Youngtae Choe, Jung Heo and Wonho Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1458

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  31. In spite of the universal right for women to decide freely for themselves when, and how many children they want to have in life, married women in Uganda are less likely to use modern contraceptives as compared...

    Authors: Ronald Wasswa, Allen Kabagenyi and Paulino Ariho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1457

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  32. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is promoted as a decision-informing tool by public health and governmental agencies. HIA is beneficial when carried out as part of policy development but is also valuable as a me...

    Authors: Liz Green, Kathryn Ashton, Sumina Azam, Mariana Dyakova, Timo Clemens and Mark A. Bellis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1456

    Content type: Research

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  33. Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is associated with high mortality. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a significant risk factor for OPSCC. Utilities are fundamental values representing the s...

    Authors: Xiangqun Ju, Karen Canfell, Kirsten Howard, Gail Garvey, Joanne Hedges, Megan Smith and Lisa Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1455

    Content type: Research article

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  34. New York City (NYC) was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is home to underserved populations with higher prevalence of chronic conditions that put them in danger of more serious infection. Little is ...

    Authors: Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Naomi Alpert, Raja Flores and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1452

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  35. Increasingly, strength-based approaches to health and wellbeing interventions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are being explored. This is a welcome counter to deficit-based initiatives w...

    Authors: Alison Brown, Fiona Mensah, Graham Gee, Yin Paradies, Samantha French, Lea Waters, Kerry Arabena, Gregory Armstrong, Jan Nicholson, Stephanie J. Brown, Kelsey Hegarty, Rebecca Ritte, Kristy Meiselbach and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1451

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Vaccination is the effective and long-term pharmacological solution to deal with COVID-19. Information technology (IT) and electronic immunization can be effective in accelerating and improving vaccine coverag...

    Authors: Elham Maserat, Leila Keikha, Somayeh Davoodi and Zeinab Mohammadzadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1450

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  37. Evidence on child feeding practice is often based on the perspectives and experiences of parents and less that of health practitioners. In this study, we explored child feeding practice in Aboriginal communiti...

    Authors: Athira Rohit, Renae Kirkham, Leisa McCarthy, Valentina Puruntatameri, Louise Maple-Brown and Julie Brimblecombe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1449

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  38. To investigate whether physical performance is independently of physical activity (PA) associated with positive and negative dimensions of mental well-being in middle-aged women.

    Authors: Dmitriy Bondarev, Sarianna Sipilä, Taija Finni, Urho M. Kujala, Pauliina Aukee, Vuokko Kovanen, Eija K. Laakkonen and Katja Kokko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1448

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  39. Participation in sports and physical activity (PA) is a critical resource for children’s health and social development. This study analyzes how the parental socioeconomic status (SES) of children and adolescen...

    Authors: Lea Rittsteiger, Thomas Hinz, Doris Oriwol, Hagen Wäsche, Claudia Santos-Hövener and Alexander Woll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1446

    Content type: Research

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  40. Type 2 diabetes mellitus poses a major health challenge worldwide and in low-income countries such as Bangladesh, however little is known about the care-seeking of people with diabetes. We sought to understand...

    Authors: Hannah Maria Jennings, Joanna Morrison, Kohenour Akter, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Carina King, Naveed Ahmed, Abdul Kuddus, Sanjit Kumar Shaha, Tasmin Nahar, Kishwar Azad and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1445

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  41. With the rapid growth of the ageing population, the operating burden of China’s basic medical insurance fund is becoming increasingly heavy. To counter rapid population ageing and ameliorate a series of proble...

    Authors: Xinjie Zhang, Jingru Huang and Ying Luo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1444

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  42. In rural Gambia, rates of malnutrition and infection are higher during the annual rainy/‘hungry’ season (June–October) in comparison to the dry/‘harvest’ season (November–May). The effects of this seasonal pat...

    Authors: Sandra G. Okala, Momodou K. Darboe, Fatou Sosseh, Bakary Sonko, Tisbeh Faye-Joof, Andrew M. Prentice and Sophie E. Moore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1442

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  43. Poisoning is a major problem in India. However, there is little systematic information on the key poisons responsible for most deaths by geographical area and over time. We aimed to review the literature to id...

    Authors: Ayanthi Karunarathne, Ashish Bhalla, Aastha Sethi, Uditha Perera and Michael Eddleston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1441

    Content type: Research article

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