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  1. Despite the steady growth of sexual transmission of HIV, there is little evidence about safe sexual behavior of FSWs, and social network effects on this behavior, in Iran. Our aim in this study was to determin...

    Authors: Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Yahya Salimi, Seyed Ali Hosseini, Homeira Sajjadi and Tom A. B. Snijders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2219

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  2. Hypertension has emerged as the single most significant modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death worldwide. Resource-limited settings are currently experiencing the epidemiological transitio...

    Authors: Mustapha S. Abba, Chidozie U. Nduka, Seun Anjorin, Shukri F. Mohamed, Emmanuel Agogo and Olalekan A. Uthman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2218

    Content type: Research

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  3. Telework satisfaction is a Public Health concern, intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, and its determinant factors may be related with the negative health effects of teleworking. However, there is still littl...

    Authors: Mafalda Sousa-Uva, António Sousa-Uva, Marta Mello e Sampayo and Florentino Serranheira

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2217

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  4. HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is provided free of charge on college campuses, but very few studies have examined whether HCT uptake is equitably distributed. This cross-sectional study aimed to compare the ...

    Authors: Jihong Zhan, Guochen Fu, Lei Wu, Mingliang Pan, Yuli Yang, Zhuo Chen, Yu Cao, Yong Li, Hao Wang, Bixiang Wang, Ruyi Du, Yanting Xiong, Wei Liu, Nuo Xu, Xiaobao Xia, Qianqian Li…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2216

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The prevalence of sickness absence is particularly high among employees in health and social care, where psychosocial work stressors are pertinent. Managerial leadership is known to affect sickness absence rat...

    Authors: Johanna Stengård, Paraskevi Peristera, Gun Johansson and Anna Nyberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2215

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is recommended by the WHO for HIV prevention among female sex workers (FSWs). A study conducted in 2016–2017 in Côte d’Ivoire showed that if PrEP is acceptable, FSWs also have m...

    Authors: Valentine Becquet, Marcellin Nouaman, Mélanie Plazy, Aline Agoua, Clémence Zébago, Hervé Dao, Alice Montoyo, Aude Jary, Patrick A. Coffie, Serge Eholié and Joseph Larmarange

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2214

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. There are increasing Chinese migrants in sub-Saharan Africa currently. Most of them are engaged in infrastructure construction. Research has shown that they stay at particular risk of HIV and are recommended f...

    Authors: Wenjuan Zhou, Wenyu Deng, Junfei Luo, Yin Bai, Zeyi He and Honghong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2213

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Limited information is available concerning the association between dietary patterns and cognitive ability during adolescence, especially in regards to the epidemiological studies in China. Therefore, this stu...

    Authors: Tiantian Wang, Shiyi Cao, Dandan Li, Fan Chen, Qingqing Jiang and Jing Zeng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2212

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels has adverse health effects. REACCTING (Research on Emissions, Air quality, Climate, and Cooking Technologies in Northern Ghana) was a randomized cook...

    Authors: Mona Abdo, Ernest Kanyomse, Rex Alirigia, Evan R. Coffey, Ricardo Piedrahita, David Diaz-Sanchez, Yolanda Hagar, Daniel J. Naumenko, Christine Wiedinmyer, Michael P. Hannigan, Abraham Rexford Oduro and Katherine L. Dickinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2211

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Cardiometabolic (CM) risk affects approximately 25% of adults globally, and is diagnosed by meeting 3 out of 5 of the following CM risk factors: elevated blood pressure, high triglycerides, elevated blood suga...

    Authors: Danny Baghdan, Lara R. Dugas, Candice Choo-Kang, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Pascal Bovet, Bharathi Viswanathan, Terrence Forrester, Estelle V. Lambert, Walter Riesen, Wolfgang Korte, Mashkoor A. Choudhry and Amy Luke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2210

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to evolve as a global health crisis. Although highly effective vaccines have been developed, non-pharm...

    Authors: Emily J. Ciccone, Donaldson F. Conserve, Gaurav Dave, Christoph P. Hornik, Marlena L. Kuhn, Jessica L. Herling, Michelle Song, Shani Alston, Lindsay Singler, Michael D. Schmidt, Aaron Jones, Samuel Broderick, Lisa M. Wruck, Warren A. Kibbe, Allison E. Aiello, Christopher W. Woods…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2209

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a) a Multiple Health Behaviour Change (MHBC) intervention on reducing smoking, increasing physical activity and adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern in...

    Authors: Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Haizea Pombo, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Carmen Cabezas-Peña, Joan Llobera, Ruth Martí-Lluch, Caterina Vicens, Emma Motrico, Irene Gómez-Gómez, José-Ángel Maderuelo-Fernández, José I. Recio-Rodriguez, Barbara Masluk, Sara Contreras-Martos…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2208

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  13. Young people who have had contact with the youth justice system have an increased risk of dying from violence. Examining the context of violence-related deaths is essential in informing prevention strategies. ...

    Authors: Melissa Willoughby, Jesse T. Young, Katie Hail-Jares, Matthew J. Spittal, Rohan Borschmann, George Patton, Susan M. Sawyer, Emilia Janca, Linda Teplin, Ed Heffernan and Stuart A. Kinner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2207

    Content type: Research

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  14. For men who have sex with men (MSM) across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), disclosure of same-sex practices to family and healthcare workers (HCWs) can facilitate access to HIV prevention services and support, but c...

    Authors: John Mark Wiginton, Sarah M. Murray, Ohemaa Poku, Jura Augustinavicius, Kevon-Mark Phillip Jackman, Jeremy Kane, Serge C. Billong, Daouda Diouf, Ibrahima Ba, Tampose Mothopeng, Iliassou Mfochive Njindam, Gnilane Turpin, Ubald Tamoufe, Bhekie Sithole, Maria Zlotorzynska, Travis H. Sanchez…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2206

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  15. Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2205

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:652

  16. As the digitization of the working world progresses, the demands on employees change. Not least, this is true for the setting of public administrations in Germany, which is currently affected by the transforma...

    Authors: Sammy Joelle Shirley Wrede, Dominique Rodil dos Anjos, Jan Patrick Kettschau, Horst Christoph Broding and Kevin Claassen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2204

    Content type: Research

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  17. In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), bystander initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases the chance of return of spontaneous circulation and survival with a favourable neurological status. S...

    Authors: Paul-Georges Reuter, Valentine Baert, Hélène Colineaux, Joséphine Escutnaire, Nicolas Javaud, Cyrille Delpierre, Frédéric Adnet, Thomas Loeb, Sandrine Charpentier, Frédéric Lapostolle, Hervé Hubert and Sébastien Lamy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2202

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  18. Everyday experiences with racial (RD) and weight discrimination (WD) are risk factors for chronic pain in ethnically diverse adults with obesity. However, the individual or combined effects of RD and WD on pai...

    Authors: Ericka N. Merriwether, Sandra Wittleder, Gawon Cho, Eushavia Bogan, Rachel Thomas, Naja Bostwick, Binhuan Wang, Joseph Ravenell and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2201

    Content type: Research

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  19. Facility HIV self-testing (HIVST) within outpatient departments can increase HIV testing coverage by facilitating HIVST use in outpatient waiting spaces while clients wait for routine care. Facility HIVST allo...

    Authors: Misheck Mphande, Paula Campbell, Risa M. Hoffman, Khumbo Phiri, Mike Nyirenda, Sundeep K. Gupta, Vincent Wong and Kathryn Dovel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2200

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  20. Data suggest that pesticides interact with the melatonin receptor, which may influence sleep. However, the link between pesticides and sleep remains unexplored among the general adult population. This study ev...

    Authors: Astrid N. Zamora, Deborah J. Watkins, Karen E. Peterson and Erica C. Jansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2199

    Content type: Research

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  21. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is one of the most common problems during pregnancy. The aim of this research was to determine the effect of educational program based on Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) on promot...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Pooyan Afzali Harsini and Mehdi Layeghiasl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2198

    Content type: Research

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  22. Physical activity (PA) is recognised as one of the leading and effective strategies to prevent non-communicable diseases that boosts the immune system to fight against diseases. Closures of schools, sport club...

    Authors: Kwok Ng, Pasi Koski, Nelli Lyyra, Sanna Palomaki, Kaisu Mononen, Minna Blomqvist, Tommi Vasankari and Sami Kokko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2197

    Content type: Research

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  23. Health literacy has been concerned a key factor for determining the use of health information and promoting health. The study aimed to explore adolescent health literacy, health-promoting lifestyle profile, an...

    Authors: Fen Chu-Ko, Meng-Ling Chong, Chi-Jung Chung, Chun-Chi Chang, Hsin-Yi Liu and Li-Chi Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2196

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  24. The aim of this study was to provide recommendations for reducing the impact of hepatitis B infection on patients with chronic hepatitis B by describing their experiences during the diagnosis process.

    Authors: Xiangxi Zhou, Fan Zhang, Yongping Ao, Chunli Lu, Tingting Li, Xianglong Xu and Huan Zeng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2195

    Content type: Research

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  25. Patient interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to limit HIV programs’ progress toward epidemic control. Multiple factors have been associated with client interruption in treatment (IIT)— includ...

    Authors: Silviu Tomescu, Thomas Crompton, Jonathan Adebayo, Constance Wose Kinge, Francis Akpan, Marcus Rennick, Charles Chasela, Evans Ondura, Dauda Sulaiman Dauda and Pedro T. Pisa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2194

    Content type: Research

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  26. People with low socio-economic status report lower levels of physical activity (PA). There is insufficient knowledge about the availability of psychological resources for those who are physically active despit...

    Authors: Lisbeth M. Johansson, Hans Lingfors, Marie Golsäter, Margareta Kristenson and Eleonor I. Fransson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2193

    Content type: Research

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  27. Despite significant progress in reducing child undernutrition, Bangladesh remains among the top six countries globally with the largest burden of child stunting and has disproportionately high stunting prevale...

    Authors: Hayman Win, Jordyn Wallenborn, Nicole Probst-Hensch and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2192

    Content type: Research

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  28. In the current study, the approach of ‘utopia as method’ was combined with the concept ‘landscapes of care’ to explore collective imaginaries of caring landscapes in relation to young people living in rural no...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Isabel Goicolea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2191

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite global increase in burden of mental health conditions, longitudinal studies on factors related to development of mental health are scarce. Particularly integrated understanding of how factors at each l...

    Authors: Shirin Ziaei and Anne Hammarström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2190

    Content type: Research

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  30. South African adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) report significant mental distress and sexual and reproductive health concerns. Mental health problems and trauma symptoms are consistently associated with...

    Authors: Geri Donenberg, Katherine G. Merrill, Millicent Atujuna, Erin Emerson, Bethany Bray and Linda Gail Bekker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2189

    Content type: Research

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  31. Lack of knowledge and awareness on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can result in irrational use of antibiotics, which is one of the major drivers of AMR. One goal of the Thailand National Strategic Plan on AMR ...

    Authors: Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Sunicha Chanvatik, Hathairat Kosiyaporn, Supapat Kirivan, Wanwisa Kaewkhankhaeng, Apichart Thunyahan and Angkana Lekagul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2188

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  32. In the COVID-19 pandemic, rumors travel far faster than the outbreak itself. The current study aimed to evaluate the factors affecting the attitudes of individuals towards the rumors-producing media in Iran.

    Authors: Morteza Banakar, Ahmad Kalateh Sadati, Leila Zarei, Saeed Shahabi, Seyed Taghi Heydari and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2187

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The feminist theory posits that spousal coercive control is not random but a purposeful and systematic men’s strategy to control and dominate their female partners. The frequency of coercive control is more th...

    Authors: Suman Kanougiya, Muthusamy Sivakami and Saurabh Rai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2185

    Content type: Research

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  34. The Portuguese Physical Literacy Assessment (PPLA) is a novel tool to assess high-school students’ (grade 10–12; 15–18 years) Physical Literacy (PL) in Physical Education (PE); inspired by the four domains of the...

    Authors: João Mota, João Martins and Marcos Onofre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2183

    Content type: Research

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  35. Pertussis and seasonal influenza are responsible for significant maternal, neonatal, and infant morbidity and mortality, but vaccine coverage rates (VCR) for both pertussis (administered as a tetanus, diphther...

    Authors: Théophile Baïssas, Florence Boisnard, Inmaculada Cuesta Esteve, Marta Garcia Sánchez, Christine E. Jones, Thierry Rigoine de Fougerolles, Litjen Tan, Olivier Vitoux and Christina Klein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2182

    Content type: Research

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  36. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the production of scientific knowledge onto the public agenda in real-time. News media and commentators analysed the successes and failures of the pandemic response in real-time, ...

    Authors: Gabriela Capurro, Cynthia G. Jardine, Jordan Tustin and Michelle Driedger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2181

    Content type: Research

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  37. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the importance of health literacy (HL) was addressed by public health researchers. We longitudinally examined the changes in general HL and health-relat...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa, Mio Kato and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2180

    Content type: Research

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  38. Approximately a quarter of Australian children are classified as overweight or obese. In high-income countries, childhood obesity follows a socio-economic gradient, with greater prevalence amongst the most soc...

    Authors: Jane Jacobs, Claudia Strugnell, Steven Allender, Liliana Orellana, Kathryn Backholer, Kristy A. Bolton, Penny Fraser, Ha Le, Andrew Dwight Brown and Melanie Nichols

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2179

    Content type: Research

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  39. Early diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is essential for an effective control of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. Delayed diagnosis and treatment of TB increases the chance of complication...

    Authors: João Almeida Santos, Andreia Leite, Patrícia Soares, Raquel Duarte and Carla Nunes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2178

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Occupational stress is a major public health challenge that requires a variety of evidence-based preventative approaches to increase their reach within the working population. Behavioral stress management inte...

    Authors: Leif Boß, Peter Angerer, Nico Dragano, David Ebert, Miriam Engels, Elena Heber, Rebekka Kuhlmann, Sascha Ruhle, Christian Schwens, Ines Catharina Wulf and Dirk Lehr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2177

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Many pregnancies in the UK are either unplanned or ambivalent. This review aimed to (i) explore barriers and facilitators to women choosing and accessing a preferred method of contraception in the United Kingd...

    Authors: Abimbola A. Ayorinde, Felicity Boardman, Majel McGranahan, Lucy Porter, Nwamaka A. Eze, Anna Sallis, Rosanna Buck, Alison Hadley, Melissa Ludeke, Sue Mann and Oyinlola Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2176

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Japan strives to strengthen its development cooperation by mobilizing various resources to assist partner countries advance on Universal Health Coverage by 2030. However, the involvement and roles of various a...

    Authors: Sangnim Lee, Aya Ishizuka, Hisateru Tachimori, Manami Uechi, Hidechika Akashi, Eiji Hinoshita, Hiroaki Miyata and Kenji Shibuya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2175

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The ImPrEP México demonstration project is the first to distribute free HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women living in Mexico. In Mexico City, MSM who ar...

    Authors: Hemant Kadiamada-Ibarra, Nicola L. Hawley, Sandra G. Sosa-Rubí, Marta Wilson-Barthes, Omar Galárraga and Roxana Rodríguez Franco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2174

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated several initiatives to better understand its behavior, and some projects are monitoring its evolution across countries, which naturally leads to comparisons made by those us...

    Authors: Abdinardo M. B. de Oliveira, Jane M. Binner, Anandadeep Mandal, Logan Kelly and Gabriel J. Power

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2173

    Content type: Research article

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  45. In the COVID-19 pandemic, Switzerland introduced broad nationwide face mask mandates only by October 2020, later than other Western European countries. This study aims to assess the underlying values and consi...

    Authors: Bettina Maria Zimmermann, Johanna Eichinger, Franziska Schönweitz and Alena Buyx

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2171

    Content type: Research

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  46. Tobacco consumption is the leading cause of death worldwide. Overwhelming studies demonstrate graphic warning labels (GWLs) on cigarette packs are effective in eliciting negative response to tobacco smoking, m...

    Authors: Ruiping Wang, Yan Qiang, Yan Zhu, Xiangjin Gao, Qiong Yang and Bin Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2170

    Content type: Research

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