Author Archives: BMC Public Health

A large-scale immuno-epidemiological simulation of influenza A epidemics

Background: Agent based models (ABM) are useful to explore population-level scenarios of disease spread andcontainment, but typically characterize infected individuals using simplified models of infection andsymptoms dynamics.

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Understanding patterns of temporary method use among urban women from Uttar Pradesh, India

Background: Almost one in five contraceptive users in India uses a temporary method.

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Successful aging defined by health-related quality of life and its determinants in…

Background: Successful aging in old age is important.

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Maternal and perinatal mortality by place of delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of…

Background: Facility-based delivery has gained traction as a key strategy for reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in developing countries.

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"It’s a balance of just getting things right": mothers’ views about pre-school…

Background: The high prevalence of childhood obesity is a concern for policy makers and health professionals, leading to a focus on early prevention.

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Out-of-pocket expenditure by Australian seniors with chronic disease: the effect of specific…

Background: Out of pocket expenditure (OOPE) on healthcare is related to the burden of illness and the number of chronic conditions a patient experiences, but the relationship of these costs to particular conditions and groups of conditions is less studied.

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Cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass index, and cancer mortality: a cohort study of Japanese…

Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the independent and joint effects of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) on cancer mortality in a low body mass index population.

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The cost-effectiveness of a theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new…

Background: Too many young people engage in unhealthy behaviours such as eating unhealthily, being physically inactive, binge drinking and smoking.

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The SNAPSHOT study protocol: SNAcking, Physical activity, Self-regulation, and Heart rate Over…

Background: The cognitive processes responsible for effortful behavioural regulation are known as the executive functions, and are implicated in several factors associated with behaviour control, including focussing on tasks, resisting temptations, planning future actions, and inhibiting prepotent responses.

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Impact of intervention on healthcare waste management practices in a tertiary care governmental…

Background: Healthcare waste is produced from various therapeutic procedures performed in hospitals, such as chemotherapy, dialysis, surgery, delivery, resection of gangrenous organs, autopsy, biopsy, injections, etc.

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Nonsmokers’ responses to new warning labels on smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes: an…

Background: Graphic warning labels are a tobacco control best practice that is mandated in the US for cigarettes under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

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Projection scenarios of body mass index (2013-2030) for Public Health Planning in Quebec

Background: Projection analyses can provide estimates of the future health burden of increasing BMI and represent a relevant and useful tool for public health planning.

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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and the first year postpartum among…

Background: Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with HIV disease progression and, during pregnancy, increased mother-to-child transmission risk.

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The Healthy Lifestyle and Personal Control Questionnaire (HLPCQ): a novel tool for assessing…

Background: The main goal of stress management and health promotion programs is to improve health by empowering people to take control over their lives.

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