Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Demographic factors associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy in New South Wales,…

Background: Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse health outcomes for both the mother and the child.

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Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among a Nigerian adult population:…

Background: In Nigeria, reports on the prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are scarce.

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Vaccination Week in the Americas, 2011: an opportunity to assess the routine vaccination…

Background: Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) is an annual initiative in countries and territories of the Americas every April to highlight the work of national expanded programs on immunization (EPI) and increase access to vaccination services for high-risk population groups.

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Predictors for neonatal death in the rural areas of Shaanxi Province of Northwestern China: a…

Background: Almost all (99%) neonatal deaths arise in low-income and middle-income countries.

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Content analysis of press coverage during the H1N1 influenza pandemic in Germany…

Background: The H1N1 influenza pandemic occurred in Germany between April 2009 and August 2010.

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Type, frequency and purpose of information used to inform public health policy and program…

Background: There is a growing demand for researchers to document the impact of research to demonstrate how it contributes to community outcomes.

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Sick-listing adherence: a register study of 1.4 million episodes of sickness benefit…

Background: This register study aims to increase the knowledge on how common it is that sickness benefit recipients are sick-listed for as long as their physician prescribes in their medical sickness certificate, i.e.

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Descriptive study of sedentary behaviours in 35,444 French working adults: cross-sectional…

Background: Given the unfavourable health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviours, there is a need to better understand the context in which these behaviours take place to better address this public health concern.

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‘I know it has worked for millions of years’: the role of the ‘natural’…

Background: Despite efforts of international and national health authorities, immunization coverage and timeliness of vaccination against dangerous childhood diseases have been adversely affected by parental hesitation to vaccinate their children in high-income countries.

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The changing trends of HIV-1 prevalence and incidence from sentinel surveillance of five…

Background: Yunnan is one of the provinces hardest-hit by HIV in China.

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Undernutrition and associated risk factors among school age children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Background: Causes of child undernutrition are diverse and change in space and time.

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How can formative research inform the design of an iron-folic acid supplementation intervention…

Background: The study objective was to understand community preparedness for iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation early in pregnancy and to inform the design of a large-scale trial of early introduction of IFA supplementation in rural Bangladesh.

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Malaria care seeking behavior of individuals in Ghana under the NHIS: Are we back to the use of…

Background: Malaria is Ghana’s most endemic disease; occurring across most parts of the country with a significant impact on individuals and the health system as whole.

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Installation of a stationary high desk in the workplace: effect of a 6-week intervention on…

Background: Extended sitting time at work is viewed as a crucial public health issue.

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