Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Addressing social issues in a universal HIV test and treat intervention trial (ANRS 12249 TasP)…

Background: The Universal HIV Test and Treat (UTT) strategy represents a challenge for science, but is also a challenge for individuals and societies.

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Elevated neck circumference and associated factors in adolescents

Background: Upper body subcutaneous fat, estimated by neck circumference (NC), may present greater metabolic risk than visceral fat.

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Association between acculturation, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors among male South…

Background: Approximately 65% of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population are economic migrants from the low- and middle-income countries of South Asia.

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Prevalence and determinants of pre-hypertension and hypertension among the adults in rural…

Background: The people of low and middle income countries bear about 80% of the global burden of diseases that are attributable to high blood pressure.

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Antiretroviral treatment coverage in a rural district in Tanzania ¿ a modeling study using…

Background: The Tanzanian Government started scaling up its antiretroviral treatment (ART) program from referral, regional and district hospitals to primary health care facilities in October 2004.

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Trends in the use of the Internet for health purposes in Poland

Background: In Poland, like in other European countries and in accordance with the global trend, the number of computer users and people who have access to the Internet has increased considerably.

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Evaluation and mechanism for outcomes exploration of providing public health care in contract…

Background: The Chinese government has increased the funding for public health in 2009 and experimentally applied a contract service policy (could be seen as a counterpart to family medicine) in 15 counties to promote public health services in the rural areas in 2013.

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The humanistic, economic and societal burden of Herpes Zoster in Europe: a critical review

Background: Herpes zoster (HZ) or “shingles” is common in persons aged 50 years or over.

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Translating it into real life: a qualitative study of the cognitions, barriers and supports for…

Background: Little is known about preschool parents’ cognitions, barriers, supports and modeling of key obesogenic behaviors, including breakfast, fruit and vegetable consumption, sugary beverage intake, feeding practices, portion sizes, active playtime, reduced screen-time, sleep and selection of child-care centers with characteristics that promote healthy behaviors.

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Prevalence of depressive symptoms and factors associated with it in type 2 diabetic patients: a…

Background: Depressive symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have attracted much attention in recent years, and negatively affect the health of diabetic patients in numerous ways.

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Patient and community experiences of tuberculosis diagnosis and care within a community-based…

Background: The Ethiopian TB control programme relies on passive case finding of TB cases.

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Health status of primary school educators in low socio-economic areas in South Africa

Background: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are major health concerns in South Africa.

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Cardiovascular risk factors and 30-year cardiovascular risk in homeless adults with mental…

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among homeless people.

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Female family caregivers face a higher risk of hypertension and lowered estimated glomerular…

Background: Despite societal efforts to alleviate the challenges, caregiving seems to constitute a substantial burden and source of stress for many families of older adults in Japan.

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