Author Archives: BMC Public Health

All-age hospitalization rates in coal seam gas areas in Queensland, Australia, 1995–2011

Unconventional natural gas development (UNGD) is expanding globally, with Australia expanding development in the form of coal seam gas (CSG).

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The relationship between work stress and work ability among power supply workers in Guangdong,…

Faced with the challenge of population aging, a prolonged working life is increasingly important in today’s society.

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Relationships of physical activity and sedentary time in obese parent-child dyads: a…

Research suggests physical activity is linked to obesity.

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Study protocol for the Maule Cohort (MAUCO) of chronic diseases, Chile 2014–2024

Maule Cohort (MAUCO), a Chilean cohort study, seeks to analyze the natural history of chronic diseases in the agricultural county of Molina (40,000 inhabitants) in the Maule Region, Chile.

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Second-hand smoke in four English prisons: an air quality monitoring study

To measure levels of indoor pollution in relation to smoking in four English prisons.

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Screen-based sedentary behavior and associations with functional strength in 6–15 year-old…

Physical strength is associated with improved health outcomes in children.

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Validation of the Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire among African Australian women

The Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire (BCSBQ) has been designed as a culturally appropriate instrument for assessing women’s beliefs, knowledge and attitudes to breast cancer and breast cancer scre…

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Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE): rationale and study protocol…

Young children are prone to low levels of physical activity in childcare.

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Why mothers still deliver at home: understanding factors associated with home deliveries and…

Maternal mortality has declined by 43 % globally between 1990 and 2013, a reduction that was insufficient to achieve the 75 % reduction target by millennium development goal (MDG) five.

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Spatial analysis of HIV infection and associated individual characteristics in Burundi:…

Adequate resource allocation is critical in the battle against HIV/AIDS, especially in Africa.

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Trends in childhood pneumococcal vaccine coverage in Shanghai, China, 2005–2011: a…

In China, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) are not offered under the government’s Expanded Program on Immunization and are instead administered for…

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Shedding light on research participation effects in behaviour change trials: a qualitative…

The sequence of events in a behaviour change trial involves interactions between research participants and the trial process.

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The impact of home, work, and church environments on fat intake over time among rural…

Dietary behaviors are influenced by many individual and environmental factors.

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Insecticide treated nets use and its determinants among settlers of Southwest Ethiopia

Ethiopia is rapidly increasing insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) coverage to combat malaria, but adequate follow-up and factors affecting use of ITNs is lacking.

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