Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Alcohol interventions, alcohol policy and intimate partner violence: a systematic review

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant global public health issue.

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Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy and associated factors among children at the…

Background: The efficacy of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in suppressing viral replication and delaying the progress of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is related to optimal adherence.

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Alcohol abstinence, non-hazardous use and hazardous use a decade after alcohol-related…

Background: Although there is evident association between alcohol-related hospitalization and alcohol use, the relationship has not been well examined.

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The impact of the natural environment on the promotion of active living: An integrative…

Background: An understanding of how the living environment influences physical activity (PA) is of great importance for health promotion.

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Views and experiences of behaviour change techniques to encourage walking to work: a…

Background: High levels of physical inactivity are linked to several chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity, some cancers and poor mental health.

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HPV catch-up vaccination of young women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: While prophylactic human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination is considered effective in young girls, it is unclear whether a catch-up vaccination of older girls would be beneficial.

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Alcohol segment-specific associations between the quality of the parent-child relationship and…

Background: There is much evidence that parents have an influence on the alcohol use of their children.

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Berlin evaluates school tobacco prevention – BEST prevention: study design and methodology

Background: The hazardous health effects of smoking are established, but there remains a need to evaluate existing smoking prevention strategies and to increase their effectiveness in adolescents.

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The effect of out-of-pocket costs and financial rewards in a discrete choice experiment: an…

Background: Both out-of-pocket costs and financial rewards can be used to influence health related behavior.

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Women’s perceptions and reflections of male partners and couple dynamics in family planning…

Background: Nigeria is one of the countries where significant progress has not been recorded in contraceptive uptake despite decades of family planning programs while there are indications that slum dwellers may differ significantly from other urban dwellers in their sexual and reproductive behavior, including family planning uptake.

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Climate change and the emergence of vector-borne diseases in Europe: case study of dengue fever

Background: Dengue fever is the most prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease worldwide.

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Immunization coverage of 12-23 months old children and associated factors in Jigjiga District,…

Background: Immunization coverage in Ethiopia is less than the herd immunity level desired to prevent the spread of eight target diseases targeted by the World Health Organization’s Expanded Program of Immunization.

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Prevalence and validity of self-reported smoking in Indigenous and non-Indigenous young adults…

Background: In this study, we used data from Australia’s Northern Territory to assess differences in self-reported smoking prevalence between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

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‘Change means sacrificing a good life’: perceptions about severity of type 2 diabetes and…

Background: Interventions for prevention of type 2 diabetes ought to be acceptable to target communities.

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