Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Diabetes in US women on the rise independent of increasing BMI and other risk factors; a trend…

Background: The epidemic of diabetes continues leaving an enormous and growing burden of chronic disease to public health.

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Change in well-being amongst participants in a four-month pedometer-based workplace health…

Background: There is increasing uptake of workplace physical activity programs to prevent chronic disease.

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The effectiveness of the Allen Carr smoking cessation training in companies tested in a…

Background: The Allen Carr training (ACt) is a popular one-session smoking cessation group training that is provided by licensed organizations that have the permission to use the Allen Carr method.

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Perpetration of physical and sexual abuse and subsequent fathering of pregnancies among a…

Background: Young men’s involvement in fathering pregnancies has been substantially neglected in unintended pregnancy research.

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Employment status and perceived health condition: longitudinal data from Italy

Background: The considerable increase of non-standard labor contracts, unemployment and inactivity rates raisesthe question of whether job insecurity and the lack of job opportunities affect physical and mentalwell-being differently from being employed with an open-ended contract.

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The effect of dance mat exergaming systems on physical activity and health – related outcomes…

Background: Exergaming has been proposed as an innovative method for physical activity promotion.

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Using mobile technology to support lower-salt food choices for people with cardiovascular…

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of early death worldwide, responsible for an estimated 29% of all global deaths.

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Self-reported cataracts in older adults in Ghana: sociodemographic and health related factors

Background: Changes in function of sensory organs with increasing age have significant impact on health and wellbeing of older persons.

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Association of dietary pattern and body weight with blood pressure in Jiangsu Province, China

Background: To identify risk factors, associations between dietary patterns, body mass index (BMI), and hypertension in a Chinese population.

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Maternal near-miss and mortality in Sayaboury Province, Lao PDR

Background: Maternal near-miss (MNM) incidence is the indicator reflecting maternal healthcare services.

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Integrating stages of change models to cast new vision on interventions to improve global…

Background: Retinoblastoma, the most common intraocular tumor globally, represents a curable cancer when diagnosed early and treated promptly.

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The changing demographic profile of eating disorder behaviors in the community

Background: The perception that eating disorders occur predominantly in young white upper-class women has been challenged.

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Hypertension and associated factors among university students in Gondar, Ethiopia: a…

Background: Hypertension causes considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide.

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Dietary intake practices associated with cardiovascular risk in urban and rural Ecuadorian…

Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are amongst the leading causes of death worldwide.

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