Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Stress and cardiometabolic manifestations among Saudi students entering universities: a…

Background: In this observational study, we aimed to see whether transition in Saudi students entering university life could be a breeding stage for cardiometabolic risk factor emergence and clustering.

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HIV serostatus and disclosure: implications for infant feeding practice in rural south Nyanza,…

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that HIV-infected women practice exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months postpartum to reduce HIV transmission.

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Self-rated mental health and socio-economic background: a study of adolescents in Sweden

Background: Adolescents’ mental health is a major public health issue.

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Increasing girls’ physical activity during an organised youth sport basketball program: a…

Background: Participation in organised youth sports (OYS) has been recommended as an opportunity to increase young peoples’ moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels.

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The effects of mid-life socioeconomic disadvantage and perceived social support on trajectories…

Background: Scant research has taken a life-course perspective to explore the longitudinal impact of socioeconomic disadvantage and perceived social support on the psychological well-being of older women.

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Adherence to physical activity guidelines in older adults, using objectively measured physical…

Background: Physical activity (PA) levels in older adults decline with age.

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Cost savings of reduced constipation rates attributed to increased dietary fiber intakes: a…

Background: Nearly five percent of Americans suffer from functional constipation, many of whom may benefit from increasing dietary fiber consumption.

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Impacts of mobility disability and high and increasing body mass index on health-related…

Background: Increasing obesity in adults with mobility disability has become a considerable health problem, similar to the increasing trend of obesity in the general population.

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A study on knowledge, attitude, and practice towards premarital carrier screening among adults…

Background: Despite that hereditary diseases are widespread among the Arab population due to high rates of consanguineous marriages, research regarding community awareness towards premarital carrier screening in some countries such as Oman, is extremely scarce.

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Unprotected sex among men who have sex with men living with HIV in Brazil: a cross-sectional…

Background: Many countries are facing concentrated HIV epidemics among vulnerable populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Building on the EGIPPS performance assessment: the multipolar framework as a heuristic to…

Background: Performance of health care systems is a key concern of policy makers and health service managers all over the world.

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Industrial air pollution in rural Kenya: community awareness, risk perception and associations…

Background: Developing countries have limited air quality management systems due to inadequate legislation and lack of political will, among other challenges.

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Modelling the effects of media during an influenza epidemic

Background: Mass media is used to inform individuals regarding diseases within a population.

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On your feet: protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of pole walking…

Background: Physical activity is associated with better physical and mental health in older adults.

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