Author Archives: BMC Public Health

A randomized, home-based, childhood obesity intervention delivered by patient navigators

Background: Although Colorado is perceived as a healthy state, in 2010, 14.1 % of children aged 2–5 were overweight and 9.1 % were obese.

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Comprehensive health literacy in Japan is lower than in Europe: a validated Japanese-language…

Background: Health literacy, or the ability to access, understand, appraise and apply health information, is central to individuals’ health and well-being.

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How can we strengthen students’ social relations in order to reduce school dropout? An…

Background: This article describes the rationale and contents of an intervention program aimed at strengthening students’ social relations in order to reduce dropout from vocational schools in Denmark.

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Prevalence of HIV and syphilis infections among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in…

Background: The occurrence of HIV-1 and syphilis infections during pregnancy poses major health risks to the foetus due to mother-to-child transmission.

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Developing the Moti-4 intervention, assessing its feasibility and pilot testing its…

Background: The Moti-4 intervention was developed to prevent addiction and other health problems among vulnerable adolescent cannabis users.

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Aspects of the Health Inspection Authority in the People’s Republic of China

Background: In China, there was a pressing need to establish a governmental agency to oversee the organizations that provide public health and medical services.

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Urban health indicators and indices—current status

Though numbers alone may be insufficient to capture the nuances of population health, they provide a common language of appraisal and furnish clear evidence of disparities and inequalities.

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Motives of Dutch persons aged 50 years and older to accept vaccination: a qualitative…

Background: Elderly in several European countries are currently being vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal disease, and various reasons have been put forward to expand these programs.

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Visual perceptions of male obesity: a cross-cultural study examining male and female lay…

Background: Obesity is now common and this may have altered visual perceptions of what constitutes a ‘normal’ and therefore healthy weight.

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Diabetes, obesity, and recommended fruit and vegetable consumption in relation to food…

Background: Social and spatial factors are an important part of individual and community health.

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Socioeconomic inequality and mortality – a regional Danish cohort study

Background: Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality pose a serious impediment to enhance public health even in highly developed welfare states.

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Application of the varying coefficient model to the behaviour risk factor surveillance data in…

Background: Behaviour risk factor surveillance (BRFS) data can be an important source of information for studying changes in various health outcomes and risk factors.

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A cluster-randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a…

Background: There is some evidence that school-based interventions are effective in preventing childhood obesity.

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Tobacco use and associated factors among adults in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2011…

Background: Tobacco is one of the leading preventable causes of non-communicable diseases.

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