Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Prevalence and trends of metabolic syndrome among adults in the asia-pacific region: a…

The Asia-Pacific region is home to nearly half of the world’s population.

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An appraisal of the neglected tropical diseases control program in Cameroon: the case of the…

Onchocerciasis is a severe parasitic infestation which causes disabling skin and subcutaneous tissue changes.

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Clustering of risk-related modifiable behaviours and their association with overweight and…

Canadian youth exhibit a number of risky behaviours, some of which are associated with overweight and obesity.

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Sedentary behavior among Spanish children and adolescents: findings from the ANIBES study

An increase of sedentary behaviors far from the Mediterranean lifestyle is happening in spite of the impact on health.

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A description of interventions promoting healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away,…

Ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away or to be delivered) sold by food outlets are often more energy dense and nutrient poor compared with meals prepared at home, making them a reasonable target for publ…

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One size doesn’t fit all: cross-sectional associations between neighborhood walkability,…

Low-income African American adults are disproportionately affected by obesity and are also least likely to engage in recommended levels of physical activity (Flegal et al.

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Effects of community health volunteers on infectious diseases of children under five in Volta…

In many low- and middle-income countries, community health volunteers (CHVs) are employed as a key element of the public health system in rural areas with poor accessibility.

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Secondhand smoke exposure at home among middle and high school students in the United States…

A decline in the prevalence of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has been observed in the United States of America (USA) during the past few decades.

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Prevalence and determinants of acute diarrhea among children younger than five years old in…

Despite the global decline in death rates of children younger than five years old, the risk of a child dying before turning five years of age remains highest in the WHO African Region.

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The effects of breakfast on short-term cognitive function among Chinese white-collar workers:…

As the first meal of the day, breakfast plays an important role in supplying energy and nutrients, which are critical to working and learning activities.

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Psychosocial work factors and social inequalities in psychological distress: a population-based…

Mental health problems (MHP) are the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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Exposure to hepatitis C virus in homeless men in Central Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Homeless men are highly vulnerable to acquisition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general population.

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Assessment of the ecological bias of seven aggregate social deprivation indices

In aggregate studies, ecological indices are used to study the influence of socioeconomic status on health.

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Association between midlife health behaviours and transitions out of employment from midlife to…

It is important to determine whether unhealthy behaviours might influence transitions out of employment from midlife to old age, given the anticipated need for adults to work for longer.

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