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.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Health literacy, or the ability to access, understand, appraise and apply health information, is central to individuals’ health and well-being.
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.
Background: The occurrence of HIV-1 and syphilis infections during pregnancy poses major health risks to the foetus due to mother-to-child transmission.
Background: The Moti-4 intervention was developed to prevent addiction and other health problems among vulnerable adolescent cannabis users.
Background: In China, there was a pressing need to establish a governmental agency to oversee the organizations that provide public health and medical services.
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.
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.
Background: Obesity is now common and this may have altered visual perceptions of what constitutes a ‘normal’ and therefore healthy weight.
Background: Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality pose a serious impediment to enhance public health even in highly developed welfare states.
Background: Behaviour risk factor surveillance (BRFS) data can be an important source of information for studying changes in various health outcomes and risk factors.
Background: There is some evidence that school-based interventions are effective in preventing childhood obesity.
Background: Tobacco is one of the leading preventable causes of non-communicable diseases.