Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Patterns of HIV testing practices among young gay and bisexual men living in Scotland: a…

Increasing overall rates, and frequency, of HIV testing in populations at risk is a key public health objective and a critical dimension of HIV prevention efforts.

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Variations in adolescents’ motivational characteristics across gender and physical activity…

Neglecting to take account of the underlying context or type of physical activity (PA) that underpins overall involvement has resulted in a limited understanding of adolescents’ PA participation.

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Australian adolescents’ beliefs and help-seeking intentions towards peers experiencing…

Many young people are reluctant to seek professional help for mental health problems, preferring to rely on their friends for support.

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Dietary pattern and other lifestyle factors as potential contributors to hypertension…

High blood pressure is increasing worldwide, disproportionately so in developing countries.

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Acute effects of reducing sitting time in adolescents: a randomized cross-over study

Levels of sitting among adolescents are high, especially during the school day.

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Local measles vaccination gaps in Germany and the role of vaccination providers

Measles elimination in Europe is an urgent public health goal, yet despite the efforts of its member states, vaccination gaps and outbreaks occur.

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Evaluation of the implementation of an intervention to improve the street environment and…

Levels of physical activity remain low, particularly in deprived areas.

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Fatigue in the general population- associations to age, sex, socioeconomic status, physical…

Fatigue is widespread in the population and a common complaint in primary care.

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of dyslipidemia in older persons in urban and…

Despite high cardiovascular mortality in Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, there is limited information about major risk factors, including blood lipids.

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Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013

Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy.

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Development of the Adolescent Preoccupation with Screens Scale

Although public health concerns have been raised regarding the detrimental health effects of increasing rates of electronic screen use among adolescents, such effects have been small.

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Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

Feasible and cost-effective as well as population specific instruments for monitoring physical activity (PA) levels are needed for the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases.

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Network analysis of inter-organizational relationships and policy use among active living…

Coordinated partnerships and collaborations can optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of service and program delivery in organizational networks.

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High burden of hypertension across the age groups among residents of Gondar city in Ethiopia: a…

According to a report on the worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015, mean blood pressure is increasing in low and middle income countries while it is either decreasing or stabilizing in high inco…

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