Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Assessing contraband tobacco in two jurisdictions: a direct collection of cigarette butts

The sale of contraband tobacco allows for tobacco tax evasion, which can undermine the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies in reducing the number of smokers.

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Is preference for mHealth intervention delivery platform associated with delivery platform…

The aim of this paper was to ascertain whether greater familiarity with a smartphone or tablet was associated with participants’ preferred mobile delivery modality for eHealth interventions.

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Influence of physical and psychosocial work environment throughout life and physical and…

As average life span increases, elderly will account for an increasing proportion of the total population in most parts of the world.

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Online interventions for problem gamblers with and without co-occurring mental health symptoms:…

Comorbidity between problem gambling and depression or anxiety is common.

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Factor associated with experience of modern contraceptive use before pregnancy among women who…

Worldwide, every year 289,000 women die related to pregnancy and its complications.

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Self-reported acute pesticide intoxications in Ethiopia

Pesticide exposure is an important public health concern in Ethiopia, but there is limited information on pesticide intoxications.

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Experiences with insecticide-treated curtains: a qualitative study in Iquitos, Peru

Dengue is an arthropod-borne viral disease responsible for approximately 400 million infections annually; the only available method of prevention is vector control.

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Erratum to: ‘Current and future economic burden of diabetes among working-age adults in Asia:…

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Sanitation investments in Ghana: An ethnographic investigation of the role of tenure security,…

Ghana’s low investment in household sanitation is evident from the low rates of improved sanitation.

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Does retirement mean more physical activity? A longitudinal study

Evidence on physical activity (PA) and transitions out of full-time employment in middle-to-older age is mainly cross-sectional and focused upon retirement.

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Erratum to: ‘The analysis of factors affecting municipal employees’ willingness to report…

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An evaluation of the impact of a restrictive retail food environment intervention in a rural…

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with morbidity and mortality.

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Study protocol: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a…

In China, most of migrant workers work in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and are a vulnerable group for occupational health.

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The risk of falling into poverty after developing heart disease: a survival analysis

Those with a low income are known to have a higher risk of developing heart disease.

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