Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Prevalence and causes of visual impairment and rate of wearing spectacles in schools for…

Background: To assess the prevalence of visual impairment and rate of wearing spectacles in schools for children of migrant workers in Shanghai, China.

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Nicotine replacement therapy use among smokers and ex-smokers: associated attitudes and…

Background: Smokers who are unwilling or unable to quit smoking may benefit from using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for harm reduction.

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Pilot study of home-based delivery of HIV testing and counseling and contraceptive services to…

Background: HIV counseling and testing for couples is an important component of HIV prevention strategies, particularly in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Predictors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV and AIDS at the…

Background: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is beneficial in reducing the risk of emergence of HIV resistant strains.

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Identifying associations between sedentary time and cardio-metabolic risk factors in working…

Background: Sedentary behavior has been reported to be associated with metabolic and vascular health independent of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

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Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and its associated demographic and health status…

Background: The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced the mortality rate of people living with HIV (PLHIV).

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From Lyme disease emergence to endemicity: a cross sectional comparative study of risk…

Background: Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne emerging disease in Canada that has been endemic in many temperate countries for decades.

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Drinking pattern is more strongly associated with under-reporting of alcohol consumption than…

Background: Under-reporting of alcohol consumption is widespread; surveys typically capture 40-60% of alcohol sales.

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Media actors’ perceptions of their roles in reporting food incidents

Background: Previous research has shown that the media can play a role in shaping consumer perceptions during a public health crisis.

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First report on prevalence and risk factors of severe atypical pneumonia in Vietnamese children…

Background: Atypical pathogens such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila are increasingly recognized as important causes of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) worldwide.

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Work stress and alcohol consumption among adolescents: moderation by family and peer influences

Background: Excessive alcohol use in adolescence can be detrimental to health and academic performance.

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A focus group study of enteric disease case investigation: successful techniques utilized and…

Background: In Ontario, Canada, enteric case investigators perform a number of functions when conducting telephone interviews including providing health education, collecting data for regulatory purposes ultimately to prevent further illness, enforcement, illness source attribution and outbreak detection.

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"Throwing a rock at their armored tank": civilian authority and military tobacco…

Background: Tobacco use is a major cause of chronic disease, disability and death among military personnel and veterans.

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Nutritional and behavioral determinants of adolescent obesity: a case-control study in Sri…

Background: Global prevalence of adolescent obesity is rising at an alarming rate leading to increase risk of adult obesity.

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