Background: Current approaches for estimating social mixing patterns and infectious disease transmission at mass gatherings have been limited by various constraints, including low participation rates for volunteer-based research projects and challenges in quantifying spatially and temporally accurate person-to-person interactions.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: The association between food insecurity and mental health is established.
Background: The chronic cumulative nature of caries makes treatment needs a severe problem in adults.
Background: An association between depressive symptoms and features of built environment has been reported in the literature.
Background: The diversity of the Swedish population has increased substantially over the past three decades.
Background: Women from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to attend cervical screening, but further understanding of ethnic inequalities in cervical screening uptake is yet to be established.
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) patients who are co-infected with HIV are at greater risk of mortality.
Background: To investigate how household background factors affect parental behavior during pandemic influenza-related school closures, we determined associations between such factors and three parental attitudes: "caring for the child," "taking leave from work," and "permitting out-of-home activities." Methods: A hypothetical pandemic influenza situation was presented and a questionnaire survey among households of 2146 schoolchildren from 6 schools was conducted.
Background: Physical inactivity, sitting behaviour, and mental health problems are detrimental to health-related quality of life but typically are considered as independent determinants.
Background: The evidence base for the impact of social determinants of health has been strengthened considerably in the last decade.
Background: It was hypothesized that a mobile health (mHealth) intervention would elicit greater improvements in systolic blood pressure and other cardiometabolic risk factors at 12 weeks, which would be better maintained over 52 weeks, compared to the active control intervention.
Background: Suicide is a major public health problem for adolescents in South Africa, and also affects those associated with them.