Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Common mental disorders among adult members of ‘left-behind’ international migrant…

Background: Nearly one-in-ten Sri Lankans are employed abroad as International migrant workers (IMW).

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Female sex, poverty and globalization as determinants of obesity among rural South African type…

Background: Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have recently been experiencing increases in the prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other non-communicable diseases in both urban and rural areas.

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Short-term effects of a rights-based sexuality education curriculum for high-school students: a…

Background: An emerging model for sexuality education is the rights-based approach, which unifies discussions of sexuality, gender norms, and sexual rights to promote the healthy sexual development of adolescents.

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Family influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviours in Chinese junior high school…

Background: Family influence plays an important role in a child’s physical activity (PA).

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A qualitative study of Chinese Canadian fathers’ smoking behaviors: intersecting cultures…

Background: China is home to the largest number of smokers in the world; more than half of the male population smoke.

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The rise in stunting in relation to avian influenza and food consumption patterns in Lower…

Background: A 2006 avian influenza (AI) outbreak resulted in mass removal of chickens in Lower Egypt, which decreased the household supply of poultry.

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Supporting adolescent girls to stay in school, reduce child marriage and reduce entry into sex…

Background: Low caste adolescent girls living in rural northern Karnataka are at increased risk of school drop-out, child marriage, and entry into sex-work, which enhances their vulnerability to HIV, early pregnancy and adverse maternal and child health outcomes.

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Variation and risk factors of drug resistant tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic…

Background: Prevalence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), defined as in vitro resistance to both rifampicin and isoniazid with or without resistance to other TB drugs, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reportedly low compared to other regions.

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A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of peer education and peer…

Background: Prisoners experience significantly worse health than the general population.

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Large-scale implementation of alcohol brief interventions in new settings in Scotland: a…

Background: This study aimed to explore experiences of implementation of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) in settings outside of primary healthcare in the Scottish national programme.

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Diet, physical activity and socio-economic disparities of obesity in Lebanese adults: findings…

Background: The prevalence of obesity within countries varies by gender, age, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors.

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Use of quantile regression to investigate changes in the body mass index distribution of…

Background: Traditional linear regression analyses have detected increasing trends in the incidence of overweight/obesity among both genders in China.

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Exploring the transparency mechanism and evaluating the effect of public reporting on…

Background: The public reporting of health outcomes has become one of the most popular topics and is accepted as a quality improvement method in the healthcare field.

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Impact of socioeconomic status and medical conditions on health and healthcare utilization…

Background: This study attempts to examine the impact of socioeconomic and medical conditions in health and healthcare utilization among older adults in Ghana.

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