Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Cost savings of reduced constipation rates attributed to increased dietary fiber intakes: a…

Background: Nearly five percent of Americans suffer from functional constipation, many of whom may benefit from increasing dietary fiber consumption.

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Impacts of mobility disability and high and increasing body mass index on health-related…

Background: Increasing obesity in adults with mobility disability has become a considerable health problem, similar to the increasing trend of obesity in the general population.

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A study on knowledge, attitude, and practice towards premarital carrier screening among adults…

Background: Despite that hereditary diseases are widespread among the Arab population due to high rates of consanguineous marriages, research regarding community awareness towards premarital carrier screening in some countries such as Oman, is extremely scarce.

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Parental encouragement of healthy behaviors: adolescent weight status and health-related…

Background: Obesity is a major health concern for adolescents, with one in four being overweight or obese in Australia.

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Occupational rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal pain and common mental health…

Background: Long-term sick leave has considerably negative impact on the individual and society.

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Effectiveness of a complex intervention in reducing the prevalence of smoking among…

Background: The likelihood of an adolescent taking up smoking may be influenced by his or her society, school and family.

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Socioeconomic and demographic factors modify the association between informal caregiving and…

Background: Nearly 50 million Americans provide informal care to an older relative or friend.

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Perceived problems with computer gaming and internet use among adolescents: measurement tool…

Background: Existing instruments for measuring problematic computer and console gaming and internet use are often lengthy and often based on a pathological perspective.

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Using an autologistic regression model to identify spatial risk factors and spatial risk…

Background: There have been large-scale outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Mainland China over the last decade.

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Protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a community-based intervention seeking to…

Background: Excess dietary salt is a leading risk for health.

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Work ability of Chinese migrant workers: the influence of migration characteristics

Background: Migrant workers have become a vital labor supply to China’s economy.

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Untying chronic pain: prevalence and societal burden of chronic pain stages in the general…

Background: Chronic pain is a major public health problem.

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Trends in television time, non-gaming PC use and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among…

Background: Studies in youth highlight that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and screen-time behaviours such as television viewing and PC use are associated with a range of health outcomes.

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Setting the stage for chronic health problems: cumulative childhood adversity among homeless…

Background: It is well documented that childhood abuse, neglect and household dysfunction are disproportionately present in the backgrounds of homeless adults, and that these experiences adversely impact child development and a wide range of adult outcomes.

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