Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Perceptions of HIV/STI prevention among young adults in Sweden who travel abroad: a qualitative…

Background: Young adults are at risk for HIV/STIs because they generally have an active sex life with multiple sexual partners; moreover, they use condoms to a lesser extent.

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Socioeconomic and demographic predictors of selected cardiovascular risk factors among adults…

Background: The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasing in low-to-middle income countries (LMIC).

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Psychometric validity of the parent’s outcome expectations for children’s television viewing…

Background: TV and other screen use are common among elementary school aged children with both potential benefits and harms.

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Differences in hypertension between informal and formal areas of Ouagadougou, a sub-Saharan…

Background: Countries of sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly confronted with hypertension and urbanization is considered to favor its emergence.

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Violence and reproductive health preceding flight from war: accounts from Somali born women in…

Background: Political violence and war are push factors for migration and social determinants of health among migrants.

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Timely measles vaccination in Tianjin, China: a cross-sectional study of immunization records…

Background: Measles is a highly infectious disease, and timely administration of two doses of vaccine can ensure adequate protection against measles for all ages in a population.

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Low risk of attrition among adults on antiretroviral therapy in the Rwandan national program: a…

Background: We report on levels and determinants of attrition in Rwanda, one of the few African countries with universal ART access.

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The prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity and associated risk factors among…

Background: The burden caused by the coexistence of obesity and underweight in Low and Middle Income Countries is a challenge to public health.

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of increased vegetable and fruit consumption…

Background: Increased vegetable and fruit consumption is encouraged to promote health, including the maintenance of a healthy body weight.

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Alcohol interventions, alcohol policy and intimate partner violence: a systematic review

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant global public health issue.

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Climate change, crop production and child under nutrition in Ethiopia; a longitudinal panel…

Background: The amount and distribution of rainfall and temperature influences household food availability, thus increasing the risk of child under nutrition.

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Knowledge and perceptions towards malaria prevention among vulnerable groups in the Buea Health…

Background: Malaria is a public health problem especially in vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and children under five years in Cameroon including the Buea Health District (BHD).

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Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy and associated factors among children at the…

Background: The efficacy of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in suppressing viral replication and delaying the progress of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is related to optimal adherence.

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Alcohol abstinence, non-hazardous use and hazardous use a decade after alcohol-related…

Background: Although there is evident association between alcohol-related hospitalization and alcohol use, the relationship has not been well examined.

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