Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Proactive enrollment of parents to tobacco quitlines in pediatric practices is associated with…

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A multi-level intervention in subsidized housing sites to increase fruit and vegetable access…

Adequate fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake is important for disease prevention.

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Understanding how perceptions of tobacco constituents and the FDA relate to effective and…

The passage of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act has necessitated the execution of timely, innovative, and policy-relevant tobacco control research to inform Food and Drug Administrati…

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Evaluating the effectiveness of the SMART contract-signing strategy in reducing the growth of…

In 2013, around 40 % of the schools in Sweden had structured programs to prevent tobacco and alcohol debut in compulsory school.

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Assessment of healthy behaviors for metabolic syndrome among Korean adults: a modified…

Since the worldwide incidence of metabolic syndrome (Mets) has rapidly increased, healthy behaviors such as weight control, engaging in physical activity, and healthy diet have been crucial in the management o…

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Use of theory in computer-based interventions to reduce alcohol use among adolescents and young…

Alcohol use and binge drinking among adolescents and young adults remain frequent causes of preventable injuries, disease, and death, and there has been growing attention to computer-based modes of interventio…

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Closing the gap in Australian Aboriginal infant immunisation rates – the development and…

Improving timely immunisation is key to closing the inequitable gap in immunisation rates between Aboriginal children and non-Indigenous children.

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Accelerometry and physical activity questionnaires – a systematic review

The aim of this study is to review accelerometer wear methods and correlations between accelerometry and physical activity questionnaire data, depending on participant characteristics.

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Erratum to: ‘The educational gradient of obesity increases among Swedish pregnant women: a…

Credit:  Erratum to: ‘The educational gradient of obesity increases among Swedish pregnant women: a…

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To what extent do Australian child and youth health policies address the social determinants of…

There is a significant body of evidence that highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of child and youth health.

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Association of adiponectin and socioeconomic status in African American men and women: the…

Recent emphasis has been placed on elucidating the biologic mechanism linking socioeconomic status (SES) to cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Asthma management in British South Asian children: an application of the candidacy framework to…

In the UK, people of South Asian origin with asthma experience excess morbidity, with hospitalisation rates three times those of the majority White population and evidence suggests that South Asian children wi…

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The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the…

Increasing evidence suggests that postnatal paternal depression is associated with adverse emotional, behavioural and cognitive outcomes in children.

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Knowledge of the signs and symptoms and risk factors of lung cancer in Australia: mixed methods…

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Australia.

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