Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Process evaluation outcomes from a global child obesity prevention intervention

Background: While it is acknowledged that child obesity interventions should cover multiple ecological levels (downstream, midstream and upstream) to maximize their effectiveness, there is a lack of evaluation data to guide the development and implementation of such efforts.

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Sunlight exposure during leisure activities and risk of prostate cancer in Montreal, Canada,…

Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cause of cancer in men in many developed countries, but no modifiable risk factors have been identified.

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Gateway to care campaign: a public health initiative to reduce the burden of hepatitis B in…

Background: An estimated one million people worldwide die each year from complications of chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB), including liver cancer.

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The niche reduction approach: an opportunity for optimal control of infectious diseases in…

Background: During the last century, WHO led public health interventions that resulted in spectacular achievements such as the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the elimination of malaria from the Western world.

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Desk-based workers’ perspectives on using sit-stand workstations: a qualitative analysis of the…

Background: Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a health risk factor.

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Intimate partner violence among adolescents and young women: prevalence and associated factors…

Background: Little is known about the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its associated factors among adolescents and younger women.

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Work economic sectors and cardiovascular risk factors: cross-sectional analysis based on the…

Background: Little is known on the comparative effect of work economic sectors on multiple cardiovascular risk factors.

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Which activity monitor to use? Validity, reproducibility and user friendliness of three…

Background: Health is associated with amount of daily physical activity.

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Gender-based differences in the high-risk sexual behaviours of young people aged 15-29 in…

Background: Research confirms the existence of gender-based differences regarding the high-risk sexual behaviour (non-use of condoms and casual partners) of young men and women.

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Peer support for patients with type 2 diabetes in rural communities of China: protocol for a…

Background: The prevalence of diabetes has been growing rapidly in developing countries.

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HIV disclosure to sexual partner and associated factors among women attending ART clinic at…

Background: Disclosure of HIV positive status has two sets of contrary effects.

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"Dying a hero": parents’ and young people’s discourses on concurrent sexual…

Background: Concurrent sexual partnerships (CSPs) have been speculated to drive the HIV pandemic in many sub-Saharan African countries.

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Income-related inequalities in chronic conditions, physical functioning and psychological…

Background: The burden of chronic disease continues to rise as populations age.

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Associations between physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors among adolescents in 10 cities…

Background: Studies in western countries have revealed that excessive sedentary behavior is a major risk factor for physical inactivity in adolescents.

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