Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Point-of-sale cigarette marketing and smoking-induced deprivation in smokers: results from a…

Strict restrictions on outdoor cigarette marketing have resulted in increasing concentration of cigarette marketing at the point-of-sale (POS).

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Modelling the impact of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease mortality for comparative…

Although alcohol consumption has long been considered as a risk factor for chronic disease, the relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is complex and involves at least two dimensions: average volume of a…

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Health capability of family caregivers: how different factors interrelate and their respective…

The lifestyles of family caregivers pose risks to their physical, mental and social health.

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HIV risk perception and behavior among medically and traditionally circumcised males in South…

In South Africa, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has recently been implemented as a strategy for reducing the risk of heterosexual HIV acquisition among men.

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Lack of parental rule-setting on eating is associated with a wide range of adolescent unhealthy…

Unhealthy eating habits in adolescence lead to a wide variety of health problems and disorders.

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Factors associated with pre-ART loss-to-follow up in adults in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South…

Timely initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) requires sustained engagement in HIV care before treatment eligibility.

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Spatial modeling of HIV and HSV-2 among women in Kenya with spatially varying coefficients

Disease mapping has become popular in the field of statistics as a method to explain the spatial distribution of disease outcomes and as a tool to help design targeted intervention strategies.

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A population-based analysis of increasing rates of suicide mortality in Japan and South Korea,…

In the past two decades, rates of suicide mortality have declined among most OECD member states.

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Assessing the effectiveness of Australian early childhood education and care experiences: study…

In Australia, 61.5 % of children aged 3–4 attend Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs.

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and socio demographic determinants of hypertension in…

Hypertension is the leading cardiovascular risk factor globally as well as in Malaysia.

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Process evaluation of the Bristol girls dance project

The Bristol Girls Dance Project was a cluster randomised controlled trial that aimed to increase objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels of Year 7 (age 11–12) girls through a …

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Internet-based educational intervention to prevent risky sexual behaviors in Mexican…

Risky sexual behaviors of adolescents in Mexico are a public health problem; 33.4 % of adolescent girls and 14.7 % of boys report not having used any protection at their first intercourse.

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Sense of coherence and associated factors among university students in China: cross-sectional…

Sense of Coherence (SOC) is considered as a health-promoting resource; it is mainly developed before the age of 30.

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Ecological pathways to prevention: How does the SASA! community mobilisation model work to…

Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global public health concern.

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