Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Global healthcare use by immigrants in Spain according to morbidity burden, area of origin, and…

The healthcare of immigrants is an important aspect of equity of care provision.

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‘Let’s Move It’ – a school-based multilevel intervention to increase physical activity…

Physical activity (PA) has been shown to decline during adolescence, and those with lower education have lower levels of activity already at this age, calling for targeted efforts for them.

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Accidents and undetermined deaths: re-evaluation of nationwide samples from the Scandinavian…

National mortality statistics should be comparable between countries that use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases.

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Peer engagement in harm reduction strategies and services: a critical case study and evaluation…

Engaging people with drug use experience, or ‘peers,’ in decision-making helps to ensure harm reduction services reflect current need.

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Alcohol in urban streetscapes: a comparison of the use of Google Street View and on-street…

Alcohol-related harm is a major global health issue, and controls on alcohol marketing are one intervention utilized by governments.

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Quantifying the role of weather on seasonal influenza

Improving knowledge about influenza transmission is crucial to upgrade surveillance network and to develop accurate predicting models to enhance public health intervention strategies.

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Decrease in tick bite consultations and stabilization of early Lyme borreliosis in the…

Nationwide surveys have shown a threefold increase in general practitioner (GP) consultations for tick bites and early Lyme borreliosis from 1994 to 2009 in the Netherlands.

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Factors influencing adults’ immunization practices: a pilot survey study of a diverse, urban…

Adult vaccination rates in the United States are well below recommendations with disparities in race, ethnicity, and education level resulting in even lower rates for these populations.

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Access to mass media messages, and use of family planning in Nigeria: a spatio-demographic…

Nigeria has the highest population in sub-Saharan Africa with high birth and growth rates.

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Tailored message interventions versus typical messages for increasing participation in…

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of a tailored message intervention compared with a non-tailored message intervention for increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screen…

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Parental smoking and cessation during pregnancy and the risk of childhood asthma

To evaluate the association between maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy, and asthma among offspring.

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A cross-sectional study examining predictors of visit frequency to local green space and the…

Lack of physical activity (PA) is a growing public health concern.

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How equitable are community health worker programmes and which programme features influence…

Community health workers (CHWs) are uniquely placed to link communities with the health system, playing a role in improving the reach of health systems and bringing health services closer to hard-to-reach and …

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The health gains and cost savings of dietary salt reduction interventions, with equity and age…

A “diet high in sodium” is the second most important dietary risk factor for health loss identified in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.

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