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  1. Research article

    Clustering of risk-related modifiable behaviours and their association with overweight and obesity among a large sample of youth in the COMPASS study

    Canadian youth exhibit a number of risky behaviours, some of which are associated with overweight and obesity. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of 15 modifiable risk behaviours in a larg...

    Rachel E. Laxer, Ross C. Brownson, Joel A. Dubin, Martin Cooke, Ashok Chaurasia and Scott T. Leatherdale

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:102

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of acute diarrhea among children younger than five years old in Jabithennan District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014

    Despite the global decline in death rates of children younger than five years old, the risk of a child dying before turning five years of age remains highest in the WHO African Region. The problem of child dea...

    Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh, Kassawmar Andargie and Molalign Tarekegn

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:99

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  3. Research article

    Sedentary behavior among Spanish children and adolescents: findings from the ANIBES study

    An increase of sedentary behaviors far from the Mediterranean lifestyle is happening in spite of the impact on health. The aims of this study were to describe sedentary behaviors in children and adolescents.

    Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza, Adrian Castillo, Emma Ruiz, Jose M. Avila, Javier Aranceta-Bartrina, Angel Gil, Rosa M. Ortega, Lluis Serra-Majem, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras and Marcela González-Gross

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:94

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  4. Research article

    One size doesn’t fit all: cross-sectional associations between neighborhood walkability, crime and physical activity depends on age and sex of residents

    Low-income African American adults are disproportionately affected by obesity and are also least likely to engage in recommended levels of physical activity (Flegal et al. JAMA 303(3):235-41, 2010; Tucker et a...

    Andrea S. Richardson, Wendy M. Troxel, Madhumita B. Ghosh-Dastidar, Robin Beckman, Gerald P. Hunter, Amy S. DeSantis, Natalie Colabianchi and Tamara Dubowitz

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:97

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  5. Research article

    A description of interventions promoting healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away, or to be delivered) sold by specific food outlets in England: a systematic mapping and evidence synthesis

    Ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away or to be delivered) sold by food outlets are often more energy dense and nutrient poor compared with meals prepared at home, making them a reasonable target for publ...

    Frances C. Hillier-Brown, Carolyn D. Summerbell, Helen J. Moore, Wendy L. Wrieden, Jean Adams, Charles Abraham, Ashley Adamson, Vera Araújo-Soares, Martin White and Amelia A. Lake

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:93

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  6. Study protocol

    A two-site, two-arm, 34-week, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine cigarettes in smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders: trial design and protocol

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can set standards for cigarettes that could include reducing their nicotine content. Such a standard should improve public health without causing unintended serious conseq...

    Sophia I. Allen, Jonathan Foulds, Gladys N. Pachas, Susan Veldheer, Corinne Cather, Nour Azzouz, Shari Hrabovsky, Ahmad Hameed, Jessica Yingst, Erin Hammett, Jennifer Modesto, Nicolle M. Krebs, Junjia Zhu, Jason Liao, Joshua E. Muscat, John Richie…

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:100

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Effects of community health volunteers on infectious diseases of children under five in Volta Region, Ghana: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

    In many low- and middle-income countries, community health volunteers (CHVs) are employed as a key element of the public health system in rural areas with poor accessibility. However, few studies have assessed...

    Yeonji Ma, Heunghee Kim, Yinseo Cho, Jaeeun Lee, Joseph Kwami Degley, Abdul-Ghaffa Adam, Gyuhong Lee, Hoonsang Lee and Seungman Cha

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:95

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  8. Study protocol

    The effects of breakfast on short-term cognitive function among Chinese white-collar workers: protocol for a three-phase crossover study

    As the first meal of the day, breakfast plays an important role in supplying energy and nutrients, which are critical to working and learning activities. A three-phase crossover study was designed to investiga...

    Zhenchuang Tang, Na Zhang, Ailing Liu, Dechun Luan, Yong Zhao, Chao Song and Guansheng Ma

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:92

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Exposure to hepatitis C virus in homeless men in Central Brazil: a cross-sectional study

    Homeless men are highly vulnerable to acquisition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general population. In Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, the extent of HCV infection in this populati...

    Priscilla Martins Ferreira, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Christiane Moreira Souza, Lara Cristina da Cunha Guimarães, Cleiciane Vieira de Lima Barros, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Giovanni Rezza, Lila Spadoni and Sandra Maria Brunini

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:90

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Psychosocial work factors and social inequalities in psychological distress: a population-based study

    Mental health problems (MHP) are the leading cause of disability worldwide. The inverse association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and MHP has been well documented. There is prospective evidence that fac...

    Caroline S. Duchaine, Ruth Ndjaboué, Manon Levesque, Michel Vézina, Xavier Trudel, Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Clermont E. Dionne, Benoît Mâsse, Neil Pearce and Chantal Brisson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:91

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Developing a practice guideline for the occupational health services by using a community of practice approach: a process evaluation of the development process

    One way to facilitate the translation of research into the occupational health service practice is through clinical practice guidelines. To increase the implementability of guidelines it is important to includ...

    Lydia Kwak, Charlotte Wåhlin, Kjerstin Stigmar and Irene Jensen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:89

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Assessment of the ecological bias of seven aggregate social deprivation indices

    In aggregate studies, ecological indices are used to study the influence of socioeconomic status on health. Their main limitation is ecological bias. This study assesses the misclassification of individual soc...

    Josephine Bryere, Carole Pornet, Nane Copin, Ludivine Launay, Gaëlle Gusto, Pascale Grosclaude, Cyrille Delpierre, Thierry Lang, Olivier Lantieri, Olivier Dejardin and Guy Launoy

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:86

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Association between midlife health behaviours and transitions out of employment from midlife to early old age: Whitehall II cohort study

    It is important to determine whether unhealthy behaviours might influence transitions out of employment from midlife to old age, given the anticipated need for adults to work for longer. Our aim was to determi...

    Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Ewan Carr, Emily Murray, Stephen Stansfeld, Nicola Shelton, Mai Stafford and Jenny Head

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:82

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Community-based health care is an essential component of a resilient health system: evidence from Ebola outbreak in Liberia

    Trained community health workers (CHW) enhance access to essential primary health care services in contexts where the health system lacks capacity to adequately deliver them. In Liberia, the Ebola outbreak fur...

    Kendra Siekmans, Salim Sohani, Tamba Boima, Florence Koffa, Luay Basil and Saïd Laaziz

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:84

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Associations between access to alcohol outlets and alcohol intake and depressive symptoms in women from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Australia

    This study examined associations between alcohol outlet access and alcohol intake, depressive symptoms score and risk of depression among women residing in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Victoria, Australia.

    Karen E. Lamb, Lukar E. Thornton, Megan Teychenne, Catherine Milte, Ester Cerin and Kylie Ball

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:83

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Lessons learned from the London Exercise and Pregnant (LEAP) Smokers randomised controlled trial process evaluation: implications for the design of physical activity for smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy

    The challenges of delivering interventions for pregnant smokers have been poorly documented. Also, the process of promoting a physical activity intervention for pregnant smokers has not been previously recorde...

    Nikoletta Giatras, Elisabeth Wanninkhof, Miranda Leontowitsch, Beth Lewis, Adrian Taylor, Sue Cooper and Michael Ussher

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:85

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Tobacco smoking policies in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services, agreement between staff awareness and the written policy document

    Comprehensive smoke-free policy in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) setting provides an opportunity to reduce tobacco related harms among clients and staff. This study aimed to examine within AOD services: sta...

    Eliza Skelton, Billie Bonevski, Flora Tzelepis, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Adrian Dunlop, Sam McCrabb and Kerrin Palazzi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:87

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  18. Research article

    Innovation contests to promote sexual health in china: a qualitative evaluation

    Innovation contests call on non-experts to help solve problems. While these contests have been used extensively in the private sector to increase engagement between organizations and clients, there is little d...

    Wei Zhang, David Schaffer, Lai Sze Tso, Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Shujie Huang, Bin Yang and Joseph D. Tucker

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:78

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  19. Research article

    The unhealthy food environment does not modify the association between obesity and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Los Angeles County

    Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, but not much is known about the mechanisms behind this association. The objective of this ...

    M. Pia Chaparro, Gail G. Harrison, May C. Wang, Edmund Y. W. Seto and Anne R. Pebley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:81

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  20. Study protocol

    A 3-Arm randomised controlled trial of Communicating Healthy Beginnings Advice by Telephone (CHAT) to mothers with infants to prevent childhood obesity

    With an increasing prevalence of obesity in young children globally, there is an urgent need for the development of effective early interventions. A previous Healthy Beginnings Trial using a nurse-led home vis...

    Li Ming Wen, Chris Rissel, Louise A. Baur, Alison J. Hayes, Huilan Xu, Anna Whelan, Myna Hua, Miranda Shaw and Philayrath Phongsavan

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:79

    Published on: 14 January 2017

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