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    Babies Living Safe & Smokefree: randomized controlled trial of a multilevel multimodal behavioral intervention to reduce low-income children’s tobacco smoke exposure

    Addressing children’s tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) remains a public health priority. However, there is low uptake and ineffectiveness of treatment, particularly in low-income populations that face numerous cha...

    Bradley N. Collins and Stephen J. Lepore

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:249

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Skipping breakfast is detrimental for primary school children: cross-sectional analysis of determinants for targeted prevention

    Skipping breakfast was found to be associated with abdominal obesity in primary school children. The aim of this research was to examine factors associated with skipping breakfast in primary school children in...

    Dorothea Kesztyüs, Meike Traub, Romy Lauer, Tibor Kesztyüs and Jürgen Michael Steinacker

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:258

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    The association between symptoms of mental disorders and health risk behaviours in Vietnamese HIV positive outpatients: a cross-sectional study

    A high prevalence of symptoms of mental disorders (SOMD) has been found among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). Additionally, SOMD may impact on the prevalence of high-risk health behaviours (HRB). This stu...

    Truc T. Thai, Mairwen K. Jones, Lynne M. Harris and Robert C. Heard

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:250

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Caesarean section and adiposity at 6, 18 and 30 years of age: results from three Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohorts

    Association between caesarian section (C-section) and obesity is controversial and mostly based on body mass index (BMI), which has inherent limitations. Using direct estimates of body fat mass, we aimed to as...

    Aluisio J. D. Barros, Leonardo Pozza Santos, Fernando Wehrmeister, Janaina Vieira dos Santos Motta, Alicia Matijasevich, Ina S. Santos, Ana M. B. Menezes, Helen Gonçalves, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Bernardo L. Horta and Fernando C. Barros

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:256

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research article

    School-based vaccination programmes: a systematic review of the evidence on organisation and delivery in high income countries

    Many countries have recently expanded their childhood immunisation programmes. Schools are an increasingly attractive setting for delivery of these new immunisations because of their ability to reach large num...

    Sarah Perman, Simon Turner, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Abigail Baim-Lance, Martin Utley and Naomi J. Fulop

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:252

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Social Exclusion Index-for Health Surveys (SEI-HS): a prospective nationwide study to extend and validate a multidimensional social exclusion questionnaire

    Social exclusion (SE) refers to the inability of certain groups or individuals to fully participate in society. SE is associated with socioeconomic inequalities in health, and its measurement in routine public...

    Addi P. L. van Bergen, Stella J. M. Hoff, Hanneke Schreurs, Annelies van Loon and Albert M. van Hemert

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:253

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Metabolic risk management, physical exercise and lifestyle counselling in low-active adults: controlled randomized trial (BELLUGAT)

    The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different doses (intensity) of supervised exercise training — concomitant with lifestyle counselling — as a primary care intervention tool for ...

    Assumpta Ensenyat, Gemma Espigares-Tribo, Leonardo Machado, Francisco José Verdejo, Rosa Rodriguez-Arregui, José Serrano, Marta Miret, Gisela Galindo, Alfonso Blanco, Josep-Ramon Marsal, Susana Sarriegui, Xenia Sinfreu-Bergues and Noemi Serra-Paya

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:257

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Building the evidence base for stigma and discrimination-reduction programming in Thailand: development of tools to measure healthcare stigma and discrimination

    HIV-related stigma and discrimination (S&D) are recognized as key impediments to controlling the HIV epidemic. S&D are particularly detrimental within health care settings because people who are at risk of HIV...

    Kriengkrai Srithanaviboonchai, Melissa Stockton, Nareerut Pudpong, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Phusit Prakongsai, Chonlisa Chariyalertsak, Piyathida Smutraprapoot and Laura Nyblade

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:245

    Published on: 11 March 2017

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    Notifiable condition reporting practices: implications for public health agency participation in a health information exchange

    The future of notifiable condition reporting in the United States is undergoing a transformation with the increasing development of Health Information Exchanges which support electronic data-sharing and -trans...

    Debra Revere, Rebecca H. Hills, Brian E. Dixon, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:247

    Published on: 11 March 2017

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    Pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to reduce substance use and risk-taking behaviour in adolescents involved in the criminal justice system: A trial protocol (RISKIT-CJS)

    Adolescence is a critical developmental stage when young people make lifestyle choices that have the potential to impact on their current and future health and social wellbeing. The relationship between substa...

    Simon Coulton, Kelly Stockdale, Catherine Marchand, Nadine Hendrie, Jenny Billings, Sadie Boniface, Steve Butler, Paolo Deluca, Colin Drummond, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Tracy Pellatt-Higgins, Alex Stevens, Alex Sutherland and Ed Wilson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:246

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Fun, influence and competence—a mixed methods study of prerequisites for high school students’ participation in physical education

    Many adolescents do not reach the recommended levels of physical activity (PA), and students attending vocational studies are less committed to take part in physical education (PE) than other students. The pur...

    Eirik Abildsnes, Gudrun Rohde, Sveinung Berntsen and Tonje H. Stea

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:241

    Published on: 10 March 2017

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    Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE): results from two feasibility pilot studies

    Low physical activity (PA) and fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption in early childhood are continued public health challenges. This manuscript describes outcomes from two pilot studies for Sustainability via ...

    Rebecca E. Lee, Nathan H. Parker, Erica G. Soltero, Tracey A. Ledoux, Scherezade K. Mama and Lorna McNeill

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:242

    Published on: 10 March 2017

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    Social support and intimate partner violence during pregnancy among women attending antenatal care in Moshi Municipality, Northern Tanzania

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem with negative health consequences for women and their pregnancies. While social support has a protective effect against IPV and reduces he...

    Geofrey Nimrod Sigalla, Vibeke Rasch, Tine Gammeltoft, Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch, Jane Rogathi, Rachel Manongi and Declare Mushi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:240

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    A household survey of medicine storage practices in Gondar town, northwestern Ethiopia

    Household surveys are crucial to get accurate information on how medicines are acquired, and used by consumers, as they provide the best evidence in the area. The objective of this study was to document househ...

    Fitsum Sebsibe Teni, Abdrrahman Shemsu Surur, Assefa Belay, Dawit Wondimsigegn, Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee, Zewdneh Shewamene, Befikadu Legesse and Eshetie Melese Birru

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:238

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    The impact of integrated prevention and treatment on child malnutrition and health: the PROMIS project, a randomized control trial in Burkina Faso and Mali

    Evidence suggests that both preventive and curative nutrition interventions are needed to tackle child acute malnutrition (AM) in developing countries. In addition to reducing the incidence of AM, providing pr...

    Lieven Huybregts, Elodie Becquey, Amanda Zongrone, Agnes Le Port, Regina Khassanova, Lazare Coulibaly, Jef L. Leroy, Rahul Rawat and Marie T. Ruel

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:237

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    An analysis of the effects of a campaign supporting use of a health symbol on food sales and shopping behaviour of consumers

    Since 2009, the green Keyhole symbol has been a joint Nordic initiative for signalling healthfulness of specific food products. In 2014, the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries carried out a cam...

    Trine Mørk, Klaus G. Grunert, Morten Fenger, Hans Jørn Juhl and George Tsalis

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:239

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Age, period and cohort effects on suicide mortality in Russia, 1956−2005

    Russian suicide mortality rates changed rapidly over the second half of the twentieth century. This study attempts to differentiate between underlying period and cohort effects in relation to the changes in su...

    Tanya Jukkala, Andrew Stickley, Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen, Aleksei Baburin and Pär Sparén

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:235

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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    Psychosocial determinants of HIV testing across stages of change in Spanish population: a cross-sectional national survey

    The goal of this research is to study the psychosocial determinants of HIV-testing as a function of the decision or change stage concerning this health behavior. The determinants considered in the major ongoin...

    Maria Jose Fuster-RuizdeApodaca, Ana Laguia, Fernando Molero, Javier Toledo, Arantxa Arrillaga and Angeles Jaen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:234

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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    Lifestyles and socio-cultural factors among children aged 6–8 years from five Italian towns: the MAPEC_LIFE study cohort

    Lifestyles profoundly determine the quality of an individual’s health and life since his childhood. Many diseases in adulthood are avoidable if health-risk behaviors are identified and improved at an early sta...

    Francesco Bagordo, Antonella De Donno, Tiziana Grassi, Marcello Guido, Gabriele Devoti, Elisabetta Ceretti, Claudia Zani, Donatella Feretti, Milena Villarini, Massimo Moretti, Tania Salvatori, Annalaura Carducci, Marco Verani, Beatrice Casini, Sara Bonetta, Elisabetta Carraro…

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:233

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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