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  1. Research article

    Anxiety and depression symptoms and alcohol use among adolescents - a cross sectional study of Norwegian secondary school students

    We investigated the associations between symptoms of anxiety and depression and alcohol drinking behavior among adolescents, by focusing on the importance of symptom load, as well as gender differences.

    Espen Lund Johannessen, Helle Wessel Andersson, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Kristine Pape

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:494

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Research article

    The relationships between harsh physical punishment and child maltreatment in childhood and intimate partner violence in adulthood

    Physical punishment of children is an important public health concern. Yet, few studies have examined how physical punishment is related to other types of child maltreatment and violence across the lifespan. T...

    Tracie O. Afifi, Natalie Mota, Jitender Sareen and Harriet L. MacMillan

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:493

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of childhood mortality in Nigeria

    Childhood mortality has remained a major challenge to public health amongst families in Nigeria and other developing countries. The menace of incessant childhood mortality has been a major concern and this cal...

    Sanni Yaya, Michael Ekholuenetale, Godson Tudeme, Shah Vaibhav, Ghose Bishwajit and Bernard Kadio

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:485

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Dual burden of malnutrition in US Affiliated Pacific jurisdictions in the Children’s Healthy Living Program

    Few data are available on dual burden of under and over nutrition of children in the Pacific region. The objective was to examine prevalence of stunting at birth and current stunting and their relationship to ...

    Rachel Novotny, Fenfang Li, Rachael Leon Guerrero, Patricia Coleman, Aifili J. Tufa, Andrea Bersamin, Jonathan Deenik and Lynne R Wilkens

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:483

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  5. Research article

    “Ensure that you are well aware of the risks you are taking…”: actions and activities medical tourists’ informal caregivers can undertake to protect their health and safety

    When seeking care at international hospitals and clinics, medical tourists are often accompanied by family members, friends, or other caregivers. Such caregiver-companions assume a variety of roles and respons...

    Valorie A. Crooks, Rebecca Whitmore, Jeremy Snyder and Leigh Turner

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:487

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  6. Research article

    A systematic review of factors that shape implementation of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa

    Understanding factors surrounding the implementation process of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis (MDA for LF) elimination programmes is critical for successful implementation of similar interv...

    Adam Silumbwe, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Hikabasa Halwindi, Choolwe Jacobs, Jessy Zgambo, Rosalia Dambe, Mumbi Chola, Gershom Chongwe and Charles Michelo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:484

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Risk, reassurance and routine: a qualitative study of narrative understandings of the potential for HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in England

    HIV testing has seen a rapid evolution over the last decade with multiple modalities now in use globally. In recent years HIV self-testing (HIVST) has been legalised in the UK paving the way for further expans...

    T. Charles Witzel, Peter Weatherburn, Alison J. Rodger, Adam H. Bourne and Fiona M. Burns

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:491

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  8. OriginalPaper

    ‘Leaving no one behind’: reflections on the design of community-based HIV prevention for migrants in Johannesburg’s inner-city hostels and informal settlements

    Unmanaged urban growth in southern and eastern Africa has led to a growth of informal housing in cities, which are home to poor, marginalised populations, and associated with the highest HIV prevalence in urba...

    Fiona Scorgie, Jo Vearey, Monique Oliff, Jonathan Stadler, Emilie Venables, Matthew F. Chersich and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:482

    Published on: 20 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Noticing cigarette health warnings and support for new health warnings among non-smokers in China: findings from the International Tobacco Control project (ITC) China survey

    Health warnings labels (HWLs) have the potential to effectively communicate the health risks of smoking to smokers and non-smokers, and encourage smokers to quit. This study sought to examine whether non-smoke...

    Zejun Li, Tara Elton Marshall, Geoffrey T. Fong, Anne Chiew Kin Quah, Guoze Feng, Yuan Jiang and Sara C. Hitchman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:476

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Correcting for day of the week and public holiday effects: improving a national daily syndromic surveillance service for detecting public health threats

    As service provision and patient behaviour varies by day, healthcare data used for public health surveillance can exhibit large day of the week effects. These regular effects are further complicated by the imp...

    Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery, Roger Morbey, Thomas House, Alex J. Elliot, Sally Harcourt and Gillian E. Smith

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:477

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Move the Neighbourhood: Study design of a community-based participatory public open space intervention in a Danish deprived neighbourhood to promote active living

    A limited amount of research has examined the effect of changing public open spaces on active living. This paper will present the study protocol of a community-based intervention study co-designed in an interd...

    Charlotte Skau Pawlowski, Laura Winge, Sidse Carroll, Tanja Schmidt, Anne Margrethe Wagner, Kamilla Pernille Johansen Nørtoft, Bettina Lamm, René Kural, Jasper Schipperijn and Jens Troelsen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:481

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Unintentional drowning: Role of medicinal drugs and alcohol

    Alcohol is a well-known risk factor in unintentional drownings. Whereas psychotropic drugs, like alcohol, may cause psychomotor impairment and affect cognition, no detailed studies have focused on their associ...

    Tuulia Pajunen, Erkki Vuori, Frank F. Vincenzi, Pirjo Lillsunde, Gordon Smith and Philippe Lunetta

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:388

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  13. Research article

    The impact of an m-Health financial incentives program on the physical activity and diet of Australian truck drivers

    Chronic diseases are high in truck drivers and have been linked to work routines that promote inactivity and poor diets. This feasibility study examined the extent to which an m-Health financial incentives pro...

    Nicholas D. Gilson, Toby G Pavey, Olivia RL Wright, Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J Duncan, Sjaan Gomersall, Stewart G. Trost and Wendy J. Brown

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:467

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Avian influenza A/H7N9 risk perception, information trust and adoption of protective behaviours among poultry farmers in Jiangsu Province, China

    Poultry farmers are at high-risk from avian influenza A/H7N9 infection due to sustained occupational exposures to live poultry. This study examined factors associated with poultry farmers’ adoption of personal...

    Bin Cui, Qiuyan Liao, Wendy Wing Tak Lam, Zong Ping Liu and Richard Fielding

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:463

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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