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  1. Research article

    Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection among children living in a rural setting in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Helicobacter pylori infection affects more than half of the world’s population. It is generally acquired during childhood with no symptoms but has long- term clinical sequelae. This study estimated the prevale...

    Yaw Asante Awuku, David Larbi Simpong, Ishmael Kunateh Alhassan, Derek Anamaale Tuoyire, Taiba Afaa and Patrick Adu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:360

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Risk of low birth weight on adulthood hypertension - evidence from a tertiary care hospital in a South Asian country, Sri Lanka: a retrospective cohort study

    Although low birth weight (LBW) is common in South Asian region there are not many studies being done to evaluate LBW and adulthood hypertension association in this region, including in Sri Lanka. Although thi...

    Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Nuwani Dilina, Usha Perera, Francisco Flores and S. Samita

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:358

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Development and effectiveness of a mobile phone application conducting health behavioral intervention among men who have sex with men, a randomized controlled trial: study protocol

    Behavioral intervention is a key approach to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM). Widespread use of mobile phones provide us with novel opportunities to decrease HIV infection and transmission...

    Jin Yan, Aidi Zhang, Liang Zhou, Zhulin Huang, Pan Zhang and Guoli Yang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:355

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Delivery of alcohol brief interventions in community-based youth work settings: exploring feasibility and acceptability in a qualitative study

    Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) are increasingly being delivered in community-based youth work settings. However, little attention has been paid to how they are being implemented in such settings, or to the...

    Martine Stead, Tessa Parkes, Avril Nicoll, Sarah Wilson, Cheryl Burgess, Douglas Eadie, Niamh Fitzgerald, Jennifer McKell, Garth Reid, Ruth Jepson, John McAteer and Linda Bauld

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:357

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Maternal blood cadmium, lead and arsenic levels, nutrient combinations, and offspring birthweight

    Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) are common environmental contaminants that have been associated with lower birthweight. Although some essential metals may mitigate exposure, data are inconsistent. Thi...

    Yiwen Luo, Lauren E. McCullough, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Thomas Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Rachel L. Maguire, Arnab Maity, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Susan K. Murphy, Michelle A. Mendez and Cathrine Hoyo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:354

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Age, period and cohort effects and the predictors of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Chinese children, from 2004 to 2011

    Very few studies have explored the effects of age, time period, and cohort in association with biological, behavioral, economic, and environmental factors predictors on physical activity (PA) and sedentary beh...

    Xinping Wei, Yu Zang, Xiaodong Jia, Xiangui He, Shurong Zou, Hui Wang, Meihua Shen and Jiajie Zang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:353

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Does parental and adolescent participation in an e-health lifestyle modification intervention improves weight outcomes?

    Few studies have evaluated the effect of adherence to a lifestyle intervention on adolescent health outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine whether adolescent and parental adherence to component...

    Andrew W. Tu, Allison W. Watts, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Josie Geller, Rollin Brant, Susan I. Barr and Louise Mâsse

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:352

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Household food insecurity is associated with abdominal but not general obesity among Iranian children

    Childhood obesity is increasing all over the world. Food insecurity is mentioned as a possible risk factor; however, previous studies have led to inconsistent results in different societies while data are lack...

    Fateme Jafari, Simin Ehsani, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Mahmood Noori-Shadkam and Amin Salehi-Abargouei

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:350

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Strategies to improve engagement of ‘hard to reach’ older people in research on health promotion: a systematic review

    This systematic review aimed to identify facilitators, barriers and strategies for engaging ‘hard to reach’ older people in research on health promotion; the oldest old (≥80 years), older people from black and...

    Ann E. M. Liljas, Kate Walters, Ana Jovicic, Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe, Claire Goodman and Kalpa Kharicha

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:349

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Strengthening the role of Community Health Representatives in the Navajo Nation

    Strengthening Community Health Worker systems has been recognized to improve access to chronic disease prevention and management efforts in low-resource communities. The Community Outreach and Patient Empowerm...

    Caroline King, Alex Goldman, Vikas Gampa, Casey Smith, Olivia Muskett, Christian Brown, Jamy Malone, Hannah Sehn, Cameron Curley, Mae-Gilene Begay, Adrianne Katrina Nelson and Sonya Sunhi Shin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:348

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Network analysis of global tobacco control collaboration: data from the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)

    The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is held every three years to foster communication and collaboration on global tobacco control. Very little is known about the nature of interactions between WC...

    Scott J. Leischow, Janet Okamoto, Scott McIntosh, Deborah J. Ossip and Harry A. Lando

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:338

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Prenatal determinants of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescence – Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 study

    Lower levels of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are key risk factors of chronic adult diseases. Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are predicted by birth weight, but the underlying...

    Marjaana Tikanmäki, Tuija Tammelin, Marja Vääräsmäki, Marika Sipola-Leppänen, Satu Miettola, Anneli Pouta, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin and Eero Kajantie

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:346

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Neo-Marxian social class inequalities in self-rated health among the employed in South Korea: the role of material, behavioral, psychosocial, and workplace environmental factors

    The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of social inequality in self-rated health among the employed using the Wright’s social class location indicator, and to assess the roles of material, behavioral...

    Kyoung Ae Kong, Young-Ho Khang, Hong-Jun Cho, Sung-Mi Jang and Kyunghee Jung-Choi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:345

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  14. Research article

    A spatio-temporal analysis of suicide in El Salvador

    In 2012, international statistics showed El Salvador’s suicide rate as 40th in the world and the highest in Latin America. Over the last 15 years, national statistics show the suicide death rate declining as o...

    Carlos Carcach

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:339

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Lifestyle-related factors that explain disaster-induced changes in socioeconomic status and poor subjective health: a cross-sectional study from the Fukushima health management survey

    Socioeconomic status (SES) and lifestyle-related factors are determinants of subjective health. However, changes in SES are inevitable in times of natural disaster, while lifestyle-related factors remain modif...

    Masato Nagai, Tetsuya Ohira, Wen Zhang, Hironori Nakano, Masaharu Maeda, Seiji Yasumura and Masafumi Abe

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:340

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with symptoms of depression; a cross-sectional study based on a female population sample in Sweden

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is the most common type of violence targeting women. IPV includes acts of physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviors and these forms of ...

    Solveig Lövestad, Jesper Löve, Marjan Vaez and Gunilla Krantz

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:335

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  17. Research article

    National Alcohol Survey of households in Trinidad and Tobago (NASHTT): Alcohol use in households

    To determine the patterns of alcohol use among households in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to estimate the association between alcohol use and negative psychological, social, or physical events experienced by ...

    R.G. Maharaj, M.S. Motilal, T. Babwah, P. Nunes, R. Brathwaite, G. Legall, S.D. Reid, M.E. Canavan and E.H. Bradley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:347

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  18. Study protocol

    The Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention to prevent intimate partner violence and HIV-risk behaviours in Durban, South Africa: study protocol for a cluster randomized control trial, and baseline characteristics

    Preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a global public health challenge. Studies suggest urban informal settlements have particularly high levels of IPV and HIV-prevalence and these settlements are...

    Andrew Gibbs, Laura Washington, Samantha Willan, Nolwazi Ntini, Thobani Khumalo, Nompumelelo Mbatha, Yandisa Sikweyiya, Nwabisa Shai, Esnat Chirwa, Michael Strauss, Giulia Ferrari and Rachel Jewkes

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:336

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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