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  1. Research article

    The singular epidemiology of HPV infection among French Guianese women with normal cytology

    In French Guiana, cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer in females. The objective of the present study was to describe the prevalence of HPV infections in women with normal cervical cytology livin...

    Antoine Adenis, Valentin Dufit, Maylis Douine, Fatiha Najioullah, Vincent Molinie, Dominique Catherine, Odile Kilié, Nadia Thomas, Jean Luc Deshayes, Paul Brousse, Hatem Ben Amor, Remy Pignoux, Gabriel Carles, Claire Grenier, Vincent Lacoste, Raymond Cesaire…

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:279

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Improving the provision of services to young people from refugee backgrounds with comorbid mental health and substance use problems: addressing the barriers

    South Australia (SA) has resettled 151,134 refugees in the last ten years (Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Settlement reporting facility, 2014). Northern metropolitan Adelaide, an area which e...

    Miriam Posselt, Karalyn McDonald, Nicholas Procter, Charlotte de Crespigny and Cherrie Galletly

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:280

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Leisure sedentary time is differentially associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia depending on occupation

    Sedentary behavior is considered an independent cause of cardio-metabolic diseases, regardless of physical activity level and obesity. Few studies have reported the association between leisure sedentary time a...

    Man Sup Lim, Bumjung Park, Il Gyu Kong, Songyong Sim, So Young Kim, Jin-Hwan Kim and Hyo Geun Choi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:278

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  4. Research article

    The impact of non-response bias due to sampling in public health studies: A comparison of voluntary versus mandatory recruitment in a Dutch national survey on adolescent health

    In public health monitoring of young people it is critical to understand the effects of selective non-response, in particular when a controversial topic is involved like substance abuse or sexual behaviour. Re...

    Kei Long Cheung, Peter M. ten Klooster, Cees Smit, Hein de Vries and Marcel E. Pieterse

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:276

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Exploring community participation in project design: application of the community conversation approach to improve maternal and newborn health in Zambia

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adopted an approach entitled Community Conversation (CC) to improve community engagement in addressing health challenges. CCs are based on Paulo Freire’s tra...

    Wilbroad Mutale, Chisala Masoso, Bisalom Mwanza, Cindy Chirwa, Lasidah Mwaba, Zumbe Siwale, Barbara Lamisa, Dennis Musatwe and Roma Chilengi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:277

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Temporal distribution of gastroenteritis viruses in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: seasonality of rotavirus

    Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases among children and adults, and continues to cause a major problem of public health in Burkina Faso. The temporal pattern of rotavirus, norovirus, sapovi...

    Nafissatou Ouedraogo, Stephanie Moustapha Tomba Ngangas, Isidore Juste Ouindguèta Bonkoungou, Aissatou Bénéwendé Tiendrebeogo, Kuan Abdoulaye Traore, Idrissa Sanou, Alfred Sababénédjo Traore and Nicolas Barro

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:274

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Association between V̇O2max, handgrip strength, and musculoskeletal pain among construction and health care workers

    Construction and health care workers have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, and they are assumed to have physically demanding jobs. Profession- and gender-specific associations between individual...

    Lene Lehmann Moberg, Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Anne Therese Tveter and Kaj Bo Veiersted

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:272

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Study protocol

    A tailored online safety and health intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence: the iCAN Plan 4 Safety randomized controlled trial protocol

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety and health of women worldwide. Safety planning is a widely recommended, evidence-based intervention for women experiencing IPV, yet fewer than 1 in 5 Canadi...

    Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Judith Wuest, James Case, Leanne M. Currie, Nancy Glass, Marilyn Hodgins, Harriet MacMillan, Nancy Perrin and C. Nadine Wathen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:273

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Association of physical activity on body composition, cardiometabolic risk factors, and prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the Korean population (from the fifth Korea national health and nutrition examination survey, 2008–2011)

    Data regarding associations among physical activity (PA) level, body composition, and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Asian populations are rare.

    Gwang-Sil Kim, Eui Im and Ji-Hyuck Rhee

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:275

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Estimates of hospitalization attributable to influenza and RSV in the US during 1997–2009, by age and risk status

    Estimates of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) burden must be periodically updated to inform public health strategies. We estimated seasonal influenza- and RSV-attributable hospitalizations in th...

    Gonçalo Matias, Robert Taylor, François Haguinet, Cynthia Schuck-Paim, Roger Lustig and Vivek Shinde

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:271

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Views of Somali women and men on the use of faith-based messages promoting breast and cervical cancer screening for Somali women: a focus-group study

    Screening rates for breast and cervical cancer for Muslim women in the United States are low, particularly for first-generation immigrants. Interpretations of the Muslim faith represent some of the barriers fo...

    Rebekah Pratt, Sharif Mohamed, Wali Dirie, Nimo Ahmed, Michael VanKeulen, Huda Ahmed, Nancy Raymond and Kola Okuyemi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:270

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  12. Research article

    The prevalence and factors associated for anti-tuberculosis treatment non-adherence among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in public health care facilities in South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Evidence exists pointing out how non-adherence to treatment remains a major hurdle to efficient tuberculosis control in developing countries. Many tuberculosis (Tb) patients do not complete their six-month cou...

    Tadele Teshome Woimo, Wondwossen Kassahun Yimer, Temesgen Bati and Hailay Abrha Gesesew

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:269

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Perceptions of community-based field workers on the effect of a longitudinal biomedical research project on their sustainable livelihoods

    Researchers involved in biomedical community-based projects rarely seek the perspectives of community fieldworkers, who are the ‘foot soldiers’ in such projects. Understanding the effect of biomedical research...

    Christabelle S. Moyo, Joseph Francis and Pascal O. Bessong

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:267

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Determination of the predictive factors of long-lasting insecticide-treated net ownership and utilisation in the Bamenda Health District of Cameroon

    Malaria is a serious health concern in Africa. In Cameroon, an endemic country where malaria remains a major public health problem, several control measures have been put in place among which the use of insect...

    Eric B. Fokam, Germaine F. Kindzeka, Leonard Ngimuh, Kevin T. J. Dzi and Samuel Wanji

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:263

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  15. Study protocol

    Preventing diabetes in obese Latino youth with prediabetes: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Obese Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is an intermediate stage in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and represents a critical opportu...

    Erica G. Soltero, Yolanda P. Konopken, Micah L. Olson, Colleen S. Keller, Felipe G. Castro, Allison N. Williams, Donald L. Patrick, Stephanie Ayers, Houchun H. Hu, Matthew Sandoval, Janiel Pimentel, William C. Knowler, Kevin D. Frick and Gabriel Q. Shaibi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:261

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  16. Research article

    A systematic review including meta-analysis of work environment and burnout symptoms

    Practitioners and decision makers in the medical and insurance systems need knowledge on the relationship between work exposures and burnout. Many burnout studies – original as well as reviews - restricted the...

    Gunnar Aronsson, Töres Theorell, Tom Grape, Anne Hammarström, Christer Hogstedt, Ina Marteinsdottir, Ingmar Skoog, Lil Träskman-Bendz and Charlotte Hall

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:264

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  17. Research article

    A pilot and feasibility study to assess children’s consumption in quick-service restaurants using plate waste methodology

    Children regularly consume foods from quick-service restaurants (QSR), but little is known about the foods that children order, the calories and nutrients consumed, the accuracy of stated calorie information, ...

    Juliana F. W. Cohen, Susan B. Roberts, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Madeleine M. G. Gamache, Vanessa M. Lynskey, Emilia Matthews, Megan P. Mueller, Shanti Sharma and Christina D. Economos

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:259

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  18. Research article

    HIV prevalence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among youths (15–24 Years) in fishing and neighboring communities of Kasensero, Rakai District, South Western Uganda

    Although fishing communities have a significantly higher HIV prevalence than the general population, there is paucity of data on the burden of HIV and service utilization, particularly among the youth. We asse...

    Richardson Mafigiri, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Fredrick Edward Makumbi, Anthony Ndyanabo, Doreen Nabukalu, Moses Sakor, Godfrey Kigozi, Fred Nalugoda and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:251

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  19. Research article

    Needles, Jabs and Jags: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to child and adult immunisation uptake among Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

    Gypsies, Travellers and Roma (referred to as Travellers) are less likely to access health services including immunisation. To improve immunisation rates, it is necessary to understand what helps and hinders in...

    Cath Jackson, Helen Bedford, Francine M. Cheater, Louise Condon, Carol Emslie, Lana Ireland, Philippa Kemsley, Susan Kerr, Helen J. Lewis, Julie Mytton, Karen Overend, Sarah Redsell, Zoe Richardson, Christine Shepherd, Lesley Smith and Lisa Dyson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:254

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  20. Research article

    Women’s intention to screen and willingness to vaccinate their daughters against cervical cancer – a cross sectional study in eastern Uganda

    The World Health Organization recommends cervical cancer screening and vaccination programmes as measures to combat cervical cancer. The uptake of these measures remains low in Uganda, most especially in rural...

    Rawlance Ndejjo, Trasias Mukama, Geofrey Musinguzi, Abdullah Ali Halage, John C. Ssempebwa and David Musoke

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:255

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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