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  1. Research article

    Characteristics of hardcore smokers in South Korea from 2007 to 2013

    As the prevalence of smoking decreased in western countries, a significant proportion of smokers appeared to be particularly resistant to quitting- “hardcore” smokers. This study examines the characteristics o...

    EunKyo Kang, Jung A. Lee and Hong-Jun Cho

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:521

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Attitudes of consumers and live-poultry workers to central slaughtering in controlling H7N9: a cross-sectional study

    Guangdong Province in the Pearl River Delta of Southeast China is among the areas in the country with the highest rates of avian flu cases. In order to control the outbreak of human-infected H7N9 cases, Guangd...

    Xiao Lin, Dingmei Zhang, Xinwei Wang, Yun Huang, Zhicheng Du, Yaming Zou, Jiahai Lu and Yuantao Hao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:517

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Are children participating in a quasi-experimental education outside the classroom intervention more physically active?

    Education outside the classroom (EOtC) is a curriculum-based approach to teaching that has shown positive associations with children’s physical activity and academic learning in small-scale case studies. The p...

    Mikkel Bo Schneller, Scott Duncan, Jasper Schipperijn, Glen Nielsen, Erik Mygind and Peter Bentsen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:523

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Comparing motivational, self-regulatory and habitual processes in a computer-tailored physical activity intervention in hospital employees - protocol for the PATHS randomised controlled trial

    Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often d...

    Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook and Martin S. Hagger

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:518

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Maternal-child co-participation in physical activity-related behaviours: prevalence and cross-sectional associations with mothers and children’s objectively assessed physical activity levels

    Co-participation in physical activity may be a useful strategy for increasing physical activity in mothers and their young children, yet little empirical evidence exists on this topic for young families. This ...

    Jill A. Hnatiuk, Ellen DeDecker, Kylie D. Hesketh and Greet Cardon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:506

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Development and evaluation of two web-based interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults: study protocol for a community-based controlled intervention trial

    Regular physical activity (PA) is a key contributor to healthy ageing. However, despite known health benefits, only one third of older adults in Germany reach the PA levels recommended for persons aged 65 year...

    Saskia Muellmann, Inna Bragina, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Eric Rost, Sonia Lippke, Jochen Meyer, Jochen Schnauber, Merlin Wasmann, Merle Toborg, Frauke Koppelin, Tilman Brand, Hajo Zeeb and Claudia R. Pischke

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:512

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Strengthening capacity to research the social determinants of health in low- and middle-income countries: lessons from the INTREC programme

    The INDEPTH Training & Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) collaboration developed a training programme to strengthen social determinants of health (SDH) research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs...

    Nicholas Henschke, Anna Mirny, Joke A Haafkens, Heribert Ramroth, Siwi Padmawati, Martin Bangha, Lisa Berkman, Laksono Trisnantoro, Yulia Blomstedt, Heiko Becher, Osman Sankoh, Peter Byass and John Kinsman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:514

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Associations between measures of socio-economic status, beliefs about back pain, and exposure to a mass media campaign to improve back beliefs

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and costly healthcare problems worldwide. Disability from LBP is associated with maladaptive beliefs about the condition, and such beliefs can be influenced by pub...

    Arnela Suman, Geoffrey P. Bostick, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Johannes R. Anema and Douglas P. Gross

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:504

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Awareness, knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards genetic testing for cancer risk among ethnic minority groups: a systematic review

    Genetic testing for risk of hereditary cancer can help patients to make important decisions about prevention or early detection. US and UK studies show that people from ethnic minority groups are less likely t...

    Katie E. J. Hann, Madeleine Freeman, Lindsay Fraser, Jo Waller, Saskia C. Sanderson, Belinda Rahman, Lucy Side, Sue Gessler and Anne Lanceley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:503

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Capturing how age-friendly communities foster positive health, social participation and health equity: a study protocol of key components and processes that promote population health in aging Canadians

    To address the challenges of the global aging population, the World Health Organization promoted age-friendly communities as a way to foster the development of active aging community initiatives. Accordingly, ...

    Mélanie Levasseur, Marie-France Dubois, Mélissa Généreux, Verena Menec, Parminder Raina, Mathieu Roy, Catherine Gabaude, Yves Couturier and Catherine St-Pierre

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:502

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  11. Research article

    The role of Indonesian patients’ health behaviors in delaying the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

    With an estimated 13,000 newly diagnosed patients per year, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common types of cancer in males in Indonesia. Moreover, most patients are diagnosed at an advanced ...

    R . Fles, A. C. R. K. Bos, Supriyati, D. Rachmawati, E. Waliyanti, I. B. Tan, S. M. Haryana, M. K. Schmidt and F. S. T. Dewi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:510

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Advantages and limitations for users of double pit pour-flush latrines: a qualitative study in rural Bangladesh

    In rural Bangladesh, India and elsewhere, pour-flush pit latrines are the most common sanitation system. When a single pit latrine becomes full, users must empty it themselves and risk exposure to fresh feces,...

    Faruqe Hussain, Thomas Clasen, Shahinoor Akter, Victoria Bawel, Stephen P. Luby, Elli Leontsini, Leanne Unicomb, Milan Kanti Barua, Brittany Thomas and Peter J. Winch

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:515

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Developing a comprehensive measure of mobility: mobility over varied environments scale (MOVES)

    While recent work emphasizes the multi-dimensionality of mobility, no current measure incorporates multiple domains of mobility. Using existing conceptual frameworks we identified four domains of mobility (phy...

    Jana A. Hirsch, Meghan Winters, Joanie Sims-Gould, Philippa J. Clarke, Nathalie Ste-Marie, Maureen Ashe and Heather A. McKay

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:513

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Cross-sectional assessment of infants’ exposure to toxic metals through breast milk in a prospective cohort study of mining communities in Ghana

    Although breastfeeding of infants is recommended globally, the fact that maternal toxic metal stores are mobilised into breast milk implies infants, whose mothers live and work in mining communities, are at ri...

    David Kwaku Bansa, Adolf Kofi Awua, Rose Boatin, Theodosia Adom, Edward Christian Brown-Appiah, Kennedy Kwame Amewosina, Akusika Diaba, Dominic Datoghe and Wilhelmina Okwabi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:505

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Four-year trends in adiposity and its association with hypertension in serial groups of young adult university students in urban Cameroon: a time-series study

    Obesity is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and is growing rapidly globally including in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to assess the trend in adiposity markers in Cameroonian unive...

    Simeon-Pierre Choukem, André-Pascal Kengne, Maxime-Leolein Nguefack, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Daniel Nebongo, Jackson T Guimezap and Jean Claude Mbanya

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:499

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  16. Debate

    Why Australia needs to define obesity as a chronic condition

    In Australia people with a diagnosed chronic condition can be managed on unique funded care plans that allow the recruitment of a multidisciplinary team to assist in setting treatment goals and adequate follow...

    C. A. Opie, H. M. Haines, K. E. Ervin, K. Glenister and D. Pierce

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:500

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  17. Research article

    A meta-regression analysis of 41 Australian problem gambling prevalence estimates and their relationship to total spending on electronic gaming machines

    Many jurisdictions regularly conduct surveys to estimate the prevalence of problem gambling in their adult populations. However, the comparison of such estimates is problematic due to methodological variations...

    Francis Markham, Martin Young, Bruce Doran and Mark Sugden

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:495

    Published on: 23 May 2017

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