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  1. Four decades of population-based tobacco control strategies have contributed to substantial reduction in smoking prevalence in Australia. However, smoking prevalence is still double in socially disadvantaged g...

    Authors: Haider Mannan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1478

    Content type: Research article

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  2. An effective referral system is critical to ensuring access to appropriate and timely healthcare services. In pluralistic healthcare systems such as Bangladesh, referral inefficiencies due to distance, diversi...

    Authors: Alayne M. Adams, Rushdia Ahmed, Shakil Ahmed, Sifat Shahana Yusuf, Rubana Islam, Ruman M. Zakaria Salam and Rocco Panciera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1476

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In Japan, a high-sodium diet is the most important dietary risk factor and is known to cause a range of health problems. This study aimed to forecast Japan’s disability-adjusted life year (DALYs) for chronic d...

    Authors: Shuhei Nomura, Daisuke Yoneoka, Shiori Tanaka, Aya Ishizuka, Peter Ueda, Keiji Nakamura, Hisayuki Uneyama, Naoki Hayashi and Kenji Shibuya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1475

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  4. As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, physicians must be equipped with adequate knowledge, skills on the prevention measures, and confidence in diagnosing and treating COVID-...

    Authors: Linda Abou-Abbas, Zeina Nasser, Youssef Fares, Mohammad Chahrour, Rana El Haidari and Rola Atoui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1474

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Strokes are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. People with a lower socioeconomic position (SEP) (i.e. with regards to education, income and occupation) are at a higher risk of having a stroke and ha...

    Authors: Katie Stack, Wendy Robertson and Clare Blackburn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1473

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Urban-rural disparity in mortality at older ages is well documented in China. However, surprisingly few studies have systemically investigated factors that contribute to such disparity. This study examined the...

    Authors: Yuan Zhao, Xin Xu, Matthew E. Dupre, Qianqian Xie, Li Qiu and Danan Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1472

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To externally validate the Prediction for ASCVD Risk in China (PAR) risk equation for predicting the 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in the Uyghur and Kazakh populations from rural a...

    Authors: Yunxing Jiang, Rulin Ma, Heng Guo, Xianghui Zhang, Xinping Wang, Kui Wang, Yunhua Hu, Mulatibieke Keerman, Yizhong Yan, Jiaolong Ma, Yanpeng Song, Jingyu Zhang, Jia He and Shuxia Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1471

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Common mental disorders (CMDs) are highly prevalent and contribute significantly to the global burden of disease, yet there is evidence of a large treatment gap. We aimed to quantify this gap among young adult...

    Authors: Laura Werlen, Milo A. Puhan, Markus A. Landolt and Meichun Mohler-Kuo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1470

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Few studies have examined the association between physical activity (PA) and various causes of mortality in Korea. The aim of our study was to evaluate mortality and causes of death between PA and insufficient...

    Authors: Chanyang Min, Dae Myoung Yoo, Jee Hye Wee, Hyo-Jeong Lee, Soo Hwan Byun and Hyo Geun Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1469

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In Ethiopia, malaria is one of the public health problems, and it is still among the ten top leading causes of morbidity and mortality among under-five children.

    Authors: Setognal Birara Aychiluhm, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Dessie Abebaw Angaw, Getachew Asfaw Dagne, Abay Woday Tadesse, Adugna Abera and Dereje Dillu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1468

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Breast cancer is one of the leading public health problem globally, especially in low-resource countries (LRCs). Breast cancer screening (BCS) services are an effective strategy for early determining of breast...

    Authors: Rashidul Alam Mahumud*, Jeff Gow, Syed Afroz Keramat, Sonja March, Jeff Dunn, Khorshed Alam and Andre M. N. Renzaho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1467

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Lung cancer is the most diagnosed cancer worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), lung cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage due to poor knowledge and awareness of its signs and symptoms. In...

    Authors: Ugochinyere I. Nwagbara, Themba G. Ginindza and Khumbulani W. Hlongwana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1466

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Globally, neonatal and child mortality remains still high. Under-five mortality accounts for four-fifth of child and young adolescent deaths. In Ethiopia, though there has been a remarkable progress over the p...

    Authors: Hiluf Ebuy Abraha, Abate Bekele Belachew, Mohamedawel Mohammedniguss Ebrahim, Mengistu Hagazi Tequare, Mache Tsadik Adhana and Natnael Etsay Assefa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1465

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The winter pressure often experienced by NHS hospitals in England is considerably contributed to by severe cases of seasonal influenza resulting in hospitalisation. The prevention planning and commissioning of...

    Authors: Joe W. E. Moss, Craig Davidson, Richard Mattock, Ilana Gibbons, Stuart Mealing and Stuart Carroll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1464

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Healthcare facilities are notorious for occupational health and safety problems. Multi-level interventions are needed to address interacting exposures and their overlapping origins in work organization feature...

    Authors: Laura Punnett, Suzanne Nobrega, Yuan Zhang, Serena Rice, Rebecca Gore and Alicia Kurowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1463

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. A number of studies have investigated the association between reproductive factors and lung cancer risk, however findings are inconsistent. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the association between female r...

    Authors: Xin Yin, Zhiying Zhu, H. Dean Hosgood, Qing Lan and Wei Jie Seow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1458

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Prelacteal feeding compromises the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, thereby increasing neonatal malnutrition, infection and mortality. About 26% of the Ethiopian neonates are given prelacteal feeds and nea...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Demewoz Kefale Mekonen and Solomon Demis Kebede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1457

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Relatively little is known about deaths from surgical conditions in low- and middle- income African countries. The prevalence of untreated surgical conditions in Malawi has previously been estimated at 35%, wi...

    Authors: Carlos Varela, Sven Young, Reinou S. Groen, Leonard Banza, Nyengo Mkandawire, Bente Elisabeth Moen and Asgaut Viste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1456

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Female sex workers (FSWs) are amongst the most susceptible groups to acquire human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and consequently, to develop cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and cervical cancer. This is th...

    Authors: Mohammad Farahmand, Mohsen Moghoofei, Abolfazl Dorost, Saeedeh Abbasi, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Seyed Jalal Kiani and Ahmad Tavakoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1455

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Despite clear evidence for the effectiveness of musical training in promoting psychological well-being among underprivileged children, parents’ perceptions of the importance of such training for their children...

    Authors: Laurie Long Kwan Ho, William Ho Cheung Li, Ankie Tan Cheung, Wei Xia, Ka Yan Ho and Joyce Oi Kwan Chung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1454

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This study examines the relationships between childhood food allergy and parental unhealthy food choices for their children across attitudes towards childhood obesity as mediators and parental gender, income a...

    Authors: Ali B. Mahmoud, Dieu Hack-Polay, Leonora Fuxman, Dina Naquiallah and Nicholas Grigoriou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1453

    Content type: Research article

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  22. This study investigates whether a typology of work exposure can be established among older workers in Germany. Work exposure comprises physical work, working time quality, work intensity, skills & discretion, ...

    Authors: Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Michael Stiller, Jean-Baptist du Prel and Melanie Ebener

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1452

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Since 2013, the number of violent crimes and offences by sharp instruments have increased continually, following a previous decrease, with majority of cases occurring among young people and in London. There is...

    Authors: Sara Haylock, Talia Boshari, Emma C. Alexander, Ameeta Kumar, Logan Manikam and Richard Pinder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1451

    Content type: Research article

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  24. People who inject drugs (PWID) are the most exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV). In Thailand, drug use is highly criminalized, and harm reduction services are scarce. This study estimates risky injection practi...

    Authors: Myrtille Prouté, Sophie Le Coeur, Métrey H. Tiv, Timothée Dub, Parinya Jongpaijitsakul, Anantika Ratnamhin, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Apinun Aramrattana and Marc Lallemant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1450

    Content type: Research article

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  25. ‘Food variety’ is a key term that is frequently used in dietary guidelines around the world. Consuming a variety of foods – be it within a meal, across meals, or as part of the whole diet – is one factor that ...

    Authors: Rochelle Embling, Aimee E. Pink, Michelle D. Lee, Menna Price and Laura L. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1449

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Despite a number of studies linking family and marriage factors with health behaviour, the effects of children on the health behaviour of parents are still understudied. This study explored the association bet...

    Authors: Haoxiang Lin, Chun Chang, Zhao Liu and Huaqing Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1448

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Zinc has a tremendous advantage to save the life of children. It reduces the mean duration of diarrhea and mortality due to diarrhea. Besides, it reduces the severity of the initial episode, and also it preven...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1447

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There are social and economic differences between Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI). There are also differences in the health care systems in the two jurisdictions. The aims of this study...

    Authors: Tom Pierse, Luke Barry, Liam Glynn, Andrew W. Murphy, Sharon Cruise and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1446

    Content type: Research article

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Isabel Rodríguez-Gallego, Fatima Leon-Larios, Cecilia Ruiz-Ferron and Maria-de-las-Mercedes Lomas-Campos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1445

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1129

  30. Skilled birth attendant (SBA) delivery is vital for the health of mothers and newborns, as most maternal and newborn deaths occur at the time of childbirth or immediately after birth. This problem becomes wors...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Yigizie Yeshaw, Sewnet Adem Kebede, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Chilot Desta Agegnehu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1444

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Client-Centered Representative Payee (CCRP) is an intervention modifying implementation of a current policy of the US Social Security Administration, which appoints organizations to serve as financial payees o...

    Authors: Abisola Olaniyan, Stephanie L. Creasy, D. Scott Batey, Maria Mori Brooks, Catherine Maulsby, Karen Musgrove, Elizabeth Hagan, Deborah Martin, Courtenay Sashin, Christina Farmartino and Mary Hawk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1443

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. There has been an increase in older rural-to-urban migrant workers (aged 50 and above) in mainland China, little known about their depressive symptoms. The aim of this study was to identify depressive symptoms...

    Authors: Wei Yang, Dan Li, Jianmin Gao, Xiaojuan Zhou and Fuzhen Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1442

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In 2016–2017, a European-wide circulation of genotype IA hepatitis A virus was responsible for hepatitis A outbreaks in men who have sex with men (MSM). This study aimed to describe the outbreak investigation ...

    Authors: Nathalie Nicolay, Maggie Le Bourhis-Zaimi, Anais Lesourd, Mélanie Martel, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso, Stéphane Erouart, Manuel Etienne and Ndeindo Ndeikoundam Ngangro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1441

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  34. Adequacy of prenatal care is associated with fulfillment of postpartum sterilization requests, though it is unclear whether this relationship is indicative of broader social and structural determinants of heal...

    Authors: Kavita Shah Arora, Mustafa Ascha, Barbara Wilkinson, Emily Verbus, Mary Montague, Jane Morris and Douglas Einstadter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1440

    Content type: Research article

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  35. One of the most effective public health interventions in the world is immunization. However, some parents doubt its usefulness and safety. Many factors influence their decision to vaccinate, including their so...

    Authors: Perla Matta, Rayane El Mouallem, Marwan Akel, Souheil Hallit and Marie-Claude Fadous Khalife

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1439

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Inadequate physical activity in young people is associated with several physical and mental health concerns. Physical education (PE) is a potentially viable existing network for promoting physical activity in ...

    Authors: Jekaterina Schneider, Juho Polet, Mary Hassandra, Taru Lintunen, Arto Laukkanen, Nelli Hankonen, Mirja Hirvensalo, Tuija H. Tammelin, Timo Törmäkangas and Martin S. Hagger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1438

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Improving children’s weight status through nutrition education (NE) for mothers about using pulses in complementary feeding has been demonstrated in pilot studies, but no effect on stunting was reported. The a...

    Authors: Getenesh Berhanu Teshome, Susan J. Whiting, Timothy J. Green, Demmelash Mulualem and Carol J. Henry

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1437

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  38. Regular physical activity (PA) is associated with many health benefits during childhood, and tracks into desirable PA patterns and health profiles in adulthood. Interventions designed to support these behaviou...

    Authors: Stina J. Grant, Mark R. Beauchamp, Chris M. Blanchard, Valerie Carson, Benjamin Gardner, Darren E. R. Warburton and Ryan E. Rhodes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1436

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Recent evidence suggests that climate change and other factors are leading to the emergence of Lyme disease in the province of Quebec, where it previously did not exist. As risk areas expand further north, the...

    Authors: Pierre Valois, David Bouchard, Cécile Aenishaenslin, Denis Talbot, Catherine Bouchard, Sandie Briand and Maxime Tessier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1435

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In Los Angeles County, the tuberculosis (TB) disease incidence rate is seven times higher among non-U.S.-born persons than U.S.-born persons and varies by country of birth. But translating these findings into ...

    Authors: Adam Readhead, Alicia H. Chang, Jo Kay Ghosh, Frank Sorvillo, Julie Higashi and Roger Detels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1434

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Race and ethnicity classification systems have considerable implications for public health, including the potential to reveal or mask inequities. Given increasing “super-diversity” and multiple racial/ethnic i...

    Authors: Nathan J. Lachowsky, Peter J.W. Saxton, Nigel P. Dickson, Anthony J. Hughes, Rhys G. Jones, Terryann C. Clark, Elsie Ho, Alastair J.S. Summerlee and Cate E. Dewey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1433

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Migrants from South Asia living in developed countries have an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), with limited research into underlying social causes.

    Authors: Farina Kokab, Sheila Greenfield, Antje Lindenmeyer, Manbinder Sidhu, Lynda Tait and Paramjit Gill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1432

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  43. The prevalence of obesity among children remains high. Given obesity’s significant lifelong consequences, there is great interest in preventing obesity early in life. There is a need to better understand the r...

    Authors: Ann M. Cheney, Tanya Nieri, Ana Ramirez Zarate, Gretel Garcia, Lucero Vaca, Esmirna Valencia, Colleen Versteeg, Arlene Molina, Michael Castillo and Alison Tovar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1431

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Influenza is an acute viral respiratory tract infection caused by influenza virus and transmitted from person to person. Though usually seasonal in temperate climates, influenza occurs throughout the year in t...

    Authors: Donne Kofi Ameme, Dora Dadzie, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Elijah Paa Edu-Quansah, Basil Benduri Kaburi, Oxygen Wullar, Patrick Amo-Mensah and Ernest Kenu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1423

    Content type: Research article

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