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  1. The overarching objective of the study is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the salient factors predicting changes in physical activity (PA) during adolescents’ transition into emerging adulthood. Usi...

    Authors: Matthew Y. W. Kwan, Pallavi Dutta, Steven R. Bray, Denver M. Y. Brown, John Cairney, Genevieve F. Dunton, Jeffrey D. Graham, Amanda L. Rebar and Ryan E. Rhodes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:426

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  2. Despite tremendous progress in controlling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-related mortality continues to increase among adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV). Globally, sub-Sahara...

    Authors: Thabo Ishmael Lejone, Mathebe Kopo, Nadine Bachmann, Jennifer Anne Brown, Tracy Renée Glass, Josephine Muhairwe, Tebatso Matsela, Ramona Scherrer, Lebohang Chere, Tilo Namane, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt and Alain Amstutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:425

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  3. Within construction industry, physical work exposures have long been recognized as possible determinants for musculoskeletal disorders, but less attention has been given the increasing organizational and socia...

    Authors: Emma Cedstrand, Anna Nyberg, Theo Bodin, Hanna Augustsson and Gun Johansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:424

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  4. Very few studies consider the oral health status and quality of life in HIV-1 exposed uninfected (HEU) children. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of caries in primary teeth and its oral hea...

    Authors: Nancy Birungi, Lars T. Fadnes, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Stein Atle Lie, James K. Tumwine and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:423

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  5. Valid measurement of hemoglobin is important for tracking and targeting interventions. This study compares hemoglobin distributions between surveys matched by country and time from The Demographic and Health S...

    Authors: Daniel J. Hruschka, Anne M. Williams, Zuguo Mei, Eva Leidman, Parminder S. Suchdev, Melissa F. Young and Sorrel Namaste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:422

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  6. Little is known about patient characteristics that contribute to initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieving viral suppression among HIV people with opioid use disorder in Vietnam. The primary object...

    Authors: Caroline King, Le Minh Giang, Gavin Bart, Lynn Kunkel and P. Todd Korthuis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:421

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  7. Depression is a major risk factor for the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease. A transtheoretical model-based intervention and motivational interviewing have been used to change health risk behav...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Li, Silan Yang, Yishu Wang, Bingxiang Yang and Jingping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:420

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  8. Dental problems (DPs) and physical chronic diseases (CDs) are highly prevalent and incident in people with low socioeconomic status such as homeless individuals. Yet, evidence on the association between DPs an...

    Authors: Cilia Mejia-Lancheros, James Lachaud, Rosane Nisenbaum, Andrea Wang, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen W. Hwang and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:419

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  9. Knowledge of the relationship between men’s health and violence is flawed by narrow and faulty conceptualization and measurement of violence that often results in attribution of health problems to one form or ...

    Authors: Kelly Scott-Storey, Sue O’Donnell, Judith Wuest, Judith MacIntosh and Marilyn Merritt-Gray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:418

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  10. European studies showed that women with a migration background are less likely to participate in mammography screenings than autochthonous women. However, the participation in the German mammography screening ...

    Authors: Simone Kaucher, Laura Khil, Hiltraud Kajüter, Heiko Becher, Maren Reder, Petra Kolip, Jacob Spallek, Volker Winkler and Eva-Maria Berens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:417

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  11. CD4 cell and viral load count are highly correlated surrogate markers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression. In modelling the progression of HIV, previous studies mostly dealt with either C...

    Authors: Zelalem G. Dessie, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi and Delia North

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:416

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  12. Playing video games, a form of sedentary behaviour, is associated with poor well-being and increased risk of morbidity due to chronic disease. However, the association between health behaviours and video gamin...

    Authors: Tuulia Puolitaival, Mirjam Sieppi, Riitta Pyky, Heidi Enwald, Raija Korpelainen and Marjukka Nurkkala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:415

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  13. In low-income settings, cancer is often diagnosed in advanced stages due to late presentation. Good public awareness of cancer signs and symptoms has a positive impact on the time patients take before they pre...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Alaa Elshami, Nabeela Alshorbassi, Mohammed Alkhatib, Iyad Ismail, Khitam Abu-Nemer, Mustafa Hana, Ahmed Qandeel, Ahmed Abdelwahed, Hamza Yazji, Hisham Abuamro, Ghadeer Matar, Ahmed Alsahhar, Ahmed Abolamzi, Obay Baraka, Mahmood Elblbessy…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:414

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  14. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of mortality and severe morbidity in cyclists admitted to Dutch emergency departments (EDs). Although the use of bicycle helmets is an effective way of preventing...

    Authors: Rick Reuvers, Eelco A. B. Over, Anita W. M. Suijkerbuijk, Johan J. Polder, G. Ardine de Wit and Paul F. van Gils

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:413

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  15. Over thousands of animal bite cases are reported annually worldwide and in Iran placing a large financial burden on the health and economy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of animal bite...

    Authors: Maryam Janatolmakan, Mojtaba Delpak, Alireza Abdi, Sabah Mohamadi, Bahare Andayeshgar and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:412

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  16. Goals play an important role in the choices that individuals make. Yet, there is no clear approach of how to incorporate goals in discrete choice experiments. In this paper, we present such an approach and ill...

    Authors: Tim M. Benning, Benedict G. C. Dellaert and Theo A. Arentze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:411

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  17. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to lend support to a larger effectiveness RCT comparing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a locally-developed ...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Karen Johanne Pallesen, Mette Bjerggaard, Corina Nielsen and Lone Overby Fjorback

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:409

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  18. More than 90% of the Chinese population was covered by its three basic social health insurances. However, the Chinese rural-to-urban migrant workers (RUMWs), accounting for about one-fifth of China’s total pop...

    Authors: Shanquan Chen, Yingyao Chen, Zhanchun Feng, Xi Chen, Zheng Wang, Jianfeng Zhu, Jun Jin, Qiang Yao, Li Xiang, Lan Yao, Ju Sun, Lu Zhao, Hong Fung, Eliza Lai-yi Wong and Dong Dong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:408

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  19. Studies have shown that terrorist attacks affect the mental and physical health of persons exposed to terrorism. When terror strikes at the workplace where people spend much time, and should feel safe, the hea...

    Authors: Mona Berthelsen, Marianne Bang Hansen, Alexander Nissen, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Stein Knardahl and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:367

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  20. The association between Free Sugars intake and non-communicable diseases such as obesity and dental caries is well documented and several countries are taking measures to reduce sugars intakes. Public Health E...

    Authors: Jennifer Bradley, Grace Gardner, Maisie K. Rowland, Michaela Fay, Kay Mann, Richard Holmes, Emma Foster, Catherine Exley, Ann Don Bosco, Orla Hugueniot and Paula Moynihan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:331

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  21. Flooding is expected to increase due to climate change, population growth and urban development. The longer-term mental health impacts of flooding are not well understood. In 2015, the English National Study o...

    Authors: Ranya Mulchandani, Ben Armstrong, Charles R. Beck, Thomas David Waite, Richard Amlôt, Sari Kovats, Giovanni Leonardi, G. James Rubin and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:321

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  22. Hypertension is highly prevalent and is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). While declining in some developed countries, it is increasing rapidly in some ...

    Authors: Zhuo Wang, Yu Luo, Shujuan Yang, Mingliang Zuo, Rong Pei, Jun He, Yin Deng, Maigeng Zhou, Li Zhao, Hui Guo and Kun Zou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:406

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  23. Malnutrition in mothers and children is a significant public health challenge in developing countries such as Nepal. Although undernutrition in children has been gradually decreasing, the coexistence of variou...

    Authors: Dev Ram Sunuwar, Devendra Raj Singh and Pranil Man Singh Pradhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:405

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  24. Paraquat self-poisonings constitute a significant contributor to the global burden of suicide. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between social and economic variables with the incidence of self-poisonin...

    Authors: Jefferson Antonio Buendía, Gabriel Jaime Restrepo Chavarriaga and Andres F. Zuluaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:404

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  25. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) are on the rise in low and middle-income countries attributed to modern sedentary lifestyle and dietary habits. This has led to the need of assessment of the bur...

    Authors: Tariq Ashraf, Muhammad Naeem Mengal, Atif Sher Muhammad, Asal Khan Tareen, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Khawar Abbas Kazmi, Asif Nadeem, Shakil Sarwar, Zara Bashir, Nadeem Qamar and Musa Karim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:403

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  26. Studies on healthcare-seeking behaviour usually adopted a patient care perspective, or restricted to specific disease conditions. However, pre-diagnosis symptoms may be more relevant to healthcare-seeking beha...

    Authors: Qiqi Zhang, Shuo Feng, Irene O. L. Wong, Dennis K. M. Ip, Benjamin J. Cowling and Eric H. Y. Lau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:402

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  27. Food safety manual was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to train professionals to reduce the burden of foodborne diseases as a global strategy. The present pioneering research aimed to explore ...

    Authors: Mohtasham Ghaffari, Yadollah Mehrabi, Sakineh Rakhshanderou, Ali Safari-Moradabadi and Seyyede Zenab Jafarian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:401

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  28. Homoprejudiced violence, defined as physical, verbal, psychological and cyber aggression against others because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, is an important public health issue. Most homopr...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Eileen Yang, Wenting Huang, Weiming Tang, Huifang Xu, Chuncheng Liu, Stefan Baral, Suzanne Day and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:400

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  29. We analyse unprotected anal intercourses (UAI) self-reported by a sample of men who have sex with men (MSM), by their future testing intentions and past testing history to identify undertested subpopulations t...

    Authors: Juan Hoyos, Kostas Koutentakis, Tomás Maté, Jose Pulido, Luis Sordo, Juan-Miguel Guerras and María-José Belza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:398

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  30. The purpose of this study is to highlight the experiences of women who are often hidden in what we know and understand about homelessness, and to make policy and practice recommendations for women-centred serv...

    Authors: Katrina Milaney, Nicole Williams, Stacy Lee Lockerbie, Daniel J. Dutton and Elaine Hyshka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:397

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  31. Handgrip strength (HGS) is an important health biomarker whose low scores have been shown to be associated with the morbimortality. This study aimed to analyze the factors associated with low HGS in older peop...

    Authors: Cledir de Araújo Amaral, Thatiana Lameira Maciel Amaral, Gina Torres Rego Monteiro, Maurício Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos and Margareth Crisóstomo Portela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:395

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  32. The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model has received consistent empirical support in the context of HIV prevention among various key populations, but not yet among transgender women (TGW). Non...

    Authors: Huwen Wang, Ruijie Chang, Qiuming Shen, Lhakpa Tsamlag, Shuxian Zhang, Yue Shi, Tiecheng Ma, Zixin Wang, Rui She, Joseph T. F. Lau, Ying Wang and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:394

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  33. Mental health outcomes vary widely among high-income countries, although mental health problems represent an increasing proportion of the burden of disease for all countries. This has led to increased demand f...

    Authors: Daniel S. Park, Jing Han, Mahmoud Torabi and Evelyn L. Forget

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:393

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  34. The exact prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and pre-diabetes in Swaziland remains unknown. Estimates suggest that the prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus is between 2.5 and 6.0% in Swazilan...

    Authors: Mojeed Akorede Gbadamosi and Boikhutso Tlou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:392

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  35. Dating violence has an alarming prevalence among Brazilian adolescents. School-based preventive programs have been implemented, but remain isolated initiatives with low reach. Health communication strategies b...

    Authors: Sheila Giardini Murta, Priscila de Oliveira Parada, Sara da Silva Meneses, João Victor Venâncio Medeiros, Amanda Balbino, Marina Caricatti Rodrigues, Marco Akira Miura, Thiago André Araújo dos Santos and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:391

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  36. Accessing quality mental health care poses significant challenges for persons affected by adversity, especially in low- and middle-income countries where resources are scarce. To mitigate this, the World Healt...

    Authors: Aemal Akhtar, Luana Giardinelli, Ahmad Bawaneh, Manar Awwad, Hadeel Naser, Claire Whitney, Mark J. D. Jordans, Marit Sijbrandij and Richard A. Bryant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:390

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  37. It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained a formatting error in the equations.

    Authors: Jouni T. Tuomisto, Arja Asikainen, Päivi Meriläinen and Päivi Haapasaari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:389

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:64

  38. Early-life hormonal and nutritional factors can greatly influence the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Adult height is a simple marker for these factors. This study aimed to investigate the a...

    Authors: Shubham Kumari, Xuena Wang, Yunyun Liu, Yeqing Gu, Yuhan Huang, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Guolin Wang, Kun Song and Kaijun Niu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:388

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  39. Early childhood education (ECE) centers are an important place for preschool-aged children to obtain physical activity (PA). A U.S. state government (Louisiana) recently updated requirements for licensed cente...

    Authors: Chelsea L. Kracht, E. Kipling Webster and Amanda E. Staiano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:387

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  40. Young adults at the age of 25–29 in Denmark have the highest unemployment rate and are at higher risk of labour market marginalization. Exclusion from the labour market may have negative individual consequence...

    Authors: Jacob Devantie Jensen, Johan Hviid Andersen and Trine Nøhr Winding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:386

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  41. Evidence shows that foods marketed on television are often low-nutrient-dense foods associated with poor nutritional diet quality, obesity and non-communicable diseases. However, little research has been under...

    Authors: Fernanda Helena Marrocos Leite, Laís Amaral Mais, Camila Zancheta Ricardo, Giovanna Calixto Andrade, Julia Soares Guimarães, Rafael Moreira Claro, Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran and Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:385

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  42. Many studies on malaria knowledge, attitude and practice among pregnant women have been conducted in Hausa speaking communities in Nigeria. Despite this, no standard and uniform instrument for assessing this i...

    Authors: Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Salmiah Md. Said, Nor’afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Norsa’adah Bachok and Bala Muhammad Audu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:384

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  43. Explanation of the pathogenesis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is one of the most significant challenges for scientists today. It is believed that a major pathogenetic factor of this conditio...

    Authors: Joanna Fiłon, Jolanta Ustymowicz-Farbiszewska and Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:383

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  44. Ubiquitously distributed benzene is a known hematotoxin. Increasing evidence has suggested that erythroid-related hematologic parameters may be sensitive to benzene exposure. Fat content, which is also closely...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Qifei Deng, Zhini He, Jie Li, Xiaoju Ma, Zhaorui Zhang, Dehua Wu, Xiumei Xing, Jing Peng, Hongyu Guo, Ming Huang, Liping Chen, Shanfeng Dang, Yanqun Zhu, Zhengbao Zhang, Boyi Yang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:382

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  45. Since 2016, large scale measles outbreaks have heavily affected countries across Europe. In England, laboratory confirmed measles cases increased almost four-fold between 2017 and 2018, from 259 to 966 cases.

    Authors: Sadie Bell, Vanessa Saliba, Mary Ramsay and Sandra Mounier-Jack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:381

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  46. During the recent decade presence of digital media, especially handheld devices, in everyday life, has been increasing. Survey data suggests that children and adults spend much of their leisure on screen media...

    Authors: Martin Gillies Banke Rasmussen, Jesper Pedersen, Line Grønholt Olesen, Søren Brage, Heidi Klakk, Peter Lund Kristensen, Jan Christian Brønd and Anders Grøntved

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:380

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  47. National or regional population-based HIV prevalence surveys have small sample sizes at district or sub-district levels; this leads to wide confidence intervals when estimating HIV prevalence at district level...

    Authors: Joseph Ouma, Caroline Jeffery, Joseph J. Valadez, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Jim Todd and Jonathan Levin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:379

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  48. The study aims at identifying long-term trends and patterns of current smoking by age, gender, and education in Russia, including the most recent period from 2008 during which tobacco control policies were imp...

    Authors: Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Elena Churilova, Dmitry A. Jdanov, Svetlana A. Shalnova, Odd Nilssen, Alexander Kudryavtsev, Sarah Cook, Sofia Malyutina, Martin McKee and David A. Leon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:378

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