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  1. Responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) and its consequences is made complex by women’s diverse needs, priorities and contexts. Tailored online IPV interventions that account for differences among women ...

    Authors: Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Nancy Perrin, Judith Wuest, C. Nadine Wathen, James Case and Nancy Glass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:260

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  2. Epidemiological models have been employed with great success to explore the efficacy of alternative strategies at combating disease outbreaks. These models have often incorporated an understanding of age-based...

    Authors: Kellen Myers, Agnesa Redere and Nina H. Fefferman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:270

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  3. The seroprevalence of brucellosis among nomadic pastoralists and their livestock in arid lands is reported to be over10-fold higher than non-pastoralists farmers and their livestock in Kenya. Here, we compared...

    Authors: M. Kariuki Njenga, Eric Ogolla, Samuel Mwangi Thumbi, Isaac Ngere, Sylvia Omulo, Mathew Muturi, Doris Marwanga, Austine Bitek, Bernard Bett, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Peninah Munyua and Eric Mogaka Osoro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:269

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  4. Many studies focused on health inequality between migrant older adults and local older adults, while few study concerned the health inequalities between urban-to-urban and rural-to-urban migrant older adults. ...

    Authors: Sha Ma, Qiuju Li, Xudong Zhou, Weiming Cao, Minmin Jiang and Lu Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:268

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  5. Although vaccination coverage in Eritrea has improved in recent years, some children are still missing out, and it’s important to identify risk factors for lower coverage in order to target campaigns and inter...

    Authors: Fitsum Kibreab, Sonia Lewycka and Andebrhan Tewelde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:267

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  6. Depression is one of the common and overwhelming mental disorder in diabetic patients. A little is known about the prevalence and associated factors of depression among diabetic patients at general hospitals. ...

    Authors: Nigus Alemnew Engidaw, Abate Dargie Wubetu and Elyas Admasu Basha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:266

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  7. Community Health Workers (CHW) are recommended for delivery of interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease, but there is insufficient evidence to guide implementation of CHW interventions in rural, medical...

    Authors: Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, Ziya Gizlice, Sallie D. Allgood, Audrina J. Bunton, Amber Erskine, Jennifer Leeman and Samuel Cykert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:264

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  8. In developing countries, ambient sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a serious air pollutant concern, but there is no enough and consistent epidemiological evidence about its health effects on stroke hospitalization.

    Authors: Shuqun Shen, Xing Li, Chao Yuan, Qin Huang, Dongyang Liu, Shuoyi Ma, Jialiang Hui, Ruiyu Liu, Tongwei Wu and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:263

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  9. While a dose-response relationship between physical activity and risk of diabetes has been demonstrated, few studies have assessed the relative importance of different measures of physical activity on diabetes...

    Authors: Pascal M. Mutie, Isabel Drake, Ulrika Ericson, Stanley Teleka, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Tanja Stocks and Emily Sonestedt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:261

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  10. Austerity has been shown to have an adverse influence on people’s mental health and suicide rates. Most existing studies have focused on the governments’ reactions to a single event, for example, the Great Rec...

    Authors: Tetsuya Matsubayashi, Kozue Sekijima and Michiko Ueda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:243

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  11. Media guidelines on suicide reporting of suicide have two purposes: to prevent further suicides, and to minimise distress to the bereaved, who are themselves at increased risk of suicide. We aimed to describe ...

    Authors: Philip Gregory, Fiona Stevenson, Michael King, David Osborn and Alexandra Pitman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:176

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  12. Recently, social networks have become a popular source of information on health topics. Particularly, in Italy, there is a lively discussion on the web regarding vaccines also because there is low vaccination ...

    Authors: Annamaria Porreca, Francesca Scozzari and Marta Di Nicola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:259

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  13. It was highlighted that in the original article [1] author Amanda Baker was erroneously omitted from the authorship during the copy editing stage.

    Authors: Peter Kelly, Frank Deane, Amanda Baker, Gerard Byrne, Tayla Degan, Briony Osborne, Camilla Townsend, James McKay, Laura Robinson, Christopher Oldmeadow, Kenny Lawson, Andrew Searles and Joanne Lunn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:258

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:107

  14. In the last decade there has been an increase in community-based organizations providing support and educational outreach to populations effected by hazards. Prior research has demonstrated various roles that ...

    Authors: Garett T. Sansom, Katie Kirsch and Jennifer A. Horney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:257

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  15. The aim of the current study is to describe the effectiveness of a school-based intervention when delivered by a non-nutrition specialist (trained schoolteachers) as compared to an expert in nutrition.

    Authors: Carla Habib-Mourad, Lilian A. Ghandour, Carla Maliha, Nancy Awada, Michèle Dagher and Nahla Hwalla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:256

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  16. Light and sedentary behaviors impose heavy challenges on societies. The objectives of this study are to identify child sedentary behaviors, and to examine the relationship between parent knowledge and behavior...

    Authors: Fariba Azabdaftari, Parisa Jafarpour, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Behjat Shokrvash and Parvin Reyhani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:255

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  17. Meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine (MACV) was introduced in 2017 into the routine childhood immunization schedule (at 15–18 months of age) in Burkina Faso to help reduce meningococcal meningitis burde...

    Authors: Sylvain F. Nkwenkeu, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Jenny A. Walldorf, Robert L. Zoma, Felix Tarbangdo, Soukeynatou Fall, Sansan Hien, Roland Combassere, Cesaire Ky, Ludovic Kambou, Alpha Oumar Diallo, Akshaya Krishnaswamy, Flavien H. Aké, Cynthia Hatcher, Jaymin C. Patel, Isaïe Medah…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:254

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  18. Distance to a hospital is an influencing factor for patients´ decision making when choosing a hospital for surgery. It is unclear whether patients prefer to travel further to regional instead of local hospital...

    Authors: Stefanie Bühn, Jakob Holstiege and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:253

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Tobacco control policies have potential to be an effective strategy for the reduction of smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in tertiary educational settings worldwide. The aims of this stud...

    Authors: Suzanne E. Bartington, Ruth Wootton, Philippa Hawkins, Amanda Farley, Laura L. Jones and Shamil Haroon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:252

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  20. Pesticide self-poisoning is a common means of suicide in India. Banning highly hazardous pesticides from agricultural use has been successful in reducing total suicide numbers in several South Asian countries ...

    Authors: Toby Bonvoisin, Leah Utyasheva, Duleeka Knipe, David Gunnell and Michael Eddleston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:251

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  21. Mental disorders are the most common reason for sick leave in Sweden. Knowledge about effective methods to help these individuals to return to work (RTW)/entry into work or studies is limited. Rehabilitation c...

    Authors: Åsa Andersén, Erik Berglund and Ingrid Anderzén

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:250

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Peer navigation is a promising strategy to link at-risk minority men who have sex with men (MSM) to HIV prevention services including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    Authors: Jade Pagkas-Bather, Jahn Jaramillo, Jsani Henry, Vanessa Grandberry, Luis F. Ramirez, Lorenzo Cervantes, Joanne D. Stekler, Michele P. Andrasik and Susan M. Graham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:248

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  23. The rates of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) appear to be increasing in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected people as compared to non-HIV infected people and this will have major implications for cli...

    Authors: Rudy Londile Mathebula, Eric Maimela and Nthembelihle Samuel Ntuli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:247

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  24. More than one-third of children under 3 years old are left behind at home due to parental migration in rural China, and we know very little about early childhood nutrition of left-behind children (LBC) because...

    Authors: Huifeng Shi, Jingxu Zhang, Yufeng Du, Chunxia Zhao, Xiaona Huang and Xiaoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:246

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  25. International research showed that common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, stress, alexithymia and having insecure attachment styles are risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD)...

    Authors: Sahar Obeid, Marwan Akel, Chadia Haddad, Kassandra Fares, Hala Sacre, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:245

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  26. The existing smartphones’ technology allows for the objective measurement of a person’s movements at a fine-grained level of geographic and temporal detail, and in doing so, it mitigates the issues associated ...

    Authors: Behrang Assemi, Renee Zahnow, Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Mark Hickman and Jonathan Corcoran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:244

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  27. Childhood undernutrition remains a significant global health challenge accounting for over half of all under 5 child mortality. Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), which leads to wasting [weight-for-length z-sc...

    Authors: Ishita Mostafa, Naila Nurun Nahar, Md. Munirul Islam, Sayeeda Huq, Mahfuz Mustafa, Michael Barratt, Jeffrey I. Gordon and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:242

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  28. Little is known about changes in overweight/obesity and central obesity status among schoolchildren from preadolescence to adolescence in Japan, where waist circumference (WC) is generally not measured in annu...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Rimei Nishimura, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Akira Minoura, Kosuke Oikawa, Ayako Miki, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:241

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  29. Influenza vaccine uptake remains low worldwide, inflicting substantial costs to public health. Messages promoting social welfare have been shown to increase vaccination intentions, and it has been recommended ...

    Authors: Ozan Isler, Burcu Isler, Orestis Kopsacheilis and Eamonn Ferguson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:240

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  30. Domestic violence (DV) is considered a public health issue in Saudi Arabia as well as a violation of a fundamental human right. DV causes many acute and chronic physical and mental health consequences. Cultura...

    Authors: R. Wali, A. Khalil, R. Alattas, R. Foudah, I. Meftah and S. Sarhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:239

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  31. Somali immigrants and refugees to the United States are at high risk for obesity and related cardiovascular risk. Social network factors influence health behaviors and are important contributors to the obesity...

    Authors: Jane W. Njeru, Mark L. Wieland, Janet M. Okamoto, Paul J. Novotny, Margaret K. Breen-Lyles, Ahmed Osman, Yahye A. Ahmed, Mohamud A. Nur, Omar Nur and Irene G. Sia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:238

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  32. Despite extensive efforts, issues like obesity and poor physical capacity remain challenges for a healthy work life in several occupations. The Goldilocks work principle offers a new approach, encouraging desi...

    Authors: Mark Lidegaard, Anders Fritz Lerche, Pernille Kold Munch, Kathrine Greby Schmidt, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Leon Straker and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:237

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  33. The effectiveness of school alcohol polices may be affected by the degree of strictness of rules, how they are implemented and enforced, students’ perception of the rules and the consequences of breaking them....

    Authors: Veronica S. C. Pisinger, Pernille Bendtsen, Morten Hulvej Rod and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:236

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  34. In a previous feasibility study (APROPOS) in a single municipality of the Netherlands, we showed that a locally tailored preconception care (PCC) approach has the potential to positively affect preconceptional...

    Authors: Veronique Y. F. Maas, Maria P. H. Koster, Erwin Ista, Kim L. H. Vanden Auweele, Renate W. A. de Bie, Denhard J. de Smit, Bianca C. Visser, Elsbeth H. van Vliet-Lachotzki, Arie Franx and Marjolein Poels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:235

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  35. Falls represent a global health issue among older adults and cause a considerable burden on medical systems. In this study, a fall-risk assessment profile was developed for community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Ping-Ling Chen, Hsiao-Yu Lin, Jiann Ruey Ong and Hon-Ping Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:234

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  36. The World Health Organization has highlighted the importance of health promotion for health service providers in order to ensure sustainable working life for individuals involved in providing health services. ...

    Authors: U. Lindmark, I. Ahlstrand, A. Ekman, L. Berg, L. Hedén, J. Källstrand, M. Larsson, H. Nunstedt, L. Oxelmark, S. Pennbrant, A. Sundler and I. Larsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:233

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  37. Maternal malnutrition and infant feeding mode impact short and long term infant and child morbidity and mortality. The period of lactation may provide an opportunity to modulate the risk of disease later in li...

    Authors: Fanny Aldana-Parra, Gilma Olaya Vega and Mary Fewtrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:232

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  38. In 2016, India reported 709 acute diarrheal disease (ADD) outbreaks (> 25% of all outbreaks). Tribal populations are at higher risk with 27% not having accessibility to safe drinking water and 75% households n...

    Authors: Kiran Kumar Maramraj, G. Subbalakshmi, Mohammed Shahed Ali, Tanzin Dikid, Rajesh Yadav, Samir V. Sodha, Sudhir Kumar Jain and Sujeet Kumar Singh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:231

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  39. The Chinese government is piloting canteen services for older adults, but few studies have explored the influence of canteen services on the health of these older adults. This study aimed to investigate the im...

    Authors: Xiaolei Wang, Minhui Liu, Yuchen Li, Chanyuan Guo and Chao Hsing Yeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:230

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  40. The main objective of the study is to analyse the changes in the prevalence of obesity among Czech adolescents between 2002 and 2018 with regard to the socioeconomic status (SES) of adolescents’ families and t...

    Authors: Erik Sigmund, Dagmar Sigmundová, Petr Badura, Jaroslava Voráčová, Hobza Vladimír Jr, Tomáš Hollein, Jan Pavelka, Zuzana Půžová and Michal Kalman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:229

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  41. Monitoring of the expanded program on immunization’s performance is not only limited to routine periodic reports but equally includes surveys. Based on unpublished national EPI surveillance data from the past ...

    Authors: Jérôme Ateudjieu, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, André Pascal Goura, Ayok Maureen Tembei, Douanla Koutio Ingrid, Beyala Bita’a Landry, Bruno Kenfack, Lapia Amada, Isaac Tadzong and Anne Cecile Bissek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:228

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  42. Osteoarthritis (OA) holds significance as a highly prevalent disorder in elderly populations. Various studies have been conducted on the association between alcohol consumption and OA, but the results have oft...

    Authors: Ah. Hyun Kang, Me-riong Kim, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Yeoncheol Park, Dongwoo Nam, Eun-Jung Kim and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:227

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  43. Evidence suggests that body composition has impact on arterial stiffness. However, evidence in Chinese are limited, and results remain controversial. The aim of our study is to investigate whether skeletal mus...

    Authors: Mingzhe Yang, Xuguang Zhang, Zhenkai Ding, Feijie Wang, Yufang Wang, Changya Jiao and Jie-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:226

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  44. In developing countries, maternal mental health problems have been linked to sub-optimal child feeding practices and child underweight and stunting, but little is known about how maternal mental health is asso...

    Authors: Jillian A. Emerson, Laura E. Caulfield, Espoir Musafiri Kishimata, Jean-Pierre Nzanzu and Shannon Doocy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:225

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  45. Birth order has been shown to affect the health of the child; less is known, however, about how birth order affects caries development in children. Thus, the present study investigated the association between ...

    Authors: A. Julihn, F. C. Soares, U. Hammarfjord, A. Hjern and G. Dahllöf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:218

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