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  1. We assessed to what extent HIV self-testing would be incorporated by men who have sex with men (MSM) with previous testing history as their exclusive testing option and describe what actions they would take in...

    Authors: J. Hoyos, J. M. Guerras, K. Koutentakis, L. de la Fuente, J. Pulido, L. Sordo, F. Vallejo and M. J. Belza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1865

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The effects of food insecurity linked to climate change will be exacerbated in subsistence communities that are dependent upon food systems for their livelihoods and sustenance. Place-and community-based forms...

    Authors: Bianca van Bavel, Lea Berrang Ford, Rebecca King, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus Namanya, Sabastian Twesigomwe, Helen Elsey and Sherilee L. Harper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1864

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  3. HIV-syphilis co-infection can enhance the rapid progression of early or late latent syphilis to neurosyphilis and can cause catastrophic neurological complications. In studies in Mwanza, syphilis affects ~ 8% ...

    Authors: Adeodatus Haule, Betrand Msemwa, Evarista Mgaya, Peter Masikini and Samuel Kalluvya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1862

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding antibiotic use and resistance among medical students in Medellín, Colombia.

    Authors: Luis Felipe Higuita-Gutiérrez, Gustavo Eduardo Roncancio Villamil and Judy Natalia Jiménez Quiceno

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1861

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Intermittent preventive treatment using Sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) for malaria prevention is recommended for all pregnant women in malaria endemic areas. However, there is limited evidence on the lev...

    Authors: Fatima Mahmud Muhammad, Reza Majdzadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Haniye Sadat Sajadi and Mahboubeh Parsaeian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1860

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Indigenous populations globally are continually striving for better health and wellbeing due to experiencing significant health and social inequities. The social determinants of health are important contributo...

    Authors: O. Pearson, K. Schwartzkopff, A. Dawson, C. Hagger, A. Karagi, C. Davy, A. Brown and A. Braunack-Mayer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1859

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Global migration toward Europe is increasing. Providing health assistance to migrants is challenging because numerous barriers limit their accessibility to health services. Migrants may be at a greater risk of...

    Authors: Laura Cacciani, Cristina Canova, Giulia Barbieri, Teresa Dalla Zuanna, Claudia Marino, Barbara Pacelli, Nicola Caranci, Elena Strippoli, Nicolás Zengarini, Anteo Di Napoli, Nera Agabiti and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1858

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The term ‘whole dietary pattern’ can be defined as the quantity, frequency, variety and combination of different foods and drinks typically consumed and a growing body of research supports the role of whole di...

    Authors: Deirdre Timlin, Jacqueline M. McCormack, Maeve Kerr, Laura Keaver and Ellen E. A. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1857

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Stated principles in government policy documents serve as a set of values outlining how governments intend to work. As such, health planning principles should be reflected in health policy across the cycle of ...

    Authors: Joanne N. Luke, Angeline S. Ferdinand, Yin Paradies, Daniel Chamravi and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1856

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In 2018, Uganda started only 65% of persons with incident tuberculosis on treatment. Pretreatment loss to follow up is an important contributor to suboptimal treatment coverage. We aimed to describe the patien...

    Authors: Stella Zawedde-Muyanja, Achilles Katamba, Adithya Cattamanchi, Barbara Castelnuovo and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1855

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Family health is an important issue which has attracted researchers from different fields. The present study aimed to validate the Persian version of the Family Health Climate Scale (FHC-Scale).

    Authors: Akram Kharazmi, Jeannine M. Brant, Moosa Sajjadi, Mahdi Moshki and Leila Sadegh Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1854

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In late January, a worldwide crisis known as COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO. Within only a few weeks, the outbreak took on pandemic proportions, affecting o...

    Authors: Ji Youn Yoo, Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra, Dany Fanfan, Sarah Sniffen, Hao Wang, Jamile Siddiqui, Hyo-Suk Song, Sung Hwan Bang, Dong Eun Kim, Shihoon Kim and Maureen Groer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1853

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Sickness absence is associated with lower school achievements and early school leaving. The Medical Advice for Sick-reported Students (MASS) intervention is a proactive school-based intervention focused primar...

    Authors: Suzanne J. van den Toren, Carmen B. Franse, Yvonne T. M. Vanneste, Rienke Bannink, Marjolein Lugtenberg, Wico C. Mulder, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Amy van Grieken and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1851

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Many health literacy instruments focus on reading skills, numeracy and/or information processing aspects only. In the Netherlands, as in other countries, the need for a comprehensive, person-centred measure of...

    Authors: Jany Rademakers, Geeke Waverijn, Mieke Rijken, Richard Osborne and Monique Heijmans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1850

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Optimisation processes have the potential to rapidly improve the impact of health interventions. Optimisation can be defined as a deliberate, iterative and data-driven process to improve a health intervention and...

    Authors: Sam McCrabb, Kaitlin Mooney, Benjamin Elton, Alice Grady, Sze Lin Yoong and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1849

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global human rights violation and a public health problem. The phenomenon is linked to adverse health effects for women and children. Mothers of young childre...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chilanga, Delphine Collin-Vezina, Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan and Liam Riley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1848

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In South Africa almost 2 million women work informally. Informal work is characterised by poor job security, low earnings, and unsafe working conditions, with high rates of poverty and food insecurity. The per...

    Authors: Silondile Luthuli, Lyn Haskins, Sphindile Mapumulo, Nigel Rollins and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1847

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Acceptability is a critical requisite in establishing feasibility when planning a larger effectiveness trial. This study assessed the acceptability of conducting a feasibility randomized clinical trial of a 20...

    Authors: Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Jessica Coleman, Fatmata Timbo, Carl Latkin, Elizabeth R. Torres Brown, Anthony I. Butler, Donaldson F. Conserve and Nancy E. Glass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1846

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer as well as other sexual/gender minorities (LGBTQ+) persons have higher rates of suicidal ideation and behavior compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, particularly ...

    Authors: Stefanie Kirchner, Benedikt Till, Martin Plöderl and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1845

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Although social capital has been shown to be one of the important social determinants of health, the association between social trust and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not clear yet. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Seo Eun Hwang, Seulggie Choi, Kyuwoong Kim, Jong-Koo Lee, Juhwan Oh and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1844

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and its prevalence has been rising in low- and middle-income countries. The current study describes HTN prevalence in central Mozambique, ...

    Authors: Matsuzaki Mika, Sherr Kenneth, Augusto Orvalho, Kawakatsu Yoshito, Ásbjörnsdóttir Kristjana, Chale Falume, Covele Alfredo, Manaca Nelia, Muanido Alberto, Bradley H. Wagenaar, Ana O. Mocumbi and Gimbel Sarah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1843

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Many studies have examined the impact of social insurance on health, but the results have generally been mixed, presumably because they have not fully addressed potential biases related to the study’s cross-se...

    Authors: Xinxin Ma and Takashi Oshio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1842

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Mental health disorders such as high levels of anxiety, isolation, depression and suicide ideation reported among young people living with HIV (10–24 years;YPLHIV) contribute significantly to poor medication a...

    Authors: Emeka F. Okonji, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Zaida Orth, Shelley A. Vickerman-Delport and Brian Van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1841

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  24. In Guinea, high fertility among adolescents and young women in urban areas remains a public health concern. This study describes trends in contraceptive use, unmet need, and factors associated with the use of ...

    Authors: Sidikiba Sidibé, Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Hawa Manet, Alison M. El Ayadi, Lenka Benova and Seni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1840

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Over 20 million preschool-age children (PSAC) in Nigeria require periodic chemotherapy (PC) for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Persistently low coverage for this age group threatens the World Heal...

    Authors: Paul Eze, Ujunwa Justina Agu, Chioma Lynda Aniebo, Sergius Alex Agu and Lucky Osaheni Lawani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1839

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In 2016, Namibia had ~ 230,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) and 9154 new tuberculosis (TB) cases, including 3410 (38%) co-infected cases. TB preventative therapy (TPT), consisting of intensive case finding a...

    Authors: Clay Roscoe, Chris Lockhart, Michael de Klerk, Andrew Baughman, Simon Agolory, Michael Gawanab, Heather Menzies, Anna Jonas, Natanael Salomo, Negussie Taffa, David Lowrance, Katherine Robsky, Deanna Tollefson, Eric Pevzner, Ndapewa Hamunime, Farai Mavhunga…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1838

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Complete childhood vaccination remains poor in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite major improvement in childhood vaccination coverage worldwide. Globally, an estimated 2.5 million children die annually from vaccine-p...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Koku Sisay Tamirat and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1837

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Regardless of the disease burden of human papillomavirus (HPV), the vaccine has not been included in the Indonesia National Immunization Program. Since 2017 there was a demonstration program of the HPV vaccina...

    Authors: Mei Neni Sitaresmi, Nisrina Maulida Rozanti, Lamria Besty Simangunsong and Abdul Wahab

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1836

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  29. The purpose of the present study is to showcase the image of Sexual Violence (SV) temporal trends through exploring differences in its prevalence rates during 1990–2017 across 195 countries and territories.

    Authors: Nasrin Borumandnia, Naghmeh Khadembashi, Mohammad Tabatabaei and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1835

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  30. Community services that engage and service marginalized families can act as an important entry point for mothers and children experiencing interpersonal violence. The purpose of this study was to use an initia...

    Authors: Camilla D. Singh, Naomi C. Z. Andrews, Mary Motz, Debra J. Pepler, Margaret Leslie and Samar Zuberi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1833

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  31. Improving cardiovascular health requires public knowledge and reduction of modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. This study assessed knowledge of risk factors and warning signs for CVDs among y...

    Authors: Alfa J. Muhihi, Amani Anaeli, Rose N. M. Mpembeni, Bruno F. Sunguya, Germana Leyna, Deodatus Kakoko, Anna Tengia Kessy, Mary Mwanyika Sando, Marina Njelekela and David P. Urassa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1832

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

    Authors: Guillermo Salinas-Escudero, María Fernanda Carrillo-Vega, Víctor Granados-García, Silvia Martínez-Valverde, Filiberto Toledano-Toledano and Juan Garduño-Espinosa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1831

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1616

  33. Older adults with diabetes take fewer steps per day than those without diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association of daily step count with incident diabetes in community-dwel...

    Authors: Marcel Ballin, Peter Nordström, Johan Niklasson, Antti Alamäki, Joan Condell, Salvatore Tedesco and Anna Nordström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1830

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  34. The major population vulnerable to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is children aged less than 5 years, particularly those who are cared for at day care centers (DCCs). This study aimed to assess the associ...

    Authors: Pussadee Laor, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Siriyaporn Khunthason, Vivat Keawdounglek, Suntorn Sudsandee, Krailak Fakkaew and Weerayuth Siriratruengsuk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1829

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  35. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome continues to rise sharply worldwide, seriously threatening people’s health. The optimal model can be used to identify people at high risk of metabolic syndrome as early as ...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Chao Li, Jing Li, Sheng Qin, Chunlei Liu, Jiaojiao Wang, Zhe Chen, Jianhui Wu and Guoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1828

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  36. Non-clinical health interventions provided by the voluntary and community sector can improve patients’ health and well-being and reduce pressure on primary and secondary care, but only if patients adhere to th...

    Authors: Veronika Golubinski, Eva-Maria Wild, Vera Winter and Jonas Schreyögg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1827

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  37. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in changes to the working arrangements of millions of employees who are now based at home and may continue to work at home, in some capacity, for the foreseeabl...

    Authors: Jodi Oakman, Natasha Kinsman, Rwth Stuckey, Melissa Graham and Victoria Weale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1825

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  38. Crop residue burning adversely affects air quality and consequently human health. India, being one of the largest agro-economies of the world, produces around 500 Million tonnes of crop residue annually most o...

    Authors: Tanwi Trushna, Vishal Diwan, Subroto Shambhu Nandi, Satish Bhagwatrao Aher, Rajnarayan R. Tiwari and Yogesh Damodar Sabde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1824

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. In recent years, social differences in overweight and obesity (OWOB) have become more pronounced. Health impact assessments provide population-level scenario evaluations of changes in disease prevalence and ri...

    Authors: Anne Mette Bender, Jan Sørensen, Finn Diderichsen and Henrik Brønnum-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1823

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  40. Male partners are rarely present during PMTCT (Prevention-Mother-To-Child-Transmission) services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Male involvement is increasingly recognised as an important element of women’s acce...

    Authors: Isotta Triulzi, Olivia Keiser, Claire Somerville, Sangwani Salimu, Fausto Ciccacci, Ilaria Palla, Jean Baptiste Sagno, Jane Gondwe, Cristina Marazzi, Stefano Orlando, Leonardo Palombi and Giuseppe Turchetti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1821

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  41. The importance of socioeconomic status for survival in cirrhosis patients is more or less pronounced within different populations, most likely due to cultural and regional differences combined with dissimilari...

    Authors: Juan Vaz, Ulf Strömberg, Berne Eriksson, David Buchebner and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1820

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  42. A person’s health literacy determines whether they are able to make appropriate health decisions and are able to follow treatment instructions. This is important because low health literacy is associated with ...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Simpson, Emma Knowles and Alicia O’Cathain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1819

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  43. Go-Golborne was a three-year pilot programme to test an innovative, community-based ‘whole system’ approach to preventing overweight in children in Golborne ward, London. Whilst there is a growing interest in ...

    Authors: E. W. Gadsby, S. Hotham, T. Eida, C. Lawrence and R. Merritt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1818

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  44. Underweight prevalence continues to be major public health challenge worldwide, particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. This study is focused on socio-economic and demographic aspects of underweigh...

    Authors: Rizwan Farooq, Hina Khan, Masood Amjad Khan and Muhammad Aslam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1817

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  45. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. The knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of the public play a major role in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The objective of the pr...

    Authors: Huiming Gao, Rujun Hu, Ling Yin, Xiaoli Yuan, Hao Tang, Lan Luo, Mei Chen, Di Huang, Ying Wang, Anyong Yu and Zhixia Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1816

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  46. After the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei, in 2019, the disease rapidly spread to other parts of China as well as outside of China. Since the pandemic outbreak, the general public has been responsive t...

    Authors: Xiaolei Hu, Xuejun Li, Yang Lü, Jing Tang, Hai Rong Li and Min Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1815

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  47. Many countries around the world have adopted social distancing as one of the public health measures to reduce COVID-19 transmissions in the community. Such measures could have negative effects on the mental he...

    Authors: Gary Cheung, Claudia Rivera-Rodriguez, Adrian Martinez-Ruiz, Etuini Ma’u, Brigid Ryan, Vanessa Burholt, Ange Bissielo and Brigette Meehan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1814

    Content type: Study protocol

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