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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Urbanization and ageing have important implications for public mental health and well-being. Cities pose major challenges for older citizens, but also offer opportunities to develop, test, and implement polici...

    Authors: Mariëlle A. Beenackers, Dany Doiron, Isabel Fortier, J. Mark Noordzij, Erica Reinhard, Emilie Courtin, Martin Bobak, Basile Chaix, Giuseppe Costa, Ulrike Dapp, Ana V. Diez Roux, Martijn Huisman, Emily M. Grundy, Steinar Krokstad, Pekka Martikainen, Parminder Raina…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:158

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  2. Content type: Research article

    HIV disclosure is an important step in delivering the right care to people. However, many people with an HIV positive status choose not to disclose. This considerably complicates the delivery of adequate healt...

    Authors: Subash Thapa, Karin Hannes, Anne Buve, Shivani Bhattarai and Catharina Mathei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:162

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Livelihoods strategies and food security experiences can positively and negatively affect infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. This study contributes to this literature by exploring how variation i...

    Authors: Bailey Hanselman, Ramya Ambikapathi, Estomih Mduma, Erling Svensen, Laura E. Caulfield and Crystal L. Patil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:159

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The social determinants of health have a disproportionate impact on mortality in men. A study into the state of health of the male population in Leeds was undertaken to guide public health commissioning decisi...

    Authors: Alan White, Amanda Seims, Ian Cameron and Tim Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:160

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Smoking prevalence is very high among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ+) youth and young adults (YYA) compared to non-LGBTQ+ YYA. A knowledge gap exists on culturally appropriate and effe...

    Authors: N. Bruce Baskerville, Katy Wong, Alanna Shuh, Aneta Abramowicz, Darly Dash, Aamer Esmail and Ryan Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:155

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Today, work disability is one of the greatest social and labour market challenges for policy makers in most OECD countries, where on average, about 6% of the working-age population relies on disability benefit...

    Authors: Ilse Louwerse, Maaike A. Huysmans, H. Jolanda van Rijssen, Allard J. van der Beek and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:157

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To examine the relation between self-reported hypoglycemic events, worries about these episodes, and the burden of diabetes in adults with diabetes and family members from The Netherlands.

    Authors: Giesje Nefs and François Pouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:156

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The disease burden related to mental disorders and metabolic syndrome is growing in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (COTASS) is a population-based sample of twins a...

    Authors: Kaushalya Jayaweera, Lisa Aschan, Gayani Pannala, Anushka Adikari, Nicholas Glozier, Khalida Ismail, Carmine M. Pariante, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Sisira Siribaddana, Helena M. S. Zavos, Patricia A. Zunszain, Athula Sumathipala and Matthew Hotopf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:145

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to explore the association between retrospectively assessed psychosocial working conditions during working life and prospectively assessed risk of sickness absence and disability pension among olde...

    Authors: Emil Sundstrup, Åse Marie Hansen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Otto Melchior Poulsen, Thomas Clausen, Reiner Rugulies, Anne Møller and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:149

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Elderly patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) frequently complicated with more cardiovascular risk factors, but received fewer evidence-based medications (EBMs). This study explored the association of EB...

    Authors: Tian-li Xia, Fang-yang Huang, Yi-ming Li, Hua Chai, Bao-tao Huang, Yuan-Wei-Xiang Ou, Qiao Li, Xiao-bo Pu, Zhi-liang Zuo, Yong Peng, Mao Chen and De-jia Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:150

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have not distinguished between different alcohol-use histories, which could have contributed to the current inconsistent evidence regarding the relationship between alcohol use and subsequent ...

    Authors: Leena Kaila-Kangas, Aki Koskinen, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Marianna Virtanen, Tommi Härkänen and Tea Lallukka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:152

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we compared stage at diagnosis, standardized incidence ratio (SIR) and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of most frequent cancer diagnoses between re-settlers (Aussiedler) from the former Sovie...

    Authors: An Bin Cho, Philipp Jaehn, Bernd Holleczek, Heiko Becher and Volker Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:148

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite the building evidence on violence against children globally, almost nothing is known about the violence children with disabilities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) experience. The prevalence ...

    Authors: Janet Njelesani, Goli Hashemi, Cathy Cameron, Deb Cameron, Danielle Richard and Penny Parnes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:153

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  14. Content type: Research article

    New technological breakthroughs in biomedicine should have made it easier for countries to improve life expectancy at birth (LEB). This paper measures the pace of improvement in the decadal gains of LEB, for t...

    Authors: Carolina Cardona and David Bishai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:151

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The correct knowledge of standard case definition is necessary for frontline health workers to diagnose suspected diseases across Africa. However, surveillance evaluations commonly assume this prerequisite. Th...

    Authors: Mitsuru Toda, Dejan Zurovac, Ian Njeru, David Kareko, Matilu Mwau and Kouichi Morita

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:146

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  16. Content type: Research article

    East and South Africa contributes 59% of all pediatric HIV infections globally. In Uganda, HIV prevalence among HIV exposed infants was estimated at 5.3% in 2014. Understanding the remaining bottlenecks to eli...

    Authors: Methuselah Muhindo Kahungu, Julius Kiwanuka, Frank Kaharuza and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:139

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We know little about how social media alcohol marketing is utilized for alcohol promotion in different national contexts. There does not appear to be any academic work on online exposure to alcohol marketing v...

    Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Tina Lam, Simone Pettigrew and Robert J. Tait

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:141

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In the context of the recent surge in community based multilevel interventions for suicide prevention, all of which show promising results, we discuss the implications of the findings of such an intervention d...

    Authors: Sunny Collings, Gabrielle Jenkin, James Stanley, Sarah McKenzie and Simon Hatcher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:140

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Community integration in dengue control requires assessments of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs), which can vary widely according to demographic and educational factors. We aimed to describe and compa...

    Authors: Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano, Ruth Aralí Martínez-Vega, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Ronald Alexander Rojas-Calero, María Lucrecia Luna-González and Ronald Giovanny Díaz-Quijano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:143

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  20. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effect of two Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM)-based health educational interventions on varicella vaccine (VarV) vaccination among pregnant women in a province in the east China.

    Authors: Yu Hu, Qian Li and Yaping Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:144

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown positive association between HIV-related stigma and depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). But few studies have examined the m...

    Authors: Chengbo Zeng, Linghua Li, Yan Alicia Hong, Hanxi Zhang, Andrew Walker Babbitt, Cong Liu, Lixia Li, Jiaying Qiao, Yan Guo and Weiping Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:138

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  22. Content type: Research article

    There is scant research that simultaneously analyzes the joint effects of long-term unemployment, poverty and public expenditure policies on poorer self-perceived health during the financial crisis. The aim of...

    Authors: M. Puerto López del Amo González, Vivian Benítez and José J. Martín-Martín

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:133

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Technological advances have caused poor mobility and lower physical activity among humankind. This study was conducted to assess the impact of a digital media-based (multi-media, internet, and mobile phone) he...

    Authors: Nooshin Peyman, Majid Rezai-Rad, Hadi Tehrani, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Mohammad Vahedian-Shahroodi and Hamid Heidarian Miri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:134

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