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  1. Utilization of primary health care is an important aspect of elderly internal migrants’ access to screening and preventive services in China. It has been evident that social contacts, such as community engagem...

    Authors: Yanwei Lin, Chengjing Chu, Qin Chen, Junhui Xiao and Chonghua Wan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1054

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Access to sexual and reproductive health services continues to be a public health concern in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia: use of modern contraceptives is low, and unmet family planning needs and materna...

    Authors: Gaby I. Ooms, Denis Kibira, Tim Reed, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and Gemma Buckland-Merrett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1053

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  3. Violence against children is a pervasive public health issue, with limited data available across multiple contexts. This study explores the rarely studied prevalence and dynamics around disclosure, reporting a...

    Authors: Audrey Pereira, Amber Peterman, Anastasia Naomi Neijhoft, Robert Buluma, Rocio Aznar Daban, Aminul Islam, Esmie Tamanda Vilili Kainja, Inah Fatoumata Kaloga, They Kheam, Afrooz Kaviani Johnson, M. Catherine Maternowska, Alina Potts, Chivith Rottanak, Chea Samnang, Mary Shawa, Miho Yoshikawa…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1051

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  4. Faith-based health promotion has shown promise for supporting healthy lifestyles, but has limited evidence of reaching scale or sustainability. In one recent such effort, volunteers from a diverse range of fai...

    Authors: Rebecca Wells, Ellen D. Breckenridge and Stephen H. Linder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1050

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  5. Hypertension remains a significant modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and a major determinant of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe sex-stratified age-standardized estimates of preva...

    Authors: Samuel Muli, Christa Meisinger, Margit Heier, Barbara Thorand, Annette Peters and Ute Amann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1049

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a growing public health problem with a large disease burden worldwide. In China many people living with HCV are unaware of their hepatitis status and not connected to care and treatm...

    Authors: William C. W. Wong, Nancy S. Yang, Jingjing Li, Hang Li, Eric Y. F. Wan, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Yuan Xiong, Wai-Kay Seto, Polin Chan, Ruihong Liu, Weiming Tang and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1048

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Household contract tracing (HHCT) is an important strategy for active tuberculosis case finding and offers an opportunity for testing of other diseases such as HIV. However, there is limited data on the patien...

    Authors: Farzana Sathar, Kavindhran Velen, Meaghan Peterson, Salome Charalambous and Candice M. Chetty-Makkan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1047

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is an increasing interest in use of food supplements to prevent childhood stunting, however the evidence on the process indicators is scarce. We in this study explore the barriers to the effective implem...

    Authors: Shehla Zaidi, Jai K. Das, Gul Nawaz Khan, Rabia Najmi, Mashal Murad Shah and Sajid B. Soofi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1046

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The study aimed to investigate the associations between physical partner violence victimization (IPV) and/or sexual violence victimization and various health risk behaviours and mental health in university stu...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:937

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Depression and insomnia are major psychiatric conditions predicted by occupational stress. However, the influence of occupational stress on these two conditions is under-explored in telecommunication companies...

    Authors: Emma Edinam Kploanyi, Duah Dwomoh and Mawuli Dzodzomenyo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1045

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Neighbourhood has risen as a relevant determinant of health. While there is substantial evidence that environmental factors affect health, far less evidence of the role of social mechanisms in the causal chain...

    Authors: Sara Kress, Oliver Razum, Kim Alexandra Zolitschka, Jürgen Breckenkamp and Odile Sauzet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1043

    Content type: Research article

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  12. A declining trend in mean cholesterol levels and smoking has been observed in high-income western countries during the last few decades, whereas obesity rates have increased. Simultaneously, mortality from cor...

    Authors: Carina U. Persson, Anna-Clara Collén, Annika Rosengren, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Tatiana Zverkova Sandström, Michael Fu, Mikael Dellborg, Saga Johansson and Per-Olof Hansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1042

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  13. The influence of health workers on uptake of maternal healthcare services is well documented; however, their outreach for family planning (FP) services and influence on the intention to use contraceptives is l...

    Authors: Abhishek Kumar, Anrudh K. Jain, Faujdar Ram, Rajib Acharya, Ankita Shukla, Arupendra Mozumdar and Niranjan Saggurti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1041

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  14. The primary aim of this review was to establish whether health literacy interventions, in adults, are effective for improving health literacy. Two secondary aims assessed the impact of health literacy interven...

    Authors: Ronie Walters, Stephen J. Leslie, Rob Polson, Tara Cusack and Trish Gorely

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1040

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  15. There is increasing attention paid to the arrival of migrants from outwith the EU region to the European countries. Healthcare that is universally and equably accessible needs to be provided for these migrants...

    Authors: Adele Lebano, Sarah Hamed, Hannah Bradby, Alejandro Gil-Salmerón, Estrella Durá-Ferrandis, Jorge Garcés-Ferrer, Fabienne Azzedine, Elena Riza, Pania Karnaki, Dina Zota and Athena Linos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1039

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Institutions are a recommended setting for dietary interventions and nutrition policies as these provide an opportunity to improve health by creating healthy food environments. In Australia, state and territor...

    Authors: Emalie Rosewarne, Annet C. Hoek, Gary Sacks, Luke Wolfenden, Jason Wu, Jenny Reimers, Kirstan Corben, Michael Moore, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Jacqui Webster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1038

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  17. Australia, like other nations, has experienced a shift in dietary patterns away from home cooking of nutritious foods, towards a reliance on pre-prepared convenience meals. These are typically energy-dense, nu...

    Authors: Joanna Rees, Claus C. Christophersen, Joshua R. Lewis, Johnny Lo, Ros Sambell, Leesa Costello, Cailyn Walker, Matt F. Byrne, Mary C. Boyce, Robert U. Newton and Amanda Devine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1037

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, public health interventions have been introduced globally in order to prevent the spread of the virus and avoid the overload of health care systems, especially for the most seve...

    Authors: Katja Radon, Elmar Saathoff, Michael Pritsch, Jessica Michelle Guggenbühl Noller, Inge Kroidl, Laura Olbrich, Verena Thiel, Max Diefenbach, Friedrich Riess, Felix Forster, Fabian Theis, Andreas Wieser and Michael Hoelscher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1036

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with a significant public health burden, yet few studies have been conducted in Asia, especially on noncervical cancers. We estimated the incidence and cost of orophary...

    Authors: Inseon Choi, Donghwan Lee, Kyung-Bok Son and SeungJin Bae

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1035

    Content type: Research article

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  20. A recent community-based disease management (CBDM) pilot study reported a 20.5% prevalence of hypertension and a 0.5 and 3.6% prevalence of stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD), respectively, in an elderly ...

    Authors: Yang Li, Cai Minzhang, Ma Minghui, Huang Xinmiao, Liu Laixin, Wang Bei, Zhu Weihai, Zhe Wei, Guan Yumei, Thitima Kongnakorn, Ying Xiao, Siyang Peng, David Hughes, Naranjargal Dashdorj and Thomas Hach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1034

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Owing to migration, female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) has become a growing concern in host countries in which FGM/C is not familiar. There is a need for reliable estimates of FGM/C prevalence to inf...

    Authors: Ramin Kawous, Maria E. T. C. van den Muijsenbergh, Diana Geraci, Kyra R. M. Hendriks, Livia E. Ortensi, Femke Hilverda and Alex Burdorf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1033

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) interventions have the potential to tackle the worldwide problem of physical inactivity. However, they often suffer from large attrition rates. Consequen...

    Authors: L. Degroote, D. Van Dyck, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, A. De Paepe and G. Crombez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1032

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  23. Tobacco expenditure has adverse impacts on expenditure on basic needs and resource allocation of the households. Using data from a nationally representative survey, we measured socioeconomic inequality in toba...

    Authors: Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Habibullah Pulok and Mohammad Ebrahimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1031

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  24. Since its inception in 2009, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) program has focused on strengthening the capacity of nine African universities and four research centres to produce ...

    Authors: Jude O. Igumbor, Edna N. Bosire, Tariro J. Basera, Dieudonne Uwizeye, Olufunke Fayehun, Hesborn Wao, Ademola Ajuwon, Emmanuel Otukpa, Florah Karimi, Daphney Conco, Evelyn Gitau and Sharon Fonn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1030

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Several statistical methods of variable complexity have been developed to establish thresholds for influenza activity that may be used to inform public health guidance. We compared the results of two methods a...

    Authors: Ahmed Rguig, Imad Cherkaoui, Margaret McCarron, Hicham Oumzil, Soumia Triki, Houria Elmbarki, Abderrahman Bimouhen, Fatima El Falaki, Zakia Regragui, Hassan Ihazmad, Chakib Nejjari and Mohammed Youbi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1029

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Genomic risk information, based on common genomic susceptibility variants associated with risk of complex diseases such as cancer, may be incorporated into personalised prevention and screening strategies. We ...

    Authors: Amelia K. Smit, Gillian Reyes-Marcelino, Louise Keogh, Kate Dunlop, Ainsley J. Newson and Anne E. Cust

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1028

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  27. Wasting is a consequence of food insecurity, inappropriate dietary practices, and inadequate caring and feeding practices. The present study assessed association between wasting and household food insecurity a...

    Authors: Sajama Nepali, Padam Simkhada and Ian Glynn Davies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1027

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  28. The role of limitations in activities in relation to unmet needs is not clarified. This study aimed to analyze the effects of osteoarthritis on unmet medical needs and the mediating effects of limitations in a...

    Authors: Hooin Jo, Eun-san Kim, Boyoung Jung, Soo-Hyun Sung and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1026

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  29. Many unmarried young people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) want to avoid pregnancy but do not use modern methods of contraception—as a result, half of teen births in these countries are unintended....

    Authors: Nicki Cohen, Finou Thérèse Mendy, Jennifer Wesson, Amanda Protti, Carol Cissé, Elhadji Babacar Gueye, Lydia Trupe, Rosii Floreak, Dana Guichon, Karina Lorenzana and Alison Buttenheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1025

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  30. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder which accounts for high morbidity and mortality due to complications like renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular events.

    Authors: Zheng Li, Cheng-yin Ye, Tian-Yu Zhao and Lei Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1024

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  31. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria experience social marginalization, discrimination and violence due to their sexual identity, which may negatively impact physical, mental, ...

    Authors: Adedotun Ogunbajo, Stella Iwuagwu, Rashidi Williams, Katie B. Biello, Christopher W. Kahler, Theodorus G. M. Sandfort and Matthew J. Mimiaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1023

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  32. Ethiopia has shown significant efforts to address the burden of TB/HIV comorbidity through the TB/HIV collaborative program. However, these diseases are still the highest cause of death in the country. Therefo...

    Authors: Balew Arega, Abraham Minda, Getachew Mengistu, Mulugeta Endale and Asnake Agunie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1021

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  33. Although many species of mycoplasmas regard as normal flora, but some species causes serious genital disease. In Iran several epidemiological studies have documented the prevalence of Mycoplasma hominis, M. genit...

    Authors: Khadijeh Moridi, Mohammad Hemmaty, Amir Azimian, Mohammad Hosein Fallah, Hamid Khaneghahi Abyaneh and Kiarash Ghazvini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1020

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  34. This review examines the effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions to reduce cardiometabolic risk among Chinese immigrants and their descendants living in high income countries. The objective o...

    Authors: Jeannette M. Beasley, Janelle M. Wagnild, Tessa M. Pollard, Timothy R. Roberts and Nasima Ahkter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1019

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  35. Engaging in physical activity is essential for maintaining mental and physical health but a high proportion of adults are inactive, especially in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. We evaluated a novel exerci...

    Authors: Aphra Garner-Purkis, Samah Alageel, Caroline Burgess and Martin Gulliford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1018

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  36. Altering the availability of products (e.g. food, alcohol or tobacco products) is one potential intervention to change behaviours to help reduce preventable premature deaths worldwide. However, research on the...

    Authors: Rachel Pechey, Gareth J. Hollands, Patrice Carter and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:986

    Content type: Correspondence

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  37. Quantifying the potential cancer cases associated with environmental carcinogen exposure can help inform efforts to improve population health. This study developed an approach to estimate the environmental bur...

    Authors: Susan Lavinia Greco, Elaina MacIntyre, Stephanie Young, Hunter Warden, Christopher Drudge, JinHee Kim, Elisa Candido, Paul Demers and Ray Copes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1017

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  38. As countries strive to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, female sex workers (FSW) and their children still face barriers to accessing these essential services. Data on FSW uptake of HIV and reprod...

    Authors: Avi J. Hakim, Tegan Callahan, Irene Benech, Monita Patel, Michelle Adler, Surbhi Modi, Moses Bateganya, Kae Anne Parris and Trista Bingham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1015

    Content type: Correspondence

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  39. Medical science students represent valuable labour resources for better future medicine and medical technology. However, little attention was given to the health and well-being of these early career medical sc...

    Authors: Lampson M. Fan, Adam Collins, Li Geng and Jian-Mei Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1012

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  40. The United Kingdom population is ageing and becoming increasingly diverse; thus, it is vital to develop and implement interventions supporting this population shift. Social networks (SN) significantly impact h...

    Authors: Evans A. Asamane, Carolyn A. Greig and Janice L. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1011

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  41. In Uganda, just like in many sub-Saharan countries, studies on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among married women are limited. The aim of this paper was to determine the correlates of emotional, sexual, physi...

    Authors: Derrick Gubi, Elizabeth Nansubuga and Stephen Ojiambo Wandera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1008

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  42. Since the early 2000s, Healthy Life Centres have been established in Norway to promote physical and mental health. Yet to date, little is known about the efficacy of Healthy Life Centres in promoting health be...

    Authors: Cille H. Sevild, Christopher P. Niemiec, Lars Edvin Bru, Sindre M. Dyrstad and Anne Marie Lunde Husebø

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1006

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  43. Tippy-taps are locally made devices for washing hands with running water. They are simple and low-cost, enabling technology that provides adequate water sources, handwashing stations and motivation for people ...

    Authors: Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya, Fatch Welcome Kalembo and Maggie Zgambo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1005

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  44. This study aimed to establish whether changes in the socioeconomic context were associated with changes in population-level antenatal mental health indicators in Vietnam.

    Authors: Ruby Stocker, Trang Nguyen, Thach Tran, Ha Tran, Tuan Tran, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1001

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  45. Physical activity and dietary change programmes play a central role in addressing public health priorities. Programme evaluation contributes to the evidence-base about these programmes; and helps justify and i...

    Authors: Judith F. Fynn, Wendy Hardeman, Karen Milton and Andy P. Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1000

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Type 2 diabetes is regarded as one of the major public health problems worldwide. We aim to investigate the prevalence, treatment, and control rate in the Chinese urban population aged 65 years or older and al...

    Authors: Yuanying Sun, Wenqing Ni, Xueli Yuan, Hongshan Chi and Jian Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:998

    Content type: Research article

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