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  1. Content type: Research article

    Information and emotions towards public health issues could spread widely through online social networks. Although aggregate metrics on the volume of information diffusion are available, we know little about h...

    Authors: Hai Liang, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Jingjing Yin, Chung-Hong Chan, Laura E. Pechta, Belinda J. Smith, Rossmary D. Marquez-Lameda, Martin I. Meltzer, Keri M. Lubell and King-Wa Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:438

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    Physical inactivity is a persistent challenge among girls. School-based physical activity (PA) interventions have shown mixed effects on girl’s activity levels, with multi-component approaches involving both s...

    Authors: Kelly Morgan, Jordan Van Godwin, Kirsty Darwent and Alison Fildes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:437

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    Retention of HIV Exposed Infants (HEIs) in care ensures adequate care. Data on retention of HEIs at large referral hospitals in Uganda is limited. We investigated the retention level of HEIs and associated fac...

    Authors: Pontius Apangu, Jonathan Izudi, Francis Bajunirwe, Edgar Mulogo and Vincent Batwala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:436

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Detection of the premalignant forms cervical cancer through screening in the target age group is one of the effective strategies in the prevention of the disease. Nevertheless, the cervical cancer screening se...

    Authors: Fira Abamecha, Atsede Tena and Getachew Kiros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:434

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    Identifying factors that can influence young peoples’ physical activity and sedentary behaviors is important for the development of effective interventions. The family structure in which children grow up may b...

    Authors: Amund Langøy, Otto R. F. Smith, Bente Wold, Oddrun Samdal and Ellen M. Haug

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:433

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Disability poses an important challenge to countries all over the world since it affects more than 15% of the global population. The disability prevalence is higher in developing countries compared to develope...

    Authors: Nouh Harsha, Luay Ziq and Rita Giacaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:432

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in the UK. The aim of this study was to investigate the pr...

    Authors: Ada R. Miltz, Fiona C. Lampe, Loraine J. Bacchus, Sheena McCormack, David Dunn, Ellen White, Alison Rodger, Andrew N. Phillips, Lorraine Sherr, Amanda Clarke, Alan McOwan, Ann Sullivan and Mitzy Gafos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:431

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic status (SES) has a strong association with depression or physical and mental health in general. However, as SES is a multifaceted construct these associations are not easy to explain. Further, th...

    Authors: Jasmin Schlax, Claus Jünger, Manfred E. Beutel, Thomas Münzel, Norbert Pfeiffer, Philipp Wild, Maria Blettner, Jasmin Ghaemi Kerahrodi, Jörg Wiltink and Matthias Michal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:430

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YGBM) may have reduced engagement and knowledge of HIV care and biomedical HIV prevention strategies, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exp...

    Authors: Kalysha Closson, Sarah Chown, Heather L. Armstrong, Lu Wang, Nicanor Bacani, Darren Ho, Jody Jollimore, Gbolahan Olarewaju, David M. Moore, Eric A. Roth, Robert S. Hogg and Nathan J. Lachowsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:429

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Zimbabwe; however; access to screening and treatment services remain challenged. The objective of this study was to investigate socio-demogr...

    Authors: O. Tapera, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, W. Mavhu, G. Dreyer, B. Stray-Pedersen and Hendricks SJH

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:428

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Opportunities for working adults to accumulate recommended physical activity levels (at least 150 min of moderate intensity physical activity in bouts of at least 10 min throughout the week) may include the co...

    Authors: Suzanne Audrey, Harriet Fisher, Ashley Cooper, Daisy Gaunt, Kirsty Garfield, Chris Metcalfe, William Hollingworth, Fiona Gillison, Marie Gabe-Walters, Sarah Rodgers, Adrian L. Davis, Philip Insall and Sunita Procter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:427

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Indoor air pollution, including fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide (CO), is a major risk factor for pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. Biomass-burning cookstoves are major contributors to ...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Emily S. Gurley, Christina Crabtree-Ide, Henrik Salje, Eun-Hye Yoo, Lina Mu, Nasrin Akter and Pavani K. Ram

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:425

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This paper investigates the relationship between psychological health and quality of life (QOL) of people affected by leprosy (PAL) living in a community in Guangdong province, China.

    Authors: Mingzhou Xiong, Xiaohua Wang, Ting Su, Bin Yang, Ming Li and Daocheng Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:424

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Screening of houses to prevent mosquito entry is increasingly being recommended as an effective and practical method against malaria transmission through reduced human-mosquito contact. The objective of the st...

    Authors: Peter Njoroge Ng’ang’a, James Mutunga, George Oliech and Clifford Maina Mutero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:423

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The number of partners providing informal care for their chronically ill spouse is rising, and they describe their daily life as demanding. The aim of this paper was to describe the partners’ experiences of li...

    Authors: Elisabet Eriksson, Maria Wejåker, Anna Danhard, Annika Nilsson and Marja-Leena Kristofferzon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:422

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There has been a limited recognition of hypertension and diabetes in China which has compromised optimal treatment. It is not clear if a screening program implemented by a national health survey has improved a...

    Authors: Chihua Li and L. H. Lumey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:421

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Some studies in Western countries have suggested that education and income are differentially associated with different drinking patterns. This study aimed to examine the associations of education and income w...

    Authors: Keiko Murakami and Hideki Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:420

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Early childhood is a crucial time to foster healthy eating and physical activity (PA) habits, which are critical for optimal child health, growth and development. Child care facilities are important settings t...

    Authors: Patricia Markham Risica, Alison Tovar, Vanessa Palomo, Laura Dionne, Noereem Mena, Kate Magid, Diane Stanton Ward and Kim M. Gans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:419

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Past research has shown that individuals who have had experiences of out-of-home care (OHC) in childhood have increased risks of premature mortality. Prior studies also suggest that these individuals are more ...

    Authors: Ylva B. Almquist and Lars Brännström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:418

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Although physical activity (PA) integrated in schools’ classrooms have shown a positive effect on children’s behaviors, its effectiveness on cognitive functions, PA levels and other health variables remains un...

    Authors: Mairena Sánchez-López, Abel Ruiz-Hermosa, Andrés Redondo-Tébar, María Eugenia Visier-Alfonso, Estela Jimenez-López, Maria Martínez-Andres, Montse Solera-Martínez, Alba Soriano-Cano and Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:417

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Most Finnish adolescents are not sufficiently physically active. Health education (HE) provides beneficial starting point for physical activity (PA) promotion in schools. This study evaluates an intervention i...

    Authors: M. Aittasalo, A-M Jussila, K. Tokola, H. Sievänen, H. Vähä-Ypyä and T. Vasankari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:415

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Given the importance of knowing the potential impediments and enablers for physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) in a specific population, the aim of this study was to systematically review and s...

    Authors: Nucharapon Liangruenrom, Melinda Craike, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Kanyapat Suttikasem and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:414

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Targeting habit-development (behavioral automaticity) as part of healthy lifestyle behavior change interventions may improve the adoption and maintenance of healthful behaviors. Few studies, however, have eval...

    Authors: Heather Fritz, Wassim Tarraf, Aaron Brody and Philip Levy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:413

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    In Scotland a new, easier to complete bowel screening test, the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), has been introduced. This test gives more accurate information about an individual’s risk of having colorectal ...

    Authors: Robert J. C. Steele, Jayne Digby, Julie A. Chambers and Ronan E. O’Carroll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:411

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  25. Content type: Research article

    India accounts for more than two-third of mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in south-east Asia. The burden is high in Karnataka, one of the largest states in southern India. There is a need for...

    Authors: Krishnamurthy Jayanna, N. Swaroop, Arin Kar, Satyanarayana Ramanaik, Manoj Kumar Pati, Ashwini Pujar, Prathibha Rai, Suresh Chitrapu, Gururaj Patil, Preeti Aggarwal, Shivla Saksena, Hemanth Madegowda, S. Rekha and H. L. Mohan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:409

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Early sexual intercourse (SI) may have long-lasting negative impacts on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). So far, these impacts have been studied using age for defining early SI instead of feelings about...

    Authors: Manon Rouche, Katia Castetbon, Maud Dujeu, Estelle Méroc, Thérésa Lebacq, Camille Pedroni, Christelle Senterre, Isabelle Godin and Nathalie Moreau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:408

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the validity of the Active Australia Survey across different subgroups and its responsiveness to change, as few previous studies have examined this.

    Authors: Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J. Duncan, Rob Stanton, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Cristina M. Caperchione, Amanda L. Rebar, Trevor N. Savage, W. Kerry Mummery and Gregory S. Kolt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:407

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  28. Content type: Research article

    This study explored the role of outdoor air pollution [nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2)] and indoor air quality (measured with damp or condensation and secondhand smoke exposures) at age 9 months ...

    Authors: Emily Midouhas, Theodora Kokosi and Eirini Flouri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:406

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between migration and health has primarily focused on permanent migrants, although non-permanent migrants comprise a large proportion of global migrants. Non-permanent migrants may have distin...

    Authors: Karen H. Wang, Zoé M. Hendrickson, Cynthia A. Brandt and Marcella Nunez-Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:405

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Timely and complete vaccination with multi-dose schedules is of public health importance, because an incomplete vaccination series may yield suboptimal disease protection. However, data on adherence of adults ...

    Authors: Kelly D. Johnson, Xiaoyan Lu and Dongmu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:404

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The hand hygiene (HH) behaviour of the general public and its effect on illnesses are issues of growing importance. Gender is associated with HH behaviour. HH efficiency is a combination of washing efficiency ...

    Authors: Lorna K. P. Suen, Zoe Y. Y. So, Simon K. W. Yeung, Kiki Y. K. Lo and Simon C. Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:401

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Latinos are currently the largest and fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States and have the lowest rates nationally of regular sources of primary care. The changing demographics of Latino popul...

    Authors: Abby M. Lohr, Maia Ingram, Scott C. Carvajal, Kevin Doubleday, Benjamin Aceves, Cynthia Espinoza, Floribella Redondo, Gloria Coronado, Cassalyn David and Melanie L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:399

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Effective hand hygiene practice can reduce transmission of diseases such as respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and gastrointestinal infections, especially in young children. While hand hygiene has been widely...

    Authors: Ruby Biezen, Danilla Grando, Danielle Mazza and Bianca Brijnath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:398

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency and the most common cause of anaemia worldwide. Because of the increased iron requirements during pregnancy, iron deficiency can lead to maternal anaem...

    Authors: See Ling Loy, Li Min Lim, Shiao-Yng Chan, Pei Ting Tan, Yen Lin Chee, Phaik Ling Quah, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Keith M. Godfrey, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Mary Foong-Fong Chong, Michael S. Kramer, Yap-Seng Chong and Claudia Chi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:397

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    One central goal of physical education in many countries is to empower students to be physically active throughout their lifespan. Physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO) encompasses physical, cogn...

    Authors: Stephanie Haible, Carmen Volk, Yolanda Demetriou, Oliver Höner, Ansgar Thiel, Ulrich Trautwein and Gorden Sudeck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:396

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) outcomes are adversely impacted by delay in diagnosis and treatment.

    Authors: Stellah G. Mpagama, Peter M. Mbelele, Anna M. Chongolo, Isaack A. Lekule, Johnson J. Lyimo, Gibson S. Kibiki and Scott K. Heysell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:395

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Among persons living with HIV, poorer antiretroviral therapy adherence has been reported in African Americans and disproportionate mortality reported in young African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM)...

    Authors: Mark S. Dworkin, Palak Panchal, Wayne Wiebel, Robert Garofalo, Jessica E. Haberer and Antonio Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:394

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Physical literacy (PL), given as a multidimensional construct, is considered a person’s capacity and commitment to a physically active lifestyle. We investigated the effect of a holistic physical exercise trai...

    Authors: Peter Holler, Johannes Jaunig, Frank-Michael Amort, Silvia Tuttner, Kathrin Hofer-Fischanger, Dietmar Wallner, Helmut Simi, Alexander Müller, Mireille Nicoline Maria van Poppel and Othmar Moser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:393

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, a study in Munyenge revealed a high prevalence of urogenital schistosomiasis (UGS) among pregnant women. This study investigated he prevalence and risk factors of UGS in pregnancy following scale-up o...

    Authors: Godlove Bunda Wepnje, Judith Kuoh Anchang-Kimbi, Vicky Daonyle Ndassi, Leopold Gustave Lehman and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:392

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Persons of African and Middle-Eastern origin living in European countries have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes, accompanied by high prevalence of obesity among women but not always among men. The aim of t...

    Authors: Natalia Skogberg, Tiina Laatikainen, Eero Lilja, Annamari Lundqvist, Tommi Härkänen and Päivikki Koponen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:391

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Place-based factors have been implicated as root causes of socioeconomic disparities in risky health behaviors such as tobacco and alcohol use. Yet few studies examine the effects of county-level socioeconomic...

    Authors: Rita Hamad, Daniel M. Brown and Sanjay Basu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:390

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