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  1. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers physical inactivity (PIA) as a critical noncommunicable factor for disease and mortality, affecting more women than men. In 2013, the WHO set a 10% reduction of th...

    Authors: X. Mayo, G. Liguori, E. Iglesias-Soler, R. J. Copeland, I. Clavel San Emeterio, A. Lowe, F. del Villar and A. Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1677

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  2. Healthy lifestyles play an important role in the prevention of premature death, chronic diseases, productivity loss and other social and economic concerns. However, workplace interventions to address issues of...

    Authors: Aikaterini Grimani, Emmanuel Aboagye and Lydia Kwak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1676

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  3. This study is built on a long-standing research partnership between the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the White Mountain Apache Tribe to identify effective interventions to prevent suicid...

    Authors: Victoria M. O’Keefe, Emily E. Haroz, Novalene Goklish, Jerreed Ivanich, Mary F. Cwik and Allison Barlow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1675

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Implementation of school-based physical activity (PA) programmes has proven to be difficult, particularly due to schools’ focus on academic performance and lack of organisational support for PA interventions. ...

    Authors: Ingrid Skage and Sindre M. Dyrstad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1674

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  5. Despite policy intention to reach disadvantaged populations, inequalities in health care resource use and health outcomes persist in Nepal. The current study aimed to investigate the trend of full vaccination ...

    Authors: Kiran Acharya, Yuba Raj Paudel and Dinesh Dharel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1673

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  6. Many studies have shown that having a dog has an impact on the increase in physical activity (PA) of people. However, what is often not taken into account in many such studies is owning of other pets. The aim ...

    Authors: Kristýna Machová, Klára Daďová, Helena Chaloupková and Ivona Svobodová

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1672

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  7. Since 1998, China has gradually moved toward voluntary uncompensated blood donation. In some cities, the shortage of platelets has been noticeably severe. Mutual assistance that collects blood from one’s famil...

    Authors: Chengpu Yu, Joseph Tak-fai Lau, Weixing Zhong, Xinting Huang, Chao Pan, Yu Chen, Huanpeng Lu, Fengxiao Zhao, Siying Zeng, Jinglin Lai, Chengwei Tie, Xu Li, Jianlin Zhang, Chuangqi Zhang, Ying Liu and Qianli Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1671

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  8. Preschoolers’ energy balance-related behaviours (EBRBs) and self-regulation skills are important for their later health. Few preschool-based interventions aiming to promote preschoolers’ EBRBs and self-regulat...

    Authors: Carola Ray, Riikka Kaukonen, Elviira Lehto, Henna Vepsäläinen, Nina Sajaniemi, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1670

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  9. Race and place intersect to produce location-based variation in disease distributions. We analyzed the geographic distribution of tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Michigan, USA to better understand the complex i...

    Authors: Grace A. Noppert, Philippa Clarke, Margaret T. Hicken and Mark L. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1669

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  10. Given today’s high prevalence of common mental disorders and related sick leave among teachers, an urgent need exists for a more systematic approach to the management of social and organizational risk factors ...

    Authors: Lydia Kwak, Caroline Lornudd, Christina Björklund, Gunnar Bergström, Lotta Nybergh, Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Kjerstin Stigmar, Charlotte Wåhlin and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1668

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Intestinal parasitic infections are common in rural areas with poor infrastructure and low socioeconomic status. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of selected parasitic infections in margina...

    Authors: Amer Al-Jawabreh, Suheir Ereqat, Kamal Dumaidi, Hanan Al-Jawabreh, Ziad Abdeen and Abdelmajeed Nasereddin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1667

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In Scandinavia, the distribution of ticks is expanding and tick-borne diseases constitute growing health risks. While the probability of getting a tick-borne disease after a tick bite is low, the health impact...

    Authors: Daniel Slunge, Solveig Jore, Karen Angeliki Krogfelt, Martin Tugwell Jepsen and Anders Boman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1666

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  13. Building trust and engaging the community are important for biomedical trials. This was core to the set up and delivery of the EBOVAC-Salone and PREVAC Ebola vaccine trials in Sierra Leone during and following...

    Authors: Sara Dada, Gillian McKay, Ana Mateus and Shelley Lees

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1665

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  14. Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death worldwide and has become a high global health priority. Accurate country level surveillance is critical to ending the pandemic. Effective routine reporting systems whic...

    Authors: Danju Zhou, Michelle Pender, Weixi Jiang, Wenhui Mao and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1664

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  15. Pregnant women and children are the most vulnerable groups to zinc deficiency. Despite the presence of few primary studies, studies that could provide strong evidence that would help policymakers to develop ap...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Freweini Gebrearegay and Hadush Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1663

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  16. Anemia among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) continues to be among the major public health problems in many developing countries, including Rwanda, where it increased in prevalence between the 2015 and 2010 Rw...

    Authors: Dieudonne Hakizimana, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Jenae Logan and Rex Wong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1662

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  17. Despite the magnitude of youth unemployment there is a lack of studies, which explore the relations between health experiences and labour market position in various contexts. The aim of this paper was to analy...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström and Christina Ahlgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1661

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  18. Risky alcohol consumption is responsible for a variety of chronic and acute harms. Individuals involved in organised sport have been identified as one population group who consume risky amounts of alcohol both...

    Authors: Tameka McFadyen, Luke Wolfenden, Melanie Kingsland, Jennifer Tindall, Shauna Sherker, Rachael Heaton, Karen Gillham, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Christophe Lecathelinais, Bosco Rowland and John Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1660

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  19. Infectious disease forecasting aims to predict characteristics of both seasonal epidemics and future pandemics. Accurate and timely infectious disease forecasts could aid public health responses by informing k...

    Authors: Chelsea S. Lutz, Mimi P. Huynh, Monica Schroeder, Sophia Anyatonwu, F. Scott Dahlgren, Gregory Danyluk, Danielle Fernandez, Sharon K. Greene, Nodar Kipshidze, Leann Liu, Osaro Mgbere, Lisa A. McHugh, Jennifer F. Myers, Alan Siniscalchi, Amy D. Sullivan, Nicole West…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1659

    Content type: Debate

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  20. The bidirectional relationship between the twin epidemics of Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes major global health challenges in the twenty-first century. TB-HIV co-infected peopl...

    Authors: Assefa Tola, Kirubel Minsamo Mishore, Yohanes Ayele, Abraham Nigussie Mekuria and Nanati Legese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1658

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  21. Racial minority children, particularly from low-income households, are at risk for obesity. Family meals have a protective effect on child nutritional health. However, the current evidence is limited in racial...

    Authors: Carolyn Gunther, Catherine Rogers, Christopher Holloman, Laura C. Hopkins, Sarah E. Anderson, Carla K. Miller, Kristen A. Copeland, Jamie S. Dollahite, Keeley J. Pratt, Alison Webster, Allison N. Labyk and Christine Penicka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1657

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  22. Childhood immunization programmes have made substantial contributions to lowering the burden of disease among children in developing countries, however a large proportion of children still remain unimmunized. ...

    Authors: Abrham Wondimu, Qi Cao, Jan C. Wilschut and Maarten J. Postma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1656

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  23. The prevalence of hookah consumption has been on the increase in Iran over the past two decades. This rate is higher among women than men in the south of Iran than other geographical areas. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Sakineh Dadipoor, Gerjo Kok, Teamur Aghamolaei, Mohtasham Ghaffari, Ali Heyrani and Amin Ghanbarnezhad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1655

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  24. Public toilets are a common transmission vector of infectious diseases due to environmental contamination. Research on Chinese people’s hygiene practices in public lavatories are lacking. This study examined C...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Tai Pong Lam, Hoi Yan Chan, Kwok Fai Lam, Xu Dong Zhou, Jia Yao Xu, Kai Sing Sun and Pak Leung Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1654

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  25. With nearly 30 % of the general population experiencing one mental disorder in 12 months, common mental disorders (CMDs) are highly prevalent in Germany and mainly affect the workforce. Therefore, the processe...

    Authors: Alexandra Sikora, Gundolf Schneider, Ralf Stegmann and Uta Wegewitz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1653

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  26. The World Health Organization recommends periodic evaluations of influenza surveillance systems to identify areas for improvement and provide evidence of data reliability for policymaking. However, data about ...

    Authors: Pélagie Babakazo, Joelle Kabamba-Tshilobo, Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy, Léopold Lubula, Léonie Kitoko Manya, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Wally Disasuani, Edith Nkwembe, Hugo Kavunga-Membo, Jean-Claude Changachanga, Saleh Muhemedi, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum and Stefano Tempia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1652

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  27. Alcohol-related harm has been found to be higher in disadvantaged groups, despite similar alcohol consumption to advantaged groups. This is known as the alcohol harm paradox. Beverage type is reportedly socioe...

    Authors: Andrea Gartner, Laszlo Trefan, Simon Moore, Ashley Akbari, Shantini Paranjothy and Daniel Farewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1651

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  28. To verify the prevalence and profile of users and non-users of anabolic steroid (AS) among resistance training practitioners.

    Authors: Ericson PEREIRA, Samuel Jorge MOYSES, Sérgio Aparecido IGNÁCIO, Daniel Komarchewski MENDES, Diego Sgarbi D. A. SILVA, Everdan CARNEIRO, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio HARDY, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro ROSA, Patrícia Vida Cassi BETTEGA and Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues JOHANN

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1650

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  29. The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) field in Europe has been a focus of research developments and public health policy changes for years. However, these processes are still in their infancy phase ...

    Authors: Desislava Vankova and Iskra Kapincheva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1648

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  30. Given the widespread problem of physical inactivity, and the continued growth in prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity, promotion of regular physical activity (PA) among young people has become a publ...

    Authors: Rikstje Wiersma, Congchao Lu, Esther Hartman and Eva Corpeleijn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1647

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  31. Sub-Saharan and Caribbean immigrants are particularly affected by HIV in Europe, and recent evidence shows that a large portion of them acquired HIV after arrival. There is a need for efficient interventions t...

    Authors: Anne Gosselin, Séverine Carillon, Karna Coulibaly, Valéry Ridde, Corinne Taéron, Veroska Kohou, Iris Zouménou, Romain Mbiribindi, Nicolas Derche and Annabel Desgrées du Loû

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1646

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  32. Although they are declining worldwide, neurotropic parasitic diseases are still common in developing and emerging countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the pooled prevalence and pooled association m...

    Authors: Labanté Outcha Daré, Pierre-Emile Bruand, Daniel Gérard, Benoît Marin, Valerie Lameyre, Farid Boumédiène and Pierre-Marie Preux

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1645

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  33. One of the largest school feeding programs in the world is the National School Feeding Program of Brazil. However, results from the 2012 National School Health Survey indicated that only 22.8% of 9th grade stu...

    Authors: Rafael Lavourinha Pinto, Bárbara da Silva Nalin de Souza, Anna Beatriz Souza Antunes, Mara Lima De Cnop, Rosely Sichieri and Diana Barbosa Cunha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1644

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  34. The directly observed treatment short-course (DOTS) is one of the most effective tuberculosis (TB) control measures worldwide. However, despite its aim of providing comprehensive and humanistic care, few studi...

    Authors: Kae Nagahiro Shiratani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1642

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  35. Poor health is both a cause and consequence of poverty, and there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that social capital is an important factor for improving health in resource-poor settings. Internation...

    Authors: Natalee Hung and Lincoln Leehang Lau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1641

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  36. Insufficient physical activity (IPA) and mobile phone dependence are common coexisting behaviors among college students. However, the impact of the synergies between the two behaviors on depression has yet to ...

    Authors: Haibo Xie, Shuman Tao, Yukun Zhang, Fangbiao Tao and Xiaoyan Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1640

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  37. Alcohol consumption estimates in public health predominantly rely on self-reported survey data which is likely to underestimate consumption volume. Surveys tend to ask specifically about standard drinks and pr...

    Authors: Conor Gilligan, Kristen G. Anderson, Benjamin O. Ladd, Yun Ming Yong and Michael David

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1639

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  38. To assess the quality and completeness of treatment and outcome data in the electronic tuberculosis (TB) and antiretroviral treatment (ART) registers in drug-resistant (DR-) TB patients at three treatment faci...

    Authors: Lise Jamieson, Denise Evans, Rebecca Berhanu, Nazir Ismail, Samantha Aucock, Kristina Wallengren and Lawrence Long

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1638

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  39. Globally, an estimate of 254,928 measles cases in 2015 and 89,780 deaths in 2016 occur annually. In Nigeria, measles is the fifth leading causes of under-five child mortality with 342 confirmed cases found in ...

    Authors: Folajimi O. Shorunke, Oluwatoyin Adeola-Musa, Aisha Usman, Celestine Ameh, Endie Waziri and Stephen A. Adebowale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1636

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  40. Social capital is an important determinant of health, but how specific sub-dimensions of social capital affect health and health-related behaviors is still unknown. To better understand its role for health ine...

    Authors: Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Joost Oude Groeniger, Maartje P. Poelman, Mariëlle A. Beenackers and Frank J. van Lenthe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1635

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  41. According to the 2015 report of the Joint United Nations Program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the prevalence rates of HIV infection among men who have s...

    Authors: P. H. Septime Hessou, Yolaine Glele-Ahanhanzo, Rheda Adekpedjou, Carin Ahouada, R. Christian Johnson, Michel Boko, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun and Michel Alary

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1634

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  42. The border area between French Guiana and Brazil is an active HIV-transmission zone. The aim of the present study was to describe HIV knowledge, risk and the level of stigma among inhabitants of this border area.

    Authors: E. Mosnier, M. Nacher, M. C. Parriault, C. Dao, B. Bidaud, P. Brousse, M. Gaillet, L. Epelboin, A. M. Mendes, L. Montenegro, C. Nakano Daniel, R. Botreau, A. Rouseliere, S. Rhodes and A. Carbunar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1633

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  43. Few population-based studies have assessed dietary behaviors in the rural multiethnic population of Northern Norway. The present study determined dietary patterns and investigated their association with Sami e...

    Authors: Natalia Petrenya, Charlotta Rylander and Magritt Brustad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1632

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  44. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis (TB) are three primary communicable infections have the likely potential to cause severe morbidity in prison settings. The prison has the most fa...

    Authors: Ahmad Wali, Dawood Khan, Nauman Safdar, Zeenat Shawani, Razia Fatima, Aashifa Yaqoob, Aurangzeb Qadir, Sultan Ahmed, Hamayun Rashid, Bashir Ahmed and Shereen Khan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1631

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  45. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the coverage of HIV health education among rural residents in western China by ascertaining their awareness of HIV/AIDS and its transmission routes, and to investigate...

    Authors: Tianqi Zhang, Yang Miao, Lingui Li and Ying Bian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1630

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  46. First-degree relatives of patients with diabetes (FDR) tend to have impaired insulin activity, which lead to the alternation of circulating cytokine levels. Liver is a main target tissue of insulin action; the...

    Authors: Yiting Xu, Yun Shen, Xiaojing Ma, Chengchen Gu, Yufei Wang and Yuqian Bao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1628

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  47. Early childhood caries (ECC) has reached epidemic proportions affecting millions of children worldwide. Its prevention becomes imperative owing to the significant morbidity and financial implications involved ...

    Authors: Ashima Goyal, Ashoo Grover, Krishan Gauba, Arpit Gupta, Nishant Mehta, Sourabh Dutta, R. M. Pandey, Ashish Joshi, J. S. Thakur, Utkal Mohanty and R. S. Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1626

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  48. Obesity and metabolic diseases represent a major health burden in the Caribbean, particularly since a large part of the population is disadvantaged. However, socioeconomic inequalities in chronic diseases are ...

    Authors: Zoé Colombet, Marlène Perignon, Benoît Salanave, Edwige Landais, Yves Martin-Prevel, Benjamin Allès, Sophie Drogue, Marie Josèphe Amiot and Caroline Méjean

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1620

    Content type: Research article

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