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  1. Health care system decision makers face challenges in allocating resources for screening, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. Approximately 240,000 individuals are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

    Authors: Caroline O’Keefe-Markman, Kristina Dawn Lea, Christopher McCabe, Elaine Hyshka and Tania Bubela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality remains a top global health agenda especially in high HIV/AIDS endemic locations where there is increased likelihood of mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Soc...

    Authors: Lawrence P. O. Were, Edwin Were, Richard Wamai, Joseph Hogan and Omar Galarraga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:87

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Sedentary life style is becoming increasingly common in this industrial age due to changes on the way people manufacture, transport and communicate. Sedentary lifestyle is associated with chronic diseases (dia...

    Authors: Osman Yimer Mohammed, Esubalew Tesfahun and Abdurahman Mohammed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:86

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  4. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionally affected by HIV in China. ‘Treatment as Prevention’ is a promising strategy for HIV prevention but requires adequate adherence. Mobile health (mHealth) may...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Fan, Rui She, Cong Liu, Haidan Zhong, Joseph T. F. Lau, Chun Hao, Jinghua Li, Yuantao Hao, Linghua Li and Jing Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:85

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Cultivation of tobacco raises concerns about detrimental health and social consequences for youth, but tobacco producing countries only highlight economic benefits. We compared sociodemographic and health-rela...

    Authors: Ethel Alderete, Jennifer Livaudais-Toman, Celia Kaplan, Steven E. Gregorich, Raúl Mejía and Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Rwanda has made substantial economic progress over the past two decades. However, evidence suggests that malnutrition among children remains high in spite of this progress. This study aims to examine trends an...

    Authors: Agnes Binagwaho, Alphonse Rukundo, Samuel Powers, Kateri B. Donahoe, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Fidel Ngabo, Corine Karema, Kirstin Woody Scott and Mary C. Smith Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The national burden of human immunodeficiency virus treatment failure and associated factors in the Ethiopian context is required to provide evidence towards a renewed ambitious future goal.

    Authors: Aklilu Endalamaw, Mengistu Mekonnen, Demeke Geremew, Fikadu Ambaw Yehualashet, Hiwot Tesera and Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:82

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have the potential to improve health through patient education and provider engagement while increasing efficiency and lowering costs. This raises the question of whether ...

    Authors: Krishna K. Bommakanti, Laramie L. Smith, Lin Liu, Diana Do, Jazmine Cuevas-Mota, Kelly Collins, Fatima Munoz, Timothy C. Rodwell and Richard S. Garfein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Perinatal women accessing prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services are at an increased risk of depression; however, in Tanzania there is limited access to services provided by mental ...

    Authors: Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Hellen Siril, Elysia Larson, Zenaice Aloyce, Ricardo Araya, Anna Kaale, Janeth Kamala, Muhummed Nadeem Kasmani, Amina Komba, Anna Minja, Angelina Mwimba, Fileuka Ngakongwa, Magreat Somba, Christopher R. Sudfeld and Sylvia F. Kaaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The globally recognized socio-economic benefits of education have stirred many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa like Uganda to promote universal access to schooling by removing fiscal barricades for those in pr...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kimera, Sofie Vindevogel, Mugenyi Justuce Kintu, John Rubaihayo, Jessica De Maeyer, Didier Reynaert, Anne-Mie Engelen, Fred Nuwaha and Johan Bilsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:79

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Parent-child communication is an effective tool for fostering healthy sexual and reproductive behaviours among adolescents. However, the topic is underexplored in Nigeria. This study examines how parents and c...

    Authors: Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu, Ifunanya Clara Agu, Irene Eze, Chibuike Agu, Uche Ezenwaka, Nkoli Ezumah and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Patient-centered care is pillar 1 of the “End TB” strategy, but little has been documented in the literature about what this means for people living with rifampicin-resistant (RR-TB). Optimizing care for such ...

    Authors: Jennifer Furin, Marian Loveday, Sindisiwe Hlangu, Lindy Dickson-Hall, Sacha le Roux, Mark Nicol and Helen Cox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:76

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  13. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are on the rise in many low-and middle-income countries where 80% of related deaths are registered. Community CVD prevention programmes utilizing self-care approaches have shown ...

    Authors: Rawlance Ndejjo, Geofrey Musinguzi, Fred Nuwaha, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Hilde Bastiaens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Intestinal parasites remain considerable public health problems in low-income countries where poor food hygiene practice is common. Food handlers, people involved in preparing and serving food, working with po...

    Authors: Yonas Yimam, Ambachew Woreta and Mehdi Mohebali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Combining the strengths of physical activity (PA) diaries and questionnaires may be needed to improve the unsatisfying measurement quality of existing PA questionnaires. This study investigated the construct v...

    Authors: B. Novak, P. Holler, J. Jaunig, W. Ruf, M. N. M. van Poppel and M. C. Sattler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:72

    Content type: Research article

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  16. For people with disabilities, chances to find or keep work are negatively affected by multiple problems like lower education, poverty and poor health. Furthermore, although active labour market policies proved...

    Authors: Kor A. Brongers, Bert Cornelius, Jac J. L. van der Klink and Sandra Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Sedentary behavior is associated with health risks and academic under-achievement in children. Still, children spend a large part of their waking hours sitting at a desk at school. Recent short-term studies de...

    Authors: A. (Lex) E. Q. van Delden, Guido P. H. Band and Joris P. J. Slaets

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW) have critical needs for effective HIV prevention tools. This study identified perspectives of MSM, FSW and policy makers on the needs for, barriers to,...

    Authors: G. Emmanuel, M. Folayan, G. Undelikwe, B. Ochonye, T. Jayeoba, A. Yusuf, B. Aiwonodagbon, C. Bilali, P. Umoh, K. Ojemeiri and A. Kalaiwo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Traditional postpartum practices are intended to provide care to mothers, but there is mixed evidence concerning their impact on postpartum depression (PPD). It remains unknown if there is a unique impact of p...

    Authors: Katherine LeMasters, Nafeesa Andrabi, Lauren Zalla, Ashley Hagaman, Esther O. Chung, John A. Gallis, Elizabeth L. Turner, Sonia Bhalotra, Siham Sikander and Joanna Maselko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  20. As HIV cure research advances, there is an increasing need for community engagement in health research, especially in low- and middle-income countries with ongoing clinical trials. Crowdsourcing contests provi...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Suzanne Day, Nancy S. Yang, Huanyu Bao, Linghua Li, Allison Mathews and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite the many HIV testing models implemented in Africa, the level of HIV testing uptake remains relatively poor, especially among men. The HIV self-testing (HIVST) model offers an additional approach for en...

    Authors: Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, Sizwe Makhunga, Claudine Muraraneza and Khumbulani Hlongwana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:66

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  22. Young sexual minority men in the United States have a high incidence rate of HIV infection. Early intervention among this group, that is timed to precede or coincide with sexual initiation, is of critical impo...

    Authors: Lisa M. Kuhns, Robert Garofalo, Marco Hidalgo, Sabina Hirshfield, Cynthia Pearson, Josh Bruce, D. Scott Batey, Asa Radix, Uri Belkind, Haomiao Jia and Rebecca Schnall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:65

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Health risks linked with dioxin in fish remain a complex policy issue. Fatty Baltic fish contain persistent pollutants, but they are otherwise healthy food. We studied the health benefits and risks associated ...

    Authors: Jouni T. Tuomisto, Arja Asikainen, Päivi Meriläinen and Päivi Haapasaari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Disease-causing poverty is a serious problem in rural China, where social capital can mediate the disease—poverty relationship. However, there is no generally accepted reliable, robust and viable measure of so...

    Authors: Lizheng Xu, Min Guo, Stephen Nicholas, Long Sun, Fan Yang and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:63

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  25. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the major public health challenges generating a relevant burden. High-risk groups, including people who inject drugs (PWID), are at serious risk for developing HCV. ...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Meysam Behzadifar and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:62

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Health literacy (HL) is defined as the knowledge and competences of people to meet the complex demands of health in modern society. It is an important factor in ensuring positive health outcomes, yet Iceland i...

    Authors: Sonja Stelly Gustafsdottir, Arun K. Sigurdardottir, Solveig A. Arnadottir, Gudmundur T. Heimisson and Lena Mårtensson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Marked disparities by socioeconomic status in the risk of potentially avoidable hospitalization for chronic illnesses have been observed in many contexts, including those with universal health coverage. Less w...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Dan L. Crouse and Adele Balram

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Very few programs aimed at improving body image among adolescent boys have been effective, and there is still no clear evidence as to what will work for universal prevention of eating disorders and body dissat...

    Authors: Joanna Rachel Doley, Siân Alexandra McLean, Scott Griffiths and Zali Yager

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:59

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Rabies has a worldwide distribution in continental regions of Africa, Asia and the Latin America. Globally, the case fatality rate is 100% once a clinical sign is developed. Poor public awareness towards rabie...

    Authors: Weldegerima Gebremedhin Hagos, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Goyitom Gebremdehn Gebru, Gebreamlak Gebremariam Mezgebe, Kebede Ambaye Reda and Berihun Assefa Dachew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:57

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  30. Urban parks play an important role in promoting physical activity (PA) among adults and especially among older city residents. According to the socioecological approach the association of physical environments...

    Authors: Petra Wagner, Yan Ping Duan, Ru Zhang, Hagen Wulff and Walter Brehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:55

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  31. To analyze the trend of lower extremity major amputations (MA) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the Regions of Spain from year 2001 until 2015.

    Authors: María del Cristo Rodríguez Pérez, Chiara Chines, Arturo J. Pedrero García, Djeniffer Sousa, Francisco J. Cuevas Fernández, Itahisa Marcelino-Rodríguez, Santiago Domínguez Coello and Antonio Cabrera de León

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:54

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  32. Pulmonary diseases are a common and costly cause of 30-day readmissions. Few studies have focused on the difference in risk for rehospitalization between men and women in older patients. In this study we analy...

    Authors: Alessandra Buja, Anna De Polo, Elisa De Battisti, Milena Sperotto, Tatjana Baldovin, Silvia Cocchio, Patrizia Furlan, Mario Saia, Maria Luisa Scapellato, Guido Viel, Vincenzo Baldo, Chiara Bertoncello and Mark Ebell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:53

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  33. Perceived neighborhood characteristics, including satisfaction with one’s neighborhood as a place to live, are associated with lower obesity rates and more favorable cardiovascular risk factor profiles. Yet, f...

    Authors: Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, Natalie Suder Egnot, Alvin Nugroho, Tamara Dubowitz and Wendy M. Troxel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:52

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  34. In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) programs targeting women are implemented. In the context of the ‘Mawe Tatu’ program more equitable in...

    Authors: Wyvine Ansima Bapolisi, Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Clara Blampain, Jean Makelele, Lenneke Kono-Tange, Ghislain Bisimwa and Sonja Merten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:51

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. The Kids save lives statement recommends annual Basic Life Support (BLS) training for school children but the implementation is challenging. Trainings should be easy to realise and every BLS training should be...

    Authors: Christoph Süss-Havemann, Janina Kosan, Thomas Seibold, Nils Martin Dibbern, Anne Daubmann, Jens Christian Kubitz and Stefanie Beck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:50

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  36. It was highlighted that in the original article [1] the selection process was not described clearly enough to avoid confusion under the heading of the Target of Outcomes in the Methods section.

    Authors: Nadeeka Chandraratne, Miwa Yamaguchi, Susantha Indrawansa, Nalika Gunawardena, Keisuke Kuwahara, Zobida Islam, Yohei Kawasaki, Tetsuya Mizoue and Diyanath Samarasinghe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:47

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:893

  37. The increasing adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems enables automated, large scale, and meaningful analysis of regional population health. We explored how EHR systems could inform surveillance of...

    Authors: Timothy Bergquist, Vikas Pejaver, Noah Hammarlund, Sean D. Mooney and Stephen J. Mooney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:46

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  38. Despite the recent increase in HIV infections among adolescents, little is known about their HIV knowledge and perceptions. This study, therefore, sought to examine the factors associated with comprehensive HI...

    Authors: Titilope Badru, Jefferson Mwaisaka, Hadiza Khamofu, Chinedu Agbakwuru, Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Satish Raj Pandey, Patrick Essiet, Ezekiel James, Annie Chen-Carrington, Timothy D. Mastro, Sani H. Aliyu and Kwasi Torpey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:45

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  39. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and associated morbidity and mortality, is increasing rapidly in low and middle-income countries where health systems often have limited access and lower quality of...

    Authors: Ashley Sharp, Nick Riches, Annastesia Mims, Sweetness Ntshalintshali, David McConalogue, Paul Southworth, Callum Pierce, Philip Daniels, Muhindo Kalungero, Futhi Ndzinisa, Ekta Elston, Valephi Okello and John Walley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:44

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  40. Violence exposure in adolescence is associated with a range of poor health and social outcomes, including both the perpetration and experience of violence in later intimate relationships. However, there is lit...

    Authors: Karen Devries, Jenny Parkes, Louise Knight, Elizabeth Allen, Sophie Namy, Simone Datzberger, Winifred Nalukenge, Lydia Atuhaire, Nambusi Kyegombe, Eddy Walakira, Janet Seeley, Helen A. Weiss and Dipak Naker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:43

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  41. Diabetes and its complications including foot ulcer constitute a global public health challenge attributing to a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Foot ulcer is one of the long-term complication of...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Belayneh Mengist, Diriba Mulisa, Getahun Fetensa, Ebisa Turi and Amanuel Abajobir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:41

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  42. Of all lifestyle behaviours, smoking caused the most deaths in the last century. Because of the time lag between the act of smoking and dying from smoking, and because males generally take up smoking before fe...

    Authors: Maarten Wensink, Jesús-Adrián Alvarez, Silvia Rizzi, Fanny Janssen and Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:39

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  43. Families resettling to the U.S. from conflict-affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face countless challenges. These families must cope with experiences of armed conflict and forced mig...

    Authors: Lindsay Stark, Mackenzie V. Robinson, Ilana Seff, Wafa Hassan and Carine Allaf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:38

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  44. Alcohol consumption, even at low-levels, can not be guaranteed as safe or risk free. Specifically, the 2009 Australian National Health and Medical Research Council drinking guidelines recommend that adults sho...

    Authors: Janette Mugavin, Sarah MacLean, Robin Room and Sarah Callinan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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