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  1. Content type: Research article

    Viral Hepatitis is one of the major global health problems, affecting millions of people every year. Limited information is available on the impact of social and economic factors on the prevalence of Hepatitis...

    Authors: Selma Tosun, Olgu Aygün, Hülya Özkan Özdemir, Elif Korkmaz and Durmuş Özdemir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:649

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    Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care organizations, public health agencies are interested in accessing EHR data to improve health assessment and surveillance. ...

    Authors: Karen F. Comer, P. Joseph Gibson, Jian Zou, Marc Rosenman and Brian E. Dixon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:647

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    The effect of maternal anemia on childhood hemoglobin status has received little attention. Thus, we examined the potential association between maternal anemia and childhood anemia (aged 6–59 months) from sele...

    Authors: Peter A. M. Ntenda, Owen Nkoka, Paul Bass and Thomas Senghore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:650

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We describe hospital-based management of acute ischaemic stroke patients in 2010–2013 in Barbados, by comparing documented treatment given in the single tertiary public hospital with international guideline re...

    Authors: Asanchia S. Harewood-Marshall, Leslie S. Craig, Tanya P. Martelly, David O. C. Corbin, Lauren Maul, Damani McIntosh-Clarke, Tracey Blackman, Kenneth S. George, Anselm J. M. Hennis, Ian R. Hambleton and Angela M. C. Rose

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:648

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    Recently, the efficacy of dietary improvement as a therapeutic intervention for moderate to severe depression was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. The SMILES trial demonstrated a significant improve...

    Authors: Mary Lou Chatterton, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Adrienne O’Neil, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Rachelle Opie, David Castle, Sarah Dash, Laima Brazionis, Michael Berk and Felice Jacka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:599

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Substance use is a well-known public health problem, but population-based research on migrants’ substance use in Europe is limited. Factors related to the cultural background and current life situation might i...

    Authors: Essi Salama, Solja Niemelä, Jaana Suvisaari, Tiina Laatikainen, Päivikki Koponen and Anu E. Castaneda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:651

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mental health literacy consists of knowledge of a mental disorder and of the associated stigma. Barriers to depression treatment among Hispanic populations include persistent stigma which is primarily perpetua...

    Authors: Veronica Lopez, Katherine Sanchez, Michael O. Killian and Brittany H. Eghaneyan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:646

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Provision of constant and safe blood has been a public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa with high prevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs). This study was aimed at determining the trend ...

    Authors: Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor, Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota and Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:645

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) has been an important health promotion tool for over seventy years. The most recent version was released in 2007. This study examined Canadians’ exposure to, knowledge, and use of CFG.

    Authors: Joyce J. Slater and Adriana N. Mudryj

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:652

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In the backdroup of a rapidly increasing burden of diabetes in Nepal, a community-based diabetes management program is implemented involving female community health volunteers (FCHVs) under the government run ...

    Authors: Bishal Gyawali, Shiva Raj Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Abhinav Vaidya, Annelli Sandbæk and Per Kallestrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:641

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Rates of obesity have increased globally and weight stigma is commonly experienced by people with obesity. Feeling stigmatised because of one’s weight can be a barrier to healthy eating, physical activity and ...

    Authors: Catherine Spooner, Upali W. Jayasinghe, Nighat Faruqi, Nigel Stocks and Mark F. Harris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:640

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Alcohol use and associated harms are among the leading causes of burden of disease among young people, highlighting the need for effective prevention. The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was the first trial...

    Authors: Nicola C. Newton, Lexine Stapinski, Tim Slade, Katrina E. Champion, Emma L. Barrett, Catherine Chapman, Anna Smout, Siobhan Lawler, Marius Mather, Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Patricia J. Conrod and Maree Teesson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:643

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Basic needs (e.g., food security and stable housing) are important determinants of health and well-being, yet their impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the context of HIV and aging has not been...

    Authors: Phan Sok, Sandra Gardner, Tsegaye Bekele, Jason Globerman, Mary V. Seeman, Saara Greene, Michael Sobota, Jay J. Koornstra, LaVerne Monette, Keith Hambly, Stephen W. Hwang, James Watson, Glen Walker and Sean B. Rourke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:644

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Work stress prevention can reduce health risks for individuals, as well as organisational and societal costs. The success of work stress interventions depends on proper implementation. Failure to take into acc...

    Authors: Bo M. Havermans, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Rianne J. A. Hoek, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:642

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    Heterosexual couples account for 44% of new HIV infections in Kenya and there’s low awareness of self and partner HIV status. Different strategies have been employed to promote couple HIV testing and counselli...

    Authors: Margaret Kababu, Eric Sakwa, Robinson Karuga, Annrita Ikahu, Inviolata Njeri, Jordan Kyongo, Catherine Khamali and Wanjiru Mukoma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:638

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The gatekeeper training is designed to help identify suicidal individuals, respond to suicidal ideation and refer to help. The internationally widely used training shows promising results. This is the first st...

    Authors: Sanne Terpstra, Aartjan Beekman, Jens Abbing, Sabine Jaken, Martin Steendam and Renske Gilissen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:637

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is associated with excess weight and adverse health outcomes. We synthesize the evidence on physical inactivity and its social determinants in Arab countries, with special attention to gend...

    Authors: Eman Sharara, Chaza Akik, Hala Ghattas and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:639

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  18. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing awareness that parents can play an important role in shaping their children’s attitudes towards alcohol and use of alcohol. However, there has been little research exploring the conversa...

    Authors: Alexandra Sawyer, Lester Coleman, Richard Cooke, Lisa Hodgson and Nigel Sherriff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:631

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Populations of low and middle-income countries are ageing rapidly; there is a need for policies that support an increase in the duration of old age lived in good health. There is growing evidence that social p...

    Authors: Celeste Marsh, Paul A. Agius, Gamini Jayakody, Roshan Shajehan, Chandima Abeywickrema, Kelly Durrant, Stanley Luchters and Wendy Holmes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:636

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A healthy lifestyle can be beneficial for one’s mental health. Thus, identifying healthy lifestyle choices that promote psychological well-being and reduce mental problems is useful to prevent mental disorders...

    Authors: Julia Velten, Angela Bieda, Saskia Scholten, André Wannemüller and Jürgen Margraf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:632

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Hispanics bear some of the highest burden of the obesity epidemic and the disparities gap is bigger among Hispanics in rural communities. This mixed methods study examined the objective and subjective assessme...

    Authors: Linda K. Ko, Cassandra Enzler, Cynthia K. Perry, Edgar Rodriguez, Norma Mariscal, Sandra Linde and Catherine Duggan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:634

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  22. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners play a fundamental role in combatting the current epidemic of physical inactivity, and pedometer-based walking interventions are able to increase physical activity levels of their patient...

    Authors: Tomas Vetrovsky, Jozef Cupka, Martin Dudek, Blanka Kuthanova, Klaudia Vetrovska, Vaclav Capek and Vaclav Bunc

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:635

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Rural Appalachian populations have poorer health and fewer positive health-related behaviors compared to other United States populations. Appalachians are the most sedentary U.S. population and teens are parti...

    Authors: Laureen H. Smith, Rick L. Petosa and Abigail Shoben

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:633

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  24. Content type: Debate

    Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease that affects more than 3 billion people worldwide, in predominantly resource-poor countries. Despite malaria being preventable and treatable, a large number of adults and ...

    Authors: Erin J. Walker, Gregory M. Peterson, James Grech, Evie Paragalli and Jackson Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:630

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Food product labels based on the WHO 5-a-day fruit and vegetable (FV) message are becoming increasingly common, but these labels may impact negatively on complementary or subsequent FV consumption. This study ...

    Authors: K. M. Appleton and H. J. Pidgeon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:624

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