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Chronic disease epidemiology

Section edited by Jianguang Ji.

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Obesity ranks as a major public health problem in many countries in the world. The obesity-socioeconomic status relationship is not well established in middle-income countries.

    Authors: Danilo Cosme Klein Gomes, Rosely Sichieri, Eliseu Verly Junior, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Amanda de Moura Souza and Diana Barbosa Cunha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:965

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    Endometrial cancer is the second most common cancer among female cancer survivors in the US and is increasing in incidence. Rural endometrial cancer patients experience lower survival rates but the reasons for...

    Authors: Brenna E. Blackburn, Sean Soisson, Kerry Rowe, John Snyder, Alison Fraser, Vikrant Deshmukh, Michael Newman, Ken Smith, Kimberly Herget, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Deanna Kepka, Theresa L. Werner, David Gaffney, Kathi Mooney and Mia Hashibe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:921

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions and cancers, are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Information on the prevalen...

    Authors: Soheir H. Ahmed, Haakon E. Meyer, Marte K. Kjøllesdal, Niki Marjerrison, Ibrahimu Mdala, Aung Soe Htet, Espen Bjertness and Ahmed A. Madar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:878

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hearing loss is among the leading causes of disability in persons 65 years and older worldwide and is known to have an impact on quality of life as well as social, cognitive, and physical functioning. Our obje...

    Authors: Nicole Marrone, Maia Ingram, Kristi Bischoff, Emily Burgen, Scott C. Carvajal and Melanie L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:875

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study estimates the prevalence and incidence rates of primary open -angle glaucoma (POAG) as well as risk factors based on a dataset from the largest German health insurance company.

    Authors: D. Kreft, G. Doblhammer, R. F. Guthoff and S. Frech

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:851

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is one of the most disabling potential outcomes of prenatal alcohol exposure. The population-based prevalence of FASD among the general population of Canada was unknown. ...

    Authors: Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Vladimir Poznyak, Albert E. Chudley, Kevin D. Shield, James N. Reynolds, Margaret Murray and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:845

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To determine the prevalence of hypertension and investigate sociodemographic correlates in an indigenous Kuna community living on the San Blas islands of Panama.

    Authors: Daniel R. Hanna, Rebekah J. Walker, Brittany L. Smalls, Jennifer A. Campbell, Aprill Z. Dawson and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:843

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common monogenic disease, while studies about the epidemiology for the general population in China was scarce. Aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of FH and ...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Yuqian Li, Xiaotian Liu, Runqi Tu, Haiqing Zhang, Xinling Qian, Jingjing Jiang, Dou Qiao, Xue Liu, Zhicheng Luo, Xiaokang Dong and Chongjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:837

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is lack of information on the magnitude of depression among elderly population in India. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the prevalence of depression among elderly population i...

    Authors: Manju Pilania, Vikas Yadav, Mohan Bairwa, Priyamadhaba Behera, Shiv Dutt Gupta, Hitesh Khurana, Viswanathan Mohan, Girish Baniya and S. Poongothai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:832

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Triggered by the successive implementation of organized mammography screening programs (MSPs) throughout western European countries over the last decades, there is an ongoing debate questioning their effective...

    Authors: Yukio Iwamoto, Simone Kaucher, Eva Lorenz, Till Bärnighausen and Volker Winkler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:823

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There are few available data regarding the prevalence of diabetes in the sub-Himalayan region of India. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in rural Garhwal based...

    Authors: Pam Anderson, Nathan Grills, Rajesh Singh, Rajkumari Singh, Roger G. Evans, Paramita Sengupta and Amanda G. Thrift

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:817

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Most studies measure the impact of ischemic heart disease (IHD) on individuals using quality of life metrics such as disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs); however, IHD also has an enormous impact on producti...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich, Rupendra Shrestha, Megan Passey, Lennert Veerman, Robert Tanton and Simon Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:802

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are considered the number one cause of death worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, Bolivia included. Lack of reliable estimates of risk factor distribution c...

    Authors: Yercin Mamani-Ortiz, Miguel San Sebastián, Ada X. Armaza, Jenny M. Luizaga, Daniel E. Illanes, Marcia Ferrel and Paola A. Mosquera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:786

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Over the last 20 years there have been reports of a form of chronic kidney disease of unknown cause (CKDu) affecting rural communities in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Valid prevalence estimates, us...

    Authors: Thilanga Ruwanpathirana, Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardana, Asoka Munasinghe, Samitha Ginige, Deepa Gamage, Jagath Amarasekara, Buddi Lokuketagoda, Pubudu Chulasiri, Sarath Amunugama, Paba Palihawadana, Ben Caplin and Neil Pearce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:763

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Although anemia is one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease, information about its prevalence in Russia is mostly missing. We therefore assessed its prevalence and associated factors in a Russ...

    Authors: Mukharram M. Bikbov, Gyulli M. Kazakbaeva, Rinat M. Zainullin, Venera F. Salavatova, Timur R. Gilmanshin, Dilya F. Yakupova, Yulia V. Uzianbaeva, Inga I. Arslangareeva, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Svetlana R. Mukhamadieva, Renat I. Khikmatullin, Said K. Aminev, Ildar F. Nuriev, Artur F. Zaynetdinov and Jost B. Jonas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:762

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is associated with higher healthcare utilization; however, data exploring its association with readmission are scarce. We aimed to investigate which most important patterns of multimorbidity are...

    Authors: Carole E. Aubert, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Niklaus Fankhauser, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Jérôme Stirnemann, Andrew D. Auerbach, Eyal Zimlichman, Sunil Kripalani, Eduard E. Vasilevskis, Edmondo Robinson, Joshua Metlay, Grant S. Fletcher, Andreas Limacher and Jacques Donzé

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:738

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Fruit and vegetable consumption was considered a protective effect against cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs). This study aimed to project the reduction in the CVD burden under different scenar...

    Authors: Xiuting Mo, Ruoyan Tobe Gai, Kimi Sawada, Yoshimutsu Takahashi, Sharon E. Cox, Takeo Nakayama and Rintaro Mori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:707

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic markers might be used for risk-stratifying cancer screening and prevention programs in the future. Although the clinical utility of consequent epigenetic tests for risk stratification is yet to be p...

    Authors: Odette Wegwarth, Nora Pashayan, Martin Widschwendter and Felix G. Rebitschek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:667

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic-disease-challenge (SEFAC) project intends to empower citizens at risk of or with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD) to self-ma...

    Authors: Xuxi Zhang, Siok Swan Tan, Irene Fierloos, Oscar Zanutto, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Vanja Vasiljev, Scott Bennett, Tasos Rentoumis, Antonella Buranello, Stefania Macchione, Ellen Rouwet, Amy van Grieken and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:664

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on asthma mortality and hospitalizations in Reunion Island indicate that this French territory is particularly affected by this pathology. Epidemiological studies conducted in schools also sho...

    Authors: J-L. Solet, C. Raherison-Semjen, E. Mariotti, Y. Le Strat, A. Gallay, E. Bertrand, N. Jahaly and L. Filleul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:663

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  21. Content type: Research article

    China has the largest obese population in the world, and the prevalence of central obesity is increasing dramatically in China. Moreover, the rapid economic growth of China in recent decades has led to rapid u...

    Authors: Chi Shen, Zhongliang Zhou, Sha Lai, Xingxing Tao, Dantong Zhao, Wanyue Dong, Dan Li, Xin Lan and Jianmin Gao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:661

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Hypertension is a clinical condition highly prevalent in the elderly, imposing great risks to cardiovascular diseases and loss of quality of life. Current guidelines emphasize the importance of nonpharmacologi...

    Authors: Daniel Umpierre, Lucas Porto Santos, Cíntia Ehlers Botton, Eurico Nestor Wilhelm, Lucas Helal, Gustavo Zaccaria Schaun, Gustavo Dias Ferreira, Angélica Trevisan De Nardi, Lucinéia Orsolin Pfeifer, Anderson Donelli da Silveira, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Graciele Ferreira Mendes, Hirofumi Tanaka, Leonardo Alves, Leony Galliano, Linda S. Pescatello…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:657

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and stroke risk remains controversial around the world. It is not clear that the effect of SES on stroke in China due to the lack of relevant research. We aim...

    Authors: Siping Wang, Binyan Shen, Meiting Wu, Ciyu Chen and Juan Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:648

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Several epidemiological studies have suggested that optimal obesity and visceral adiposity indicators and their cut-off values to predict cardio-metabolic risks varied among different ethnic groups. However, f...

    Authors: Zhoubin Zhang, Shujun Fan, Zhenxiang Xue, Jun Yuan, Ziyan Zhou, Tongmin Wang, Junling Liu, Ayxamgul Bawudun, Nazibam Nurmamat, Yuzhong Wang and Zhicong Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:613

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In an ageing world facing an epidemic of chronic diseases, there is great interest in the burden of multimorbidity on individuals and caregivers, yet no studies have examined the longitudinal association betwe...

    Authors: Jianan Bao, Kia-Chong Chua, Matthew Prina and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:585

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The objective is to analyze the behavioral risk factors among the adult population and to identify the determinants of and their association with self-reported and symptom or measured chronic diseases in India.

    Authors: Sunita Patel, Faujdar Ram, Surendra Kumar Patel and Kaushalendra Kumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:560

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Even though depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, it is under-recognized in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Existing literature does not provide enough information on evaluation of predictors...

    Authors: Amjad Khan, Amer Hayat Khan, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman and Saima Mushtaq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:531

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing burden of hypertension (HTN) across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV prevalence is the highest in the world, but current care models are inadequate to address the dual epidemics. HIV treatme...

    Authors: Dalsone Kwarisiima, Mucunguzi Atukunda, Asiphas Owaraganise, Gabriel Chamie, Tamara Clark, Jane Kabami, Vivek Jain, Dathan Byonanebye, Florence Mwangwa, Laura B. Balzer, Edwin Charlebois, Moses R. Kamya, Maya Petersen, Diane V. Havlir and Lillian B. Brown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:511

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Identifying disparities in myocardial infarction (MI) burden and assessing its temporal changes are critical for guiding resource allocation and policies geared towards reducing/eliminating health disparities....

    Authors: Evah W. Odoi, Nicholas Nagle, Shamarial Roberson and Kristina W. Kintziger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:505

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Our study aimed to determine the association between forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and subsequent fatal and non-fatal events in a general population.

    Authors: Siew-Mooi Ching, Yook-Chin Chia, Marleen A. H. Lentjes, Robert Luben, Nicholas Wareham and Kay-Tee Khaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:501

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Many developing countries are experiencing the epidemiological transition, with the majority of deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and others. In some countries, large ...

    Authors: Stephen Morrell, Richard Taylor, Devina Nand and Chalapati Rao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:481

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Research article

    Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection endemic in more than ninety countries of the world. The cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a most common form of leishmaniasis and it remains to be a major public health iss...

    Authors: Zafar Rasheed, Ahmed A. Ahmed, Tarek Salem, Mohammed S. Al-Dhubaibi, Ahmad A. Al Robaee and Abdullateef A. Alzolibani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:384

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Global increase of metabolic syndrome (MetS) may have affected Indonesia, however, lack of data in this multiethnic group country warrants a nationwide study for MetS and its components. This study aims to det...

    Authors: Elizabeth Henny Herningtyas and Tian Sheng Ng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:377

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, the Kenyan HIV treatment program has grown exponentially, with improved survival among people living with HIV (PLHIV). In the same period, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a le...

    Authors: Dunstan Achwoka, Anthony Waruru, Tai-Ho Chen, Kenneth Masamaro, Evelyn Ngugi, Maureen Kimani, Irene Mukui, Julius O. Oyugi, Regina Mutave, Thomas Achia, Abraham Katana, Lucy Ng’ang’a and Kevin M. De Cock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:372

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have assessed the association between consumption of red and processed meat and the risk of heart failure, but the results are not consistent. This meta-analysis aimed to comprehensively evaluate ...

    Authors: Kun Cui, Yabin Liu, Lingjun Zhu, Xia Mei, Ping Jin and Yuhui Luo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:354

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Racial discrimination is recognised as a key social determinant of health and driver of racial/ethnic health inequities. Studies have shown that people exposed to racism have poorer health outcomes (particular...

    Authors: James Stanley, Ricci Harris, Donna Cormack, Andrew Waa and Richard Edwards

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:346

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Communities in low-to-middle income countries undergoing rapid urbanisation as well as nutrition transition are particularly at risk for associated health issues such as overweight and obesity. South Africa ha...

    Authors: Sandra S. Pretorius, Natalia Neophytou and Estelle D. Watson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:314

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  40. Content type: Research article

    As the data on the association of mental disorders and chronic physical diseases in developing and emerging countries is heterogeneous, this study aims to produce the first meta-analysis of these comorbidities.

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:304

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Health information on the dimensions of asthma and allergic conditions in Khuzestan Province, as a major industrial and polluted area in Iran as and the Middle East, is inadequate. This study was performed to ...

    Authors: Esmaeil Idani, Hanieh Raji, Farzan Madadizadeh, Bahman Cheraghian, Maryam Haddadzadeh Shoshtari and Maryam Dastoorpoor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:303

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity can be defined as the presence of more than one chronic condition in an individual. Research on multimorbidity has predominantly focused on older adults and few studies have examined multimorbid...

    Authors: Mohammad Nazmus Sakib, Shahin Shooshtari, Philip St. John and Verena Menec

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:243

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems have an adverse effect on the course of cardiac disease. The integration of their diagnosis and treatment into cardiology care is generally poor. It is particularly challenging in cultur...

    Authors: H. Allabadi, A. Alkaiyat, A. Alkhayyat, A. Hammoudi, H. Odeh, J. Shtayeh, M. Taha, C. Schindler, E. Zemp, S. Haj-Yahia and N. Probst-Hensch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:232

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Administrative patient registers are often used to estimate morbidity in epidemiological studies. The validity of register data is thus important. This study aims to assess the positive predictive value of myo...

    Authors: Else-Marie Dalsgaard, Daniel Rinse Witte, Morten Charles, Marit Eika Jørgensen, Torsten Lauritzen and Annelli Sandbæk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:228

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Recent large-scale population data on the prevalence of asthma and its risk factors are lacking in Uganda. This survey was conducted to address this data gap.

    Authors: Bruce J. Kirenga, Corina de Jong, Winceslaus Katagira, Samuel Kasozi, Levicatus Mugenyi, Marike Boezen, Thys van der Molen and Moses R. Kamya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:227

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin-D deficiency is a universal health problem caused primarily by inadequate exposure to sunlight. This study aimed to assess the vitamin D status and investigate the factors affecting vitamin D distribut...

    Authors: Karim H. Farhat, Mostafa A. Arafa, Danny M. Rabah, Hussein S. Amin and Nahla K. Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:211

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