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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

    The association between systolic blood pressure (SBP) and all-cause mortality in Chinese adults remains unclear. This study aimed to identify the relationship of SBP with all-cause mortality in Chinese men and...

    Authors: Chunsheng Li, Youren Chen, Qiongbing Zheng, Weiqiang Wu, Zhichao Chen, Lu Song, Shasha An, Zhifang Li, Shuohua Chen and S. L. Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:107

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    Many interventions have attempted to increase vulnerable and remote populations’ access to ORS and zinc to reduce child mortality from diarrhoea. However, the impact of these interventions is difficult to meas...

    Authors: Jayachandran A. Ayyanat, Catherine Harbour, Sanjeev Kumar and Manjula Singh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:103

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    Youth with chronic physical health problems often experience social and emotional problems. We investigate the relationship between participation in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada community-based mento...

    Authors: Ellen L. Lipman, David DeWit, David L. DuBois, Simon Larose and Gizem Erdem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:102

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    Real life implementation studies performed in different settings have proved that lifestyle interventions in the prevention of type 2 diabetes (DM2) can be effective, although the weight reduction results are ...

    Authors: Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Beata Piwońska-Solska, Jaana Lindström, Ewa Wójtowicz, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Peter E. H. Schwarz, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek, Zbigniew Szybiński, Adam Windak and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:97

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Telephone survey (TS) has been a popular tool for conducting health surveys, particularly in developed countries. However, the feasibility, and reliability of TS are not adequately explored in Sri Lanka. The m...

    Authors: H. M. M. Herath, N. P. Weerasinghe, T. P. Weerarathna, A. Hemantha and A. Amarathunga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:984

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Bhutan is currently facing a double burden of non-communicable (NCDs) and communicable diseases, with rising trends of NCDs. The 2014 STEPS survey identified high prevalence of several NCD risk factors; howeve...

    Authors: Dorji Pelzom, Petros Isaakidis, Myo Minn Oo, Mongal Singh Gurung and Pemba Yangchen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:975

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Social isolation is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), but it is unclear which elements play a crucial role in this association. Therefore, we assessed the associations of a broad range of structural and ...

    Authors: Stephanie Brinkhues, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Carla J. H. van der Kallen, Pieter C. Dagnelie, Annemarie Koster, Ronald M. A. Henry, Simone J. S. Sep, Nicolaas C. Schaper, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, Hans Bosma, Paul H. M. Savelkoul and Miranda T. Schram

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:955

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The increasing number of people with chronic diseases challenges workforce capacity. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can have work-related consequences, such as early retirement. Laws of most high-income countries requi...

    Authors: M. A. Nexo, B. Cleal, Lise Hagelund, I. Willaing and K. Olesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:938

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is sufficient evidence supporting a relationship between increased body mass index (BMI) and an increased risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women. However, most studies have found a decreased r...

    Authors: Yanzi Chen, Li Liu, Quan Zhou, Mustapha Umar Imam, Jialin Cai, Yaxuan Wang, Minjie Qi, Panpan Sun, Zhiguang Ping and Xiaoli Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:936

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Some longitudinal studies have shown that blood pressure tracks from adolescence to adulthood, yet there is limited evidence regarding the predictive factors of adulthood hypertension during adolescence. This ...

    Authors: Saeed Kalantari, Davood Khalili, Samaneh Asgari, Noushin Fahimfar, Farzad Hadaegh, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:915

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Substantial evidence suggests that weight gain in early life is associated with increased adiposity and other metabolic disorders later in life. It is, however, unknown whether physical activity (PA) may modif...

    Authors: Elin Kolle, Bernardo L. Horta, Jonathan Wells, Soren Brage, Fernando C. Barros, Ulf Ekelund and Pedro C. Hallal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:905

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Social relations influence mental health through different pathways. To capture the complexity of social relations, it is beneficial to consider both the structural (e.g., reachability of social network and so...

    Authors: Lise Røntved Hansen, Stinna Bibi Pedersen, Charlotte Overgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Line Rosenkilde Ullits

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:860

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a global problem and pediatric obesity has risen dramatically. Early NAFLD might progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or liver cirrhosis and significantly...

    Authors: Ming-Shyan Lin, Tsai-Hui Lin, Su-Er Guo, Ming-Horng Tsai, Ming-Shin Chiang, Tung-Jung Huang and Mei-Yen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:851

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and little is known about trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment and the control of hypertension in Myanmar. This study aims at evaluati...

    Authors: Aung Soe Htet, Marius B. Bjertness, Win Myint Oo, Marte Karoline Kjøllesdal, Lhamo Y. Sherpa, Ko Ko Zaw, Ko Ko, Hein Stigum, Haakon E. Meyer and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:847

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between multiple chronic diseases and depressive symptoms in middle-aged and elderly populations.

    Authors: JooYeon Seo, BoYoul Choi, Shinah Kim, HyeYoung Lee and DongHoon Oh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:844

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The two-way relationship between obesity and socioeconomic disadvantage is well established but previous studies on social and economic consequences of obesity have primarily focused on relatively young study ...

    Authors: Aapo Hiilamo, Tea Lallukka, Minna Mänty and Anne Kouvonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:842

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    The latest scientific reports raise concerns about the rapidly increasing burden of chronic diseases in the state of Qatar. Pregnant Qatari women often confront complications during pregnancy including gestati...

    Authors: Eman Sadoun, Vasiliki Leventakou, Maribel Casas, Heba Fawzy Ahmed, Manolis Kogevinas and Eleni Fthenou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:836

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Disparities in health status occur between people with differing socioeconomic status and disadvantaged groups usually have the highest risk exposure and the worst health outcome. We sought to examine the soci...

    Authors: Kathleen Hill, Paul Ward, Blair S. Grace and Jonathan Gleadle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:802

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the relationship between vegetarian diet and breast cancer in Asian populations are limited. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between vegetarian diet, dietary patterns, and breast ca...

    Authors: Yao-Jen Chang, Yi-Cheng Hou, Li-Ju Chen, Jing-Hui Wu, Chao-Chuan Wu, Yun-Jau Chang and Kuo-Piao Chung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:800

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the association between smoking and blood pressure is unclear. Thus, the current study examined the association between cigarette ...

    Authors: Guoju Li, Hailing Wang, Ke Wang, Wenrui Wang, Fen Dong, Yonggang Qian, Haiying Gong, Chunxia Hui, Guodong Xu, Yanlong Li, Li Pan, Biao Zhang and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:797

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes is a major health problem and cause of death worldwide. It is predicted that the prevalence of diabetes will increase from 415 million in 2015 to 642 million in 2040. However, the burden of diabetes i...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Lumbwe Chola, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova, Demetre Labadarios and Charles Hongoro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:745

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Asthma remains a leading cause of illness, where primary care can assist to reduce hospitalisations through prevention, controlling acute episodes, and overall management of asthma. In Victoria, Asthma hospita...

    Authors: Daniel Terry, Shalley Robins, Samantha Gardiner, Ruby Wyett and Md Rafiqul Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:723

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategi...

    Authors: Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Natália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alvares Domene, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres, Ana Paula Reis de Oliveira, Ricardo Sesso and Ana Lydia Sawaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:708

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Public concerns are commonly expressed about widening health gaps. This cohort study examines variations and trends in cancer survival by socio-economic disadvantage, geographical remoteness and country of bir...

    Authors: Hanna E. Tervonen, Sanchia Aranda, David Roder, Hui You, Richard Walton, Stephen Morrell, Deborah Baker and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:691

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern that includes associations with the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors during childhood and adolescence as well as premature mortal...

    Authors: Amna Umer, George A. Kelley, Lesley E. Cottrell, Peter Giacobbi Jr, Kim E. Innes and Christa L. Lilly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:683

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  26. Content type: Research article

    High blood pressure is increasing worldwide, disproportionately so in developing countries. Inadequate health care systems and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles have been linked to this emergent pattern. To bet...

    Authors: L. K. Katalambula, D. N. Meyer, T. Ngoma, J. Buza, E. Mpolya, A. H. Mtumwa and P. Petrucka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:659

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Despite high cardiovascular mortality in Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, there is limited information about major risk factors, including blood lipids. We investigated the prevalence of imp...

    Authors: Adil Supiyev, Talgat Nurgozhin, Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Anne Peasey, Jaroslav A. Hubacek and Martin Bobak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:651

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Inequitable access to healthy food may contribute to health disparities. This study examines the relationship between the prevalence of adult diabetes and food access in the U.S. by county economic/racial comp...

    Authors: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Lucia A. Leone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:648

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  29. Content type: Research article

    According to a report on the worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015, mean blood pressure is increasing in low and middle income countries while it is either decreasing or stabilizing in high inco...

    Authors: Abayneh Girma Demisse, Ermias Shenkutie Greffie, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Abera Balcha Bulti, Shitaye Alemu, Bewketu Abebe and Nebiyu Mesfin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:647

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young adults poses significant cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk for later years. Parental history of CVDs is known to affect the prevalence of CVD risk in adulthood. In sub-Sahar...

    Authors: Kwame Yeboah, Kennedy Konlan Dodam, Patrick Kormla Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Anormah Rashid Bado, Richard N. A. Owusu Mensah, Afua Bontu Adjei and Ben Gyan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:96

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  31. Content type: Research article

    The incidence rate of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was determined in the Calgary Metropolitan Area, a major Canadian city.

    Authors: Andrea Christine Shysh, Leonard Tu Nguyen, Maggie Guo, Marcus Vaska, Christopher Naugler and Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:94

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence of the benefits of physical activity in the management of type 2 diabetes, it is poorly addressed in diabetes care. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of meeting ≥600ME...

    Authors: Thamra S. Alghafri, Saud M. Alharthi, Yahya Al-farsi, Elaine Bannerman, Angela M. Craigie and Annie S. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:85

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  33. Content type: Research article

    During the past two decades, several scientific publications from different countries have shown how oral health in the population varies with social determinants. The aim of the present study was to explore t...

    Authors: Magnus Hakeberg and Ulla Wide Boman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  34. Content type: Research article

    In the past 20 years, the trends of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in China have been described in divergent claims. This research analyzes mortality trends for IHD by using the data from 102 continuou...

    Authors: Xia Wan, Hongyan Ren, Enbo Ma and Gonghuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:52

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  35. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on diseases caused by or associated with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) has been based on two meta-analyses including rather dated studies. The objective of this contribution was to estimate the risks o...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger, Sophie Pascale Thiébaut, Sylvain Baillot, Vincent Mallet and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:43

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  36. Content type: Research article

    Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of injury-related mortality on life expectancy in Zhejiang Pro...

    Authors: Fang-Rong Fei, Jie-Ming Zhong, Min Yu, Wei-Wei Gong, Meng Wang, Jin Pan, Hai-bin Wu and Ru-Ying Hu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:24

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitatio...

    Authors: Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser and Wilfried Mau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:22

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  38. Content type: Research article

    Abnormal body mass and related metabolic disorders may affect female reproductive health. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity, lipid and glucose metabol...

    Authors: Dorota Szostak-Węgierek, Anna Waśkiewicz, Walerian Piotrowski, Urszula Stepaniak, Andrzej Pająk, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Paweł Nadrowski, Arkadiusz Niklas, Aleksandra Puch-Walczak and Wojciech Drygas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:15

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  39. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases and a growing public health problem in many developed and developing countries. However, population-based data to inform policy development are scarce...

    Authors: Marie-Rosette Nahimana, Alypio Nyandwi, Marie Aimee Muhimpundu, Olushayo Olu, Jeanine Umutesi Condo, Andre Rusanganwa, Jean Baptiste Koama, Candide Tran Ngoc, Jean Bosco Gasherebuka, Martin O. Ota and Joseph C. Okeibunor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:2

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  40. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the principal contributor to the burden of disease and mortality worldwide. Previous studies observed associations between early age at first birth (AFB) and all-cause mortality...

    Authors: Nicole T. A. Rosendaal and Catherine M. Pirkle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:627

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the first most common cancer in males and the third most common cancer in females in Saudi Arabia. Dietary habits are strongly associated with the inhibition or proliferation of mali...

    Authors: Firas S. Azzeh, Eyad M. Alshammari, Awfa Y. Alazzeh, Abdelelah S. Jazar, Ibrahim R. Dabbour, Hani A. El-Taani, Ahmed A. Obeidat, Fayrooz A. Kattan and Sufyan H. Tashtoush

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:607

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  42. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the risk of chronic liver disease (CLD) due to alcohol consumption and body mass index (BMI) and the effects of their interaction in a prospective cohort study of women recruited to the UKCTOCS...

    Authors: Paul M Trembling, Sophia Apostolidou, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Julie Parkes, Andy Ryan, Sudeep Tanwar, Matthew Burnell, Ian Jacobs, Usha Menon and William M. Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:603

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Data on prevalence and characteristics of different high blood pressure subtypes are lacking among Chinese children. Regarding the mechanistic differences between isolated systolic high blood pressure and isol...

    Authors: Yide Yang, Bin Dong, Shuo Wang, Yanhui Dong, Zhiyong Zou, Lianguo Fu and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:598

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  44. Content type: Research article

    A recent recalibration of the ONCOTYROL Prostate Cancer Outcome and Policy (PCOP) Model, assuming that latent prostate cancer (PCa) detectable at autopsy might be detectable by screening as well, resulted in c...

    Authors: Nikolai Mühlberger, Kristijan Boskovic, Murray D. Krahn, Karen E. Bremner, Willi Oberaigner, Helmut Klocker, Wolfgang Horninger, Gaby Sroczynski and Uwe Siebert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:596

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient physical activity (PA) is a major contributing factor in the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urban and rural Sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to determine PA and associa...

    Authors: Beatrice John, Jim Todd, Innocent Mboya, Mary Mosha, Mark Urassa and Tara Mtuy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:588

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Depressive disorder is the largest contributor to years lived with disability in the Caribbean, adding 948 per 100,000 in 2013. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Social inequalitie...

    Authors: Catherine R Brown, Ian R Hambleton, Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Shawn M Hercules, Nigel Unwin, E Nigel Harris, Rainford Wilks, Marlene MacLeish, Louis Sullivan and Madhuvanti M Murphy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:577

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