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Global health

Section edited by Timothy Mackey

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health of populations in a global context which transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Women in Bangladesh experience high rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is more prevalent against income earning women compared to their non-earning counterparts, and Workplace Violence (WPV) is also...

    Authors: Mahfuz Al Mamun, Kausar Parvin, Marat Yu, Jessica Wan, Samantha Willan, Andrew Gibbs, Rachel Jewkes and Ruchira Tabassum Naved

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:512

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Healthy life expectancy (HALE) at birth is an important indicator of health status and quality of life of a country’s population. However, little is known about the determinants of HALE as yet globally or even...

    Authors: Md Shariful Islam, Md Nazrul Islam Mondal, Md Ismail Tareque, Md Aminur Rahman, Md Nazrul Hoque, Md Munsur Ahmed and Hafiz T. A. Khan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:476

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Formal education can be a nutrition-sensitive intervention that supports the scale-up and impact of nutrition-specific actions. Maternal education has long been linked to child survival, growth, and developmen...

    Authors: Kassandra L. Harding, Victor M. Aguayo, William A. Masters and Patrick Webb

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:470

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Reliable and timely data on maternal and neonatal mortality is required to implement health interventions, monitor progress, and evaluate health programs at national and sub-national levels. In most South Asia...

    Authors: Jasim Anwar, Siranda Torvaldsen, Mohamud Sheikh and Richard Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:428

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Child marriage, defined as marriage before age 18, is associated with adverse human capital outcomes. The child marriage burden remains high among female adolescents in Indonesia, despite increasing socioecono...

    Authors: Lauren Rumble, Amber Peterman, Nadira Irdiana, Margaret Triyana and Emilie Minnick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:407

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The present association between socioeconomic status (SES) and stroke is positive in developing communities, but it is negative in developed countries where a positive SES-stroke relationship was recorded seve...

    Authors: Shenghua Li, Fei Xu, Jing He, Zhiyong Wang, Lap Ah. Tse, Yaqing Xiong and Daowen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:367

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic skin disease, linked to poverty, and belonging to the group of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Depending on the severity, the type of lesions or scars, and the context,...

    Authors: Issam Bennis, Vincent De Brouwere, Zakaria Belrhiti, Hamid Sahibi and Marleen Boelaert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:358

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  8. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that health risks are affected by geographical area, but there are few studies on contextual effects using multilevel analysis, especially regarding unintentional injury. This study inves...

    Authors: Hye Ah Lee, Hyejin Han, Seonhwa Lee, Bomi Park, Bo Hyun Park, Won Kyung Lee, Ju Ok Park, Sungok Hong, Young Taek Kim and Hyesook Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:349

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of malnutrition among children in developing countries is very high. As a step towards reducing the prevalence of malnutrition, there is a need to identify the important determinants of malnutri...

    Authors: Ansuya, Baby S. Nayak, B. Unnikrishnan, Anice George, Shashidhara Y. N., Suneel C. Mundkur and Vasudev Guddattu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:283

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Globally, alcohol is responsible for 3.3 million deaths annually and contributes to 5.9% of the overall global burden of disease. In Sub-Saharan Africa, alcohol is the leading avoidable risk factor accounting ...

    Authors: Catherine A. Staton, Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Nicole Toomey, Jihad Abdelgadir, Patricia Chou, Michael Haglund, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Mark Mvungi and Monica Swahn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:275

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Three billion people use solid cooking fuels, and 4 million people die from household air pollution annually. Shifting households to clean fuels, like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), may protect health only if ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Thompson, Anaité Diaz-Artiga, John R. Weinstein and Margaret A. Handley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:253

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Non-exclusive breastfeeding (non-EBF) is a risk factor for many of the 2300 under-five deaths occurring daily in Nigeria – a developing country with approximately 40 million children. This study aimed to quant...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Andrew Page, John Idoko and Kingsley E. Agho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:247

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  13. Content type: Debate

    The landscape of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) research has changed drastically over the past three decades. With the remarkable success of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in decreasing AIDS-related mortal...

    Authors: Karine Dubé, Stuart Luter, Breanne Lesnar, Luke Newton, Jerome Galea, Brandon Brown and Sara Gianella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:245

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Eastern Mediterranean region has the second highest number of road traffic injury mortality rates after the African region based on 2013 data, with road traffic injuries accounting for 27% of the total inj...

    Authors: Mathilde Sengoelge, Lucie Laflamme and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:236

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Methamphetamine (MA) use is a significant public health concern due to its negative effects on health. However, to date, no epidemiological research has examined high-risk sexual behaviors (inconsistent condom...

    Authors: Yu Mon Saw, Thu Nandar Saw, Nyein Chan, Su Myat Cho and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:209

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although acute diarrhea often leads to acute dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, children with diarrhea also suffer long term morbidity, including recurrent or prolonged diarrhea, loss of weight, and linear...

    Authors: Patricia B. Pavlinac, Rebecca L. Brander, Hannah E. Atlas, Grace C. John-Stewart, Donna M. Denno and Judd L. Walson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:208

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of home fortification with iron-containing micronutrient powders varies between trials, perhaps in part due to population differences in adherence. We aimed to assess to what extent adherence meas...

    Authors: Emily M. Teshome, Veronica S. Oriaro, Pauline E. A. Andango, Andrew M. Prentice and Hans Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:205

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