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BMC Public Health

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: Research article

    The global coverage rate of birth registration is only around 65% for the population of children under five although birth registration secures protection and access to health services that are fundamental rig...

    Authors: Marika Nomura, Phonepadith Xangsayarath, Kenzo Takahashi, Yusuke Kamiya, Latsamy Siengsounthone, Hina Ogino and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:116

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Severe wasting affects 16 million under 5’s and carries an immediate risk of death. Prevalence remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa and early infancy is a high-risk period. We aimed to explore risk ...

    Authors: Helen M. Nabwera, Sophie E. Moore, Martha K. Mwangome, Sassy C. Molyneux, Momodou K. Darboe, Nyima Camara-Trawally, Bakary Sonko, Alhagie Darboe, Seedy Singhateh, Anthony J. Fulford and Andrew M. Prentice

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:109

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is faced with a rapidly increasing burden of non-communicable diseases including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The UAE Healthy Future study is a prospective coho...

    Authors: Abdishakur Abdulle, Abdullah Alnaeemi, Abdullah Aljunaibi, Abdulrahman Al Ali, Khaled Al Saedi, Eiman Al Zaabi, Naima Oumeziane, Marina Al Bastaki, Mohammed Al-Houqani, Fatma Al Maskari, Ayesha Al Dhaheri, Syed M. Shah, Tom Loney, Mohamed El-Sadig, Abderrahim Oulhaj, Leila Abdel Wareth…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:101

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is now one of the leading causes of disease-related deaths globally. India has the world’s second largest number of individuals living with diabetes. Lifestyle change has been p...

    Authors: Elezebeth Mathews, Emma Thomas, Pilvikki Absetz, Fabrizio D’Esposito, Zahra Aziz, Sajitha Balachandran, Meena Daivadanam, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 17:974

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  5. Content type: Research article

    It is notable that sitting height (SH) correlates with blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents of developed countries. However, little is known about the relationships between SH and SH to height ratio...

    Authors: Nthai E. Ramoshaba, Kotsedi D. Monyeki, Joyce Mpya and Mafolwa S. Monyeki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 17:973

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  6. Content type: Research article

    While mobile health (mHealth) programs are increasingly used to provide health information and deliver interventions, little is known regarding the relative reach and effectiveness of these programs across soc...

    Authors: Slawa Rokicki and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:969

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Women bear a disproportionate burden of HIV throughout the world prompting extensive research into HIV prevention products for women which has met with varied success. With an aim of informing future policy an...

    Authors: Robyn Eakle, Adam Bourne, Caitlin Jarrett, Jonathan Stadler and Heidi Larson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:968

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has confronted decades of the HIV epidemic with substantial improvements in access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Now, with improved survival, people living with HIV (PLW...

    Authors: Emily P. Hyle, Bongani M. Mayosi, Keren Middelkoop, Mosepele Mosepele, Emily B. Martey, Rochelle P. Walensky, Linda-Gail Bekker and Virginia A. Triant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:954

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Community health workers are essential personnel in resource-limited settings. In Uganda, they are organized into Village Health Teams (VHTs) and are focused on infectious diseases and maternal-child health; h...

    Authors: Temitope Tabitha Ojo, Nicola L. Hawley, Mayur M. Desai, Ann R. Akiteng, David Guwatudde and Jeremy I. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:947

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is among the highest in the world with an estimated 160 women dying every day of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition to appropriate management of ...

    Authors: Stella Babalola, Olamide Oyenubi, Ilene S. Speizer, Lisa Cobb, Akinsewa Akiode and Mojisola Odeku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:942

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan infecting humans and animals. Infection in adults usually causes mild disease but greater importance lies in preventing transplacental t...

    Authors: Devika Iddawela, Sanura Malinda Pallegoda Vithana and Chathura Ratnayake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:930

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  12. Content type: Research article

    People who inject drugs are at high risk of acquiring hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to risky injection and sexual practices. The objective of this study is to...

    Authors: Ahmed Khatib, Eva Matiko, Farhat Khalid, Susie Welty, Ameir Ali, Asha Othman, Shaaban Haji, Mohammed Dahoma and George Rutherford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:917

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Studies evaluating child feeding in Madagascar are scarce despite its importance in child growth during the first two years of life. This study assessed the associations between the WHO infant and young child ...

    Authors: Hasina Rakotomanana, Gail E. Gates, Deana Hildebrand and Barbara J. Stoecker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:812

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Young adolescents and unmarried women in low and middle income countries face challenges in accessing family planning services. One factor likely to limit contraceptive use is the attitude and opinion of local...

    Authors: Yovitha Sedekia, Caroline Jones, Rose Nathan, Joanna Schellenberg and Tanya Marchant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:768

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of HIV in Ghana is 1.3%, compared to 17% among men who have sex with men (MSM). There is limited empirical data on the current health care climate and its impact on HIV prevention services for G...

    Authors: Sameer Kushwaha, Yasmin Lalani, Geoffrey Maina, Adedotun Ogunbajo, Leo Wilton, Thomas Agyarko-Poku, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Francis Boakye, Nanhua Zhang and LaRon E. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:770

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Adoption of modern contraceptive methods after menstrual regulation (MR) is thought to reduce subsequent unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are highly effective at r...

    Authors: Kate Reiss, Kathryn Andersen, Sharmani Barnard, Thoai D. Ngo, Kamal Biswas, Christopher Smith, James Carpenter, Kathryn Church, Sadid Nuremowla and Erin Pearson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:769

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high burden of disability in Ethiopia, little is known about it, particularly in the study area. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with disability at Daba...

    Authors: Mulugeta Bayisa Chala, Solomon Mekonnen, Gashaw Andargie, Yigzaw Kebede, Mezgebu Yitayal, Kassahun Alemu, Tadesse Awoke, Mamo Wubeshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Amare Tariku, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Alemayehu Shimeka and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:762

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Reliable national data on disability which is internationally comparable is needed in Malaysia. This study aims to examine the prevalence of disability among adults in Malaysia and its determinants, particular...

    Authors: Noor Ani Ahmad, Noraida Mohamad Kasim, Nur Azna Mahmud, Yusniza Mohd Yusof, Salimah Othman, Ying Ying Chan, Mohamad Aznuddin Abd Razak, Muslimah Yusof, Maisarah Omar, Fazly Azry Abdul Aziz, Rasidah Jamaluddin, Norazizah Ibrahim Wong and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:756

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Lay health workers (LHWs) are increasingly used to complement health services internationally. Their perceptions of the interventions they implement and their experiences in delivering community based interven...

    Authors: Arun S. Shet, Abha Rao, Paul Jebaraj, Maya Mascarenhas, Merrick Zwarenstein, Maria Rosaria Galanti and Salla Atkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:720

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Body mass index (BMI) cut-off values (>25 and >30) that predict diabetes risk have been well validated in Caucasian populations but less so in Asian populations. We aimed to determine the BMI threshold associated...

    Authors: Keren Papier, Catherine D’Este, Chris Bain, Cathy Banwell, Sam-ang Seubsman, Adrian Sleigh and Susan Jordan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:707

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