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  1. Content type: Research article

    Current data suggest that approximately 466 million people (5.0%) of the world’s population have disabling hearing loss, therefrom, 34 million children, impacting their quality of life. To provide estimates on...

    Authors: C. Schmucker, P. Kapp, E. Motschall, J. Loehler and J. J. Meerpohl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1277

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    Effective leadership is vital in the struggle to decrease the behavioral health disparities between the US population and American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. AIAN communities have a pre-colonizat...

    Authors: Brenda J. Freeman, Gary Bess, Candace M. Fleming and Douglas K. Novins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1276

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is an effective public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality among children and it will become more effective if the child can receive the full course of recommended immunization d...

    Authors: Damyanthy Krishna, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Salmiah Md Said and Aidalina Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1275

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Source case investigation, for children with tuberculosis (TB), is conducted to establish the source of infection and to minimize the extent of on-going transmission from infectious persons in the community. T...

    Authors: Madeeha Laghari, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Amer Hayat Khan, Bandeh Ali Talpur, Zohra Bhatti and Naheed Memon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1274

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  5. Content type: Research article

    SIPsmartER is a 6-month evidenced-based, multi-component behavioral intervention that targets sugar-sweetened beverages among adults. It consists of three in-person group classes, one teach-back call, and 11 auto...

    Authors: Kathleen J. Porter, Donna Jean Brock, Paul A. Estabrooks, Katelynn M. Perzynski, Erin R. Hecht, Pamela Ray, Natalie Kruzliakova, Eleanor S. Cantrell and Jamie M. Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1273

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    Individual behavior change is a critical ingredient in efforts to improve global health. Central to the focus on behavior has been a growing understanding of how the human brain makes decisions, from motivatio...

    Authors: Alison M. Buttenheim, Michael Z. Levy, Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, Molly McGuire, Amparo M. Toledo Vizcarra, Lina M. Mollesaca Riveros, Julio Meza, Katty Borrini-Mayori, Cesar Naquira, Jere Behrman and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1272

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Interpersonal discrimination experience has been associated with adverse birth outcomes. Limited research has evaluated this relationship within multicultural contexts outside the United States where the natur...

    Authors: Zaneta Thayer, Laia Bécares and Polly Atatoa Carr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1271

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Getting it Right study determined the validity, sensitivity, specificity and acceptability of the culturally adapted 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (aPHQ-9) as a screening tool for depression in Abori...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Graham Gee, Anne-Marie Eades, John Robert Evans, Jamie Fernando, Belinda Hammond, Matty Simms, Karrina DeMasi, Nick Glozier, Alex Brown and Maree L. Hackett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1270

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have demonstrated that smoke-free legislation is associated with a reduced risk of mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aimed to examine and quantify the potential effec...

    Authors: Min Gao, Yanyu Li, Fugang Wang, Shengfa Zhang, Zhiyong Qu, Xia Wan, Xiaohua Wang, Jie Yang, Donghua Tian and Weijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1269

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A clear understanding of the epidemiology of malaria and dengue co-infection is essential for informed decisions on appropriate control strategies for dengue and malaria. This systematic review synthesized evi...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui and Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1148

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  11. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the flow chart in Fig. 1.

    Authors: Anna Deleskog, Rickard Ljung, Yvonne Forsell, Alicia Nevriana, Aysha Almas and Jette Möller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1268

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1174

  12. Content type: Research article

    Community health services have played an important role in the prevention and control of diabetes in China. The aims of this study were to examine the frequency of visits to community clinics for diabetic care...

    Authors: Jinwen Wang, Huijuan Zuo, Xiaorong Chen, Lei Hou and Jixiang Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1267

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient physical activity (IPA) is one of the leading causes of premature mortality through the increased burden of non-communicable diseases. From 1990 to 2017, the percentage of low physical activity at...

    Authors: Farnam Mohebi, Bahram Mohajer, Moein Yoosefi, Ali Sheidaei, Hossein Zokaei, Bahman Damerchilu, Ashkan Mehregan, Nazila Shahbal, Kamyar Rezaee, Maryam Khezrian, Ali Nematollahi Dehmoosa, Ezzatollah Momen Nia Rankohi, Mahboobeh Darman, Alireza Moghisi and Farshad Farzadfar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1266

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  14. Content type: Research article

    As smoking rates decreased, the use of Swedish snus (smokeless tobacco) concordantly increased in Norway. The role of snus as possible contributor to the reduction of smoking has been widely discussed. Our aim...

    Authors: Liv Grøtvedt, Lisa Forsén, Inger Ariansen, Sidsel Graff-Iversen and Turid Lingaas Holmen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1265

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The cholera outbreak in 2018 in Nigeria reaffirms its public health threat to the country. Evidence on the current epidemiology of cholera required for the design and implementation of appropriate intervention...

    Authors: Kelly Osezele Elimian, Anwar Musah, Somto Mezue, Oyeronke Oyebanji, Sebastian Yennan, Arisekola Jinadu, Nanpring Williams, Adesola Ogunleye, Ibrahima Soce Fall, Michel Yao, Womi-Eteng Eteng, Patrick Abok, Michael Popoola, Martin Chukwuji, Linda Haj Omar, Eme Ekeng…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1264

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although hepatitis B vaccinations have been integrated in the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) in India over a decade, only half of the children are immunized against hepatitis B. The national average in h...

    Authors: Junaid Khan, Apurba Shil and Sanjay K. Mohanty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1263

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Nonspecific Low Back Pain (NLBP) is a common disease with a low cure rate and significant impact on the population. This study aimed to develop and validate a pre-scoring system for identifying the risk of suf...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Jing-wen Zhang, Shao-xiong Min, Xin-yi Xu and Sheng-li An

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1262

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Improper solid waste management (SWM) is a major public health and environmental concern in the urban areas of many developing countries such as Asella Town. The aim of this study was to assess the status of S...

    Authors: Gorfnesh Lema, Million Getachew Mesfun, Amade Eshete and Gizachew Abdeta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1261

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the prevalence and the factors associated with repeated high systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) at 6- and 11-year follow-ups of children from the Pelotas (Brazil) 2004 Birth Cohort.

    Authors: Marília Cruz Guttier, Raquel Siqueira Barcelos, Rodrigo Wiltgen Ferreira, Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, William Jones Dartora, Maria Inês Schmidt, Alicia Matijasevich, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues and Iná S. Santos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1260

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lower health literacy (HL) has been known to be involved in a range of common mental and physical disorders among adolescent students. Ample studies indicated low HL is associated with a series of chronic dise...

    Authors: Shi-chen Zhang, Dan-lin Li, Rong Yang, Yu-hui Wan, Fang-biao Tao and Jun Fang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1259

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Automated Vehicles (AVs) are central to the new mobility paradigm that promises to transform transportation systems and cities across the globe. To date, much of the research on AVs has focused on technologica...

    Authors: Jennifer Dean, Alexander J. Wray, Lucas Braun, Jeffrey M. Casello, Lindsay McCallum and Stephanie Gower

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1258

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Media advocacy plays an important role in public health initiatives, as it can provide vital information to target populations, policy makers, or other relevant stakeholders. Unfortunately, little is currently...

    Authors: Pamela J. Tinc, Julie A. Sorensen, Lars Weinehall and Kristina Lindvall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1257

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Human capital (the knowledge, skills, and health that accumulate over life) can be optimized by investments in early childhood to promote cognitive and language development. Parents and caregivers play a cruci...

    Authors: Esther O. Chung, Lia C. H. Fernald, Emanuela Galasso, Lisy Ratsifandrihamanana and Ann M. Weber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1256

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Climate change is associated with greater frequency, duration, intensity and unpredictability of certain weather-related events, including floods. Floods harm mental health. There is limited understanding of t...

    Authors: J. M. Longman, J. Bennett-Levy, V. Matthews, H. L. Berry, M. E. Passey, M. Rolfe, G. G. Morgan, M. Braddon and R. Bailie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1255

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) advocates early initiation of HIV treatment as a prevention strategy among people living with HIV. There is strong evidence for the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (...

    Authors: Kennedy Nkhoma, Aabid Ahmed, Zipporah Alli, Lorraine Sherr and Richard Harding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1254

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    In many low income countries, the majority of acutely malnourished children are either brought to the health facility late or never at all due to reasons related to distance and associated costs. Integrated co...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wambui Kimani-Murage, Hermann Pythagore, Elizabeth Mwaniki, Tewoldeberha Daniel, Betty Samburu, Pilar Charle Cuellar, Regina Mbochi, James Njiru, Lucy Wangare, Lydia Karimurio, Olivia Agutu, Lucy Gathigi Maina, Peter Okoth, Judith Raburu, Milka Wanjohi, Triza Macharia…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1253

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Antiangiogenic therapy has proved to be an important therapeutic tool for many retinal vascular diseases; however, its availability is limited in developing countries. This study sought to describe the bevaciz...

    Authors: Sávio Lima Sodré, Italo Antunes França Barbosa, Israel Emiliano Pacheco, Felipe de Queiroz Tavares Ferreira, Milton Agrizzi David, Mauricio Abujamra Nascimento, Carlos Eduardo Leite Arieta and Jose Paulo Cabral de Vasconcellos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1252

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Documentation and diagnosis of childhood obesity in primary care is poor and providers are often unfamiliar with guidelines. This lack of knowledge may be attributed to insufficient training in medical school ...

    Authors: Emily Hill Guseman, Elizabeth A. Beverly, Jonathon Whipps and Sophia Mort

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1251

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  29. Content type: Research article

    One of the greatest effects of the financial crisis in Spain has been the enormous increase in the number of evictions. Several studies have shown the association of evictions with different aspects of the phy...

    Authors: Inmaculada Mateo-Rodríguez, Laura Miccoli, Antonio Daponte-Codina, Julia Bolívar-Muñoz, Cecilia Escudero-Espinosa, M. Carmen Fernández-Santaella, Jaime Vila-Castellar, Humbelina Robles-Ortega, José Luis Mata-Martín and Mariola Bernal-Solano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1250

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The consumption of tobacco products has evolved to include more complex combinations of different products. We investigated the tobacco habits of a representative population of young Finnish male conscripts in...

    Authors: Maria Danielsson, Anelma Lammi, Simo Siitonen, Jukka Ollgren, Liisa Pylkkänen and Tuula Vasankari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1249

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  31. Content type: Research article

    To date, there have not been any workforce-based Japanese cohort studies investigating work sustainability after return to work (RTW). The objective of this study was to investigate the post-RTW cumulative rec...

    Authors: Motoki Endo, Yasuo Haruyama, Go Muto, Yuya Imai, Kiyomi Mitsui, Tetsuya Mizoue, Hiroo Wada, Gen Kobashi and Takeshi Tanigawa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1248

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Burnout is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion from long-term exposure to emotionally demanding work. Burnout affects interpersonal skills, job performance, career satisfaction, and psychologica...

    Authors: Benyam W. Dubale, Lauren E. Friedman, Zeina Chemali, John W. Denninger, Darshan H. Mehta, Atalay Alem, Gregory L. Fricchione, Michelle L. Dossett and Bizu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1247

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Altering micro-scale features of neighborhood walkability (e.g., benches, sidewalks, and cues of social disorganization or crime) could be a relatively cost-effective method of creating environments that are c...

    Authors: Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Kabisha Velauthapillai, Grace O’Brien and Nancy A. Ross

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1246

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  34. Content type: Research article

    New Zealand’s Bowel Screening Pilot (BSP) used a mailed invitation to return a faecal immunochemical test. As a pilot it offered opportunities to test interventions for reducing ethnic inequities in colorectal...

    Authors: Karen Bartholomew, Lifeng Zhou, Sue Crengle, Elizabeth Buswell, Anne Buckley and Peter Sandiford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1245

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Illicit substance misuse is a growing public health problem, with misuse peaking among 18–25 year-olds, and attendance at third-level education identified as a risk factor. Illicit substance misuse has the pot...

    Authors: Samantha Dick, Eadaoin Whelan, Martin P. Davoren, Samantha Dockray, Ciara Heavin, Conor Linehan and Michael Byrne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1244

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Under-five mortality is still a major health issue in many developing countries like Tanzania. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending preventable child deaths in Tanzania, a detailed unde...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Osita Kingsley Ezeh, Akorede O. Awosemo, Ifegwu K. Ifegwu, Lawrence Tan, Emmanuel Jessa, Deborah Charwe and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1243

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) can be a mechanism that develops emotions. Emotional intelligence (EI) is related to significant public health and psychological benefits. However, there is little information about the ...

    Authors: Jorge Acebes-Sánchez, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Sara Esteban-Gonzalo and Gabriel Rodriguez-Romo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1241

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Family carers provide significant support to people with a mental illness; yet may experience poor mental and physical health themselves. Among limited research addressing the physical health of carers, studie...

    Authors: Jacqueline M. Bailey, Tim W. Regan, Kate M. Bartlem, John H. Wiggers, Paula M. Wye and Jenny A. Bowman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1240

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Primary schools are valuable settings to implement healthy lifestyle (healthy eating and physical activity) interventions, aimed at targeting childhood obesity. This study explored school staff perceptions of ...

    Authors: Rhiannon Eleanor Day, Pinki Sahota and Meaghan Sarah Christian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1239

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  40. Content type: Research article

    With the increase of overall life expectancy in Japan, effective and beneficial lifestyle approaches and practices are crucial for individuals to have a long, productive and healthy life. Although previous stu...

    Authors: Takafumi Monma, Fumi Takeda, Haruko Noguchi, Hideto Takahashi, Taeko Watanabe and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1238

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Mathematical and statistical models are used to project the future time course of infectious disease epidemics and the expected future burden on health care systems and economies. Influenza is a particularly i...

    Authors: Michael Li, Benjamin M. Bolker, Jonathan Dushoff, Junling Ma and David J.D. Earn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1237

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in England is a pressing public health concern. Interventions targeting MSM, including information provision that e...

    Authors: Joanna M. Kesten, Kaiseree Dias, Fiona Burns, Paul Crook, Alison Howarth, Catherine H. Mercer, Alison Rodger, Ian Simms, Isabel Oliver, Matthew Hickman, Gwenda Hughes and Peter Weatherburn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1236

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Globally childhood diarrhoeal diseases continue to be the second leading cause of death, while in Ethiopia it kills half-million under-five children each year. Sanitation, unsafe water and personal hygiene are...

    Authors: Behailu Melese, Wondimagegn Paulos, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn and Temesgen Bati Gelgelu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1235

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The cost-effectiveness of community health worker (CHW)-based cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-reduction interventions is not well established. Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions is a CHW-based intervention des...

    Authors: Lauren Smith, Adam Atherly, Jon Campbell, Nick Flattery, Stephanie Coronel and Mori Krantz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1234

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Follow-up studies of infants born prematurely are essential to understand the long-term consequences of preterm birth and the efficacy of interventions delivered in the neonatal period. Retention of participan...

    Authors: Victoria MacBean, Simon B. Drysdale, Sanja Zivanovic, Janet L. Peacock and Anne Greenough

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1233

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  46. Content type: Research article

    School absenteeism data have been collected daily by the public health unit in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Ontario since 2008. To date, a threshold-based approach has been implemented to raise alerts for commu...

    Authors: Madeline A. Ward, Anu Stanley, Lorna E. Deeth, Rob Deardon, Zeny Feng and Lise A. Trotz-Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1232

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Coal dust is one of the most serious risk factor that leads to respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases in miners. This study aimed to observe the effects of occupational dust exposure on chest radiogr...

    Authors: Qiuyun Wu, Lei Han, Ming Xu, Hengdong Zhang, Bangmei Ding and Baoli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1229

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The United Kingdom (UK) fully-implemented standardised packaging for cigarettes and rolling tobacco on 20th May 2017. We explore adolescent’s awareness of, and responses to, standardised cigarette packaging in...

    Authors: Danielle Mitchell, Crawford Moodie, Nathan Critchlow and Linda Bauld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1227

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