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  1. Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a highly transmissible condition spreading rapidly between individuals and within households. Rotavirus vaccination was introduced in the UK in 2013. The study objectives were to...

    Authors: Simon de Lusignan, Julian Sherlock, Filipa Ferreira, Sarah O’Brien and Mark Joy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:445

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  2. Existing studies reporting on the levels of physical fitness among college students used relatively few fitness tests as a reflection of physical fitness, which could not comprehensively evaluate the levels of...

    Authors: Xiaobin Chen, Jie Cui, Yuyuan Zhang and Wenjia Peng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:444

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  3. To date, there have been very few studies that have explored the relationship between headaches and computer use. The chief aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of primary headache disorders amon...

    Authors: Chunlin Li, Lei Zhang, Jin Zhou, Zhiliang Fan, Yan Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Weidong Wang and Shengyuan Yu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:443

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  4. There is still controversy over the clinical interpretation of the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and serum uric acid (SUA) levels. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the associ...

    Authors: Fereshteh Baygi, Kimmo Herttua, Ali Sheidaei, Alireza Ahmadvand and Olaf Chresten Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:442

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  5. Health behaviours like smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption and physical activity (SNAP) are often studied separately, while combinations can be particularly harmful. This study aims to contribute to a bett...

    Authors: Charlotte M. Dieteren, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Job van Exel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:441

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  6. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Initiative for breastfeeding support (KIBS) was a multipronged intervention to support the initiation and sustaining of breastfeeding, implemented between 2014 and 2017. We present results ...

    Authors: C. Horwood, L. Haskins, I. Engebretsen, C. Connolly, A. Coutsoudis and L. Spies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:440

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  7. Suicide is a global issue among the elderly. The number of older people committing suicide is proliferating, and the elderly suicide rate is the highest among all age groups in China. A better understanding of...

    Authors: Xinfeng Cheng, He Bu, Wenjie Duan, Along He and Yaping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:439

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  8. Nitrate is one of the most common chemical contaminants of groundwater, and it is an important unqualified factor of rural groundwater in Yantai. In order to assess the risk of exposure to drinking water nitra...

    Authors: Guimei Yu, Jiu Wang, Lei Liu, Yun Li, Yi Zhang and Songsong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:437

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  9. We examined the physiological, household, and spatial agglomeration characteristics of the health poverty population in China. We identified weak links that affect the implementation of the medical insurance a...

    Authors: Meiyan Ma, Ye Li, Nianshi Wang, Qunhong Wu, Linghan Shan, Mingli Jiao, Xuelian Fu, Heng Li, Tao Sun, Bin Yi, Wanxin Tian, Qi Xia, Baoguo Shi, Yanhua Hao, Hui Yin, Ning Ning…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:435

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  10. Lack of knowledge about sexual violence, its consequences, substance use and homelessness are major problems that make street dwellers susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases. Hence, this study assessed k...

    Authors: Negash Wakgari, Terefe Woyo, Emnet Kebede, Hirut Gemeda and Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:434

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  11. Child and adolescent injury is one of the leading causes of child death globally with a large proportion occurring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Similarly, the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR)...

    Authors: Samar Al-Hajj, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Farah Daoud, Ibrahim Khalil, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Laith J. Abu-Raddad, Randa R. Hamadeh and Ali Mokdad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:433

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  12. The 2018 cholera outbreak in Nigeria affected over half of the states in the country, and was characterised by high attack and case fatality rates. The country continues to record cholera cases and related dea...

    Authors: Kelly Osezele Elimian, Somto Mezue, Anwar Musah, Oyeronke Oyebanji, Ibrahima Soce Fall, Sebastian Yennan, Michel Yao, Patrick Okumu Abok, Nanpring Williams, Lynda Haj Omar, Thieno Balde, Kobina Ampah, Ifeanyi Okudo, Luka Ibrahim, Arisekola Jinadu, Wondimagegnehu Alemu…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:432

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  13. To effectively impact the significant population burden of injury, we completed a situational assessment of injury prevention practice within a provincial public health system to identify system-wide prioritie...

    Authors: Sarah A. Richmond, Sarah Carsley, Rachel Prowse, Heather Manson and Brent Moloughney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:431

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  14. Ambient fine particulate matter is a rising concern for global public health. It was recently suggested that exposure to fine particulate matter may contribute to the development of diabetes and dyslipidaemia....

    Authors: Woo-young Shin, Jung-ha Kim, Gyeongsil Lee, Seulggie Choi, Seong Rae Kim, Yun-Chul Hong and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:430

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  15. Health warning labels (HWLs) using images and text to depict the negative health consequences of tobacco consumption are effective and acceptable for changing smoking-related outcomes. There is currently limit...

    Authors: Emily Pechey, Natasha Clarke, Eleni Mantzari, Anna K. M. Blackwell, Katie De-Loyde, Richard W. Morris, Theresa M. Marteau and Gareth J. Hollands

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:376

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  16. Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in childhood are common. However, the status and influential factors of vitamin D during different ages are not clear. This study aimed to survey vitamin D concentrations...

    Authors: Heng Zhang, Zhijuan Li, Yarong Wei, Jinyan Fu, Yaling Feng, Daozhen Chen and Dexiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:429

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  17. Interventions need to be developed in a timely and relatively low-cost manner in order to respond to, and quickly address, major public health concerns. We aimed to quickly develop an intervention to support p...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Catharine Ward Thompson, Robert Locke, Dan Jenkins, Sarah-Anne Munoz, Hugo Van Woerden, Margaret Maxwell, Yaling Yang and Trish Gorely

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:428

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  18. Social inequalities in bodyweight start early in life and track into adulthood. Dietary patterns are an important determinant of weight development in children, towards both overweight and underweight. Therefo...

    Authors: Viyan Rashid, Martinette T. Streppel, Marielle F. Engberink, Peter J. M. Weijs, Mary Nicolaou and Arnoud P. Verhoeff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:427

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  19. The overarching objective of the study is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the salient factors predicting changes in physical activity (PA) during adolescents’ transition into emerging adulthood. Usi...

    Authors: Matthew Y. W. Kwan, Pallavi Dutta, Steven R. Bray, Denver M. Y. Brown, John Cairney, Genevieve F. Dunton, Jeffrey D. Graham, Amanda L. Rebar and Ryan E. Rhodes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:426

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Despite tremendous progress in controlling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-related mortality continues to increase among adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV). Globally, sub-Sahara...

    Authors: Thabo Ishmael Lejone, Mathebe Kopo, Nadine Bachmann, Jennifer Anne Brown, Tracy Renée Glass, Josephine Muhairwe, Tebatso Matsela, Ramona Scherrer, Lebohang Chere, Tilo Namane, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt and Alain Amstutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:425

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  21. Within construction industry, physical work exposures have long been recognized as possible determinants for musculoskeletal disorders, but less attention has been given the increasing organizational and socia...

    Authors: Emma Cedstrand, Anna Nyberg, Theo Bodin, Hanna Augustsson and Gun Johansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:424

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  22. Very few studies consider the oral health status and quality of life in HIV-1 exposed uninfected (HEU) children. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of caries in primary teeth and its oral hea...

    Authors: Nancy Birungi, Lars T. Fadnes, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Stein Atle Lie, James K. Tumwine and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:423

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  23. Valid measurement of hemoglobin is important for tracking and targeting interventions. This study compares hemoglobin distributions between surveys matched by country and time from The Demographic and Health S...

    Authors: Daniel J. Hruschka, Anne M. Williams, Zuguo Mei, Eva Leidman, Parminder S. Suchdev, Melissa F. Young and Sorrel Namaste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:422

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  24. Little is known about patient characteristics that contribute to initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieving viral suppression among HIV people with opioid use disorder in Vietnam. The primary object...

    Authors: Caroline King, Le Minh Giang, Gavin Bart, Lynn Kunkel and P. Todd Korthuis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:421

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  25. Depression is a major risk factor for the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease. A transtheoretical model-based intervention and motivational interviewing have been used to change health risk behav...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Li, Silan Yang, Yishu Wang, Bingxiang Yang and Jingping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:420

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  26. Dental problems (DPs) and physical chronic diseases (CDs) are highly prevalent and incident in people with low socioeconomic status such as homeless individuals. Yet, evidence on the association between DPs an...

    Authors: Cilia Mejia-Lancheros, James Lachaud, Rosane Nisenbaum, Andrea Wang, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen W. Hwang and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:419

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  27. Knowledge of the relationship between men’s health and violence is flawed by narrow and faulty conceptualization and measurement of violence that often results in attribution of health problems to one form or ...

    Authors: Kelly Scott-Storey, Sue O’Donnell, Judith Wuest, Judith MacIntosh and Marilyn Merritt-Gray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:418

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  28. European studies showed that women with a migration background are less likely to participate in mammography screenings than autochthonous women. However, the participation in the German mammography screening ...

    Authors: Simone Kaucher, Laura Khil, Hiltraud Kajüter, Heiko Becher, Maren Reder, Petra Kolip, Jacob Spallek, Volker Winkler and Eva-Maria Berens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:417

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  29. CD4 cell and viral load count are highly correlated surrogate markers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression. In modelling the progression of HIV, previous studies mostly dealt with either C...

    Authors: Zelalem G. Dessie, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi and Delia North

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:416

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  30. Playing video games, a form of sedentary behaviour, is associated with poor well-being and increased risk of morbidity due to chronic disease. However, the association between health behaviours and video gamin...

    Authors: Tuulia Puolitaival, Mirjam Sieppi, Riitta Pyky, Heidi Enwald, Raija Korpelainen and Marjukka Nurkkala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:415

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  31. In low-income settings, cancer is often diagnosed in advanced stages due to late presentation. Good public awareness of cancer signs and symptoms has a positive impact on the time patients take before they pre...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Alaa Elshami, Nabeela Alshorbassi, Mohammed Alkhatib, Iyad Ismail, Khitam Abu-Nemer, Mustafa Hana, Ahmed Qandeel, Ahmed Abdelwahed, Hamza Yazji, Hisham Abuamro, Ghadeer Matar, Ahmed Alsahhar, Ahmed Abolamzi, Obay Baraka, Mahmood Elblbessy…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:414

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  32. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of mortality and severe morbidity in cyclists admitted to Dutch emergency departments (EDs). Although the use of bicycle helmets is an effective way of preventing...

    Authors: Rick Reuvers, Eelco A. B. Over, Anita W. M. Suijkerbuijk, Johan J. Polder, G. Ardine de Wit and Paul F. van Gils

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:413

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  33. Over thousands of animal bite cases are reported annually worldwide and in Iran placing a large financial burden on the health and economy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of animal bite...

    Authors: Maryam Janatolmakan, Mojtaba Delpak, Alireza Abdi, Sabah Mohamadi, Bahare Andayeshgar and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:412

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  34. Goals play an important role in the choices that individuals make. Yet, there is no clear approach of how to incorporate goals in discrete choice experiments. In this paper, we present such an approach and ill...

    Authors: Tim M. Benning, Benedict G. C. Dellaert and Theo A. Arentze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:411

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  35. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to lend support to a larger effectiveness RCT comparing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a locally-developed ...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Karen Johanne Pallesen, Mette Bjerggaard, Corina Nielsen and Lone Overby Fjorback

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:409

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  36. More than 90% of the Chinese population was covered by its three basic social health insurances. However, the Chinese rural-to-urban migrant workers (RUMWs), accounting for about one-fifth of China’s total pop...

    Authors: Shanquan Chen, Yingyao Chen, Zhanchun Feng, Xi Chen, Zheng Wang, Jianfeng Zhu, Jun Jin, Qiang Yao, Li Xiang, Lan Yao, Ju Sun, Lu Zhao, Hong Fung, Eliza Lai-yi Wong and Dong Dong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:408

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  37. Studies have shown that terrorist attacks affect the mental and physical health of persons exposed to terrorism. When terror strikes at the workplace where people spend much time, and should feel safe, the hea...

    Authors: Mona Berthelsen, Marianne Bang Hansen, Alexander Nissen, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Stein Knardahl and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:367

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  38. The association between Free Sugars intake and non-communicable diseases such as obesity and dental caries is well documented and several countries are taking measures to reduce sugars intakes. Public Health E...

    Authors: Jennifer Bradley, Grace Gardner, Maisie K. Rowland, Michaela Fay, Kay Mann, Richard Holmes, Emma Foster, Catherine Exley, Ann Don Bosco, Orla Hugueniot and Paula Moynihan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:331

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  39. Flooding is expected to increase due to climate change, population growth and urban development. The longer-term mental health impacts of flooding are not well understood. In 2015, the English National Study o...

    Authors: Ranya Mulchandani, Ben Armstrong, Charles R. Beck, Thomas David Waite, Richard Amlôt, Sari Kovats, Giovanni Leonardi, G. James Rubin and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:321

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  40. Hypertension is highly prevalent and is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). While declining in some developed countries, it is increasing rapidly in some ...

    Authors: Zhuo Wang, Yu Luo, Shujuan Yang, Mingliang Zuo, Rong Pei, Jun He, Yin Deng, Maigeng Zhou, Li Zhao, Hui Guo and Kun Zou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:406

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  41. Malnutrition in mothers and children is a significant public health challenge in developing countries such as Nepal. Although undernutrition in children has been gradually decreasing, the coexistence of variou...

    Authors: Dev Ram Sunuwar, Devendra Raj Singh and Pranil Man Singh Pradhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:405

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  42. Paraquat self-poisonings constitute a significant contributor to the global burden of suicide. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between social and economic variables with the incidence of self-poisonin...

    Authors: Jefferson Antonio Buendía, Gabriel Jaime Restrepo Chavarriaga and Andres F. Zuluaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:404

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  43. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) are on the rise in low and middle-income countries attributed to modern sedentary lifestyle and dietary habits. This has led to the need of assessment of the bur...

    Authors: Tariq Ashraf, Muhammad Naeem Mengal, Atif Sher Muhammad, Asal Khan Tareen, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Khawar Abbas Kazmi, Asif Nadeem, Shakil Sarwar, Zara Bashir, Nadeem Qamar and Musa Karim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:403

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  44. Studies on healthcare-seeking behaviour usually adopted a patient care perspective, or restricted to specific disease conditions. However, pre-diagnosis symptoms may be more relevant to healthcare-seeking beha...

    Authors: Qiqi Zhang, Shuo Feng, Irene O. L. Wong, Dennis K. M. Ip, Benjamin J. Cowling and Eric H. Y. Lau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:402

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  45. Homoprejudiced violence, defined as physical, verbal, psychological and cyber aggression against others because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, is an important public health issue. Most homopr...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Eileen Yang, Wenting Huang, Weiming Tang, Huifang Xu, Chuncheng Liu, Stefan Baral, Suzanne Day and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:400

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