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  1. A sizeable body of research has demonstrated a relationship between organizational change and increased sickness absence. However, fewer studies have investigated what factors might mitigate this relationship....

    Authors: Anniken Grønstad, Lars Erik Kjekshus, Trond Tjerbo and Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1218

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The length of hospital stay is the duration of hospitalization, which reflects disease severity and resource utilization indirectly. Generally, tuberculosis is considered an ambulatory disease that could be tr...

    Authors: Koku Sisay Tamirat, Gashaw Andargie and Yaregal Animut Babel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1217

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In 2011, Benin introduced the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV13), in a single-dose vial, into its Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) with support from Gavi. In April 2018, with the suppor...

    Authors: Daleb Abdoulaye Alfa, Roch A. Houngnihin, G. Patrick Ilboudo, Naomi Dick, Landry Kaucley and Téné-Alima Essoh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1216

    Content type: Research article

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  4. To identify if e-cigarette usage is an on-campus problem for secondary schools and evaluate initial school survey responses. More specifically, this survey can aid in identifying where students are seen using ...

    Authors: Maryanne L. Fakeh Campbell, Andrew Sansone, Lauren N. Gonzalez, Kevin R. J. Schroth and Derek G. Shendell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1215

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Maternal undernutrition is a pervasive health problem among Ethiopian mothers. This study aims at identifying the level of maternal undernutrition and its associated factors in Kilte Awaleo-Health and Demograp...

    Authors: Semaw Ferede Abera, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Mache Tsadik, Judith Lauvai, Gebisa Ejeta, Andreas Wienke, Jan Frank and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1214

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in Saudi Arabia. We aimed to assess associated demographic, behavioral, and CVD risk factors as part of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) ...

    Authors: Khalid F. Alhabib, Mohammed A. Batais, Turky H. Almigbal, Mostafa Q. Alshamiri, Hani Altaradi, Sumathy Rangarajan and Salim Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1213

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Low uptake of sexually transmitted infection testing by sexually active young people is a worldwide public health problem. Screening in non-medical settings has been suggested as a method to improve uptake. Th...

    Authors: Charlotte Fleming, Vari M. Drennan, Sarah Kerry-Barnard, Fiona Reid, Elisabeth J. Adams, S. Tariq Sadiq, Rachel Phillips, Wendy Majewska, Emma M. Harding-Esch, Emma C. Cousins, Freya Yoward and Pippa Oakeshott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1212

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Asthma control is influenced by multiple factors. These factors must be considered when appraising asthma interventions and their effectiveness in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait,...

    Authors: Saeed Noibi, Ahmed Mohy, Raef Gouhar, Fadel Shaker, Tamara Lukic and Hamdan Al-Jahdali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1211

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There is increasing evidence linking environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure at homes to the development of asthma among adolescents. Few studies have addressed this issue in the Middle Eastern countries in...

    Authors: Hussain Booalayan, Mosa Abdualrasool, Saad Al-Shanfari, Abdulwahab Boujarwa, Abdullah Al-Mukaimi, Omar Alkandery and Saeed Akhtar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1210

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Multicomponent workplace-based interventions aimed at reducing sitting time among office workers are becoming increasingly popular. ‘Take a Stand!’ was such an intervention, reducing sitting time by 71 min aft...

    Authors: Ida H. Danquah, Stine Kloster and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1209

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Cartagena, Colombia’s main port on the Caribbean Coast, reported an HIV incidence of 7.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2007 with 90.0% transmission by heterosexual contact and 70 identified as women with a stable...

    Authors: M. C. Quevedo-Gómez, A. Krumeich, C. E. Abadía-Barrero and H. W. van den Borne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1208

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Recurrent tuberculosis (TB) contributes to the burden of TB. The study was designed to explore the time of diagnostic delay and risk of delay in patients with recurrent TB in China.

    Authors: Zhongyao Xie, Tingwei Wang, Hongguang Chen, Donglin Wang, Xiangqi Gao and Yi Hui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1207

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Undernourished people have an increased risk of premature mortality from both infectious and non-communicable diseases. Aside from screening purposes, assessment of nutritional status is a useful tool in manag...

    Authors: Lene Thorup, Sophie Amalie Hamann, Per Kallestrup, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal, Ashish Tripathee, Dinesh Neupane and Cecilie Blenstrup Patsche

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1187

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Ad hoc assumptions about the unobserved infection event, which is known only to occur between the latest-negative and earliest-positive test dates, can lead to biased HIV incidence rate estimates. Using a G-im...

    Authors: Alain Vandormael, Diego Cuadros, Adrian Dobra, Till Bärnighausen and Frank Tanser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1205

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Recognition of loneliness as a health concern among adults stresses the need to understand the factors associated with loneliness. Research into factors of influence in the various phases of the adult life spa...

    Authors: Thanée Franssen, Mandy Stijnen, Femke Hamers and Francine Schneider

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1118

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Research on the effects of marriage on health maintains that there is a gender-specific gradient, with men deriving far greater benefits than women. One reason provided for this difference is the disproportion...

    Authors: Kenisha Russell Jonsson, Gustav Oberg, Florence Samkange-Zeeb and Nicholas Kofi Adjei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1204

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The assessment of disability in a population is an important part of public health management. In this article, we examine the psychometric properties and validation of the Polish version of the 12-item World ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Bernard Sozański, Hubert Kotarski, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska and Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1203

    Content type: Research article

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  18. More than 2 months have passed since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first emerged in Wuhan, China. With the migration of people, the epidemic has rapidly spread within China and throughout the w...

    Authors: Chaojun Xie, Hongjun Zhao, Kuibiao Li, Zhoubin Zhang, Xiaoxiao Lu, Huide Peng, Dahu Wang, Jin Chen, Xiao Zhang, Di Wu, Yuzhou Gu, Jun Yuan, Lin Zhang and Jiachun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1202

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There have been few studies on satisfaction with integrated basic medical insurance for urban and rural residents (URRBMI), and satisfaction with URRBMI is not very high because of the complexity of its polici...

    Authors: Xiaofang Liu, Fang Yang, Wenwei Cheng, Yanyan Wu, Jin Cheng, Weichu Sun, Xiaofang Yan, Mingming Luo, Xiankun Mo, Mi Hu, Qian Lin and Jingcheng Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1201

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Many countries worldwide have experienced reductions in provision of formal long-term care services amidst rising need for care. Provision of unpaid care, meanwhile, has grown. This includes care provided by y...

    Authors: Nicola Brimblecombe, Martin Knapp, Derek King, Madeleine Stevens and Javiera Cartagena Farias

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1115

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Most countries in Subsaharan Africa have well-established National Tuberculosis Control Programs with relatively stable routine performances. However, major epidemiological events may result in significant dis...

    Authors: Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Boubacar Djelo Diallo, Lansana Mady Camara, Kadiatou Sow, Souleymane Camara, Boubacar Bah, Alpha Oumar Barry, Thierno Hassane Diallo, Aboubacar Camara, Adama Marie Bangoura and Oumou Younoussa Sow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1200

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Food insecurity and malnutrition in children are pervasive public health concerns in Zimbabwe. Previous studies only identified determinants of food insecurity and malnutrition with very little efforts done in...

    Authors: Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Aggrey Siya, Karen Nelwin Zablon, James Mba Azam and Olufunke A. Alaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1199

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Older lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults are an underserved and understudied population that experience specific health disparities. The intersection of aging and chronic medical disease with a higher ris...

    Authors: Benjamin H. Han, Dustin T. Duncan, Mauricio Arcila-Mesa and Joseph J. Palamar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1123

    Content type: Research article

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Naohiro Yonemoto, Shunji Suzuki, Akihiko Sekizawa, Shinichi Hoshi, Yoko Sagara and Kazuo Itabashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1196

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1150

  25. Adolescents living with HIV (ALWH) who transition from pediatric to adult care face several challenges that increase their risk of experiencing treatment interruptions and being lost to HIV care with resultant...

    Authors: Tiarney D. Ritchwood, Vincenzo Malo, Cameron Jones, Isha W. Metzger, Millicent Atujuna, Rebecca Marcus, Donaldson F. Conserve, Lara Handler and Linda-Gail Bekker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1195

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Internationally, there are growing concerns about antimicrobial resistance. This has resulted in increased scrutiny of antibiotic prescribing trends – particularly in primary care where the majority of prescri...

    Authors: Katie Thomson, Rachel Berry, Tomos Robinson, Heather Brown, Clare Bambra and Adam Todd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1148

    Content type: Research article

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  27. In Canada, anaphylaxis-level food allergy constitutes a legal disability. Yet, no nationwide policies exist to support families. We sought to understand what parents of children with food allergy perceive as t...

    Authors: Elissa M. Abrams, Elinor Simons, Jennifer Gerdts, Orla Nazarko, Beatrice Povolo and Jennifer L. P. Protudjer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1194

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The petrochemical industry is hazardous, in part because of the inherently dangerous nature of the work conducted, and incidents frequently result in significant financial and social losses. The most common im...

    Authors: Azita Zahiri Harsini, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Hormoz Sanaeinasab, Farkhondeh Amin Shokravi, Philip Bohle and Lynda R. Matthews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1192

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The National Health Insurance (NHI) is a proposed health policy in South Africa that aims to change the structure of the current health system. Public involvement in policy making is important and it is a cons...

    Authors: Lizeka Amanda Tandwa and Ames Dhai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1191

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Great growth inequalities between urban and rural areas have been reported in China over the past years. By examining urban/rural inequalities in physical growth among children < 7 years old over the past thre...

    Authors: Yan Hu, Weiqun Lin, Xuying Tan, Yu Liu, Yuqi Wen, Yanfei Xing, Ying Ma, Huiyan Liu, Yanyan Song, Jingjing Liang, Kin Bong Hubert Lam and Suifang Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1190

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  31. Globally, the prevalence of overweight and obesity is escalating, particularly among women and wealthier people. In many developed countries, overweight and obesity are more prevalent in persons with lower soc...

    Authors: Ayelign Mengesha Kassie, Biruk Beletew Abate and Mesfin Wudu Kassaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1189

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Screening of pregnant women carrying human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) has a crucial role in reducing the number of HTLV-1 carriers. A national HTLV-1 screening program for pregnant women was started ...

    Authors: Naohiro Yonemoto, Shunji Suzuki, Akihiko Sekizawa, Shinichi Hoshi, Yoko Sagara and Kazuo Itabashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1150

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1196

  33. Young people face significant challenges when managing a mental illness, such as acquiring treatment autonomy, being inexperienced users of the healthcare system and associated peer-related stigma. While medic...

    Authors: Sara S. McMillan, Victoria Stewart, Amanda J. Wheeler, Fiona Kelly and Helen Stapleton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1188

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Fall-related injuries are important public health problem worldwide. We aimed to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of fall-related injuries in a level 1 trauma center.

    Authors: Ahammed Mekkodathil, Ayman El-Menyar, Ahad Kanbar, Suhail Hakim, Khalid Ahmed, Tariq Siddiqui and Hassan Al-Thani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1186

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Sierra Leone, a fragile country, is facing an increasingly significant burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Facilitated by an international partnership, a project was developed to adapt and pilot deskto...

    Authors: Guanyang Zou, Sophie Witter, Lizzie Caperon, John Walley, Kiran Cheedella, Reynold G. B. Senesi and Haja Ramatulai Wurie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1185

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Contact investigation is important in finding contacts of people who have Tuberculosis (TB) disease so that they can be given treatment and stop further transmission. The main objective of this study was to as...

    Authors: Tabitha Abongo, Benson Ulo and Sarah Karanja

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1184

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Antibiotic misuse and other types of unnecessary use of antibiotics can contribute to accelerate the process of antibiotic resistance, which is considered a global concern, mostly affecting low-and middle-inco...

    Authors: Olga Cambaco, Yara Alonso Menendez, John Kinsman, Betuel Sigaúque, Heiman Wertheim, Nga Do, Margaret Gyapong, Johannes John-Langba, Esperança Sevene and Khátia Munguambe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1183

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Some male heterosexual clients prefer to visit a cross-border Female Sex Worker (FSW) because of cheaper sex and unsafe sex practices, and may therefore be at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI). Th...

    Authors: Carolina J. G. Kampman, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, René Koene, Laura Kamp, Klaus Jansen, Femke D. H. Koedijk, Alma Tostmann and Jeannine L. A. Hautvast

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1182

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  39. HIV/AIDS continues to be a major public health concern for children. Each day, worldwide, approximately 440 children became newly infected with HIV, and 270 children died from AIDS-related causes in 2018. Poor...

    Authors: Junko Yasuoka, Siyan Yi, Sumiyo Okawa, Sovannary Tuot, Makoto Murayama, Chantheany Huot, Pheak Chhoun, Sokunthea Yem, Kazuki Yuzuriha, Tetsuya Mizutani and Kimiyo Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1181

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Developing robust evidence is a challenge for researchers working with disadvantaged or vulnerable populations. For example, research shows that young people who have transitioned from out-of-home care (OOHC) ...

    Authors: Lauren Parsons, Donna Chung, Reinie Cordier, David Hodgson, Stephan Lund, Philip Mendes, Melissa O’Donnell, Richard Parsons and Stian Thoresen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1180

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Short or long sleep duration is proposed as a potential risk factor for all-cause mortality in the older people, yet the results of published studies are not often reproducible.

    Authors: Mengyang He, Xiangling Deng, Yuqing Zhu, Luyao Huan and Wenquan Niu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1179

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Trend analysis of malaria surveillance data is essential to inform stakeholders on progress towards malaria control. From the total 387,096 cases of malaria reported in Amhara region in 2017, 167,079 (43.2%) c...

    Authors: Damtie Lankir, Samrawit Solomon and Addisu Gize

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1175

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  43. Tuberculosis (TB), a preventable and curable disease, is claimed as the second largest number of fatalities, and there are 9,025 cases reported in the United States in 2018. Many researchers have done a lot of...

    Authors: Yan Wu, Meng Huang, Ximei Wang, Yong Li, Lei Jiang and Yuan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1173

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  44. Consistent use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a biomedical intervention for HIV seronegative persons, has been shown to significantly decrease HIV acquisition. Black women are a viable population segment ...

    Authors: Rasheeta Chandler, Shawnika Hull, Henry Ross, Dominique Guillaume, Sudeshna Paul, Nikita Dera and Natalie Hernandez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1172

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  45. Mobile technology is increasingly important for delivering public health interventions to remote populations. This research study developed, piloted, and assessed a serious game for mobile devices that teaches...

    Authors: Sonja Mueller, Delphine Soriano, Andrei Boscor, Naomi Saville, Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, Maureen Fordham, Gareth Hearn, Virginie Le Masson, Rachya Kayastha and Patty Kostkova

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1171

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Concerns remain about potential negative impacts of e-cigarettes including possibilities that: youth e-cigarette use (vaping) increases risk of youth smoking; and vaping by parents may have impacts on their ch...

    Authors: Michael J. Green, Linsay Gray and Helen Sweeting

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1111

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Canadians spend the majority of their days sedentary. Gender and education are important social determinants of health that impact health behaviours. There is evidence that gender and educational differences i...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Prince, Karen C. Roberts, Alexandria Melvin, Gregory P. Butler and Wendy Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1170

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  48. Despite efforts by the NIH to enhance the participation of women and minorities in clinical research, women with HIV continue to remain underrepresented in alcohol intervention research. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Shantrel S. Canidate, Christa L. Cook, Deepthi Varma, Giselle D. Carnaby, Nicole Ennis, Nichole E. Stetten and Robert L. Cook

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1169

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Problematic anger is intense anger associated with elevated generalized distress and that interferes with functioning. It also confers a heightened risk for the development of mental health problems. In milita...

    Authors: Amy B. Adler, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Kimberly A. Roenfeldt, Isabel G. Jacobson and David Forbes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1168

    Content type: Research article

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