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  1. Content type: Research article

    Latino preschool children have higher rates of obesity than preschool children from other racial/ethnic groups; however, few effective, culturally appropriate interventions exist targeting this group. The purp...

    Authors: Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Patricia I. Documet and Russell R. Pate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:360

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    The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national...

    Authors: Honor Young, Lorraine Burke and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:362

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Regular breakfast and well-balanced soft drink, and screen media consumption are associated with a lower risk of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren. The aim of this research is the combined examination o...

    Authors: Meike Traub, Romy Lauer, Tibor Kesztyüs, Olivia Wartha, Jürgen Michael Steinacker and Dorothea Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:363

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To describe the prevalence of alcohol dependence and to explore the relationship between alcohol dependence and newly detected hypertension in China.

    Authors: Ailing Ji, Peian Lou, Zongmei Dong, Chunrong Xu, Pan Zhang, Guiqiu Chang and Ting Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:364

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Occupational injuries cause major health problems in all nations. Coal mining is one of the largest, oldest industries in the world. However, there is relatively little available literature concerning the heal...

    Authors: Murat İnanç Cengiz, Büşra Zengin, Murat İçen and Firüzan Köktürk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:361

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    Migration has an influence on health behavior and food intake. Dietary variety is a key component to high-quality diets because a single food item does not contain a variety of nutrients and may not reflect nu...

    Authors: Grace P. Abris, Na-Hui Kim, Sherlyn Mae P. Provido, Sangmo Hong, Sung Hoon Yu, Chang Beom Lee and Jung Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:359

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient knowledge of health insurance benefits could be associated with lack of access to health care, particularly for minority populations. This study aims to assess the association between expatriates’...

    Authors: Abdulwahab A. Alkhamis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:354

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dengue is the most prevalent arboviral disease affecting humans. The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemic have significantly increased over recent decades. This study aimed to identify dengue epidemic ty...

    Authors: Daniel Barros de Castro, Vanderson Souza Sampaio, Bernardino Cláudio de Albuquerque, Rosemary Costa Pinto, Megumi Sadahiro, Ricardo Augusto dos Passos, Cristiano Fernandes da Costa and José Ueleres Braga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:356

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity is emerging as a major public health problem worldwide. To date, most studies of obesity and overweight in Peru are focused on adults, with few of them involving children, a population at a c...

    Authors: J. Smith Torres-Roman, Diego Urrunaga-Pastor, Jose L. Avilez, Luis M. Helguero-Santin and German Malaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:353

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCDs) multi-morbidity is becoming one of the public health problems in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of NCCDs and multi-morbidity amon...

    Authors: Endrias Markos Woldesemayat, Andargachew Kassa, Taye Gari and Mesay Hailu Dangisso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:352

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  12. Content type: Research article

    PEACH™QLD translated the PEACH™ Program, designed to manage overweight/obesity in primary school-aged children, from efficacious RCT and small scale community trial to a larger state-wide program. This paper d...

    Authors: Debbie L. Croyden, Helen A. Vidgen, Emma Esdaile, Emely Hernandez, Anthea Magarey, Carly J. Moores and Lynne Daniels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:347

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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Older people living in socio-economic deprived urban areas especially suffer the effects of health inequalities but have been insufficiently targeted. Strategies promoted by local primary health care agents mi...

    Authors: Laura Coll-Planas, Sergi Blancafort, Xavier Rojano, Marta Roqué and Rosa Monteserín

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:345

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite the potential population-level impact of a health-promoting schools approach, schools face challenges in implementation, indicating a gap between school health research and practice. Knowledge exchange...

    Authors: Kristin M. Brown, Susan J. Elliott, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Michelle M. Vine and Scott T. Leatherdale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:351

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is reportedly growing fast in sub-Saharan Africa. There is however a scarcity of epidemiologic data on DM in Burkina Faso. We carried out a secondary analysis of the fi...

    Authors: Tieba Millogo, Brice W. Bicaba, Joseph Kouesyandé Soubeiga, Estelle Dabiré, Isaie Médah and Séni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:350

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have experimentally assessed the contribution of branding to the experience of smoking a cigarette, compared with the inherent properties of the product. This study examined the influence of cigare...

    Authors: Gemma Skaczkowski, Sarah Durkin, Yoshihisa Kashima and Melanie Wakefield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:295

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Studies on social capital and health outcomes have become common, but the relationship between neighborhood social capital and sleep duration by gender is still unclear. We examined the relationship between ne...

    Authors: Thida Win, Toru Yamazaki, Koji Kanda, Kazuo Tajima and Shigeru Sokejima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:343

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Social inequalities in work injury have been observed but explanations are still missing. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the contribution of working conditions in the explanation of social inequ...

    Authors: Isabelle Niedhammer, Thomas Lesuffleur, Géraldine Labarthe and Jean-François Chastang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:344

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A self-reported life satisfaction question is routinely used as an indicator of societal well-being. Several studies support that mental illness is an important determinant for life satisfaction and improvemen...

    Authors: Patrick Lombardo, Wayne Jones, Liangliang Wang, Xin Shen and Elliot M. Goldner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:342

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Retention of participants in longitudinal prospective surveys can challenging for population health researchers. Community health workers (CHWs) may help reduce attrition.

    Authors: Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Jean Pierre Nyemazi, Edward J. Mills, Jamie I. Forrest, Eric Remera, Augustin Murindabigwi, Mouhamed Semakula and Sabin Nsanzimana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:338

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between the combination of physical activity (PA) and body mass index (BMI) with low back pain (LBP) is unclear. The present study offers a cross-sectional assessment of how combinations of PA...

    Authors: Yuko Hashimoto, Ko Matsudaira, Susumu S. Sawada, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Robert A. Sloan, Chihiro Kinugawa, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi and Hisashi Naito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:341

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