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  1. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents face many problems due to risky behavior. As a result, they require special consideration through the administration of health education and reproductive health services. However the utilization of...

    Authors: Fajrin Violita and Ella Nurlaela Hadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:286

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer survival is lower in socioeconomically deprived communities, partly due to low awareness of symptoms, negative beliefs and delayed help-seeking. We developed an interactive health check questionnaire fa...

    Authors: Yvonne Moriarty, Julia Townson, Harriet Quinn-Scoggins, Louise Padgett, Sioned Owen, Stephanie Smits, Rebecca Playle, Polyxeni Dimitropoulou, Bernadette Sewell, Vasiliki Kolovou, Peter Buckle, Ben Carter, Adrian Edwards, Julie Hepburn, Maura Matthews, Caroline Mitchell…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:285

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  3. Content type: Research article

    While supervised injection services (SIS) feasibility research has been conducted in large urban centres across North America, it is unknown whether these services are acceptable among people who inject drugs ...

    Authors: Sanjana Mitra, Beth Rachlis, Bonnie Krysowaty, Zack Marshall, Cynthia Olsen, Sean Rourke and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:284

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Smartphones are increasingly available and some high quality apps are available for smoking cessation. However, the cost-effectiveness of promoting such apps has never been studied. We therefore aimed to estim...

    Authors: Nhung Nghiem, William Leung, Christine Cleghorn, Tony Blakely and Nick Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:283

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is of major public health significance; it is a risk factor for childhood deaths from diarrhoea and measles in low and middle-income countries and an important cause of preventable c...

    Authors: Ada E. Aghaji, Roseline Duke and Ugochukwu C. W. Aghaji

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:282

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Few studies in China have examined personal ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure using polysulfone dosimetry.

    Authors: Michael G. Kimlin, Liwen Fang, Yajing Feng, Linhong Wang, Ling Hao, Jing Fan, Ning Wang, Fanwen Meng, Ruilan Yang, Shu Cong, Xiaofeng Liang, Baohua Wang, Martha Linet, Nancy Potischman, Cari Kitahara, Ann Chao…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:281

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Female life expectancy and mortality rates have been improving over the course of many decades. Many global changes offer potential explanations. In this paper, we examined whether the United Nations Conventio...

    Authors: Christopher A. Tait, Ifrah Abdillahi, Wendy Wong, Heather Smith-Cannoy and Arjumand Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:279

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in toddlers are needed to minimize health inequalities, especially in migration and lower socio-economic groups. Preschools are identified as important environme...

    Authors: Nicole Toussaint, Martinette T. Streppel, Sandra Mul, Anita Schreurs, Marielle Balledux, Karen van Drongelen, Mirka Janssen, Ruben G. Fukkink and Peter J. M. Weijs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:278

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is impeded by taboos and secrecy surrounding menstruation. Unhygienic menstrual practices and unpreparedness for managing menstruation has been associated with ad...

    Authors: Vishna Shah, Helen M. Nabwera, Fatou Sosseh, Yamundao Jallow, Ebrima Comma, Omar Keita and Belen Torondel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:277

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Completing mortality data by information on possible socioeconomic inequalities in mortality is crucial for policy planning. The aim of this study was to build deprivation-specific life tables using the Portug...

    Authors: Luís Antunes, Denisa Mendonça, Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Camille Maringe and Bernard Rachet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:276

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Crude measures of exposure to indicate indoor air pollution have been associated with the increased risk for acquiring tuberculosis. Our study aimed to determine an association between childhood pulmonary tube...

    Authors: Nkosana Jafta, Prakash M. Jeena, Lars Barregard and Rajen N. Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:275

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Early care and education (ECE) centers are important for combating childhood obesity. Understanding policies and practices of ECE centers is necessary for promotion of healthy behaviors. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Courtney E. Byrd-Williams, Erin E. Dooley, Christina A. Thi, Cari Browning and Deanna M. Hoelscher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:274

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Mobile health, mHealth is recognized as a strategy to improve lifestyle behaviors. Research targeting specific lifestyle behaviors has shown that interventions using smartphones can be effective. However, few ...

    Authors: Stephanie E. Bonn, Marie Löf, Claes-Göran Östenson and Ylva Trolle Lagerros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:273

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Many adolescents living with HIV remain disconnected from care, especially in high-prevalence settings. Slow progressors–adolescents infected perinatally who survive without access to lifesaving treatment–rema...

    Authors: Elona Toska, Lucie Cluver, Mark Orkin, Anurita Bains, Lorraine Sherr, McKenzie Berezin and Laurie Gulaid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:272

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, researchers have begun applying a trajectory approach to identify homogeneous subgroups of physical activity (PA) in heterogeneous populations. This study systematically reviewed the articles ...

    Authors: Irinja Lounassalo, Kasper Salin, Anna Kankaanpää, Mirja Hirvensalo, Sanna Palomäki, Asko Tolvanen, Xiaolin Yang and Tuija H. Tammelin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:271

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mis-implementation (i.e., the premature termination or inappropriate continuation of public health programs) contributes to the misallocation of limited public health resources and the sub-optimal response to ...

    Authors: Karishma S. Furtado, Elizabeth L. Budd, Rebecca Armstrong, Tahna Pettman, Rodrigo Reis, Pauline Sung-Chan, Zhaoxin Wang and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:270

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Attracted by the expected benefits such as reduced absenteeism and increased productivity, more and more firms decide to implement workplace health promotion programs (WHPPs). However, those programs can only ...

    Authors: Liesa Marie Lier, Christoph Breuer and Sören Dallmeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:268

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cigarette smoking is a major health risk, particularly in male South Koreans. Smoking cessation can benefit health; however, the process of quitting smoking is difficult to some smokers and shows its relations...

    Authors: Seong-Jun Kim, Wonjeong Chae, Woo-Hyun Park, Min-Ho Park, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:267

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Physically inactive and sedentary lifestyles are negatively related to both mental health and cognition. For office-workers, who spend two-thirds of their workday sitting, it is important to improve these life...

    Authors: Carla F. J. Nooijen, Victoria Blom, Örjan Ekblom, Maria M. Ekblom and Lena V. Kallings

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:266

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A growing literature supports the contention that closing the divide between dental and medical care can improve access to and coordination of patient care. Health service deficits (HSDs) entail: no routine me...

    Authors: M. Nawal Lutfiyya, Andrew J. Gross, Burke Soffe and Martin S. Lipsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:265

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  21. Content type: Research article

    It is estimated that nearly five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgery. This access gap disproportionately affects low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). One of the barriers to healthca...

    Authors: Carlos Varela, Sven Young, Nyengo Mkandawire, Reinou S. Groen, Leonard Banza and Asgaut Viste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:264

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Rural-to-urban migration is associated with increased obesity, yet it remains unknown whether this association exist, and to what extent, with other types of internal migration.

    Authors: Hector Najera, Shailen Nandy, Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:263

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetes prevalence is rapidly increasing, with type 2 diabetes predicted to be the leading contributor of non-communicable disease in Australia by 2020. It is anticipated that rates of type 2 diabetes will co...

    Authors: Karen Waller, Susan Furber, Adrian Bauman, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Paul van den Dolder, Alison Hayes, Franca Facci, Lisa Franco, Alison Webb, Robert Moses and Stephen Colagiuri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:262

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in China. Correct and consistent condom use is one of the most effective strategies for preventing the spread o...

    Authors: Hongbo Jiang, Xiaobin Chen, Jing Li, Zhimin Tan, Weibin Cheng and Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:261

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  25. Content type: Correspondence

    Many interventions that are delivered within public health services have little evidence of effect. Evaluating interventions that are being delivered as a part of usual practice offers opportunities to improve...

    Authors: Josie Dickerson, Philippa K. Bird, Maria Bryant, Nimarta Dharni, Sally Bridges, Kathryn Willan, Sara Ahern, Abigail Dunn, Dea Nielsen, Eleonora P. Uphoff, Tracey Bywater, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Pinki Sahota, Neil Small, Michaela Howell, Gill Thornton…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:260

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Forty-three percent of children under five in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) experience compromised cognitive and psychosocial development. Early childhood development (ECD) interventions that promote...

    Authors: Jill E. Luoto, Italo Lopez Garcia, Frances E. Aboud, Lia C. H. Fernald and Daisy R. Singla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:259

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Bariatric surgery is considered to be the most effective method of weight loss today. The aim of the present Swedish study, which was performed in a country that has universal health care, was to investigate i...

    Authors: Ensieh Memarian, Kristina Sundquist, Susanna Calling, Jan Sundquist and Xinjun Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:258

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Various physical work demands are shown to be associated with sickness absence. However, these studies have: (a) predominantly used self-reported data on physical work demands that have been shown to be inaccu...

    Authors: Sofie Dencker-Larsen, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Els Clays, Thomas Lund, Merete Labriola, Ole Steen Mortensen, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Nidhi Gupta, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:257

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  29. Content type: Research article

    While promoting active commuting to school can positively affect children’s daily physical activity levels, effectively engaging community members to maximize program impact remains challenging. We evaluated t...

    Authors: Nicole M. Rodriguez, Alisa Arce, Alice Kawaguchi, Jenna Hua, Bonnie Broderick, Sandra J. Winter and Abby C. King

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:256

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    The StopDia study is based on the convincing scientific evidence that type 2 diabetes (T2D) and its comorbidities can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle. The need for additional research is based on the fact ...

    Authors: Jussi Pihlajamäki, Reija Männikkö, Tanja Tilles-Tirkkonen, Leila Karhunen, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Ursula Schwab, Niina Lintu, Jussi Paananen, Riia Järvenpää, Marja Harjumaa, Janne Martikainen, Johanna Kohl, Kaisa Poutanen, Miikka Ermes, Pilvikki Absetz, Jaana Lindström…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:255

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Limited evidence exists for intergenerational interventions to promote health and well-being in older adults and preschool children. We therefore aimed to evaluate the implementation, feasibility and outcome o...

    Authors: Erika Mosor, Karin Waldherr, Ingvild Kjeken, Maisa Omara, Valentin Ritschl, Veronika Pinter-Theiss, Josef Smolen, Ursula Hübel and Tanja Stamm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:254

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Disproportionately high rates of maternal overweight and obesity among the Hispanic population before, during, and after pregnancy pose serious health concerns for both mothers (e.g., preeclampsia, gestational...

    Authors: Sydney G. O’Connor, Rima Habre, Theresa M. Bastain, Claudia M. Toledo-Corral, Frank D. Gilliland, Sandrah P. Eckel, Jane Cabison, Christine H. Naya, Shohreh F. Farzan, Daniel Chu, Thomas A. Chavez, Carrie V. Breton and Genevieve F. Dunton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:253

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Responsive caregiving, or interactions in which caregivers give appropriate responses to a child’s signals, is linked to improved psychosocial, cognitive and physical outcomes in children. However, much remain...

    Authors: Elissa Scherer, Ashley Hagaman, Esther Chung, Atif Rahman, Karen O’Donnell and Joanna Maselko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:252

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  34. Content type: Research article

    A sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet are major factors in the increasing prevalence of obesity among Malaysian adolescents. The purpose of this systematic review is to compile the evidence from observat...

    Authors: Shooka Mohammadi, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Tin Tin Su, Maznah Dahlui, Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed and Hazreen Abdul Majid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:251

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The dramatic increase in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among undergraduate students in China, especially among the male students, is alarming. This study aimed to describe sexual attitudes and b...

    Authors: Hehua Xu, Jiaying Xie, Zhizi Xiao, Hong Xiao, Xianhong Li, Lloyd Goldsamt, Ann Bartley Williams and Honghong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:250

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  36. Content type: Research article

    With limited resources and spatio-temporal heterogeneity of malaria in developing countries, it is still difficult to assess the real impact of socioeconomic and environmental factors in order to set up target...

    Authors: Toussaint Rouamba, Seydou Nakanabo-Diallo, Karim Derra, Eli Rouamba, Adama Kazienga, Yasuko Inoue, Ernest K. Ouédraogo, Moussa Waongo, Sokhna Dieng, Abdoulaye Guindo, Boukary Ouédraogo, Kankoé Lévi Sallah, Seydou Barro, Pascal Yaka, Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou, Halidou Tinto…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:249

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    High healthcare expenditures due to population ageing and chronic complex health complaints are a challenge on a global scale. To improve the quality of healthcare, population health, and professionals’ work s...

    Authors: Sanneke J. M. Grootjans, M. M. N. Stijnen, M. E. A. L. Kroese, A. J. M. Vermeer, D. Ruwaard and M. W. J. Jansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:248

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Mortality is a robust indicator of health and offers valuable insight into the health of immigrants. However, mortality estimates can vary significantly depending on the manner in which immigrant status is def...

    Authors: Luis Andrés Gimeno-Feliu, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Esperanza Díaz, Clara Laguna-Berna, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Carlos Coscollar-Santaliestra and Alexandra Prados-Torres

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:247

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is an underutilized cancer control practice in the United States. Although individual contextual factors are known to impact HPV vaccine coverage rates, the impact of mac...

    Authors: Melissa Franco, Stephanie Mazzucca, Margaret Padek and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:246

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In the current context of climate change, climate forecasts for the province of Quebec (Canada) are a lengthening of the thunderstorm season and an increase in episodes of intense precipitations. These changes...

    Authors: Pierre Valois, Maxime Caron, Anne-Sophie Gousse-Lessard, Denis Talbot and Jean-Sébastien Renaud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:245

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Wrist-worn accelerometers are increasingly used in epidemiological studies to record physical activity. The accelerometer data are usually only analyzed if the convention for compliant wear time is met (i.e. ≥...

    Authors: Raphael Knaier, Christoph Höchsmann, Denis Infanger, Timo Hinrichs and Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:244

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity can be defined as the presence of more than one chronic condition in an individual. Research on multimorbidity has predominantly focused on older adults and few studies have examined multimorbid...

    Authors: Mohammad Nazmus Sakib, Shahin Shooshtari, Philip St. John and Verena Menec

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:243

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is one of the most effective measures for preventing disease when vaccination coverage is sufficient. Although vaccination coverage is known to be influenced by social and cultural barriers, the d...

    Authors: Ikuma Nozaki, Masahiko Hachiya and Tomomi Kitamura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:242

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Currently in Vietnam contact tracing for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) entails passive case finding among symptomatic household contacts who present themselves for diagnosis. Close contacts of MDR-...

    Authors: Thi Thanh Thuy Hoang, Viet Nhung Nguyen, Ngoc Sy Dinh, Guy Thwaites, Thu Anh Nguyen, H. Rogier van Doorn, Frank Cobelens and Heiman F. L. Wertheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:241

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence suggests that the use of alcohol among older adults (defined as those aged 50+) has increased in recent years, with people aged 55–64 now more likely to exceed the recommended weekly guidelines than a...

    Authors: J. L. Seddon, S. Wadd, E. Wells, L. Elliott, I. Madoc-Jones and J. Breslin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:240

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Risk factors for chronic disease, including low cardiorespiratory fitness levels (VO2max), are often present in middle-aged populations. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a motivational, individual, and locall...

    Authors: Kirstine Høj Obling, Kristian Overgaard, Lise Juul and Helle Terkildsen Maindal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:239

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Active travel to and from a transit station may provide significant amounts of physical activity and improve health. The ease with which people can traverse the distance to the transit station may impede or su...

    Authors: Abiodun O. Oluyomi, Gregory Knell, Casey P. Durand, Clara Mercader, Deborah Salvo, Ipek N. Sener, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Deanna M. Hoelscher and Harold W. Kohl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:238

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Dog bites are the main source of rabies infection and death in humans, contributing up to 99% of all cases. We conducted a contact-tracing study to evaluate the health seeking and treatment compliance behavior...

    Authors: Kinley Penjor, Tenzin Tenzin and Rinzin Kinga Jamtsho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:237

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