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  1. Content type: Research article

    The effect of cardio-metabolic profile on the relationship of body mass index (BMI) with mortality is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore association between BMI and mortality at all ages, taking acc...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Hsu, Mark L. Wahlqvist, I-Chien Wu, Yu-Hung Chang, I-Shou Chang, Yi-Fen Tsai, Ting-Ting Liu, Chwen Keng Tsao and Chao A. Hsiung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:142

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is the greatest disease burden in Korea. Cancer screening can reduce the burden of cancer but cancer screening rates among Koreans remain low. The purposes of this study were to a) understand Koreans’ b...

    Authors: Shin-Young Lee and Eunice E. Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:254

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Many Community Health Workers (CHWs) experience the same socioeconomic and health needs as their neighbors, given that they are by definition part of their communities. Yet very few studies aim to measure and ...

    Authors: Kenneth Maes, Svea Closser, Yihenew Tesfaye, Yasmine Gilbert and Roza Abesha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:258

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Three billion people use solid cooking fuels, and 4 million people die from household air pollution annually. Shifting households to clean fuels, like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), may protect health only if ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Thompson, Anaité Diaz-Artiga, John R. Weinstein and Margaret A. Handley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:253

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate the prevalence of health problems and work environment problems and how these are associated with subjective production loss among women and men at an academic workplace. An addition...

    Authors: Malin Lohela-Karlsson, Lotta Nybergh and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:257

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is limited knowledge of physical activity (PA) patterns among high school students. High schools plays an important role as context for the students, but it is uncertain to what extent schools influence ...

    Authors: Carina Bjørnskov Steenholt, Veronica Sofie Clara Pisinger, Ida Høgstedt Danquah and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:255

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Life expectancy at birth (LE) is a comprehensive measure that accounts for age-specific death rates in a population. Shanghai has ranked first in LE in China mainland for decades. Understanding the reasons beh...

    Authors: Hanyi Chen, Lipeng Hao, Chen Yang, Bei Yan, Qiao Sun, Lianghong Sun, Hua Chen and Yichen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:256

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  8. Content type: Research article

    January 2016 saw the publication of proposed revisions to the UK’s lower risk drinking guidelines but no sustained promotional activity. This paper aims to explore the impact of publishing guidelines without s...

    Authors: Abigail K. Stevely, Penny Buykx, Jamie Brown, Emma Beard, Susan Michie, Petra S. Meier and John Holmes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:251

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found that residents of deprived neighbourhoods have an increased risk of perceived stress compared to residents with similar sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics in non-dep...

    Authors: Maria Holst Algren, Ola Ekholm, Line Nielsen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Carsten Kronborg Bak and Pernille Tanggaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:250

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Understanding behavioural risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is of great importance for CVD prevention and control. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence, risk awareness and health b...

    Authors: Karl Peltzer and Supa Pengpid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:237

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Infant antiretroviral prophylaxis plays an important role towards ensuring the reduction of HIV transmission from mother to child in the postpartum period. However in sub Saharan Africa (SSA), the low level of...

    Authors: Noah F. Takah, Jeannine A. Atem, Leopold N. Aminde, Moffat Malisheni and Grant Murewenhema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:249

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), shown to be associated with health benefits, is not well-characterized in preschool-aged children. MVPA is commonly described as a threshold amount to achieve. We...

    Authors: Rachel M. Ruiz, Evan C. Sommer, Dustin Tracy, Jorge A. Banda, Christina D. Economos, Megan M. JaKa, Kelly R. Evenson, Maciej S. Buchowski and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:242

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Global Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) started operation in 2000 and aimed at eliminating the disease by the year 2020, following 5–6 rounds of effective annual Mass Drug Admini...

    Authors: Collins S. K. Ahorlu, Eric Koka, Susan Adu-Amankwah, Joseph Otchere and Dziedzom Komi de Souza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:238

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women. Mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery (BCS) have equivalent survival for early stage breast cancer. However, each surgery has different bene...

    Authors: Marie-Anne Durand, Renata West Yen, A. James O’Malley, Mary C. Politi, Shubhada Dhage, Kari Rosenkranz, Katie Weichman, Julie Margenthaler, Anna N. A. Tosteson, Eloise Crayton, Sherrill Jackson, Ann Bradley, Robert J. Volk, Karen Sepucha, Elissa Ozanne, Sanja Percac-Lima…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:241

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the effect of exposure to cooking oil fumes (COFs) on the development of non-malignant respiratory diseases in nonsmoking women. This study investigated the relationship between exposure ...

    Authors: Huang-Chi Chen, Chia-Fang Wu, Inn-Wen Chong and Ming-Tsang Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:246

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Health insurers worldwide implement financial incentive schemes to encourage health-related behaviours, including to facilitate weight loss. The maintenance of weight loss is a public health challenge, and as ...

    Authors: Bronwyn McGill, Blythe J. O’Hara, Anne C. Grunseit, Adrian Bauman, Dale Osborne, Luke Lawler and Philayrath Phongsavan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:244

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Breede Valley is a sub-district of the Cape Winelands district, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The administrative capital of the district is situated in the semi-rural town Worcester. Findings of a basel...

    Authors: L. M. Du Plessis, M. H. McLachlan and S. E. Drimie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:240

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Non-exclusive breastfeeding (non-EBF) is a risk factor for many of the 2300 under-five deaths occurring daily in Nigeria – a developing country with approximately 40 million children. This study aimed to quant...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Andrew Page, John Idoko and Kingsley E. Agho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:247

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Little is understood of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission dynamics and community compliance with control measures over time. Understanding these interactions is essential if interventions are to be effect...

    Authors: Grazia Caleo, Jennifer Duncombe, Freya Jephcott, Kamalini Lokuge, Clair Mills, Evita Looijen, Fivi Theoharaki, Ronald Kremer, Karline Kleijer, James Squire, Manjo Lamin, Beverley Stringer, Helen A. Weiss, Daniel Culli, Gian Luca Di Tanna and Jane Greig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:248

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  20. Content type: Debate

    The landscape of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) research has changed drastically over the past three decades. With the remarkable success of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in decreasing AIDS-related mortal...

    Authors: Karine Dubé, Stuart Luter, Breanne Lesnar, Luke Newton, Jerome Galea, Brandon Brown and Sara Gianella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:245

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The Eastern Mediterranean region has the second highest number of road traffic injury mortality rates after the African region based on 2013 data, with road traffic injuries accounting for 27% of the total inj...

    Authors: Mathilde Sengoelge, Lucie Laflamme and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:236

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The decreasing suicide rate in China has been regarded as a major contributor to the decline of global suicide rate in the past decade. However, previous estimations on China’s suicide rates might not be accur...

    Authors: Feng Sha, Qingsong Chang, Yik Wa Law, Qi Hong and Paul S. F. Yip

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:239

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although alcohol is socially accepted in most Western societies, studies are clear about its associated negative consequences, especially among university and college students. Studies on the relationship betw...

    Authors: Sara De Bruyn, Edwin Wouters, Koen Ponnet, Joris Van Damme, Lea Maes and Guido Van Hal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:234

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The population-based incidence of sarcoma and its histological subtypes in Germany is unknown. Up-to-date information on a disease with an incidence comparable to other cancer entities is of high public health...

    Authors: Meike Ressing, Eva Wardelmann, Peter Hohenberger, Jens Jakob, Bernd Kasper, Katharina Emrich, Andrea Eberle, Maria Blettner and Sylke Ruth Zeissig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:235

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