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  1. Along with physical benefits, community-based sport provides opportunities to enhance connectedness, an important protective factor of social and emotional health. However, young Australians participating in s...

    Authors: Sharyn Burns, Melissa Evans, Jonine Jancey, Linda Portsmouth and Bruce Maycock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:733

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Along with sexual partners of other high-risk groups, men who purchase sex (MWPS) represented 18% of new HIV diagnoses worldwide in 2018. They are therefore an important population for HIV prevention globally....

    Authors: Luh Putu Lila Wulandari, John Kaldor and Rebecca Guy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:730

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Niger has the highest prevalence of child marriage in the world. While child marriage in Niger is clearly normative in the sense that it is commonly practiced, the social and contextual factors that contribute...

    Authors: Holly B. Shakya, John Weeks, Sneha Challa, Paul J. Fleming, Beniamino Cislaghi, Lotus McDougal, Sabrina C. Boyce, Anita Raj and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:729

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  4. A growing body of studies that investigated the longitudinal association between physical activity (PA) and the outcome of incident obesity, coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes and hypertension has become a...

    Authors: Laura Cleven, Janina Krell-Roesch, Claudio R. Nigg and Alexander Woll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:726

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Māori and Pacific Islander people are a priority population originating from Australasia. Māori and Pacific Islander children exhibit greater risk of obesity and associated morbidities compared to children of ...

    Authors: Robyn Littlewood, Oliver J. Canfell and Jacqueline L. Walker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:725

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Paediatric, pedestrian road traffic injuries (PPRTIs) constitute a major cause of premature death in Iran. Identification of high-risk areas would be the primary step in designing policy intervention for PPRTI...

    Authors: Hamidreza Shabanikiya, Soheil Hashtarkhani, Robert Bergquist, Nasser Bagheri, Reza VafaeiNejad, Malihe Amiri-Gholanlou, Toktam Akbari and Behzad Kiani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:722

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Currently, there is an increased flow of refugees into Ethiopia from neighboring countries. However, there are no post-arrival screening mechanisms for hepatitis B and C viruses which could be an additional bu...

    Authors: Abiyu Ayele, Dessie Abera, Melese Hailu, Muluken Birhanu and Kassu Desta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:721

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the major threats to public health, with a significant impact on workers, employers, and the general population. Musculoskeletal disorder related to work not o...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Getachew Guteta Kekeba, Jember Azanaw and Gebisa Guyasa Kabito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:718

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Premarital sex can increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in adolescents, and lack of premarital sex can be considered as a reliable policy for STD prevention, which is used by some countrie...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Saeid Mirzaei, Farzaneh Zolala, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost and Nadia Oroomiei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:717

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Physical inactivity is a widespread problem with a great need for innovative intervention concepts to overcome it. Epidemiological studies have identified working women in high-income Western countries to be a...

    Authors: Martina Kanning, Bridgette Do, Tyler B. Mason, Britni R. Belcher, Chih-Hsiang Yang and Genevieve F. Dunton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:715

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher risk of developing opportunistic infections due to either the disease itself or to treatment with immunosuppressants. This risk can be reduced throu...

    Authors: Cristina García-Serrano, Glòria Mirada, Josep R Marsal, Marta Ortega, Joaquim Sol, Rubén Solano, Eva M Artigues and Pepi Estany

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:713

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To analyse the impact of austerity measures taken by European governments as a response to the 2008 economic and financial crisis on social determinants on child health (SDCH), and child health outcomes (CHO).

    Authors: Luis Rajmil, Anders Hjern, Nick Spencer, David Taylor-Robinson, Geir Gunnlaugsson and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:564

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To evaluate the association between weight misperception and psychological symptoms in the Determinants of young Adults Social well-being and Health (DASH) longitudinal study.

    Authors: Christelle Elia, Alexis Karamanos, Maria João Silva, Maeve O’Connor, Yao Lu, Alexandru Dregan, Peiyuan Huang, Majella O’Keeffe, J. Kennedy Cruickshank, Elli Z. Enayat, Aidan Cassidy, Oarabile R. Molaodi, Maria Maynard and Seeromanie Harding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:712

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The recognition of problem gambling as a public health issue has increased as the availability of gambling expands. Research has found that some formats of gambling are more closely linked to problem gambling ...

    Authors: Alissa Mazar, Martha Zorn, Nozipho Becker and Rachel A. Volberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:711

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Approximately 1 in 5 to 1 in 6 Indigenous Australian males are currently imprisoned or have previously been imprisoned. Recent work has also pointed to a widening socio-economic gap within the Indigenous popul...

    Authors: Stephane M. Shepherd, Ben Spivak, Linda J. Ashford, Isabel Williams, Justin Trounson and Yin Paradies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:710

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Accumulated evidence suggests that individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) are at particular risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD). Yet, little is known about the mechanisms under this high como...

    Authors: Sojung Kim and Jung-Hye Kwon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:709

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The study aimed to explore the association between early life and life-course exposure to social disadvantage and later life body mass index (BMI) accounting for genetic predisposition and maternal BMI.

    Authors: Estelle Lowry, Nina Rautio, Niko Wasenius, Tom A. Bond, Jari Lahti, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Abbas Dehghan, Anni Heiskala, Leena Ala-Mursula, Jouko Miettunen, Johan Eriksson, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin and Sylvain Sebert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:708

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Child mortality has been reduced by more than 50 % over the past 30 years. A range of secular economic and social developments have been considered to explain this phenomenon. In this paper, we examine the ass...

    Authors: Christopher A. Tait, Abtin Parnia, Nishan Zewge-Abubaker, Wendy H. Wong, Heather Smith-Cannoy and Arjumand Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:707

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Obesity is a multifactorial condition and a major risk factor associated with several non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, and with a higher risk of premature death and disability. Sex-sp...

    Authors: C. Di Tecco, L. Fontana, G. Adamo, M. Petyx and S. Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:706

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Malawi has a high fertility rate which is also characterized by a relatively high prevalence of unmet need for contraception. However, little is known about the influence of individual- and community- level ch...

    Authors: Owen Nkoka, Watanja M. Mphande, Peter A. M. Ntenda, Edith B. Milanzi, Victor Kanje and Shiaau J. G. Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:705

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Four million people living in the Indian Sundarbans region in the state of West Bengal face a particularly high risk of drowning due to rurality, presence of open water, lack of accessible health systems and p...

    Authors: M. Gupta, A. B. Zwi and J. Jagnoor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:704

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Understanding the factors influencing cognitive reactivity (CR) may help identify individuals at risk for first episode depression and relapse and facilitate routine access to preventative treatments. However,...

    Authors: Fei Fei Huang, Zhi Peng Wen, Qi Li, Bin Chen and Wen Jie Weng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:703

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Oral health belief is a prerequisite of changing oral health behaviors especially during adolescence. However, there is a paucity of well-established questionnaire for use among adolescents. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Bilu Xiang, Hai Ming Wong, Wangnan Cao, Antonio P. Perfecto and Colman P. J. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:701

    Content type: Research article

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  24. TB remains a major global health problem. It is particularly prevalent in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa due to overcrowding, malnutrition, high HIV prevalence and insufficient medical services. Prisoners have ...

    Authors: Victor Singano, Esther Kip, Wilson Ching’ani and Lawrence Chiwaula

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:700

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Societal expenditures on work-disability benefits is high in most Western countries. As a precursor of long-term work restrictions, long-term sickness absence (LTSA) is under continuous attention of policy mak...

    Authors: Lennart R. A. van der Burg, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, Marieke M. ter Wee, Martijn W. Heymans, Angelique E. de Rijk, Goedele A. Geuskens, Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm, Geert-Jan Dinant and Annelies Boonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:699

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  26. Although sex workers are considered a key population in the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), less consideration has been given to female bar workers (FBW), whose primary occupation is not sex work but...

    Authors: Peter Dambach, Bathsheba Mahenge, Irene Mashasi, Aisa Muya, Dale A. Barnhart, Till W. Bärnighausen, Donna Spiegelman and Guy Harling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:697

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The PAPHIO study; a randomized controlled trial with 2X2 crossover design will implement a self-directed physical activity program in which participants will engage in self-monitoring and receive motivational ...

    Authors: Supa Pudkasam, Meron Pitcher, Melanie Fisher, Anne O’Connor, Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert, Lily Stojanovska, Remco Polman and Vasso Apostolopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:696

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Ready-to-use food (RUF) is increasingly used for nutritional therapy in HIV-infected individuals. However, practical guidance advising nutrition care to HIV-infected adolescents is lacking, so that little is k...

    Authors: Fatou Niasse, Marie Varloteaux, Karim Diop, Sidy Mokhtar Ndiaye, François Niokhor Diouf, Pape Birane Mbodj, Babacar Niang, Aminata Diack and Cecile Cames

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:695

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The ‘Primary HIV Prevention among Pregnant and Lactating Ugandan Women’ (PRIMAL) randomized controlled trial aimed to assess an enhanced counseling strategy linked to extended postpartum repeat HIV testing and...

    Authors: Femke Bannink Mbazzi, Zikulah Namukwaya, Alexander Amone, Francis Ojok, Juliane Etima, Josaphat Byamugisha, Elly Katabira, Mary Glenn Fowler, Jaco Homsy and Rachel King

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:694

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The 2015 outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Republic of Korea is a recent and representative occurrence of nationwide outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs). In addition to ph...

    Authors: Hye Yoon Park, Wan Beom Park, So Hee Lee, Jeong Lan Kim, Jung Jae Lee, Haewoo Lee and Hyoung-Shik Shin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:605

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Many parents continue to smoke around their children despite the widely known risks of children’s exposure to tobacco smoke. We sought to learn about parental smoking behavior around children from parents’ per...

    Authors: Vicki Myers, Eimi Lev, Nurit Guttman, Efrat Tillinger and Laura Rosen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:693

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Common mental disorders are frequent psychiatric comorbid conditions among people with HIV/AIDS. The presence of such psychiatric disorders negatively affects the treatment adherence, viral load suppression, q...

    Authors: Zelalem Belayneh, Birhanie Mekuriaw, Tsegaye Mehare, Saide Shumy and Mekonnen Tsehay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:689

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The ageing population is increasing worldwide, and this trend is bringing challenges both for the older person and for society. In order to meet the challenges a comprehensive approach is needed involving both...

    Authors: Anna Nivestam, Albert Westergren, Pia Petersson and Maria Haak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:688

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The World Health Organization (WHO-2007) and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF-Cole) systems assess child weight status. However, derived estimations often differ. We aimed to a) compare the prevalenc...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Paul Melgar, Ana Garcés, Ana Daysi de Marquez, Gerardo Merino and Carolina Siu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:687

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Childbirth has been suggested to increase sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP). This may vary by occupation; however, knowledge in this field remains limited. We explored SA and DP in the years be...

    Authors: Charlotte Björkenstam, Krisztina D. László, Cecilia Orellana, Ulrik Lidwall, Petra Lindfors, Margaretha Voss, Pia Svedberg and Kristina Alexanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:686

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Differentiated models of care (DMOC) are used to make antiretroviral therapy (ART) accessible to people living with HIV (PLHIV). In Malawi, Lighthouse Trust has piloted various DMOCs aimed at providing quality...

    Authors: Odala Sande, Doris Burtscher, Daneck Kathumba, Hannock Tweya, Sam Phiri and Salem Gugsa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:685

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Toxic stress (TS), minority race and their interaction are evaluated as determinants of change in quality of life (QOL) over 8 years follow-up in a nationally representative sample of United States (US) adults...

    Authors: Allan K. Nkwata, Xiao Song, Ming Zhang and Amara. E. Ezeamama

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:684

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Taxi drivers are prone to developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors by adopting poor health behaviors due to their work environment. The population of Hispanic taxi drivers in inner city South Bronx...

    Authors: Balavenkatesh Kanna, Aijan Ukudeyeva, Mohammad Faiz, Euripides Roques, Tina Washington, Leandro Ramirez, Masood A. Shariff and Maria Espejo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:683

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Choice of minimum legal age (MLA) for cannabis use is a critical and contentious issue in legalization of non-medical cannabis. In Canada where non-medical cannabis was recently legalized in October 2018, the ...

    Authors: Hai V. Nguyen, Stephen Bornstein, John-Michael Gamble, Maria Mathews, Lisa Bishop and Shweta Mital

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:557

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In order to reduce women’s exposure to violence and develop culturally appropriate interventions, it is important to gain an understanding of how men who use violence rationalize it. The present study sought t...

    Authors: Yandisa Sikweyiya, Adolphina Addoley Addo-Lartey, Deda Ogum Alangea, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Esnat D. Chirwa, Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Richard M. K. Adanu and Rachel Jewkes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:682

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The respiratory infectious diseases (RID) threaten the health and life quality of school students. However, previous related studies were insufficient in research design and method applied. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Manli Wang and Haiqing Fang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:681

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has reached alarming levels and is considered to be a worldwide public health problem. One of the most significant factors contributing to the spread of AMR is the lack of proper...

    Authors: Khalid Aboalshamat, Amjad Khayat, Ragheb Halwani, Ammar Bitan and Ryyan Alansari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:680

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Adolescents are engaged in agricultural work, including pesticide application, around the world. Adolescent pesticide applicators are more likely to be exposed to pesticides than their adult counterparts becau...

    Authors: Diane S. Rohlman, Jonathan W. Davis, Ahmed Ismail, Gaafar M. Abdel Rasoul, Olfat Hendy, James R. Olson and Matthew R. Bonner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:679

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Work stress is an important problem among employees in education in the Netherlands. The present study aims to investigate the effects of a participatory organizational level work stress prevention approach to...

    Authors: Maartje C. Bakhuys Roozeboom, Roosmarijn M. C. Schelvis, Irene L. D. Houtman, Noortje M. Wiezer and Paulien M. Bongers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:676

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Violence against women and girls is a public health epidemic. Campus-based research has found bystander programmes show promise as effective primary prevention of sexual violence. However, evidence regarding d...

    Authors: Alexa N. Gainsbury, Rachel A. Fenton and Cassandra A. Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:674

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Smoking is the most preventable cause of most chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dyslipidemia is also an important risk factor for CVD. Yet, research has provided contradicting findings reg...

    Authors: Mehdi Moradinazar, Yahya Pasdar, Farid Najafi, Soodeh Shahsavari, Ebrahim Shakiba, Behrooz Hamzeh and Negin Fakhri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:673

    Content type: Research article

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