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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. The objective of this study was to model the predictors of HIV prevalence in Malawi through a complex sample logistic regression and spatial mapping approach using the national Demographic and Health Survey da...

    Authors: Jerry John Nutor, Henry Ofori Duah, Pascal Agbadi, Precious Adade Duodu and Kaboni W. Gondwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1167

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Obesity is a major risk factor for the global burden of disease in countries that are economically developed or not. This study aimed to investigate the association between diet quality and obesity indicators ...

    Authors: Lu Jia, Haiwen Lu, Jing Wu, Xuemei Wang, Wenrui Wang, Maolin Du, Peiyu Wang, Sha Du, Yuenan Su and Nan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1165

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that first occurred in Wuhan, China, is currently spreading throughout China. The majority of infected patients either traveled to Wuhan or came into contact with an inf...

    Authors: Lifeng Wei, Zhuowa Sha, Ying Wang, Gangyu Zhang, Haonan Jia, Shuang Zhou, Yuanheng Li, Yameng Wang, Chao Liu, Mingli Jiao, Shufan Sun and Qunhong Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1164

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The burgeoning rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is posing serious challenges in resource constrained health facilities of Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the readiness of health f...

    Authors: Umesh Ghimire, Nipun Shrestha, Bipin Adhikari, Suresh Mehata, Yashashwi Pokharel and Shiva Raj Mishra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1163

    Content type: Research article

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  31. High rate of teenage pregnancy in Nigeria is potentially an indication of poor access to and utilization of contraceptives among this age group. This paper presents findings from in-depth exploration of percei...

    Authors: Uchenna Ezenwaka, Chinyere Mbachu, Nkoli Ezumah, Irene Eze, Chibuike Agu, Ifunanya Agu and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1162

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The associations between various kinds of parental support and children and adolescents’ physical activity (PA) are inconclusive. This study aimed 1) to examine the associations between various kinds of parent...

    Authors: Jin-Tao Hong, Si-Tong Chen, Yan Tang, Zhen-Bo Cao, Jie Zhuang, Zheng Zhu, Peijie Chen and Yang Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1161

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective biomedical strategy to prevent transmission of HIV infection, although medication adherence remains a challenge. We present the protocol for a multicentre random...

    Authors: Xia Jin, Hongyi Wang, Hang Li, Zhenxing Chu, Jing Zhang, Qinghai Hu, Wei Lv, Xiaojie Huang, Yaokai Chen, Hui Wang, Xiaoqing He, Lukun Zhang, Zhili Hu, Rantong Bao, Shangcao Li, Haibo Ding…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1160

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. TB is a preventable and treatable disease. Yet, successful treatment outcomes at desired levels are elusive in many national TB programs, including India. We aim to identify risk factors for unfavourable outco...

    Authors: Reynold Washington, Rajaram Subramanian Potty, A. Rajesham, T. Seenappa, Anil Singarajipura, Reuben Swamickan, Amar Shah, K. H. Prakash, Arin Kar, Karthikeyan Kumaraswamy, B. S. Prarthana, Bala Krishna Maryala, J. Sushma, Ramesh Dasari, Bharath Shetty, Vikas Panibatla…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1158

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The study objective was to evaluate the impact of a population-level intervention (the IA Agreement) on the of one-year risk for long-term sickness absence spells (LSAS) among young and middle aged workers in ...

    Authors: Therese N. Hanvold, Petter Kristensen, Karina Corbett, Rachel L. Hasting and Ingrid S. Mehlum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1157

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Family caregivers are critical partners in the plan of care of people with disabilities. The study aims to demonstrate the factor structure and internal consistency of the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) amon...

    Authors: Eman Ramadan Ghazawy, Eman Sameh Mohammed, Eman Mohamed Mahfouz and Marwa Gamal Abdelrehim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1156

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Globally, childhood immunization saves the lives of 2–3 million children annually by protecting them against vaccine-preventable diseases. In 2017, 116.2 million children were vaccinated worldwide according to...

    Authors: Ana Amélia Corrêa de Araújo Veras, Eduardo Jorge da Fonseca Lima, Maria de Fátima Costa Caminha, Suzana Lins da Silva, Amanda Alves Moreira de Castro, Andressa Lílian Bezerra Bernardo, Maria Lídia Amaral Barbosa Ventura, Pedro Israel Cabral de Lira and Malaquias Batista Filho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1152

    Content type: Research article

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  38. With the growing epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in sub-Saharan Africa, behavioural change interventions are critical in supporting populations to achieve better cardiovascular health. Population know...

    Authors: Rawlance Ndejjo, Fred Nuwaha, Hilde Bastiaens, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Geofrey Musinguzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1151

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Suicide rates have been climbing in the U.S., particularly in Rocky Mountain states such as Colorado. Benzodiazepines have been linked with suicidal ideation, but there have been few population level assessmen...

    Authors: Tista Ghosh, Kirk Bol, Maria Butler, Barbara Gabella, Andrea Kingcade, Gabriel Kaplan and Lindsey Myers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1149

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Tessa Joxhorst, Joyce Vrijsen, Jacobien Niebuur and Nynke Smidt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1147

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:788

  41. Although it is rarely fatal in developed countries, acute gastroenteritis (AGE) still induces significant morbidity and economic costs. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with AGE i...

    Authors: Marie Ecollan, Caroline Guerrisi, Cécile Souty, Louise Rossignol, Clément Turbelin, Thomas Hanslik, Vittoria Colizza and Thierry Blanchon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1146

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  42. The data of the International Diabetes Federation show that about 463 million people have diabetes. Better understanding of psychosocial aspects of life with this disease has become one of healthcare prioritie...

    Authors: Ewa Kobos, Alicja Szewczyk, Teresa Świątkowska, Tomasz Kryczka and Zofia Sienkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1140

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  43. The role of housing as a social determinant of health is well-established, but the causal pathways are poorly understood beyond the direct effects of physical housing defects. For low-income, vulnerable househ...

    Authors: Steve Rolfe, Lisa Garnham, Jon Godwin, Isobel Anderson, Pete Seaman and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1138

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  44. Immunization is a cost-effective public health strategy. Immunization averts nearly three million deaths annually but immunization coverage is low in some countries and some regions within countries. The aim o...

    Authors: Tahir Yousuf Nour, Alinoor Mohamed Farah, Omer Moeline Ali and Kalkidan Hassen Abate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1134

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The use of health care services is influenced by various factors, including demographic, social, economic, and health status factors. This study aimed to identify the factors that influence health care use in ...

    Authors: Na Young Kong and Dong Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1133

    Content type: Research article

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