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  1. Despite WHO advocating for an integrated approach to antenatal care (ANC), testing coverage for conditions other than HIV remains low and women are referred to distant laboratories for testing. Using point-of-...

    Authors: N. Young, M. Taetgmeyer, G. Zulaika, G. Aol, M. Desai, F. Ter Kuile and I. Langley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1629

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Recommendations on preventive lipid screening among children and adolescents remain controversial. The aim of the study was to assess age and puberty-related changes in serum lipids, including total cholestero...

    Authors: Anja Schienkiewitz, Julia Truthmann, Andrea Ernert, Susanna Wiegand, Karl Otfried Schwab and Christa Scheidt-Nave

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1627

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) surveys regarding zoonotic diseases are crucial to understanding the extent of knowledge among citizens and for guiding health-related education programs.

    Authors: Christian Kiffner, Michelle Latzer, Ruby Vise, Hayley Benson, Elizabeth Hammon and John Kioko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1625

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In Norway, Legionnaires’ disease is reportable upon clinical suspicion to public health authorities and mandatorily notifiable through the Norwegian surveillance system for communicable diseases (MSIS) for bot...

    Authors: Cecilia Wolff, Heidi Lange, Siri Feruglio, Line Vold and Emily MacDonald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1624

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Integrative medicine (IM) is a patient-centered, evidence-based, therapeutic paradigm which combines conventional and complementary approaches. The use of IM in pediatrics has increased in the past two decades...

    Authors: Katharina Fetz, Thomas Ostermann, Melanie Schwermer, Sebastian Appelbaum, Jan Vagedes, Tycho Jan Zuzak and Alfred Längler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1623

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Global efforts to scale-up malaria control interventions are gaining steam. These include the use of Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets, Indoor Residual Spraying, Intermittent Preventive Treatment and Test, Treat a...

    Authors: Ignatius Cheng Ndong, Daniel Okyere, Juliana Yartey Enos, Benedicta A. Mensah, Alexander Nyarko, Benjamin Abuaku, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Corinne Simone C. Merle, Kwadwo Ansah Koram and Collins Stephen Ahorlu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1622

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There is a general lack of research on children’s household experiences and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study examines the relationship between household composition...

    Authors: Oleosi Ntshebe, Andrew Amos Channon and Victoria Hosegood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1621

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Obesity and metabolic diseases represent a major health burden in the Caribbean, particularly since a large part of the population is disadvantaged. However, socioeconomic inequalities in chronic diseases are ...

    Authors: Zoé Colombet, Marlène Perignon, Benoît Salanave, Edwige Landais, Yves Martin-Prevel, Benjamin Allès, Sophie Drogue, Marie Josèphe Amiot and Caroline Méjean

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1620

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Despite the many known benefits of physical activity (PA), relatively few older adults are active on a regular basis. Older adult PA interventions delivered in controlled settings showed promising results. How...

    Authors: Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather A. McKay, Christa L. Hoy, Lindsay Nettlefold, Samantha M. Gray, Erica Y. Lau and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1619

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Recent 24-h movement guidelines for the early years established recommendations for physical activity (PA), screen time (ST), and sleep. To date, few studies have focused on compliance with meeting the guideli...

    Authors: Marja H. Leppänen, Carola Ray, Heini Wennman, Christina Alexandrou, Katri Sääksjärvi, Leena Koivusilta, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1618

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Asymptomatic falciparum and non-falciparum malaria infections are major challenges to malaria control interventions, as they remain a source of continual infection in the community. This becomes even more importa...

    Authors: Linda Eva Amoah, Dickson Donu, Benjamin Abuaku, Colins Ahorlu, Daniel Arhinful, Edwin Afari, Keziah Malm and Kwadwo Ansah Koram

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1617

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The mental wellness of children and adolescents in rural Australia is under researched and key to understanding the long-term mental health outcomes for rural communities. This analysis used data from the Aust...

    Authors: Ingrid Peters, Tonelle Handley, Karen Oakley, Sarah Lutkin and David Perkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1616

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Disparities in sexually transmitted infections (STI) are an urgent problem among Native American youth and young adults which are not fully explained by different sexual or related behaviors. These sexual heal...

    Authors: Tingey Lauren, Sutcliffe Catherine, Chambers Rachel, Patel Hima, Lee Angelita, Lee Shauntel, Melgar Laura, Slimp Anna, Rompalo Anne, Craig Mariddie and Gaydos Charlotte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1614

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Cure rates for children with cancer in India lag behind that of high-income countries. Various disease, treatment and socio-economic related factors contribute to this gap including barriers in timely access o...

    Authors: Neha Faruqui, Rohina Joshi, Alexandra Martiniuk, Jennifer Lowe, Ramandeep Arora, Huma Anis, Manas Kalra, Sameer Bakhshi, Ananya Mishra, Ayyagari Santa, Sudha Sinha, Sirisharani Siddaiahgari, Rachna Seth and Sarah Bernays

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1613

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical conditions in an individual is defined as multimorbidity. Lifestyle factors, including poor dietary patterns, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and excessive al...

    Authors: Mythily Subramaniam, Yunjue Zhang, Jue Hua Lau, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong and Eng Sing Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1612

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Overconsumption of energy from food contributes to high rates of overweight and obesity in many populations. A promising set of interventions tested in pilot studies in worksite cafeterias, suggests energy int...

    Authors: James P. Reynolds, Daina Kosīte, Brier Rigby Dames, Laura A. Brocklebank, Mark Pilling, Rachel Pechey, Gareth J. Hollands and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1611

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) remains a major cause of child mortality. To improve the management and survival of children the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the protocol for the management of SAM....

    Authors: Tesfalem T. Tessema, Andamlak G. Alamdo, Tewodrose G. Yirtaw, Fana A. Deble, Eyoel B. Mekonen, Teklu G. Abessa and Tefera B. Lema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1610

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Despite the almost universal adoption of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of sick children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries,...

    Authors: Emma Clarke-Deelder, Gil Shapira, Hadia Samaha, György Bèla Fritsche and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1608

    Content type: Research article

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  19. High occupational burnout among general practitioners (GPs) is an important challenge to China’s efforts to strengthen its primary healthcare delivery; however, data to help understand this issue are unavailab...

    Authors: Yong Gan, Heng Jiang, Liqing Li, Yudi Yang, Chao Wang, Jianxin Liu, Tingting Yang, Sampson Opoku, Sai Hu, Hongbin Xu, Chulani Herath, Yuanyuan Chang, Pengqian Fang and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1607

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Across the world, there has been a movement from traditional to modern eating, including a movement of traditional eating patterns from their origin culture to new cultures, and the emergence of new foods and ...

    Authors: Gudrun Sproesser, Matthew B. Ruby, Naomi Arbit, Charity S. Akotia, Marle dos Santos Alvarenga, Rachana Bhangaokar, Isato Furumitsu, Xiaomeng Hu, Sumio Imada, Gülbanu Kaptan, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Usha Menon, Claude Fischler, Paul Rozin, Harald T. Schupp and Britta Renner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1606

    Content type: Debate

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  21. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) worldwide. The economic, emotional and human cost of suicidal behaviour to individuals, families, communities and societ...

    Authors: Tashi Dema, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Sangay Thinley, Manju Rani, Tshering Dhendup, Chinmay Laxmeshwar, Karma Tenzin, Mongal Singh Gurung, Tashi Tshering, Dil Kumar Subba, Tashi Penjore and Karma Lhazeen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1605

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this study is to develop a new measure for the concept of mental retirement and test the construct validity of the measure. Employees who are ‘mentally retired’ are present at their work physically,...

    Authors: Jenny J. J. M. Huijs, Irene L. D. Houtman and Roland W. B. Blonk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1604

    Content type: Research article

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  23. An exclusive breastfeeding rate in the first 6 months of life of at least 50% is one of the six World Health Organization global nutrition targets for 2025. However, the exclusive breastfeeding rate in China i...

    Authors: Qiong Wu, Yiwen Huang, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Wei Wang, Suying Chang and Yanfeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1603

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Information regarding the knowledge on the action to be taken during stroke and good recognition of stroke symptoms is mandatory in helping to plan out educational strategies to deliver health education to the...

    Authors: SiewMooi Ching, Yook Chin Chia, Bee Nah Chew, Man Jun Soo, Hooi Min Lim, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Fan Kee Hoo, Mar Lar Saw, Azlina Ishak, Tharmalingam Palanivelu, Nadarajan Caruppaiya and Navin Kumar Devaraj

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1602

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Hearing loss is a prevalent sensorineural disorder and a major public health issue in China. It is suggested that half of all cases of hearing loss can be prevented through public health measures. However, nat...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Anshi Wang, Yanlin Huang, Yan Zhang, Hongke Ding, Jing Wu, Li Du, Jie Yang, Fei Mai, Yukun Zeng, Ling Liu, Xin Zhao, Changbin Zhang and Aihua Yin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1601

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Higher dietary acid load (DAL) was considered to be associated with an elevated risk of hypertension, while related data from mainland China remains scarce and incomplete. We aim to evaluate the association be...

    Authors: Shao-wei Chen, Gui-yuan Ji, Qi Jiang, Ping Wang, Rui Huang, Wen-jun Ma, Zi-hui Chen and Jie-wen Peng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1599

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The identification and treatment of LTBI is a key component of the WHO’s strategy to eliminate TB. Recent migrants from high TB-incidence countries are recognised to be at risk TB reactivation, and many high-i...

    Authors: M. Burman, A. Copas, D. Zenner, V. Hickson, L. Gosce, D. Trathen, R. Ashcroft, A. R. Martineau, I. Abubakar, C. Griffiths and H. Kunst

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1598

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection creates a global health burden with significant morbidity and mortality. Healthcare workers, including nurses and midwives, are at higher risk of acquiring the disease. While ...

    Authors: Sanaa Mohammed-elbager Mahmoud Mursy and Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1597

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Regular physical activity is an important component of healthy living and wellbeing. Current guidelines recommend that adults participate in at least 150 min of moderate or vigorous-intensity physical activity...

    Authors: Christopher B. Deery, Derek Hales, Laura Viera, Feng-Chang Lin, Zhaopei Liu, Emily Olsson, Julie Gras-Najjar, Laura Linnan, Seth M. Noar, Alice S. Ammerman and Anthony J. Viera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1596

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  30. Menstruation is a normal physiological process of females at their reproductive age. However, it is surrounded with social taboos and supernatural beliefs. The poor knowledge and understanding of menstruation ...

    Authors: Zelalem Belayneh and Birhanie Mekuriaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1595

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Little is known about the clustering of behavioral health risk factors (HRFs), namely the occurrence of 16 specific combinations of tobacco smoking, at-risk alcohol use, overweight and physical inactivity in g...

    Authors: Jennis Freyer-Adam, Florian Noetzel, Sophie Baumann, Ali Alexander Aghdassi, Ulrike Siewert-Markus, Beate Gaertner and Ulrich John

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1594

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  32. The co-occurrence of breast cancer (BC) and thyroid cancer (TC) has been mentioned for several years, researchers observed an increased risk of BC patients to develop TC, but few researches concern about the f...

    Authors: Shuting Li, Jiao Yang, Yanwei Shen, Xiaoai Zhao, Lingxiao Zhang, Biyuan Wang, Pan Li, Yunmei Wang, Min Yi and Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1592

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  33. Acceptability of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) could be hampered by low self-perceived risk for HIV acquisition. Moreover, discordance between risk perception and actual risk of HIV acquisition is likely to ...

    Authors: Lillian Tugume, Timothy Ronald Muwonge, Edith Nakku Joloba, John Bosco Isunju and Flavia Matovu Kiweewa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1591

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  34. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential impact of a community-based intervention - the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Children (HKHC) intervention - on participating women’s household’s economics and ...

    Authors: Nadine R. Sahyoun, Zeina Jamaluddine, Jowel Choufani, Sandra Mesmar, Amelia Reese-Masterson and Hala Ghattas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1590

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  35. Combined with the increasing life expectancy, chronic medical conditions have gradually become the dominant cause of death and disability, and multimorbidity became an increasingly serious public health challe...

    Authors: Hantong Zhao, Changcong Wang, Yingan Pan, Yinpei Guo, Nan Yao, Han Wang, Lina Jin and Bo Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1589

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  36. In response to the chronic disease burden, web- and community-based programs have the potential to address targeted behaviors, such as physical activity (PA), using a novel approach with large audiences. The p...

    Authors: Mark D. Faries, Michael L. Lopez, Ethan Faries, Kristen Keenan and Stephen D. Green

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1588

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There is a great need to identify implementation strategies to successfully scale-up public health interventions in order to achieve their intended population impact. The Out-of-school Nutrition and Physical A...

    Authors: Rebekka M. Lee, Jessica L. Barrett, James G. Daly, Rebecca S. Mozaffarian, Catherine M. Giles, Angie L. Cradock and Steven L. Gortmaker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1587

    Content type: Research article

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  38. This study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of maternal risk factors, infant risk factors and maternal infant feeding practices among refugees and migrants along the Thailand-Myanmar border.

    Authors: A. H. Hashmi, P. B. Nyein, K. Pilaseng, M. K. Paw, M. C. Darakamon, A. M. Min, P. Charunwatthana, F. Nosten, R. McGready and V. I. Carrara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1586

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  39. Local-level analysis of ethnic inequalities in health is lacking, prohibiting a comprehensive understanding of the health needs of local populations and the design of effective health services. Knowledge of et...

    Authors: Marie Murphy, Rebecca Johnson, Nicholas R. Parsons and Wendy Robertson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1585

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  40. The prevention of unplanned pregnancy among women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is critical for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Of the prevention strategies, d...

    Authors: Yibeltal Bimrew Kebede, Tesfahun Taddege Geremew, Yohannes Mehretie, Ayenew Negesse Abejie, Liknaw Bewket and Endalkachew Dellie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1584

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  41. Previous research shows that parental unemployment is associated with low life satisfaction in adolescents. It is unclear whether this translates to an association between national unemployment and adolescent lif...

    Authors: Klara Johansson, Solveig Petersen, Björn Högberg, Gonneke W. J. M. Stevens, Bart De Clercq, Diana Frasquilho, Frank Elgar and Mattias Strandh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1555

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  42. Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is essential for healthy development, protects against chronicle diseases, and increases mental well-being. Numerous studies have consistently shown that children do ...

    Authors: Frans Folkvord

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1578

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. A healthy lifestyle has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). The extent to which lifestyle influences the risk of CAD for people with pre-existing non-modifiable risk factors is less...

    Authors: Kristian Dimovski, Marju Orho-Melander and Isabel Drake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1575

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  44. China’s achievements in immunization are being threatened by a vaccine crisis. This paper aims to investigate vaccine confidence in China after the Changsheng vaccine incident and attempts to identify the fact...

    Authors: Baohua Liu, Ruohui Chen, Miaomiao Zhao, Xin Zhang, Jiahui Wang, Lijun Gao, Jiao Xu, Qunhong Wu and Ning Ning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1564

    Content type: Research article

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