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    Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence

    Critical health literacy enables older adults to make informed health decisions and take actions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their community, within their own social and cultural context. A ...

    Liesbeth de Wit, Christine Fenenga, Cinzia Giammarchi, Lucia di Furia, Inge Hutter, Andrea de Winter and Louise Meijering

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:40

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Parents’ and caregivers’ experiences and behaviours when eating out with children with a food hypersensitivity

    For parents and caregivers of food hypersensitive (FH) children, accommodating their child’s dietary needs when eating out can be a challenging experience. This study explored caregivers’ experiences and behav...

    Fiona M. Begen, Julie Barnett, Miriam Barber, Ros Payne, M. Hazel Gowland and Jane S. Lucas

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:38

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Exploring status and determinants of prenatal and postnatal visits in western China: in the background of the new health system reform

    Prenatal and postnatal visits are two effective interventions for protection and promotion of maternal health by reducing maternal mortality and improving the quality of birth. There is limited nationally repr...

    Xiaojing Fan, Zhongliang Zhou, Shaonong Dang, Yongjian Xu, Jianmin Gao, Zhiying Zhou, Min Su, Dan Wang and Gang Chen

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:39

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  4. Research article

    The traditional lunch pattern is inversely correlated with body mass index in a population-based study in Brazil

    The association of obesity and dietary patterns has been well documented in scientific literature; however, information on the impact of meal patterns on obesity is scarce. The objective of this study was to i...

    Roberta de Oliveira Santos, Diva Aliete dos Santos Vieira, Andreia Alexandra Machado Miranda, Regina Mara Fisberg, Dirce Maria Marchioni and Valéria Troncoso Baltar

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:33

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Cost-Effectiveness of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients clinicaly screened for latent tuberculosis infection in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A prospective Cohort study

    One of the reasons why Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for Tuberculosis (TB) is not widely used in low income countries is concerns on cost of excluding active TB. We analyzed the cost-effectiveness of IPT ...

    Grace A. Shayo, Dereck Chitama, Candida Moshiro, Said Aboud, Muhammad Bakari and Ferdinand Mugusi

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:35

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Association between full service and fast food restaurant density, dietary intake and overweight/obesity among adults in Delhi, India

    The food environment has been implicated as an underlying contributor to the global obesity epidemic. However, few studies have evaluated the relationship between the food environment, dietary intake, and over...

    Opal Patel, Safraj Shahulhameed, Roopa Shivashankar, Mohammad Tayyab, Atiqur Rahman, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon and Lindsay M. Jaacks

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:36

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Smoking-related general and cause-specific mortality in Estonia

    Tobacco smoking is known to be the single largest cause of premature death worldwide. The aim of present study was to analyse the effect of smoking on general and cause-specific mortality in the Estonian popul...

    Gea Kõks, Krista Fischer and Sulev Kõks

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:34

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  8. Research article

    A prolonged, community-wide cholera outbreak associated with drinking water contaminated by sewage in Kasese District, western Uganda

    In May 2015, a cholera outbreak that had lasted 3 months and infected over 100 people was reported in Kasese District, Uganda, where multiple cholera outbreaks had occurred previously. We conducted an investig...

    Benon Kwesiga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Joseph K. B. Matovu and Bao-Ping Zhu

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:30

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Long-term effectiveness of mailed nicotine replacement therapy: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial 5-year follow-up

    Our group recently completed a randomized controlled trial, evaluating the efficacy of providing 5 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT; in the form of the nicotine patch) by expedited postal mail w...

    Vladyslav Kushnir, Peter Selby, Laurie Zawertailo, Rachel F. Tyndale, Scott T. Leatherdale and John A. Cunningham

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:28

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Implementation-effectiveness trial of an ecological intervention for physical activity in ethnically diverse low income senior centers

    As the US population ages, there is an increasing need for evidence based, peer-led physical activity programs, particularly in ethnically diverse, low income senior centers where access is limited.

    Porchia Rich, Gregory A. Aarons, Michelle Takemoto, Veronica Cardenas, Katie Crist, Khalisa Bolling, Brittany Lewars, Cynthia Castro Sweet, Loki Natarajan, Yuyan Shi, Kelsie M. Full, Eileen Johnson, Dori E. Rosenberg, Melicia Whitt-Glover, Bess Marcus and Jacqueline Kerr

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:29

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Impact of injury-related mortality on life expectancy in Zhejiang, China based on death and population surveillance data

    Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of injury-related mortality on life expectancy in Zhejiang Pro...

    Fang-Rong Fei, Jie-Ming Zhong, Min Yu, Wei-Wei Gong, Meng Wang, Jin Pan, Hai-bin Wu and Ru-Ying Hu

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:24

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Stress Prevention@Work: a study protocol for the evaluation of a multifaceted integral stress prevention strategy to prevent employee stress in a healthcare organization: a cluster controlled trial

    Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strateg...

    Rianne J. A. Hoek, Bo M. Havermans, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Yvonne F. Heerkens, Moniek C. Zijlstra-Vlasveld, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:26

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Illegal gold miners in French Guiana: a neglected population with poor health

    In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor healt...

    Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset and Mathieu Nacher

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:23

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Effects of selected socio-demographic characteristics on nutrition knowledge and eating behavior of elementary students in two provinces in China

    National and international child health surveys have indicated an increase in childhood obesity in China. The increase has been attributed to a rising standard of living, increasing availability of unhealthy f...

    Ling Qian, Fan Zhang, Ian M. Newman, Duane F. Shell and Weijing Du

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:21

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Putting women at the center: a review of Indian policy to address person-centered care in maternal and newborn health, family planning and abortion

    Person-centered care is a critical component of quality care, essential to enable treatment adherence, and maximize health outcomes. Improving the quality of health services is a key strategy to achieve the ne...

    Aradhana Srivastava, Devaki Singh, Dominic Montagu and Sanghita Bhattacharyya

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:20

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Feasibility of district wide screening of health care workers for tuberculosis in Zambia

    Many health care workers (HCWs) are at increased risk for tuberculosis (TB). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends screening HCWs for TB in high burden settings but this is often not implemented in co...

    Suzanne Verver, Nathan Kapata, Mathildah Kakungu Simpungwe, Seraphine Kaminsa, Mavis Mwale, Chitambeya Mukwangole, Bernard Sichinga, Sevim Ahmedov and Max Meis

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:17

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Metabolic syndrome and its components in Polish women of childbearing age: a nationwide study

    Abnormal body mass and related metabolic disorders may affect female reproductive health. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity, lipid and glucose metabol...

    Dorota Szostak-Węgierek, Anna Waśkiewicz, Walerian Piotrowski, Urszula Stepaniak, Andrzej Pająk, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Paweł Nadrowski, Arkadiusz Niklas, Aleksandra Puch-Walczak and Wojciech Drygas

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:15

    Published on: 13 July 2017

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