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  1. Content type: Research article

    Stigma and discrimination remains a barrier to uptake of HIV/AIDS counselling and treatment as well as effective HIV reduction programmes. Despite ethnic diversity of Nigeria, studies on determinants of HIV st...

    Authors: Clifford O. Odimegwu, Olatunji Alabi, Nicole De Wet and Joshua O. Akinyemi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:763

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    Egypt has the largest proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection worldwide and there is an urgent need to increase community awareness and knowledge about the disease in the country. The main aim of this ...

    Authors: Noha Yahia Sultan, Ahmed YacoobMayet, Sinaa Abdulmohsen Alaqeel and Hussain Abdulrahman Al-Omar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:747

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    Job insecurity has been associated with impaired self-rated health (SRH) in cross-sectional studies, but prospective findings with short, medium and long-term follow-up yielded mixed findings. Therefore, the a...

    Authors: Amira Barrech, Jens Baumert, Harald Gündel and Karl-Heinz Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:754

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Motivational interviewing (MI), mainly used and shown effective in health care (substance abuse, smoking cessation, increasing exercise and other life style changes), is a collaborative conversation (style) ab...

    Authors: Lene Aasdahl, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Martin Inge Standal, Roger Hagen, Roar Johnsen, Marit Solbjør, Marius Steiro Fimland, Heidi Fossen, Chris Jensen, Gunnhild Bagøien, Vidar Halsteinli and Egil Andreas Fors

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:756

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Sexual health in the military comprises a range of concerns including sexually transmitted infections (STI), unintended pregnancy, sexual violence and sexual dysfunction. This study aims to estimate the preval...

    Authors: Sandrine Duron, Aline Bohet, Henri Panjo, Nathalie Bajos, René Migliani, Catherine Marimoutou, Yann Le Strat, Jean Baptiste Meynard and Caroline Moreau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:750

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and chronic kidney disease are three major chronic conditions that develop with increasing risks among adults as they get older. The interconnectedness of these three...

    Authors: Chathura Siriwardhana, Eunjung Lim, James Davis and John J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:752

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Globally the access to HIV testing has greatly increased over the past 30 years. Nonetheless, a high proportion of people living with HIV remains undiagnosed, even in resource rich countries. To increase the p...

    Authors: Paola Scognamiglio, Giacomina Chiaradia, Marta Giovanetti, Emidio Albertini, Antonella Camposeragna, Massimo Farinella, Daniela Lorenzetti, Massimo Oldrini, Laura Rancilio, Anna Caraglia, Francesco Paolo Maraglino, Giuseppe Ippolito and Enrico Girardi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:748

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Screen-time and unhealthy dietary behaviours are highly pervasive in young children and evidence suggests that these behaviours often co-occur and are associated. Identifying clusters of unhealthy behaviours, ...

    Authors: Natalie Pearson, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Paula Griffiths, Julie P. Johnston and Emma Haycraft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:753

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  9. Content type: Research article

    People with psychosis die on average 25 years earlier than those in the general population, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) contributing to much of the excess mortality. This cross-sectional study aimed to i...

    Authors: Doreen Mucheru, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E. Campbell, Mark McEvoy and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:742

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Parental attitudes play a key role in their decisions to vaccinate adolescents against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Little is known, however, about the formative experiences that shape parents’ attitudes ab...

    Authors: Kathrine L. Barnes, Jeffrey J. VanWormer, Shannon Stokley, Elizabeth R. Vickers, Huong Q. McLean, Edward A. Belongia and Casper G. Bendixsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:746

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Despite progress towards increasing global vaccination coverage, measles continues to be one of the leading, preventable causes of death among children worldwide. Whether and how to target sub-national areas f...

    Authors: Avery Kundrick, Zhuojie Huang, Spencer Carran, Matthew Kagoli, Rebecca Freeman Grais, Northan Hurtado and Matthew Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:741

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Dengue is becoming more common in Pakistan with its alarming spreading rate. A historical review needs to be carried out to find the root causes of dengue dynamics, the factors responsible for its spread and l...

    Authors: Jehangir Khan, Inamullah Khan, Abdul Ghaffar and Bushra Khalid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:745

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the correlates of self-rated health (SRH) can help public health professionals prioritize health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions. This study aimed to investigate the association be...

    Authors: Xingyue Song, Jing Wu, Canqing Yu, Wenhong Dong, Jun Lv, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Zhengming Chen, An Pan and Liming Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:744

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  14. Content type: Research article

    HIV-related discrimination amongst healthcare providers is one of the strongest obstacles to effectively responding to HIV. This study was conducted to explore the occurrence of and other factors related to di...

    Authors: Xiaomei Dong, Jianwei Yang, Lin Peng, Minhui Pang, Jiayi Zhang, Zhan Zhang, Jiaming Rao, Haiqing Wang and Xiongfei Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:738

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Displaying tobacco products at point-of-sale (PoS) has become an important marketing strategy for the tobacco industry. This study was designed to (1) examine how support for a PoS cigarette display ban change...

    Authors: Dirk-Jan A. van Mourik, Math J. J. M. Candel, Gera E. Nagelhout, Marc C. Willemsen, Geoffrey T. Fong, Karin Hummel, Bas van den Putte and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:740

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Broadly defined learning and coordination disorders (LCDs) are common in the population and have previously been associated with familial social risk factors and male sex. However, comprehensive nationwide stu...

    Authors: Bianca Arrhenius, David Gyllenberg, Roshan Chudal, Venla Lehti, Minna Sucksdorff, Ona Sourander, Juha-Pekka Virtanen, Jutta Torsti and Andre Sourander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:739

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Food advertising is a key factor which influences children’s food preferences. This study assessed the rates, nutritional quality and contents of food and beverage advertising in children’s, youth and family t...

    Authors: Nongnuch Jaichuen, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Bridget Kelly, Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Sirinya Phulkerd and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:737

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic status (SES) is regarded as consisting of education, income and employment. However, the relationship of these three components to alcohol use behaviours, such as risky single occasion drinking (...

    Authors: Abdu Kedir Seid, Kim Bloomfield and Morten Hesse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:743

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Haze leads to many direct serious public health impacts. Understanding haze related knowledge can not only help adolescents organize health protection awareness to prevent the harmful effects that haze has on ...

    Authors: Hongzhe Dou, Yuejia Zhao, Yanhong Chen, Qingchun Zhao, Bo Xiao, Yan Wang, Yonghe Zhang, Zhiguo Chen, Jie Guo and Lingwei Tao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:734

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Harmful alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for ill-health on an individual level, a global public health challenge, and associated with workplace productivity loss. This study aimed to explore the prop...

    Authors: Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Jens Christoffer Skogen and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:735

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Child marriage is being increasingly recognized globally as a fundamental violation of human rights. Child marriages occur globally in varying degrees across countries and regions. South Asia alone accounted f...

    Authors: Devika Mehra, Archana Sarkar, Priyanka Sreenath, Jagannath Behera and Sunil Mehra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:732

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The number of deaths per year attributed to non-communicable diseases is increasing in low- and middle-income countries, including Thailand. To facilitate the development of evidence-based public health progra...

    Authors: Nucharapon Liangruenrom, Kanyapat Suttikasem, Melinda Craike, Jason A. Bennie, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:733

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found extensive geographic and demographic differences in tobacco use. These differences have been found to be reduced by effective public policies, including banning smoking in public sp...

    Authors: Christopher Lowrie, Amber L. Pearson and George Thomson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:736

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