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    The role of self-control and cognitive functioning in educational inequalities in adolescent smoking and binge drinking

    Large differences in substance use between educational levels originate at a young age, but there is limited evidence explaining these inequalities. The aim of this study was to test whether a) smoking and bin...

    Lisa E. M. Davies, Mirte A. G. Kuipers, Marianne Junger and Anton E. Kunst

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:714

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Evaluating the impact of a walking program in a disadvantaged area: using the RE-AIM framework by mixed methods

    The positive health impact of physical activity (PA) is well known, yet a large proportion of the world’s population remains sedentary. General PA programs are common as health promotion initiatives. However, ...

    Camila Tiome Baba, Isabela Martins Oliveira, Adriele Evelyn Ferreira Silva, Leonardo Moreira Vieira, Natalia Caroline Cerri, Alex Antonio Florindo and Grace Angélica de Oliveira Gomes

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:709

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of a 16-month multi-component and environmental school-based intervention for recovery of poor income overweight/obese children and adolescents: study protocol of the health multipliers program

    Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategi...

    Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Natália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alvares Domene, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres, Ana Paula Reis de Oliveira, Ricardo Sesso and Ana Lydia Sawaya

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:708

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Body mass index and type 2 diabetes in Thai adults: defining risk thresholds and population impacts

    Body mass index (BMI) cut-off values (>25 and >30) that predict diabetes risk have been well validated in Caucasian populations but less so in Asian populations. We aimed to determine the BMI threshold associated...

    Keren Papier, Catherine D’Este, Chris Bain, Cathy Banwell, Sam-ang Seubsman, Adrian Sleigh and Susan Jordan

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:707

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Cancer survival disparities worsening by socio-economic disadvantage over the last 3 decades in new South Wales, Australia

    Public concerns are commonly expressed about widening health gaps. This cohort study examines variations and trends in cancer survival by socio-economic disadvantage, geographical remoteness and country of bir...

    Hanna E. Tervonen, Sanchia Aranda, David Roder, Hui You, Richard Walton, Stephen Morrell, Deborah Baker and David C. Currow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:691

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  6. Research article

    A socio-ecological analysis of barriers to the adoption, sustainablity and consistent use of sanitation facilities in rural Ethiopia

    Despite evidence showing that access to and use of improved sanitation is associated with healthier households and communities, barriers influencing the adoption and sustainablity of sanitation facilities rema...

    Fikralem Alemu, Abera Kumie, Girmay Medhin, Teshome Gebre and Phoebe Godfrey

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:706

    Published on: 13 September 2017

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    Neighborhood-resources for the development of a strong SOC and the importance of understanding why and how resources work: a grounded theory approach

    Providing individuals with psychosocial resources such as sense of coherence (SOC) seems a beneficial strategy for health promotion in the neighborhood. In order to become a supporting theory for health promot...

    Ruca Maass, Bengt Lindström and Monica Lillefjell

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:704

    Published on: 12 September 2017

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    Nationwide cross-sectional survey of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Sudan: study protocol

    Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STHs) are target neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) of preventive chemotherapy, but the control and elimination of these diseases have been impeded due to re...

    Seungman Cha, Sung-Tae Hong, Young-Ha Lee, Keon Hoon Lee, Dae Seong Cho, Jinmoo Lee, Jong-Yil Chai, Mousab Siddig Elhag, Soheir Gabralla Ahmad Khaled, Mustafa Khidir Mustafa Elnimeiri, Nahid Abdelgadeir Ali Siddig, Hana Abdelrazig, Sarah Awadelkareem, Azza Tag Eldin Elshafie, Hassan Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Ismail and Mutamad Amin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:703

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Is economic environment associated with the physical activity levels and obesity in Chinese adults? A cross-sectional study of 30 regions in China

    Based on the 2014 survey of physical activity and physical fitness data of 20 − 69 year old Chinese, this study aims to investigate the relationship between economic development and people’s physical activity ...

    Mei Wang, Xu Wen, Yanfeng Zhang, Chongmin Jiang and Fubaihui Wang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:701

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Effects of physical activity calorie expenditure (PACE) labeling: study design and baseline sample characteristics

    Obesity and physical inactivity are responsible for more than 365,000 deaths per year and contribute substantially to rising healthcare costs in the US, making clear the need for effective public health interv...

    Anthony J. Viera, Laura Tuttle, Emily Olsson, Julie Gras-Najjar, Ziya Gizlice, Derek Hales, Laura Linnan, Feng-Chang Lin, Seth M. Noar and Alice Ammerman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:702

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  11. Research article

    The indirect and direct pathways between physical fitness and academic achievement on commencement in post-compulsory education in a historical cohort of Danish school youth

    Some studies have found positive associations between physical fitness and academic achievements. Pupils’ academic achievements should indicate scholastic abilities to commence a post-compulsory education. How...

    Mikkel Porsborg Andersen, Liis Starkof, Maurizio Sessa, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik Bøggild, Theis Lange and Christian Torp-Pedersen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:699

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  12. Research article

    A mixed methods study on evaluating the performance of a multi-strategy national health program to reduce maternal and child health disparities in Haryana, India

    A multi pronged community based strategy, known as National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), was implemented from 2005–06 to 2012–13 in India to curtail maternal and child health (MCH) disparities between poor and...

    Madhu Gupta, Hans Bosma, Federica Angeli, Manmeet Kaur, Venkatesan Chakrapani, Monica Rana and Onno C.P. van Schayck

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:698

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  13. Research article

    Perspectives of Aboriginal women on participation in mammographic screening: a step towards improving services

    Early detection of breast cancer using screening mammography provides an opportunity for treatment which can lead to significantly improved outcomes. Despite considerable efforts having been made, the rate at ...

    Leanne Pilkington, Margaret M. Haigh, Angela Durey, Judith M. Katzenellenbogen and Sandra C. Thompson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:697

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Electronic cigarette use behaviors and motivations among smokers and non-smokers

    The use of electronic cigarettes (EC) has risen exponentially over the past decade, including among never smokers, and ECs are now the most popular tobacco product among teenagers in the US. While, EC manufact...

    Thomas E. Sussan, Fatima G. Shahzad, Eefa Tabassum, Joanna E. Cohen, Robert A. Wise, Michael J. Blaha, Janet T. Holbrook and Shyam Biswal

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:686

    Published on: 8 September 2017

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    Methodological barriers to studying the association between the economic crisis and suicide in Spain

    The hypothetical relationship between economic recession and the increase in suicides in Spain is subject to various arguments. In addition to the inherent complexity of capturing and explaining the underlinin...

    Javier Alvarez-Galvez, Jose A. Salinas-Perez, María Luisa Rodero-Cosano and Luis Salvador-Carulla

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:694

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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    Maternal cell phone use in early pregnancy and child’s language, communication and motor skills at 3 and 5 years: the Norwegian mother and child cohort study (MoBa)

    Cell phone use during pregnancy is a public health concern. We investigated the association between maternal cell phone use in pregnancy and child’s language, communication and motor skills at 3 and 5 years.

    Eleni Papadopoulou, Margaretha Haugen, Synnve Schjølberg, Per Magnus, Gunnar Brunborg, Martine Vrijheid and Jan Alexander

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:685

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  17. Research article

    An assessment of healthcare professionals’ knowledge about and attitude towards influenza vaccination in Freetown Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study

    Vaccinating healthcare professionals against influenza is considered an effective infection control measure. However, there is a low uptake of influenza vaccine among healthcare professionals around the globe....

    Peter Bai James, Inayat Ur Rehman, Abudulai Jawo Bah, Michael Lahai, Christine Princess Cole and Tahir Mehmood Khan

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:692

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  18. Research article

    Development of a framework for the co-production and prototyping of public health interventions

    Existing guidance for developing public health interventions does not provide information for researchers about how to work with intervention providers to co-produce and prototype the content and delivery of n...

    Jemma Hawkins, Kim Madden, Adam Fletcher, Luke Midgley, Aimee Grant, Gemma Cox, Laurence Moore, Rona Campbell, Simon Murphy, Chris Bonell and James White

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:689

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  19. Research article

    The mediating role of the home environment in relation to parental educational level and preschool children’s screen time: a cross-sectional study

    Previous studies suggest that preschoolers from low socioeconomic backgrounds engage in more screen time. Still, the factors in the social and physical home environment driving these differences in preschool c...

    Suvi Määttä, Riikka Kaukonen, Henna Vepsäläinen, Elviira Lehto, Anna Ylönen, Carola Ray, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:688

    Published on: 2 September 2017

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