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  1. The Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) is applied internationally as a tool to assess the level of physical activity. The GPAQ was designed as an interview, including the use of show cards, which vi...

    Authors: Kevin Rudolf, Florian Lammer, Gerrit Stassen, Ingo Froböse and Andrea Schaller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:223

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  2. Seasonal influenza vaccination coverage remains suboptimal in most developed countries, despite longstanding recommendations of public health organizations. The individual’s decision regarding vaccination is l...

    Authors: Adir Shaham, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev and Dan Yamin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:222

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  3. Violence victimisation and violence perpetration may co-occur in adolescents. Understanding the sociodemographic correlates of the independent and joint profiles of victimisation and perpetration may inform pr...

    Authors: Xincheng Sui, Karlijn Massar, Robert A. C. Ruiter and Priscilla S. Reddy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:221

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  4. Sedentary behavior (SB) is associated with increased risks of detrimental health outcomes. Few studies have explored correlates of SB in physically active individuals. Furthermore, SB correlates may depend on ...

    Authors: Esmée A. Bakker, Maria T. E. Hopman, Duck-chul Lee, André L. M. Verbeek, Dick H. J. Thijssen and Thijs M. H. Eijsvogels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:220

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  5. Understanding women’s life conditions regarding their non-participation in different health-promoting and disease-preventing activities is important as it may draw attention to potential areas for improvement ...

    Authors: Maria Norfjord van Zyl, Sharareh Akhavan, Per Tillgren and Margareta Asp

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:219

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  6. Despite rapid upscale of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), malaria remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in Zambia. Uptake and utilization of these and novel inter...

    Authors: Desmond T. Jumbam, Jennifer C. Stevenson, Japhet Matoba, John P. Grieco, Lacey N. Ahern, Busiku Hamainza, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Esther I. Cardol, Passwell Munachoonga and Nicole L. Achee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:216

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  7. The built environment is a structural determinant of health and has been shown to influence health expenditures, behaviors, and outcomes. Traditional methods of assessing built environment characteristics are ...

    Authors: Jessica M. Keralis, Mehran Javanmardi, Sahil Khanna, Pallavi Dwivedi, Dina Huang, Tolga Tasdizen and Quynh C. Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:215

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  8. Overweight and obesity are major health concerns worldwide, with adverse health consequences during the life span. This study measured socioeconomic inequality in overweight and obesity among Iranian adults.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Shahin Soltani, Behzad Karami Matin, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Satar Rezaei, Moslem Soofi, Yahya Salimi, Mehdi Moradinazar, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Loghman Barzegar, Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Reza Malekzadeh, Hossein Poustchi, Sareh Eghtesad…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:214

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  9. The One Health concept promotes the enhancement of human, animal and ecosystem health through multi-sectorial governance support and policies to combat health security threats. In Vietnam, antimicrobial resist...

    Authors: Marisa E. V. Mitchell, Robyn Alders, Fred Unger, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Trang Thi Huyen Le and Jenny-Ann Toribio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:213

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  10. To assess the prevalence of urban-rural disparity in lower extremities amputation (LEA) among patients with diabetes and to explore whether patient-related or physician-related factors might have contributed t...

    Authors: Chung-Hao Li, Chia-Chun Li, Chin-Li Lu, Jin-Shang Wu, Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku and Chung-Yi Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:212

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  11. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is one of the strategies being promoted to prevent sexual heterosexual transmission of HIV. It has been adopted by 14 countries with high HIV prevalence and low circu...

    Authors: Zimveka Jones Chatsika, Andrew Kumitawa, Vincent Samuel, Steven Chifundo Azizi and Vincent C. Jumbe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:211

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  12. Construction workers are at a high risk of exposure to various types of hazardous substances such as crystalline silica. Though multiple studies indicate the evidence regarding the effectiveness of different s...

    Authors: Amirabbas Mofidi, Emile Tompa, Seyed Bagher Mortazavi, Akbar Esfahanipour and Paul A. Demers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:210

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  13. Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Nearly 83% of the world’s new cases and 85% of all cervical cancer-related deaths oc...

    Authors: Ayelign Mengesha, Anteneh Messele and Biruk Beletew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:209

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  14. Arts engagement within communities is ubiquitous across cultures globally and previous research has suggested its benefits for mental health and wellbeing. However, it remains unclear whether these benefits ar...

    Authors: Senhu Wang, Hei Wan Mak and Daisy Fancourt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:208

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  15. The concept of physical literacy (PL) is gaining popularity within public health and physical education circles. However, little is known about the relationship between perceived and actual PL levels among sch...

    Authors: Ming Hui Li, Raymond Kim Wai Sum, Cindy Hui Ping Sit, Stephen Heung Sang Wong and Amy Sau Ching Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:207

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  16. Ready-to-eat (RTE) food consumption has become popular in the working community with the increase in full-time jobs and the limited time to prepare food. Although RTE food is essential for this community, its ...

    Authors: Thin Zar Thike, Yu Mon Saw, Htin Lin, Khin Chit, Aung Ba Tun, Hein Htet, Su Myat Cho, Aye Thazin Khine, Thu Nandar Saw, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:206

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  17. Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest rates of maternal and perinatal mortality and accounts for two-thirds of new HIV infections and 25% of preterm births. Antenatal care, as the entry point into the hea...

    Authors: Ellen Chirwa, Esnath Kapito, Diana L. Jere, Ursula Kafulafula, Elizabeth Chodzaza, Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Ashley Gresh, Li Liu, Elizabeth T. Abrams, Carrie S. Klima, Linda L. McCreary, Kathleen F. Norr and Crystal L. Patil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:205

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. HIV- and MSM-related stigma are well documented as common for Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV, yet there is sparse literature on intimate partner violence (IPV) and its relationship wit...

    Authors: Na Wang, Bo Huang, Yuhua Ruan, K. Rivet Amico, Sten H. Vermund, Shimin Zheng and Han-Zhu Qian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:204

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  19. Pedestrian related deaths have recently been on the rise in Canada. The effect of changing posted speeds on the frequency and severity of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions (PMVC) is not well studied using co...

    Authors: Liraz Fridman, Rebecca Ling, Linda Rothman, Marie Soleil Cloutier, Colin Macarthur, Brent Hagel and Andrew Howard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:56

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  20. More than half of women in India are anemic. Anemia can result in fatigue, poor work productivity, higher risk of pre-term delivery, and maternal mortality. The Indian government has promoted the use of iron-f...

    Authors: Hagere Yilma, Erica Sedlander, Rajiv N. Rimal, Ichhya Pant, Ashita Munjral and Satyanarayan Mohanty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:203

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Food insecurity is a pressing social and public health issue that varies in degree and impact on individuals and social groups, requiring immediate attention for policymakers and decision-makers. This study wa...

    Authors: Amare Wubishet Ayele, Mulusew Kassa, Yenesew Fentahun and Hayimro Edmealem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:202

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  22. Working with a chronic condition can be challenging. Providing support to workers with a chronic condition can help them to stay at work and prevent work-related problems. Workers with a chronic condition who ...

    Authors: A. R. Bosma, C. R. L. Boot, F. G. Schaafsma and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:201

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  23. The purpose of our study was to describe and evaluate management, performance and results of Tuberculosis (TB)-screening among refugees and asylum seekers in a rural area in Germany in 2015.

    Authors: Susanne Tewes, Bennet Hensen, Alexandra Jablonka, Dana Gawe, Maija Kastikainen, Christine Happle, Julia Carlens, Lars-Daniel Berthold and Frank Wacker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:200

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  24. The impacts of interventions designed to change health behaviours are potentially affected by the complex social systems in which they are embedded. This study uses Scottish data to explore how men receive and...

    Authors: Sheela Tripathee, Helen Sweeting, Stephanie Chambers and Alice Maclean

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:199

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  25. The prevalence of osteoporosis (OP) is rapidly increasing. Healthy behaviors are crucial for the management of OP. Application of the information–motivation–behavioral skills (IMB) model has been verified in v...

    Authors: Lhakpa Tsamlag, Huwen Wang, Qiuming Shen, Yue Shi, Shuxian Zhang, Ruijie Chang, Xiyu Liu, Tian Shen and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:198

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  26. Greater travel time to cancer care has been identified as a potential barrier to care as well as associated with worse health outcomes. While rural cancer patients have been shown to travel farther for care, i...

    Authors: Joel E. Segel and Eugene J. Lengerich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:196

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  27. Kerala is facing challenges in the secondary prevention efforts of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In spite of being the top performer in health parameters among Indian states, the burden of NCDs, especially...

    Authors: Vijayakumar Krishnapillai, Sanjeev Nair, Anand T. N, Sreelal T. P and Biju Soman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:193

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  28. In order to close existing information gaps on diabetes-related health perceptions, diabetes knowledge, and information-seeking behaviors among adults in Germany, a representative population-based survey targe...

    Authors: Lena M. Stühmann, Rebecca Paprott, Christin Heidemann, Thomas Ziese, Sylvia Hansen, Daniela Zahn, Christa Scheidt-Nave and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:192

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  29. The low utilisation of current treatment services by people with gambling problems highlights the need to explore new modalities of delivering treatment interventions. This protocol presents the design of a pr...

    Authors: Gayl Humphrey, Joanna Chu, Nicki Dowling, Simone Rodda, Stephanie Merkouris, Varsha Parag, David Newcombe, Elsie Ho, Vili Nosa, Rebecca Ruwhui-Collins, Robyn Whittaker and Chris Bullen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:191

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  30. Partner concurrency, (having sexual partnerships overlapping in time), especially when condoms are not used, can facilitate sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission. In Britain, STI diagnoses rates a...

    Authors: Sonali Wayal, Makeda Gerressu, Peter Weatherburn, Victoria Gilbart, Gwenda Hughes and Catherine H. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:188

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  31. Concussion prevalence is increasing in the pediatric population, and is a matter of public health concern. Concussion symptoms can be physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural, and last longer in high sch...

    Authors: Andrea Hickling, Kylie D. Mallory, Katherine E. Wilson, Rosephine Del Fernandes, Pamela Fuselli and Nick Reed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:186

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  32. Accurately measuring parents’ attitudes and beliefs regarding limiting their children’s TV viewing is important to inform the design and evaluation of effective interventions. This manuscript assesses the inte...

    Authors: Marissa Ogren, Tom Baranowski, Sarah J. Lowry and Jason A. Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:185

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  33. Declining response rates are a common challenge to epidemiological research. Response rates further are particularly low among young people. We thus aimed to identify factors associated with health survey resp...

    Authors: Tea Lallukka, Olli Pietiläinen, Sauli Jäppinen, Mikko Laaksonen, Jouni Lahti and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:184

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  34. We examined the magnitude and correlates of Ebola virus disease (EVD)-related stigma among EVD survivors in Sierra Leone since their return to their communities. In addition, we determined whether EVD-related ...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Jonathan Wardle, Amie Steel and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:182

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  35. Disability is an evolving concept that results from the complex interaction between a person with an impairment and the context in which he/she lives. There is limited understanding on the types, access and us...

    Authors: María Luisa Toro-Hernandez, Laura Villa-Torres, Mónica Alejandra Mondragón-Barrera and Wendy Camelo-Castillo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:181

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  36. This study uses the RE-AIM framework to provide a process evaluation of a workplace-based cluster randomised trial comparing an ergonomic plus exercise intervention to an ergonomic plus health promotion interv...

    Authors: Alyssa Welch, Genevieve Healy, Leon Straker, Tracy Comans, Shaun O’Leary, Markus Melloh, Gisela Sjøgaard, Michelle Pereira, Xiaoqi Chen and Venerina Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:180

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  37. South Africa is currently undergoing a nutrition transition, and overweight and obesity is on the increase in South African children. Urbanization and other health determinants have led to reduced physical act...

    Authors: Natisha Dukhi, Benn Sartorius and Myra Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:179

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. In Austria paediatric influenza-associated hospitalisations and deaths have never been systematically monitored. We examined the influenza season 2017/18 in terms of hospitalisation and mortality in the Austri...

    Authors: Benno Kohlmaier, Vendula Svendova, Thomas Walcher, Heidemarie Pilch, Larissa Krenn, Herbert Kurz, Karl Zwiauer and Werner Zenz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:178

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  39. Tanzania has witnessed a significant decrease in the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis in the general population attributed to several interventional measures. It is uncertai...

    Authors: Rahim H. Kawambwa, Mtebe V. Majigo, Ahmed A. Mohamed and Mecky I. Matee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:177

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  40. Although several studies have examined the association between occupational stress and turnover, these studies relied on cross-sectional designs, subjects’ self-report, healthcare workforce, or small sample si...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Akiomi Inoue, Hisashi Eguchi, Norito Kawakami, Akihito Shimazu and Akizumi Tsutsumi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:174

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  41. Policies to improve healthy food retail have been recognized as a potential means of reducing diet-related health disparities. The revised 2014 Minneapolis Staple Foods Ordinance instituted minimum stocking st...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Caspi, Megan R. Winkler, Kathleen M. Lenk, Lisa J. Harnack, Darin J. Erickson and Melissa N. Laska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:172

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  42. Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women with more than 85% of the burden in developing countries. In Uganda, cervical cancer has shown an increase of 1.8% per annum over the last 20...

    Authors: Juliet Nabirye, Livex Andrew Okwi, Rebecca Nuwematsiko, George Kiwanuka, Fiston Muneza, Carol Kamya and Juliet N. Babirye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:171

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  43. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. More and more states legalized medical and recreational marijuana use. Adolescents and emerging adults are at high risk for marijuana use....

    Authors: Bin Yu, Xinguang Chen, Xiangfan Chen and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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