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  1. Whether and to what extent outdoor activity and screen time are relevant to adiposity among rural adolescents remain largely unknown as most of relevant evidence was generated from high-income countries and ur...

    Authors: Youjie Zhang, Xiaofan Zhang, Jun Li, Hua Zhong and Chen-Wei Pan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1769

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Healthcare facilities (HCFs) is of significant public health importance. It is associated with a reduction in the transmission of healthcare acquired infections...

    Authors: Denis Kayiwa, Richard K. Mugambe, Jane Sembuche Mselle, John Bosco Isunju, John C. Ssempebwa, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Rawlance Ndejjo, Winnie K. Kansiime, Aisha Nalugya, Brenda Wagaba, Jude B. Zziwa, Constance Bwire, Esther Buregyeya, Martin Othieno Radooli, Ceaser Kimbugwe, Emily Namanya…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1767

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Globally, immunization coverage for childhood vaccines is below the immunization target of achieving at least 90% coverage with the pentavalent vaccine. In Uganda, a recent survey shows 80% of districts had po...

    Authors: Nicholas Kwikiriza Magambo, Francis Bajunirwe and Fred Bagenda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1764

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Failure to promote early detection and better management of hypertension will contribute to the increasing burden of cardiovascular diseases. This study aims to assess the gender differences in the prevalence,...

    Authors: Ailiana Santosa, Yue Zhang, Lars Weinehall, Genming Zhao, Na Wang, Qi Zhao, Weibing Wang and Nawi Ng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1763

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Proper sanitation has been one of the topmost priorities on the global public health agenda. In the past few decades, sanitation programs targeting households have often paid little attention to the disposal o...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Ishmael Bukari, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1762

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes a large number of clinical practice and public health guidelines to promote evidence-based practice across the world. Due to the variety of health system capacitie...

    Authors: Zhicheng Wang, Quinn Grundy, Lisa Parker and Lisa Bero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1758

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Quitting smoking is the most effective way of reducing the risk of cancer among smokers. One way of helping people stop smoking is to provide them with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), such as when NRT...

    Authors: John A. Cunningham, Michael Chaiton, Scott T. Leatherdale, Alexandra Godinho and Christina Schell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1757

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Childhood obesity is still a major health problem in many countries, including Sweden. Childhood obesity and obesity-related behaviours in childhood, such as low physical activity and unhealthy eating habits, ...

    Authors: Hanna Henriksson, Christina Alexandrou, Pontus Henriksson, Maria Henström, Marcus Bendtsen, Kristin Thomas, Ulrika Müssener, Per Nilsen and Marie Löf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1756

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. A vicious cycle exists between dental anxiety, oral health behaviors and oral health status. Based on previous research, psychological factors of the Health Belief Model (HBM) are associated with oral health b...

    Authors: Bilu Xiang, Hai Ming Wong, Antonio P. Perfecto and Colman P. J. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1755

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Healthy Together (HT) is family-centered program to support healthy eating and physical activity designed for implementation in community organizations serving families who may be experiencing vulnerabilities ...

    Authors: Joan L. Bottorff, Anne Huisken, Michele Hopkins and Catherine Nesmith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1754

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Social Networking Sites (SNS) are commonly used, especially by young adults. Their impact on mental health is unclear. Moreover, little is known about how social factors, e.g. Perceived Emotional Support (PES)...

    Authors: Emily Stella Scott, Catarina Canivet and Per-Olof Östergren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1753

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Individual protective behaviors play an important role in the control of the spread of infectious diseases. This study aimed to investigate the adoption of protective behaviors by Chinese citizens amid the COV...

    Authors: Liangwen Ning, Jinyu Niu, Xuejing Bi, Chao Yang, Ze Liu, Qunhong Wu, Ning Ning, Libo Liang, Aishu Liu, Yanhua Hao, Lijun Gao and Chaojie Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1751

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Disease surveillance is central to the public health understanding of pertussis epidemiology. In Canada, public reporting practices have significantly changed over time, creating challenges in accurately chara...

    Authors: Edward Thommes, Jianhong Wu, Yanyu Xiao, Antigona Tomovici, Jason Lee and Ayman Chit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1749

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Direct observation of the household spread of influenza and respiratory infections is limited; much of our understanding comes from mathematical models. The study aims to determine household incidence of influ...

    Authors: Simon de Lusignan, Julian Sherlock, Oluwafunmi Akinyemi, Richard Pebody, Alex Elliot, Rachel Byford, Ivelina Yonova, Maria Zambon and Mark Joy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1748

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Modifying a household’s food environment by targeting a single retailer type, like supermarkets, has a limited impact on dietary outcomes. This may be because the food environment has a limited impact on shopp...

    Authors: Jackie Yenerall, Wen You and Jennie Hill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1747

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Homelessness is one of the most severe forms of social exclusion and is an important public health issue. It is characterized by processes of weakening of interpersonal bonds. The objective of this study was, ...

    Authors: Marília Ignácio de Espíndola, André Bedendo, Eroy Aparecida da Silva and Ana Regina Noto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1746

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Kondo Rural Health Centre recorded 27 malaria patients between the 27th of January 2019 and the 2nd of February 2019 against an epidemic threshold of 19 with the malaria outbreak being confirmed on the 5th of ...

    Authors: T. T. Masango, T. K. Nyadzayo, N. T. Gombe, T. P. Juru, G. Shambira, S. Chiwanda and M. T. Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1745

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Depression is prevalent among employees and a major reason for sickness absence. First-line managers’ attitudes towards employees with depression might influence return to work and the scant literature indicat...

    Authors: Ilaria Mangerini, Monica Bertilsson, Angelique de Rijk and Gunnel Hensing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1744

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Considering the inconsistent available findings regarding the cardioprotective effect of dietary fatty acid composition, we prospectively examined the feasible association between the dietary fatty acids and t...

    Authors: Parvin Mirmiran, Zeinab Houshialsadat, Zahra Bahadoran, Sajad Khalili-Moghadam, Farhad Sheikholeslami and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1743

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Case-fatality from COVID-19 has been reported to be relatively high in patients age 65 years or older. We sought to determine the age-specific rates of COVID-19 mortality at the population level.

    Authors: N. David Yanez, Noel S. Weiss, Jacques-André Romand and Miriam M. Treggiari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1742

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Leg pain, especially of the knees and hips, is common among senior workers and may limit the ability to perform physically demanding work. In light of the aging workforce, this study determined the joint assoc...

    Authors: Sebastian Venge Skovlund, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup, Kristina Thomassen and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1741

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Few studies have comprehensively and contextually examined the relationship of variables associated with opioid use. Our purpose was to fill a critical gap in comprehensive risk models of opioid misuse and use...

    Authors: Francisco A. Montiel Ishino, Philip R. McNab, Tamika Gilreath, Bonita Salmeron and Faustine Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1740

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Racism has been linked with poor health in studies in the United States. Little is known about prospective associations between racial discrimination and health outcomes in the United Kingdom (UK).

    Authors: Ruth A. Hackett, Amy Ronaldson, Kamaldeep Bhui, Andrew Steptoe and Sarah E. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1652

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Understandings of health and wellbeing are culturally bound. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people perceive wellbeing and quality of life (QOL) differently from the Western biomedical models of hea...

    Authors: Kirsten Howard, Kate Anderson, Joan Cunningham, Alan Cass, Julie Ratcliffe, Lisa J. Whop, Michelle Dickson, Rosalie Viney, Brendan Mulhern, Allison Tong and Gail Garvey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1739

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Improved colorectal cancer (CRC) survival rates have been reported over the last years, with more than half of these patients surviving more than 5 years after the initial diagnosis. Better understanding these...

    Authors: Sonia Pértega-Díaz, Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro, Rocío Seijo-Bestilleiro, Cristina González-Martín, Remedios Pardeiro-Pértega, Loreto Yáñez-González-Dopeso, Teresa García-Rodríguez and Teresa Seoane-Pillado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1738

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Ensuring the current public health workforce has appropriate competencies to fulfill essential public health functions is challenging in many low- and middle-income countries. The absence of an agreed set of c...

    Authors: Sudip Bhandari, Brian Wahl, Sara Bennett, Cyrus Y. Engineer, Pooja Pandey and David H. Peters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1737

    Content type: Research article

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  27. People with serious mental illness (SMI) have sexual health needs but there is little evidence to inform effective interventions to address them. In fact, there are few studies that have addressed this topic f...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hughes, Natasha Mitchell, Samantha Gascoyne, Thirimon Moe-Byrne, Amanda Edmondson, Elizabeth Coleman, Lottie Millett, Shehzad Ali, Francine Cournos, Ceri Dare, Catherine Hewitt, Sonia Johnson, Harminder Dosanjh Kaur, Karen McKinnon, Catherine Mercer, Fiona Nolan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1736

    Content type: Research article

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  28. ‘Systems leadership’ has emerged as a key concept in global public health alongside such related concepts as ‘systems thinking’ and ‘whole systems approaches.’ It is an approach that is well suited to issues t...

    Authors: Charlotte Bigland, David Evans, Richard Bolden and Maggie Rae

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1735

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Given the long-term health effects of smoking during adolescence and the substantial role that tobacco-related morbidity and mortality play in the global burden of disease, there is a worldwide need to design ...

    Authors: Paul Hutchinson, Alejandra Leyton, Dominique Meekers, Charles Stoecker, Francine Wood, Joanna Murray, Naa Dodua Dodoo and Adriana Biney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1734

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Childhood obesity is influenced by myriad individual, societal and environmental factors that are not typically reflected in current interventions. Socio-ecological conditions evolve and require ongoing monito...

    Authors: Shane O’Donnell, Gerardine Doyle, Grace O’Malley, Sarah Browne, James O’Connor, Monica Mars and M-Tahar M. Kechadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1733

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Children from racial and ethnic minority groups, low-income households, and those with overweight or obesity gain more weight during the summer than the school year. Summer day camps, which offer routine oppor...

    Authors: E. Whitney Evans, Rena R. Wing, Denise F. Pierre, Whitney C. Howie, Morgan Brinker and Elissa Jelalian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1732

    Content type: Research article

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  32. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yoshiki Ishikawa, Kei Hirai, Hiroshi Saito, Jun Fukuyoshi, Akio Yonekura, Kazuhiro Harada, Aiko Seki, Daisuke Shibuya and Yosikazu Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1731

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2012 12:760

  33. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kei Hirai, Yoshiki Ishikawa, Jun Fukuyoshi, Akio Yonekura, Kazuhiro Harada, Daisuke Shibuya, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Yuri Mizota, Chisato Hamashima and Hiroshi Saito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1730

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:431

  34. We attempted to find if there were gender differences in Non-suicidal self injurious (NSSI) behaviors and Suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents, then analyze the impact of Internet use frequency on these...

    Authors: Xueyan Yang, Moye Xin, Kun Liu and Bilun Naz Böke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1727

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Although research on the relationship between parent and child mental health is growing, the impact of early parenting stress on preschool-aged children’s mental health remains unclear. The objective was to ev...

    Authors: Nayantara Hattangadi, Katherine T. Cost, Catherine S. Birken, Cornelia M. Borkhoff, Jonathon L. Maguire, Peter Szatmari and Alice Charach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1726

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  36. Maternal immunisation to boost respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) specific antibodies in pregnant women is a strategy to enhance infant protection. The timing of maternal vaccination during pregnancy may be cri...

    Authors: Joyce U. Nyiro, Elizabeth Bukusi, Dufton Mwaengo, David Walumbe, Amek Nyaguara, Bryan Nyawanda, Nancy Otieno, James A. Berkley, Patrick Munywoki and D. James Nokes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1723

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  37. The well-being of persons with overweight and obesity, in particular of children and adolescents, may be impaired. The present study investigates the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of girls and boys wi...

    Authors: Lara Meixner, Caroline Cohrdes, Anja Schienkiewitz and Gert B. M. Mensink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1722

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Young adults with mobility disability report lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than their able-bodied peers. This study aims to examine potential differences between the effects of mobile app versus...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Lampousi, Daniel Berglind and Yvonne Forsell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1721

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) with significant morbidity. The study aimed to explore the willingness to undergo routine CT screening and its associated factors amo...

    Authors: Rongxing Weng, Fuchang Hong, Chunlai Zhang, Lizhang Wen, Xiangsheng Chen and Yumao Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1720

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of delivering an individual Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for smoking cessation among a Chinese population.

    Authors: Yim Wah Mak, Doris Y. P. Leung and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1719

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Gambling problems are increasingly understood as a health-related condition, with harms from excessive time and money expenditure contributing to significant population morbidity. In many countries, the preval...

    Authors: Matthew Browne, Vijay Rawat, Philip Newall, Stephen Begg, Matthew Rockloff and Nerilee Hing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1717

    Content type: Review

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  42. More than 3 million children under 5 years in developing countries die from dehydration due to diarrhea, a preventable and treatable disease. We conducted a comparative analysis of two Demographic Health Surve...

    Authors: Philimon N. Gona, Clara M. Gona, Vasco Chikwasha, Clara Haruzivishe, Sowmya R. Rao and Chabila C. Mapoma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1716

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and sleep habits are lifestyle factors with potential to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the leading cause of death worldwide. It is therefore important to establis...

    Authors: Maria Fernström, Ulrika Fernberg and Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1715

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Mathematical modeling studies have suggested that pre-emptive school closures alone have little overall impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission, but reopening schools in the background of community contact reduction...

    Authors: Benjamin Lee, John P. Hanley, Sarah Nowak, Jason H. T. Bates and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1713

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  45. Public awareness of stroke symptoms is a key factor to ensure access to reperfusion strategies in due time. We designed and launched a regional theory-informed and user-centered information campaign and assess...

    Authors: Julie Haesebaert, Caroline Laude, Anne Termoz, Estelle Bravant, Nathalie Perreton, Thomas Bony, Hélène Trehard, Sylvie Porthault, Laurent Derex, Norbert Nighoghossian and Anne-Marie Schott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1712

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Bicyclists are the road user group with the highest number of severe injuries in the EU, yet little is known about sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP) following such injuries.

    Authors: Linnea Kjeldgård, Helena Stigson, Kristina Alexanderson and Emilie Friberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1710

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The changing landscape of the work environment, which often encompasses expectations of employees being continuously available, makes it difficult to disengage from work and recover. This can have a negative i...

    Authors: Sara Tement, Saša Zorjan, Meta Lavrič, Vita Poštuvan and Nejc Plohl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1708

    Content type: Study protocol

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  48. Despite worldwide calls for precautionary measures to combat COVID-19, the public’s preventive intention still varies significantly among different regions. Exploring the influencing factors of the public’s pr...

    Authors: Feng Huang, Huimin Ding, Zeyu Liu, Peijing Wu, Meng Zhu, Ang Li and Tingshao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1707

    Content type: Research article

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