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  1. Approximately one third of 10-11 year olds in England are now overweight or obese suggesting that population approaches are urgently required. However, despite the increasing number of school-based interventio...

    Authors: Jenny J Lloyd and Katrina M Wyatt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:578
  2. Interventions having a strong theoretical basis are more efficacious, providing a strong argument for incorporating theory into intervention planning. The objective of this study was to develop a conceptual mo...

    Authors: Meena Daivadanam, Rolf Wahlström, TK Sundari Ravindran, KR Thankappan and Mala Ramanathan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:574
  3. Health promotion programs (HPPs) are thought to improve health behavior and health, and their effectiveness is increasingly being studied. However, participation in HPPs is usually modest and effect sizes are ...

    Authors: Anne Rongen, Suzan JW Robroek, Wouter van Ginkel, Dennis Lindeboom, Bibiëlle Altink and Alex Burdorf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:573
  4. Childcare services represent a valuable obesity prevention opportunity, providing access to a large portion of children at a vital point in their development. Few rigorously validated measures exist to measure...

    Authors: Pennie Dodds, Rebecca Wyse, Jannah Jones, Luke Wolfenden, Christophe Lecathelinais, Amanda Williams, Sze Lin Yoong, Meghan Finch, Nicole Nathan, Karen Gillham and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:572
  5. Food borne diseases are major health problems in developed and developing countries including Ethiopia. The problem is more noticeable in developing countries due to prevailing poor food handling and sanitatio...

    Authors: Ayehu Gashe Tessema, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Daniel Haile Chercos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:571
  6. With the number of older adults in society rising, frailty becomes an increasingly prevalent health condition. Regular physical activity can prevent functional decline and reduce frailty symptoms. In particula...

    Authors: Hilde AE Geraedts, Wiebren Zijlstra, Wei Zhang, Sjoerd Bulstra and Martin Stevens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:570
  7. Geographical differences in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been observed among Norwegian counties. Better long-term health status and higher physical activity (PA) levels have been documented in the county...

    Authors: Ane Kristiansen Solbraa, Ingar Morten Holme, Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Geir Kåre Resaland, Eivind Aadland and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:569
  8. In persons 15 years and above in South Africa the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes has been estimated at 9.1% and 9.6%, respectively, and the prevalence of systolic prehypertension and hypertension, 38....

    Authors: Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer and Linda Skaal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:568
  9. Although there are a number of studies examining the effect of migration on obesity, these studies tend to focus on the role of acculturation in this relationship. However, there are indications that the chang...

    Authors: Maryam Delavari, Anders Larrabee Sønderlund, David Mellor, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:567
  10. Prevention of unplanned pregnancies among people living with HIV is essential component of “Global Plan” even in the context of expanded access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The study aimed ...

    Authors: Hussen Mekonnen Asfaw and Fikre Enquselassie Gashe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:566
  11. The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) was developed to improve understanding of severe influenza infection, as represented by hospitalized cases. The GIHSN is composed of coordinating site...

    Authors: Joan Puig-Barberà, Anita Tormos, Anna Sominina, Elena Burtseva, Odile Launay, Meral A Ciblak, Angels Natividad-Sancho, Amparo Buigues-Vila, Sergio Martínez-Úbeda and Cedric Mahé
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:564
  12. Too few young people engage in behaviours that reduce the risk of morbidity and premature mortality, such as eating healthily, being physically active, drinking sensibly and not smoking. This study sought to a...

    Authors: Tracy Epton, Paul Norman, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Peter R Harris, Thomas L Webb, Paschal Sheeran, Steven A Julious, Fabio Ciravegna, Alan Brennan, Petra S Meier, Declan Naughton, Andrea Petroczi, Jen Kruger and Iltaf Shah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:563
  13. Little is known about the effects of personal and other characteristics of care recipients on the behaviour of carers. The aim of this study is to examine the association between the main chronic (disabling) c...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich, Rupendra Shrestha, Megan Passey, Simon Kelly, Robert Tanton and Lennert Veerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:561
  14. Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in life expectancy by ages and causes allow us to better understand the nature of socioeconomic mortality inequalities and to suggest priority areas for policy and i...

    Authors: Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Young-Ho Khang, Hong-Jun Cho and Sung-Cheol Yun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:560
  15. A prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) was previously performed in the Piemonte region in 2000. In the decade following the survey, many studies were performed at both the regional and ...

    Authors: Lorena Charrier, Pier Angelo Argentero, Enzo C Farina, Roberto Serra, Francesco Mana and Carla M Zotti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:558
  16. Population health planning within a health district requires current information on health profiles of the target population. Information obtained during primary care interactions may provide a valuable survei...

    Authors: Abhijeet Ghosh, Karen E Charlton, Lisa Girdo and Marijka Batterham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:557
  17. Introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in national programs has proceeded apace since 2006, mostly in high-income countries. Recently concluded pilots of HPV vaccination in low-income countries hav...

    Authors: D Scott LaMontagne, Nguyen Quy Nghi, Le Thi Nga, Amynah Janmohamed, Dang Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Tran Hien and Vivien Davis Tsu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:556
  18. The prevalence of adult obesity is escalating in most wealthy and middle income countries. Due to the magnitude of this issue, research and interventions at the individual-level abound. However, the limited su...

    Authors: Amber L Pearson, Graham Bentham, Peter Day and Simon Kingham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:553
  19. Although short sleep is associated with an increased risk of morbidity as well as mortality and has been shown to vary by industry of employment and occupation, little is known about the relationship between w...

    Authors: Chandra L Jackson, Ichiro Kawachi, Susan Redline, Hee-Soon Juon and Frank B Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:552
  20. Although there are accumulating data regarding the epidemiology of suicide in China, there are meager data on suicidal ideation and attempts among college students. Interestingly, elevated impulsivity is thoug...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Chang Zhi He, Yun Miao Yu, Xiao Hui Qiu, Xiu Xian Yang, Zheng Xue Qiao, Hong Sui, Xiong Zhao Zhu and Yan Jie Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:551
  21. Despite acclimatisation to hot weather, many individuals in Australia are adversely affected by extreme heat each summer, placing added pressure on the health sector. In terms of public health, it is therefore...

    Authors: Alana Hansen, Monika Nitschke, Arthur Saniotis, Jill Benson, Yan Tan, Val Smyth, Leigh Wilson, Gil-Soo Han, Lillian Mwanri and Peng Bi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:550
  22. Small-scale evaluations suggest that the provision of feedback to parents about their child’s weight status may improve recognition of overweight, but the effects on lifestyle behaviour are unclear and there a...

    Authors: Catherine L Falconer, Min Hae Park, Helen Croker, Áine Skow, James Black, Sonia Saxena, Anthony S Kessel, Saffron Karlsen, Stephen Morris, Russell M Viner and Sanjay Kinra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:549
  23. This paper details the research protocol for a study funded by the Australian Research Council. An integrated approach towards helping young children respond to the significant pressures of ‘360 degree marketi...

    Authors: Helen Skouteris, Susan Edwards, Leonie Rutherford, Amy Cutter-MacKenzie, Terry Huang and Amanda O’Connor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:548
  24. Non-communicable diseases are a threat to human health and economic development of low-income countries. Hypertension (HT) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two major causes of deaths, world...

    Authors: Md Jasim Uddin, Nurul Alam, Haribondhu Sarma, Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Dewan S Alam and Louis Niessen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:547

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2014 14:823

  25. Neonatal mortality has remained persistently high worldwide. In Uganda, neonatal deaths account for 50% of all infant deaths. Low birth weight is associated with a higher risk of death during the neonatal peri...

    Authors: Elizabeth L Nabiwemba, Lynn Atuyambe, Bart Criel, Patrick Kolsteren and Christopher Garimoi Orach
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:546
  26. Low plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are a strong, independent, but poorly understood risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although this atherogenic lipid abnormality has bee...

    Authors: Jasmine G Lyons, Kerin O’Dea and Karen Z Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:545
  27. Rural residents face numerous barriers to healthcare access and studies suggest poorer health outcomes for rural patients. Therefore we undertook a systematic review to determine if cardiovascular medication u...

    Authors: Gaetanne K Murphy, Finlay A McAlister, Daniala L Weir, Lisa Tjosvold and Dean T Eurich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:544
  28. A previous review showed that high stress increases the risk of occupational injury by three- to five-fold. However, most of the prior studies have relied on short follow-ups. In this prospective cohort study ...

    Authors: Simo Salminen, Anne Kouvonen, Aki Koskinen, Matti Joensuu and Ari Väänänen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:543
  29. Adolescent’psychosocial problems associate with unhealthy behaviors, but data on co-occurring patterns is sparse. We investigated 1) whether adolescents could be categorized into meaningful subgroups with resp...

    Authors: Eveliina Heikkala, Jouko Remes, Markus Paananen, Simo Taimela, Juha Auvinen and Jaro Karppinen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:542
  30. Safety measures should be applied to reduce work-related fatal and non-fatal fall injuries. However, according to the labor inspectorate, more than 80% of Dutch construction sites violate safety regulations fo...

    Authors: Henk F van der Molen and Monique HW Frings-Dresen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:541
  31. Sweden introduced a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in 2012, and school nurses are responsible for managing the vaccinations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the a...

    Authors: Maria Grandahl, Tanja Tydén, Andreas Rosenblad, Marie Oscarsson, Tryggve Nevéus and Christina Stenhammar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:540
  32. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in implementing road safety policy by different low income countries. However; the evidence is scarce on its success in the reduction of crashes, injuries...

    Authors: Teferi Abegaz, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku and Abebe Assrat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:539
  33. The number of people with disabilities in Brazil and worldwide has grown substantially in recent decades. Cross-cultural quality of life instruments can be helpful in the development of interventions designed ...

    Authors: Juliana Bredemeier, Gabriela Peretti Wagner, Marilyn Agranonik, Tatiana Spalding Perez and Marcelo P Fleck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:538
  34. A vaccine could substantially impact the HIV epidemic, but inadequate uptake is a serious concern. Unfortunately, people who use drugs, particularly those residing in rural communities, have been underrepresen...

    Authors: April M Young, Ralph J DiClemente, Daniel S Halgin, Claire E Sterk and Jennifer R Havens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:537
  35. There is growing evidence to suggest unemployment has a role in the development and incidence of cardiovascular disease. This study explores the contribution of breaks in employment to the development of hyper...

    Authors: Juliet Rumball-Smith, Arijit Nandi and Jay S Kaufman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:536
  36. Schools present venues for physical activity promotion among youth, with physical education (PE) considered the primary vehicle responsible for increasing activity levels. Yet students are not very physically ...

    Authors: Amy S Ha, Chris Lonsdale, Johan Y Y Ng and David R Lubans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:535
  37. The teaching profession is characterized by high levels of stress and physical complaints, which might be improved through regular participation in physical activity (PA). However, the effect of PA on mental a...

    Authors: Inge Bogaert, Kristine De Martelaer, Benedicte Deforche, Peter Clarys and Evert Zinzen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:534
  38. Health behaviors are a key determinant of health and well-being that are influenced by the nature of the social environment. This study examined associations between social relationships and health-related beh...

    Authors: Richard G Watt, Anja Heilmann, Wael Sabbah, Tim Newton, Tarani Chandola, Jun Aida, Aubrey Sheiham, Michael Marmot, Ichiro Kawachi and Georgios Tsakos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:533
  39. Early age at infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) increases the risk of chronic HBV infection. In addition early age at infection may further increase the risk of persistent viral replication beyond its effe...

    Authors: Yusuke Shimakawa, Christian Bottomley, Ramou Njie and Maimuna Mendy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:532
  40. The prevalence and health consequences of eating disorders and weight stigmatization have prompted increasing discussion of potential policy actions to address these public health issues. The present study aim...

    Authors: Rebecca M Puhl, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, S Bryn Austin, Joerg Luedicke and Kelly M King
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:524
  41. Reduction in costs of hormonal contraceptives is often proposed to reduce rates of induced abortion among young women. This study investigates the relationship between rates of induced abortion and reimburseme...

    Authors: Adam Sydsjö, Gunilla Sydsjö, Marie Bladh and Ann Josefsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:523
  42. National estimates for the occurrence of diabetes are difficult to obtain, particularly time trends in incidence. The aim was to describe time trends in prevalent and incident use of blood glucose-lowering dru...

    Authors: Hanne Strøm, Randi Selmer, Kåre I Birkeland, Henrik Schirmer, Tore Julsrud Berg, Anne Karen Jenum, Kristian Midthjell, Christian Berg and Lars Christian Stene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:520

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