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  1. Presumably bundling/co-packaging of zinc with ORS encourages the combined use of the products for diarrhea treatment; however, empirical evidences are scarce. The purpose of this work is to evaluate whether co...

    Authors: Samson Gebremedhin, Girma Mamo, Henock Gezahign, Jacqueline Kung’u and Abdulaziz Adish
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:457
  2. Studies investigating the relationship between maternal tea drinking and risk of preterm birth have reached inconsistent results.

    Authors: Lei Huang, Catherine Lerro, Tao Yang, Jing Li, Jie Qiu, Weitao Qiu, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Ling Lv, Ruifeng Xu, Xiaoying Xu, Huang Huang, Qing Liu and Yawei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:456
  3. Stroke poses a growing human and economic burden in South Africa. Excess sugar consumption, especially from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), has been associated with increased obesity and stroke risk. Researc...

    Authors: Mercy Manyema, Lennert J. Veerman, Aviva Tugendhaft, Demetre Labadarios and Karen J. Hofman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:405
  4. Alcohol-related violence is associated with licensed premise environments and their management. There is a lack of evidence for effective interventions to address these, and there are significant barriers to i...

    Authors: Annie Williams, Simon C. Moore, Claire Shovelton, Laurence Moore and Simon Murphy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:455
  5. People with low literacy and low health literacy have poorer health outcomes. Literacy and health literacy are distinct but overlapping constructs that impact wellbeing. Interventions that target both could im...

    Authors: Kirsten J. McCaffery, Suzanne Morony, Danielle M. Muscat, Sian K. Smith, Heather L. Shepherd, Haryana M. Dhillon, Andrew Hayen, Karen Luxford, Wedyan Meshreky, John Comings and Don Nutbeam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:454
  6. Engaging people with drug use experience, or ‘peers,’ in decision-making helps to ensure harm reduction services reflect current need. There is little published on the implementation, evaluation, and effectivenes...

    Authors: Alissa M. Greer, Serena A. Luchenski, Ashraf A. Amlani, Katie Lacroix, Charlene Burmeister and Jane A. Buxton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:452
  7. Physical activity (PA) has been shown to decline during adolescence, and those with lower education have lower levels of activity already at this age, calling for targeted efforts for them. No previous study h...

    Authors: Nelli Hankonen, Matti T. J. Heino, Vera Araujo-Soares, Falko F. Sniehotta, Reijo Sund, Tommi Vasankari, Pilvikki Absetz, Katja Borodulin, Antti Uutela, Taru Lintunen and Ari Haukkala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:451
  8. The healthcare of immigrants is an important aspect of equity of care provision. Understanding how immigrants use the healthcare services based on their needs is crucial to establish effective health policy.

    Authors: Luis A. Gimeno-Feliu, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Esperanza Diaz, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Rosa Macipe-Costa and Alexandra Prados-Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:450
  9. National mortality statistics should be comparable between countries that use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases. Distinguishing between manners of death, especially suici...

    Authors: Ingvild Maria Tøllefsen, Ingemar Thiblin, Karin Helweg-Larsen, Erlend Hem, Marianne Kastrup, Ullakarin Nyberg, Sidsel Rogde, Per-Henrik Zahl, Gunvor Østevold and Øivind Ekeberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:449
  10. Reducing the Strength is an increasingly popular intervention in which local authorities ask retailers to stop selling ‘super-strength’ beers and ciders. The intervention cannot affect alcohol availability, no...

    Authors: Colin Sumpter, Elizabeth McGill, Esther Dickie, Enes Champo, Ester Romeri and Matt Egan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:448
  11. Previous studies have shown that there may be gender disparities in the prevalence of hypertension; however, these studies do not address the spatial information contained in the sample which may limit the ana...

    Authors: Li Xu, Dejian Lai and Ya Fang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:447
  12. Pediatric HIV is poised to become a major public health problem in India with the rising trend of HIV infection in pregnant women (Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, http://www....

    Authors: Anju Sinha, Anita Nath, Rajeev Sethumadhavan, Shajy Isac and Reynold Washington
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:446
  13. Preventing children from smoking is a public health priority. This study evaluated the effects of a sport-for-health smoking prevention programme (SmokeFree Sports) on smoking-related intentions and cognitions...

    Authors: Ciara E. McGee, Joanne Trigwell, Stuart J. Fairclough, Rebecca C. Murphy, Lorna Porcellato, Michael Ussher and Lawrence Foweather
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:445
  14. Childhood obesity remains a serious concern in the United States and in many other countries. Direct experience preparing and tasting healthful foods and increasing activity during the school day are promising...

    Authors: Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Barbara Lohse, Stephanie Smith, Ray Browning, Erin Strutz, Claudio Nigg, Meena Balgopal, Kathleen Kelly and Elizabeth Ruder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:444
  15. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses worldwide. This study was to assess whether the incidence risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus between female nurses and female non-nurses.

    Authors: Hsiu-Ling Huang, Cheng-Chin Pan, Shun-Mu Wang, Pei-Tseng Kung, Wen-Yu Chou and Wen-Chen Tsai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:443
  16. Alcohol-related harm is a major global health issue, and controls on alcohol marketing are one intervention utilized by governments. This study investigated the use of Google Street View (GSV) as a novel resea...

    Authors: Chris Clews, Roza Brajkovich-Payne, Emily Dwight, Ayob Ahmad Fauzul, Madeleine Burton, Olivia Carleton, Julie Cook, Charlotte Deroles, Ruby Faulkner, Mary Furniss, Anahera Herewini, Daymen Huband, Nerissa Jones, Cho Wool Kim, Alice Li, Jacky Lu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:442
  17. Improving knowledge about influenza transmission is crucial to upgrade surveillance network and to develop accurate predicting models to enhance public health intervention strategies. Epidemics usually occur i...

    Authors: Marion Roussel, Dominique Pontier, Jean-Marie Cohen, Bruno Lina and David Fouchet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:441
  18. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major reproductive and public health concern, especially in the era of HIV/AIDS. This study examined the relationship between sexual empowerment and STI status of w...

    Authors: Olivia Nankinga, Cyprian Misinde and Betty Kwagala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:440
  19. The Screen Time Weight-loss Intervention Targeting Children at Home (SWITCH) trial tested a family intervention to reduce screen-based sedentary behaviour in overweight children. The trial found no significant...

    Authors: Louise Foley, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Samantha Marsh, Leonard H. Epstein, Tim Olds, Ofa Dewes, Ihirangi Heke, Yannan Jiang and Ralph Maddison
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:439
  20. There is a lack of understanding of work aged adults’ (30–60 years old) perspectives on the motivation of physical activity versus sedentariness. This study aims to: (1) identify which socio-environmental fact...

    Authors: Richard Keegan, Geoff Middleton, Hannah Henderson and Mica Girling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:438
  21. In recent years, the influence of physical exercise on pregnancy outcomes has been widely debated. Despite the numerous studies addressing the relationship between maternal physical activity and pregnancy outc...

    Authors: Raquel Poyatos-León, Gema Sanabria-Martínez, Jorge Cañete García-Prieto, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Diana P. Pozuelo-Carrascosa, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Antonio García-Hermoso, Sagrario Gómez-Cantarino, Miriam Garrido-Miguel and Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:437
  22. The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts outreach for public preparedness for natural and manmade incidents. In 2011, OPHPR condu...

    Authors: Cesar Bandera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:436
  23. Early-life developmental adaptations in response to severe malnutrition may play a crucial role in susceptibility to hypertension. This study aimed to explore the associations between exposure to the Chinese f...

    Authors: Zhenghe Wang, Changwei Li, Zhongping Yang, Zhiyong Zou and Jun Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:435
  24. Wearable trackers can help motivate you during workouts and provide information about your daily routine or fitness in combination with your smartphone without requiring potentially disruptive manual calculati...

    Authors: Kanitthika Kaewkannate and Soochan Kim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:433
  25. Leading themes have guided tobacco control efforts, and these themes have changed over the decades. When questions arose about health risks of tobacco, they focused on two key themes: 1) how bad is the problem...

    Authors: Lynn T. Kozlowski and David B. Abrams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:432
  26. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of a tailored message intervention compared with a non-tailored message intervention for increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screen...

    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 2016 16:431

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1730

  27. Extreme hot and dry weather during summer 2012 resulted in some of the most devastating drought conditions in the last half-century in the United States (U.S.). While public drinking water systems have conting...

    Authors: Michelle Murti, Ellen Yard, Rachel Kramer, Dirk Haselow, Mike Mettler, Rocky McElvany and Colleen Martin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:430
  28. Poor housing is widely cited as an important determinant of the poor health status of Aboriginal Australians, as for indigenous peoples in other wealthy nations with histories of colonisation such as Canada, t...

    Authors: Melanie J. Andersen, Anna B. Williamson, Peter Fernando, Sally Redman and Frank Vincent
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:429
  29. Nigeria has the highest population in sub-Saharan Africa with high birth and growth rates. There is therefore need for family planning to regulate and stabilize this population. This study examined the relatio...

    Authors: Chukwuedozie K. Ajaero, Clifford Odimegwu, Ijeoma D. Ajaero and Chidiebere A. Nwachukwu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:427
  30. Pregnant residents of Denmark are tested by their GP for current infections with Hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV and syphilis through the Danish pregnancy screening programme to identify infections and initiate i...

    Authors: Annika Wendland, Boje K. Ehmsen, Vibeke Lenskjold, Birgitte S. Astrup, Marlene Mohr, Christopher J. Williams and Susan A. Cowan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:426
  31. Nationwide surveys have shown a threefold increase in general practitioner (GP) consultations for tick bites and early Lyme borreliosis from 1994 to 2009 in the Netherlands. We now report an update on 2014, wi...

    Authors: Agnetha Hofhuis, Sita Bennema, Margriet Harms, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Willem Takken, Cees C. van den Wijngaard and Wilfrid van Pelt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:425
  32. Adult vaccination rates in the United States are well below recommendations with disparities in race, ethnicity, and education level resulting in even lower rates for these populations. This study aimed to ide...

    Authors: Alexa M. Sevin, Cristina Romeo, Brittany Gagne, Nicole V. Brown and Jennifer L. Rodis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:424
  33. A “diet high in sodium” is the second most important dietary risk factor for health loss identified in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. We therefore aimed to model health gains and costs (savings) of s...

    Authors: Nhung Nghiem, Tony Blakely, Linda J. Cobiac, Christine L. Cleghorn and Nick Wilson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:423
  34. Intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis are the major public health problems globally. Compared with any other age group, pre-school aged children and school-aged children are the most ex...

    Authors: Agersew Alemu, Yalewayker Tegegne, Demekech Damte and Mulugeta Melku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:422
  35. Research suggests that exposure to the compensation system (including time to case closure) could adversely influence a persons’ recovery following injury. However, the long-term predictors of time to claim cl...

    Authors: Bamini Gopinath, Nieke A. Elbers, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Ian A. Harris, Michael Nicholas, Petrina Casey, Fiona Blyth, Christopher G. Maher and Ian D. Cameron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:421
  36. Lack of physical activity (PA) is a growing public health concern. There is a growing body of literature that suggests a positive relationship may exist between the amount of local green space near one’s home ...

    Authors: Elliott P. Flowers, Paul Freeman and Valerie F. Gladwell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:420
  37. Community health workers (CHWs) are uniquely placed to link communities with the health system, playing a role in improving the reach of health systems and bringing health services closer to hard-to-reach and ...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Woedem Gomez, Sally Theobald and Miriam Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:419
  38. In this study, exposure refers to survivors who suffered from life-changing situations, such as personal injuries, the deaths or injury of family members, relatives or friends or the loss of or damage to perso...

    Authors: Jiuping Xu, Jiuzhou Dai, Renqiao Rao and Huaidong Xie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:417
  39. Physical activity is essential for health; walking is the easiest way to incorporate activity into everyday life. Previous studies report positive associations between neighbourhood walkability and walking but...

    Authors: Jemima C. Stockton, Oliver Duke-Williams, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Jennifer S. Mindell, Eric J. Brunner and Nicola J. Shelton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:416
  40. The Taiwanese government increased financial subsidies for smoking cessation services in 2012. We aimed to evaluate the effects of this new policy on smoking cessation services from the physician’s perspective.

    Authors: Tai-Yin Wu, Ling-Yu Hung, Wei-Chu Chie, Tai-Yuan Chiu and Fei-Ran Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:415
  41. Despite the progress in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, inequity in the utilization of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care services still remain high in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Th...

    Authors: Patrick Opiyo Owili, Miriam Adoyo Muga, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu, Nicole Huang and Li-Yin Chien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:414

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:1064

  42. Research suggests that men are less likely to seek help for depression, substance abuse, and stressful life events due to negative perceptions of asking for and receiving help. This may be exacerbated in male ...

    Authors: Sarah Bauerle Bass, Javier Muñiz, Thomas F. Gordon, Laurie Maurer and Freda Patterson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:413
  43. Public health systems in Canada have undergone significant policy renewal over the last decade in response to threats to the public’s health, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome. There is limited researc...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Marjorie MacDonald, Anita Kothari, Linda O’Mara, Sandra Regan, John Garcia, Nancy Murray, Heather Manson, Nancy Peroff-Johnston, Gayle Bursey and Jennifer Boyko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:412
  44. Preterm birth is a serious public health problem, as it is linked to high rates of neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of premature births has increased worldwide, with regional differen...

    Authors: Rosana Rosseto de Oliveira, Emiliana Cristina Melo, Elizabeth Fujimori and Thais Aidar de Freitas Mathias
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:411
  45. High quality acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance is required to maintain polio-free status of a country. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is considered as one of the highest risk countries for polio re-importatio...

    Authors: Siddhartha Sankar Datta, Berry Ropa, Gerard Pai Sui, Ramzi Khattar, Ravi Shankar Santhana Gopala Krishnan and Hiromasa Okayasu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:409

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