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  1. Independent mobility describes the freedom of children to travel and play in public spaces without adult supervision. The potential benefits for children are significant such as social interactions with peers,...

    Authors: Stephanie Schoeppe, Mitch J Duncan, Hannah M Badland, Melody Oliver and Matthew Browne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:91
  2. Childhood immunisation is a cost-effective activity in health. Immunisation of children has contributed to reducing child morbidity and mortality. In the last two decades, global deaths from vaccine-preventabl...

    Authors: Dennis Odai Laryea, Emmanuel Abbeyquaye Parbie and Ebenezer Frimpong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:90
  3. Asymptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is associated with greater risk of acute cardiovascular events. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of one time only PAD screening using Ankle Bra...

    Authors: Anil Vaidya, Manuela A Joore, Arina J ten Cate-Hoek, Hugo ten Cate and Johan L Severens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:89
  4. Poverty is associated with increased risk of active tuberculosis (TB) disease onset, but the relation between household income and TB treatment outcomes is not well understood. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Mamuka Djibuti, Eka Mirvelashvili, Nutsa Makharashvili and Matthew J Magee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:88
  5. Obesity is a global public health problem. There are a range of treatments available with varying short and long term success rates. One option is the use of anti-obesity medication the prescription of which h...

    Authors: Lynsey Patterson, Frank Kee, Carmel Hughes and Dermot O’Reilly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:87
  6. Although diabetes is recognized as an emerging disease in African and Middle East, few population-based surveys have been conducted in this region. We performed a national survey to estimate the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Habiba Ben Romdhane, Samir Ben Ali, Wafa Aissi, Pierre Traissac, Hajer Aounallah-Skhiri, Souha Bougatef, Bernard Maire, Francis Delpeuch and Noureddine Achour
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:86
  7. While extensive research has been conducted on bullying and victimization in western countries, research is lacking in low- and middle-income settings. This study focused on bullying victimization in Peru. It ...

    Authors: Benjamin T Crookston, Ray M Merrill, Stephanie Hedges, Cameron Lister, Joshua H West and P Cougar Hall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:85
  8. This study explored community perceptions of cultural beliefs and practices that may increase sexual risk behaviour of adolescents, to understand more about meaning they hold within the culture and how they ex...

    Authors: Milka Juma, Ian Askew, Jane Alaii, L Kay Bartholomew and Bart van den Borne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:84
  9. Substance use problems in childhood and adolescence can severely impact youth’s physical and mental well-being. When substance use is initiated early, the risk for moving from hazardous substance use to substa...

    Authors: Sonja Bröning, Peter-Michael Sack, Monika Thomsen, Martin Stolle, Astrid Wendell, Julian Stappenbeck and Rainer Thomasius
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:83
  10. Physical activity (PA) and sleep are related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors. The interrelationship between these behaviors has been studied, but there remain questions regarding the as...

    Authors: Heini Wennman, Erkki Kronholm, Timo Partonen, Asko Tolvanen, Markku Peltonen, Tommi Vasankari and Katja Borodulin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:82
  11. The continued presence of stigma and its persistence even in areas where HIV prevalence is high makes it an extraordinarily important, yet difficult, issue to eradicate. The study aimed to assess current and e...

    Authors: Monika ML dos Santos, Pieter Kruger, Shaun E Mellors, Gustaaf Wolvaardt and Elna van der Ryst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:80
  12. Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world – 32% of adults are currently living with HIV — and many Swazis are chronically food insecure — in 2011 one in four Swazis required food aid from the World...

    Authors: Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Zandile Mnisi, Darrin Adams, Stefan Baral and Caitlin Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:79
  13. Deaths and injuries on the road remain a major cause of premature death among young people across the world. Routinely collected data usually focuses on the mechanism of road traffic collisions and basic demog...

    Authors: Paul Pilkington, Emma Bird, Selena Gray, Elizabeth Towner, Sarah Weld and Mary-Ann McKibben
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:78
  14. Evidence has been synthesized to determine hindering and facilitating factors associated with the work participation of adults with developmental dyslexia (DD), classified according to the International Classi...

    Authors: Joost de Beer, Josephine Engels, Yvonne Heerkens and Jac van der Klink
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:77
  15. Support groups for children in troubled families are available in a majority of Swedish municipalities. They are used as a preventive effort for children in families with different parental problems such as ad...

    Authors: Annemi Skerfving, Fredrik Johansson and Tobias H Elgán
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:76
  16. Pregnancy is a major life event for women and often connected with changes in diet and lifestyle and natural gestational weight gain. However, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to postpartum weig...

    Authors: Anne von Ruesten, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Margaretha Haugen, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Kirsten Mehlig, Anna Winkvist and Lauren Lissner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:75
  17. The overuse of antibiotics is becoming an increasing concern. Antibiotic resistance, which increases both the burden of disease, and the cost of health services, is perhaps the most profound impact of antibiot...

    Authors: Arwa Alumran, Xiang-Yu Hou, Jiandong Sun, Abdullah A Yousef and Cameron Hurst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:73
  18. Leading medical organizations have called on primary care pediatricians to take a central role in the prevention of childhood obesity. Weight counseling typically has not been incorporated into routine pediatr...

    Authors: Amy A Gorin, James Wiley, Christine McCauley Ohannessian, Dominica Hernandez, Autherene Grant and Michelle M Cloutier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:72
  19. Diabetes self-care by patients has been shown to assist in the reduction of disease severity and associated medical costs. We compared the effectiveness of two different diabetes self-care interventions on gly...

    Authors: Samuel N Forjuoh, Jane N Bolin, John C Huber Jr, Ann M Vuong, Omolola E Adepoju, Janet W Helduser, Dawn S Begaye, Anne Robertson, Darcy M Moudouni, Timethia J Bonner, Kenneth R McLeroy and Marcia G Ory
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:71
  20. To achieve globally or regionally defined accelerated disease control, elimination and eradication (ADC/E/E) goals against vaccine-preventable diseases requires complementing national routine immunization prog...

    Authors: Gian Gandhi and Patrick Lydon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:67
  21. Two rounds of integrated biological and behavioural assessment (IBBA) surveys were done among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Andhra Pradesh during 2006 and 2009. Avahan, the India AIDS initiative, funded b...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, Ramesh Poluru, S Anil Chandran, Michel Alary and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:64

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