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  1. Active transportation to school has been positively associated with various health parameters whereas only sparse evidence exists on risk of injury while commuting to school. This study investigated the overal...

    Authors: Lars Østergaard, Jan Toftegaard Støckel and Lars Bo Andersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1199
  2. Physical activity (PA) offers numerous benefits to health and well-being, but most adults are not sufficiently physically active to afford such benefits. The 10,000 steps campaign has been a popular and effect...

    Authors: Richard R. Rosenkranz, Mitch J. Duncan, Cristina M. Caperchione, Gregory S. Kolt, Corneel Vandelanotte, Anthony J. Maeder, Trevor N. Savage and W. Kerry Mummery
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1197
  3. This study’s objectives were to investigate the prevalence of self-reported knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) stratified by age and sex and to examine the association of modifiable factors with knee and hip OA ...

    Authors: Ronald Plotnikoff, Nandini Karunamuni, Ellina Lytvyak, Christopher Penfold, Donald Schopflocher, Ikuyo Imayama, Steven T. Johnson and Kim Raine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1195
  4. The population-based mammography screening program (MSP) was implemented by the end of 2005 in Germany, and all women between 50 and 69 years are actively invited to a free biennial screening examination. Howe...

    Authors: Dorothea Lemke, Shoma Berkemeyer, Volkmar Mattauch, Oliver Heidinger, Edzer Pebesma and Hans-Werner Hense
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1190
  5. Evidence of patterns of nicotine dependence, although crucial for developing and implementing effective tobacco control strategies, is limited in the Eastern European countries. The purpose of this study was t...

    Authors: Dorota Kaleta, Kinga Polańska, Przemysław Korytkowski, Bukola Usidame and Leokadia Bąk-Romaniszyn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1189
  6. The No Germs on Me (NGoM) Social Marketing Campaign to promote handwashing with soap to reduce high rates of infection among children living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities has been ongoing since 2...

    Authors: Elizabeth McDonald, Teresa Cunningham and Nicola Slavin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1188
  7. Maintaining neuromotor fitness across the life course is imperative. It can reduce falls in older individuals and improve/maintain physical and cognitive functioning. Complex motor skills (CMS) are involved in...

    Authors: Katarina P. Kraft, Kylie A. Steel, Freya Macmillan, Rebecca Olson and Dafna Merom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1186
  8. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) was used to ascertain whether increases in inadequate sleep differentially affected black and white Americans. We tested the hypothesis that prevalence estimates of ...

    Authors: Girardin Jean-Louis, Michael A. Grandner, Shawn D. Youngstedt, Natasha J. Williams, Ferdinand Zizi, Daniel F. Sarpong and Gbenga G. Ogedegbe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1185
  9. Clinical practice guidelines consider the use of antidepressants as one of the standard treatments for anxiety disorders, due to the significant improvements obtained in quality of life and functional disabili...

    Authors: M. Catalina Serna, Jordi Real, Inés Cruz, Leonardo Galván and Elisabet Martin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1184
  10. The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk conditions is rapidly increasing in low- and middle-income countries, where health systems are generally ill-equipped to manage chronic disease. Policy m...

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Brouwer, David Watkins, Zachary Olson, Jane Goett, Rachel Nugent and Carol Levin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1183
  11. Namibia’s HIV prevalence is 13.3 %. Alcohol is associated with sexual risk-taking, leading to increased HIV risk. Baseline sexual behaviors, HIV and alcohol knowledge, and self-perceived HIV risk were examined...

    Authors: Amee Schwitters, Jennifer Sabatier, Puja Seth, Mary Glenshaw, Dietrich Remmert, Sonal Pathak and Naomi Bock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1182
  12. The beneficial effects of higher education on healthy aging are generally accepted, but the mechanisms are less well understood. Education may influence healthy aging through improved employment opportunities ...

    Authors: Christine M. White, Philip D. St. John, Madelon R. Cheverie, Maryam Iraniparast and Suzanne L. Tyas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1181
  13. The integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses strategy has been adopted world over to reduce child related ill health and mortality. Community Health workers (CHWs) who implement this ...

    Authors: James Bagonza, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Tim Eckmanns and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1180
  14. The incidences of breast, cervical and uterine malignancies continue to increase in Sri Lanka. It is important to explore the awareness of both women and their male partners regarding these malignancies and av...

    Authors: Chamindri Witharana, Prabhavi Wijesiriwardhana, Kalani Jayasekara, Priyanka Kumari and Chaturaka Rodrigo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1179
  15. In Austria, mortality from diseases of the circulatory system and malignant neoplasms is high and varies among the federal states. Lower mortality in some states indicates a preventive potential in those state...

    Authors: Éva Rásky, Erwin Stolz, Nathalie Tatjana Burkert and Franziska Großschädl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1177
  16. Infertility and infertility treatment are known to have negative short-term psychological consequences for men and women, with more long-term consequences for women. The long-term wellbeing and mental health o...

    Authors: Gunilla Sydsjö, Josefin Vikström, Marie Bladh, Barbara Jablonowska and Agneta Skoog Svanberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1175
  17. Imbalance between individual resources and work demands can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and reduced work ability. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of workplace- versus home-based p...

    Authors: Markus D. Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Mikkel Brandt, Kenneth Jay, Per Aagaard and Lars L. Andersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1174
  18. Physical inactivity is a core risk factor for non-communicable diseases. In the Netherlands, socially vulnerable groups are relatively less active than groups with higher socio-economic status. Community-based...

    Authors: Marion Herens, Annemarie Wagemakers, Lenneke Vaandrager and Maria Koelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1173
  19. Studies have shown that couple HIV counseling and testing (CHCT) increased rates of sero-status disclosure and adoption of safer sexual behaviors with better linkage to treatment and care. However, current evi...

    Authors: Richard Muhindo, Annet Nakalega and Joyce Nankumbi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1171
  20. The increasing population of marriage-based migrant women is disproportionally affected by AIDS/STDs in China, and social support plays a critical role. This study aims to describe the social support level rec...

    Authors: Wenkang Ma, Dianmin Kang, Yapei Song, Chongyi Wei, Gifty Marley and Wei Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1170
  21. Body size scales are a common method for diagnosing body image disturbances and assessing the cultural valorisation of stoutness, a phenomenon that plays a role in the development of overweight, especially amo...

    Authors: Emmanuel Cohen, Amadou Ndao, Gilles Boëtsch, Lamine Gueye, Patrick Pasquet, Michelle Holdsworth and Alexandre Courtiol
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1169
  22. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the rising prevalence of overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases co-exists with the high burden of under-nutrition. The paucity of data on adulthood overweight and obesit...

    Authors: Barbara Eva Kirunda, Lars Thore Fadnes, Henry Wamani, Jan Van den Broeck and Thorkild Tylleskär
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1168
  23. Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is common in Sri Lanka. To date, most preventive strategies have focused on limitation of access to toxic pesticides, which has reduced the rates of fatal self-poisoning. How...

    Authors: Thilini Rajapakse, Kathleen Margaret Griffiths, Helen Christensen and Sue Cotton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1167
  24. Acute respiratory infections and diarrhea remain the leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality, with a high burden of both pneunomia and diarrhea in South-East Asia. The aim of the study was to determin...

    Authors: Sarah Hanieh, Tran T. Ha, Julie A. Simpson, Tran T. Thuy, Nguyen C. Khuong, Dang D. Thoang, Thach D. Tran, Tran Tuan, Jane Fisher and Beverley-Ann Biggs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1166
  25. Despite growing attention to intimate partner violence (IPV) globally, systematic evaluation of evidence for IPV prevention remains limited. This particularly is true in relation to low- and middle-income coun...

    Authors: Christine Bourey, Whitney Williams, Erin Elizabeth Bernstein and Rob Stephenson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1165
  26. Sedentary behavior is associated with poor well-being in youth with adverse trajectories spanning to adulthood. Still, its determinants are poorly known. Our aim was to profile sedentary and non-sedentary youn...

    Authors: Riitta Pyky, Anna-Maiju Jauho, Riikka Ahola, Tiina M. Ikäheimo, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Matti Mäntysaari, Timo Jämsä and Raija Korpelainen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1164
  27. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, breast cancer (BC) usually presents at advanced stages and more frequently in young pre-menopausal women in comparison to western countries. There is controversy surrounding the...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Ala’a A. BaniMustafa, Aisha A. Mahfouz, Mohammed H. Al-Assiri, Amal F. Al-Juhani and Ahmed S. Alaskar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1163
  28. The purpose of the health examination for asylum seekers in most countries is to identify poor health in order to secure the well-being of seekers of asylum and to guarantee the safety of the population in the...

    Authors: Josefin Wångdahl, Per Lytsy, Lena Mårtensson and Ragnar Westerling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1162
  29. Gendered dynamics in heterosexual relationships compromise women’s self-efficacy and increase their vulnerability to acquiring HIV. This study examines the impact of socioeconomic determinants, media exposure,...

    Authors: Michelle M. Jimenez, Flavia C. D. Andrade, Marcela Raffaelli and Juliet Iwelunmor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1161
  30. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a rapidly growing health concern in Sri Lanka. Diet and physical activity are important modifiable risk factors affecting the incidence, severity and management of DM. The present stu...

    Authors: P. Ranasinghe, A. S. A. D. Pigera, M. H. Ishara, L. M. D. T. Jayasekara, R. Jayawardena and P. Katulanda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1160
  31. Though the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) indicators have been in use, little is known about their association with child nutritional status. The objective of...

    Authors: Mahama Saaka, Anthony Wemakor, Abdul-Razak Abizari and Paul Aryee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1157
  32. Sweden and Denmark are neighbouring countries with similarities in culture, healthcare, and economics, yet notable differences in cancer statistics. A crucial component of primary prevention is high awareness ...

    Authors: Magdalena Lagerlund, Line Hvidberg, Senada Hajdarevic, Anette Fischer Pedersen, Sara Runesdotter, Peter Vedsted and Carol Tishelman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1156
  33. Although influenza vaccination is recommended during pregnancy as standard of care, limited surveillance data are available for monitoring uptake. Our aim was to evaluate the validity of existing surveillance ...

    Authors: Annette K. Regan, Donna B. Mak, Hannah C. Moore, Lauren Tracey, Richard Saker, Catherine Jones and Paul V. Effler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1155
  34. The number of people with one or more chronic diseases is increasing, but this trend could be reduced by promoting physical activity. Therefore, in 2012, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport introd...

    Authors: E. Smit, K.E.F. Leenaars, M.A.E. Wagemakers, G.R.M. Molleman, M.A. Koelen and J. van der Velden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:510
  35. Community development is a health promotion approach identified as having great potential to improve Indigenous health, because of its potential for extensive community participation. There has been no systema...

    Authors: Mieke Snijder, Anthony Shakeshaft, Annemarie Wagemakers, Anne Stephens and Bianca Calabria
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1154
  36. The Millennium Development Goal No 4 (MDG 4) requires countries to scale up interventions addressing malnutrition and other immediate determinants of burden of disease among children to reduce child mortality ...

    Authors: Innocent Antony Semali, Anna Tengia-Kessy, Elia John Mmbaga and Germana Leyna
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1153
  37. Our latest study reported the grim status of hypertension in rural China with the prevalence of hypertension reached 51.1 %. However, we lack the latest data about the prevalence and epidemiological features o...

    Authors: Shasha Yu, Hongmei Yang, Xiaofan Guo, Xingang Zhang, Liqiang Zheng and Yingxian Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1152
  38. Recent findings suggest that the mental health costs of unemployment are related to both short- and long-term mental health scars. The main policy tools for dealing with young people at risk of labor market ex...

    Authors: Mattias Strandh, Karina Nilsson, Madelene Nordlund and Anne Hammarström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1151
  39. South Africa has over 6,000,000 HIV infected individuals and the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the most severely affected. As public health initiatives to better control the HIV epidemic are implemented, ...

    Authors: Ayesha BM Kharsany, Cherie Cawood, David Khanyile, Anneke Grobler, Lyle R. Mckinnon, Natasha Samsunder, Janet A Frohlich, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Adrian Puren, Alex Welte, Gavin George, Kaymarlin Govender, Carlos Toledo, Zawadi Chipeta, Lycias Zembe, Mary T Glenshaw…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1149
  40. The aim of this study is to evaluate the construct validity and responsiveness of a Swedish measure of health-related production loss as well as to investigate if there is a difference in the level of producti...

    Authors: Malin Lohela Karlsson, Hillevi Busch, Emmanuel Aboagye and Irene Jensen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1148
  41. Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) has long been practiced in various parts of the world. The practice is still prevalent in 29 countries on the African continent despite decades of campaigning to e...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Joseph Kamara, Violet Ndabwire, Elisabeth Leistey, Cecilia Valla and Sam Luboga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1147
  42. There is no safe concentration of radon gas, but guideline values provide threshold concentrations that are used to map areas at higher risk. These values vary between different regions, countries, and organiz...

    Authors: Michael C. Branion-Calles, Trisalyn A. Nelson and Sarah B. Henderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1144

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