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  1. In Korea, higher education has rapidly grown influenced by sociocultural tradition. Parents invest a significant portion of their household income in their children’s education. Private education has been cons...

    Authors: Byeong Cheol Oh, Ji-Yoon Yeon, Hyo-Sang Lee, Doo Woong Lee and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:972

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  2. In East Africa, fishing communities are considered most-at-risk populations for the acquisition of HIV. We estimated HIV prevalence and assessed progress towards the UNAIDS 90–90-90 targets along the HIV treat...

    Authors: J. Burgos-Soto, J. Ben Farhat, I. Alley, P. Ojuka, E. Mulogo, T. Kise-Sete, M. Bouhenia, L. Salumu, R. Mathela, C. Langendorf, S. Cohuet and H. Huerga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:970

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  3. In Finland, asylum seekers from countries with high tuberculosis (TB) incidence (> 50/100,000 population/year) and those coming from a refugee camp or conflict area are eligible for TB screening. The aim of th...

    Authors: Pirre E. Räisänen, Hanna Soini, Paula Tiittala, Olli Snellman, Petri Ruutu, J. Pekka Nuorti and Outi Lyytikäinen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:969

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  4. Although some studies have reported the association between life negative events and depressive disorders, very limited studies have examined the association between life negative events exposure and depressiv...

    Authors: Zhenjie Wang, Hanmo Yang, Pianpian Zheng, Bei Liu, Zhanyuan Guo, Shen Geng and Shenda Hong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:968

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  5. Stroke survivors are more sedentary than healthy, age-matched controls, independent of functional capacity. Interventions are needed to encourage a reduction in overall sedentary time, and regular breaks in pr...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Sarah Morton, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Jessica Faye Hall, Rekesh Corepal, Coralie English, Anne Forster, Rebecca Lawton, Anita Patel, Gillian Mead and David J. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:967

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  6. Breast cancer incidence is increasing in Vietnam with studies indicating low levels of knowledge and awareness and late presentation. While there is a growing body of literature on challenges faced by women in...

    Authors: Chris Jenkins, Dinh Thu Ha, Vu Tuyet Lan, Hoang Van Minh, Lynne Lohfeld, Paul Murphy and Le Thi Hai Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:966

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  7. Since divorce rates are on the rise in Lebanon (an increase of 101% between 2006 and 2017) and since previous international studies have shown a relationship between divorced parents and adolescents’ addiction...

    Authors: Nour Jabbour, Vanessa Abi Rached, Chadia Haddad, Pascale Salameh, Hala Sacre, Rabih Hallit, Michel Soufia, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:965

    Content type: Research article

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  8. COVID-19 caused by a new form of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) first appeared in China end of 2019 and quickly spread to all counties of the world. To slow down the spread of the virus and to limit the pressure on ...

    Authors: Sabahat Ölcer, Yüce Yilmaz-Aslan and Patrick Brzoska

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:963

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The help-seeking interval and primary-care interval are points of delays in breast cancer presentation. To inform future intervention targeting early diagnosis of breast cancer, we described the contribution o...

    Authors: Olayide Agodirin, Samuel Olatoke, Ganiyu Rahman, Julius Olaogun, Olalekan Olasehinde, Aba Katung, Oladapo Kolawole, Omobolaji Ayandipo, Amarachukwu Etonyeaku, Olufemi Habeeb, Ademola Adeyeye, John Agboola, Halimat Akande, Soliu Oguntola, Olusola Akanbi and Oluwafemi Fatudimu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:962

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  10. Workers with a low socioeconomic position (SEP) have a higher risk for health problems and premature dropout from the workforce. Unfavorable working conditions and unhealthy behaviors are more prevalent among ...

    Authors: R. Schaap, F. G. Schaafsma, A. R. Bosma, M. A. Huysmans, C. R. L. Boot and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:961

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  11. In Belgium, the incidence of treatment episodes for substance use problems is monitored by the Network of Sentinel General Practices (SGP), and at higher, specialist care levels by the Treatment Demand Indicat...

    Authors: Nicole Boffin, Jerome Antoine, Luk Van Baelen, Sarah Moreels and Kris Doggen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:960

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  12. HIV testing is a gateway to HIV care and treatment for people diagnosed with HIV and can link those with negative results to HIV preventive services. Despite the importance of HIV testing services (HTS) in HIV...

    Authors: Soori Nnko, Daniel Nyato, Evodius Kuringe, Caterina Casalini, Amani Shao, Albert Komba, John Changalucha and Mwita Wambura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:959

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  13. Healthy lifestyles may contribute to better mental health, which is particularly important in adolescence, an age at which half of all mental health problems first occur. This association may be even more rele...

    Authors: L. Maenhout, C. Peuters, G. Cardon, S. Compernolle, G. Crombez and A. DeSmet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:958

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  14. The comorbid presence of tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus has become an increasingly important public health threat to the prevention and control of both diseases. Thus, household contact investigation may s...

    Authors: Myo Minn Oo, Nattaporn Tassanakijpanich, Moe Hnin Phyu, Nanda Safira, Shashi Kandel, Kemmapon Chumchuen, Li Mei Zhang, Hnin Aye Kyu, Porraporn Sriwannawit, Bintinee Bilmumad, Li Cao, Yingwu Guo, Jarawee Sukmanee, Vu Manh Cuong, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong and Edward B. McNeil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:957

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  15. The value of competency frameworks for developing the public health workforce is widely acknowledged internationally. However, there is a lack of formal evaluations of such frameworks. In the UK, the Public He...

    Authors: Anna Bornioli, David Evans and Claire Cotter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:956

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  16. Tibet is located in the high-altitude area of Southwest China, where the health level is influenced by specific factors such as the natural environment and living habits. However, there has been little researc...

    Authors: Rendan Deng, Labasangzhu, Zhaxideji, Guihua Wang, Peiwei Hong, Jiaqi Li, Qiwen Li, Yang Wan and Hai Xiong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:955

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  17. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between the frequency of impairments in daily activities due to the overuse of the Internet, gaming, or smartphones (IGS) and sociodemographic characteristics,...

    Authors: Yeo-Won Jeong, Young-Ran Han, Sang-Kyu Kim and Han-Seok Jeong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:954

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  18. The utilisation of health services is determined by complex interactions. In this context, rural populations face greater barriers in accessing dental services than do urban populations, and they generally hav...

    Authors: Fernando José Herkrath, Mario Vianna Vettore and Guilherme Loureiro Werneck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:953

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  19. Pakistan is facing a serious problem of child under-nutrition as about 38% of children in Pakistan are stunted. Punjab, the largest province by population and contributes high gross domestic product (GDP) shar...

    Authors: Tahir Mahmood, Faisal Abbas, Ramesh Kumar and Ratana Somrongthong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:952

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  20. This study is aimed toward an analysis of the variations in lung cancer incidence and mortality, adjusted by population factors (age, gender, and year), between administrative areas.

    Authors: Jason C. Hsu, Yu-Chi Tseng, Sheng-Mao Chang, Yang-Cheng Lee, Peng-Chan Lin and Hone-Jay Chu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:951

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  21. Community engagement approaches that have impacted on health outcomes are often time intensive, small-scale and require high levels of financial and human resources. They can be difficult to sustain and scale-...

    Authors: Rebecca King, Joseph Hicks, Christian Rassi, Muhammad Shafique, Deepa Barua, Prashanta Bhowmik, Mahua Das, Helen Elsey, Kate Questa, Fariza Fieroze, Prudence Hamade, Sameena Huque, James Newell and Rumana Huque

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:950

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  22. A national Publicly Funded Health Insurance (PFHI) scheme called Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogaya Yojana (PMJAY) was launched by government of India in 2018. PMJAY seeks to cover 500 million persons with an annual c...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Kirtti Kumar Bebarta and Narayan Tripathi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:949

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  23. The proper use of face mask comprises the correct practice and wearing technique and is important in preventing the spread of respiratory infections. Previous studies have addressed only the aspect of practice...

    Authors: Linda Yin-king Lee, Evangeline Pui-wah Lam, Chiu-kiu Chan, Sum-yi Chan, Man-ki Chiu, Wing-hei Chong, Kin-wai Chu, Man-sze Hon, Lok-ki Kwan, Kit-lam Tsang, Siu-lai Tsoi and Chung-wai Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:948

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  24. Chikungunya and Zika Virus are vector-borne diseases responsible for a substantial disease burden in the Americas. Between 2013 and 2016, no cases of Chikungunya or Zika Virus were reported by the Venezuelan M...

    Authors: Ricardo Strauss, Eva Lorenz, Kaja Kristensen, Daniel Eibach, Jaime Torres, Jürgen May and Julio Castro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:947

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  25. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are increasingly accessible to patients with hepatitis C (HCV) worldwide and are being introduced through national health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. DAAs are highly efficaci...

    Authors: Janvier Serumondo, Michael J. Penkunas, Julienne Niyikora, Alida Ngwije, Athanase Kiromera, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Justine Umutesi, Sabine Umuraza, Gentille Musengimana and Sabin Nsanzimana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:946

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  26. Late-life self-harm (SH) is often linked to depression. However, very few studies have explored the role of other factors and their interaction with depression in the occurrence of late-life SH. The objective ...

    Authors: Khedidja Hedna, Johan Fastbom, Ingmar Skoog, Gunnel Hensing and Margda Waern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:764

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  27. HIV-prevalence and incidence is high in many fishing communities around Lake Victoria in East Africa. In these settings, mobility among women is high and may contribute to increased risk of HIV infection and p...

    Authors: Zachary Kwena, Sarah Nakamanya, Gertrude Nanyonjo, Elialilia Okello, Pat Fast, Ali Ssetaala, Bertha Oketch, Matt Price, Saidi Kapiga, Elizabeth Bukusi and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:944

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  28. We sought to review qualitative evidence on how smokers in different socioeconomic groups engage with non-combustible nicotine products (NCNP), including electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapie...

    Authors: Mark Lucherini, Sarah Hill and Katherine Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:943

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  29. Primary Health Care (PHC) was introduced as the first level of health services delivery after Alma-Ata declaration. However, after forty years, it needs to be more trustful to achieve its predefined objectives...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi Bazargani, Mohammad Saadati, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Mostafa Farahbakhsh and Mina Golestani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:942

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  30. The aims of the present study were to assess changes in weight status between the first and last year of primary education among children with overweight/obesity in response to locally implemented school-based...

    Authors: Aymery Constant, Gaëlle Boulic, Agnes Lommez, Raphaëlle Chaillou, Bernard Guy-Grand and Sandrine Raffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:941

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  31. In the Middle East, tremendous efforts have been made to promote both maternal and child health. However, there is little information in the literature about maternal knowledge of obstetric danger signs. Thus,...

    Authors: Amani Abu-Shaheen, Humariya Heena, Abdullah Nofal, Muhammad Riaz and Isamme AlFayyad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:939

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  32. Measles is a vaccine preventable, highly transmissible viral infection that affects mostly children under five years. It has been ear marked for elimination and Nigeria adopted the measles elimination strategi...

    Authors: Neni Aworabhi-Oki, T. Numbere, M. S. Balogun, A. Usman, R. Utulu, N. Ebere, W. Omubo, J. Stow, S. Abba and A. Olorukooba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:938

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  33. The United States experienced severe mental health budget cuts in many states across the nation during the years of the largest recession since the Great Depression. Illinois had one of the hardest hit mental ...

    Authors: Kathryn Mazurek, James Ciesla and Rexford Akakpo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:936

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  34. The benefits of physical activity (PA) have been well documented, and the worksite is a promising setting for PA promotion. The aims of this study were as follows: 1. To evaluate the effect of a group-based wo...

    Authors: Ming Gu, Yejing Wang, Yan Shi, Jie Yu, Jiying Xu, Yingnan Jia and Minna Cheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:935

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  35. To achieve the WHO End TB Strategy targets, it is necessary to detect and treat more people with active TB early. Scale–up of active case finding (ACF) may be one strategy to achieve that goal. Given human res...

    Authors: Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Andrew James Codlin, Thanh Nguyen Vu, Giang Truong Le, Giang Chau Do, Vinh Van Truong, Ha Minh Dang, Lan Huu Nguyen, Hoa Binh Nguyen, Nhung Viet Nguyen, Jens Levy, Bertie Squire, Knut Lonnroth and Maxine Caws

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:934

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  36. Reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is a high priority public health issue in developing countries such as Indonesia. The current MMR in Indonesia is 126/100,000 live births. Optimum use of available healt...

    Authors: Rajunitrigo Sukirman, Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono and Siddharudha Shivalli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:933

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  37. Physical activity is known to provide important health benefits in children ages 3 years and above, but little is known about the effects of physical activity on health in very young children under age 3. LAUN...

    Authors: Russell R. Pate, Edward A. Frongillo, Kerry Cordan, Marsha Dowda, Alexander C. McLain, Myriam E. Torres, William H. Brown, Agnes Bucko and Emily R. Shull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:931

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  38. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Since 2008, Mwanza, Tanzania, has worked to provide comprehensive cancer services through its Zonal consultant hospital. New national guidelines focu...

    Authors: Christina A. Chao, Liuye Huang, Kala Visvanathan, Kisa Mwakatobe, Nestory Masalu and Anne F. Rositch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:930

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  39. Although some healthcare reforms such as Health Transformation Plan (HTP) were implemented in Iran to provide required healthcare services, few studies have been conducted to track the impacts of these reforms...

    Authors: Sajad Vahedi, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Ardeshir Khosravi and Aziz Rezapour

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:929

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  40. Exploration of health information-seeking behaviour among older adults with very low incomes is critical in shaping our understanding of how health information is sought in later life. Although studies have fo...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Charles Peprah, Dina Adei and Prince Peprah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:928

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  41. Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) is an important contributor to total physical activity and the focus of many interventions promoting activity in high-income populations. Little is known about LTPA in sub...

    Authors: Anna Louise Barr, Uttara Partap, Elizabeth H. Young, Kokou Agoudavi, Naby Balde, Gibson B. Kagaruki, Mary T. Mayige, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Gerald Mutungi, Omar Mwalim, Chea S. Wesseh, Silver K. Bahendeka, David Guwatudde, Jutta M. Adelin Jørgensen, Pascal Bovet, Ayesha A. Motala…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:927

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  42. Intersectoral actions (ISA) are a recognized relationship between the health sector and other sectors to improve health outcomes. Although a frequent topic in public health studies, evidence for systematic eva...

    Authors: Natalia Botero-Tovar, Gina Paola Arocha Zuluaga and Andrea Ramírez Varela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:925

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  43. Leishmaniasis is a notifiable disease in Sri Lanka since 2008. Previous studies show a gap in the notification of leishmaniasis. The purpose of the present study was to determine the Knowledge, attitudes and p...

    Authors: Chandana Hewawasam, Hema S. Weerakoon, Vyshnavi Thilakan, Tishni Lelwala, Kalana Prasanka, A. S. Rathnayaka, Shanika Gamage and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:913

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  44. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is a crucial strategy for HIV prevention. HIV testing rates remain low among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Digital network-based secondary distribution is...

    Authors: Ying Lu, Yuxin Ni, Xiaofeng Li, Xi He, Shanzi Huang, Yi Zhou, Wencan Dai, Dan Wu, Joseph D. Tucker, Guangquan Shen, Yongjie Sha, Hongbo Jiang, Liqun Huang and Weiming Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:911

    Content type: Study protocol

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